New York Times, Jan 22, 1897
PREACHER AIDS A FUGITIVE A Counterfeiter Delndea m Church- Church- vllle Minister. ROME. N. Y., Jan. 21. Anton Eckes, the Buffalo counterfeiter, who escaped from the United States officials while on a New York Central train at this station Tuesday morning, morning, was brought to Rome this evening from Norwich, where he was caught this morning. Eckes says that after he escaped he walked to the village of Churchvllle, six miles southwest of Rome, to the house of a German minister. He succeeded in enlisting enlisting the parson's sympathies by telling him that he had worked for a baker who had been arrested for counterfeiting, and that he was arrested, too, but was entirely innocent. The minister took him In and kept him until until last night, giving him a file to remove a handcuff from his wrist and a razor to shave off his mustache. The minister last night suspected that he waa harboring a criminal, and, fearing he might get into trouble over the matter, he took the man to Verona Village and left him. Eckes walked from there to Morrisville, twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four miles, by -the -the way of Vernon and Munns-ville, Munns-ville, Munns-ville, arriving there at 9:20 o'clock this morning. He had 90 cents in money, and bought a ticket to Norwich, where he was recaptured. ALBANY. Jan. 21. United States Marshal Peck has decided to remove Marshal Kane and Assistant Moesch of Buffalo because of neglect of daty ln permitting Counterfeiter Eckes to escape while en route to Albany for trial.