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A WINTER'S EVENING.
The short December day was clos ing In. The twilight mingled pleasant ly with the ruddy glow of the tire, and the girl at the window could no longer see to read. She looked, instead, into the neighboring garden, bounded by low hedges anil wind-bowed fir trees, sharply outlined against a glowing crimson sky. The thin, rasping voice of a mother roused the girl front the wintry thoughts which had saddened her large, dark eyes. "Maisie," she began, hesitatingly, "I want to speak to you again about—" (the girl knew the particular tone of voice, and broke in quickly with "Oh, mother, please not that!") "Sly dear girl, it's positively ridiculous the way you always interrupt me and refuse to listen to reason," and, with a whine, "it makes my position exceedingly awkward anil unpleasant. What am I to do with you? Io you realize your age, Maisie? Nearly 24. Why, your sisters were all married before they were your age, and Connie hail two children. "At present," the mother went on relentlessly, "I am besieged on all sides by men who wish to marry you, for you are a pretty girl, Maisie—prettier than any of your sisters, and more like your dear grandmother, who was quite a belle in her time—but in a few years nobody will look at you, your chances of happiness and of making a good match will be over forever. Pereival Sutton"—("Ah. I knew that was com ing," sighed the girl)—said he would come to tea this evening, and ho Is very anxious to speak to you." After a pause she went on. "I want to know what stands in your way of doing as the others had sense enough to do—of setting my miuil at rest about yon, and of taking up a position In life as the wife of a good man." "You mean of a rich man," the girl said languidly, folding her hands and again turning her eyes to the gar den. A tall man, wftli bowed head and hands clasped behind him, was walk ing restlessly owr the little lawn, a few nches of freshly fallen snow dead ening the sound of Ills quick footsteps, and the girl watched with unconscious fascination the dark shadowy prints left in the flat whiteness. The' tall stranger with the grave face and ath letic. though now stooping form, had never shown the slightest desire to make friends: indeed, had seemed de termined to avoid any chance or risk of doing so. Years ago. when the girl's mother had called upon the lonely newcomer, she had found him, at home, and he only acknowledged' the visit by a polite note of thanks ex plaining that he never made or receiv ed calls, and lived a life of study and unbroken solitude. To-night', as her mother talked and the girl's attention wandered to the growing number of blue-gray footprints in the snow, an unusual circumstance arrested her thoughts and drew her still farther from the sordid and wearisome con versation. A servant came out of the house and handed to the man an or ange colored envelope, which lie did not open till lie was again alone. Then he disappeared. Tiie girl returned to consciousness with a slight start, and became dimly aware of a question in her mother's face and voice. She risked, at ran dom, the first answer that occurred to her: "Oh, yes, if you like, mother:" 1 he reply was evidently appropriate. "My dear good child, this Is sweet of you! That poor young man will be so happy" "And will you tell him so yourself, dearie: or shall I see him alone first? I expect you will both fed a little shy and constrained." "I should like you to see him by yourself, mother," said the girl, rising and wondering with complete disin terest what would be the outcome of her mental aberration and wandering response. "Aud I may tell lilm—" said the mother, eagerly. "Anything you like," her daughter answered as she disappeared. The servant entered with a tea tray, made up the fire, and lowered the blinds. The girl passed swiftly through the hull, wrapping a soft gray •'loak about her ns she went, and then, opening a side door and dosing it quietly behind her. she slipped out into the snow covered garden. In the low hedge which divided it from the neighboring patch there was a broken space large enough to squeeze through and a moment later she was skimming across the very lawn where she hud Just seen the owner's footsteps multi plying in the snow. As she had ex pected, he had left his garden door open, and through this she made her way into the hall, and thence Into the only room from which as yet a light emerged. A cozy lire and a red-shad ed lamp showed her a charming study, lined from floor to ceiling with books, aud in a deep nrm-cnalr before the fire she beheld her tnree years' neigh bor. the owner of this delightful sanc tum. On the threshold she stood still with astonishment. From what she had seen of his face she had not thought him remarkable in appearance—tilts man was without doubt singularly handsome. Siie bad believed the bowed form belonged to a man of 50 at least, whereas this man could not have been more, and was probably less than 35. A vague.sense of vexa tion tilled her, and she wished she had not yielded to the ridiculous impulse which had brought her thither. Then, in n moment, a revulsion of feeling made her glad, with a great thiol) of gladness, that she had obeyed the dic tates of her folly. He looked up from the fire, gazed al her abstractedly for half a second, and when he spoke his voice showed uo surprise. ) "Come In and shut the door," was his greeting. "I have been waiting for you." "You are alone, as usual," she asked, drawing nearer. "I am always alone. Why in the world did you come?" "You had a telegram just now, in the garden," she explained; "I feared it might be bad news." i He gave a little hard, mirthless laugh. "Rail news has long reaped to be possible in my life," he said, colil 'V. Was that why you came?" "V„„ " "Reason enough to keep most peo ple away," he remarked, drily. At last she asked: "Why do you walk round and round your lawn every evening?" He shrugged his shoulders. "Force of habit, I suppose; it is the way I think." Then, hastily changing the subject, he inquired: "What will your mot'.er say when you tell her where you've been?" "I don't think it will occur to her to ask. Her thoughts are taken up at the present moment"—she glanced nt the clock—"in accepting an offer of marriage on my behalf. She Is an ad mirablc woman: I am her sixth daugh ter. and when she has disposed of me we shall all have been married before the age of 24." The girl was gazing at liini steadily anil without flinching; vaguely she found herself wondering if there had ever been a time In her life when she had not known hint—when, in fact this stranger had not been Iter first and greatest thought, the supreme interest which completely filled the emptiness of her world. So had love come to her unsought, and as yet she knew It not by that name. When she spoke her voice was low nnd appealing: "Well, it can matter little how one works out one's destiny, if in the end all will in fallibly turn out well. For instance, I shall marry this man of my mother's choice, and perhaps for a few years we will be miserable together: but at last death will free one of us and then I'fe's object will become el-tat nnd I will v'ew It from th- Impartiality of my last hour, front the standpoint of age, experience or resignation, as a charming picture In a circular frame, and shall smile to see how well the colors blended." She langhcil hope lessly. "Poor little girl!" he muttered, ris ing, anil, leaning against the mantle piece, he looked down nt her with yearning, dreamy eyes. "Shall I tell you the riddle of my life?" he asked. She assented "Ten years ago I married the girl my father close for nte—an heiress, the only child of rich and Indulgent parents. We dnl not love each other— a punlshtue.it which I doubtless de served. Less than a year after our marriage I first noticed a strange ex pression in my wife's face, which day by dny became more apparent, and then she began to talk strangely and to say senseless tilings. Vainly I strove to fight the fear which was fast growing to certainty, till nt last the violence of a mad woman left me in doubt no longer as to the terrible thing which bail come upon me. "I won't describe to you the horror of the next few months, when the best brain doctors in London pronounced her ease hopelessly Incurable, and when I had done ail I could to restore the balance of her disordered mind, without avail. 1 dill not want to send the poor thing away; but the matter was taken out of my hands. When I was recovering from a knife wound in my left temple—you see I am destined to carry a reminder of her to my grave—the doctors insisted on remov ing her to an asylum, and there I have been obliged to leave her ever since." The girl had drawn nearer to him: his story had been a shock to her, hut her thoughts were not of herself. "How dreadful!" she said, "and how lonely you must often be! Why have you never let me know you all these years?" "I—l dared no*!"—he turned away. He did not see tile glory of love anil suffering that shone in iter soft, dark eyes. Maybe lie lieard both In her voice, for there stole into liis eyes the light of happiness. "It was uuklnil of yon," she saiil; "I might have been better than nothing." She crept close to him, and shyly put her hands in one of his; he bent over them, holding thetn to ids brow. "Little girl." you ilon't understand," lie said softly. "Better than nothing! —it was just because you are better than everything that T could not say to you, 'Come!!' Every day since I first came here I think I would have given my soul to see you come in at that door as you did to-night. I was often lonely, but it satisfied me to know that you were near. It amused me to wonder what we should say to each other if we ever met." "Yet," said the girl, "I wonder that you can hold such happy theories about life! Do yon renllv believe that your riddle will be solved?" "I think," he answered gravely, "It was solved by the telegram you saw me open in the garden; it brought me the news of my poor wife's death anil you came to save me from the horror of my thoughts." I lie girl would have drawn away her bands, but lie detained them; she swayed a little, anil he supported her with his arm. "I must go back," she said faintly. He folded' her cloak about her tenderly. "I atn going to take you homo," he snid.—Max Ham ilton In St. James' Budget. CLAIM EVERYTHING. When you see a sky of blue. Think that sky was made for you! When the breeze bends down the trees, You Just think that that's your breeze. Every blessed drop of dew l-'ulls upon a rose for you! —KIIA.NK L. STANTON. I THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURC, PA. Is the Bane of Many a Woman's Life-How the Disease may be Cured. A Case Cited. From the Republican t Bethany, Afo. Mrs. Fannie B. Stoffle, of Martinsville, Mo., was lutely rescued from a fute which nearly wrecked her life. 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Reese, committee of Kinlly K. Gilbert, lunatic, now deceased. w. 11. IIENUIK, Bloorasburg, Pa., Nov 10,1808 Prothy. REGISTER'S NOTICE. Notice Is liereby given to all legatees, credi tors and other nersons Interested In the estates of the respective decedents and minors that the following administrators, executors, guardians, accounts have been tiled In the office of the Register of Columbia county, and will be pre • seined for confirmation and allowance In the Orphans' Court to be held In Itloornsburg, Mon day, December s'b, 1:08, at 2 o'clock p. m., of said day. No. 1. First and final account, of Frank 1.. Freas, Executor of the estate of Elizabeth Fow ler. deceased, late of Scott township. No. 2. First and final account of John E. Evans, administrator of C'larlnrta Evans, de ceased. C. B. KNT, Iteglster and Recorder, Register's Office Uloomsburg Pa., Nov. 10th, 189'. WIPOW S APPRAI SEMENTS. The following Widow's Appraisements will be presented to the orphans' Court of Columbia County on the first Monday of December, A. D.. IHIW, and confirmed nisi, und unless exceptions ore filed within four days thereafter, will be confirmed absolute. i Estate of B. ¥. Edgar, late of Hloomsburg. i Personalty ffloo. I Estate of Samuel H Sttler, dee'd, late of Center township. Personalty f6i.*>o. Realty ss3S.ftO. Estate of Jonathan It. Oorrtner, late of the Borough of Berwick. Personalty f.Ti.BO. W. H. HEN HIE. Clerk of Orphans' Court. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Estate of John A. F wis ton, deceased. Notice is hereby given that tetters of adminis tration. icith the trill annexed, on the estate of John A. Funston, late of the. town of Muoms burg, Columbia county. Pa., deceased, hate been granted to Charles If. Funston, resident of said town, to whom all persons indebted to said estate are requested, to make payment, and those having claims or demands will make known the same, without delay. CHARLES IK. FUNSTON, c. t. a., 10 i!O-0<. Administrator. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. Estate of Earlo Hess, Deceased. The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court or Columbia county. a, to pass upon exceptions and make distribution, win sit, to perform the duties of his appoint ment, at the office of Robert Buckingham. Esq., in the Town of Hloomsburg, Pu., on Thursday, November 21. at 10 o'clock a. in., wnen and where ail part li s interested must appear, or be forever debarred from coming In on said fund. 11-8-41 \V. U. KIiAWN, Auditor., AUDITOR'S NOTICE. EST&TB OF WM. U. YOROSY, DKC'D. Notice Is hereby glveb that the uuderalgned Amllior, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Columbia county. Fa , to pass on exceptions, Sc., anu make distribution of the funds In hands of administrators, as shown by their llrst und iluul account tiled, will sit. for the purposes of his appointment, at tho offico of Freeze <t llanunn, on centre street, Hloomsburg, I'a., on Friday, Nov. 25th, 1898, at 10 o'clock a. in., when and where all parties Interested may appear and support their exceptions, or p'ove their claims, as the ease may be, or be torever de barred. JOHN G. BARMAN, 11-8-41. Auditor. great faith in Dr. Williams' Pink Pjlls for Pale People, insisted that 1 commence using them. I finally consented to try them. After taking a few doses I could see ail improve ment and my headuche spells were not so severe. I kept taking the pills uutil 1 had used four boxes, and since that time I have not had any of those attacks ami I never felt so well in my life. 11 1 lmve recommended the pills to my friends uud several have used them with good results. 44 1 am always glad to tell of the great benefit I received from Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, for now I feel as though I was the happiest, most contented woman in the world, for with good health who cannot but be happy?" Mrs. Stoflle is a sister of Joseph Holland, of Bethany, who is well known throughout the county, having been a candidate for sheriff at the election of 1896. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs.G.W.Curtiss, of Eagleville, also well known in this county. No discovery of modern times hns proved such a boon to women as Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. Acting directly on the blood and nerves, in vigoruting the body, regu lating the Amotions, they restore the strength and health to the exhausted woman when every effort of the physician proves un availing. These pills are recognized everywhere 'as a specific for diseases of the blood anil nerves. For paralysis, locomotor ataxia, and other diseases long supposed incurable, they have proved their efficacy in thousands of cases. Truly they are one of the greatest blessings ever bestowed upon mankind. ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE —OF VALUABLE— REAL ESTATE. The undersigned, administrator of the estate of Hiram R. Kline, late of the Township of Orange, County of Columbia,and State of Penn sylvania, will sell, on the premises, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2d, 1898, at 10 o'clock a. m., the following described real estate, situate In the village of Orange viile, township, county and state as aforesaid, bounded and described as follows, to wit: On the north by Fine street, on the east by an al ley, on tho south by lot of and on the west by Mill street, whereon are erected a TWO BTOKY FRAME DWELLING 110 USE, barn and out buildings, with all the necessary Improvements to make It a first class home, and being centrally located with reference to the town makes It a desirable Investment. TBRMS OF SALE: Ten per cent, upon striking down of the property, one-fourth less tho ten per cent upon confirmation of the sale, and bal ance In one year thereafter with Interest from confirmation. ALFUBD HOUTZ. 0. W. MILLED, Administrator. Attorney. 11-11 ts. SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue or a writ of Vend. Ex., Issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Columbia county and to me directed, there will be exposed to public sale, at tbe,Court House In Bloomsburg, Pa., ou WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 189% at two o'clock p. in., all these sundry lots and premises, situate In the village of Mlffilnvllle, In the Township of Mllllln, 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. IS, 13 and 105, and la lots Nos. 109, 103,164,105,160, lc". 108 and 115, property of the said lllram Eokroth, and also on all the right, title and Interest, of the said Hiram Eokroth In the following described real estale, situate lu the same village and plot of ground, to wit: The housc'and ground comprising the late res ldence of Lewis Eckroth, deceased, being in lot No. 34, and part In lot No. 35, whereon are erected a large 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 lllram Eckroth, la lots on Front street, lit said village, Nos. 74 and 73. Also on all that piece and tract ot land adjoining lands ol 8. Kucchtund D. 11. Iless, containing TWO ACRES, more or less. Also one piece of WOOD LAND, containing SIX ACRES, more or less, adjoining lands of George Fry, J. S. Yohe, also, one In lot No. St 9. Seized, taken In execution, at the suit of A. W. 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