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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1912, Image 3

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Erhstein:
you?"
Johnson:
Erbstein :
with- you?"
Johnson :
"Erbstein
"Who else was with
"Sig Hart."
"Does he also sleep
'No."
"Oh.' I fonrot. he's
the white person who used to rub
you for a living. Who else was
there?"
"Mrl Danielson."
"Did he ever sleep
Johnson:
Erbstein:
wjth'you,?"
Johnson:
Erbstein :
"No."
"I see. That honor
was exclusively reservea , tor
LeW .. Is Danielson also a little
Jewish boy friend of your s."
1 Johnson (smiling- the golden
smile) : "Oh, no, he s ar little
, Swedish boy."
, (Danielson runs a saloon at
Thirjy-first and Cottage Grove
avenue. Mrs. Danielson gave Lu
cille Cameron away when she
myried Johnson.)
Erbstein: "On the day of Nov.
.8, .ypu arid die U S. marshals,.
"Levy, Hart andTJtanielson, alight
ed from your auto "
Johnson: "What's that? Ah
didn't alight. Ah got out."
Erbstein : "Well, you got out,
and were taken into the lobby of
the jail. Did you see Edwin F.
Wefgle, a Tribune photographer,
there?"
Johnson: "Ah did."
JErbstein: "Did you" assault
'him'?"
Johnsonj "Ah did not, your
"Hon,ah, Ah wuz only"
Erbstein: "I object to this
black person talking to 'the court
while I ara examining him,"
Judge Goodnaw tried to look
stern. Attorney Beerly seized
the opportunity, and jumped to
his feet.
"Your Honor," ne said, "I wish
to make protest against the rights
given i to newspapers. Tlje com
plainant in this case tried to ta,ke
a picture of Mr. Johnson "
Erbstein: "Have you proved
that?"
Beerly: "That is beside the
point". This Tribune photog
rapher tried to take a photograph
of Mr, Johnson. He could only
have wanted it for publication "
Erbstein: "Oh, I don't know.
The police might have wanted it
for the'' rogue's gallery."
Johnson (face, several shades
blacker, leaned across the table) :
"Well, Ah never had to bribe a
jury.""
(This was an obvious reference
to the old and painful daysiof the
Erbstein-Wayman feud.)
Erbstein (Yed with anger and
shacking his fist in Johnson's
face) : "You, -say anything like
that again and I'll punch you in
the nose, you big black fraud,
yon'" i
Johnson (grinning) : "Huh,
h'l man. Yoh sure do lose yoh
tempah fas.t.'
Judge Goodnow (suddenly
wakening up to.the fact that all
is not peace in his qourt room) :
"Stop,that. Everybody stop that.
I'll throw you all in jail fpr con
tempt of court if you don't stop
it."
Beerly (continuing his speech) :
"The complainant tried to take a.
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