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In IjOTC or not in Love? THAT IS TO QUESTION. "The amount of it is," said handsome Harry Harvey to his friend Tora Rawlins, at the end of a long and confidemial con versation, "the amount of it is, I'm in a confounded to ape. I've gone a little too far, per hap, in my attentions; the girl 's over head atid ears in lore with me, and i don't tee. how I'm to get out of it with honor. I don't like the idea of broken hearts and ail this sort of thing but what is a fellow to do? I've no mre thought of marrying than 1 have of turning preacher. Come, give us jour advice about ii, old fellow." Turn looked at hi Mend with a merry ti'kie : hi eye; a significant and mis- j : a is hriÜi ttl trtd aiound the corner hi mouth as he replied: Nhingea- in iif Hai ry. than to get out of the acaj? as you call i'. if yu nan. lo d "Hw how?" asked Haivev, rnirer- You say h- handsome, witty, amia ble and accomplished?" asked Tom. "Yes," said Harvey. 'Well, then," said Tern, knocking the aslu-s off from his cigar, she'd just the w.fe 1 want, and I'll take her off your hands." Absurd 1" cried Harvey, tryitig to turn into a pleasant smile, the frown which sud denly darkened his face. "Impossible Tom!" he con'inuod amiably, "it would never do. In the first place, you would not suiteach o:her in the least there would be no congeniality of disposition, intellect, etc." "Is she, then, so decidedly my inferi or?" asked Tom. lnfeiiwr!" cried Harvey, firing up wwli su Men i'.hligna.ion, I don't know the na-i she i inferior to. fche's a beau iful s.tid Tom. 'Weil, I nriertnt perhaps I'm ?tei ciil to ay so, Tom but the fict is, though y-u are the best tellow in the world, you're sometimes a little rough, and she's so sensit ire and refined that thai besides, as I told you, Tom confound ii as I told you, he's in love with me, there's the rub there's the rub," and Harvey rubbed his hands together as if he bad hit the idea ho had been vainly sek- 'vv, at ast "Tl.ank VOU. Harver. ftir VfMir rnnnli. j J w J ! military hints," said Tom, a he wa.ched lu-uscen ling smoke of l.is ci-ar, "bur, o- th - wiütle, noiwiihstandino; nir extreme ' " - so J"" !"' c ,f 7 " as vou do. And as regards the being so i!.itipra:el v in lov. and nil thatT Lmiw x J how much that means. Trust me for man- aging that, for curing a girl of a fancy f-jr one lover there'u nothing like the ap pearance of another. Why, if the odds were eju il in other respects, the novelty g"v'K the I ts', comer hucIi an incalculable a I v dint there, i no doubt of his i ss. 15 hi l i i'i '.his ens i ve shall have ti'.'j ; d:ni'a! f j Ityi'ig into ah tlher'e h.-iNcls. You haic only to hold d!" a Iii de i i v. :irs:. to give me a chaace. Y u piny Mil. hi!e I play warm, and I will bet you ;i ,,ox -gare. that I win the day, 'asea- sv as kissiuo-. as the ladies sav." "I think you are entirely mistaken," sni I Harvey, in atone of pique and annoy- ! ance. "Well, hall I ryay or nay?" asked Tom "Oh, certainly, certainly I should be much obliged, of course," replied Harvey whose manner presented the greatest con trast to his air ot boastful security at the commencement of the conversation. That same evening, Tom accompanied Harvey to Mis Northwood's house. He found her all, and more tnan all Harvey had desciibed. He was charmed wnh her grace and beau y. Tho conveisa ion. af.er the first prelim- i ia.y commoiiplaoes, fell on works of art ..ii I il,u u-iitkI ruiia ruiiu-a rf V.nmru fill 4 . I ' V .-,fWw w. subject. He had much of interest to say. and found much pleasure in answering MUa Northwood's discriminating ques tions. Harvey who had never traveled, was of necessity silent and thrown quite in to the shade. From this subject the trans, ition was easy and natural to music; and hre, too, Tom was at homo in fact, mu sic was his strong point. He was an ac complished musician with all a musician's enthusiasm for the art. Soon he and Miss Northwood were settled at the piano sing ing, humming snatches of airs, comparing tas en and ecstacising as enthusiastic lovers of music will. "Do you know this little air?" asked Tom, "I learned it at Venice, and it is, I think, exceedingly beautiful. It seems to carry with it a perfume of Italian flowers, andtHe souno of rippling, moon-lit wat- ers. IPLMOUM, "Fudge!" muttered Harvey front the distant sot, to which he had retired, from behind the book he wa3 pretending to read. Then followed the air Tom had referred to, which he sung in the most exquuisiie taste, with the richest of manly voices. Miss Northwood greatly admired it, an ex pressed what she fell. "Coquette!" sneered Harvey, in an ac cent of concentrated rage. But, all unconscious of these muttered comments, the musicians lingered over their music. One favorite air suggested another, and there were scores to be looked over, and duets to be sung. And Tom had so many anecdotes to tell of such aud such musicians, and snch delightful little histo ries of how such and such pieces of music came to b wii.ten, that time, flew on swift and noiseless pinions. Miss Nonhwood's eyes occasionally went in seaich of Haivey, but whenever she ad- dtessed a remark to him with a view of drawing him into the conversation, he re plied wi h such uncoureous brevi y hat she wa9 repelled from anv further advan ce s, "WeI!" cried T.-ra, as they eräeged from the house laiein the evening, "pretty good for a beginning, Harvey. So far, so good. I consider the affair in amost hope ful train. Miss Noithwood satisfies my ex pecta'.iong. and I flatter myself I made u impression hey, Harvey?" An unintelligible grunt f.om Harvey was the only reply, "I say, Harrey," continued Tom in the highest spirits. "1 don't see those unmista kable of being in love in your fair la dy which I expected. May you not have de-i jveived yourself on that point?" Another growl ominous this lime from Harvey. "You did well to-night, Harvey," pro reeded Tom. I commend you. Keep your dis ance, that's right no poaching on my grounds you know." Your grounds! you rascal!" burst forth Harvey, in a fit of ungovernable ra'e. "I've a irreal mind to knock you down for your insufferable assurance, you you pup py I And there, sir ia my card if you want the satisfaction of a gentleman." Tom raised the card Harvev fluno-at him o as he left him, bursting with laughter as he did so. "Tom. my good fellow," cried Harvey, as he harried into Tom's room the next day, with the most beaming of smiles on his ftce, "Tom, I've got Fnmething pleas ant to say to yo, Wish mjy, my fine fellow! I.'s all settled. We're to be mar ried this day three mon fcs. ItVall arran ged, and I'm the luckiest dog alive! Why don't you congratulate me, old boy?" "Because you take my breath away," said Tom. "I can't believe you. Why, yon told me yesterday, you wanted me to take her off youi hands " "Nonsense!" said Harvey. "And that you considered yourself in qui e a fix," continued Tom, from which 1 gin)d-humoredly consented to help ' . ... . ,t "Fu Ige- blush of shame coming into his face'. "Aud that Miss NorihwooJ, poor hing, was like to die of a b:okeu heart." "Come, come, Tom! 'no more of ihatan' thou lovest me! " said Hai vey. "The fact is, Tom, and I may as well own it, a man docs not know whether he is in love or not, sometimes, till jealousy or something else opens his eyes for him. But i.'s all right now," "Oh ay!" said Tom, with affected gravity, "you may think it's all light; but there is something yet to be settled which may sand in the way of your true love running so very smooth." As he spoke he gravely drew forth Har vey's card from his pocket, saying: "I have ordered coffee and pistols f r to morrow morning, and (whoknovs?) I m.iy stand a chance of win .ing Miss North wood's ha id yet." Haivey snatched the card and sent it spinning into the air, as he burst into a merry lit of laughter, Tom joined him heartily. Their hands met in a cordial grip as they exclaimed the one "You may thank me, Harvey, for teaching you your own mind." And the other "I understand you, Tom, ou're the best friend I ever had. See if I don't prove my gratitude, iome of these days, by flirt ing with the lady you're in love widi." "You're welcome!" cried Tom "bv tbe time I'm in lve you'll be like the lion, ans teeth and claws a married man, und no longer dangerous." . W. 1). A fop just returned from a continental four, was asked how he liked the ruins of Pompeii: "Not very well." was the repl y ; they are so dreadfully out of ro-pair." TTHOTLSIDAY, MAY 211, 157. The Caifctft Will it Destroy the Eartht ffistoiycJComets. As the eighteenth day of June is rapid ly aproaehintf, when we are' told by the French ami German' astronomers that a comet will come in contact wi.h the earth, and either displace it from its orbuor con sume it with hre, we have collected from such works on astronomy as are within our reach, the followfm observations upon eomets, wnich at this: time, when tro com ets are visible, may not be uninteresting to our readers. The wonderful characteris tic which marks thi flights of comess through space their singular form and terrific appearance rendered these bodies, in the ar!y ages, objects of terror and dread. Supersiiiion regarded these wandr- irg fiery world with awe, and look up on them as omens of war, pestilence and famine. AM the great and calamitous events of na. ions' w.rt ascribed to their ap pearance; but' at the present enlightened period, the appearance of a comet is no more a ; rodigy, and has no more influence upon the (a.e of men and nations, than the appearance of the moon. As far as obser vation has gone they are subject to the same laws as the planets revolving about the sun's otbit or path, with this differ ence, that their orbits are more excentric, or differ much more from circles than that of the planets; and thus, while they approach much neaaer to the sun, they re cede correspondingly further from it. The following are among the most re markable of which we have anv account. At the time of the birth of Milhridates, 13 J years before Chribt, we hate an ac count of a comet whose magnitude must have been far beyond anythihg subse quently seen, as its splendor is said to have surpassed that of the 6tin. In the yeartffS. 324 and 399 of the christian era, remarkable comets are recorded to hare appeared; and in the year lot 6 one is des cribed as prsenting a frightful aspect, ex- hibi.ing an enormous curved tail, in the form of a scythe. The appearance of the comet of 1456 spread consternation in all Europe. The same comet returned arain in 1531 aud 197; and it is recorded that in 1688, a wonderful comet appeared, whk-h; Jby ns splendor and swiftness, ex cited the deepest interest throughout the world. Newton examined this remarkable comet with great attention, and was led, by the general laws of the Äblion of bodies in free space, as well as by Id's own particu lar observations, to conclude tha. the orbits comets must, like those of the planets, be ellipshthaving the sun in one focus, but far more excentric, and having their aphe lions, or greatest distance fiom the sun, far rerr?o;e in the regions of space. The" idea thus thrown out by Newton, as also the observations upon comets made by Ty cho Brahe, werer taken up by Dr. Halley, who collated the observations which had been m;.cf touching the appearance and aspect of comets from the primitive ages down to his own lime, and found lhat, wiih bat few exceptions, they had passed within less than the earth's shortest dis tance from the sun, some of them within less than one third of it , and others about one half. He examined wUi much care the comet of 16tJ2, and discovered a won derful resemblance between it and the coine;s of 1456, 1531 and 16J7, The time of ihe appearance of the comets had been at neatly regular intervals, the average pe loid being 75 and 76 years. Their dis ;ance from the sun when in perihelion va tied but little from each other. The iucli nations of their orbits to lhat of the earth had also been nearly the sime between 17 and 18 degrees; their motions had all been retrograde. Putting ihese together Dr.Halley came to ihe conclusion that the comets of 1456. 1531, 1607 and 1682 were re-ajearauccs of one and the same comet. The variation in the time of iis revolution around ihe 6un, having been something like fifteen months, was accounted for by a mm upon tiie supposition that the form of iis oibit had been altered by the attraction of ihe remote planets, Jupier and Saturn, and passed near them: and thereupon pre- utcteu mat us next appearrnce would be in the year seventeen hundred and tif.y seven or eight; and its actual re rppearane in the beginning of 1759, according to his prediction, established the fact decisively, that ihey were regular and permanent bod ies, obeying ihe general laws of matter. The only difficulty which remained in ar riving at a greater degree of accuracy in calculating the return of comets was on nc count of the disturbance to which they are exposed from the other bodiea of the solar system. This was overcome, in a good measure, after ihe death of Dr Halley, by the calculations of D'Alarabert, Encke and Clairault, in regard to the length of time this comet would be retarded by the at trac.ion of Jupitei. Tho latter Proflessor (Clairault) read his investigations upon this point to the Academy of Science in November. 1750; and in little more than a month afterwards Hal ley's comet made its appearance, and it reached its perihelion on the 13th of March, 1759 being thirty days earlier than he had calculated. Sub sequent calculations enabled him to reduce the error to nineteen days. The perihel ion passage of the same comet on its return in 1835, was predicted within nine days of its actual occurrence a most astonishing approximation to truth when it is remem bered that this body, far as it penetrates into space, never, even at the remotest point of its orbit, escapes from the sensi ble influence of the planet Jupiter. Besides the comet of 1759, of which there have been five authenticated returns, there are several others of which some thing like a return may be paced at long interraU. 0ne of these parsed its pat i- helion ataboUL 8 o'clock on the morning of the 6th of Julv, 1264; and aruin at a little past 8 o'clock on the efeufng- of the 21st of April, 1552. Thu9i s period is about 292 years. Another appeared in 1552, and again in 1661, having thus a pe riod of about 129 years. The return of that comet should have been in 1790. In that year three comets made their appear but neither of them resembled the ance one of 10G1. While the periods of most of the com ets examined are compartively short, those of others hare been ascertained to extend to many thousand yearj. The great comet of 1811 remained visible for upwards of two rmrtiths, and was considered one of the rnost brilliant of modern times. After a careful investigation M. Argelander fixes Us period of revolution at 2,808 years. The periodic lime of the return of the com et of 1807 was fixed by Beseel at 1,548 years. A comet, denominated Encke's comet, appeared in 1818, and Encke's oBse7Va- tions upon it enabled him to identify it wr.h the one described by Messieurs Michaier and Messten 1786; aljo with .he comet dis covered in f?95- by Miss Herschel, and the one of 18c5. Encke predicted it3 re-appearanco in 1822, aud his prediction was realized by its bein; discovered on the 2d of June ofthat year, by Thomas Brislure; and its return was noticed again in 1825 and 1820, and attracted much attention from the astrono mers of that day. Another comet was discovered by Bel.a on the 27th of February, 1826, which re- j volves around the sun in about six years land seven-tentHs. Its return in 1846 at tracted a good deal of attention, on account of its having been discovered by Lieut. Maury, of ihe Washington Observatory, that what had hitherto appeared as a single bod) was actually composed of two dis tinct and separate comets. In the same year, one of the comets which is now" vis ible, was supposed to oe indentical with the third comet of 1846, discovered by Bror sen, and which is now the second which has made its appearance this year; its re turn perihelion is calculated to be on ihe 25th of June next and as the first one is now in Auno-es, and receding from the sun the second is in Porseus, and is at this time visible in the ncnh-wstern part of the heavens, and will be during the whole of May. All the comets that have heretofore been observed have made their progress through very different parts of the solar system; 24 have passed within the orbit of Mercury, 47 within that of venus, 58 within that of the Earth, 73 within that of Mars, and the whole within that of Jupiter. Of a hun dred comets, or thereabouts, mentioned by Lalande, about one-half have moved from the west to the east, in the same direction' as the planets, and half in the opposite di rection. Although the superstitious fear of com ets, as portending harm to the inhabitants of the Earth, has vanished before the light of philosophy, there are still a few remain ing who entertain fears of a collision with some of the comets that might cross the Earth's path. It has often been predicted lhat lhat sad calamity would ultimately take place. t will be recollected that, no longer ago than 1832. it was predicted that that the- comet of (hat year would cross the Earth's traek, and great fears were enter tained of a collision. But there is no ev idence that a such a collision ever did happen, either with the Earth, or with any other planet; and there are no means of so calculating the place of a comet as to be ahlo to say with certainty that, on a given day. it will cross the orbit o! a planet. The motion of the Earth in its orbit is, in round numbers, more than a million and a half miles in a day, and as CI; irault, with all his care, did not come nearer tho truth than nineteen days in regard to the return of bailey's comet, and his followers, with all the additional light they possossed could not come nearer than nineteen days of its ro-appearance at the point nearest the sun. on its last return in 1855, this comet will riot return again till the Earth would, in its rapid course around the sun, bo within nine days far enough removed from the influence of the comet to be out of the wav of all harm. Prof, O. M. Mitchell, who iV eminently distinguished for his learning and scientific attainments, make use of the following language upon the subject. He says: "It is useless to speculate with reference to the probable consequences of a collision which there is scarcely one chance in mill ions can ever occur. Science has yet dis covered no guarantee Ibrany placet against the probable shock of a comet; but an ex amination of the adjuitments of our sys tem, and those of Japiter and Saturn, would seem to indicate to üs, that, in all past time, no derangement has ever occur red from such a cause." "We will dismiss this subject by giving Professor Arago's division of comets. He divides them into three classes with refer ence to their physical constitution. He thinks they occasionally appear round and with well defined planetary discs, showing them to b solid opaque bodies, in all re spects resembling planets, and only differ ing from them in the great eccentricity of their orbits. A second class of comets comprehends those in which there is a nu c"eus Dut devoid of opacity, permitting the light to penetrate through even that portion which may probably be solid. The third class, and that by far the most numer - ous, comprehends those comets destitute 1 black hue. Should tho phlilS ldC, orfoll entirely of any solid nucleus, consisting of! to the ground, by theexce Vivo weight matter so attenuated as to compare with i of the head, during storms of wind or nothing Of Which we have any knowledge rain, before the seed matures, thoy may re on the Earth's surface. The comets named main fr weeks without injury. In Collect Encke and Bella appear to belong to this! ll,e SGcJ a convenient method is to cut class, and even Halley 's comet, according! tolhe opinion of S:r John Berschel at its' last return, appeared to belong to this class also. X. Y. Herald. The Chinese Susrar Cam. The Commissioner of Patents is doin" the country a valuable service, by distrib uting the seeds of that new and promising plant, the Chinese Sugar Cane. He has sent specimens to all tho leading Agricul- tum! SoeiMie as well us to mm v orAor. prising farmors. These specimens Werel aised under the supervision of the office, and Mr. Mason expresses the opinion tlia: this new plant is destined to take an im - port position among our economical pro. ,l..,.ts Ti,ö cdc ,rAM c-., oa v m y -j . 1 "VIV. 111, f Lilt 1 ago, from the north of China, to the Geo graphical Society of Paris, where they" were planted. A gentleman connected with the American Patent Office, saw a field in full growth, and was led to infer that, fiom the peculiarity of the climate iu which it was growing, and its resemblance in ap pearance and habits to Indian corn, it would flourish in any climate where that plant would thrive. He consequently ob tained about 00 lbs ot seed, which were distributed and planted, and in most cases with the fullest success. The following ex tract from a letter addressed by Mr. Mason to the Agricultural Society of Kentucky, furnishes useful hints: DESCRIPTION ASD HABIT OF GROWTH.. The Chinese Sugar Cane, when cultiva ted on ordinary land, in the United States, somewhat after the manner of broom corn, groW3 to f' neigh t of from 8 to 16 feet, but in Europe it does not attain much more than half of this altitude. Its stems are straight and smooth, often covered with a bloom or down, having leaves somewhat flexuous, falling-over and greatly rescmb: ling in appearance those of Indian corn, but more elegant iu foim. When cultiva ted in hills, containing eight or ten stalks each, it puts forth at its lop a conical pan fcal of dense flowers, green at first, but changing into Violet shades, and finallv in to a dark purple at maturity. In France and the central and northern sections of the United States, it has thus far pToved an ar. nud; but from obseivation made by M. Vil morin, as well as some experiments in our southern Stales, it is conjectured that, from the vigor and fullness of the lower part of the stalks in autumn, by protecting them during winter, they would produce plants the following spring. It 6tands drou far better than Indian corn, and will rest the effects of considerable trost without in jury, after the panicles appear, but not iu its younger and more tender state. If suf fered to remain in the field after the seeds have ripened and have been removed where tho season is sufficiently warm and long, new panicles will shoot out at tho topmost joints, one or more to each stalk, and ma ture a 6ccond crop of seeds. The average yield of seed to each panicle is at least a gill. CULTIVATION. Since its introduction into this country, the Chinese sugar cane has proved itself well adapted to our geographical range ot Indian corn. It is of easy cultivation, be ing similar to that of maize or broom corn, but will prosper in a much poorer soil. It does not succeed so well, however, when sown broadcast with the view of producing fodder, as it will not groa to much more than half its usual height. If tho seeds are planted in May, in the middle States, or elill earlier at tho South, two crops of fodtta can ba grown in a scon from th (WHOLE NO. same roots the firsfone in June or Julr, m to be cut before the panicles appc-ar, which would be green and succulent, like young Indian corn and the other a month or two Liter, at the timo or before the see is fully matured. In the extreme Northern States. whore the season is too short and cool' for it to ripen in the open air, the cchivator wHl necessarily have to obtain XSi seed from the south. If it were important for him to iaie his own seed, he could start the plants under glass, in the spring, and remove them to the field or garden at about the period of planting Indian corn, after whi'-h they would fully mature. One quart cf eed aro found to be sufficient for an acre. If the soil be indifferent or poor, they may be sown in rows or drills about 3 feet apart, with tho plants from 20 to 12 inches asun der, but if the soil bo rich, they maybe planted in hills, five or more seeds to each 4 or 5 apart in one direction, and 3 or 4 i:i the other. The plants maybe worked or hd twice in the eourse of the season, in a manner very similar to Indian corn. Any suck ers or superfluous shoots, which may spring uo. mar be cut off. The seed should not 1 be harvested before it acquires a d irk or off the stocks about a foot be'ow th pal:! cles,, ih them up in bunches of twenty five, and suspend thotn i:i any s.-eu;e, airy place, sheltered from rain. If not intend ed sdely for fodder, the fi? st crop should bo cut jusl before the panicles would ap pear, and the second as soon as the seed arrives at the milky stage. It may bo lied up in bundles, shocked and cured lilc he tops of Indian com. If not intended to be mpluyd fr any other economical use, af.er ll.C feeed l;ai been rcraovod' and tli0 wlor be cool. and lhe araga temperature of the lar dos not exceed 45 degrees or 5J degrees F - ' ti s&lks may be cut up cUe to the j ground, tied in bundles, collec.ed in shocks ! or stowed in a mass in a succulent Mair, for fodder in sheds or barns, wh.-ie tl.ey will keep without injury, if desi.-d, until spring. In this condi.ion, however, the lower parts of the stalk will be Tmnd io be quite hard and woody, and will rcquito to be chopped into small pieces for f-ei- mg. O Precaution Particular c.trf- thouhl bo observed not to cultivate this plan: in the vicinity of Dourah corn, Guinea ' tvni, u-. r broom corn, as it hvbiiditdVd or rr.ixM freely with those plants, which wouli rea der the JCds of the product Uülit for sow ing. oiirs. Reaped fully, C. MASOX. jt-?"The election in Kansas takes p'are on the loth of next month. A Kansas correspondent of the St. L-uis Republican writes, on the 20th ult., as follows: The great question is, "Will tho. Five, soilers vote?" They have sworn that th-y will not. Should they persisd, Katjas must necessarily ask for admittance with a constitution admitting hlavcry, or, at k-st not prohibiti g it. The census act pro vides that no one shall vote whse nam does not appear on the corroded list of v ters, prepared under its provisi ns. It ia certain that iher have refused lo be regia tered thus far, and, as th-y have but ten days to go on, it is most probable that tl pro-slavery vote, as shown by the re:iuns, rriil be vastly in the majority. Thj truth is, that the policy of the Aboü.ion loa Jem is to let Kansas be a 6lavc State, without r.h effcrt for iho purpose of keeping up aa' itatiorr. This policy, die.aled at the Nor.h, has been adopted in Kansas. Let Kansas come in as a slave State, as it must uti. tbubtedly do, should thov pcrit in ihe course named, 2nd then w hat a huiiah and fuss they will make aboui the 'extension of slavery." Thy will say, "we told vu so; it was lhe object of the De-uocrattc party when ihey repealed iho Mi8Muii Compromise. Down with the phvetv propagandists." Tiit Law or the Finger' Ring. If gentleman wants a wife, ho rfoAr n ring on the first finger of tho loft han J if bo is engaged, he wears it on the second f.r-er: if c arried, on the third; and on the four;h if ho never intends to get m.trne I. When a lady is not engaged, she r.vais a dia mond ling on her fir&t finger; if cn-'d on the second ; if married, on the third; and on tho fourth if she intends to be a maid. When a gentleman presents a ftn a flower or trinkets to a ladv with ihe 1. ft hand, this, on his part, is an overture of regard; and should sh receive it with htr. left hand, it is considered as an acoeDlanue of his esteem; but if with the right hand it is a refusal of tho offer. Thus by a few simple token, exphined by rub tho p4S. ßion of love i CTprc;?i. 1? --2 -"ft" "