For Sale - a Patent Burglar-Rattle
(1) The inventor made a new mammoth police-rattle.
(2) The rattle ready, the inventor waited for a burglar.
(3) The burglar came, and the inventor pressed the button.
(4) But that rattle was too powerful. It simply rattled the inventor clean out of the window, while the burglar decamped with his booty.
The strip was published in issue No. 198 of Chums, dated June 24, 1896. You can read more about Yeats’s comics career at The Irish Comics Wiki. He’s now better known for his paintings.