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There will be no decision in the
ten-round bouts allowed in Minne
sota. That decision was reached by
the state boxing commission in re
sponse to a request for some, definite
outcome of the Ahearn-Mike Gibbons
Earl Eby, national junfor- half-mile
track champion, haa 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 there is a pro
bability that Garfield park will get the
event if shelters are not built at the
lake front playground. All the men
of International note will be seen at
the local meet.
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
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JUDGE LANDIS TAKES HAND IN
One of the readers of Vic Lawson's
Daily News is Federal Judge 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
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 sheet to make Judge Landis
curious, 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 Kirbyjwag. 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 put of him that he had
some of the Kirby swag. When Bar
ney confesses, it is for an afternoon
paper and at a regular price.
When Barney left the witness stand
other employes of the Daily NewB
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
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
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
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. Strosnider,
the wiretapper, for today.
Deer falls into milk steigh in New
Jersey, spills 200 quarts of milk and
gets milk bath.