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r-iiiMi burrilt is doing service to tb igricultural portion of his countrymen ïv his efforls to extend a knowledge of he valué of their products In England. [Ie is sanguine thnt incalculable quanti:ie3 of provisionscnn be sold across the water, to tho mutual advnntngö of th ;he hungry millions on that side, and of ihe indu8trious growers on this. In late number oí his paper he talks to the pööple of Maine about marketing thtr npples in Ëngland, where they are very scarce. We givean extract. "Trees that will bciar apples Which will keep througli the winter, will not covar more ground, nor require more time to come to come to maíurhy, nof more timo in gathering tlieir fruit, than trees yield. ing apples which will not keop a month. Now, then, what isthere in tho way to prevent the farmers and horticulturists of Maine from making apples a great article of erportj not only to Ëngland, but to France, and other continental countries ? Why should thousands of bushels of these apples be suftered to rot on the ground, or be perverted into fodrswine, when, by slightly irhproving leir character. they might be sold for75 ts. or a $1 per bushei immediately acrosa ie water ? No State can büild or sail iore ships than Maine, Not one In tho Jnion has sucli an ealent of sea coast ; ot oor, I am sure, has so rhany sea-ports, nd riveppoftsaccessïble to vessels largo nough to circümnavigate Ihe globe. rlillions of bushels of fjrst rate apples night be grown within uve miles of tho lanksof the navigablö rlvers of Maine, i on its entended seacoast. Wheat has een often exported from New örleans o Liverpool Car 13 ets. per bUshel. If my American vessels dould cdrfy it at hat pricö, those of Maine CoUld do it ; lone in the Union cdrry frèight at a luwit rate. Then why dould nót Maine jhips catry from Mainë fiver-ports to iny port of örfeat Biiiairt önyquantity of apples for 20 cts pef bushei? Why send yoiir shipsj built within nrm's length bfhome pi'ödüctions, so müch wanted abroad, and whidi could be exported with so much advnntage - why send these ship all the Vfny to New Orleans to look for a job of carry ing to Europe the pioducO that comes down the Mississippi. Why play the porte r with your ocean-wheel barrovs for othef States, and leav thö products of your oWn soil to fot on thö ground or be perverted to some unprofit able use ? Apples are büt one of tho many nrticles tohich might be compre hended in your staplcs of export A do mand does not only créate a supply, but á supply creates a demand. There Was, strictly speaking, no demand for Wenham Lake Ice in Londoh before the want of it was suggestedj ahd the demand créated, by the presentatioh of the lüxury to tho people of thüt metropolis with a personal and practical dertionstration of the facility and extent of the süpply, lf the people of ihc United States have nnything good to eat, drink, or wcaf, which they want to sell to the people in this country, they must not wait for a demond hoW j they must créate the demand theoiselves by bringing it here and demonstrating its qualities and capacity of supply. TheLondon people did not send out orders for specimens or quantities of Wenham ce ; but rlow you can scarcely cross a street in that city Without coming ín con tact with a furiously di'iven wagon label, ed most conspicüously Wenham Ice." Why might not the fruit stnlls in the Eng. lish seaport markets be labeled with " Maine Apples " ? I am sanguine in the hope and belief that a vast amount oC American produce is to be consutned in this country ; an amount exceeding the highest esti.-natet of the imagination of the free-traderioa eithei4 side of the Atlantic."