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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
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' 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
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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
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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.

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