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Classified Ads., on I (Ci I I (& 1 Htt ST i i 1 l 1 I I I ' " I)entIst3' on Back PflffC' ln H 5 ' ' QjJjj WEATHER TODAY Snow. !7ol. XJjVI. ?o. 270.-12 Pages Salt Lake City, Utah, Moistday MoiraiffrG. Jastuajxy 11. 1904:, Five Cents. I ftHll 11 Hf H I FV lJIF HF ( HLL REwaRD SHYE $200 IS 1 H r wllli 1 L ullliinLLl twill LuuLu I1L I vie: pmubs j pYSTERY OF STREET E ' JD j I llnf IH le Jper Holds Nothing IK and implicates pJlOne Else? Fear of mishment after Death laRs Down His Nerve. """'JBkl. Shockley, under arrest, for "s'Kpurder of Conductor Thomas Bn And Motorman Amasa Glen-"-'BPthe street-car hold-up oC last ' 'Bway night, yesterday made a full """.Bpon of having committed the ler- Brlme, alone and unaided. The r'Kon came at a time when the po )V flBWtment had played every card them, savt one only the coni- Ktlon to tho prisoner of the fact k" prothero. his roommate, had in .51, against him. This was not told y, Ktll after he had confessed. fFESSED THROUGH PEAR. vK'aklng Ills confession Slioclcley - Btd to the officers that he was in punishment after death, and for Bson ne desired to make reparn- jBfc'fat' as might he in his power, Ji awful deed lie had committed. Ked that he was heir to quite a Kronerty, which would come o p Uifcw years, nnd that he desired A(jHiovei' tills property, or ills Intcr- ftreiu, to the families of his vic- sWsTORY OF THE CRIME. MR came to police headquarters ijKie Slate's prison about 11:25 yes- "Kfforenoon that Shockley had ex '""fl.'k desire to sec the Chief of Po ''"HjVd Chief Lynch and Detective ,.jfe boarded the 31:30 car for the ii iflft arriving there about noon. JfeifWiis at once brought into the Jft'S office, and in the presence of. SSiOSaK'nch, Warden Wright. Dftecllve ,,jBtt and Guard John Slowc lie' told ' jry of his crime. " confession was .made. SSftlcy prefaced his confession with ii i Cement that he had become salls IllSliKt the officers either had or would . aK'Sufficlcnt eudenee to convict, ivWtvJng made up his mind that lie llc desired to relieve others of ' K1 of bom& implicated in the Huid at the same time to do what -JRl could to atone in a material jBfcthe families of the men lie hn.l jJ;'ISONER WAS PENITENT. "" RriFoncr Presented a penitent and ",E.appEarance' In vlolent contrast . .'Rair of bravado with which, dur-"-K preceding days, he had met the .'t'Bts of the ofllcers to worm from "T:Bfragmerii of the confession which i-rK'made freely, with no apparent ' i conceal anything. The iash- 'his own conscience had finally the spirit which upheld liim. "MOBBERY IHS BUSINESS. lK.-B?ley confessed not only to the f "Wednesday night, but also to ,-jBet-car hold-up of last Saturday JlH'at Brigham and Thirteenth ind to the three street-car liolu ilch were committed in the same locality during last July, and he ",'P$iat In none of these did he have jfcBBnce. He referred to the fact -Bp00 hold-ups last summer Bjnien told of having seen a short Knndlng on guard outside the car, Kthat they were simply mistaken, U iJBPre was no second man In any of i"ff "pS werc lhe only c,'"ncs in X ' DETAILS THE CRIME. X Broken in spirit and in mortal terror of punishment beyond the grave, John M. X X Shockley, shortly after noon yesterday made to Chief Lynch, Detective Raleigh and 4- "Warden Wright, a full confession of the murder of Amasa Glcason and Tom Brigh- -4- ton, and. proposed that he should make all reparation In his power to the bereaved X X families of the dead men. He stated that he made it of his own free will and accord X - and. with the idea of relieving everyone else of suspicion. J whieh he had ever been engaged, and that he first got the Idea of doing this kind of work when in Pueblo about a year ago. during a time when cars were being held up almost nightly ln that city and which continued with success until the streei-car company provided every one of its carmen with firearms and had them all sworn in as special officer Nursing this hunch on an easy way to make money, Shockley went to San Francisco, where he was employed for a time as strcct-cur motorman, and then drifted to Montana, Idaho and Salt Lake. He confessed to no crimes other than those committed In Salt Lake. TOLD STRAIGHT STORY. Shockley told an apparently straight story In regard to( the double murder, naturally, .of course, giving himself the full benefit of the fact that the carmen put up a fight against him and that he firmly believed his own life was In dan ger. His stcry is borne out in every de tail by the facts which were already known to the police, by the statement of Prothero and by the statements pre viously made by Shockley, except in re lation to his having given his gun and hat to Frank Wnish, his chum, at Og den, on the Saturday night before, and in relation to his own whereabouts on the night of the crime. HOW 1IURDER WAS COMMITTED. Shockley stated that on Wednesday night he took the Second South street car which leaves Main and Second South streets at 11:1S, and rode to Tenth East and Fourth South streets, from whence ho walked to Thirteenth East nnd Second South streets, the scene of the crime, arriving there just ahead of the 11:45 First South street car. On the way out Shockley wore a black stiff hat. carrying underneath his clothing the light-colored Fedora hat which was In tended to be a misleading clue to the perpetrator of the hold-up. When a few rods from the car he stopped and changed hats and tied a handkerchief over his face, leaving the black derby in the path. Then, with ills gun In hid hand, he went to the door of the car and ordered the carmen, who were sit ting Inside, to hold up their hands. Neither man seemed to be excited, ac cording to Shockley's stutement, and the smaller man, which was Brighton, suid: "You had better put up your hands." READY FOR A FIGHT. Shockley, realizing then that the men were going to pitt up a light, started to back out of the- car. lib clulm.s, but before he could reach the door the two men made a rush at him and there was a clinch. During tho struggle which followed Shock- i ley llred his revolver three times, he said, once alining at the arm of tho iiiotoriiiun. who had a gun aimed at him, and twlci; shooting to kill. Then, eecaplng from the car. he went to the place where he had left hi? stiff hat. dropping the Fedora to the ground na he wont. and. donning th former, ran away ln a southwesterly direc tion, retracing hla stops to the Intersection of Tenth East and Fourth South streets, thence going south to Sixth South nnd thence went nearly to tho railroad tracks. COULD NOT KILL HIMSELF. "As 1 walked along Sixth South street," paid Shockley. "I fully intended to kill myself nnd three different times hod m gun cocked for that purpose. Thn 1 thought' 1 would go buck to my room, write .some lo'tor to the folk? and finish up the Job there. 1 finally gac up the klca altogether, however, ami na 1 wa-i passing along the stieet I reached over i board fence and dropped the gun between the fence and a big poplar trc. GOT AN EARLY PAPER. "After that I walked on nearly to the railroad tracks, then went north to South Temple street, cast to Main and crossi-d Main diagonally on First South and went to my room. I went to bed. hut lay awake until heard th-? :evsboyn calling the morning papers on the stieet. Then I dressed and went across the street to buy a paper. HEART BROKE DOWN. "After looking at tho headlines I thought T should drop dead before r could get back to my room, for I have heart trouble from snoklng loo many cigarettes, and the excitement under which I Avas laboring was something frightful." THEY FOUND THE GUN. Shockley was unable to describe to the officers the exact place where he had dropped his gun, but Detectives Chase and Raleigh wont to search for it Immediately after returning from the penitentiary, and were not long in locating It. It was found in precisely tho kind of piece the man had described, on Sixth South street, about three rods east of Slate, on the Hawkins vacant lot, and within 20 yards of the homo of Amasa Glcason, one of the mur dered men. The gun is, a wlckcd-looklng .-lo-callbcr Coifs, with an eight-Inch bilr rel. When found It contained two empty shells, two loaded shells, nhd two cham bers wpro empty. NOT AFTER THE REWARD. The officers found that Shoukloy'a story confirmed everything that had been told them by Prothero. the itifomnnl." Pro thero declared that the matter of receiving a reward never entered hla mind when he went to the police with his story, but that his only object ln having Shockley taken was on account of the rear which he on. tertalncd for' the man. ' KNEW HE WAS A MOLD-UP. He was satisfied that hp was a hold-up from the fact of his going out at night with his gun and having money when he returned, and Shockley's nervous, excited condition after the murdr led blrn lo be lieve that ho wai the murderer and to fear for his own safety. NEVER TOLD OF II IS DEEDS. Shockley staled that ho never told Pro thero of the hold-ups ln which ho was engaged, .and the only mnnm r In which tho latter was in any way connected with the ciimes was In accepting money which Shockley gave him. Shockley nlco stated that when ho was here In July he hud a partner nnmed Garnet t. or Gates, and thai he knew nothing of the hold-ups In which Shockley was then engaged. THOUGHT IT FUNNY. lie described to tho officers the manner ln which this partner would comnent upon tho hold-ups upon reading the 'accounts of thorn in tho morning papers, and evi dently considered It quite a Joke that the. man didn't know thai he was talking to the hold-up himself. STORY OF HIS TRAVELS. Shockleys account of tlie wanderings ol himself and luirtncrs before coming here Is believed to be substantially correct. From Dillon. Mont., where the now ta mous soft hat was purchased, from the band of which tho name of tin, maker was removed, Shockley went lo Idaho Falls, whore he worked In a restanrnnt for a short time and whero lie fell In with Pro thero. LEFT WALSH IN OGDEN. Fron thc-c tho Iwj eame to Ogdcn, reaching the latter place- on the Frlda before th murder and mco'inr there the ' Olllce Utah State Prison. Jan. lu, 11)01. . , . Heason for Statement: P l '3 Possible that an innocent man might suffer for the guilty and that tho "an I Implicated probably not prove his Innocence. My true name Is as I staled. llllRha-ve a father and mother and two sisters In Mary's county, Missouri. I am lMtiP0t n cr'n,',,u n- licart and never hurt a man previously. My record can be traced jBRP' I ain the man that caused the death of these two street-car men on the ?B.!,B1: of January Cih. On the night of this tragedy I took the Second South street ' . '5flr!nr and went to Tenth East and walked to the scone of the hold-up. When I jftwcNt Into the car I had my nun lu my hand and told the men to hold up their 'jBiandH. Neither seemed to be excited, and the smaller man of the two said, "You yRmd bet-cr put up your hands." j 1 realized then that they were going to make a fight and started to back out 1 ifiHEJ 'he car, but before I reached the door tho two men made a rush at'ine and it:KWl! 0n mo uefore 1 could get up. I could have killed both men before they got VB"0' "ad I been so minded. i IjtK Wnc they took hold of me, the largest man first, the smaller man drew a .",BUl1 and pomtC(i t m m' eye; 11 could not have been more than a foot and a half -HH-44,-M--M-M- MM HIHII HI MMMMMMMM X REWARD GIVEN FAMILIES OF DEAD MEN".- 4- T -- 4. By the terms of an agreement entered into between Percy L. Prothero, Chief oC f Police William J. Lynch, Capt. J. B. Burbidge, Officer G. R. Raleigh, and G. I. Chase, X S2C00 of the rivard offered by the State, county, city and street cai company, will 4. bo equally divided between the families of Gleason and Brighton. The balance, S200, -will go to Prothero. Chief Lynch will today serve notices on the different parties X X offering the reward and there will be no delay about the payment of the S2000 to the victims of tho murderer. X John 21. Shockley. X. -- - I FINE TRIBUTES PAID BY FRIENDS t TO MURDERED MEN Funeral services .over the remains 4- -r of tho two carmen. Amasa L. -f 4- Glonson and Thomas Brighton, who -i- were shot by the hold-up Shockley 4- 4 last Wednesday night, were held -- yesterday and the bodies laid to -f 4- rest In tho City cemetery. Both funerals wore Inrgoly attended by 4- tho relatives and friends of tho 4- two well-liked men. and It was an 4 4- unusual coincidence that at the 4- -- time of the services tho murderer 4- was making a. confession of the 4- crlm'o In his cell at the penlten- 4 4- tlary. 4 4 Tho funeraj of Gleason was hold. 4 from the Third ward meetlng-housc -- -)- at 11 o'clock. Bishop Hodgson of- 4 4 delating. The bishop spoke of the 4 1- II fo nnd character' of the dca'd -i- -- man and offered words of consola- 4- 4 lion lo the bereaved family nnd 4- ! friends. Other speakers who eulo- 4 glzcd tho departed were Joseph W. 4 I- McMurrln. President Angus M. 4- Cannon and -Joseph E. Taylor, -i- Music was rendered by the ward 4 choir and the coffin Was burled 4 4 beneath , a profusion of Mowers. -) -f The pall-beai ers consisted of Imr.ie- 4 4 d!nte relatives- of the dead man. 4 4- most of whom were his brothers. 4 4- There were many charrluges in the 4- 4- funeral cortege to tho cemetery. 4- Bishop Robert Morris officiated at the funeral of Thomas Brighton, - 4- which was held In tho Eleventh 4- -f- word meeting-house at 'J o'clock 4 4- ln the afternoon. Tho bishop was -f 4- the flrrt speaker and was followed 4 by Joseph Burrows. Hamilton G. . 4 Park, George A. Smith, Joseph E. 4 -V Taylor. Anlhon IL. Lund and Elder 4 4 C. W. Penrose, all personal friends 4 4 of tho late conductor and his fam- 4 4 lly. In addlton to tho singing of tho 4 ward choir music wan endered by 4 lire following quartette: Messrs'. 4 4 Pyper. Whitney. Patrick and Spen- 4 4 cer. Near relatives and close 4 4 friends of the daceased acted as 4 4 pa'1-beiircrs and a largo number of 4 4 friends were In the funeral pro- 4 4 cession to the City cr-mi toi-y, where 4 4 the body was Interred In the family 4 4 plot. 4 -i-444 4 44-f4f44444444 man Frank Walsh, or Uurley, who Is probably a criminal, and upon whom Shockly at first tried ,to throw suspicion for the murder by claiming he had given him hla soft hut and hli gun. Leaving V alsh in Ogdcn, Shockley and Prothero eomc- on to Salt Lake Saturday morning, and Shockley claims that they put in most of the day looking for a Job. LOOKED FOR WORK. Among tho plnccs where Shockley claims lu applied for work was ol the street ear barns, but securing nothing to do he Hint night hold up tho Brigham street car. having started out to cover the same ground on which he had been so success ful In the three hold-ups last simmer. RECORD OF HOLD-UPS, What Murderer Shockley Has Done in That Line. The deep remorse evidently felt by Shockley over his crime may be due In a large measure to the fact that he was at one time (employed as a street car motorman in San Francisco. It was, perhaps, while In this employ ment that lie formed a dislike for street-car companies in general, and at the same time gained a brotherly feeling for the employee;?. The latter sentiment was displayed when be con fined his robberies to company money and left the watches and other per sonal , property of his victims undis turbed. WHEN HE BEGAN HERE. He begun his operations ln Salt Lake on the night of July Dili, at the end of the Brigham street line. At 1:45 Motorman H. Beck was slowing down the car when a man, with a handker chief over his face and a gun In his hand, jumped on the front end of the car and commanded Beck to stop. The latter thought he was Joking, until the robber pressed the gun against his back and told him to stop oV he would coon be a dead man. At that Beck stopped, and the hold-up, who Is now known to be Shockley, marched him down through the car to the back end, where Conductor Woodward was changing the trolley. HE GOT. THE CASH. Forcing the 'motorman to hold the trolley down. Shockley wcirt through the conductor and took all the silver In his pockets. He then said: "Give me the vcvl of that money; 1 know you've got some paper money some where about you." The conductor had a ten-dollar bill In his hip pocke, and when Shockley .found It he asked the motorman If lie had any money Beck said he had not, and the robber did not search him, neither did he take the cai men's watches. WAS NO OTHER MAN. Beck antl Woodwurd claimed to have seen a Vscconil man with a gun, but Shockley, in his confession, says lhat ho was alone. After getting the money, amounting to 321.30, he ran fouth tdwnrd the city reservoir. , HIS SECOND CRIME. On July 15lh Shockley held up Con ductor McAllister and Motorman Har ris on car No. 72, at the east end of the First South line, the place where Gleason and Brighton were killed last Wednesday,,. The car had slopped at 11:15 and the conductor had taken hold y44-4-444444444 4 444444444444444444 1 M , 4 M 4 M M M M M M.t. M.U.AH-4--4 JM 1 : SHOCKLEY'S CONFESSION IN FULL : I I away. The other man held me and T was positive that he would shoot, and I ; waited to hear the report of the gun. For some reason he did not lire, and I wrenched myself, free from the other ? man. At the same time this man stepped back and took his gun In both hands, e and even at this time the thought passed through my mind, "I wonder if it's ) , possible to hit that man's arm ln case he goes to fire again," and I drew down ! ( with my gun with the inlent to hit his arm; but at the same lime that I drew S my gun down th; other man grabbed at my arm and threw the other arm around I ( me. My finger wus on the trigger and my gun wont off at that time and I did 1 S not know whether I had hit him or not. ! ) At the same Instant that my gun fired I wrenched loose from the other mun b again and starteel for the door, but the larger man got between mo and the door. ! ? At this time I tried to force the larger man out of the door, but could not. At tho 1 s same time the larger man reached into hla pocket, whether to get a. weapon or do ? awny with Ills money I do not know, but supposed at the time that it must be 1 s to get a weapon. ; I remember well the thought passed through my mind, "My God! I can't 1 j lake chances with another gun," and 1 fired to hit him. After I had fired the man I . seemed. to aland perfectly still and. I forced myself by him and left the pluce. ' 4-444 4 444 444444 44444444444444444-444444-444-4444 M M M M-44 444-4444-4 of the motor to start on the return trip, while the . motorman started back through the car to put the trolley on a 1 the rear end. When he had gone about two-thirds tho length of the car the motorman was confronted by Shockley. a handkerchief over hla face, and ordered to halt. The car was dark and the motorman thought the hold-up was an old man with a white beard who was trying to scare him. He started to brush past and rnn squarely into Shockley's gun. HE HELD UP HIS HANDS. He then decided to hold up his hands as ordered, and the hold-up . went through his pockets, securing 42. 00 in small- change. "Is that all you've got?" demanded the hold-up. "It Is." said the motorman. , "Well, what kind of a d d ruivare you on. anyway'.'" queried the robber, and Harris admitted that it way a poor run. HOW TRICK WAS TURNED. Shockley then forced the motorman to precede him to the front of the car, Avhcrc he hurriedly went through one or two of the pockets of the conductor, who was posing ns .the motorman, se curing from him a lead dollar, a Co lumbian half-dollar and a good half dollar, leaving 520 or more of company cash. Warning the men to refrain from turnlhg on the lights until he was a safe distance away. the highwayman disappeared in tho darkness. BOTH WENT DOWN. Emboldened by his succesi on the two previous occasions, Shockley made an attempt to rob car No. 120 on the Fort DouglaB line at 12:05 o'clock on the night of July 2Cth. The ca;' was coming toward the city and had taken the switch at Twelfth East and Fifth South to let an outgoing car pass. Conductor Robert Larson was on the rear platform manipulating tho trol ley and the car was dark when Shock Icy., with a handkerchief maHk on his face und gun in hand, jumped on tho platform and told Larj'on-to throw up his hands. The conductor had his report-book In one hand and the trolley rope in the other. lie was so badly frightened that he dropped everything and literally fell over the hold-up. both men rolling off the car and into the ditch together. FIRED FOUR SHOTS. Larson managed to regain Ills feet first and started to run after the car which had Just gone by toward the fort. The hold-up followed him for a short distance nnd fired four shots. Lar con failed to catch the outgoing car and, after assuring himself thut the danger was ovtr, resumed his trip toward town. Shockley admits that he fired 011 this occasion, but says he did so only for the purpose of making Larson stop and without trying to hit him. NOT ALWAYS A HOLD-UP. This ended Shockley's summer cam paign in Salt Lake. He wont North and worked at various places In Idaho and Montana. Sometimes he acted as solicitor, meeting with good success; at other times he worked as a waiter. (Continued on Pago 10.) Good Work Done by the' I Police in Securing the I Confession; Numerous I ! Clues Followed Before Right One Was Found. 1 . I Not for a moment since the night of the street-car murder has ilu search jH for evidence been relaxed. Before IH Brighton, the wounded conductor, was taken to the hospital to b treated for his wound, he wns piled with questions concerning the appearance of the mur- jH derer. Owing to his weakened and suf ferlng condition, his replies wero very unsatisfactory, and assisted the polled jJ but SOME EVIDENCE GIVEN. jH When the public read of the c&so & great number of people came forward with statements which might have hail a bearing on the matter. Two street car men remembered a stranger who rode to the end' of the First South t line nt 9:30 and inquired what had be- come of the conductor, the latter hav ing left the car at Eleventh Eas-t. A Mrs. IcFee told of a man who came to her house on South West Temple fl and asked for a shirt. Two callboys at the Rio Grande depot told of a bareheaded man who was waiting for a.truin about midnight after the mur der. Some women recalled seeing two t men whispering together in what they considered a suspicious manner, on a First South car. A mail carrier tc ported that he had noticed bare headed man on Sixth South street about C o'clock In the: morning. Each of these reports was followed up by the city police department antl the Sheriff's officers. In addition, every known crook-Jn the city was taken into custody and detained until ho etab Hshcd a satisfactory nllbL REWARDS OFFERED QUICKLY. Gov. Wells offered a reward of 5500 In behalf of the State, the County Com-. mlssloners increased the amount by J500, the street railway company put up $1000. and Mayor Morris offered 520) for information leading to the arrest and' conviction of the murderer. Or culars were printed about noon Thurs-, day and scattered broadcast. STORY OF HIS PARTNER. The ofllcers were still at oea when, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Percy Prothero walked into the police ' stu Hon nnd told Chief Lynch that he thought his partner had committed the crime. He added that he was afraid to keep still about it, for fear that his partner would get him into trouble. jH Prothero agreed to lead the officers to tho right man. HOW HE WAS CAUGHT. . Leaving the station, ho walked to the rooming-house over the Occidental sn loon and came down-stairs in a few moments with John Shockley. The pair were followed by tho officers, and on First South street, almost opposite Richards street, Chief Lynch, Capt. , Burbidge and the two detective? ar rested Prothero and Shookley. They were taken to separate rooms In the hall. "I HAD TO DO 1T.M Prothero was questioned, and ald that Shockley had gone out a few nights before, taking his gun, and had come back with some money. On the jH (Continued on Page 10.) jH If I had thought these men wanted to make mc a prisoner, or had they even 4 I told mc to give them the gun, I would have done It rather than shoot the man. 1 S The first man was hit by an accidental shot, which resulted In his death, and as ihe last resort I shot the other man when I thought he would kill me. jjH S Had I known at the time that it was only a term in the penitentiary, even NH .though it had been a lifetime, I would never have fired: but at that time It looked 4 I nothing but death. The consequence of my action Is as I have here stated and Is 4 ) as above. J. M. SHOCKLET. Witnesses: W. J. Lynch, G. R. Raleigh. Thomas C. Wright, John Stowo. 5 MAKES SECOND CONFESSION. t 4 ? Ofilco Utah State Prison, Jan. 10, 1004. 4 I In regard to the hold-up on the Douglas lino Inst July, when tho conductor X ran from me, 1 did not fire nt him with the intention of hitting him only to 4 etop him. Furthermore, T never wanted to hurt these men; also aasured them that I did not want their own money or watches, which they will bear me out In. H J. M. SHOCKLEY. 4 iH Witnesses: W. J, Lynch, G. R. Raleigh. Thomas C. Wright, John Stowe. X h444444-4444 4444444-4-4444 ) HIMHii)M t444444-.444-44444444444444 4 4 4 j -g! r-T J . 1 r !