.Joseph Schuster’s residence on Washington St. in the Morse neighborhood was scene of a rather daring burglary last Monday night.

The burglars seem to have gone through the house without taking nearly as much of value as they might have taken.

Miss Schuster, Mr. Schuster’s daughter, was awakened in the night by some unknown cause, but though she had rings and jewelry of some value none of these articles were taken. The most valuable thing taken was a gold Waltham watch belonging to Mr. Schuster which had been in the family for some years. They also took forty cents from the vest pocket of Master Leon, a younger member of the family, and three or four pairs of shoes belonging to the carpenters in the house which is being built for G. E. Hagman, near Mr. Schuster.

The boy, Leon Schuster, awakening in the early morning discovering what had happened during the night, started at once in pursuit of the burglars and tracked them up through East Walpole to woods near the Foster place on Union Street. Here he lost track of them, but constable Crowley of East Walpole took up the pursuit and arrested two tramps near the spot where young Schuster had lost track of the thieves.

Constable Crowley searched the men carefully but was unable to find any of the stolen articles in their possession. The quick presence of mind of young Leon in giving chase to the thieves deserved a rather more satisfactory ending. The boy will doubtless sleep with one eye open for some time to come.

(All articles originally published in the Norwood Messenger)

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