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Source: Washington Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Clubbed Negro Poet’s Wife”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Washington, DC
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 2685
Pagination: 8

“Clubbed Negro Poet’s Wife.” Washington Times 3 Oct. 1901 n2685: p. 8.
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William J. Kemp; McKinley funeral services (Washington, DC: panic); Alice Ruth Dunbar; McKinley funeral services (Washington, DC: attendees).
Named persons
Alice Ruth Dunbar; William J. Kemp; James L. Pugh.


Clubbed Negro Poet’s Wife


Policeman Kemp on Trial for Conduct During McKinley’s Obsequies.

     Policeman William Kemp, of the Fourth precinct, was before Judge Pugh, sitting in place of the trial board yesterday, on a charge growing out of the crush at the Capitol the day of the McKinley obsequies. He is charged by a Mrs. P. L. Dunbar, the wife of a negro poet, with having hit her over the head with his club while driving the crowd back from the Capitol steps. She is said to have thus received a severe contusion of the forehead.
     The case was continued until Saturday and in the meantime an effort will be made to have the case settled in the Police Court, where properly it should be adjudicated.



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