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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ck that night she opened the drawer, and found the pocket book entirely emptied of its contents. In the same drawer were about $60 in specie, which she found all safe. Her daughter informed her that some Irish children had been spending money very freely at a toy shop close by, and that they seemed to be in possession of a considerable amount. Mrs. D. had observed the Lillis children about her door, frequently, and suspecting that they knew something of her money, sought the advice of Esquire Taylor, who counselled her to go and see their parents.--This she did; and on asking a little girl there who stole the money, received the reply--"I didn't, but sister did." Mrs. Lillis then threatened to thrust a knife into her if she questioned the children any more, and Mrs. Demelman hastily retreated. An Italian, who keeps the toy shop alluded to, testified that the Lillis children exchanged two one-dollar notes with him, and nothing else; but Mrs. Demelman's daughter deposed, on the o