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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1913, Image 1

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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TO
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,N0.82 Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 4, 1913 ONE CENT
THE STRANGE HAPPENINGS IN THE PRIVATE
OFFICE OF MARSHALL FIELD & CO
How Were Six Documents, Authorizing Outlawry,
Secured From Two Young Girls By Ben
Hinckley and Mike McGuire.
If two girls are accused of de
frauding a big department store,
And are taken to a private of
fice in that department store and
put through a third degree with
out authority of law,
And if at the end of the third
degree the big department store
is able to produce the following
three documents signed by each
of the girls :
One "order" delivering money
to the department store,
One authority to the depart
ment store to ransack the girls'
home,
And one "confession,"
Wouldn't it suggest that some
thing mighty funny had' happen
ed in that private office of the big
department store?
The big department store in
volved in the case is that "great
est of Chicago institutions," Mar
shall Field & Co.
The two girls are Hazel
Krause, 22 years old, and Estelle
Yaeger, 21 years old.
The private office in which the
documents were obtained was
that of Michael J. Ford, superin
tendent of Marshall Field & Co.
The other occupants of that of
fice af the time the documents
were obtained were Ren C. Hinck
lev, assistant superintendent of
Marshall .Field & Co.. and Mikt
McGuire, private "detective."
Just what happened in that
room is pretty much of a mystery.
Rut this much is certain.
Hazel Krause was a sales
woman for Marshall Field & Co.
Estelle Yaeger was her friend.
Estelle Yaeger went into the
store one day to return a couple
of waists. '
The saleswoman noticed some
thing wrong with the return
check and called it to the atten
tion of Hinckley.
Hinckley ordered Miss Yaeger

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