Vol. 1, sec. 1 (pp. 1 -80) Nov. 20 – Dec. 6, 1911. Opening statement by Mr. Bostwick for the People (prosecution), outlining theory of the case. Witness James Wiskeman, civil engineer, gives long description of physical layout of the factory building
Vol. 1, section 1 (pp. 1-80) People’s Witnesses
Day 1: November 20, 1911; after brief discussion of rules, adjourned to December 4.
Witness called: ANTON J. GERICK, a talesman
December 4, 5, 6: examination of talesman, empaneling of jury (no details), motion for dismissal of each count; motion denied; opening of case by People, asst to D.A. Mr. Bostwick (p. 4), describing physical layout of building, events he plans to prove.
CHARLES B. MILLER, representative of owner of the building (People’s witness, p. 16)
DANIEL G. TERRY, custodian in clerk’s office (People’s witness)
JAMES P. WHISKEMAN, civil engineer (People’s witness, p. 23); long description of physical layout as represented by diagram, especially stairways and doors
OTTO H. SCHULTZE, coroner’s physician, (People’s witness, p. 65) performed autopsy on Margaret Schwartz, confirms cause of death asphyxiation
HAROLD L. COE, photographer (People’s witness, p. 66)
GEORGE FIST, photographer (People’s witness, p. 73); discussion of lighting conditions in factory building, accuracy of layout on diagram