Bluebeard Watson

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12/22/1930 - DECEMBER 22,1930. PHAROS-TRTBUNE Bluebeard Grim...
DECEMBER 22,1930. PHAROS-TRTBUNE Bluebeard Grim Joker From His Cell From Behind San Quentin Walls" J B Watson Plays.Joke on Scenario Writer and Thus Recalls Attention to Himself, Confessed Killer of 16 of His 25 Wives. as new, Hill says tbat be had intended, intended, should the treasure be removed, removed, to return it to the relatives relatives of the murdered women. And he lias filed a suit against Watgon and would like the District Attorney to make Watson disclose the exact whereabouts of. the treasure. . , , . Puwles Crlmlnolopistg Since Watson ha s been an inmate inmate of San Quentin he has continued continued to puzzle criminologists and doctors. He is a nurse in the tubercular ward ot the prison and has shown himself to be merciful and humane in the treatment of i his charge*. The man who murdered murdered without n qualm is easily moved to tears at the sight of a dying patient and does his utmost to make the end of one of the sick inmates «. peaceful one. Sometimes Sometimes he uses his' Influence with the prison authorities to liave n tubercular patient released so tnat he may die amongst trfelds and without the stigma, of a prison death. He is most popular with his fellow prisoners, mid does not abuse his popularity with them or the prison authorities. Kill* Sixteen watchin* the man golnj; quietly quietly about his job o£ mirsln K the sick, it in hard to identify him with the man who has confessed 25 bigamous marriages and the murder ot 16 of his victims. Protesting Protesting that, in the ordinary things of lite he is supersensitive to snif- tering, h« I'"* 11 ? save a detailed account of the killing o£ nne Elizabeth Elizabeth prior, whom he had married in 119. Durin K an argument, Watson Watson explained, he pushed her against oorne camping equipment and when he saw that sbe bleeding, struck her several times with * Hammer. Of the 16 women he has confessed killing, the names of nine alone are known. He killed all of the women within within ten months and most ot the crimes were committed on or near water. When the body of Nina Lee Deloney Deloney wa§ discovered near Coyete Wells on the California desert, it was Watson who led'the authorities authorities to the gruesome spot. He had been sentenced on his story alone arid he had forced the court to give him a life sentence in return for his confession If it were found to be true. The battered body ot Nina Deloney substantiated his horrible story. Watson told the authorities that he had been married married to four women simultaneously in Tacorna and managed things so that none knew of the existence of the others. Most of Watson's victims victims were ensnared as the result of matrimonial ads in various newspapers and his absences from home were exlpained by Watson's description of himself as a secret service agent. Modern Bluebeard Every little detail had been thought out by California's up-to- date Bluebeard. He called every one of his wives "dearie," and so never made the mistake of misnaming misnaming one of them. But it was sheer fata that kept any of them from ever meeting. Watson seems quite satisfied with the prospects of serving a life sentence. .He is a model prisoner, prisoner, is quet and well-spoken and there is nothing in his physiognomy physiognomy or demeanor to classify him as an arch criminal or even^ an ordinary criminal type but Relates How He Took Deadly Trunk North From the lips of m 24-year*ld San Francisco youth authorities heard the solution of the Spokane bomb case. While police of the entire Pacific Coart were seeking to solve the . Thomas E. Boyle (above) into the office of District Attorney Matthew Brady and volunteered a Complete confession. lists continue to watch him closely closely for any further criminal traits God must find the United States a rather difficult country to please —Lord Melchett. SA.N QUENTIN. — "Bluebeard" Watson, California's most famous "lifer," may be buried alive in San Quentin prison but he is enjoying enjoying his little jokes just the same. Just when Watson, who has al- ready'served ten' years for the ' 'murder of one of his sixteen victims, victims, was getting the least bit bored with dreary prison routine, he decided to have some fun. His joke was directed to Wycliffe A. Hill. a. Hollywood scenario writer, and the object of the Joke has just, about decided he has bad enough. For Watson has had 11 ill but on the desert searching for more than $100,000 in Liberty bonds which Bluebeard is sup- posed to have received from his various wives. Hill has been graving the arid deserts of South California, working beneath tha burning rays ot the desert sun and the bitter winds ot Winter in, his endeavor to locate the cache. Watson insisted to Hill that the treasure is buried in glass fruit iaVc and that it should be as go_otl Sm/e at For Men @ Selected Gifts to Please Him Men's Shaving Set Fcau-Donx Sat consists af SheiHgst Craam, Lotl»» a«<I Tal«. *1 OO Xmaa packtd *~~ Fougere Royal Set tlc

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  2. 22 Dec 1930, Mon,
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