February 3, 1887 — A box, said to contain a set of burglar’s tools, more or less completed, was captured at the express office in this place last Friday evening. The box, directed to Geo. Griffin, N.Y., and weighing about 30 pounds, had been put in the office to be forwarded to its destination by C.O. Rhodes, of this place.
For some cause the county officers had reason to suspect the character of the contents of this box, and having seized it, an investigation justified their suspicion. A short time previous to this the same man, Rhodes, is said to have expressed from Kimball, the next station north from Luray, a box of about the same size and weight as the one seized here.
A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Rhodes and he was lodged in the jail in this place to await the action of the Grand Jury.
The suspicion of our citizens generally very naturally connects the presence of these burglar tools in our town with the recent blowing open and robbing of the safe of Mr. J.V. Jamison, reported a few weeks ago in these columns.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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