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Text for Page 028 [06-14-1860]

	           Cahill�s doings.
he owed Arnold for advancing in his behalf,
when they, in company with Frank Wood, were
locked up and fined, last November.     He repaid
this five or six times over, in his drunkenness, on
Arnold�s report, when they immediately �spree�d� away
the money.      Probably Cahill knocked down $20
or $30 of monies in hand, belonging to Mrs. Levi-
son and, knowing that it must be discovered,
distrusting the possibility of his replacing it, anti-
cipating the loss of his position, the coolness of
friends, more hard-upness and difficulty � he
succumbed to the larger temptation.    He paid
Hayes the printer $50, on Saturday morning, but
from Thatcher�s statement, it appears that he was
obliged to do that, to get the money for the pictorial
from Ross and Tousey, as Hayes held certain
�receipts� and would not give �em  before he
was paid.        It is said that Cahill forged Mrs.
Levison�s name, writing it on the back of Ross
and Tousey�s order on the bank, but this may
be incorrect; if true it deepens the legal offence
from breach of confidence to forgery.  When he
came into my room, on the fatal morning, and
told of the imaginary sailing excursion, present-
ly packing his carpet bag, I made some slight
comment on the latter act and he bade me �good
bye!�       I think in a manner different, in some               
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