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ATKINS'S ELEPHANT.—Mr. Atkins exhibited his I menagerie at Mansfield on Saturday and Monday. On the latter day it was discovered that his welLkuowu large elephant, which is universally admired for his docility and intelligence, was incapable of travelling, and that to give him a chance of recovery, an immediate removal to a place of quietness was necessary. lie was accordingly taken to a very commodous barn. On inquiry, we learn that he has what is called the foot-rot; he is incapable of standing, and appears to sutler intense pain. His position is changcd Ly means of pullies; aad the quickness he displays in adapting himself, as much as he can, to give aid to the machinery by which he is removed, excites great astonish- ment. Oar readers will not be surprised at his having the foot-rot, when they are informed that he has been con- fined in caravans for 20 years, without ever setting his foot on terra firma. By the death of this noble animal (and we think he will not leave Mansfield till he has thrown off this mortal coil ") Mr. Atkini will sustain a. loss of about I ,Ooi)l.-IYottinylimn Journal. NEW PRINTING MACHINE.—Mr. J. Kitchen of the Newcastle Journal, has invented a printing press, which bids fair to revolutionize this department of the arts It bears. no analogy, even in appearance, to any machine for the purpose hitherto known. The form can be fixed in its place in a single moiriont, and will, when adjusted, remain stationary until the work is finished. Complete facilities are given for regulating the power, and quantity of ink, and for overlaying or obtaining register. The same machine will be equally applicable for the smallest job er the largest sheet; it will be perfectly under control, and only requires one man during the process of printing or, where great speed is required, and the work is heavy. a man and a riy-boy, whilst it can be sold for the same price as the common press. Mr. Kitchen is now engaged in the application to his invention of a clock-work move- ment, so that the machine may keep a register of its own work, and thin act as a check upon waste of paper and idleness in the absence of the employer or overseer. EASY MODE OF FINF: EDGING RAzons.-On the rough side of a strap of leather, or on the undressed calf skin binding of a book, rub a piece of tin, or a coasmon pewter spoon for half a minute, or till the leather becomes glossy with the metal. If the razor be passed over this leather about half a dozen tiroes, it will acquire a finer edge than by aoy other method.—Mechanics' Magasine. Dr. Young, once walking in a garden with some very agreeable ladies, received a message that a friend wished to speak wirh him. Being unwilling to leave the company he was then in, he desired the messenger to say that lie was engaged. The ladies insisted that be should go tO| his fiiend. As the gallant still refused to go, the ladies, in a playful manner, and with gentle force, pushed 111m out at the garden gate, declaring he should not remain there, to keep his friend waiting. Upon this he turnpd found, and laying his hand on his breast pronounccd the rollowing lines, extempore:— Thus Adam looked when from the garden driven And thus disputed orders sent from heaven. Like him I g0, but yet to go am loth— Like him I go, for Angels drove us both. Hard was his fate but mine still more unkind, His Ere went with him but mine stays behind." A GENUINE TORY—Sir E. Eardly Wilmot, Bart. M.P. has transmitted a donation of 1001. towards the relief of the distressed weavers in the neighbourhood of toleshill, near Coventry, by which liberal contribution assistance, principally in articles of wearing appSrcl, sheets, blankets, &c. has been afforded to upwards of 350 families- THE I'KUITA OF WHIG GOVERNMENT.—■Mon- tego Bay. The Blanche, with Lord Mulgrave on board, arrived here this morning, between ten and eleven. IIis lordship was received by Dr. Gordon and Mr. Miller, the autocrat of Trelawny, and by a crowd of negroes, who followed him through the streets yelling, and making n very great noise, but not one gentleman of the placa was there on the wharf to welcome his arrival in the ancient town of Montego Bay. What a falling off is here !-Th.e rebel, Mudie, was executed on Saturday last. He met his fate firmly, and refused to make any disclosure publicly. On Friday he sent for a woman of the name of M'Kenzie., and admitted that he murdered a sailor during the rebel- lion that he was advised by the Baptists to murder all the j which he would have done, as they told him he tvat free\^famaica Covrant.—[If it be true, that "History is philosophy teaching by example," we have some philosophy to teach us what sort of respect is to be got by Whig government to the representative of the King-what sort of happiness is to be showered down, by Whig Emancipauitn upon the negro people.] THE SCHOOLMASTER'B PROGRESS.—A boy was lately asked who killed Abel ? He promptly replied, Gen. Jackson.— This equals the catehetical exhibition of a lad once living in the wildest region of the Green Mountains — Into what state did the fall bring mankind asked the tcacher. With a most rueful expression of countenance, the urchin brawled out—" Varmount!"—American Paper. DOUBT FULBENEVOLENCE.—The influx of Bavarian broomdrs, 1, buy a broom," into England this year has been greater than in any preceding one-iio less than seven b tin- dred and fifty men, women, and children, have disembarked at Dover; besides one hundred and forty itinerant Italian minstrels, image carvers, &c. As the whole of these people may be considered beggars, is it not wrong that the masters of the steamers should bring them from France to England at the very low rate of fare of two and three shillings per head, when other passengers pay 10s. 6d. each ? and is it not absurd for Englishmen to support them by buying their breoms—while thcre are Knglish paupers to be employed and paid by the householders in England. 'MOSAIC WOBK- IPE slab upon which the Mosaic is laid is generally formed of travertine stones connected by iron cramps. Upon the surface of this a mastic is gradually spread as the progress of the work requires it, forming the adhesive ground or bed on which the Mosaic is laid. This mastic is composed of lime, made from marble and finely levigated travertine stone mixed to the consistence of a strong paste with linseed oil. Into this paste are fixed the smalts, of which the Mosaic picture is formed. They are a species of opaque vitrified glass, and composed of a variety of minerals and materials, coloured for the most part with different nietalic oxides. Of these no less than 1700 different shades are in use they are manufactured in Rome, in the form of long slender rtrd-s, like wires, of different degrees of thickness, and are cut I into pieces of the requisite sizes from the smallet pin's point to an inch. 1 he only manufactory of this art now existing is at Rome, that at Milan, founded by the French, having been abandoned by the Austrian Government. There are Florentine Mosaics, but they differ from that described, and braT no resemblance to the Mosaic from paintings. Although there IS hut one government establish- ment for this art at Rome, there are numerous artisans who have manufactories for snuff boxes, rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings &c. Oriental shell are also converted into beautiful cameos by these Roman artists, the white surface being cut away. from the deeper coloured internal par! of the shell, forming figures in minute basso relievo. The shells used are chiefly brought from the Levant. IMPORTS FROM I"RANCE--()n Wednesday week at Dover, among other importations from France, were a dromedary, two bears, and several n:onktys-with their leaders.






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