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GIRLS IN MARSHALL FIELD
AND PLEAS AT
The mystery of what happened
in the case of Marshall Field &
Co. against Hazel Krause and Es
telle Yaeger deepened today.
The store "arrested" the two
girls Nov. 2 of last yearconfis
catel $315 the girl hsad in their
stockings and ransacked their
flat at 4259 South State street.
Ben Hinckley, assistant super
intendent at Marshall Field &
Co., led the raid on the flat.. He
made Mrs. Mary Gordon, 51
years old, an invalid and the
aunt of Hazel Krause, get up out
of bed and give him the kimona
she was wearing.
The two young girls retained
Walter A. Lantz as their attor
ney. Charles Barrett, then assist
ant state's attorney, appeared for
the prosecution. . -
On behalf of the girls Lantz
brought suit against Hinckley
for the confiscation of the $315
taken from the girls' stockings in
a private office at the store hefore
During the course of the trial
the girls swore that Ben Hinckley
and "Detective" Ed McGuire of
the McGuire & White agency had
personally searched them in the
Then Attorney Lantz threw up
the girls' case and later refused to
give the real names of the girls to
a Day Book reporter.
The girls then retained Attor
ney Anthony J. Moran.
Ed McGuire went to Moran
and tried to get him to induce the
girts, to. glead guilty. Moran re-
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fused to betray his clients. Mc
Guire threatened Moran.
McGuire went to the girls
themselves and tried to get them
to plead guilty, premising that if
they did they would get off with
light fines, which would be paid
out of the confiscated money, and
that they would get whatever bal
ance of the money was left.
The trial of the girls was set
for last Monday before Judge
Scully, but was continued until
When Attorney oMran got to
Judge Scully's court, he found
another lawyer, one James G,
Laventhal, with the girls. Also
he found Charles Barrett, no
longer an assistant state's attor
ney, appearing for the prosecu
tion by special request of Mar
shall Field & Co.
The girls then told Moran that
they had decided to plead guilty,
as suggested jby McGuire, after
.Moran walked out of the court
room in disgust.
Laventhal explained to Judge
Scully that the girls were going
to plead guilty.
"How does that come about?"
asked the court. "It. seems very
strange to me that the defendants
in this case, about which there
has been so- much ' notoriety,
should suddenly decide to change
their plea, and at the very last
"Gh," said Laventhal, "there
have been a great many foolisli
stories circulated about the case