Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Office of the Chief Police
Date Published: 1921
Book Id: 37598
Wanted poster [26 cm x 18 cm] Age toning with a small contemporary ink stamp from the Salt Lake Police. Attractively matted and framed.
The two suspects are identified as Paul Murray - alias - E.B. Williamson and Howard Harber. This poster contains a mug shot of Murray. Murray is described as "Age 23 h 5 ft 8 in. weight 130 lbs.. complexion florid, hair red, eyes blue, teeth good, nativity Georgia, occupation chauffeur, has scar under left eye." Harber is described as "Hair brown, eyes dark, height 6 ft. 2 1/2 in., weight 158 lbs., 21 yrs. old, nativity Queensland, Australia, occupation bridgeman, complexion ruddy, build slender, has scar on right upper left."The Salt Lake Telegram of September 6, 1921 wrote: "The Robbery of Beck's Hot Springs took place last night at 8:20 o'clock. When five masked men quietly and systematically secured envelopes and cash belonging to the bathers to the extent of $1000. Bathers were compelled to look on while the robbers looted to the checkroom and cash register. The telephone was torn from the wall in order that no alarm could be given. Three of the bandits entered the office while the two others waited outside in the machine. Thirty-five envelopes containing the money and valuable of the bathers were gathered together and thrust into a Boston bag belonging to P.T. Boise, manager of the Springs." The text below Murray's mug shot states: "On the evening of September 5th 1921 Beck's Hot Springs, a bathing Resort near here was held up by five men, two being apprehended and three still out. Two of the three men out have been identified and FELONY COMPLAINTS AND WARRANTS have been issued against them. Please FILE THESE FINGER PRINTS in your bureau and should you apprehend either of these men hold and wire at our expense and an officer with proper papers will come for them." The third man was later identified as John Doe Brown - alias - John Carr. The three would steal a car in Denver and later they would surface in Oklahoma. Although Utah authorities would press for their extradition they were charged in Federal court. The Salt Lake Telegram for November 21, 1921 wrote: " Assistant United States District attorney David H. Cannon has requested the Oklahoma federal authorities to hold the three alleged Beck's Hot Springs bandits for Salt Lake. The man are Paul Murray, Howard Harber and John Carr. They are held in Oklahoma under the Dyer motor vehicles act." These three would never spend anytime in Utah jails for this crime.