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ELISHA CLAIIKE, E DITOR. WEEK L Y. TWO DOLLARS PER ANN. VOL III. BATH, THURSDAY, OCTOBER II, 1838. NO 28, TJ3Bi TBiIili«14/lPSS. II rUOMSHED EVERY THURSDAY JIORNIGN. OFFICE-OVER DR. WEED’S STORE. —»Q>»— BY ELISHA CLARKE. Terms.—Two dollars if paid within six months •r #2 50 if delayed until after the year expires. No paper discontinued until all arrearges are paid except at the option ofllio publisher. jfll communications to insure attention, must bo directed to the editor, postage paid. ICJ^The editor will bo responsible for errors in advertising, in no instance, beyond the amount charged for insertion. ORIGINAL POETRY. Tor the Telegraph. T II E W K C K . TFho foaming waves in mudd'ning fury roar. And sweep resistless to the rock-bound shore; \\ hik* in their course progressive whirlpools form, To man more direful than the wrath-fraught-storm. The wreck-doom’d ship, which mountain waves o’erwhelm, 5ent rushi.igon, nor heeds the stately helm; She nears the brink that hounds the seaman’s grave— The whirling vortex of the furious wave, Its yawning depth laughs at the helpless prow, And shrieks a death-knell to the palsied crew. Ihich pallid lip with silent awe was seal’d. Or quiv’ring hung, nor luckless ills reveal'd. Vi’ilh lightning glances o’er tint trembling band. Mach eye was sent not for their Chief’s command, Nor for their toil-bought pittance—not for these, All sordid gifts of earth, they now release ; In each wild look they sought their wretched doom, The silent presage of a liquid tomb. That dauntless crew, w hich braved the billowy sea Thro* storms that shriek’d,but harmless past them by, Must now to each the parting hand extend, Or sigh their farewell to each sea made friend. ’Twjw not the swelling grief that seals the lips Of friends whom fate, or avarice prompts to part ; Tut palsying fear had check'd the nervous flood, J ike blocks of’mnrh'e mo'ionless they stood, And view’d appall’d the gaping void below, *1 o which the storm had urged, then down they go. One death-like shriek arose, then all was hush*.!, .Save the daeo moaning* of the waves that rush'd In maniac fury, o’er the sailor’s grave, As he plung’d headlong down the curling wnvo. i lie Sim in vviM nuKii a tiro wind*? were sunk to rest, In silent slumber on old ocean's breast; As on the matron hoaom, sorely wept T he child to slumber, mo the wild waves slept Cfl breasts ai cold and senseless as the wave, That rohb’d the seaman of a quiet grave. Long month* had past since that III fated crew. In joyous sea-song, hade their homes adieu;.., Year roll'd on year its varied seasons o'er, * Anil still they feline not to their native shore. The eye lin t scann’d the blue wave's faithest verge. And watch'd each bar A*,mount lightly o'er the singe, vs she, from ether, wing’d her liquid way T lirough threat’ning p a ils, of the impetuous sea ; Despair and hope alternate ft I d tin; mind, Ah ear: glad hark swept lightly to the land. '•Indulgent Heaven,” the sort ’wing mother sigh'd, *‘*n yonder ship that cleaves the Rlumb’ring tide. 4'.'rant hut the sun my heart has held most dear, Anti spurn froth me the message of despair. Mysterious fate, thy gilded wings display, L’lmse 6very sorrow from my heart away. Middling despair, thy dark abyss relume. And light my weary passage to the tomh." Delusive hope, thy beam of dazzling ligh't Is but the prelude to a deeper night. Yhy phantom form, thy fairy dream of joy. Must in their turn life's summer hours alloy; Knelt kindly beam must yieljLits radiant light, And shroud the future in mysterious, night. Joys fleet on joys, as time unerring Hi**-*,— We grasp the image ns the phantom dies. And yield, disheartn’d, to the siok’ning spell, While hope recoils within her midnight cell. Oblivions time, thntdrowrs our hopes and fears, Has scathed the mem’ryof departed years. No trace of gladness tells the mournful tale — No fost’ring patents now their sons bewail, In silent mood.no brother tiiourns the day That call d a brother from his home away. No wife laments the hour—no sister *ighs— T hat busrt in twain affections kindred ti<s; Or if the brow is soil’d by sullen gloom. It flit* like vapor o’er the full orb’d moon. Or some light breath that dimnfd the mirrors face, V\ here scarce a glance their dark’uing shades can trace. Ml SC ELI ANE0US. Sound Doctrine. A communication in the Richmond Whig contains the following sentence It is the true, and III only true doctrine, and ought to ho deeply pondered l>v every patriotic Whig. “Let the Whigs convince their oppo nents by tiieit acts, that their object is purely to reform tlieir Government, and bring it back to tbe good old times, and not the eclat or aggrandizement of any man or set of men, and then we may work a change, which, though it cannot cure the curse that has fallen upon us in the pres ent generation, will in lime prove a bless ing to our oountry, and it is to be hoped, forever be a beacou never to worship any man." “The stories which our opponents are said to have resorted to for the purpose of influencing the election by deceiving the uninformed, are amusing enough. It is said they told thd fishermen along the seaboard that if Gov. Kent should be reelected he would take away from them tbe bounty they now receive on their fish, [under the laws of Congress-] Another was, that Gov. Kent pocketed for his private use ten per cent, of the rev enue. Another that the banks had cheated tho government out of immense sums of money, and the object of the SubTreasury scheme was so lock it up safely in iron chests: From the N. E. Farmer. AGRICULTURE IN MAINE. The capabilities and resources of Maine man agricultural country have been much underrated, not only by strangers hut hy a great majority of its own inhabit.inis. It j has been looked upon as a place lit only for lumbering, fi-hing and speculation, and it ; was supposed, generally, that she must he i dependent upon the feitilo fields and prui ' ties of the West for a supply of bread stuffs to support her population while eriga ' god in these vocations. Maine has been ' thrown upon Iter true resources of wealth I in consequence of the great depression in I the commercial world, the failure in part ! of its trade, and the reaction of the specu [ lations, which so infuriated many of her | own citizens ns well as those of the noigh boiiug States. Aided hy the liberal pat ronage of the St ile, tint! encouraged hy the splendid success of two successive sea sons, it remains no longer a matter of doubt, but a certainty, that Maine cannot only rai-e her own bread stuffs, hut soon have a surplus for exportatit n. We have recently returned from an excursion in Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, of lour weeks, having traveled five hun dred miles iu the former place in various directions, giving Us an opportunity to vis it many farms and fall iu company with many intelligent men, who are largely en gaged in Agricultural pursuits, and from what we have seen and heard, have come to the conclusion that were we possessed of the spirit of emigration, we should look enstwaid, rather than turn our face to the "far West.” Some poriions of the State are equal iu fertility to any part of our country, which will he seen hy the facts which arc given below. There are large tracts ol it for sale, yet untouched hy the woodman’s axe, which may be purchased lor v,.l 50 to Oflper acre, a shoit distance from navigable streams, and is one of the inosi neaiuiy climates in me worm. It appears that the grain worm, so inju rious to the wlical crop, lias not crossed the Penobscot; but between that river and ihe Kennebec we found it hud been some what mjuried in many places. Immense quantities of wheat are raised this year, exceeding by far the amount raised last setson,although it is said it will not be quite so plump and heavy; but Hie quantity sown much larger, Mr S. C. Clark of Springfield, gave us tlm following statement of the quantity of produce raised upon his farm last season, viz: 11 IK) bushels of wheat on 31 1-2 acres front 31 1-2 bushels sown. ^ .398 bushels of wheat and oats mixed; two fifths of which was wheat on about 13 acres, from 13 1-2 bushels sown. SO 1-2 bushels of rye from from 2 bushels sow n on short of two acres of land. 1300 bushels of potatoes on six acres 1G) “ nit i liaga on 1-4 of an acre. 7 “ white beans. 39 Ions hay on 40 acres. 100 lbs maple sugar. 12 bushels beets and carrots, besides what were used in the family. The land was taken from the stump, or was in a wilderness state eight years since. Mr Clark also stated that the.poorest man 'l m tiie town, who by the wav, is deaf and | dumb, raised eighty bushels of wheat. This ; town is about GO miles front Bangor near the military road from that place to Houlton and was ‘‘from the stump,’’about the same time Mr Clark commenced his operations The lion. Ira Fisk, of Lincoln, informed J u** uino i dist'd msi )ear in lownsiup mo. I 4, adjoining Springfield, 1200 bushels of wheat, at the rate of 30 to 35 bushels to the I acre: 500 bushels of oats, 00 bushels to the ; acre: 000 bushels of potatoes, 700 of which was raised on 1 3-4 acres without manure: 1100 bushels ruta buga, at the rate of 400 bushels per acre. The produce of his | farm was sold on the place to limbermen | at the foliowing’prices. Wheat 1 40 per bushel: oats 42 to 50 cents per bushel: j hay §15 per ton: potatoes 33 cents per | bushel. The price this year w ill probably ; be somewhat reduced. The cost of clear ing wild land, viz: cutting, burning, roll jng the logs and sowing the seed, is esti , mated from 12 to 815 per acre: at these prices it is generally taken on contract. ! The average crop is estimated from 25 to j 30 bushels of wheat to the acre in this sec tion of the country; and crops of 36 bush els and even more, which will pay the ! cost of the land, clearing and harvesting, ; and leave a hnnsome profit. The laud on j the sea coast is generally much inferior to j many tracts back in the country; but tire advantages that are, or may be derived i Iroin the muscle beds and other maritime j manure will make up tee deficiency so far as . the raising of potatoes, hay, oats and barley are concerned. As to wheat, the seacoast is not so favorable for its production. A farm in Ellsworth on which are 90 acres of mowing, produced thrs season by estimation 140 tons of hay. It bos been mowed fifteen years in succession, and the liny sold, no stock of any consequence hav ing been kept upon it, nnd has not deterio rated. Its productiveness has been retain ed by suffering the after prop to remain on the ground, and by an annual dressing of muscle manure. It was remarked that i lie shells were smriewent in the way of the scythe, hut a heavy roller passed over it in the spring would remedy that evil. A muscle bed attached to a farm is a valuable appendage not often appreciated as it should bn. Indian corn is not much cultivated east of the Penobscot, and in comparison with other grain, very little between that river and th o Kennebec. This species of grain I is an uncertain crop, and even when favor ed with the best season, does not give so profitable a return as wheat. We noticed as many fields that looked well and to all ap pearances out of the way of frost, the last week in Augnst. Ilay has come in boun tifully throughout the State, and the pros pect for potatoes is generally good, and we see no reason why Maine should not thank God and take corn a ge. J. B. From the Salem Observer. BONE MANURE. Bones posess very ferlilizing powers as a manure. In an experiment of Mr. Wat son of Perth Amboy, with bone dust, who applied it lo corn at the rale of sixteen ; bushels to the acre, it exceeded in its effects the highest manuring with yard manure or with fish. It does not in general pro duce much effect the first year, unless it has been fermented before the application ; lo the soil; this process of fermentation is j effected bv mixture 25 bushels of leached ashes with 40 bushels of bone dust, mois ten the whole with water, and at the end of twenty-four hours, the Jieap will cont inence smoking, when the whole should be turned—after laying ten days it will be fit lor use. Bone dust is known 10 be in fer mentation by the heat,and the strong smell before being fermented; it is white or of the color of the bone; after, it assumes a yel lowish cast. The quantity of bone dust applied in or dinary cases, is about ‘JO bushels per acre —if the hones are coarsely broken, 40 bushels should be applied, but in this the farmer must be governed by the quality of the soil; poorer lands requiring more, and those in a higher state of cultivation,less. Bone manure should lie placed within a bout two incites of the surface; am! owing to the small quantity used per acre, the seed should be brought as near to it as pos sible, without immediate contact which it is thought better to avoid. In the prepa ration, a decided preferance seeins to he given to bones broken small, and the half inch hones are those must generally used. Mr. Bilks states, that were he to till for early profit he would use bones powdered as fine as sawdust; if fie wished to keep his laud in good heart, |/e would use principal ly halt-inch bones, and would prefer some remaining considerably huger. The rea sons fur which belief are,tlmt by using bones of a larger size with the dust in them,there would be sufficient of the small particles of the dust to set the (turnip) crop forward, and sufficient of the large particles of the bone left, to maintain the land in good con dition for the next crop—it is the small quantity needed to produce a given effect, that renders manures of this class so re markable. i nu sous 10 wmcn they arc eest adopt ed, are those of a light and warm nature, lor upon wet or cold ground,they have rare ly been found to produce any sensible ef fect. On heavy loams and clay, the ac counts of their opperations have been almost invarihly unfavorable, and it may ho laid down as a nessary qualification, in a soil fit for the application of bones, that it should he dry. Chloride op lime. M. Dulmc has discovered that muriate of lime, (chloride of lime dissolved,) is a very active manure or vegetable stimulant. lie dissolves about 2 1-4 pounds of the dry chloride in about 16 gallons of water, and with this solution, waters tho plants at distant intervals. Potatoes were planted on the 1st of May in two squares six feet assunder; the one was watered with the solution, the other with water from the cistern. The former bed, which bad been watered three times dur ing the season, produced potatoes twice the size of those in the second bed, and the vines were in the same proportion. “What is Law lire?—Law is liken country dance, people are led up and down in it till they are fairly tired out. Law is like a book of surgery, there are a great many terrible cases in it. It is like physic too, they that take the least of it are the best off. It is like a homely gentleman, “very well to follow,” and like a scolding wife, very bad when it follows us. Law is like a new fashion, people arc bewitched to get into it; “and like bad weather," most people are glad to get out of it. “Official Electioneering. The High Deputy Constable Slieri 11' nt Cortlandt, lately cutne to this place, and saluting an Irishman, whom lie piesunicdto he a Jack son man, he applauded him for his influ ence among his countrymen, and told him there teas money to be mu dr ujt, and he must exert himseif lor his party, and he should not !oic any thino byil. “What parly?” said the Irishman.” “The Jackson party, of course," said the Deputy. “Do you know who you are talking to?" said the other. “To a Jackson tnan, I suppose,” said the Deputy. “ No, you arc not, by the powers,” said the other,- nor a Loco foco either1” The Deputy mounted his dobbin, and pulled heel for home. [Hudson River Chronicle. How is it that the Loco locos get so mi many Irishmen on their side? What reason is there why they should be so? Surely the measures and policy of that par ty are not those which give profitable em ployment to lahoiing men, but exactly the reverse. This influence is obtained by j means of their priests and a few leading men. Those of them who know but little of our public affairs, follows these leaders because the great mass of their country men do the same; hut there are some bright, intelligent, independent Irishmen, like the one mentioned above, who are good whigs, and go with us heart nnd hand. Such men deserve well of their adopted country, and should be cherished^1 Washington os a Farmer.—Imitate nis j Example• General Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon consisted of 10,000 acres of land in one body, equal to about 15 square ! miles. It was divided into farms of con venient size, at the distance of 2,3, 4. and 5 miles from his mansion house. These i farms he vi-ited every day in pleasant weath er, and was constantly engaged in making experiments for the improvement of agri-I culture. Some idea ofthe extent of his farming operations may be found from the follow ing facts: In 1787, he had 500 acres in grass—sowed 600 bushels of oats— 700 acres with wheat, and prepared ns much for corn, barley, potatoes, beans, peas, <fcc., and 15G with turnips. His stock consisted of 140 horses, 112 cows. 235 working ox en, heifers and steers, and 500 sheep. He constantly employed 250 hands, and 24 ploughs going through the whole year, when the earth and state, of the weather would permit. In 178G, he slaughtered 159 lings, weighing 18,560, for the use of his family, besides provisions for his negroes. Eastern Rail Road. A very full mee ting of the stockholders of the Eastern rail road, was held at Salem Mass, on Satur day, at which reports of the Directors and Engineer ware presented, and after a full discussion, it was resolved that the present is the most propitious time for proceeding with the Hoad to its completion as far as IVew huryport; and that whenever satisfac tory assurances are given, that the rail road from Portsmouth to Massachusetts line will be built, that the Directors be reques ted forthwith to put the road from Newbu port to the line ofthe State under contract. A report was made to the Directors on Saturday bv the Superintendent, from which it appears that the number of tickets sold in the twenty two travelling days which have elapsed since the road was opened, was 24,167, or on an average of 1,098 a day; and the amount of receipts for the sale was §3,679, or on an average of §426 a day. “Firing Saluies.—The Portsmouth Journal relates an amusing incident con nected with the “jollification” of the l.oco focos in that town, over thejMaine ( lection. “Yvc noticed, says that paper, la-t week a sad accident which occurred to Mr Much more at (lie outset of the intended noon sa lute by tin! Locos. This was a damper on tile business, and the belter pait of the party recommended a suspension of the "cock-a-duodle do,” mode of demonstrating joy. However the cartridges were made and off they must go—so tint company in the afternoon removed tho field pieces to the south part of the town. As tliuy had nearly reached the destined spot, a bull, which was being led by the nose, becom ing a real Loco at the smell of gunpowder, burst from bis keepers hand, pounced down rampant among them! Discretion now be came tlm better part of valor—and the company was soon peeping over the s.ono walls at their adversary, who had possess ion of the piece, after attacking one mail and two children. llow long he kept them at bay we know not, but the salute was not continued until tho sun had long retired, and all the bulls had beeii collected to their domicils. [Port. Cou:. 55“What is that which makes every body sick but those who swallow it? Flattery. “Interesting Occurrence.—On Tues day last, a lady 105 years of age, residing in the city of New York, who has nev er used spectacles and still retains in a remarkable degree, all her men tal and bodily faculties, look it into her head to visit a female friend in Newark. She got into the stage, and nlone without attendants came into this city. A gentle man learning that such a personage was in town, called on her and requested her to accompany him to the house of a friend, which she accordingly did. Here she was introduced to a gentleman 107 years of age; and these two venerable sutvivors of the last century there held a most interest ing conversation of by-gone days. Hav ing always lived in the city she had a per-1 feet recollection of the time when the river covered the ground where St John’s Church now stand*. In the evening the lady, whose name we understand is Gouge, re* turned to the city. N. J. Eagle. “Power ov Conscience. When Smith the bar-keeper and accomplice ot Mrs Doyle, in the murder of the unfortunate sailor in Girod street, surrendered himself to the police, he confessed that he had been forced to give himself up by the terrors of a guilty conscience. Ever since 1 fled from the house, said he, the corpse of that murdered man has been by my side — wherever I go the spectre haunts me, and not for a single moment can 1 shut my eyed against the frightful apparition-sooner lAm suffer as I have done for the last few hours, let me be hung ; 1 would rather face the gallows than be tormented by the direful images of remorse and guilt. Such, we arc told, was the substance of his statement. Had he listened to the waN iiings of this friendly monitor, when the first step in crime was taken, he might have escaped the horrors of unavailing re gret, and the shame of an ignominioua duat'h. New Orleans Bulletin. Difficult to vleasf.. A gentlemaii who had just been shaved by a barber ask ed for a towel to wipe his face with, and upon being presented with one, inquired of the master of the shop if he had not anoth er. “No,” replied the barber, “all my customers have used that for three weeks* and no one ever found iault with it before. Boston Post. “1 once had a troublesorhe visitor, whotrt I tried many ways to get rid of. First I tried smoke, which he bore like a badger; then 1 essayed fire, which lie bore like a salamander; i* last, l lent him five dollars* and I have not seen him sined. * • “Law and Justice.—When a man is prosecuted in any ot our criminal courts, and is brought in nut guilty, he has to pay nil bis own expenses, and gets no fie mur.er ation lor his trouble. Isn't law i n this case something different from justice. “A Sight—To see two lazy loafers ly ing upon a table in the sun—one playing the jewsharp, arid the other scratching him! “Men make themselvos ridiculous, tiot so much by the qualities they have, as by the affectation of those they have not. Signs of prosperity-—Do you se^ftjthet are house on that risin’ hummock th® ri;ht lhere?—Well, gist look at it, that'# what I call about right. Flanked'on both sides by an orchard of best grafted fruit, ft tidy little clever flower garden in front, that the galls see to, and a’most a grand saree garden over the road there sheltered by them nre willows. At the back sidtf see them everlastin, big barns; uud, by gosh! there goes the dairy cows; and a pretty sight too; that, fourteeu of’em march in’ Indglun filb arter milkmin,’ down to that are met.dm; Whenever you sea a p ace snugged up and lookin, like that are, de pend on it the folks are of the right kind. Them flowers too,and that are honeysuckle, ajid rose bushes,show the family arc brought ; up right; somethin, to do at home, instead j of racin, about to quiltin’ parties, huskih, I frolics, gos.-ippin,’ tulkin, scandal, and neglectin’ their business. Them littlei matters are like throwiii’ up straws, they show which way the wind is W hen gall® attend to them are things, it shew® that they are w hat our minister used to calf, “right minded.” It keeps them busy, and when folks are busy, they ha’n’t time to get into mischief; and it amuses them too, and keeps the dear little critters heal thy and cheerful.—Sain Slid, Second serif*. Provisions were distressingly high at Zanesville, Ohio, up to the 19th, from the continuance of the drought. Irish potatoes brought $1 a bushel. # Wheat is selling in Ponobscot County fo 8125 cent# t bushel, la Rochester, N. X —.