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THIS ISN'T AN ADVERTISING HANDBILL,- ITS.
GOT NOTHING BUT REAL NEWS IN IT
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2JJO.73 Chicago, Monday, Dec. 23, 1912 ' ONE CENT
FREIGHT ELEVATOR IN SEIGEL, COOPER & CO.'S
STORE FALLS MANY CUSTOMERS HURT
Six Ambulancs Carry a Dozen People Away, According
to Witnesses Store Officials Refuse Details
r Baby Said to Have Been Born in Crash
Two people are believed to
have been killed and ten injured
when a freight elevator fell jn the
departmerit'store of .Siegel, Coop
er & Co., State and Van Btiren
'""streets, late Saturday afternoon.
- Twelve bodies were carried
put' the rear of the store. Two of
"them were covered with sheets.
..Six ambulances were standing in
the alley. The stretchers were,
loaded into them.
4 " A woman who was pregnant,
is. said to have given birth to a
baby during the confusion fol
lowing tne, crash. -She was a pas
senger on the elevator.
man with two' children, aged
8 and 3, were among the injured.
l Employes of the store. have
been instructed not to talk otihd
'accident, Shd officials of the com-!
pany are making every 'effort to'
conceal the facts.
No report 6f the accident Was
roade to the Clark Street Police
Station, a block away. The Cen
tral Detail did not know of the
The elevator 'is,, believed to
have fallen eight floors. It was
f6rmerly used for freight carry
ing, but during the Christmas
rush was being operated to carry
passengers to the toy section.
Forty people are said to have
been on it when it fell.
The only person whom officials
at Siegel-Cooper's will admit was
injured' seriously enough to be
taken to a hospital was a Ms.
Zimerihgblat, 6031 Cottage
Grove avenue, a customer. She
w.as taken to the Michael Reese
Hospjtal by the ambulance from
ment, 31st and State streets.
.There is av law in Chicago
against carrying "customers in
freight elevators. ,
J. H., B&sch, general manager
of the department store, declared
today there were only four peoplr