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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1913, Image 29

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New York, Aug. 5. Mrs. Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw was convinced today
that New York had accepted her in
her role as an "artistic dancer," and
not as the central figure in a sen
sational murder, seeking to capitalize
the notoriety which came to her
through the killing of Stanford White
by Harry K. Thaw. A strangely mix
ed audience of many Broadway stars
and regular feminine matinee patrons
was on hand for the first appearance
pf "Miss Nesbit" on the stage here
since the murder six years ago. At
the conclusion of her dancing act
with Jack Clifford she was recalled
again and again. In her dressing
room she pulled a tiny white jacket
from her bodice.
"This is my talisman," she declar
ed, "and it has brought me luck. It
is my baby's first jacket."
As a result of her protests against
the use of the name "Thaw" the
dancer is now billed merely as Miss
Evelyn Nesbit. The word "Thaw" is
Covered oh the billboards with a thin
solution of paint and water that
merely accentuates.
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Cleveland, O., Aug 5 C. C. Meek'i
son, auditor of Henry County, was
arrested on charge of attempted bur
glary. He is charged with attempting
to force an entrance into the offices
of the Ohio Equity Association to get
signed referendum petitions, filed
with the secretary of state Monday.
' Chas, S. Gongwer, employers' lob
byist and secretary of the Ohio
Equity Assn., charges Wm. L. Finley,
chairman of Democratic executive
committee and close adviser of Gov.
Cox; Jas.-Devine, superintendent of
the State Building and Loan Assn.,
and Samuel Vining, former speaker
;of the house, with being in the plot.
Chairman Finley says the arrest
of Meekison was an attempt to throw'
dust in the public eye and blind them
to the frauds recently perpetrated
in connection with a referendum on
on the Green workmen's compensa
tion law, when thousands of fraudu
lent signatures were obtained by the
employes of the employers' associa
tion, which wanted to get a referen
dum and beat the bill.
Baltimroe, Aug. 5. Children and
valuables were tossed from windows,
and guests groped through smoke
filled halls, when the Blue Mountain
House, a noted summer hotel at Pen
Mar, was destroyed by fire early to
day. There were about 200 guests.
Practically all lost their clothing,
jewelry and other valuables and had
to get clothes before they could go to
Estimated that $50,000 to $75,000
worth of jewelry was destroyed. Loss
to hotel company $200,000.
Only two injured: B. E. Metzer
and Malcolm Frank, both of Norfolk,
Va. Trapped in their rooms on fourth
floor, and badly burned as they made
their way to second floor where they
were rescued.
The fire started in the kitchen be
fore folks were out of bed, and when
the alarm was sounded they ran out
in their night clothes. Some parents
dropped their children from windows
on the lower floors, and they landed
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At a meeting of the West Engle-
wood Improvement and Social Club
last night a resolution was passed
protesting against the Automatic
Telephone Co. selling out to the Bell
combine, and six members were ap
pointed on a committee to stir up
agitation against the deal.
Following an address ty H. D.
Stroud of the Telephone Users Asso
ciation 25 members of the Englewood
Club joined the association as inde
pendent members.

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