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so. He begged DeWoody to let
him out of jail.
DeWoody said there was noth
"But Ah didn't intend to stay
away," Johnson wept. ''Honest,
Ah didn't. Ah haven't even got a
trunk with me, Mister DeWoody.
Ah told man bondsman Ah was
going away for a few days."
"Nothing doing," said De
Woody. "You have your wife and
valet and tickets one way only.
Great chance of your coming
A conference has been ar
ranged between DeWoody, Dis
trict Attorney Wilkerson and
Johnson's latest attorney, Ben
Babarack, at which it will be de
cided what to do with the Big
Most probably Johnson will be
brought back to Chicago and his
bail forfeited and himself thrown
into jail until his trial comes up.
Charles Johnson, brother of the
pugilist, was seen today wander
ing disconsolately through the
Criminal Courts building.
"Ah knew John Artha was go
in' away all right," he said. "But
Ah thought that he had got per
mission, an' was comin' back. Ah
guess he's in trouble this time all
right, all right."
"John Artha" and Charles do
not get on very well. "John Ar
tha" says Charles is a thief,
among other things.
Johnson was highly indignant
today when he learned that his
purchase of a residence in To
ronto had been discovered.
"Ah wouldn't leave mah moth
er an' country," he said. "Surety
all mah friends know that. Ah
wouldn't think of leaving mah
mother an' country."
Johnson then showed a tele
gram dated Los Angeles and
"Received letter from M.
Leippe, representing Mr. Vin
cent of Paris, who offers $25,000
or privilege of sixty per cent
house split as per agreement.
Should draw $150,000. Palzer was
ill in McCarty fight. The latter
refuses to box. Palzer declared
before the fight that he would box
you, win or lose. Before we can
come to some to agreement with
Paris they wish to get. some ac
knowledgment from you. I am
leaving here the sixteenth. Hope
you get out of your . present
trouble all right. (Signed)
COLLEGE GIRLS TO AID
New York, Jan. 14. College
girls joined today with the strik
ing garment workers in picketing
the shops where the strike for de
cent wages and working condi
tions is in progress.
Gertrude Barnum of the strike
committee said the college wo
men were invaluable aids in pick
eting. Hired thugs, "she said,
would not attack these girls, who
are well dressed, though they do
not hesitate to use their clubs on
the poorly clothed members of
Strikers denied the claim of the
manufacturers that many work
ers returned to their bencehsun-