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COHEN, INSURANCE ADJUSTER,
'"'HELD N $45,OQfr BONDS .
Harry Cohen, an. insurance ad
justerTthe first man'arrested as a ire
stilt of the confessions of John Danies
arid-Ben Fink,, "torches" of the al
leged arson trust, was held in bonds
of $"45,000 by Judge .Scully today on
two charges of arson.
Wholesale arrests are promised
kite this afternoon and tomorrow
morning by .State's -Attorney Frank
Johnston. More than fifty men may
be taken into custody and charged
with being members of the fire trust.
The decision of Johnston to cause
immediate arrests came" after he
learned several .of the men named
by Fink and Danies-were preparing
to leave town.
Cohen is charged with responsibil
ity, for fires at J495 S. Robey street
and 399 S. Ashland avenue, -both of
which occurred in 1909.
-That the arson investigation may
be. taken up by the federal govern
ment became possible today when
'the state's attorney asked the state
department , at Washington to keep
tab on the movements of David Kor
stiak, a fugitive from justice, believed
to, be in Canton, .'China. ,
'Korshak is alleged -by Danies to
haye set fire to a' department store
ih Cleveland a the behesT of Chi
cago business men.
a-He;was, indicted by .the Cook coun
ty grand jury for an incendiary fire
iathe. clothing store of Leopold Dxey
fuis, who committed suicide. Kor
shak fled the -country when released
. The house at 3929 S. Ashland ave
nue, which JBarry Cohen is, charged
wjth firing, has been burned five
timeSj'and each .time insurance com-'
panies hayepafd the loss. Joseph
Clarke and Harry Brown, public fire
adjusters, are under Indictment for
causing a blaze in this house.
j ' Ch 0
With fnore than "200 cars, Denver
claims 0 have the largest exclusive
electric garage in the world.
TWO BURGLARS' SHOT DOWN BV
INTENDED VICTIMS ?
Three burglars tried t obreak into
saloon of D. J..Notter, 4657 N. West
ern avenue. Notter, his brother!
Richard, and Frank A. Schmidt, real
estate .man, saw the 3 burglars and
opened fire on them. .
The burglars hid behind a fence
and fired back at the' men.
After a 30-minute battle the 3 bur,r
glars rah and one of them" was shot
down and captured. He is near.death
at the Passavant Hospital. ' The' other
two. one1 a negro, escaped. r
Paui" Burns-Sl E. Maple street;
heard someone jn his .barn. Arnjed
himself, and one f Investigation found
John Paterson examining tJils har
ness. Burns' shot' a6!.Patersoir leaped
from the. second-story window:
Peterson escaped., '',. " .w
Peterson; was found unconscious
later and taken to the hospital, wheje
idLCl 1J111 LLJ LU1U Ul
Burns held as a witness. r' '
- Thos. Murray, Cleveland,. was at:
tacked by two men at S. Desplaines
and. W. Adams streets. Cried.fo'f
help. Policeman J. Shea, heard the
shouts and ran to Murray's assistr.
ance. The highwaymen bealxit after
one had been -shot by Shea., J
VnMna CAnrohlTUr fnr fnamnnnhle
dressed woman burglar who entered
home of E..J. Basch, 1148 N". Shore -avenue,
and stole jewelsand other
valuable" valued at $3,500.
, Cettinje, Montenegro.-!-4 trans
ports loaded with Servian troops fired
on by unknown war vessel filing Aus
trian flag off San. Giovanni.de Medua.
Two, of the boats set on fire. Nun
ber of killed and'injured not, reported.
H o 0 :
Mrs. Hazel May McMillen-Heiss-Schultz
fined $200and T! W.Mee,
semipro ballplayer, fined $100 for
their part in a 4-day's'i'pajama party"
which was held at the home bf Mrs.
Alice McMillen 'Selgle, 4310 Lake ave
nue, February 11., They were arrest
ed charged with disorderly conduct.