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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1912, Image 5

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Levy: "3344 Wabash avenue."
Erbstein: "With Jack John
son." Levy: '1 haye a nice big room
' all to myself.'
Erbstein: "I didn't ask you
that. Who else lives there with
you besides Johnson ?"
Levy: "Mrs. "Jack Johnson
ana"
Erbstein": "You t mean the
woman' who formerly was Lu
.cille ?' r'
Beerly: "I object."
Judge Godno.w: "Objection
sustained." . t
t Erbstein: "How long have you
lived there?"
Levy: "Four months.''
Erbstein : "Before "that ?"
Levy:- "At 4-lWest Thirty
firs,t street."
ErJbs.tein: "That was known as
the'Cafe de Champ, Wasn't it?"
Leyy: "The Cafe.de Cham
pipn'r (very French.)
-, Erbstein: "The police closed it,
'didn't -they?" ' ' ,,,
Beerly objected.- Sustained.
. Erbstein : ,"WJaere did you live
before you met Johnson ?" " ,
,. Levy: "London."
Erbstein: "Got citizenship
papers?"
.Levy: "Nq.'(' i
Erbstein: "Then -you're an
alien. Besides., being Johnson's
secretary, you are hf valet, aren't
you? You,. undress him and put
him to bed, don't you?"
's Beerly excitedly)': '"I object,
your Honor."
Judge Goodnow: "Objection
sustained,"
Erbstein: "You respepct John
son, don't you?"
Levy: "I -certainly do. He's
a fine man."
Erbstein laid his head on the
table and laughed. Sig Hart call
ed to the stand.
Erbstein: "What do you do
for a living?"
Hart:. "Jfust like you. any
thing for money."
Erbstein; "If you were as
funny as you look, Sig, you'd be
worth a lot of money as a comed
ian. Judge Goodnow: "The wit
ness will tell his Occupation."
Hart: "I manage boxers."
Erbstein : "Chinese ?"
Hart: "No, prizefighters. Also
I'm a promoter."
' Erbstein: "You've promoted a
lotof things that wouldn't" bear
the acid test. You used to rub
Johnson, didn't you?"
Hat: "I used to handle his
money."
Erbstein: "$o . does Levy.
How many money handlers does
the black person need?"
Enter a -Mysterious Guy who
slips; a note to Erbstein. Mys
terious Guy sidles out ,again im
mediately. , Erbstein: "Your Honor, I ac
cuse lth,e defendant, Jack John
san,of bribing Edward Roth, one
of his white witnesses who lives
at 156 East Indiana street. This
man Roth is a professional bench
warmer. I can prove be was not
near where he could have seen
any part of the assault in this
case. I can prove he is a per
jurer. I shall ask for a bench

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