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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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LAST EDITION
ONE CENT
GUARDS RIDDLE STRIKERS AT BAYOtiNEM J-
LAND THIEVES BEHIND BIG PROBE?
SCHOOL BOARD CASE BRINGS SOME HOT SHOTS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Dmdy Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 252 Chicago, Friday, July 23, 1915 39QjaJ
AMERICAN AD BROUGHT
IN A SUCKER
IsiClcdm Made by Jimmy Ryan in Police Graft Probe -Con
Man Says Police Were Fixed But Hoyne
Couldn't Be Reached Woman Lost $15 00 .
Jimmy Ryan, con man, told a" jury
yesterday that an advertisement in
Hearst's Chicago American brought
him a "sucker" and he swindled the
"sucker" out of $15,500.
He went on to say that the police
wereall "fixed" and he, Ryan, would
have made his getaway with $70,000
of money from swindlings if it wasn't
for'State's Att'y Hoyne,
Barney Bertche, the fixer, was able
to fix the police. But he couldn't fix
Hoyne.
The people packing Judge O'Con
nor's courtroom came near aa out
break of applause when Ryan told
how Hoyne's men wentirom Chicago
out beyond the Rocky mountains and
over into a ranch in. Wyoming and
there arrested Ryan, brought him
back to Chicago and held him against
all fixers that came around.
"Did you see Barney Bertsche while
you were in jail?" asked Frank John
ston, assistant state's attorney, "and
did you have any conversation with
him about Detective Walter O'Brien.
"Yes, I saw Barney every day. I
asked him what my arrest meant. I
asked why they had me in jail when.,
I.had paid for police protection. Bar-
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