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SHALL -BESSIE WAKEFIELD HANG? NIXOLA
GREELEY-SMITH SAYS "LET NO WOMAN HANG"
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, ggggljB&v. Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Illsp Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 51 Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1913 ONE CENT
VERA PROSSER SAYS SHE WAS THERE,
BUT ANOTHER WOMAN SHOT FIELD
She Was Acting on Advice of Her Lawyer 'When She
Denied Her Original Confession Why the Mys
terious Shooting of Marshall Field, Jr.,
Will Probably Never Be Sblved.
Ordinarily when murder has been commit,tedthere is a great hue and
cryTintil the murderer fs hunted down and punished.
If one of Chicago's millionaires were murdered In his own home, or
at his place of business, or anywhere he might prbperly be, no effort would
be spared to capture the murderer.
If need be he would be 'hunted to the ends of the earth, regardless of
In the case of Marshall Field, Jr., if it be trufe that he was killed in the
Everleigh Club, there are few reasons why anybody wants the murderer
hunted down and many reasons why everybody infmediately concerned is
entirelywilling that the crime, if there was a crime, go unpunished.
Even if Vera Prosser told the truth in her confession to the police of
Los Angeles, it would probably be difficult to cohvict her, because of the
circumstances surrounding- the shooting, and especially because of where
A sensational trial wouldn't dp anybody any good, even if it mad6 racy
reading. And it would be unpleasant for friends and relatives of the Field
family, who, naturally, want no publicity of the details of such an affair.
Naturally, too, the newspapers are not hungry for the details of this