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PUTTING WOLVES ON THE SCENT.
Remember Beulah Binford, the girl in the Beatty murder case?
Well, the New York editors have followed her up and discovered
that she's working in a New York city telephone office at $10 per
"Is it possible," they say, "for her to live an upright life on
so meager a salary?"
Of course, the effects of such publications and questions will
very likely be to permanently ruin the girl and discourage other
girls. The wolves of the metropolis, learning that a girl is dissatis
fied with $10 a week, will hunt her up and relieve her of her upright
intentions, if she seriously has such".
The practice of sizing up womanly virtue by the thickness of
a pay envelope is an outrageous one, an insult to all womanhood.
.Tens of thousands of girls in this cpuntry live on $10 a week or less
and are virtuous.
We do not say that they receive enough, but we do combat
the idea that $1 or $2 or $3 per week is the sole protection of virtue
of the girls who work" in store, office or factory. Ten dollars per
week is a better start than 90 per cent of the self-made people of
these times or any other times ever had, but we guess it will not do
in Beulah's case, for, listen to this twaddle of the. metropolitan press :
"Her Voice is excellent, being refined and low, and her greatest
charms are her laugh and an air of gaiety and good humor which
is very attractive."
A baby "buried in shame, an innocent wife brutally murdered
and a lover executed, and Beulah's greatest charm is her air of
gaiety and good humor! '
Let alone with honest intent to live right, the girl might suc
ceed on $10 per week. How can she with the powerful press agent
Hard on the Adjutant.
An Irish private was called be
fore the adjutant of his regiment,
who had received complaints that
the Irishman had not written
home for years. The common ex
cuse, "Qan't write," was offered.
"Can't write!" said the officer,
seizing his pen. "Well, just dic
tate while I write your letter."
"We have the best commanding
officer in the service." dictated
Pat. "H'm!" mused the adjutant,
looking up. "Well?" "The S. M.
is like a father to the men." "Any
thing else?" asked the adjutant.
"Kindly excuse bad writing and
spelling!" added Pat.
Husband My wife explored
my pockets last night. Friend
What did she get? Husband
Oh, what an explorer usually gets
enough material for a lecture.
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