Clipped From The Times-Picayune
times. 5 HIGHWAYMEX CAPTITBED. Two White Men Rob a Victim, out Are Arrested Before They Can Oet Away. Last night, between lo and 11 o'clock, a German named William Meyers, while under under the Influence of liquor, was met in Mat O'Brien's barroom, corner of Barracks and North Peters streets by two young white men. The latter began talking to Meyers and finally Induced him to go out and take a walk with them. They steered Mm around to the corner of Gallatin and Hospital Hospital streets, when one of them struck him over the head with the but end of a revolver and knocked him down. The other then drew out a knife and out out Meyer's right-hand right-hand right-hand pants pocket, containing a large silver silver watch and gold chain. On receiving the blow Meyers gave an alarm which attracted the attention of Officer Vigers, who ran to the scene, followed followed by Officers Wells. Flynn and Baker. On reaching the place Vigers seised one of the men, when suddenly 'his companion drew a pistol, and putting it at the otlicer's stomach ordered him to release his friend, er he would kill him. The officer, however, as quick as a flash struck the weapon with his hand and knocked It Into the air, and the party fled. Vigers. however, clung to his prisoner until the others came up, and theu started for the third precinct station with him. In the meantime Sergeant Flemtnlng and Corporal Bayard, who had started down to make their rounds, came across a man running running up Decatur street and when at Du-niaine Du-niaine Du-niaine street they stopped him. He said he was going to see what McKay was arrested for, and they returned to the station wth him. On entering the place Officers Vigers and Wells identified hiui as the man who pulled the pistol on Vigers and escaped. The German theu identified the pair as the men who knocked him down aud robbed hun. The prisoners gave their names as Henry McKay, aged 22 years, residing at N. 27 Frenchmen street, and the other as Joseph Guilimlno, aged 23 years, residing at 3ie. 47 Barracks street. On being searched the right-hand right-hand right-hand pants pocket taken from Meyers' pants aud the Litter's watch and chain were found in McKay's McKay's right-hand right-hand right-hand pants pocket. A pistol holster was found on Gnilimino's person; the pistol, however, could not be found. The prisoners were then chsrged with, garrotiug and robbery and assaulting and wounding Meyers. The Litter's wound, which was only a slight flesh wound, was dressed by Turnkey Creagh. Meyers was very much under the influence of liquor and was locked ny for safe-keeping. safe-keeping. safe-keeping. Tne police say O'Brien s place is tne rendezvous of remnants of the old Live Oak gang of thieves.