More Plucking of the Goose.
--The famous Japanese swindle has been outdone; publicans have been found who surpass the Lelands, and Albany
eclipses New York.
and his suite are more prodigious feeders and drinkers than the No-Kamis.--They remained for less than one day at the Delavan House
, and a bill was rendered to the amount of eleven hundred and twenty dollars. As there were eighteen persons in the party, two of whom, Mr.Lincoln
and Mrs Lincoln
, did not dine in the hotel, the expense for each person, three-quarters of a day, was just seventy dollars! Included in this bill was a charge of three hundred and fifty-seven dollars for wine, or above twenty- two dollars or nine bottles a head.
We are not surprised, after such drinking, at a considerable charge for Congress water.
Neither is it wonderful that the breakages for stoves, chairs, and so forth, were set down at a hundred and fifty dollars. Fellows with nine bottles of liquor under their belts must have been in a state to break everything about them, even their necks.
makes Iago say that ‘"your Englishmen is the most potent in poting; your Dane
, your German
, your swagbellied Hollander
are nothing to your English
He drinks you with facility your Dane
dead drunk; he sweats not to over throw your Almain, and he gives your Hollander
a vomit ere the next bottle can be filled.
Oh, sweet England
."’ But England
is a two-penny mug to your genuine American, according to the hotel bills.
When the Prince
was at Albany
, with a retinue of thirty persons, his bill at Congress Hall for two days was two hundred and fifty dollars, including sixty dollars given to servants.
How moderate in comparison with the traveling party of the President elect
being a rigid temperance man, the keepers of the Delavan have probably taken their revenge upon him in this manner.
N. Y. Post.