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GAPERS OF CONNING CUPID. Ihe Lover Falls in Terror at His' Resistless Com mand and Forgets the Set Speech He Meant to Make, AND HE SPEAKS FRESH FROM THE HEART. There Are as Many Ways of Popping the Question as There Are Lovers— The Charm Lies in Artlessness. Po long as women are born pretty, unless and sweet, so long will men be grateful to mother Eve lor having eaten i lie forbidden fruit, and continue to fall •tt their feet, forgetting everything they had. intended to say and utter words far more eloquent because they are fresh from the heart. There is no subject so near the Hearts of budding manhood and woman uiod as wooing and proposing; and this itile episode in the life of all who have leen through the mill has left a sweet recollection which will follow them to their graves. Cupid's wiles are as va ried as thefe are men and women to .ail before him. In all the history of lhe world no two lovers have proceeded upon the same plan, md no two girls could ever have been caught by the same plan. 1 here isn't the slightest danger of any plagiarism in this business, and there isn't a copyright of a proposal on rec ord. The largest and most catching library in the world could be made of the records of a thousandth part of the liiffereut kinds of proposals- which are popped in a period of five year?. The New York Recorder recently of fered inducements for personal expe riences, and the paper is already Hooded with them. They are all interesting, but the paper hasn't the space to print i hundredth part of them. A few of •he sketches are here presented, to gether with a Mexican courtship, wliich is related k»y the Sail Francisco Exam iner. HE WAS A SWIMMER. Cut He * Made Her Think He Would Drown Sure. "ordelia Sauford. A young gentleman was paying me marked attention. He was unexcep tionable in every respect, save in pos sessing a temper of such violence that he could not restrain it even in my presence. This made me doubt if hap piness were possible with him. 1 had about made up my mind to break off altogether with him, when he asked if 1 '•■•"lil iro with him for a row on the Potomac. "Charley" was a particularly "unity" man. He was always attired in the very pink of fashion, and was hand wire- enough to set off the most "swell" ■ lothes. 1 could not, therefore, help no 'ieitig that when he took the horse cars .ii Washington for our little preliminary ff^^^U^ -^0^ j-^ t. '"^^^S^P **- "HE PLUNGED OVERBOARD." 'rip to the river Charley was not dressed with his usual cafe. His trousers looked old and faded, his hat. was certainly his third best and so was is coat, But we had a delightful tune, and dusk was falling as I made mv request to be put ashore. "No," he said. laying the oars in the bottom of tho boat. "I brought you out here to tell that I am tired of you playing fast and loose with me. You've got to give me a dei idt'd answer now or never." "Never, then!" I replied. "Do you mean that?"- 1 nodded. With that lie plunged head foremost into ther; verand disappeared; When he came up he was several feet away, floating on his back like a dead man, but with his hat still on Ins head. In a frenzy of fear I seized the oars and managed to paddle io him. He grasped the side of the boat lightly with one hand, saying: ••If you don't swear to marry me, I'll let myself drown right before your eyes. Swear!" ■•Yes, yes." I answered; "I'll promise, so yon won't drown." With that he scrambled into the boat looking so ridiculous with the old rim of the hat bent down in places and drip ping water over his pale face that I. could have roared with laughter only 1 was too frightened. One Of the friends, and a rival, told me afterwards that it was a trick to 1 righten me into saying yes — that Charley was a champion swimmer, that he had dressed himself in old clothes for lhe part he was to play. I was naturally very indignant, and refused to keep a promise wrung from me in bitch a way. HE SAT DOWN IN A STRAINER. She Helped Him Up, They Both Daughed, and tho Thing Was Done. [By Mrs. E. C. J.] One day when I was about twenty years' old I was sitting alone in the 3^L. 1 ==--1 f 1 tlffi, j (py )/ J?fe*l "^fifi~z£s^j' fi? , vj^4--^^ ME FET.Ti INTO THE STRAINER. kitchen. We lived, my uncle, aunt and 1, on a forty-acre farm. The day in question had been an unusually busy one without milk and butter, and the huge half-barrel milk-strainer still Hood in the middle of the floor. I had just finished washing up the pots and nans used in the process of butter making, and had sat down a min ute to rest when the door suddenly opened, and a young man walked into the room, lie had" such an odd ex pression on his face that 1 looked at him curiously, but at the sime time with secret satisfaction, for, be it known, he had been my "beau ideal" for a long lime. While still looking at him, and before 1 could speak, he made a sudden backward movement and sat down plump in that strainer. lie blushed furiously while making frantic but futile efforts to extricate himself. Quelling my risabilities, 1 helped him out. This broke the ice, and we both laughed heartily. A little later he had made known his errand, and wo were both happy, as happy as could be. HE SET HIS KODAK, _ And He Caught Her in the Act of a Leap-Year Offer. jßy Photographer.] 11l the year 1834 the lady who Is now my wife made me a leap-year proposal. :^!*"r — <^ THE LEAP YEAR PROPOSAL. [Sketched from lhe Print Supplied by "Photographer."! She was seated at the piano, and I sat beside her in an affectionate attitude. I had my camera on the table near by and suggested that 1 take a picture of us two. She assented, and the camera was focused and set. "Do you love me?" she asked. "Yes," I said. "Well enough to.marry me?" "Yes," I answered, and touched the spring. The emotion of the occasion or .something else cracked the plate, and I send you a print, crack and all. lf you publish the picture 1 shall surprise her with it Sunday morning. We have never regretted the outcome of that evening. MILKING THE COW. Sandy Made a Stool of Himself and Won a Wife Thereby. |By M. C. McNeill. • It happened lang syne. And when I think of that soft summer evening I can still see the bloom on the purple heather that covered the Scottish mook My mother stood in the doorway of our little cot, and shaded her eyes with ifi - : fi ~fiff^flfifif-i&fi=% ____.- iOm \^^T«__»!ißS4J»wk_»_l^l»« "I SAT OX HIS KNEE. her hand from the glinting rays ot the setting sun. "I'm thinkin', Jessie," quoth she, "that Nancy has wandered far afield. 1 diuna hear even the sound o' her bell a tinklin'. It's a muddy tramp yell hae, for the fields 'ill be soggy after the rain; but niabbe yell meet . with Sandy Burns, an' he'll help ye, na doot. So drive her hame." "Bother Sandy Burns," saya I, as I tilted my sunbonnet over my nose an' took up the inilkin' pail. "I can milk the cow without his help," an' I tossed my head. "Well, mebbe you ken." replied my mother, doubtful fv. 1 was a light-hearted lassie, an' tripped along to the tune of "Over the Uijls an' Far Away," calling between breaths, "Nancy, Naan-cy-ee-ee!" but no Nancy could 1 find till 1 came to the long meadow, and there 1 saw Nancy quietly standiu' chewing her cud in the far corner that skirted the crossroads. The meadow was too swampy for me to drive her home, so 1 picked my way over to milk her where she stood, but the trouble was now 1 had naethln' to sit upon. fifififi Just then I heard somebody" come along the crossroad whistling "When THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, -FEBRUARY 19, 1893.— SIXTEEN ' PAGES. the Kye Comes Hame," au' I stooped .. down my head to speak to Nancy. - I "line ye milk't yeli"' inquired the whistler. <*. '--. : i :,\Nae," says I; "I hae got nae.:cree pie." ~ --fi,. if tf -'fif. lie leaped over the ditch, an' came an' stood foment. Nancy, as. I tucked my - skirts roun' me to hunker clown. Sandy thought a minute, then he bent an' crooked out his knee. He tapped it with his hand anu said : "Sit agin' thai, Jessie; It'll keep ye dry an' off the groun'." 1 sat on his "knee till the miikin' was . done, an' thert stood up wi' my back to him. < "How do ye like like making a creepie stool o' yoursel'?" I says, with a nervous laugh. He slipped his arms aroun' my waist as we stood together in the* gloamin', an' put his head over my shoulder till: his cheek touched mine, an' softly, sa softly, he whispered in my ear: "Jessie, lass,' l'll make a creepie stool o' masel' for the rest o' ma days, if yell - only sit on me." •>■" An' no\v he complains that I aye sit on him. ; IN PAINT AND FEATHERS. An Indian Woo 2d Her, but, Alas, He Did Not Win. By Mrs. M. J. 11. It was in the early days of the settle ment of sunny Kansas, when I was fourteen, that this happened. I had been at school in the little village near which we lived, and stopped at the post office, where I found our monthly paper. With the prospect, of a delightful "read," hurried home. I found the door shut and all away for the after noon. I found a low ."tool, and, seated with my back against the open door, was soon lost in my story. There was a shadow over my book, and, glancing up, there over- my shoulder stood a great Indian looking down at me, in his war paint and feathers. 1 sprang to my feet, and stood rooted to the spot. lie said, "Pretty squaw, me drink." I hastened to get him a cup, but no, he would not take it, but kept saying "Pretty squaw, get it." So I thouglit I had better not anger him, and went by him out to the well, hut fearing all the time that he would go into the house and steal something. And go in he did, and was looking all around when 1 came in with the water. He took it and drank it, and. as he gave me the cup, stooped to kiss me. 1 Hod like a streak of lightning to another room, locking the door between us,l>ut 1 could not breathe there for fear that he might fire the house er come after me. So 1 opened another outside door, and, knowing where my brother kept his re volver, I snatched that, and out I went and stood near the door where he was and called "Come out." And, seeing the revolver, he came, but a second glance and he leaned back and laughed. 1 had never read or heard of an Indian laugh ing, but his quick eye had noted the fact that there were no caps on the re volver. Then he came to himself, and said: "Brave squaw, brave squaw; be my wife! Heap big tepee, heap pony; me good Indian. Pretty squaw, be my wife." I still waved my revolver and told him to go, and, after much talk, he mounted his pony and went, saying. •'Me come again, get brave squaw," but he never did. - ffiZ^7f :^-'~", -^JSmfifi^f^- "AN INDIAN IN WAR PAINT STOOD OVER ME." COURTING A MEXICAN GIRD. Sometimes It Is Dangerous Busi ness for an American Suitor. "The Mexican girls are very fond of Americans, but their admiration is not . StNOWin-frlK SKNOKITA INEZ. extensively shared by their country men," said J. S. House, a member of the Old Vets', club. "1 went down there : with \'6ldCZach Taylor, and* liked "the country so well that I staid. I bought a cattle ranch, and soon had one of the finest herds iii the country: ~ 1 got along nicely with my neighbors until • the handsome daughter of Don Jose Velas quez came home from school .at Paris, and then my troubles began. Pretty girls are not plentiful in Mexico, and Senorita Inez was as beautiful a woman as ever graced the court of old Castile. I was soon paying assiduous court to the; dark-eyed ; senorita, and she ap peared to regard my suit with consider able favor. I had for my rival a Senor, Romero, a wealthy ranchero, who was supposed to have been one time a chief of a gang of banditti that infested: the Sierra Madre mountains. "One evening, while riding over to; the hacienda ot my prospective father in-law, a lasso was thrown over my head! and settled about my arms, pinning, them to my side. My. horse went on. > ,^A t Rori^R°- ROMEKO. but I stopped. A minute later 1 was surrounded by a dozen as villainous looking greosers :i« ever cut a throat. They bom m cue y, aided me up into the mountain*, ...,.: anchored me in a cave that was evidently the repository of plunder secured by robbing excur sions. I supposed they intended to hold Ilia' lTf^l)\ s^l'^>ififi^ ■ MW-h THE COURTING. m a for ransom, and opened negrtiations with them. 1 then learned that Romero had eniploveti them to assassinate me, 1 and that tliey had captured me instead, and proposed to serve the master l\ -\ 'V rt \ -— "?*■ . J^S^H '^ffifi^fi tif^iw fi^s A THE CAPTURE. who paid best. If Romero bid more to have me killed that I could pay for my life tliey would draw a knife across my throat. If I outbid him 1 was free to return and settle with him. Romero's purse was long, his hatred infinite, and I fully expected that he would name a price that I could not pay. •„ ' - . "After they had opened negotiations -— -^x^f IN THE CAVE. with him. however. I chanced to over hear their conversation. Romero would not raise tho original price— §l,ooo. They came to me and tojd me that he had offered $10,000 for my life. 1 saw through the game and . replied that I would only pay $2. 000 tor my release. They made a pretense of preparing for my execution, but fti stood firm, and they accepted my price. It was \ some days: : before 1 could arrange the payment, and hen . 1 returned fi to have : it . out with Romero and resume my attentions to the young lady. What, was my surprise to find him coining to my rescue. -While we were quarreling about the girl a Frenchman stepped in and married ner." Romero wanted my assistance to kill the Frenchman. 1 declined to join in the enterprise, and Romero undertook it alone and got the top of his head blown off for his pains. I was always a trifle sorry the affair did not end differently." UNDER A TREE. ' 3 ~ And With a Chaperon Close by fee. Looking on Jealously. >'=# " - [By May R.] Dick proposed to me under the very eyes of Aunt Marcia, who was my ch'aperone. Aunt Marcia did uot object to Dick, but she objected to my getting engaged to anybody before my mother's return. Mother was abroad, and Aunt Marcia and 1 were in the country, rus ticating. Dick was going to Brazil as agent for the mercantile house that em ployed him, and he has since told me lie fully intended to propose before he went away. _■._■'• ;.'.:;■■; fjf Aunt Marcia never left us alone, and the only chances he got, poor fellow, were 'in her plain sight and hearing. She was an inch or two further off than common under her big Japanese sun umbrella one, morning, when Dick in the most usual and matter-of-fact tone, as if lie were asking me to take a boat ride with nim, said not to. attract Aunt /12%» x«ii»l!Jill!lifc\ |^Sw|m? ; " ; /^ f%f\ \iWBPi llf f "IN AUNT.MAECIA'S PRESENCE." Marcia's attention: "I'll go over to the Point, 1 believe, this afternoon, it's so pleasant; won't you be my wife, Mary? - "l.hope you'll have a nice drive," I answered, "and as to the rest, yes, if I don't change my mind."; fi-fi And so»our troth was plighted and Aunt Marcia didn't .guess for months afterward. ' '-fit, The Word "Kither." The legal meaning <of the word "either" has been gravely. argued in an English court of record. A certain testa tor had left property, the disposition of which was affected by the "death of either" of two persons. One lawyer in sisted that "either" meant both, and in support of his views he quoted Richard son, Webster.Chaucer. Dryden.Southey, the story of the crucifixion and a pas sage from Revelations. The judge sug gested that there was a song in "The Beggar's Opera" which took another view. "How hapnv 1 could be with either were t'other dear charmer away." fiffi - ln pronouncing judgment the court ruled that "either" meant one of two, and did not mean both. He said that it might have that meaning occasionally in poetry, but never in on English court of record. THE LOVE CHASE. Though oft I pass her on the street, *. 1 seldom seem to catch her eye; She rarely lets our glances meet. Although she knows I'm passing by. But though to me she does not speak, Nor give a look my heart to cheer. The furtive blush upon her cheek Tells me she knows that I nift near. 'Tis true she's full of ginish nrt, A trait that's common to her sex, But she is no coquette at heart, Though oft her tricks my mind perplex. I know she's partial to the rose, I've scut her some, both red and yellow; Yet out upon the street she goes With violets from some other fellow. And still this love chase I pursue, 'Twixt hope and tear continue wooing: One day o'erjoyed, ths next so blue ■'. I scarcely know what lam doing. But one thought I take comfort in. .f, ffi And gloomy doubt gives place to rapture, The harder she may be to win. The deatcr yet will be the capture. E. C. Walcot in Soundings. 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The assize court is composed of an assize judge and two assistant judges, says a writer in the North American Review. The jury are seated in the court room to the right of the judge. They have no special costume, but wear their ordinary dress. Sometimes they appear in blouses. The prisoner faces the jury. They ask no direct questions, but may inter rogate the prisoner or witnesses, through the judge, on any point likely to aitord them information, and may also demand to see all articles offered in evidence by the public prosecutor to prove the prisoner's guilt. They hear the argument of the public prosecutor, who pleads fur the indictment which he has prepared, and then those of the defense, and form a truly en lightened opinion from the deposi tions of the witnesses on both sides. When the trial is concluded the judge, in tire presence of the court, reads to the jury the questions which are submitted to them and reminds them of the duties which they are to perform. 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