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Cuthbert Hugginblossom will make
me a grand husband.
It is high time, too. I've thought
about marriage' for several ;years.
You know how it is. Marriage is
home getetfieir goat-. Pa and maiare
delighted- . 7
iii-'Of drifted in. He
had nov;pMce to5sp4nd Jii jeyenings.
So he .hecame'regiilar' 'caller. I
didn't use any IqVS' potions or "black
magic on him. I aint no Siren. It
just happened naturalrytw-a un-
mortgaged souls drawn gently to-1
gether by Fate when it didn't have
its hands full.
I suppose I should have been
wafted into the seventh or eight
heaven of bliss, but I can't lie about
it. When Cuthbert left me I was, in'
a kind of dull trance. It all happen--!
ed with the -swiftness and force of a
The -feeling reminds me of when I
was a '-little girl and fell-out of the't
barn. I knew I had ha dan expe
rience, and that's about all.
THE C0NFESSIONS OF A WIFE
ADVICE FROM AN OLD WIFE
weTha'di-fimshed our dinner,
Dick had lighted his cigar and I had
seated myself on a low stool beside
Dick's chair-with my head on his
knee, just aa-I -used to sit with my
mother after J was big enough to
bring her niy real worries-, the tele
phone bell rang. Dick answered and
I heard him say: "Send them right
"P-" : ,
"Who is it, Dick? I asked as he
came back looking very much
"It's Selwin and his wife."
"Not President Selwin of your
"Of course. I don't know any oth
er Selwihs, do you?" he rejoined with
"Oh, Dick, I'm not dressed!"
Dick looked me over quickly and
then laughed. "Why, Margie, I think
that blue, frilly, all-in-one-piece thing
the most becoming garment you
wear. I've never seen Selwin's wife,
but I've heard she's a motherly old
I determined then and there to
make Mrs. Selwin like me, especially
as I could see that Dick was delight
ed with the compliment that was be
ing paid him by their call.
In a few minutes they were usher
ed in and I loved Mrs. Selwin the,
moment I saw her.
She looked like a woman wRo had
learned much from life and the
knowledge had not made her pessi
mistic or self-centered:
"How very pretty your rooms are,"'
was her first observation. To which'
Mr. Selwin galfantly added, "And how,
very pretty your wife is, Waverly."'
Of course that made me blush, for;
Dick looked so proud and happy.
"I was very glad, indeed, Mrs. Wav
erly," said Mr. Selwin, "when your,'
husband told me "he was go'ing to be'
married, for there is nothing that so
much makes for the success of a mant
as a good wife to advise and comfort
"Especially the comfort, John," put"
in Mrs. Selwin softly, and then as the
men began to talk business she turn-,
ed to me and said:
"The sooner a wife finds out that a"
man always seeks comfort in all hfsf
relations with his wife the sooner, '
marriage will settle down into con-
tentment and happiness.
"If I were asked.'after forty years'
experience, what quality goes fur
therest toward the making of a sue-' -cessful
wife I would say the ability
to make a mall comfortable.
"I remember early in my married
life I read a story about Lady Bea-j