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LEO'S LIFE iii VERSE. I THE CLAIM JUMPERS lOrlglnal.) Hon nallowell was returning to his claim. He had been to Frisco fur a month trying to induce some one with moans to "grubstake" biro, but Lad failed. This was not because Le did not hare a good claim, but because the capitalists he met did not care to look Into it. Ben was very gloomy. A year before he bad married the girl of Lis choice iii the east and a week after the marriage had returned to his min ing operations, lie had hoped before this to bring his Susie to him, but the fates had been against him. And now his failure to secure means with which to prosecute his work made him doubly despondent. Before him, coming on horseback, the broad rim of his felt hat flapping with each lope, was a man whotu he recog nized as Andy Kitchen, the owner of a claim not fnr from his own. "Howdy, Ben?" said Andy, grinning affably, and without lessening his pace added, "Yer claim's Jumped." "What's that to laugh at?" called Ben shandy. "How many of 'em?" "Two. But one on 'em I reckon you can handle without trouble. He's a lit tle cuss. T'other may down you." Ben would have asked more ques tions, but llailoyell seemed to be In a hurry and rode on. Here was more trouble. Ben was a peaceful, plodding mart, beloved by his neighbors, and the last man in the world to fight ex cept for his rights. But he was not a man to suffer Imposition. Besides, he had strong faith in his "hole In the " ound" and relied upon it to unite him x time with his beloved wife. lie rode on, considering what he should do. He had no faith in peaceful measures, for Jumpers were not respecters of Justice and usually did not Jump a claim un less prepared to maintain their ground. He finally concluded to reconnoiter the Junipers from a distance and watch for an opportunity to catch them apart It was about 10 o'clock in the morn ing and a bright summer day when Ben left the road and struck a trail through a wood which led to his claim, now hut half a mile distant. The birds were singing In the trees, and every thing about him was so peaceful that he approached the encounter before him with Kt ill greater reluctance. His young wife was ever present In his thoughts, and lie could not dismiss a picture of her anguish if It were fated she should hear that he had been killed by the Jumpers. After going as far on horseback as he dared, lest be attract attention he dismounted and proceeded on foot, pausing behind a tree la sight of his claim and his cabin beside it. There was no one about, but the cab In door stood open, and smoke issued from the stovepipe chimney. Between two trees swunz n hammock. In the j center of which was a bundle. Ben eyed all this cautiously, listened till he was convinced that there was nu one present, then boldly went forward. Curious to learn what was in the ham mock, he pulled apart its sides and re vealed a roil of blankets. Hut as the blankets contained .something, he pall ed aside a coiner covering one end of the bundle and revealed Well, -what Ben revealed was no more striking than the expression of his face on seeing it. The stern look he had worn up to this moment melted into one as kindly as, more kindly thau, had ever rested on his features. lie looked down Into the face of a sleep ing baby. For a time the diminutive creature slept on, then began to stretch its little legs and fling its little fists about, at last opening a pair of blue eyes, which It fixed intently on Ben. "Reckon you're the little Jumper," said Ben, giving the baby his finger to clutch. "I hope the big one is no more formidable. If your dad has taken my property I don't see how I can have the heart to dispossess him." By this time Ben was on his knees beside the baby, making all kinds of grimaces and saying all kinds of ridic ulous things to show his good will and attract the child's attention. Then a sudden thought struck him. lie re membered Andy Kitchen's grin when he announced that the claim had been Jumped. "By thunder!" he exclaimed. "Sup pose the big Jumper is a woman'" For a moment his face fell. If this were so, what an uncomfortable situ ation! Even the shooting he had ex pected was not so bad as that. He was so engrossed with this thought and the baby, in whose face he fancied he could trace something pleasantly familiar, that he did not hear a footstep approaching. Then he felt a light touch on his shoulder. In stinctively his hand flew to his re volver as be turned. He looked into the smiling face of his wife. , There are certain scenes as well as emotions that are indescribable. Neither the scene nor the emotions In this case can be painted in words. Never was man more completely turned from the passion of strife to that of love. There wa3 one long em brace that it seemed would never end, then a gradual relinquishment, after that explanations. Susie had prevailed upon a relative to furnish means with which to prose cute Ben's claim, besides funds to ena ble her to take them to him herself. A letter telling him of her intended Journey had arrived the day after his departure for Frisco. Susie on her arrival, finding him gone, quietly took possession of his cabin and waited his return. When he came she had gone for water. Ben's claim turned out a bonanza. In time he organized a company to work it, and he called it the Little Jumper. OLIVE I'ENNEWELL. PLAN FOR DUSTLEGS ROADS Important nxprriuient HelnR Cou U lie I -iI liy a Itritinh ( oiioi). An important experiment Is being made by the West Sussex county coun cil, ia England, with a view to con structing a road which shall be dust less, have a smooth surface and resist percolation of water, says a special ca ble dispatch from London to the Chi cago Inter Ocean. The piece selected for the experi ment is near Horsham. The stones used were Cherbourg quartzite, and In -order that they should be thoroughly dried they were placed upon iron plates over a tlue iu the council's shed at Horsham. After the stones had been well heated they were spread out and allowed to become somewhat cool. Then they were deposited from five inches to six inches thick on u wooden platform and covered with, tar five gallons, with a little pitch, being suffi cient for a ton of stone. The stones were turned over and over, so that each had a coat of shining black, and after ward placed in a heap to mature. At the present time the stones are being carted to Sionksgate, on the Brighton road, and spread to an aver age depth of about live Inches. T!-y are consolidated by u ten ton steam roller, and clean sand is sprinkled over the surface Just for a covering. About 100 tons of quartz! te has been treated and will be sufficient to lay down upon a length of from 12.1 to 150 yards' of road. Four hundred gallons of distilled tar, with which was mixed a little j Itch, have been used. The rotator l'aradlif, - Aroostook county. Me., is called the potatoes' paradise. This year the crop will range from 3,r0i,000 to ' 4,000,000 bushels, of which the greater part will be shipped away. Last year the price averaged $1.70 a barrel. FREAKS OF KANSAS RIVERS. Channel of Several Strrami Ilartr Bern Changed by the Flood. The recent Kansas flood in the Kaw river changed the channel of the stream very much and formed some new lakes, says a Topeka dispatch to the Kansas City Times. Near St. Ma ry's the river cut across a bend some seven miles around, the new channel being less than a mile and a half in length. The old channel is now a lake. Near Manhattan the rivet was shorten ed by two cuts. One leaves the old river bed a lake of several miles in length and the other is not much small er. Both at Lawrence and Topeka new channels were formed, but the waters are to be diverted from these Into the old courses. There is hardly a ten mile stretch along the Kaw river where cutting has not been done by the swift currents lopping off a short bend here and open ing a new channel there. It is impossi ble to estimate what the total of this shortening will amount to, but it is no small number of miles. Another result of the flood was the gouging out of in numerable holes iu the level bottoms far from the channel proper, some of them very deep. A Sew Shell. The latest explosive shell has the greater part of its interior filled with lead, which, when fired, is melted by a burning composition, so that when the shell bursts the molten lead is scattered to a considerable distance, and the smallest particle causes a nasty wound. THE POULTRY YARD. Sunflower seed adds luster to the plumage. . Ducks should not be allowed free ac cess to water until they are six weeks old. If the fowls can have a free run they .will find their own feather making . food. Feeding young poultry In their house will cause them to frequent it oftener, . and they can be more easily shut up In . It when desired. One of the best plan.s of management, during the summer especially, Is to have two sets of roosting poles and rhange them every week, setting them outside when not In use. Flat perches re much better than round ones. First Woman' Literary Club. What is commonly "considered the Irst woman's literary club in the Unit ld States whs organized by Frances Wright at New Harmony. Ind., in 1S20. This In turn after a lapse of twenty five years was succeeded by the Miner va society, founded in 1859. THE YACHT RACES, King Edward is wishing Sir Thomas well, but refusing to put up any money on the Shamrock. Chicago Record Herald. The new Shamrock is said to be the handsomest boat that has yet been brought over by Sir Thomns LIptou. However, it is the watch, not the cam era, that is to test its merits. Wash ington Star. The International race is likely to be won by the yacht lucky enough to cov er the course without going to pieces on account of structural weakness. The original America was a seagoing craft. After this year perhaps the yachtsmen will return to that kind of vessels. Buffalo Courier. Poetic Side of the Great Pon tiff's Character. A EELEP EULOGY HIS IIE3T P03X At the Age of Twelve lonng Peccl Addressed It to Father Vlncenio Tavanl When Twenty Year Old, He Wrote What Ho Then Believed HI Death Song: A Trlbnto to .evr Art of FhotOKraphy. Of Leo XHL, the man, genial, affec tionate, cultured, with all the qualities of head and heart to make him hu manly lovable as well as revered through the dignity of his office, the world knows best through his poems, says the Pittsburg Dispatch. He began writing Latin when he was twelve years old. No biographies, how ever exhaustive, give, or could give, so clear an insight into the inner heart of the great pontiff as these fine out pourings of his spirit. The first literary production of the schoolboy of Viterbo, in later years to become pope, was a brief eulogy of Fa ther Vincenzo Favani, provincial of the Jesuits, who was visiting the vil lage. The author, who was then Just twelve years old, was baptised Joachim Vincent Raphael Aloyslus Peccl. The poem reads: . Thy very nam, PavanI, Vincent styled, Was mine a little child. What mighty virtues thou didst well pursue, Would I might follow toot The nest poem was written eight years later, in 1S30. It is entitled "On His Sickness" and Is a remarkable commentary on his will power: A youth of twenty years how sickly and how spare! Ah, to what natural shock my flesh is belt! Haply to utter here my memorable rrief May bring, If not surcease, some sad re lief. Through sleepless nights in vain I fret fully compose My weak and weary limbs to seek repose. My food no strength affords; my droop ing: lids complain Of light, and oft my head Is racked with pain. Alien my parched limbs a wasting ague chill; Anon with torrfd heats of fever fills. Haggard and wan my face, and laboring Is my breath: Languid I walk the way to dusty death. Why shall I cheat my heart and years a-plenty crave When Atropos compels the dreaded gTave? Rather my soul will speak: "O Death, where is thy sting? With gladness I await thy triumphing! "The passing shows of life shall not dis turb my peace. Who long to taste the Joy that cannot cease. "Happy the exile's feet to press the fa therland; Happy the storm tossed bark to gain the strand!" As illustrating the lofty and ascetic habits of the retiring young student the following "Repelling of the Wanton," put into the mouth of one Ituggero, is interesting: With red flaming cheek, with gaudy ar ray, What snare dost thou plan? Amaryllis, away! For a poison of asps Is under thy tongue. And a hideous ulcer thy bosom hath wrung. A charming tribute to the new art of photography was written In 1SC7, while Leo XIII. was archbishop of Terugla. It is: Bun wrought with magic of the skies. The image fair before me lies; Deep vaulted brain and, sparkling eyes And lip's fine chiseling. O miracle of human thought, O art with newest marvels fraught, Apelles, nature's rival, wrought No fairer Imaging! In 1S30, when but twenty years old, young Peccl wrote what he then ap parently believed to be his death song. Although he had more than threescore and ten years to live years filled with an activity of which his delicate frame seemed then incapable he sang with, cheerful joy of the approach of death. The following poem has been translat ed as follows: Hcaxce twenty years thou numberest, Joachim, And fell diseases thy young life Invade! Tet pains, when charm'd by verse, seem half allayed; Recount thy sorrows then in mournful hymn. Wakeful till latest night, thy limbs In vain Court needed rest, nor Bleep nor food restore Thy strength outworn, thine eyes all darkened o'er. Dejected sink, while racked the head with pain. Fever consumes thee; chill as ice con geals Or parched with burning thirst. Pallid as death Each several feature; toils the weary breath; . Through all thy fainting form the lan guor steals. Why dream of future years, with prom ise bland, While swift fate urges? Then I said: "No fear My spirit Bhall quell! Draws fifeata in deed so near? Cheerful I wait to grasp his bony hand. No fading Joys allurement offer now; All undelayed, L pant for bliss supreme! Glad as when wanderer's footsteps home return Or seaman when to harbor veers hl prow. Indiana Forestry Reserve. Indiana will have a forestry reserve of 2,000 acres upon which trees will be grown for distribution while young, under the observation of a school of forestry. I (flu A' ", f'snK (r-.v i H i M ( d 1m t-'jk jMKl infill jB!i rasp CO, ,0 3 ElGflE 02 i 1 ; ". WW t the parties who originated and circulated, the rumor that " Force" Food contained drugs or other injurious in gredients. $5,000. additional will be paid to anyone proving that "Force" does, or ever did, contain any drug or other in jurious or unhealthful ingredient, being composed solely of Wheat and Barley, with a seasoning of table salt, steam cooked, flaked, and roasted. Do us the justice, if you question the absolute purity or healthfulness of "Force," to send a package to the Health Department of your city for analysis. f ccVimrV&Wr39-. UTS II "ear- w auku r.ni BUFFALO, N. Y. tnassaermsetts College ct Pharmacy. Eostos, June 25, 1903. Tfe " Force " KxJ Company, ISuffufo, X. I'.. Gentlemen A rumor having reached me that your Frotluet, " FORCE," contained injurious intrredieuts, took the occasion to analyze it, ia the intercut of my own faintly and of some friends who are liberal users of it. It may interest you to know that I found It con sisted exclusively of Whole Wheat, Barley and Salt, and is absolutely free from any injurious elements whatever. Permit me to express my sincere regret that such a serious and baseless rumor should gain footing with the public. Vou are free to use this letter la any way that Will help to do your product justice. lours trulv, Wilbur l. scoville. majsatnuscffi College cf Pharmacy. Boston, June 30, 1903. To irSiw It May Comrrn: At the invftation of The "FORCE" Food Com pany, of Buffalo, I have visited their Mills and made s careful examination of the materials from which "FORCE" fs prepared, snd the processes which convert it into Its finished condition. I found that " FORCE " consists exclusively of what my previous analysis Indicated, viz.: Whole Wheat and Barley, with a flavorhnr of Table Salt, flaked, Cooked and sterilized by 300 decrees of heat. A feature of the manufacture which impressed me considerably was the fact that the process Is entirely mechanical, the hxxl being preparedj cooked and boxed by machinery, without ever coming in contact with the hands or elothimr of the mill operatives. I was also gratified to note that an experienced Chemist daily supervised the entire output, and that each day's manufacture was also tested by an expert cook. Signed, WILBUR L. SCOVILLE, Professor of Theory and Practice of Chemistiy. ' Cltemkai Calwatory, UnlPtriity of Buffalo, Hebbebt M. Hill, Ph. D., ( June 26, 1903. The " Fym " Fvod Company, Buffalo, X 7.: Gentlemen In view of the rumors reirardine the alleged adulteration of "FORCE," it has been satisfaction to me to visit your Miiis, investigate, and analyze your product. i'ou are free to publish this statement made over my fignature, that I found " FORCE " to be abso lutely pure, consisting solely of Whole Wheat and Barley, flavored with table Salt, and free from any injurious substance whatever. 1 examined, in detail, the various steps In the man ufacture of your product, such as the steam cooking, the flaking and the roasting, as well as the packing, and find all to be remarkably clean and of absolute healthfuincss. The final roasting is done at a tcm pralure above 300 F., which, with the steam cook ing, completely sterilizes the product, and the entire process, from the first step to the final sealing of the package, is a mechanical one, the product at no time coming in contact with the hands or clothing of the persons handling the machines or packages. " Very respectfully, HERBERT I. HILL, Chemist to the City of Buffalo See page MS of "Cereal Breakfast Foods," BulTu tin No. 84, of the Maine Experiment Station, a State Institution, which has analyzed " FORCE " will other foods, in the nubile Interest. Copy will be mailed free on request. Refer also to Canadian Government Bulletin 84 on similar subject, pages 6 and 89, for analysts showing that " FORCE " consists solely of the most w hole some and nutritious ingredients. Any Inquiries concerning this subject will be cheer fully aaswered bv THE " I?0RCE " FOOD COMPANY, Buffalo, N. T. STATE LINES. Ia shipbuilding' Pennsylvnnla stands first and New York second, while Cali fornia Is a god third. The number of persons in the peni tentiaries of Iowa per l.tXK) population Las doubled in fourteen years. Indiana will have a forestry reserve of 2.000 acres upon wlikh trei-s will be grown for distribution while young un der the observation of a school of for estry. One of Missouri's unique industries Is ti e growing of a kind of coru whose cob Is specially adapted for pipes. A group of" fanners lu Lafayette county raise it extensively. One Hold of tweu-ty-flve acres produced 1.120 bushels of corn, worth $330, and the cobs sold for 193. The average per acre was $21.30. TRAIN AND TRACK. Austria Is to have a transcontinental railway from AdeHide to Port Darwia The railway from Caracas to Valen cia, fifty-five miles, baa elghty-sU tun nels. Berlin local trains now have special compartments for "passengers with dogs." The average cost per year of maintaining- a locomotive is $039 for shop labor and $030 for roundhouse, the to tal being $1,313. IK-ma ml For Turbine EiiKlura. Faith in the new steam turbine en gines is shown in the fact that two- manufacture's have contracts to fur nish in the aggregate approximately 540.000 horse power capacity of then). PEN, PENCIL AND BRUSH. Mme. Rosa Bonhenr was seventy years old when she painted her best picture, "Horses Trampling Out Wheat" ' Mrs. Mary Holland Klnkaid, the au thor, is described as "a winning, frank spoken, attractive woman, who has led a strenuous life." Henri Willeui Mesdag, the Holland painter, has decided to offer his fa mous collection of paintings to tha Dutch people. The collection ia valued at several million florins. The oldest author In England Is Dr. Samuel Smiles, the author of "Self Help," who has Just turned ninety. Dr. Smiles has now surpassed the ago of Lander, who lacked a few months of being ninety when he died. v ff1 n n mm y STATISTICS PROVE Sti'l7r."4.lh5'!rirar?ii DR. GOSSOH'S Kidney and Bladder Cure LA DON'T NEGLECT THAT FIRST ALARM, "AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE." I ONE BOX MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE We respectfully call roar attention to the succeeding CHAIK 09 TJNDISPCTABr B JgViDUNCB. which will appear la this p.per. E. A. DROWN, 48 North Main Street.