George Cognevich - 14 July 1884

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George Cognevich - 14 July 1884 - 1 ROW ON ROYAL STREET. Lsst right, about 11...
1 ROW ON ROYAL STREET. Lsst right, about 11 o'clock, John Gould, the Northern pugilist, was assaulted on Royal street, as Ziegler's s - loon, by a notorious charaoer namxl George Cognovioh, alias Gaiibaldi, and knocted into the gutter. Special Om - cer O'Hara, who was in Gsuld's ooai - pany, states that Cognovioh, who was somewhat inebriated, wanted to fight Gould for a dollar. Tbe pugilist toll him he would accommodate him 8ima other time, and, after Gould and O'Hara bad taken a drink, thdy started to walk out of tbe place. Cognovioh followed and struck Gould from behind, knocking him down. , One of Cocnovioh's friends named Thomas Finnegan interfered, and a geu - eral free fight was imminent. Ofhoers Docoingand Rioh arrested Gould for disturbing the peace, while CoguovioS and Finnegan escaped. Subsequently, however, they were arrested by Offioer Tom Buckley and Special Kelly, near the Park Theatre, On their way down Royal street Co - novich refneed to go with the special, and tnis officer noticed Cognovioh with his hands in his pockets. Fearing thai be might draw a weapon on him. the officer drew his pistol and ordered Cog - - novich to take his hands out. of hu pockets in a hurry, . Officers Duooing and Rich then put In an appearance, and the pair werj taken to jail. Cognovioh is well known to the police, and was not long since pardoned out of the Penitentiary by Gov. MoEnery. " He had been sentenced for shooting at a colored waiter - boy in a Royal street beer saloon. - ; - ;

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 14 Jul 1884, Mon,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 8

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