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Under the scorching rays of an after noon sun the limitless expanse of the African veldt lay shimmering and quivering in torrid heat. All around there rose, fold upon fold, an interminable and maddening suc cession of low, rounded rises, clothed to their stony summits with short, coarse grass and purple karroo bushes, the reddish soil baked hard by thewhole drought of the dry season. Scarcely a sound broke the stillness of the wilderness not awing whirred not an insect buzzed. There was no spoor or sign of game, large or small most of it had been killed off long ago. The grass bent languidly to the faint draught that came out of the north as from a furnace mouth. All nature drooped and panted for nightfall the desolation was profound the silence was oppressive. Out of the west, following the wind ings of a little kloof, there crept a lum bering, dusty, and dirty white-topped wagon, of the kind used by traders or hunters, innumerable creakings and groanings and shudderings testifying to many day's journeying with a "plentiful lack" of axle-grease. Four poorly-conditioned oxen drew the cumbersome equipage. The loll ing tongues of the beasts, their lan guid, dragging steps, and their lean condition told eloquently of hard travel and scanty forage. By the side of the cattle shambled two Kaffir "boys," each armed with a long goad. In front of the team strode a white man, his naturally white face tanned to a dusky red, his clothing soiled and travel-stained from many nights' sleeping out, his veldt-schoon in the last stages of dilapidation. Rest ing in the hollow of his left arm lay a shining Winchester, the 1?est-kept and smartest thing in the whole of his shabby outfit. For upon the rifle the little band of adventurers depended mainly for their subsistence from day to day. Game was scarce and shy the wagon was none too plentifully stocked with the bare necessaries offlour,su gar, and coffee a poor shot might mean a supperless bed. He was a giant in staturefully six feet two, with the build and brawn of the pioneer. In age he was on the better side of 30. A great brown beard swept his chest, and there was a taw ny mustache to match, while from under the front peak of his fore-and aft pith helmet there gleamed a clean cut profile and a pair of keen, Saxon blue eyes of the kind that are apt to be undimmed by fatigue or undaunted by disaster. "Slowly the little caravan plodded on, and looking steadfastly northeast. Suddenly he was roused by aloud cry: "Water, baaa! I smell water!" shouted one of the "boys," pointing in the same direction. Simultaneously the drooping oxen picked up their heads, and of their own accord started onward at a smarter pace. The "baas" descended and fell 111 at the rear of the wagon, for the Kaffir instinct is infallible, and water was surely not far away. This meant not only renewed life for the cattle, a camping place, and probably some game for the pot, but also the goal of their journey. Likewise success or another dismal failure' Half a mile was covered in this fashion, the man in the helmet consult ing a rude map as he stumbled through the slippery veldt grass, after which, with an exclamation of satisfaction, he called out "We must be nearly there, Joey!" Scarcely had the words left his lips than the heavy wagon commenced to move more speedily down an easy decline, and the weary beasts broke into a shambling trot. A sudden turn round the shoul der of a hill revealed the wider ex panse of a little valley, perhaps a half mile broad, through which meandered a thin 1 ibbon of shallow water, border ed by a narrow expanse of pebbly beach that in time of flood would be entirely covered with a yellow, swirl ing torrent. In a trice the wagon stopped, the oxen were unhitched and galloping towards the water, into the center of which they waded knee-deep, drinking greedily of the precious fluid. This done, they proceeded to wallow in the stream, after which they turned their attention to the more succulent grass growing near by. Although the near-by kopjes were casting long shadows eastward, there was yet more than an hour of daylight. Methodically and silently the younger native proceeded to. unpack the scanty HE OTHER. MA N A FREDERIC R.EDDALE Copyright, 1902, by J. P. Lipplncott Company. ard te camp utensils and build a fire, while Joey, taking a gun from the bed of the wagon, sneaked off up-stream ia quest of an eland, a harte-beeste, or a 'klipspringer buck. The white man, leaving all the^e de tails to his "boys," strode off in the contrary direction down-stream, ap parently at random and as though he were likewise looking for game, until out of sight around a bend. Then hin demeanor changed. He atlaugh tentively studied the dried-up shore on either hand, crossing the exposed river beach diagonally from the farther margin of caked bluish clay to the strip of coarse gravel and pebbles that bordered the water's edge. Apparently the indications were satisfactory. Bending nearly double, he eagerly scanned the patches of pebbles, scratching here and there with his fingers, and letting the stufl winnow through his hand. Suddenly, with an ejeculation of pleasure and triumph, he dropped his weapon and began to pick up pebbles here and there. Curious dirty-looking stones they were, grayish white and rusty, but having strange fiery gleams in their depths. With feverish haste he produced a stout canvas bag, holding perhaps a quart, tied with leathern thongs. Greedily he continued his quest, pick- 6UrDENL HE DROPPED HIS WEAP ON AND BEGAN TO PICK UP PEB- BLES HERE AND THERE. iu upex stones apparentlyfat hap-haz- Pert Some them were but really with the quick selection th the Kaffirs Continually urging the hardly bigger than a pea, many others v%-earied beasts with throaty, clicking sounds, the white "baas" striding stur dily along, consulting a pocket-com pass from time to time as the wind ings of the kloof brought the sun now upon one hand, and anon upon the other. Evening was approaching not more i than a couple of hours' daylight re- i mained it was time to be thinking of a camp for the night. After a more than usually heavy as cent, the oxen of their own accord stopped to breathe, the Kaffirs squat ting listlessly under the wagon out of ttie sun The white man, glancing I back for a moment, strode without' halting to the summit of the nearest kopje, and there stood shading his eyed were as large as a marble or a hazel nut, a few even larger. Now, it is a blessed peculiarity of precious stones, cut or uncut, rough oi polished, set or unset, that a fortune may be contained in one very small compass. And although mere size does not always count in assessing the value of a stone, yet those which our pros pector had gathered might be expected to be worth anywhere from a hundred to a thousand pounds apiece. For in knocking about the diamond fields he had become something of a connoisseur, and in picking over this new field he had with quick decision selected only the finest specimens, albeit only in the An hour sufficed to fill the bag, the mouth of which he quickly fastened and flung it on the sand. Then, raising his clenched fists towards the heavens, cried in a voice hoarse with excitement and triumph: "At last! At last!" With a grim smile lifting the corners of his tawny mustache he gave the bag a kick and thus apostrophized its contents: "There you are, my beauties! This( is my claim, and I'm one of the richest men in South Africa!" For that dirty canvas bag held twice' a double handful of diamonds, and the* claim would be worth no man could' say how much. Richard Dysart's quest was ended he had found a virgin de posit of those precious white stones,, for which, not two hundred milesi away, in Kimberly, an army Of White! men and Kaffir slaves were madly tear-'1 ing out the bowels of the continent. Dysart picked up the bag, walked to where he had thrown down his Win chester, and turned his face towards camp. A distant rifle shot rang out at that instant and apprised him that Joey| had probably brought down their supper. "Confound the fellow!" he muttered. "I wish he hadn't fired the gun!" The sun had disappered below the hills to the westward, and in less than] a quarter of an hour it would be dark.' Coming in sight of camp, he dis covered Joey in the act of skinning and cutting up a young buck, while the other boy was tending a cheerful fire built of drift wood left high and dry on the river bank. Flinging himself down by the fire, the precious bag by his side, Dysart removed his helmet, baring his white forehead to the cooling night-breeze, which was even now briskly fanning, the fire. THE PUTIN CETO^ UNION: As he sat there, plans for the future came trooping throughTTtis brain. Now he could go home to England. The weary years of wandering, hardship, and ill-luck were all behind him. He saw himself taking his proper place once more among his fellows, wealthy beyond the most sanguine dreams of ambition or avarice. No more sleeping out on the veldt, frozen by night and roasted by dayfor your African des ert, even within 20 degrees of theacteristic equator, is as cold as Labrador between sunset and sunrise. There was a gentleman's estate, good society, and pleasures innumerable at the end of the journey! And a wife, perhapsthe queenly Marcia Churchill. They had laughed at him in Kim berly when he talked of a newprecedence diamond country away off to the north east, and no one had faith enough in his scheme, based On a story heard from an old Kaffir, to lend him a paltry 100 pounds for an outfit. Well, the was his now! He would be a diamond king! i Through all his visions of the past' with its cruel hardships, and of the future with its golden triumphs, there floated a fair facea woman's face crowned with an aureole of dusky hair, framing a pair of steadfast gray eyes' that could look a man through and through, and forever banish falsehood that and guile. But perhaps she had not waited! Ah, in that caseand with a sudden tightening of the chest Dysart half rose to his feet, showing himself full in the ruddy glare of the fire. As if in answer to the cruel thought, from out of the darkness across the narrow stream there was an angry spat of flame, a sharp report, and with a groan Richard sank back as though lifeless, shot through the body! A sound of hurried and scrambling would' be called footsteps, a sudden plashing in the shallow water, and then there appeared out of the darkness whence the shot had come the form of a man running swiftly. He made straight for the si lent figure of his victim, grabbed the bag of diamonds lying by his side, and vanished in the blackness whence he had come. A life-tragedy in the space of two hundred ticks i the watch! The two Kaffir boys, startled by th shot, saw only the silent form of the "baas" and the swiftly moving appari tion that seemed to swoop down upon them out of the African night. With a simultaneous yell they dropped their tasks and fled into the surrounding blackness. Richard Dy sart was left alonedying, perhaps deadalone on the veldt, treacherously and cruelly robbed of his hard-won treasure! CHAPTER II, When two men fall out who are closely allied by blood or by friendship the breach is apt to be all the more deadly and bitter than if they had been only mere acquaintances. And when the same men quarrel over a woman, covertly or openly, be ware of the consequences, for a very pretty feud is apt to ensue. It was Richard Dysart's misfortune to be born the younger son in a family long in lineage but short in wealth. He was bred to the law, having hopes of family influence and preferment in that quarter, his own taste being for the army. But old Sir Arthur Dysart, his father, had his own way, and Rick i religiously kept his terms and ate I his dinners at the Temple. rough. The. whole '-claim," when properly as when he had a gun over his shoulder exploited, would doubtless prove to be very rich, and of this claim he was The elder brother, also flamed Arthur there had always been a Sir Arthur Dysart since Charles Second's time was of a studious turn, being slight and dark in stature and complexion, presenting a complete antithesis to his Berserk younger brother. In tastes and likings they were also at opposites. Arthur seldom shot over his father's' preserves Rick was never so happy I and a good dog at heel. Arthur books and flowers and ..in uc naa I of course the owner by right of die- something of a COlonst Rick almost covery, in which the drastic mining hated the sight of a book, ^_^ed laws of the colony would jealously pro- & de to the hounds worth more than n bl 8n music,- wen i stoo THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1903.s^mg'-iM' ful. Stella Dysart scarcely came up to her shoulder, being as petite and as pretty as a Dresden shepherdess. The four young- people had known one another from childhood, when they romped together in the woods of Denecroft or roamed over the daisy meadows of Gatewood, the Churchill property. As boys the two Dysarts vied with each other as to who should be Marcia's champion, and with char feminine impartiality she showered her favors upon each in turn. Now it was Arthur's week, and again Richard would be her knight. The rivalry continued, more quietly but fully as intense, after the brothers came back from Cambridge, but both of them feared to put the question of to the test. Marcia went through two seasons scathless and ap parently heart-free, so perhaps her mind was made up after all. If Arthur Dysart had the advantage of the heirship on his side and of nearness to the Churchill estates while Richard was grinding away at his lawbooks in London, the latter had his own little compensations, for he saw the girl constantly during the season, and lost no occasion of quietly keeping himself to the fore. Richard divined somehow that Arthur would not pro pose while his father lived, and so was content to wait, hoping the while that his own ship would come into port. Matters were at this stage of truce and tension when there came the news of Sir Arthur's death. Richard went down for the funeral, and then it was discovered that there was no will. Immediately his position flashed upon him he was absolutely dependent upon his brother's bounty, for naturally his allowance stopped with the demise of his father. It also dawned upon him that now Marcia old and was l^ ^-^^:i^,^i toot of the huntsman's horn prettier than a classic symphony. But it must not be inferred that Arthur was by any means a milk-sop he was a type of the modern English gentleman, than whom there is none finer on God's footstool and if his pursuits were of the more peaceful order, he could, nevertheless, be trusted to hold his own anywhere and with anybody. Now, the Dysart acres were strictly entailed, and as a younger son Richard Dysart could not expect more than a modest inheritance. Old Sir Arthur had foreseen this, and managed to lay by a few hundreds which at his death he intended to bequeath to Rick to tide him over the briefless days that come to every budding barrister. Stella Dy sart, the sister, was amply provided for, her mother's jointure having been settled upon her absolutely. But the will, put off from day to day, was never made, and one morning the old baronet came a cropper over his horse, was carried home with a broken neck, and a new Sir Arthur, tenth of his line, reigned at Denecroft. The latter was perfectly cognizant of his father's intentions respecting his brother, and meant to scrupulously carry them out, when an unexpected obstacle occurred, to wit, a bitter and acrimonious quarrel betwixt the brothers. Marcia Churchill was the woman in the case, daughter of old Squire Churchill, the reigning beauty of at least three counties, at this time in the heydey of her social triumphs. Perhaps because Marcia Churchill and Stella Dysart were representatives of two distinct types of beauty they were pretty close friends. Marcia might have stood for one of DuMauri er's women, for she was tall and Stately, patrician, and severely beauti- upon to make a de cision, and that she would perhaps pre fer a baronet de facto and dejure to a penniless young barrister with no law and few facts in his favor. It is not surprising, then, that he felt very much like a modern Esau, and in no pleasant mood, when, on the third day after the funeral, as the brothers were at breakfast, the new Sir Arthur said, in his hesitating habit of speech: "ErerRick,v if you're not going out this morning I should like a word with you." Sir Arthur had what is called a bad manner he was self-conscious and bashful to a degree upon ordinary occasions he was apt to hesitate and falter and flounder, although at other times and upon other topics where he was sure of his ground he could be terse and even epigramatic. Rick looked up from his letters, and, being in the "dumps," as he wOuld have expressed it, merely grunted an assent. Nothing more was said until the meal was ended. Then, leaning back in his leather chair and lighting a cigarSir Arthur abhorred tobaccohe said sulkily, sarcastically giving his brother his title "Well, 'Sir Arthur,' what is it?" It was not a very inviting opening. Yet it may be conceded that fate had certainly not been kind to Richard. At bottom he loved his brother, and in his heart he knew that Sir Arthur wanted to do the right thing. But a perverse humor held him that morn ing, and he would make no effort at complaisance or conciliation. Sir Arthur flushed painfully at Rick's carelessly contemptuous tone. He rose wher in silenctehwhilienthe second-hand clockdial. watyh round its 1 ticked solemnly half- "IIwant to put things right, old man," he said at length, facing inward, towards Rick, who sat moodily smok ing, his cigar tilted towards the ceil ing. "Dorejoinder.That's you? kind!" was curt loved* The baronet looked at his brother in mute surprise the hot color flamed *n his sallow face and as suddenly \more^fluently,^ I i little as though^ the other controlle himsel PROFESSIONAL CARDS. ROSS CALEY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and Residence over Jack's Drug Store Tel.Rural, 36. Princeton, Minn. pLVERO L. MCMILLAN, LAWYER. 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