¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 says he was formerly a restaurant waiter in London. He and one other waiter served one room. Their only wages, was one half the pourboire (one quarter to each) out of which they must replace broken dishes.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Usually, where a lengthy stop is made, the servants are fee’d at the termination, while the transient give something at each meal or for each errand, still the total of fees is quite small to an American who at home would had out 50 cts or a dollar. To a cabman for an hour (in addition to his legal fee), or a short errand. 6 kr (4 cents) is a common pourboire, while a florin (42 cts) makes a head-waiter very happy.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Cab rates and regulations are about the same throughout Europe. Each cab must have a printed schedule of prices inside with his number. The rules require them to compare watches, but I have never seen them do it until requested by the passenger, still there is seldom any quarrel about the time.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We get a comfortable one horse carriage (always with covers) for one florin per hour, in which our party of five have ridden with our courier beside the driver, although the law limits them to four persons. A two horse carriage cost only about eight cents per hour, more. If the “hour” has overrun five or ten minutes an additional pourboire of 4 or 8 cts smooths [sic] it over. The laws are very strict, rendering cabservice prompt and pleasant. Here the coaches were obliged to sign an agreement agreeing upon the hours of duty. Two-horse cabs from 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. One horse cabs from 6 AM to 11 P.M. A few days ago one of the latter after an unusually hard days