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N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 .South Peoria St
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 49 Chicago, Monday, Nov. 24, 1913 ONE CENT
GIRL WHO SHOT MARSHALL FIELD, JR.,
AT EVERLEIGH CLUB TELLS STORY
Vera Leroy Makes Confession to Los Angeles Chief of
f Police Says She Quarreled With Field and Killed
Him in Resort With His Own Revolver Got J
$10,000 and Left the Country.
By United Press.
Los Angeles, Cal., Noy. 24. That
she shot Marshall Field, Jr., in a Chi
cago resort five years ago and that
he was not killed by the accidental
discharge of a gun he was handling,
was the statement made to the news
paper men and police today by Mrs.
Vera Scott, under arrest here on
charge of extortion of money from
The statement came after the wo
man had declared herself to be Mrs.
Vera Prosser, whose husband, Heese
Prosser of Cleveland, was shot and
killed in a Pullman car drawingroom
in Montana two years ago. Mrs.
Prosser was afterwards acquitted of
killing her husband.
The woman declared the Field
tragedy occurred while she was living
in Chicago, acting under the name of
Vera Leroy. She said she met Field
in a cafe and they had several drinks
together, later going to a certain re
sort where they drank further. They
quarreled, she declared, over Field's
conduct toward her and a struggle
ensued, during which she seized a
revolver that protruded 'from his
pocket and shot him. She addec
that she remembered nothing more
until she regained consciousness ir