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i HIS WEDBING SUIT
By ElorenceLillian Henderson.
Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"You will be careful, will you
not, dear?" pleaded pretty Mrs.
lAinslee, thebride of "a year. "If
Anything shquld Tiappen to
"But: nothing is going to hap
pen to me little chick" said
h 9er.! -cojr
iBtaggers Only Grinned His De
-bluff, happy Bob, her husband.
y'Now, don't go worrying your
self to death and imgaining all
.kinds of disasters if Pm not home
rfill midnight." '
3 "Till midnight 1'. Mrs. Ainsleei
uttered a positive scream of af
fright. . "Nearly 2 o'clock in the morn
ing, I -should say," corrected Bob,
coolly. "See here, you sensible
pet. Once -a year the managers of
our establishment meet. Sugges
tions as to improving trade, get
ting acquainted, promotions
awarded and I, expect one, mind
you and real, good, jolly fellow
ship all around."
"Oh, Bob !" gasped his anxious
wife, "it's the real, goodr jolly
friendship I'm afraid of. Sup
Bob stopped her lips -with a kiss
and laugher heartily.'
"None of the dark shadows,
wifey!" he cried staunchly. "I
had my lesson years ago. Cold
water for me, every time."
"Just think, though, if they
should tempt you, Bob !" persist
ed Mrs. Ainslee. "A dark night,
a lonely neighborhood, miles
away from home. Look at that
man I hire to do the chores, and
think what temptation has cost
"Eh! oh, yes," responded Bob,
glancing past the porch.at a man
piling up kindling wood in the
back yard. "Your protege, he
looks fairly comfortable? for all
these temptations you tell about."
"Just now, maybe, but he was
a wreck, and I reformed him. He
looks so comf6rtable," explained
Laura Ainslee proudly, "because
I give him all .your old clothes.
Hes waiting for the season to
pass to get the ones you're wear
"Oh, he is!" remarked B6b.