Robbed! John S. Force's hotel

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Robbed! John S. Force's hotel - adjust-ug Wen- : Clax-ton Jimmy and Dark...
adjust-ug Wen- : Clax-ton Jimmy and Dark Lantern, Excitement at Middlotown Four Burglarious Raids this Morn ing Correspondence of the Indepenpent. Middletown, March 20. This morn ing, between the hours of two and three o'clock, several bold attempts at burglar Izing were suocesstully accomplished in our borough. At the Washington House, Mr. John S. Force, propriotor, they en tered the bar-room, bar-room, bar-room, by prying open the shatter and hoisting the window, gained entrance. Two demijohns tilled with liquor, several bottles of fine whisky and ohampagne, and several hundred boxes of tine cigars were carried oil ; the cash till was broken open, and sixteen cents in cash, all the drawers contained, abstracted. Air. t orce has a colored man sleeping m the side room, but strange to relate, he did not hear their movements. The restaurant of Mr. D. J, Halse was also entered, evidently by the same par ties, and a number of eatables obtained. A cigar box, containing a quantity of cash, was left upon a shelf behind the bar, unmolested; likely it was not ob served by the thieves. Thny next visited the shaving saloon of Mr. Nat Baker, in Young's row, but as Mr. B. generally takes his razors along home at night, nothing was disturbed except a paok of smoking tobacco. The variety store of J. J. Norton was also visited, but here the burglars were greeted with a warm reception. reception. Mr. Norton sleeps directly over the store, and as his faithful watch dog aroused him, when, upon looking out of second story window he spied two men running away. He tired two shots after them without any effect. The moulding of the heavy doors was found, upon examination this morning, to have been loosened, and an incision in the door plainly indicated that a chisel was the instrument used in endeavoring endeavoring to gain an entrance, it is supposed by many that a party ot tramps, who hail from Lebanon, and who were prowling around our streets last night assuming the role of a minstrel troupe, are the guilty parties. I would advise parties iu our neighboring towns down the river to be on the look-out look-out look-out for them as they are evidently following up the rivermen. W. B. Schaeffer has just received the finest assortment of books, toys, confectionery, confectionery, etc., ever seen in Middletown. River pilots from our town are busy piloting timber down the river from the White House, making as many as two trips a day. James Killian intends erecting a sub stantial fiame building on the Snyder property, corner of Union and wnson streets. The cantata of Esther was well rendered rendered last evening, in the old Bethel church, exclusively by home talent. The proceedings are for the benefit of the Blue Ribbon Boys. The house was crowded to its fullest extent, and tie proceeds are beyond the expectations of all. Our young friend, Wm. F. L. MoClure, has reoeived his commission to act as timber inspector in this vioinity. Will understands his business, and we hope our lumbermen will give him a trial. GAGGED AND ROBBED. A Londonderry Farmer's House Forcibly Forcibly Entered HIQH. HANDED OUTRAGE The Lebanon iVrwsys "that last Monday, Monday, shortly after 7 J o'clock, one of the most daring robberies ever perpetrated in Londonderry township took place by a forcible entry being made into tho residence residence of Mr. Thomas Logan, an old bachelor, aged about sixty-five sixty-five sixty-five yeais, who had his sister to keep house for him. The robbers entered the d welling welling shortly after 7$ o'clock and commenced commenced operations by biodiug and gagging gagging the old man, when they commenced the search for money, succeeding in getting getting possession of over four hundred dollars dollars iu gold and silver, which they appropriated appropriated to their own use, after which they went for the old gentleman's private papers, which tbeyseized,and holding holding the same up to the gaze of the old man, taunted him with the words, "OI daddy, don't theyburn nice," and then held them in the flames when they were consumed. The loss of the old gentteraen by this means it is stated is fully $3,000, but unfortunately unfortunately he is unable to recognizo any of the desperadoes, although it has been telegraphed that four men answering the description who participated in the outrage were seen yesterday in Hummelstown. Hummelstown. Mr. Logan is a descendant of one of the old Scotch families that years ago settled in that valley, is rich, but has led a bachelor life, having his sister, who keeps house for him. The markets. New York, March 30. Flour market fairly active; grades under $3 75 not very plenty, and wanted for export at in instances instances 5al0c advance. Medium and choice grades steady. Export inquiry fair moderate moderate jobbing trade demand. Wheat market unsettled ; futures scarcely scarcely so firm; spot opened steady for spring, shade firmer for winter, closing about lc better for both winter and spring, with fair export demand. Oats c lower, dull; sales, 36,000 bush. No. 2, 84a35c; No. 2, white, 36Jc; No. 1, 35j. Tallow, steady; sales, 110,000 lb prime, 7o. The Bankrupt Law . Washington, Mareh 20. The House Judiciary Committee to-day to-day to-day authorized its chairman, Representative Knott, to prepare and report to the Horn e a bill repealing the Bankrupt law, to take effect effect as to involuntary proceedings immediately immediately after its passage, and as to voluntary voluntary proceedings from and after July 1, 1879.

Clipped from Harrisburg Daily Independent20 Mar 1878, WedPage 1

Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)20 Mar 1878, WedPage 1
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