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THE ABQPB, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 7. 1891
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BLESSINGKi OF THE OFFICERS' MESS
ON BOARD A MAN-OF-WAR.
An Arrsnrment Th.t Is la Reality Al
most a State of Ideal Communism.
How Co-operation On Big ghlps Enables
Well Inll Men to Live Cheaply.
Naval officers below the rank of com
mander, wi: h salaries varying from $ 1,000
to $3,500 a y.sar, manatre to maintain a de
gree of style that to the ordinary civilian
no better ofl seems absolutely mysterious.
Not only mtist a naval officer keep himself
supplied wit h the half dozen styles of uni
form enjoimxl by the government, but he
must be abl; when ashore to present a de
cent appearance in civilian's attire; he
must stop at good hotels; he must asso
ciate with civilians of social position cor
responding to his own, and if he has a
wife and children he must maintain them
in good sty e. All this is made possible
largely by means of that species of domes
tic commut.ism known as co-operative
honsekeepin j. The officers' mess aboard
ship is notning more or less than such a
species of co nmunism.
When a mess is made np aboard ship
each man in the combination contributes a
certain sum for the purchase of supplies.
If he happens at the moment to be short of
funds he my draw two months' pay in
advance. Ti e common fund is placed in
Ibe hands of a caterer chosen from the
mess, and tl e supplies are purchased in
bulk and at t he lowest possible cost. Thus
the mess la started. The caterer makes
careful calcu lations, allowing for breakage
and other losses, adds a small percentage
of profit and then retails his supplies at
prices considerably below current rates
Creme de meuthe, popularly known as
green miut, is a highly popular cordial
among nava officers, and, in fact, is said
to have been first called to the attention of
the discriminating American public by the
mess of a L'nited States man-of-war.
Green mint retails in saloons and even in
cluls at fifuen cents per glass, but the
mess rate al oard ship is ordinarily just
one-hnlf that price. The price of the best
champagne in a well managed mess is
usually und. r 2 per quart. The price
ashore is from f3.50 to $3.75. The best im
ported cigars are retailed to the mess at
from 40 to 60 xr cent, below shore prices.
There are o-dinarily two officers' messes
below decks :i board a United States ship,
the wardroo::: mess and the steerage mess.
The latter i.- for midshipmen and other
jutiior. The captain messes alone in sol
emn state, an 1 if the vessel be a flagship
the admiral nay have his own separate
t able. The ci st of living in the wardroom
mess is ordin. rily from thirty-five to forty
dollars a mo:.th, exclusive of wines and
cigars. All transactions are on the credit
system. Wh never a bottle of wine or a
cigar is ordered the purchaser "writes a
chit" of the a nount.
These chits ;ire summed up at the end of
the month and payment is made either
directly by the debtor or through the pay
master. No hit is given for meals, and
each officer is entitled to take guests on
board to breal.fast or dinner as often as he
will. At the end of the cruise the profits
of the mess ari divided pro rata among the
members, and if the ship goes out of com
mission whatever stock of stores is on
hand is either auctioned off to the officers
or sold to the mess of some other ship.
Whenever i. n officer is detached from a
ship before the end of the cruise or before
the mess bres-ks up, he settles accounts
with the mes caterer. If he has been modJ
erate in the use of wines and cigars he may
carry off a hat dsome share of profits.
The beauty und economy of the mess sys
tem is best sue wn on long cruises. At cer
tain intervals United States ships make
the cruise through the Mediterranean and
Red seas, dowa the east coast of Africa,
around the Cape of Good Hope, westward
to Montevideo or Rio, and possibly thence
homeward. Tt e voyage to Rio may occupy
nine months or a year, and if there has
been no loiter ng in luxurious Mediterra
nean ports the trip will have been highly
economical for all on board. For seven or
eight months the total cost of living may
be under fifty dollars per month for each
officer. As pay ranges from $100 to 300 per
month it is eaty to estimate the possible
AN OFFICER'S SAVINGS.
The wise off cer who has started such a
cruise with nothing against bim on the
government's looks reaches Montevideo or
Rio with from $500 to $3,000 to his credit in
the paymaster's bands. To lie sure, there
are entertainments to be returned at ports
where foreign ships or foreign army"hostt
are encouutersd; but men's hospitality
aboard ship is a rastly cheaper thing than
hospitality ash ire.
It's the savin spt of a long cruise that en
able naval officers to live well ashore, to
maintain their families in moderate com
fort and to indulge in the luxury of leave
or shore duty, ivit b the accompanying de
crease in pay. In fact sea pay is purposely
made higher than any other upon the the
ory that the officer, if he has a family,
must maintain them in a separate estab
lishment a&hoie, whereas it is taken for
granted that with shore duty he shall
manage to havu his family at the same sta
tion with bim 'elf. All this sometimes
works an apparent hardship, for shore
duty does not always include quarters suf
ficient for a family, and the officer finds
himself with decreased pay and increased
The mess cat rer is a person not to be
envied. He mtist engage servants, see to
the purchase ol stores, consult individual
tastes as far as possible, and hear with
what patience ae may the grievances of a
dosen or perhaps a score of men. If the
beer gives out between Aden and the next
port, be must endure the curses of the
thirsty. Ii the wine turns sour in the
tropics, he is criticised as an injudicious
buyer. It frequently happens In Haytian
waters that no 1 resh meat is obtainable for
weeks together. Baked beans were sub
stituted for m at by one ship cruising in
these waters, ind all on board returned
with a horror of the favorite New England
dish. New York Sun.
A risb Wheel. ,
A machine for taking fish by the whole
sale is employed in North Carolina. It is
called a "fish wheel" and is worked like an
ordinary water wheel by a narrow stream
that is permit cd to give outlet to a
dammed stream. But it is so constructed
that in revolving it picks up all the fish
that pass throu,;h and throws them into a
great box. In the same state is operated
what is termed a "fish slide," which is
simply an enormous tray made of boards,
with a bottom ef open slats, set in the flow
of a rapid. As the fish come downstream
they pass on ov. the tray, and the water
falling through the slats leaves them flap
ping about on the planks, whence they are
scooped op with dip nets.-Washington
Star. ' - "
J. E- Montrose, Manager
Wednesday Eve., Oct. 7th.
First prediction In Rock Island of McKee
Rankin's beautiful Artistic Drama
In five acts.
Introducing the well
known and accom
Mis: Blanche Mortimer,
and the Sterling Tonng
Mr. Undrew Rabson.
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WEDNESDAY, OCT., 7 h.
A Play of Pastoral Purity.
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The Great Character Actor
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