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VOL. 4, NO. 63 Chicago, Thursday, Dec 10, 1914 ONE CENT
BIDDINGER-BERTSCHE FEUD BASIS OF
LATEST CRIME SENSATION
Angered By Biddinger Interview, Barney Holds Secret;
Discussion With Hoyne Old Detective Bureau
Days Recalled Jewel Robberies Explained
Crooks In Clamor To Confess'
Barney Bertsche, heated over an
interview from New York, credited
'to Guy Biddinger, one of the chiefs
of the Wm. J. Burns Detective Agen
cy, this morning was closeted with
m State's Attorney Hoyne and it is said
he made new exposures concerning
the past history of the detective bu
reau. Biddinger, before he was given a
'furlough to do stool-pigeon work for
Burns in the McNamara dynamiting
cases, was one of the most powerful
detectives at the bureau.
Bertsche said Jhat 'Biddinger ,-was;
only strong at the detective bureau
because he (Bertsche) was a political
power at tie time and had Biddinger
made a detective sergeant "because
he was the best grafter in the police
department outside of Bin Egan."
Biddinger was a frequent visitor at
the Bertsche saloon up until the time
he got into the good grace of Bill
Burns for his "gumshoe" work
against the McNamara brothers.
After the McNamara case was oyer
Burns invited Biddinger to go to New
York with him and continue his
wor as a Btool pigeon at advanced,
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