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LAWYER MADE AN APOLOGY.
Revised the Opinion as to the Intellect of the Court. Some years ago there was an old judge on the bench in Berks county, Pa., whose decisions, in consequence of numerous reversals did not always command universal respect. One day, in a case in which he was sitting, one of the lawyers lost patience at his in ability to see things in a certain light, and in the heat of the moment re marked that the intellect of the court was so dark a flash of lightning could not penetrate it. For this contempt the judge showed a disposition to be very severe with the offender, and it was only after much persuasion by friends of the latter that he yielded and decided to accept a public apol ogy. The following day the lawyer, accordingly, appeared before his honor and made amends by saying. "I re gret very much that I said the intel lect of the court was so dark lightning could.,, not penetrate it. I guess it could. It is a very penetrating thing." HAD HAD LONGER PRACTICE. Small Boy's Distinction Between Ap petite and Patriotism. Gen. O. O. Howard occasionally ad dresses juvenile patriotic clubs. An organization of this type entertained the veteran at a sociable and dinner. A little chap near the general dis played a good appetite. "You eat well, my son," said the old soldier. "Yes, sir." "Now, if you love your iiag as well as your dinner, you'Ii make a good patriot," Gen. Howard's eyes beamed on the boy. "Yes, sir hut I've been practicing eating twelve years and I ain't owned a gun but six months," was the laconic reply.New York Times. Mos'c Expensive Tree in World. Probably the most expensive tree in the world is in the city of London, on the corner of Cheapside and Wood street, about midway between the Bank of England and St. Paul's. It is an enormous oak and is said to be 100 years old. It is protected by a clause in the deed of the property which forbids destruction of tree or branches. Architects were compelled to plan a rather peculiar building to avoid the branches. There it stands in the corner of one of the busiest streets in London, occupying ground of enormous valueand positively the only tree in the city of London outside of the parks. Development of the Electron. Dr. Kaufmann of Germany, in a re cent lecture, traced the history of the development of the electron. The roots of the idea go back about twen ty-five years. The growth of the stem has taken place within the last ten years, and now we have a flourishing plant and a large literature on the subject. Broadly speaking, the latest theory accounts for inertia, suggests a cause for gravitation, explains the leading phenomena of the spectra of lot gases and co-ordinates hypothet lcally a. host of miner phenomena that seem at first sight to have no discern ible mutual relationship, says Electri cal World. How Snakes Decoy Birds. That the rattlesnake uses his tail to decoy birds has been observed a number of times by a correspondent of the Scientific American, who says: "The snake hides himself in the tall grass and imitates the buzzing of a bee. The Insectivorous birds, such as the phoebe and kingbird, are attract ed by the sound, and become an easy prey for his snakeship. I have seen rattlesnakes concealed in the dense foliage of trees twenty feet from the ground practicing the same. deception on the birds and getting the bird ever time." Queen Victoria Paid a Debt. King Edward's appointment of Sir Evelyn Wood to be a field marshal has brought out the interesting fact that the family of the king was once deeply indebted to the grandfather of Gen. Wood, Matthew Wood, a London merchant. It was through the gen erosity of the old merchant that the duke of Kent was able to come to England from Germany so that the future Queen Victoria could be born on British soil. The first baronetcy bestowed by Queen Victoria upon her accession was on Matthew Wood. Microbes Hard to Kill. That the microbes which cause dis ease cannot be killed by firing them out of a gun has been proved in offi cial government experiments. Mi crobes of malignant postule, of ab scesses and of the intestine were smeared upon the face of the gun wad, put next the powder and fired into sterile gelatin nad agar-agar. In each case the microbes developed, each after its kind, in the medium re ceiving the wad. Rather Mixed. One of the janitors of a public building, who has more politeness than book learning, was stationed in the hallway of the structure to guide the crowd which was pressing into one of the rooms to see an exhibition of artistic work. "Ladies and gentle- men," said the janitor, "will you please make your exit through this door and go out of the other."Cleve land Plain Dealer. A Sad Outlook. Auntie"Do you let your husband have a room to himselt?" Mrs. Mc ,Bride"Oh, yes of course he must have a place to smoke in." Auntie "You poor dear, I see your future through a rain of tears. He'll sneak off there and lock himself In whenever you want to talk to him seriously. 3Ton mark my words."Life. FILARIA IS A NEW DISEASE. Responsible for the Death of Many American Soldiers. Capt. Charles Kieeffer, a United States army surgeon, says the Phil ippines are infested with mosquitoes more troublesome and dangerous from a medical point of view than those that swarm in the Jersey swamps. A strange malady known as filaria is traced directly to them, and is com mon among the American soldiers quartered on the islands. Soldiers contract the disease by drinking water from stagnant pools in which the mosquitoes have laid their eggs. The first indication of filaria ap pears in the form of a worm in the victim's thorax. This develops into elephantiasis, which causes the pa tient terrible pains, accompanied by a constant cough. The sufferer is worst at night, and the patient be comes a prey to insomnia. The only remedy lies in an opera tion, which in itself is dangerous and rarely successful. If the worm, which is a female, is injured and dies through the operation, its poison gets into the blood, the disease is increased a thousandfold and the chances of re covery are small. CAME BACK FOR HIS OWN. How Wilkinson Was Outwitted by a Brainy Tramp. When Wilkinson went to his office one day last week he Celt calm and contented. He hadn't any need to worry about his wife's loneliness any more, for he had bought a capital watchdog for her. But, alas! when he arrived home his wife met him with the deplorable news that the dog had gone. "Eh!" said Wilkinson, "did he break the chain, then?" "No," she Replied "hut a great, ugly-looking tramp came here and acted so impudently that I let the dog loose. But instead of tearing the tramp to pieces the nasty dog went off with him." "Great Scott!" said Wilkinson, "that must have been the tramp I bought him from!" Danger in Big Guns. Recent accidents disabling some of our best battleships offer rather start ling evidence of the weaknesses that are inherent in vessels of this type. For years inventive genius has been applied to contriving guns of bigger size and longer range than those used before and each increase has added to the demands laid upon the strength of guns and turrets and their mobility in action. Inevitably the line of safe ty has -been passed and the result is shown in accidents which have caused' loss of life, besides exposing the para doxical delicacy of massive machin ery.Philadelphia Nortu American. The Modern Race After Wealth. The mania for money-making has developed into downright madness. And the explanation is easy. People see that it is fast becoming the chief, if not the only, standard of respecta bility. When Talleyraad was asked if he was not ishamed to sell his influ ence in making treaties under the first empire he replied: "My friend, do you not see that there are but two things left in Francemoney and the guillotine?" We are rapidly ap proaching the period in our own his tory when there will he but two things left in Americamoney and contume ly.Louisville Courier-Journal. Enjoyaole Denunciations. Society to-day in search of fresh sen sation flocks to hear its manifold follies denounced from the pulpit, and the more outspoken the preacher the more it enjoys his discourse. Times have changed since the day when Lord Melbourne walked out of church in disgust after a rousing sermon on the consequences of sin, exclaiming:' Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life!" To-day society revels in hearing itself denounced and plumes itself with joy when a fashion able preacher discourses on bridge scandals and divorce cases. Cecil Rhodes' Dream Realized. The dream of Cecil Rhodes is real ized in America before the funds left by him have made it possible in Ox ford. The* workshop university in the great electric mauufacturing works at Schenectady N. Y., has among its studentsall college graduates young men from England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Nor way, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Siam and Japan. Nearly all the leading engineering schools of the world are represented there. His Strong Recommendation. The old gentleman showed his dis pleasure plainly. "It seems to me rather presumptuous for a youth in your position to ask for my daughter's hand," he said. "Can you advance any good reason why I should give my consent?" "Yes, sir," replied the young man promptly. "What?" "I am comparatively modest and eco nomical in the matter of my personal expenditures, and I think you win find me less costly to maintain than any other son-in-law you could pick out!" The Spare Room. The guest from the city sat in the' bedroom that had been alloted to him in his brother's house in the little country town. He watched his breath turning to icy clouds as it left his lungs alid wondered how long it took a man to freeze to death. "They call this the 'spare room,'" he said,shiver Ingly, to himself. "And it is well named. I don't wonder they can spare it I think that I could get along with out it myself."- -Magazine of Humor. HOW HE MIGHT LOSE. Millionaire Could Not See Why He Should Buy Burial Lot. Not long ago a prominent financier, Whose most prominent characteristic, according to the popular opinion, is alose-flstedness, was the recipient of a visit from an agent whose line it is to solicit orders for burial lots. On emerging from the private office of the moneyed man the agent was met by a colleague who had been waiting for him, and who inquired anxiously as to the success of his in terview. The agent shook his head regretful ly. "No go," said he "he was afraid he might not get the full value of his investment." "What could he mean by saying that? Confound it, a man must die some time, even though he is a mil lionaire." "That's what I told him," replied the agent, "but he only answered, 'Suppose I should be lost at sea?' SWISS PASTORS KEEP INNS. Are Forced Thus to Supplement Their Scanty Incomes. A note from Geneva states that a fortnight or so ago a Swiss pastor bought an inn at Ufhusen, a little vil lage near Basel. This is said not to be an exceptional case. In the can tons of Upper and Lower Unterwalden and Uri many of the clergy are propri etors of inns. The reason for this is that the priests are so badly paid that they are obliged to supplement their incomes by other means. Their aver age income in Switzerland is $125 a year. The establishments under their control are said to he models of their kind. The priests have succeeded in reducing drunkenness in their par ishes, for they attend on their custom ers in person, refusing to serve those who they consider have had enough. "The Author Of "Have you noticed," said the tall girl, "that in several new books the writer is described as 'the outhor of' and then follows a list of books begin ning with the one immediately pre ceding the present production and run ning back to the earliest period? I have in mind now the case of Mrs. Ward in particular. 'Lady Rose's Daughter' is by the outhor of 'Elean- or,' 'Tressady' and 'Robert Elsemere.1 A year or so ago the previous books have been enumerated in chronolog ical order, 'Elsmere' heading the list 'Eleanor' ending it. I wonder if that way of putting the cart before the horse is a fad among publishers these days, or is it merely a coincidence that I have noticed several cases of the kind within the last few weeks?" Coroner's Jury's Qualified Verdict. I During the landlord and tenant dis turbance in Ireland some years ago a certain property owner was discov ered lying dead near a village of which he was owner. The coroner's jury, knowing full well that the man had been shot down by "the boys," were nevertheless loath to further in vestigate therefore they rendered the following verdict: "We find the de ceased gentleman died by the visita tion of Godunder suspicious circum stances." Philadelphia Public Ledger. Faking Used Stamps. Rogues in this country are gener ally about as artful as we desire them to he, but evidently they have some thing to learn yet from the heathen Chinee, In West Java Ah Sin man ages to cheat the postofflce very in geniously. On sticking a new stamp on an envelope he smears the stamp on the face with paste or a thin glue. This takes the impression of the de facing stamp at the postofflce, and can easily be washed off, so that the stamp is once more serviceable. Heaven Had Its Limits. There was once a Boston woman, says Congressman Powers of Massa chussetts, who had afternoon teas, be longed to a Browning club, fell ill, and finally died. When she had been in heaven some days her husband called her up through a spiritualist. "Well, my dear," inquired the husband, ."how do you like heaven?" "Very well," she replied. "We have afternoon teas here, and also a Browning club. But, after all, Henry, it's not Boston."New York Times. Bits About the Moon. If there were a "man in the moon" the earth would look sixty-four times larger to him than the sun does to us on earth. The surface area of the moon is about as great as that of Asia 1 and Australia combined. Once in twelve and a half years there is a "moonless month that it. the moon has no full mcon. The last moonless month fell in 1898 and the next one will fall in 1911. Amethysts in High Favor. Amethysts are in high favor. Some times they are set in gold, but oftener in gun metal. They are seen as sash pins, belt buckles, long chains, as well as in the tops of purses and wrist bags. One woung woman is the envy of her associates by reason of a superb heart-shaped locket composed of a single deep hearted amethyst which she wears dangling from a gold snake chain. Consequences. Once on a time a Prudent Girl met a Frivolous Girl. "Don't you know, my dear." she said, "that if you con tinue wearing a veil that you will spoil your eyesight?" "I saw that in a medical journal," replied the Friv olous Girl, "and I would have followed its advice only I happened to read in my Beauty Book that if I didn't wear a veil I would spoil my complexion." THE TRAINING OF A CHILD. Several Important Points That Must Be Remembered. To teach a child with success re quires only common sense, good judg ment and gentleness. There are, how ever, three other important points that must ever be foremost in the mind of the teacher. First of all, she must remember that to teach is to impart instruction not to find fault with ignorance, with lack of comprehension, with listlessness or with forgetfulness. Often, indeed, for these last named faults, poor teaching is 'to blame. Second, there is the inflexible rule that requires a teacher to prepare every lesson carefully be fore giving it, in order to present it in an interesting and intelligible way. Third, there is the ever present dan ger of overdoing, against which the teacher must always be on guard. In the beginning short lessons fre quently varied give the best results. Ten or fifteen minutes for each study is enough, and this time limit must not be overstepped so long as to morrow represents another day.The Household. VITALITY OF BURMS' FAME. It Is One of the Great Facts of Our Literature. "The inquest" on Robert Burns was concluded long ago, but from time to time the findings are reviewed by crit ical writers, as in a recent symposium, says Collier's. A curious result thus chances. From every such inquisition the poet emerges the more radiant and triumphalthe critics are lost in the splendor they have evoked. It is one thing to make literature it is another and quite different thing to write about literature and the makers thereof. This is a truism, and yet the distinction is often confused, especially by the writ ers of criticism. Burns has survived several generations of critics, many of whom made a vain bid for remem brance by their praise or dispraise of him. The vitality of his fame is one of the great facts of our literature. Just an Incident in Georgia. Mr. Bud Spinks was awakened tho other morning by a Strang, grunting noise in his room, which proved to be the voice of a medium-sized alligator that was warming itself by the smol dering ashes of his fireplace and inci dentally trying to swallow his hoots, which be had placed there to dry, and which he had bought on the install ment plan and had only made one pay ment on them. The saurian had suc ceeded in swallowing one boot and had the other downclear to the fitraps, which Mr. Spinks seized and pulled it out. The 'gator is now on exhibition at Minche's drug store, but will soon be slain in order that Mr. Spinks, who is going around with one boot and one slipper, may recover the other boot.Adams Enterprise. The Roentgen Rays Failed. Hearing of the efficacy of the, Roentgen rays for the removal of I hairs from the upper lip a lady in Hanover, age thirty-five, applied to Dr. Karl Bruno Schurmayer, a prop erly qualified doctor and Roentgen ray specialist, for treatment. He operated twice, but instead of remov ing the superfluous hairs the opera tion resulted In the skin of the face becoming red and the lips swollen. The lady thereupon brought an action against the doctor and was awarded $60 damages, against which he appealed, but the decision has just been upheld. The Development of Africa. In Ethiopia and the Soudan, the work of development and exploitation is progressing. The treaty recently concluded between King Menelek and the British government probably means the early construction of the Berber-Suakin railroad via Kassala (costing some $15,000,000) yind the subsequent extension of the Kassala line southward to Lake Rudolph, where eventually it willform a junc tion with the Uganda railway, at the same time marking a long step toward the realization of the Cape-to-Cairo scheme. This Lunch Was a Success. A lady in Budapest recently gave a charitable lunch party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations, and the re sult was that 3,000 people arrived, all eager for the treat Eventually the police had to draw their sabers to keep qrder among the revelers. There were two opinions about the success of the__function. The guests to a man declared they had never assisted in so intense and exciting a lunch before in their lives. They were quite cut up when the time came to go. Different After Five Years. I William Glackins, who admires Whistler, cited the other day two let ters written by a collector of etchings to a certain print seller. Between the letters there was an interval of five years. The first said: "I do not want etchings by Whistler. They impress me as if flies that had fallen in an ink. well had walked on old paper." The second letter said: "Send me every etching by Whistler the price of whicfe is not ruinous."Philadelphia Record. Got It./ At the close of the third act the gifted tragedian was called before th. curtain. "My friends," he said, ap parently much astonished and embar rassed, "your kindness overwhelms me. I have striven conscientiously to win your approval, but I was not pre pared for so magnificent a welcome and in the 6uprise of the moment I find myself utterlyI hesitate tor want of a suitable word "Rat si* shouted a gallery hoodlum. HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN. Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Magnificent Demonstration. One day while in Norway an oppor tunity was given to an American trav eler to see that the name of Bjorn Btjerae Bjomson means much to all Norwegians. "A battalion, of Nor wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry and a.rtillery,, between 3,000 and 4,0u0 strong, was returning from its maneu vers to the post in Christiania," he says. "In passing Aulestad the gen eral n command sent his adjutant In advance to get Bjornson's permission to give him an ovation. With his fam ily axd guests assembled about him on tke veranda the monumental figure stood, with bared head to receive the military greeting. As each regiment passed in review below, presenting arms as to their chieftain, there went up a deafening shout of personal salutation from each of the soldiers, who then joined in singing the nation al hymn, to whose author they were offering this spontaneous salute. There was the unique spectacle of a man in private life, being accorded a military demonstration by the nation's army whic a kin might envy." which a king RE LIEF FOR RU SSIAN WOMEN. Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to Abused Peasants' Wives. By a newly enacted Russian law a peasant's wife, on showing to the dis trict judge d'instruction that she is habitually ill treated by her husband, or that he will not support her, and makes her the drudge for his own sup port, can demand -a separate passport, with which she is at liberty to leave her oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there was no possible redress or release for the long-suffer ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's name was entered in the husband's passport and papers of legitimate. Anyone at all intimately acquainted with village life in Russia will readily appreciate the relief this brings to tens of thousands of peasant women who are the grievously abused domestic slaves and beasts of burden to their drunken and brutal conjugal proprietors. Bird Vengeance. A naturalist recently witnessed an encounter between a large swan and a little brown duck. The duck had apparently insulted the swan by trying to cross its path, for it was suddenly seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it would be drowned. But at last the swan let it go and sailed majestically away. The dnck, after taking breath, looked around to see where its enemy was, and seeing it rose into the air and deliberately came down, flapping its wings, on the astonished swan's back. Tlie swan fled in terror, and the duck, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's Weekly. To Clean a Sewing Machine. Place it near the fire to get warm, that the congealed oil about it may melt, and then oil it thoroughly with paraffin. Work it quickly for a few minutes, then wipe off all the paraffin a_nd dirt and treat it to a little more clean paraffin. Wipe it again, and aJter the application of a very little of the ordinary lubricating oil it will be ready for use. People often shirk the trouble of thoroughly cleaning their machines like this, but a clogged and "heavy" machine under this treat ment will become like new, and its easy working will be an ample reward for any trouble incurred. Flimflammed Again? Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan tieen fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would jlace on exhibition a collection of car pets that ftirmerly belonged to the royal house of Spain several Spanish newspapers have asked for an investi gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XII. the royal collection was complete. The Heraldo of Madrid insinuates that Pierpont Morgan has been the victim of unscrupulous dealers, who, it al leges, have palmed eff imitations on the multimillionaire. Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. Queen Victoria was a great flower lever frcm the days when a toddling child she na.'e daisy chains on the lawn? of Kensington paiaee, and per haps Wotie Jhein with more pride than she ever did. her jewels When she paid .her one ard Only visit to Spain, Queen' Christina asked, "Is there any thing the queen is especially fond of?" "Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so flowers in lavish profusion decorated the streets, the houses, the railway station, and the palace. A Lingual Phenomenon. "An* you says, Brer Eph'm," said 1 the convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah kain't cuss nor sw'ar none atter I'se been baptize'?" "De Bible says so, Brer Saul." "Nor say 'Good Lor',' nor one o' dem t'ings?" "Not unless you's in meetin'. Brer Saul." "(Jnih! I ain't drive no mules in meetin' en I kain't take de meeting ter de mules. Dat Baptis' 'ligion ain' no 'ligion fu' a mule driver. De baptism li'ble ter swink his bocabulary."Washington Times. Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment during about half a century, is being received back into favor in cold er countries. Hygiene experts con demned it on account of its heating nature and the difficulty of thoroughly airing and purifying nevertheless, it is actually being recommended during the winter for delicate, nervous, neu ralgic women, and particularly for el derly persons and those who are trou bled with insomnfa 1 HOW NOME WAS NAMED. Insignificant Error Which Deter mined Its Appellation. There is to be a considerable rush for Nome next month, if one may be lieve what one hears among mining men. There is no more sensational ism, but plenty of effort and inten tion. Men are going there who have thought over the situation very seri ously since the wild craze of a few years ago, and they will go prepared for hardships and disappointment. How was Nome named? By a man on the Herald, one of the Franklin rescue ships. When tne manuscript chart of the Cape Nome region was constructed attention was called to the fact that the cape had no name by the insertion of this"? name?" 'I*** interrogation point was inked in by draughtsman as a "C," and the "a" in "name" being indistinct he interpreted is as an "o" hence "C. Nome"Cape Nome." This little ro mance occurred in 18bS. What's in a name? Nome.New York Press. "JACK HARKAWAY" COMING BACK Story That Thrilled the Boys of a Gen eration Ago. For a regular thriller commend me to "Jack Harkaway." Thirty-five years ago this sensational bit of Ac tion exercised a greater influence on the character of the average boy of 10 to 15 than father, mother and the Ten Commandments. It was devoured by millions on both sides of the water. "Jack" was the ideal of the youth of all English-speaking countries. I see that it has been started again for a long run in a periodical that claims 1,250,000 circulation. Bracebridge Hemyng died in 1901. He wrote not only "Jack Harkaway," but forty-odd volumes of readable fiction, yet you will look in vain for his hVme in "John- son's," "Appleton's," "Chambers'," the "International" and the "Standard" cyclopedias, and in the "Ridpath Li brary of University Literature." The editors of all such works seem to make it a habit to leave out just what one wants to know.New York Press. Mayor Cleared the Sidewalk Himself. They tell a story of Mayor Studley in New Haven that is characteristic. He was walking along Church street one day when he found the way blocked by a "hog" of a builder who had filled the sidewalk with cement and planks, forcing everybody out into the street. The mayor picked up the planks himself and threw them into the street and rolled the cement after them. He left word with a near-by po liceman that if that sidewalk was obstructed again the builder would be arrested. Some men can do that sort of thing without diminishing their dig nity and greatly to the increase of their popularity. Studley is one of those men.Waterbury (Conn.) Amer ican. Plague of Wolves. "Wolves are still the scourge of the Russian peasantry. During the present winter they have succeeded in de stroying 1600 head of cattle in one district of eastern Russia alone. In the governments of Novgorod, Tver, Olonetsk and Archangel and In Fin land these animals are met with in great "numbers. The frequently be come such a plague that the govern ment orders them to be hunted down by entire companies of soldiers, who surround the woods in which they dwell and afterward shoot them down in.considerable numbers. Doom of Buzzard. The buzzards that have long infest ed Vera Cruz and served a useful pur pose as winged scavengers are doomed. A London firm is putting in a modern sewer and water system. The birds have become so numerous that they are a pest. The protection of the municipality has been removed and when the new drainage system shall be completed the city will be rid of the pest, the numbers of which have already been reduced somewhat by catching the buzzards and placing them in wooden cages to he taken to the sea and drowned. I 1 I Opulence at the Capital. Old-fashioned residents of Wash ington deplore the fact that social life there is taking on many of the objec i tionable features which characterize the "rude and rich" New York set. It it believed that some of this is due to the fact that the president hails from i New York, the Roosevelts being allied with many families notable on Man i hattan island. Opulence at the capital i is making great display in equipages, I luncheons, dinners, dances, etc., and its coming to be understood that now adays money not only talks, it howls. The Prodigy. The infant prodigy had thrown her self on the floor and was vigorously biting holes in the matting, while her toes drummed a quick inarch of fierce anger and her shrieks rent the air. "What in the world!" exclaimed the prodigy's keeper, in alarm. "Here is a newspaper account of m? which neg lects to say that I am 'utterly unspoil ed with all-my popularity,'" wailed the.prodigy as it continued to scream and kick.Los Angeles Herald. Chance for Every Old Thing. WantedMr. Edgar Hogan wants a wife. He is not particular about what kind most any old thing will doan old maid or some brisky young miss. Any unmarried lady that wants to get a husband should write Mr. Hogan, or see him at his' office or home. His postofflce is Bethany. His office is anywhere on the square at Bethany. His home is on Big Creek, five miles north of Bethany.Bethany (Mo.) Owl.