TOM FOSTER came to Winesburg from Cincinnati
when he was still young and could get many new impressions.
Her father sent her to stay with an aunt in Cincinnati
. There she was joined by Jean Roussel and, in spite of the reverence she felt for her father, ran away with him to get married.
She sent out her yawl, and we went aboard, and she was from Cincinnati
; and when they found we only wanted to go four or five mile they was booming mad, and gave us a cussing, and said they wouldn't land us.
The hero's rogue servant, Chispa, seemed to me, then and long afterwards, so fine a bit of Spanish character that I chose his name for my first pseudonym when I began to write for the newspapers, and signed my legislative correspondence for a Cincinnati
paper with it.
Louisiana Creoles fraternized with farmers from Indiana; Kentucky and Tennessee gentlemen and haughty Virginians conversed with trappers and the half-savages of the lakes and butchers from Cincinnati
. Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
Galbraith had been for a month in Cincinnati
. He had come up the river in a steamboat, and landing at Gallipolis the previous evening had immediately obtained a horse and buggy and set out for home.
"I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati
for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
She got a berth as second chambermaid on a Cincinnati
boat in the New Orleans trade, the Grand Mogul.
"Why, last fall, I let him go to Cincinnati
alone, to do business for me, and bring home five hundred dollars.
This was brave talk at that time, when there were not in the whole world as many telephones as there are to-day in Cincinnati
. It was brave talk in those days of iron wire, peg switchboards, and noisy diaphragms.
Our next point was Cincinnati
: and as this was a steamboat journey, and western steamboats usually blow up one or two a week in the season, it was advisable to collect opinions in reference to the comparative safety of the vessels bound that way, then lying in the river.
They hired thirty young girls in Cincinnati
to "pack fruit," and when they arrived put them at work canning corned beef, and put cots for them to sleep in a public hallway, through which the men passed.