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GUN PLAY AT FIELD'S STORE
PUTS CUSTOMERS IN UPROAR
Hundreds of exclusive customers
of Marshall Field's State street store
were thrown into a panic yesterday
when two officers fired a dofcen shots
as they ran across the main floor
after a fugitive. Several women are
said to have fainted.
Edward Marquette had been ar
rested in the Windsor-Clifton hotel
as a shoplifter. As Detective Serg't
Wm. P. Gorman, who does all his
work in State street stores, brought
him to State and Raldolphsts., the
prisoner turned, struck Gorman and
fled into the crowded store.
After him with drawn revolver ran
Gorman. He was joined by Traffic
Policeman James Costello, who also
had his gun out Marquette slipped
quickly through the crowd of women
shoppers and seemed in a fair way
to escape when the detective and po
liceman started shooting.
Whether the policemen shot to
scare the women out of their way,
to hit Marquette or to frighten him
into stopping, is a question. Buf they
succeeded only in frightening the
ladies and hundreds of them were
The revolving door was Mar
quette's nemesis. Shoppers in this
door had stopped on hearing the
shots from the other end of the store.
When they saw the fugitive running
toward them followed by two police
men with blazing guns, they were too
frightened to escape.
The suspect plunged into the
"crowd of scared women and managed
to push the door around, but when
he reached the street the two police
men were right on his heels with
their revolvers blazing again.
Across into the Masonic Temple
the chase led until Marquette was
cornered in a doorway. Here the re
sistance was beaten out of him and
he was pulled over to the detective
1 on State street and joined the crowds
there; Many of them screamed that
there was a riot going on in the store
and that at least one had been shot
The report spread along State
street like wildfire. Police for sev
eral blocks around sped to the build
ing and Central Detail police station
The excited callers told the police
station there was a bloody riot on at
the store. A wagonload of police was
hustled over to State street "in a
Before the squad got there, how
ever, Serg't -Gorman had departed
with his prisoner, so the cops just
chased the crowd around a little,
scattered the excited shoppers and
went back to their posts.
POETIC WIRE BRIEFS AS J.
MANEE MIGHT WRITE
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mrs. Vincent
Astor grabbed a bucket at a fire, and
fought and fought to 'quench the.
blaze in very scant attire.
New Yorlc Louis Epstein, a seller
of butter and eggs, learned his house
had been ransacked by three or four
yeggs. But Ep shouldn't tholler.
With this note, "For expenses," they
left him a dollar.
New York. Just to bust the wed
ding trustthe five buck marriage fee
has been cut Vlown in this old town
to nothing more than three. At city
hall, for one and all, that's what the
price will be.
BATTERY MEN PUNISHED
Nine men of Battery D, First Field
artillery, were locked in tlje guard
tent all day yesterday for being ab
sent from Fort Sheridan camp at
CoL Chas. M. Allen scouted the
story that 66 men were punished for
I - "Mrs. Helen A. Morean." arrested
While the chase was going on hun- I on charge of stealing $250 fur, pa
dreds of frightened women ran out 1 roled for one yeas.