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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 27, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAYBOOK
500 SO. PEOEIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,N0.52 Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1912 ONE CENT
RACE RIOT DANGER AFTER PEARL NUGET'S
SUICIDE IN OFFICE OF NEGRO MINISTER
gro. He is an ordained minister.
He- is . wealthy, havirig made
money in real estate deals.
Pearl Nugent met Brownlee
first about a year ago, when she
was looking for a position. She
answered an advertisement in
serted by Brownlee.
There Was nothing in the ad
vertisement, about Brownl fee's
color, and the girl , thought she
was gong ,to apply to a white
man.
After she met Brownlee, the
young white girl apparently be
came infatuated with him.
She accepted a position as his
stenographer, and went home and
told her people that.she had got
a job in the, office 'of a white real
estate dealer.
. Her people never fo'und out
that she was working for a negro,
and they never heard a whisper
of the orgies that went on in
Brownlee's offices.
- At the inquest yesterday there
were stories of midnight suppers
given by Brownlee' in his offices,
at which the women were all
white and the men all black.
There always was wine served
at thjsesuppers, and the revelry,
Joplin, Mb., Nov. 27. The
whites! of Joplin haye formed
themselves into a vigilance com
mittee sworn 'to vengeance on J.
N. Brownlee and Charles Hous
ton, the negroes arrested after
the -suicide of- Pearl Nugent,
Brownlee's, white girl stenogT
rapher. , "
The two negroes were spirited
puj: of Joplin under a heavy guard
last night- The police refuse to
say where, they jwere taken, but It
it believed they are in jail at Car
thage. tt
It is whispered today that a
body of heavily armed whites of
Joplin mayr march to Carthage
and try to take the negroes by
force.
The fury of the whites was
aroused by the testimony at the
inquest over the body of Pearl
Nugent-held yesterday afternoon.
Much of the testimony is being
kept secret by the authorities in
fear that it may kindle a race
war," but much of it leaked out.
Pearl Nugent was onfy 17 years
old. Brownlee is a man of thirty
five. Brownlee is an educated, ne-

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