¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 20th Not being entirely satisfied with the rates of exchange offered by the Jew bankers here, I went today to Frankfurt to draw on my bankers in Paris for money enough to carry us to Switzerland.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At the depot, I find myself in a section of the car occupied by my friends Mr. Hughes, Gov Curtin our U.S. minister to Russia, and Mr Murphy formerly consol [sic] at Frankfurt. By invitation of the latter, we met at the Hotel d’Angleterre 1 P.M. and proceeded to the great wine house of Manskopf. After a short chat with the head of the firm, the latter piloted us down a narrow flight of winding stairs, perhaps 20ft deep, into the greatest wine vaults on the continent. One of the wonders of the world. A series of arched passages about 20ft wide , by 12 ft high.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 As we walk down the passage between the rows of casks the gas lights ahead look like a gaslighted street at night, but the actual distance is not as great as the first sight indicates
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 I saw none more than 12 or 15 rods long. Arrived at the end of the first passage, we find another at right angles, another and another until we would have trouble to find our way back. Manskopf stops before one of the largest casks and says it contains 7000 bottles (quarts) of wine. In front of another and says that although it is only of medium value it cost $5000. gold in the vineyard, that one held about 2000 bots The average size of this lower tier of casks is about 2000 bottles. On the top of all are piled small casks to the top of the arch.