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into line. He gave his- name as
John Arthur Johnson, his age as
34, and his address as 3344 South
"How old is Lucllle.Cameron?"
asked Marriage License Clerk
"She'll be nineteen in Febru
ary," said Johnson.
"Then I won't give you a li-,
cense, said Legner. In cases
in which the girl is under 19 this
office demands that she appear to
swear to her age."
"Where is County Clerk Sweii
zer?" demanded Johnson. "I
came here to get a marriage li-,
cense. I don't see why I can't
get one -'
Johnson was shown to Sweit
zer's office. He was in there
?Vout five minutes. Sweitzer
came out and ordered Legner to
give Johnson the license.
"I'm going to be married late
this afternoon," he said. "All
you newspaper boys had better
come out. There's going to be
oceans of champagne flowing.
"I don't see what all the fuss is
about. Lucille loves me. I love
her. Why shouldn't we get mar
ried?" "Your last marriage to a white
woman did not turn out very hap
pily, did it?" was asked.
"Who says it didn't?" Johnson
demanded. "Etta loved me, and
no one has any right to say we
weren't happy together."
"But she cbmmitted suicide,
"Well, that was when she
yasn't quite right in the head,"
said the big negro.
"It's going to be some wedding
tonight, too, believe me. I've or
dered a swell dinner from a down
town cafe. I've got a special or
chestra, and my home is all decor-
itself will be informal. W
"I was up talking to Assistant
District Attorney Harry Parkin
yesterday afternoon I told him
I wasn't sleeping nights because
of the thought of going to Leav-
me compromise the case by plead- -?'
inpr PTiiltv on condition T was .it
o o j . i
only fined. ""
He said, the government didn't
do business that way.
Ed Holland, one of Johnson's"
servants, is to be Johnson's Kest
man. 'The ceremony will be per
formed by Dr. H. A. Roberts,, pas
tor of St. Mark's African Meth
odist church, 50th and- Wabash
It was discovered today where
Lucille Cameron went when she
.ran away from her mother., Shel
went to live with a Mrs. Daniel
son, wife of a, saloonkeeper atr
31st and La Salle sts.
Maiden Rock, Wis. Jacohr
Stahl said he would lay head on,
railroad track. KeKpt his word?!
Body found near track.
Milwaukee. Nicholas A. Shofc
berg, educator, drQpped dead, on
street. , " a
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Bonnets are almost unknown1
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