H. J. Klinck, a special detective in the War Department, was charged with feloniously obtaining a diamond finger ring, valued at $2,000, from a cyprian named Abbey Howard, sojourning at Josephine Demerrit's, on 10th street. Miss Howard testified that about three years since she bought the ring in Memphis, Tenn. Through her permiMiss Howard testified that about three years since she bought the ring in Memphis, Tenn. Through her permission Klinck had worn it till very recently, when, on his demanding of her the return of a breastpin which she was wearing belonging to him, she required him to surrender up the ring, which he did, but subsequently he called upon her and forcibly took it from her finger.
Klinck contended that the money with which the ring was purchased was furnished by him, and that Miss Howard had only been wearing it because he loaned it to her in compliance with her request.
Witnesses were called, who testified that the plaintiff had recently been very abusive towards the accused, and that a day or two since she armed herself with a pistol and proceeded to his room, wit