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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 19, 1912, Image 1

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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
W Vol." 2, No. 19 Chicago, Saturday, Oct 19, 1912 One Cent
CAMERON GIRL SPIRITED' AWAY BY GOVERNMENT
JOHNSON THREATENED BY STREET MOBS
Jack Johnson is being- guarded
from lynching today by Burns
detectives.
A sullen crowd, inflamed by the
suggestions of certain' news
papers, followed Johnson wher
ever he went.
Members of the crowd 'mutter
ed to themselves, and evejy once
in so often a voice would be rais
ed above the clamor.
"Shoot the nigger! Lynch
him!" were the most frequent
cries heard.
That Johnson himself fully real
izes his danger is proved by his
employment of Burns detectives.
But Johnson's conduct today
was not calculated to cause the
newspaper-inflamed passions of!
'the whites to subside.
He appeared before Judge Hop
kins to answer the charge of ab
duction placed against him by the
mother of Lucile Cameron.
The case was continued until
October 29. Attorney Chas. F.
rbstejn, T,or .Mrs. Camexon-i
Falconet, demanded thatjohn
son's bail be" raised from $8(XX to
$1,500.
"I've grot the c-a-s-h-e," said1
Johnson, and pulled out a roll of
bills, "What's more I've got a
$50,000 business in this town."
"Yes," interrupted Erbstein,
"an illegal business."
"All right Mr. Mayor," sneered
I Johnson.
'If I were mayor you d be out
of business in double quick time,"
said Erbstein.
"Don't get mad, Charlie,"
laughed Johnson.
Johnson frequently quoted the
Bible today. He said there was
no.thing in the Bible which said
it was wrong fqr a black man to
mate with a white woman.
Edward F. Day,, former state's
attorney, appeared to defend
Johnson.
Day Is the man who defended
State's- Attorney John E. W.
Wayman against the charges
brought against him by Attorney
Erbstein.
Johnson tr(ied to get Lewis
Rina'ker, Republican candidate
for state's attorney, to defend him
yesterday. ' i ,
Rinaker was willing", but his
political manager told him he'd'
be a fool to defend Johnson, and
Rinaker gave up the idea.
Johnson offered a check for the
additional $700 bail demanded by
Erbstein today. Erbstein object

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