A hand was laid on his arm and a young voice cried: --Ah, gentleman, your own girl, sir! The first handsel today, gentleman. There was a noise of curtain-rings running back along the rods, of water being splashed in the basins. By thus facilitating the intercourse between the States we shall add much to the convenience and comfort of our fellow-citizens, much to the ornament of the country, and, what is of greater importance, we shall shorten distances, and, by making each part more accessible to and dependent on the other, we shall bind the Union more closely together. Did anyone ever hear such drivel? Lord Almighty! Who ever heard of ivy whining on a wall? Yellow ivy; that was all right.