A shower of valuable silverware fell upon a Sewiekley resident last week, and this may serve as a clue to the robbery of some jewelry house, it is thought. H. G. Darsie of that suburb of Pittsburg, was walking along the Ft. Wayne Railroad tracks, and just as the fast mail passed him there was a shower of silverware, consisting of a sterling silver cake dish, worth $30, eight sterling silver plates worth $100, one sterling silver plate worth $10, three sterling silver candlesticks worth $15, nine silver plates worth $90, one silver candlestick worth $10, a silver sugar bowl worth $12 and a silver coffee pot worth $25. The box came with the shower, and was marked “R. W. & Sons Mfg. Co., Wabash Ave., Chicago." It was sent by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.. Wallingford, Conn. Mr. Darsie turned the silverware over to the Edgeworth police, who notified the railroad detectives. Mr. Darsie insists that the box did not fall from the train accidentally, and it is thought here that it was thrown off by some one who expected that confederates along the track would get it.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd August 1905