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Work of the military Police.

--From the report of Major J. N. Croft, Chief of Police, to General Turner, for the two and a half months ending December 15, we gather the subjoined facts:

White males arrested, 440; white females, 65; colored males, 319; colored females, 116; white soldiers, 208; policemen, 51. Total number of arrests, 1,199. Total number of cases disposed of by the Chief of Police, 672.

During the time above stated, twenty fires have occurred in the city, at which the police were in attendance to perform such duties as might be required of them. Fifty-seven burglaries were reported and attended to by special-duty officers or detectives. Six persons were reported to the office as lost or missing, all of whom were found but one. Seventeen horses, three saddles and bridles, one harness and one lot of clothing, either stolen or lost, were found by the police and turned over to the owners or to the Government. Seventeen ambulances, with horses attached, were found standing in front of saloons, hotels, or places of amusement, in violation of orders from headquarters, brought in and sent to the quartermaster, in accordance with instructions.

It is to be hoped that the new Chief of Police, who assumes the duties of his office this week, will adopt the rule established by Major Croft of keeping an accurate record at the office of all arrests, burglaries, robberies, fires and other items which interest the public.

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