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ary check. It has been running
wide open with the knowledge of
the authorities ever since.
Another negro club, of much
the same nature as the Narcissus,
known as the Kentucky club, also
was raided some time ago, and
then allowed to reopen and run
CapL Nootbaar nineteen times
reported Johnson's present cafe
for violation of the 1 o'clock or
dinance, and the one relating to
the harboring of disorderly wo
men. Not one of these nineteen com
plaints was, or has been acted
on by the administration.
Federal authorities raided
Johnson's cafe last night. John
son was eating supper at the
time. Attorney Charles E. Erb
stein, for Mrs. Cameron-Falconet,
was "with the officers. Johnson
jumped to his feet, and after call
ing Erbstein what the federal
agents called "the, figh ting name"
ordered him lout of the room.
Then Johnson said flatly that
unless Erbstein left the room he
would break him in two, and said
Ithat if the federal authorities were
not careful they would "hp hunt
ing Jack Johnson on a charge of
-One of the first witnesses today
before the grand jury was Mrs.
James Danielson, wife of a sa
loonkeeper at Thirty-first and
When the federal agents "went
to serve the subpoena on Mrs.
Daftielson, they were met by her
'"Go find, her yourselves," he
told them. "I don't care any more
about a U. S. marshal than I do
about a nigger policeman."
This has been reported to the
federal grand jury.
B. F. Roller, the wrestler, and
Yank Kenny, the prize fighter,
have been called before the'grand
jury to tell of Johnson's cross
country automobile rides vith
Six husky negroes lounged
about the federal building all day
It was reported they were
agents of Johnson sworn to kid
nap the Cameron girl at the first
The negroes were searched by
United States officers. Two were
found to be carrying knives.
Erbstein himself had a guard
of half a dozen huskies to prevent
any kidnaping plan.
Attorney Robert Cantweli is
now representing "Johnson. Cant
well appeared before tJ. S. Judge
Carpenter this afternoon to ask1
for the Cameron girl's release on
a writ of habeas corpus.
Jack Curley. testified before
the grand jury today. He said
that Johnson never had met the
Cameron girl at his home and1
that he thought the negro cham
pion was framing up a job on
Virginia Brooks also was in the?
federal building today." It Is said
she will be called, by the grarifl
jury; to tell Of Johnsons auto'
rides with white women through '
Hugh Mcintosh, the Austral
ian .promoter--has cancelled his-