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MYSTERIOUS "RED BOOK" IS
DRAGGED INTO GRAFT TRIAL
The mysterious "Red Book," a
ledger of the clairvoyant trust which
State's Att'y Hoyne is breaking up
by playing one set of crooks against
another, was brought into Judge
O'Connor's court during . the trial
Indexed in a business-like fashion
were accounts of "suckers" who had
contributed to the support of Frank
and Jimmy Ryan, clairvoyants; Bar
ney Bertsche, fixer, and accused po
licemen, according to Bertsche's tes
timony. Here the name, address and
amounts paid and returned were
written. On the page left open for
each victim was a record of the ques
tions asked at the "seances."
The beginning of the feud between
"Big Bill" Egan, detective bureau
man, and Bertsche was told. This
was when Egan, known to Bertsche
as "the devil," arrested the place run
by Frank Ryan.
The men were released, but Egan
refused to give up the "Red Book,"
which was taken in this raid, until
Bertsche "came across" with $500,
according to testimony of the fixer.
It was partly as a result of this, it
is claimed, that the shooting affair on
Randolph street came last summer,
in which Bertsche was nearly killed.
His expose followed.
The two Ryans, Frank and Jimmy,
"snook experts," who operated under
the protecting wing of Bertsche, will
take the witness stand soon to tell
the meaning of various entries in the
WOULDN'T KISS HIM HE'S DEAD
Ne wOrleans, La., July 22. Wm. E.
Heibly, Philadelphia, chief machinist
on gunboat Castine, ended his life by
shooting on doorstep of home of Jo
sephine Melcher, on whom he said
he had spent $1,000, his saving for
four years, in three days. She had
refused to kiss Heibly as he left
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Maybeso Glorge Stalling gleatest
Bimeby Boston clown im king and
namee him Adams.
Eatee enough clam and clodfish
him forget he come from Glorgia
Him winnee championship once
more for Bloston city dey maybeso
givvee him commons for ball park!
Stallings say "All lulkee; me no'
milacle man. Lough neck!"
Bimeby we see.
BECKER HAS SIX MORE DAYS TO
LIVE SAYS WHITMAN
New York, July 22. Charles Beck-er-Bourke
Cochran statement made
public yesterday and expected to
have influence os Gov. Whitman has
failed of its purpose. Becker has just
six more days to live, Gov. Whitman
said today. He intimated that the
condemned man had offered nothing
new in the 15,000 words of his two
statements, except to drag into the
case the names of two nationally
knoyn men, now dead "Big Tim" A
Sullivan and Alfred Henry Lewis. w
Sam Robbins, counterfeiter, held
for trial by U. S. Commissioner Foote.
Generally fair Thursday and Fri
day; not much change in tempera
ture; gentle, variable winds