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 - MUSIC HAD CHARMS. It Caused a Thief to Steal...
MUSIC HAD CHARMS. It Caused a Thief to Steal Mr. Swann's Guitar. Mr. William F. Swann.or Overlook Inn, has considerable local reputation as a guitar player. Wednesday evening he-vtsltcd the pretty suburban village of Garfield, D. C,. and carried his sweet-toned instrument with him. The atmosphere of the house becoming too torrid and oppressive for Mr. Swann, he repaired to a picturesque knoll, surrounded by stately beach trees. Sitting with his backngalnsL one of the trees, he commjheedto-sing several pretty melodies, thrumming accompaniments upon the guitar. The effect of the music and moonlight had a soothing effect upon Mr. Swann, while the breezes sang a chorus through the tree-tups. He soon fell into a profound slumber, fend his erstwhile melodies gateway to deep and sonorous biioring. A thief , it appears, was biding in a nearby thicket. He had been attracted to the spot no doubt by the music. When Mr. Swann was soundly flBleep the rogue crept forward and stole" the guitar Yesterday Mr. Swann appeared at police headquarters and reported the theft to Inspector llollln-berger. Hesaystheguitarisavaluableone.

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  1. Washington Times,
  2. 16 Aug 1895, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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