Thomas Martin arrests Florence Burns

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Thomas Martin arrests Florence Burns - HE WAS WELL ARMED. Florence Bars i Cat - Loose...
HE WAS WELL ARMED. Florence Bars i Cat - Loose , . on . m ' CroWdea 'Trofleir'' Car. Florence Burns' caused a scare on a West End street car last evening. He is an ' Alabama negro, and- acted like a bad man. The car was crowded with passengers. It had not gone far before Burns got into a dispute with the conductor and punctuated his belligerent remarks with a wicked looking-revolver. The passengers were naturally sorry they took that car. Some of them tried to get off. Burns with his gun blocked the way. While ha was in his most ugly mood Police Lieutenant Thomas Martin boarded the car. He looked lilte sunshine at Easter to the affrighted people, but not to Burns. The car was then near the south end of the Point bridge. . The negro darted' past the officer and started to run, back across he bridge. Martin followed. After a leng chase with a clear, stralght-away on the footpath Burns was captured and taken to the West End police station. When searched it was found that he was armed with a pair of scissors and a keen rasor. besides the rovelver. " y

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  1. Pittsburgh Daily Post,
  2. 22 Apr 1900, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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