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MINISTER FROM HAYTI
iif r*«ntt Jacques Nico as Leger is the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten tiary from the republic of Hayti to the United States. Mr. Leger was edu cated in Parij where he served for a time as secretary cf the legation and charge d'affaires. HAS DEADLIEST GUN. ENGINE OF WAR THAT THROWS BULLETS BY THE MILLION. Is Invention of a New York Man Weapon Works Automatically, Makes No Noise, No Smoke, No Flash Nor Report. New York —Securely hldd a n and carefully guarded in a loft In a building in Platbush, there is a gun that by mysterious force can dis charge 2,000.000 bullets an hour. The machine, which, because of Its de structiveness. Is expected to prevent war. Is not fired by powder. It makes po noise, no flash, no odor nor fumes. No crank has to be turned by hand. Comprerged aJr is not the force use,!. that there is not even a hiss lok sound produced. No dynamite, guncotton, nitro-g’yce-lne nor other chemical or exj loslv** Is employed to send the Niagara of bullets hurtling a mile through space at the rate of GOO a second. 20.000 a minute when the gun is worked at ordinary speed. TUFTS STUDENT ENGLISH LORD. King Will Assist H m to Secure Es tate, Now Held by Cousin. flostnn. —Hugh Fitzgerald Ixiverlng. 1H years oil, a student o( Tuft s col leg-*, who lives with his mother In flowed, it has Just be?n discovered, i.i I<erd Hugh Fi'zgerald Gourh of Ire lac 1. lie will soon come Into the right and title of his heritage In Eng land. "Hughey I-overlng." as his college mates have always railed him. Is said lo he heir to the title and large es tates in England, as w< II as landed , property near Goffstown. In Ireland I King Edward is bald to he taking a j lively interrst in seeing to it that the Massachusetts bey shall come ini' Ills rightful property and titles ant’ that the usurper shall be compelled t* step out of the way. It Is a cousin who Is now In posses sion of the Gnueh estates In Hert fordshlre. England. To retain the propertles there and to oust the Ixiwell boy. thiH English clalman will he compelled hy King Edward to prove his right of possession. Charles Gourh levering, the present claim ant s father, came to America 20 years ago and married a Miss Huntree. who lived near Tilton. N. H. Covering was their only child. Work cf the Anti-Suicide Bureau. The report of the Balvation Army anti-suicide bureau started in Condon h year ago shows that 1.12% men and 95 women applied to the bureau dur ing the last 12 months. Most of these belonged to the mid dle classes, and more than 50 per cent, of the men attributed their dis tress to financial embarrassment or poverty, and 21 per cent, to accidents, sickness and other misfortunes. Two-thirds of the women were suf fering from melancholia caused by poverty, and the remainder from drugs and drink. The bureau was founded for the purpose of giving ad vice and encouragement, hut no direct financial aid. Its managers estimate that about three-quarters of those who applied were diverted from their pur pose.—Medical Record. Horseshoe Put Over Door. Hoodoo Coan Is Back in Jail and Things Are Bound to Happen. Trenton. N. J Sheriff William C. Wilbur and all of the attendants at the county Jail are living In fear and trembling. They know that some thing Is going to happen. John Coan. Jr., of Princeton is back, and when he Is in Jail things always happen. Coan was first committed five years ago. The next day while he and other prisoners were exercising in one of the corridors John Dennis, one of the squad, struck his head ami died. Six months later Coan was back In Jail and that night a fellow-prisoner died suddenly. The third time he returned a convict was taken 111 and died the same evening. Returned for his fourth term. Coan's entrance was marked by the escape of five prisoners. Six months ago Coan came back again and the same afternoon Albert Berry, held without bail, mysteriously escaped. Coan did not have the slightest thing to do with an/ of these misfortunes and 2,000,000 an hour if pushed to Its maximum capacity. The velocity of ibe projectiles is from 1.500 to 3.000 a second, according to the will )[ the operator. The gun works automatically. If the operators were to place 2.000.000 balls in the magazine and turn on the power the men could go to dinner and take a walk for an hour, confident that while they were gone the gun would continue to hurl bullets so long as one was left In the hopper. The plan of the inventor Is to mount the new gun on a truck similar to an automobile, to be run by a hundred horsepower motor. which would give the carriage a sperd of 60 miles an hour There are to be two clutches on the auto—one to start and stop the car riage, the other to operate the gun. The same motor that tubs tbo car riage furnishes the power to Are the gun, which can be worked while the automobile Is in motion, as well as when It is standing still. The gun works on a swivel, and con be swung around so as to sweep an NEW AUTO FIRE ENGINE Copyright by Wildon Cherr.ical engine propelled by a 40-horse-power motor which is being tested in the city of Washington to decide its practicability. ONE EGG A DAY IS BOY'S DIET. Little Howard Elliott Is “the Lightest*' Eater in Philadelphia. Philadelphia.—Not many a lad In the land could subsist on a diet of "one egg a day." but it has proved suf ficient for Howard, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Elliott of North I'ber street, who celebrated his eighth birthday the other day. Physicians have been puzzling their brains about this strange case for many months, for it has seemed queer to them that a boy could exist on so slim a ration. Hut it is a necessity for Howard Elliott, for Ills organs are so weak that he cannot digest any heavier food. So. he eats an egg every day. The boy Is a bit stronger than he used to be, and he has a brain that at the Jail, but every time he has been incarcerated something has happened. That is the reason the sheriff and his associates have tacked a horseshoe over the door, are carrying rabbits' feet in their pockets, and hoping that Coan may be granted a pardon at once. Gets 5.600 Pennies as Pay. Chester. Pa. —Believing that he had been overcharged for an improvement which he had made to his residence, A. B. Van Buck, a merchant, tendered 5.600 pennies to Thomas D. Ilannum, the contractor. Hannum obtained a bucket, In which he placed the coppers, and Btarted for the bank, where the cashier refused to accept the pennies, saying that they must be wrapped in packages of 25 each. Hannum carried the bucket back to his house, several squares distant, and has arranged to have a "penny wrapping party,” to which he will In vlte his friends. f a-/ cf T 5 derrees. The muzzles of the j flv* barrels can be elevated or de -1 pressed so that ihfe operator can deluge with bullets any spet he may j select. As no shell, powder nor other am , munition aside from the balls are . used, all that the gun truck Is called j on to transport are the gun. the crew j of two men. the bullets and the gaso- I line or storage batteries —whichever 1 may be used in furnishing power. ! Yhe absence of powder and shells in i creases the carrying capacity of the 1 automobile 50 per cent., so far as the projectiles are concerned, because just that much mere space is avail able. The inventor’s Idea, he declares, is not to destroy life, but to place the nation that uses his gun in such a position that no other power would be so rash as to make war against the one armed with such a formidable weapon. He says that ten of his half inch guns, firing In the aggregate 20, 000.000 bullets an hour, would equal the work of many regiments of infan try and Bweep away an army cf 200.- 000 men within 60 minutes, if only one p.er cent, of the missiles found human targets. Danger of the capture of the gun, he declares, would be reduced to the minimum, because no enemy could withstand the storm of bullets to get : near the piece, to say nothing of its ability to get away at a speed of 60 , miles an hour. 1 Fred Pangerter of 404 Avenue I. ! Flat Lush, the inventor of the so-called | preventive of war. is a practical en gineer and has Invented and built many automatic machines that are in i use to-day in different parts of the world. He ha 3 gold and silver medals and ' diplomas that were awarded to him at j rhe Paris exposition in 1900 and at the Belgian exposition in 1905. He is a native of Switzerland and Is 39 ■ years old. While In the army of his country he made a study of the weapons used, and since leaving , Switzerland, at the age of 22. he has traveled In many countries, devoting , many years to studying* the arms em ; ployed In the service of leading pow | era. 1 Mr. Pangerter has been in the Uni ted States three years, and now Is the superintendent of a large machinery ! plant in Brooklyn, where several of his' inventions are In use. The inven tor says he will sell the secret cf his gun to any government that will pa7 an adequate price for it. but if satis factory arrangements to that end are not made he will preserve the secret , and not reveal it even In his will. I When he Is satisfied that he cannot | make the terms he desires he will de ! Ktrov the gun. No application has been made to patent the deadly machine, and none will be. for Mr. Pangerter says that he has had experience in that line. He asserts that he does not propose to have any more of his ideas stolen. would well fit a lad of twice his years. A diet of one egg dally Beerns to de velop the gray matter, for Howard makes all the other boys in his depart ment at school hustle some if they are not to be eclipsed by a "weakling.” Physically he is deficient, for his tender muscles and undeveloped body will not stand the romp and tumble of the ordinary playground. But Howard makes a hard try at "being a boy.” even if it does use up about all the energy he can accumulate In the course of a week. The birthday cele bration was a bright event and brought many of his playmates to his home. Boyishness. The small boy that doesn't try to make more noise than some other small boy is not In good health and should receive medical attention. FIND NEW BONANZA GOLD FIELD. Sand on Vancouver Island Said to Be Unequaled in Riches. Victoria. B. C.—lf news brought here proves correct Vancouver island will see a stampede this summer un equaled since the days of the Klondike gold rush. On the beach sands of Wreck bay. at Sidney inlet, on the west coast, a bank of sand 100 feet, high has been found, wondrously rich in gold. Walter Myles, old-time miner of Col orado and Yukon, has Just had numer ous samples assayed, and results are sufficient to justify the wildest hopes of avarice. The sand pans out five tar fifteen cents to the pan, and the yield varies from 143.20 to $104.40 a ton. On being furnished with assay figures Myles staked out eight claims. "In all my experience In Colorado and Yukon I have never known this equaled," said Myles. "Near the beach sands there is a plentiful sup ply of water, and every natural cir cumstance Li favorable to clecvning tf gold.” HURT HOME TRADE WHAT GREEDY. SHORT-SIGHTED people do. WAYS THAT KILL CUSTOM Fair Treatment by Tradesmen Assists in Building Uo Towns and In creases Business for All. One of the troubles in small towns se?ms to be that petty Jealousies keep the business men from working in har mc ny. There is Just so much business to be had, and it either goes to the home stores, the mail order houses, the department stores or some near by city, or perhaps is let go to a more progressive neighboring town. It t-hould be the aim of every town to make its trade territory as large as iicssible. It is the attitude of the business men that counts. One good, live man in business in a small town is a benefit to the whole place. He brings trade to all. People are sw-ayed to and fro by opinions that are formed sometimes without careful reasoning. It Is the best policy to treat each and every one fairly and honestly. Let the average farmer think that he has been given the worst end *>f a bargain, and he will ponder over the matter for years. It Is not a good Idea for a merchant to have a scale of prices for different customers. Charge John Jones sl2 for a suit nf clothes, and sell thf* same suit to his neighbor. Jim Smith, for sll. and Jones will find it out and feel that he has been treated unfairly, and Jones Is right about it, ‘too There is one town, a county seat, in a western state, a place of nearly 3.000 popula tion. Its trade territory extends for a dozen miles in each direction. The country has a large foreign popula tlon. They are the best classes of customers, liberal buyers and not quibbleni over prices. Still, they de sire just treatment. A few years ago thousands of dollars in trade was di verted from the town through a deal er in agricultural implements b?ing a poor business man A wealthy Ger man purchased from him several hun dred dollars' worth of agricultural ma chinery, wagons and other goods The farmer wanted a harrow. A price was made —$33 A few days later the farmer was at a town where there were but two stores and an ele vator. He saw the same kind of har row and was told that $28.50 would buy It. He visited the county seat a few days later, called on the ma.i from whom he purchased his Imple ments and again asked the price of the harrow, and was told the same as before. He then stated that th same make and kind of harrow had been offered him for $1.50 less. After some talk he was told that be could have the piece of machinery for the same price. He did not take It, but secured the one offe-ed him by the man in the smaller town. He did not like the style of the dealer in the larger town. In fad. he concluded that the other storekeepers of the place were of the same caliber. He quit trading, and not alone was his trade lost to the county seat town, but, ' the trade of a score of his neighbors, and even they changed their post of fice addresses to the smaller place. The trade of this one farmer lost to the county seat was the means of building up a healthy trade in the smaller town and bringing to it other business places. D. M. CARR. Nonprogressive People. A commercial club, a business men's association or whatever it may be called, that is useful in furthering the interests of any city or town is a highly useful organization. The field for work is unlimited. Itb extent is only limited to the power of the mem bers to act and accomplish. One of the chief alms of all such associations should be to advance the varied In terests of the towns in which they are started. Sometimes these organiza tions fail in their purpose because they are not started rightly. Some person w-ho has nothing to do but col lect rent, pay his money for supplies to some mail order house, and collect interest from the bank, or the ones whose property is mortgaged to him. Is made the president, or given a place on the executive hoard. What is the result? The club goes under. Its use fulness has been destroyed even be fore its organization. The only suc cessful clubs are the ones that are under the control of the live busi ness men of the towns, who have made their money by their business connections and who depend upon the growth of the town for their continued success. Keep the knocker out of the commercial club. He is sure to be a disturbing factor. His place in the club affords him a place to further his own selfish interests, which in ninety-nine cases out of the hundred is In keeping back every enterprise that will possibly increase his taxes. Co-Operative Scheme. One of the latest grafts to gather In the farmers is the co-operative store game. The field for this work is pro lific; th- west has had prosperity that has filled the pocketP of many farm ers. and It has made them greedy for more, and easy victims for the man who has a scheme that promises a field for investment and the saving cf more dollars. The co-operative store is a plan that takes, and everywhere a success has been made of a co-opera tive elevator or similar enterprise that may be In the farmers' line the promoter of the co-operative store gets busy. If only a little stock is sub scribed for, all the same, as It gives the promoter and his backers a better swing, and the jobbing houses that are behind the movement will have things their own way. The big rake off Is in the supplying of goods at from ten to fifteen per cent, more than the legitimate dealer would be required to pay, and Belling at a smaller per centage of proflL The salary of the manager and the clerks takes up the big share of the “profits.” but as long as a showing of earnings can be made the scheme succeeds, and the regular stores find business dull Dozens of stores of this class have failed with in the past few years. PRICES OF COMMODITIES. "Labcr Should Reap Its Reward" It the Key-Note of Commerce. The matter of prices and profit 13 always Interesting, not alone to retail ers of merchandise, but to consumers as well. There has been nothing that has been so troublesome to every class as the matter of prices. It is all easy, there is no great problem to solve, and it all rests in the little phrase. • labor should reap its reward.” Cost Is an all important thing in every product. There is the raw material, the expense of putting the manufac tured article in mercantile form. It matters not what the product is. it Is the expense of preparing It for the consumer, the price of the raw mate rial. cost of manufacture and distribu tion that counts. Allowance must be made for an equitable compensation to all having a part in the production of any article of commerce. We hear of cut prices, of cheapness in this or that staple, but when it is given con sideration. where is the cheapness ? Every article has or should have a standard value. There is no good reason why th • worker in the shop should not have fair and equitable compensation for hi> labor. The man ufacturer who has thousands of cap ital invested should have interest and pay for his time; the man who places the product In the hands of the re taller is entitled to pay according to his ability as a salesman, and the retailer should have equitable inter est on the capital he has invested and compensation for his time and labor. Here you have all in a nutshell. The elimination of the middleman de stroys one of the established customs and industries. When any article of commerce is placed on the market at a lower price than cost of manufac ture and the expense of placing it be fore the consumer, somebody is the j loser. Here is food for reflection, and it behooves the merchants and con sumers to think the matter over. THE OLD HITCHING POST. It May Be Useful, but Is Unsightly and Generally a Town Nuisance. That good old hitching post! What a familiar object to all of us who had the good fortune to be reared near a country town. Still, while tender memories hang around the old post, there is much about it at times worthy of condemnation. There is nothing that makes a main street of a small town look so shabby and thoroughly countrified and back-w’oodish as a row of rickety old hitching posts on each side of the street. Constant tramping and pawing near them makes holes in the ground, unsightly mud-holes in damp weather and ill-smelling and of fensive in numerous respects. It may appear a b : t of enterprise on the part of the merchant to erect a number of posts in front of his store, but does he : gain business by it? How often do you see Farmer Shortcrop drive in. tie , his team to the post in front of Smith's store and go over to Green's to do hi 3 trading? As long as hitching posts are ! allowed to occupy places in front of stores on main streets it will be im possible to keep the streets in the neat and good condition that they* should be In. Far better to hare on some unoccupied street within easy reach of the business sections posts where the farmers can hitch their 1 teams. Every town which has the 1 power to control its own affairs should make regulations that will keep the hitching post from "ornamenting'' the 1 main streets. Live Towns vs. Dead Ones. A country town may be a country town, but there is a distinction. There ' is the live town and the dead one. I The live town is filled with progres sive people, the other kind with the i fabled "mcss-backs.” In the live < town will be found clean and well paved streets, tidy business places, i fine sidewalks, ample shade, well con ducted schools, prosperous church or ganizations. an adequate fire depart ment and all the conveniences that ; goes to make up a thriving modern town. The stores will represent the enterprise of their owners. The show i windows will be clean and well *r-1 ranged. The appearance of the busi- ness places of a town is indicative of the life of the place. The exterior i of the stores is attractive and the ( Interiors stocked with goods well dla- i played. : i In the dead, town the opposite is i found. The streets are in bad con- < dition. mud holes here and there, there • is a dearth of sidewalks, sanitary con- < ditions are poor, and the business i places bespeak the dullness of the ■ place. Intelligent people give their i patronage to towns where there is life and activity. Such towns are mag nets that draw the maximum of sup port from the country surrounding. The dead town is a negative thing. , People turn away from it as they would from a plague. But towns are what people make them, and there is even hope for the towns that are almost dead if It is only possible to liven up the business men of the place to the activity that means success. If your town is not the progressive place it should be, you can do won ders for it if you will only rightly work. Stir up your fellow citizens. Organize for a campaign of improve ment. Let the people of the surround ing country know that you are alive. Let the merchants make the proper effort to secure trade, and with the coming of this trade will begin a new era for the town. Giving Bonuses. The giving of a bonus to gain trade Is prima facie evidenc? that the deal er is selling goods at a price which af fords the giving away of a portion of his profits. Would it not be better to reduce the price, and with the sav ing to the customer he could buy what ever he wants? But the people want something for nothing, and think that they are getting It when they pay ten or fifteen per cent more than they should for goods, and in recognition of their deals receive a coupon or ticket for some article valued at about half the extra money they paid the dealer. As long as people figure this way. it seems that their wants must he satisfied. A Tip. Never do any worrying to-day that can be put off till to-morrow. HORTICULTURE FCR FRUIT PICKERS. Device Which Holds Basket and Leaves Hands Free to Work. To enable fruit pickers to use both hands freely while carrying the bas kets which they are filling, Mr. George S. Paine of Winslow. Me., has invent ed a basket holder, which easily may be secured in operative position by means of an adjustable strap passed around the waist. The holder con sists of a trough-shaped member of sheet metal, which securely binds the basket in place. It is particularly de signed to bold a pair of small baskets or boxes of the type in which berries are usually gold, but It will be evident that the holder could only be adapted to carrying baskets of other types. As shown in the accompanying illustra tion. says Scientific American, the sheet metal trough A Is provided with an offset at one side, and an outward ly inclined wail, B. At the opposite Basket Holder fer Fruit. side the trough Is made fast to a block which is curved to fit the body. So cured to this block is a metal band provided with buttons at each end. tc which a strap may be secured. This strap is provided with a number of buttonholes, so that it may be adjust ed to the size of waist of the per son on whom the holder Is mounted. When placing the baskets in the trough. A, they will rest on the offset at the forward side thereof, and the extension, B. will press against them and bind them In place. The baskets will thus securely be retained against accidental displacement as the opera tor moves from place to place.. Obviously the use cf this holder will effect a considerable economy;; for. with both hands free, the operator will be able to pick a much larger quantity of fruit In a given time. STARTING A YOUNG ORCHARD. Points to Be Observed in Securing a Good Growth. There are many farmer* who keep themselves busy saying that there Is no pay in bothering with an orchard, and with them and the way they man age It. it does not pay. After you have set the trees the work of a profitable orchard is not all done. That is only the beginning, and It is well to make a good beginning, but the young trees need some future care. They need cultivating especially while young. You had possibly bet ter not set trees at all as to set them In sod and let the grass grow up around them, for then they will grow slow, be stunted, and likely die before coming into bearing. The gra«s takes up the moisture and the plant food, and robs the tree of vitality. Young trees should be cultivated frequently for the first few years un less you know a better method. Some are using the mulch method and I think It is all right so far as the tree is concerned. I think it Is fully as good as cultivating If it does not make ! tco much of a harbor for mice. I have never tried this method. My success in caring for the young orchard, writes an orchardlst in Farm ers' Mail and Breeze, has been to cul tivate the young trees during the spring and summer and go over the ground about once a week, or after every rain. Keep the surface culti vated. Either do this by growing some crop which needs cultivating, or be l B,,r <> and go through the trees any way. Likely you will neglect it if you do not plant some crop, and the crop will not hurt the trees. Set the young trees on good ground so they will grow well, and plant po tatoes between the rows or any other crop, but be sure and keep the sur face cultivated. Good Pruning Rules. Here are a few fruit tree pruning rules: Trim a little every year, rath er than much in any one year. Peach trees require more pruning than most trees; at least one-half of the new growth should be removed each sea son. Cherry trees require the least pruning; merely cut out dead, broken or "crossed” limbs. Other trees need a judicious thinning out and, some times, “cutting back." If two branches interlock, remove the smaller one. Avoid cutting so as to leave "stubs;" make neat cuts close to union; paint all large wounds. Be chary of cutting off large limbs: if it must be done, saw on underside first, partly through, and then saw from above. Prune jiow or in June. Spring trimming induces wood growth; June trimming induces fruit growth. Which do you want? Results of Cleaning Seed. Very few farmers here are using winnowing machines, though I find that corn and grass seeds are greatly improved by their use, and the result of this cleaning is nearly a solid crop of grain or grass. All seed brought In from the outside should be cleaned, declares a farmer correspondent of Farmers' Review, and I say emphati cally that no chances should be taken in this matter, as I have known of very bad weeds being introduced through carelessness in this regard. GRADING AND PACKING FRUIT. Carelessness Always Results In Lowe Prices When Marketing. To see the way in which some fruit reaches market, it is no wonder there are farmers who say fruit growing does not pay. * Very frequently baskets give evi dence from their blackened, moldy appearance that they have been stored in damp cellars or they show chaff and dust of the hay loft. Such pack ages could not bring a good price for even the choicest of fruit. Second hand packages or those that have been used for fruit before, are entirely un suitable. Besides being unsightly, they will cause fruit to decay on the road to market. The wood of second hand packages is liable to become im pregnated with the spores of molds and rots from former fruit and will cause the speedy decay of fresh fruit coming in contact with It. Very frequently packages are used which are unsuited to the nature of the fruit. A bushel basket is a poor means for carrying and displaying del icate. high-class fruit like peaches. A barrel is too large for soft fruit like Bartlett and Clapp pears. Often a 20- pound basket of grapes will be begging for a purchaser, while if the same fruit were placed In dainty three pound baskets, the fruit would sell like hot cakes at 25 and 30 cents apiece, or eight to ten cents per pound for the grapes. The most common evidence of care lessness on the part of the fruit grow er Is the sending of ungraded pack ages. showing large, intermediate and specimens of fruit which almost invariably sell at the rate paid for In ferior stuff, says Farmers’ Voice. It would probably sell at a better price if every specimen in the package were small, the large specimens being a detriment rather than otherwise. It Is a frequent sight in the commission houses of any of the large cities to see men sorting and repacking fruit care fully. which was carelessly put up by the farmer. The commission men pay the farmer a minimum price for the whole package, and Uiat is the best that can be gotten for It. The large, fine specimens are sort ed out and packed In a smaller pack age and bring a special price, often much more than could be gotten for the whole original ungraded package. The profit for such grading which might have gone to the farmer, natur ally went to the commission merchant who did the work. The grower, moreover, paid the same freight on the inferior fruit in the package that he did on the special grade that brought the special price to the commission merchant. THE ORCHARD LADDER. One with Three Leg* is the Handiest to Use Among Trees. It Is advisable to use ladders as much as possible In pruning, as climb ing in the trees with heavy shoes is likely to injure the limbs more or less by barl i*ag. Most of the pruning can be done with the step-ladder except on quite large trees and one eight feet In height is about as large as ordinarily Good Orchard Ladders. advisable to use and they should al ways .be of the tripod style—having a broad base for the main part and sup ported by one leg. A three-legged step-ladder will stand firmly on uneven ground and is quickly set, while the ordinary step ladder of that height is dangerous to use In orchard work. For very tall trees, long, single ladders may be necessary. Most orchard pruning Is done In late winter and early spaing because that Is the most convenient season. CURE FOR CURL LEAF. Proper Spraying Will Control the Disease. Prof. Taft of the Michigan Agri cultural college has announced an im portant discovery' in that curl leaf, which has been so destructive among peaches for several years, can be sue cessfully treated by spraying. He esti mates that fully nine-tenths of the crop of Elberta peaches are annually destroyed by curl leaf which might have been saved by spraying. The solution used Is 1 pound of cop per sulphate dissolved in 25 gallons of water. The tree should be covered with the spray as a single hud escap ing treatment might spread the dis ease. It has been found that spray ing with the solution In the fall is as effective as when it is used later. It may be used at any time after the leaves fall till Just before the buds be gin to swell in the spring. In view of the rapid spread of the disease and the simple method of de stroying It. every peach grower should apply the remedy during the time be tween now and the middle of March and the earlier this is done the better. A Handy Garden Tool. One of the best garden tools that I have ever used and one which may bo made for a few cents by any black smith, or even made at home, if the farmer has a forge and anvil, consists of a cultivator made from an old pitchfork that has outlived its useful ness by having one or more of the tines broken. If as much as six inches of the tines is left these may be cut off evenly, bent at right angles like a hoe and sharpened. Such an Implement as this far surpasses the hoe in the cultivation of small plants; In fact, there is never any need of the hoe unless It is cutting large weeds, for this will kill all the weeds add keep the ground pulverized better and with much less labor than it can ha done with the hoe.