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Text for Page 163 [11-29-1859]

assumption has deceived better men than
Frank Leslie�s ex-employee.   Wood, too, has
figured in the Saturday Press, doing weak
translations from the French and what not
� gratuitously, of course.   Le Jeune Homme
Pouvre, as Gayler dubbed him in one of
his Bohemian articles, in the Courier, taking
the title from one of Woods Saturday Press trans-
lations, is just now in high feather on his pre-
sent or coming editorship.   He consorts a good
deal with Arnold, who returned from his rusti-
cation, has retaken up his abode in the Houston
Street boarding house.    I met both, one after-
noon, at the Pic Office, with Cahill, and next
morning at about 11 Cahill came up into my
room with an account of how they had spent
the night.     They set out from tavern to tavern,
involving a late visit to Pfaff�s, just now the
especial rendezvous of Bohemia, where were Gay-
lor, O�Brien, Bateman and others.      Going
off to a shilling dance-house and thence roys-
tering up the midnight streets either Cahill or
Wood fell to the heroically juvenile feat of
knocking over an ash-barrel, which being obser-
ved by a policeman, he crossed the road and
ordered them to pick it up.      This they did, when
he repeated his demand as to the barrel�s contents.
Le Jeune Homme Pauvre was obeying, filling               
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