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Text for Page 033 [06-15-1860]

         Tragical End of old Falk and Kettle.
my departure, to state how she had predicted
when Cahill entered the house, that before he
quitted it he would do something that everybody
would hear of � that �he had a bad eye� and
such malicious rot, and this evening after
supper was at it again.   Lizzie Woodworth,
came up into the parlor declaring she �was real
provoked� with the hateful little dwarf, when
the other women � Miss Trainque, Mrs Ham, and Phillips
� joined in defence of Cahill.       And by hea-
ven I liked �em for it!
  Old Falk, our Catskill landlord four sum-
mers ago, committed suicide by hanging himself,
last winter.     Cause, embarrassed circumstances.
  Kettle and Miss Fagan got married on Monday
night, they say in a shoe-store, in Canal Street.
He left the house on Saturday night, she on
the morning of the day of the wedding.  They sent
an invitation to Mrs Ham to be present, but she
didn�t go.    All the women were averse to Kettle
in consequence of his resenting their objections to
his very free and easy wooing in the parlor.       He 
monopolized the Fagan�s company exclusively and
disliked her speaking to any every body else.  She used
to lie on his breast and lap and they did a good
deal of such practicalities which �made it unplea-
sant� for other �young ladies.�        Also he was in               
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