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Text for Page 095 [03-09-1860]

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	         Drunken Idiots.
a straight line, Boweryem among the rest.
Presently he became sick, when he was convey-
ed to his own room and put to bed.       As for
the last two days, he has kept his face tied
up in a white handkerchief, in consequence of
the appearance of a carbuncle on it, as that
carbuncle had burst during the day, as he
had got his whiskers shaved off in consequence,
as he was hopelessly inebriated, he looked
an extraordinary spectacle.        Then compa-
rative silence followed, the affectation of
intoxication was dropped, we sat conversing
and smoking.     Presently they took about a
score of empty bottles and strewed them on
the floor of Bowerem�s apartment, moved
a very weighty trunk against his door, hung
a carpet bag containing plates and dishes on
the handle of it, and actually placed another
door against it.       This couldn�t be effected
without some row, and Mrs. Kinnie, opening
her door, caught Cahill at work.            I went
to bed soon after this, about 2 and, an hour
after, was waited upon by Ledger.     They
wanted my lamp, with the friendly purpose
of entering Boweryem�s room and burnt-
corking the little victim�s face.     But when
the impediments had been removed, Bob Gun,               
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