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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 24, 1913, Image 3

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Sitting in a big chair at Central
Station, Mrs. Scott calmly told of the
remarkable events concerning the
shooting of Field.
She declares that she had been in
troduced to Field at the Auditorium
Annex by Henry Ehret, a New York
millionaire.
Went to Everleigh Club.
"Two days after I met Field at the
Annex," said Mrs. Scott, "he asked
me to go to a party with him. I de
murred for a time, as I was already
married to Prosser. However, he
kept on insisting, and I finally con
sented to accompany him. We went
to the Everleigh Club, where there
was a large party of people.
"I went under the name of Vera
LeRoy. For a time we sat around
drinking and talking and then Field
asked me to go to a room.
"When we reached the room he
commenced to annoy me and I began
to fight him, as 1 was not used to
that kind of treatment.
'Hate drove me mad.
"Suddenly, in the tussle, I fell
against his clothes and, finding a re
volver in a pocket, I grabbed it out
and shot him.
"Just as I shot, Emma Everleigh
entered the room and was a witness
of the affair.
"Ran From the Place."
"I ran from the place, and after
what seemed ages gdt to my room.
All night I lay on my bed .or walked
the floor, expecting every moment
that I should be arrested. -
"Morning came at last, and at
dawn I slept for a few moments, but
awoke in a cold sweat."
All during the recital Mrs. Scott
talked calmly and wjth no trace of
nervousness whatever. She spoke as
if she was telling a story of some one
else's crime and not her own.
"Early the next morning," she con
tinued, "Marshall Field, the father,
came to me and offered $25,000 if I
would leave the country, and told me
that I would never be arrested if I
forgot what happened the night be
fore. This I consented to do, and a
few days later I left for the Orient by
the way of San Francisco.
Traveled in Orient.
"I traveled in China, Japan and
other Eastern countries for four or
five months, and then returned to
this country and went back to Pros
ser." ' Mrs. Scott is serving a six-months'
sentence charged with extorting $60,
000 from local millionaires. She was
arrested Friday in her beautiful bun
galow in this city.
Mrs. Scott denies that she ever ex
torted a penny, but admits receiving
at least $60,000 from her many ad
mirers. "It was necessary to extort money
from them, they were so easy," she
declared today.
"The average nran with money,
whether he is married or not, loses
his head if a good-looking woman
pays any attention to him. Just
make love to him and he will pile
money and diamonds upon you.
Passed Up the Working Man.
"But let me tell you one thing right
now. I never took a penny in my life
from a working man. I always looked
into the life of the man who wanted
to pay me attention.
"If I found that a man working on
a salary was inclined to be foolish I
,gave him good, sound advice, and
sent him about his business.
"But the rich man. If I had not ac
cepted their money some other wo
man would have taken it, so why
should I pass up a life of ease and
comfort?"
She then spoke of the murder of
Prosser.
"I was divorced from Reese Pros
ser in Seattle, early in 1910, but was
separated from him at the time I
killed Field. A short time later Pros
ser wanted me to marry him again.
He said he was crazy about me.
Says Prosser Attacked Her.
"I then had met Lloyd Scott and
promised to marry him. I was on
my way to Chicago to see Mr. Scott
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