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YOU CAN FOLD THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER AND
CARRY IT EASILY IN YOUR VEST POCKET
THE DAY BOOK
396 TEL. jyfpNRQS 353
50OSA PEORIA ST
VOL.2.N0.64 Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 1 1912 ONE CENT,
KID ERBSTEIN, MNETY-NINE POUNDS, OFFERS
TO PUNCH JOHNSON'S NOSE
-Little Lawyer Dances Up and Down as He Calls Black
' Cframp aiid His Aides Names Levy Appears
as First Knight of the -Bed Chamber.
Officially this story should be
known as the case of the'Skte of
Illinois vs. John Arthur Johnson
'for assault and battery.
Butbecause of the remarkable
performance of White Hope
Charles E. Erbstein, 5 feet, 6
inches high, 93 and a -fraction
pounds.ih weight, it might be bet
ter to call it the Battle -bf Judge
Goodnow's Court. " " i
Fireman up againaoshrdaodeuou
. From this storyit is easy to see
why it was a "mistake for 'the
.white race to send any such pig
mies as Jim Jeffries or the JPueblo
.firernan up against Johnson. They
should have sent Erbstein.
For the convenience of the
reader 'the-story of the battle is,
told by rounds.
The CaseT: The State versus
Jacfc Johnson for assault upon the,
person of Edwin F Weigle in the
lobby of the county jail, Nov. 8,
1912. -. . '.
One Johnson, the negro hus
band of a white woman, once
known as the heavyweight cham
pion of the world.
Charles E. Erbstein, attorney
t-law, special preseoutor, special
ly appointed byiiimself.
and partnerr'-Lewis RmaTcer,
who also ran for state's attorney,
(Note: Johnson's negro at
torneys, W. B Anderson and E.
H. Wright refjtsed Co have any
thing more to Jdo with him after
his marriage H& a white woman
and withdrew "from iis defense.
Welgfe, a Tribute photograph
er, a.miid, and spectacled person.
Judge Goodnow, a peace-loving
person raised tcrhe bench.