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GIRL AND MAN KILLED
RACE IN STREETS
, NOON EDITION
CHOIR MASTER SUED
BY GIRL BREACH OF
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce aV A
Chicago, HL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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VOL. 3, NO. 204 Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 1914 ONE CENT
FAKIR QUEEN MAKES LIVING FALLING
FROM TRAINS AND THEN SUING
Maud Johnson, World's Champion Accident Victim,
Played the Game In Jail and Out Injury Fraud
Has Brought Her $20,000 Now She's in Jail.
BY JOHN H. PERRY.
Maud Myrtle Johnson, famed
throughout the world of crooks as
"The Fakir Queen," is back again in
Walla Walla, Wash., penitentiary!
Once -she escaped conviction to it
by playing upon the jury with her
wonderful dramatic power. Once she
was paroled from it, simulating se
rious physical breakdown.
But each time her spirit lured her
to "play the game once more." And
the game .that had won her $20,000,
and had defrauded scores of big cor-r
porations, finally "got" Maud Myrtle
The game consisted in receiving
serious "injuries" in a railway ac
cidentand then suing for damages.
"The Queen of Accident Fakirs" was
fit for the game. She could dislocate
ankles, knees, and even a rib, at will!
Her chest was malformed. By biting
her gums gently she could produce a
copious flow of blood.
The fakir aueen has borne jnore