SEMI-WEEKUY, UNION Eatnb. July, 1897. GAZETTR Kstab. Uec, 1862. Consolidated Feb., 1899. CORVAIiLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OBEGON, TUESDAX, -OCTOBER 15,5 1901. VOL. H. NO. 25. .l,.l,,n,,l,,t,,.,H,,i..nn,n,i, w The l3oetor'$ "By t-iesba t CHAPTER XI- (Continued.) That was my sentence of banishment. She had only addressed me once during the conversation. It was curious to see how there was no resentment in her manner towards my father, who had sys tematically robbed her, whilst she treat ed me with profound wrath and bitter ness. - The report of my father's illness had spread before I reached home, and suf ficiently accounted for our visit to Jer sey, and the temporary postponement of my last trip to England before our mar riage. My mother, Johanna and I kept our own counsel, and answered the many questions asked us as vaguely as the I wrote to Tardif, telling him I was going for an indefinite period to London, and that if any difficulty or danger threatened Olivia, I begged of him to communicate with my mother, who had promised me to befriend her as far as it lay in her power. My poor mother thought of her without bitterness, though in deep regret. To Olivia herself I wrote tL hub ur lwu, uuuiuK mjacu-ww ncaA to resist the temptation. I said: "My Dear Olivia I told you I,, was abont to be married to my cousin Julia Dobree; that engagement is at an end, 1 am obliged to leave Guernsey, and seek my fortune elsewhere. It will De a long time before I can see you again, if I ever have that great happiness. Whenever you feel" the want of a true and tender friend, my mother is prepared to love you as if you were her own daughter. Think of me also as your friend. . "MARTIN DOBREE.' CHAPTER XII.. I left Guernsey the day before my father and Julia returned from Jersey. My immediate future was not as black as it might have been. I was going di rect to the house of my friend Jack Se nior, who had been my chum at college. He, like myself, had been hitherto a sort 'of partner to his father, the well- known physician, Dr. Senior, of Brook street. They lived together in a highly respectable but gloomy residence, kept bachelor fashion. -for they had no wom an-kind at all belonging to them. The father and son lived a good deal apart, though they were deeply attached to one another. Jack had his own apartments, and his own guests, m the spacious bouse, and Dr. Senior had his. The first night, as Jack and I sat np together in the long summer twilight, told him everything as one tells a friend a hundred things one cannot pnt" into words to any person who dwells .under the same roof, and is witness of every circumstance of- One' career. - " " As I was talking to him, every emotion and perception of my-brainy which had been in a wild state of confusion and con flict, - appeared to - fall into its proper rank. sfi I. was no longer 'doubtful as -to whether I had been' the fool my father called me. ' My love for Olivia acquired force a'ndvdecision. My judgment "that it would have been a folly and a crime to marry Julia became confirmed; . '-"'' "Old fellow," said Jack, when I had finished, "you are in no end of a mess."' "Well, I am," I admitted;, "but what am I to do?" . - ' "First of all, how much .money, have you?" he askedlT J . -' '. -.' "I'd rather not say," I answered. ; '. "Come, old friend,": ho said, " in his most , persuasive tones; "have 'you fifty pounds in hand?" - - .. -. "No,". I replied. - -That's bad!" he said; "but it might be worse. I've lots of tin, and we al ways went shares." "I must look out for something to do to-morrow,"' I remarked. "Ah, yes!" he answered dryly, "you might go -as assistant to a parish doctor, or get a berth on board an emigrant ship. There are lots of chances for a young fellow. I tell you what," he said, "I've a good, mind to'marry "Julia myself.: I've 'always liked her, and we want a woman in. .the house. '.That would put things straighten wouldn't it?"- ' , "She would never consent to leave Guernsey," I answered, laughing. "That was one reason' why she was so glad to marry me." "Well, then," he said, "would you mind me having Olivia?" - . "Don't jest about such a" thing," I re plied; "it is too serious a question with me." ' ' 7 "You are xeally.ln love!" he answered. "I will not jest 'at -it.. But I am ready to do anything td help you, old' boy." So it proved, for he and Dr. Senior did their best during the next few weeks to find a suitable opening for me. I made their house my home, and was treated as a most welcome .guest in it. Still the time was irksome. They were busy whilst I wjis unoccupied. .-. ; - My mother s letters did not tend to raise my spirits. The tone of them was uniformly sad. She told "me the floild of sympathy for Julia had risen very high indeed; from which. 1 concluded that the public indignation against myself must have risen to the same tide mark. Julia had resumed her eld occupations, but her spirit was quite broken; Johanna Carey had offered, to. go .abroad with her,, but she had declined. A friend of Julia's, said my mother in another letter, had come to stay with her, and endeavor to rouse her. It was evident she did not like this Kate Dal trey, herself, for the dislike crept out unawares through" all the gentleness of her .phrases. "She says she is the same age as Julia," she. wrote, "but she is probably some years older; for as she does not belong to Guernsey we have no opportunity -of knowing." ' I laughed when I read that "Your father admires her very much," she added.- There was not a word about Olivia. Sark itself was never mentioned, and it might have sunk' into the sea. My eye ran over every letter first with the hope of catching that name, but I could not find It. This persistent silence on my mother.' part was very, trying. ; I had been away from Guernsey two - months, and Jack was making arrange ments for a long absence from London as soon as the season was over, leaving fjilemtna. Stretton I'l"!'1 me in charge, when I received the fol lowing letter from Johanna Carey: Dear Martin Your father and Julia have been here this afternoon, and have confided to me a very sad and very pain ful secret, which they ask me to break gently to you. You must come home again for a season. . Even Julia wishes it, though she cannot stay in the same house with you, and will go to her own with her friend Kate Daltrey. Your father cried like a child. He takes it more to heart than I should have expect ed. Yet there is no immediate danger; she may live for some months yet. My poor Martin, you will have a mother only a few months longer. Three weeks ago she and I went to Sark, at her own ur gent wish, to see your Olivia. I did not then know why. She had a great longing to see the unfortunate girl who had been the cause of so much sorrow to us all. but especially to her, for she has pined sorely after you. We did -not find her in Tardif's house, but Suzanne directed us to the little graveyard half a mile away. - We followed her there, and rec ognized her, of course, at the first glance. She is a charming creature, that I allow, though I wish none of us had ever seen her. Your mother told her who she was, and the sweetest flush and smile came across her face! They sat down side by side on one of the graves, and I strolled away, so I do not know what they said to one another. Olivia walked down with us to the Havre Gosselin, and your mother held her in her arms and kissed her tenderly w Even I could not help kiss ing her. - - - ; "Now I understand why yoar mother longed to see Olivia. She knew then she has known for months that her days are numbered. When she was in London last November she saw the most skillful physicians, and they all agreed that her disease was incurable and fatal. Why did she conceal it from you? Ah, Mar tin, you must know a woman's heart, a mother's heart, before you can compre hend that. Your father knew, but no one else. ' .1 "Do not come before you have answer ed this letter, that we may prepare her for your return. Write by the next boat, "KISSED HER and come by the one after. Julia will have to. move down to the new house, and that will be excitement enough for one day. Your faithful, loving cousin,: . '.'.- "JOHANNA CAREY." '. 1 read this letter'twice, with a singing in my ears and a whirling of my brain, before I could realize the meaning. Then I refused to believe it. - No one knows better than a doctor how the most clever head among us may be at fault.; My mother dying of an incurable disease! Impossible! I would go over at once and save her. She ought to have told me first . Who could have attended her so skillfully and devotedly as her only son? My mother had consulted Dr. Senior himself when, she had "been in London. He -did not positively cut off all hope from me, though I knew well he was giving me encouragement in spite of his own carefully formed opinion. . He as serted emphatically that it was possible to alleviate her sufferings and prolong her life, especially if her mind was kept at rest. There was not a question as to the necessity for my immediate return to her. But there was still, a day for me to tarry in London, i Martin," said Jack, "why have you never followed up - the clue about your Olivia the " advertisement, you know? Shall we go to those folks in Gray's Inn Road this afternoon?" -J- It' had been in my mind all along to do so, but the listless procrastination of idleness had caused me to put it off from time to time. Besides, whilst I was ab sent from .the- Channel Islands my curi osity appeared to: sleeps It was enough to picture Olivia in her lowly home in Sark. V Now that I . was . returning to Guernsey, and the opportunity was about to slip by, I felt more anxious to seize it I would learn all I could about Olivia's family and friends, without betraying any part of her secret - - Of course there was not the smallest difficulty in finding the office of Messrs. Scott and Brown. . There did not seem much business going on, and our appear ance was hailed with undisguised satis faction. The solicitors were two infe rior, common-looking men, but sharp enough to be a match for either of us. We both felt it as if we had detected a snake in the grass by its rattle. I grew wary by instinct, though I had not como with any intention to tell them what I knew of Olivia. My sole idea had been to learn something myself, not to impart any information. But when I was face to face with these men my business, and the management of it, did not seem quite ao simple as it had done until then. "Do you wish to consult my partner or me?" asked the keenest looking man. "I am Mr. Scott." "Either will do," I answered. "My business will be soon dispatched. Some months ago you inserted, an advertise ment in the Times." ? ' "To what purport?" inquired Mr. Scott "You offered fifty pounds reward," I replied, "for information concerning a young lady." A gleam of intelligence and gratifica tion flickered upon both their faces, but quickly faded away into a sober and blank gravity. Mr. Scott waited for me to 'speak again, and bowed silently, as if to intimate he was all attention. "I came," I added, "to. ask you for the name and address of that young lady's friends, as I should prefer communicat ing directly with them, with a view to co operation in the discovery of her hiding place. I need scarcely say I have no wish to receive any reward. I entirely waive any claim to that, if you will oblige me by putting me into connection with the family." "Have you no information you can im part to us?" asked Mr. Scott "None, I answered decisively, "it is some months since I saw the advertise ment and it must be nine months since you put it into the Times. I believe it is nine months since the young lady was missing." "About that time," he said. "Her friends must have suffered great anxiety," I remarked. "Very great indeed," he admitted. "If I could render them any service it would be a great pleasure to me," I continued; "cannot you tell me where to find them?" .-. "We are authorized to receive any in formation," he replied. -'"You must al low me to ask if you. know anything about the young lady in question?" "My object is to combine with her friends in seeking her,-' I said evasively, "I really cannot give you any informa tion; but if you will put me into commu nication with them,. I may-toe useful to them." ; . ...... ' "Well,'' he said, with, an air of candor. "of course the young lady's friends are anxious to keep in the background. It is not a pleasant circumstance to occur. in a family. Of course, if you could give us an ydefinite information it would be quite another thing. The young lady's family is highly connected- Have you seen any one answering to' the descrip tion?" . ' ; .' "It is a very common one," I answered, "I have seen scores of yonng ladies who might answer to it. I am surprised that in London you could not trace her. Did you apply to the police?" "The police are blockheads," replied Mr. Scott. "Will you be so good as to see if there is any one in tne outer office. TENDERLY.' Mr. Brown, or on the stairs? I believe 1 heard a noise outside." - Mr. Brown disappeared for a few min utes; but his absence did not interrupt the conversation. There was not much to be made out of it on either side, for we were only fencing with one another. I learned nothing about Olivia's friends, and 1 was satisfied he had learned noth ing about her. At last we parted with mutual dissat isfaction; and I went moodily downtsairs, followed by Jack. We drove back to Brook street, to spend the -few hours that remained before the train started for Southampton. "Doctor," said Simmons, as Jack jaid him his fare, with a small coin added to it, I m half afeared I've done some mis chief. I've been turning it. over and over in my head, and can't exactly see the rigbts of it. A gent, with a pen behind his ear, comes down, at that orfice in Gray's Inn Road, and takes my number. But after that he says a civil thing or two. i ine young gents, he says, point ing up tne staircase. very much so, says I. 'Young doctors?' he says. 'You're right, I says. .1 guessed so,' he says and pretty well up the tree, eh?' 'Ay,' I says; 'the light-haired gent is son to Dr. Senior, - the great pheeseecian; and the other he comes from Guernsey, which is an island in the sea.' : 'Just so,' he says; 'I've heard as. much.' I hope .I've done no mischief, doctor? - "I hope not Simmons," answered Jack "but your tongue hangs too loose, my man. Look out for a squall on the Olivia coast Martin, he added. My anxiety would have been very great if I had not been returning immediately to Guernsey. But once there, and communication with Tardif, I could not believe any danger would threaten Olivia from which I could not protect or rescue her. She was of age, and had a right to act for herself. With two such friends as Tardif and me, no one could force her away from her chosen home. .. .' (To be continued.) " A Good Story. - -- Tommy Tell fne a story, uncle. TJncle A story! But I don't know what to tell you a story about . Tommy Oh, tell me a story about a little boy who had a good uncle who gave him a quarter. Mirth. . ; . -China's Kerosene Imports. Before 1880 little was known in China of kerosene. In 1890 more than 100,000,000 gallons were imported. .. Optical Illusion. This circle, called stroboscopic by the Inventor, consists of a series of con centric circles about one millimeter In size, separated by white intervals of six millimeters; These dimensions are not absolute. They vary with the dis tance, and may, in reality, be extended several centimeters if there is question of showing the phenomena to a larger audience. If, in the design at hand, you impart a circular movement the SEE THE CIBCXES BEVOLVE. circle seems to turn around its. own center, and it effects this rotation in the direction of the real motion and with an equal angular speed. That is to say, the circle seems to describe a com plete revolution, while the cardboard really describes it andj In the same di rection. In order to gain the best effect it is well in looking at: the circle dur ing its revolution to fix one's gaze on a near .point .'' -'- The New Scholar. It" was the first day of school," sun shiny and beautiful, and the girls and boys .that attended Miss Capen's pri vate school were flocking toward her house with eager, happy faces. .When Milly Barnes and May Wander opened the door of the schoolroom, they stopped talking to start at three little girls whom they , had neven seen be fore. - The new scholars sat in chairs near the teacher's desk, and they looked very stiff and conscious and uncomforta ble..- .' - ; v -::-. -':: --'-;'. :-. Nobody spoke to them until some chil dren came, in who knew two of the strangers. They began talking at once, and that made the third little girl feel more forlorn than ever. . Finally May Wander turned to her with the abrupt question: "What's your name?" - A flush overspread the new scholar's face, but she looked down and did not answer. ... " ... May and her .companions laughed. which attracted the attention of oth ers, and the cause of their merriment looked as if she wanted to run away and cry. Why don't you tell us what your name Is?" persisted May. ' There was still no answer, .and with smiles and whispering the children drew a little apart Presently another girl entered, and there was a general rush toward her. She was loud-voiced and talkative, and the shy new scholar heard her say, in reply to sotoebody.'s question: - Why, it's Mr. Disbrow's little girL Jessie Disbrow! She lives up on Maple street Their servant told ours that she was-10- years old and had never been to school; so I guess she don't know much, anyway!" . - Jessie Disbrow listened with redden ing cheeks, and then in a moment she heard May Wander whisper loudly to a late-comer, "The new scholar over there don't know much Hattie Bangs says so! I asked her what her name and she couldn't tell!" ' . - ; This was more than bashful, sensitive little Jessie could bear, and slipping into the dressing-room, she hurried to put on her jacket. - If this was the longed-for school, she thought she want ed no more of it Her hat was on and she was about to start for home when the teacher found her. .'.-. . .' ' - - ' Miss Capen understood little girls, and she let Jessie have a good cry on her shoulder before she attempted to remove the wraps. . When she discov ered the cause of the tears she must have known Just how to smooth away the trouble, for a few minutes later Jessie reappeared in the school-room. able to meet the gaze of the pupils with little discomfiture. '.--.- . Jessie was placed In the second class In reading, along with May Wander and Hattle Bangs; but when it was the new scholar's turn to read she did not stumble over the long words as Hattie and May had stumbled, but she read the paragraph assigned her almost as well as Miss Capen -could have read ,The children looked their astonish ment, and the teacher said at once that Jessie must go Into the first class. which brought a tiny smile of grateful ness to the shy face. ' When the third class in arithmetic was called there was a new surprise. for it was learned that Jessie Disbrow had studied nearly to fractions; and when Hattie Bangs could not tell how much seven times nine was, and Miss Capen asked Jessie, she not only-gave the correct answer, but at the teacher'i request repeated the sevens and eights of the multiplication table without break." .- " s. .:.;' :.-'-.., Glances of approval ran around the class, and enough smiles of cordiality and admiration were given the new scholar to raise a hope in her heart that friends would not be lacking. In geography and grammar and spell- ing Jessie was far in advance of the others of ber age, and Miss Capen made the little girl very happy by saying that her mamma was so good a teacher she would like her to come and teach some of her girls and boys. Well, Hattle," said May Wander, when school was dismissed, "I hope there won't any more scholars come here that 'don't know much,' If they're going to turn out like this one! My, Isn't she smart! Miss Capen won't be satisfied now till we can say the mul tiplication table as well as Jessie Dfs- brow can'." Youth's Companion. Elmer Was Interested. . "Mamma," queried little Elmer, "they call stock brokers bulls and bears, don't theyr Yes, dear," answered the mother. 'Which Is papa a bull or a bear?" asked the small inquisitor. Really 1 don't know," she replied. "But why do you ask?" Because," rejoined Elmer, "I want to know which I am a calf or a cub." How Many There Were. Oh, mamma!" exclaimed little John ny, as he rushed into the house, "there are two hundred dogs In our back yard?'. "Are you sure that there are that many?" asked his mother. - Well," replied Johnny, "there is our dog and another one, anyway." The Boy Csnld Direct Him. Lady Little boy, can you direct me to Blank's shoe store? Small Boy Yes'm. You go right down this street till you come to a drug store. " Lady Yes; and then Small Boy Then you go into the drug store and look in the directory. 1 Objected to Insects as Footl. Little Edith had never seen a lobster before, and when dining at the home of a playmate she was offered a portion she politely replied: "No, thank you; I never eat grasshopper." - ; - " HANDLED WITH CARE. Gingerly Treatment of Small Boy Who Had Swallswed Nitroglycerin. A little boy who had drunk nitro glycerin' furnished an awkward prob lem for the police of the Twentieth and Federal streets station yesterday morn ing. They are chary of dealing with Infernal machines of any kind, and did not know how to handle a human bomb. - Edwin Wright the boy in question, Is 8 years old and lives at No. 1431 Point .Breeze avenue. -While playing with other boys on the dump at Twen ty-sixth and Tasker streets he found a bottle whose contents he mistook for whisky. He raised it to his lips and had drunk, as he says, several "fingers" of the liquid before his . companions. who saw a label "Poison" on the bot tle, knocked it from his hands. Edwin Immediately became sick. . It was found that the bottle had contain ed nitroglycerin, and Policeman Mi chael Grugan, who had the boy In charge grew nervous. He wanted to summon the patrol to remove Edwin to the hospital, but feared the conse quences of the concussion which might be caused by : walking a person who had a high explosive concealed In his body. He solved the quandary by tak ing the youth in his arms and proceed ing gingerly several blocks to where he could call the patrol. When the wagon came Grugan, who. pale as a ghost, was holding the boy at a safe distance from himself, yielded up his supposed dangerous charge to Patrol Sergeant McGee. - The latter was not so fearful of an explosion, yet he also employed circumspection in handling the boy. r At St Agnes' hospital the physicians quickly brought Edwin out of danger. The small quantity of nitroglycerin which the bottle contained 'had become considerably weakened by lying on the dump, else the amount which the boy swallowed, the physicians say, would have killed him. A few hours after the occurrence he had recovered with the exception of some slight burns about the lips. Philadelphia Press. ': Memories of Boyhood. Recalllrg childhood's days docs not often have such an unfortunate effect as in tbis story printed by a Pennsyl vania paper: While walking along the track of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad near Lebanon, 'a farmer : began thinking about his boyhood days, and what fun it used to be.to place his tongue against a piece of cold metaL ' Following up the thought, be knelt by the track and placed his tongue on one of the rails. The sensation was delightful, but he had not enjoyed It long before he heard a train coming, and then, to his dismay, found that his tongue was frozen to the rail. ; There was nothing to do but to pull it loose, and when he did that he thought it was coming out by the roots. A visit to the doctor reassured him on that point and he eventually got welL It will never be as good a tongue as it was, but it is believed that the man's common sense has gained as much as his tongue has lost . ; Truthful Youth. ,-' "Ah!" sighed Perclval : Montague, gazing into the limpid eyes of Milllcent Pyefalce-'ah! you are more beautiful than the day." - With a happy smile the maiden sank Into his arms. - But if she had only thought of the fact that, the day was one when the temperature registered an even hun dred, and the. humidity was along In the nineties, she would have known that .Perclval was not giving the truth very much of a stretch. Baltimore American. - .- For Western Farmers. The up-to-date farmer with a large acreage finds it slow work to plow his fields with the old single plows of the past and so he utilizes the electric cur rent and multiplies the number of plow shares to suit himself. In the West this Is practically a necessity, on ac count of the large size of the fields and the cost of labor and teams. Our illus tration shows a convenient form of mo tor plow which has been designed by Conrad Melssner of Frederichsburg, Germany. It consists of two electric motors operating winding drums on sep arate carriages, which may be placed at any required distance apart, only one motor being connected with the main feed wire. To supply power to ELECTBICALLT OPERATED FLOW. the second motor a feed cable lying parallel with the traction cable Is read Justed at every trip of the plow to fol low the latter down the field. The mechanism Is so adjusted that when once set In motion the apparatus prac tically operates itself, moving the car riages forward at the beginning of each trip to bring the plowshares in posi tion for the next row of furrows. The plows are attached to a two-wheeled truck, which Is pulled back and forth across the field, moving forward at the end of each set of furrows as long as the power is turned on. ' Growing; Bye Profitably. In sections of the country where wheat was formerly an Important crop, rye has largely taken its place. The best method of growing rye is to seed It with timothy In the fall, and follow It with clover the next spring. This is the plan used where rye is in the regu lar rotation after com and oats. To get the best results the seed should be sown thinly on fairly good soil. The time of sowing usually being early in September, never later than the middle of the month. If the soil is rich and in good shape, one and one-half bushels of seed per acre drilled in is sufficient On land that is poor, a bushel and three pecks is usually used in seeding. Rye straw brings good prices in the market and as the grain is less likely to be in jured by insects than wheat and can be grown on soil too poor for wheat it can be used to advantage in feeding for certain stock. It is not particularly good for cows, as it seemingly injures the quality of the butter. It Is excellent food for swine, and to a moderate ex tent for poultry. While it has no par ticular value as a legume, rye is valu able to turn under for green manuring. Exchange. The Movab'e Mansrer. When stock is fed In the field, as it is oftentimes convenient to do, a nam ber of movable mangers will be found very useful. A horse such as Is used by carpenters Is constructed of light wood and a light board eight by twelve Inches wide nailed to the legs on each side of the horse. This leaves suffi cient space between the board and the top bar of the horse for any animal to get his head In and feed. There is no need of having any bottom to this man ger unless the feeding Is done in some place where It Is wet Of course. the feeding is done against a fence or the side of a building or wall, it will be necessary to attach the board on that side of the horse. Indianapolis News. - V.. '"-"".- Heavy Fertilizing. - " While some of the experiment sta tions have reported that in testing dif ferent amounts of fertilizer per acre for potatoes they have found the profit able limit to be about 1,500 pounds, there is a farmer on Long Island who claims that it is profitable for him to use 3,000 pounds per acre. He claims that he was forced to It by the diffi culty of getting enough of stable ma nure and the high price of It He found It would cost about the same for the 8,000 pounds of fertilizer as for the manure he usually bought, and he de cided to try one acre. Mow he uses about twenty-five tons a year besides X -- A MOVABLE MA5GER. all the manure made on the farm. Ha uses it on the potatoes, and then fol lows them with wheat one year, grass two years, corn one year. These all without fertilizer excepting that put on the potatoes. After five years rota tion the land is ready for potatoes again. Each year about four acres of the potato ground Is sown to rye, and the next year that is sown with tur nips and carrots. His crops sold one year were 4,500 bushels of potatoes. 4,000 bushels of turnips, 400 bushels of wheat 200 bushels of rye. 1.800 bushels of corn, ten tons of carrots, ten tons of rye straw, eighty tons of hay. beside some tons of rye straw and sev eral more of corn fodder. Upon a farm out In a section where one would think It necessary to grow principally market garden crops, he Is growing upon com mercial fertilizers alone such crops as one might grow on a farm remote from markets, or even from railroads, that be need not sell until he Is ready to go to market as even the potatoes can be kept for weeks and others for months If necessary, and he finds it successful farming. Massachusetts Ploughman. The Vatne of bandone.l Farms. Every once in a while communica tions come from farmers in the West and South, who, for reasons of their own, desire to let urn to the Eastern States. They have read about the abandoned farms In New England and New York, and seem to think that if they could obtain one of these farms at ittle or no cost their future would be assured. In many cases these aban doned farms are simply land that Is worn out or too stony, to be worked to advantage with the modern form crops. In nearly every case the vital objection to these farms is their distance from market The great majority of them are located miles from a railroad or a market which can only be reached over very rough and little traveled roads. Some of these farms are capa ble of being made profitable, but the expense of marketing the crops Is so great that it is a question if it would pay any one to take up one of these places. Gradually, the Increase in the number of trolley roads throughout the Eastern States is bringing these farms within easy access of markets, and as soon as these roads become a reality. the farms quickly disappear from the market. Any farmer who is located within reasonable distance of a good market and who can reach It readily, had best stay where be is. Of course, if he is in a position to buy an im proved farm better located than the one he at present occupies, that Is a dif ferent matter, but as for taking up one of these abandoned farms, it would be like going from the frying pan into the fire. Indianapolis News. The Red Foil Cow. The Red Poll is coming and will fin an important place with the farmers -who keep a few cows, milk them and BED POLL COW. grow their calves. While of quite a different type, yet the' Red Poll fills very nearly the same place that the old-' fashioned heavy milking Shorthorns did twenty-five years ago. Breeders' Gazette. Filo and Ensilage. People are fast learning that good ensilage can only be secured In a first class silo and that a silo made of poor, material or from lumber that warps or twists win always prove disappointing to its owner, says a writer In National Stockman. This is illustrated by -the method of canning fruit- If the can bj. sealed airtight the fruit can be pre-, served all through the' winter. .' But If. the rubber packing Is. poor or the top la nnt aprpwpd nn -Heht nilmUtlno fha air, -the contents "work" and are spoil ed. The same thing holds true with a, silo. Unless the walls are impervious, to both air and moisture one must not expect to keep this ensilage sweet The .- cueap structures maue ul oiu ieuce: -boards should not be called silos. Ves sels of this kind have also led many men to reject silage and probably ac counts for the unjust and sweeping, condemnation of it by milk condensa-'. ries. There has never been a food up on which all kinds of -stock thrive av ...1. t ,.1. .. 1 . turns as Indian corn, cut and preserv--. ed In a silo In the form of ensilage. As Tmf 1 Ton rr eo "Pdoon nllna sr. a delusion and a snare, while good ones enable Indian corn to yield its great est benefactions to man.' Dairy (Jtensi's. In dairy work there are three very important things, brushes and plenty -of clean white dish and wiping towels, (not rags), scalding water and salsoda,. says Rural New Yorker. The virtue contained in a pinch of sal soda can-' not be estimated.' It does not take very long to run hems In. towels for; dairy work. There is nothing better -than flour and salt sacks. - They are -soft and pliable; also easy to wash.' Have several dishcloths. Don't ose; one for all the dairy work one for separator, another for the butter uten- ' bus and stilt another for milk palls. ' : Weak Eyes in Horses. 'Z ' Keep a dark shade over the eyes dur- -ing the daylight bathe the eyes twice . a day well in hot water and put a few drops of the following lotion In the eyes S brush: Four grains of sulphate of zinc. tour grains ui uiuryuuie, tea grains or cocaine and one ounce of water. - ..