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FROM CHILD TO WOMAN TO AVERT BALKAN WAR Original. Edgar Eirnle was forty, Myra Leigl rns seventeen. Edgar was as Rteadj as a rock, llyra was as unsteady a the sands of the sea. But love makei us all unsteady, and F.irule instead o; selecting some practical woman neai Lis own ago for a wife must needs ge: it into his lipad that he wanted Myra This was unfortunate, for Myra met i sailor scarcely older than herself anc made as stupid a choice as liiruie. Bet Lorton was fit for nothing except tc pull ropes when at sea and caroust . when ashore. But there was some thing la his swagger that brokt through the thin easing surrouudlnj Myra'a heart, and she was In terroi lest some other girl should get him. Old Abel Lelgu, her father, was of t different mind. He knew Ilirnie'i worth and did not propose If he coulc help It that his daughter should refust a good man and one who was able tc make her comfortable to tie herself U one with no better ambition than to,b foremost In "shore sprees." The resuli was that Blrnle led Myra to the altai with all the accompaniments of a bridf except her heart, which not even mar rlage could take away from the worth less sailor. Birnle, since the girl con sented to In-come his wife, not onlj supposed she did ho willingly, but fun cied she loved htm. though how h( could have found favor In her sigh' was a mystery to hlrn. Once married, T'.lrnle's sterling quail ties reasserted themselves, and he set tied down to his daily routine In ig norauee of the fact that he had madt the mistake of his life. At least tha la what everybody else considered It and what the world pronounces in sucl cases usually turns out to be the truth But he at last came to notice that hi young wife was dragging lier lire ou la melancholy and during one of Bet Lorton's returns from sea. discovered the cause. t'loing to the well for wnte one dark nik'bt, he heard voices and supposing that some one was ou hi premises who had no right to be there listened. Ho heard his wife tell Lor ton that she had always loved him anc "would always love him, but that slit would always do her duty by her bus liaud. It seemed to the husband as if hii life had suddenly shriveled and then was nothing left for him except a hoi low existence. He did not care to hea: ouy more indeed if ho had known In was to spy on his wife he would havt accrued to do so but turned and wen Into the house. So self controlled wai he that until he was ready that hl wife should know of his discovery sht did not even suspect it. Birnie kept his knowledge to htm pelf until he had found out all abotr Ms having stepped la between tlm twe lovers; then he arranged to sfp ou from between them. He procured i divorce. If Myra hail bi-en his da ugh ter he could not have acted with nwn tender tare for her. It happened tha. Lorton was to sail from bis ship's pop in the city a few days after the grant ing of the decree of divorce Birnit sent Myra from his home In his owr carriage to tlie church where she wai to marry Lorton, whence she was to c with him to the city. When he snic goodby to her at his door and saw hej driving away he watched her till sh was out of sight, then went back iati the house and, sittliicr down before i table, let his head fall ou his arms The light of his life had gone out. r did not matter that that light was t mere chip of a girl who made an idol oi a coarse sailor. Nature, which ar ranges such matters, had decreed t'.nr the strong man should be blighted In this weak woman. There was not i sound In the house, and Birnie did no' care to hear a sound unless it could b once more her soft footfall. He though' of the future, the long, lonely days it I store for him, and wondered how he could drag himself through them. Bu1 the fullness of his agony came when h thought of Myra In possession of an other. When Birnie started up conscious o: his surroundings it was night, A ful moon shone directly in at his window filling the room with its mellow light The chamber door was open, and then could he believe his senses standins on the threshold arrayed in the dress In which she had gone to her seconc bridal stood Myra. A thrill of Joj shot through him, only to be followed by an abyss of disappointment as be re alized that the vision must be eitbei a hallucination or, if it were indeed Myra, she could not be In the flesh. Slowly, haltingly, the figure, its out line softened by the light that revealed it, advanced. Birnie sat stariug at !' as one In a dream. It was Indeed Myra, and yet he was sure It was not Myra. Then when near him the nppa ritiou sank at his feet and clasped bit knees. . "Myra!" There was no reply. "Myra, I feel your warm hands. IK you really live or Is your ghost so likt yourself?" "Edgar, I have passed out of child hood. I am a woman. It came to m today, fortunately In time, a realiza tion of what I was alnnit to do. I turn td from what I have pined for, bu: pine for no longer, and have come bad to you. Don't send me away. I will d fill I can to correct my mistake, thougl I know I can never be worthy of you." And so It was that Edgar Birnli when he had thought he was wedded was not wedded, except legally, and when bo was not wedded was wedded The law bad united him to a child and had divorced him from a woman Myra never left Edgar Birale's houst again, and that which had been t dream became, after all, a reality. GRACE A. UERSET. Important Negotiations Anion'; Powers In Fio-'ress. ENGLAND WON'T SEND FLEE! Ouean't Wnnt to l) Tboaaht to U En vo urns Ins the Macedonian Insurgents Huui i khipa Arrive OR Intdia. CHINESE EIS1X3 FEARED. flurlln Ailvlrp From Bail fcuKet Anlu-Haian Alliance. Berlin. Aug. 21 A news agency dis patch received here from Port Arthur says: "From the different provinces ot China come reports of a rising which threatens to involve the whole country. T'be semioeiclal Novkkral says: "The moment has come when, In view of the ;antagonism of German and British In terests, an Anglo-Russian rapproche ment iadesirabla as a counterpoise to . the movement in Germany and Ameri ca which is crossing the interests ot Jtussia and Great Britain, and to the .-activity of Japan, which wishes to make the strait of Korea a Yellow Bosporus. At present Russian and Britiih interests nowhere clash. An Anglo Russian alliance is possible, and it is also necessary in order to protect .Europe against the yellow dangor. "The Novkkral proceeds to attack trongly the Russian papers which tirga Russia to wind up her affairs in Manchuria and which describe her policy iu the far east as a costly blun der." Canard Ratlflen Gotrrnmul Contract Liverpool, Aug. 21. The sharehold er of the Cunard Steamthip eompanjr at a meeting here ratified the agree ment arrived t between the company and the British government. The agreement Includes tha provision for two 25 knot steamships to be built under a loan from tha British government..- Brntat German Sergeant FnnUkeil. Berlin. Aug. 21.-Sergeant Breiden- bach of the Eleventh Infantry has been sentenced to three and a hair yeara' imprisonment for mistreatment of pri vates. There were l.uw nwu aim ow serious offenses charged against Hrci denbacb. He so severely whipped a re Pimtt recently as to cause the man to commit suicide. London, Aug. 21. It Is learned that Important negotiations are in progress between the powers which promise tt result lu the early adoption of a new plan for the settlement of the Mace Uonian trouble. A foreign official said "It is somewhat premature to saj that a definite agreement on the sub ject has already been reached, as stat ed by the Independanee Beige of Brus sels, but notes are being exchangee iu this direction." The admiralty denies the stateuieiv that Admiral DomviJle, commanding the British Mediterranean squadron now off the coast of Portugal, had re ceived urgent orders to immediately dispatch some of his ships to the vi cinity of Salonika. The officials de clared that nothing bad been done re garding the dispatch of a British forct to Turkish waters, and it was not ex pected that such action would bo takei iu view of Great Britain's announced support of the poiicy of Russia and Austria unless a radical change la tht situation occurs. The British foreign office has beei notified of the orders issued to tlx Italian squadron, which appear to have been communicated to all the capitali and which the Italian diplomats say does not mean that Italy Intends t withdraw in th slightest degree from co-operation with the powers, The Austrian embassy vouches foi the continuance up to the present oi the harmonious agreement between th powers relative to Macedonia. Neither the Austrian, Russian not Italian embassy has any knowledge of tho reported exchanges of communi cations between the continental powers in regard to a joint naval demonstra tion off Salonika. Great Britain playing a minor role, letting Russi end Austria take the lead, and is not disposed to give encouragement to th insurgents by engaging in a nava demonstration which, it is considered, could only be construed as directed against the Turkish government. Believe Sewi Exaggerated All the embassies here unite in the statement that the news from Mace donia Is exaggerated. It is official! renorttd. however, that Turkey ha about 100,000 troops in the disturbr district, and this number is accepted as being an indication that a large ma jority of the population is engaged in the Insurrection. While there is a ceneral belief that the United States will not intervene i urkev interest Is displayed in diplo matic circles as to whether tue au thorliies at Washmctou will oide American war ships to Turkish waters. $50,000 Is said to cover the value of tht The United States European squadron is about to leave Villefranche for the purpose of engaging In evolutionary drills, preparatory to taking part iu the maneuvers in the Caribbean sea. nd it is not believed in American oQAcial circles tore that if it is decided to have the United States rerjresented In Turkish waters more than a gunboat will to sent, and it is pointed eut that the Machias would to avail-! able for this purpose. S Roberta B olted Kr Boston. T.omhm. Aue. 21.-Fie!d Marshal Lord Roberts and his staff have booked passages on the Dominion line steamer Mayflower, which sails from Liverpool Aug. 2T for Boston. Prealdent Hsi One Caller. Oyster Bay. N. Y., Aug. 21.-I'resi dent Roosevelt received only one form al caller. J- M. Dickinson, general counsel of the Illinois Central railroad took luncheon with the president. He was one of the president's friends who accompanied him on the Mississippi liear hunt. 1ar For Leo's Sool. Rome, Aug. 21.-A mouth having ex nlred since the death of Rope Leo, several requiem masses were celebrat d for the repose of his soul In various churches, which were crowded by to faithful. Hi YOU WISH To Eat Well, Sleep Well, Ax And Work Wc,, Children Enjoy Ulsro Coles. ) w I 9s (r mi It is healthful -1 r ,1 T),. ,-,Vi 10 n good lor tuciu. 1 uiu wtiv " drink. Uad results irom cuuee drinkiut' are due to adulterations ana 10 tue impuritfes which are inevitable when coffee is handled iu bulk or by careless and un skilled workmen. Ubero Coffee, as we have said before, coraes from "Plantation to Cup." It all grows under our supervision and nobody handles it but our own men. Wc roast it in our own ovens, sterilize it, and then before it has had an opportunity to lose any of its strength we seal it in air-tight, l-lb. cans, and send them out to the grocer who sells them to his cus tomers' at 35 cents a pound.- On each can is a description of the Mexi can Method of coffee making, the most health ful and economical way of making a delight ful cup. Children like Ubero Brand served this way and it never hurts them. The Consolidated Ubero Plantations Company, GROWERS AND ROASTERS, rnf n.ai-ttnent. 36-33 Fulton Street, Boston, Mass. A REPENTANT SULTAN. l! Hero Fotentnte Apologizes l or In- tilting American FIbk. Manila, Aug. 21.-The sultan of De seen has appeared before Major R. II Bullard with a large retinue and has made a full and complete opolopy foi the Insult tendered the United Statei flag and for which reparation wai promptly demanded by Major Bullard then in command. The sultan declared that his Insane son, since disinherited was alone responsible for the outrage The sultwn of Bacalod is reported a refortifying his various camps and de manding substantial indemnity from the United States on account of wai losses before he will tender his sub mission. The sailing of the transport Sherman now out from Manila twelve days homeward bound to San Francisco vas delayed by her bavins been quar auUned owing to the cutbreak of chol era on board. Only once case was re ported and it was cured when the ves sel left. Sha carried home the TentL Infantry regiment Ladrones, It Is reported, attacked tht town of Tartac recently and fought th Inhabitants for an hour, wheu the ma Jority of the constabulary acting as garrison were in the field. Ilrntllian Fair Commissioner Arrivei New York, Aug. 21. Among the pas senders who arrived on board the steamer Byron from Brazil ports were Colonel De Souza Aguiar, Major Cun ba Pirio and Dr. Da Motta, the Bra zllian government commissioners to the St Louis exposition. All Rl rha at Tripoli. Tripoli, Aug. 21. All Riza Pasha, the former rail of Monastir (who was re moved owing to the assassination there of the Russian consul, M. RostkovskI), accompanied by his family has arrived here in exile. A Tip In rhotngrnphi'. The value of many a photograph is greatly lessened or entirely lost through the failure to plaee some object In the picture tha size of which Is readily un derstood by the observer. This di01 culty can be obviated by placing a foot rule against one of tho objects 'while the picture Is being made. The Konjto Free State. The Kouko l'ree State has an area of 800,000 square miles and a population between 20,000,000 and 30,000,000. A Flash of Lightning. Lightning entered a house In Spring field, Mass., one day, and by a curious freak It moved a heavy bed which was pushed asalnst the wall well out into tha middle of the room, but did not in jure It In the least. Heat and Avoirdupois. Hot weather is no more daugerous to fat people than to lean. A NOVEL COEPOEATION. Creditors of Bankrupt Concern Con bine to lUnnage Its Affairs. Chicago. Aug. 21.-"Porter Bros. It Liquidation" is the n-ame of a new kind of corporation formed by cred itors to conduct the business ot Tortei Bros, company while It is in the bank rimtev court. The trustees' boud ol The GRANITE SAVINGS BANK and TRUST CO. granite;blox main st.. barre, Vermont. FOREIGN DRAFTS We draw our own drafts oa LONDON and the principal European points and sell them at the. MOST FAVORABLE RATE. WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO SERVE YOU, Capital Stock, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $27,949.74 STATEMENT JULY J. 1903 Loans and Discounts, Stocks ani Bonds, Banking House, Ecal Estate, Cash on hand and in banks, $713,815.98 211,700.00 12,500.00 7,104.17 144,176.61 Iivsslan Ships Arrive. Constantinople. Aug. 21. The Rus sian soundrou arrived!! lniada, on the eastern coast of Europeou TurUe rkey. local merchandise held by the trun commission house, which failed several months ago. This corporation Is composed of tb largest creditors, mostly bankers Trustee L. A. Totter U Its head. Tht liabilities are placed at $1,500,000 and the assets at $1,000,000. Much of tin corporation's property !s under coutroi of courts hi other 6tates. A corporation such as that formed is hailed as a new idea iu the manage ment of bankrupt estates. Attorney C. B. Ilaffenberg. repre senting $1,000,000 In claims, said tue corporation was formed so the cred itors might have a co-operative plan of management. $1,089,296.76 CapitaliStock, $50,000.00 Surplus and Profits, 27.949.74 Dividend papable July 1, '03, 1,500.00 Dividends 'unpaid 15.00 Deposits, $1,009,832.02 $1,089,296.76 H. G. WOODRUFF, Treasurer imro TRflW. President H. 0. W0RTHEN, Vice President. Directors: JOHN TROW, H. 0. W0RTHEN. A. D. HORSE, C L CURRIER. W. A. WtflKOMB, FRANK F. CAVE. You will Eat welt, , i-h, n th nisntle Orirans. Beecham's Pills remove the eiMutlon of fulness and opproislon commonly enmi, the Stomach to tiealthj stul natural function. You will Slocp well, UKCAfSK Beecham'. Pill, gently calm Irritation of the kervout System, while , by their ,tr mutative and cluing action Upon the l..r and Kmn-ys, Mgostum proceeds w.tU normal Z h vitv, so that at mm tb. tramimllsed mind and bod, are prepared for !,. rrt sweet mtorr-peaceftil slumber. Should one fl restless after an exeutu or conv.Tial evening, a dose ot Beecham'. Pill, will quickly Induce relreshmg sleep. You will Work well. , . Diiihrim.hont the nroner assimilation ot the food taken, give tone tothe Stomaeh, purity the Blood, tartrate the Kervon. System, add force to the Muscles, aail thus endue the worker-mental or puysieai-wuu re.,lu t,, , Soltl Everywhere' in Boxes, tO cents and 25 cents To Settle Island Ownership. T.onrton. Auir. 21 As a result of com-! raunlentious exchanea between Am bassador Choate and the foreign office here It Is expected that when I orelgn Secretary Lansdowne returns to Lon don In the autumn ft treaty will be signed referring to arbitration the Question of the ownership of tiae group of Islands off tue coast or Ltorneo claimed by both Grtat Britain and the I'nited States. The islands are not con sidered valuable and there is no danger of friction on the subject of their own ership. Sunderann Academy' Annual Dinner AshfleUl. Mats.. Aug. 21. The twenty-fifth annual dinner in aid of the San derson academy was srrvea ny me wo men of the town in tho quaint old town hall The dinner was attended by many distinguished men and women. The occasion was specially notable be cause of the retirement of Charles Eliot Norton, emantus proressor or nne t arts at Harvard university, as "master of the feast." Trofessor Norton lias presided at twenty-four of the annual gatherings. Acenaed of Mealing n Million. Chicago, Aug. 21. As a result of the arrest of Attorney rreuencw iv. raw- yer, tne citj iw urynnuicnv It Is about to unenrin exiensivo irauus in connection with special assessment rebates, of which $1,000,000 awaits claimants who have disappeared or are forgetful. TUaky Import. One wishing to Import a hippopota mus must have a government permit to buv and another to land one. The Lnwiintr t.eruilt is likely to be useless, for but one iu every hundred shipped reaches New York alive. Mmarn's Vlaltor.. The number of visitors to Niagara three-fourths of a mil- Black Prince Arre.ted la Berlin. Reriin. Ausr. 21. Mnundo Akwa, a negro from the Kameruns calling him self a prince, who has been associating with high official society at Kiel and Ilaniburg. has been arrested at Ham burg for not paying a $1,750 hotel bill. The prisoner speaks English and Ger man admirably, and wrote letters id the Kamenin language for the Instruc tion of the Oriental Seminary For Lan guages at Kerlin. He obtained ex tensive credit at Hamburg by saying he was waiting for an audience with the emperor. Lord Sallabnry'. Condition. London. Aug. 21.-The condition Ot Lord Salisbury Is not so ravorauie. Viscount Cranborne, eldest son of Lord Salisbury, says his father was Improv ing In health until last week, wneu a slicht accident led to a recurrence of the complications he bad been suffering from, Including marked weakness or the heart and circulation. The most serious element of his Illness, however, Is nervous prostration, which on sev eral occasions has been acute. "Tlie People's National Ml of Barre." Capital Stock, - $100,000. Subscriptions for above Stock, Par Valae - - - 500.00 Pet Sfxare, Will be received by Miss Keith at Prindle & Averill's for a limited time. Infoimation and application blanks may be obtained of any of the following named gentlemen. INCORPORATORS. C. W. Melckr, S. D. Allen, Chas. W. AveriU, F. D. Ladd, W.D.Smith, A. J.Young, L. J. Bolster, F.N. Braky, IraCCalef. BARRE SAVINGS BANl OFFICE IN BOLSTER BLOCK, 3lt percent Paid on Deposits. Began business Peb. 27, '93 I. HENRY JACKSOK. President. GEORGE HOWLAND. Vice President. . F. G. HOWLAND, Treasurer. C J. LEASE, Assistant Trcisurer. Directors: J. HENRY JACKSON, GEORGE HOWLAND. BURT.IL WELLS, HOMER HITS, B A EASTKAN, LW.B1SBEE. W.G. REYNOLDS. GEORGE MILNE, F. G. HOWLAND. Itrnomont Bank "Hnxted." Washinarton, Aug. 21. -The Citizen?' National bank of Beaumont. Tex., baa been closed after examination by, Na tional Hank Examiner J. M. Logan and a committee of the Clearing House association, which showed estimated losses amounting to $229,000 and doubt ful items $1!),000. Examiner Logan ha been appointed receiver. The fail ure of this bank. It Is stated, is due to tha large loans made to the president, R. Oliver, and enterprises In which h is interested. Mnrrlatre In French Cabinet. Tari Auk. 21. Marine Minister Tel- lctan vas married at the raahie of the First arrondlssement to Mile, de Mese, until recently a teacher in a publla ebool here. Tremler CombM was best i man. & TRUST GO. BARRE, VT. First Class Real Estate Mortgages, 5 per cent STATEMENT JULY 1, 1903. ASSETS. Real Estate Loans, all ia Vermont Loans to cities and towns Other loans U. S. 2 per cent. Bonds at par Other U. S. Bonds . Municipal Bonds Bank Stock at par Funds on hand $458,646.54 61,600.00 163,296.36 23,800.00 13,897.36 324,771.95 12,940.00 42,097.09 $1,101,049.30 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock Surplus Fund Undivided Profits Dividends unpaid $50,000.00 5,000.00 7,255.66 972.00 Deposits 1,037,821.64 $1,101,049.30 . ji ..l.iU.l.l.nir.rmAi.l mIO Oil Mlipmwu irin-i vj iu iiw " -v iiul to depositor Apru aua ummm m w.u All ovir MortpairB Loan arB i Interest in t r.-liu-l to deposit torft ronipuuiwl lntertt. , ,;or.t V ,'v all tai on PI' nt I2.0W. W e should b pleased to no uuaine.w lion a year.