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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
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inquiries ca;ue tram rfiutive
Murder of Nine
Women He Wed
I. n, Angeles. Cal.. May 1!. - nie f If Ttnperbpri Td
nfesscd bigamist murderer sentenc-i ,r "lOUi Ct J U
Be Laid To Rest
The funeral of Conrad William
Boeschen, age 78, who died at a local
hospital yesterday after a long Illness,
will be held at the chapel of the Rig-
con fussed bigamist murderer sentenc-1
ed here to life imprisonment under
the name of James P. Watson Mon
day afternoon, according to District
Attorney Thomas Lee Woolwine, told
that official of the murder of a ninth
woman victim and stated his true
"nam was Dan Holden and that he
was a native of Arkansas.
:r.:... wuiku. tot tne quota In $e city ha Been being planned for Mrs. Kemp.
finally the maht or April ; be. raised,
was said to have confessed to theL One la-ly residing in the residence
murders of four of his "wives." One 'section of the city gave a check for
of them was Nina Lee Deloney. tajlaO to the cause. Other individuals
whose murder he later pleaded guil-twere reported as giving liberally.
ty and whose body he revealed to the The following letter accompanied jj
authorities tn Imperial county. I subscription from the Kufoury Eros.
"We, the clerks of Kafoury Bros,
dry goods store, who have an organ
ization called Kafoury Clerk Progres
sive club, realize the importance and
necessity of the drive which is now
Action By Board
Asks Courts To
Decide On Levy
p.,.,) th tc. Willi voluntary iir.-wls.
road building and other items. "Our-1
ing the present financial re-adjustment,
road building projects calling J
for more than JiOO.OOO in this coun-:
ty could have better carried this $3S.- t
000 item than badly needed school
funds." stated Chairman Winslow.
! The ninth alleged murder was that j don & Son company 252 North Hltrh
" a ..r.. ...u, t.u.uiiiB m i street, at z:jo p. m., Wednesday. Rer.
ine unmet attorney noiaen aammea.E. Sherwood will hav. chare. h-
servlces. Burial will be in City View
cemetery and will be private.
Mr. Boeschen was born In Germany
In 1842. and came to the United States
at the age of IT years. Part of his life
was spent in California, but the most
of It was In Oregon, at Portland and
Salem. In 187f he married Miss Voc-
Mr. Boeschen was a charter membe
of the Centenary Methodist church at
Portland and a member of the First
Methodist Episcopal church of this
city, and has been an active church
worker most of his life.
Besides his widow, Mr. Boeschen Is
survived by one grandchild.
lie had drowned in the Spokane riv
er, above the falls, near the city of
iiolden had intimated before his
sentence that nothing more of his
history or alleged crimes would be
obtained from him until he was as
sured he would be given a life sent
ence and not sent to the gallows.
Like the original "bluebeard" Hol
den took tne wife too many.
She was Miss Kathryn Wombacher
formerly of Tacoma, .Wash., whom
he married last November in Seattle,
under the name of Walter AnJrew.
Me brought her here and they began
houskeeping In Hollywood.
Shortly after their arrival Holdcn
told her he had to go away on busi
ness. She said he used what was un
derstood to be his favorite excuse,
that he was an agent of the t'nitcd
Ktates government, operating against
diamond smugglers. ,
Mrs. Wonibacher's suspicions were
aroused by his second trip. Holden
had a black hand grip she had found
herself unable to open. She told her J
suspicions to a detective agency. The
Mandamus proceedings instituted
in operation, made a collection among i Monday by school dtsBict No. 24
ourselves to show our sympathy and'agafnst w M 5mn as superintend
support of the movement. Certainly . e,n( of count .hools. questions the
the amount is not large, but it comes r,Kn, of ,he officers to desig-
from those who wish to help in this te the common and high
Important and humanitarian cause. I .,,.., .,.,,. ,h. .,. , k. forc.
"Kafoury Bros. Progressive Club.").,, , Wr lh. hurdan -ction airect.
ed against excesses of the six per
In making the 11J levy, the eoun-
!tv court designated a sDecial levy of
M PPiina Thlir$f1nt approximately $48,000. embodying
iueentg i uutsuuy three budget ,tema ,23o0O for ,he
common school funds; 112.000 for
fund requirement" under the Hugh
school tuition law and S10.000 as the
Salem Hoover Club
And Friends Plan
Mrs. F. A. Elliott, vice president of
the Salem Hoover Republican club,
nonn frm n r i J, county's share in building the new Sil-
the Hoover Republican club of Ore
gon, advising members of the local
;club that Mrs. Jennie M. Kemp, will
limber workers 'Are
Liberal Givers To
, Leading the way among laboring
unions In the city the timberworkers
union, composed mostly of men work
ing in the Chas. K. Spauldlng Long
dates of some of his absences from King company's mill here, have con-
home corresponded with those of safe ,'trlbuted generously to the aid of the
Salvation army, It was announced at
campaign headquarters In the Com-"
mercial club today. While the exact
figure In the receipts in the campaign
could riot be learned this afternoon.
near Los Angeles
he was connected
robberies in and
and she believed
The detectives asked assistance of
the sheriff's office and two officers
watched Holden obtain the black
(Tip from a saleswoman at a candy
counter. They rode to Hollywood on
the same car with Holden and the
grip and watched his house all night.
when he left they scinched the grip
In It they found bonds, savings
stamps, marriage licenses, letters
lrom women, scores of telegrams and
atorage house receipts, and they nr
rested Holden April 9.
Holden fought but the officers sub
dued him. He told the officers he was
government agent and snld If taken
to San Diego he could show them his
On the way Holden drew a Den
knife and slashed his throat. He turn
cd his coat collar up and hid the
wound until Ban Dlego was reached.
He had bled nearly to death. He vas
taken to u hospital and the next day
While a patient there, again tried
suicide by slashing his wrists.
, The officers began sifting out the
.documents found in his possession.
Lists of women, postal cards bearing
various feminine signatures, typewrit
ten letters signed by many women,
matrimonial , "form" letters, checks,
women's clothes and wedding rings
were found In his possession. .
Telegrams were sent to , various
fnits of the country and evidence
soon came In. In storage In Los An
pelos, San Francisco, Vancouver, Se
little and Sacramento they found be
longings of missing women.
iVerton armory. The first two items
.were in excess of the percent limi
tation act. These items were se gre
be in this city Thursday afternoon. -"" "
Mrs. Kemp's portrayals of Hoover-1'0" to ,th J1"8" , p"ttm. v"
in rerrt . hi. .rmm..ii.hm.-t. regular budget without making it
relief administrator have been verylsubJect t0 contest ,n its ntlretJr
popular wherever she has aDDe-red The court's fears were later real-
In Oregon, according to Mr. Letter. ' 'ei, a successful Injunction suit be
ing instituted against tne special
levy. Chairman Winslow and other
members of the 8alem school board
have filed the present action because
of the fact that the levy apportion
ment and subsequent Injunction will
seriously affect the district's finan
cial purposes for the current year
and also for 1921.
, Pro Ration Vrgctl
. At the special meeting of the Salem
school board where decision was
made to institute ' action, members
expressed their belief that rather than
place the burden on funds for school
purposes, the court could have pro-
Her topic Thursday will be "Why I
am coming home to vote for Hoov
The officers of the Salem club are
planning a "Telephone your neighbor
campaign" in order to reach the larg
est number of Salem residents in the
brief time allowed for making ar
rangements foi" the address. Wed
nesday evening, Mrs. Kemp will at
.tend a meeting of the Hoover Repul-
Jican club at Corvallis.
Arrangements for the Salem meet
ing are being perfected and announce
ments as to the hour and place of
meeting will be published Wednesday
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While Superintendent Smith is
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to pay 18392 over to the district as
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explain that the action merely names
Mr. Smith for the purpose of bring
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Mute School Kiddies
A special treat for every pupil In at
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school. There will also be a "Mult
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Superintendent Tiltinghast baa ac
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