Stuart ga$ped and sat down,
again. Fear of ridicule was his
weak point, and Mrs. Williams
knew it. "You wouldn't dare,"
"Wouldn't I? WelT, just wait
and see." She put the packet in
her pocket and stood up, shaking
out the back breadths 'of her
"Wait a minute," cried Stuart
desperately, catching her arm.
'Til confound it yes, I'll let
the young folks marry if you'll
give me all of those letters rfght
Mrs. Williams smiled icily.
"You'll get those letters as soon,
as the marriage ceremony is fin
ished, and not a moment before,"
was her tart reply.
Stuart knew when he was beat
en, arid nodded a sulky assent.
"Very well, then," he said un
graciously, "I suppose it will have
to be as you say."
That evening Mrs. Williams
told her son to call Upon Lily
Stuart at the girl's home.
"Her father won't object any
more," she assured him. "I talk
ed with Mr. Stuart this afternoon
and he has changed his mind."
"What did you say to him?"
queried the astonished lover cur
iously. "Oh, I just chatted things over
with him a little," responded his
mother vaguely, and Fred wasted
no more time in idle questioning.
The wedding took place a few
weeks later, and at its close Mr.
Granville. Stuart received back
the love missives of his youth.
Mrs. Williams kept her own
counsel in the matter, and the
bride and groorh never knew that
they owed their happienss to a
humble little packet of Cupid's
epistles of the long ago.
(Copyright, by W. G. ChapniaiJ)
A beautiful young girl and her
"mother were discussing the eter
nal marriage question.
"Well, there's Charles Adams,"
murmured the mother thought
fully, after a long pause.
"Charles Adams!" sneered the
girl. "He is old, he is ugly, he is
mean, iie is a coward. Charles
Adams ! Why, he has nothing.in
the world to recommend him ex
cept his wealth."
"You forget his heart disease,"
said'the mother softly.
Bread and Jam Pudding.
Cut some very thin slices of
bread and spread them with rasp
berry jam. Cut them in slips
about qne inch wide and three
long. Place them lightly in a
plain, buttered mold, -.filling it
-very nearly full. Beat up two
eggs, add one tablespoon of sugar
and three-quarters of a pint of
milk. Mix all well together; pour
into the mold and let; it stand for
half an hour. Cover the. 'mold
with greased paper; steam very,
slowly for an hour and turn out
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