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Wanganui, Feb. 9

Reference was recently made in the " News" to the burglarious exploits of soma person or persons unknown in the Taranaki district. The publicity given to the thefts has caused folks to be pretty wide awake as well as im aginative, and vow they are on the lookout for men of suspicious appearance in the Stratford district. Tbe men of a certain household were all inside when a man rode up on a black horse, which he tied to the gate and knocked at the door. On the door being answered by a lady he asked where "So and so" lived. The stranger was heltl in talk till he found himself seiztd and held tightly by the arms and legs by the men of the household, He expostulated, but the men were sure because the man rode a black hotse and asked where "so and so" lived that he was a burglar. It was necessaty for the prisoner to produce a bundle of identifying documents before bis captors could be satisfied tbat his name was Anderson, that he was bailiff of the Stratford Magistrate's Court, and that his lawful oc casion by land and sea was to deliver legal documents, colcquially called "blueys." The incident caused a good deal of amusement, but the captors were quite determined in their effort to put an end to the burglary business.

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BURGLARIES IN TARANAKI., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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BURGLARIES IN TARANAKI. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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