The Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 34, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 30, 1920 Page: 3 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA MINER
Canadian Farmers Confident of
Record Grain Crop.
Boston Banker Returning From Trip
Through the Country Tells of Rich
Yields of Great Northwestern
A Boston blinker desiring to re-
cuperate from a season of strenuous
work did what most bankers do or
should do took a holiday nway from
the confines of the city life. Canada
was In his mind. lie would make the
trip learn something of the country
breathe of its ozone and return ex-
hilarated both in mind and body. On
his return a few days ago be told the
reporter of the Wall Street Journal of
the richness of the vast fields of gold-
en grain thnt be saw on his trip
through Hie Canadian West. Doubt-
less be broke bis journey Into tbo
Canadian Itockios long enough to mnko
an inspection of them. Who could
help it as from the car window were
to be seen miles and miles of golden
etooks ranged row upon row nway
back to the lines of the horizon? TJe
must have done so for when be got
back to the Hub he was filled with
enthusiasm over his trip and what be
saw In Canada and ho had to get it
off his iilml. It was revealed In this
"Canada is getting strong recover-
ing by leaps and bounds from the de-
pression caused by wnr. While unrest
and Inck of co-operation seem to be
holding things bnck on this side of
the border the Dominion to the north
faces nn em of unprecedented activity
and prosperity. One of the basic
reasons for this brilliant comeback is
the rich yield of the great northwest-
ern wheat fields."
Thnt the crops in Cannda both east
and west nre meeting the expectations
of the farmers is n satisfying fact
which gives a positive assurance of a
yield that will mean millions of dol-
lars to the wealth of tbo country.
There will probably be as much as two
hundred million bushels of wheat to
export giving an ndded wealth to the
country of nearly half a billion dol-
lars. In all pnrts the crop yield
promises to be nbundant and with
favorable weather from now on there
may be expected a harvest that will
equal if not surpnss that of 191!5. It
will doubtless be pleasing to the ninny
readers of this paper to know thnt
the friends they have developing their
farms In this region of big crops and
good prices will participate In tills
wealth and what will be more pleas-
ing Is the knowledge of the fact that
the wealth In which they will partici-
pate comes from big prices for n
product produced from land pnrchased
at a cheap price.
Western Cannda hns never known
n failure In crops. There are districts
where partial failures have been but
consideration should be given to tbo
fact that the country thnt portion of
It in which the present grain growing
lies Is from seven to eight hundred
miles In length by half thnt distance
Because one speaks of the wonder-
ful success of grain growing there
there should not be lost sight of the
fact that this Is only one Item In the-wealth-producing
Is cattle raising with all the advan-
tages In every way that It possesses
anywhere; the dairying industry Is as-
suming remarkable proportions and a
great deal of attention is given to tbo
developmentof this Industry which la
so adaptable to the country by both
federal and provincial government.
The theater was crowded and tbo
nudlence sat with bated breath as they
watched the illain stride across the
stage and grnsp the trembling heroine
roughly by the wrist.
"Ah I know your father's secret!"
he hissed In her ear. "At last you
nre In my power. Will you become
my wife or shall I make It known to
the world? I have discovered that he
has 10000 stolen tins of condensed
milk stored away In bis strong room.
I am the only one who knows his se-
cret." "Have pity on me!" Implored the
heroine. "What If It should leak
"If it should leak out" replied tho
villain "it would be a mess."
"I ee that Instead of being prose-
cuted a bomb thrower will be sent to
his native country at government ex-
pense." "Is Unit so?"
"We nre getting drastic." Louis-
Origin of Famous Quotations.
The henpecked man hnd just ob-
tained a dlvorco from bis first wife.
IIo was heard to mutter with the only
Hcndiidi glee thnt bad been bis since
the orange blossom episode "And tho
Urst shall be last."
1 ' f
Copyright bj Oharlos Scrlbner' Sous
"Lady Larkspur" is a de-
lightful little whimsey of a
story by Meredith Nicholson
author of "The House of a
Thousand Candles" and
other charming romances
that nearly everybody has
read. It's short and sweet
and full of the fanciful
charm which has made
Nicholson deservedly popu-
lar. Bob Singleton is the hero.
He's an aviator invalided
home. His Uncle Bashford
has married an English-
woman in Japan in his old
age died and left a widow
whom Bob has never seen.
Said widow present where-
abouts unknown is mystery
No. 1. Mystery No. 2 is Vi-
olet Dewing an entirely
charming English actress
also missing from public
view. Bob's friend Searles
has written a play "Lady
Larkspur" especially lor
her and naturally is combing
the universe to find her.
Bob goes to the Bashford
"farm" at Barton in New
England to recuperate. The
household is made up of
broken-down hotel em-
ployees befriended by the
uncle comedy material.
A young and attractive
woman arrives and says
she's the widow. Bob is
quickly captivated. Appear
in due course a puzzling
stranger a remarkable
fan and a suspected Ger-
man spy material for ad-
venture and incidents both
exciting and entertaining to
say nothing of mystery deep
In the end but what's
the use in spoiling it! Read
it for yourself.
"It was bard luck. said Searles.
"that I should spend a year writing
a lilny for a woman only to Hnd that
she had vanished Jumped off the
enrth into nowhere. This was my
highest night Singleton the best writ-
ing I ever did. nnd after the vast
pains I took with the thing the only
womnn I ever saw who could possibly
net it is unavailable; worse than thnt
absolutely inidiscoverablo Nobody
knows I have this script; I've kept
quiet about It simply because I'm not
going to bo forced into accepting a
star I don't want. I have u feeling
nbout this play that I never hnd about
in.- other things. The public hns been
so kind to my smnll offerings thnt
I'm trying to lead em on to tho best I
can do; something n little finer nnd
more Imaginative with a touch of
poetry. If you please. And now "
fie glnred at me ns though I wero
responsible for his troubles. As ho
knew 1 hud been flying In the French
aviation corps for two years and hnd
Just been Invalided homo I didn't
think It necessary to establish an
alibi. Fate had been kind to Dick
Senrles. In college be hnd written n
piny or two that demonstrated his
talent and after a rigid apprentice-
ship ns scene-shifter and assistant
producer lie bud made n killing with
"Let George Do It." a farce thut earn-
ed enough to iu:t him at eitte und muke
possimo mi upward step into straight
comedy. Even ns wo talked u capac-
ity house was laughing nt his skit
"Who Killed Cock Itobln?" just around
tbt corner from his lodgings. So his
story wns not the Inventioi of n re-
Jetted playwright to cover tho non-
appearance of a play which nobody
"Isn't It always a mlstnko to write
a play for a particular star?" I sug-
gested. "Seems to me I've read some-
where thnt that Is among the beset-
ting sins of you playwrights."
"Old stufT. my boy; but this isn't
one of those cases. Tho person I hnd
In mind for this play wasn't u star
but a beginner quite unknown. It
was when 1 was in Loudon putting on
'I' airy Gold' that I saw her; she had
a small part In a pantomime nnd
pantomime the severest test of nn
actor's powers you know. A little
later she appeared In 'Honorable Wo-
men' n capital play that died early
i.ut mere ngaln I felt her peculiur i
ehnrni It was Just that. Sho was ex-
quisite! No one ever captured my
Lni.glnntlon r.s she did. I watched
her night after night. I wns afraid
that when I henrd her voice It would
break tho spell and I nctually shook
like a man with nn ague when she
tripped out on the stage as the In-
genue In Uonoruble Women.' And
her laughter! You know how hollow
Lie usual stage mirth is but that girl's
laugh had the Joy of the lark ascend-
"By Jove!" I ejnculnted "there's
tnoro here than appears. You're In
love with tho girl !"
"Rubbish" he cried Impntlently.
"You'll think I'm talking rot but this
girl wns the visualization of n char-
acter I had dreamed of and groped
nfter for years. That's all ; but It's
a whole lot I can tell you!"
"Let us be practical for a moment
Senrles" I urged. "Emperors presi-
dents and popular murderers nre not
more conspicuous than the people of
t..e stuge. No girl tnlented enough to
get two engngements jven for smnll
parts. In a Lrst-clas'. London thenter
could vanish. With your acquaintance
In the profession you'd be nble to
trace her anywhere on enrth. By the
way. what did tho paragon cull her-
self?" "Violet Deving was her stnge name
and the oi.y name the managers knew
"Oh I'm Not Knocking the Deadl"
her by. I assumed thnt of course
all I had to do wns to finish my piny
nnd then buvo Dnlton who represents
mo over there mnko an appointment
to read It to her; but Dalton worked
for three months trying to find her
without success. I wnsn't the only
person who wns Interested in her.
Dnlton said that half a dozen mana-
gers hud their eye on her but after
'Honorable Wome-' closed she stepped
into the void. I knew what you're
thinking thnt tho other members of
the two companies she nppeared
with must have had some Inkling of
her Identity but I tell you Dnlton nnd
I exhausted the possibilities. It was
by accident that she got her chance In
the pantomime some- one wouldn't do
at the last minute nnd they gnvo Miss
Dewing n trial. Sho was well liked
by her associates In spite of the fact
that sho was a bit offish and vanished
from their weld the mlnuto tho cur-
"A clever governess out of n Job
satisfying n craving for excitement
nnd playing the mysterious rolo as a
part of the adventure. Am I to as-
sumo thnt you've burned your play
and thnt the Incident Is closed?"
"Oh I didn't burn It; I have a copy
locked In a safety vault and Dalton
left one heavily sealed at a smnll ex-
clusive London hotel where he found
after much difficulty tho girl had
lodged during her two engagements."
"You're morbid" I said. "Show me
Me laughed Ironically. "Never a
chance Singleton! You haven't yet
got the idea tha4 this young
wqinnii is out of -tbo ordinary.
S " -ZS 1
She reruscn to be photographed
wrote It Into her two contracts that
this was not to bo naked. I never
saw ber off tho stage nnd I can't give
you u description of her that would
be of tho slightest assistance to thu
keenest detective alive. In that pnnto-i
inline sho wns u frolic the clown's1
daughter nnd although nobody suw It
she wns tho whole piece the elusive
sprite that could evoko laughter and
tears by u gesture u lifting of thu
brows n grlninco. By utterly differ-
ent methods In 'Ihinornble Women'
she proved her wide range of nppeal!
Hers v:t tbo one true chiiracterljiu-
tlon In the piece. When Terry wns In
ber prime you remember how we used
to suy thnt only one bird sung Hid
thnt and from paradise It flew? Well
this bird sings on the samo branch I
Her voice was ber charm made audi'
"Rave some morel" I pleaded
"You never talked better In your life."
"Don't be nn ass" ho said sourly.
"Let's forget her and take n squint
nt your nffnlrs. Just what do you
mean to do with yourself?"
"My shoulder still creaks a Httlo and
the doctors advise mo ;o sit around
for n while. They offered mo somo
Jobs In Washington but desk work
nnd Inspection duty nre too tnmo nfter
n couple of years spent In star climb-
ing. I'm ?oing up to Bnrton-on-tho-Sound
and I'll camp In the garage on
my uncle's plnce."
"Your uncle pinyed you a nnsty
trick." Interrupted Senrles; "getting
married and then adding to the crimo
by dying. You couldn't beat that for
"Do you remember Jie Immortal
" 'Oh skip your dear undo!'
Tho Bellman exclaimed
Aa he angrily tlnklod his boll"?
"Oh I'm not knocking the dend !" ho
protested. "Mr. Bashford always
struck me as a pretty decent square
sort of chap and not nt nil tho
fnmlliur grouchy uncle of fiction nnd
the drumn. I made notes on him from
time to time with n view to building
n play around him the perfect uncle
unobtrusive never blustering nt his
nephew ; translnting tbo avuncular
relationship Into something remote and
chuste like n distant view of Mount
Washington In winter. It wns Just
like him to retire from business on
his sixtieth birthday and depart for
the Orient there to commit the
shameless indiscretion of matrimony."
"Lllio him! It wns tbo greatest
shock of my life. To tho best of my
knowledge he never knew any women
except the widow of his partner in the
Importing house. She wns about
eighty and perfectly safe. Ho spent
tventy yeurs In the Tyrlnghum the
dullest nnd most respectublo hotel
In the world nnd his chief recrea-
tion wns u leisurely walk In the park
before going to bed. You could set
your clock by him. Pretty thin pick-
ing for u dramatist I should think.
IIo used to tnke me to the thenter
regularly every other TLursday it
was a date and his favorite enter-
tnlnment was vaudeville with black-
face embellishment preferred. But in
nls shy fashion he wns kind and
generous nnd mighty good to me."
"If you hndn't gone to war but bad
kept right at his elbow the mnrrlngo
might have oeen averted" suggested
Searles. "He did leave you some-
thing didn't he?"
"Fifty tbousnnd cash and tho right
to uso the garage at the Barton farm.
Calling It i farm 's a Joke; it's rocks
mostly no bought the house to have
e. place to store nis prints nnd Jnp
ceramics no nated motoring except
In taxis up and down lown nnd when
I urged him to set up a machine ho
told ho to go nbend and buy ono and
build the gnrage. Told me I'd better
fix up the studio In the garage and
hnvo It ns a place to work In. nis
will provides thnt I may lodge In tho
garage for life."
"The estate footed a million ns I
remember so I can't praise bis gener-
osity. But tbo widow your unknown
auntie the body-snatcher who annex-
ed the old boy what of ber?"
"I've nsked tho trust company peo-
ple whethar she's In sight iiny where
nnd they nssure me thnt she Is not on
these shores. Torrence tho third
vice president you know Torry; he
wns In the class ahead of us at col
lege the man who never smiles
Torry snld she acknowledged tho Insl
remlttnnco three months ago from
Br.ngkok wherever thnt Is. I suppose
the old girl's resumed her tour of tlic
world looking for another retired
merchant to add to her list."
"Very likely. To what nation
tribe or human group does this pred
atory person belong?"
Unrest at the Barton farm.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
A Friend's Opinion.
"My poem Is returned with tho edl
tor's rogrets. I wonder If he Is quite
candid vlth me?"
"I fear not. I don't see why he
should have any regrets at sending
back this stuff."
TOLD B! DDD9HI
You Don't Need to Sicken Gripo
or Salivate Yourself to
You're bilious .sluggish constipated.
You feel headachy your stomach may
be sour your breath bad your skin
sallow and you believe you need vile
dangerous calomel to start liver and
Here's my gunruntcel Ask your drug-
gist for u bottle of Dodson's Liver
Tone und tnke a spoonful tonight. If it
doesn't start your liver and straighten
you right up better than culomel und
without griping or making you sick I
want you to go back to the itoro and
get your money.
Take calomel today and tomorrow
you will feel wenk and sick and mill-
seated. Don't lose u day. Take a
spoonful of harmless vegetable Dod-
son's Liver Tone tonight nnd wake up
feeling splendid. It Is perfectly harm-
less so give It to your children uny
time. It can't salivate. Adv.
"Now Just listen to our new neigh-
bor talkiiijr to Ur baby" said Mr. Dub-
walte who was sitting by an open
window of his apartment. "That'a
what I call mother love."
"You ought to see her 'baby'" re-
plied Mrs. Dubwalte. with a sniff.
"That Mttsy plttsy peclous' she's rav-
ing nbout runs around on four legs."
California Syrup of Figs"
Child's Best Laxative
Accept "California" Syrup of Figs
only look for the name California on
the package then you nre sure your
child Is having the best nnd most harm-
less physic for the little stomach liver
and bowels. Children love its fruity
tnste. Full directions on each bottle.
You must sny "Cnllfornln." Adv.
Natures New Role.
Robert age three had been put to
bed nt the usual time but because of
u long afternoon nap the sandman
was slow In appearing. At the end
of n half hour of pleading to bo per-
mitted to come downstairs and play
his sister came Into the room.
"Now you lie dtuvn there und go to
sleep" she commanded.
"Well sister nature won't let me"
lie answered between sobs. Indianap-
'Cold in the Head"
In nn acute uttuek of Nasal Catarrh.
Tho'wi subject to frequent "colds In tlio
head" will llud thnt the uso of HALL'S
CATARRH MEDICINE will build up the
System clcanso the Wood and render
them loss liable to colds. Ropoated at-
tacks of Acuto Catarrh may lead to
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE Is
taken Internally nnd acts through th
Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the Sys-
tem thus reducing the Inflammation an5
restoring normal conditions.
All Druggists. Circulars free.
1 J. Cheney & Co. Tolodo Ohio.
Adapting Natural Power.
With the ever-Increasing supply pf
electrical energy furnished by the de-
velopment of Switzerland's vast re-
sources In water power consideration
of various electrically driven house-
hold appliances Is growing from year
to year reports Consul Frauds It.
Stewart Berne. Up to the present
time the use of wnshlng machines In
Switzerland has been very limited nnd
electrically driven machines have been
utilized only in public laundries.
Is There Enough to Taste?
"How does your wife like having a
"Fine! You should taste somo of
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