Church silenced after organ theft

A church organ stolen – The Montreal Daily Witness Aug. 12, 1880

“Stealing the teeth from a man’s head” has been heard of, but the theft of an organ from a church was imagined to be impossible. Not so, however, for a circular signed by the Rev. T. N. Fyles, rector of Christ Church, Sweetsburgh, P. Q, and Messrs. G. F. Shufelt and George Cotton, church wardens, contains the announcement that last week a cabinet organ had been stolen from the church, and offers a reward of $50 for such information as will lead to the conviction of the thieves and the recovery of the instrument.