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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1902)
MARIE L. LEE,
Three years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lee, of 1450 Q street.
bewitched him. She told him she was
staying at a well known hotel for the
winter, and even asked him to calL He
would be only too delighted. When
they arrived at the door of the hotel,
she rather hesitated, and said, "It's so
very late, perhaps you had better not
come in. I will send papa to your of
fice in the morning. Good night, Mr.
Brown," and she vanished.
Brown said, "Humph, this is nice."
The last train to the city had gone.
There was really nothing to do but
stay all night. The clerk told him
everything was full. "Why, Miss M
who is spending the winter here, said
there was plenty of room."
"Miss M ? You must be mistaken.
sir, there is no one here of that name."
Brown was startled. He determined
to spend the night at a nearby lodg
ing house, and then breakfast at the
hotel, and find out who she was. When
he entered the dining room in the
morning, he looked in vain for the
charming creature of the evening be
fore. This is where he received a shock.
Without the faintest shadow of recog
nition, the smiles all gone from her
face, his young acquaintance ap
proached to take his breakfast order.
She brought it speedily, arranged it
daintily, and departed, leaving him to
draw his own conclusions.
A well known Lincoln woman ad
vertised for a girl, it was an ideal
place to work. The people were pleas
ant and refined, and usually consider
ate of their help.
The applicant for the position rode
up to the front door on a 1902 wheel,
rang the bell, which was answered by
the daughter of the house. She asked
many questions, among them being the
number of rooms, number of children,
and finally when she was informed
that in the family there were two half
grown children, she replied with dig
nity: "Well, I guess I don't want to
work here children are apt to be im
pudent." She did, however, conde
scend to remark as she left that If she
did conclude to accept she would be
ready and glad to let them know.
After which the young lady of the
house informed her she didn't belieye
they would need her.
The average servant girl of the pres
ent day is a reader, and well posted
In literature as is well illustrated by
A number of college professors were
dining at the home of a well known
literary man in Evanston, 111. The
conversation turned on the relative
merits of the works of Byron and
Scott. One of the disputants remarked.
In heated terms, "Had I my copy of
Byron with me, I could point out pas
sages eminently superior to anything
found in Scott." The servant girl, who
had apparently taken no Interest in
the conversation, said. "Mr. A. I will
The servant girl problem is not only
annoying to people of the present time,
but has been an annoyance for centu
ries. The servant girl of today Is a vastly
different person from the one of a few
years back. She is more independent,
and has more pride; she arises on Sun
day morning, prepares a light break
fast, dons her gala attire and attends
her own particular church. She re
fuses absolutely and without reserve
to cook a supper on Sunday evening
instead she enjoys a moonlight ride
with her sweetheart. One afternoon of
each week, she visits some of her
friends, or spends the afternoon shop
ping. I had occasion to sit at a glove
counter of one of our own stores last
week. A girl came In, and bought a
pair of gloves. She was refined look
ing, well dressed, carried herself well,
and held her head high. From appear
ances shemlght have been the daugh
ter of the richest man In town. In
deed I wondered who she could be.
When she had left the store, I casu
ally asked the clerk who she was. She
said: "Her name Is Miss J. She Is
a regular customer, and works at the
Mgnl Te twentieth century servant girl is
aauch more Intelligent than formerly,
mm the following will illustrate: A
well known club man was coming out
- a Chicago theatre one night, bring
ing up the rear guard of those who
tarry until the house is nearly empty,
thereby avoiding the crush of the de
parting audience, and was accosted by
a tlaald little girl, a girl with fair hair,
and blue eyes, who said: "I beg your
pardon, but will you lend me a dime?
I have become separated from my
party, and having lost my purse, I
really don't know how I am to get
home. It Is dreadfully embarrassing,"
she said smiling faintly, "but I will tell
papa to call on you in the morning and
Lead her a dime? Why of course he
weald, she was young and pretty, and
certainly In a trying predicament.
Lifting his hat and speaking In the
most polite manner-imaginable, he re
plied: "You will pardon me, and " surely
sot misunderstand me, but I can
not let you go alone. With
year permission I will see you
safe at your own door, and if necessary
explain to your papa."
The girl looked up gratefully, and
dariac the hour's ride on a suburban
train they discussed the late books, the
recent plays, and on the whole they
were very congenial. He found her a
delightful companion, and her smile
loan you my copy of Byron," showing
that Byron was not a stranger to her.
In some Instances there are homes
where the same girl has been for years
and who is looked upon almost as a
member of the family.
On the other hand there are women
who are continually advertising for,
Perhaps it will always be thus. Y. T.
Jack I treated May and then sat on
the piazza with her for an hour after
ward. Tom And what do you think of
Jack Well, it strikes me that there
is a great discrepancy between her ca
pacity and her waist measurement.
"She goes In for all the scientific
"Yes, I understand she doesn't kiss
her children, deeming It unsanitary."
"Children? She doesn't even kiss fa
Wife I don't know how to keep the
house any cooler this summer.
Husband Why not turn on the fur
nace fire? That kept us cool all last
The Chump feeems to me I smell
The Idiot Well, don't say anything
about It now.
The Chump Why not?
. The Idiot There Isn't enough of a
crowd here yet to make a decent panic.
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