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A TRIP TOJHE TROPICS
A Description of Routine Life at Sea, A PLEASANT, BUT LAZY, LIFE Our Correspondent Eats Six Meals a Day and Yet He Is Always Hungry—He Is Be coming an Expert Navigator. St. I’itrre, Martinique, Oct. 13.—(Special Correspondence.)—When 1 left you last I believe 1 was comfortably perched out on the bowsprit watching the antics of the flying fish, the nautilus and the bow of the schooner as it plowed through the sea. I was called from my fascinating position by the breakfast bell. I had been-up since daylight and had a raven ous appetite. In fact the fresh salt air gives everyone an appetite almost im possible to satisfy. The ship's fare Is wholesome and good and there is plenty of it; but no matter how much I eat X get hungry again Within half an hour af ter each meal. We don't have but six Imeals a day. Coffee and bread at 5 a. m., which I usually miss; breakfast at 7:30; dinner at noon; coffee, bread and cheese at 4 p. m.; supper at 7:30, and a cold sup per again from 9 to JO. As I said above, I was called to break fast, and of course I went, but 1 lost a little time in getting there. The reason was I had lost my sea legs and had to grasp the rail to keep from being dashed about on the deck, which was jumping about so lively. Do you know what sea legs are? They come to you gradually at sea anil enable you to stand or walk about on deck with out falling. I had just acquired mine when I reached St. Kitts and went ashore. I got out of the row boat on to the wharf and tried to walk, but the wharf and shore seemed <o be moving up and down and whirling around and I felt like a drunken man. It sometimes trikes a week before you get used to walking on shore after having been at Bea for any length of time. I had lost my sea legs during my short stay in port and had to begin all over again; but ■thank Heaven Ididn’t get seasick again. After breakfast I settled down to my regular lazy routine life, which is about its kjiiuvvs. i nun uur tyuu musui t say get out of bed at sea> about <i bells, which is 7 o’clock; then go on deck to have a look around at the weather and ate what speed wa are making. I am usually robed very lightly, for the weath er permits of as few garments as one may choose to wear. After lounging ft while on deck tfie captain sticks his head out of the companionway and says never a word, but holds up two fingers, which is a signal for me to join him in Inking an appetizer. This is optional with me, but quite usual. There is no compulsion about it, but I must. It is Oike the complaint of the British sailor when asked If attendance at prayer was compulsory in the navy. "Oh, no.” said of navigation very quickly. It Isn't such a they stop your grog.” After breakfast I usually get my com fortable sea chair, hunt the shady side of the spanker and read until a few mln-< utes before noon, when I help the cap tain take his observations and calculate his position at sea. My knowledge of trigonometry and mathematics enabled me to learn the art of navigation very quiekty. It isn't such IdifficultThing to find your exact latitude and longitude when provided with a good sextant and chronometer and a hook of logarithms. 1 When the weather is stormy and fcloudy, or should the sun become ob boured at noon, as is frequently the case, fche ship's position at sea must be oalou fiated by dead reckoning, which is prin cipally guess work. During our first few days out from Mobile no observation could be takpn, so the schooner was fworked by dead reckoning, hut we made tour way to Key West with almost as hnuch certainty as if the sun had been (visible. The svstem of dead reckoning at sea Is Bifferen’t from dead reckoning at the polls hv the political parties. One must go to sea in order to renlize the minute accuracy in keeping time. With the chronometer two minutes out of the way it makes a mistake of thirty miles in position. One is apt In he carc ass on this point ashore. You might soy. "My watch is two minutes slow." without reflecting that it puts you thirty miles from wliere you think you are. If, for instance, you should start for An niston and depended upon finding your way there by your watch, which should ho six minutes wrong, you would land Jn Tuskaloosa. That would make quite a difference, wouldn’t it? ■*“' An error in the captain's chronometer very frequently lands him and his ship on a rock or island, nr if he should be hunting for a small island he might miss it entirely. Keep your time piece In or der or some night you might find your self unexpectedly In Bessemer. After dinner I usually take a short nap and then go to reading again. When It gets too dark to read I then wander around the deck talking to the captain or some member of the crew. It is usually after supper that we frolic and have a jolly time. I get out my gui tar and pipe and get up on the "to' gal lant for' Cas'l” with the sailors, one of whom has a concertina which he plays self=help You are weak, *■ run-down," health is frail,strength gone. Doctors call your case an aemia—there is a fat-fam ine in your blood. Scott’s Emulsion of cod-liver oil, with hypophosphites, is the best food-means of getting your strength back—your doctor will tell you that. He knows also that when ,the digestion is weak it is better to break up cod-liver oil out of the body than to burden your tired digestion with it. Scott’s Emulsion does that. Scott & Bnwxi, Chemists, New York. 50c. and $1.00 FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. An Old and Well-Tried Remedy, MRS. WINSLOW’S SOOTHING SYRUP, has been used for over flfty years by mil lions of mothers for their children while teething with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy foi diarrhoea. Sold by druggists in every pari of the world. Be sure and ask for MRS, (WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP and take no other kind. 25o a bottle. . *ep2u-Iy-d&wky l — very well. I don’t think tobacco has the same flavor ashore that it does at sea. Something In the salt ,&ir brings out the full richness and aroma of it; and music on the water, however execrable, is sim ply divine. With the exception of the man at the wheel, the whole crew gather* forward, the captain included, and such singing and dancing and yarn-spinning you have never heard or seen. I will tell you some of their yarns in one of my letters. The fun forward does not last very long, be cause the sailors, weary from their day's work, must rest a bit before beginning their night duty. Their life Isn’t a bed of roses, especially in bad wreather. The day at sea really begins with Ihe dog watch, which is from 4 until f8 in thci afternoon. The captain with the second mate and two sailors take the starboard ; watch from 4 to 6, and the first mate and three sailors take the port wratch from 6 to 8. They alternate from then on, taking four hours on and four hours off duty. In bad weather the watch that is supposed to be below is kept on deck and lose their entire rest. Their rest is broken into so often that I wonder that they are so hardy and healthy. No mat ter how much work is required of them they never complain, but attend to what Is required of them cheerfully The time at sea is designated by bells. At noon it is eight bells, at 12:30 it is one bell, at 1 o’clock it is two bells and so on until 4 o’clock, when it is eight bells again. Every four hours the time staxts anew and the watches change at eight bells. Begging your pardon for this digres sion, I will resume my pilgrimage. Leav ing St. Kitts behind we were soon abreast of Nevls.^a small British island. We next passed Redondo island and then the beautiful Island of Montserrat came in sight. The captain told me that most of the jjegroes on the island speak the Irish language. Many yearsv ago a lot of slaves were landed on the island in charge of an Irishman. Ho taught them his native tongue, which they have scru pulously retained to this day. Montser rat is a British island with 10,000 inhabi tants. Guadeloupe, the next island we passed, is' a French possession containing 700 square miles with 200.000 population. There Is a famous volcanic mountain here with a crater peak 5000 feet high. The summit is rarely ever seen, being almost constantly enveloped in clouds. Guadeloupe was discovered by Colum bus at the same time with Dominica and was named after Our Lady of Gigtule loupe. It was here that the Spaniards found vestiges of cannibalism aild cbn clufed that the inhabitants were the fierce Caribs. Tfce name cannibal came from here. The next Island we sighted was Domin ica. a British inland with 30.000 inhabi tants, famous for its boiling lake and its s-cenery of unsurpassed grandeur. After a most magnificent run with a fair wind all the way we dropped anchor in the roadstead of St. Pierre.Martinique, on October 11. An Old Man’s Counsel. Mr. Monroe Davidson of Greenville, Ga., say8, May 21, 181*5: "I have used Royal Germetuer for Kidney Troubles, from which I have suffered from boy hood. It gave me relief in a few days, and is the only medicine that has ever given me permanent relief. I take pleas ure in recommending it to anyone suffer ing from any kind of Kidney trouble. I believe ifls the best thing that old peo ple can use for debility and nervous ness.” New package, large bottle, 11*8 doses, $1. For sale by druggists. Standard brands of fine old whisky, thoroughly matured, 6 years old, 75c a bottle. H BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street. Open until 9:30 p. m. 12-13-tf ___ RAPHAEL CARA VELLA, Chop House, Corner 1st Avenue and 20th Street, No. 1931. Oysters received fresh daily and served in any style. Maccaroni served Italian style Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and to order. Open day and night. 10-22-tf KANGAROO LEATHER. Something Abont the Clever Little Animal That Produces It. Leather made from the skin of the kan garoo is one of the new products in the leather line, says the Philadelphia Times. It is soft, strong an«Mhe light grades are particularly well adapted for light sum mer shoes and for shoe tops, While the heavier grades will bear more usage than any other leather finished on the grain side. The light skins are made Into the finest brilliant glazed kid and in dull finish for ladies’ fine shoes, and the heavier ones are finished for men’s fine wear. Much of it is erimpled and sold for tongue boots. Shoe laces of good quality are also made of it. The skin of the kanguroo has a wonderful muscular fiber, which contributes largely to the strength of the animal, enabling the fe males to carry their young in their pouches until old enough to take care pf themselves, and aiding the kangaroo in his long leaps when in motion. The ani mal Is a native of Australia and adja cent Islands. It is a distinct species, and has no counterpart in other countries. There are a great number of families, some scarcely larger than a rat, others of almost gigantic size. The giant kan garoo (Macropus major), the family which furnishes the most valuable skins, was discovered by Captain Cook about a century ago, at which time It attracted much attention among naturalists. The natives of Australia call the old males •’booma," and are slow to attack them. The “booma” has paws as large as those of a mastiff, though of different shape. His feet are his weapons, and when attacked he is a dangerous antago nist. When raised to his full height his hind legs and tail form a tripod upon which his body rests, carrjing his head as high as that of a mas on horseback. The kangaroo lives upon vegetable food and roams over the plains of Aus tralia in large flocks. Its teeth are so constructed that it can feed upon roots and live upon barren plains where other -animals would starve, and to destruction Qf roots is attributed the sterile plains so common in Australia. When feeding a large male stands at his full height and acts as sentinel, while the balance of the flock lie on their sides and browse. At the slightest approach of danger the sentinel sounds the alarm, and In an In stant all are erect upon their hind feet. They leap with their fore paws clasped close to their body, the tail stretched backward, while the powerful thigh mus cles are caused suddenly to straighten to the Joints, by which act the body files through the air on a low curve. The ordinary jump is about 9 feet, but 30 feet is often made at a leap. When pursued by hunters, and on level gTound or on an up grade, they can out-run the fleetest dog, hut down grade they lose their balance and roll over. The flesh of the kangaroo furnishes excellent food, kan garoo venison being considered a dainty dish, while the tail furnishes an excellent and nutritious soup. General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848. «i-5-d tor Infants and Children. THIRTY years’ observation of Cnstoria with the patronage at millloiia of persona, permit ns te speak of it withont gnessing. It is nnqnestlonahly the best remedy for Infants and Children -the world has ever known. It is harmless._Children like it. It gives them health. It will save their lives. In it Mothers have something whioh Is absolntely safe and practically perfect as a child’s medicine. Costoria destroys Worms. Castorla allays Feverishness. Castorla prevents vomiting Sonr Curd. Castorla cares Diarrhoea and Wind Colio. Cnstoria relieves Teething Tronbles, Castorla cores Constipation and Flatnlenoy. Castorla nentralizes the effects of oarbonlo acid gas or poisonons air. Castorla does not contain morphine, opinm. or other narcotlo property. Castorla assimilates the food, regnlatos the stomach and bowels, giving healthy and natnral sleep. Castorla is pnt np in one-size bottles only. It is not sold In hnlh. Don't allow any one to sell yon anything else on the plea or promiso that it la “jnst as good” and “will answer every pnrpose.” See that yon get C-A-S*T-Q-R~I~ A. The fao-simlle is on every slgnature_of WB2& Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castorla. No St;am Ginnery-Grist Mill Or Saw Mill ■■■miiiii'Will la complete without one. Our ENTER PRISE COTTON SEED DULLER and FEED MILL will grind from 300 to f.00 bushels of cotton seed per day and at the same time separate the meats from the hulls, or let thorn fall together, as desired. It requires only 3 to 4-horse power to drive it, and can be attached to any gin nery or grist mill. It weighs complete from 350 to 500 pounds, and is CHEAP, DURABLE and SIMPLE. Buy an EN TERPRISE mill and manufacture your COTTON SEED MEAL. HULLS, CHOPS, etc., at home, and thereby discontinue mm-T-m- .1 the ru|nous habit of selling your cotton seed at from SIX to EIGHT DOLLARS per ton nnd afterwards buying back their products at SIXTEEN to EIGHTEEN DOLLARS per ton. Cotton seed, corn and peas mixed and ground together on our ENTERPRISE mill* makes the richest COW FEED in the world, and can be sold to cattle feeders and feed dealers in unlimited quantities at a profit of 40 to 00 per cent to the manu facturer. Write for prices and terms. PERRYMAN & CO., Sole Manufacturers, 1720BF^iBgh,"”’Ai.. GIDDY GIRLS, GAY ROYS Feasting and Fun in a Lively French Restaurant. BOHEMIANS DINE WELL. Naughty Little Actresses, Artists, Old Scien tists, Poets and Only Three Foreign ers Dine There. San Francisco News Letter. In La Rue de la Galte, Paris, one finds the little restaurant Maison Darblay. There Is nothing out of the ordinary in the Maison Darblay save its patrons and its wine. The same faces appear there day after day, each before Its own napkin ring, in Its own seat, at Its own table. A violation of such etiquette would be fatal In Bohemia. The napkins and th;*lr rings are numbered, and they repose in a box at the end of the room, and are as sacred as the hook on which one hangs his hat every night. M. Darblay, the proprietor, Is actually fat. This is surprising when one remem bers how hard he has worked all his life to attain perfection. M. Darblay "dishes up" Just under neath the clock, which Is always fifteen minutes fast, on the shelves heavy with bottles that are supposed to contain all imaginary liquors and fabulous hitters. The kitchen is at the opposite end of the room. In full view, with its row of shining copper pots and pans reflecting the ruddy glow from the big range, over which Mme. Darblay bolds supreme sway, manufacturing those world-fa mous "haricots,” cooked in butter side by side with her Juicy "gigots of steaks" done to a turn. Gad! it's a treat to be her boarder. Marie and Elsie, two trim girls, serve you with three cutlets and hot bouillon. They smile on one boarder, and are al ways ready with a Jest for the passionate love protestation of another—though if you want to keep on the right side of them they must he "Jollied up” occasion ally. Mme. Darblay is a motherly soul. If you are out of sorts she’ll fix you just the most appetizing dish you want, for she knows Just what’s good for you. Even the cat Is a recognized part of the establishment, tending to the welfare of the house, chasing out stray dogs and making friends with everybody. Situated as It is between two theaters and a few concert halls, the restaurant Is a rendezvous for actors and actresses. Generally they take up the first three tables near the door, the girls sitting by themselves, as a rule. The actors are all heavy swells to the bone, for It must be remembered that they draw each a salary of 50 francs a week! Naughty Little Actresses. But those little actresses!—chic as chic can be! And you would never in the world think they sang those naughty songs that send the gallery gods wild with delight! There are six of them, but one would think at least a dozen were let loose from the noise they make chat tering away and giggling all at once, and rehearsing their parts of a Saturday evening. But they are the life of Dar blay’s and we wouldn’t part with them for all the world. At another table near by you'il see a poet, a sculptor and a scientist. They are engaged in heated discussion over the political topics of tjie day, mean while leaving their bouillon to grow a bold. The poet is a lively chap, not at all like a poet should seem. True, he wears long locks and sports a Latin Quartier "plug," but his eyes are not dreamy, nor does he seem disinterested in the doings of the outer world. But he is heavy on Mme. Darblay’s beans. Indeed, he holds the record for stowing away as many as five platefuls, when struck by a vigorous Inspiration. The sculptor is more like a poet, being a slim, nervous, delicate-looking fellow, and is incessantly rolling and smoking cigarettes. Before every repast he takes his glass of absinthe and a cigarette, while he dreamily peers out of his half closed eyes. The scientist is an old man nearly 70, with white hair, and never comes in without his copy of "La Presse," which he buys at the news stand a few doors below. He subsists upon a small govern ment pension, and spends nearly all his time in a little room on the top floor of one of those quaint old buildings on the Rue Moulin de Beurre among Ills books and chemicals—his only joy. An Artist Who Is a Mystery. Another table contains two artists, a blind musician and his wife. One of the artists is a real mystery. He sits in his comer, speaking to none, and goes and comes like a shadow—no one knows where and no one cares. A bowl of choc olate and two sous of bread Is all he eats. Many are the conjectures and stories circulated about him n,nd his doings, hut all that is really known is that he is some poor artist disappointed and handi capped with barely enough to live on, following his only ambition—to paint. The other artist is a big, bluff fellow, who speaks in a loud voice and lives well; he Is successful in his profession with several "honorable mentions" in the •salons. After dinner he and fat Mons. Darlday Indulge in a few games of pi quet. and he always comes out on top, to Darblay’s chagrin. The blind musician is very bright. He Is head professor of music at the Asylum for the Blind in the Boul des .Invalides. His wife takes good care of him, seeing that he does nut spill his soup, and ar ranging the dishes so he can strike the right thing when he wants it. The other three tables contain various other less interesting types—students with their “lady friends," a few musi cians of the theaters, and occasionally a stranger who may drift in now and then for a passing meal. The last table In the corner next the kitchen Is held sa cred and called "Le Table Anglais." T., an illustrator for Scribner’s; W„ nn ani mal sculptor, and myself, are the illustri ous holders of the same, and are the only foreigners who frequent Darblay's. Down another street—le Bue de Lam bre—is a little creamery about 20 feet square, divided into two rooms and a kitchen. Here dine as many English girl students as can squeeze Into their side of the partition, while on the other side a number of American students dine. Among their number Is Caslalgne of the Century, who is “one of the boys” him self. I carry the largest stock of fine whiskies in the State. You have a dozen different brands of PURE OLD WHISKY to select from. Standard price, 75c a bottle. Why not save the 25c? H. BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street. Open until 9:30 p. m. 12-13-tf _ j • Contested Elections. Arkansas Gazette. She republican congress Is confronted h thirty-two contested election cases, st of these cases. If not all, are being tested because of the fact that the Jorlty of congress consists of republl s. CLAIRETTE SOAP. Tell Your Wife k * that you have read that Clair ette Soap is one of the greatest labor saving inven tions of the time. Tell her that it will save her strength, save her time, save her clothes. /i The merits of i ULAIRETTE SOAR ► appeal at once to every thoughtful woman. It’s the best, purest, and most economical soap to be procured. Sold everywhere. Made only by The N. K. Fairbanh Company, St. Louis. MMmillllllllHIMIMMimmMIIIMMMII N. E. Parke?. PreBldent. w. J. Cameron, Cashier, W, A, Walker, Vice-President. Tom. O. Smith, Aes’t Cashier. T. M. Bradley. 2d Aaa’t Cashier. 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