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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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There will be no decision in the
ten-round bouts allowed ih Minne
sota. That decision-was reached by
the state "boxing commission in re
sponse to a request' for some definite
outcome of thfe. Ahearn-Mike Gibbons
fight. '"-
Earl Eby, national junior half-mile
track champion, has quit the'Univer
sity of Chicago and gone to Michi
gan. In Wolverine colors he should
be a sensation and there is gloom on
the Midway at his loss.
Chicago will have an international
outdoor'- ice skating meet this year,
Jan. 29-30, at Grant park. That is
the program now, but thereiis a pro
bability that Garfield park will get the
event if shelters are riot built at the
lake front playground. All the men
of international note will be seen at
the local meet,
Basketball Scores
Englewood 14, Calumet' 11.
Wendell Phillips 23, Tilden 3.
W. S., Comets 37, St Andrews 21.
Charley White meets Joe Azevedo
in a 12-round bout at Boston tonight
White is a favorite with the Boston
fans, having twice trimmed the Por
tuguese battler.
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JUDGE LANDIS TAKES HAND IN
BERTSCHE-NEWS DEAL
One of the readers of Vic Lawson's
Daily News is FederalJudge Landis..
When he read how an employe of the .
Daily News, Barney Bertsche, con
fessed "con" man and crook, had '
grafted, picked pockets and fixed the
police, he wanted to hear more of
the story.
So Landis is lifting the lid off this
Daily News-Barney Bertsche deal.
He is giving the people a chance to,
see how a big afternoon daily can
hire an ex-convict to give" its family
readers some inside stuff on how to
be a crook.
Barney told just enough in Law
son's sbeet to make Judge Landis
(furious. Landis wants to know what
became of an item of $2,000 which
.Bertsche is said to have "collected
after John H. Strosnider "cleaned"
the late Dr. William T. Kirby for $20,
000. He called Bertsche and several
other employes of the Daily News to
his court yesterday.
Barney denied that he got any of
the Kirby swag. He told Judge Lan
dis that it went to the police and
"wire" men. Barney, erstwhile
crook, actor at McVicker's theater
and writer for the Daily News, was
clever on the stand and he .withstood '
all attempts of the judge to get an
admission ' out of him that he had
some of the Kirby swag. When Bar
ney confesses, itis for an afternoon,
paper and at a regular price.
When Barney left the witness stand
other employes of the Daily News
were called. Junius Wood, reporter,
admitted that he and not Barney had
written the "Barney Bertsche" ar
ticles. Att'y J. J. Symes said that the
Daily News had paid its confession
expert $750 for the use of his name
and the facts in the articles.
The Tribune also figured in the
court squabble.
H. Sundby-Hansen, he calls him
self, told the court judge that he had
interviewed the crime expert while
he was acting at McVicker's. He
said that Bertsche told him he had
got $5,000 from the Kirby swag. This
Barney denied.
The morning papers played the
Landis court stuff heavily. The stories
are fine press agent stuff for Vic Law
son's crime revelations In. his Daily
News.
The judge, when he had acquainted
himself with newspaper "crime ex- (
pert" methods, adjourned. He called
Former Cap't J. J. Halpin, Serg't
Walter O'Brien, both convicted as
grafters; Smiley Corbett, owner of
Lamb's cafe, and J. H. Strosnideri
the wiretapper, for today.
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Deer falls into milk sleigh in New
Jersey, spills 200 quarts of milk and .
gets milk bath.

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