Maybe not our Ransom Botsford, 18 May 1900
ESCAPES AND IS RECAPTURED.. Short Freedom for One of Two Men Accused of Wsshlng Revenue SUmps. Ransom N. . BoUford, ! thirty.fi ve toln eML ahd-Eugene Garvin, eighteen" fears Old. of Forty-ninth Street and th Hudson Boulevard. Bayonn. Utt Monday afternoon offered,' t: sell som onb-doUar revenu stamps at .A Tod need rat tb Frederick Wolbert. an auctioneer, "of 47 Moar-gomery Street.' Jersey city.- Botsford said tbAt hs bad found LOCO of tie sumps. Wo-bert. thinking that th stamps had baa canceled.'-took a few of them and told Bouford to return Tuesday; when- both Botsford and UaTvIn were arrested by Secret service men. Garvin, when left alone for a montnt in th Deputy Collector's office, on th second floor of th Post Office, dropped , thirty feet t Sussex Street and escaped.. . . .. , He was seen to enter Botsford's house at Bayonn Wednesday night, bat he escaped from th deputies, and after aa hour's chase ; was found hiding in som underbrush. He was locked up In th city prison. Both - men will be examined to-morrow morning. Botsford formerly kept a saloon at 324 Spring Street. Manhattan. The Government of lie Lais believe that th cancellation mark b th stamp had beau cleaned eXX by the use of chemicals.