Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 20, 1912, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    VOL. LI NO. 15.9G1.
Dead Girl's Sister Tells
How Death Was Dealt.
Miss Williamson Gives Damag
ing Testimony at Trial.
John Herbert. Tocle of Young: Worn-
rn w no "Tooi Marvalion i-ure
Testifies lie Knew Not Body
That of Niece.
SEATTLE. tVaah, Jan. If. Miss
Dorothea Williamson, whose younger
sister. Claire, Is alleged to have been
starred to death by Mrs. Linda Bur-
field Hazzard. took the stand at Port
Orchard today and began her story of
the events that culminated In the death
of her sister at the Olalla Sanitarium
May 1. 1911.
Mrs. Hazxard Is accused in the Kitsap
County Superior Court of murder In
the ftrst defrree. The Williamson sis
ters were heirs to $500,000.
Word that Miss Williamson would go
rn the stand today brought out a large
rrowd. women predominating, and thi
little country courtroom was filled to
Ueui Skeleton) ! Mere.
When her name was called Miss Wil
liamson walked to the stand with
firm step, looking the picture of health,
with rosy cheeks and bright blue eyes.
Hi pc 1. 1 months ago she was removed
from Mrs. Hazxard's Olalla Institution
a living skeleton. She spoke In a low
but distinct tone and with a decided
Jurors closely, shifting her gaze now
and then toward Mrs. Hazzard. who sat
between her leading counsel and her
husband. Samuel O. Hazzard. an ex
Army officer.
Miss Williamson said she waa bora
la Southern Idaho IS years ago and
that Claire waa four years her junior.
- Her father, an officer In the British
army, died when she was 4 years old
and her mother died 14 years later.
In lilt the Williamson alsters were
on a tour of the world and saw an ad
vertisement of Mrs. Hazxard's starva
tion cure In a Seattle paper. While In
Victoria, B. C, In October of that year.
Dorothea suffered an attack of rheu
matlsm and Claire wrote to Mrs. Has
sard, who aent a copy of her book on
the fast cure and a pamphlet telling of
tae beauties of the Hazzard Sanitarium
at Olalla. The sisters did not come to
Seattle at that time, but went to Call
fornla to pass the Winter.
Cesablaew Welcat la 233 reemda.
Dorothea said that at that time she
weighed 10 pounds and her sister
weighed 1-t pounds. They were pre
paring to separate for a long journey,
Claire going to London and Dorothea
returning to Australia. In order to
"set themselves up" for the trip they
decided to take treatment under Mrs.
Hazzard. They arrived la Seattle Feb
ruary 24. 1911. aad the next day called
on Mrs. Hazzard.
"Mrs. Hazxard was very cordial." said
Miss Williamson. ""We told her that
we planned to sail soon and thought a
two or three-weeks' treatment would
be good before the sea, voyage. We had
no Intimation that the treatment would
result In the breakdown that overtook
tie. We arranged to pay Mrs. Hazzard
f4 a month each for treatment.
"We wanted Mrs. Hazzard to exam
ine us, but she said a physical exam I
nation could not be made until the
fastlr.g had proceeded for some time.
She gave ua a treatment the first day.
She pounded ua on the back and ham
mered us about the head with her
Portlaad Mum Takes ftmmd.
The greater part of the day was
taken up with the c roes-ex ml nation
vf John Herbert, of Portland. Or, nn
rl of the Williamsons. It was
brought out that Mr. Herbert was not
shown Claire Williamson's body until
after the funeral and when he saw It
he told Mrs. Hazxard It did not look
like Claire.
"Did you mean you had doubts that
the body In the coffin waa that of
Claire Williamson?" he waa asked.
I certainly was In doubt whether It
waa her body." said Herbert. "It did
not look like Claire. The hair waa
lighter brown than hers and her face
and hands were changed."
Others Kite .Vet filrl.
Mr. Herbert said he spoke to Mrs.
llaxzard of this and that she led him
away from the coffin. He said that
others who knew Claire and saw the
body agreed with him that the body
did not look like Claire.
When asked why he did not begin
an investigation to ascertain if the
body had been replaced with another,
Mr. Herbert said:
"This waa at a funeral service held
In memory of my niece. I knew she
was dead, and whether the body In the
coffin was hers or another waa Imma
terial at that time. I waa too distresses
to think of any Investigation and at
that time I had no suspicion my niece
had met with anything like foul play.
At that time It made no difference to
me whether there waa any body there."
CCoadudea ea Face
New York Notary Failed to Afrix
Seal and Millionaire Has Trouble
Getting Sam of $28.70.
WASHINGTON, Jan. If. Andrew
Carnegie, multl-mllllonaire. la having
trouble collecting from the Government
128. 70 In witness fees for his recent
testimony before the House steel trust
He told the committee when testify
ing that be was honored by Its Invita
tion to appear, that he would frame In
gold his subpena and expense Touchers
and keep them forerer.
Later, however, Mr. Carnegie) appar
ently changed his mind, for on January
IT he signed his expense Toucher and
It was received today by Jerry Booth.
chief clerk of the House.
It rails for 454 miles of travel at S
rents a mile ($22.70) and for three
days' witness fees at $2 a day (SO
The notary In New Tork who witnessed
I me voucner tor iir. urncgi, iauea to
affix his seal. Not until this detail
la remedied will Clerk South give up
the money.
Members of the committee remarked
after the Ironmaster had testified that
the Information obtained from Mr.
Carnegie was not worth the money.
Illlhee Polk Would Purchase Prop
erty Owned by Elks' Lodge.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. II. (Special.)
Assurance that still another handsome
building at least five or six stories In
height will be erected here wss given
tonight when the Illlhee Club, at a
meeting tonight, showed enough money
had been subscribed to make certain
that the club will purchase the present
beautiful Elks lodge site, v
The Elks now own the property at
Court and High streets, where the new
building will be built. This Is but
block from the site of the six-story
Masonic Temple now being constructed.
These two structures will mark
new era In Salem and next Summe
will be the first time that two sky
scrapers are under construction here
t one time.
California JUIltla First Sereeants
Become Third Lieutenants.
SACRAMENTO. CaL. Jan. 19. (Spe
cial.) Orders were Issued from the
office of the Adjutant-Oeneral today
that restores the bayonet In the serv
ice of the National Guard, after It has
been discarded since 104, end all
citizen soldiery will be re-equipped
with this weapon. Orders from the
War Department are to Instruct the
men In bsyonet drill and fencing.
Orders have been Issued also for offi
cers to be equipped with whistles for
use In Issuing orders.
First sergeants of Infantry companies
have been ordered to discard rifles and
carry side arms; giving them the rank
of third-lieutenants. Rifles were too
cumbersome for them when performing
their functions In the drill. AH extra
equipment will soon be distributed.
Captain's Timely Discovery Prevents
Probable Accident.
SAN DIEGO. CaL, Jan. Is. The dls
covery of a series of broken bolts In
the rudder head of the big passenger
steamer Harvard, as It waa about to
aall with nearly 200 passengers for the
north at ( o'clock this morning, la be
lieved to have prevented aerloua trou
ble for the big liner.
The rodder of the vessel had all but
fallen from Its fastenings. Three of
the huge bolts by which It Is kept In
plsce had been broken off and one of
the others was twisted and loose. Cap
tain Jepson discovered the trouble and
the vessel waa tied up pending repairs.
It waa announced tonight that the
steamer would not clear before to
morrow morning. 24 hours behind
schedule. 1
Prisoners Lose Much Clothing.
Which Police Cannot Find.
SAN" DIEOO. Cel.. Jan. 1. While the
prisoners in the city jail, locked In their
cells, slept last night a thief ransacked
the place, stole neckties, shirts and
other articles of Talue and succeeded
n evsdlng the guards and hiding the
booty. The thefts were discovered this
morning when the prisoners were
called for trial. A search of every man
In the place waa made and every cell
s ransacked, but neither the thief
nor missing property could be found.
The Jail Is built of cement end steel
and la absolutely rat proof.
Lane County Poor Farm Dormitory
Burned to Ground.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 19. (Special.)
The Jormltory of the County Poor Farm
was burned to the ground tonight.
There are 17 Inmates and several at
least of them are helpless.
The lire caught back of the fireplace
and spread rapidly.
Some of the Inmates have been taken
to nearby farms for the night. Though
details of the blaze are yet meager It
Is believed all have been saved.
Exception Is Taken to
Bailey's Warning.
Prosperity Is Need of Nation,
Says President.'
Executive Says Administration Will
Not "Prosecute" Business, but
Will Continue to Enforce Law
Against the Trusts.
NEW HAVEN. Conn, Jan. 1.
Speaking before the New Haven Cham
ber of Commerce tonight. President
Taft made a plea for continuance of
his economy and efficiency commission,
declared that the Administration has
no desire to "prosecute" business, but
that It will continue In force the law
against monopoly and unlawful com
binations and urged business men of
the country to get together with him
to Insure prosperity.
Senator Bailey, of Texas, an earlier
speaker, although he called himself an
optimist, had sounded a warning
against the Increasing danger of So
cialism. To this warning the Presi
dent took exception.
Prosperity la Thing Weeded.
"I don't think," said the President,
"that we are near that which he fears
and which I would fear had I thought
we were near It Socialism. I have
abiding faith In the American people
I have abiding faith, for they will come
back and discriminate between what
la good cloth and what la fustian.
What we need Is prosperity.
"A lack of prosperity does not make
the rich uncomfortable; It Is lack of
prosperity that makea the poor un
comfortable. What I hope la that we
shall all get together with good team
work to bring about prosperity."
Kail reads Artltede Changed.
In its relations to the railroad, the
trust, the tariff and the currency the
Government vitally touches business,
the President said. He explained the
change that has come In the attitude
of the railroads toward legislation af
fecting them and which they opposed
Vigorously a few years ago. The re
cent decisions of the Supreme Court
In two great cases, he said, had paved
the way for business to live within
the anti-trust law.
"It haa been enforced." said the
President, "and It will continue to be
(Concluded on Page 6.)
I T Cs w I- , 9 'V ft-'. ""VYVWX l . - "X vX sJTs---' y4' 1 IjJ r 4ttiO A 1
s i
L ' ,,; ...... 1,1
The Weather.
TBBTBHDATS Maximum temperature,
decrees: minimum, S3 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional light rata er snewi
southeasterly winds.
J UielgAw
Disease danger eliminated In Panama Ca
nal sons, declares writer. Pass 6.
United States Infantrymen relieve British
troops la a-uardlnc railway te Pekln.
rase 8.
- National. . ,
Packers' eeet eheets produced la eourt.
Face X.
President does Bet believe country Is
dangered by BodalUm. Pace 1.
Hearers name said to be on "dark horse
list. Page X
WUey vindicated by House committee.
Pas J
Woo a row wifeon'e campaign manager ae-
clares only New Jersey man's opponents
In "tears" ever Harvey incident, race x.
Wilson's eampalsn manager says foes are
ones whe are weeping loosest, race a.
Miss Sylvia Pankhurst says leap year la
silly. Pace 8. -
Carnegie has trouble getting 128. TO aa wit
ness fees. Pace 1.
"Pood prices soaring In New Tork. Pace L
John Bahoroft. Jr.. believed to have lost
suit for divorce. Page s.
Boot defends state and Federal courts and
denounces recall of judges. Page B.
Northwest Development League at tit. Paul
seeks to amend Federal Immigration
laws. Pace 0.
Sport. .
Baa Francisco professional shot breaks rec
ord at Eugene, pegs i.
CoinmMa soccer eleven defeats Washington
High. 5 to L Page 7.
Fortlsnd wrestlers break even la Spokane
bouts, rage 7.
1 Faclfle Northwest.
Cherldan Simpson, actress, sues 8eattle elub-
man tor sdo.uuu. rags s.
State Railroad Commission hands down
even orders In railroad rate cases. Pegs
Dr. Hazzard pounded patients with fists.
says dead woman's sister. Page 1.
Trio of convicts, at liberty IS hours, caught
after long chase. Pace e.
Idaho Land Board loans much money oa
farm and other realtv securities. Page a
Commercial and Marine.
Active demand for wheat by millers, ex
porters and speculators. Pace IT.
Wheat advances at Chicago on talk of May
shortage. Pegs 17.
Hill stocks lead upward movement In Wall
street. Page 17.
Volume of Iron and steel business Is Increas
ing. Pace 18.
Cause of blowing up of steamer Sarah
Dixon not yet established. Pace 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
W. Mutch, well-to-do East Side citizen,
found mysteriously murdered. Page 4.
Double ear tracks to extend only to East
Slzty-nrst street on Bandy boulevard at
present. Pace 10.
Notorious burglar, released from prison.
marries woman who is alleged to have
aided him In crime. Pace 10.
Southern Pacific contemplates putttnc en
luxurious - 24-hour train for Portland
San Francisco run. Pace .
Contest here bitter for 4 children In two
families. Pace 10.
Colonist-rate period this year to last 4
days Instead of month. Pace 10.
Mayor and bridge committee approve bas
cule type for Broadway- bridge, as se
lected by ModJeekL Page IS.
Wilde defense continues to drop non-union
veniremen. Pace 1.
Republicans. Includlnc big party workers,
urcs Sheriff Stevens to enter race te
succeed Laxferty as Representative.
Page 13.
Chief Forester Graves says Government in
tends to allow Oregon $10,000 for pro
tection of forests near navigable streams. '
Page T.
Democrats at Jackson Club meeting plead
for party unity. Page 4.
State school children will be taucht farm
ing. Pace 12.
Papal Leader Is Dead.
VIENNA. Jan. 19. Monslgnore Alex
ander Bavona, the papal nuncio here,
died tonight.
McCombs Belittles
Harvey Incident.
Ewing Says Harvey Got An
swer He Asked For.
Colonel Watterson Slay Have Good
Seal More to Say If Challenged
by Responsible. Person, He
Xow Declares.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. The Wilson-
Harvey episode brought forth today,
simultaneously with the arrival of Colo
nel Henry Watterson, a statement by
William F. McCombs. campaign man
ager for Woodrow Wilson, declaring
that "the tears that axe being shed ever
the passing Incident are wrung from
those who have hitherto been the most
conspicuous opponents of Governor Wll
Colonel Watterson, who will be here
several days In connection .with the
work of the Perry Memorial Commis
sion, read the McCombs statement as
well as one made today at Nashville,
Tenn., by Judge Robert Ewlng, but do
ollned to comment on either. Judge
Ewlng, who is related by marriage both
to Governor Wilson and Colonel Wat
terson, said that Colonel Harvey re
quested a frank answer when he asked
Governor Wilson whether he felt that
his candidacy was being prejudiced by
the support of Harpers' Weekly, and
that Wilson's answer was frank, ao-
Watterson View Agreed To,
'As to the Wilson matter," said
Colonel Watterson tonight, "I have
nothing to add to what has already
been said, unless it be seriously chal
lenged by soms responsible person.
Then I may have a good deal to say.'
The statement Issued by Mr. Me
Combs follows:
With reference to the alleged Wll
son-Harvey incident, it seems to me
that Colonel Watterson haa said In
statement all that needs to be said. It
appears there that from as far back
as last October, he himself suggested
to Governor Wilson that Colonel Har
vey's support through Harper's Weekly
might be Injurious and that he probab
ly told Colonel Harvey himself the
same thing. It would seem that Colonel
Watterson had convinced the Governor
of the truth of his opinion, and had at
Concluded on Page B.)
wiLsoii film
Horn -Grown Potatoes Are Real
Luxury, "Worth Much More Than
Scottish Variety.
NEW TORK, Jan. 19, (Special.)
The recent eold weather had an appre
ciable effeot on the higher cost of llv
tng. Judging by figures furnished today
by grocers and butchers. It was said
that the price of beef to retailers had
been put op S cents a pound within a
week because of the difficulty In get.
ting dressed beef through. In the past
month the prloe of string beans has
taken a jump. A month ago they were
selling at 10 and IS cents a quart. To
uay one must pay Z0 cents, IX one
knows where to go for them, and for
wax beans one must pay to 6 cents
a pound.
Cauliflower, which is now coming In
from California. Is bringing 25 to SO
cents In parts of the city and In others
30 to 40 cents.
What Is called "best butter" la mod
erate-priced groceries Is now 49 cents.
which is 2 cents more than last week.
"Strictly fresh laid eggs" are bring
ing E5 cents a. dozen. Cabbages are
10 and 12 cents a head.
There is a difference at retail be
tween the Imported Scotch and the
home-grown potato, the former bring
ing 12 conts a quart and the latter 15
Governor-General of Canada and
Family Will Arrive Monday.
NEW TORK. Jan. 19 (Special.)
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught,
accompanied by their daughter. Prin
cess Patricia, will arrive from Ottawa
Monday morning.
Ambassador and Mrs. Reld will give
a dinner for them at the Reld home,
451 Madison avenue, Monday night, and
on Tuesday a second dinner and ex
clusive ball will be held. Mrs. Mills'
dinner and dance will take place the
next night, the Connaughts returning
to Ottawa Thursday.
The Duke Is Governor-General of
Canada. He Is the uncle of King
George and was said to have been a
favorite son of Queen Victoria. There
Is no official significance to his visit.
It Is wholly a social one, as the guest
of Ambassador Reld.
Activity In Lands Around Med ford
In Last Six Weeks Notable.
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 19. (Special)
With the sale of 45 acres in the Mor
rill orchard by Captain Gordon Voor-
hles, of Portland, to Mrs. A, E. Bing
ham, of Santa Barbara, Cal., yesterday,
and the sale of 230 acres of the Potter
Barneburg place to Stephen Tobln, of
Casper, Wyo, the orchard sales of the
laat six weeks In Modford total $427,
The tracts sold since December 7 are
as follows: Suncrest orchard. 451 acres,
1250,000; Whitney orchard. 66 acres,
$30,000; Slsty orchard, 23 acres, $15,000;
Worrell orchard, 20 acres, $12,000; Mer
rick orchards. 171 acres. $60,000: Barne
burg tract. 230 acres, $30,000; Burrell
tract, 45 acres, $30,000.
Portland Clearings Increase 7.4 Per
Cent All Coast Climbs.
Prosperity of the Northwest is re
flected in the bank clearings of the
week closed Thursday. Every city
reported a substantial Increase over
the corresponding week of 1911.
Portland's total clearings were $10,-
453,000, an Increase of 7.4 per cent.
Spokane advanced 3 per cent. Tacoma
2 per cent and Seattle 15.6 per cent.
The California cities likewise are In
the Increase columns, with varying ad
vantages over last year's reports, that
at Los Angeles being 22.4 per cent,
Sacramento 19 per cent, San Francisco
3.6 per cent and Oakland 2.6 per cent.
Stotcsbnry Prevents Promiscuous
Publication of Wife's Picture.
NEW YORK, Jan. 19. (Special.)
Society woke up to the fact today that
the $4,000,000 present to his bride was
not the only innovation that Edward
T. Stotesbury introduced at his wed
ding yesterday.
The Philadelphia banker and part
ner of J. Pierpont Morgan originated
a brand new feature In society nuptials
by copyrighting all photographs of his
bride that were sent to newspapers.
The Intent of this copyright was to pre
vent promiscuous publication of his
bride's features.
Wife, Happy Over Husband's
lease, Readies Atlanta.
ATLAXTA, Ga., Jan. 19. Beaming
with happiness over the release of her
husband, Mrs. Charles W. Morse arrived
here late this afternoon with the offi
cial papers from Washington granting
Morse his freedom.
She was taken Immediately to Fort
McPherson, where Mr. Morse has been
confined since his removal from the
Federal prison, and remained with her
husband several heura.
State Uses First Per
. emptory Challenge.
Prosecution Casts Out Tenant
of Attorney for Defense.
Questioning of Veniremen to. Resume
Monday Malarkey Attacks News
paper Reports Court Repeats
Warning; to Venire.
Manlfestly non-union men are not de
sired by the defense as Jurors In the
trial of Louis J. Wllde. counsel for the
defendant In exercising three of Its six
peremptory challenges having already
excused only artisans who admitted In
their examination as Jurors that they
did not carry union cards. Two of
these challenges were used by the de
fense yesterday while the state excused
another of the Jurors passed for cause,
employing the first of the three per
emptories to which It Is entitled. If
the remaining five available peremp
tory challenges are used, three by the
defense and two by the prosecution,
the Jury will not be completed before
Prospective Jurors excused through
peremptory challenge yesterday were:
C D. Ramsdell, a non-union contracting
carpenter, 4304 Fortieth avenue South
east, and S. C. Baker, non-union car
penter employed in the Southern Paciflo
carshops, 967 East Flanders street, both
by the defense, and D. W. Fairclough,
aaloonman. 469 East Couch street, by
the prosecution.
Malnrkey's Tenant Dropped.
In addition to the foregoing three,
Louis Haertleln, excused peremptorily
by the defense Thursday afternoon, la
a non-union molder. Fairclough, the
first man to be challenged peremptorily
by the prosecution. Is a tenant In a
building In which Dan J. Malarkey,
chief counsel for the defense, is part
owner. Fairclough also was the first
of the original 12 prospective Jurors to
be passed for cause by both sides.
The places of the three Jurors re
moved through peremptory challenges
yesterday were supplied by the follow
ing veniremen who were temporarily
accepted by prosecution and defense:
Charles A. Kalus, retired, 140 East
Forty-seventh street; J. B. Tanner,' ac
countant, 520 Weldler street, and C. G.
Paine, 1641 Olln street. Mr. Baker, one
of the two men excused by the defense,
had only been added to the 12 men tem
porarily In the Jury box at the opening
of the morning session yesterday.
State's Plan I'pheldV
With the acceptance of Baker the
Jury box was again filled and an argu
ment arose between counsel as to the
plan that should be followed in the
use of peremptory challenges. Mr.
Malarkey, for the defense, Insisted that
each side should excuse a Juror alter
nately. Judge Kavanaugh, however.
sustained the contention of Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Fitzgerald that . since
the defense under the law was allowed
double the number of peremptories con
ceded the state, it should use two chal
lenges to one by the prosecution until
the legal number had been exhausted
Mr. Malarkey then announced that
Ramsdell, non-union carpenter, would
be excused under the second peremp
tory of the defense.
Special Prosecutor Clark labored
hard to get rid of Charles A. Kalus,
who had been passed by the defense.
on a challenge lor cause, contending
that since Kalus was called as a Juror
in a special venire last Summer, he was
disqualified from Jury sorvtce on the
regular panel at this term of court.
The challenge was resisted by attor
neys for the defense, who cited authori
ties In support of their contention that
the reason assigned was not sufficient
tc disqualify Kalus.
Bankers Believed Dishonest.
On suggestion of counsel, after the
point had been argued at length, court
took a recess until 2 V. M. to enable
the lawyers to consult other authori
ties. When court reconvened, Mr. Flts
gerald withdrew the challonge, ques
tioned the venireman further and fin
ally passed him for cause.
Questioning of Mr. Kalus developed
the fact that for many years he was a
Washington County farmer, removing
to Portland 27 years ago, where for 10
years he conducted a saloon at Tenth
and Couch streets. The only Informa
tion possessed by the venireman of the
pending case- was what he had gained
by reading the newspapers, although
he expressed the belief that "there was
not an honest man In the entire bunch
of officers" in the suspended Oregon
Trust & Savings Bank. Interrogated
as to the amount Wilde was alleged to
have embezzled, Kalus said: "If Wllde
got $100,000 out of that bunch he was
welcome to It"
Saloenman la Challenged.
In the cross-examination of Kalus by
Mr. Clark, the venireman explained that
the only business transaction he ever
had with Mr. Malarkey, of counsel for
the defense, was the sale of a glass of
(Concluded oa Fas 12.)