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Death of a Fashionable Gambler.

V’' (Truth.) ' Count Jaraczewski, who died so suddeniyTecently; was a curious instance of a foreigner, respecting whose family as ■Httlawas known as that of Melchisedek, becoming one of the elect of London fashionable society. I knew him well before he came to England. ..was:' the. son, as I always then understood, of a Monsieur Jaraczewski, a-Polish gentleman, who had long resided'iii Parts, where he died. His the death of her husband, ]sls taklen ’up. Her abode in Milan, but is still alive I do not know. iJaraczewski, when I first knew him, Wscd to pass his time at German water-ing-places - where he lost whatever money he had inherited from his he was exceedingly fond of j> iky."; yPhen he went to Nice, Wishing to see England, he came over here on

'Off a? visit, with an elderly Pole as a companion, and being introduced to One or two clubs, he won about Lz6,000 . . at whist.and ecarte. The companion returned from whence he came, and |ipcQ.'then, with short intervals, Jaracycwski resided in England until his ideath; «He was a most intrepid ' 1 and seemed equally cool 'tditider ; good and bad fortune. Sometimes he won largely and sometimes he i latter case he used , to inform his friends that he :*mifst ! pay a visit to his mother in her chateau- and obtain from her a Ripply of’money. With the excep--1 & llbn-’ of the harmless myth of the ~5 fhateau , and an equally harmless myth as ' . tb hls relationship with Countess Kisse- , ' lief, he never alluded to his family, How and 1 where he Obtained money t was his own secret, and died with him. ' •My own impression always was that in *Jd&lity Jbis winnings were larger than P hislosses, and that thus the former pro- ' video for the latter. Be this as it may,

; he was a mostfair player, and, unlike a ■ . considerable number of English gentle- - men' addicted to the same pursuit, whether he lost money on the turf or atjcards, he always paid it. Many will and agreeable companion, and if he did ■ ho-particular good in the world he did 1 no one any harm.

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Death of a Fashionable Gambler., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 365, 8 June 1881

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Death of a Fashionable Gambler. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 365, 8 June 1881

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