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Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1.
Testimony of Felix V. Bushick (third appearance), 1886 July 22.

Volume J, 181-182, 2 p.
Bushick, Felix V.

Direct examination by Mr. Grinnell. Testified on behalf of the Prosecution, People of the State of Illinois. People's Exhibit 14 (vol.J 182) introduced into evidence.

Created a map of the building at 107 Fifth Avenue where the offices of the Arbeiter-Zeitung and the Alarm were located. Testified on various topics (page numbers provide a partial guide): the Arbeiter-Zeitung (vol.J 181), People's Exhibit 14 (vol.J 182).

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a witness for the people, being recalled, was examined by Mr. Grinnell, and testified as follows:

Q What is this Map? (Exhibiting drawing to witness)

A It is a map of the building 107 Fifth Avenue.

Q What is the first floor? (Witness points out the first, second, third and fourth floors on the map.) This is the saloon floor?

A Yes, sir.

Q Beginning with the second floor, how is it divided into partitions?

A This is the front room (indicating); here you come from the street, you go upstairs, come right here to this door into the front room. This is the stairway here, up to the third, land here. Go round there, in here. There is the door.

Q That is on the corner?

A The corner. Here are marks where partitions have been.

Q There is no partition there?

A Not yet, but there are marks on the plaster, and on the floor where the partition has been.

A JUROR: Is that east front or west front?

A Fronting west there.

MR. GRINNELL: Where is it on Fifth Avenue, on the street? About where is it?

A About due west.

Q South of?

A South of Washington Street.

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Q Opposite of what building? Near what building? Do you know where the Herald office is, or the Mail office?

A Across the street.

Q Opposite?

A Opposite.

THE COURT: I think the witness when he was asked if there are partitions there said Not yet.

THE WITNESS: Not yet. There are marks there.

THE COURT: You mean, I guess, as we, to whom the English is the native tongue would say, not now.

A Not now. Excuse me.

MR. GRINNELL: Well, what are the partitions? What are the shape of the rooms, the second floor of the building?

A That is the second.

Q And that is the third? (indicating)

A That is the third floor, and that is the fourth.

Q That is the passage?

A The passage of one room.

Mr. BLACK: That space is the compositor's room.

Mr. GRINNELL: He don't know that, but that is the fact.

Q This is a scale drawing?

A Scale drawing. A quarter of an inch to one foot.

Q This is in the city of Chicago?

A The city of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois.

(Same introduced in evidence and marked "People's Exhibit 14" in Vol. of Exhibits hereto annexed.)

Court adjourned to meet 10 A. M. tomorrow, July 23, 1886.

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