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There Was Only One Way Out of
BY A. MARIA CRAWFORD.
"You'vo always had nil tho monoy
you wanted, Tlieoren, and you wouldn't
know liow to gut along wlthoiit It,"
eald Hetty decidedly. "So It's best to
consider our engagement ut an cud. I
can't marry you."
Theorcn Crane looked at tho girl
"Thoro Is only ono way out of this
engagement for you, Just one," ho re
pealed, "nnd that Is to ackuowlcdKo
that you don't lovo mo. No other rea
ton will hold with mo."
Hetty pondered, a tiny pucker show
ing In her forehead. She spoko with
an effort. "You know thero has al
Vays been Tom." Sho tried to look at
him, but her cyea fell before tho sud
den lire In his own.
"Well, what of It? He's a sort of
"Don't these roses look real? Ho
ban Bent Mowers every day for two
years " Iter retort came quickly. Her
pride had been stirred.
"Do you mean to tell mo that you
you of all women would have allowed
mo to hold you In my arms and kiss
you If you bad not Intended to marry
mo? Were you thinking of Tom
The girl's (tefcnso was being swept
iiway ruthlessly. Shu felt the hot blood
tingle In her face.
"1 don't suppose you ever mado a
mistake ami kissed the wrong girl,
Old you?" sho asked slowly.
"Hetty! What's the matter? Your
ather has told you that Uncle Henry
drew up his will yesterday and left
Ills money to mo provided that 1 don't
narry a so-called society womun. Ho
lias always been a rrank on tho sub
ject of marriage. Thinks that women
ought to know how to cook and bow
nnd run a hotipo, you understand. I
went to tho olllcn and begged your fa
ther not to tell you. I'nclo Henry has
been In Australia for twenty years and
l'o didn't know a lawyer nor anybody
hi. ihJ !'. j '
. ti n ' 1 ''in
"How Many Guests?"
else In this town. Imagine how I felt
when he came In to luncheon today
nnd announced that he hud been to
(Sustnvo Carter to luive his will drawn,
up' To your father! I don't want his
money 1 can tako caro of you. Oh,
Hetty, dear. I've been so happy. Hay
It's all a mistake. 1 don't want any
thing but you."
Hetty swallowed hard and staring In
the fire, went over to herself every
word her father had said at noon.
"Hetty, you must give up Theoren
Crane," hi' had urged. "Tho boy has
a future and this old undo of his has
a dozen millions. You mustn't let
maudlin sentimentality cheat tho boy
out of a fortune like that. Tho old
fellow loves Theoren nnd wants him
to marry a quiet, simple girl who Is
accustomed to do actual work, house
hold work, ho said. Yes, I know It's
hard on you for you are moro than
capable and can run this big establish
incnt. but Henry Crano demands that
111 h niece shall not smack of tho social
world. You're like a beautiful orchid.
Hetty, don't cry; wo'll go abroad for a
year. Henry Crano would never be
llovo that you could work. You must
lot think of yourself In tlilu, but what
this fortune will mean to him."
Acts of heroism appeared easy
enough to accomplish In tho creatures
of men's fancies In books but when
an actual experience came homo to an
average, normal girl, It seemed too dif
ficult for mortal endurance Hotty
v anted to cry out how dear ho was
this man she was giving up for love
of him. He was no big nnd strong and
rapablo of cnrlng for her. Sho would
lovo him po that ho would never re
gret tho loss of monoy under the clr
tumfltances. she promised herself, and
then the voice of her father, speaking
In a cool way of tho material things
of life, smote her Inner consciousness,
"You mustn't let maudlin sentimental
mrsv t i Ml
.&r.t ii. t; nam ,
-' 1 . l.TKf, ' I ' A I nil 1 Ml
ity cheat the boy out of a fortune like
that," and Hotty steeled her heart and
determined to provo herself equal to
her father's expectation and demand.
"If I over marry, I will marry Tom.
Nobody could love a woman any more
than ho loves me. 1 am going abroad
In ten days, whero I hopo to study and
travel and Improve myself. I need It."
"As lato aB last night, you didn't
need nor want anything excopt my
lovo. Tell mo the wholo truth, Hetty.
Why nro you talking about Tom now?
Isn't it bocauso of Undo Henry's will?
Do you really lovo this man In tho
south? Ho honest with me, Hetty,
please, for I believe In you llko I
llko 1 bellovo in Clod," ho finished rev
erently, "Oh, Theoren, I" Hetty put her
hand to her throat. Sho seemed to be
choking, "(live me two days to think
things over. Then I will send for you,
Theoren," bIio held her arms out to
him as ho turned away to tho door.
"Don't loso faith In me, not yet not
Tho next evening nt dinner she
heard her father's volco calling her.
"In tho kitchen, daddy," sho an
swered. "I'm getting dinner. Mary,
Susie, James and my own maid rushed
homo an hour ago when tho grocor'B
boy told them nbout that big fire In
the block whero they all live. I'll
hurry. You won't havo to wait long."
"Put moro water in tho soup," John
Carter told her; smiling at this strungo
trick of Fate, "for 1'vo brought com
pany to dinner."
"All right." Hetty was not per
turbed. "How many guests?"
"Ono Mr. Wilson from' up country."
Mr. Carter stood for a mluuto admir
ing tho slight figure In an evening
dress pinned up carefully and partly
covered with ono of Suslo'B big bluo
Hetty served her dinner without any
apparent effort and found time to chat
gaily with her father's rather silent
"Did you really cook this nlco din
ner?" Miss Hotty?" ho nsked yielding
presently to her gracious charm.
"Yes. Wo keep four servants, but
this afternoon thoy all stampeded be
cause of a firo In the block whero they
live. Fortunately, my mother trained
me to bo ready for Just such emer
gencies." "Now, Miss Hetty Is Just tho Bort of
a girl I want for my"
"Let nio give you Homo more fowl?"
begged John Carter hospitably.
It was evident to tho guest that
Mr. Carter did not enro to discuss pro
fessional matters at homo with hla
daughter, bo ho Immediately took up
tho worn topic of tho high cost of liv
ing. "Hetty Is a shrewd manager," com
mented Carter, proudly. "I hear other
men complain of expenses, but Hetty
Is a good buyer and wastes nothing,
so I find that although I havo every
thing on tho market, my expenses,
household expenses, nro no moro than
they were ten years ago."
"I'm proud to know such a girl In
thoso days of wilful waste and cxtrnv
ngant living. You'll make some man
a mighty lino wife, Miss Hetty"
A little later as tho men fat smok
ing In tho library, Hetty's volco, plain
tively sweet In a tender lovo song,
mado John Carter's heart begin to
acho. He remembered her assumed
gaiety at the table and her bravo at
tempt to take his advlco without any
The tinkling of tho door bell star
tled him from his roverle, then tho
rustle of Hetty's skirts and then Theo
ren Crane's deep voice In tho hall.
"Hetty, I don't caro a bang nbout
Undo Henry's money. Something
tells mo that you lovo mo and that
you aro sacrificing yourself for my
supposed advancement. I couldn't
wait for you to send for mo. I lovo
you, Hetty. You'ro all I want in the
Wilson turned questlonlngly to his
"Isn't that Theoren? Is that why
you asked mo to tako an assumed
namo for the evening?"
A few words between tho men ex
plained matters. Henry Crano chuck
ling with laughter, parted tho cur
tains at thn door. Thero stood hla
nephew, his young face drawn with
suffering, pleading with tho woman
of his heart. Hotty, all tho color gono
from her pretty faco, was biting her
Hps to keep back tho hot tars.
"Ood bless you both, nephow, I
couldn't And you n better wlfo in ull
the world than Hetty. Take her and
I'll draw up a now will In tho morn
ing, leaving tho lovo I have followed
all my llfo gold to my dear nleco
and nephow. May I kiss her, The
oren?" "Yea," said his astonished kinsman.
Then as tho older men withdrew, he
caught tho girl to his heart. "Hetty,
you'ro tho right girl for mo, am I tho
right man for you?"
"Yes; there's nover been anybody
but you, Theoren. Oh, what I've suf
fered trying to give you up because I
do lovo you!"
"Nover mind, it's all over now,
sweetheart. Somo poet has said that
a tear lies in tho petals of every rose.
Please God, wo'vo had our tear now
for the heart of the rose of love and
(Copyrloht, 1312. by Aisoo'atod Literary
(Tly R O. snt.UCUS, Director of Evening
Department, Tho Moody lllblo Institute,
LESSON FOR OCTOBER 6.
JE8US WALKING ON THE SEA.
I.KSSON TEXT Mark 6AZ-IS,
(JOl.DKN TEXT "Hut straightway
Jesus nimko unto them, unylng, Ho of
good cheer; It Is I; bo not ufralil." Mat
Tho mlraclo of tho feeding of tho
five thousand marks a crisla In tho
life of Jesus. (John C:15). Tho human
ity of Jesus is shown In that as soon
as ho had performed that mlraclo ho
first sends away his disciples, then
sends away tho multltudo, whllo ho
departs "Into a mountain to pray." To
pray tho prayer of thanksgiving, to
pray for strength to withstand this
new temptation, (John 0:11, 1C); to
pray for thoso whom ho had fed;
and surely to pray for bis chosen ones
that they might understand him and
Jesus had taken his disciples Into
the mountain for their own good.
(Mnrk C:31) nnd now ho sends them
away lest they yield to tho ndvlco,
tho Importunities, of tho crowd nnd
consort with them In their deslro to
mako Jesus a temporal rather than a
spiritual king. Such n courso would
havo precipitated matters. Hut in his
solltudo ns ho prayed, Jesus was
watchful of his own.
Ho had sent them into tho storm
to avoid a greater danger, would ho
not watch over them? So with many
a testing In our lives. They seem
severe, but how little wo know of tho
greater danger wo hnve missed. Ho
saw (v. 4S) tholr distress long beforo
they saw their relief (v.49). Jesus
knew tho need of prayer. Jesus know
the need of solitary prayer as ho must
pass this crisis, bo It was that whllo
ho lingered In prayer they wero dis
tressed till "tho fourth watch," near
Ill Considered Test.
It Is not strnngo that thoy did not
recognize Jesus. Ho often comes to
us in ways wo do not at first recog
nize, In ways that at first terrify us,
but ho does not leavo us long in sus
pense. Wo read, ho "straightway"
rescued them "It is I; bo not nfrald."
Notice ho assures them first who it is
that is near, "It is I." They recognizo
tho tones of his familiar voleo and
then thoy -were ready for his words
of confldenco, "bo not nfrald." So God
Bpeaka to us In tho hour of ouf
darkest trial, saying "Lo, I am with
you nlwnys;" "be not nfrald."
From tho parallel account by Mat
thew (Matthew 14: 28-3C) wo road of
Peter's attempt to walk upon tho wa-
iter. His rash and 111 considered test
j of tho reality of Jcsua' presence. Then
I wo bco him as ho too compares him
; self with the angry storm nnd taking
, his eyes off of Jcbus begins to sink.
I Peter's sharp, piercing cry; his clear,
! deflnlto, appeal Is nt onco nnswered
j nnd Jobub leads him safely back into
i the boat.
) How different Is tho picturo onco
I Jesus waB in the boat, and how soon
thoy reached tho goal toward which
they had been struggling, (John 0:19,
21), If nny one Is nt sea, If any ono
Is fruitlessly tolling against wind nnd
' wave, only let them tako Jesus on
1 board and noon they will reach II
safe landing place.
Tho dlsclplcH wero nmazod and
their hearts wero hardened (vv. Gl,
52), nnd this even nfter tho crcatlvo
mlraclo of feeding tho flvo thousand
why bo? It Is evident that even
thoso nearest to him did not appre
hend tho true monnlng of this mlraclo,
on tho contrary their hearts wero har
dened, c. g, blind.
Tho real Interpretation of Chrlst'o
miracles Is not that wo nro to bo
amazed at tho material manifestation
but that wo aro to seo tho spiritual
lesson and application.
It was a different reception Jesus
received when they reached Gonne
sarot (vv. M-SG). Thero ho is recog
nized at onco. Thoro thoy flock to
him with their sick ones nnd Mark
with n few deft strokes shows us tho
picturo of a vast deal of healing. None
Is dlsnppolnted,- for wo read that aB
mnny nn touched him wero mado
wholo. Hlu healing Is not confined
today to a slnglo person, nor limited
to u peculiar placo or nhrlno.
In this lesson wo seo Jesus direct
ing his disciples. Wo seo tho dlBclplca
obeying that direction even though It
led them into contrary winds. Wo
see him ns ho walks Into them bring
ing relief, superior to bolBtoroua wind
nnd wave. His presenco brought
peace as It always does to storm
tossed humanity. Ills assurance la
that of his own presenco (Matt.
28:20), "It Is I; bo not afraid." Wo
soo Jesus answering tho fear ot the
I MISSOURI STATE NEWS i
Missouri's Traveling Libraries.
Only 115 towns of tho state havo
thus far taken advantage of the freo
traveling libraries furnished by the
'Missouri library commission. Tlieso
libraries consist of fifty volumes of
good rending nnd are packed and
shipped to any community on request
of soon responsible citizens who
ngree to furnish a place to keep the
books and care for them whllo In
their town. Tho only expense Is tho
freight charges from Jefferson City.
Tho books may bo held for from
three to six months nnd then ex
changed for SO other books. Thero
aru hundreds of communities through
out tho mute thnt could profitably
make use of this ono of the least
known of our state Institutions. Miss
ICll.abcth H. Wales, secretary of tho
commission at Jefferson CH.V will
cheerfully answer any Inquiries re
garding tho free traveling libraries.
Tried to Break Jail.
Karl Kastor, alles Harry Dlnslow, of
Kansas City, a fugitive from the state
reform school, arrested at Sedalla on
a charge of having attempted to kill
Mrs, Helen Huhllg, whose homo he
bad entered, was held on $l,OU0 bonds.
During the night Easter attempted
to escape from jail by digging a hole
In the brick wall and would have been
ut liberty In live minutes hud not tho
noise of falling brick been heaid by
a passerby, who uotllled the police.
Asleep, Walked Nine Miles.
Mary Until Smith, II -year-old daugh
ter of Dr. ami Mrs. I.. I Smith of
I'rleh walked a distance of nine miles
while asleep. She retired at the usual
hour. The next morning, her uncle,
Walter Waugh, north ot Maurlne,
found her on his front porch, chid
only In her night gown and an old
coat of her father's. Her uncle asked
her how she came there, but she only
remembered having dreamed some.
No Gas, No Pay.
V. It. Norrls, city counselor, In an
opinion to the public utilities commis
sion, holds that gas consumers In St.
Joseph cannot be required to pay their
gas bills when the service by the gas
company is unsatisfactory. Under the
company's franchise, the counselor
holds, It must furnish an adequate sup
ply of gas at all times or It forfeits
the right to charge for tho commodity.
Every Circuit Court Adjourns.
For the first time In the state's his
tory, during a session of the .Missouri
Har association every chcult court In
the state adjourned. During the tluee
days' session at St. Louis, fifty circuit
judges attended. ' ltelorms in Judicial
procedure and recommendations for
legislative rovlBoment of the codes
.Springfield merchants favor the clos
ing on Sunday of all retail establish
ments. At a meeting ol the retailers'
association the delegates elected lo
the state convention In Sedalla next
weeli wero directed to work In the
Interests of n Sunday closing bill
which will bo presented at the coming
Cheered Ohelby'o Wife.
The greeting to Mrs. Hetty Shelby
of Kansas City, widow of (Son. Jo Shel-
i by, one of Mlhsouil's famous (loured
j orate generals, was one of the features
of the first day of the sixteenth annual
I reunion of the Confedeiatc veteruua at
Motor Car Course it fvi. U.
The Btato university Is to teach stu
dents how to construct, operate,
repair and caro for motor cars. Dean
II. II. Shaw of the school of engineer
ing has arranged for a now course to
cover these points.
Electric Line Projected.
Nevada citizens, at a public meeting,
accepted a proposition made by
Thompson Druthers of Kansas City to
build an elect! Ic railway to Lebanon
Nevada Is to furnish the right-of-way
through Vornon county and raise a
bonus of $40,000, to be paid when I ho
lino Is completed. Tho road Is pro
Jected to run through tho counties of
Vernon, Cedar, I'olk, Dallas and
Lacltde, nbout 100 miles.
Seeko Orphan Child.
Itev. It. T. Millies of the Homo
Finding Society or St. I.ouls Is mak
ing a search In l'oplar Mult Tor Al
bert Frank, tho elder brother ot I.loyd
Frank, an orphan, who was adopted
nbout a year ago by Miss Sidney
Emellne lloylc, a St. Louis heiress,
Killed by Electric Shock.
I'rcBton V. Grnco, :M years old, a
senior at tho state university In Co
lumbia, sou or Judge (Sraco of I'lnn
llluff, Ark., was killed by a short cir
cuited electric wire while taking a
bath at his boarding house during an
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