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Take it easy I Life at longest But a lengthened shadow is, And the brave, as well us strongest, Dare not call to morrow his. Take it easy, for to day, All your plans of wisdom lay. Take it easy, done with fretting, Meet your neighbor with a smile, From the rising sun to netting, Live tl•e present all the while. Take it easy every vow Make iu reference to now. Take it easy, what is hidden, Or is wrong, or seemeth so, Leave it as a thing forbidden. Ont of which a curse may grow. Take'it easy, never pry, Into what will otuse a sigh. 'fake it easy, daily turning To the monitor within, On its altar, alwaytbraing, Keep an incense roe from sin. Take it easy, never fear, While you keep a conscience clear. Take it may, ever leaning To the side of truth and right; llappiness from virtue gleaming, Peace of mind from wislont bright. Take it easy, for at best, Life is but a sorry jest. THINKS I TO MYSELF, I saw her again but a few days ago, When Kossuth came down to our city; The name of the lady .I never did know, But thinks I, she's uncommonly pretty; And witty, And clever, no doubt, as she's pretty. Thinks I to myself. I've seen her before— Fine face, and black eyes, and black hair; nut I could not tell where, as I thought of it more, And hang me if I could tell where; I declare, 1 could not tell how, when, or where. But Low both the thee and the place •I re- member, I remember her pleasing adarass, At a certain hotel, in the month of Septem. Wo mot ia the doorway, I guess; Thinks I, she's the person, I guess, Thinks I, she would make a good partner for life, Put she's m,,;Tied, or spoken for, I e'pose; Still, if that's net the case, Pod if no wife, Thinks Ito myself, I'd 'propose. Goodness knows, f it want for all that, I'd propose. But, I'm married; thinks Ito myself, 'tis a pity I'm tied, and I cannot undo it, Yet thinks I, there's no harm in just wri Ling this ditty, Though it's well that my wile doesn't know it, Old Poet I 'Tie well that your wife doesn't know it. lirTtrue picture of diepoir, is a pig reaching through a hole in the fence to get a cabbage that is only a few inches be- yond his reach. Honesty--ob3olete; a term for merly used in the case of a man who paid for his newspapsr and the coat on to bll6k. *dui *torn. LOOK UP! 'Misfortune,' it is said, 'never comes singly.' This was certainly verified in the family of Williaul Thornby. The world had.gone prosperously with him for a time, but soon a promising specula- tion failed entirely and his affairs became sadly involved. Some hopes of recoy&y presented themselves, when a fire broke out in the place, his house of business fell a prey to the flames, and almost ev ery article was consumed, and to render the misfortune greater, the insurance had expired the day before. 'l'hornby and his family were reduced to absolute poverty. Nor was this all; his anxiety and exposure during the fire, brought on a fever, and for weeks his wife and daughter hung over him, almost despairing of his life-. At length, how ever, it abated ; and although he was left as weak and h !pleas ns an infant, reas on had returned, and nothing was needed for his restoration to health but good nur sing and freedom from mental anxiety. Careful and affectionate nursing was not wanting, but it W 43 4111)03311110 to pre• vent uneasiness. His children must be supported; but how 1 They would share with him in poverty, perhaps the disgrace which the involvedstate of affairs would bring upon him; and many would heap upon him unmerited reproach. There remained but one way by which his fair name could he retained, and on this lie at once resolved. The house in which they lived was valuable, and would com mand a ready and favorable sale. It was hard to part will a home he made so comfortable. but there was no alternative The house was offered for sale, and a purchaser soon found. Every just claim was satisfied, and the family removed to a distant part of the c•,untry. Here, in a small, neat dwelling they found themselves in the possession of many comforts, and in their affection for each other. the mother and children soon found contentment and happiness. flu' the father's heart was still sad.— lie felt a want of confidence in himself. and a mistrust in his fellow creatures Ilia whole appearance was changed. His countenance was downcast and sad; his steps lingering and irresolute, and no one would have recognized the once happy merchant in the ill dressed and unhappy looking tnan, who now busied himself in' cultivatinea small piece of ground that surrounded his li.tle dwelling. His wife sought by every means to a rouse his dormant energies. The little property they had saved from the wreck would soon be exhausted. He was yet in the prime of hfe; his health was fully restored; why not again go forward and endeavor to regain, al least, a part of what he had lost? Surely it was a duty which ha owed to himself and children, but her husband shrunk from what he called 'a cold, unfeeling world.' 'it will be in vain, Mary,' Ito replied; shall lose the little we have left. You can hardly imagine the unfeeling manner in which the unfortunate are treated.— Many will help themselves, but very few will lend a hand to save those who are comparatively. sinking.' "Phis is partly true,' said his more hopeful wife; 'bu!, I trust not to the ex• tent which you stem to believe. Place more confidence in your fellow men, and above all, have more re'iance on your Heavenly Father, and you will succeed. Begin at the bottom of the ladder, and seek a situation as a clerk. You rre cer tainly well qualihed either for a salesman Yee, yes; or accountant, and will no doubt obtain a salary. Mr. Thornby sighed deeply. 'My health,' said ho, 'will not perguit two to lead the sedentary life of an accountant; as o salesman I fear I should stand little *ince of success.' 'Not with that sad Countenance, indeed but strive to recover your former cheer ful temperament, and all will go well,' 'For your sake, Mary, and that of my children, I will make the attempt; but I feel sure that I will faii.' Advertisements were put in the papers stating his capabilities and want of a situ ation, but these failing to call forth any application, he resolved to go himself and seek employment. He left home. fox the city with the swine sad cuuntenance, down , cast look, and slow measured step llis wife, who had watched him anx iously until he was out of sight, turned sorrowfully from the window, and said to tier eldest daughtek it is all in vain, Sa rah; your poor lather will never succeed until he can learn to look up not only net- " LIBERTY AND UNION. NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. A HITNTINQT)ON, PA., WEI)NESDAY, FEBRUARY urally but spiritually.' After some ex. pressions of mutual confidence and affec tion, the excellent mother and daughter detertnined upon two things; first to coin mend the husband and father to the kind protection of (leaven, and next to com mence together, if possible, the keeping of a small school The latter plan, how ever, they determined to submit to father ini his return. As Thornby approached the crowded - ity he felt more and more oppredeed by the doubt and fears which he had urged in tii." conversation with hit wife. • The fist place at which he culled was the office of a coui.'llission agent, who had advertised fur a pvrron ,;aving q! alifica tions which William Thornby leis an un doubted assurance that he possessed. On stating his business, a young clerk requested him to be seated; at the same time surveying him with a contemptu- Una air.. Half an hour passed, and the employer entered. 'fhornby's name and application were laid before him. Ele stood fora maniere quietly observing him, and without waiting to hear the qualifica tions he was about to urge. said quietly : 'You will not answer my purpose, sir' The applicant turned away without re monstrance, and left the office. saying to himself: 'Just as I ex:iected. I have every qualification he required in his ad vertisement, but my appearance does not suit him, that is enough.' The next trial was at a large whole sale dry goods establishment. The refu sal was equally decisive as the other; and as he turned to leave the store, he heard the employer remark to the head clerk : 'I make it a rule never to employ a person trim looks as if he was unfortunate. Ev erything about that man shows that he has gone down hill,' And therefore,' mentally added poor Thornby, 'you will give him a push.' lie had resolved not to try again, but the thought of those de pending on him urged another determinir thin. Ele resolved to go to every were house in the street through which he.was passing. But he was unsuccessful, and with every failure he became more and more depressed till his anxious counte nance could not fail to excite the observe, tion of those around him. As lie turned from the last store, he was accosted by a benevolent looking old gen tleinati in the garb oft Quaker, who ex claimed in a friendly tone of inquire, 'Looking for a situation, friend 'Yes, sir, was the reply ; can you std the in my search V 'Not directly, but I can give thee a lht'e advice, which if rightly acted upon, will help flies to attain what thee desire.' shall be grateful for your advice.' 'lt is this—LOOK UP r At these words, Thornby raised his eyes from the ground, supposing it to be a command to look at his adviser : hut to his surprise the old gentleman had already turned and was walking rapidly away in an opposite direction. 'Some insane person,' l'hornby mutter ed ; 'I am in no humor for this folly.'— Then sorrowfully he turned toward his own house, quite convinced of the useless ness of further search. His wife, not much surprised at his [All ure, still endeavored to cheer him, and proposed a plan of keeping a school. With some difficulty they obtained his sanction to what he considered an almost absurd undertaking. Circulars were inunediatO ly printed and circulated, and Sarah and her mother called upon many families in ther immediate neighborhood. Their la dy-like and pleasing appearance excited much interest. and they Shen secured a leaf ficient number of pupils to encourage diem in beginning. Thu school vapidly incre a ced, and before the end of the first term they had more applicants thou they could admit. Many families were anxious that Mrs. Thornby should receive their dough tors as boarders this occasioned an eaten skin of their plots. A larger and more convenient house was taken and arrange ments made for the IICC01111110:111lital of b or ders, and also for the reception of a large number of day schwars Mr. Thomby viewed with wonde the success of his wife and daughter. Why was it that 'he alone should he rejected be cauce he was unfortunate ? How was it th t they had raised so so many kind friends around them, eager and able to 'as sist them.. In what did the difference can. sist The words of the Quaker often came to his mind, and though he',had at first regar ded them as mere expressions of insanity, he now began to suspect that they iii real ity contained the advice whioh the old gen tleman had said, it rightly followed, would insure success, .Look up!' Surely, watt (turned in the image of his Maker, should not. like the beast that perisheth cast his eyes upon the earth ? Even when bowed down by mis fortune, he ,hould strive to look up to the light, which may yet illume his path.— These thoughts had crowded forcibly upon Thornby's mind, arid he was beginning to act in accordance with them, whed his daughter bounding joyously into the gar den, told her father he should smile upon her cheerfully, as be used to do, fur that she had good news to tell him. .You deserve to be smiled upon, indeed my child,' lin said, gazing fondly on her cheerful c:•unteuance. , Put what news have you for me .One of the young ladies who attends • our school asked me to-day if my father w as in want of a situation as clerk and when 1 answered in the affirmative, she said he, - and!" regtiested you to call at his olSen to-too:Tow Morning. Here is the address,' Sarah cortZ.inued, hadfl.ing her father a slip of paper. 'Well, there may ho something yet in store for me, Sarah.' •lndevd there may. dear father, Only t hink how well our spool is succeeding.— The income from that alone would afford us comfortable support. Our heavenly Father is always near to help us in the hour of need.' The heart of the strong man was bow ed, and his voice trembled with oinotion, Tears of sympathy stood in the eyes of his daughter as she whispered : :Your heart will no longer be sad, dear father, you will smile on us once more..' •My child,' said he, •the dark shadow has long been on Inc, but with the help of God I will no longer be cult down. Even should ibis ne S opening prove delusive, L will not be discouraged; but I will now look up.' tS ith a cheerful countenance and a step that fell sweetly on the ears of his wife, bringing to her remembrance of days gone by, he descended to breakfast the next morning, and at an early hou'r was on his way to the city, As he entered the office answering to the address given hits by his • daughter, he was met by the sumo benevo lent' old Quaker who had proffered his ad vice ou a.feria. oectwion • . , kVell, friend,' ho exclaimed, extending his hand,' ate glad that thou bast follow ed my advice, and learned to -look up. haven situation now at my command where thee can obtain a good salary without wor king harder than is fitting for thy tune of The hest remedy for a Irian who is go ing down hill is to look up. When earth ly hopes fail there are still hopes in ilea yen. FROM WASHINGTON, Corre.spondenre of the X. Y. Tribune. WASHINGTON, Feb. S, 1858. This may be set down us a whtte day it the political calendar. On no former occa• sion flute years was popula? feeling ever so touch excited here, as in the anxiety to witness' the opening struggle on the Kan • sas this morning. At an early hour all the lobbies and halls were thronged with a dense crowd, hurrying to the great centre of attraction. Long before noon the im mense galleries which span the hall were filled wiih thousands of both sexes, pre senting a spectacle of interest in itself rare-. ly to bo met elsewhere, and never seen to Washington before. The capacity of the new hall was severely tested, and with general satisfaction, fur hardly one-half of this multitude could have found accommo dation in the old galleries At 12& o'clock the two parties approached each other, with cautious eagerness for the combat The first proposition was on the cad for the previous question, demanded by Mr. I Harris in his amendment, which was sus tained by a division through tellers, with a majority of five for th.tl opposition—Yeas Nays 105. This indication only stir red the blood and quickened the pulse throughout the chamber. • Vigilant inane were sent cut fur the stragglers within hail , lig. inolitlloo, and began to prepare in ear' nest for the contest. -• . . The next teat was upon .ordering th e , main question, for which the roll was culled and resulted 113 Yeas to 107 Nays. 1 , now became evident to the Ailininistratioc side that they must either submit to defeat or summon a very vote that could be coin ' inancia Encouragement and confidence were visible on the faces of the Opposition. for both these divisions bud strengthen"d their hopes Mr. Stephens' motion to re ter the message to the Committee on Perri tories, el, which he is chairman, follow e d. and upon every vote. as it was called and an , wered, attention arpenred fixed. At length the Clerk stops, The roll is mid, I and members retnute from the desk rise up I ono, another ) to inquire if their nitnee are recorded. Finally, the nesorable figures are read by the Speaker ; Yes 113, Nays 114. After the first breath of suspense was drawn, ae impulse of applause swept along the galleries, but was quickly check ed. The popular heart could not com plete.), stop the outburst of its emotion. This was the turning point of the strug gle, and victory perched upon the banner of !he Opposition. Just then, Mr. savage of Tennessee, indicated a pnrpose to renew the parliamentary tactics of Friday night; but upon being appealed to by Mr. Harris, relinquished it becomingly It is now pro per to review some of the incidents con teemed with the contest, before proceeding to the conclusion. Mr. Murray of New York, one of the absentees on the Repub lican side, returned here to record his vote, under circumstances of domestic sorrow which elicited the wartnest expessions of sympathy and respect from all aides. His conduct on this occasion is, however, only consistent part of his whole irreproaclia• ble car;'er in Congress. Mr. Bale, also, was at his rst in season, to relieve the anx i et y 0 1 f rien d s , who could not reach hint by telegraph. Mc. :11 - atteson did not obey the summons, and jeopardized the r-sult b 3 his absence On the Admit ':is- Emilio) side, Messrs. Corning, Seerintt cod Claek, of New York, appeared and swill_ lowed the pill with some contortions of vis age. Messrs. Miller and Burns of Ohio, who were classed as A nti-Lecompton men, with inisgivlngs us to the former, voted straightout under the lead of Stephens; and so did IN iblack of Indiana, from whom a change was anticipated, II hen this result was announced, a mo tion to agree to Harris' amendment was next in order. Then Mr. Clark of New York ruse and asked to be excused from vo ting, assigning as a reason that if he voted in the affirmative it would be inconsistent with his record on Stephens' resolution; while, if in the negative, it would imply an indisposition to investigate, which he was not inclined to manifest. The House re fused his request. But Sickles, Cochrane and various 'limbers from New York and other States surrounded his chair, and ur ged a reconsideration of hid intention, but withont apparent effect. The drummers of the Administration, headed by Stead man, the public printer, might be seen on the floor, pressing the doubtful, persuading the weak, and perhaps threatening the ti mid. The Clerk called the roll, and Har ris' amendment prevailed by a vote of 114 Yeas to 11l Nabs, Clark and Gilmer of N. C. failing to sooner. On the succeed ing motion to reconsider and lay on the ta ble, Niblack joined the OpposHrii, and Gilmer voted with the Administration, ma king the division 116 Yeas to 111 Nays, which melt was repeated on the final adoption, when Pendleton changed. After which, anti a personal explanation from Mr. Keitt and Sir. Grow, the [louse ad. jour tied. It may be well to look at the contingen cies by which this day's work was beset sad by which the future aspect of the gees. Lion may be effected. la a full House there are . 231 votes, exclusive of the spea ker. On the great test this morning—Ste phens' motion-227 were recorded, 113 Yeas and 114 Nays, The Administration side has lost the following votes : Mr. Ca ruthere, absent from the country ; Mr Bonham, sick in South Carolina; Mr Har ris. engaged in taking testimony in his election case in Baltimore cud Mr Leidy paired off. - Excluding Caruthers and ad dingg g a t t u h roe of others o l t e 6 r , s would The ct lost one, .liittetion; absent, and Reilly, paired off. Adding these two, their aggregate would be 113 , or a tie; with the Speaker to give casting vote. These are the na sed facts, Public opinion. stay make china ' gee before the Leeompton Constitution comes before the House. But, although the Opposition have gained this opening victory, the Adininit trittion is by no means disheartened. On the contrary, some of the lenders are loud in their exultation, predicting ultimate success as certain, because of the closely balanced state of 'Artists, They know their men, and the means by wetich they may be approached and captured. And they are rendered more sanguine in this confidence by the history of the Nebras ka campaign, when an opposition of twen ty one at the outset vies subdued and brought into submission, Kansas not only engrossed attention in the House, hut engaged the Senate du ring a sitting of five hours. Mr. Fessen- am matte one of his commanding effort., reviewing the whole course of events in that Territory, the President's 11i1psge. nod the opittiou of the Supreme Court, i with a clearuebs, force and perspicacity, 7, 1858. I which extorted admiration on one aide, and challenged respect on the other. A passage or two sarcastically referring to the military services of the Senator, which he had paraded before the Chamber, were received with satisfaction, even by some of the political friends of Mr. Davis, who fret under his leadership. Mr. Wil son's proposition to investigate the facts connected with the Lecompton Constitu tion was voted down by the combined force of Democrats and Americans, and the Senate adjourned, leaving , Mr. Doug las's call on the President for informs tion—which amounts to just nothing— pending. REMARKABLE WORKS OF HUMAN Li am% —Nineveh was 15 miles long, S wide, and 40 miles round, with a wall 100 feet high, and thick enough for three chariot s abreast. Babylon was 50 miles within the walls, which were 75 feet thick and 300 feet high, with 100 brazen gates. Th e temple of Diana, at Ephesus, was 420 feet o the support of the roof. It was a hun dred years in building. ne largest of the pyramids is 481 feet high, and 653 on the aides; its base covers 11 acres. The stones are about 30 feet in length, and the l a y e rs are 208. It employed 330,000 men in building'. The labyrinth in egypt con tains 300 chanit..era and 12 halls. Thebes, in Egypt, presents wins 27 miles round, and 100 gates. Carthage was 23 miles round. Athens was 25 miles round, and contained 359,000 citizens and 400,000 slaves. The temple of Delphos was so rich in donations, that it was plundered of $500,000, and a Nero carried away from it 200 statues. The walls of Rome were 13 miles round. Letter of Governor Wise. PIIILADELPIIIA, TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 1858. A letter of nearly four columns from Governor Wise, in responce to an invitation to attend the Anti Lecompton meeting held here last evening, will be published in The Press tomorrow morning. Gov. Wise says that a careful review of the President's Message constrains him to differ will, the President of his choice. H. protests againstethe mode in which the Lecompton Constitution was pretended to be submitted, as anti republican and op pressive, and as offensive to the self-respect and mural sense of a free people. lie ad mits that the conduct of the Topekuites was violent and unlawful, and that their opponents acted under lawful authority up to the;submisaion of the Conattution to the people. But that has nothing to do with the issue: Is the Constitution the act and deed of the people, and is the schedule re publican? The wrong of the Topekaites will not justify the wrong of the Lecomp ton Convention, nor cure the defects of the Lecompton schedule, which, though previding for its ratification or rejection, was submitted for approval alone, without allowing a vote upon its rejection. He contends that there was obviously a sinis and anti-republican purpose in thus giving an unfair election as to Bart of the Consti tution, with ru. election as to the whole. fie denies the assertion of the President that no people could have proceeded with more regularity in the formation of s.. Co nstitution than the people of Kansas have dune. The people were not allowed a fair election at all A. fair election could not be held under the Schedule, as rip peers front its face. He combats the l'res. 'Elent's idea that the administration of Kan ass would speedily end the agitation in Congress snd localise it in Ka mom Ile declaims that it ner'r be local. Again, 'ti.. all essential that the .eitlement shall be just, right and equal, and if not so, it is sure to be mischievous to that party enatch ing power without right' and doing wrong that good may come. The ulterior effect of adopting the Lecompton Constitution will be worse than referring back the ques tion for territorial decision. It will arraign the Democracy and the South for demand ing more . than is right it will return the to chalice to our own lips, when the Kansas question again and again arises in our humidities &nein of unsettled territories. It will erive away thousands of honest Peatocrota to raise the Black Republican Aug over the Capitol in the neat struggle for power, and then raise lino last dread is. cue of disunion. lie concludes by addressing the Ceut• mitten as the friends of Mr Buchanan and the Administration, who have his best wishes and warmest friondsh'p. and whom he would save both from both and defeat. Ile trusts in their purr and patriotic mo• lives, but he regards much more the De. mocracy of the South ■nd the Union, and pr 'fosses anxiety for their fate. For him self he fears nothing—firmly standing on the right, in spite of friends end fen, VOL. XXIII. NO. 7, fanners' ECONOMY IN Boors.—How to make three pair of boots last,os long as six and longer. The following extract is from Colonel Macerone's Seasonable Hints, which appeared in the Mechanic's Maga zine, dated Feb 3, 1848. After stating the utility of sheepskin clothing, for per sons whose employment renders it necek nary that they should be much out of door, &c., he says:— I will not conclude, without inviting the attention of your readers to a cheap and easy method of preserving their feet from wet, and their boots from wear, I have only had 'three pair of boots for the last six years, (no shoes,) and I thtnk that I shall not require any other for the next six years to come, The reason is that 1 treat them in the following manner:—l put a pound of tallow and a half pound of rosin into a pot on thO fire; when melted and mixed, I warm the bootsand apply the hot stuff wi , h a painters brush, until the sole and upper leather will buck in no more. if it is desired that the boot should immediately take polish, dissolve an ounce of turpentine, to which add a teaapoonlul of luutpblack. A day or two after th e boots have been treated with the tallow and rosin, rub over them the wax in tur pentine, but not before the fire. Thus the exterior will have a coat of wax, alone, and shine like a mirror. Tallow, or any other grease becomes rancid, and rots th e swhen as well as the leather; but the ros gives it an antiseptic quality which pre serves the whole. Boots or shoes should be so large as to admit of the wearing if them cork soles—cork ie a bad conductor of heat. INDEX, A New Breed of Sheep. D J Browne, Esq , the head of the Ag ricultural Bureau of the Patent Office hoe received a very interesting letter Irom R. L. Pell. of Massachusetts, concerning a new breed of sheep, which has been lately im ported from C hina. Three years since, a Mr. Theodore Smith imported three ewes from Nankin, from ,which he obtained. in twenty menthe, seventy-two sheep. One ewe produced twelve lambs in , fifteen months, three, four, and five at a birth—an d they commenced breeding at four and a half months old. This breed are perfectly hardy, having endured the past winter without shelter, producing lambs constant ly, which bore the cold as well as the old Ishe-p and matured rapidly. They will not jump fences, either stone or wood. The flock were seperoted last season from a rye-field by a cobble stone wall, two and a half feet high, over which they never at. tempt to pass; nor can they be driving over ' any description of fence. The fibre of their wool is exceedingly strong, and fleece heavy. The mutton cannot possibly be surpassed, ns it is entirely free from the strong flavor usual to sheep, and is tender, jucy and delicious. The tails are broad, and when properly prepared, much resem ble marro w, and form a delightful morsel for the epicures. CCITTINO POTATOES.— The practice of cutting potatoes, is adopted by many as a matter of economy. Experience. however seems to have established' that the practice has an injurious influence upon the crop, especialy when the planting is early, and the soil and weather cold. Last season, is order to test the thing, I tried several ex. periments, the result of which were in fivor of the uncut seed. The method a, dopted was as follows:—Two rows of cut potatoes were planted in the centre of a piece—the tubers being divided as nearly in the centre as practible—and two pieces allowed to each hill. This was tried on four different pieces of the vegetable, and each piece in a different field. On dig ging the roots, it was found that the yield of the cut rows was less by one-tenth, by weight, than that of the uncut ones, and in point of size, a still more marked differ ence. I never plant the smallest of 'the largest potatoes, but select those of a mi dium size, and allow two potatoes to the o/ Germantoion 7'etegraph. LIMB FOR l'ars.roks.-..—A correspondent, Smith afoolll, of 'Priiy, N. Y., informs us, that hie expe . lience t n the culture of pota toes has convinced butt that about a band. ful if dry slacked lime placed in each hill tendi to prevent the potato rot. The lime. he states, brings the potatoes earlier to minority, end ineparla to tlsetu a vigor which resists the alums of the disease. An experiment with lime can be conducted by any of our farmers at a small espouse, and if it does not prevent the potato rot, the lime will certainly enrich the soil fo r ether crepe.—Seienslic .9merienn.