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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1913,
JOHN A. SWANSON, Pres.
WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas.
You were a poor girl earning your own living.
You were a stranger without friends in Omaha.
You had a joh in sight that would pay you $6 a week.
You had to have a boarding house within your means.
Suppose all that,
What experience would you he up against?
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HV A WOMAN Ml'i.MHKU OP THK 1JKH STAFF.
When thoso "supposes" were put to me, the fact Is, I muet confess, I
had never supposed anything of tho lnd. .
I know there are lots of working girls in Omaha who come hero with
out friends, who have to earn their own living and who get less than $6 a
week, from which they must pay for board and room, and then pay for
clothes, laundry,-shoes, hats, gloves, church, books and. amusemehtsrout of
what Is left. Dut I nover tried to Imagine myself in that predicament.
My first mental question wbb, "How would you go about It?" And
tho answers seemed easy enough: "Just got a newspaper and look In the
'rooms and board' column for addresses of places waiting for boardors
Just like me, and then go and Bee what Ib offered."
But tho thought Is easier than tho deod. In truth, there are not
many folks advertising for boardors In Omaha, and a glance at the an
nouncements of thoso who do advertise quickly slammed the door In tho
face of mo as a poor working girl earning only $6 a week. A lot of thom
have rooms for "gentlemen only," and somo of thom tell right out tho
prohibitive prlco they expect, and others address themselves to families or
to two or moro room-mates. Tho list of advertised boarding houses was
hardly enough for a start.
Just then 1 recalled that I had hoard that tho Young Women's Chris
tian association kept a list of "select boarding hpuBes" for Just such cases
as mine for young women strangors without friends compelled to, mako
their own way, and to help thom avoid pitfalls. To save tlmo J telephoned
to the Young Women's Christian association and politely requested tho ad
dresses of tho boarding houses they would recommend whore the lowest
rates could bo had. ,
"Who Is this speaking?" camo tho volco over th,o 'phono.
"I am a young woman looking for room nnd,board," tfas my reply.
"Yob will have to glvo your namo and tell ub who you are," was tho
Y. W. C. A. answer. , ,
I coUId easily havo given any old namo, but 1 hesitated, and suggested
that tho namo would convoy no Information to thom.
"Well, then," camb tho 1 answer, "wo cannot 'comply with your re
quest. We must know who wo 'ark Bonding to thoso boarding houses. Wo'
are under obligation to send only good, moral girls: We' must also protocf
our girls from tho girls who do not live tho way thoy should."
On the way over I couldn't help dolng somo more "supposing."
Suppose I was a really, truly stranger in Omaha.
Suppose I had no placo to sleep or eat and no frlonds io vouch for mo.
If this Young Women's Christian association, -which is stipportod by
tho public, for tho very purpose of helping young girls when thoy most
need help, would not oven glvo mo tho namo of a respcctablo boarding
houso keopor until I presontod a certificate of character, and thoy took a
day or a week to check mo up, leaving mo in tho moahtimo to flounder
around in my condition of helplessness, whbro wpuld I land? v
Must a poor, f rlondless girl grope 'in tho" dark; and perhaps by; mts
tako fall Into somo questionable resort, while Money Is cbllocted 'for socie
ties like this on the supposition that It is to bo usod, in part at least, to
find Christian homes for poor girls? f ,
When I reached tho Young Women's Christian Association building,"!
found It was Mss Odiorno whoso volco liad talked to md over tho 'phone,
and who was custodian of tho sacred boarding houso keepers' list... Slio
knew me and my position on Tho Boo, so t had to stretch It a. little,, and
it. .'.1 1.' . -1 ( 1 ' , 1-I . ... A. I. '
ie(i nor inai h w&a'u inunn wqo was ioukihk "Ji,.ji uuuiuihb iiuucu, uu- iuk
tho friend 'ebuid furnish good references; . On ''this assuranco-sho favo.mo
tho addresses. . , t "'
"Thoro aro ftsW places,"' explained Miss Odl&rnb, "that f ilrnlsh board
and room for less'ihan $G a weok.mnd as a rule thoso aro all taken. Only
a low of theso wliip receive your friend at $5 a woek. For this fate thoy
usually Insist on putting two girls In a room or roquiro tho girl to help a
littlo with tho housework;" "
Mies Odiorno gave mo five addresses, and out of tho papers I got
seven more that looked Jlko 'a'posslblo invltntlon for a girl earning $6 to
call, and with theso I started out to try my fortune as a boarding houso
NAHJtATIVE OF WHAT HAPPENED TOMORROW.
Suggestions, for the Charter Makers
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Percales, ginghams, chambrays.
Sizes 6 to 14 years, Saturday special
$2.00 House Dresses, 95c
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$7.50 Crepe Blouses, $5.00
Bowltchlng attractive 'effects, white, Noll
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mi -w mi m
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$8.50 Serge Dresses, $5.00
Fine all wool serge dresses, good choice
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$2.00 Spring Waists
Beautiful new lingerie 'wrtists.
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BEWARE OF THE WOMAN SPY
Adventuresses Live by Scheming to
Steal State Seorets.
Stop Alt l''", ttxtrna.
Taking ndvjintag of your invitation, I
beg to suggest that all salatlecT officers
of the city of Omaha, who collect fees
by reason ot their official position bo
compelled by Charley provision, lo turn
said fees into the proper funds of the
city. a. a.
More Poorer and More Money.
The burden of the present city com
mission, as expressed before , public
bodies has been a suggestion or request
for moro power ano more money In
orVler to more efficiently conduct the
business Of tho city. Undoubtedly -there
Is a good deal ot Juitlca in. this sugges
tion. Omaha bas grown to po a metro
politan city without the provision of tiro
necessary funds to suitably tako caio of
tho Increasing needs.
The new charter should undoubtedly'
provide for an increase ot funds ,111,,
nearly every department of tho tW
government. It also should provide, In
my Judgment, for the exerclsu ot more
authority on the part ot the municipal
officers, they being directly responalbla
for their acts.
The technical provisions relating to
public works and improvement of our
boulevard and park system necessarily
should receive tho attention of experts
and experienced persons In that particu
lar line of work.
The moral or political policy ot the
city Is ot a morn general ohuracter und
it Is upon this that tho division of senti
ment will arise. The fundamental troublo
In our municipal government has been
that the moral or political policy has
been eptagled with the strictly business
,oltcy of the city. Probably ihere Is no
way to entirely separate these two lints
of city work or .authority.
My own opinion Is that the present
charter, leaving out ot the consideration,
us far as possible, the question on which
the people are strongly divided. Later
on, let these questions be submitted, one
at a time, thereby preventing any confu
sion of Issues
What I mean Is that this charter
might meet my approval In all Its busi
ness provlrtons and yot on account ot
having in It some political or moral
M'CORMICK IS FINED FOR
FIGHTING WITH HIS WIFE
J. E. McCotmlck was discharged In
police court yesterday on a charge of
vagrancy and Immediately arrested again
on a charge of disturbing the peace by
fighting with hla wife, on which charge
he was tried nnd' fined $35 and coots.
Issue with which I was not In accord, I.
a.n un elector, would be compelled to
vote ngulnst the entlro charter, whereas
I would be glad to approvo of tho busi
ness portion of It.
Personally I do not think that tho
aloofness of the body of tho people con
cerning this important subject bodes
well for our city. However, It should
hot bo overlooked that the Initiative and
referendum which Is now a. general law
of the state could probably be invoked
at any time to amend or supplement
any code of government wntch wo might
find needed atnondlng or .supplementing
utter a trial. C.'If. lLHIUSON.
J Unlimited .pnlnbns or.4circrr
The World-Herald'a rdltorral crediting
,Tom Drnnlson wltbv Initiating tho plan
tb r&uce the number ,of fAloonn )n
Omaha from SA to- US strikes mo ks
about the .most nal.vo yet. . It nas
Donnlso would restrict tho nwber tf
saloons to tho Third ward, aoho could
the better control . them That would,
then, tend to refute Its stock argument
that he controls theni all now. "Will
the people ot Omaha ever wake upT"
pcreams that paper. Yes. I for one, am
awake now to the fact that this bullous
editorial writer lampoons the people
with too much buncombe, I am also
awake to tho fact that Its senator-pro-rletor
always makes use of tho Third
ward vote during election time, dl.
nounelng it only between emotions. I
also am awake to this: That tho ma.
Jorlty. of the people of Omaha favor
fewer uiioons; that the saloonlsts and
tho brewer oppote a reduction.' fHe
World-Herald has- Jumped Into the- ring
us tho champion of tho brewers and
liquor Interests and it will not fool many
people by pursuing its usual course-of
holding up Tom Dennlsoit as u bogey
man. The people with whom I asnoolate
want the number of saloons out down
and all groggrrles weeded out ot tho
residence districts and will. I predict,
support the charter makers If they
provide for that. I am a taxpayer en
gaged In an honorable business, have a
family and a pride In It and the city und
I want fewer saloons. AV. A.
TuruiuR- tbc Tables,
Ueorge Clsrke. a celebrated negro min
strel, on vat occasion, when being ex
amined as a wltnesu. was severely Inter
rogated by a lawyer.
"You are in the minstrel business, 1
believer" Inquired the lawyer.
"Yes. sir." was the reply.
'Is not that rather u low oullltigr
"I don't know but what It Is, sir." re
plied the minstrel, "but It Is so mueh
better than my father's that I am rather
proud of It."
The lawyer fell Into the trap. "What
was your father's oalllngT" he Inquired.
"He was a lawyer." replied Clarke, in
a tone that sent the whole court Into h
roar of laughter as the dlsromtlu-d law
yer sat down. San 1'raneUco Chronicle.
THICKS AND WILES ARE MANY
Ilcrrnt Incident In N'i-tt York n
, .Counterpart n( , Common l'rnc-
ttcc In the.'Koronran
"I havo little doubt that you wore en
trapped by n. woman, who. was., nothing
but tho agent ot sdmo foreign porsbn en
gaged lit this traffic, and that you were
Ingeniously entrapped and foil. Because
I think that I think I may show some
sort of leniency, but it cannot be light;
the crime is too great."
It was In these lmpresslvo terms that
Mr. Justice Darling of New York, ad
dressed Georxo. Herbert Tarrott, formerly
u gunner In the navy, who a week or two
ago was found guilty of communicating
navai secern to ji rorcign country, peiorn
sentencing him to four years' p'erial'aervl
tude. There Is little," doubt that Parrott
was fooled by a woman spy, ' whom he
accldcntly met at a muslo ball, and who
passed on tho information, which she
got from to thoso by' whom 'slio wa"s cm
It Is a striking Illustration ot tho tricks
and wllea of the female adventuress, who
lives by Hchem'tnx to steal state secrets,
a character which not a few people con
alder exists only In the minds oMmaglna
Prnettvci Unite Common. t
As a matter of fact, this is ohly one of
several liistancea whlch have- come to
light of Ittto years, showing what a prom
Incnt part women actually play In the
secret servlco of tho different Countries.
There was a notable tttfalr at Bhoebury
ness four years ago. A German governess
took up her residence at Southend, three
nillfn from Hhocburyness'.' and said tnat
slio was employed by several prominent
families to giver lessons in, perroun- io mo
childrenyln their own homes.
nntumllv took her ,oul and about
a great deal. Thon came periodical visits
io.Hhoeburyness, whero sbQ tormeu an oc
moaintuncR with ft . young naval officer
whom she told the people with whom sne
resided she was going to marry, as n
matter of fact, this was quite untrue, but
i. v.i.,. v,r in kerti ud an acquaintance
ship which might otherwise have looked
t . h. naval officer himself who
gave tho game away, for ft week or two
1-e associated with the girl, but her In
'tulsltlveness concerning tho guns and
naval matters generally maao mm some
what suspicious, and these suspicions
were confirmed when Bhe ultimately sug
..,!.,! that for certain plans there was
a good sum of money awaiting him. The
result was thst he promptly intormea ms
superior officer, and the young woman
was norsiaded that tno country was a
somewhat unhealthy one for her to
They Alt Uu It.
. In regard to naval spies, however, we
Are not better than our neighbors, and
while foreign countries have hundreds ot
spies in this country endeuvoring to fer
ict out war secrets, we havo ours in
their countries engaged In the same work.
The spies aro supplied with all thi
money they want, but they can expect
l0 asslstsnce from their respective gov
ernments should they bo caught; and
they are fully alive to this condition
when they enter upon the "secret service
for their country. .
In mlllltary wur'faj-e women spies are
very much 'in evidence. Indeed, their
valU4 Is fully recognised by our leading
soldiers, and I-ord Wolseley actually
Mates In his well known "Soldier's Pocket
Book." "the purlieus of Leicester Square
could supply our arms with spies.
All should be petted and made a great
deal of, being liberally puld and large
rewards given' them when they supply
any really- valuable Information." Dur
iiuf the South Afrlt-an war women wero
(jnDluved OS Slilas bv thin eaunlrv In a
vur large extent Disguised as nurse!
In the field hospitals, they exercised their
arts of fusclnatlon over captured and'
wounded Boers, and thus secured much'
valuable Information. ' '
Short, sharp and merciless was the
treatment meted out to a young Russian
woman belonging to ono ot the leading
families Ip St. Petersburg, who, during
tho Russo-Japanese war. endeavored to
worm naval secrets from a young Japa
nese officer In Manchuria after he had,
fflltfln n victim tn her fasclnatlnir wavs.
Forgetting all loyalty and 'patriotism'
the young officer fn his Infatuation agreed,"
to furnish her with certain plans and
facts concerning tljei guns and the move
ments of the Japanese army and navy,
which he had special facilities for ac
quiring; but his Intention waa' betrayed
by a fellow officer who- had obtained
somp Inkling of what was going1 ohy Thb
result was that both tho young . orflce'r
nnd tho woman mysteriously dlsappeare'd.
one day, and have never ben seen 6r
heard of since. Their fate can- easily bq
Sonio time ago tho trial took place at
Toulon of a young woman hattfed Jcajine
Renee, alias Uourg, who was accusedof
having Induced certain navel officers to
reveal secrets to her regarding' rench,
QUbmurlncs, which sho Intended to Sell to
a forolgn power. Tho young "woman", for
she was only 21, was an opium sTaVtC an'
It was whllo in an opium detl In Toulon
that sherflrst. attempted tobf0 a'.paVal
mechanla'' named Julllcn, employed In the
central worshops of the fleef,. to be her
accomplice. J.Ulllcn, fortunately for him
self, promptly reported the matter to his
superior; and the result was that the
woman ws' arrested.
Then thore-waStthe case ot a young and
beautiful iwoman named Peterson, who
was arrested at Kiel, In Germany, on
suspicion pf being a French spy. Passing
as a teacher of language, 'she had en
tered Into a love affair with a noncommis
sioned officer .named Dietrich of the ex
plosive' department for the purpose of In
ducing him ,Jo, reveal Important German
na,Val secrets.' She 'bad. by the exercise ot
heir .arts of fascination, attained complete
'asjpendencyover the. yoUrlg fellow, who
was fpMnd. to be supplying her with thij
formula 'for the manufacture of German
smokeless powder '-and 'the situation of
The' attention of the authorises was
fitfct drawn to her by the ample funds sho
always seemed to, have at hor disposal.
Then thero was life case of the notorloua
French beauty known as La Belle Llson,
who fascinated a young French officer,
Lieutenant Ullmo, who, In order to ob
tain tho means to gratify tho extravagant
whims of this woman, had sold some of
his country's secrets to r foreign power.
He Was discovered, put on trial, and the
moBt important witness against him !was
the young woman who had ruined him.
In the end he was disgraced nuhllclv.i-nnrt
sentenced to Imprisonment for life. New
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