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was taken from her in the private
office by Mike McGuire, after the
private detective had subjected
her to the indignity of searching.
When the case was called-in
Torrison's court McGuire was
put on the stand.
In his own defense McGuire in
troduced six very peculiar docu
ments. Three of the documents were
exactly alike, except in that the
one three were signed by Hazel
Krause and the other three by
The first of the two sets of doc
uments gave Marshall Field &
Co. an order to search the girls'
The second acknowledged the
delivery to Marshall Field & Co.
by the girls of $320 $15 by Miss
Yaeger'and $305 by Miss Krause.
The third was what purported
to be a "voluntary" confession.
The girls readily acknowledged
their signatures to these docu
ments in court.
But when the documents were
read over to them they looked at
each other blankly for a moment ;
then chorused together that they
had never signed any such docu
ments as these.
The state's attorney's office
called the attention of Judge Tor
rison to the peculiar nature of
these documents, which gave
Marshall Ffeld & Co. a "right" to
break the law.
Nevertheless, Judge Torrison
dismissed the charge- against
Then another peculiar thing
happened, Walter A. Lantz
dropped the girls' case.
When asked why he had done
this Lantz shrugged his shoul
ders. "Oh, they're guilty," he said.
It may be the girls are guilty of
some petty appropriation of Mar
shall Field & Co.'s stock.
Still, that hardly gives Mar
shall Field & Co. the right to have
them searched by a private detec
Nor does it give Marshall Field
& Co. the right to search theic
Of course, it may be that Mar
shall Field & Co. think they have
the right to search the persons
and flats of people they suspect.
It may be but if Marshall
Field & Co. do think so, why did
they go to the trouble of getting
the two girls to sign documents
"authorizing" them to do so?
And why should an attorney
handling the girls' cases so sud
denly drop them just because he
had become imbued with the idea
that they were guilty?
The cases against the girls are
not over yet. They will come up
before Judge Scully next Friday,
Meantime, the two girls have
left the city after taking the
precaution of retaining another
attorney, namely, Anthony J.
The girls will return for trial.
They have no intention of avoid
ing it. The trial ought to be" right
interesting before it is through.
And possibly a whole lot of
light will be thrown on the meth
ods of that great institution, Mar
shall Field & Co,