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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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GIRL TALKS OF ATTACK IN
CONGRESS HOTEL
In the front room of her home at
3762 Herndon st, 19-year-old Marie
Hoist, once called "Chicago's pret
tiest stenographertold of her shat
tered romance with millionaire Chas.
W. Armbrust that ended with the
birth of a child and an ugly trial in
the court of domestic relations, which
resulted in a conviction for Armbrust
The girl, whose eyes are saddened
in the dull way which indicates that
further tears are impossible, told why
she attempted to stab the man that
had betrayed. It was this attempt
that caused such a sensation in the
Congress hotel Wednesday night,
where the attack took place.
"He ruined my life," she said, "and
all the time he kept telling me that
he intended to marry me. I never
knew until weeks afterward that he
was married already.
"I don't want any of his money. I
am out for revenge and I'll get it I
want to so disfigure his face that he
will never annoy another girl. The
next time I meet him my weapon
won't be a hat pin, either.
"Furthermore, I intend to prefer
white slavery charges against him.
There are several other girls who are
ready to do the same thing. He asked
me' to marry him and I accepted, not
knowing that he was married. I have
letters he wrote me and these cor
roborate my charges."
"I went to Armbrust's office to
work as a stenographer nearly two
years ago. He appeared very cour
teous to me and complimented me
often on my work. Then he told me
he had decided that I should do his
personal work. Of course, I was glad.
I was sure this meant advancement
"He then said this work would of
ten necessitate me accompanying
him on trips. It was about this time
that he first made love to me. Grad
ually I learned to love him. Finally
assured of his love, I yielded to him.
It was about this time we began to
make short "business" trips.
"When I knew I was in trouble I1
urged on him the necessity of a quick
marriage to save me from disgrace.
Then the heavens felL I discovered
he was married."
Armbrust is the president of the
General Brake Shoe Supply Co., with
offices in the Fisher building. In No
vember he was sentenced to pay Miss
Hoist the $550 whicsh is the only
thing the queer Illinois law allows an
unmarried mother.
The attack made on Armbrust by
the girl in the Congress hotel oc
curred when the lobby was crowded
with representatives of "sassiety."
The girl rushed at Armbrust with a
hatpin. He screamed for help and
the girl was overpowered.
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CHICAGO SOCIETY WOMAN AIDS
AFFLICTED SERBIA
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ilKfLO. Mrs. Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor,
Chicago society leader, who is inter
esting herself in the needs of Serbia
and raising funds with which to
check the progress of typhus and
cholera in that war-ridden country.
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Dogs "break iail" at Maxwell po.
lice station.
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