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IS FAVORED LAND
Western Canada Country ot
The Mystery of Hartley Hoiase
Boll, Climate, and Weather Conditions
All Factors In the Production of
Unrivaled Fruit, Vegetables
and Flowers as Well
As rvcently as last month to be cor
rect. It wan the 18th of October, n time
of yenr when one naturnlly looks foi
the "frost upon the punkln," and Is
Inclined to wander through the woods
In Ronrrh of the ripened nuts, nnd ml
tnlre the bi'iuitlfiil colorlnps Unit the
nutuinn nrmoRpherc has bestowed upon
the ltnve ; when one sees lo his cloiet
or rnn.vbe his pawnbroker, to find his
henvj clothing It wns that I found
myself the truest of a Western Cnnndn
housewife In her beautiful homo on
the outskirts of the pretty little town
of Mnosiimln, Saskatchewan. The din
ner I That's what Mrs. Wlldc called
It. I should have termed It a, banquet.
There were milliard duck, conked to.
turn, linked potatoes and such blc,
mealy fellows they were, too cauli
flower and Bay, did you ever tnstc
one of tline Western Canada cauli
flower? t-heti dessert. Wbnt was the
deert? 1 enn see It now. Straw
berries, strawberries that bad been
picked that morning. Help yourself
to the crown nnd It was cream that
Is cream Hut what T wanted to write
about 'vns the strawberries picked on
the 1"tb of October. As I ate, nnd
turned in.- back while a second help
Inc wn placed In front of me, I could
not bet think bow (bis Roes to refute
the onre ncrepted Idea that lbe ell
mnte of Western Canada Is such that
the rlpcntne of strnwberrJes nt any
season Is one of thr things (lint mlchl
be looked upon as next to Impossible
Fortunsilelv It Is rapidly rIvIiir place
In one ivlilrh acknowledges that our
sister nation to the north possesses a
dltnnte that makes It quite possible to
develop and ripen strawberries oven
Tint Micro Is more to add. On Op
tnlier 1 1 lust n few days previous, Mr
A M Smith, near the same town
pine' i ti splendid mess of preen eon.
frotii liK Pinion. Near Itocauvllle
Sjisi-iitflH- in. wild raspberries wen
ptekeil iliti-lnc the same week. The
fet of rlpenlnc fruit nt this date mnj
seem of nttlo moment, but when you
on toM ttint corn did not suffer from
anv vn paries of weather, more atten
tlon urn v lip paid to It. The question
of Western Panada's climate Is no
Ioip'iw Mio tiui'nbno It once was, nnd
not so verv lone nco, either when II
onnpii Mi'iiklnc people to tlvlnk, and
nnnuestletinblv prevented many from
I'ni ni io Cnnno'a who under other con
ditions would have pone.
In various parts of this country, at
different stntp and county fairs, the
trovp-nment of the Dominion of Cnn
ndn dur'ntr lbe past few weeks, In
stiilled ovliiiilts of the cvalns nnd
t'nissee trrnn In Western Cnnndn. nnd
nt the same time showed fruits and
vpcetiiMea that were crown there
None of those wns placed In competl
tlon ith the homo-crown article. Hut
to Iml-es nnd others thee enme the
full uiiiii"-tiindlnc of what II would
mean to the local exhibitor If they
were The Western Canadian and
miiiiv o Mip pxhlblts were crown by
former Anierlenns does not lay claim
to nnv spoeinl dispensation of Intelll
trppee n the mntter of the culture of
Mi.- riMieiei iilnred on exlilhlllon, but
wlllliu'lv fives credit to the soil, Hip
ellmn'p nnd sueb oilier IndlRcnnus
coiiillt'nns n the country as a whole
posfcowses as Iwlnp; factors that brlnp
nhont the largest yields of the best of
wheat oats Imrley, flax and rye, as
well as vecetalJes. As Is pointed on'
bv the centlemen In choree of those
pxhlblts. and quite evident to nil. the
possibilities of crowltiK vepretables nnd
cniln such ns are sliown can only exist
where conditions such ns bnvo been
In speaking of eating fresh straw
berries and croon corn In the middle ,
of October I should not full to refer '
to the beautiful bouquets that adorned
the table, lbe sideboard, the window
Bills, and almost every other available
vacant place In the room. Flowers! I
there were nsterx phlox, clndloll, poo-
nles, popples and I can't remember .
the names of them all, but they were
there. Taken right from the garden,
bavins a fragrance that gave the room
tropical colors, nnd filled It with mar
velously delightful perfumes. It was
a very pretty sight. Then I went out
Into the gnrdeii, and took a photo of It.
It wns simply wonderful. I asked the
pood lady how she managed It. She
laid she had always been fond of flovv
trs. In her old hovio. In one of the
central states, she carried on garden
horticulture, and had been acknowl
edged successful. "Hut my I" she said.
"I never got such bloom, nnd such u
variety as I do hero." She admitted
It was a lot ot work, the watering, the
weeding, the hoeing, but such work
wns a pleasure.
Well, such Is some of the life In
Western Cumuli!, and as I left the
farm home I concluded that much of
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CHAPTER XVI Continued.
"But this scheme of life hnd this In
It that brought disaster to his sons
a laxness of any discipline related to
their spiritual And mental develop
ment. When we were corrected or
punished It wns for conduct which af
fected his comfort or dignity, never
for, n thing which affected the develop
ment of our chnrncter.
"We had ahundnnt money to spend.
It was a part of our father's egotism
thnt we should be young swells, and
wo were early In disorderly ways.
IMchnrd hnd a genius for cruelty. A
normal boy Is likely to be thoughtless,
hut Hlchard was Inventive In his cru
elties. It wns brutal. Ho liked to
tear things to pieces slowly, a fly If It
wns all he could catch a grasshopper,
a field mouse. I hnd a faithful little
dog which Hlchard stnked out In the
ground nnd killed by vivisection. I
saw the little animal when It wns
breathing Its Inst with Its bowels ex
posed nnd Its lungs lnld bare.
"IMchnrd destroyed birds' nests for
pleasure. lie liked to cut n leg off a
hen nnd see It stngger about vainly
trying to walk. He maimed dogs. He
tortured cattle and horses. He killed
a 'line carrlnge horse by driving It to
death purposely to see how long It
would Hvo under the treatment he
"I doubt that I was a more lovable
child, but at least I did not have the
attribute of cruelty. I was not only
younger but I wns weaker physically.
I was sensitive to n degree which made
me an extraordinary victim to Hlchard
when he cared to express his fiendish
ness to or upon me.
"We were getting Into Inte child
hood I should say that I was about
fourteen when IMchnrd began to use
his Inventiveness in cruelty upon me
directly. As soon ns he hnd a taste
of the delight which came from tor
menting me I had no further peace.
"I remember with a still agonized
vividness my experience In finding a
snake In my bed. He had put It there.
He used his superior strength to tor
ture me physically. He dominated me
spiritually. He made life a hell, Ruch
a hell as life can be made only for n
Milld by mistreatment, when reality
has not starkly asserted Itself, when
proportions are not established and
when Illusions can be kindly or hide
ous. "Hlchard nnd I grew up In this fash
Ion, I In terror of him nnd his rnnlevo
lence. When I was fifteen mother died.
She had boon an unassertive mother.
Circumstances nnd conditions were be
yond her strength of mind or body, hut
she hnd been a friend, and I missed
her cruelly. It was really a terrible
loss at a time when I much needed a
"As we grew older Richard's dia
bolical habits became only shrewder,
not less assertive. He contrived the
most Ingenious schemes for my tor
ment. He humiliated me whenever
possible before other boys and, better
for his purpose, before girls.
"My father put us out to school to
gether, and this suited Richard's pur
pose admirably. How I hated this
thing thnt bore my name and my blood 1
It became an Indomitable hate. It
exists to this day. No human being
ever was so hated by another ns my
brother Hlchard was by me and Is
Is to this moment nnd will be hated
while a breath remains In my body.
"When I wns eighteen my father
dlod, and Hlchard and I Inherited the
estate under a trusteeship to continue
untli I was twenty-one. IMchnrd wns
then twenty. In another year be at
tained his majority. He was profligate
and wild, n heavy drinker, a coarse,
cruel boor, a licentious young rufllan
who had suffered twice In notions
brought by weak nnd unfortunate
"It lrrltntcd him beyond expression
thnt he bad to wait the slow process
of my coming of nge before ho could
come Into his share of the property.
Ills constant demeanor toward me wns
violent. Several times I tried to estab
lish the reasonable relations which
oucbt, In convention, to exist between
brothers. It wns quite hopeless, and
my hate for this boor came to be an
Insane passion. It remains ns n pas
"I mny not bo nblp to satisfy anyone
that this was the Inevitable conse
quence of the treatment given me, but
I could If I were to elaborate the de
tailsor merely state them. However,
my purpose Is not so much to Indict
my brother ns to record my own tri
umph to assist the commission of a
crime which has been of Intense satis
faction to me, a crime In which I hnve
maintained my culpability with Joy
and from which Richard hns suffered
and Is suffering,
"He Is n broken old man. ne Is In
Here followed a section of the man
uscript from which, as I recognized,
the page Drnvndn hnd taken was miss
ing. Then It continued:
"I became n little moro assertive of
my rights and dignity, with the result
thnt our quarrels were more violent.
I tried to fit myself physically to meet
Richard, but be wns vety sturdy, nnd
his proflb.'nte hnblts hnd not yet un
dermined his health. Wien 1 resisted
Mm plivxlofilly he hnd th better of me.
Three times he knocked me uncon
scious. Once I wns 111 In bed a week
ns the result of a beating lit gave me.
"Frequently he threatened that he
would kill me. He said this often and
openly, with every evidence of earnest
ness and determination. Later that
counted against him.
"I wns not cowed, and with the great
hatred firmly rooted I was willing to
nccept the unequal struggle with him.
It wns a Joy to hate him, fight him,
even to be beaten by him. I hnd re
gained enough courage to seek socia
bility. It was dlllicult, because his
refined sense of cruelty led htm to
search mo out, wherever I might be
with my friends, and to humiliate me,
If possible, before them.
"One night I bad been nt a tavern
In the village with some boys of my
ncqualntnnce when Richard, being
drunk nnd very violent, found me, and
there wns a scene In which ho mnde
loud threats that he Intended to kill
"One of my friends persuaded me
to go home. At Hartley house we
walked the distance from the house
to the village In those days. I set
out alone, but Richard, breaking away
from the young men who would have
detained him, pursued me. He caught
up with me, and we nbused each other
as we walked, being overheard by sev
eral persons along the way.
"When we came to a pool by the
river near the bouse, he becume In
sanely violent, cried that he was sick
He Became Insanely Violent.
of seeing me on earth and would rid
himself of the sight of me. Ho at
tacked mo with a heavy stick lie car
ried, succeeded In breaking down my
guard and knocked me unconscious.
Our cries, while he was attacking,
were heard by a farmer living across
the road. Richard was insanely
drunk. He intended to kill me and
thought be bad done so. He left the
spot, disturbed, probably, by the
thought of physical consequences but,
I am sure, not by any spiritual mis
givings. "I do not know how long I remain
ed unconscious or when I awoke. It
may have been ten, forty or sixty min
utes. It may have been an hour or
two. When it wns, consciousness
brought an nching bend and a dawn
"Life with Hlchard at Hartley house
bad become Impossible. I could no
longer control him, I could no longer
"A chance of escape and of revenge
was possible. I wns. In Richard's un
derstanding, dead. He had tried to
kill me. He might be mado to think
he bad. I bad considerable money
with me. Richard, of course, bad not
touched It. Kuch of us had been giv
en, that morning, live hundred dollars
by trustees. That bad been the occa
sion of Richard's murderous debouch..
It Is strange or Is It? that I never
think of blm ns, or ever cnlled him,
"I arranged the spot as well as I
could In the details to suggest that my
drunken nnd brutnl brother had not
only killed mo but had disposed of
my body In tbo river. When I had
done this, relying for success on his
uncertain memory of the act which
nlready had terrified him, I left Hart
ley Iiousl nil Its painful memories
and brutnl experiences, the unhnppl
ness I hnd experienced there, the mis
erable childhood, the wretched boy
hood and the young manhood, como,
to this furtive, malevolent end. And
I there resolved that If I got safely
away and If my design worked put
successfully, I should return to the
selfsame spot some time to live a Jo
vial life where life had been so drear.
"My plans were not perfect; my
resources and my Intelligence for this
midden meeting of the world were
slender; but my success was beyond
"First I hail the sntlsfacUon of
knowing thnt my brother was taken
for my murder. Circumstances were
nil against him, and be was convinced
In his own heart that he had not only
killed me as he so often bad wished
CoPyrltht by Geon H. Dors Co.
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to do, but that he had disposed of my
"In nrrnnglng the spot to Indicate
n murder I had thrown my hnt, which
was broken and bloody, down the
bank. It had caught on a projecting
rock. I hnd tnken a ring off my linger
nnd had thrown that Into Uie pcol.
I also hnd thrown In my conV. It had
blood on the collar nnd shoulders. All
this seemed to me to afford Inconclus
ive evidence, but Uiere were obvious
difficulties In finding a body vlilch
might Increase Richard's troubles.
"I waited In New York, carefully
concealed, many months, reading of
the progress of my murder trial In the
newspapers. It gained some celebrity.
The prosecuting zeal was tremendous,
and public Interest, I gathered, acute.
My ring wns dredged up and wns re
garded as important evidence. The
dredge also brought up some hones
which, as I read In the papers, were
regarded ns flsh-nlbbled remains of
"Much legalistic argument ensued.
I became n case of Importance, Involv
ing principles of evidence. The super
ficial facts were all against Richard.
His confession faced lilm. The evi
dence I had arranged damned him.
Our relationship In bate and his
threats against me arose against him.
He thought he had killed me. He knew
he hnd. There were tunny witnesses
"The only thing helping him was the
lack of a clearly identified body. Rut
there were vestiges of something
which. In the circumstances, were ac
cepted as parts of the corpus delicti.
I think the prosecution nnd the Jury,
convinced thnt I was dead and my re
mains swept away, were anxious to
meet technically the requirements of
"The story of our lives together, as
I read It In the testimony of witnesses
who knew more of its terrors than I
thought anyone knew, wns terrific. It
would have damned any aggressor In
the opinion of nny body of men. Ev
eryone who knew anything of the case,
Richard himself included, wns con
vinced that I had been murdered. The
doubt which remained merely served
to get Richard a life sentence Instead
of the gallows. Popular psychology
condemned blm. The lack of essential
evidence was Ignored.
"I waited until I knew what bis
fate was, and then, rejoicing, I left
the country. I had no prospects and
few plans, but my Inclination was to
go to South America, and I followed
"My hatred never ceased. It grew
as a passion, at tlrst a disturbing one,
later a satisfactory one. I wanted this
man to suffer. Nothing that he can
suffer will properly pay him-at least
it will not pay my score.
"Some day, I know, for I have the
determination, I shall return to Hart
ley bouse as its owner, although es
teemed un alien, with a false name, a
false life and u great Joy. What Is a
family that I should not enjoy my per
fect revenge upon this brute who mnde
fifteen years and more of my life,
In Its most Impressionable form, an
undesirable thing when It was most
"I shall go back to Hartley house,
nnd if life and health be spared me,
I shall make It and life iu it jovial,
and If strength be spared my will, Uie
knowledge that my brother Richard
Is suffering for the murder of n dead
live man shall be the cosy north wind
In the caves below which burn my
"This Is my crime, nnd If It causes
no one dear to me later to suffer, I
want it known. Some day I shall go
back as a man wholly unknown to
people who knew the Dobsons. I shall
bo what I have been. Homer Sidney.
I shall buy the old place. I shnll know
that IMchnrd Dobsou Is suffering a
most equitable but Illegal punishment
In a penitentiary close to the place
where I ulinll live In the circumstances
which a great deal of money will en
able me to set up.
"That Is my natural revenge upon a
llend who happened to come of the
same parents us I. Hate is a wonder
Jed came Into the room again as I
finished reading, and put another log
on the lire. Then he sat down In a
rocking chulr by lbe lire.
"They met Unit ulglit, you know,"
he said after be had rocked a while.
"They?" I said.
"Arthur and Richard Dobson," said
Jed. "Mr. Sidney and his brother,
who Is over there In the penlten
tlury." "They met what night?" I asked.
Jed wns patient.
"They met the night Inst fall." he
explulned, "when you found Mr. Sid
ney leaving the bouse, the night 1
found you outside, the night we pre
tended I wns sick, the night he came
In hero nnd hnd us call the penitentiary
to say a convict had escaped. That
night, he met his brother. Ills broth
er wns the convict."
Jed was rocking and talking to Uie
"Mr. Sidney Arthur Dohson " he
said, "went out to see Uie pool on
every anniversary of his murder. Hi
found the strength out of some reser
voir of will. The reaction was almost
disastrous. I Imagine he might have
lived another yenr or two If he had
not hnd the experience he had thla
"I knew It was a great hate that
was keening Mr. Sidney nllve," he
continued. "Such n hate as he hadt
I don't know that I understand It
now. It wus so unprofitable. Or was;
It? I do not know. It hnd a great
value In his life. I think the hate he
cherished warmed and colored his life.
"He went to the pool every year
the night of his murder. He did not
know that I went with him. It wns
such an abnormnl abuse of his
strength. I wns afraid for him."
"Your prospects depended upon
hlra," I suggested.
He allowed a moment to pass In
silence. It wns as If be permitted ven
tilation before we again entered the
room of common thought and com
munion. He did not look pained or
hurt In nny fashion. There was no
display about It. Ho Just refrained
for n moment from talking. It wns as
If he were opening the windows for
that moment When the nlr was
cleared of the odors of my testy re
mark, he went on as If I had said
nothing. The old rascal was very dif
ficult to deal with.
"The night I am reminding you of
he met Richard Dobson nt the pool
and recognized him. The poor old fool,
Dick, bad walked out of the peniten
tiary. He had every opportunity to
do so. The warden would have let
him out if he had asked to go. He
was helpless outside. He did not have
a place to get a rag or a crust. IJut
he wanted to escape.
"There must have been something
In his mind nbout this night and this
place. Arthur Dobson found his broth
er standing by the pool. I was 50
feet away, hidden by the bushes. I
could see the two old men In the moon
light, and when Arthur Dobson began
to speak, I could hear distinctly.
'"Well, Richard,'" said Mr. Sidney,
'we are here again.'
"Richard Dobson quavered In a
weak, senile tone, almost a falsetto:
'Who are you?'
" 'I'm your brother Arthur,' said Mr.
Sidney. 'Wbnt are you doing here?'
"RIchnrd Dobson must have felt
that lie was confronted by a ghost
He mnde a shrill little sound, as at
old woman might I was palsied. The
situation was tremendous. I didn't
know what would happen, nnd I didn't
know what to do. Mr. Sidney war
calm as an oyster.
'"I am your brother Arthur, Rich
ard,' he said, 'and I am not dead. J
haven't been dead. You didn't kll.'
me. I have been living In Uie old
place comfortably while you have
been In prison. No one would be
lieve you If you told thnt. You art
old and half crazy. If you were out
of prison, you would die of starva
tion and exposure In 24 hours. 1 am
not a ghost, RIchnrd; I am your liv
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
LUCKY AND UNLUCKY DAYS
Study of Statistics Will Enable Al
most Any One to 'Justify Hla
Cold, hard statistics prove that the
greatest number of premier awards
for gallantry wero won on Monday.
No other dny showing anything like
the same record, though the much
maligned Friday stands out notico
ably. Which" fact gives some color to the
superstitions many people have about
certain days of the .veek being lucky,
while others nre unlucky.
Tuesday seems to be the bad day
of the week; calamities are far more
common on that day than on nny other
dny. Rnllwny disasters, fires, street
accidents the record In each ense Is
held easily by Tuesday. And It la
the dny most fnvored, too, by those
who desire to put nu end to their exist
ence. Saturday also has a bad reputntlon;
Its specialty Is murders; and fully
half the petty crime that Is dealt with
In the police courts occurs on thnt
day. Rut probably that Is because
Saturday also holds the record for
There Is nothing very distinctive
nbout Thursday beyond the fact that
It Is the day upon which the birth
rate Is highest ; and Sunday Is notice
able only for Its low death-rate.
Wednesday Is, above all the rest,
the day of weddings. This applies to
all classes, and nearly as many mar
riages are celebrated on that day alone
as upon any three of the others. Mon
Why Holland Grows Willows
nolland Is covered with willow
trees, and the great dikes of the
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