A commission appointed in France to consider the claims of Professor Morse, for remuneration, because his telegraph was employed in that country, have reported in his favor, and have recommended the payment to him of 400,000 francs. As Professor Morse's telegraph was first patented in France, and has been the one mostly used in that country, where all the telegraphs are under government control, the sum is very respectable.
The saving of human life, whether from fire or water, and the prevention of accident generally, is a noble and philanthrophic aim, and every one who directs his attention and inventive powers to such a purpose is to be regarded as a benefactor to the human race at large, by those who have any humanity in their hearts. We are happy then to chronicle the invention and patenting of an apparatus for saving life from shipwreck and similar catastrophes, by A. J. Gibson, of Worcester, Mass.
Your paper of the 13th January contains a statement, under the signature of E. in which the important invention of Whitney's cotton gin is greatly undervalued. It is there estimated to be equal in value to the labor of three thousand men. Your correspondent might much more correctly have estimated its value to be equivalent to the labor of three hundred thousand Men.
Is it not new, he inquires, to generate steam of all elasticities, from the minimum to the maximum without the least danger - in the generation of steam to substitute pressure for surface,
A most ingenious piece of mechanism lies lately been made known to the public in France, the inventor of which has been engaged during the last fifteen years in bringing it to its present state of perfection. It is a sewing machine, plain in its details, and calculated to revolutionize completely the art of sewing.