How to make a Leap Year proposal
to-violet LEAP-YEAR LEAP-YEAR LEAP-YEAR PROPOSALS. Hnvln, is Hot ibe Man, the Proner War to Knnure Fall Mfcew. A young lady comes to us with a very curious request. "I want you," she writes, "to tell me how to proceed to make a leap-year leap-year leap-year proposal. I do not mean anything farcical, but a real matrimonial proposition, and I desire to do it in such a way that the effort will not be a failure. " Please, Mr. Editor, Editor, will you please give me a few practical practical directions?" Of course we will, dear Miss "Cynthia," "Cynthia," of course we will. Evidently you have never made a leap-year leap-year leap-year proposal, proposal, and you naturally feel nervous; but never fear, it's nothing when y.ou get used to it. In the first place, you must catch your man. From the tone of your letter we infer that you have got him. Well, the next thing is to surround the man with favorable conditions. conditions. Never propse in the morning. It is worse than useless. . To nine people people out of ten there is no more romance ia the early part of the day than there is sunshine at midnight. The evening is a good time. When the young man is alone with you and his face assumes a sentimental look, pop the question. Force an answer at once. The average man needs time to frame excuses and equivocations. The best plan is to make him commit himself, and after he does this, get him to write a few sickly love letters. The sicklier the better, Then, Miss Cynthia, you must make a few presents to the young man. A cluster diamond ring is quite acceptable; acceptable; a gold watch and chain would not be amiss, and most anything that costs from five hundred to two thousand dollars would not be likely to freeze his love. You must also pay for tickets tickets to the drama and opera. Booth tickets at $5 for the two for six nights in one week would be 6lightly expensive, expensive, but you must remember, Miss Cynthia, that courtships are very expensive, expensive, especially leap-year leap-year leap-year courtships. courtships. And, after all, if his love should wander away from you and he should try to defeat matrimony by innumerable innumerable postponements, your course would be entirely clear. You would merely have to get those sickly love-letters love-letters love-letters he-fore he-fore he-fore a jury, and the verdict would follow. follow. Forty-five Forty-five Forty-five thousand dollars is the fashionable figure, but as Baltimore Baltimore is more sympathetic than- than- New York, there is no reason why you shouldn't get fifty thousand, and any young lady who has fifty thousand in her own name need not remain unmarried unmarried long.