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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 19, 1912, Image 2

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ed to the check. Johnson got Ike
Roderick, the professional bonds
man who went on the bonds of
,the divekeepers jn the recent
Wayman raid, to go on the bond.
Events in the case in other di
rections were moving rapidly.
Lucille Cameron, the , white
girl whose infatuation for John
, son has caused all the trouble,
was arrested last night by the
federal authorities as a witness in
the Jeartnette Dorr, West Ham
mand, white slaving case.
Commissioner Foote placed
the gkYs bond at $25,000. She
could not get Johnson to put up
the money and was sent to the
Dupage county jail at Wheaton.
This morning she was brought
to the federal building and held
in the U. S. marshal's office.
Johnson announced that he
was going to marry the girl and
that he would wait 90 years for
her if need be.
The federal authorities heard
of this and the girl was spiried
away. It is said she was taken to
Rockford.
This is the old policy of the po
lice when they do not wish to
, have a prisoner released on the
bonds fixed by a judge.
Johnson went to the First Na
tional Bank and got $25,000 cash
to put up for the girl's release.
At the bank his automobile
was surrounded by a howling,
threatening mob.
Johnson slipped out of the back
t door with the money and came to
the federal building.
4 The authorities told him the
I girl was nqf there and that there
fore he could not bail her out
Johnson asked where the girl
was so he could bail her out. He
was told by the U. S. marshals
that they, did not know where
they had taken her.
Joe Levy, Johnson's secretary,
was arrested again today and his
bond raised to $1000.
Levy got Sol Lewinsohn to go
his bond the first time he was ar
rested. This time he waited for
Johnson to put up cash. Levy is
implicated in theJDorr white slav
ery case. Lewinsohn, who first
went his bond, is manager of the.
Congress cafe.
A rumor spread all over town
today that Johnson had been shot,
either by a member of the South
Side vigilance committee formed
Thursday night, or by a brother
of Lucille Cameron.
Johnson laughed at the report
"Why, they might as well try
to" shoot a soldier at Fprt Shed
dan as shoot me on Thirtyrfirs
street," he said. "I have far too
many friends there."
The negroes of that district:
are turning against Johnson, de
spite his confident statement.
They think he will turn the white
people against their race.
Mrs. Cameron Falconet, moth
er of the Cameron girl, was asked
today if she knew anything about
the use of firearms.
"No, I don't," she said. And
then added : "Not yet," with de
cided emphasis on the "yet."
Mrs. .Ealconet is being closely
guarded by Detective Frank J.
JRyan.
Johnson s big cafe, which he

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