Vol. 3, sec. 7 (pp. 1803-1901). Testimony by workers; and by Isaac Harris, co-defendant/owner, who describes earlier fires, petty thefts by workers, inspection of pocket-books, layout of premises

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1911
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triangle fire; cohen; lipschitz; teschner; harris; machine operator; time keeper; salesman; telautography; sister; sleeve maker; oranstein; puser; carpenter; bernstein; owner; employee
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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 itDINAH 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 openEMILE 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 doorEVA HARRIS, Harris’s sister (defendants’ witness, p 1821), worked at machine, described what happened day of the fireSAM ORANSTEIN, sleeve maker (defendants’ witness, p 1824), assisted by interpreter, says he saw people coming in and out of the Washington Place doorDAVE PUSER, carpenter (defendants’ witness, p 1827), assisted by interpreter, describes partition he builtABRAHAM BERNSTEIN, machine operator (defendants’ witness, p 1839), assisted by interpreter, testifies about the Washington Place door; questioned about previous testimonyISAAC HARRIS, one of the defendants, testifies on his own behalf, p. 1846, describes hours he kept, how he spent his timeABRAHAM BERNSTEIN resumes stand, p. 1848, asked to identify interpreter of his testimony at District Attorney’s office, Joseph PellISAAC 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