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[[underlined in red]] and excellent service by well trained colored help, [[/underlined in red]] and excellent view over harbor below [[strikethrough]] Also [[/strikethrough]] Garden around hotel has variety of plants and trees which reminds one of a botanical garden. Drive to Wirless station and back only 2sh/6d
While I was back on the boat my [[underlined in red]] colored driver [[/underlined in red]] brought me back my book containing my [[underlined in red]] American Express Co money exchange checks which had fallen out of my pocket while in his car. [[/underlined in red]]
The deck of our steamer is a coaling, place for steamers [[strikethrough]] which [[/strikethrough]] with piles of soft coal arranged like sheets and walls
[[left margin vertical in red]] Well behaved laborers [[/left margin vertical in red]]
The main occupation of the colored folk of the place is [[underlined in red]] coaling the outgoing steamers. [[/underlined in red]] This work is done by [[underlined in red]] women [[/underlined in red]] as well as by men, but is performed by them with speed and cheerfulness so different than one would suppose
Furthermore they decline to do more than 4 or 6 hours of this work
This evening [[underlined in red]] an hour before our steamer sailed, all these men and women [[/underlined in red]] appeared well washed and dressed [[/underlined in red]] out
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[[underlined in red]] in spotless white cotton. [[/underlined in red]]
The same women who did coaling during day time, looked more like well groomed hospital nurses. - For more than two hours they all joined in the chorus of Salvation Army songs: - happy as children and every one of the thousands present giving an example of an orderly well behaved people
I believe the [[underlined in red]] English X
[[left margin vertical]] X In the West Indies [[/left margin vertical]]
have shown better methods and better results than we in the U.S. with the problem of the negro and other colored people. [[/underlined in red]]
[[underlined]] Aug 25 [[/underlined]]
[[left margin vertical in red]] Barbados [[/left margin vertical in red]]
[[underlined in red]] Barbados [[/underlined in red]] with its flatness and absence of mountains makes a contrast to the hilly
and mountainous islands we have visited before. Its green [[underlined in red]] cane fields, windmills [[/underlined in red]] and sugar mill smoke-stacks remind one sooner of the flat lands of Northern Europe.
The soil itself along the shore seems more similar to that of South Eastern shores of Florida and the Bahamas. [[underlined in red]] Excellent roads [[/underlined in red]] across the island -- winding between sugar estates Relatively [[underlined in red]] few trees, and vegetation similar to that of Coconut Grove [[/underlined in red]] and surroundings. Drove around 

Transcription Notes:
"2sh/6d" = two shillings, six pence

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