Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 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
world, Mrs. Vera Prosser, under arrest at Los Angelest
California, confessed to the chief of police there that she
shot Marshall Field, Jr., in the Everleigh Club with his
own revolver and was given $25,000 by Marshall Field,
the father, to keep quiet and leave the country.
The confession was made Saturday night, Nov. 22, a
1913, on the anniversary of the shooting.
The story of Vera Prosser, who Was known in the
Everleigh Club as Jera Leroy, was sent out all over the
country Saturday night from Los Angeles by both the
United Press and the Associated Press. But not a word
of it was printed in any of the Chicago Sunday news
papers. Nor did any of them publish the story today.
The Marshall Field store is one of the largest adver
tisers in Chicago.
A United Press dispatch from Los Angeles to The
Day Book today says that the police there have wired
the Chicago police the details of the woman's confession,
but that no reply has been received from the Chicago
Vera Prosser tcld the Los Angeles police that she
met Marshall Field, Jr., at the Annex Hotel, now known '
as the Congress Hotel, and that from there they went to
the Everleigh Club, where they quarreled and she shot
him with his own revolver.
She told Chief of Police Sebastian that her parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Lecore Tardiner of Chicago, but no
such names appear in the city directory. She said she did
not fear prosecution because the coroner's jury in Chi
cago returned a verdict of accidental death.
The following complete story of the woman's con-
fession appeared in the Cincinnati Sunday Enquirer of
in the city jail on a charge of extort
ing money from prominent Los An
geles and Pasadena business men,
then made an even more Sensational
confession when she declared that
she had murdered Marshall Field, Jr.,
in the Everleigh Club, a notorious re
sort in Chicago.
Special Dispatch to the Enquirer.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 22. After
confessing that she was the woman
who shot and killed Reese Prosser,
son of an Ohio millionaire coal man,
on a train in Montana while going
from Seattle to the East, Mrs. Vera
Scott, the "woman of mystery," now
ai.ftt i3tt.-t- 'ujImI