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talks of having squandered many dollars at Bremen, and says
he employs some hundreds of people in Texas.        A civil, common-
faced Englishman of the lower order; who with his sister, a plump, short,
conversable, accessible young woman, attired in black, goes Chicago-
wards.    With this girl, and one of her cabin companions, a big woman
with reddish hue and coarsely-good profile, does Reynolds strive to be
intimate, drifting to and fro on deck with them of evenings, and
tis said he has been seen in their cabin.   The big woman is country-
born, as her accent tells, and expects to be greeted in New York
by an admirer from Toronto, who is to deprive her of the virgin name of
Smith; of this however she talks but little.  With her and Miss
Pineger, (the girl in black,) consorts a chattyish, demi-sharp girl,
whose red hair is scanty down the middle; and whose brother is
a hearty sailor like man wearing a low crowned, glazed hat, cloth
coat and check suit.   He has been east and west, on many seasons,
and now, with his sister, goes to Canada.            Certain Deutche
girls are there, said to be four, bound for New York, of whom it
is whispered that they are destined for brothel-life, the procureess
being among the first cabin passengers.  Some of them have agreeable
faces, and glossy smooth hair, but for the most part they are coarse
skinned, and ugly footed.
     To Sunday, the 29th.  Thursday and Friday proved
unusually chilly days, insomuch that it was generally conjectured
that ice bergs were in our vicinity, and indeed, on the evening of
the latter day we saw, away to the north west, on the verge of the
horizon, a squat-pyramidically shaped mass, which might have been 
mistaken for a low lying cloud or distant mountain.    This               
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