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In Philadelphia, a dispute between hotel owners ends with violence on the street

Girard House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1861
10/12/1860
Mr. Presbury of Sykes, Presbury, and Company, the proprietors of the new Girard House Hotel, had a public argument at the corner of Third and Walnut in Philadelphia, with James Edwards, an owner who was in litigation over the hotel with his brother George.  Words boiled over into action, Edwards struck Presbury with his cane, Presbury fired two shots from a pistol.  Neither was injured but Presbury was arrested.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Exciting Street Affray," New York Times, October 13, 1860. 

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