IN HIGH LIFE.
this murder, to save himself, he said this gentleman
visited his wife at unseasonable hours. This caused
a separation between them for a long time.
There were some six or seven hundred people at the
St. Nicholas at that time. From there I went to the
New York Hotel, where I found all pretty much one
clique—all fashionable and elegant people; the house
and its guests very much like the Hotel Maurice in
Paris. I then went to visit a lady I had been promis¬
ing to go to see for five or six years, who had been a
great belle. When I arrived at the house I found her
husband sick, and did not stay long. On my going
to visit another lady, she told me what was the mat¬
ter with him, and she seemed perfectly delighted, as
they were very proud people, and thought few persons
good enough to associate with.
A bachelor friend of this gentleman had an elegant
housekeeper. He told this friend she was inconstant.
The lady hearing of it, took a carriage, and knowing
his usual walks, met him coming from the Battery
right at the Bowling Green, and stepping from the
carriage, with a cowhide she cut over the face and
eyes so badly he had to run into a little shop to escape
from her. She then got into her carriage and drove
home. He had to remain in the shop till he sent for
a carriage, and was taken home, where he remained
for three or four weeks. This made quite a stir among
I was now tired of my visit to New York, and made
up my mind to go back to Albany and see after my
money. I had no idea of being put off as I had seen
others. I left New York in the evening, and the next
morning I found myself in Albany. I went first to