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By Barbara Craydon
A WOMAN young anil fair, ami dressed in the
last word' of the mod;, walks .--lowly through
the corridor of a gnat hotel. Tin- sllvr r-fo'C
furs about her graceful neck set off all of lis allur
ing curves. H'T gown is (it tho .sort that, a debu
tante illicit wear at an Assembly ball. Her bard
arm is placed, w ith just that surest ion "r
euro that inspires hope, over that of a young man
in khaki. The music; is playing a dreamy wait.,
end they chut with the artless carelessness of Hie
really young. There, is u wait; maybe a Kiss, and
the woman disappears in ber own ear, and the
man sends memory backward to an hour as (inn
might recall the bouquet of a wonderful wine.
Two weeks pass and a torpedo lia- lens along
from a submarino to meet a great ship, carrying
its hundreds of men. and its millions of treasure.
)ops the mind make its connection between
the two? Hardly.
it is difficult to reconcile the weapons of love,
How the Sinister
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jW of graeo and of all ,
in tlio unobtrusive backgi-oiind of
woman sm, is the man with the thin
nrnv linir wlirie icnnwlorlirfi nf the world
aincd by living many years among many people, and by study-
many years what people did in the ages belore ne was Dorn,
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of grace and of all
that poes to make Ufa
wo iderfu! with tbo
hilliiiK of the human
Kpecies, and yet, from
too artful conversation of the artless maid with
the young man in khaki came the direction of
the torpedo that went on its life-taking mission.
In war, truly, tho female of the npecics is moro
deadly than the male.
In all of the annals of the great war that is
"shaking the world, there is nothing half so fasci
nating, nor yet half so strange, as the part that
the woman spy is playing in the gigantic game
that may remake tho map of thn world.
In every great hotel in America, where tho
wealth, the fashion nnd the soldier blood of tho
particular locality come for display and for reero
cau..e lie h
iml," said tho p. neral, "that is the I.AS'l tiling
world that an l-jv.-li-li ;' will look like."
may take the Msirue-u inn at i' full fr.cn
fur ih. la:-; tiling in Hie wnrbl tl'at a !er
py will look liko in this country will lo a
to Iho oil
The Ever Present Charmer
That is why the Herman female spy, dressed in
the last echo of the fashion, is the most dangerous
of nil of the elements of warfare that have been
brought to hear in the great struggle. And sho is
by no means a creature of modem warfare. Wom
en dared and died for their loves in the old days,
when feudal barons rode al huge, and left their
own homes, firesides and blood kin to betray a
land for a love. It Is the fate of things. Astuto
old Bismarck, looking to this contingency, decreed
hi German officer might marry a woman ot
:u blood, and ho decreed by Hie book of ex-
e, in which lie had delved deeply
lit oil burned without regard
All of which leads one to consider the danger ot
seen t woman agent in our midst; and she is
sent in every locality in America where there
to be done for the winning ol me war.
msiness is prim and sure.
It' the young man in khaki, first mentioned in
Ibis Mory, had followed Urn will-o'-the-wisp that
1. d hiiii op to the dance, lie would have found her
late at night, with a man whose head had been
touched by the frost ot time, whose mind had not
been fogged with wine, who was merely waiting,
v.aiilng, for the butterlly who was to bring, on her
golden wings, the pollen of Death, liver, in the
unobtrusive background of tho woman spy, is the
man with the thin, gray hair, whose knowledge ot
the world has been gained by living many years
anions many people, and by studying for many
years what people did in tho ages before ho was
Tbe importance of this picture cannot he too
B'.rongly painted. Gen. Pershing, in his latest or
der to the Americans in France warned against
tho woman of tho soldiui's leisure.
'ew-imiier Inture Kervlce, 1918.
Baroness Iona Zollner, Arrested in the Presence of an American Army Officer, and
Interned After tho Discovery of a Secret Code Book and Letters.
And for concrete instances?
Hut the other day there was arrested In Chat
tanooga, Tenn., a point, near the mobilization camp
at Chiekamauga, and a central placo in tho great
Iron and coal district of tho South, tho Baroness
Iona Zollner. On the western front in France her
husband was fighting in tho ranks of the German
iirmv. Ho was scanning tlio horizon day by day
and "night bv night for a sign by which his men
might strike' the allied forces. She was the daugh
ter of old Wilhelm Tlckardt, a New York million
aire and. by the travesty of fate, a son by her
first husband was a cadet at the United States
With tho woman was a young lieutenant of
tho American army, who admitted that he had
been charmed by the grace of the woman whose
heart was in the locket of the German officer on
the western front.
The beautiful woman had in her possession a
secret code book and letters that showed that she
had more than a passing Interest in what the
American army was engaged in. She was Interned
at once by order ef the federal authorities.
The Fascinating Madame "H"
By far the most rasclnating of all of the women
held in this country since the opening of the war
perhaps because of the great mystery that at
taches to personality and her operations is a
woman who is only known to the records as
Madanio "II." She was taken at San Francisco by
a presidential warrant, which Is the last word In
processes for the nprehenslon of accused persons.
Yet. it is well known that she is a woman of
high social position, of tho mo3t perfect education
and grace. She is described as a beautiful bru
nette, at the most dangerous age in life the ripe,
full-blown era ot 35, when women no longer won
der at the mysteries of life, and only long to defer
the inevitable day when they will become memo
ries. It is the age when women as lovers are lrre
clstlble, and as spies most dangerous. There Is
little that is hidden from them, and much that
they can, with tho camouflage of the toilet, hide.
it is this woman, so runs the story, who sent
Franz Shulenberg, said to be the master spy ot
the Germans in the west, on his mission to this
country, and she Is charged with being the guiding
hand, under tho direction of the inevitable old
man with the thin, gray hair, of many ot the chief
spies of the whole country. Madame "II" Is said
to have been a part and parcel of tho Wolf von
Igel spy nest, which had its aerie In Wall street
until a band of secret service men broke in ona
day and seized the safe, the secret codes and mora
important secrets of international state than any
body dreams of existing,
The Wide Spell of Mischief
Among the plans of the hand under her con
trol was a mysterious scheme for getting wireless
communication with tho great German plant at
Nauen, Germany, which used to work directly with
Sayville before the navy took charge of the Amer
ican station. As the narrative proceeds, the band
had a big wireless station on one of the lofty peaks
of Mexico, and from it, using the Goldschmldt In
vention to send out of the tuning pitch of the
watching stations at Arlington, Sayville, Pensa
cola and on the ships at sea, whs relaying to Nauen
(he reports of the spy collection.
And still further, they were working through
Honolulu and the Orient, with tho result of get
ting connection through Russia to the German
people, making a double, round-the-world schema
of Retting reports back to the grim gentlemen
who sit day by day in the Grosse general staff
office and peruse the comments of men and wom
en in all parts ot tho world.
Under this mysterious woman's spell the revolt
in India was hatched, and insurrection was
planned against the British rule.
There had already come many striking erl
dences of tho woman spy's work. Miss Ida Mul
lerthal, young, beautiful and bewitching, in love
with Lt. Johann Schorveder, an ambitious but
moneyless officer, had been caught in tho act of
taking the fortification plans of Posen through the
For the love of her sweetheart she permitted
him to tattoo with India ink upon her beautiful
back the gun positions, the emplacements and tha
munition stations of the post.
In Brooklyn the authorities held up the mall of
Arid Amundsen, a pretty girl of 20 who was found
writing seemingly harmless letters to her Scandi
navian sweetheart, and on every side there has
come tho warning:
"Watch the woman spy; she Is the most dan
gerous ot the species "