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unal was under the necessity of employing a draftsman to draw a plan for a machine, and this plan was carried out by one Schmidt, a piano forte maker. When the Assembly had adopted the plan of Louis, Roederer applied to one Guidon, who had a contrapate. Roederer and Guidon, not being able to agree about the price, the former dropped the negotiation, and engaged Schmidt, the Strasburgh notable, for 960 francs, ($190.) When it was finished, Roederer discovered that he had been cheated, and objected to paying more than 350 francs, about $70. He told Schmidt, by way of satisfying him, that he should have the contract for eighty-three instruments, corresponding with the number of departments into which France was then divided. --SchmidtSchmidt, however, would not be put off in this way. He threatened to take out a patent for his machine, but four days after he made this threat came on the 10th of August, and complete anarchy ensued, so that all right of property — even that in the invent