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Vanderbilt's Whist

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The great passion of -wbioh he was possesstd was card-playing. In foiiner years the games wero always played at either the Union or Manhattan Clubs, and consisted ouly of whist, of which he was vory fond. 'l'hose who havo played many games with him state that lie was a veï-y adroit ancl clovor player. Ho had a' moat remarkablo aud wonderful inomory of tho oardfl aftel they had been pbiyed. Ho always reotived a poor play with a frown, aud praised a good ene. Ho once had for a pa;tn!ïr Willium Cooko, a railrond man oí Bridgeport. He de.-'lured timt Mr. Cooke ruado the best play he had ever seen duriug bis li;ug experienoe iu tho game. Hearts wa3 trumps, and tho Commodores long Ruit was spades, the wholo of which he held, with tilt; exception of tho kiug and a card Of Biaalk'r deiiomiiiation, whioh were held by Mr. Cooke, wiUiout tht, Ooramodiire's knowteáge, It was the Cimi!o!oro'B leal, the fcrumps liaviog I Qea exhausted, and hu vas debting in jiia mjyd how to capture or get rid of the king, so as to run out bis suit. He at length lod the ace, on which bis partner played the king, thns giving the Oommodore tbo control of the snit. Ie the small card bad been played, his partner wonld havo had the leading card in tho Buit, and would have been unable to return the Buit afterward. The Commodore often referred to tbis play, and declored it was the fineat he had ever seen.


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