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, THE JOHNSON CASE
When the Jack Johnson assault
case was .called in the Chicago
avenue court today, the ex-pugilist
was not present. "
Johnson's attorney explained
that the former champion was too
sick to appear. ..
"He isn't top sick to appeafr,"
said Judge Williams, "his bail of
$400 is forfeited."
The judge then issued a capias
for the immediate arrest of John
sort. While detectives were look
ing for Johnson, he walked into
the court. Judge Williams rein
stated the bail.
Johnson demanded a jury trial.
His case was-set for December 11
before Judge Cottrell,
The assault case was brought
by a Tribune photographer,
whom Johnson struck with a sane
while being taken into the coun
ty jail', after a session in the fed
St. Louis, Nov. 16. A race
segregation bill is before the
house of delegates here.
The plan is to call certain
blocks "colored blocks," and
make it unlawful for a white per
son to move into them, and to
label other blocks "white blocks,'"
making: it unlawful for negroes
lo move into them.
1 he measure as drawn up, will
apply not only to residences, but
to schools and churches.
The bill was caused by trouble
in the west end, where wealthy
negroes have moved into exclu
sive residential districts and re
fuse to sell out-
CASE STILL A MYSTERY
The myster ysurrounding the
woman beaten almost to death in
the Saratoga hotel is not much
nearer solution today.
The woman is not expected to
recover. All through the night,
she got weaker and weaker, and
day brought no change for the
The police believed for a time
that the woman was M? Tph
Roth, of Detroit
This Mrs. Roth had been hap
pily married for i9 years, but re
cently became infatuated with
John D. Flannery, a Detroit ScL-
loonkeeper. She (disappeared.
Captain of Detectives Halpin,
today wired the Detroit police to
find 'Flannery and arrest him.
Flannery was arrested in Detroit,
but soon proved that he never had
been out of the city v within the
The identification of the wo
man as Mrs. Roth is not very
good. Roth, the husband, 'wired
a description of his wife, here.
The description tallied with the
woman in the county hospital to
some extent, but a birthmark de
scribed by Roth in his wire could
not be found.
To. settle the question, Captain
Halpin today wired the Detroit'
police to send Roth here at the
expense of the Chicago police.
i Son Xto mother) How long
ought ladies' skirts to be?
Mother It all depends how
tall the lady is. I don't know.
Son Why, jnst above two