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rangement in freight elevator No.
25 in the basement of the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. store, an ar rangement which left a space of two feet between the edge of the elevator platform and the shaft wall, and which provided a guard only of chains, the highest about four feet from the elevator floor, for the elfcvator. "I don't know anything about that," he said. "You'll need to see Chief Inspector Frank Gay nor about that." The Day Book went to Gaynor. "Can you tell us what the law is in regard to spaces between freight elevators and elevator shaftings on the entrance side?" Gaynor was asked. "Why certainly," said Gay nor. "We don't allow more than an inch or an inch and a half of space between the exit edge of an elevator platform and the floor." "Did you ever hear that there were any elevators in Chicago where there was a greater spce say a space of two feet ?" Gay nor was asked. "No," he said, "I do not know of any such condition in. the city." Gaynor was asked to look up his records and see when freight elevator No. 25, Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., last was inspected. He did so, and returned- with the information. "No. 25last was inspected No vember 15, 1912. It was in good condition then. I am rather sur prised to find, however, that my reports do not show that No. 25 is a tunnel elevator." "And there wa,s nothing in your reports about a two-ioot space between the elevator exit and the shafting?" Gaynor was asked. ''Not a word," he said, and beamed quite cordially on the re porter. "Is there anything in the re port about the kind of guard pro vided on No. 25, the front en trance of No. 25?" "Not a word." "Would it-surprise you to learn that at the time Luseh was killed the only guard on the front of No. 25 was a chain one, which did not reach higher than four feet above the floor?" "It certainly would," said the chief inspector, gravely," be cause, you see, that would be a violation of the law. The chains ought to have run six feet high." "The testimony both of Car son, Pirie, Scott & Co.'s en gineer and of the policeman call ed in (about two hours after the accident) was that the chains on No. 25 were only about 4 feet high," Gaynor was told. Gaynor found no answer to this. The Day Book reporter asked if he could get the exact substance of the inspectors' re port of Nov. 15, 1912. "Sure you can," said Gaynor. "The report reads just like this: 'Freight elevator No. 25 Pro tection against accidents O. K.' ' "Who signed that report?" "Twp inspectors," he answered. "Their names are Ross and Mur ray." And there you have the extent to which the people of Chicago