Mr. John A. Leclerc, of Montreal, Canada, writes to us for information in regard to machinery for making shoe pegs, also for lathes for turning lasts, ax handles, &c., also a boot crimping machine. There are such machines in this country, and there would be no difficulty in getting them into the Canadas if the government would extend proper protection to the inventor. As it now is, inventors in the United States, deprived of all opportunity to secure their inventions by patent in these i provinces, are not over anxious to sell ma- | chines to go there, and thereby create a com- i petition which they have not the legal power to regulate.