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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - August 10, 1931, Oakland, California
Monday eve Nixt Safe Latte August 10. 1931 d widow tried to raise funds to avoid arrest not like wholesale death pact wipes out actor s family to desperation by financial for ssh s i red in. She mss. Williams hid found mrs. Colo s Bank Book. After the nurse entered she employ of the a Naze i iroc ago. Had forged drafts and sen them with the passbook attached to be i of Angeles Bank. These drafts were honoured for a total of before mrs. Cole discovered thai her account wus being drained Fth said. She became aware of i hat was happening when the Bank mailed the pass Hook Back o her and not to mrs. Williams mrs. Fish added. " she imme Duely confronted mrs. Wil iams and obtained a Confes Sion. Rather than cause an arrest at the was last thurs save mrs. Williams until today to map e restitution. Saurd y mrs. Williams admitted that she had raided Only of the or the apartment Ana announced Fiat fhe would ask a warrant for mrs. Williams arrest. Sunday morning we found Joan and Constance and Earle Williams and mrs. Walz dead and foil Williams John Constance was seven years of age. And Earie Lour. In a court action in los Angeles some time Aso. Mrs. A Illiams asserted that Wallace i Arvoy of that cite was the father f her son. Murrens Ronn Okon suicide pact so oily four looters. Two of written by mrs. Williams and two by her Mother which were found in the Home corroborated mrs. Fish s i version of the suicide pact. Mrs. Williams wrote one of them to mrs. Fish and the other to Harry Mcke in. A. Lawyer. Mrs. Walz a addressed one of hers to a in it re Williams to i Ken Zie said i am faking Iho Milios with me As i am All they have. I can not to on any longer. If i an wrong. It god be my Wall wrote one Ottero mrs. H. Maurae of Orleans which concluded Good Hye for so also wrote in mrs. I Langho Wei. A Sis or. Referring to per Sonal property in Stoi Iea in Brooklyn. Them they to be Worth More than she wrote. The letter to mrs. Fish mrs. wrote have the baby and myself Cre mated and our ashes placed i an urn and taken to my Mother s lot in Brooklyn. Mother wants to he placed in a casket and her body sent to the same mrs. Williams daughter of Rich hotel Man Conn. Aug. 10. Mrs. Florine Williams was the former Florine Mahac Kemo a native of xon Valk. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Walz. Who for years con quoted the Mahac Kemo hotel. About a score of years ago he retired from the hotel business. Having amassed a considerable for tune and the family went to Brooklyn to reside. At that time the movies were in their infancy and Earle Williams. One of the most popular Scien stars was leading a Lexer of the old Vit Asraph studio in Brooklyn. It was there that the screen Star met and married Walz daughter. He died four years ago in los an Geles. Tells of troubles that beset mrs. Williams sax Francisco. Aug. Downward path trod by mrs. Flor Ine Walz Williams from the Posi Tion of wealth and High social standing she had held As a girl and As the wife of Earle Williams noted actor who died in 1027. Was describe d today by her attorney. Harry Mckenzie. As one beset with troubles running from an illicit love affair to imprisonment for grand theft. False friends encouraged the Young widow to make in vestments which wiped out her j250 000 Fortune Mckenzie re lated. To provide Money for Wallace Harvey. Los Angeles Oil promoter and. According to admission made by mrs. Williams in Couit. Tho father of her sen. Billy Tho w Atlow Pold her palatial Home in Holly this brought about arrest on the grand theft charge for the House had previously been mortgaged. Gmax Ted pro Bation. She spent some time in jail awaiting she pleaded guilty to the charge and the kindly los Angeles judge who heard her granted her five years probation to save her from san Quentin on her Promise to make restitution. There were checks written on in sufficient funds Mckenzie revealed. These difficulties the frantic woman cleared up by the Sale Elf thing and jewelry in which she once paraded As one of the fashion leaders of the movie Colony. In the Job Hill apartment where police found the tragic remains of mrs. Withams and family there were evidences that through out her struggle she had been aided financially by former friends in Hollywood. A Telegram Sim cd with the name of Joseph Schenck. Picture producer was found read ing Tell me where i can Send the there wore letters and telegrams indicating that Constance Tal Nadge. Sister in Law of Schenck. Had been party to the attempt to Frog mrs. From the Finan Cial rack on which she found her self. Sui iroc dded by pictures pictures on i be Wall of the apartment indicated that mrs. Williams had sought to have her and her friends close to her at the last moment. There were scores of pictures of Williams in his favorite roles. And Here prod there were photographs of v Ner. Motion picture and stage of ites she had known. Slelics of the luxury that once the Kanji y were still to be seen in the rooms toilet articles valuable Ace. Expensive inc a Oral that had yet found its was to the a shop. Friends said they had told by the aged Mother. Mrs. Clarisse Walz. That she had been invited to by a nurse. Josephine Barnott. For 51soo in unpaid wages. Worked As clerk mrs. Williams had been working As 3. Clerk at the Paramount film a he patently was on the Vav to Clearing up her debts by the Sale of other belongings when the sudden crisis arrived. According to the probation re port made by mrs. Williams much of her misfortune came through bad business advice her by Harvey. At his urging she revealed she invested in an Oil com Pany which yielded Little or no re turn. Of this was returned when the widow Learned it was part of husband s and could not be disposed of without court order. Claims of creditors reduced the size of the estate another s2ff. Onto. On top of All Thust. Troubles. Piled on her husband s death. The with and Tho birth of the child. Harvey left for new York Davs before the child was Horn. Whon she located him he refused to Tro through with a previous agreement to divorce ins wife and marry her. Returning heartbroken. Mrs. Williams tried to sell the furniture of the Williams residence and obtained in Advance from c. To. O Connor an auctioneer. The Sale was blocked through a previous obligation. And o Connor filed the theft complaint frs. Williams assertions that she was innocent of intention to defraud won Ner probation. At that time the probation report shows. She still had an annual income s60qo from a Trust fund left her by her father. Sister knew nothing of financial troubles York aug. Mrs. Blanche Weill. Brooklyn Sis Ter of Clarissa Walz. Said to a to sop had no indication that mrs. Williams was nor that was in Tina Norfal difficulties. Mrs. Wooll a if that though r. Ith her shr had not heard from in 30 classes to be attended by teachers Berkeley. Aug. Are not the Only ones going bark to classes today. More than cd asses for Bay Region school teach ers have been organized for fall period by the University of California Extension division. School teachers throughout the Are beginning to realize to a education is no longer being regarded As something terminated in a Perso Early years but rather As a process continuing throughout a i arg of states Leon j. Richardson director of the is Lens Jon division. ".furthermore. Up to Dale Only opponent of threats received s. F. Executive is Adolph j Breuning and Uhl say friends urge him to retain the place against Curtius linked to blasting of train pair to Fly Home derl1n. Overy of a plot to assassinate auth Roxy k. Mo1torkt mayor a Solo j. Rossi of san Heinrich Bruening and of can the can Didney at the november election he Ixia came yesterday. To opponent is Adolph letters of actor s widow and her Mother Tell last efforts to Square accounts the Jour year struggle against poverty that ended yesterday for mrs. Florine Wulz Wil Liams widow of Earle Williams mice celebrated stage and screen Star. In. A. Murder and suicide pact that snuffed out. Four lives and included in its sweep three generations is revealed in letters to friends and relatives left by mrs. Williams and her aged Mother mrs. Clarisse Wanh. In the letters the m reveal the suicide and death agreement say to Weir last goodbyes and. Indicate details of the disposition of their bodies and their personal effects. The letters Are to mrs. Madge fish manager of the apartment Riouse in which they lived to Harry my Kunzic who iras mrs. Williams attorney and to Tico friends of mrs. William Marcuse of new Orleans and mrs. Blanche w Eill of new York. Here Are the letters my dear f fit o for Hiiri Nio you in Hie Oil. Co any longer and is tic in liars Onty Rue. I feel j to to pc to Beni with me. It Niny be a Uny out. Who Knouft but i Iii forgive me Anil it my judge. I no enclosing for you my Pawn tickets. The or lung tji Luc of the things is about 51500, Nurt they arc pawned for Jess than s200. I am in link everything i i ave. my clothes and nil my personal Biclon sins Albo a Check made payable to you for is 70. Will Yon please Lake the Monck nil what More Jon can on my and Haie i lie Lin bics and myself Crumn cd Ami our a pics put in one urn and have ilium of Iii Phil to or Mold or s plot it fill a ring Lerv. Jeroo Jii y. Mother not to be a or bul in a in Fly in a cock cd to tic same place. Vou anal Are the finest people t Haie known and Ainy find blot Ion for Hie wonderful War Yon inc Aicra me and mine. I would t rouble j ii. But i know on in a time was Happy when your Cpl ice called. Tried get Iii i on inc phone hut never can Racli Liim. J can ii ardly hold Pencil. To you All from us All. The info kindly. Goodbye your Friend Clarissa the second letter loft by mrs Waiz was to mrs. Blanche 30 Avenue Xci York it read this 7cner is for you and Fanny. T am sending Yon parcel Post a Nice Black dress for Jon. Liere is another Yon Ean Cora. For May there Are two ittle boxes one for May and one for Eloise. Tie jars or one is for you. It a supposed to be Lucky. Hope Jet will be luckier Lor you inc. 1 soul Joh the urn from Mil Lin Mii is guarded in View of saturday Pight s wrecking near Jue Teborg. In two passengers were injured piously and More than a Hundred received cuts and bruises when i Plosives derailed eight cars railway police guarded closely Munich Berlin line on which tha German officials were from their conferences with Mier Mussolini at Rome i killer wakes and slays woman St. Louis Iro. Aug. . The lower part his face masked with a handkerchief. The Bell of a Rooming Houv today forced his Way past the woman who ans Sercu his ring and of went directly to a rear bedroom where John Cole and his wife Deriv sleeping. Get out of the he at Cole after Awakening v then fired three shots at Cole s 32-, ear old wife killing her. The murderer fled in an automobile. Falling Hunter lands Deer gets ride4 Pillmore Cal s. Hicks local Deer Hunter stood on a ledge Ojai mountains scanning horizon for his prey. Slipped and Down he distance of More than 25 landed astride the Back of Pound Buck which below him the Hunter. Hicks said he Cowboy fashion in leers for Short fore Heinz thrown picked up his run and Kilfoil. Deer. Al that s Hicks St Ryf which was substantiated hew of the tar Litif from the
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