The Washington Post DC 27 Oct 1921

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The Washington Post DC 27 Oct 1921 - yesterday Union na- said Presi- cooperation and...
yesterday Union na- said Presi- cooperation and especially reclassift- n c y in f i - i a t e d long- been we that so much one man chief of n c y we are glad of e f f i - to i r h t of appeal supervisory n t reassurance necessary h o u t the to n i t y for among m e m b e r ship " of the Eu- t e m e n t s of Herbert of e f f i - that not con- i c o r t h e employes, p r o v e m e n t o n s in the Federal Employes is i t s efforts, f a r w e i g h s a n y d i f - l s t u d e of the bur said "It is t the two imp efficiency rating^ Federa- at- not specified be embodied r e a u appli- e o r d e r " COURT FREES TWO ON ATTACKCHARGE Witnesses Deny Colored Men Assaulted George C. Roper and Wife, as Alleged. COHTIE ADHERE TO STORY by Graham streets the ma- avenae s u f f e r i n g from head and charged u t o m o b i l e while Woman Asserts She Was Seized One Defendant, Wiile Other Husband About His Pace. A r t h u r Bradford and Robert Coles both colored, arrested on a charge of assault in connection w an alleged attack u p o n George and Mrs Roper of 2516 T h i r t street n o r t h w e s t October 9, F o u r t e e n t h a n d B e l n o r t h - w e s t w e r e released f o l l o w i n g t h e i r a c q McMahon When the case -was first r e p o to police it was charged that the men stopped Roper and his w i f after attacking the couple robbed man of a $5 b i l l Later the was changed to simple assault, the prosecuting attorney stating t h a facts in the case did not w a r r on i n f o r m a t i o n , a charge b e i n g f i l e d Taking the stand Mrs Roper said that as she and her husband passed the two prisoners the men came bet w e e n her and Roper and B r grabbing her by the arm, a t t to draw her i n t o a nearby Coles is then alleged to have a t the hus'band, and in the scuffle that followed severely beat h i m a b face. Testimony Practically Identical. The testimony of the husband practically identical w i t h t h a w i f e w i t h t h e ejteepWon stated Bradford seized his w i f e the arm and pulied her from him B A,- Harrison, a government ness, told the court that when he pe^red on the scene the w o m a standing in a doorway Coles and Roper were arguing on the sidewalk and Bradford was standing near curb looking on. None of the witnesses called by government were able to state t e i t h e r of the negroes, attacked Roper or his wife. The defense claimed that as the two men passed and his w i f e the complaining ness t a k i n g offense at the i m i t y of the men to h i m s e at Coles and from that point on fls4it was in the n a t u r e of match between the negro and Roper. Other Witnesses on the, Stand. at no t i m e said been engaged in the affray Gregory Auger, proprietor of a store at Fourteenth and Belmont streets northwest, C A Thompson, 1321 Belmont street n o r t h w e s Burton Glenn, government witnesses merely testified that the affair was the nature of a man to man s c u Judge McMahon dismissed the prisoners prisoners on the g r o u n d that dence submitted was i n s u f f i c convict Attorney Charles Williams represented the accused

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