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HOW LEAP YEAR GIRL SHOULD PROPOSE! AS
TOLD BY FAMOUS SUFFRAGET WHO DID!
Inez Milholland Boissevain
How will the leap-year girl pro
pose? How will the leap-year bachelor
act when she lays her heart at his
The beautiful Inez Milholland Bois
sevain, who proposed three times, an
swers the first question, and her hap
py husband, Eugene Boissevain, re-J
plies to the second.
Everybody in America knows Inez
Milholland, the beautiful suffragist,
who started her career by stirring up
feminist agitation in staid old Vas
sar college, scorned New York so
ciety, practiced law in the ponce
courts and finally got herself jailed
in England for rioting with Mrs.
Pankhurst's "wild women."
There was amazement in the suf
frage ranks when she suddenly be
came the wife of Eugene Boissevain.
Feminists marveled that their dash
ing young general had consented to
become the mere wife of a mere man.
They wondered how Young Mr. Bois
sevain did it.
Then came the most amazing act
of Inez' amazing career. She calmly
announced that she did the propos
ing. This most beautiful of all suffra
gists further admitted that she had
to pop the question three times be
fore the man of her choice accepted.
Here is her advice to all girls who
wish to propose:
"Let her go toward the man with
extended hand. Let her put her case
to him freely and frankly three
times if necessary. I did!
"Leap year or any other year I am
for woman's free education, -free
work and free speech in love as well
as out of it
"To me it is much more dignified
to say the actual words 'Let us mate,'
than to resort to lures and to seek to
place the responsibility elsewhere.
"When an honest proposal is made,
at least the man has a fair chance to
escape. But when a woman traps a
man by smiles and blandishments,
then the man, waking up, finding