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     x Boweryem s hat was found in the area next
morning, Cahill must have pitched it out of window.
room and closet in the house searched! he aver-
red, exhibiting an amount of panic and vindictive-
ness, which none of my informants spoke of without
laughter.        Phillips and Jewitt asserted that Ca-
hill was not within the house, that he had escaped
during Boweryem s absence in search of the police.
Still he insisted.       At length both of them spoke
privately to the officer, admitting Cahill s presence,
saying that one man was drunk, the other scared,
and offering that he should appear in answer to
any charge against him on the morrow.  The police-
man, originally disinclined to apprehend Cahill
in consequence of his adversary s frantic assevera-
tions, departed with his companions and quiet
reigned throughout the house of Boley.   Next mor-
ning the enemies met at the breakfast-table, eyeing
each other glumly enough.x  Boweryem got out a
warrant, went to the Times Office, made a splur-
ge generally. The magistrate wrote to Armstrong
at the office, requesting Cahill s attendance.    Bow-
ery didn t appear against him; he says because
the women begged him not to do so; Cahill, that
the case was too unimportant to be seriously enter-
tained.       The magistrate, on Cahill s appearance,
knowing him to be a reporter, asked  Did you whip
him good?        No!  was the answer.    More
shame for you then!   the case is dismissed! 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and one
Description:Regarding a row between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Subject:Armstrong; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Phillips; Police
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.