Doc Owens, Con Man

As early as December 1900, the notorious Doc Owens was making headlines, having established his racket of fleecing sea-going sheep.



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READ LEFT-HAND COLUMN, THEN RIGHT-HAND COLUMN, THEN SAME FOR THE TWO FOLLOWING.

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Three years later, The New York Times did a special feature on Owens and his fellows (with his photo miscaptioned).

Click here for very readable PDF download.

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But Owens was to meet poetic justice in 1912, as our final piece reveals.

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 15, 2013
Category: Crime, Death, Disasters, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, 1900s, 1910s, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance





Comments
I am reminded of a piece of dialong from an old movie (IIRC, it was W.C. Fields' "The Bank Dick"):
Sucker: Is this a game of chance?
WC: Not the way I play it, no.
Posted by tadchem on 02/15/13 at 02:25 PM
Its a wonder the guy didn't 'fall' overboard in the middle of the night on one of the ships.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/15/13 at 09:56 PM
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