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store Christmas eve said of his
"The man is suffering from a
basal fracture of the skull caused
by a fall. We can't tell about
these cases, but I think he may
"Does that mean that your pa
tient may die?'' asked the re
The man who was hurt in the
elevator accident is being treated
by Dr. Tischhart, of the firm of
Tischhart & Hayman, 140 South
The Day Book was unable to
find Dr. Tishhart, but Tishhart's
partner, Dr. L. B. Hayman, said
of the case:
"Dr. Tishhart has personal
charge of the case. I saw the
mi right after the accident.
He'll get well all right. Dr. Tisch
hart told me that his leg is in a
ca6t, and that he is doing well."
Wrth these added facts, The
Day Book reporter went back to
"Do Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.
make it a policy to suppress in
formation about industrial acci
dents occurring in their store?"
the reporter asked.
"We don't have any accidents;
we haven't had any in a long
while. I don't know how long
it's been since we had an accident
here," saidV Cronin.
"You mean no one was hurt by
an elevator here January 2 ?"
"What makes you believe there
was? How many times will I
have to-tell you again that there
"Wasn't a man taken from
here in an ambulance the first t
week in the year, taken from here
to the Wesley hospital, where he
"That's all nonsense. We have
one of our workers out at the hos- t
pital. We're just taking care of
htm. He's only sick."
"We have information that j
his leg is in a cast."
"That's all nonsense. Who .
told you that?"
"People who have seen him
(Business of short, repressed
amusement, as though to say: .
"Great men always have their
petty vexations the righteous
always are pestered by the wick
ed.") "We have a perfect elevator
service," Cronin began again.
"Nothing ever goes wrong with ,
our elevators. There isn't a bet
ter elevator service in the city."
Phone rings. Cronin takes re
ceiver. Listens, then says:
"That's all nonsense. She
knows it isn't true. Wchave the
proof, and she admitted it."
Cronin hangs up receiver. Day
Book reporter makes another at
tempt to get a little truth.
"You understand, Mr. Cronin,"
the reporter said, "that there are
various ways of getting this in
formation. Industrial accidents
are open to public inquiry, you
know. The operation of eleva
tors and the conditions of safety
and comfort obtaining in a mer
chandising establishment, espe-
bas not been any accident here?" J-ciaHy a big department store, are