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I remembered what I had he
come. "I hear his voice, too, taunting
me with my shame and my dis
grace, telling me over and over
agajn what I became and remind
ing me how he used me.
"I shall know no- peace until
my dying day. Perhaps I am
wrong. Perhaps I shall go mad,
an dthus forget."
Almost at the same hour, as
Lucille Cameron was sobbing out
this tale Tnhnsnn was heincr inter-.
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viewed in his own home. )
The Johnson family was eating
dinner in a beautifully furnished
room- A butler was superintend
ing the service, i In the music
room adjoining, af string orches
tra was playing light opera.
Johnson himself once jumped
up from the table, took the big
violoncello .from one of the mu
sicians and joined in playing the
storm scene frQm William Tell.
Johnson had not much; to say.
He is sure that he will be ac
quitted of the white slave, charge,
confident that his money wfll see
him through, even against the
At Johnson's, left during ,the
dinner was his white secretary,
Joe Levy. The telephone rang; a
dozen times. Levy answered it,
and told Johnson what the con
versation had been. Johnson
himself was not to be disturbed.
At Johnson's right was his
mpther, Mrs. Tina Johnson. She
readily talked of the- Camerpn
"I know my boy is not guilty?'
$he said. "He has been unusually
lucky and successful. What the
Cameron women say is outra
geous. "Why, the mother knew the
life her daughter was leading be
fore ever she heard of Jack. S)ie
herself forced the girl out of her
home because Jier second hus
band wouldn't support her.
"My son did not know her un
til long afer she came to the city.
To her Jack was a ma'n who had
money and she wanted part of it.
Many of these stories that have
been printed have been lies.
"Take the case of Jack's first
wife., The doctors said she was
mentally unstrung two years ago.
If she had been in her right mind
she never would haye killed her
self. No woman could have had
more to make her happy. No
man could haye been kinder to bis
"There are thousands, of dol
lars' worth of clothes in her rjom
now scores bf pairs of shoes that
were never on her feet, expensive
gowns and hats. Jaqk gave her
everything she wanted.
"And her mother knew how
kind and indulgent Jack was to
her and appreciated it. I know
she loved Jack and Jack loved her.
"The whole secret is that Jack
has made lote of money and' he
has been the victim of jealousy
and blackmail. He wasn't hand
ing it out fast'enough to suit some
On the steps of the federal
building, Lticille Cameron stop
ped and drew a long breath.
"It is good to be free again,"
she said, "to breathe the air of