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Ingemious Trap for Burglars.

An intelligent citizen of America has discovered a really ingenious' trap ,'for burglars. Having reason to inspect a visit from one of tho fraternity, ho made preparations, simple in their way, but novel; and they served their purpose. He said nothing to the police, ho posted no sentries, and he put up no barriers. Ho simply spread the table in the dining room with the materials for an excellent supper, flanked by a bottle of brandy. Then he loaded his gun and went to bed,' At midnight came the burglar, and wondered at tho foolishness of tlie house-, holder in leaving his treasures so open ; for he had effected his entry with extra-1 ordinary easq; aiid from the condition of the rooms'ityappeared as though everything had beon left ready to his hand 6t set purpose on the owner's part. . Before getting to business the thief laid his tool's' aftide and sat dswn to supper, in the quiet of the midnight hour. No one stirred in the house ; in fact, everybody was asleep,' including the master/ Tho burglar ate,' and washed down.his moal .with draughts of brandy, which.''ho-^drtihk with ' the' freedom of a buccaneer.'-' Then he drew his chair to the fire, fnd lit a cigar: (. In tho morning, when the housemaid entered the room, she found the burglar calmly reposing in the chair, and a nearly .empty bottle of brandy. and his, boots on the mantlcpiece., ■ She ' aroused her : master, who" somewhat s rwdely awakened -,the' sleeping thief by poking him in .the ribs with a double-barrel shot guii. ' The intruder, finding himsolf at such; a .great disadvantage, quietly, submitted to be deprived of all:' tho, articles he had -appro-, priated, and then walked meekly-;before 'the shot-gun io. the police station. The master of the house had drugged- the, brandy.,-, '•'"]■■. '■ .'•<,,[

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Ingemious Trap for Burglars., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890

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Ingemious Trap for Burglars. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890