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picture of Johnson, my client. My
client is a sensitive man "
Johnson (smiling) : "That Ah
Beerly (eontihumg) "It was
horrible that anyone should try
and fake a picture of my client
without first asking my client's
permission t6 'do so, and the" com
plainant in this tzaSe askedno
(Beerlyj being apparently run
down, sat dowh very suddenly.
Judge Goodnow looked absently
out of the window.)'
Erbstein: "If my Iearnefd col
league is now finished with his
speech, I shall continue. This
negro, who recently married a
white woman "
Beerly: "J objectyour Hon
or. That' reference is entirely im
proper." Judge Goodnow: "Objection
Erbstein : "Oh, well F I'll grant
it is immaterial in this case," t
Beerly: ""Not only immaterial
Erbstein (bowing to Johnson) :
"Mister Jaw-awn Arth-a-a-a
Johnsing,What happened . when
you saw Mr. Weigle, the Tribune
' Johnson: "Ah seen he had a
camera in his hand " v
' Erbstemi "Describe this thing
you call a camera."
Johnson: "Oh, it Was a 'black
"thing about 6 by 6."
Erbstein (pleasantly),: -"Black
er than you are?
Beerly (jumping to his feet) :
"Ydur Honor", I object"
Judge Goodnow: "Objection
Erbstein : "How did you know
it, was a camera?" '.
Johnson (sullenly) : "Ah know
a camera when Ah sees.one."
Erbstein: "What did you
Johnson: "Well, Ah was car
rying a cane. It was a can wlfich
was given me for drawinr ,the
largest audience evah seen, in an
English theater" '' "
Erbstein: "Indeed! How in
teresting!" Jphnson: "An'mebefr? 'a Sen
sitive man, Ah tried to knock he
camera out of his hands with
Erbstein "You've had your
picture taken often enough. What
made you 'sensitive'' so Sudden
ly?" Johnson : "Ah' was handcuffed.
Ah didn't want the people to see
a picture of me in handcuffs.
Ah m too sensitive."
Court adjourned. Court opened
again with many "Hear ye! Heat
Erbst6in 'threatened by Joe
Levy and Banrey Furey, ex-pUg
and present royal coat-bearer to
Johnson, as he 'entered' court
Joe Levy takers the stand.
Erbstein; "'What's your,
name?" , " ' -
Levy: "'"Joseph Levy" '(pro
nounced Levey.), T
Erbstein: "Your name's Levf,
isn't it? I ought fo'khow. I'm a
Erbstein: "Where d'yotr live?