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BARRE DAILY TIM VOL. XVI--XO. 99. BARRE, VERMONT, THURSDAY. JULY 11. 1912. PRICE. ONE CENT. IREVOLT COMES TO FAILURE Mexican Rebel Leader Admits Himself Beaten IN ORGANIZED WARFARE However, Gen. Orozco Declared To-day That Guerrilla Methods Now Being Planned Will Harm the Mexican i Government Severely. Juarez, Mexico, July 11. Gen, Pas cual Orozco, jr., the rebel leader, who arrived here last night, admitted defeat in organized warfare but made it plain that the guerilla warfare being planned was calculated to harm the Mexican government severely. He said that .ho entertained no ill will toward the United State and did not want foreign eompl cations. Gen. Orozco believes that the Mexican government ultimately can be over thrown. The rebels are gradually de 1 stroying the Mexican Central railroad in front of General Huertas federal forts, This probably will prevent the federals reaching the vicinity of Juarez tor at least two months. MARKER ON HISTORIC SPOT. PROCLAIMS AMNESTY. i ., Now Seems a Good Time for Revolu tionists to Surrender. Chihuahua. Mex., July 11. Gen. Htior- ta, commander of the federal forces has caused to be posted throughout the , ritv and has given orders for similar .publication in all the towns of the state, a proclamation conceding amnesty to all rebels surrendering within ,thirty days. ' The measure includes "all rebel known as revolutionaries now in arms against , i the federal government. . It is reported here that Cheche Cam bos, the rebel leader from the Torreon district, has indicated his desire to sur render with 000 men at Tabaloapa. CONTROLLED BY PROGRESSIVES. Iowa Republican State Convention De clares Chicago Action Fraudulent. Dcs Moines, la., July 11. Efforts of Gov. B. F, Carroll, a Taft adherent, to have the Republican state convention , yesterday pass a resolution endors i ing the platform adopted at the national J convention failed, being tabled 773 to i H43, and 1 effort to eliminate from the report of the majority of the resoht- l tions committee, the section condemning as fraudulent the Chicago convention also failed. Governor Carroll was a member of the resolutions committee, but the majority : Toport, as adopted by the convention, ,was written by the progressives, who controlled the convention throughout. FIGHT BLAZE IN VAIN. Forest Fire Raging in Old Growth Tim ber on Mt. Ascutney. Weathersfield, July 11. A forest fire (burned over many acres on the castor y side of Ascutney mountain yester day. Firemen and volunteers spent all jthe afternoon hnd evening trying to stop the fire, but were unsuccessful. How the fire started is not. known, ibut it is thought some one in an c-x- jcursion party that climbed the moun tain may have dropped a lighted match and caused it. The mountain is covered with old growth timber., DIVISIONS TO FURTHER CAMPAIGN. Each Section of Country to Have Com petent Republican Leader. Washington, D. C, July 11. When tho nub-committee of the Republican na tional committee meets in Xew York, Uuly 13, to complete the organization i for the campaign, it will take up a plan to divide the country into four sections, with an experienced political leader in charge of each. For the east, William ;Barnes, jr., of Xew York is under con sideration, for the middle west, John T. Adams of Iowa. Charles R. War ;ren of Michigan and Thomas K. Xied ringhaus of Missouri are being talked of. Ralph E. Williams of Oregon will doubtless look' after the Pacific coast and a hard fight will be made in the southern states with Senator Newell Panders of Tennessee in charge. A'! will be under the direction of Xatipnal Cuiiir man Hilles. FIRE IN WHITE MOUNTAINS Is Burning Over Considerable Area, 200 Men Fighting It. Intervale, X. II., July 11. Fire caused considerable damage at several points in the White mountain region yester day by burning railroad bridges. A forest tire which has been rag ing since Sunday in the Pinkham notch, just east of Mount Washington, and on the slope of Wild Cat mountain, has burned over several hundred acre of heavily wooded land and appeared to be still beyond control. More than 200 men were fighting the flames. TO SETTLE STRIKE. Where Were Held First Three Conven tions of New Hampshire Grants. Dorset, July 11. The marble tablet marking the site of the Cephas Kent inn, in which were held the first three con ventions of the Xew Hampshire Grants, was dedicated yesterday afternoon by the Vermont Society of 'Colonial Dames with simple exercises. The marker, a five by three tablet of Dorset marble, stands in close prox imity to the old-fashioned residence of Miss Zephine Humphrey, the writer, which is located on the site of the orig inal inn and which comprises in it structure a portion of the ancient hos telry. - The tablet is inscribed with a brief statement of the historic memories at tached to the spot and that the marker is erected by the Vermont (Society of Colonial Dames. The exercises this aft ernoon consisted of a poem by Prof. George Gilbert of Chicago, an address by Judge Charles B. Kent of Dorset, singing of the poem "Vermont" by Mit-s Helen Winslow of Boston to the air of "America," prayer and the dedica tory and historical address by Miss Jennie Valentine of Pennington, presi dent of the society. The society, when it arranged for" the erection of the marker, was desirous of inscribing on it the warning for the first convention held at the inn on Jan uary 1(5, 1778, but the call was too long. This first convention was convened more for the purpose of protesting against the claims of the Xew York state gov ernment, which had been continually en deavoring to overthrow the Xew Hamp shire titles under which the settlers held their farms. At this convention a petition was drawn up and Captain Heman Allen pre sented the document to Congress on the 8th of the following Mar. Upon his return from, Philadelphia, the second con vention was held at Dorset on July 24. Thirty-one towns on the western slope of the Green mountains were represented at the convention, which, after receiv ing the report of the agent who took the petition to Congress, allied itself with the cause of the colonists against Great Britain. The convention adjourned to meet at the tame place on September 25. At the last gathering it was unani mously resolved "to take suitable meas ures, as soon as may be, to declare the Xew Hampshire Grants a separate dis trict." This convention adjourned to January 15, 1777, at Westminister, where the original constitution was adopted. . GOULDING WON IN WALK FINAL Ontario Man Secured Points for Canadian Team IN THE OLYMPIC CONTESTS Americans Captured Eight Heats of the 110-Metre Hurdles and Thus Stand Good Chance of Winning Points in the Finals. PLUNGED OFF TRACK AND INTO A LAKE Intercolonial Railway Train Carried Three Persons to Death at Grand Lake, N. Y., Yesterday Afternoon. Halifax, X. S., July 11. Three men were killed and two score persona in jured in a wreck of the Intercolonial railway at Grand Lake yesterday after noon. The engine of the Maritime ex press left the track and plunged down an embankment into the lake, dragging with it the mail and express car and piling the baggage cars up at right angles on the track. Kngineer James Clark and Fireman refer McGill were carried to their deaths in the big lo comotive and an unknown tramp was killed. Engineer Clar'k was found in the cah, crushed and scalded. Fireman McGill's body has not been recovered and it is thought that it is beneath the en gine. GIRLS CARRIED BEFORE TRAIN BY RUNAWAY Horse Became Unmanageable at Somer- ville Last Night and Dashed Through the Gates and Onto Track. Somerville, Mass., July 11. Paulina and Cecilia Chniel, 14 and 12 years of age respectively, were killed on the Dane street crossing of the Fitchburg division, Boston & Maine railroad, last night, when a horse which the older girl was driving, became unmanageable and dashed through the gates in front of an express tram. the locomotive struck the carriage containing the girls, de molishing it and killing the horse. John Chniel, father of the two g'rls, was sitting on the piazza at his home awaiting their return wdien the news of the accident reached him. He was pros trated. The mother is in Europe with a younger child. SOME CLOSE FINISHES. Stockholm, July 11. In the Olympic games to-day, George Goulding of On tario won the final in the 10,000-metre walk. George A. Chisholm of Boston won the first heat in the 110-metres hurdles in 15 3-10 seconds; John J. Elier of Xew York won the second heat in 16 seconds; Martin W. Hawkins of the Multomah Athletic club won the third heat in 16 1-5 seconds; Edwin M. Prichard of Xew York won the seventh heat in 1H 2-5 seconds; John P. Xicholson" of the university of Missouri won the eighth heat in lfl 1-0 seconds; Fred W. Kelly of Seattle ran the ninth heat, unop posed in 18 2-5 seconds; John R. Case of the university of Illinois won Ihe tenth heat in 18 3-10 seconds; James We.dell of Xew York won the. eleventh heat .in 15 3-5 seconds; Vaughan S. Blanchard of Boston was second in the sixth heat. Ralph C. Craig of Detroit won the final in the 200-metre flat race. Craig's time was 21 7-10 seconds. Donald F. Lip pincott of the university of Pennsylvania was second. v Ralph Rose of San Francisco won the weight putting, right and left hand, final. and Patrick J. McDonald of Xew York was second. SOLDIERS' HOME ELECTION. Veterans at Bennington Now Number 96 Total to Date, 731. Bennington, July 11. At the annual meeting of the trustees of the Ver mont Soldiers' home yesterday, the fol lowing eight members of the board were present: Hugh Henry of Chester, Sey mour H. Wood of St. Albans, J. L. Mosc ley of Xorthfield, E. J, Ormsbee of Bran don, J. G. MeCullough of North Ben nington, Justus Dartt of Springfield, J. H. Goulding of Wilmington, Frank K. Enfield of Morrisville and P. S. Cham berlain of Bradford, the latter repre senting Treasurer John C. Stearns of Bradford. Officers were elected as fol lows: President, Hugh Henry; secre tary, E. J. Ormsbee; treasurer, John C, Stearns; superintendent, Thomas Han non; assistant superintendent, J. Ben Hannon. . The present enrollment of the home is 011, and the total to date, 731. The treasurer's report Bhowed the home farm has made a net profit of $ 1,450 during the past year. HORSE CASE ON TRIAL. I. N. Chase Sued by H. C. Potter to Recover $10,000. Middlebury, July 11. The well-known horse case of II. C. Potter vs. I. X. Chase is now being tried in Addison county court. Mr. Potter' is suing for $10,000 damages from Mr,. Chase, who is proprietor of the Forest Park stock farm at Brandon. Mr. Potter's stallion, Krempest, was being kept there and trained for speed in the fall of 190(1. The animal got out of the paddock. and into an adjoining barn, the doors of which were supposed to lie kept closed. He broke through a frail flooring, with the result that a splinter was stuck in his entrails, necessitating the killing of the animal. Chase disclaims anv responsi bility. The case was tried three years ago and resulted in a disagreement of the jury. TREMENDOUS BURST OF SPEED Marked Second Day's Grand Circuit Meet at Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, Mich., Julv 11. Extra heats and close finishes marked the sec ond day of the Grand Rapids grand circuit races. Every race completed re quired four or more heats to decide" it, and one, the 2:18 class trotting, was left unfinished after three heats had been raced. The Furniture Manufacturers' purs?, $10,000, 2:12 class trotting, the big fea ture of the day and of the meet, went fiec heats and was desperately fought. In the (Offline purse, SH.otMi, 2:05 class pacing, Aomorewcr toon the nrst neat with Hranham JSaughman just a nose behind. In the second, third and fourth heats C. The Limit fought it out with Zombrewer all the way around, winning each heat in a hard-driving finish. It took six sharp, desperate heats to decide the 2:20 pace. WITH CORPSE AHEAD Boston Business Men Trying, to Av3id Spread of Trouble. Boston, July 11. Action towards a settlement of the Boston Elevated rail way strike was taken yesterday by bus iness men to bring about an agreement. It was said that every effort would be made to bring about an agreement in order that the possibility of a general strike of 80OOO organized laborers in sympathy with the tro'leymen might W averted. " DROPPED DEAD IN HAYFIELD. Harry C. Elwell Victim of Heat at Bel fast, Me, To-day. Belfast. Me., July 11. Harry C. El well, aged 23 years', died from "the heat while working in the hayfleld here today. Striking Steamship Firemen Paraded Through New York. Xew York, July 11. A weird way to win additions to their ranks was adopt ed by striking steamship firemen here yesterday when they virtually made a dead man a leader in their cause. The body of Andreas Rodguez, a strik er who was shot in a riot Monday night, was taken from the hearse just after hundreds of strikers had attend ed his funeral at strike headquarters and it was borne on the shoulders of relays of men for more than two miles through the water front section. Policeman Alex ander Bennett, a yourur officer, was perhaps fatally injured yesterday while trying to disperse a crowd of strikers on Market street. Steamship officials continued to as sert that their vessels are traveling on schedule time with strikebreaking crews. Gave Grand Race to Englishman Over American Runners. Stockholm, July 11. The finals in six events were completed at the Olympic games yesterday and of the 38 points, the United States scored 13, England six, Germany six, Canada three, Australia three, Finland three, and France two. The United States and Germany had the honor of making a clean sweep in the weight putting and 200-metre swim ming back stroke respectively. England won the greatest race of the Olympic ho far, the 1.600-metre run, in which the Oxonian Jackson broke the record by more than six seconds. Finland won the "500-metres In a splendid struggle against France, while the Canadian Hodgson brought glory to the Domin ion by bis victory in the 1.500-mtre swimming contest, in which he hung up three records. The 1,500-metre race was a gruelling contest from start to finish. Abel P. Kiviat and Xorman S, Tatter, the Amer ican representatives, came into the stretch together. Jackson all the way around the last lap went at a terrillc pace, pat-sing four men in order to get up with the leaders. With Kiviat slight ly in advance ten yards from the tape, Jackson fairly leaped ahead and fell ex hausted into the arms of friends. So close was the race for second place be tween Kiviat and Taber, the judges re served their decision until a photograph of the finish was developed before an nouncing the second and third men. The 5.000-metre contest was practi cally a two-man race between the Finn, Kolehmainen, and the Frenchman, Boui, They finished 1(10 yards ahead of Hun ton of England, who beat out George V. Bonhag, Irish-American A. C, by a foot for third. Kolehmainen won first by a bare yard. The Americans were disappointed lie- cause of the results in distance running which seemed to demonstrate what Brit ish sportsmen have always contended, that however unconquerable Americans may be in performances requiring quick ness, they are apt to meet their su periors when it comes to the test of endurance. Xcither the American con tinent nor the British empire shone in the 5,000-metere run. The long-legged Finn Kolehmainen and the stocky Frenchman formed a. class by them selves. With such men as Kiviat, Jones, Shep pard and Taber in the 1,500-metre event, Americans had every reason to be hope ful, but the Oxford representative, Jack son. proved to have the necessary stout ness of heart and speed to carry him past a flying field and win the race for England. Everything considered, the ' United States had a successful day. Three American flags went up again for the shot put. Eight of the eleven who j qualified for the final test in the pole vault are Americans, and the two rounds of trials in the 200-metre sprint gave the United States four of the six men in the final competition. In the evening, the Hawaiian Kaham moku easily outswam the world. Inci dently Lieutenant Patton. the only American officer of the 42 contestants in the modern Pentathlon, outpointed the champion of the French army at fencing. There have been minor disputes dur ing the games but the spirit of the na tions is "after you sir.'' This is par ticularly true of the Swedish hosts. Lieutenant Patton remarked last night that the sportsmanship of the Swedish officials is the finest thing imaginable. Whenever a point is given them on a technicality they absolutely refuse to accept it. As hosts and as sportsmen, the Swedes will always have a high place in the memory of everybody for tunate enough to participate in this Olympic as competitor or onlooker. The scores as announced last night are: United States, 72 points; Great Britain, including the colonies, 65; Swed en, 57; Germany. 24; France. 18; Rus sia, including Finland, 20; Denmark. 7; XorwTiy, 7; Italy, 5; Hungary, 4; Bel gium, Greece and Austria, 3 each; Hol land, 2. HEAT-CRAZED HE STABBED FELLOW-PRISONER at John Billingliy, Formerly Soldier Fort Ethan Allen, Attacked D. H. Brown, Also Colored Latter Will Recover. Rutland, July II. John Billinglay, formerly a soldier at Fort Ethan Allen, who is now serving a term in the house of correction, stabbed D. 11. Brown of Burlington, also an inmate of the local institution, with a case knife this morn ing. Billinglay was overpowered by the guards after inflicting wounds on the arms and face. Brown will recover. Both the men are colored. It is be- lieved that Billinglay's mind was af fected by the heat. SMOKE POURED OUT OF MINE Following .Explosion Just After Ten Men Entered EIGHT 'ARE BELIEVED DEAD Shaft of the Ben Franklin Coal Company at Mountsville, W. Va., Had Been Closed for Several Weeks Res cuers Are Now at Work. Mountsville, W. Va., July 11. Eight miners are believed to have been killed by a gas explosion in the Panama mine of the Ben Franklin Coal company here to-day. The shaft had been closed for several weeks, and this morning ten men entered the workings to load oal. Shortly afterwards the explosion oc curred, and a great colume of smoke poured from the shaft. The rescuers found two men who were probably fatally burned and man gled, and Foreman McCabe expressed the belief that others of the ten are dead. IN CALEDONIA'S SHADE DEADLY CURRENT GOT HIM. FOUND, BODY IN RESERVOIR. Fred A. Martin of Leeds, Mass., Had Been Missing a Week. Xcrthampton, Mass.. July 11. The body of Fred A. Martin of Leeds, who disappeared from his home Tuesday morning, was found yesterday in a reser voir near Leeds. Mr. Martin, a well-to-do farmer, arose early Tuesday morning, anil after pre paring kindlings for a fire in the kitch en range, before the other members of the family were up, left the house. A pocketbook and a watch on a stump near the reservoir gave scacbers a clue of where the body lay. Mr, Martin was about 40 years old. He had been in poor health. He is survived by a. wife, five children, and a mother, Mrs. Jane Martin of Florence. ADMITS TAKING $23,000. Trusted Employe of Rice Firm Held for Grand Jury. Xew York, July 11. William M. Law rence, 40, a church member and trusted employe of the ice and gfcin importing concern of Daniel Talmaldge's Sons, ad mitted in the tombs court to Magistrate Corrigan yesterday that he had taken at least $23,000 from the concern dur ing the past six years. This money, he said, had been spent in being a "good fellow and spender" in Tenderloin. He was held in flJ.O'K bail for action by the grand jury. The firm alleges that the thefts will amount to $40,000. TO PROTECT TIMBER. Xew "ork, July 11. The Xew York Americans have signed George Davis, the crack pitcher of Williams college. Da vis is regarded ss the best college pitcher in the East. He will report to the Xew Yorks on Friday. System of Wireless Telegraphy Will Be Installed on Vt. Mountains. Rutland. July 1!. State Forester A. F. Hawes has delegated Charles and Pal mer Powers of Proctor to build wireless telegraphy stations in several places in Vermont for use in transmitting mes sages to rangers- when forest fires are discovered. The first station is to be on Mount Pico, 10 miles past of this city at an altitude of 3.110O feet, und there will be other stations on the high er mountains to the north. It is ex pected that this svstem will save hun dreds of acres of timberland from de struction bv fire annually. Electrician Hatch Killed at Dover While Working on Line Pole. Dover, X. H.. July 11. Thomas ft. Hatch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hatch, of 50 Grove street, Somersworth, and employed as a meter tester by the twin State das & hlectric company ot this citv, was yesterday accidentally electrocuted on the top of a pole, where he was working. Hatch was sent about 5 o'clock to the lower end of Central avenue to remove a limb of a tree which had come in contact with a live wire. He was sit ting on a bracket when he accidentally touched another wire. He remark' d to Head Electrician Snett, who was stand ing on the ground, that he had re.'eived quite a shock. Following these words his body fell to the ground, landing upon the tracks of the Dover, Somersworth and Rochester street railway, the laxly was taken in charge by Glidden &. Olid den, undertakers, and was viewed by the medical referee, F. L. Keyes of Roch ester. The victim of the accident was grad uated from Somersworth high school and was for three years a student at Dartmouth. He was' aged 30 years. A particularly sad feature of the affair was that Hatch was to quit the em ploy of the Twin Statu company Sat urday to accept a very satisfactory posi tion with a Xew Haven, Conn., firm. TALK OF THE TOWN The regular monthly smoke talk of the Burns club will be held at the Woodmen's hall, Bolster rdock, to-night at 7:30. James Batchelder, who has been visit ing friends on South Main street for the pnst few days, returned to Woodbury last night. A. M. Fletcher of Cavendish, who was recently nominated by the Republican party of Vermont for governor, was a visitor in this city to-day. An interesting meetit.fr at the Sal1 vation army to-night. Capt. and Mrs. O'Brien of Montpelier will have charge of the meeting. Everybody come. Mrs. B. H. Tenny and daughter, IVt othy, of Washington street have re turnst home, after passing a few weeks with relatives in South Royalton. Mrs. Walter Douglas was very much surprised last evening when about twenty-five of her friends called to see her and spend a social evening. The time passed quickly with music and danc ing." In behalf of those present, Mrs. Douglass was presented a beautiful leather handbag. During the evening daintv refreshments were served bv the ladies. At late hour the party broke up hoping it would not be long before they would all meet again for another good time. TALK OF THE TOWN Harry Peduzzi and Ernesto M;ilnati left this noon for Burlington, where they will remain until Sunday, Guy R. Buck of Burlington arrived in the city this morning for a few days' business visit . G. Cjoci, who has been visiting in this city for the past few days, returned this morning to his home at Hard wick. Miss Alice Turner returned yesterday to her home in Alburg. after spending several diys with friends in the city. Mrs. Xed Lewis of Spaulding street returned to this city last night from Lancaster, X. H., where she has been visiting at her former home for the past few weeks. Francis Cleary of North Main street left yesterday morning for Hardwick, where he will Bpend a few days with relatives, leaving later for an indefinite visit in Quincy, Mass. In the Sunset league to-morrow night, the Barre Blue Sox play the Graniteville A. C. team. The game will probably be played in this city. Williamstown plays the East Barre A. C. at East Barre. The ladies' aid society of St. Monica's Catholic church will hold a lawn party and auto ride on Dr. Duly 'a lawn on Xorth Main street Friday evening, July 12. at 7 o'clock. Ice cream ard cake. Mrs. S. X. Parker and daughter, Miss Ruth Parker, and son, Xewell, of Spauld ing street left yesterday for nest Dan- ville, where they will pass a few days in camp as the guests of Mrs. II. J. Smith. The remains of Charles Poulin of Plainfleld, whose death occurred in Bur lington yesterday, were brought to Banc this . morning. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Poulin, the young man's parents. v J. K. Pirie of Graniteville left the city this forenoon by automobile for Highgate Springs and Philipsburg, P. . He will be accompanied home Sunday by D. W. McDonald, who has been pass ing several days in camp on Missisqnoi bay. Mrs. Fred Davidson of Granite street, who was arrested a few days ago on a warrant charging her with selling ille gally, came before Judge If. W. Scott in city court yesterday afternoon and waived examination. Bail was furnished for her appearance at the fall term of Washington count v court. J Mon Yin Chung, Ph. B., one of the fast infielders held in reserve by the management of the Chinese team, which is playing a series of g-mcs with the Italian Athletics, is a 1012 graduate of Yale university. Xext fall, Mr. Chung will start a "two years' postgraduate course at Columbia. P. G. I.averty, a granite manufacturer and wholesaler of Xew York City, is spending a few days in this city on business. Mr. Lavery while in the city intends to place about seven vault jobs among the local manufacturers. Mr. Lvery is visiting as the guest of his brother. J. H. Lavery. Campbell Stevens, a youngster, is con fined to his home on Cottage street with a badlv jammed foot. Shortly after 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, ttie young man was ahout to cross Main street and was suddenly confronted by the big auto mobile truck of X. M. Xelson, which was plving towards Montpelier. In some manner one of the youngster's feet was run over bv one of the truck wheels. He was taken to his home, where the in jured foot was dressed by Dr. P. S. Duffy. It probsbly will be at least three weeks before he wfil be able to have the fre use of the foot. Many People Attended Congregational Picnic Yesterday. The Congregational church and Sun day school held their annual picnic yes terday at Caledonia park. Early m the day the children began to arrive and by noon there was a largo gathering of scholars, teachers, parents and others in terested in church affairs. Free, lemonade was served throughout the day and on account of the excessive heat, Mrs. Stick ncy and her assistants in this depart ment seldom had spare time upon their hands. There was a splendid program of sports carried out, beside a bascbdll game. Upon the whole, a most enjoy able day was spent and the picnic was voted a great success. The baseball game was played between two picked teams, the captains being Hoar and Walstrom. A lively gamo re sulted and among those taking part were Rev. Dr. Burnett, H. G. Woodruff, lames Adie and others of the church workers. After five innings were played, the game was called and the score stood 10 to 2 in favor of Hoar's team. Among those who took an active part in promoting the, various games and who otherwise assisted the children in enjoying themselves were the follow ing: Dr. Barnett, George McDonald, James Adie, H. G. Woodruff and Mr. Pamperl. Following is the prize list: Boys' race, over twelve years Gran ville Veale, Sheldon Veale. Boys' race, under twelve years Hector Reid, Reginald Johnston, Alex. Clark. Boys' race, under ten years William Christie, Alex. Christie, Eddie Alexan der. Girls' race, twelve years and over Christina Smollett, Catherine Reid, An nie Tassie. Girls' race, eight to ten years Isa bella Reid, Isabella Booth, Annie Me Kerron. (ills' race, under eight years Grace Morgan, Clarice Wildgoose. Boys' race Granville Veale, Sheldon Veale, Hector Reid. Boys" three-legged race Sheldon Wale and Reid Parker, Hector Reid and Reg inald Johnston. Girls' three-legged race Helen Xute. and Isabella Reid, Sack race, boys' Hector Reid, Reid Barclay. In the girls' races for prizes given by the lookout committee of the Christian Endeavor society, the winners were Christina Smollett and Isabella Booth. BOLTS PLAYED ALL dUT Lightninr. ,dme Queer Per formanljs in St. Albans . IT STRUCK IN FOUR PLACES In One House a Girl Was Rendered Un conscious People in C. S. Warner's Household Were Also Shocked Church Burned in Middlesex. G. A. C. Picnic at Dewey Park. The annual picnic of the G. A. C. was held at Dewey park yesterday. The party started at 0:45 and arrived home shortly after 5, During the day games were played and refreshments, consist ing of sandwiches, cake, ice cream, waf ers, lemonade, fruit and candy, were served by the club. The winners of the young ladies' race were Miss Louise Melvin first, Miss Mary Birnie, second: little girls' race, Chrissie Melvin. first, Marjnrie Veale, second, Ma bel Stephens, third: little boys' race, George Birnie, first, Clarke Kesson, sec ond. A few young ladies gave some very entertaining farcesthp most pleas ing' being "The Rich Ladv." "The Un known Child," "The Midnight Robbery" and "Cinderella." Those taking the leading parts were Misses Warnitta Veal. Mary Birnie, Marguerite Scott and May Lake. In return, the younger chil dren gave a few tableaux, which were very amusing to the audience. Those taking the leading parts were Misses Marjorie Veale and Mabel Stephens aid Masters George Birnie and Clarke Kes son. Finally the picnic came to a close, all present saying they had had one of the best tiroes of their lives, and hoppd to meet again soon and have more such picnics with the G. A. C. as their entertainers. St. Albans, July 11. During a seveiq thunder storm last evening at 8 o'clock, lightning struck the house of B. C, Ryan on Diamond street and rendered Dorothy Ryan, aged 0 years, unconscious. Tho girl was not seriously hurt, however, and was ahout the house to-day as usual. The lightning entered the house by the chimney and seems to have gone all through the building, knocking down all the stovepipes and releasing a great quantity of soot in the various rooms. In one room was a stove filled w ith paper. The lightning entered the snp. ignited part of the paper and blew it out of the stove and into the rjira, while, the paper that remained in the stove was not burned. Another rut inns feature was that all the lace curtains which hung in open spaces were thor oughly blackened, while all other cur tains in the house were left perfectly white,- Also during the same time, lightning entered the house of C. S. Warner on Potter avenue, not a great distance from Diamond street, following the w:res. The occupants of the Warner house, were greatly shocked by the electricity but not seriously hurt. The telephone and electric light wires in the vicinity were rendered useless. Another bolt struck the ridgepole of the Church of the Holy Angels on Lakq street and ran down the side, knocking off a quantity of slate. At St. Albans Bay a telephone pole was struck and damaged. To-day the temperature was cooler, and conditions were somewhat better than for more than n week pst. MIDDLESEX CHURCH BURNED LAST NIGHT. DEATH OF MRS. JAMES MACKAY Wife of Barre's City Clerk Died After a Long Illness. Agnes Law (Robertson) Mackay, wife of Citv Clerk James Maekav, died at the Mackay residence, 4 Park street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, aft er a long period of ill health. She was taken ill two years ago last March, and since that time she had been in impaired health. -Everything possible was done to relieve her, but to no avail, the patient showing a steady decline and for the past seventeen weeks be ing confined to the bed. Mrs. Maekav was born in Edinhurg. Scotland, on October fi. 1800. and her early life was spent in that country. When a voting woman she came to Montreal and resided there for a short time, returning to Scotland, and to Dun fermline, where she was married to Mr. Mackay on January 1, 1880. Since 1S7 she had been a resident of Bnrre and during that time had made a great many friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Barre and was also a member of Ruth chapter, O. E. S. She leaves, besides her hus band, four children, as follows: Dr. Wil liam K.. James R., George F. and Miss Hazel Mackay, all of Barre; also two sisters, one of whom resides in Dun fermline and the other in Glasgow, and a brother in the latter city. The funeral will be held at the Mack ay residence to-morrow (Friday) after noon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Duncan Sal tnond of the Presbyterian church officiat ing, and the interment will be in the family lot in Hope cemetery. It is re quested that no flowers be sent. Lightning Struck at 9 O'clock and All That Remains of Building Are the Brick Walls Contents Were . : Mostly Saved, Middlesex, July 11. Ahout 9 o'clock last evening lightning struck the Uni tarian church, a brick building, and tho structure was destroyed by fire, only the walls being left standing. The bolt was'' seen to strike the building and the villagers succeeded in carrying out every thing except the pews. A bucket brigade saved the Methodist parsonage and a: Kchoolhonse adjoining. Help was tele-' phoned for from Montpelier but the re-' quest was countermanded when it was seen that the spread of the fire had been checked. The loss is placed at $6,000,j a third covered by insurance. The church was used by the Unitarian and Meth" odist societies. COOLER WEATHER TO-DAY. DIED IN BURLINGTON HOSPITAL. Charles Poulin, Son of Philip Poulin of Plainfield. The death of Charles Fonlin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip roulin, of Plain field, occurred at the Mary Fletcher hospital in Burlington, yesterday after noon at 1:30 o'clock, the end following an operation performed in the forenoon. The young man had been in poor health for nearly three years. That an opera tion should be performed was the de cision reached several days ago. It was successful, but Mr. Poulin was too weak to survive the after-affects. He leaves besides his parents, five me ters, Dora Caroline. Agnes, Fhlrence. and Dclina. and four brothers, Samuel. Ralph. Ijiwrence and Raymond. He was born in St. .Tohnsbury- March 12, .1803, and moved with his parents to riainfield some years ago. Funeral services will be held at St. Monica's church on Summer street Sat urday morning at 16 o'clock, the pastor. Rev. P. M. M-Kenna. officiating. The burial will take place in the Catholic cemetery on Beckley street. Last Night's Storm Had Effect of Lower ing Temperature. Last night's thunder shower retrieved the poor record of its predecessors by dealing a knrtek-ovt blow to the hot spell and sending it tj the ropes for r cttpcration. It was a heavy shower, marked by a brilliant electrical display, but little thunder. Rain fell heavily for several moments and continued to beat down at a fair rate for some time. The downpour did inestimable good to vegefation and lawns and gardens tnok on a new lease of life after it was over. The atmosphere was considerably fresh-' ened and the intense humidity of thn dav and earlv evening seemed to van ish. This morning a cooling bree7e pre vailed and there whs every indication that a few days of more comforhibh' weather would follow. From the dan-' porous altitude of 04 and OH degrees,' the mercury dropped down to 82 and 83 ' toward noon and later weather re ports presaged cooler weather and con tinuing winds. Local Forecaster William Shaw of ths weather bureau at Xorthfield gave o-ifc the following statement to-day: 'Since yesterday morning an area of low pressure has moved from the l.tk.; region to the maritime provinces, at tended by severe thunderstorms over Xew England. Scattered showers havn 'also occurred over the east, south, and file .northwest. The area of high lues sure which has persisted over the south eastern states during the past week has . disappeared, and conditions are now f.v ; vorable for a relief from the oppressive heat that has continued for the past' eight days. Unsettled conditions con tinue over Rocky mountain districts snj the northwest. It is cooler over north ern Xew England, the lake reoion, and.' the middle Mississippi valley: wanner over the northwest, and central Rock mountain districts. Heavy rain, in inches, has omirred as follows: Btir linyton, Vt., 1.20; Prince Albert, Sisk., ' 1.02. "For this vicinity, conditions are fa. i vorable for cloudy and unsettled weath er, with showers this afternoon and to night; somewhat cooler. Friday fair. ' "William A. Shaw. "laical Forecaster." Weather Prediction. Generally fair to-night and Friday; except showers this afternoon or to night in Maine; somewhat cooler to night; moderate westerly winds. Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Miss Mary Grieg and Howard Miles were visitors at Mt. Mansfield to-dav. They were accompa nied on the return trip by D. M. Miles, who has been spending the past few days ot the Mt. Mansfield Trout club.