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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Burglary. --About two o'clock on Sunday night last an entrance was made into the basement story of the residence on Navy Hill occupied by Mr. R. I. Towner, by two men who appeared to be white. These men obtained access to Mr. T.'s basement by means of burglars' pincers, inserting them in the key hole of the door and forcing the bolt back. Before the discovery of the presence of the burglars they had abstracted from Mr. T.'s storeroom three hams, about five pounds of tea, and two or three pounds of fresh butter, which had been emptied into a bag.--Hearing movements in the chamber above the thieves immediately took to their heels, carrying with them what they had already collected. Before the robbers had gotten out of sight Mr. Towner fired a musket at them, which he thinks, from the staggering of one of them, took effect. Hardly a night passes by that some theft is not committed in this neighborhood, and it is greatly the desire of the residents of that section that the city w