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mission" to search the flat signed
by Hazel Krause.
Hazel Krause says she signed
this "permission" under misrep
resentation. She says she under
stood it merely was an order for
Hinckley to look through her
locker at the store.
It does not matter whether this
part be true or not.
All the "permissions" in the
w.orld signed by Hazel Krause
did not give Hinckley the right
to search Mrs. Gordon's flat.
And all "the permissions" in the
world signed by anyone whatso
ever could not give Hinckley the
right to make a sick. woman get
up out of bed and give him the
kimona she was wearing.
The case of Marshall Field &
Co. against Hazel Krause and Es
teile Yaeger, in which the two
girls are charged with larceny,
was called this forenoon in Judge
Hinckley was there. So was
Ed McGuire, that delightful com
bination of city copper and pri
vate "detective." Hazel Krause
was there. But owing to a mis
apprehension, Estelle Yaeger was
not, and the case was continued
It had been planned to ask for
a continuance. The Yaeger girl
knew this, and thought her ap
pearance was not necessary.
Besides the ransacking of the
flat, Hinckley, with the kind as
sistance of Ed McGuire, private
detective and city cop, search
ed the girls.
The girls say that McGuire did
most of the personal . searching J
and that he took $315 from their
stockings. McGuire denies this
with heavy dignity and says he
took the money from the girls'
Three hundred dollars of the
$315 was taken from Hazel
Krause. Hazel Krause had been
at work in the store when she was
called up to Superintendent
Ford's private office.
McGuire has not yet explained
how Miss Krause happened to be
carrying a handbag around with
her while she worked, nor what
thexdiligent floorwalkers of Mar
shall Field & Co. were doing al
lowing a girl employe to carry' a
handbag around with her while
she waited on customers, or as
Since the searching of the girls
and the ransacking of the flat,
Marshall Field & Co. or their
agents, have made strenuous ef
forts to have the affair dropped.
Hinckley, on behalf of the store
he says, has kept the $315 taken
from the girls.
The girls charged Hinckley
with the larceny of this money.
Possibly this was more than
the big department store or
Hinckley thought any mere girls
would dare to do.
In any case, it was not long af
ter the bringing of these actions
before the store expressed its de
sire to settle.
Strangely, the store apparently
first expressed this desire through
the girls attorney, who then was
Walter A. Lantz.
Lantz went to the girls and
proposed that they plead guilty