King examines the diamond fields and finds them suspicious
King, the geologist, were secured, Mr. King, In company wllh (lon.Collon uid a small party, (iroceitdad to tho fields, and an examination of tho country u mude, the result of which, so near as can be ascertained, was a conviction on the part nf Mr. King that the diamonds were scattered In tho locality where found for purposes of lieoeptlon. Ills opinion is based on the fact that thn geology of the district la not that of a llsmond-hoarlng region, and from the further J act that the various stones found could not all tiavn originated In the same locality. The collection Includes specimens pecullxr to the Cape of flood Hope, others evidently nf Indian origin, and rubies, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, :. of such diverse character as to render It beyond beliof that they were the product of any olio locality. Tills, taken in connection with thn fact th.it the region Itself la not one Indicating tho ntlstonno of precious stones, seems to put tho question of fraud boyund a doubt.