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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at '
Chicago, EL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, 53 a Year.
VOL.4, NO. 10
Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 8, 1914
REAL STORY OF UNDERWORLD WAR
LIES BACK OF REVOLVER BATTLE
True Story Given Rival Gunmen Figure in Feud How
Barney Bertsche and Bill Egan Became Sworn
Enemies Search for Mysterious Gunman.
Like a melodrama with the scenes
laid in the underworld is the story of
the feud between Barney Bertsche,
once all-powerful in Chicago politics,
and Sergeant Bill Egan, possibly the
strongest man at the detective
bureau, which came to a climax yes
terday in the revolver battle that left
five wounded men laying along Ran
The story is a strange parallel to
the Rosenthal-Becker tragedy in New
York. But owing to poor marksman
ship our own little scandal didn't end
In the days of Fred A. Busse's reign
as mayor, Bertsche was at the zenith
of his power. He had been Busse's
boyhood friend. 'He remained his
friend in manhood. And Busse even
gave him a lift after Bertsche had
served five years in-a French prison
Every crook who wanted to beat
the law went to Bertsche's saloon,
which was located 'next door to the
temporary City Hall at Randolph
street and Fifth avenue. To him went
also politicians wishing to get into
the mayor's favor and policemen whcj
wanted, soft jobs. t
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