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Sanderson By HALLIE ERM1NIE RIVES. Author a* "Haarta Courticous." Et/e. corYBiGarr i?ea ra* aoaaa HCJtBILL CONPAMT "Who's Who" In the Story ?^BATAN" SANDERSON, the hero. dare de i ktlr frteod and mlnleter HUGH STIRK8, prcxiigaJ and crlmlnal KattSICA : thebeautiful heroio* belplaaa In ttu ruae of eveota and the prluripal euXferer tn a cane of i. tft) 1CRS. HALLOI ;;e camp oracle DAY II > - 4 for glvtng. aud a. the laat made happy by another* uu happineaa THE BISH< tagfl of a mlauoderaraudlug HAI e r*> U4Tloua fRii.v b *?<? shouldera raats th* w : of the *? EMMKT Pr falae Mi hlef THE BHERIFF, arhe mnch dlrlded between drrty ar cllnation. "BI(; tums cbamplon tnsteud of protwcutor aft er the nero'B race wltb death. Chapter 4 "H atadj ow a nt his o and took ln the *; proval up ner a tlon n grr. b mlnd for an Inatant a whlspar of early had ii' "I looked 1: T from from I ,. .,,, geon af raa>' BM' en i: Tbe for t;:. Biore ? ? Be will c. aa / X . tjn to ntmt" aawaaiBa ta operata Poorcniid! It win be a tcrribh- thing for ber lf thla last hope fafJa to r. i ;ally now. when >... 1 Hugh are to make a match of lt' Harry* fae?. was turned away. or the BafBaBOp would bave Baaa lt suddenly Btartied "Ta make a matcb of lt hlde tha fJu.sh he felt atalnlng bla ebtek Harry t>ent to cloae the aafe A something that bad darkled ln some obecurr dapth of b.* ence be bad not guessed was throbblng now to a painful reaentment Jeaalca waa to marry Hugh! **A banii.soriie fellow?Hugh.**? aald the bisbop "lle aeema to have return ed wltb a new beart?a braud ptuckeo from tbe burning. You had the same alraa mater. I tbinlc Jrea Vour lnfluence has done tbe boy good. WmM darson.'" He lald bla hand klndly on the other*s ahoulder "Ihe faet that you were in college together a him look up to you?aa tbe wnole par lah bbssjV ba added. Harry was settiug the comblnatlon and did aat auswer. But through tbe turmoil Iu tils braln a aatlric voice kept repeatiug: "No, tbey don't call ma *8atan now.? The white house ln the a?pena waa ta gala attire Flowers? great banka of Ldoom? were masaed in tbe hall, along the stalrwsy and ln the window aeata. and wreaths of dellcate fern trembled on the prim buugchandellera Over all breatbed tbe aweet fragrance af jnamlne Musiciana aat bebind a acreen of palma ln a .-orrldor. and a long searlot carpet atrlp r?n down the front Bteps to tbe drlveway, up whlch pasaed bravely dresaed folk, arrlvlng ln carrlagt* and on ?**t, to wltneaa the conipletioD of a oiut-u booted ro manoe For a forrnight this afternoon a avent had i. ? .. ifga cbat of the bb**"% for l from actlve bui the owaer of its i ?nd ? r11 bank his * had made blmself the sut.ject i Hia h ?iuar nt af tnun!" with futttre aa an ad> . -it of roma slcn. nd Thr . " had btillt so ca's i snd maln* v aud I ?1lnn t aft a plraaed lt wiix a c? i*?n. and vain as thi rm nt had I'1' jrietic aelf flow .iuii red feellng the grara, ali.-n njrtire he ' weeks l.. ? I a ailent warfare with h: The s" he b From the tho ; Of another a qatct ti.li.iu** ser;?..- In him rcvotled nb:i I palnfnl Bl en aharp ene<) b\ his BBBBBB of Hogb'a urter Worthlesanesa To that r*j.-?;ini|j aaaem blage the man who waa to make those UB promiaes waa I>avid 8tires' ?on, who had had hia fllnj;. turned over en leaf Ik>. omlngiy und was now offerlng substantia. i to good repute. To him. Harry Sanderson, he was a flaneur. a marpinless gambler ln the futures of his fathefa favor and a woiuan'a heart. <>uly a mouieut Harry stood waltlng; then the palm screened muaiclans be gan the inarch, and Husjh took his place. anlmated and assured. looklng the flushed and expeetant bridegroom. At tho same instant the chattering and hubt.nl) reased. Jesal* a. on the arm of Ihe aM num. erect, but walking; feebly with haa cane. waa advanclng down the roped lane. dropried to the opened book tbotiKh he knew the offl.-e by heart He spoke the time worn ad Juratlon witb clear enundation, with almost perfunctory distinetnese. He dld not look at Ilueh. **lf any man can show Juat caoae why they may not lawfully be jolned together. let him si??-.i k or else bere Bfter forever hold his poace." in the the slijrhiest pause that turned the paaja ha laM an haaaaa nrompting r off* his rohaa, to procl.nlm to this roomftil of heafed. prtpinp. fan flntfer lng ht? nnnlty that ba Mrasetf, a min lster of the gosnel. the celebrant of the rite. knew "just catise." The choklna; Impulse passed, The pe rlcds rolled on The lonx white glore was Rllpried from the hand. tbe ring put on the flnger. and the palr whom God and narry Sanderson had Jolned together i\ere krieelina- on the wbite satin prledieu witb bowed heada on der the flnal Invoratlon Aa *'hey knelt eholr volces ro**e Then. whlle the music >tnge<*ed. the hnsh of the room broke lo a conrosed m.irmur. the wbite tibbon wound ropee were let down, snd s volnlle wnve of eongratu'ators awept over tbe apot Ic a moment more Harry found hiraself laylng off bls robea ln tbe next room The ?aa*' It v gay voicea ai: for t He y for a I I hia v jl,. waa dead l\ p an.l I llke I And what a ' etly gay ; : ><t nor the r 1.1 <? | of a balf hour B B Iliigh. with a slinking draad in tha face.a irembllng of tbe bn ' tion in u.. ture Tbe thn line S "We neiv* taarrtcrf Jessiea to a oom trum Uii> brow waa a Mvld paltai His ayea lift ed t.. Harry'a for an Instant. then re turned In a '.lnd ef rasdnatSoa ta a Bllp of paper on the dOBB, on which btfl fsther'8 forefi:.. I. llke a fransnxtag an anlmate Infamy "Sanderson.'' said the old man lu u low. hoarse. unnafural l :u? ln and 6hut the door <;<>d foeglve BB] We have mnrri. . unoii thlcf! Hugh. my son. my only child. artaaaa I have forgi\en beyond all reck Bnlng laas forged my name to a draft for 8&000r CKapter 5 ?OB a Baaaaaai there waa ?^fcaf^' de.i.i atlestea tn the ^avCa\ B Harry's breata caugbt in bis throat, and tbe old man'a eye again unpaied th* bap Hugb threw up bla head atiempt at Jauntlness, but wltb furtlve apprebeustoa ln every muscle, for he could not aolve the look ha aaw on hia fatber'* face, and aald: "You act aa lf it were a cool mllllon. I'm no worae than a k>t who bave bet? ter luck than 1. Supposo I did draw the five tbouaaod. You were golng to glve me ten for a wedding present. I had to have tbe money then, and you wouldn't bave giveo lt to ma You know tbat as wall as I do. Becidea, 1 waa golng to take It up myself. aad yon would never have been tba wlaer. He promlsed to b. ld lt Ita a low for blm to round ou me like thla I'll pay him off for it aome time I doc't see that Ifa snybody else's bual ness but ours anyway," he contlnued. with a surly giance at llarry. Harry bad beea startng at him. but with a vision f*urned curionsly back wa- J?s vlstou that seemed to see Hugb Btaiidlnff at s cRrp<>ted dsls lo a flower bung room. whlle his own voice aald out of a lurld sha*' I thou have this aaaa to be tby wedded bus band nderson." sald tbe old man; then tnrnlng to iHagh, "Who teivanced yoti money on this and protnlsed to t?'" "Dr Moreuu." "II RT* "IIe (Ot bls ? v.-ikl Hugb BUl ? "How much tn.irgin dld be get?" David Btires af steel. ?*d s moni?'Mt Ile bad atill a few pocket. but be dld n :d a few nor. I presume?" tt tbe nerv* ' tha Itujulry aad with :tb a flare Iii have been ?me home I >re of my I couldn ' 1 m.in out tl iw a gllmmer * ' I and 1 i rdl You t aud a> : ? : nuiuallty. ra ? ? ? ? ? I ln ' irtliiK al Its troDlng I upon litm n bnatsd, ealcol ba *.l.l BBBB tm .. ,1 to Harry Bttna once ca ls ?: tha rooflB . arlU not anOratand t Will you go tO her'.- Make sot you can thmk of?tlli 1 eaana Harry nohled nud left the room. ahuttitig the door carefully behind him. tarryinc with him the eowenuK. hatplaaa looi. witb whleb Hu-h saw f left alone witb his lmpi.: Whal to say to berl How to aay lt. He mouuted tlie stair as if a pacb avraaa Areaa his suouiders. He 1 a moment at tbe door. Ui.n kaoekad, tnraed tha kaah and aatarad. There ln tha lul.l.ll.. ,,f tbe blue hung room in her wedding .: ? ?., her handaaed ayea, an.l her btidal uobm.bi.1 on tha table. stoo<] i Twtllght aaaa, but aaaa *o nii the sburtera Irawn saveone. threttgb which a last ahra of reftad to fall upon \:s fa*-,- Bar Baadfl wer? : tiear h.-r tba full, harilad r.v,,iratiou Of exp*'?tati. y Then. arhala hia hand raaeed the door behln.l him. u tl.iug BMSpactaa, noom alot:s. happen.-.l -a thlna tbat took him aa atterty b] aarprfec aa if tha soiid floor t.ad yawned before h!ui Slim flngers tore away tb?- b: r.-linjr :.'<! f..rw;>-,l u.-r arma were tiuug about hta a "Iiu^h BnahT she erted "My hus? band"' The paleness was stric!:en su.i from llarrv's faee An odd. dazed tolor. c flusrt of roortifieation. of aelf reproach, flooded It from chln to brow. I>esplte hlinself he had felt hia Upa nioldlng to an aaswering kiss benecth ber own. He drew a gaeplng breath, bis band nervously eanaM the bandage, replaced it over the eyes and tled it tightly. puttlug down ber protesting hands. "Oh, Hugh." she pleaded. "not for a moment?not when 1 atn ao happy' Your face is what I dreamed lt must ae! Why did you make me walt ao long? And I can see, Hugb! I can roally see. Let it stay off. Just for one little moment more!"' He held her hands by force. "Jes alca, walt." be aald tn a broken whia per. "Tou must not take lt off again? not now!" An incredlble confualou enveloped 'Uvoh, Ilughf ahe cried, bar, 'iiy htis 8*lai ed to tha rdor ! the pain foJ ' i dls tened ? had :id upon his own BJ it with nn almoat vul It had overthrown tn an B pil ori bls ? !:>"t hurt I I be walt reply I this aan! "' room and $ ::>c Chaxpter 6 C? Barrj b aa lf tO air He win back a i ? . nnd thougl paaaed i into the hall. He ? ? "He ls gune," he sald. pa b< I slowly a !y he alrs. Ten. ftfteee Balaataa paaaed, bi elitered the i to bla Whee) < halr and "i ii ' aeatij in a broken vol l.ind. San derson. very klnd <;<m1 ha "What i. b itv feii a rotee bahlad them llarry | about It araa Jesslca aa he bad flrst 8een ber ln the upper room with the bandage aeraaa her eyea ' ;-vd to <lo with lt?" ahe repoaiod in n hanl tone "IVrhrp* Mr Sanderr.n can tell us It la ln hl* Un*" BBB**- aald Harry. He ...uld not hnre told what he WOUM Bave asked thongh the neeent waa almoat one of ontreaty The har^h aatlre toacbed his BBCiad calllng Ing from her Ilpa It affronted al once his reilgions Instinot and his nwakened II was all he said for he stopped auddenly at alght of her face, paln I ?d. white as the foMed cloth. "Oh." sh?> sald tnrnlng toward the "I reanciaaber whnf you sald that night rlght here ln this very r that yoii m wad your wIM 0BtB nt eol b thal tht :i tidy crop!' Yon were strnng. nnd BJ8 weak. You led nnd he fol! Tou B ti Sanderson' nb1 the S ilnta the set In whl h he le gambllng Why. lt wns !n your roonis that he plnved his flrst gnme of poker He t..|] Baf BO himself \n.i ? >w he has gono to ba nn outenst. and yon stand ln the pnlnlt ln n cawsock. yon the Rev. nenry teCafaraoaJI You help cd to make hirr. what he haa become! Csn yoa undo lf" Harry was looking ar her with a srrlcken COUBtai . a 'Te hnd no an ewer readv The wnve of confnsion that hfoVanhraergcd him when he bad reatored the bandage to her eyea had agaln welled over hlni "I am not excusing Hugh now," Bhe went on wildly. "He bas gone beyond excuse or forglveneaa He la as dead to me as though 1 bad never known ?li". tbonrh tbe word you spoke an iiour agi> made me his wlfe. I ahall bave that to rememlier all my llfe tbat and the one moment 1 had walt ed for so long, for my flrat sfght of hia face aud my bride'a klas! I must carry lt with me alwaya. I can never wipe that face from my braln or the atlng 6T tbat klna from my lips tha kl a f.vrjter, of my hnsban Tbe old man g l dldu't he had seen her!" he said help leesly. "Jesaica. Hugb's sin is not San I is fault In her bitter words was an in.i aa passionate as ber paln. but f llfe she could not help IL I woman wrenched and torn. tortured beyond control. numb wttb angulsh ?ier arorda witb a wbolly dispr.>p?.rtl..nate vi<> lence. It had never oceurred to hlro vbat ' t bad been Indlvldunlly aud aefively the eause af Hujfli's downfall The acousatlon p throuKh the armor of aelf esteem thst he b:. and riveted witb hsblt Tbe same paln of nlnd tf apurred him on that long ago night to tl ?? ? had start e*l te new life a a seath ndling sin "It Is all 1 It was the I a 8 lf I was i l see it ii' iponc tha judi.-lal attat turn .; bllndly f?ir tbe door. ^ht. Bd the stalr. In her re u awlftly :*'r>i ton ?f tl nd ? ? ? : . I I p af taa that/ \ "1 haveV y^ ?a \ * ful and passionate as b a pall of siu n. e lu tbe Harry v * witii v I w.iild have ajtraa my llfe. tl man I 04 beard !!? v that i chalr -?1 dropped an.l dls a hld ' .-r. fr.im wlll ? The butler entered *vv raatare, make." he saM and w rof e his BBBBe .>n tt,. inaaraoa win sipn with y.>u " bonr later tha bore Jtaalca nnd i>.t. ?hri,'! n mii roa.l brldge. ? <1 ? ?? D of flre agnjnxt the deepentag nijrhr Mlaa ajtaa Chapter 7 IBJtl SANUKKn. be walked si..?i\ from a long ramble iu kni. kerlxx kers ai..l V i folk Ja< ket ?.ver tha h:Il> IB uot thinking <>f the aiajhta aud *>oun*is of th*' aaaaaaal ? Ha had rrauapad aal .lown BBd had returned as ha BBt out, gloomy. unrequited. a jajaaasai of baf he?l *>uest. l>a.-k from tbe street iu a wide ihhaty stood a gr.-at white porehod house. Not a Uj?ht bad tallahlal fram .irly a year. Tbe little <-ity bad aoodaiai 1 flrst. then by d .! grnwn lndif heraat I of tbat prolongi-d moon Harry Sandersou and the baahop alone could have told. for th*> bfahep knew of Bngh'a crlminal aet. He was named exeruto- af tbe wlll that lay ln the Korc.m aaaaat, and hlui David Stlres had written the ttuth II ls heart had goue out with pity f..r i. and understandlng The secret he loeked ln bls own breast. as did Harry Sanderson, c^ach thlnklng the other lgnorant of lt. Since that wedding day no shred of news had come to elther Harry ha.l wlshed for none To thlnk of Jaaaflea was a reeurrent pang. and yet the comblnation of the safe In hia atudy be had foriued of tbe lette.w of her aame: ln each memory of her be felt the fresb aaaault of a new and tireleas foe?the love which be most d*ny. Outcast and crlminal as Hugb was. castaway. who bad atolen a bank'sl aaoney and a woman'a lovex he waa' sTTT) her husband. ffugb'a wlfe! What could she be to him? And thla fevered confllct abot through wltb yet im.tt-?r paig. for tbe wakiu* sniart o. com punctton whlch had rlaen at Jesslca's bltter cry, "Yoa helped to make bim what be has become!'* would Bot down Tbat cry had shown him lu one clartfy Ing lnatant the follles aod dellnquencles of hia early career redupticated aa throurb the faceta of a crystal. and In the polarlzed light of consdence Hugb ?loafer. gambler and thief?atood aa the type and wlgn of an euduring ac cnsatlon. Bnt lf the recollection of tbat wed dlng day and Its aftermath atalked al waya with him?lf that klss had s? to cliug again and agaln to hla lijn* as he aat In tbe qulet of his atudy?no oue gueaaed. He eeldoto playcd his vlolin now but he bad shown no ootward slgn As time went on be had become no lesa brilliant. th ?ruta ble: not less popular. save perbaps to the parlsh heresy hunter. for whora he had never cared a atraw Uut baaaalh rrfaca a great change had come t?> Harr\ S.antlerson. Tonlght as be wended bia way BBafl boaaa ln tbe aspens. through tha clatter bbb] commotlon of tbe evenlng. waa a klnd of glaze over his ofe face?a ahcll of melancholy "rrov? began suinmcr vacation. and be bad planncd a month'a pa outing tbrough the wide ranch valleys and the farther range*. and this should set him up Now. however, as he walked along s bltterly absorhed in tho than his own aeeda i than one bcqttalntance wltb a atare of Boaiacocnll who turned an Instant r him. The blsbop had aeen that l"ok froojuently of late aud had lf It betokened phyalcal III aaaa i : aaqtnV thnn eaca ba aad reaaembered. wltb a the old whieper of Harr early Rut h nnd Its lapaes. nnd ha Itked aa I 1 him. I B second anniversary -.f Harry's tth g Batb bls nam. f af n knot ot I the ?? ? d Iiipfdns bare head. his thln feati Bf in HAI.LKl.fJAi ? that I n that I have *j sxl, 3. trajred by tha tliin al th?? ? ? ?a. at the tha laapaa . Ha | tha curb ai ? I I : elujah .1 ? , T tbe ' a his tblnklng the ri h and t | .v in the ? BOW from ! "Woa to them thal are at .' ? >n." llarry smlled grinily H,- had al baea "at ease Iu Zl??n " Ba jaumptooaa i Tbe raby ba hte j ring would brlng wtv.t ihis pl.Klding exlK.i : call a fOrtai ? Heda, his . bb chauf feur, was pollshing the inotor < him t<> taha his .-ooi areatngspla That aflaraauai he had pat bato the I little Rafe ln the ohnpel Btudy ' Lfl gold whlch he had drawn a p irt for his ciaBtltaaa and ajaarterly paj ' an.l a par, to take with him for the Bctee of his trip The street i over there ptaachtog paiauUaa ?erditlon to tbe grinnlng yokelw often nceded a square meal and was lncky If he alwaya knew where be would sleep. The thread ..f b*B tht Bghl bfOtM The bnrehended flgure bad andc hnrancue The eternal fir.-s were bank ,rne. whlle. aaated on a atool al his aaaas**taaa, ha ptoceeded to transport his audlonee t-> tlw heavenlv meads of the New Joru Tu" T,;r' i <-m1 fae*iloaed hymn he BBBg, and af more of the byBtaBdaSTB BOBBB ;ne ln Implous hllaiity Ibouted ta the chonia: "Palm* of vlctorv' Crowns ? ' Palma of vlctory 1 aitall w*?ar*" Harry walked on in a bfWara studv the refraln riuging fhttBagh his braln At the chnpel BjBta UMB hauf feur awaltlng orda "T.ring the . .-ir round. H ' Harry. "nnd I shVrft -iftor taaJajht PU drlve her m You can meet me at the The Btady wp.s pitch dark. nnd Rum my halted on the thtaahald artth a km. emlnous growl as Harry fumbled for the electrlc swltch As be found and pressed it and the plaee flooded wltb Ught. be aaw a figure there. the flgTire oT a ma:. B?ha bad beeo sitting alone. beside the empty heartb. who roae, ahrinking back from the sudden bril llancy. lt waa Hugh Stlrea. (To Be Contlnued.) ?EORGE O BPOWN. PHOTOT.RAPHKR, ,w?. *a? St., Rlcbmoad, ?a.\ ria* PttoVograpaa Tn>? to I lfa H'gh <?!*/ ??jrvtoa. \skUmt ImproTMBrr.M <? Ptto+nrrap H Ont-door Work <->iocul*d. Uaaaoaabl* B* tt a.aa*a auxl PTrm.pt H*rvlo*. ft<-tare* Bblarc u4 >'roa Old a.iraSI*** or Paotof > aaaa. B-oaa'