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ABOUT THE LONDON "CABBY."
The Pleasure-Barge of Some Norwegian
What Is supposed to havo boon tho
plensuro bargo of some Norwegian
quoon has boon unearthed at Slogen,
Norway. It is at least 1,000 years old
and was discovered on tho coast west
of Christiana bay. Various clrcum-
QUAIL SHOOTING IN SOUTH.
"Bob White" Acknowledged Favorite
of Southern Game Birds.
Of all southern, gamo birds "bob
white" is tho 'acknowledged favorite,
for reasons which aro obvious to any
sportsman of America. His followers
includo residents in tho east, west,
north and south, says Field and
Stream, although In no section of tho
country is ho moro generally abundant
or. moro widely distributed than in tho
latter. Wo know tho bob whito quail
In tho south as tho "partridge." Tho
country boy of this part of tho world
speaks of a "gang of partridges" and
would hnrdly know what you meant if
you referred to u covey, or bovy, of
With us in North Carolina tho hunt
ing season begins about Oct. 15 or
Nov. 1 and usually closes March 1.
During those open months our fields
aio occupied by a cosmopolitan con
courso of hunters of all classos, condi
tions and colors, whoso armament in
cludes everything from tho most mod
ern breechloader to muskets identified
with Gettysburg or tho Wilderness.
In ono of my hunts 1 discovered do
ing sorvlco a muskot which datod
back to revolutionary days. Tho young
hunter's great grandfather doubtless
boro thin pleco up tho rugged side of
King's mountain In an earlier genera
tion. Perhaps ho did not oxpoct It over to
bo used on so small gamo ns tho llttlo
brown quail, which now interests so
many persons. I had just entored a
pea field with my dog, whon a torrlfif.
roar and a cloud of black powder
smoko advised mo of tho presence- of
this redoubtnblo piece. Thoro omergod
from tho murk a long, lank youth hold
ing on high tho rooking gun. His eyes
were big with excitement.
"Did you got him?" I asked.
"Got him as shore as gun's Iron,"
ho cried. "I seen him drap, right ynn
dor." I joined him in his search but nil
Ship 1,000 Years Old
Queen: A thousand-Year-Old Viking
stances point to Its having been tho
ploasuro vessel of some viking mon
arch's queen. Those- proofs nro said
to lio in tho fact that no weapons wero
discovered in tho burial tumulus
whero tho ship Jay. Other proofs aro
that wo and my two dogs could dis
cover was a big piece of wadding. I
explained to him that thia was prob
ably what ho had seen "drap," and ho
turned away with an expression of bit
ter disappointment on his face. Ho
had shott Into tho brown of a rising
covey and it seemed strange to him
that ho had not killed tho whole
bunch. I confess that I was beneficiary
in this instance, for I followed up his
scattered birds and bagged a number,
much to tho wonderment of my now
Didn't Have to Remove His Arms.
Congressman W. II. Jackson of
Maryland was arguing that tho con
versational delivery of speech was as
offoctivo with an intelligent audienco
as tho declamation of a man whoso
brilliant periods aro always accom
panied by arm swinging.
"You aro right," said, a listener,
"and your statement reminds mo of a
young lndy who had two suitors. Uoth
mon had about tho samo advantages
and prospects, but gossip declared
that tho girl would docldo In favor of
tho man who wns a lawyer, for ho
know better how to present and win
his caso, but gossip erred; tho law
yer was rejected, hater it was learn
ed from a friend In whom tho botroth
ed had confided tho reason for her
choice. 'Harry is convincing, but John
is just ns convincing and does not
havo to romovo his arms every timo
ho wants to say something.' " Phila
The rooster greets with clarion call
Tho breaking of tho day.
Ho luiU.s tho first faint Hush of dawn
In Ills joostorial way.
FulMllng all his duty as
A faithful chanticleer,
With Joy ho notes that Nigbt has fled
Ami I Jay attain is hero.
I do not greet with Jov, myself,
Tho rooster's clarion call,
In fact, whon ho uplifts his volco
I am not pleased at all.
Mv slnmbor censes whon his notes
Ring vlbrnnt through tho air.
And on my couch I toss and turn,
And swear, and swear, und swear J
Ship Newly Discovered at Slagen,
tho flno woodwork on tho rails anc
prow, and a loom and ,an elegant
sledge, probably a woman's, whict
woro also found inside tho vessel. The
find has attracted tho attention o;
scientists of Europe.
WHEN A MAN STARVES.
Effect of Lack of Food Varies with the
For tho first two days through
which a strong and healthy man is
doomed to exist upon nothing his suf
ferlngs aro perhaps moro acuta than
in the remaining stages; ho feels an
inordinate, unspeakable craving at tho
stomach at night and day. Tho mind
runs upon beef, bread and other sub--stances,
but still, in a great measure,
tho body retains its strength. On the
third and fourth days, but especially
on tho fourth, this Incessant craving
gives placo to a sinking and weakness
of tho stomach, accompanied by
On tho fifth "flay hip cheeks appear
hollow and sunken, his body attenu
ated, Ills color Is ashy palo and his
eyes wild, glassy and cannabalistlc.
Tho sixth day brings with it In
creased suffering, although the pangs
of hunger are lost In an over-powering
languor and sickness. Tho head be
comes diz.y, tho ghosts of wcll-r-momborod
dinners pass in hideous
procession through tho mind.
Tho sovonth day comes, bringing In
creasing lassituro and further pros
tration of strength. Tho mind wan
Judge Van Wyck Tells One.
Judgo Augustus C. Van Wyck was
arguing with sundry members of tho
North Carolina society against having
a constitution that was too elaborate,
lie declared that ho preferred a
strong society and a weak constitu
tion to a weak society and a strong
"This reminds mo," ho said, "of tho
reply mado by Rufus Choato when a
friend congratulated him on having a
strong constitution. 'Bless yojiir life,'
said Choato, 'I woro out my constitu
tion twenty-flvo years ago, and sinco
then I havo been living on my by
He Works Fourteen Hours a Day and
Gets About Five Shillings Pay.
Thoro arc in London 2,711 cab pro
prietors, and of those 2,224 own fewer
than flvo vehicles, says a writer in
Outing. As you see, it is a poor man's
Tho average prico for hiring a cab
is 12 shillings and 3 pence a day. In
nddition tho cabman has to pay tho
yard fees. He gets two horses a day
and is usually fourteen hours on tho
box. His license costs him five shll
lings a year. Tho tax of 2 on tho
cab and tho 15-shIlling wheel duty aro
paid by tho owner. Taking it day In
and day out, tho cabby makes about
5 shillings a day. In tho season ho
may tako in moro money, but as tho
l)iro Is raised on him it comes to tho
samo thing. If ho is not content
and thoro is no reason why ho should
be ho docs not grumblo unduly.
Every day in London 120,000 pooplo
rido in cabs. Of courso thoro is fric
tion and there is a deal of noisy quar
reling over fares, but so far as my ex
perience goes tho cabby is usually
right in his estimate of the distances
ho has traveled and tho money that is
The cab horses aro a good lot. They
aro worked six hours a day on an
average. About three years in a han
som, however, will do up tho best of
them. Then they dift down to tho
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, famous for
her dramatic art and her pot dog
Pinky Panky Poo, a Japanese spaniel
of high culture, while in Washington
recently went driving ono day and in
cidentally dropped in to see a friend.
Tho air was chilly, in fact cold, and
Mrs. Campbell wore a long coat of
Russian sable. Pinky or Panky or Poo
was in a warm spot underneath tho
coat, his shaggy little head, his eyes,
and whito teeth peering out.
'.'Oh, what a lovely coat that Is," ex
claimed Mrs. Campbell's hostess ns
she stroked it; "and what an odd
frog you'vo got there at the button,"
as she took hold of Pinky's head.
Pinky repulsed tho gentle squeeze
with a snap.
"My heavens!" exclaimed tho ac
tress's friend. "What is that?"
"Oh!" exclaimed the actress laugh
ingly. "It's just a little Jap thats got
under a Russian's hide." New York
If I woro rich as Croesus
But out on riches, dour! .
For I havo you and lovo to-day, .
And just to-day is here!
If I were rich as Croesus
I rmuso again and laugh '
Tho half tho joy of you and lovo
"Wealth could not buy tho half!
If I wonyrlch as Croesus
I wonder if tho ilamo
Of autumn leaves would bo as red,
If skies would look tho same.
If I wero rich as Croesus
Dear heart, I turn to you,
Would you hold mo much dearer then,
Lovo mo moro than you do?
If I wero rich as Croesus
Dear heart, there's naught I lack,
And if I lost wliat now I havo.
No wealth .could bring it back!
If I wero iich as Croesus,
And I wero left alono,
Could golden dross bring hack thy heart
To beat ngainst my own?
Nay. I am rich as Croesus,
Far richer, too, I ween.
For thoro aro hearts so close to mlno
That naught may como between;
Aye, I am rich ns Croesus
l'vo bold your hands In mlno!
IIo never clasped you in his arms,
Nor saw your dear eyes shine.
J. M. Lewis in Houston Post.
A Profitable Flower Bed.
Two hundred and twenty-one dollars
and fifty cents' worth of violets woro
raised and sold by a young girl who
employed her leisure timo from house
hold duties in flower growing. Her
violet patch measured 20x25 feot tho
first season, and tho violets wero sold
to a near-by florist nt flf'tj cents n
hundred blossoms, nottlng a profit of
$92.50. Tho second season, having
transplanted moro violet plants in
about ten feet moro of ground, $129
was realized in tho sales. From How
to Mnko Money.