Steckley and Reynolds Bunco scheme. 1902

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Reynolds will be given a hearing before United States Commissioner Commissioner Leroy J. Wolfe on Saturday Saturday morning. His bail has been fixed at $5,000, and he has retained John E. Fox, Esq., as his counsel. For sometime these men have been under suspicion of being interested in working a clever green goods game, and it is said conducted several several successfully. The post otlice authorities learned of their game through letters sent by mail to intended intended victims, but were unable to get a clue to the men. When the matter was reported to United Stales District Attorney McGarrell, he called in Milton Speese. on suggestion of County Detective James Walters and Detective Harry White. These officers officers were also to work on the case and report as soon as a positive (due was found. A few days later Speese, who "wanted a chance to make money," gave Reynolds the name of ('. II. Beanier, a cattle dealer residing at Arcndtsville, Adams county, as a "good sucker" for "green goods." Reynolds, who was also known as "Lane," wrote a letter to Reamer offering, offering, "green goods" at a big discount discount and said he would call if a favorable reply was received. In the meatinie Post Ollice Inspector S. 11. Morse was notified to take, up the case and he instructed the local olli - eers to keep in close touch with him and told Speese to "keep the game moving." On learning that Reynolds had mailed a letter to Bcamer, Inspector Morse went to Gettysburg, headed it off, and, driving twelve miles into the country, told Bcamer of the scheme to capture the "buneoers." Beanier agreed to continue as if he knew nothing about the officers being at work and was told to notify Reynolds to meet him at Gettysburg about the 10th. On this dale Beanier signed a contract to have Reynolds furnish him with $200 in $20 notes, $500 in "5's" and $300 in "10's." These were to be delivered on the 21st, at the City Hotel, Gettysburg, and Reamer was to pay $:J0O. Steckley's part was to represent himself as a United States marshal and on the day Beamer was to receive receive the money to tell him that Reynolds Reynolds had been arretted on his way out of Baltimore w ith $4,000 in green goods in his possession, $1,000 ot which was on an order for C. H. Beamer, Gettysburg. Steckley's presence presence was for the purpose of arrest ing Beanier as one of the conspira tors with Reynolds, but as the cattle dealer could say he was lead into the scheme innocently he could let him off for a consideration. On receiving the "hush money" Steckley was to "skip." Beamer played his part well and met Steckley in one of the rooms at the City Hotel, Gettysburg, yesterday. yesterday. .Considerable conversation followed followed and Steckley said unless Beamer Beamer would agree to settle he would have to bring him to this city. At this time Speese interfered and Steckley said he would take him also as he was a Lmted States marshal. Speese remarked, "If you are a United States marshal 1 have some friends who want to meet you," and opened the door into an adjoining room. As he did so Post Office Inspector Inspector Morse, Marshal Lapp and Detective Detective White walked in and arrested the fake marshal, who gave up with a sickly grin. An hour later he had been heard and committed to jail in this ciur. When brought here by the officers. Steckley admitted that he was guilty of conspiracy and misrepresentation. misrepresentation. Reynolds when arrested in this city admitted nothing and said: "You have arrested me; now convict me." Both men have been in the "green goods business," Steckley having served eighteen months in the penitentiary penitentiary for "buncoing" a man near Dauphin out of several hundred dollars. dollars. Reynolds was also implicated in this offense, but skipped out and was away for nine years. On his return return his sentence was suspended. Post Office Inslector Morse secured a number of papers bearing signatures signatures and turned them over to Dis: trict Attorney McCarrell. He also gave credit to the loeal officers for their aid in running down a scheme which has been giving the post office authorities considerable annoyance. Bemner was twice a victim of blackmailing blackmailing schemes in this city. Once he gave up $130 and a few weeks later $200. If bail is furnished the mea will be tfn i ii i ;ni ii. i iipy;m,ii.mi ' J"i';'pn!i''.'."!. fried here in November. If not, ot .Hcranton in October. Further developments are expected in a few days. They promise to be of a sensationtil character. Post Office Inspector Moore had quiite an! experience in reaching Beanier. A balky horse made it nec - es. - wry for him to tie the animal olong the road and foot it to Arendtville. This morning a conference was held in the ofiice of District Attorney Mc - C:irrell wth Inspector Moore, United iStates Marshal Leonard and Deputy Marshals Liipp and Lourish. The case was reviewed ond arrangements mtide for bringing witnesses to the hearing on Saturday. BUSINESS MEN IN COAL REGIONS FEEL THE PINCH Shamokin, July 22. Xotice was issued issued yesterday by landlords of tenement tenement bouses to meiet next. Thursday to take action on the failure of a large number of tenants to pay rent since the strike started. . The landlords landlords say their combined loss since the tie - up ainiiiunts to thousands of dollars. Two - thirds of 1 lie storekeepers storekeepers and saloonkeepers have asked asked for a reduction in rent during the continuance of the strike. It is widely circulated here that the Reading Railroad Company will restore the Willianisport Express which passed through here at 1.33 A. M., bound for Philadelphia, before the strike. It is said the pressure which has recently been brought to bear by the business men of the coal region on the company has been the cause of the contemplated renewal of these trains. GREENSBURG LAWYER ACCUSED OF R03BING HIS UNCLE Greensburg, July 22. The climax in an alleged robbery of nearly a quarter of million dollars in mony and bonds from the venerable Jacob Byers, a wealthy farmer near here, was reached last evening when his grand - nephew, William S. Byers, a lawyer of the Westmoreland bar and Democratic nominee for Congress, was arrested, charged with the crime. Justice Loucks fixed bail at $250, - 000, and there was considerable hustling hustling for awhile on the part of the accused accused attorney and his counsel, but late this evening satisfactory signatures signatures were obtained to the bond. BELLEFONTE JAIL HOLDS ANOTHER MURDERER Bellcfonte, July 22. David Miller, wfto lives near Osceola, went home intoxicated last night and began to abuse his wife. His son - in - law, Robert Robert Roach, compelled the old man to desist, but when Roach left the house. to go home Miller secured his repeating rifle and shot Roach three times. The latter died to - day and Miller was arrested and is now in jail here. Retnrnrd to London. London, July 22. Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid returned to London to - day after a tour of Scotland. Mr. Reid went by rail, meeting the remainder remainder of his party at Skibo Castle, Sutherland, the seat of Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie, to which they had journeyed from London in an automobile. Mr. and Mrs. Reid will sail for Xew York Saturday, July 20th. rot hit nud Dvlnrey to Europe. Pretoria, July 22. Generals Botha and Delarey, with their secretaries, left here yesterday for Cape Town en routie for Europe. General DeWet will accompany them on the journey to the coast. The date of their return return from Europe has not been definitely definitely fixed. Young Italian Hero Rnriel. Cipsiano Ziamperini, the 16 - year - old Italian boy who heroically gave his life to prevent the death of a freight train crew and 'the wrecking of the train on Saturday, was buried at the Catholic cemetery this morning. The services were conducted at the Pro - Cathedral by the Rev. Fa'iher Hassett and were attended by the lad's father and fifty Italion laborers who worked with Zampenini near Duncannon on the Pennsylvania Railroad. o Offer of Settlement. The offices of Barnholts & Welch - ans, brokers, who failed last week, are still closed. Inquiries omong the patrons in this city failed to bring any confirmation of the report that the firm would settle. One gentleman gentleman said, "I would be glad to receive a proposition." Xo one has been in the city since the firm went up. o Fnrtber Arrt - mi. It was authoritatively stated that there would be no more arrests for the riots at Williamstown and that the cases of the men already arrested arrested would be 'heard in SeDtember. MORE Pumice just the tornado Southeast William more particles, were neighboring experience. There region aroused The sulphuric suggested the from announced investigate Monday, severe this duration repetition of last. excitement fled in streets until buildings today There night. squally people DEPUTY Wilkes & Notch and also a Jones cartridge was Thompson away the minutes. FOUND unknown found under Geor" - abut terday. for It be who week W. W. the once third more The cars boarded toga resort. the band broken cordon escaped of attempts less Wight, from Albert Edward's he

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 22 Jul 1902, Tue,
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