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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 15, 1912, Image 3

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valet will go free.
Interest in the freeing of
Brandt has been subordinated to
the grand jury investigation.
New York feels it is on the verge
of the. uncovering of one of the
worst political and judicial con
spiracies in the history of its
' The presence of Mrs. W. K.
Vanderbilt atthe habeas corpus
hearing, and "the statements of
Alton B. Parker, attorney for
Schiff, that his client was bitter
against Brandt for casting asper
sions on the name of one "he
loved dearer than life" has caused
a tremor to run through New
tYork society.
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New York, Feb. 15, The
"High Society" of this city is
very much disturbed today.
The cause therof is Mrs Noble
McConnell, one of "High Soci
ety's" leaders.
Mrs. McConnell stopped the
dance of the Mozart Society of
New York at the Hotel Astor to
denounce those who were "doin
the turkey trot."
Mrs. McConnell not only stop
ped the turkey trotting, but she
said just what she thought of
those who were engaging in it.
She said, among other 'pleasant
things, that they were "offending
common decency."
She also said that there would
be no more of it. In order to make
sure there would be no more of it,
she ordered employes of the hotel
to watch the dancers.
Many of those at the dance
thought they ought to defy Mrs.
McConnell, but what is one to do
when a "beastly low waitah, or
portah," or something is watch
ing to tap you on the shoulder
and lead you outside if you aren't
Correct: Nothing. Th"e mem
bers of the Mozart Society who
wanted to be defiant did nothing.
Mrs. McConnell is president of
the Mozart Club, and that's what
is troubling "High Society" to
day. Ought Mrs. McConnell to have
stopped the turkey trot? Wasn't
it awfully cqmmon of her to say
that those who were turkey trot
ting were "offending common de
cency"? And wouldn't it have
been better to have "offended
common decency" than make a
beastly row about It that would
get into the newspapers?
It's an awfully tangled sort of
a problem "High Society" is
wrestling with today, don't ou
Mrs. Lillian Spare granted a di
vorce from her husband Charles
Spare, on the ground of cruelty.
Today is the fourteenth anni
versary of the sinking of the bat-.
tleship Maine in Havana harbor.
Flags at half mast.
J. J. Dole, 41, 15 years book
keeper for one firm, was arrested
today on charge of embezzlement
following the first audit in that
time of his accounts. $40,000 defalcations.
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