Publication Date

December 1911


Vol. 3, sec. 7 (pp. 1803-1901)

ROSE COHEN, machine operator (defendants’ witness, p 1803), through interpreter, describes going through the Washington Place door, seeing others go through it

DINAH LIPSCHITZ, time keeper, operated telautograph (intercom/telephone device) (defendants’ witness, p 1805), still employed by firm, related to Harris & Blanck; says door was never locked; questioned about previous testimony about whether the door was kept open

EMILE W. TESCHNER, salesman employed by Harris & Blanck (defendants’ witness, p 1816), says he never had to use a key to get in or out of the Washington Place stairway door

EVA HARRIS, Harris’s sister (defendants’ witness, p 1821), worked at machine, described what happened day of the fire

SAM ORANSTEIN, sleeve maker (defendants’ witness, p 1824), assisted by interpreter, says he saw people coming in and out of the Washington Place door

DAVE PUSER, carpenter (defendants’ witness, p 1827), assisted by interpreter, describes partition he built

ABRAHAM BERNSTEIN, machine operator (defendants’ witness, p 1839), assisted by interpreter, testifies about the Washington Place door; questioned about previous testimony

ISAAC HARRIS, one of the defendants, testifies on his own behalf, p. 1846, describes hours he kept, how he spent his time

ABRAHAM BERNSTEIN resumes stand, p. 1848, asked to identify interpreter of his testimony at District Attorney’s office, Joseph Pell

ISAAC HARRIS resumes stand, p. 1849, describes how he went from floor to floor, testifies that he never carried a key, describes actions on the day of the fire; questioned about earlier fires in the building, less than $25 worth of thefts by employees, reason for inspecting pocket books; questioned about age of operators; describes physical layout, location of bins of cuttings