Mrs. CW Osgood thwarts burglary. 18 Sep 1902, p. 10, The Washington Times

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Mrs. CW Osgood thwarts burglary. 18 Sep 1902, p. 10, The Washington Times - 10 BURGLAR CAPTURED BY MRS. W. OSGOOD Made Him...
10 BURGLAR CAPTURED BY MRS. W. OSGOOD Made Him Restore the Articles He Had Taken. HE WEPT FOR HIS RELEASE She, Melted by His Tears, Permitted Him to Depart and Then She Told Her Husband, Who Informed the Police Police Too Late. A bold sneaktlilef was thwarted In an attempt to walk away with some of the valuable belongings of Mrs. Whitman Osgood, of H02 Fourteenth Street northwest, yesterday afternoon, and although although he was not arrested, he was frightened off. The would-be robber was a young man, dressed moderately veil, and looked and acted as if he TvasBn amateur at the game. Had Jlrs. Osgood not been a sympathetic person. and had the young man not been the possessor of an exceptionally smooth tongue, he would, have been lodged behind behind the bars. Shortly after noon yesterday Mrs. Osgood, Osgood, who resides in the thhd apartment apartment at Fourteenth and P Streets, heard a noise in her bedroom, and knowing that none of the family was in the house, her suspicions' -were aroused, and she went to see who was making the noise. When she entered she saw the young man pulling out the'bureau drawers drawers and ailing his pockets with what he . found in them. He turned toward the door as Mrs. Osgood entered, and when she inquired what right he had in her room, he replied he did not know. The courageous woman displayed a great amount of nerve, and grabbed the intruder intruder by the" shoulders as he attempted to brush by her and get out of the door. She forced him to remain in the room and shut the door. He Made Restitution. After locking the door she commanded commanded him to put everything he had taken from the drawers .back in them. The 'young man was quick to obey and begged begged her not to tell the police. He emptied his pockets, and Mrs. Osgood found he had not been in the room long, as he had only taken some car tickets and change. If she had not discovered him In time, he would in all probability have taken the other valuables in the drawers. After airs. Osgood had seen he had nothing more, she compelled him to turn his pockets inside out, which he did most willingly, begging all the while that he be let off, as it was his first offense. He told a hard luck story, and proved to be quite a glib-tongued individual, and succeeded in playing upon thn sympathies of Mrs. Osgood. After making sure there was nothing missing, Mrs. Osgood allowed the man to go free, warning him that he had better stay away trom Ihe house in the future. Police Were Informed. "When her husband Teturned she told him of what had happened, and be decided decided to Inform the police of the matter. matter. Bicycle Policeman Simpson, of the First precinct, was notified of the attempt attempt to rob the house. He secured the details of the affair, and after getting getting as much of a description of the would-be robber as Mrs. Osgood could give, he investigated the affair,, but no arrest has as yet been made. ACCUSED OF PASSING A WORTHLESS DRAFT Police Looking for Leonard S. Morris, on Complaint of Local Hotel Proprietor. A descriptive circular has been issued issued by tho local Police Department and is now being sent throughout the country, calling for the arrest of Leonard Leonard S. Morris, of Pittsburg, on a charge of having passed a worthless draft on a local hotel proprietor. The draft was for 5300, payable on the Bank of New Amsterdam, of New York city, and purported purported to have been Issued by the Twin City Trust Company, of Pittsbnrg, with the signature of J. Peterman as treasurer treasurer of the company. It is claimed 550 wa5 advanced on the draft. Morrison is described as being about fifty years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height. 155 pounds, stocky build, dark hair and mustache, mixed with gray. Roman nose, and wore dark gray sack suit, black derby hat, and is of neat appearance and good address. TYPHOID SCARE IS ' MOCH EXAGGERATED But Six Deaths Last Week Were Reported. Health Board Was Notified of Three Hundred and Eighty Cases in All. The weekly health report for tho week ending, Saturday, September 13, shows that during that period the deaths In the District numbered 106,-as against S2 in the week before and 93 in the corresponding corresponding period of last year. There were six fatal cases of typhoid fever during the week. The death rates were 38.8 for last week, 16.3 for the week before, and 17.3 for the corresponding corresponding period of. last year. Of the decedents for the last week, 53 were white (death rate, 14.1), and 51 were colored (death rate 29.9). From diseases diseases of the brain and nervous system there were 19 deaths, of which 7 were cases of apoplexy. Deaths from heart affections decreased from 7 -to 3. There was 1 fatal case eacn ot measles and whooping cough. From violence, 7 deaths occurred, 1 being suicidal by the use of carbolic acid. Of the accidental deaths, 2 were by falling down stairs, 2 by falling from street cars, 1 by drowning, drowning, and 1 by steam railway accident. The births reported numbered 139, of which S7 were white, and 52 colored; males 64, and females, 75. Typhoid Holds Even. Cases of typhoid fever to the num ber ot 367 were carried forward from the previous week. These were increased increased by 76 new cases, and lessened by C3 discharges; leaving 3S0 cases tinder medical treatment at the end of the week. By the last report there was 1 case of smallpox in the hospital. During the week, 2 new cases developed, and were taken to the hospital, making 3 patients in that institution at the close of this report. There were 6 cases of scarlet fever In quarantine at the end of last report. During the week, 3 new cases were reported,

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The Washington Times (Washington, District of Columbia)18 Sep 1902, ThuPage 10
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