Santa Claus was not the only busy worker in Ottawa Christmas evening. While he was scattering joy from house to house and while the more fortunate families were enjoying the seasonís best, another band of workers was plying its trade in different sections of the city with indifferent results. The other squad of Christmas rustlers consisted of burglars who visited at least 13 Ottawa homes south of the Marais des Cygnes River. Entrance was gained to most of the houses and articles were stolen. The officers are of the opinion that the thefts were committed by a band of persons with whom there was at least one woman. The prowlers were probably after money alone as they did not bother other valuables in some of the houses.