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'door," he said. MI saw -her take
hold with her left hand and pull
it open. She was going to walk
in. The elevator went up. The
"woman screamed and went down
the shaft. A lady taking a drink
of water near by hollered out
loud, and fainted."
Meyers was asked if he saw
Morgan get on the car. He said
he did not, and that he did not
notice if the car stopped at the
"If an elevator gate is locked
can it be opened from the out
side?" asked Kennedy.
"No," said Meyers. "We often
-rattle them when we're in a hur
ry, but we can't get them open."
Throughout all the testimony,
ITortOriTthe colored boy, sat with
a puzzled, half-frightened look on
face. On the advice of his
lawyer he did not testify.
He was the goat. He was the
central figure in all the testimony
of the Hillman employes.
If anything was wrong, it was
not the lack of signs, not the lack
of printed rules for employes, not
the organization of the elevator
service. It could only be Borton
or the woman who was killed.
None of the Hillman employes
not even Manager Hitt had
ever seen elevator gates left open
by operators at any other time.
Only Mrs. Murphy saw anything
None of the Hillman employes
khad ever heard of an operator be
ing reprimanded or discharged
for leaving a gate open. The serv
ice had .always been perfect.'
There never had been a fatal mis
take in the elevator service until
Borton made his mistake Mon
day. It was all the fault of Bor
ton, and not of the Hillman store.
Such was the implication of all
the testimony of the Hillman em
ployes. And then there was the further
implication supplied by Miss
Hartman, who looks like a Belas
co actress, and who cried out:
"It looked to me like she want
ed to kill herself."
SAYS ROCKEFELLER IS
ABLE TO TESTIFY
Washington, Jan. 15. Wil
liam Rockefeller, Standard Oil
magnate and stock manipulator,
is well enough to testify before
the house committee investigat
ing the money trust.
This was the opinion of Dr.
Richardson, the committee throat
specialist, who examined the mil
lionaire at Miami, Fla., Sunday.
Rockefeller is physically able
to stand an examination lasting
two hours. His throat is weak,
but he can be heard twenty feet
away. An examination in writ
ing is impossible, as Rockefeller
is a victim of shaking palsy.
It has not yet been decided by
the committee whether to call
Rockefeller as a witness.
Gus If you don't give it to me
at once I'll kiss you.
Madge And if I do give it to
you will you let me alone ?
Madge Well, you can't have