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I The Times' Daily Short Story. I
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.
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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.
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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.
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STATISTICS PROVE Sti'l7r."4.lh5'!rirar?ii
DR. GOSSOH'S
Kidney and Bladder Cure
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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.

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