A few days since John Slevin induced Mrs. Ellen McGowan, of No. 10 Morris street, to take him in as boarder, representing himself as a resident of Trenton, N.J., who had come over to spend "the Fourth," but had been robbed. He stated that he was a liquor dealer, and had written home for a remittance, which he daily expected. Mrs. McGowan was delighted with her boarder, and permitted him to have the run of the house. On Tuesday she went out, and left her keys in her trunk, when her gentlemanly boarder stole $93 in cash, with which he went on a glorious spree, during which he was arrested. Yesterday he was fully committed to answer.
New York (New York) Times, July 9, 1874.