Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
AN INCIDENT THAT SHOWS UP CERTAIN METHODS
The methods of the big depart
ment stores and the detectives
thereof never were better illus
trated than by an incident that
occurred during the case of Mar
a shall Field & Co. against Hazel
Krause and Estelle Yaeger.
Immediately after their arrest
the girls acquired Walter A.
Lantz as their attorney and
charged that "Detective" Ed.
McGuire of the McGuire & White
agency and Ben Hinckley, of
Marshall Field & Co. had per
sonally searched them and taken
$315 from their stockings.
Soon after, Lantz, for some
mysterious and wholly unexplain
ed reason, dropped their case, and
refused all information about it
The girls then retained An
thony J. Moran as their attorney,
and it was in connection with
Moran that the incident in ques
Just after Moran took the ca.se,
Ed McGuire called on him, and
asketl to be shown into Moran's
private office. This is the con
versation that followed:
McGuire: "You're the new
attorney for Hazel Krause and
Estelle Yaeger, aren't you?"
fe Moran: "I am."
McGuire: "Well, look here,
you're going a bit too strong on
this Marshall Field stuff. The
girls are guilty, but they're mak
ing a lot of trouble for us. If
you can get them to plead guilty,
I'll see that they get off with a
Moran : "I am not in the habit
of betraying my clients."
McGuire: "Say, your brother-in-law
works for the McGuire
& White agency, you know."
Moran: "What of it?"
McGuire: "Well, don't you
think that you'd better ease up
on that case a little don't you
think you'd better get these girls
to plead guilty?"
Moran : "Just what do you
mean by that?"
McGuire: "You know what I
mean. I mean your brother-in-law
is liable to lose his job if you
Moran: "Wait a minute, will
Moran takes telephone. Calls
McGuire and White agency, and
asks to speak to his brother-in-law,
Emmett McGrath. Gets Mc
Grath on the phone.
Moran: "Say, Emmett, I wish
you would come down to my of
fice for a few minutes."
McGrath: "I'll be right there."
Moran (to McGuire): "I'm
afraid I'll have to ask you to wait
a little longer."
McGuire: "Oh, I'll wait." .
Moran begins looking through
some legal papers. McGuire fid
gets in his chair. McGrath
McGuire: "Hello, Emmett!"
Moran : "Emmett, you know
this fellow, don't you? He's the
brother of your boss, isn't he?"
Moran: "Well, he has just
told me that unless I betrav two