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KAISER WILHELM SERIOUSLY ILL-ARTILLERY
DUELS ALONG THE AISNE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran, gggggy Telephones:
Editor and Publisher. t? Editorial Monroe 353.
500 South Peoria St. 398 Circulation Monroe 382S,
VOL. 4, NO. 62 Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1914 ONE CENT
GUY BIDDINGER, BURNS CHIEF, MAY
TESTIFY IN HOYIO CRIME PROBE
Former Chicago Detective-Expected Here "Yellow
Kid," Notorious Crook Now in Joliet, May Tell
All Convicted Burglar Names Police
Bertsche Airs His Feelings
Guy Biddinger, former Chicago detective-sergeant
and at present man
ager of the New York offices of the
William J. Burns detective agency,
may tie called as a witness in State's
Attorney Hoyne's probe of graft.
This and the rumor the "Yellow
Kid" Joseph Weil, crook extraordinary,-
now In Joliet prison, will
"squeal," were the two sensations
that enlivened the day at the Ciim
jinal court building.
The report that Biddinger, who fig
ured a great deal in the old days at
the detective bureau under the, Fred
Busse regime, caused a riot of gos
sip along Randolph st in the saloons
wherein, the old gangs used to gather.
Biddinger, who last appearances
of prominence here were when he
came here to testify in the libel suit
of John P. O'MaHey, north side po
litical leader, against the Chicago
Examiner, and later in the divorce
suit of Mrs. Biddinger, sister of
Lieut, and Serg't Duback, is known
to have been one of the "wise birds"
of the bureau in the old days.
When Barney Bertsche ran a sa
loon on Randolph street, where