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specific instances of the vice traf
fic are set forth, but these are be
ing" kept secret.
The Johnson case today is
spreading-rapidly in every direc
tion. Both the police of Chicago and
of Bridgeport, Conn., are con
vinced that the, young wohiari
murdered at Bridgeport Tuesday
night, by Joe Buonomo was slain
because she had given or threat
ened to give information as to
white slave traffic to the govenj
ment. Chief McWeeny today ordered
the police of the Twenty-second
street district to make a thorough
investigation of the lives of Buo
nomo and his victim while in Chi
cago. Buonomo, in his confession,
said that he and the girl had lived
at 110 West Twenty-first street
while in Chicago. This number is
that of one of the resorts of Nick
Colisimo, one of the rulers in the
Three white women, witnesses
in the Johhson case, are being
sought by federal officers today.
They all are wealthy, and thej
suddenly dropped out of sight
two days ago.
Several wealthy white men are
today working to save Johnson
from further prosecution. They
are trying to arrange to have him
give up his cafe, and get out of
town, and if he will consent to do
so, these white men intend tp ask
that the prosecution be dropped.
Application was made today to
City Collector Cohen to change
the location of the license for
Johnson's cafe in case the license
be renewed Nov. 1.
A number of clubwomen have
started national petition to the
mayors of all cities tobar Jack
Johnson. The National Federa
tion of Women's (jlubs will be
asked to see to the distribution of
Johnson was arraigned by
members of his own race at the
Appomattox Club last night.
The negro champion denied'
having ever told Mrs. Cameron
Falconet that he "could get any
white woman in Chicago."
Johnson also said that he was
as good as Booker T. Washing
ton, and that he had never been
"caught trying to get into the
wrong flat" or "peeping into the
Lucille Cameron and tier
mother stil lare in Rockfbrd. T,he.
federal grand jury will ho re
sume its inquiry until Monday.
Rev. E. L. Williams of Grace
Methodist Church argued against
segrepation Deiore amermamc
committee this afternoon.
Williams said there always
would be police corruption so
long as there was segregation.
t "l know women on the north
side who are now paying $100 a
month protection money," he'
said. "I have their names: I know"
one woman who moved from the
north sidebecause she couldn't
pay the "protection money de
manded," The district of which Williams
was talking is that ruled over by
Police Captain Rehm.