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Hope McEldowney out of $17,000
through a clairvoyant scheme.
Ryan has been very close to
Bertsche. He will be called by Hoyne
and asked to tell what he knows of
the plot to get Bertsche. He is ex
pected to tell of he and Bertsche be
ing trailed by men.
Meanwhile Hoyne is continuing his
search for the mysterious gunman
who started the battle on Randolph
st This man is said to have fired
two shots at Bertsche and then fled.
Hoyne's idea was backed by Major
John V. Clinnin in the following
statement made to Capt Halpin:
"I was walking west on Raldolph
street and passed within two feet of
Bertsche and the stranger. It was
not Egan and it was not Spira. I
know both those men. Barney and I
said 'hello' to each other. I had walk
ed for no longer than twenty-five
seconds when I heard two heavy
shots in quick succession, and then
a third heavy shot, like the kind that
would come from the regulation no
lice revolver, then there was the
snappy little sound of the automatic
and then a fusillade of perhaps twen
ty shots in which the heavy shots and
the automatic explosions were inter
spersed. "I don't know who had the auto
matic. I am told it was Bertsche. But
I can distinguish the sounds. If Bert
sche had the automatic he didn't
succeed in using it until after some
one else fired three times."
The next thing Maj. Clinnin saw
was Bertsche and Egan grappling on
the sidewalk. If Maj. Clinnin is not
mistaken there couldn't have been
much of an argument between Bert
sche and Egan. It carries out Mr.
Hoyne's theory that a gunman fired
the first fchot into Bertsche, and then
came the police.
Nathan Spira is reported dying.
The others are recovering.
BITS OF NEWS
.Isaac Bond, colored, found guilty
cf murder 'of Ida. Leegson, art stu
dent in field near Argo. Life sentence.
Frank Clark and Ed Wolf sentenc
ed to the pen for violation of parole.
Oliver Griffin, 1423 Greenleaf av.,
wanted for wife abandonment, pinch
ed in Du Page county.
FORSAKES JOHN DREW FOR NEW
New York. John Drew has three
leading women in his new play, but
the trio does not include Mary Bo
land, the statuesque young person
who aided him so charmingly in
"Smith" and "Jack Straw."
Miss Boland has withdrawn from
the Frohman fold and she will be fea
tured this season by Joseph Brooks
in .Edward Knoblachs play, "My