engine, and a large steam riveting machine. The firm employ a capital
of $25,000, give employment to three foremen and seventy-five men,
and do a yearly business of $117,000. The works are known to be as
extensive as any in the country. They have a valuable improvement
in steamboat breeching, for which a patent has been applied for by Mr.
C. w.west Hopper, , of this city. Messrs. Oxley & Co.company are fully up with the
times in the conduct of their business which is becoming so extensive in
the west, that there is no longer a necessity for purchasers to order from
the eastern cities.