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wife that day as he had to go down town, when
old Wheeler exploded.  �No, Sir! you shall
not leave my daughter; it is your conduct that
has brought her to this state!    I will not permit
ou to quit this house!� and so on.        He put
himself in the doorway.    Bellew had remained
two days imprisoned before the occurrence of this
scene, at which old Blakeman was present.
F. B. yielded temporarily, but subsequently in-
duced his father-in-law to express his regrets
and apologize.           Beckett Bellew, too, leaving
his brother�s house yesterday evening, instead of
going home to Paterson as expected, journeys
up town to fetch two dogs, kept for him by
one Reynolds, the sporting landlord of some low
tavern.        Returning rather drunk, in the cars,
with his canine charges, he alleges that a 
ruffian, in similar condition to his own, insult-
ed and struck him.       There was a fight, B.
B. got his nose badly cut with a blow from a
pair of skates, both antagonists were covered
with blood, the car stopped and policemen
took the offenders to the station-house.  Of all
of this, F. B. was informed between 1 and 2
in the morning, by an English country fellow,
a humble hanger-on of Beckett.     The man�s hesi-
tating, mysterious, broad rustic speech, ex-               
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