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CHORUS GIRLS SHOW FIREMEN FINE PAJAMA AND
NTGHT SHIRT COMEDY IN N. Y. HOTEL FIRE
New York, March 1. "Did
you see the-one in the pink pa
"Huh! Did you see the one in
the Alice-blue ones ? Mmmra !"
These sort of remarks were fly
ing around Broadway today, following-
the" fire in the Hotel Al
bany. The Albany is the permanent
home of some 250 gay and giddy
chorus girls. When the fire broke
out in an elevator shaft it put
the electric light plant on the
blink, and there was a panic.
It was very interesting. Light
ly clad ladies, carrying intimate
articles of wearing apparel
draped over their arms instead of
where they usually wore them;
others carrying dogs, parrots,
canaries, cats, squirrels, anything
that a musical comedy chorus
queen might be expected to keep
in her room, rushed screaming
through the corridors, and gath
ered in the big parlor of the hotel.
Where they looked at each other,
One or two of them ran right
out into the street, but when the
icy wind struck them where they
didn't wear clothes, they went
Miss May King,well known
on the Broadway stage, a.cted as
her own rescuer, and gave a high
ly entertaining and unusual dis
play. Miss King was dressed but
very little dressed in a fetching
suit of Alice-blue pajamas.
She opened her window on the
sixth .floor, and stood on the sill,
and threw out everything but her
trunk. The sharp heel of one of
her fancy slippers cut a gash in
a policeman's face, but he kept
tight on holding his face the way
it was liable to get hit by some
Finally, Miss King prepared to
jump after her things, which
were scattered for 100 yards
along Broadway by this time.
Then a fireman in her room, who
had been in a kind of a trance,
came to, and hauled her back.
The fire didn't amount to much,
but it took the fire chiefs the best
part of an hour to drag their men
away from where they were pro
posing to the particular shade of
pajamas that most appealed to
them, and as for the policemen
you never saw policemen so zeal
ously anxious to assure people
that everything was all right, and
they weren't going to be hurt.
o o i
A barrister tormented a poor
witness so much with questions
that the old man declared he was
so exhausted that se must have a
drink of water before he could
say another word.
Upon this the judge remarked:
"I think, sir, you must have
done with the witness now, for
you have pumped him dry."
She (indignantly) You had
no business to kiss me!
He But it wasn't business, it