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Match-Making BP bONALD ALLEN (Ooptriht, 1910, by Assoclated IAterary Press.) Aunt Ellen Henderson, who was a widow, had arrived at the farmhouse of her sister, Mrs. George Taylor, on a visit. The family of the sister con. sisted only of herself, husband and daughter Minnie, the latter having arrived at the age of twenty-one years. Aunt Ellen called it a visit, but in reality it was a plot. She wouldn't have owned even to herself that it was, for she was a very conscientious woman, but it was a plot, none the less. Besides being a very conscientious woman, Aunt Ellen was a born matchmaker. There were at least tnirty happy marriages in Warren county that she had brought about by being on hand and interfering at the critical moment. In her home, 40 miles away, she had heard that her services were needed at her sister's house, and she had put off making her fall soft soap to offer them. Miss Minnie had two beaux. They nad been calling for two years, and neither one of them had proposed. They had taken up hours and hours of time that she might have devoted to cutting and sewing carpet rags or trying to play "Old Dog Tray" on the cottage organ, and it was time they were made to declare them selves. Of course, poor Minnie couldn't say anything, and, of course, her mother lacked moral courage, and of course George Taylor was a stick of a man and a father. A strong "p/P 'or r47" hand was what was needed in that family for a few days, and Aunt Ellen had brought it along with her. On the third night of Aunt Ellen's stay Mr. Graves called. He was a farmer's son and a nice young man; he seemed to be hustling and ambi tious, but not quite the man Minnie ought to have. She was hoity-toity and he was rather serious. There would be a clash. Two nights later Mr. Spinner called. He also was a farmer's son, and very good-natured. He was very frank, and was known to be indus trious and saving. He was the man for Minnie! Two years and he hadn't proposed, but Aunt Ellen hadn't been around. She had arrived now. A successful matchmaker does not work in the open. That is, she never lets the young lady in the case know that she is the least bit interested. She pretends total indifference, or hints that old maids are after all the happiest. If the young man in the case happens to be mentioned, she carelessly observes that he is bow legged or lacking in character, and then changes the subject to Sunday school picnics. It's the young man she drops hints to. She keeps drop ping and dropping until she gets him all steamed up, and the first thing he knows he rushes off and "is booked. Aunt Ellen had nothing to say to her sister. She had nothing to say to Minnie. Bhe Just watched and waited for the time for her to step in and weld two more happy souls to tther, making sixty-two, more or The time came In about ten days, or when the rather serious Mr. Graves made his second call. She was watching, and she saw the love-light In Minnie's eyes and-the admiration In his. When he left she murmured something about fresh air and threw a shawl over her head and walked out to the gate with him. There she said: "Mr. Graves, I am a plain woman." "Yes?" "There should be no long delay in these matters. Have you spoken yet?" "We-l-l, n-o." "You love herrT" "Surely." "Then speak. I am sure she loves you and will say yes." "I-- think I will." "I had sized you up to be that kind of &man. Good-night." The matchmaker had begun, but only half her work was accomplished. Mtnnie couldn't marry the two men, of course, and now that Mr. Graves was going to ask for her heart and hand, and was sure to get them, it was 'only common decency that M, Spinner should make himself scare. It was quite a little time before hi called again, as he had to go ons journey, but the evening came at last. Aunt Ellen was on the watch for the love light, but she failed to detect it. Her ,sister and husband went off to bed at an early hour, and she pretended to follow them, but she was a deceiver. She went out to wait at the gate instead. It was a long, long wait, but Aunt Ellen -emained. Whenever she had anything t" say she waited until she could get it off her mind. It was 11 o'clock and past before she could say to the young man who came blinking down the path: "Mr. ,Spinner, I should like a few wor4p with. you." "Oh, Lord, but I thought you were a cow!" he exclaimed in reply. "No, Mr. Spinner, I am not. I am only a plain woman. I say what I think." "I see." "Though I don't want to hurt any one's feelings." "That's kind of you." "Mr. Spinner, you have been calling here off and on for about two years." "Yes, about two years." "While my niece has enjoyed your company, you must be aware that she has arrived at the age when-when-. Well, she has arrived at the age when the average young woman is looking forward to marriage and a home of her own." "I think I understand." "And as Mr. Grave has confessed his love for Minni" to me, and as I know that she loves him, and as he will most surely ask her to be his wife next time he calls-" "That's rather funny!" said Mr. Spinner as she hesitated. "I don't see where the levity comes in, sir. Love is a very solemn thing, and marriage is still more solemn." "Granted. What you were going to suggest, I presume, was that I cease to call here?" "Exactly." "You are sure about their loving each other?" Because it is news to me, you know, I thought that Mr. Graves-" "Sir, I took you for a gentleman." "Yes, yes-all right-all right. I see thing3 your way, and this shall be my last call." "Now you are the gentleman I thought you. You can call, you know, but it must be as a brother. "Yes. as a brother-a real nice bitothfr. Gracious, but why didn't I catch on before? I thank you from the bottom of my heart and wish yogi good-night." With that he was gone, and as she ran into the house to get to bed Aunt Ellen fetched a long sigh and mut_ teredh "Thank heaven, but that is off my mind, and my thirty-first match is as good as clinched. Minnie Taylor can never be thankful enough to me." A week passed. Neither Mr. Graves nor M.. Spinner called. It was seen that Minnie was at least uneasy. Finally she made bold to ask of the aunt: "Did you say anything to Mr. Graves at the gate that night?" "I told him he ought to propose, for I was sure you loved him." "My gracious, but it's Nancy Bush that loves him, and he went right off and asked her, and they are engaged! You haven't said anything to Mr. Spinner, I hope?" "I told him that if he was a gentle man he would keep away." "But we have been engaged for two months." It took two weeks to straighten things out, and then, as she departed for home, Aunt Ellen turned her re proachful eyes on the girl and said: "Minnie Taylor, I'1 never try to make another match while I live never! None of them have the least bit of gratitude!" "New" Things Not to His Liking. Taylor Arnold of Nine Mile Prairie who owns more land in Callaway county than any other man, bought his first umbrella while he was in Fulton Monday. "I had to do it," he told a representative of the Gazette. "I came off up here to stock sales and left both my raincoats at home, and when the rain came up I had to buy an umbrella to keep from getting soaking wet. Before today I never carried one of the things over 100 yards in my life, anad I hardly know how to use this one. I can say some thing else mighty few men can say," Mr. Arnold added. "I am sixty-three years old and I have never owned a watch.".-Fulton (Mo.) Gazette. Dogs In Red Cross Service. The important part played by dogs in the Red Cross service is told in picture and in story in Popular Me chanics. The Red Cross in France has a department for the special trail. ing of dogs, and through its efforts they are taught to search out the wounded and draw attention to their location. Untiring work has trained them not to bark or howl when comrn ing upon a wounded soldier, but to re. trieve some object belonging to him and carry it to the first Red Cross worker that can be found. When the worker takes the object from the dog's mouth the animal turns about and leads the way back. A Fatal Method. "Is that man wide awake In his business methods?" "Good heavens, no! He's just pat ented an insomnia cure." Canada's Rank In Shipping. Canada takes tenth place among t.e nation's of the world's shipping. WASHABLE RUGS IN KITCHEN None Other Should Be Used, for the Most Excellent of Sanitary Reasons. Rugs for a kitchen should always be washable, as the grease they ac cumulate is unspeakable. Good look ing mixtures in rag weaves are suit able and far more sanitary tilen the custom of some households of using rugs that have grown too shabby for other rooms. A wool rug should be put on the line and well beaten once a week and should be wiped off fre quently with soap bark and water or with a special carpet soap. The sink, besides daily scrubbing, should be wiped out once a day with a cloth wet in kerosene or turpentine to remove lingering stains on the en amel. If the sink is an old-fashioned zinc one it should be rubbed with coal ashes to remove discoloration and later scrubbed well with hot soda wa ter. At least once a day pour a good disinfectant or hot soda water down the drain. Keep a box of washing soda on a shelf over the sink and dis solve a lump with the last rinsing water. This is a grease cutter. Kitchen closets can only be kept in condition by thorough surveillance. There must be no poke holes, no un covered boxes# nothing to attract in sect pests. Have plenty of enameled boxes or use the tin receptacles in which coffee is often sold. In these put cereals, sugar, rice, coffee, salt, breadcrumbs, chocolate, tapioca, hom Iny and other things that too often are kept in their own packages after they have been opened. NEW DEVICE FOR GAS HEATER So Constructed as to Hold a Recept. acle Over the Flame From One Burner. A device for heating shaving water and other things over the flame of one gas burner has been designed by a Minnesota man and should come in handy for the hallroom boarder. An arm is mounted on the main, or verti cal, pipe of the chandelier and the free end of the arm holds a substantially conical plate, in which the receptacle holding the material to be heated rests. The arm is slidably mounted on the chandelier, held in place by a thumb screw, and cap be adjusted to different heights from the flame. It also swings from side to side, so that it can be quickly pushed away from the flame without turning out the light to withdraw the heat. A stop bar holds It parallel with the arm of the burner. The conical shape of the pan that holds the receptacle allows the flame to spread under it and distributes the heat. Mosaic Sandwiches. Cut three slices each of white and lark graham bread. Spread a slice of white bread with creamed butter and place a slice of graham bread on It. Now spread graham with creamed butter and place on a slice q white. Repeat this process, beginniflg with graham. Put both piles in a cool place with a light weight on them. When the butter has become hard ened, trim each pile even, cut each pile in three half-inch slices. Spread with creamed butter and put together so that a white block will alternate with a graham one. Put under weight In a cool place and when butter is hardened cut in thin slices. Curried Fish. Take half a pound of cooked fish, tree it from skin and bone. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter in a saucepan, when hot stir in two tablespoonfuls of lour; stir for a few minutes, add one level tablespoonful curry powder, one teaspoonful of chutney, and add one pint of milk; stir until it boils then add three hard cooked eggs out in liees, four ounces cooked rice, and the fish; mix well together, add one teaspoonful salt; let it get hot and Grspe Fruit With Currants Oat chilled grapefruits in halves, e. move the seeds and out around each section of pulp close to the membran. oUs wall or partitions. With a sharp knife carefully free the membrane from the sides and bottom of the skin and lift it out. Put two tablespoonfuls of bar le duo currants in the center. Sugar is not needed. To Whip Cream. Whipping cream is always a diomcult task and often a disappointing one if one sees the cream turn to butter, when butter is the last thing wanted. This can be prevented if the bowl is kept in a pan of ice water during the beating. The New Iron Kettle. Before using a new iron kettle, grease inside and outside, let stand 48 hours, then wash in hot water in which a large lump of cooking soda has been dissoflved. LIKE THE APOSTLES Johnson Fisher of Men and Fish. or of the Sea. Supplements Meager Salary as Pastoi by Toll on Waters With Fisher. men-Tolls Every Work Day and Presohes on Sunday. Roekland, Me--The wind Bad veered around to the northeast and a sudden snow furry offered the preo monitory symptoms of an approaehina bliseard. The outer harbor in an ina stant was blotted from view and the dull booming of the breakwater tog signal told mariners that there was danger abroad. Out of the gathering darkness there suddenly emerged a power boat well known to the habitues of the water front. "There comes the .parsonl" as claimed a longshoreman. "Ay, it takes more than a nor-aster to keep him in port," said another. Eventually the newcomer reached an anchorage. "Crustacean," read the name on the bow. A man of medium build, clad in an 911 coat covered with frosen sleet, sprang nimbly up the lad der, with a hearty handclasp and cheery smile for all. "A bit nasty out side," was his Only comment. "That's Johnson," explained a by stander. "Rev. Fred N. Johnson of Swans island, a fisher of men and a Asher of the sea." Swan's island is about 25 miles southeast of Castine It is in Hancock county, is about five miles long by 234 miles wide, and the people living there are largely en gaged in fishing. Rev. Frederick Norton Johnson had no objection to telling the modest story of how he supplements a mea ger pulpit salary in a small island community with the fruits of the sea, toiling every weekday like his broth ers, and on the seventh carrying spir. r, , Rev. Fred N. Johnson. Itnal greetings to those who care to hrar the Gospel preached. Born at Machiasport, almost within sight of the "Jumping off place," as the downeaster expresses it, he has ust turned forty-five. He is a son of Abram N. and Emily S. (Bryant) Johnson. His father was a sea cap tain in the coastwise trade. When Fred was four years old his lather gave up seafaring and moved to Yiaalhaven. From Vinalhaven the family moved to Houlton, where the Lad had two years of schooling and thence to Calais. In Milltown, across the border, he went to work at s,-. eteen as loomhzer in a cotton mill. bThs job he gave up six years ater because of ill health. BEah to Vinalhaves he went, flrmer than r in the conviction that there was another ield for him--the mnats. tew. A theological education, so far as t a.ated to school or college, was gua out of the question, but th Young amn's will was indomitable end he went steadfastly at work on thk task of uantan seelduOa~tlon lou the dstltry. Be was ordained at NLte~ t, where, almost unaided, he organised an Adventlet church. Fur a third time Rev. M. Johnson awoved to Vtnalbaven, this time as pastor of the Adventist church. Returning to Maine, he was pastor two years at Bridgton, resigning against many protests to stay and declining two calls which the ohuah, eatended to him after he had left town. Mr. JohnsOn has held his pres ent pastorate at Swans island ten years. For two years after going to Swane island he engaged in lobster fishing and subsequently became state agent for a concern dealing in gas engines and supplies. Still there remained time on his hands which he was unwilling to sacrifice to idleness, and he took up the task of boat build. nlg. f sI.. " 1 . i ý,44, I t. Ol. 4/.ni / /~ ~eon-4 *'3jE, S HE great trans-Atlantic liners carry thousands and thousands of Americans into the great ports of the old world. Most of them pay a good round price for the service, although there are some people who go in the steer Ige rather than miss the trip. But there are many American college students and perhaps some others who go to Europe and who do not worry ahead of time about cabin 3uarters or staterooms. They are the fellows who work for their passage on cattle ships. ' Without a doubt the experiences of one who crosses the Atlantic as a cat tleman are unique. Twenty or thirty rears ago a man was paid from $30 to $60 together with all of his ex penses to cross the ocean as a cattle nan, but now there are two men in Boston who are getting rich charg ng college students $5 to get them positions (for want of a more approp riate word) on cattle ships. The boys let no more for their services than heir passage and board. Having been assured that we would save to "rough it" and have lots of work to do, a college friend and I went over to the Cunard docks in East Boston on a beautiful morning. There we signed up to work for our passage .s cattlemen and to get accommoda ions same as the seamen. We didn't snow what we were doing, but we mew ten days later. There we met he rest of our "party." Cattlemen Third Class. There were 400 cattle on board. The ship carried 70 first-class or cabin pas. sengers and, according to our friend, the Scotchman, the cattle were second glass and we were third class. I be leve he was right. At any rate, the potty officers of the ship wasted lots if good time telling us that we were cattlemen, and can not and must not to this and that. We sat in a fine-looking group on the for'ard end of the main deck as the ship left the Boston harbor that m•orning. There was little wind. No me was seasick, and each was deter .iined not to be. Up to this point we knew nothing of what we were to do and just what sort of "accommodations" we were to -ave. A petty officer, with shining lace and shoes, and the characteristlo thin mustache, which is quite the thing among the young Englishmen, informed us that our dinner, stores and "dishes" could be had at the gal. ley, He gave us, in a large black pan, a big chunk of greasy meat, together with some potatoes which had been -oiled dry and then boiled again. In snother large pan was the hash-fa aous hash-with nameless ingredients md a taarrlfin ntnr Our first meal and pan washing on he main deck attracted too much of the attention of the cabin passengers in the deck above, and the captain seat down orders for us to repair to the cattlemen's quarters in the fo'cas ie. The seamen pronounce that word ! two syllables. The name applies to the quarters of the seamen and the cattlemen, with a partition between hem running back from the bow of he boat to the first hatch. We were on the port, or left, side. Our quar lers had been used as a storeroom for everything that had a bad smell, such ws rotten rope, heavily tarred; pulleys, chains and paint. We slept there the Irst night, but the odor was too much br us; we all awoke more or less sick. The Cattleman's Work. Now, something of the work that alls to the lot of the cattlemen. We were called by the night watchmen ?when they were not asleep) at 4 c'olock in the morning, and we literal r iolled out of the hay. Our crowd of five, all working together, attended to every want of the 200 cattle. The first job was to water the stock.. The story about making a horse drink was invented by a man who never tried to water a wild 'steer from a bucket, for certainly by substituting the latter for the former the point would have been more forcible. We used ten wooden buckets, dipping the water from large tanks that we filled from overhead pipes. There were two main alley ways along each side of the cattle deck and they, dear things, lined each side of the alleys with their horns. sticking half way across. They had been tied to the head board by the 'longshoremenj we had nothing to do with the, loading. We put the buckets in the corn trough along in front of them, then poured water in the buck ets as they were emptied. It all sounds very well but each steer wanted to drink from a bucket of his neighbor. They fought and jerked and pulled and upset the buck ets, but we must make them drink or they would die. So, with water splash ing on us and running down our shoe tops, we would pat them kindly on the nose and say nice words. Three steers often would not drink when offered three buckets, but if two buckets were taken away all three would fight to drink from the same one. Feeding the Brutes. The next course was hay. It was stored near the first hatch in large bales, averaging about 200 pounds apiece. Some one forgot to-put a hay hook on the boat, so we hgd to roll the bales with out finger /nails. It was the early mornihg duty of each man to roll a certain number down the alley, and that was fine exercise be fore breakfast. Then we cut the wires, shook the hay with care, remov ing all lumps, and fed it to the brutes. Our morning work generally was finished at 11 o'clock and the work in the afternoon lasted from 2 to about 5:80. The afternoon menu was an other round of more buckets and more hay. We swept alleys again in the afternoon. Our brooms were very artistic, being a bundle of twigs tied together and a stick jammed into one end of the bundle. I don't know how rich the inventor has become who first thought of that method of water ing cattle and sweeping alleys. The first sight of the lights off the Irish coast looked pretty good to us. All that day we could see either Ire land or England. In the afternoon the ship kept pretty close to the Welsh shore. The coast is high and rocky and in the sunset it was a beautiful dull reddish color. The hills beyond were green and divided by the old stone fences into small irregular farms. The stone houses, most of them white, were scattered here and there along the fertile valleys. Our pilot came on at Lynas Point at 5:80 in the evening and had full charge of things till he reached Liverpool. The cattle could smell land, so the seamen said, and were restless the last night and we slept but little. ,We turned down the broad Mersey shortly after midnight. That was Saturday morn ing and we reached Birkenhead, on the west bank, in a short time. Here we landed our 400 cattle, all in ex cellent health and we shed no tears at seeing them depart. Each of us carried some cargo down the gang plank and set foot for the first time on English soil. We bought English bicycles and spent two months on the perfect roads of England and the continent. The cattleman has his joys and sor rows but the latter are very soon for gotten and one finds himself planning to go again-even as a cattleman.