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VOL.2,NO,87 Chicago, Friday, Jan. 10, 1913 ONE CENT
ASST. SUPERINTENDENT OF MARSHALL FIELD
FORCES SICK WOMAN TO DISROBE
Ben Hinckley, a Nice Lookng Little Man, But Real
Brutal When Leading His Raiders on Women.
Ben C. Hinckley, assistant su
perintendent of Marshall Field &
Co., is a sleek, well-dressed, black
mustached little man.
Yet Hinckley himself led the
raiders who ransacked the rooms
of Hazel Krause and Estelle Yae
ger", the two girls whom Hinckley
has accused of larceny:
Those rooms are at 4259 South
State street in a flat leased by an
aunt of Hazel Krause named Mrs.
Mrs. Gordon is 51 years old.
She was in bed at the flat when
Hmckley and his raiders arrived.
Just one week before she had
released from St. Bernard s
hospital, where she had under
gone an operation. She was still
Hinckley ordered her to get up
out of bed. The sick woman pro
tested and told him her condition.
Hinckley's only answer was an
other order to get up. -,
Mrs. Gordon, fearing Hinck
ley's display of authority, then
did get up. She was wearing a
"Take that kimona off," said
The old woman did so. Hinck
ley took the kimona and flung it
with a pile of other clothing he
had gathered in the raid. Mrs.
Gordon crawled back to bed.
Hinckley then went on with
the ransacking of the flat. Be
fore he was finished, he had gath
ered in almost e very article of
clothing in the flat.
He took all of it away with him.
Marshal Field & Co.'s own esti
mate of the value of the goods
taken from Mrs. Gordon's flat by
Hinckley raiders is $300.
Marshall Field & Co.'s estimate
is not likely to be excessively
high. The store is still keeping
this confiscated property.
Hinckley's raid was as entirely
without warrant of law as a Ku
Klux clan one.
His only authority to enter the
flat of Mrs, Gordon was a "per-
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