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Ah tlimiKlit nnd feeling multiplied,
Cameron wns overwhelmed. Beyond
belief, Indeed, was It Hint out of tlie
millions of men In the world two who
hod never neon each other could have
been driven Into the desert by memory
of the snme womnn. It bronchi the
post so close. It showed Cumeron
how Inevitably nil his spiritual life
was governed by what had happened
long ago. Thnt which made life sig
nificant to him was n wandering in
Bllcnt places where no eye could see ,
lilm with Ills secret. Some fnteful
chance hnd thrown hltn with the fa
ther of the clrl he hnd wrecked, It
was IncomprdicnHlble; It was terrible.
It" was the one thine of all possibles
happenings In the world of chance
.that both father and lover would hnve
Homcthlng within him cried out to
him to reveal his Identity. Warren
would kill him; but It wasnot' fear of
death thnt put Cameron on the rack,
lie hnd faced death too often to be
nfrtild. It waH tho thought of adding
torture to this long-suffering man. All
at once Ciuiluroii swore that he would
not augment Wnrrcn's trouble, or let
him stain bis bnnds with blood. He
would tell the truth of Nell's Had story
and hlR own, and make whnt nmends
he could. , ,
Then Cameron's thought shirted
from father to daughter. She was
nrnnewliero beyond the dim horizon
line In those past lonely hours by
"itio ciinipllre IiIh fancy had tortured
him with pictures of Nell. But his 1
remorseful and cruel fnncy had lied
to him. Nell had struggled upwnrd
nut of menacing depths. She bad re
constructed a broken life. And now
Hho wns lighting for the nnme and
happiness of her child. JLIttle Nellt
Cameron experienced a" shuddering
ripple Jn all his beingthe physical
fuck fir im einotlon bom of n.new and .
Htrnngo consciousness. lie felt thnt
It hail been given him to help Warren
with his burden.
He returned, to vamp trying to
evolve a plun. All night, be lny.
nwako thinking. . 1
In tliu morning, when Warren
brought the burros to camp and began
preparations for tho usual packing,
"I'Hrdncr. your story last night made
me thiol;. I wnnt to tell you some
thing about myseir In my younger
days It seem long now. yet It's not
so many years I x-ns wild. I wronged
tho sweetest and loveliest girl I ever
know. I went away not dreaming thnt
any disgrace might come to her. Along
about (hat time I fell Into terrible ,
moodsI cliKnged I learned I really
loved her. Them came n letter I
should hnve gotten months before. It
told of lier trouble Importuned me to
hurry to save her. Half frantle-wltii
Hhanie ajid fenr, I got n marriage cer
tificate and rushed back to her town.
She was gone had been gone for ,
weeks, and her disgrace was known.
Friends .warned me to keep out of
reach of her father. I- trailed her
found her. I married her. Hut too
late) . . . She would not live with
me. She left mo T followed her west,
but never found her."
Wnrren leaned forward a llttlp and i
looked Into Cameron's eyes, as" If
searching there for the 'repentance
that might make him less deserving of ,
a man's scorn.
Cameron met tho gaze unflinchingly,
and again begun to speak:
"Yon lfnow, of course, how men out
hero sometimes lose old names, old
identities. Tt won't surprise you much
to learn my name isn't really Cam
eron, as I once told you."
Warren stiffened upright. It scorned
that there might have boon n blank,
a suspension, between his grave In
terest and sonio strange mood to come.
Cameron felt his heart bulge nnd
contract In his breast; all his body
grow cold: nnd It took tremendous
effort for him to mnke his lips form
"Warren. I'm the tnnn you're hunt
ing. I'm Burton. I wn8 Nell's lover I"
The old man rose and towered over
Cameron, and then plunged down
upon him, and clutched his throat
with terrible. 8tinin hands. ' The
harsh' contnet. the pnln awakened
Cameron to his peril before it wns
too late. Desperate lighting saved
him from being hurled to the ground
and stamped and crushed, Warren
seemed n maddened giant. There was
a reeling, swaying, wrestling strugglo
before tho elder ninn began to weaken.
Then Cameron, buffeted, bloody,
h&lf-stunned, panted for speech.
"Warren hold onl Glvo moa
minute. I married Nell. Didn't you
know that? . . . I saved tho child 1"
Cameron felt tho shock? thnt vibrated
through Warren., lie ropcated tho
words again nnd again. As If com
pelled, by somp resistless power, "Wjir-
Ridera cf the lui-j?le Sage
ren released Cam and, staggering
back, stood with uplifted, shaking
hands. In his face was n horrible
"Warren! Walt listen !" pnnted
Cameron. "I've got that marriage ,
"Warren Hold Onl Give Me a
Minute I Married Nell Didn't You
certificate I've had It by me all these
years. I kept It to prove to myself
I did right."
The old man uttered a broken cry.
Cameron stole off nmong the rocks. (
How. long he absented himself or
what he did he had no Iden. When '
he returned Warren was sitting before ;
tho canipfiie, and once more he np-;
peared composed. He spoke, nnd his ,
voice had a deeper 'note; but other
wise he seepied ns usual. 1
They packed the burros and faced
the north together.
Cumeron experienced a slnguinr ox- ,
allation. lie had lightened his com- j
mile's burden. Wonderfully It came !
to him that he hnd also lightened his
own. From that hour It was not tor
ment to think of NeJK
There came a morning when the
sun shone angry and red through n
dull, smoky haze.
"We're In for 'sandstorms," said
They had scnrcely covered n mile
when a desert-wide, moaning, yellow
wnll of flying sand swooped down
upon thorn. Seeking shelter in tho lee
of n rock, they covered their heads
nnd patiently waited. Tho long hours
dragged, nnd the storm Increased In
fury. Cameron and Warren", wet
scarfs with water from their canteens,
and bound them rouno their faces,
nnd then covered their heads. Tho
steady, hollow bellow of flying sand
went on. It flow so thickly that enough
sifted down under the shelving rock to
weight the blankets unci almost bury
tho men. They were frequently com
I pelled to shnke off the sand to keep
' from being borne to the ground. And
j It was necessary to keep digging out
, the packs. They lost the count of time. ,
They dared not sleep, for that would
have meant being burled alive. '
The storm finally blew Itself out. It '
left the prospectors heavy and stupid ,
I for want of sleep. Their burros hnd
1 wandered nwny, or had been burled
j In the sand. Far ,as eye could rench ,
the desert had marvelous! v changed;
It Was now a rippling sea or snnd
j dunes". Away to tho north rose the
j peak that wns their only guiding1
murk. They headed toward It, carry-'
I Ing n shovel and pnrt of their packs.,
i At noon the peak vanished In the ',
i shimmering glare of the desert. Thoj
I prospectors pushed on, guided by the
' sun, In every wash they tried for
" water. With the forked pench branch
Nn his hands Wnrren always succced
j ed In locating water. They dug, but
' it lay too deep. At length, spent and
j sore, they fell and slept through thnt
I night nnd pnrt of the next day. Then
! they succeeded In getting water, and
quenched their thirst, nnd filled the
canteens, and cooked a meal.
, Tho burning day found them In nn
Interminably wide plain, whore thoro
wns no shelter from tho fierce sun.
Mountnln peaks loomed on all sides,
some near, others distant; nnd one,
a blue spur, splitting the glaring sky
far to tho north, Cameron' thought he
recognized ns a landmark. Tho ascent
toward It was heartbreaking, not In
steepness, but in Its lengue-nnd-lcngue-long
monotonous rlso. Cameron know
thoro was only ono hope .to mnko the
water hold out nnd never stop to rest.
Warron began to weaken. Often ho
hnd to halt.
Cameron measured tl water In his
canteen by Its weight. Evaporation
by bent consumed ns much as he
drank. During one of the rests, when
he hnd wetted his parched mouth nnd
throat, he found opportunity to pour
a little water from his canteen Into
At first Cameron hnd curbed his
rcsMefiH activity to accommodate th
pnee of ills elder comrade. Hut now
he felt that he wis losing something
of his Inst 7 tlve and passionate zenl
to get out in the divert. The thought
of wafer came to.occupy his mind, ne
begun to Imagine that his last little
store of water did not appreciably di
minish. He know he was not quite
right In his mlml regarding water;
nevertheless, he felt this to be more
of fact than fancy, and he began to
When next they rested lie pretended
to be In a kind of stupor; but he cov
ertly watched "Wnrrpn. The man ap
peared far gone, yet he hnd cunning. ,
He cnutiouslyjtook-up Cameron's enn-'
teen nnd poured water Into it from i
This troubled Cameron. He reflect-'
ed, and concluded thht ho had been 1
unwise not to expect this very thing. ,
Then, ns his comrade dropped into !
weary rest, ho lifted both canteens.
If there were nny water In Warren's,
It wns only very little. ' Both men had
been enduring the terrible desert
thirst, concculing It, each giving his
wnter to the other, and the sacrifice j
had been useless. I
Instead of "ministering to the '
parched throats of one or both, the '
wnter had evaporated. When Cam-!
eron made sure of this, he took one
more drink, tho Inst, and poured the 1
little wnter left Into Warren's can
teen. Ho threw his own away.
Soon afterward Warren discovered
"Where's your canteen?" ho asked.
"The bent was getting my water,
so I drank what was left."
"My son I" said Warren.
The day opened for them In a red
and green hell of rock and cactus.
Like n flame tho sun scorched nnd
peeled their fnces. Warren went
blind from the .glare, nnd Cameron
hnd to lead hliu. At last Warren
plunged down, exhausted, In the shade
of a ledge.
Cameron rested nnd waited, hope
less, with not, weary eyes gazing
down from their height where he sat.
Movement on the part of Wnrren at
tracted his attention. Evidently the
old. prospector hnd recovered his sight
nnd some of his strength. For he had
arisen, and now began to walk nlong
die nrrnyo bed with his forked peach
branch held before him. no hnd clung
to that precious bit of wood. Warren,
however, stepped In n deep pit, and,
cutting his canteen In half, began to
use, ,ono side of it 'ns a scoop, no
scooped out 'a wide hollow, so wide
that Cameron nvn?i certain he hnd gone
crazy. Cameron gently urged hinl to
stop, and then forcibly tried to mnke
him. Hut these efforts were futile.
Wnrren worked with slow, ceaseless,
methodical movement. He tolled for
what seemed hours. Cameron, seeing
the darkening, dampening sand, real
ized n wonderful possibility of wnter,
nnd he plunged Into tjie pit with the
other half of tho canteen. Then both
men tolled, round nnd round the wide
hole, down deeper and deeper. The
snnd grew moist, then wet. At the
bottom of the deep pit the sand coars
ened, gave place' to gravel. Finally
water welled In. n stronger volume
than Cameron over remembered find
ing on the desert.
The finding of water revived Cam
eron's flagging hopes. But they were
short-lived. Wnrren hnd spent htm
"I'm done. "Don't linger," he whis
pered. "My son, go go!"
Then he fell. Cameron dragged lilm
out of the sand pit to n sheltered
plnco under the ledge. While sitting
beside the falling hum Cameron dis
covered (minted imnges on. the wnll.
Often In the desert he had found these
evidences of a prehistoric people.
Then, from long hnblt, he picked up a
piece of rock and examined It, . Its
weight made him closely scrutinize it.
The color wns a peculiar black. ' He
scraped through the black rust, to
find a plcco of gold. Around him lay
scattered heaps of black pebbles and
bits of black, weathered rock" and
pieces of broken ledge, and they
"Wnrren! Look! See It! Feel it!
Hut Wnrren wns too blind to see.
"Go-go!" he whispered.
Cameron gnzed down the gray
reaches .of that forlorn- vnlloy, anil
somcuiing witnin him that was nei
ther Intelligence nor emotion some
thing inscrutably strange Impelled
him to promise.
Then Cameron built up stone mnnu
ments to mark bis gold strike. Thnt
done, he tarried beside the uncon
scious Wnrren. Moments pnssfd
urew Into hours, uuneron still had
strength loft to make an effort, to get
iut of the desert. But thht same In
scrutable soniethlug which had or
dered his strange, Involuntary promlso
id Warren held him Jiesldo his fallen
..comrade, As the long hours wore on
he felt creep over him tho comfort
ing sense that ho need not forever
fight sleep. Absolute silence claimed'
tho desert. It was mute. Then that
inscrutable something breathed to
him, telling him when he was alone.
Ho need not have looked at tho dark,
still face besldo him.
Another faco haunted Cameron's a
woman's face. It wns there In tho
whlto moonlit shadows; It drifted In
the darkness beyond; It softened,
changed to that of a young girl, sweet,
with t!jc suiue diirk. haunting eyes of
"Warren I Lookl See Itl Feel ftl
ner mother. Cameron prayed to thut
nnmcless thing within Ijlni, the spirit
of something deep and" mystlcul as
life. He prayed for mercy to a wom
anfor happiness to her child. Both
mother and daughter were close to
him then. Time and distance were
annihilated, lie had faith he saw
Into' the future. The fateful threads
of the past, so inextricably woven
with his error, wound out their tragic
length here In this forlorn desert.
Cameron then took a little tin box
from his -pocket, and, opening it, re
moved a folded certificate. He had
kept a pen, and now he wrote some
thing upon the paper, and in lieu of
ink he wrote, with blood. The moon
'afforded him enough light to see; and
having replaced the paper,, he laid the
llttlfc box upon n shelf of rock. It
would remain there unaffected by
dust, moisture, heat, time. How long
had those painted imnges been there
clear and sharp on ttie dry stone
walls? Years would pass. Cameron
seemed to see them, too; and likewise
destiny leading n child down into this
forlorn waste, where she would find
love and fortune, nnd the grave of her
Cameron covered the dark, still face
of his comrade from the light of the
Thnt action wns the severing of his
hold on realities. They fell away
from him In final separation. Vaguely,
dreamily he seemed to behold his
soul. Night merged into gray day;
and night came again, weird and dark.
Then up out of the vast void of .the
desert, from the silence and 1111m
Itnbleness, trooped his phantoms of
'iteace. Majestically they" formed
around hlni,mnr.shal!n and muster
ing in ceremonious state, and moved
to lny upon him their passionless
pna of Prologue
Sources of Folk Gonrjn.
Because of the. lunniony of Its lan
guage and the be. ut.v of Its natural
nssneltitloiiK. Italy Is pre-eminently
the hind of poetical nnd musical com
positions. Miys K.-mul s. 'lionnnno in
Christian Science Monitor. To write
'nnd slum -"iils impropriate to every
event Is aiming the Instincts of the
Two forms of folk songs are to be
distinguished: One spontaneous nnd
plebeian In oi luin, the utber more lit
erary and less spontaneous. The
first can be traced In Italy to the very
source of the himftifgc, tho second Is
not older than tbiee or four centuries.
Sicily Is- -'ni sidered the source from
which all poetry, natural or cultivated,
sprang and passed Into the rest of
Italy. Its songs, through assimilation,
became essentially nnd commonly Ital
ian, although to become such they hnd
to lose their original dialectical form.
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NOTICE OF EQUALIZATION
Notice fs hereby given that tho City
Council of tho city of North Platte,
Nobraskaj will teot a3 a board of
Equalization to cquallzo tho cost of
construction of sawor against abutting
proporty ownerB in Sowor L trlct
umber ono of said city on the 21st.
day of November, 1922.
Any person having objections to said
equalization of tho cost of construc
tion of sower in said district will ap
pear nnd fllo same on said date.
WItncs my hand and soal this 10th
day of Novomber, 1922.
E. O. ELDER, City Clork.
J. T. Keefo, Atty.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estnto No, 1912 of John Lee Moron,
docoasod in tho County Court of Lin
coln County, Nebraska.
Tho Stato of Nobraska, ss: Creditors
of said estnto will take notlco that tho
time limited for presentation and ill
ing of claims against said Estate is
February 21, 1923, and for sottlemont
of said estate is October 17. 1923. that
I will sit at tho county court room in
said County on Novembor 21, 1922, at
1 A nl.lAA). ... .1 1 -t F
1923, at 10 o'clock tura., to receive,
oxamlne, hoar, allow ,or adjust nil
claAma aid objections duly filed.
Drttfcd Oeeb 17, 1922.
W. H. C. WOODIIURST,
J. C. Hollman, Attorney
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estute No. 1916 of William S. Dopuy
doceasod In the County Court ai Lin
coln Comity, Nebraska.
The State of Nobraska, ss: Credit
ors of ftftkl estate will take notice that
the time limited for presentation nnd
ill iig of cluims 'against said Estate is
M il'ch 12th, 1923, and for settlement
if ald Estate Is Nov. 7th, 1923; that
I will sit at tfie county court room in
'd County on Deccmbor 12thf 1932,
t 10 o'clock a. m., nnd on March 12th,
tf'23 at 10 o'clock a. m., to recolve,
nrumTne, Hoar, allow, or adjust all
el ilms and objections duly fllod.
Dated November 7th, 1922.
Win. H. C. WOODHURST,
Booler. roaby and.Baskins, Attya.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estnto No. 1913 of Robort A. Mc-.
Knight deceased in the county court
of Lincoln county, Nebraska.
The Stato of Nobraska, ss: Credit
ors of said estate will tako notlco that
tho Hmo limited for presentation aid
filing of claims against said estate
Is March 8th, 1923, and for settle
ment of said estate is Novembor 3,
1923; that I will sit at tho coaaty
court room in said county on Decem
ber 8 1923, at 10 o'clock a m. and on
March 8, 1923 at 10 o'clock a. m. to re
ceive, cxamlno, hear, allow or adjust
all claims and objections duly filed.
Dated November 3, 1922.
Wm. II. C. WOODHURST,
NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT
Hatate No. 185G of Bernard Wlnken
werdor, deceased in the County Court
of Lincoln County. Nebraska
Tho Stato of Nobraska, to. all per
sons interested in said Estato toko
notice that tho Administrator has filed
a final account and report of his ad
ministration and a' petition for final
settlement and discharge as such ad
ministrator which have been sot for
hearing beforo said court on Decem
ber 1st, 1923, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
when you may appear and contest tho
Dated October 31, 1922.
Wm. H. C. WOODHURST,
Ssal County Judge.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
' Department of the Interior
U. S. Land Office at Lincoln, Nebr.,
October 17, 1922.
Notice is hereby given that John O.
Lindenmuth, of Wellfleet, Nebraska,
who on November 27, 1917, mado,
homestead, entry, Broken Bow No.
011980, Lincoln. No. 02920, for
NE, E NW14 and SEJ4. Section 8
Townshop 10, North of Ronge 20, west
of 6th Principal Meridian, has filed
notice of Intention to mnko final three
year proof, to establish claim to the
land above described, befode W. H. C.
Woodhurst, United States Commis
sioner, at North Platte, Nobraska, on
the 27th day of Novembor, 1922.
Claimant nomes as witnesses:
B. W. Gerkln, Jack ZIglor, J. K.
Browning nnd Earl Greenwood, all of
J. E. HAYS,
By virtue of an order of sale lssue'd
from the District Court of Lincoln
County, Nebr., upon a decree of fore
closure rendered in said Court
Wherein David IT. Corbett is plaintiff,
nd W. L. Fristo, et al are dofondnpts,
and to me directed, I will on the "9th
day of December 1922, at 2 o'clock
P. M., at the oast front door of tho
Court Houso in North Platte, Lincoln
County, Nobraska sell at P.ublic Auc
tion to tho highest bidder for cash,
to satisfy said decree, interest and
costs, tho following described proper
West half of the southwest quarter
fWof SW4) of soctlon thirty-five
(35) in township eleven (11) north of
range thirty-ono 31) west of the 8th
P. M. Lincoln County, Nebraska.
Dated North Platte, Nebr, Nov. 4,
A. J. SALISBURY,
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that scaled
bids will be received by the Ctty
Council of the city of North Platte,
Nebraska, on sewer lateral district
No. 2 and SeWer lateral district No. 3,
consisting of blocks 13 and 20 of
Soutli Park Addition to tho City of
North Platte, also beginning at tho
main sower on "E" street whoro O10
samo Intersects tlie center lino of tho
alley in blocks 13 and 20 of Residonco
Park Subdivision producod,- thence
south on the conter lino of said alloy
of said blocks 13 and 20 to the south
side of block 13 and 20 to tho south
there to terminate; and also to con
sist of "blocks 1 and 2 of Waltoraaths
Addition to tho city of North Platte,
Nobraska, and blocks 4 and 5 of tho
II. & S. Addition to tho city of North
Platto, Nebraska, commencing at tho
main sower on East "E'' stroot whoro
tho samo intersects the conter lino of
tho alley In blocks 1 and 2 of Walte
math's Subdivision produced, thenco
south on tlie center lino of nlloy In
said 'blocks 1 nnd 2 of Waltemath's
Subdhisio'i nlso block's 4 and 5 of tho
II & S mPiMon.to tho city of North
Platto, Nebraska, thoro to terminate.
Said bids will bo recblvod up to rind
including tho 21st day of. November,
1922 nt eight o'clock p. m. of said day.
Plana and specifications may bo had
from the City Engineer of Baid city
by any ono wishing to bid.
Tho Mnyor and Council rosorvo the
right to roject any and all bids.
Witness my hand this 10th. day of
O. a ELDER, City Clork.
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