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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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hootch dancer, $10-a-quart Paul
coget champagne, a jass band, Ha
waiian hula-hula dancers and plen-
of swagger show girls from Zieg-
feld Follies and the Palace theater
vaiideville bill for the bachelors or
husbands who didn't come with their
wives these were features of a New
Year's party staged by a La Salle
street broker in the Ft. Dearborn ho
tel's largest banquet room.
Taken all ways, it was one of the
most vivid and colorful occasion Chi
cago has seen downtown lately. Sell
ing Chicago utilities stock and bonds
and selling "war babies" the last
year netted the La Salle street man
something close to $250,000 for the
year. And at this New Tear's party
ha was remembering his friends and
They began coming an hour be
fore midnight It was 4 am. before
they quit
During these hours four young
men tended a punch bowl and dipped
out enough wet goods to give a team
of dray horses a bath. At another
end of the room two Iiyely young
barkeeps stood between small moun
tains of oranges and lemons and
fixed highballs, cocktails and fizzes
of any and every kind called for. A
third division of the wet goods bur
sars passed among guests with pails
of .champagne bottles and the cork of
a 510 Roget bottle popped when a
guest nodded for it. Though Mumm's
extra dry costs $5.50 a quart, this
was the, year of the Great War. and
the prosperity of ,ywar babies," so
the wine was Paul Roget's at $10 a
When things started shortly before
midnight a dozen women, dressed in
regular Marshall 'Field show window
style, sat at a table by themselves.
They were showgirls. When any
hachelor, husband without wife or
husband who had his wife's permis
girl Tie went to this, table and took
his pick.
The hootch dancer was the thriller
that followed the hula-hula. After
wiggling in Oriental style like a
lascivious and wicked Salome, the
dancer tore off a wig and stood re
vealed as a male man who had only
been impersonating the presumptive
female by heck! Chicago is getting
'to be a dingbusted Babylon.
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Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 2. The un
named 'man who murdered Mazie
Colbert, pretty little model, whose
shapely body and limbs had adver
tised corsets and silk hosiery, dogged
her footsteps for months haunted
her by night
This was the latest bit of informa
tipn dragged today from frightened
friends and employes at the apart
ment house in which Miss Colbert
was unmercifully beaten, clubbed
over the head, with an iron and then
strangled to death with her own silk
Employes declared Miss Colbert
was exceedingly nervous when alone.
Once she told a friend she "would die
of fright if anyone entered her apart
ment to injure her." About two
months ago she ran into the hall
screaming "there's man looking in
my window. Oh, he's terrible!"
This was testified to by the wife of
the apartment janitor.
While yesterday the police were
sure thex possessed the name of the
murderer, today they about-faced.
Their trail points differently, though
search is still being made in New
York and Chicago foV a "man about
town, with plenty of money" who
knew Mazie Colbert
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New York, Jan. 2. Stock market
opened with an upward hound today1
in belief that cause of peace has been
set back by allies reply to Germany's
Bion 'w&nted. o'drjnlp with a show,-1 peace proposal
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