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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1913, Image 4

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j.-pers are slaves to their advertisers,
and how an adless newspaper alone
can be free.
she disappeared, completely. I heard
a lot of Tumors concerning her. These
rumors had her all over the world."
MRS. SCOTT PROSSER KNOWN
AS "VERA, THE FRENCH GIRL"
Ver Scott Prosser, who confessed
and later denied she killed Marshall
Field, Jr.,, was an inmate of-the Ever
leigh Club about the time of the Field
shooting, according to several of the
old-timers in the redlight district.
In those days she was known as
"Vera, the French girl." Mrs. Scott
Prosser says she is French, her real
name being eVra Le Gardineer.
When Field was shot under such
mysterious circumstances 8 years
ago, eVra's name was intimately con
nected with his death. A French
waiter met her ltwo days afterward
and she showed him a large amount
and explained she was going West.
The next day she left for Kansas
City. Mrs. Prosser's second husband,
Leroy Scott, is from Kansas City.
Vera, the French girl, was well
known in the old days. She seemed
to possess a veritable genius for en
tangling the gilded youth who insist
ed on sewing his wild oats on "The
Line." Nope of the other girls were
more artful than she.
She is described by those who
knew her as impulsive, neurotic, hot
tempered, jealous, winsome, coquet
tish and fanciful. Mrs. Prosser is de
scribed by the people of Cincinnati,
where she lived with Reese Prosser,
as possessing all these character
istics. "Vera was a wonder at getting the
money when she wanted to be," said
a man who knew her, "but she was
a little devil when she had been
drinking. The Everleigh sisters used
to have to threaten to throw her out.
But she didn't seem to care. She'd
go right on fighting. And they
wouldn't throw her out because she
had too many suckers come there
to buy wine. After the Field affair J
IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS
v AGAINST MAYOR SHANK
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2$. Be
cause of his sympathy for employes
in the recent street car strike, im
peachment proceedings will be start
ed against Mayor Samuel Lewis
Shank by thfc Chamber of Commerce
for violation of his oath of office and
non-performance of duty, in the
event that a strike of union team
sters is declared.
Shank, who became famous for his
potato Sales and his attacks on the
high cost of living, refused to force
unwilling policemen to guard cars
run by strikebreakers during the re
cent trouble. His term regularly ends
January 6, and he has stated that
he will resign as he is "sick of the
office."",
Harry Wallace, city controller, who
will succeed Shank if he resigns, has
promised the organized business men
to follow their every suggestion for
the handling of a general teamsters'
strike in case one is called.
The employers are strongly organ
ized to fight such a strike and it will
probably be a finish fight between
capital and labor.
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SAYS PRICES WERE DOUBLED -
WHERE BELL HAD MONOPOLY
Charles Randall, attorney for the
Tri-State Telephone Company of St.
Paul and Minneapolis, testified, at
yesterday's session of the govern
ment hearing in the prosecution of
the American Telegraph and Tele
phone Company that in the state of
Minnesota wherever the Bell inter
ests had a .monopoly of the field
prices were double those in other
communities where competition ex
isted. He denied the organization of in
dependent companies to fight the al- ,
leged "trust."

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