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WW V y Jt V ' X ..... i XH The Watcher. i5K I am so glad Love fell asleep Before the morning came; Better this lonely watch I keep Than those mad tears too fain to lea That burned my cheeks like flame. Whut time he turned to sob and weep And call a certain name. I am so glad that Love Is still. Better to sit here thus, With folded hands and empty will In this strange loneliness and chill. With silence folding us. Than soothe and strive and sooths until The grief grew hideous, I am so glad that for a space Comes respite from his pain. While yet the dawn comes on apace For me this one dull hour of grace For me who must remain, Afraid to look upon Love's face Lest he might wake again. Theodoala Garrison In New Tork Herald. WW W BT- Copyright, 1901, by Dally ' Laurie went for the hundredth time and looked at the "spare room." She knew every smallest detail of Its ar rangement by heart; the gay rag car pet, the blue-and-white spread, the open-worked pillow shams. Were (they not part and parcel of the spare room, always In order and ready for ithe chance corner? But she herself lhad gathered the honeysuckle bloomi and the wild grasses for the tall vase in the window, and she herself had arranged the few little books on the tart with the white cloth. Was It chance that the pretty copy of Tenny son was the topmost one of the little heap, and that It lay shyly open at the poem about the king who wooed a beggar maid? When Bhe had looked wistfully at everything once more, then again she (read the letter for he bad written the letter'to her, and not to her fath ler and mother, as might have been lexpected. Her cheeks flamed as she ;read again: "I will be there Thursday, and I am going to have a great surprise for you this time; This will be the fourth summer I have spent at the farm, and It will be like going home again. I have watched yor grow up, little Laurie, and have thought about you a great deal more, I am sure, than you have thought about a stupid, stiff; selfish old fellow like me." Thursday. He was to be here .Thursday, and this was the time. She had begun arranging the room for him four days ago, and every day swept and garnished It afresh and gone to the woods for more flowers. lEvea now she went to the window and twisted the tendrils of honey suckle so that the flowers would 'show better, and resolved to go to the woods after prettier ones, after all, and then was In a panic lest' he "Should come while she was gone. If only she might have made this room look as she bad dreamed It, over and over again. She stood, seeing It through a gold en haze. Filmy laces floated at the window, caught and drifted here and there by the breeze; and soft car pets were on the floor, and tall mir rors stood between the windows, and everything was so beautiful that the golden-banded bumblebee on the letter to her to herl honeysuckle blooms seemed to be frightened with Idle, wistful dreams. Her eyes fell before the open book, las though be bad been there beside the book, looking at her for bad he mot given ber the book? and had read the poem, and told her that It 'the king really loved the beggar maid she was the only woman In the world for blm, and poverty was a little thing compared with love. "Laurie!" cried her mother from ithe kitchen; "run here a minute an' fetch me In some, wood an' I wish . while you're out you'd see if the chickens have got back Into the gar den. The way they're carryln' on we won't have any veg'tables left by the time Mr. Falrlle comet. What was A S .fsf ttaf tsf sf A, w xi X m ( t t, SSK 'l. tf. iliiliillii'.iig. tt r aJ f m JZlM71?UnTBi5fOP Story Publishing Company. that he wrote 'bout bavin' a s'prlse for ye?" "He said he'd have a great sur prise for me this time,' said Laurie, waiting a moment with her face turn ed away. "Well, I hope It ain't any more o' them shrimps be brought last time," said Mrs. Morrell, comfortably. 'I'd Jest as soon cat flshbat an' done with It. I Jest know It's somethln' to eat, for be knows nothln' else wouldn't s'prlse us. Run on an get the wood, Laurie an' there goes one o' them chickens into the garden!" Laurie bnrrled away, her shy, wild flower face turned from her mother's "Well, here she Is!" eyes. But once In the garden she found the row of hollyhocks against the further fence, and walked beside them, touching their petals tenderly. "He likes hollyhocks," she said to herself. "That's why I planted 'em again this year. He says they made him think of bis grandmother's gar den. It would be nice to have a whole garden planted with hollyhocks and marigolds and pinks, just for him." And then, all In a moment, she had planted just such a garden, and It bad grown to Its full glory; and the figure coming down one of the pink-bordered walks waa not his grandmother, but was Laurie herself, clad In the short-walsted old brocade, like that pretty picture of his grand mother when she was so fair and young, and was the belle of the whole country round. "Laurie! called her mother. "Ain't you ever coming with that wood?" The wood was carried In, and Laurie was at once placed In charge of the churn, and began splashing the dasher up and down wearily. "Well, I declare!" exclaimed her mother, with quite Justifiable vexa tion. "You ain't payln' a bit of at tention to what you're doln'. Look how you've splashed up this floor. An' your cheeks is that red, a body'd think ye bad fever. Jest as like as not you're frettln' because ye'll have more work to do now that he's comln', but the money's somethln', I recklnt People can't always consult children, like you, when they want to take in boarders. Listen! Ain't that the stage comln'? You'll have to go out an' meet 'im, for I've got my hands In the dough." . But before she bad finished speak ing Laurie was off like a flash, and was hidden away in the dlnngroom, drawn back Into a corner holding ber heart down to keep It from burst ing. There was a rattle of wheels and a cheerful "Hello!" at the gate, and then the sound of dragging trunks down from the roof of the stage, and ber father's voice in loud and cheerful greeting. He was down now he was paying the driver he was coming along the walk, and up the steps, and Into the house. Hi would be there In another moment She could hide no longer! She must creep out of her corner and meet him. He came along the bright hallway. ta!!, pale from work, but smiling with frank delight "Ah, here she Is!" he erled, catch' Ing her brown, rough little hand and drawing her closer. , "Didn't I tell you, Laurie, that I had a surprise for you this time! Well, here she is. This Is my wife, Mrs. Olga Falrlle, If you please and we are both going to spend a whole, long summer with you." The beautiful woman with the blue eyes and the golden rings of balr took the hand he put into hers, and looked at the small, frightened face. Clearly, this country was pot so healthful, after all. A look at this girl, with her white cheeks and start led eyes, suggested the thought that they might have belonged to some wild thing out of the woods. Mr. Morrell. came staggering In with a trunk, shouting cordially. "Well. If this ain't a su'prlse!" Mrs. Morrell peeped in from the kitchen, smiling and nodding. "I can't shake hands, she said; "but you've gone and got married, have ye? Well, I'll bet Laurie's glad to hear that The lady'U be so much comp'ny for her. Just go to your room you know where It Is." Mrs. Farlie pulled off her gloves and looked around the room a little disdainfully. i "You have talked so much about your little woodland nymph that I suppose I expected too much," she paid. "She's rather a commonplace little country girl, it seems to me no powers of conversation no ex pressionand not the smallest spark of Imagination." Mr. Falrlle did not try to answer. He stood still, looking absently at the heap of books on the table. "Here are her books," be said, fin gering them one by one. "See Longfellow, Whlttler Mrs. Browning I gave her Tennyson, too, I think. I wonder what she has done with that?" FISHING IS NOT COSTLY. Sportsmen Here and In Canada May Angle for Salmon Cheaply. In England salmon fishing is one of the most costly of sports, and even here it is the popular belief that the sport Is of necessity one for the rich alone, no man of even moderate means presuming so much as to think of In dulging In it. In the British Isles and other parts of northern Europe this Is undoubtedly true. Even in this country and In Canada in the last few years the salmon waters have been taken by clubs and Individuals, so that now the fishing Is restricted to the few; but Labrador and Newfound land are left free and moderately ac cessible to the fishing public living in the eastern states, and Improved trav eling facilities have made the trip to Newfoundland a matter of ease, so that the number of sportsmen visiting that Island Is increasing enormously. Fortunately the island Is large more than 300 miles each way and the rivers very numerous, so that It will be some time before the country Is crowded. Thus far only a very few of the most accessible rivers have been fished In at all. Along the east coast and the northern peninsula are many rivers that have never known a fisherman. At the present time these are rather difficult of access by land, It Is true, but by chaterlng a small vessel fishermen can, at mod erate cost, visit the 'most remote of them and be sure of almost unlimited salmon. Making Sunday Cheerful. ' Sunday Is often dull for the boys In the families where the parents believe It Is proper to keep quiet on this day. The boys grow restless aft er church and Sunday school are over, and do not know what to do with themselves. Yet the day may be kept quite differently from other days and still not be dull. . One little mother of whom a recent writer tells, and who had three little boys, has made Sun day so delightful that all three lads look forward to It with pleasure. She chooses some especially beautiful sto ries which are read during the quiet afternoon, and keeps tor this day fa vorite walks in woodsy fields. And to Close the afternoon comes "candle lighting time," when, at twilight, the boys each light their own candles and the three-branched candelabrum by which to eat their simple supper. And Sunday is thoroughly enjoyed. To Imprest Children. One great reason why children often dteoboy is because they do not under stand what is desired of them. They are careless, their minds wander while they are being Instructed, and consequently they disobey. A very effectual way to secure a child's obe dience Is to Insist upon a direct gaze during the time the mother Is talking to him. Have him look the speaker straight In the eyes, and If still In clined to wandering, have blm repeat what has been told him. This Im presses It on his mind and Increases its importance, and there Is nothing a child likes better than to know that what he Is to do Is Important or even that It Is Important that he refrain from certain acts. And really, what la more Important to both child and mother than obedience on the part of the child? Petroleum Fields Still Prolific The statistics used to show that the Russian petroleum fields are becom ing exhausted are misleading. During last year a strike stopped production for twenty days, and a fire raged about the five "gushers" and sixty-two pump wells of the BIbi-Eltab district for five weeks. These fire and strike losses, estimated at 4,200,000 barrels, would bring the production to 73,826, 800 barrels tor the year, which amount Is almost that for 1902, and Is slightly In excess of Ue American produotioa. Pretty Pongee Coloring. The shantung and pongee silks have sppeared In champagne, clel blue, re seda, green, pale pink and othe deli cate or unusual shades, and are being made up Into effective shirtwaist cos tumes. One of the delicate grayish blue pongees rejoices In the name of Par sifal. A bright blue is called Madonna and a rather bright yellow is termed Yeddo. The rough, unevenly woven pongee Is the genulne.eastern product, and Is the most fashionable, as It is also the most lasting. These silks come as wide as thirty-eight Inches, and, while more expensive than the other varie ties, are really cheaper, as they wear forever and clean and wash beauti fully. There are any number of pongees, and of course the dark colors cardi nal, navy blue are shown and used In quantities. Return to Olden Styles. Early summer styles indicate a re turn to the charming old fantasies of our great grandmothers, brought to up-to-date requirements by the mod ern loom. These are flowered organdies, old time grenadines In plaids or besprin kled with sprigs of flowers, veilings of every variety, mounting In the scale from simple voiles to crepe voiles and voile chiffons. Colors can only be described as in describable. Every possible gradation of shade and light is extracted from a primary color. In fact the new school is a wonderful school in color training. One no longer hears of bril liant orange as a touch of color. It is the fashion to deal In tawny yellow, dregs of champagne, banana tints and almond leaf greens. To Clean White Velvet. It is almost impossible to clean white velvet in a perfectly satisfac tory manner. However, It may be greatly freshened by an application of chloroform. First brush and beat the velvet free of all dust. Pin the velvet smoothly on an ironing board, or It may be stretchel In an embroidery hoop, and have plenty of clean white cloths at hand. Dip a cloth In chloro form, rub lightly over the spot until It disappears, then, with a clean cloth, rub over the entire surface of the vel vet to remove all soil on the nap. Do the work very rapidly and finish by rubbing with another clean white cloth. Haste is absolutely essential because of the volatile nature of the cleaning fluid and also to avoid a tain. Waist With Pointed Yoke Collar. Nothing could be prettier for after noon wear than this dainty waist of sheer white muslin combined with a yoke collar made of lace, embroidered Insertion, and frills of fine embroidery. Its deep, pointed yoke gives the nec essary droop to the shoulders and the gathered portion below is softly full and blouses over the crushed belt most becomingly. The model Is un ltned and so become washable, but the many thin silk and wool fabrics of the Beason are equally well adapt- ed to the style and can be made over the fitted foundation and with frills of 1ace In place of needlework, while the yoke can be lace or any fancy mate rial preferred, and can be made quite transparent or lined, with chiffon when ever such effect Is desired. The waist consists of the lining, front backs and yoke collar with full leeves, and Is closed Invisibly at the center back. The soft belt Is cut bias and Is gathered to form tuck shlrrlngs at the ends. The quantity of material required for the medium size Is t yards 21 Inches wide, 3 yards 27 Inches wide, or 1. yards 44 Inches wide, with 9 yards of Insertion, 3H yards of wide embroidery and 2 yards of narrow to make as Illustrated. Child's Pinafore Frock. Frocks made In pinafore style and worn over gulmpe's with full sleeves are exceedingly charming and attrac tive and so eminently simple that they suit the small folk to perfection: This one Is made ct herr nalnook with trimming of embroidery, but all fflNI1 WW the white materials used for purposes oi tne sort and pretty colored ging hams, chambrays and the like are equally suitable and the 'latter are even preferable for the hours of play. To make the dress for a child of 4 Design by May Manton. years of age will be required 2 yards 27 or 2 yards 36 Inches wide with 64 yards of embroidery. Siclllenne Promenade Costume. All of tho sheer and lightweight fabrics are highly favored of fashion, and none more so than the siclllennes, with their silky surface and dust-repelling qualities. A safe-au-Ialt tint In siclllenne has much shirring and depends upon fancy gold braids for decoration. The blouse coat has a chasuble yoke defined with braids, the shoulder being extended down over the arm, and shlrrlngs appear on each side of the chasuble to af ford the fullness which Is pleated Into the deep featherboned girdle. The skirt Is shirred around the hips, and a shirred flounce is applied beneath a band of fancy gold braid. The shir ring is executed with the oscillating stitch of the sewing machine with all the effect of hand work. A velveteen binding of the same tint matching the siclllenne finishes the hem. Fruits Out of Season. The wife of a wealthy fruitgrower surprised her friends during the holi days by serving watermelons, musk melons, plums and grapes as fresh as when they were gathered. Asked to tell the secret, she replied: "It is the simplest thing In the world; any one can preserve fresh fruits in the same way. The melons I first dip in a wax preparation and coat the stems with sealing wax. After this I coat them with a thick coat of shellac and bury them in a box of sawdust to keep thera from rubbing together and from freezing. The plums are coated In the wax only, but the plums and other fruits are coated with the wax and then with the shellac. All are carefully packed in sawdubt" ' The Smartest of Shirtwaist Hate. A broad satin straw braid in a champagne tint has tiny gold braids Interwoven to form a plaid pattern in this exceedingly smart hat destined for shirtwaist and other informal wear. The crown is low and broad and the brim is bent Into fascinating curves, eminently becoming, above the face. The large rosette of black velvet ribbon at the side Is centered with a huge gold cabochon, decorated with cut steel work, and this catches the single white quill. A long strand of the velvet ribbon Is threaded through the brim, to fall In loops and ends on the hair In the back. Case for White Collar. A dainty device for keeping the twentieth century girl's white stocks and starched collars Immaculate when not encircling her fair throat is made of a round basket. Line with silk, of delicate hue, with an interlining of wadding, sprinkled with satchet pow der. A circular piece of pasteboard covered and wadded serves for a ltd and also a; a convenient resting place for the fancy pins worn at the front and back of the stock collars. Women and Their Shoes. Women are paying more' and more attention to the shoes worn with all costumes. Fashionable women are wearing bronze shoes with their golden-brown costumes, grey suede ties and pumps with their grey costumes, oyster-colored suede with a costume of that shade, and so through the end less gamut of fashionable colors. Light Colored Evening Wrap. To be fashionable evening wraps rnust.be light, not In weight, but in color. Almost every material, .from lace to "mar?botit rop," will serve for their making, but they must never be blacS or red r-r brown, and even dark tenf ! a little under the ban. KANSAS ITEMS A Manhattan man has visions of wealth by . teaching agriculture by mail. E. W. Longshore, the oldest em ployee at the statehouse in point of continuous service, died of heart dis ease Monday. He had been chief clerk, of the state board of agriculture fof more than twenty-five years. The Emporia Gazette says that John D. Rockefeller could pay off the en tire national debt and still have enough money left to start in business again. Not that Mr. oRckefeller con) templates doing anything of the sort, however. E. W. Hoch in the Marlon Record:' "The decision of the Ohio supreme court that a husband has a right to whip his wife may fool some fellows who are married to Buckeye girls Into attempting the Job, but we know one It won't." Joke, with diagram, from the Atchi son Globe: Which would you rather have seen: John of Arc or Mary Queen of Scots put to death? (Chart: It the answer favors Joan, then it is your turn to say something about some people preferring a hot steak to a cold chop.) One day when George R. Peck had completed hia argument in an impor tant railroad case in the federal court he walked to the hotel with a judge of the court, who highly complimented bis effort. Peck was delighted and confided to a friend that ho knew, on account of the judge's manner, he would win the case. Hia friend was not so sanguine he knew the judge. In support of his pessimistic view, he told this story: "Once there was a lion tamer whose duty it was to go into the cage and put his head in a big lion's mouth twice a day. One day, after he had gotten his head la the animal's mouth, he asked the keeper in a low voice, 'Is the Hon wag ging his tail?' 'He Is,' replied the keeper, 'i hen I'm gone,' said the tam er, and the next moment the Hon closed his jaws and killed the tamer.' " It was both a story and a prophecy. Mr. Peck lost his case. In the state of Kansas, according to the Marion Record, there are 250,000 children who have never seen a sa loon. Accept the estimate as correct, Kansas Is undoubtedly again In a class by herself. H. C. Swallow has purchased the in terest of his co-worker, D. W. Mar tin, in the Sterling Record. Mr. Mar tin will remain with the paper, how ever, in charge of the mechanical de partment Women are taking their place In the front rank of newspaper-making In Kansas. Mrs. Anna L. Diggs waa the guest of honor and one of the princi pal speakers at a banquet recently given by the Kansas Woman's Press association, at which covers were laid for nearly sixty. The Greenleaf Sentinel has moved into new and commodious quarters. All good things come to him who hustles. The Greensburg Republican has changed hands. M. S. Barber is now the "man behind the gun." The Wlnfield Chautauquan has ar ranged to have an "Editors' day." The Macksville Argus is accused of encouraging the gambling evil by giv ing space on its first page each week to news about Pharo. Southeastern Kansas sold 383,614 barrels of oil to John D. Rockefeller during the month of May. Among the members of the Kansas delegation to the Chicago convention are George Boon, J. W. Ogg, C. E. Hall, O. Z. Smith, W. H. Mitchell, Thomas Scurr and J. W. Johnson. The Rev. Sam Jones Is to speak at the opening of the Lincoln Park Chau tauqua, and the people in the Central Branch country dod not know whether to regard his presence as an invitation, or a warning. Nortonville sportsmen are almost as hard losers as Englishmen. It Is ' charged that John Daum "used un fair means" to win the last wheelbar row race from George Goddard, and they have arranged to race again on July 4. Church competition has become so strong out in Norton that one preacher contemplates holding out ice cold lem onade as an Inducement Crop prospects are so good out In Harper county that the Anthony Epis copalians expect to build a new church as soon as the harvest is over. "The Japs," observes the strategist of the Jewell City Republican, "seem to have learned everything from Eu rope except to be afraid of Russia." Unless Perdicarls is released this . week the Hutchinson , News is going to demand the appointment of Freder ick Funston to be United States minis ter to Morocco. "Bleeding Kansas" has moved west ward along witu the rain belt accord ing to Bert Walker, and is now settled In Colorado. A clergyman In Garnett has decided to make a banker of his son. The little fellow vas given a nickel 'the other day and he promptly swallowed it A Rexford merchant advertises) "Highest market price paid for hides. Lunch counter in connection." J. L. Brady protests that the publla Is not "getting the inside" as to the real situation In Colorado. However, the public Is much safer on the out ekle. The Kansas National guards will not go into encampment this year with the regulars. It la surmised that Brig adier General J. W. F. Hughes knows some new tactics and maneuvers hlch he doesn't wish to tip oft to the army.