10L. XII. $2.00 Per Year' INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY. APRIL 6, It'94 Five Cents Per Copy. 20 DEPENDENCE CLASSIFIED uelnooo Dlroctory. ,t dilwIiMV il Mml( ami e iMiiiwy iHMWkrtH Port" f naMtiriM-it t ihkV fuM thai Sal k.u a ' " A I'" :banks. 1. National. IVr. Main end Muttiitoulbm. t National, Cor.. Mam and 0 8U. jROKKRS, , ORAIN ".19?: JBwyioiltei Flrt National Hwwfc. BILLIARD HALL. ink C Furn, Mslnrtrwl. . A. FttHst, C altwrt. HllMlr hnM , Main stnwt. . BRICK. 11. Coopvr, corner 0 lrrL CARPENTERS CONTRACTORS. amptwll Son- tmt r at lxmiy Paddock's city officials. k. M. Hurley, Mr, W W. Rwt. Recorder, kmly Tupper. Mrtwhal. CHU RCH ES A PASTORS. (ttelh.1, J. Frvd Jenkins. PrmhyierutM, J. A,Ti''itili Stiiittreuntloual, I. V. Poling. fvangHli-ai.l A.l'onley. MiUhIUI, T. W. Potlrr. tlirlttlan, N resident ptr. DENTISTS. i. A. MulWey, O Dm iwll Brli'k, up slalr. rt. Jnhunou.Cor. Kalltoad Jdnnmouth. l . D0CT0RS Ees" ItabMlt, la. Nul l Hunk, up sliilnt. k, U Kelcbum, Monmouth HU, nr U. it. B. I), Duller, opera bmtw, lip Klatr. DRAY COMPANIES- Hubbard 8Ut, Railroad Mr. B . FJkln. leave orders hi HnW. DRESSMAKERS lm Sophia Oott. at reldm-. Railroad rt. DRUGGISTS. Uillr. Meian k-r A Co.. Mttlu Btr. mttrrwrn Bros., opera how. FLOUR MILLS. lid. Mill Co., Oea. aklimer A l'o. Star Mill. I. W.Scar A Co. FURNITURE. t (i. Here cor. C nd slwrt. V. O. Cook, Whlleaker brtett. ' GEN'L MDSE Lwcndorf A Itlneabvrg, Main street, I. M. Vanduy n, Cor Matu and C tn-l. . A. MIIU -Whlakr Urlok. GROCERIES. AVllooi, Baldwin A Co.. Hutu ldeCtwt. McEnlieMn A Suiidcreocti, Corner Mulo A a P. 1,1.x It. We! mJn Mul a tnx-t. 5. P. Iririne-Whilouker tirU-k. HARDWARE & AGL. IMPTS. 1, f, U'llimnull, Cor. Mala A Moomouln K. M. Wiulo A Co.. Main and Mooiu'iuth 8U1. JOB PRINTER. fW bit Hi lie Ollli, Maltt trot . ' LAWYERS. (A.M. Hurley, Main strert. kieo. A. Smith, tud. Nat'l Bnnk. np ntnlra. LIVERY STABLES. ll'eier Cook. Mum irvel. Kll Johnvm. Muln tr(t. LUMBER. l'riwott A Ventfwi, kuw mill. MARBLE WORKS. O. L. Hawklti, cor. Kullnwd and K mreeU. MEAT MARKETS. Kred Mlllr.Ctnl. HpurliiiK llr., Muln ulnwt. MERCHANT TAILORS. W. (. .sliiirman, (! Btrt. PHOTOGRAPHER. )). 11, Craven, C Htivet, mrlh utile. SECRET SOCIETIES. I n i. Lo'Iko No , A. 0. V, W. Vulley Ul-lge No., LO. 0, F. l.yrn Vndgtijo, 2it, A. F.A A.'M. Homer iMilge No. 4'2, K. of f . Keilmen Woodnmrm. Hcbokali !tero IDOK, Clover lnf No. W. SALOONS. ' The OB'n J. K, CJOwr, prop. The Catle-H. E. Owenu, prop. SASH tV DOORS. Mitchell A Uohannon, Muln utreet, M. T. Crow, near depot. GEO. E. BREY, DKALKB Iff bit, If!, 11, Folatifs, k Independence,, Oregon. 43 G. L. HAWKINS, "" I'roprlotor of The In'lfiponrlflnne Mnrl)le WorltH. BKtlrnalii on all cmnetury work. KlrHtj!li workman. Ihlp, lutent duMignM, and lowest price, "When I was a Boy," Writes rtMttmiwtcr J. C. Wooiwow, Ftorwl Hill, W. Vs., ul hl ft broa ohial trouble of Mich HrtilHUitt tuitl ntublMirn cliaiui'trr, that the doctor irt)iioiinnil It Incurable with . ordinary rm'dlclnc hiuI stlvlwtl me to try Aytr's Cherry Pwtoral. I tiki so, itntl one ImttlA cured nm. Kor the lost llfteen yeunt, I have uned thl jtpnrutlon with gtmU eJTvct whenever 1 tuke A Ded Cold, snd I know of numliers of people who keep it in the liou.ie nil the time, not conshlorliiR It eafe to be with, out it." "I hv Wn QHtrtft Ayert Chfrry IVrloriU In my fumlly for 30 yim, with the Wiowt Mllnturtoi-y rmiulU, nl run. vhoorfully rwouimend it M Iwlnft enpo. dully ailnptMl to ill rulmoimry com plulni. 1 hsv, for timny yam, nwd pulntonitry tml oilier ntiHlidnot mwcUl tiidy , ml I havii come tn the ronrlimloa thitt Ayer! Clixrry Pet tornl CHumpU'ts ponltlon priMnilnnt ovr other himIU ln of tli cIhhr." Clm. Pnvroport, 1 Iovo, N. J. Ayer8 Cherry Pectoral Prrpirtd by tr. J. 0. yt k Co.. U II, Mm, Prompt to act, sure to cur CHAS. STAATS, (Kuorvwir to HUHII.VKL A BTAATS.) IMWJMlIKTDll OF City Truck and Transfer Co. Hauling of all Kinds Done at Keasonablo ltatw. Agents for the 0. P. Boats, AU bills QiiiMt I matl.it by the 10th 01 ewch moiith. Independence, Oregon. Steamer Altona Salen and Independence " To Portland I-vt Imlcpeiiilt'iico nml Hnlciii MihkIii.v, WtxIiivMluy ami Krlil.v( Umv Inn Iiiilciit'tidi'iice at (1:45. Hulclii at in.,' ami arriving at I'nriluiid at 2:1-1 p. m. LenvtM rortliind TupsilHy, Tluiriiihi.v ami Hwturduy ut (1:13 a iu,., Halem lor I iiut'iH-mieiiW! at 4 p, Kxoetlent nieal served on bciat at 2H centa jr meal. - PamenKers uve time and money by tukiug thin line to Portland. Ktt'imicr wilt wirrv fimt throuirh freight and oII'um Hpvvlat ratea ou large low. , Unexcelled 'piiwongcr accomtnoilo- al agents, ltolnuin block, Huluni, Or. GREATLY REDUCED RATES Mad by the FOR THE CALIFORNIA I MIDWINTER FAIR KCUNI) TRIP TICKETS GOOD FOR 30 DAYS Portland to fan Francisco AND RETURN. $27.50 Including FIVE Gate Tickets TO THE FAIR. EXCURSION TRIPS- ; From San Frnnnlnoo toothor polnUIn Cal. forclft will be allowed purcliiiMcre of apeclal Midwinter Fair ticket al t lie following round trip ratodi To 8ttlbnt nndorlBO milMi from Hnn Fran, eliico, One and One-Tnird one-way fare, To Btstton 160 mllenor mora from San FranclHco, one audoiif .lttk one-way faro, Vot exact rates and full Information, Inquire of J, B. KIRKLAND, DlKlrlct lanwmger Agent, 134 FlrntHtl'ortlau(l, Or., or addronn the underalgnod. T. 11. GOODMAN, RICHARD OKAY, Oon.PnaNfngorAlt, Uen. Ttafflo Manager, Han FronclHoo, Cal, . Aug, M fillD PflMTIMIICn QTHDV A Kl IHUtTKH'S HUM VN(i:. A Thrllllnir Tale Wlilth Illudrale the Kate of Vllllaiiy. IPttblUticd only U Ilia Wkt SinitJ OJlAPTKtt IV. RAYMOND AND WANUAN DKCURH WAtt, Philip Mortttmr, the rctitrar of a tvi, wna a IMittmnnt if lrrancla Kny tnond. Pi th men wura lawyer. ' Thuy had ttudii d in the miuio tifllco and liml ittcceedrd to the prnulitw of their pa tron. There wnt nitii-h friomlnlilp lie twtwu thetu. It wan a alnwrt friod (hip on Mortlmor'i part. Raymond bud the itmnttcr will of the two, Mortimer wn rtiuip1cUly nndr hi control, lit had lifted him np a he advanced hlinoolf, not that lie dtwlred to honor him, but that he was nwful. Mortimer had inch an cuawr ated Idea of Rnytuond a dttllculty to plat hint, whttre to many were cltuii orltiit for prcfcrnicnt, that hi aplclt of gratitude dweloixHl Into inlxwrviiincy, completely ohllteratiiiK every qnnlily that would interfere with the prrform' ance of any duty Knymond nuttht im poae. Uo had been umiihuI a r-iHtrar of arrvara tcauMi it iuitid Itaymoud that wan all. To lie attre Mortttm-r'a aiitcr hud bcK'ti receiving the attcutiona of the po litical chieftain and IniaKined, as Mi timer did. that he wui nltiwro. Moino. timoa Raymond himnclf thotiKht the wme, but the truth we a. thouuh he uilKht nut at all tiiiica twn It. that he sought li' Mortimcr't comtmnionnhlp at a relaxation from a life otherwise excltinK. Poor Mortltm r balinved Hint Raymoiid'a favors wnro partly due to the regard in which bis aiator was held by his political siHitiMir, an 1 in this ba llot his dt votion to lUyuwml stcmlily incrt'iui. Mortiiiicr was a tonaump. tive, but his work took littlnof his time and exacted noxrtion beyond vlaltinj Raymond at utiitwl turn and making his reportf so be wtm as bnpeial and buoyaut as conunitivM, free from the other vexations of life, usually are. Raymond occupied a hoinw iu a re spectable section of the city, fie cotild easily keep an establishment in the most aristocratic quarter, but it wasn't policy to do so. Ills home was luxuri ously furnished and cured for by a woman whom be called his niece, and whom the world believed to bear thst relation to him, 8he was a charming hostess, Ilr queenly (rrace and win nlng mannt-rs assured her the entree to some of the best clrclus, and as society never questioned her standing why should wef Kim is nothing to us, be yond a figure exemplifying bow Ray moud lived. In the well appointed library Mortl ner is rccnivwd by his chief. The ri'id trar of atrrars is ncrvons. lie baa mode nnusual haste to reach Raymond's home and plainly shows that something out "Loofc out for Manynn!" he gaptd, of the ordinary has occurred. This is not lost to Raymond, but be pnffs cool ly and leisurely at his cigar, taking it from between his lips just long enough to say t "Oct your breath, man, and tell ns what has happened. " "Look out for Mnngnnt" he gitsped as he loaned forward on the library ta ble and breathed more heavily from the effort. The coolness of Raymond, who sat smiling, helped him to regain bis com posure, and he resumed: " JUangnn met ns this afternoon. We were in the Unitml Mtittcs court" a name given to a resort for, city ofllcinls and politicians generally' "and the commission bill came up. Ho said It was a 'deal,' that the commissioners were your men, that yon were at the topN middle and bottom In fact he used words I bate to repent. " "Never mindl Repeat them. He says queer things at times. He's a pe culiar character What were his words?" "He said you posed 'as a philanthro pist, a patron at church entertainments of every denomination, but that you were a political serpent, a constrictor wound nround every interest and insti tution, and crushing such ns were not bonotlclal to you. He sounded the com pany, and a few, the sume you have mistrusted, laughed and told him he generally hit the nail on the head." "Is that all?" "All? No. He declared that load er, lawyer and all as you were, he meant to give you a thukeup before be left town." "Leave town?" , " Yes. He said no more, but he said that vindictively." "Why, 1 ottered him the managing editorship of The Trumpet. 1 endeav ored in every way to show friendship for hirn. He can have no feeling aguinst me. If 1 knew any one who was close to him, 1 would help him even now In his fresh ambition, give him financial aid to start out well, for it must be some great ambition that moves him to leave this place, Did be say when be was going?" ' "Yea." ; , "When?" " He said not until he exposed the Inside of the commission, and he hint ed that ha would ha (rraatlv fllaaimoint,. i"1 ,f y were mil aiaeiosaa insww 1 light to tha liiKipli)," I "Weill Weill" Imuhed Raymond. "Who would ever think be la such a i(dreamtir?" I "It's not my business, of coarse," mildly suggested Mortimer. "But nous of the land to be apprsised Is yours, is it?" . , "My dear fellow," said Raymond, 'don't worry) None of tha land Is wine yet." "It la Mime of the land yon bold tbnnu'h tax sale certlflcateaP "What Wit Is?" ' "This," said Mortimer. "Some yearn igo you had the taw passed. Property owners did nut pay ta promptly. The law as It now stands is thai the property is sold at auction to privets individuals Just for the tsxes. To re deem it, the owner must pays bonus of 10 pur cent and interest at Is per cent, and if he fulls to redeem It in 10 years the city gives a clear title to the man who purchased the laud and the build, lugs theroon, If any, for the taxes." "Prom-d.': "Now under thut law yon bsvs botight, nr others have bought for you, and legally secured to you, many blocks of real estate, some of which will never be claimed, If these blocks srs to Iw sclitctcd by the commission, Man gnu will any so : he will Bud It out He is a socond Holler t be can se In all di rections. " "It seems to me," remarked Ray mond, "that yon hav ln badly cured. You forget that nnder the law there is no record of those transactions in the oftlce of the register of deeds In the county, where Mungan will turn for his facts, You am simply the regis trsr of arrears, Wbnt you know la not all a mutter of official record. " "Rut ho knows the law." ' "Buppuist), for the sake of argument, that he does," responded Raymond, s lit tin nettled at Mortimer's persistence, "Suppose, again, that the commis sion decide ou these lands that i may hsve within my teach. The day after the co 1 mn! ut! Ion reports, the legal limi tations will expire and tha property will be legnlly miue. The dd will come to 1110 dirwtly, or Indirectly, to a troftoe, moat likely the latter, and no 1 mi per can say a word about It without caving itself open to a libel suit Ev erything la honest and regnlar. That is the law. It may not be the fact that the lauds will be those that friends ol mine held, yon understand? 1 have as sumed that much, Just to satisfy you, Your deputy would not talk Ilka this." "1 assure yon, Frank," for Mortimer so called him when the warmth of conversation demanded soma nomina tive of address, "I was looking after yonr interests; that was sIL'V "I know it" was the reply, Inkmd td to convince Mortimer that the per sonal allusions had not undermined the confidence re ikskhI In him. . "I'll go home, now," said Mortimer, arising. "Wait a minute," said . Raymond "bars la acquainted with Isabel Le -Le Clair, Is she not?" "I think I bare beard bor mention the name." "Look here, Philip" and Raymond threw the stump of his Havana Into the cuspidor, locked the Angers of both hands, inclined forward, support ing his body by renting his left elbow on his knee and looking seriously al Mortimer. "There Issome private bus! neos on foot in which I want tho good offices of Mother St, Uertrude." Miss Le-Le Cialr is Influential In that quarter. I cannot see her in the con vent or st school, tnui has mot her socially at many places. I have fre quently w-en both together, and they seem to be great friends. I am very well acquainted myself with Miss Le Clair, have enjoyed her company at muny parties, and she herself has told me she is enthusiastically fond of lues. Let Inez invite her to your bouse, and 1 will there gut s chance to enlist her aid. Tell lues to manage this for me." " Certainly 1 she will do it Is that all?" ' . "That'aall." . Mortimer bade gnodby to Raymond at the door. The hitter, when be bad returned to the library, mused 1 " Mifngau cannot harm me. For hit bitterness, however, I will punish him. Cut of Isabel's great love for him, 1 can force her to marry me, ami he will not know it until he reads the wedding no tice. And Inox? Oh, she'll well, 1 can got over that, too. Cut, on every consideration, I think It will be better to wed Isabel Le Le Clair. Strange, bow 1 find it bard to pronounce that name!" CHAPTER V, , tBABKtj tJNDKit Raymond's infujbhcb. Numerous Incandescent electric bulbs, added to tho Horn I embcllishmcnta that break out in every direction, make brilliant the rooms in the Mortimer home on the classic Brooklyn Heights. Ines is the hostess. Isabel is there, bnppy and no less radiant than . when InsTwa saw her. Old school compan ions ure present, too, with 'friends par ticularly selected with a view of mak ing her foul ut home, Inex had deter mined to pleaso Kay moud and demon strate hor woman's tact by having none there before whom Isabel might act con strainedly, Ines had also asked Isabel to remain over night, as otherwise she would have to leave early for the con vent. -'lines was a petite branette, Viva cious, witty, Intellectual and artistic she had muny admirers. She was so sensitively constitnfed that she partic ularly a vol dud, in a most natural way, the .assertion of any accomplishment that might incite jealousy in those of bur sex who moved in circles with her self. So strong a feature of her char acter was this, that even they who thought Raymond an eligible subject for tbnir feminine wiles never could see in her relutious with him, at ball or fete, anything beyond the usual amenities of friendship, Could Inez road her heart, she might Rave discovered feeling for RuynQgd wag not tools Ittobs. "unconsciously sni ' come to accept her brother's opinions and sentiments with respect to the msn as her own. Bhe looked upon him ss ber brother's benefactor. And bad not Rsymotu himself, by his attentions, bis compliments and references to s future1 where bo and she stood together, mads evident bis own latentlons with regsrd to her? Little did she dream that her brother was rewylng Raymond s hun dredfold, and that she herself, tonight Was rendering him a service whose worth time alone could disclose, If In desd the curtain of mystery waa ever to be drawn aside. There she stood with Isabel by ber tide, ss tho guests one after another Srers received. Why duscrlle tlint so cial panorama, lo which th'tw two ibons as queen) two Impressive types if beauty singled out for admiral Ion In 1 kaleidoscopic n;: of euchaiitlng forms and faces? Would It be puxzling to sny one. who knew Raymond's do sign, and oould read bis thoughts, to saslgn a reason for bis own appro vs I of the count be bad resolved to pursue? "She's a woman among a million,' waa bis mental comment as Isabel offer ed him her baud, ber checks aglow with the wild excitement of the scene. Rut all things come to an end. The entertainment was on the wane. The guests began to depart. Somehow Raymond, with b! unobtrusive diplum scy, bad managed to engage Isabel's at tention, fie escorted ber to an alcove Invitingly embowered with sll the taste of the florist's art and suggesting It self, in exotio eihalattona, as s repose ful retreat, now tbat the whirl of the evening had begun to pall In Its de cline. "Yes, It baa been s very enjoyable iveulng, " she said In answer to a re mark of Raymond. "I never met so many frionds at once before," "And I haven't had the pleasnre of seeing yon for months, I'm at fewer events of this nature than yon. " "Yes. What is there in politics at tracts yon men so?' "1 can't aayt some people have sug gested it is the passion (or power." "Commendable, wben the power Is exercised for good." "Rut people will not give ns credit for so exercising It it is in the politi cal world, like the social world, tbe jealons and tbe disappointed are quick to spread . scandal that originates in tbeir own minds and bas nothing but spite to food and live upon," "You Judge the world harshly," " Harshly t You do not know It Even yon, la whose Ufa there Is nothing of the dross, cannot escape criticism. " "1?" "Why, yea. Is It possible that you bavs never been annoyed ty the envy that 1 have seen and beard although bnt little In society the envy of de signing mothers?" "Tbat isn't so, is it?" she queried, regret and alarm starting her into an attitude tbat was winsome. "Never mind," said Raymond sym pathetically. "It In to be expected, and their fears are proof that their judgment Is better thiiu tin ir manners.'. "Yon are jesting." said Isabel, sur prised at hla speech. " Every one knuw my statna here thut of one who by virtue of the courtesies of old school companions has been permitted to share In the festivities that broaden her ex perience and add to that sum of knowl edge which tor tbe sake of ber profes sion she would enlarge, Tbe friction of contending minds brightens the intel lect 1 am a poor teacher. Therefore to yon It Is unnecessary to state why I sin likely never w be asked In places such as this, where wealth casts its glamour over all, to chango my name to tbat of a family which would con sider the nnlon of one of its scions to a person out, of their social kingdom as a terrible mesalliance'' ' "Believe me, I am not jesting, " said Raymond. "As I think so, let ns dtop the sub ject.!' . "I do not mean tot 1 would like to place yon beyond these people's criti cism," be said slowly, with s look that was portent in Its firmness, and yet so full of tenderness tlmt Isabel hesitated uutil the explanation which was evi-' dently coming could be offered In jus tice to him and her, "I am prompted to talk In this vein, ' he said, "out of regard for one who is dear to you, 1 understand Laurence Mangan. It is in my power to make him and you bnppy. " " "Not by putting"--- she liegan, while afhmhof resentment mantled bcrcueoka ."No, not by putting yon apart," he Interrupted, "if that is what you were going to say. Let me tell yon 1 will bring yon closer. His name is not Laurence Manga o, no more than yours la Isabel Le Clair." Isabel was startled. She awaited In fear the words that were to follow. "If Maugun knew it, bis rent name is Laurence Leland, and ; be : is your brother, " was Raymond's next decla ration. . ..- ..'.-'.'.- '- "My brother!" she exclaimed. , "Your brother," "Thnnk Uodl" "That ho Is?" - ' ' "No-o, Never mind, " was her reply, her right baud mechanically rising to her brow aa if. to keep bor dancing brain from beating its way outwurd. What conflicting emotional Gratitude that she bad escaped marriage with her brother; grief that sba had lost Lau rence In a relation, tbe very thought of which bud,- in days gone by, .awakened within hor the tenderast sensations of pence and bliss, bhe stared blankly at Raymond. Her eyes were upon him; her spirit was in other realms, where golden memories, crystallized with ideals that muut never evolve into realities, were flying before her vision, dissipating before this revelation like mist on the mountains when the morn Ing rays break in upon them. She was thinking, too, of the truth in the poet's lines: Ah, tuali Is the fate of our life't early promise, Bo panning the r","!!tWo of Joy we have known; Kaon wave that ws danced on st morning ebbs Aaiayssns st svs m tas bleak shcrs aloas, Highest of all In Leavening Power. Late it U. $. Gov't Report mm Summoning sll ber will power to ber sld, she concentrated her mind on tbe situation and Its suggestions. Reason came back to its throne, and sbe asked "How have you learned this? How do yon know it Is true, that bis nam and mine is L'dnnd?" Raymond was cool and collected. He bad not mmta up his mind bow be would broach the subject, Ho realised that be hud not diaie it delicately, but be bad anticipated the rcHtilt and was prepared. If she expected -to read in his face Anything of thut which she bad long dreamed to make cleat the secret of her ancestry she was disappointed. Note tremor of a mnsclol His look was really 0110 cukmlutod to give her confi dence In the sincerity ho proteased. " If you do not believe me to be a friend," ho continued, "I will aay no mote about the matter. Let me assure you I thought yon would be pleased to hear news yon must have long yearned for. It . was my great solicitude for your wclfaie that c anned me to speak ss 1 have, and thut, too, ta my apology for being so abrupt Let me take yon back." "Stay a moment," she Interposed, How rightly had be studied woman's natural ' How often has her curiosity cost her the moKt priceless jewels in the circle ot her womanly tressureat But In Isabel s cm much might be pleaded In (txteuuatien. "Will von tell me all?" she asked. bet arms InvoluutarUy outstretched in abjuration, (it-iitly he took ber hands and held them in his cwn. He looked at her lovingly, for his heart went out to ber more than it ever bad to any other of her sex,'-.... "Don't think me hard," he beseech' ed. " I'll tell you, but if my story makes you happy, as I know It wilt, can 1 not bope for happiness In return? "Are you sure that that Lan Laurence Is my brother?" "As sure as I am tbat yon are Isabel Lcland," ' "You could not ask me to answer now. I have never imagined this. Do not press me. I will certainly be grate ful. Let me not think yon anything but manly, whun the recollection of your Kindness will rise before me." "This means much to Laurence Laurence, you call him, and my friend ship warrants me In using the name," continued Raymond. " He Is nnder a cloud. If you were my wife, I cotild sppeal in his behalf to those who mean to ruin him, rnin him through wrong, 1 fuel. As a disinterested person, 1 con Id not stay tho storm that lowers above him, but to protect me and mine from dishonor theso people could bo induced to conseut to an investigation thai wonld vindicate Laurence. Then, agalu. I have long desired to lift him to tin highest place in his profession, (t it within my power to do so," ' "But 1 know nothing of this, or ol what it means. Am 1 asked to pU dp myself before there is justification Will yon still torture me witb stw penSO?"'. ; V;''' ' ?':" "No, 1 will begin my story. . Youi. father was Ueorgo Lclnud, an honored and an honorable man. He came from England with your mother, ambition goading him on. Laurence was the eldest child, nearly 8 years yonr sunior. Two other children your parents had They are dead. Your father was er ratic In his way. For several years be lived at Wort-enter, Mass. Wlitu yout brother was 8 years old, yonr father be gan to travel, searching for specula tions, Yonr brother Laurence was not very strong, and as your mother bud hopes of bringing hor husband back to Worcester she loft the boy thero in bci sister's care. As he grew np, tho boys all addressed him as Laurence Mangan. Mangan was the name of yonr aunt's husband. He bad no children of bis own, and Laurence became his idol." "But how is it that Laurence does not know his own surname?" she que ried. ;'-. "I am coming to that; Yonr nmthet was taken ill bore, shortly before your, birth. Slio didn't fuel equul to a jour ney back to Worcester, having been worn out with travel through several states, and at auy rate your father took a liking to this city, and bIio was very cautious In avoiding suggestions that might again awakeu tho roving dispo sition within him. Your brother was in his aunt's care from his third ' year, as the boy was not strong enough to stand the , travel. Your father was moving from place to place, your mother always with him, They settled in this city in 18?8 end it was your mother's intention to have Laurence AWARDED HIGHEST PPKES The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum. . vUsed in Millions of ; ' 010940 Years the Standard Mm 01. j brought on, woan she was smcxen down. Your uncle bad queer notions of yonr fstber. He knew be bsd not tbs disposition of tbe migratory wallow, returning to the old banuts wltb tbs change of seasons, snd that be wonld never revisit Woroestnb.,.Jsr. Mangan bad therefore made np bis mind that Laurence would remain witb him. Mangan wss not wealthy, but be was comfortably situated, and be bsd no thought that objections wonld be nods to bis adoption of the boy, especially ss the probability wss tbat your fstber wonld not be long in wasting bis sob stance In his speculations. Mr. Man gan never told Laurence of bis people, for the reason, be said to bis wife, that 'It Is time enough when his folks retara, or nntll be is older snd capable of ap preciating tbe case,' Yonr mother's desth wss followed qnickly by that of yonr sunt snd Laurence never learned this story, Yonr father placed you la tbe con vent." - "Why bas my father been silent and. apparently so careless of Laurence and mo?" "He went to Denver end waa killed ' killed for his money. He bad not time to make any arrangements." "And how have you learned this ; bow came you to be acquainted witb a history that Is a mystery to me and to to Laurence?" "Simply enough. Tbe old lawyer with whom I studied was your fatber'a counsel. In rummaging over old papers a abort time ago, 1 found a letter from tbe district attorney of Denver, Inclos ing a memorandum written st your father's dying request be lived a few boors after tbe shooting. That memo randum directed your father's counsel to look sfter your Interests. , I presume . the lawyer found you hud a good home, that Laurence had another and that as your father bad left no property, mat ters could not be improved. Out of my love for yon .1 made inquiries that en larged my knowledge. Your family, on the maternal aa well as the paternal side, Is an honored one," "Why not tell Laurence?" "Has he never spoken to yon about, toe?".. , "No, beyond saying that yon wers sot friendly toward eucb other on ao tonnt of politics. I never asked more. just because it waa politics," "He's s queer lad," remarked Ray- -mond. "If 1 told bim, be wonld almost kil his uncle, now an old man, for tbe deception practiced npon bim." "In what docs all this mean danger for Laurence?" asked Isabel. "You have not yet told me that my Interest In you is reciprocated?" "The Interest is." "But there is something more I seek." "A womau'a heart is not like tbe. wax matrix of a phonograph, suscep-. tible to the slightest sound and holding it nntil itself is molten," was the evas ive response. "There is no one whom yon wonld have nearer or dearer to you in this one sense, 1 moan tbe sense of honest lover "If Laurence ia my brother then -perhaps"1 and realizing that she bad almost made an admission she broke oil into the strain most pressing npon ber . mind: "How ia Laurence threatened?" Raymond waa satisfied. He knew that gratitude in woman, like pity, ia skin to . love, The first process In ita evolution was visible to bis quick eye snd was confirmed by the ear thst bad marked the intonation when she re-, ferred to the quality, of a. woman'a heart. He .could now finish his story and trust safely to time, he thought, to make her his own. "Laurence was a clerk in yonr uncle's store, a large one for a town; like Worcester. He had other ambi tions and ran away one morning and entered newspaper life. The day after hia departure there waa a defalcation of a few thousands of dollars reported. The bookkeeper placed the blame npon Laurence,. who waa trusted. The evi-. dence was against bim. The deposit sent with him to the bank, tbe day pre vious to bis departure, waa larger than -tbe sum credited in the passbook, So the bookkeeper charged. They have been a few years hunting Laurence down. A lawyer friend of mine who bas the case in hand baa withheld pro ceedings at my earnest request. Ha has not notified your uncle, who, some time ago, sent him authority to act, having heard Laurence was here. Re quisition papers will be soon issned and would have been issued ere this, but for myjnfluence in advising delay," (To be continued.) 1, .HONORS WORLDS FAIR.