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VOL.. L NO. 15,40G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 13, 1910.
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Railway Merger Called
BLAME PUT ON W1CKEBSHAM
Action Ill-Advised in Discon
tinuing Roosevelt Suit.
TAFT'S BILL CRITICISED
TTnder It Provisions, Wisconsin
Senator Declares, Attorney-General
Would Have Become Par
ty to Deal With Morgan.
WHIh.'GTO.V, April 12. Senator La
Follette delivered a sensational arraign
ment of Attorney General Wlokersham
and made an attack upon Massachusetts
In the Senate today in the course of the
discussion of the Administration railroad
bill. The Wisconsin Senator accused the
Attorney-General of approving the merger
of the New Haven & Boston & Maine
merger without good reason, and declared
that the Massachusetts. Legislature had
permitted the merger bill to be "steam
rollered' through that body.
Senator Lodge took up the cudgel for
Massachusetts and for its Governor and
Legislature and declared that Senator
La Follette's outline of the case was not
accurate, 'fie deprecated the "agitation"
of the subject by one not familiar with
La Follette's speech, which was aimed
directly at the merger provision of the
administration bill, took up almost the
entire day's session.
Merger Is Attacked.
La Follette presented the transaction
by which the merger of the New York,
New Haven & Hartford and the Boston
A Maine Railroads was accomplished in
great deal to Illustrate -the possible ef
fect of the enactment into law of the
merger provision of the pending railroad
bill. Tie traced the consolidation from
the beginning but gave especial atten
tion to the Massachusetts legislation
under which the consolidation was made
It was practically charged by the
Senator that this enactment had been
completed at the dictation of President
Mellen, of the Now Haven road, who, he
intimated, represented the Morgan
Rockefeller Interests. He quoted from a
member of the Massachusetts Legisla
ture a statement that Governor Draper
had responded to an ultimatum from the
New Haven interests.
Reason Declared Inadequate.
He undertook to show that tha. Fed
eral merger suit. Instituted in the Roose
velt administration, had been dismissed
at the dictation of Attorney -General
Wlckersharo under the Taft administra
tion for the inadequate reason that the
Massachusetts legislature had passed
the holding bill under which the consoli
dation was effected.
The argument covered a wide Tange of
accusation, but aside, from the speaker's
desire to hold aloft the merger as a bad
example, the evident purpose was to con
trast the Taft administration with the
Roosevelt administration to the disad
vantage o the former.
LnFollette's criticism of Attorney-General
Wlokersham was especially pointed.
The responses by Lodge and Gallinger
were Just as positive in his defense. Both
the New England Senators defended the
Attorney-General as a lawyer and as a
It was towards the clone of his speech
that Mr. LaFolIette made his sharpest
reference to Wiokersliam. He had prac
tically concluded his exposition of the
New Kngland merger and was devoting
himself to condemnation of the pending
bill, when, rising to his tip toes, he ex
claimed: "Is this the "B-iso legislation, embody
ing no sudden impulse, but matured
views expressed in party council,' which
the Attorney-General In his recent speech
at Chicago said, Is pressed for enact
ment?' Is it for legislation such as this
that the Attorney -G-eneral commands all
who would r.ot be read out of the Re
publican party to get in line?"
LaFolIette took up the Masaehusetts
State legislation authorizing the acquisi
tion of the Boston & Maine stock by a
holding company, but failed 'to find in
this legislation anything like the Im
portance attached to it by Wlckersham.
He asserted that Wlckensham had per
mitted plate legislation to supersede Fed
eral legislation, where interstate com
merce was largely concerned.
People- Caught. Napping.
He declared that the people of Ma9
saohusetts had been taken off their
;ruard by the authorization to the hold
ing company and approvingly quoted the
statement of the chairman of the Mas
sachusetts' House committee orr Tailroads
in which lie said Governor Draper had
been compelled to accept Mr. Mellen's
Qulckly following; this announcement
came the passage of the holding bill by
the Massachusetts Legislature. LaFol
Iette declared It had been "steam rol
lered" through that body. It was passed
June 18, and on the 36th the Federal
merger suit was discontinued.
"Think of It.'" shouted La. Follette.
"This great case Involving the transpor-
- &vaUnuaa en Case A ,
Order to Enumerators ' ,A d Slur,
Scores to Support Protfc "o rs.
CHICAGO, April 12. (Special.) If old
Undo Samuel 0 oars did not burn today It
was because the unchivalrous, seltlih old
bachelor for Chicago women agreed 1 he
roust be all of thia has a soul so dead
that he has no sense of shame.
It was the general order to census
takers that they include housewives In
the classification of those "having- no oc
cupation which aroused the women of
Chicago, and hundreds of them of some
prominence signified their willingness to
support any protest that might be made
agctinst the "uncalled-for slur et the place
of home-keeping In the general social
Mrs. C. K. Zimmerman who yesterday
made Professor Frederick S. Iefbler back
down In confusion from his position that
women no longer engaged in productive
occupations, had some emphatic opin
ions to express on this latest c-lur from
the men on woman's usefulness.
"It is true that men have taken away
t!ie old-time occupations of women, such
as sewing and spinning and producing
other necessities of life," ehe said, "but
it Is the women who are rearing the Na
tion of the future and providing the
home, which is the greatest of all neces
sities for a wholesome and happy Na
CLAIMANT IS IMPOSTOR
Alleged Heir of Russell Estate
Branded as Criminal by Court.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. April 12. Judge
George F. Lawton. in the Probate Court
here today, branded as an impostor the
Dickinson N. D.) claimant to half the
estate of Daniel Russell, of Melrose,
and dismissed three petitions alleged
to have been brought by Daniel Blake
Russell after a record-breaking trial of
194 days. The reading of Judge Law
ton's decision occupied an hour and a
half. The decision was greeted with
murmurs of dissent, which caused the
officers to clear the courtroom.
'"After all these months of teking evi
dence," said the Judge, "I conclude this
vast conspiracy which was alleged to
have been arranged and which embraced
the stealing of postoffice stamps, forging
of letters, subornation of perjury and
other similar crimes, to be without foun
dation and it vanishes' In thin air.
"I And that none of the three petitions
now before the court was brought by
Daniel Blake Russell, but bu one who at
tempted to impersonate him, and defraud
the Russell estate. The pttitions are
Meanwhile it Is expected the claimant
from Fresno, Cal., will rile his petition In
the Probate Court and it is possible it
may reach a hearing at the end of cut
ACTRESS WOULD BE FREE
Judge Reserves Decision In Mary
NEW YORK. April 12. (Special.)
William R. Wilder, counsel for Miss
Mary Mannering. in private life wife ot
James K. Hackett. actor, today made
a motion before Judge Fitzgerald In the
Supremo Court for a final decree In the
actress' suit for absolute divorce from
Judge Fitzgerald reserved decision.
Miss Mannering was granted an inter
locutory decree some time ago on the
report of Maurice Delches, referee In the
The final decree asked for, if granted
by the court, will permit Mies Manner
ing to have the custody of the couple's
one child and will also permit Miss
Mannering towed again if she so chooses,
while denying Mr. Hackett that privilege.
Clifford W. Hartridge Is counsel for the
DAUGHTER SUES FOR WAGE
Caw fwes by Default, Iespite Jus
tice Court Judgment
BtTTTH, Mont.. .April 11 (Special.)
An unusual suit of a daughter for pay
ment for servicea as housekeeper from
her father went by default and was dis
missed by District Judge Lynch today,
despite the girl having: previously been
given judgment for $125 in the Justice
The District Court' action hingpd on
a letter written by the young "woman to
her brother that she would not appear to
press the caw. She. Is Miss Andrea
Groeux, of IJvlnpt on, while her father
Is Lawrence Groeux. In the complaint
she allied that ehe performed her
household duties faithfully for wvcral
months without remuneration.
VOTER IS 104 YEARS OLD
NatiTe of Scotland and Veteran of
J Three Wars Register.
DENVER. April 12. "On May SO I will
be 104 years old." said William Taylor
today to the registration clerk for the ap
proaching city election.
Born in Scotland and a veteran of the
Crimean. Mexican and Civil Wars. Mr.
Taylor is a ' disciple of Weston and a
familiar fisure to the daily colony of
pedestrians on Capitol HiU.
He came to Denver from I.a Crosse.
Wis., six years ago and boasts that he
does not require glasses to read the fin
Mayor to Dine ex-Pncsideiit.
SOCTHAMPTOX, April IS. The Mayor
of the Corporation of Southampton has
sent, through American Consul Swalm,
an invitation to Mr. Roosevelt to attend
a public luncheon to be given in his
honor on June 10, the day on which the
former, President expects to sail for
Schoolgirl Blinded by
ASSAILANT MAKES ESCAPE
Unknown "Student" Attacks
Maid in Broad Daylight.
FLUID BURNS; DISFIGURES
San Francisco Business Man's
Daughter, Noted for Pretty Face,
Believed Assailed by Adorer.
x Attentions Objectionable.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12. Suddenly
attacked In broad daylight by an un
known man who dashed a quantity of
sulphuric acid Into her face, Miss Ruth
Frances Wilson, 18 years old, daughter
of Joseph A. Wilson, general deputy of
the National Union for the district of
California lies in a local hospital suf
fering terrible agony from the burns on
her face and neck.
The sight of her left eye is destroyed
and the doctors say tt is hardly- prob
able that the Tight sye will ba saved.
She probably will be ollud as a result of
Assailant Makes Escape.
Her assailant escaped and the detec
tives have been unable to find any trace
of him. The girl is not able to give a
coherent account of the assault. The
police are making an effort to locate a
student whose attentions were objection
able to the girl.
Mlas Wilson was walking alone on Sut
ter street opposite the Cosmos Olub and
only a short distance from her home
when someone called her. The summons
came from behind a signboard fence
bordering one eide' of a vacant lot.
The girl turned and could see no one.
In another Instant a stream of burning
fluid- struck her full in the face. Tt
ate its way into her eyes and filled her
mouth, corroding frightful furrows down
her neck and, shoulders. She fell to the
sidewalk screaming. f
Passersby rushed to her aid and car
ried her to a doctor's office nearby.
Girl Known for Beauty.
Miss Wilson was a student at the
Lowell High School until recently and
was known for her beauty.
About one year ago ehe was annoyed
by the attentions of a young man who
confessed In the letters written by him
and signed "Vancamp Redfern" that he
had become enamored of the girl upon
seeing her pass his residence on her
way to and from school.
He carried . his suit into the school
room, and by becoming a student at the
same school, so that he might be near
Miss Wilson. Steps were taken that
caused him to leave for Los Angeles.
From that city he wrote many poems
expressing his adoration of the girl.
Two months ago, at the funeral of
Miss Wilson's brother, Redfern was a
caller at the home. He expressed his
regrets and left. Since then he had not
Amateur Aviator, Toying With
M'emme't Biplane at Twelve-Mile
House, Has Exciting Ttnic.
One moment seated in an aeroplane
on the ground without thought of try
ing to fly and the next to be shooting
through the air at the rate of 85 miles
an hour when the men holding It -down
suddenly- let go, was the sensation ex
perienced by L. B. Ely, a local automo
bile man, at the Twelve-Mile House on
the Base Line road yesterday morning.
The machine was the Curtiss biplane
owned by E. Henry Wemme. It was
recently taken to the Twelve-Mile
House where Walter E. Donnelly, the
amateur aviator, was to practice with
It. Ely, with a party of motorists, in
cluding Mr. Wemme. went out yester
day to Inspect the air craft. The en
gine was started and Ely, who is in
terested In heavier-tlian-air flying,
seated himself at the steering-wheel
of the machine. The thln-bladed pro
peller was soon making 1200 revolu
tions a minute and the machine quiv
ered from the vibrations and strained
to be free.
Suddenly, whether as a Joke or by
accident, those holding It stepped back.
Ely had Just elevated the altitude rud
der and In less than 10 seconds the
aeroplane was 30 feet in the air.
Ely was able to bring It to the
ground easily and gracefully after fly
ing about 200 yards. It was the first
time Ely had ever even sat In the seat
of an aeroplane.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Ex-President Roosevelt promise Pinchot to
speak at Conservation Congress. Page !
Bridegroom Interlocutory decree of divorce
at San Francisco tardy; wedding is post
poned until tomorrow. Page 1. .
Pittsburg graft Investigation take breath
ing spell until Monday. Pago 9.
Comet seen, minus tail. Page 0.
Census rule barring housewifery from list
of occupations, Chicago women protest.
Another venire of prospective Hyde Jurors
ordered, 25 secured now. Page .
Ellensburg farmer Is victim of bunko game
in San Francisco, losing $10,000. ' Page 3.
Pacific Coast Shriners sending large delega
tion to .New Orleans meeting. Page 6.
Oil Inspector Clark, of Washington, removed
from otfice toy Governor Hay. Page 7.
Aberdeen launches plan to establish steamer
line to ply between Grays Harbor, Port
land end, Ban Francisco. Pago 7.
Lewis ton' a municipal row result in Mayor
ousting 'J;lef of Police, '.rouble ahead.
Supreme Court upholds Fish Board in keep
ing rivers closed until May 1. Page 7.
Pacific Coast Ieague result: Portland 3.
Sacramento Io Angeles 4, Oakland 3;
Vernon 6 Saa Francisco 3. Page &.
Berirer "'kids' Jeffries about "forgetting
how to fight," and wishes he hadn't after
three-round go. Page 8. .
Idaho team objects to decision and leaves
field at Eugene, forfeiting game to Or
egon. Page Si
Portland and Vicinity.
W. H. Moore to turn state's evidence.
Page 12. .
Portland may be obliged to wage fight to
get reduced Pullman rates allowed Se
attle. Page 20.
Census two days away, enumerators inspect
districts to facilitate count. Page 13.
Local capitalist buys old Wellj-Fargo site
at Fourth and Yamhill; six-story steel
building projected. Page 15.
Council will ote today on proposed exten
sion of Morrison street. Page 22.
City Council Is divided on complete ban
- of fireworks for Fourth of July celebra
tion. Page 15.
mysterious stranger's identity yet unsolved,
as la disappearance of $5000 from bank
vault. Page 12-
Question has arisen as to who first called
Judge Williams "Grand Old Man." Page
L. B- Ely makes accidental flight in aeroplane
THE MAN OF THE HOUR AFTER TOMORROW
Ex-President to Speak
ATTEND COMING CONVENTION
Dismissed Forester Secures
PACT IS -NOT SIGNIFICANT
Roosevelt Says He Would Save At
tended Regardless of Recent
Events Prowling Italian
Xot to Be Anarchist.
PORTO MAURIZIO, Italy, Apjril 12.
After spending: a second day with Mr.
Roosevelt, the afternoon being occupied
in another long tramp Into the mountains,
Glffordj Pinchot left for Zurich tonight,
seemingly in a happy frame of mind. He
still declined to make an statement with
reference to his conference with the ex
President, but Ma beaming countenance
was as eloquent bs words.
"Will you say whether yoi are satis
fied with the result of your visit?" was
asked,- but Mr. Pinchot only smiled
Mr. Rooseve'.t evidently Is not greatly
exercised over the conclusions that may
be drawn in the United States from the
announcement made today that he had
accepted an Invitation from the ex-Chief
Forester to address the National Conser
vation Congress this Summer. .
"My actions axe frequently misunder
stood," he eaid, speaking of the mat
ter tills evening.
Mr. Roosevelt then explained, that very
naturally his interest In the conserva
tion movement had In no wise been
damened by the trouble that has oc
curred in the department. He said he
would have attended the Congress re
gardless of what had happened and that
he would not necessarily speak of the
pasrt. but of the. future.
Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt dined alone
with Miss Carew at the Carew villa and
spent a quiet evening. Kermit, with sev
eral friends, took a motor trip along the
coast, extending the Journey beyond the
French frontier to Monte Carlo, where
he dined and passed the evening.
The police investigation shows the man
Ma&aeno, who last night was found
prowling about the villa with a letter
in his pocket addressed to Mr. Roose
velt asking for a position as valet, is a
harmless1 vagabond, having no connection
with the anarchists. ' '
Ex-Mayor Phelan, of San Francisco,
who was expected to visit the ex-President
today, failed to put In an appear
ance. The business men of Porto Maurizio
have seized the occasion of Mr. Roose
velt's presence and the honorary citizen
ship conferred upon him to launch a
boom for the town, which they hope will
soon become the resort of the Italian
Riviera and attract foreign visitors, espe
This afternoon they inaugurated a
scheme to transform the little harbor
into a great port to be rechristened
"Porto Umberto." They . have also
planned extensive Improvements In the
San . Francisco Court's Delay in
Signing Decree Prevents Wed
ding In Colorado.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., April 13.
After "waiting at the church" figura
tively for 86 hours for the bridegroom's
divorce learee to be signed in San
Francisco, It was announced tonight
that Mrs. Grace Goodyear Depew and
Captain Ash ton Potter will be married
tomorrow, when it is expected the Cali
fornia courts will have formally de
clared Captain Potter free to wed.
Both Mrs. Depew and (Japtain Pot
ter are divorcees. Mrs. Depew having
secured a divorce from Ganson Depew,
of Buffalo. N. Y., In January, 1909.
Mrs. Depew Is the daughter of the
late Robert Goodyear, a millionaire
manufacturer and railroad magnate of
Buffalo. Her former husband Is a
nephew of Senator Chauncey M. Depew,
of New York.
Captain Potter Is the nephew of the
late Bishop Henry C. Potter, of New
York. His former wife was Miss Mary
Louise McNutt, daughter of Dr. W. F.
McNutt, prominent in San Francisco so
ciety. Mrs. Potter secured a preliminary de
cree of divorce from her husband in
San Francisco, April 11, 1909. Although
Judge Graham signed the decree on
that date, the clerks It seems did not
put It on record until April 12. San
Francisco advices say the granting of
the decree probably will be the first
work of, the divorce court tomorrow
Mrs. Potter was a famous San Fran
cisco beauty at the time of her mar
riage. November 24, 1900. In her di
vorce suit a year ago, she test! fled
that her husband had deserted her In
WOMAN'S DEATH PUZZLES
AVealtliy Widow Dies in Trunk, Rel
atives Think it Murder.
HANNIBAL. Mo., April 12. Although
a Coroner's-Jury this afternoon re
turned a verdict of suicide or acci
dental death In the case of Mrs. Gert
rude Maxwell, a wealthy widow who
was found dead In a truck at her
home near Palmyra today, relatives
are not convinced she ended her own
life. They declare they will conduct
a thorough investigation.
County Treasurer Wauo Maweii. a
son, declares his mother was mur
dered, and is working on this theory.
Friends of the woman scout the sui
cide theory and believe her death was
accidental. She was of a timid dispo
sition, they say, and in their belief
became frightened and hid herself in
the trunk, dying of suffocation.
IGNORANCE OF LAW EXCUSE
Rural Offender Let. Off; Did Xot
Know He Should Not Steal.
VANCOUVER, B. C. April 13. (Spe
cial.) Because Dan- Mclsaacs, a Nova
Scot Ian. had been off of a farm only
twice in his life and appeared absolutely
ignorant of the code of ethica connected
with other people's property, he was let
off by the police magistrate today on a
charge of stealing.
Mclsaacs had. taken some goods from
a counter of a drygoods store and told
the court that he was Ignorant of any
wrongdoing, which a police Inspector cor
roborated. Upon returning the articles
and promising to abstain from such theft
again, Mclsaacs was dismissed.
RUPTURE IN AERO CLUB
Enemies of President Now Want
Vice-President to Quit. '
NEW YORK. April 12. Those mem
bers of the Aero Club of America who
were opposed to Cortland F. Bishop,
the president!! broadened the scope of
their attack tonight to include a de
mand for the retirement of Charles H.
Heitman, secretary of the organiza
tion. Bishop's resignation already has
OFFICERS KEEP MOB BACK
Five Hundred People 'After Oiiio
Man Charged With Murder.
ZAXESVILLE, O.. April 12. A mob
of son people is tonight held at bay by
officers pro'.ecting Harry Wallace,
charged with the murder of Sam
Rosenbery at Bremen tonight-
Steamer Georgia Runs on Reef.
SKAGWAY, Alaska, April 12. The
steamer Georgia, of the Juneau Steam
ship Company, en route from Juneau
to Sitka, struck a reef in Icy Straits
last night and stove several big holes
in her hull. The Georgia was beached
not far from where the Yucatan was
The wrecking steamer Santa Cruz,
which is raising the Yucatan, went to
the rescue of the Georgia, and got her
off the rocks with her bottom badly
torn. The passengers and mail of the
Georgia were transferred to the steam
ship City of Seattle and taken to
Juneau. It Is not thought the damage
to the Georgia Is serious. She has a
net tonnage of 173 tons.
Secretary Knox and Son Not Friends
NEWPORT, R. I.. April 12. "I regret
to say -the report my parents are recon
ciled to my marriage Is not true. Would
to gracious it was." said Philander C.
Knox. Jr., yesterday. "I love my father
and mother, but I love my wife and I
am happy with her. My going to New
York to meet my brother Reed started
the false report. I am selling automo
biles and earning big wages. Ask my
boss. If X &ja sot & et&r employe."-
Tacoma Sheriff Says
SALESMEN SEE HIM ON BOAT
Three Positive Alleged Mur
derer Boarded Steamer.
EX-WIFE'S HOME GUARDED
Farmer Reports Hearing Shot Mon
day He and Three Women Saw
Stranger Leave Scene Trace
Is Lost at Wharf.
TACOMA, Wash., April 12. (Special.)
Sheriff Morris, who is conducting
the search for Charles J. Wezler,
wanted on a warrant charging him
with the murder of Mrs. Henry Schulz,
does r.ot believe Wezler has committed
suicide, despite Wezler's threat In
Portland that he would "never ba
"Our evidence," said Sheriff Morris,
"shows Wezler laid bis plans very
carefully,, especially the get-away part
of them, and his methods were not
those of a man who contemplated sui-
clde after slaying his victim.
"We have had the Schuln home un
der careful guard to forestall any at
tempt on Wezler's part to wreak his
threatened vengeance upon Emma
Schulz or upon her sister, Mrs. Wezler.
his divorced wife. I am satisfied, how
ever, that after he had slain Mrs.
Schulz, Wezler sought only to get away
from the scene at once, and as far
away as possible. If we ever do get
him 1 think he will fight ever inch of
the way to save his neck."
Farmer Hears Shot.
In tracing Wezler's movements the
day Mrs. Schulz was killed, the au
thorities foday learned that Fred Wag
ner, a rancher living about 250 yards
from the spot where Mrs. Schulz' body
was found, saw Mrs. Schulz as she
walked by his place about 10:S0 A. M.
April 4, on her way to the Haberecht's
Wagner says that a few moments after
he heard a shot but paid no attention to
it as such things are not uncommon in
the woods. Not long afterward Wagner
saw a tall man wearing a light overcoat
and carrying a little square satchel hurry
down the road in the direction of the
Three traveling salesmen were found
today who are positive Wezler was in the
smokingroom on the steamer Crest with
them on her first trip the morning of
April 4. when Mrs. Schulz was also a
Trace Lost at Steamer.
No one can be found who saw Wezler
going from the steamer landing towards
the Haberecht home following Mrs.
Schulz and the authorities believe he
took another road which he could have
Besides Wagner, Mrs. R. Sorenson,
Mrs. John Atkinson and' Mrs. W. C.
Ballard all saw the stranger as he went
from the scene of the killing, the little
satchel he carried and his evident haste
attracting their attention to him.
The Coroner impaneled a Jury which
viewed the remains and an Inquest will
be held Thursday. Mrs. Schulz's funeral
will be held at 3 P. M. tomorrow under
the auspices of the Daughters of Her
man. W. H. Benton, a civil engineer with
offices in the Chamber of Commerce, had
his attention drawn to Wezler and his
troubles1 in the lobby of the Postoffice
about six weeks ago by Nightwatchman
Seaton. Wezler told Mr. Benton that
his wife had sued him for a divorce and
had taken his children away from him.
Mr. Benton attempted to draw the man
away from his morbid thoughts, turning
the conversation whenever Wezler de
rided his wife or mother-in-law. Wezler
was persistent, however, and his actions
finally became distasteful to the engineer,
who told him that he rwanted nothing
more to do with him. This occurred
either the Friday or Saturday previous
to the murder.
ATTEMPTS TO RECONCILE FA III
Seattle Couple, Neighbors, Tried to
Bring Wezlers Together.
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 12. At
tempts to reconcile Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Wezler both before and after their sep
aration were made by Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Mason, of 1707 Terry avenue, friends
and neighbors of the couple. Accord
ing to their statement. Wezler was very
much In love with his wife, who treated
him very coldly. He believed that his
wife secured a divorce in order to se
cure their home, which was in her
name. They never heard him speak of
her in a threatening way. He never
threatened his mother-in-law In their
presence, but had acted as though he
felt her responsible for the -trouble be
tween him and his wife. Mason and
his wife called on the pair several
times when Mrs. Wezler was contem
plating separation, and while Wezler
was willing to do anything to avoid
divorce, his wife declared that she
would never live with him again under
At Wezler's request Mason induced
Mrs. Wezler to meet Wezler in the
Hotel Butler during the week before
Christmas, with a view to a reconrill-
i atlon. There was no reference to Mrs,
XCoaclude4 on. Pass, J