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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 14, 1913, Image 1

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YOU CAN FOLD THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER AND
CARRY IT EASILY IN YOUR VEST POCKET
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NO.90 Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1913: ONE CENT
JACK JOHNSON AND WHITE WOMAN ARRESTED
AS THEY TRY TO FLEE COUNTRY
Big Smoke Has Bought House in Fashionable District of
Toronto, Can., and Was Bound There He and
Woman Dragged from Pullman Berth.
Assistant U. S. District Attor
ney Harry Parkin this afternoon
asked Federal Judge Carpenter
to issue a bench warrant for the
arrest of Jack Johnson, negro
pugilist, and to set aside John
son's $30,000 bond.
Carpenter refused to do either.
He said there might be some ex
planation of Johnson's, attempt to
flee to Canada, and that he would
give him an opportunity to ap
pear in court before ordering him
arrested.
Johnson's attorney, Benjamin
C. Bachrach, promised to have
the pugilist in court tomorrow.
Matthew S. Baldwin, the white
man who went Johnson's bond,
was asked today if 4j .were true
that Johnson had given him $30,
000 to guarantee him againsl; loss
if the Big Smoke did skip out.
Baldwin denied this very indig
nantly, but admitted that he had
known Johnson was going to try
and leave the country.
"He told me he was going to
Toronto on business." Baldwin
said.
"Didn't you know the govern
ment had warned Johnson he
must not leave the federal judi
cial district of northern Illinois?"
Baldwin was asked.
"Yes, but he told me he was
coming back."
"Did you know that white slav
ery, with which Johnson is
charged, is not extraditable?"
When Baldwin was asked if
Johnson had told him what the
"business" he was going to To
ronto to attend to was, he first
said that Johnson had.
"He told me it was about his
coming fight with Al Palzer. I
think he was going into training
at Toronto."
"Wouldn't that mean he would
be gone from the United States
for some time?" Baldwin was
asked.
"No," the bondsman answered.

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