The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, October 16, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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Ihe Ambition of Mart M
HENRY RUSSELL mUfft
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toad lmmt-4 oi.r hi* r> . In . lm.it
4«r*4 c*st ur. Tha woman aha kept
dotJr n>a4« lb* *isi. of lb* cross
and a*Hi quietly out.
Katia bant over iu ktoe Itomaaa
for#b«Bd 1 hru J'loCr mttir out of hi*
«!•«* Ma caucbt bar roucbly aud draw
' You're not at to touch bin -
«be turned and want slowly into
«be klirbvn liocr fol!owe4
Ha ronfroniad bar and Mark. "Yoo
« an go now, botb or you."
"Ob. Flotr. not now!" Kaila began
i>l«adlngl). "The Malka nee4s ma
"We need nothing from yoa. We
weren't good enough for you oner.
You left ua to be a flue lady Now we
4on t want you."
Hut I came bark and you wouldn't
let me atajr."
"Yea. when you found that Jim
Whiting couldn't glre you what you
wanted. You thought you could uae
ua then— aa he did." He nodded to-
ward Mark. "How," hla teeth bared
In an ugly accualng leer, "how did the
Hunky girl get to be auch a linn lady?'
He atlll!" Mark stepped cloae to
Mm. aternly. "ha't there any decency
In that cracked mind of yours? Re-
member abe came to them," he pointed
toward the little bedroom, "when they
needed aome one. You were out fill-
ing the atreeta with your blackguardly
rant- ■A'"' whoae money do you think
had to keep them alive becauae you
wouldn't do a man'a work?"
"A man's work!" Piotr laughed, a
horrible atartllng cackle. "To a cracked
brain that Isn't to betray and gouge
and drive—" He broke off. "Do you
mean It waa her money?"
"Who else would have cared?"
Hlotr went back Into the death room,
clutched hla mother by the shoulder
and shook her cruelly. "Tell me." he
cried in her tongue, "have you taken
money from her—that woman—when
1 told you what ehe waa ?"
The Matka shrank back from hto
"vehemence. "I had to—to buy thing*
to keep him alive."
Plotr. releasing her, stared, his
mouth working queerly. "Even you're
He went again slowly into the
kitchen, taking up his hat from the
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to fm m *kan Noma* A electa
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a i«af aca aad "I aaaia4 to 4a aae ibtaa far yaa
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clet**4 a baa4 atar bta Meatb. aa4 ' — "
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lata tba ball Nba |atnia4 ibraagb Iba
Aaam Qataby rearba4 l«aar4 Kaaia
ea4 aaa la aba raeoi|a4
**ta>ai 4u*1 itmcb Ma,"
"Wby 4« yoa t buR a*! You're am
aa tgaoraai rbtt4 Yoa Maai be*e
II a aaa I
It aliefla ibara* I. (bar* . a.. Mnk I Z" Jim B,"M •••
ee kM, "• I «arwi la tb* boa
for?l HUI «a4 In yaa ibla yaar baa waaei
. I aaa I to pay '
u lh# 'Ml*™!
Mark ha4 ae«a Katie but for a faa
miauira. mrrrly tong anoagb to |a«rn
her new plana, aud ibaa llanka bad
boao praaant Kaila propoard to tab*
rare of bar. and that thay might not
Yoa ao'iMni ba«a taken at balp ua
laae yea aera willing lo gl«* at* a bat
I a aat."
"What la It what to It yoa want?"
"I want you lo ba lo m* what yoa
hava bran tt Trultt "
"An4 if- If I rafaaar*
"I bava aavar yat tuld that I caught
Trultt and a aun browned woman alone
In an Ottawa botal und«*r rlrrum
alanr«* | Iter* no maaoti to lot* him
'My Immi "tfy' tbal baf^taaaa
NtM N beta had. ballt aa tbal? Aa4
ba4a i yaa gitaa t « aaaa4b?"
*' «* a yoa aaty kite "
"ti -aa all I bad la give
' I * t*b I roaid ba a gltaa ae aiacb
1 Tba atatfal wor4e atlp| 4
lla ai*ppa4 rtoe^ lo ber
^alia, tbia baa cot to aa4 "
• You muat marry ma lomarroa "
Mfe. end aim it iwin. Airb*r*4 uaca
"Yoa are trying lo gi*e aomatblac
#°*- Hat I'm clad you *at4 that "
a* king >ou to git a aomatblng
mora, yoa wUlf
^'Wby do you aak It?"
' llatauaa I'va burt you anoucb. I
«H«1 hurt you «b*n I lai you-|*4 you
bava lo ba apart to ei%a h.r a^_ I . T—— ' "*'* >"*" mm
Pinion at tba b'oapltal. *b* thoucbt i tM/L^,|"^Pt0Vt,,,n* 0n,, ,0'I — /«.-«, y.n.
•h* could obtain a new one tbal would L«*r?L. ii. '00'«rc# "• J° "" "• """Mb •* k.pt It a *«r.t
take up oaly h.r daya. tfbe bad of !l„? . J !""" no •,"h to ^ fro,n ,h* *orW ' «® mab* you
lo And a saw apartm. m ' ,,,,•,0f11yo,, ha* t,,n"-a n" >ou aal4 youiaalf we'v* brokan
All day Hanka had baen alone la tha I JTnliot'r"fL*°" W,U no,~*ur,!,y you
srsin,bu\kit,K "o, °f b,n'
* , h*d *on•' Of the woman who
had aiaumad ber protection. Often
her head ahook In troubled c«*ture
"anka had not loat the bablt of Maine
and underatandinc many thlnca from
her ahadowy corner. Not out of crief
d,Md. "he knew, bad the look
at haunted her come luto Kazla'a
The dinner waa over, the diahea
waahnd and put away; thia being part
of Hanka m ahare In the new division '
of labor. She went Into the little bed
She droppad back Into a chair, cov-
ering ber face with her handa Whan
ahe looked up. ahe wore acale the
atranc* rapt expreaaion.
"You aald," ahe whispered cbok
lokly. "you aald—you would pay."
"Yea. yea!" he cried eagerly.
"You are trying to rob Mark Trultt
to forte him out of the company.
Will you—give that up?" Still in the
aame broken whisper
"Even that. You are worth every-
"And will you give me time—to send
room whither Kazia had gone to dreaa iu
Hut at the door abe stopped, unnoticed .. a*,,y~*nd "e,r«,r '*« him know?"
looking at the figure that lay motion-' -- tOT >OU to n,ake conditio™,
leas and faco downward on the bed.
She atartwd to steal away, then turned
again and went timidly to the bedside.
She laid a gentle hand on Kazia'* hair.
Little Kazia," ahe murmured, half
frightened at her boldness, "what to
"Nothing. Matka." came the muf-
leave me. I'm
"What Have You Found, Roman? la
It Simple, There?"
table. He did not stop until he reached
the door. There he turned
"You can have her now
"He's cragy," Mark muttered. "Don't
With an effort she recalled herself
to the situation. "You had better go
now. I must take care of the Matka.
Will you please telephone to the hos-
pital that I shan't be back tonight?"
"But I can't leave you alone here
while Piotr's at large. I'm going out
to arrange for tomorrow. Then III
come back here."
"It may be best." she agreed
Twro hours later he returned and
rapped lightly. Receiving no answer
ha triad the door It opened and be
"to it becauae of me? I don't want
to be a burden. I can go."
"No, no! You musn't lea
Heart tired. Is it because of him—
"I have no lover."
Kazia rose wearily, and going to the
mirror, began to take down her hair
th,ck Boft tresses fell tumbling
around her. Hanka. in troubled won-
der watched the round arm that
wielded the comb, the. smooth firm
shoulders. At Kazia'e age Hanka had
already begun to wither into an un-
comeliness that men passed by unde-
siring. She went over to the dressing
woman and touched timidly the firm,
still youthful flesh.
"You are like your mother."
"What was she like?"
"She was like you." Kazia did not
smile. "Men eaw her and wanted her."
The comb became atlll. "Did shi
did she love my father?"
Such a love I have never seen."
It had been dark almost an hour
when the bell rang. Hanka heard
Kazia going to the door and a startled
exclamation answered by a mellifluous
voice Hanka did not know. The vis-
itor waa admitted and taken into the
sitting room. To the kitchen came
the murmur of Kazia's voice and his
He had been there but a few min
utes when his voice changed. It be-
came eager, with an undertone that
perturbed Hanka strangely. Once
Kazia uttered a low hurt cry. Hanka
rose aud crept along the little hall
She crouched in the darkness near
the sitting room door, listening in-
tently and wishing she had not been
so stupid about English.
"Am I an ogre?" the mellifluous
voice was saying.
"I do not love you."
"It is not a question of love. I am
not old. but I have lived long enough
to prick that illusion. We scientists
know what love is."
"I don't care for you in any way,"
Kazia answered coldly. "Mr. Qulnby
you oughtn't to be here. A man in
"My dear lady, let me remind you
that the interest of a man in my posi-
tion is not to be rejected lightly. With
a word I gave you the best position
your profession offers a woman. With
a word I can take it away. I can re-
lieve you of the necessity of working
at all. I can make it impossible for
you to find work in this city."
• tow | *ui happiness and I can't
bav* H. knowing that for all I v* takan
from you I'va givan notblnc."
Kb* triad to smila; tb* aicbt of It
cut to hla heart. "Every raaaon but
the one. Out I'm glad you wouldn't
lie lo ma now." The smile faded You
•ee. I can't."
Kazia. dear." ha pleaded, "we
started wrong —let's begin over again
I-et'a cite love a new birth."
His voice rang with a longing ahe
rould not underatand. but be could not
touch her. She .hook her head aplr-
"There can be no new birth so long
as there is memory. You could never
forget that l-that I am not clean."
"Do you think me so small as to
hold my own fault against you? It Is
my sin. too." He stepped closer, reach
Ing out his arms to take her. "Come
dear, your poor little reasona aren't
She shrank away from bis clasp
trembling. Into the tired white face
came a look of fear and despair She
glanced this way and that, aa though
she sought an escape. Her hands went
to her face. Then she forced them
down and her eyes to bis.
"I thought—I thought you under-
stood. . . I—I wasn't clean—before
we alnned. The doctor who helped
He relt Her Body Itelaa— Her Head
Heated Heavily en Hie Shoulder.
he looked up to ber from 4eptha of
■elf-abaaemant ah* could never koow.
The voice waa growlnc unsteady
acain. "When I think how It mlcbt
hav* ended—If you hadn't com* to-
night—! I'm glad you cam*—to aar*
m* from - that. . . . And now—I think
you had better—co . . .
Ah! my dear—'
Iii triumph Qulnby stepped toward
her and bent over to take her hand
Don't do that!" aald a voice behind
Qulnby whirled. For a long ailent
minute the trio faced one another.
Then Mark, white of face, hands
working convulsively, went slowly to
the stupefied Qulnby. who s«,etned
turned to stone. He did not resist
even when Mark's hand leaped up
and caught him cruelly by the throat.
He was pressed back until his back
met the wall. The grip tightened
Qulnby's face grew purple. He. - wu„ u,
squirmed and tried to cry out. but only n*. I—" She could say no more
a hoarse gurgle resulted. Suspicion had not prepared him for
Kazia came to herself. She sprang thls He stared foolishly at her show-
to her feet and caught Mark's arm. inK how he recoiled from the fact h >r
breaking his grip. . broken words had revealed. He did
"Don't hurt him. He's not worth not then think it strange that the
shame of a woman he did not love
Gently, without taking his eyes from "hould slab so deeply.
Quinby, Mark freed his arm from her I "Kazia, how could you- how could
clasp. But he did not touch Quinby >'ou!"
again. The flrst murderous impulse After a while he forgot his own pain
died. He turned contemptuously away a ,ittle iD P'O' for the silent stricken
from him. woman. Again his arms reached out
Qulnby. released from the cruel hand for her and would not be denied,
and eyes, started across th« room ",t mUBt make no difference." His
Mark whirled upon him once more. sternness was all for himself. "What
"Stop!" am I to blame you? You sold your
Quinby stopped. "This." he aald body t0 Iive- I Rave my soul to feel
weakly, "is a trap." others squirming under my feet. You
^ "Set by yourself." Mark turned to hurt on'y yourself. I've hurt ever
Kazia with a helpless mirthless laugh. one 1 touched. I hurt you. If I hadn
"What is my cue? Shall I kick him been a coward years ago when we
down stairs—or spring his dirty trap?" | first l°ved, you would never have been
tempted. Your sin is only a part of
mine. It is you who have most to
Slowly she raised her head to look
at him. "And you," came a broken
incredulous whisper, "and you would
marry me—even now?"
"All the more now!
For an instant a faint pitiable hope.
"Let him go," she
Mark shook his bead. "Not without
paying. He said." grimly, "he was
willing to pay."
"I'm not afraid of you." Quinby mut-
tered a feeble defiance. "What can
you say of me that isn't true of you?"
"Ah!" Mark drew a sharp whistling
breath. Quinby shrang back, his hands defying knowledge, shone in her eyes.
going protectively to his aching throat. "Have 1 been mistaken? Only love
"Now you shall pay. You—" He broke could Ignore—ah! don't lie to me now.
off with a gesture of disgust. '"I find !t wou'dn't be kindness. Is it just pay
I've ho stomach for blackmail just ~°r ,ove?"
now. I'll telephone Henley to come He trted to Iook away from her and
over. He'll know how to handle this cou,d not- Her eyes held his, seeking
situation." through them to hunt out the last
Then Quinby was indeed fear struck trUth hidden ln hto soul. With a rough
He clutched Mark's arm tightly "Don't convulslve movement he drew, her
tell him!" he quavered. "We can set- he.?d down on hta "boulder.
tie this ourselves. I didn't really in- "How c n I know what it is? It
tend to force you out of the company mU8t be loVe' 8ince 1 De«?d you and
only to—to frighten you a little." want to make you happy, if it isn't
Mark jerked hie arm free. "So you're I °°.WI s"rfly '"y® wU1 c°me when we
" My dear tody!" the stranger * voice
protested. "I would not do that
would harm no one. I am a tender-
hearted man. I. too, suffer. If by chance
other* suffer through me." The voice,
vibrant with emoUon. would bav*
wrung tear* of sympathy from a *ton«.
But Hanka, a* we have seen, could
not weep "I am only trylnc to show
a coward as well as a fraud! But 1
knew that before. This is too sick-
ening. You'd better go."
Quinby started again to go
"You seem to be afraid of Henley
You have reason. Tomorrow at ten-
thirty you have an engagement to meet
him at his office—1 have Just made it
for both of you. At eleven I will meet
hiui. You know best what Henley in
his present mood will do If be get*
wind of your latest adventure in phi-
lanthropy. Now go "
Qulnby went The next mornlnc
prompt on the hour, he kept hto en-
gagement with Henley.
A weakneas for epigram* ha* de-
feated more than one fair project
After a discreet interval—long enough
aa he thought, for the Interment of
the dead paat—Jeremiah
^;;; j r r — ——
Kazia. loo slept *Mm>d une^lTv -For^p. m^ ' f°! | *ought to revlv* the p*leontoTog!cal
t" 'h*n """ He "but that to c'roe* *sl'y ^ '°r °OC*
t-ptoad to another chair and be*** bis *inc* you bav* mtnick JVlZJ . I p"bHe 'one and laid
'""aly *'ch. Kw ItaLTKn aJ"""?*• mor* ™ the fateful twin* of
Th' nl*btJ^-ed an41e*. To *1. j ure to be guardian of lh*® ^ IchthyoMuri and
mntionbe*. looking at the relaxed for- to lift VOU out nf lha
monster*. The air waa dark
start right. Kazia, don't refuse me
this chance to make up to you a little
of the harm I've done you."
Her answer was a stifled sob. . He
felt her body relax; her head rested
heavily on hie shoulder.
She released herself. He did not
try to hold her They faced each other
In a heavy throbbing silence.
His soul quivered with the cruelty
of It; it would have been infinitely-
easier for him if she had been the
unfaithful one. Hto words echoed
mockingly in hto ears, torturing him
with their hopeless futility.
"You will not?"
"You couldn't aay it—and I don't
The sight of her had become more
than he could endure. He turned away
and dropped into a chair, letting hi*
head fall to the table.
After a little be felt ber hand gently
•moothing bta hair. And *oon she ba
It was a red sunrise, tbat Sabbath
morning, and the ruddy glow lingered
In the eastern sky long after the sun
had swung clear above the hills. A
slanting abaft found hto window and
fell upon him' aa be dreamed. He
• tlrred restively.
He awoke slowly, reluctantly, drift-
ing toward consciousness through a
golden haze that vibrated with far-
away dwindling harmonies.
"Where have I heard that before?"
After a little be remembered—c
you.h, full of dream* and credulous,
joyously facing hla great adventure.
"And tomorrow I set out on a new
adventure. It was a long way from
there to here. ... I wonder, would
any man. given the choice, travel hto
road a second time?"
Ho rose and went to the window.
Two years bad passed, crowded with
effort, crowned with achievement
From the window where he stood, still
seeking to recover the lost harmonies,
he could see the beginning of his
happy city, all ready for the great ex-
He bathed and dressed—in the new
bathroom that was his one concession
to the luxuriousness of the old life
and descended to the kitchen. The
pleasant odor of frying ham met his
nostrito; there was a hotel in Bethel
now at which the Truitts generally
had their meals, but sometimes, of a
leisurely Sabbath morning, Simon still
served as cook.
But the bent old man at the south
window had forgotten breakfast For
a little Mark watched him without
"Good morning, father," he eaid at
."Good, morning, Mark." Simon
turned reluctantly from the window
"I waq jest thinkin' it'll be 20 years
tomorrow ye went away—an1 now
Yes. Your dream has come true.
If you live until tomorrow night youH
have seen it all—steel made in Bethel."
Breakfast ready, they sat down and
Vgan the meal ln silence Mark ate
Ever since Mark had returned,
Simon had been vaguely sensible of a
suffering to which some solacing word
might be said. But the word would not
come to his unschooled lips.
"I wish." Simon thought "I could
give him something."
It was a real suffering Simon sensed,
no day without its hour of payment,
no hour so heavy ae on that Sabbath
From across the town came a mel-
low clamor, the voice of the new
church bell calling the faithful.
The clamor ceased and after an in-
terval resumed for a few last tape be-
fore he rose and went into the house
for his hat and cane. When he emerged
again he found Simon sitting on the
"Goin" to church?"
"I guess I'd better."
"Yes. Courtney likes ye to. Do
ye." Simon asked suddenly, "atlll be-
lieve what he preaches?"
Mark hesitated a moment "I tup-
pose I never did. I d like to, but I
can t It takes a certain quality of
mind. I suppose—or early habit I
can t quite *ee—" There was that j
Mark'a tone which made Simon ^
look up quickly. "I cant aee the logic
of lettinc another's sufferlnc pay tor
"Ye*ll be lata." Simon sucswted.
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«*ra*4 k«HUU|. all* Itttiaf
••I. la bto i«ti a*, i iba lauar
'Itrtaaa* ablla. *
'Mat* tba *ir*jtc** *miI*4L a MM
•lain ••Ha 'Hartat. I *aa tM fwm
baaa Train r
-Wa*- Ha4c«* *cal mailaatlaaly.
thai a * b*. i rtobr <biac la aay a*
at*a. bat I c*e*a ■ '
~Wbal 4o ibay ibiab af bias bafar
~Tb*y ibtab be* * craat aaa aa4
H* lb oar* -
"Ma* a craat i*ebanto.- cai4 tba
IW*I *b rtiy
V 4ni la4 tba 4ortor. "baoa nor*
•toat area ibaa marbaolr*. bat
' Wbal do yoa ibtab of bl«r (to
cuaai luterrupt 4 a cat*
Tto dor tor. boptac to cumulate at
leaat ua* aaateare. nalrbeae4 bto
4r *rt lie * * man abo'a either b*
Ittc himaaif or Ha4lac blutaalf. fa
You *roul4aV chuckled tb* 4oe-
tor. "bav* Hot* for tb* eiptoaatloa"
II* draw up before tba liuto cottaca
"He Uvea here '
Hardly! ~ tba visitor r*torte4. 1
take the three o'clock train. Marb
obllcad " He apraac. more briskly
than bto rotundity prom toed, oat of
Tb* doctor drove away still cbuek-
llng The chuckle woul4 not bava
died even bad be known bto pa a* sin a*
ba none other than tbat Henley
wboee atar. flashing with comet-like
■wlftneea and brilliancy above the hor-
izon of a peculation, bad In tvo year*
achieved full planetary dlcnlty and Im-
portance. Hut the doctor waa not a
atudent of Wall street astronomy.
"Humph!" The luminary surveyed
tha weather-beaten little cottace with
lu unkempt yard and near-by amithy.
"So he live* here. Affectation, at
He atrode up the path and sainted
the old man on the atoop.
"Mr. Trultt Uvea here, 1 believe?"
"I'm Simon Trultt But I reckon
ye want Mark, Mr. Henley."
"Ha! You know me. Hto father,
I suppose ?"
"Yes. I saw ye once, years aco,
when he was in the hoapital."
"I remember," aald Henley, who had
forcotten that incident completely, "la
"He's at church."
"Church! Surely not a habit?"
"He coea cener'Iy. since he coma
"Hmm! Something new for Trultt"
Henley frowned. "And my time's short
I suppose I may as well aave some
of It by going over the plant now.
There's no objection, I suppose T"
"No; I." Simon ventured uncer-
tainly, "I was jest about to go over
"I'll be glad of your company," Hen-
ley graciously replied. "Shall we
An hour later Henley emerged from
the shadowy finishing mill, bllnkinc
hard ln the midday's sunshine and try-
ing to revise hto estimate of the aitoa-
He followed Sfmon out on a tiny
cape that Jutted into the river,
whence they could aee other evidences
of Truitt's lucidity—the hospital, the
bank, the store, the cluster of homes
gleaming white on the hillside
And Henley saw—not aa the experts
had seen, happy if they perceived all
that had been reduced to fact—but
with the eyes of one whose greatness
was to see what might be, what could
be. And as he looked part at least
of Truitt's dream was unfolded before
him. The valley a teeming, throbbing
citadel of Industry. The city clamber-
ing over the slopes, capturing the
heights, reclaiming other slopee from
the forest, until ln length and breadth,
in numbers and Importance, It rivaled
that other fastness where he, the maa-
ter, had been known only as a lieuten-
ant The creator ln him, not yet
killed, but only obscured by the mad-
ness of exploitation, thrilled at the
"He sees big," he muttered. "He
sees big. I didn't think it waa in him."
He stood on the point, scanning
thoughtfully the noble valley, forget-
ting hto silent companion. "He's
picked out a great aite. . . ." And
then to Henley came a vision of hto
That city and citadel hto, creature of
hto genius and might, doing hia bid-
ding, yielding him homage and trib-
ute, carrying forth his fame to tha
paling of lesser men's reputations, cap-
ital of an empire—his empire.
"By God!" he breathed aloud. "By
God! . . And it's possible—how
did the builders of citiee overlook thu
place? ... It would be better
than doing faker's tricks with stooka
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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lorn figure *h)
• relaxed for-1 to lift you out of tha *or4l4 *truggle
roa4e. became Impoa- j for existence. And hav* I not proved
eoa4 with poisoned barbs of satire
aad derision There fell a creat phi
first but catberinc strength as she
"You mustn't reproach yourself. I
know you'd love me If you cooid. And
you mustn t think I refwe Just for
yoar sake I d do what you waat—
•lac* ro* much—oaly It
An old man in Indiana poll*, who **--
lost all hia teeth, take* hto "toothtoaa-
It to difficult for him to articulate
.w , . station as he did ln the days of bto yontfc.
onward The passengers were two. * talklnc
man aad a woman, strancers to the j la fact bto sole deoendanr. n. ■
doctor and therefore alien to Bethel, cams la hto old daya^L !^ SL U
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