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In -which trade, aided by certain cops,
it is said, he became an expert and
Bertsche nowjurned to politics
and he was soon, pojver as a Demo
cratic boss in the 23d Ward. He was
arrested in connection with the kill
ing of Qus Collander, an election
clerk, in a ballot steal.
In 1900 he was caught while at
tempting a daylight hold-up in Paris
and was sentenced td eight years in
a French prison.
Upon being released from the for
eign cell, he returned to Chicago and
renewed his friendship with Busse
and prospered in the ownership of a
saloon on Randolph st.
About this time he was shot by
"Paddy" Guerin, a gunman, in a sa
Prom then on he was quiet except
for a few cafe fights, one of which
was a battle with Arthur Greiner,
auto racer, in the Lamb's Cafe.
In 1913 he was indicted for alleged
swindles of the "clairvoyant trust"
and was convicted on Nov. 20, 1913.
A few days later he was indicted for
robbery. Bertsche is out on bonds
pending an appeal of the case.
BITS OF NEWS
Chicago business men to give short
talks to public school pupils this
George Chismore, bartender, 60 W;
Van Buren st., held up by two men-.
Arthur Greiner, auto racer, suing
wife for divorce second time. Statu
John Scott, 39, colored, 5508 Lake
Park av., badly burned. Spilled gaso
line on clothing and tried to light
Casimir Deczinski, 747 Milwaukee
av., robbed of $17 by two men in hall
way of home.
August Wednler, 3634 Parnell av.,
suiciucd in Grant Park- Poison.
Franklin Mayo, dealer in auto ac
cessories, attacked in Room 216 of
Palmer House by holdup man. Re
sisted. Man escaped.
Chop suey in Hung Fung Lo res
taurant, 350 S. State St., caught fire.
Arthur Jacobs, 1981 Bissell st., held
up by two men at W. Grand and N.
Fred Otte, musician, 5236 Lake
wood av., found dead in room by wife.
Henry Ruff, storekeeper, 1221 W.
31st st, found dead in room from gas.
Mayor Harrison objects to plan of
running third car trick on State st.
i between Madison and 12th st
Detective Mallow, Town Hall sta
tion, shot on hunting trip is Wiscon
sin. St. Louis. One man killed, 4 oth
ers injured when Rock Island engine
struck hand -car near Clayton, Mo.
LITTLE MARIE RECITES
uSSlt lm II
Little Miss Muffin
Lost all th' stuffin'
Out of her stockin'. one day.
When th' men spied her
My, how they guyed her,
And yelled ''Give that calf sonre.hayl