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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1912, Image 12

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LITTLE OLD NEWORK
H By Norman
New York, Jan. 15. Tf its
plans, made and filed more than
three years ago, are carried out,
tjie old eight-story building of the
Equitable Life will be succeeded
by the tallest office structure in
the world, far overtopping the
Singer building, the Metropolitan
tower, and the Woolworth build
ing, now under construction,
whose 750 feet had promised to
Jiold the local altitude record.
TheJCquitable's plans were filed
with the building department in
June, 1908. The call for a 62
story building, 909 feet high, to
" cost approximately $10,000,000.
The Woolworth building is to
have 55 stories, the Metropolitan
lower has 50, the Singer build
ing 41,
In another respect the new edi
fice will be a record-breaker, as it
will occupy the most expensive
sky-scraper site in the world, the
estimated value of the plot of land
bounded by Broadway, Nassau,
Cedar and Pine sts., being valued
at from $12,000,000 to $15,000,
000. Florence Reed, an actress, had
her face slapped by an express
man, a few evenings ago, because
she went to a taxicab stand to
call a taxi, instead of submiting
to the extortion of a taxi pirate
whose machine was at her servA
ice in the street. The express
man, who was at the stand, called
her a "cheap skate," and then as
saulting her. He is now in the
Tombs.
This is merely a sample of the
perils women are exposed to in
this city, where ruffians behave in
a manner that seems incredible in
its boldness. A girl from Cali
fornia had an experience within
the past few days that has almost
made her afraid to live in New,
York. .
She is wealthy, and is stopping
with friends at a hotel. She lost a
gold bracelet, advertised for it,
and paid a rough-looking man
$25 reward for the return.
The man wanted more than the
advertised sum, and went away,
grumbling. Then she got two let
ters, asking her to send more
tnoney to a given address. She
ignored them. She was in her
room at the hotel when the tele
phone rang, a few evenings later.
A man's voice told her that she
was wanted at tfye police statiorK
at once,and that two men were
waiting for her at the door of the
hotel. The. men had disappeared
before the hotel people could be
notified.
It is not at all unlikely that the
girl would have been kidnaped in
a taxi if she had gone down to.
the street
Why Joshua iDid it
Joshua had ordered the sun to
stand still.
"You can't take moving pic-'
tures by moonlight," he said.
Milwaukee Sentinel.
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T. R. is getting monotonous.
He has called the New York Post
a liar twice hand running. Fie I
Fie! Theodore! Don't repeat 1
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