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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 25, 1913, Image 4

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that I couldn't stand. The next thing
I knew I was going away in a cab
alone. Field was in another cab. He
went to his home, and J went to a
small family hotel on the North Side.
Thev next day, Marshall Field, the
father, came to me. He told me to
get out of the city, to go to New York,
and he gave me $10,000 to use. I did
not leave for several days. Each day
I went to another hotel at the request
of the Field representative.
"Then I went to New York. I stay
ed there until more money could
come from the Field agent, and then
I went West, against the wishes of
the Field family. I wanted to see a
man in Portland, and then go to the
Orient. They insisted that I go
abroad.
"I got about $20,000 out of the
Fields for leaving the country. Then
I went to the Orient. In Shanghai I
met a gay crowd. Among them was
v ount George Padowski, who had
much money. I promised to marry
L and he gave me a beautiful set
of pearls and other jewels. I left when
I got tired of the country.
"I came back quietly and went to
Cleveland, where Reese Prosser, my
husband, who kne wnothing about
the Field affair, was glad to get me
back. In 1910 I met Leroy Scott, fell
in love with him, and told my hus
band that we must get a divorce.
"I got one against his wishes. That
was in Seattle. He followed me When
I was going to meet Scott, and I had
to shoot him on the train in Montana.
I had the trial in Libby, Mont., and
was acquitted. Then I married" Mr.
Scott in Kansas City."
NO PROBE OF VERA SCOTT
Los Angeles, Nov. 25. There will
be no investigation heer of the asser
tion of Mrs. eVera Scott that she shot
Marshall Field, Jr., in a Chicago re
sort seevral years ago. Because the
Chicago police ignored her story, the
local authorities announced today
that they would drop the inquiry.
They will prosecute her, however, on
charge of vagrancy.
WHAT THEY SAY IN THE LEVEE
Out in the South Side underworld
the remaining characters of the old
days when the Everleigh sisters were
the leading characters in the red
light drama tell a strange story of the
shooting.
They were gathered on the street
corners, in the saloons and in the
cafes last night talking amongst
themselves of the confession of Vera'
Leroy and the publication of the
story after eight years' silence.
Their story differs slightly 4n detail
from Vera Lroy's own story. In hers
she claims she mte Field at the Con
gress Hptel or Annex and later ac
companied him to the Everleigh Club.
The habitues of the badlands, who
are familiar with the workings the
"club," however, say that "Vera" was
an inmate of the resort.
The ysay Field was shot by the
woman after a quarrel. After the
shooting a doctor was called and ex
amined the wounded millionaire. He
said the danger was imminent The
Everleigh sisters remained cool. They
had ah the girls go into their rooms.
Then "Dave, the cabby," a well
known figure in the redlight district,
was called. He was ordered to drive
up to the back door of the resort.
Dave's cab bore Field to his home at
1919 Prairie av. "Dave" was the one
cabman on the "line," whom the
Everleighs had confidence in. They
knew he could keep still. Shortly aft
er this affair "Dave" tossed away the
harness and bought a big farm in
Michigan.
Everything worked smothly that
night. Only once did anything threat
en the workings of the scheme. And
that was when someone called a po
lice ambulance. But when the ambu
lance arrived at 22nd and Dearborn
streets nothing was found. The am
bulance doctor reported back to the
police operator ''no service."
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