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	          Exceptional Boarders.
asserting that Watson has had nothing to eat since
yesterday morning, and but four meals since Sun-
day.     Cahill comes up to me in the afternoon with
this statement, deprecating my expected objection to
Watson�s domiciliation.     He doesn�t like him, 
but has been hungry himself.                  Another
boarding-house incident.  On Wednesday a man
and woman, presumably married, apply for board,
and obtain the big back parlor, Mrs. B. vacating
it for their accommodation.   The man lies abed
all the day, recovering from the effects of Scotch ale,
going out in the evening, but returning once or twice
in search of the woman.    Finally he packs up his
trunk and departs without it.           At midnight or
later, the woman returns with a female companion,
both extremely drunk, the first riotously so.
She yells �landlady,� throws things at her compa-
nion and sings comic songs vociferously.  Mrs. Boley,
terrified at first, goes to her, and quiets the row, 
turning out both her vivacious guests in the
morning and retaining their baggage as security
for what is due to her.                   The inmates of
the house are, at present, Jewett, Bradshaw,
Phillips, Griswold, Softly, Boweryem, Cahill,
a Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Jewell, Ham, the
two Leahys, a Miss Alden, McCook and Mrs.
Chamberlain.     Old Jewett (introduced at first               
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