Reprints, sometimes with annotations, about New York’s legendary post-Civil War Irish street gang, The Whyos.
- February 1: New York Herald –– First appearance of the Whyos in the Herald, as the arrest of some of the gang members exposes unexpectedly powerful political alliances.
- March 6: New York Times — First mention of the Whyos in the Times, as several make a daring escape from Hart’s Island jail.
- September 7: New York Herald — An explanation of the Whyo name, which comes from the strange cry of warning they make.
- September 17: New York Sun — First mention of the Whyos in the Sun, and an officer who insists you know a Whyos because he’s always ready to rescue a prisoner from a policeman.
- October 11: New York Sun — An arrested young man insists that he is not a Whyo; the police insist he is.
- October 20: New York Sun — A bartender is pushed too far by Whyos who want free beer.
- November 2: New York Herald — The story of a Whyo, an Italian barman, a robbery, and an unexpected friendship.
- April 16, New York Tribune — A Whyo gang leader, under arrest, attempts suicide by leaping through a high window.
- August 18: New York Tribune — The Whyos enjoys some music at a political rally in Paradise Square.
- September 21, New York Herald — When a Whyo orders you out of the way, man, you had better go.
- November 4, 1885, New York Times — A political campaigner finds himself at the mercy of the Whyos, an iron bar, and a beating in a pharmacy.
- June 29, New York Tribune — A father, worried about his Whyo son, is rewarded with bullets and a beating.
- July 18, New York Herald –Neighbors, one a Whyo, get into a street fight that results in a bullet to he back of the head.
- September 28, New York Tribune — Whyo leader Danny Driscoll is accused of having murdered his mistress Bezie Garrity.
- September 29, New York Herald — The start of the trial of Danny Driscoll, and the circumstances of the murder.
- September 29, New York Sun — The Sun offers details about Danny Driscoll’s attempted jailbreak, and the first day of testimony in his murder trial.
- September 30, New York Tribune — The murdered woman’s mother offers damning tetimony against Danny Driscoll.
- September 30, New York Herald — More of the mother’s testimony; Danny Driscoll gets impudent.
- October 9, New York Herald –Danny Driscoll keeps his cool as he is sentenced to hang.
- October 23, New York Times — A Whyo demonstrates that a gun is a solution for a political quarrel.
- December 25, New York Tribune — Whyos frolic and prank the Cotton Exhange, tearing up the place and destroying silk hats.
- February 10, New York Sun — Somebody is sneaking things to Danny Driscoll in jail. Whiskey, a file, and a hairpin that could have been deadly.
- August 4, New York Sun — A coroner’s inquest gets an unexpected visit from a group of Whyos.