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TUB CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 1011.
How I Made a Match on
By Mrs. SARAH B. ROBERTS
Copyright by American Press Asso
On the coast of Maluc is an island
(Bailey's island) where I have a sum
mer cottage. My place is on the cast
side of the island, and on that side the
Atlantic's wares are unbroken by any
land or shoals, so that they cumo
singing In upon the rocks. Surround
ing the house, except on the sea side,
are flr trees, whose odor hangs pleas
antly upon the air, especially pare in
that region. The people who live on
Bailey's and on Orr3 Island, being
next north of Bailey's, are mostly fish
er folk, though some of them do a lit
tle farming in vegetables and milk.
The several summers during my oc
cupancy of my cottago a girl about
seventeen years old Myra Crofts was
her name brought me milk. She
drove about among her customers In
n little buckboard wagon drawn by a
email horse, so used to his mistress'
etop3 that he would stand quietly
wherever he was placed. Myra was a
study for an artist, tier clothes were
of the poorest, but her face was
comely and her flguro fit for a model
for a Btatue. I did my own house
work and used to receive the girl at
the kitchen door, and since I liked
her would always speak a pleasant
word. One day 1 said to her:
"Myra, It seems to mo that it is
nearly time you wore getting a hus
band." "Oh, dear, no," she replied, showing
by a toss of her head that the subject
deeply Interested her. "There's no one
on the island who wants me, and 1
never go off It. And, as for the sum
mer visitors, the young men are nil too
much taken up with the visiting girls
to notice one who peddles milk."
I had my eye on a young fisher
man, to whom I had taken as much
fancy as I had for Myra. During the
' months of July and August he gave
his attention to the summer visitors,
taking them out In his motorboat,
but after thoy had gone he would re
turn to his fishing. I went out with
Iilm frequently and had every confi
dence In his ability as a skipper. There
are numerous ledges In Casco bay,
and Ned Ballard could sail among
them almost with his eyea shut. I
was once with him in a fog some seven
or eight miles out to the eastward,
numerous islands and reefs interven
ing between us and home. Ballard
brought me Into port safely, never ly
ing to for n moment, and when we
landed I said to him:
"How in the world did you do it?"
'0h. to me." he replied, "it's like your
walking about in your own house in
the dark. I notice the flow of the tide
by the direction of tho buoys. I oc
casionally get a glimpse of a rock, a
bit of shore, a point, which confirms
mo In my opinion as to where I am."
This was all unlntelligablc to me, for''
I had during tho whole period seen
nothing but that driving fog so com
mon on that coast.
It occurred to mo that Ned Ballard
and Myra Crofts would make a good
match, Ned brawny and strong, Myra
a fine specimen of a country girl. So
interested was I in bringing the two
together by a plan I conceived that
when tho season ended and the other
summer residents and visitors departed
I stayed on. For a few days after the
heglra from country to city 1 felt
lonely at the changed nppcaranco the
region took on, but as soon as 1 be
came accustomed to tho new regime
I felt more pleasure In my surround
. lngs than ever. There was above me
the great blue dome of the heavens,
about me the waters of the bay, and
I breathed in as pure air as it Is pos
sible to find on the globe.
To carry out my scheme for bringing
my two favorites together 1 was
obliged to stay till after Halloween,
for on that day it was to be put in
practice. My sqlllng days were not so
frequent now since Ned Ballard was
engaged with his fishing. Ills work
was in the night, and ho slept by day.
He fished principally for mackerel,
spreading his nets at set of sun and
taking them up at its rising, and when
lucky would find them well filled with
fish, which he sold at a handsome
price. He told mo that in one haul
be onco took in 1,300 pounds.
Moonlight nights were his favorite
timo to llsh. There was sufficient
light by which to work, but not
enough for tho fish down in tho water
to sco tho nets in which their fins
were caught. I have myself seen him
out betwecu my cottage nnd nagged
Island so called from its ragged shore
and when his boat would He in the
moon's shimmer I could almost recog
nize the silhouette of his figure.
That year Halloween came at tho
full of tho moon. I had thought of
Inviting Ned nud Myra to my cottage
unknown to each other and contriv
ing to have them see each other's re
flection In mirrors, but Ned was hav
- Ing such luck with his fishing and the
light of the moon was so valuable to
him that I could not prevail upon him
to glvo me even one night. So I was
obliged to lnyent another plan.
Ned know very Httlo about Hal
loween. Ho had heard of It, but did
hot know that on thnt evening girls
were liable to get a vision of tho man
they would marry. There was no
superstition about him, and I knew U
ould be Impossible for mo '.tA.i
him lo a.-k Myra i ie his wlf
thtxugh n childlike faith in nn appari
tion. Iut we women are made of dif
ferent stuff from men, and I could rely
on Myra to believe in anything that
had the appearance of being super
natural, especially if it pointed to a
mate. A fev days before Hallow
cen, when she came to deliver milk to
me, I said to her:
"Myra, are you going to try to get a
glimpse of your future husband on
"I haven't thought of doing so," she
replied consciously. "You don't believe
In that, do you?"
"Why not? There are lots of queer
things In the world. Is it any more
wonderful that a girl should see the
man she will marry than that mes
sages may be sent through the, nir
without even a wire to conduct them?"
"I never thought of that."
"If I wcro you, coming as you are
to a marriageable age, I would try
to get a glimpse of him."
"Oh, at 11 o'clock on Halloween
night start somewhere. Tho first un-'
married man you meet you will mar
ry." "Where shall I go?"
"I have it. Go out on the water. 1
havo a small motorboat, which I will
lend you. You can run It, can't you?"
"Well, come here just before 11
o'clock. Tho moon will be nearly full,
I will start you out on tho water. You
will pass but one person a man in a
boat. Ho will bo your husband."
Tho Innocent creature's face beamed
with pleasure. Sho regarded what I
told her as probable, as I had myself
many years before considered It possi
ble that with a bit of wedding cake
under my pillow I would see my own
"He will be working at something,"
I continued, "but I can't just tell you
what. You shall see for yourself."
"Oh, dear!" sho gasped, putting her
hand to hdr heart. "Do you really
"Come at half past 10."
Tho next afternoon I saw Ned, who
had just awakened from his day's
slumber, nnd stopped to ask him how
many mackerel he bad taken the night
before. He told me, and 1 led the con
versation about through various
themes till I finally broke away from
what I was speaking of, saying:
"By tho bye, Ned, do you know that
tomorrow night is Halloween?"
"I didn't know it," ho said.
"You don't believe in such things,
"I'm not a child."
"Well, child or no child, on Hallow
een the girl you are to marry will ap
pear to you while you are working
with your nets."
Ho smiled with tho look of one who
took but little Interest In the matter
of Halloween, but would not be
averse to seeing a sweetheart.
"Remember," I added, moving on.
"I tell you your futuro wife will sail
past you tomorrow night"
"Mermaid on a seashell?" he called
I gave him no reply. All was work
ing well for my plan. I only hoped
that the weather would be propitious,
for should it storm or tho sea be bois
terous all would be spoiled.
As I expected, when Myra came to
me on Halloween she was as be
comingly dressedjas her scanty ward
robe would admit? I had procured a
flower during the day, which 1 put in
her hair, and replaced her tawdry wrap
with a white sweater. The nights
are chill on Casco bay, even in sum
mer, and In October they are celd. But
Myra had the warm blood of youth In
uer veins, nnd I knew a sweater
would keep her perfectly comfortable.
Fortunately there was no wind, und
the sky was covered only by broken
clouds that rendered the heavens more
beautiful, lighted, as they were, by
1 took my charge down to a stony
beach, where, there being only a long,
low ocean swell, I had moored It. She
got In, and as I pressed her hand at
starting 1 noticed that she was thrilled
with emotion. I pushed off tho boat,
telling her to steer for the north point
of Nagged island. I could myself see
Nod's boat between me and the point,
but Myra was so excited that she was
oblivious to it. As I saw her sail out
Into the moonlight I sent a prayer after
her that nho would find a husband nud
Of her nppearanco to tho fisherman
I learned afterward from himself.
"1 confess," ho said, "that until 1 got
to work setting my nets I thought of
what you had told mo. though 1 did
not dream of its coming to pass, but
as soon as 1 was busy I forgot all
about It. Then I heard tho explosions
of a motorboat. Boats are rare out
there except In summer, and I won
dered who was coming. When tho boat
came near me I looked up, and there,
her face lighted by the moon, standing
with one hand on the tiller, was Myra
Crofts. I was taken flat aback.
"'Why, Myra,' I exclaimed, 'what
brings you out hero in tho night all
"Sho answered never a word, just
looking nt me strangely out of her
eyes, as though moved by somo deep
feeling, ner boat passed mine and.
k turning, moved in the moon's shimmer
toward the narrow waterway between
Orr"s nnd Bailey's Islands. I could see
it go through and turn northward,
doubtless to tho anchorage cove n lit
tle farther up."
It was Myrn's faith that sho had
seen the man sho was to marry that
brought success to my scheme. Ned
could not resist her Innocent belief.
The next spring the pair were married,
nnd 1 was n much Interested spectator
nt the ceremony. My wedding gift was
Now More Modith
Than ClacEic Effects.
GOWN OF UOIIIB SILK AND VELVET.
Over a petticoat of red velvet this
moire silk tunic, nlso in the rich red
shade, is most gracefully draped to
suggest folds of fabric swathing the
figure. Above the tunic Is a little
bodice of red chiffon, showing the new
Where heavy padding is desired un
der embroidery try using little wads
of raw cotton instead of filling In the
added space with many stitches of
To pad a scallop catch up a bit of
raw cotton in your fingers and roll it
between the thumb and forefinger
until it is the length of the scallop,
thick in the center, but tapering to a
mere thread at each end. Lay this
on tho scallop and with a few mate
rial. Embroider over it in the usual
Flowers have their petals padded by
making little cushion-like wads of cot
ton and catching them down to the
material, well inside the working line,
with ordinary sewing cotton.
Coin dots and ribbon designs are
A Winter Motor Coat.
Undyed sealskin Is not nearly as ex
pensive as the glossy dyed pelt, which
is taken from a part of the animal
MOTOR COAT OF SEALSKIN AMD OPOBStJU.
whero the fur Is richest and thickest.
This motor coat of undyed sealskin Is
built on new, graceful lines and is ef
fectively trimmed with Australian
Meaning of Names.
Adela, Adele, Adelaide, Adeline No-,
Agnes A lamb.
Amy Female friend.
Alice, Alecla, Allca A protectress.
Angela, Angelina, Angelica A mes
senger. Ann, Anna, Annie Graceful, charm
ing. Antoinette The praiseworthy.
Arabella Tho lovely.
Annabel Beautiful Anna.
Augusta Queenly, glorious, sacred.
Frances, Fanny, Francesca Free,
To a Hairpin.
O pin that didst ot yore constrain
Some lady's would be wanton mane
With dear enslavement
Till wind or luck, r.ude autocrat,
Kxpelled thee from that maiden's mat
On to the pnvt'ment,
What story hast thou? Was the head
Thou tlrcd'st hazel, black or red,
Gold or peroxide?
Hod it a parting? Did It -wave?
Was It in mode demure and suave
Or on the Fhock side?
Didst thou, with hidden sulle, attach
Gome cunning tresses bought "to match,'
To hide a lacking?
We can but trust. If that be so, -Tho
hair hung on despite the blow
That sent thee packing.
Ah met No doubt a deal of care
Was spent to bring that head of hair
To full perfection.
We wonder if for all her toll
I Thy tragedy went far to spoil
Tho whole erection.
It may be, for that man, Indeed,
Who bogs to servo his direst need
A pin a hair one
To clean his plpo Is ever met
With hackneyed statements of regret
That "she can't sparo one."
He may not doubt. Tot, truth to say,
Judged by tho freo and casual way
Theso maidens scatter
E'en as his quills the porcupine
Their pins abroad, thit fall of thine
Should hardly matter.
O hairpin cast upon the earth,
'Tls not for man to ask thy worth
Or probe thy history.
Ho only knows that, being ono
By which a lady's hair Is "done,"
Thou .art all mystery.
But, lowly though thy present state,
Thou hast for memory this great
And deathless blessing,
That thou O joy beyond eclipse
Didst lie between a maiden's lips
When sho was dressing.
A Little Dubious,
There was a now baby up at Johnnj
Bllklns', and everybody in the neigh
borhood seemed very much interested
in the newcomer. On his way tc
school in tho morning Johnny was fre
quently stopped by passersby with in
quiries as to the state of things at
home. The last individual of record to
inquire was the clergyman, who re
ports the following:
"Ah, Johnny, my lad," said the rev
erend gentleman, "I understand that
you have a bouncing boy up at youi
"I dun'no'," said Johnny. "I ain't
never seen him bounce. I don't think
they've throwed him down hard
enough to find out yet."
The clergyman smiled broadly anil
went on to the next question.
"Well, I hope he is a good baby," he
"Oh, I guess ho ith," said Johnny
dubiously. "lie don't smoke or drink
any, but sometimes ho seems to mo to
swear some." Harper's Weekly.
"Jimmy," said Tommy, "what's tho
matter with you? You don't never go
in for any fun nowadays."
"No; I'm bein' good because I'm
goln' to have a birthday soon, an I
want to git a present," replied Jimmy.
"Better not bo too good or mebbo
they won't give yer nothin but a
Bible." Catholic Standard and Times.
There'll Be Plenty of Room There.
Customer, giving order for funeral
wreath to a florist's German assist
ant: "Ono wreath with large whlto
streamers on, please, which have 'Rest
Easy' on each side and, if there is
room, 'We Will Meet In Heaven.' '
The result: "Rest easy on each side,
nnd if there is room we will meet in
heaven." Chicago Tribune.
Quarters and Halves.
George Ade, at the recent Lambs'
gambol in New York, objected to the
extravagance of the modem wife.
"It is truo that the married men of
today," he ended, "havo better halves,
but bachelors have better quarters."
The Poet's Family.
"Dad, you'ro poor, ain't you?"
"No, son I'm rich. I own you and
tho baby, and you're worth a million
dollars apiece to me."
"Dad, couldn't you hypothecate the
baby nn' get me a new pair of shoes?"
Evolution In Reading.
"They started in a purely platonic
way to read 'Luclle together."
"Now they are Interested in a book
that tells how to build a $1,000 house."
Mamma No, Willie, wo didn't buy
the new baby. He came to us free.
WlUie (who reads tho mail order
magazines) But, mamma, didn't you
havo to inclose 10 cents for postage
and packing? Puck.
, Wasn't Looking.
Blobbs When she wasn't looking 1
Slobbs-What did she do?
Blobbs Refused to look at me for
the rest of the evening. Philadelphia
Intrude, the Book Agent.
"Opportunity knocks at every man'
"Importunity, however, knocks of
tener. Here comes another book
agent." Pittsburg Post.
' Had to Lecture.
Mrs. Naybor You seem rather hoarse
this morning, dear.
Mrs. Lushmah Well, my husband
came home rather lato last night.
A CURE FOR. INDIGESTION.
There's a prescription for indiges
tion which is sure to cure, and it
deserves a prominent place In every
homemaker's cookbook. Hero it Is:
One set of fine spotless table lin
en sprinkled not too thickly with
pretty glass, china and silver and
well lighted with brightness temper
ed with the right consistency not to
dazzle. To this add a few sunny
faces, somo good conversation, spic
ed with gayety, the unpalatable, dis
tasteful portions having previously
been eliminated. Then quickly and
by degrees add food, which haB been
carefully and daintily prepared and
arranged. Over all scatter little
flecks of kindliness and courtesy till
an Inward glow is produced and keep
at this point from half an hour to
an hour, or longer.
This recipe may bo depended upon
to give satisfaction under any and
all conditions and is compounded of
ingredients which exemplary homo
makers have always at hand.
If conscientiously followed failure
Is Impossible. Its use is' a good
When selecting rugs or carpets
this fall it is well to remember that
they must bo as much darker than
the walls as the walls are darker
than the celling to keep the balance
right in the room.
When the floor is too light in col
or it gives you a feeling that it
rises. It throws the whole color
scheme out of balance. Unfortunate
ly that is a common fault in many
The utility idea has predominated
when 'buying floor coverings, and the
notion that a light colored rug Is
more serviceable than a dark one has
proved the wrecking of many an ar
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