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when the shooting took place. Pros
ser attacked me on the train. He
was choking me when I drew my re
volver and shot him. He died 20
"After the trial I married Scott, but
am now divorced, and --he lives in
"A little over a year ago I arrived
in Los Angeles. I had $7,000 worth
of diamonds and about $2,000 in
cash. I was robbed of all this money
a few days after my arrival and
found myself with just $3.
"Since that time I have received
at least $60,000 from wealthy men of
Los Angeles, Pasadena and surround
ing cities. And of all of this money,
I have not committed a wrong act to
get it. That was not necessary.
"Offers From Russian Count."
"During the last nine years I have
had something of a career. I have
had offers of marriage from Russian
counts, men with titles in Paris, men
whose names are known through
out this country and just idle rich
men who had more money than they
knew what to do with.
"A prominent man of Cleveland
wanted to elope with me. He was
married and had four children. I felt
sorry for his wife. I gave him a
heart-to-heart talk and sent him back
to his wife. I do not think he has
tried to elope since.
"A prominent druggist of Portland,
Ore., gave me $900 after following me
around for days. I got $10,000 from
a well-known man, who is now dead,
in a few weeks. He at that time con
trolled most of the salmon canneries
Mrs. Scott is a woman of consider
ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE
Los Angeles, Nov. 24. As the re
sult of the long questioning she has
undergone since she told the police
and newspaper men Saturday that
she had shot and killed Marshall
Field, Jr., in Chicago several years
ago, Mrs. Vera Scott, formerly Mrs.
Vera Prosser, is on the verge of col'
lapse today. Sedatives are being used
freely by the police surgeons.
The detectives who have question
ed her are admittedly puzzled. Al
though she has constantly contra
dicted herself regarding details of her
story, she has stuck to the essential
assertion that she slew Field during
a quarrel in a certain resort in Chi
cago. She is held under a charge of va
grancy. The details of her story have
been telegraphed to the Chicago po
lice, who have made no reply as yet.
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Thanksgiving turkey will be stuffed
Humorist (patiently) Yes, and I
suppose you are about to contribute
that chestnut about my being able
to stuff the turkey with my own
James Sutherland asserts he is the
champion elephant killer of the
world. In the thirteen years which
he has spent in the African jungle he
has shot more than 600 elephants.