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Text for Page 072 [04-09-1861]

     His Father, his Debts and �the Mejor.�
and, according to Cahill�s account, is respecta-
blish, ultra-English (or Irish) an immense
venerator of aristocracy and an uncomfortable
parent.       He �interferes� in his son�s domestic
economy, gives him advice, regrets his non-atten-
dence at church, and, finding him at work with
a bottle of gin by his side, one day, went round
among his friends deploring that Frank should be
a drunkard.         When the amiable �Mejor� return-
ed to England, although he had almost entire-
ly lived on Bellew when in New York, he told the
Captain that Frank had done nothing for him! in
accordance with his Irish nature.           Bellew
had to write a letter to his father, requesting his
non-interference with him.       His principal reason
for his keeping his departure a secret, previous to
his embarkation at New York, appears to have been
dread of some attempt to stop him on the part of
creditors.      He owes a devil of a lot of money here.
He has the loose Irish habit of improvident expen-
diture; if he wants a thing his idea is to have it
at once without counting the cost or his means; if
he has the latter, he pays; if not, not.       If he made
�500 a week he�d knock it all down.            Cahill
has returned a great admirer of Mrs. Bellew�s in
consequence of the poor woman�s kindness to him.               
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