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ROBBING JEWELLERS.1

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ROBBING JEWELLERS. 1 Tricks of the Thieves Narrated by a Victim. ingenious Dodges. "tbe Bristol Times and Mirror pubffStiSS the I following interview with a vialiln "I suppose you get taken in as well as the other I trades," I remarked to a jeweller friend of mine the other day. Indeed we do," he answered the losses in that way in a year are considerable." What form ùo the thieves generally adopt?" I asked. "Oh, their name is legion," he aaid; "but think their favourite way is one by which I was a oser same time ago. A gentleman called at my business premises and asked to be shown som diamond rings. I produced a tray of the articles and he selected lmlf a d zen of the finest water, and requested me to send them to the principal hotel in the place for his wife, who was an invalid, to choose from. He left his card, and, a= the rings were very valuable, I decided to take them myself. The waiter ushered me into one of the best apartments, and I found the gcntie. man waiting for me, 'Take a seaV he said, and perhaps you will take a glass of wineand he placed a decanter upon the table, pouring out seme. I thanked him, and drnnk it off, for the day was very hot. I air sorry to say,' he said, 1 that this is one of my wife's bad days, and she is unable to leave her room,but I will take them to tier I shall not d; tain you long. Don't be afraid of the wine, he added, I it is very good, I believe.' He left the room, and I took another glass, and almost directly bgan to feel sleepy. I tried to shake it off. I even got up and walked about; but it overcame me, and I sat down and fell) fast asleep. I must have slept for a couple of hours, when I was awakened by the wsitcr. My head seemed as heavy a lead but I smarted to my feet, and asked if tlie gentleman ha-a sent him. Then I learnt to my dismay that the thief had left the hotel hy another entrance directly he had obtained possession of tho rings. He had no wife, and had drugged the wine to give himself time to escape. It was a bad day's work for me, for I never saw him or the gems agairijUiougb of course | 1 put the police upon his track." "I suppose," I rea)nrkci!, afe:' a p¡1Ue, II t}Hlt these robberies are not ail p'-rpetrated by the male s-x ? "Certainly not," he answered. "Soma years ago I had a very narrow escape of losing a gold brooch, set with emeralds by one of these fomule thieves. It WHS one evening, fast between the lights, that a young and very pretty WNDlln, entered my shop and l'a;d she wished to see some J gold brooches. I took a tray from the window' that I had filled, fortunately, that morning, and but for this iact 1 should, 110 doubt, have lost he fti-ticle. f?l.o took them up, cne by crf, from the tray, and finally decided on a small turquoise and emerald one. As is always my rule, I replaced the articles before wrapping the purchased one up, and found two brooches missing inetead of one. I looked all round and lhrn at the lady, who had turned aside inspecting some clocks. I did not know what to do. I knew it was ilr- possible for the brooch to have get away, and I did not like to accuse her unless I was certain, j But at length I made up my min i, and told ber one of the brooches was missing. iShe fired up at once, and inquired in an indignant tone if I in. sinuated that she had taken it. got rather warmer at her tone, and retorted,' and the upshot was that I called a workman and told hiin to fetch a constable. Upon this she ad- tnitfced she bad taken it, and "begged me tc let her So U she returned the article and I, not caring ior a ooTAier, did so, after finding out how ehe had abstracted it. In the palm of Tier glove was some I very a dhesive wax, and she had only to carelessly lay ber band upon the brooch and drop it-at her side and the thing was dyne. And so (concluded ] t my friend) the jewellery business is just as much ¡ open to losses as any others, you must &dmit."

! NARROW ESCAPE OF LORD CLAUD…

REVIVING THE FvlAYBRICK CASE.!

I A CHURCH WRECKED BY: | THUNDERBOLT.…

'THE STRANGE AFFAIR AT ! GLASGOW.…

WILL OF MR. JAMES JAMIESON.

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