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The San Francisco Sunday Call
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It is strict in its i<quir<?njcnts.aad the demands are not generally met; but when these three cation? can be answered in a decided affirmative, and to the reply is il a :h;:i conviction ti.at each L? treated in the best possible method, :. • \u0084 i- given quality in every line. V- . these pages are cf 'the best, because each component part is \u25a0 -astired by ilie standard of the whole. The result is a section of which v.o arc proad^ oiid gladh- do we extend the best efforts to our readers. FLY NOT YET rLY not yet ; 'tis just the hour When pleasure, like the midnight fio-.tr That scorns the eye of \-ulgar light. Bejpr.s to b^com for ions of r.ight. And maid* who love the rr.oan. Tvas bat to biess these hours of shade Thz*. bes-jry er.d the moon were rr.ade. "Tt» then their soft attractions glowin V- Set ibr tides and goblets flowing. Oh' stay, oh! stay. Joy so seldom weave* a chain Like this tonight, that, eh! 'tis paia To break st» links *o soon. *jf <• V";y r:ot yet. the icurtf that played Ir. times of old through Ammon't shade, TtiOCgh icy cold by day it ran. Yet stifl. like souls c£ mirth, began To bum when ru^ht vras r.ear ; •* Ard thus should woman's heart and k \u25a0 S At nocn be cold as winter brooks, I i Ncr kmcie til! the r.-ght. retumiiu;. \ Er.r.£S tlitir gtn.il hour for burring. ! Oh! stjy. eh! stay, Wfcea did mprn:ng ever break. • And f.nd such beaming eye* awake ; As those that sparlde tere? ARE ALL WOMEN FITTED TO BE MOTHERS? WHEN* th'.s question !s put to you. without a moment's hesitation you reply, ''Of course not." and you have to mind the criminal, the'de pravedj the diseased, th» destitute. v, = «v-i — •~-n and woman have long since b e-e n | convinced that the jpropa gation of these classes is in itself a crime, so [much bo that all j over the civilized worid scientists axe 6tutiy;ng- tbe sub ject and consider ing practical means for pre venting careless and inju dicious propaga tion. So plain a duty 5s It to pre serve The rate from the contagion of the degenerate in body, mind <^r soul that there is no longer any hesita tion in speaking frankly end tak ing such action as will reduce this evil to a minimum. But there are many vroraen who, while not of these types, are FtiH ma terially hindering: the progress of the race. This results in tome cases from igsiorance. in some from indifference, in oiaers ironi natural limitations, in all from their failure to realize the deep eigr.iSeance of their guardianship. Nor are these mothers confined to the ,ower classes of 'society. They exist in ever> rank nf life, in every locality, alike among the rich and the poor. v- hear a £reat deal in these days tbout women not wanting children. They axe condemned without reserva tion and evidently without serious con r^- J "'-ation It 5s not enougrh that chil «i*n j-hall be born; they must be reared. There is no likelihood whatever that the r&ce -will expire from lack of propaga tion. Dot grantir.R that It should, we may safely leave the issue in the hands c? That trreat Power which started the evolution of the species, and whose law* have for f-ons made life and reproduc tion possible. A woman's duty is but Just begun •wht'n she gives the world a child. The future a.ione will reveal whether it was worth while to risk her life, whether she has contributed to or taken from the sum of the world's pood. While perfection of character is not to be at tained in the space of one lifetime, it !s quite possible to eliminate an extraor dinary number of evils. • . If wrong- are not re- Ftrained and^put under control in the growing: child, maturity will reveal a product capable of infinite harm. In turn the child becomes the parent, and co the evil spreads. A mother must be more than good, she must be wise with the broad wisdom that takes Into consideration the child's view point, his rights, his individuality, tiis talents, his virtues and his vices, rhe last is the word I would'empha size. She must never. let vigilance ?!eep, or hesitate to uproot that which jffends because of the temporary suf 'ering it may entail or the resistance she will meet. She cannot afford to et things go till tomorrow because *se does not feel equal to having it >ut with the child today. \u25a0 Perverse nclinations. like mushrooms, spring id full grown overnight.-' Every hour's Jelay makes the struggle harder and he victory more uncertain. The mother Who fails to keep her children under strict but kindly dis :ipline Is their worst enemy and a •ositive detriment to the world. There s no mistake — I had almost said sin so common today. There is no posl :ive authority "In every exhibition of the mother's wan ing influence " one is the more aston ished at her com placency and filled with greater won der and alarm at the child's ascend ency. It is a subject of comment wherever the American peo- I.ie are found that the child enjoys a liberty amounting to I icons c. Ill breeding is the taunt that Europe flings at us, 'and we must acknowl edge it. at least to ourselves. Blood will teil In the animal, but the best blood that ever flowed will sot avail against the insidious evils that spring up from laxity ol training or. the ab sence of flrrn principles- . .; TV hen a woman hesitates or declines to accept the risks of motherhood, she is worthy of esteem rather than of censure, she has counted the cost and considered the responsibilities. If she feel any lack in herself, she is doing the race a kindness by not add ing to Its already heavy burdens. I WANT TO BE A BAD CHILD /"^OMEHOW I'd like to be' a child ah over again. Just to be a bad one. ' This doesn't sound angelic, and it isn't; but eomething within me pleads for an opportunity to readjust mat ters between the wilful little one and Its nervous parents. There Is a lump In my throat wh«n I see a neglected, misunderstood, bad little boy being made \vor3e by a mother who oughtn't to be one and is. I yearn to be the boy and show her up to herself. It needs the feeling of a child and the outlook of an adult. Each parental misdemeanor • has It 3 individual* punishment, to my grown up . eyes, and ' I should like to heap them on until mothers and" fathers got an inkling of the way they look In. the eyes of their ov/n children. - There are times when tears are not idle and when wails and Insane shrieks might terrorize- even the tyrant; there are occasions when kicks would avail; the scorn of scorns tould be expressed in public by a stare so stony as to melt an- aunt, and there are divers reasons why dancing would bring about a reformation. Then, too, the "limp as a rag" prop osition Is as provoking as anything a wornout child could apply to de fective parents. r want to be the baddest little boy that ever was. to Intelligently try these several remedies on fallen fathers and mothers and observe their effect. I am sympathetic and curious as to results. I am not vicious; but that parent, guardian- or 'teacher is who Collected POINT thy tongue on the anvil of truth.— Pindar. You should forgive many things In others, nothing in yourself.—Auso nlus. Learn to stand in awe of thyself. — Democrltus. The will of the present Is the key-to the future, and moral character Is eter nal destiny.— Horatio Stebbins. Thanks to the human heart by which we live, Thanks to its tenderness, its Joys and - _\u25a0*\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0. fears, To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often He too deep for tears. —Wordsworth. Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows- of heaven, • Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget^ me-nots of the angels. —Longfellow. - For good ye are, and bad, and, like to coin, vfi; V" Some true, some false, but every one of Stamped with the image of the king. —Tennyson. For Musicians SRT Is a great fugue, into which the different individualities and nation alities etep and become resolved; like the different subjects, one after an other.—Schumann. Melody Is, and ever will be. the very flower of music— Ambros. 1 It is by pictures and music, by art and song and symbolic representations, that all nations have been 1 educated in their adolescence.— Charles Klngsley. >- They . are never alone . that are ac companied by noble thoughts.— Sir Philip Sidney. . Music "with her silver' sound With speedy help doth lend redress. —Shakespeare. Melody . is the golden thread running through the maze of tones ; by which the ear is guided and the heart reached. —Christian!. .'\u25a0; < « : Improvidence r IF SOME persons were to. bestow the one half of their fortune, in learn ing how to spend the other half. It would be . money; extremely well" laid out. Hethat spends fortunes and, permitting . himself to be ' twice \u25a0 ruined, dies at last a 'beggar,, deserves no-com miseration.; He has gained neither ex perience from , . 'trial . - nor repentance from reprieve. He^ i has-been all H hisr life abusing fortune without . enjoying her,; and ; purchasing wisdom _ without possessing her. ' , :. *. ' ; Life LIFE. Is: a leaf of paper white, • A "- v Whereoii; each one of us; may write 'His word or two, -and then comes 7 -night. ;r; r ' / Greatly begin; thoughthou'have time But for a line, be that' sublime— :\u25a0•,. ;- \u0084! • Not failure, but low., aim, is crime. \u25a0 ' . - -^.'jR; Lowjeli.v . On Husbands THE silliest fellows 1 are, in. general, 1 the,\worst husbands; arid it may. vJ-^ . -be^asserted ] as : a fact : that a" man of sense rarely behaves very 111 to a" wife who deserves very welL"'"' .i-'r* - - : slaps a email child in. the face. She (a man never . does it) « deserves nothing so much as the identical, treatment. • and: the v chi'd does hot exist who is^ \u25a0 not sorely tempted to "slap -back.". He*! does it to his comrades; it Is instinct ive, and .a j mystery gathers j round the childish self-control that withholds 1 the- hand and protects a parent 7 who deserves a much less kindly fate. And wouldn't I be a bad child 'when the restraining hand of a monster relative, towering above me 'in church, where everybody, could-,. see, yanked ""round my little plald : bonnet . (like Wee MacGregor's) and grabbed \u25a0my face round "'so: quickly It- btimped the \u25a0\u25a0 back of .the --.pew! 'The 'pudgy ' child was only "perched on tiptoe to - see I over into the . pew in front. The redNbook"* had upside-down letters on it, and that "severe and hardened' woman hurt his delicate little lips" when she pulled him back. .The -child mouth trembled and an appealing - look replaced resistance. The embod .lment.of correction stood her ground Wsmßms£. r JJEEMS won ' drously big, that Bum of money in a girl's first pay envelope. • It Is almost as large, though not quite, as the first nickel earned as a ctilld. No su m cv c r quite equals, that first n 1 eke 1. A" m t 11 lon alre's check for a hun dred thousand cr so Isn't 88 capa ble, in his eyes, of accomplishing the \u25a0wonders which that first ' nickel promises to a childish Imagination. But the first nickel and the first money earned have their limitations, as the worker soon discovers. Fortu nate la she if she discovers it before they are gone ;' ! discovers it by sitting down and ; carefully planning out how "she ( intends to j spend it. The girl iwht is .earning ?her. living, not merely working for pin money, has so many things she wants to buy that her first money is a Pt.. to 8°; to her head. She rushes^ out arid spends it deliriously for the ' thing t she wants, most, without considering whether that Is what she needs most. Having, lit- tie experience of the value, of ; money, she has a' happy, vague faith that it will stretch like charity and cover all her desires. < 'But it won't. Cost stretches but money seems to contract- She returns with one ' slim - little' pack age, an em p ty : . purse - and ; an ap prehensive heart. For the shoes and r gloves - which , she must- have are yet \u2666o . buy, arid all ; she has secured so ; tar :, with' her : wondrous i. first earnings Us*; a' foolish;- and fluffy/ little jabot. : ; •> Some '\u25a0 girls are in such - a , rapturous state of ( mind ; over, their first money; earned that they i must -have \ a : \ fling \u25a0with it. They in- vlte ;th c i r .V girl friends to ;a' treat, 1 oi\ they squander It -, • all theater tick-, ets - and - bonbons. They ; rn^r repent ' in cheap . raiment afterward, but" they ; have had • their . brie \u25a0 glorious 'splurge."."-^- ;\' ;r\:*i*hp.?y^: /:^ \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0•. If; one \ does ,* not : contract ; the , habit •of flinging, ,• perhaps i; this v; does no harm: Sometimes •*\u25a0'. one > takes -up y one's \work . again with % more \u25a0 spirit • and ' energy/ for, unmoved. I should have adored to be \u25a0In : the -pew beside her and to have done my worst. Unearthly shrieks ascending from within the place, of worship. might have gone upward 'and "outward, to her discomfiture. .The -kicking- process as a' defense against actual physical harm comes 'In ' when large-sized men, whom noth ing 1 can hurt, liftj^ou by the one arm and dangle you up the back 'steps of a trolley car. \u25a0 v ' Feet^are free, even If hands are help less, and manly shins can't be hurt quite so much as childish arms. But It'isn't even^so bad to be Injured somewhat in your body as to be hurt in your soul. v The child who is pushed into the center of a critical group of people, subjectfed to criticism and then pushed, out . for ' bad behavior, is a martyr lin miniature. I wantitp be a bad enough center of observation to be suppressed In the' presence t- of everybody, because Just here ' the -Jimp, remedy might cure the 'offending group.*- To fall flat in a weary,"*- ragged heap in the center, to discoiicert . the parent, who is almost powerless "jn ;the nresence of so dead a weight 1 , is only Justice meted out. They do ; so many '\u25a0'. niore thing 3 -to children when there's . "company" to see than, could be conjured up for a hundred home occasions/. ' "\u0084. Then, too,: It .Isn't exactly nice to have all your golden' curls pulled out" by the roots, at dressing " time if you are a little girl with a mother In a hurry, and I,; if I could turn •myself from, woman to boy and then oVe.r into. a pouty. \u25a0 snarling "little girl, " should dance. \u25a0 They couldn't pull very much more than they have done before, but I coulddance and howl indefinitely if.l had the' strength to bear that belonged with the experience to combat. I'd like to" trj'- the experiment just once. .*\u25a0' \u25a0 \u25a0> j "Backward, turn backward, • o Time, In your night; « Make me a child again, ; . Just for tonight." .. \u25a0. \u25a0\- ' - \u25a0 .-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 .' '\u25a0 \u25a0 s ' : j having utterly abandQned one's self to pleasure and for a little while become a child in, the spirit of its enjoyment. But the business girl should not do this too often. Life has to be taiJerj seriously, though not solemnly. Clothes must be bought, bills must be paid, and that Joyful- first pay envelope has its share to. do in the process. So it is well not to live helter-skelter financially. Make a list of the regular weekly expenses. Make a list of the things that must be bought, putting the most necessary things at the head. And don't let the eyes wander, long ingly to the fur turban at . the bottom of the list when warm underwear is ataririg one out of countenance a/ the head. . ,' Dip a little into the first pay envel ope to celebrate, if effervescent spirits cannot be kept down. .But after that, stick to the friendly guide posts, the lists, if you -want to stay in the path of financial prosperity., .;>>;':• . Love and Hate m HIRST belongs to humanity, i everywhere, in all ages; but that .. white-pine pail and that brown mug belong to me In ; particular; and Just so of my special relationships with other things and with' ray jj race. One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or, hated any more than by that of haying -thirsted; love and hate have no more individuality in them than sin gle waves in the ocean: but the acci dents or trivial marks which distin guished those whom we loved or hated make their memory our own forever, and with It that of our own person ality also.— Holmes. A Small Loaf A I HALF-FAMISHED fellow In the 'southern states tells' of a baker -.(whose loaves had been growing '.'small by degrees • and beautifully less") who, when going his rounds to serve 'his customers, stopped at" the door of one and knocked, when the lady within exclaimed. "Who's" there?" and was answered. "The baker." "What do" you want?"' "To. leave your bread." "Well, you : needn't make . such' a - fuss about it; put it through the keyhole." Doubt DOUBT is the vestibule which all must before they can enter into. the temple. of wisdom; there tore, .when -we- are in doubt and puzzle out the \u25a0"'• truth ;by our own exertions, we- " have >• gained , something that will stay by us,- and which ' will serve us again.' 'But if, to ayoidithe trouble of the search, <we avail ourselves of the superior Jnformatios of a friend, such knowledge will, not remain with us; we have : not boughtSbut -borrowed it. , Genius THE only -difference between ,a' genius' and* one . of common - ca-' pacity is," that the former: an ticl^T pates and' explores -what -"the latter accidentally; hits upon. > BuV..even the man? of : genius I himself \u25a0- frequently em ploys 'the . advantages t, that chance- pre sents; to him. ;; It is the -lapidary that gives ? value -to \u25a0 the; diamond, \u25a0: which the peasant: has dug up knowing its .worth.; . • , . " • Revenge; 1 y-v EVENGE is aVdebt; in the pay 1-^ \u25a0»*•\u25a0 ing .of which ' : the greatest = knave -L V .'is . honest; and -sincere, /-and,; so far as she"; is, able,, punctual. .But^there is •; a. I difference .between -» a ? debt of:, re venge 2 and 'every J other,, debt, r' By \u25a0; pay ing our, other*debts, \we are ; equal :.with all 'mankind ;?but% in( refusing Ito j pay ', a debt of r revenge we are « superior.^- 7 Brush Versus Baby VER the teacups they are distTuss- Ins the old problem: jiow to manage success fully a combina tion of home making and money making. "But you needn't growl about Ve lng poor." they tell Elinor; "you can do all sorts of pretty things with your brush and pen. And you've such a pleasant boarding place, with no housework but your own rooms. and only one baby to look after. Bob is- 3 now. and he's such an angelic thing he can't be much trouole. You're lucky." It^ ta all true, perfectly true:, house keeping reduced to a minimum; cost *of materials comparatively small; plenty of quaint notions constantly popping into her head and a circle of appreciative friends to welcome them. Moreover, Bob' is a ! good child, as sweet and reasonable and loving as one could expect any normal little .chaj> to be.. : But "Nelly looks askew," though she makes no reply to her scoffing friends. DidV you ever try to do anything requiring concentration and accuracy, and take care of an energetic 3-year old at the same time? Sewing doesn't really count, nor housework in gen eral. . with the exception of some kinds of cooking-. The kiddies don't seem to mind such things, realising by instinct that there is enough of mother's mind left over to supply their demands. Chasing an obscure rhyme, or the right adjective, with' a sonny-boy rampant is perhaps the most maddening phase, but drawing is bad enough. A ' free afternoon comes. Bob has had his outing, his nap and his din ner, and is sitting on the floor, con ducting important railway operations with a block tunnel and a tin choo choo perfectly contented and ap parently fixed for half an hour. Elinor seats herself at her writing table with a sigh of pleasant anticipation (fcr hers is a hopeful nature), and draws out her order book. "I must get Mrs. Brown's place cards under way. Let me see — yes. Colonial Ladles, for a D. A. R. function on the fifteenth. Then the baby invitation cards for the little Jones girl's birth day party on the twentieth; and— yes, sweetheart, mother will tind you a pencil aftd paper, so you can -write too. (Plow does he know so quickly "when I begin to be interested In ray work?) Aunt Sarah's tally cards for Tuesday are nearly done — not quite so close to ? mother's elbow, dear. "Well; I'll make a start y on the place cards, for they take the most time. Now for my paint box and a glass of water." The water, of course, reminds Bob that he is thirsty, which means a trip to the bedroom window sill for his jar of boiled water. He goes back to his blocks, and Elinor works swiftly for a few quiet moments. Several fair dames in gorgeous attire are outlined and the first delicate tints washed in. when an eager pull at her dress sends flying-'a brush full of rose color (the kind that stains) over some unused cards. Bob climbs to a perpendicular, his face shining with innocent delight in a new idea. "I know what would be very nice." he announces. "Kitty Grey an* me is goin'. t/> have a picnic, and you can gh-e me two-free baby pep' mints, and all my tablecloths." Mother agrees that it would be very pleasant, and gladly bestows the needed refresh ments and his special bunch of gay Jap napkins- to spread upon the car pet, throwing in artful bits of com ment and inquiry as she goes on with CONCERNING PROPOALS HAPPILY, we. are living in an age and a country that looks down with scorn upon the "manage de convenance.." In which the unfor tunate woman has nothing to say ex cept a faltering- "yes" at the cere mony. Freedom of speech, or as much *as can naturally be expected at such an important time, is one of the rights that we claim as inalienable, and proposals simple and complicated form interesting reminiscences in the lives of women and men. Of course, there is the suggestion of the cynic, that no one is more sur prised than the. man at his own pro posal; but it is to be. hoped, in the \u25a0name of Ero3." that this statement is exaggerated; I have known of . several ' men who have rehearsed the tragic act many times before the full-dress performance was given. , If you -were .to ask. your married friends for a few facts concerning their proposals, there would be prob ably a blushing, . hesitating silence, -and a "rather-not" \u25a0 intimation which It, would be, well to respect. Why this Is so ' I cannot say. It may be that they were too foolishly romantic to 'be .dragged from their environment of lakes/ moonlight or. leafy bowers into the- critical light of day. It may be. ralas! •\u25a0 that, there - was. a ; prosaic, com monplace tinge on the offer that would-be better, Teft In the past, with a softening .touch of memory to ex cuse it. • There is the written proposal. "We are i familiar with the hero, or at least h© . considers hirneelf one. in the . throes of composing, a declaration that will em body his love and an offer of marriage In cold. Inadequate word 3. He generally rereads his -declaration that life is naught without his. loved. one. and con signs '- It , to ' th? capacious maw of the waste-basket. Some -men have resorted "to. verse for the medium of their pro posals, and not infrequently have offers of ;; marriage been ; made in telegraphic '\u25a0', conciseness. Cll,C 1 1, "I -, cannot live • without : you, •? Will you marry. me?*.' has. brought ' a ,few • woment to ; a \ recognition •of j. the lack of j circumlocution and the presence of a good business streak. her work, to make the picnic la3t aa long as possible. Finally she becomes silent and absorbed in the brocades of a lovely lady in pale blu", tracing a flowered pattern wtth Ml ted breath, when an active little body comes la contact with her elbow, and the hru3« makes strange designs upon the luck* less robe. Bob is climbing brisklr upon the rounds of her chair. "Thi» is a summer twoiley-car. and I'm the conductor man," he cries cheerily. : 'Ding-din£:: Fares, please!" Then, at sight of his mother's clouded brow, he pauses and looks into her face with loverllko Intensity. ""I wtk.9 you. mammle." he coos: "I want to hug you." This Is irresistible, and he Is snug-gled and petted, as he explains that he "ferdot, and didn't mean to bump"; then he trots off happily with. a bunch of bright postcards to play "letter man." All goes well for tea minutes more, when a bump and a wail proclaim that the postman ha.3 come to grief in tlie performance of duty, while delivering letters on the top floor of a slippery leather couch. More cuddling, witch hazel for the suffering brow, another drink of water, and a plea to "sit on your wap, if I'll be so. 30 still, and not bother." * With a sigh of resignation the gay la dies are pushed aside and the tally carci;* brought out. for here is work which Bob can enjoy, too. He watches with Interest while the punch "bites" hole. 1 * In the corners, helping to pull the silken cords through, and putting hi 3 flnger tip on each knot to hold it while it 13 tied. 'When all are done Elinor packs •hem Into their box. and Bob »its very still and looks at all the tempting things on that forbidden plane. mother's table. It Is so hard to re in cm b e r all the time; and presently a. dingy little paw shoots impulsively across mother's arm and seizes a prize. "I want to hold the pitty lady with the pink dwess," he says with his sweetest smile: "I wlks her." And as Eli nor gently rescues her one finished and beautiful place card lady, with pa tient explanations and an inward prayer for grace. Bob innocently asks: "What you wigglra' your foot for, m a m m i c? What you make that kind of eye* for. mamrcie. and winkles in your face?" The brief afternoon Is waning ani Elinor lights the gas. The work upoa her table looks very inviting in the yel low glow, and she plans several new effects which she is impatient to try. for many experiments have made her passing wise in night color formulas. But as she pauses, irresolute, beside her ohalr. a pensive little voice remarks: •'I'm tired, mammte. and my shoe hurts. I fink it wot'ld be so comfy to put on my wittle swi^pers and sit on your wap in the big chair, and you tell me 'bout the free lieara. You fink so, too, roam mie?" " • • Some mothers would doubtless be " strong-minded, or inventive, or tactful. or something enough to square it wttb Bob and accomplish a little more. But somehow Elinor isn't: so Bob sViUgglea Into the coveted n*>st with a bi~ sish of content, and th« wcrk must wait. Her landlady grumblrs .1 bit over the gas bills, and her oculist lectures her gently on eye-strain; but somehow ElLnor delivers the goods! The unpremeditated proposal Is- the most Interesting. Many lives have been changed by the fatis who seem to be blessed with a love of the humormia and fortuitous. A mundane cow ha 3 thrown a frightened, cllngfng girl into a strong mana arms and at his head. Result, a proposal. Rowing, too. Is excellent for th! 3 sub ject. Think of the possibilities offered in comparing strokes. "How we!! we pull together" has but one reply. Sail ing down the quiet stream can be com pared to the happy marital voyage. If a little moonlight be added to these suggestions, a proposal bl the obvioua result. An accident spurs on many a shy ono to a hasty declaration. He re!:** upon the exigencies of the ca3e to win the choice of his ncart, and it generally does. We have heard of public proposals^ It certainly requires a self-assurance that is commendable. The gentieob- Ject of the lover's affections cann«t withhold her admiration at his travert in putting everytnJr.^ to the public test, "to win or lose it ail." Pity, you will remember, is akin to love, and the hesitancy on the fair ons's part to wound his feeling half wins tha game. , - One man started out in life to evolve from practice a perfect prop«.».-.a!. list was never taken neriousty by his friends, therefore his arrlsnt love making had great opportunities for expanding into a One art. He ilelved into the classics and vrorkcl the famous lovers of the a?es v? into modern form. "Doesn't he write the tlnest love-letters?" said one laugh ing and appreciative woman to another. Finally, the time and the place and the" girl combined against the wretch, and his years of experi ence was crystallized into a lump in-the-throat "Marry me?" She did. A proposal la a proposal, for all that, and it does not arfect two people very much whether. the heart of the man comes on the wings of elegant diction or by the shortest route in the English language. If Jove be the cunning master of the situation, he. in tha words of the old sons, will find a way. j.