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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 18K5.
PETTY, PILFEEING. Small Thefts Committed by Wom en About Town. Members of the Fair Sex Who PMloln Trifles from Puhllo Places Some of Them Boast Openly of Their Stealings. When man appropriates unto himself something which does, not belong to liim it is generally something well worth the taking, while a woman in I uking possession of another's property usually takes something entirely val ueless and not worth the risk run. At least that is the publicly expressed opinion of a good many men. Last winter when the Cafeterias And hclp-yourself lunch rooms were opened the proprietors were horrified to And1 that whenever a shortage of cash oc curred it could in nine cases out of ten he traced to a woman. The ones who would thus commit petty theft would simply eat their lunch and help them selves to a check fifteen or tcnty-flve cents smallerthari it should be, and sail on t in the most dignified manner. 'Atsev crnl cafeterias a number of women have been requested to bestow their patron age elsewhere, while one of the best "help-yourselt" lunch rooms, which wan centrally located, was . compelled, through the unusually large number of women who frequented it and neg lected to pay the amount due, to finally close its doors. The women in charge of the comfort able reception and toilet rooms which most of the large office buildings and dry goods stores possess nowadays are nt their wits' ends to find some means ly which soáp may be kept. Many of the firms have their name stamped in full on the cakes, but this seems, how ever, to have no effect; the soap goes just the same. In many of the toilet I rooms ordinary bath sonp is used.which is cut in small cubes, but even this doer, not nave it, for it, too, slips away. Women who, though well irovii'cd with this world's good,s and . ho cer tainly should know better, lave loin heard to boast that they rever l-uy towels, but keep their linen closet .nip plied with pieces from the hotels t't which they stop and from the il..'ri!'ng cars in which they hnve ttuvtlcd, u.d will laughingly tell how cnc'.i oic ,iin obtained. The pilfering of tout I from sleeping cars is decidedly the i:: r.ncst, mode of all, as the porter of the w.r is compelled to pay for all in'mslrg l.'rm, the panie being counted before h'.S Itlr "lid also nt the return, when he rr.ust produce the original number of pircos, cither soiled or clean. The nr.hu ies or these men are exceedingly i n.nll, and the payment for n few dozens of "loai." towels makes quite a hole in their earn ings. A society girl was lately heard to 1 loast that she had the largest collection of souvenir spoons she had heard of. On being requested to show them she, entirely unabashed, produced a case in which reposed dozens of spoons which, in being examined, showed the names f well-known hotels, dining cars and '. oda fountains. They were of not the slightest use to the girl and nothing could convince her that she had really stolen them, as they were "only spoons." A very amusing story is told on a woman who visited a cereal exhibii. She was well dressed and had an air of respectability. On leaving one of t!i- counters she suddenly exclaimed that nome one was picking her pocket. Her "oeket being examined, she discovered the spoons she was trying to take worn tied to the counters by strings. Dur ing the laugh which followed she mud! :in escnpe. Tn these petty thefts women certainly nre. worse then men, though probably not one of them would steal money, however good the opportunity. Men, i. is said, never do such things, and yet recently in London a well-known club submitted a proposition to the club commi ttee t o pa Rs a ru le proh ib i t i n g r, n y person from leaving the building with more than one umbrella or overcoat in his possession. Forks and spoons aro continually disappearing, sonp evap orates in the most mysterious manner, and newspapers walk away with read ers who could well afford to buy them, but who prefer to pilfer. Matters have reached such a crisis that the financial officer of the club hns been debarred from enshingchecks which exceed twenty-five dollars in amount, it being ad missible to draw that sum once a vcc! only. This state' of affairs is said to arise from most of the clubs being flnnn oially embarrassed and opening their doors Indiscriminately to new mem bers, and incidentally to new money. Something should be done, though what it is hard to say, to show and im pvess upon these particularly con temptible thieves the enormity of their sins. Chicago Tribune. Sh Received with Iler Ilonnt't On. The late Empress Augusta of Ger many, when she received nt hor vv.'-.'.L-those guests not well known to liii. luvariably appeared before them J;i i. cloak and bonnet, I.udy Isrbel Stew art, not long before Hie death of tlie empress, called inou her, and found her dressed as for an afternoon drive, but the bonnet she wore shone gay wit'i dinmond ornaments and flowers. I re member, too, that when our chnrmirr singer, Mme. Albani (lye, was com manded for an audience, she was a litti startled, on bqing ushered into the room, to find the empress lying on i sofa robed from head to foot in the brightest red and wearing a red bonnet Her majesty had a singularly fragil appearance, but her face bore the im press of Intellect and amiability. 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