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Text for Page 037 [11-02-1861]

	      Two �Waiter-Girls.�
proposal into execution.       This exemplary
young patriot then devotes himself to the young-
er of these girls, inviting Cahill to emulate his
example with the elder.   They called themselves
Lizzy and Emma Mathews, passing as sis-
ters, though their appearance indicted no re-
lationship.    On Thursday evening, Cahill and
Halsted went to Canterbury Hall, where
the girls officiated as mere waiters, and where
every blackguard who expended sixpence for
lager-bier might openly solicit their favors,
Halsted taking the younger to supper and sub-
sequently escorting her home.  Cahill had some
office duty; besides his charmer had accepted
another invitation to supper; however he arrived
home first and went to bed, being presently
aroused by Halsted, from the adjoining room.
The business ended by Cahill�s conveying the
elder girl to his room and passing the night
with her, while Halsted was similarly engag-
ed with the other.         In the meantime, near-
ly all the rest of the men in the house having
got scent of available carrion, were sniffing
after it.      Halsted is obliged to confide in
Bradshaw as ordinarily he shares his bed
on a lower floor, and his absence might be
noticed, but he also brags of his achievement               
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