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Night police Assaulted by negroes.

--On Sunday night, officers John Murphy, Baker Ward and Thomas Smith were called up by T. L. Page, colored man, who keeps a grocery on the corner of Upper-Union and Bute streets, to take a negro out of his store for disturbing the peace. Officer Smith entered the store and took the man out, and just at the corner of Union street he broke loose from officer Smith and took leg bail out Upper-Union street, the officer after him. The negro jumped a fence, but the officer kept on his trail. Officers Ward and Murphy followed out Union street and cut through an alley to cut the man off from Hawk street. When the officers got into the alley, they found they were flanked on both sides by a gang of negroes, armed with clubs and brickbats, and in attempting to fight their way out the narrow alley, were knocked down and both beat senseless.

The alarm soon spread that the niggers had "riz," whereupon the old United, under Captain Lakin, turned out about forty members, and offered their services to assist the police in quelling any disturbance. Officers Bonfanti and Merchant were at the scene of action, but the perpetrators of the assault upon Ward and Murphy had "took out." They will all be arrested and turned over to the Freedmen's Court for trial. Ward and Murphy are doing well.--Norfolk Day Book.

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