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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL, MONROE 353
VbL2,No.21 Chicago, Tuesday, Ocfc,22,,,ldl2M , One Cent
SHOCKING CONDITIONS, SANCTIONED. BY CITY
ADMINISTRATION, IN JOHNSON PROBE
It was rumored fate this after
noon that Lucille Cameron,the
white girl whom Johnson1 is.
charged with abducting, had
broken down and agreed to tell
the grand jury the entire story of
her introduction to, and life with
The girl was brought here from
jail at Rockford early this morn
ing. .She wafs not to have testi
fied before the jury until after
Johnson, who -was to appear at 21
o clock this afternoon.
Instead of Johnson appearing
at 2 o'clock, the girl djd. She
-walked into the grand jury room
When the girj first was brought
here, her mother went to see her.
Mother and daughter were closet
ed for an hour. The mother came
out from the meeting in tears; the
daughter without a trace of emo
tion in hej face.
Then church workers took the
girl in hand. They spent hours
in prayer'with the girl. The re-1-suit
was the report of her break
ing down, and the switch in the
time for her appearance before
the grand jury.
, The developments in the John
son case today were such as to
snqcK -every aecent citizen oruni
cago.' They were :
There is an organized traffic in
white , girls in Chicago for the
benefit of wealthy negroes and
There is the strongest suspicion
that Jeannette Dorr, now sought
by the federal - authorities on a
white, slaving charge, was only
the agent of Johnson.
There is in Chicago a club
known, as theJNarciss,us,themem
bers of which are all wealthy ne
groes with white wqmen.
The Narcissus club gives a ball
every year, which in the Black.
Belt, is regarded as the charity
ball is in society. The negroes
and their white paramours attend
the ball in the greatest finery.
At the Narcissus club balls all
the waiters, porters and other ser
vants are white men.
Back of all this is the disgrace
ful fact that the city administra
tion seems to have been back of
the negroes who were disgracing
The Narcissus club was raided
fwo months ago by the police.
I But- the raid was only a tempor-