The career of a "Fast" young man.
has been convicted, at St. Louis
, of the murder of Robert Clifford
, and sentenced to 15 years confinement in the Missouri State
Thus closes the career of a young man whose advantages were such that, had he made proper use of them, to-day he would have been a valued member of society, and a source of pride and usefulness to this family relations.
But from extreme youth he displayed a seemingly unconquerable penchant for the many alluring vices of our larger cities.
He early became a professional gambler, and what is modernly called a "fast young man." About eight years ago he went to New Orleans, and married a beautiful and wealthy young lady of that city.
He soon became possessed of her fortune, and continued a career of gambling and dissipation which, in a short time, left both him and his wife almost in a state of poverty.
Heart-broken and friendless, the unfortunate partner of his misery died in New York city some two years after the marriage.
Since that time the life of Davis
has been one of unexampled profligacy.-- Lafayette (Ind.) Courier.