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!AIjLjx r i ? r- TlJlvll VOL. VII NO. 1G1. IIAEKE, VT., FIIIDAV, SEPTEMBER 23, 1903. PRICE, ONE CENT. fyTTll r- r TP''"5 LiL Jul n 1J ,, T1P- TTTx -TT3 TRAIN ROBBER WAS KILLED Express Messenger Had Goad Aim. BODY WAS LEFT BEHIND Companions to , the Dead Han Fled Without Having Accomplished Their Purpose. Portland, Oie., Sept. 24. The Atlantic express of the Oregon Railroad and Navi gation lino which left here, at 8.15 last night, was held up by four masked men near Corbett station, 21 miles east of this city. One of the robbers was shot and killed and another seriously wounded, while the engineer was wounded by a bul let from the express messenger's gun, af ter passing through the heart of the .high wayman. The two other bandits escaped without any booty. Two of the robbers boarded the train at Trout Jala and ns soon as it started, crawl ed into the cab aud covered the engineer and firemen with suns. They stopped the train near Corbett, where the second pair of highwaymen joined them. The robbers then started for the express car and mis taking the baggage car for the express, threw" stick of dynamite at the doors. j repress Messenger Kerner heard the explosion and opened fire and killed one robber, the bullet passing through his heart and wounding Kngineer Barrett over ; the heart. After the shooting the three robbers made their escape, but later one was found seriously wounded. j The bmly of the dead robber was left be-; llnd on the railroad track and the wound- ed engineer waft brought to this city. Sher iff Story and four deputy sheriffs left on a special train for the Keen of the robbery eboitly after midnight. When the sheriffs arrived the wounded outlaw was found a idiort distance off the track. He had re ceived a charge of buckshot in the head. ' lie was brought to Portland and gave his n'une as James Conners of Portland, but refused tfi make known the names of any of th Cher bjudilt or ti" d'lee'wn tu which, thev went. . . The erg'c-. r of the tr.ln t'.d: 'As hxti fis tliO soipid of fio t.-pl'-:on hail d.' d away J n.is oid'-rJ ti) c ahead of the party hack toward the door, ln-s'.-Md of obeying orders I stepped behind a rather slender man. one of the bandits, and the fireman followed me. The taller man u- in tliA rpftr Wa wAm ?0 fpet. from the express car when the messengea tired and kiiled thfrobber In front of me. The bullet, afterward found, went through his heart and then (struck me Id the left shoulder. "As I felt the bullet strike me I called to the taller man that I was shot aud that my loft arm had pone. The tall man told me it was all right; that I might go back to the engine with the fireman and go ahead. We examined the small nmn lirst, however, and found that he was killed." MAJOR DELMAR SOLD. E, B. giuaiher 10,000 For llifl Great Trotter. New York, Sept, 24. The event at the Empire City track today was the effort of Major Dehnar to beat his own trotting re cord of 2.00 1-4. Prior to his trial it was announced that he had been bought for $40,000. by E. E. Smathers, the owner of Lord Derby, MeCheaney and other fast horses. In his effort he went to the quar ter pole In 30 3-4, to the half in 69 8 4 and to the three-quarters in 1.20 3-4. There he broke and came home in 2.05. He will go Again tomorrow. CONSOLS GO LOWEP. Period of Hard Timet I. cation. it f'Oft-Cll Ht London, Sept 25. Consols today fell to eighty-eight and three-eights ami other other stock took a similar downward trend. It Is feared that a period of depression, accompanied by hard times, has been in augurated. It is generally conceded that former Colonial Secretary Chamberlain's -tariff campaign will aggravate this by making business conditions uncertain. CZAR IN GERMAN IV t:!borte IrHrationii to Insure His Safuiy. Damstadt, Germany, Sept. 25. The Czar and Czarina of Kussia, accompanied by their children, arrived In Damstadt to day as guests of the grand duke of Hesse. The most elaborate preparations have been made to protect their majesties during their stay, In this connection a number of Russian students at Carmstadt Techni cal college have been expected. EMBARGO- IS LIFTED. Cattle May e Snipped From Kw Eng land Into Cntda. Montreal, Sept. 21. The different cat tle shippers received advice this morning Stating that the British government had removed the embargo against cattle from the New England states, which means that from this out the ports of Boston and Portland may ship cattle direct to British centers. CHARGED WITH SELLING TO MINORS All the Brattlctoro Liquor Dealers Summoned to Appear Before License Commissioners. 'Biattleboro. Sept. 24 The board of li cense conimissletiers issued notices last night to T. Frank ' Turner, proprietor of the American house, Miss Sadie A. Tam er, proprietor of the Brattleboro house, L. J. S'roug, proprietor of the Melrose house a! West Urattleboro, and George A. Ellis and Edward G. Frost proprietors of the Valley Bottling Co., summoning theni to appear before commissioners tomorrow morning to show cause why their licence should not be revoked. This includes at' the license holders in Brattleboro except the druggUts. The boat d claims to have evidence that the proprietors of all the houses named, have violated their licensee by selling to minors. Several young men of the town, under 21 years, have testi fied at a private meeting of the commis sioners that they bought liquor at all these places, but claimed to have represented to the bartenders that they were of age. FOR INTERFERING WITH OFFICE?. Two Rutin till Mo Jlave l!eeu on Trial Recently .;. Kutlaad, Sept. 24. Two cases have been on trial in county court of a similar nature. Charles Consodlne and Frank II. Wood were charged with interfering with an officer who was making an arrest." In tlia Wood case the jury brought in a ver dict of not guilty. The other case is still being tried. The case, grew out of a fracas on Center street last July when Policeman O. 11. Packard attempted to arrest for alleged drunken ness Michael Consadine, a brother of the respondent, Consadine is charged with interfering with the officer, his case being nearly parallel with that of Frank Wood, who was tried yesterday, except that It is alleged that Consadine took Packard's cluu away and threatened to use it. BASE BALL LITIGATION. One Cane Held Open and Another Kef tu li able at Hurllngtoii. Burlington, Sept. 25. The case of R. II. Kobtnson vs. G-. I). Brodie, growing out of affairs connected with the Burling ton hpse ball team, was to have been tried in cst court yesterday, but owing to the fact that Attorney Ballard is engaged Ui county court the case was heid open. It is probable that the hearing will not be heard for a couple of weeks. "Bill' Ilaseiton, the first baseman, has brought salt against Mr, Kobinson, and trustee, the Van Ness House, for the re covery of the balance of his salary. That case is returnable in oity court today, A bill has &1j h. . n pi , m i.;cil by the n .m a;;e '.riK of the 1 o-i-t H "i-.t i.tPV's burgn lor Imigitig the-teariij during one ol their trsps to V;tt1'mrgh. 1 It is probable the bill will b0 paid without litigation. MISSIONARY MEETING. Woman's Auxiliary of l .Is-nI Church In Scsini at Rratilvhoro. Brattleboro, S"pt. 24. The 24th annual meeting of the Vermont Branch, Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions to the Protestant Episcopal church, is in session in St. Michael's church with a good at tendance. Bishop Hall was prevented by Illness from attending. An address was delivered this afternoon by Rev. William Forsyth a of Middlchury, on "Diocesan Mis-.iou.iiy Work." The convention will close tonight with address by Kcv, Albert Carsweli, for merly of Montana', and John W. Wood, corresponding secretary of the board of missions. The lit. Rev. James H. Van Buren, bishop of Potto Kieo, gave a pow erful address last night. LEAGUE BASE BALL lSoton American Took a, Game Yea t nitty. yesterday's American league scores: At Boston, Boston 8, Detroit 6. , At Phi!adelphia,(lst game) Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3; (2nd game) Philadelphia 7, Chicago 5. At New York, (1st game) New York fl, St. Louis 2; (2nd game) New York 8, St. Louis 6. . At Waubiogton, Cleveland 12, Washing ton 2. . American league Standing. Won. T,Oftt. Prt.. I Wn T Btwton w .tifif i Detroit 64 US Cleveland 75 m .f-m m. Louis C . TO I'ltli. 7'-' 69 .f..W IChirago 67. 71 New fttrk US 61 M7 1 WasbVo 43 90. .4S5 .478 .433 ,!8 Yesterdav's National league scores : At Pittsburg-New 1'ork 7, Pittsburg 2. At Chicago, Chicai?o 7, Boston 4. At Cincinnati, Cincinnati 2. Brooklyn 1. Natlniiiil I.cMgue StHndiiiK. Won. Lost. Pi t. i Won. Loss. Pet. Pittsburg HI 48 .tr& Brooklyn f m .607 New York ! 6(3 .601 I Htwtoit 67 79 .419 Chicatro SO M ,S"i I J'lnla. 4S ' S5 ,H16 Cicimtati73 - 63 .537 St. Louis 4J ftl .319 IHMiKSE CROWD AT FAIR. Frnuklin Connty Plr,N. Y Attracted 35, 000 i'eople, Malone, Sept. 24. Today was the big day of the Franklin county fair, and the biggest in the history of the society. Jt is believed that 35,000 people were in Ma lone today. The races were the finest ever trotted In northern New York, if not in the whole state. Pickpockets are said to have reaped a harvest here today In spite of all warnings and precautions. flANY HOUSES DESTROYED. In lluming of Villaga of Ivm tikfro liy Turku. Constantinople, Sept. 25. Word was re ceived yesterday that Bashl Bazouko has burned the village of Kurnkere in the Kirk Kilissa ditiict, destroying M Greek and Bulgarian houses. MAY BRING INJUNCTION To Prevent Issuance of $68,000 -Bonds.- TROUBLE IN BUKLINGTON It is Claimed That Action of Eoard of Aldermen Last Evening Was Illegal. Burlington, Sept. 25. Injunction, or similar proceedings will be brought with a view to stopping the issuance of $08, 000 city bonds voted at the "snap" meet ing of the aldermen yesterday to estab lish a municipal lighting plapt. It is claimed the action of the board is illegal. BOND FOR LIGHTING PLANT. Murllneton Aldermen Voted to U.ive a Municipal Lighting I'lant. Burlington, Sept. 25. At a meeting of the aldennen yesterday afternoon a reso lution was passed In favor of a municipal electric lighting plant, and providing for the issuance of three per cent bonds to the sum of 50,000, for the purpose of con structing a plant. Those who opposed the project claim that there was a snap move on the part of those who favored the idea. J be question of bonding for a munici pal lighting plant has been under consid eration for a considerable time. At a city meeting it was voted to issue bonds for the establishment of such a plant and the al dermen were Instructed to take the neces sary action. Several members of the board did not believe the meeting express ed the wishes of the people and when the resolution was presented several weeks i it was not adopted, the vote standing five to live. Yesterday, however, Alder men Richardson and Stiles, who were op posed to the resolution, were not present aud the faction of the board in favor of the piant was successful. There is a ques tion as to the legality of the meeting yes- teniay alter noon that will .probably be brought up soon. VI" AN IMF. W RIOT. OtliciHl Vfrsivn Made fiiljllr In IIiiuKiii Today. St Petersburg, Sept. 25. The official version of the anti-Jewish riots at Home! wit made public today. It is claimed that th' trouble started in a fish-monger's shop. The police supposed that the first outbreak; so encouraged the Jews that they paraded the streets, shouting "This is not Kiehenetl," ., ' They dared people to touch them and frequently fired revolvers to show they were armed. This so incensed a body of railroad workmen that they attacked the Jews and a general melee in which 140 houses and a number of shops were de stroyed, followed. All the Hebrews en gaged in the riot, the report says, were arrested. ,, , MUST FAY TAXES. Kiirllngton Iefu- (o l-xcmpt a Shoe I l.ut. ,..,., Burlington, Sept. 25 --At a city meet ing held lat night a resolution providing for the exemption from taxation for ten years of the Hibbard .fc Perkins Shoe Co., was defeated. . . . , , V. P. Smith said that the old company had become insolvent and that It took the entire assets of the corporation as well as Mr, Uibbard's private fortune to settle the aeeouuts. He said that the corporation seeking exemption was an entirely new concern. In conclusion he offered a reso lution exempting the concern forten3'ears. Elias Lyman also favered the exemption. LIVES LOST IN FIRE. Two IHed at Kwihestcr. N. H Hotel Fire Thit Morning, Rochester, N. II.," Sept. 25. By the burning of the Brunswick hotel last night two lives were lost aud two guests were slightly injured. The names of the two who perished were given on the register as Mr. and Mrs. Hardwood, Concord, N, H. Four persons are unaccounted for but as the ruins have been thoroughly searched and no more bodies have been Jound, it is believed that they escaped. The hotel had between 40 and SO guests at the time the fire started. The property loss is $15,000. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE OPENS. A FreshoiMi Knrollraent ol 45 for the . XOitli Year, Middleburs, Sent. 24. The 104th year of Middlebury college began this morning wren cnapei at s.4 i o ciocK ana a fresh men delegation of 15 in academic depart ment. Prof. Walter Howard, in-t nicinr in political science and history, resiim- hU work after a year's study in t!m um-ver.-ities abroad. YValautM and (.i nt. Gouty putieuff) arc forbidden by their donors to eat any sweet, but are ad vised to cat at least a dozen walnuts daily. There is no doubt that they are very beneficial iu cases of gout and rheumatism. INDICTMENT FOR FORGERY Dr. W. R. Harkness Ar rested on that Charge. BAIL RAISED TO $2,500 He Has Not Yet Been Able to Secure That Amount But Hopes to Socn. Montp.'lier. s-pt. 25. Dr. W. Jt. Hark ness w as arrested this morning by Sheriff Evaus oq a charge of forgery,an indictment having been found by the grand jury which closed its session Wednesday. This is the same case in which Dr. Harkness was arrested several months ago pending an investigation by the grand jury. , Dr. Harkness was brought before coun ty court this morning and bail fixed at $2,500, which is $1,000 more than was first fixed. This sum the respondent has not yet obtained, and he is at present in charge of : Sheriff Evans. Jlis counsel, F, P. Carleton, hopes to have the amount secured before lng. It is not known when the cise will be tried. WELL REMEMBERED. John Murray f'reaentad Gold Kinj Last Evening. About thirty of John Murray's friends called upon him last evening at his home on Orange street to remind him that it was his thirty-eighth birthday. In behalf of the company James Cruickshank pre sented Mr. Murray a gold ring with the Odd Fellows emblems on it. He respond ed and thanked his friends very heartily for the gift, refreshments were served and the company broke np at midnight af ter having an enjoyable time dancing, singing aud playing games. FORMER M0NTPELIER WOMAN. Mrs. C. A. Ilaraard of Chicago IHiried tliia Afternoon. Motvtnelier, Sept.25. The body of Mrs. C. A. Barnard, formerly of this-"city, ar- jf.Vt-d i.-i .Vlontpelier from Chicago last night. The funeral was held this fore min. F,"V. A. N. Lewis oflieiating, - The hiUrtueut mas in Green Mount cemetery. THINGS THEATRiCAL. Liebler & Co. will have twelve at tractions on the road this season. The Drane brothers, Sam and Wash, will appear in vaudeville this season. Pat Itooney and Emma Francis will play and dance uext season in vaude ville. ' .. J , ; John Grieves will go out with Ward and Yokes in their new farce comedy this year. "The Grip of Love" is the title of -a melodrama that has been written 5y Edgar Sherve. Sardou Is writing nu opera libretto from "Theodora." The music 1$ by I Xflrtsr Lerous, Williams and Walker are scoring an enormous hit in England with their nmsfoaJ eomevSy "In Dahomey." , - Leuvitt James, son of Louis James and brother of the petite Millie, will enter musical comedy this season? Edward Morgan has played the role of John Storm in "The Christian" for nearly a thousand perform ances. Clay Clement and his wife, Karra Kenyon, have forsaken the stage to re turn to private life on their Texas ranch. According to repprts, Mascagni : is composing four operas, "Marie An toinette," "Frou Frou." "Vestillia" and "Stella." ... THE ROYAL BOX. It Is said that King Edward's ex traordinary success as a diplomatist Is due largely to his perfect mastery of several continental tongties. , ' One of Queen Wilhelmlna's treasures Is (t private Journal or notebook adorned with pen and ink sketches. She and her friends add to these sketches from time to time. The largest family in the world is that of the king of Siam. His majesty is a much married man and has two official wives, eighty-eight wives of miuor order and seventy-two children. The queen of Portugal, who is one of the best dressed women in Europe; studied mediei ne and rjuaiified for a medical certificate in order to take care of her husband's health. He Is inclined to dropsy. TRAIN AMD TRACK, Within twenty years the south hat increased its railway mileage 102 per cent. In England and Wales the railways own. on an .average, twelve acres of land for every mile of railway. The length of steam railroad tracks in the United States is 20.5,351! miles and of electric railway tracks 25,59 PlilOS. WASHINGTON UlR CLOSED. Two Good lliwe Yesterday, 0. and Free 1 or ;t!l. Washington, Sept. If Thij closing progiam of the Washington- Agricultural Association's fair attracted a " fair-si! crowd and some good sport was peen There were two races on the programme this afternoon, the 2. .15 and the free for all. Lillian Parnuru won the 2.35 race, best time being 2.31. The free for all was won by Ned Cole, Best time 2.24. The summaries: 8.33 Class. Lillian Farnum, 111 K(.m1 Ii.Hl, 2 3 2 Jolui H., 3 2 Free fT All, N.Hl Col ' til F!..I PI)C JX, . , . . , 2 2 g t'resvrr, ' 3 3 3 PEACH FAMILY REUNION. Notable Event A uiong Fropto on the East Border t.f the State, ' South Ryegate, Sept. 24. Tuesday of this week, was a day set apart by the Peach family for holding a reunion, and the spot selected was Hall's Pond, , The day proved to be a perfect one, and about 200 availed themselves of this opportunity to attend this reunion and basket picnic. To say a good time was the outcome would only begin to express it. The Newbury Drum Corps attended and the Leet sisters of Topsham.' Speeches were made by the Hon.John Bailey of Wells Kiver and Hon. Horace W, Bailey of Newbury and oth ers, 1 The picnic was in honor of William Peach who is spending the summer in his native town after an absence of 50 years in California and Oregon, also Charles George and wife who are on from the west, Mrs. George being the only daugh ter of the late John Peach. It was also for the G. A. R. members, who were com rades of Charles George, Uncle George Wallace of Newbury gave a selection on his violin which is 150 years old. Mrs. Martha Corliss, 79 years of age, read a poem, and Captain Brock of Newbury and Arthur Carleton of West Newbury were called on. NOT HEEELY A DREAM. Montpeller Man Awoke to the Itealltv, Miuii i'art of Hit Mumlactie. Montpelier, Sept. 24. The following story is told by the Montpelier Argus of one of Montpeiier's citizens: John fewa- sey went into a barber shop this morning to have his mustache trimmed and thereby hangs a tale. lie tells the story on him self. Last night he had a dream about a minister. While he slept he saw the min ister paint one side of his own mustache, and Mr. Swasey booming mad at him started to yank out that part discolored. He woke up with a start and found one- half of his mustache in his hand. That was the reason for having his hirsute ap pendage eyened up today. The most pe culiar thing about the dream to Mr. Swa- sey is that be should have a minister in mind. CEELSEA GRAPHITE. Company Wrkinc the Properly Much en. courotged Chelsea, Sept 25. Messrs. W.F.Downs, E. M., S. J. htroheim of New York and Leon IS. Meyers of New Orleans. La., were here recently to inspect the graphite prop erty on the Last hill In the interests of the company. They were satisfied with the showing made and surprised at the amount of work done in the short space of time with the few men employed, con sidering the fact that all work has been done by hand. Work is now suspended there until next spring, and when they re sume it will be with steam power and ma chinery, instead of hand process. Leon Dnrien, the manager, with his family, left yesterday for their home in New York. ON'ADELBERT MARTIN'S TRAIL, Mr. Trotnbley'g Aatailant Seen on West Mill Veeter.lay. Northfield, Sept. 2s. Adelbert Martin, who is wanted for an assault npon Mrs, Stephen Trombley, was seen last night at the Kingston place on West hill, formerly the poor farm, a mile above South North field. It is thought he slept in ' a barn. Mrs. Kingston's son saw him this morn ing. A sheriff's posse Is scouring the country and expects to apprehend him be fore night. MAX SEVERANCE'S FUNERAL At Montpelier Methodist Church Tomor- row A fternoon at 8 O'clock. The body of Max E. Severance, who at one time resided in this city, arrived in Montpelier from the Philippines this morning. The funeral will be held to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Montpelier Methodist church. Ilev. Elbe K. M, Jones of this city will officiate. The family of the deceased take this means of notifying friends who have not beeu informed by personal notice. ' THE SILVER MILESTONE. Mr. and Mr. Jerome IJ. Rrown Celebrate Their Silver Wedding. Norwich, Sept. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Je rome II. Brown todav OllSBTTTO,! thaO-Ut, anniversary of their wedding in a very pieasaut manner, ADOUt 2ii of their friends from out of town mihu them life-long happiness. They were the recipients of several beautiful gifts. BUSINESS TOR SO. RYEGATE. A. 1. tirunt Will Make ami 1,'epair M8 Cullers Tooln. South Ilyt-uaK Sept. 1!4, A. I. Grant has leased land ami is to erect a shop as soon as he cau get lumber,; He will make and repair stone cutters tools and do a general repair business. Mr. Grant knows how to handle iron and g:eel, and there is no doubt about his success, OFFICERS FOR GRAND LODGE Knigts of Pythias Close Session. MEET NEXT IN BURLINGTON P. J. Cowles of Hardwick Was Elected Grand Chancellor Meeting Very Successful. J The grand lodge, Knights of Pythias of Vermont, closed its 15th annual session iu this city yesterday afternoon after a mor-t successful convention. The meeting-! were well attended and resulted in much benefit, to the 125 or more delegates who were in attendance. Vincitia Lodge, No. 10, is pleased to have had the opportunity of en tertaining the convention. The afternoon session was crowd el full of business, a final adjournment beins made at about 4 o'clock. Most of the del egates left ou the afternoon aud evening trains for their homes. One of the im portant items of business transacted wa-s the appropriation of $200 to the Uniform Kank, Knights of Pythias. Past Chancellor Tyler of Champlaia Lodge, Burlington, was elected supreme representative and will attend the big con vention at Louisville, Ky., next year. His otliee holds for two vears. The grand lodge decided upon Burlington as tho next meeting place. The annual held day of tho filiform Hank will be held on Sep tember 20 and the grand lodge meeting on the day following. Majur-General Carnehan of Inuianapo lis, was present and gave an iit-.r-ting and instructive address on thaworkof the order in general. He was well re ceived aud his remarks were INiened to very attentively by the members. The following efficers were' elected to serve for the ensuing year: Grand Chancellor, P. J. Cowlc?, Hard wick. ; . Grand Vice-Chancellor, V. V. Brovin, Barton Landing. Grind Prelate, G. H. Knox, Gioton. Grand Keeper of Records and Seal, C. F. O. Tinker. St. Johnsbury. Graud Master of Exchequer, P. W. Booth, Esses Junction Grand Master of Anns, M. B. Ladd, Island Pond. flrarnl Insula fiiarf? T? TT 1 ? . i .1 11 in, r,T , V..,, ,u,ltnu J..w,l ,UUUI Burlington. Grand Outside Guard, S. A. Bui ight, Riehford. Trustee for three years. J. F. Iliudng ton, Bennington. FUNERAL OF JENNIE DOEIE. Larue Ni-.nilj r of itelutivei mid rriends Were in Attemluuve. The funeral of Jennie, danghl-r of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dobie, was held je terday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the homo of her parents, corner of Trentont and Hall streets. There was a large at tendance of relatives and friends,the large rmmber of sorrowing schoolmates of the deceased being particularly noticeable. Many beautiful floral tributes attested the esteem tll wh(ch the young lady was held. Among the flowers were thoe presented by the orders of which the parents are metiibefi. ' Kev. T. II. Mitchell of the Presbyterian church was the officiating clergyman, and he was assisted by the Key. Ktue K. M. Jones of the Universalist church. The burial was iu Hope cemetery. " The bearers were Charles Beach, Robert Duncan, Andrew Mackay, Alexander Trail, Koy Livingstone and Thomas Mc Donald. FUNERAL OF MRS. DEFORGE. Held this Morning From St. Monica's Church. The funeral of Mrs. Elmira Defore was held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Monica's church. Kev. P. M. McK'enna said the mass. There was a large gather ing of friends and there wpra muiiv henn. tiful floral offerings. The pall bearers were John Noouan, Patrick Mansion, bert tsiair, ueorge iiergeron. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. BARRE R. R. DIVIDEND. tine of Two and a Half 1'er Cent De clared. The directors ef the Barre Railroad held a meeting at their office in this city yester day afternoon at which time they declared a 2 1-2 per cent on the capital stock pay able at the oftices of the company in this city ort Oct. 1st, to stockholders of record of Sept. 30th. CAE0T WOMAN DEAD. Mrs, I i'Mle 15. Wiliiama Hied Veterdy Prom Cancer. i Calais, Sept. 24. Mrs. I laie Pabcotl: Williams, wife of Dr. 11. G, Williams, died at 7 o'clock this mornins of cancer. The funeral services will be held in the Congregational' church at this place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Kev. D. L. Hllliard, pastor of the church, oflieiating, and burial in the village cemetery. Mrs. Williams leaves a husband and one daughter.