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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 11, 1912, Image 2',
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mons spoke from the standpoint
of an attorney.
He said that vice was illegal,
and that it Was an outrage for the
city to father illegality.
Simmons also referred to the
murder of Millionaire Swift in
the redlight district
He said that such murders were
always occurring in the tender
loin, and explained how the facts
never came out about them.
"The people of Chicago's vice
district," he said, "virtually ap
point their own mayor, their own
coroner and their own governing
"They rule themselves,, and
murders which occur down there
are never given out because the
city coroner never handles the
cases. The redlight district's own
coroner handles them, and gives
out only what he chooses."
Simmons said that if Mayor
Harrison favored a restricted dis
trict, he ought to have a resort
next door to his own home.
THE JOHNSON CASE
Jack Johnson's attorney, Ben
jamin C. Bachrach, appeared be
fore, the United States Supreme
Court in Washington today and
argued for the black pugilist's ad
mittance td bail.
Bachrach contended that the
federal court of Illinois had fixed
the bonds at an excessive amount
and that it had "refused to ac
cept a certificate of deposit, cash,
real estate, sureties or guaran
tees by a surety company for that
sum." He also attacked the
Mann white slave act as unconsti
tutional. Rachrach complained that the
Chicago newspapers had attacked
his client to sUch an extent that
real estate owners would not go
his bond unless they were indem
nified. Solicitor General Bullitt, who
opposed Bachrach's motion, was
given three days to file a brief
against admitting Johnson, to
In the meanwhile Johnson was
becoming reconciled to his quar
ters at the county jaiF, where he
has for a cellmate, John Brown,
an alleged murderer. Johnson's
chief diversion now seems to be
arguing religion with his cell
mate. When Brown doubted the
story of Jonah and the whale,
Johnson hushed him by the assur
ance that "the good Lawd could
put a 4-roomllat in a fish's stom
ach if he wanted to."
Johnson has also announced
that he was going to write the
history of his life.
Judge Landis continued until
tomorrow morning the case of Al
bert C. Jones, who tried to go on
Johnson's bond after first turning
over his property to his wife.
Court House Salem, Mass.,
Nov. 11. Howard Kanada, of
Cleveland, who was at Lawrence
during the labor trouble last win
ter, gave damaging evidence
against Joseph Caruso when the
was resumed today. "
Kanada, as a government wit-.