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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 31, 1912, Image 5

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WIDOW HAUNTS RUINS OF
EQUITABLE FIRE
New York, Jan. 31. Mrs.
Frank J. Neider, widow of the
watchman who lost his life in the
Equitable fire, visited the ruined
structure again today.
Ever since the fire, Mrs. Neider
has haunted the ruins. She has
' begged contractors and workmen
to search for her husband's body.
.They have been too busy uncov
ering the vaults in which fortunes
are buried to heed her appeals.
Ten days ago, Mrs. Neider's
mind gave way under the strain.
yHer daughter Anita, sole support
of the family since Neider's death,
had to give, up her work to care
for her mother.
Today, the contractors told
Mrs. Neider they would do their
best to get the body quickly, but
they did not think it could be
done until the entire structure
was torn to pieces.
"They ought to get me my hus
band's body," said Mrs. Neider
after her visit today. "It is the
least they can do for me.
'T ask no charity. I ask only
that they forget the buried gold
for a little, and think of a man's
body.
"My husband's mother is in
Germany. She is ver yold. We
have been carihg for her for
I years. We shall continue to do
so until she dies. She does not
know, and never will know, how
her son died. "
"We have no money. But my
daughter can work, and I can
work. We can gel money. If
only 'they wouldget me my hus-
band's body. t We -would
work until theblod spurted from
beneath our nails if only they
would do this much'to relieve the
minds-of a poor widow and hem.'
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PASTOR'S NEW IDEA IS
. MIND CO-OPERATION3
New York, m Jan. 31. Rev?
Madison C. Peters, who last week
opened. a co-operative store to re
duce food prices, is badly bitten
by the germ of co-operation, and
now wishes to feed the mind as"
well as the body on that plan.
He proposes to open all the
churches of New York to the3
Broadway stars who will singf
and dance at free concerts for the p
poor. The Professional Women's
League, composed of actresses,, i
singers, musicians and artists, of
which Miss Amelia Bibgham is"Ji
president, has offered its aid to
the pastor.
"It is the preachers who excor
iate the saloons," said Dr. Peters
today. "Where else is a man In C
New York without money td
spend his evenings? ' It is thd""
preachers who rail against the sa-.T
loons who must help us by open-''
ing their ehurches. The stage r
people are enthusiastic oyer the"
plan, and volunteered to "furnish
sufficient artists for the concerts
weekly in all the New Yorks "
churches.
The first of the concerts will?,
be given tomorrow night attfre.
Pilgrim church. .
Maybe the bird who is not
early doesn't have to eat worms?'
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