The Birmingham (Eng.) electro-plating manufacturers have ? employed the Notting- wire, for electrotyping on plate. The invention is new, beautiful, and .mg.eni'UUS. The nest balloonist that appears in public should be requested to make a journey to the arctic regions in search of Sir J, Franklin ; tiie road is straight over our continent. This would be a capital way to go in Search oi the N; W. passage. Steam machinery is now employed Var the transhipment of coal at ttie wharves in Phil-adelphia, it saves 15 cents per ton.