February 15, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 1st column)
On last Sunday night some one [sic] broke through the back window of S. Rothchild’s bar-room. There was some plundering done before the buglar [sic] was discovered, though no serious damage. The money-drawer was found broken and the thief took some bottles of wine from the bar. He escaped and we suppose there is no clue as to who the thief was.