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A NARROW ESCAPE.
Duke Carlton pared restlessly back and forth 011 the pint form at the sta tion of D . lie was a man twen ty-sdx years of age, upon whom nature had certainly lavished an undue amount of good looks, but whose face was marred at present by a look of contempt for everything upon which his glance might chance to fall. And It was scarcely to be wondered at, for in just nine hours, its time was told by the large, slowly ticking clock in the waiting room at the depot, Duke Carlton was to l>e married. And here ho was forty miles from his destina tion, and had Just been told by the station agent that the trains had changed time, his train having left at precisely twenty minutes before his arrival, and there would not IH> anoth er before eight that evening! Eight the hour set for Ills marriage with sweet Ivilla Houghton. What would she, could she, think? What a posi tion to put her in. Already he Imag ined the crowded cliurch, the sea of eager faces, the waiting bride and 110 Duke. He must reach the city of E in time for the ceremony, but bow? Presently he walked back to tlie lit tle ticket office, where the agent was laboriously writing. "Do you know if there is any sort of conveyance around here that I could get to take me to the next vil lage? I would pay well lor one. its it is Imperative Chat I should reach 11 before night." The agent calmly finished the sen tence he was writing, pushed the cap he was wearing on the hack of his head still further hack, and having thoughtfully chewed the end of his pen for about a half a minute, re plied: "I duirno. You might be able to get old Harmon's horse and buggy If "taln't let. He keeps the tavern 'bout a stone's throw from hero, au' some times lets his horse; but he wants a tarnation price. Y'ou cau try him. though; that's his chimney you see Jest over the yeller house there." And be rose lazily and pointed vaguely down the street, where a number of small houses were visible, among which the yellow one stood out dis tinctly, having been recently built and Just received Its coat of priming. Duke walked rapidly from the depot and hastened In the direction of the "tavern," keeping the chimney In view as a guard against mistake, and soon found himself before a dirty, ill kept, 111-looking place, from which au odor of lioiled cabbage and onions was now issuing. To Ids loud and twice repeated knocking the door was final ly opened by an untidy specimen of womankind from which lie would at any other time have recoiled in dis gust; hut bis necessity was urgent, so, stepping forward, lie raised ids li' and courteously asked if he might sec the proprietor. After a prolonged stare, as if men tally digesting tlie word, she answered with a linif grunt: "Ain't t' home, but I'm 'ls wife 'nd we ain't no secrets. What du you want?" Duke smiled In spite of his perplex ity. before he replied: "I merely came to see if I could en gage some one to lake me over to the Tillage east of here. 1 must reach K tonight; I believe 1 can get a carriage there." •There ain't no horse to hum," she said, "but Abe would take you over in the lttornin'. Du you wain lodgin' for the night?" she added, an eager look taking the place of the previous va cant stare. "So, thank you." said Duke; "if I cannot lind a vehicle of some descrip tion 1 suppose I must walk, for I must certainly get titer;.- to-night. Can you tell me abou-t how far it is to the next village, and which is the nearest way to go?" "It's four mile an' a half by the railroad, an' nigh onto seven if you take the road," was the surly answer, as she saw there was not even a re mote chance of "Abe's" mnking some thing In the morning. "lint 'tain't many as likes to go by the railway, on 'count of the nnrrer tunnel, though it's a deal nearer." "Thanks. Then if I take to the track here and go straight ahead 1 shall come out at the village at the end ot' about four miles?" A nod was his answer, followed, as he turned away, by the words: "l-'our an' a half, I said." So Duke started to walk the four and a half miles, concluding he must take the shortest way he could, as he had not a superabundance of time; there might be some little de-lay even after lie arrived at the village. So he began his Journey at once, without even stopping for dinner. He had passed the third mile post when he reached the tunnel. "Ah!" he said aloud. "Here is the tunnel of which she warned me. I wonder how long It Is? What a dunce 1 was not to ask. It does look like a ticklish place, that's a fact—small, one truck affair. I don't half like the Idea of going through it. Wonder if I'd have made It If I'd takcu the road? Well, It's too late now—l'm In for it." He had groped along for a short quarter of a mile, feeling his way care fully by the wall. Not a thought of any actual danger had entered bis head-so full of his fair bride to be— until suddenly a dull rumble struck bis ears, and caused him to wonder from whence the sound proceeded. Another instant arid there Hashed across his brain the horrible reality. A train was coming, from which di rection he could not tell, but certainly coming, and if the tunnel proved much longer, the fact was undeniable that he should be crushed beneath the iron monster there alone an the dnrk- HII aß< } D 6 on* would know his fate. no listened, laying bis ear to the rail; it was coming hi the rear. He quick ened his steps—he ran—ran as rapidly is lie dared tor fear of a misstep which would hinder instead of advance his ends. Now the roar eonies nearer; he can imagine the train as it is tearing along, carrying death to him. lie thinks each individual hair is stand ing on end. The sweat pours down bis face, and still Shis darkness, still this louder roar of the engine as it comes steadily nearer and nearer, and his strength is nearly exhausted. At lust a gleam of light greets him at the farther end of the tunnel. Oh. what hope it inspires! He thinks of the races he has won at college, and determines to take a fresh start. Yes, lie will run as if running 11 race, and forget the huge monster behind liiiu, which seems to paralyze his limbs and prevent all motion; he will run, run he nfnst win—liow terrible tlie result if he docs not! He thinks of Hula, his sweetheart, lifs wife that was to have been. S'liatl lie ever see her again? The light ahead grows more and more distinct, lint his breath Is going, and tlie train behind is rushing on fast; it seems quite close now; fee can almost feci iis breath upon him; still lie runs. Another moment and he will have gained or lost—which? lie must make that short space! What a tiling it is, tliis being face to face with death! lie cannot hold out much lon ger; lie feels he must lose—and whit then? lint no—he will make one more effort. Ho clears the tunnel, leaps from tlie track, and falls headlong down the bank on the side, saved—but unconscious, while the heavily loaded freight train passes by. But the engineer had seen him Jump, and not being able to ascertain whether lie had been struck by the cowcatcher or not, stopped tlie train and went back In search of him; and when Duke Carlton regained con sciousness lie was lying on a scat In tlie depot in tlie village for which he aad started some hours liefore. He was not seriously Injured, nis fall had hut stunned him, and in au hour he was quite ready to proceed on his journey, a little ]>ale, it is true, and shaky in the lower extremeties. but otherwise rejoicing that lie had succeeded in his quest, and would be in time for his wedding, with thirty minutes to spnre. Duke Carlton does not believe In the theory that a jiersou's hair turns white In a night from sudden fright or sorrow, for his own raven locks show not a trace of silver; and surely no one ever had a more terrible fright or n narrower escape than did lie on his wedding day, when he ran a race for his bride. THE FRENCH HONOR. In the Army It la of ta Particular Viarl- I'CHtml Kind, "No," said the French artillery officer quoted by the Cleveland Leader, "I have never done a. thing that any man should be ashamed of." "You have never told a lie?" the ad vocate demanded. "Never." "You have never robbed a chicken coop ?" "Never, as I am a gentleman ana a scholar." "You have never violated the sanc tity of an oath?" "No. 1 have never thought of doing sucli a thing." "You have never gone into your friend's house and abused liis hospi tality?" "Of course not." "You swear that you are guiltless of all these things, do you?" "I swear It." "You have never cheated your land lady?" "Never." "Now, on your honor as a soldier, tell me, are you not guilty of all the crimes that I have mentioned?" The officer went pale, and replied: "All. monsieur, why have you ap pealed to my soldierly honor? Why do you compel ine to confess that 1 have lied, robbed lieu coops, abused my friends' confidence, perjured myself, and left my hoard bill unpaid? As a soldier of Fj'ance I could do these things and still remain unsullied; lint upon my honor as a soldier I may not deny them. Hand me the six-shooter." Itffo* lo Wuli Style. In these days of crazy fads nlniost any price will lie paid for the gratifi cation of a sense A novelty is pre sented by a middle-aged man of wealth who lives in a handsome house near the lower end of Central Park. His father was a slaveholder, and old times are recalled by a daily return to ante-bellum conditions. Negro ser vants are employed with tile under standing that when there are no visit ors In the house they shall call the owner ""Master" or "Mars John." It is just like slave days to he there. "Here, Sam, you black scoundrel. black my boots." "Yas, Mars John." "George you rascal, saddle my horse." "Yas, marster." "Henry, you'll get a thousand lashes If you don't hurry up there." "Yas, sah, Mars John, I is hu'in fas' 's I kin." In the presence of guests the servants say "Mr. Bar eus," "Yes, sir." and "No, sir." while he addresses them with dignity and respect.—New York Press. Has Its Com pen nail mis. I notice that there's n good deal of ague in this part of the country," said the tourist, who stopped at the farmhouse for a drink of water. "That's a great drawback. It unfits a man for work entirely, does It not?" "Gener'ly It does," said the sallow woman who linnried him a tin cup. "Still, when John lias a right hard fit of the shakes we fasten the churn dasher to him and he brings the butter inside of fifteen minutes." COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURC. P* THE MAJORS EXPERIENCE. How Me Spent the Greater Part of His Life—A Time When His Life was in Danger. From the Free Press, Detroit, Mich, One of the utannchest supporters of the deep-water way from the Great Lakes to the ocean is Maj. A. C. Bishop, of 715 Third Ave., Detroit, Mich. MAJOR A. C. BISHOP. Maj. Bishop has had unusual experience in tliut line of work and probably few are so well qualified to speuk intelligently of it as he. For the greater part of his life he has been engaged in water ways, and is one of the oldest and best known civil engineers north of the Ohio river. Commencing in 1850, he was for a number of years an assistant engineer for the Hud son River Railroad, and later held like posi tions with the Genesee Valley Canal, New York, and also the Res Moines River Im provement and Railroad Co. When you want to look on the bright side of things, use SAPOLIO To Be-issue Excess Checks. Shortly after the war revenue law went into effect, both the P. & R. and Penna. Railroads discontinued the issuance of excess checks to all passengers who purchased their tickets from the conductor, as under a ruling of the Internal Revenue Department, it was compulsory to affix a 2-cent stamp on all checks of this nature is sued. The matter was carried to the United States Attorney General, and he recently decided that no stamp was necessary on these checks. The railroad companies mentioned above have been notified of this decision, and they in turn have notified their conductors to resume the collection of 10 cents excess and to issue as before an excess check. The Homeliest Man in Bloomsburg as well as the handsomest, and others, are invited lo call on any druggist and get FREE a trial bottle of Kemp's Bal sam for the Throat and Lungs, a rem edy that is guaranteed to cure and re lieve all Chronic and Acute Coughs, Asthma, Bronchitis and Consumption. Price 25c. and 50c. 11 iod4t NOTICE. Notlco Is hereby Riven that the following ac count has been nied In the court of common l'leas of Columbia County, l'ennu , and will be presented to the said court on the first, Monday of December, A 1). 1898, and confirmed nisi, and unless exceptions are tiled within four days thereafter, will be confirmed absolute: 1. Account of Joseph \v. lteesc, committee of Emily K. Gilbert, lunatic, now decpnsed. W. 11. IIKNKIK, Bloomsburg, Pa., Nov 10,1898. Protuy. ORPHANS' COURT SALE —OF VALUABLE— REAL ESTATE. In pursuance of an order. tssund out of the Orphans' Court of Columbia county, the under signed, executor of Kllas Mellenry, late of the Borough of Benton. Columbia county, t'n., de censed, will expose to public sale, on the prem ises, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER n, 1898, at two o'clock p. in., all that certain lot of land, situate In the Borough of Benton, Columbia county. Pa., and bounded and described as fol lows, to wit: Beginning at the northwest cor ner of lot No. 25 on the east sldeof Mulnsireet, Ihence along said street north twenty-eight and one-fourth degrees east three rods to a corner at an alley: thence by said alley south sixty one and three-fourths degrees east, thirteen and four-tenths rods to a corner at an alley: thence by said alley south twenty-eight, and one-fourth degrees, west three rods to a corner of lot No. 25; thenco by suld lot north sixty one and three-fourths degrees, west thirteen and four-tenths rous to the place of beginning, containing 40 SQUARE PERCHES OF LAND strict measure, being lot No. 2* In the plan or draft of the north part of Beuton, laid out by Klchard ytlles, on which are erected a two story DWELLING HOUSE, barn and outbuildings. Tekms of Sale:—Ten percent, of one-fourtb of the purchase money to be paid at the strik ing down of the property; the one-fourth less the ten per cent, at the continuation of the sale, and the remaining three-fourths la one yenr tbereatter.wllh Interest from confirmation nisi. llMOtl M. T. McIIENKY, A. L. Fhitz, Atty. KxxcuTon. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. KSTATK OF WM. H. YOBOPY, DKC'D. Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Columbia County, Pa,to pass on exceptions, Ac., ana make distribution of the funds In hands of administrators, as shown by their first and final account tiled, win sit. for the purposes of his appointment, at the ofllce of Freeze A llorman, on centre street, Bloomsburg, I'ft.. on Friday, Nov. 25th, 1899, at, 10 o'clock a. m.. when and where all parties Interested may appear and support their exceptions, or p-ove their claims, as the case may be, or be forever de barred. JOHN G. lIAKMAN, 11-8-41. Auditor. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE COLUMBIAN lie has been superintendent of large min ing operations and when the State Reforma tory at Ehuira, N. Y., was built, he was superintendent and engineer iu charge of the construction. I Major Bishop was attached to the staff of Brigadier General Chumberlin, of the Na tional Guurd of New York, with the rank of Major from 1857 to 1865. He has been located in Detroit since 1885, and has a large aequuiutance among the busi ness men and citizens of this city. Two years ago, for the first time, Major Bishop was in the hospital. For two months he had the best of medical attendance but when he was discharged he was not like the Maior Bishop of old. When asked regarding liis health, he said: 11 When I had my last spell of sickness and came out of the hospital I was a sorry sight. I could not gain iny strength, and could not wulk over a block for several weeks. 41 1 noticed some articles in the newspapers regarding I)r. Williams' Pink Pills for Pule People, which convinced me that they were worth trying and bought two boxes. I did not take them for my complexion but for strength. After using them I felt better, and know they did me worlds of good. I am pleased to recommend them to invalids who need a tonic or to build up a shuttered constitution. 44 A. C. BISHOP." Subscribed and sworn to before me this eighth day of January, 1808. ROIIKKT K. HULL, JIL, Notary Public. The pure, powerful vegetable ingredients in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pule People supplv the antidote for poisonous matter in the blood and add those elements needed to build up body and brains. Many diseases long supposed by the medical profession to be incurable have succumbed to the potent influence of these pills. They cun be taken by young or ojd, being harmless in their nature, but powerful in eliminating disease. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Estate of John A. punston, defeased. Entice ts hereby given that letters of adminis tration, with the uitll annexed, on the estate of oohn A. Funsfon, tale of the town of Blooms burg, Columbia county, Pa., deceased, have been granted to Charles IK. Funston, resident of said totrn, to wham all persons indebted to said estate are rei/uesled to make payment, and those having claims or demands wilt make known the same without delay. CUARI.ES W. FUXSTOX, C. t. a„ 10 20-61. Administrator. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. Estate of Mat bias Kindt, dee'd. The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' court of Columbia countv, Pa., to make distribution of funds in hands of admin istrator, us shown by his second and partial ac count, and to dispose of exceptions tiled thereto, will sit to perform ithe duties of said appoint ment, at his office, In Bloomsburg, Pa, ou Sat urday, November 19th, 1898* ut 10 o'clock a. m., when and where ull parties Interested shall at tend, or be forever debarred from any share of said fund. WM. 11. SXYDKit, Oct. *, 1898. Auditor. AUDITOR'S NOTICE Estate of Earlc llc3s, Deceased. The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Columbia County. Pa, to pass upon exceptions and make distribution, win sit, to perform the duties of his appoint ment, nt tie ofilce of Kobert Buckingham. Esq., in the Town of Hlooinsburg, Pa., on Thursday, November 94, at, in o'clock a. 111., when ami where ail parties Interested must appear, or bo forever debarred from coming in on said fund. 11-3-lt W. H. KHAWN, Auditor. SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of a writ of Vend. Ex., Issued out of the Court of common Pleas of Columbia county and to me directed, there will bo exposed to public sale, at the.court House In Bloomsburg, J'a., on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 189% at two o'clock p. m., all these sundry lots and premises, situate In the village of MlfillnvlUe, In the Township of Mlftlln, la Columbia County, Pennsylvania, as follows, to wit: Three out lots In the said village, marked, numbered and described In the general plan of said village, as out lots Nos. 12, 43 and IPS, and In lots Nos. 109, 163,164, 163, 166,167.168 and 115, property of the said Hiram Eckroth, and also on all the right, title and Interest, of the said illram Eckroth In the following described real estate, situate In the same village and plot of ground, to wit: The house and ground comprising the late res idence of Lewis Eckroth, deceased, being la lot No. 24, and part in lot No. 25, whereon are erected a largo two-story FRAME DWELLING HOUSE and a frame barn and outbuildings, with fruit and water on the premises, with the appurte nances, and also on all the right, title and In terest, of said Illram Eckroth, In lots on Front street, 111 said village, Nos. 74 and 75. Also on all that piece and tract of land adjoining lands ol 8. Knecht and D. 11. Hess, containing TWO ACRES, more or less. Also one piece of WOOD LAND, containing SIX ACHES, more or less, adjoining lands of George Pry, J. S. Yohe, also, one In lot No. 214). Seized, taken In execution, at the suit of A. \V. Snyder, executor of Samuel Snyder, de ceased, vs. 11l rum Eckroth, and to be sold as the property of Illram Eckroth. FREEZE & UARMAN, W. W. BLACK, Attorneys. Sheriff. Quick Communicatioi. Facilitates Business. Use the LOCAL TELEPHONE and Communicate. Direct with persons in Berwick, Cata wissa, Danville, Riverside, Rupert, Willow Grove, Almedia, Lightstreet, Lime Ridge, Mifflinville, Millville, Rohrsbnrg, Nescopeck, Orangeville, Stillwater and Benton. Also long distance lines to nearly all the towns in the different States. Rates reason able. Local exchange over Postoffice. CENTRAL PENNA. TELEPHONE A S UPPLY CO. JOHN KENYON, Manager. CARDS.K* N. U. 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