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AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPER-COMPLETE WIRE
AND CABLE NEWS REPORT OF UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,N0.57 Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1912 ON&CENT
BUBBLE WATER AND OQLQR-BLIND KISSES AT
JACK JOHNSON'S WEDDING
All the Blacks Kissed the White Bride Johnson Got a
Kiss from His Brother, and the Old Mother
Cried in' the Kitchen.
There was something strange
ly tragic, infinitely pitiful, about
the wedding, of Lucille Cameron
tp Jack Johnson yesterday.
Early in the afternoon' the
guests began to gather in the
drawing room of "John son's home,
3344 South Wahaslr avenue.
They weren't all black. There
were E. F. Daniels, a white sa
loonkeeper, and his wife, also
white. There were Sig Hart, who
ned to be a rubber for Johnson,
and his nvife, also white. " There
were Laura Smith, a white
woman whose blonde hair cried
aloud of peroxide, "and a Mrs.
Wilkins, also white.
Ther6 alsol"were about a dozen
newspaper reporters and photog
raphers. They had to be therel
And there was Lucille Cam
eron herself, dressed in a gray
checkered tailor-made suit, "Wear
ing a big picture hat, with a
sweeping black plume, and the
$2,500 diamond ring Johnson had
given her earlier in the day. I
She sat oh a -lounge beside
Johnson. He wore a gray-checked
suit that matched hers. ,
Her color wa high. She had
been drinking champagne. She
laughed a great deal, arid everjr
few minutes she ,threw her arms
around Jdhnson and kissed nim.
"Oh, you great, big. 'D$ar," jshe
called him, and "Oh, you baby."
" The time' of the ceremony had
been fibted.at 3:30 o'clock. But
the preaches! wfho promised to
perform, the' Rev.' Roberts, did
not show up.
It had been arranged that none
of the twenty-four cases of cham
pagne Johnson haFOrdered would
be opened until the ceremony was
The crowd of waitingnegroes
and whites'- got impatienf when
tKe preacher failed to arrive, and
Johnson opened first one case,
then another, and then another,