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"and a wooden table made from a box.
Lawson had been in jail 72 days on
Zancanelli has been in jail 22
months. Ha was convicted of killing
Walter Belcher, a Baldwin-Felts gun
man. Lawson is well .treated by the jail
ers, but says its like living In hell be
cause of the unsanitary conditions.
Lawson and Zancanelli were con
victed before the same judge. Both
cases are pending before the Supreme
court, whjch also has their applica
tions for release on bail,
HOW DID THE REAL ESTATE OF
KpRSHAK PASS TO MRS. FISH?
A firebug owned land The state's
attorney got after him for arBOn. He
slipped it (the land) tor other people
and they slipped it to others and so
on and so on. The story:
Mrs. Joseph B. Fish wants to give
a piece of land to the Miriam club, a
homefor Jewish working girts. The
land Is worth $22,000 and is at 4811
4815 Champlaiti av.
Out of the shadows of the past rises
David Korshak, known as "The
Torch." He Bays Mrs. Fish doesn't
own the land.
As an expert on how to put gaBO
line, kindling, shavings and excelsior
under a building covered with big in
surance policies, Korshak was thg
chief state witness against Joseph B.
Fish in the two trials in which Fish
was acquitted of the charge of head
ing an arson trust
Rapid delivery real estate connec
tions are .now shown between Kor
shak and the Fishe in a bill fired by
Att'y Marshall GalUon, Aaron Brod
sjty, father-in-law of Korshak, is the
plaintiff. ..Edna B. Fish, Joseph B.
Fish, the Miriam club and Herbert L.
Stern are named defendants.
"Trial in this case will be pushed,"
said Att'y Gallion toddy. "Korehak
will testify and "bring court records
to show.Mwas tne original owner
of the praprty."
When State's Att'y Hoyne got after J
the firebugs, Korshak transferred the
property to his daughter. She slipped
it to her grandfather, Brodsky. Then,
reads the bill: ,.
"At the siigegetion of Fish, Brod
sky transferred the property to Her
bert L. Stern as security for certain
sums of money which Fish had ad
vanced, and while the deed appears
absolute On Its face it is nevertheless
a mortgage, merely given to secure
the loan made by Fish.
"On April 0, 1815, Herbert L. Stern
and Lucille Stem, his wife, by war
ranty deed in and for the considera
tion of one (i) dollar and love and af
fection conveyed said real estate to
Edna B. Fish, the wife of Joseph B.
Fishf which deed Is recorded in Cook
county, in book No. 13,197, at page
545, as instrument 5,807,641.
"Your petitioner further represents
that Edna B. Fish paid nothing "for
sam real estate and said conveyance
was entirely without consideration
and prejudicial to youf petitioner's
Court is asked to declare the deed
from Brodsky to Stern a mortgage
and not an absolute conveyance.
' r o qJ-
NEW CRIME COMISH GOING
" AFTER POLICE METHODS
Chicago has a new crlhie commis
sion. It Is an outgrowth of the Mer
riam crime commission which raised
such a "stink by its exposition of rot
ten conditions sheltered by the police.
The new commission was appoint
ed by Chief Justice Harry Olson and
Judge Geo. Kersten under authority
of clt council. Aid. Merriam is a
The new commission is going right
after police and criminal court meth
ods. If it makes good its threat it is
not only going to clean the courts of
petty grafting and slipshod work, but
is going to demand constitutional
changes which will" give a better
It's taking Dumba a long time to
get his hat off the rack;