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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 25, 1912, Image 1

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MARY BOYLE O'REILLY TELLS WHY A CANNERY
BOY SAID "THERE IS NO GOD"
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,MU.5U Chicago, Monday, Nov. 25, 1912 ONE CENT
LUCILLE CAMERON, FREED, SAYS LIFE IS A
NIGHTMARE; JOHNSONS DENOUNCE HER
"I never want to hear Jack
Johnson's name again. He ruined
my past, and the memory of him
will ruin my future.
"There are times when I waken
up in the night and seem to see
his black, hideous body -towering
over me, threatening me with
awful things, and jeering at me.
. "The face is always grinning,
always taunting. It seems to be
saying to me r
- " 'You are a.white woman, but
I got you. I did with you as I
wanted. I used you, and then I
cast you aside, to be the shame of
all the men of your own race
"I never can forget. The past
will always haunt me. Jackjohn-t
son will always haunt me. Only
Dn my dying day, will ., I know
peace." 'Lucille Cameron.
"What the Cameron women
say is outrageous. The mother
knew the life her daughter was
leading before she eve? heard q
Jack.1 To,the daughter, Jack Was
only a man whose money she
wanted, and she was eager to be
come bis mistress to get it.
"All the stories against Jack
are lies, The, whole secret is that
Jack has lots of money and that
he wasn't handing' it out fast
enough to please some people."
Mrs, Tina Johnson, mother of
Jack Johnson.
Lucille Cameron, the19-year-old
girl who caused the indict-1
ment of Jack Johnson for white
slavery was freed today.
Standing-; in a corridor of the
federal building with her face half
buried in Tier mother's breast, she
gave her first interview, 'since the
indictment of Johnson,' to The
Day JBook.
It was the interview of a broken
woman for- whom-life held noth
ing worth while, a Woman haunt
ed by the,past and.afraid,. terribly
afraid, of the future,
And-eveh asLucilte Cameron
was sobbing out the horror other
life, Jack Johnsonfs mother was
branding her as a woman of the
street who had been glad to sell
herself to Jack for money.
The Cameron girl has been held
in jail under 25,000 bonds as a
witness; against Johnson ever
since her relations with him were
exposed by the government.
Her mother, Mrs. Falconet
Cameron, has been staying in iail

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