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'BARRE DAILY' MES f VOL. XVI--NO. 101. BARRE, VERMONT. SATURDAY. JULY 13. 1912. PRICE, ONE CENT. ONE GERMAN VS FOUR OF U.S. In the 400 Metre Flat Race at Stockholm To-da EVIDENCE OF DECLINE OF REBEL CAUSE HE RAN BY REASON OF FOUL Braun Was Declared Winner of Heat in Semi-Final on Ground That Young, Amherst Divinity Student, Had ' Fouled Him During Exciting Race. Stockholm, July 13. rracflically all interest in the Olympic games to-day centered on the final neat 01 me flat ra.ee. in which one non-Amer ican, Hans Braun of Germany, who wan eiven his heat yesterday afternoon, on a foul, was pitted against four of the best American sprinters, james -dith of Mercersburg academy, t harks D. Reidpath of Syracuse university, ..i.i u ii-tr f the, university of Michi gan, and Edward F. Lideberg of. the Chi cago A. A. , The foulinir incident occurred in the last heat of the semi-finals of the race vurduv afternoon, and for a time stirred lin a small tempest. It was al most a repetition of the clash at the London Olympic, when the American, Carpenter, was disqualified for fouling an tngnsnman in a similar upum.. - this occasion it was a collision between Rnmanv and the United States. An Amherst divinity student, Donald B. Young, running under the colors of the Boston A. A., finished two yards in the , lead in this race, out was aisquanuuu and the eat eiven to his fast Teu tonic rival, Braun, who crossed the line second. The circumstances led the spec tators to think that the United States might protest, but the American com mittee, wjiile considering the judge's de cision in Vrror, accepts it loyally. The alleged foul occurred on the first turn. 50 yards from the start. The race was for blood, and there was great rival ' rv between the two Americans, Young and Ira X. Davenport, university of Chi cago, and the German, Braun. Young took the lead njsie first jump. Ihen the German attempted to pass him on the outside at the turn, and was el bowed by Young. .The judges made an attempt to stop Young at the next turn, but without success. ' - When the mix-up occurred, Young. Braun and a Swedish contestant "were bunched. Young had the pole, the Swede was as close as possible behind' on the inside, with Braun on the outside. They . were o close together that they seemed , to rub sholnders. The German sprinted into the lead and then apparently slowed ' up. Young gave him a push with hi right arm. The Amherst boy, who is considered by all who know him a gentleman and a clean runner, takes the matter much to heart. In explanation, he said: "Braun was pushing me back. The .only thing I could do was what I did, or be pushed into the Swede. If they disqualify me, they certainly should disqualify Braun." I Braun claimed that he was undoubted ly fouled, but did not assert that the foul was intentional. A curious feature of this incident is that while everybody was certain that Young was disqualified for fouling Braun it was later reported that the judges thought that Young had interfered, with the Swede, Zerling, and had disqualified him for such interference. Both Young and Braun aupposed that the disqualifi cation was due to interference with Braun. Four other events were on the pro gram, including the standing high jump final, the 3,000-metre team race final, the final of the discus throwing, right and left, the throws being aggregated, and part of the Decathlon. The Dccath- ion irtl, uil w mm ,n i - compelled to show all-arotlnd athletic s ability, includes 100-metre flat race, run ning broad jump, putting weight, best hand, running high jump, 400-metre flat .race, 110-metre hurdle race, throwing discus, best hand, pole jump, throwing javelin, best hand, and l,f00-mctre Ant . race. The points are awarded according to position in each event, the first re ceiving one, then all are aggregated, and the man with the lowest total in the ten events is declared the winner. The Score to Date. The total acore thus far is aa fol lows: United States Sweden ................ ; Great Britain Germany Finland , Francft ' Kmith Africa H Denmark : Norway Italy '! Australia v. Canada Hungary . t Russia Greece ; ' Belgium i Austria, ! r Holland 2 j Three Heats Won by Americans. Twenty-nine athletes competed in the 100-metre sprint in the Decathlon and three Americans, James Thorpe of the Carlisle Indian school, Eugene I. Mer- ,. cer of the university of Pennsylvania and Harry Babcock of Columbia univer sity won their heats. James J. Don oghue of Los Angeles got second x and George W. Philbrook of the university ' of Notre Dame got third place in the beat, which was won by the Canadian, L, F. Lukeman. : An attempt is to be made to compel the Connecticut River Lumber company to keep a passage open through its log . drives for the accommodation c-f exeur ' sion boats on the river between Brat tleboro and Putney and for the operation ' of the 100 or more power boats owned in the vicinity. For several weeks it has been impossible for the excureicn boats to make a way through the log'. . The druir store of G. L. Campbell in Pwanton was entered Tuesday night by Nearly Entire Garrison at Juarez With drawn Others Said to Have Ac cepted Offer of Amnesty. - Jnarez, Mexico, "july 13. The depar ture of all rebel troops except a small garrison of 200 men was regarded as proof of the rebel intention not to at tempt to right at Juarez. The govern ment forces, however, cannot repair the Mexican Central railroad in less than two months and no activity close to the American border is looked for sooner. With the exception of about 800 men scattered along the Mexican Central rail road, there are few troops in the path of the federals. The bulk of the rebel army is stretched southwest from here along the Mexican Northwestern rail road, preparatory to invading the state of Sonora. Gen. Pascual Orozco, jr., denied yes terday that there was any disaffection of consequence in his ranks. Gen. Da vid Dela Fuente, who was reported to have gone to San Antonio, Texas, to resurrect the cause of Emilio Yasquez Gomez, was declared by the rebel chief to have gone to Baltimore, MU., to have his wounded arm treated. , Mexico City, July . 13. An official statement was made yesterday that !,000 rebels in the north have availed thorn selves of amnesty olTered by General Huerta. The amnesty will not be made general throughout the country until the national assembly which convenes in heptember sees fit to extend it. IMMIGRATION LAW WARPED By Secretary Nagel's Interpre tation of Section '. IN IMBECILE CHILD CASE All Bars Restricting Admission of Minor Foreign-Born Children of Naturalized Citizens Swept Away by the , , New Ruling. - - - , SAYS UNITED STATES HAS REACHED CLIMAX 100 71 63 2fl 23 10 10 9 9 8 8 3 3 3 3 According to Authorized Statement t Strike Headquarters. New York, July 13. A statement was authorized last night at the headquar ters of the International Transport Workers that the ranks of the strik ing seamen had been augmented during the day by more than 1,200 employes at the New York Central, Pennsylvania railroad and West Shore railroad. M. H. Woolman, secretary of the organiza tion, said that keepers of lodging house in many parts of the city had offered their quarters free of charge to tlie strikers as long as they should be out of work. Four hundred laborers on the West Shoe railroad docks in Weehawken, N. ,T.. quit work because their demand for higher wages was refused. The docks are piled up with perishable goods. Rep- breaking the lock, and $15 in cash and resentative of the company said last nbout $00 in cigars and cigarettes were night, that the strikers' places would be stolen. promptly mica. Widely Traveled German Announces id a Berlin Newspaper Article, Sum , marizing His Impressions of . a Visit. Berlin, Germany, July 14. Tlie United States of America has reached its period of decline, is announced by Baron H. von Barnckow, a widely traveled German, who contributes to the "Reiehs- bote," a Berlin newspaper, an article summarizing impressions he gained on the latest of his many visits to Amer ica. Articles of this nature- are not infrequent in the German press, but ordi narily they are written with such a manifest animus that they deserve no notice. Baron von Barnekow, on tlie contrary,- writes m a matter of fact way, without a trace of anti-American feeling, and appears genuinely glad to be able to see some hope that the de cline mav be arrested. That this decline has begun, writes the baron, must be observed by anv person wbo visits America after an absence of a few years. The change for the worse has been very rapid. The scenes that have attended the Repub lican campaign for the presidential nom ination are hut one indication of the ha nge, which is marked bv a hitherto unknown indifference, a tendency to let things take their course: by an im-i healthy and excessive self-appreciation and a general coarsening of moral view. All these, says Baron von Barnekow, are products of the last few years. 1 he. moral coarsening has worked down from the top, from tlie newly rich. An other indication of decay is the alleged fact that the American intolerance oj the drone of the gentleman of leisure, s beginning to disappear. Suggested as a possible contributing cause of the decline is the fact that the birthrate among the old American families is falling off, while it remains high among the South European immigrants. The old families of the New England states and of the South have as yet been less affected by the demoralizing tendency of present American affairs than the people of any other section. It is, howeverjin the farmers of the United States that Baron von Barnekow sees a possibility of arresting the down ward movement. As yet, he says, they have not been touched by the moral de cline. The dwellers in the country, he declares, "represent .to-day throughout the republic the dependable, conservative element, in which an upright Christian ity and a high standard of family life have been preserved; they represent the most industrious and deserving portion of the whole population of the coun try." An especial word of praise is spoken for the German-American farm ers. The attempt of a party of Russian emigrants to America to gain the land of liberty and opportunity without pay ing the Russian passport fees resulted in the death of two soldiers of the fron tier guard in an incident reported from Sohmalleningken, a village on the east Prussian border, which is one of the main centres for "running the frontier" without passports. The party had ar ranged with the sentry on post for un molested passage at the usual rate of $1.50 per head, but their man was re lieved before the emigrants appeared. He remained in hiding near the spot, and when the party appeared endeavored to force his successor to divide the mon ey with him. Failing in this, he fired a" shot to call the guard and stop the emigrants, whereupon his comrade first killed htm and then committed suicide. When the guard arrived, the emigrants were in safety on German territory and only the bodies of the two soldiers" were frjund. Washington, D. C, July 13. All bars restricting the admission to the United States of minor foreign-born children of naturalized citizens, whether imbe ciles, idiots or other forbidden classes, were swept away yesteday by a far reaching interpretation of the immigra tion and naturalization laws by ecre tary Nagel of the department of com merce and labor. The secretary authorized the entry into this country from Russia of 11-year-old Aiwke Polayes, who has bwen held at Ellis Wand, New York, for several weeks, threatened with deporta tion on the certificate of surgeons of the public health and marine hospital service that she is an imbecile. Grant ing she is an imbecile, the secretary held that, the immigration laws were not ap plicable to her because her father, Jacob Polayes of New Haven, Conn., is a naturalized citizen. Mr. Nagel interpreted the law to mean that the naturalization of a man con ferred American citizenship upon all his minor children as soon as they re linquished their residence abroad. This decision completely overturned the previous policy of the. government. Tim secretary said the question re volved about the interpretation" of the word reside m the immigration act, which provides that the citizenship shell become operative when a minor child "begins to reside permanently in the United States." Residence being large ly intention, Mr. Nagel declared that tlie "constructive residence" of the chill us soon as it abandoned its foreign home was the dwelling place of the father. Consequently when the little girl sailed from Russia she was constructively re siding in the United States. STUDENT'S BODY RECOVERED. Coroner's Inquest Decided Schnellr Died By Accidental Drowning.' Burlington, July 13. The body of John Nclinellcr, the young college stu dent who was drowned at Westport early Thursday morning, was recovered late that night and was brought to Bur lington on tlie steamer Ticonderoga. Burial was made yesterlay afternoon from the late home on Pearl street, in the Hebrew cemetery in South Burling ton. ' The body was found by Fred Mitch ell, first mate of the steamer, who was engaged in grappling in the vicinity dur ing the evening, following a search that continued all day Thursday. Mitchell had thrown his "grappling hooks at a point some distance from the wharf where the boat was tied up, but on the opposite side from where it is be lieved the young man was drowhed. On the second or third attempt, the hooks caught into the underclothing of the young Schnaller and the body was brought to the surface, and placed aboard the steamer. A coroner's inquest was held, as soon as possible by New York authorities and a jury, which brought in a verdict of accidental drowning. The remains were brought to Burling ton yesterday and taken to the Schnel ler home. At the request of tlie parents, Health Officer C. F. Dalton viewed the body. No marks were found upon it. A rumor gained currency soon after the arrival of the body here that Schneller bad had an altercation with his room mate on the steamer and the latter in some way was responsible for his death. This gave rise to a report that an au topsy had been ordered by the family. There proved to be no truth to the story, and the autopsy was not performed. SPAIN WARNED TO BE NEUTRAL And to Respect the Republic of Portugal, it is Reported ENGLAND AND FRANCE JOIN Action of Spain in Permitting Armed Portuguese Royalists to Encamp in Spanish Territory Was .Protested . Against by the Republic. BADLY HURT IN FALL. VERMONT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE. STRIKERS' RANKS AUGMENTED Varsity Has Eight Games for Next Fall Norwich Not on List. The official schedule of the university of Vermont football team for the sea son of 1012 is as follows: September 28 Clarksoa Technology at Burlington. October 5 -Rensselaer Polytechnic at Burlington. October 12 Dartmouth at Hanover. October IS) M. A. C. at Burlington. October 26 Springfield Training school at Burlington: November 2 Brown at Providence. Novembar 9 Holy Cross at Worces ter. November Id Bowdoin at Portland. . The second team of the university will play the following games: September 28 Montpelier seminary at Burlington. October 5 Dean academy at Burling ton. October 19 Williston seminary at Burlington. October 26 Goddard seminary at Bur lington. November 2 Vermont academy at Burlington. November 9 Cushing academy at Burlington. November 16 Class game. Practice will begin September 16, when the training table will be open. Thomas Glennon of Burlington Dropped Headlong 23 ?eet. Burlington, July 13. Thomas Glen non, of 20 South Champlain street, a carpenter about 5.5, lies in a serious condition at Mary Fletcher hospital from injuries sustained in a fall from the roof of a second story piazza at a house at the corner of Cherry and Battery street, where he was at work. His left leg and possibly his hip is broken and there is a bad cut above the eye. The accident happened Thursday. Mr. Glennon was at work boarding the roof of the piazza when a plank upon which he was standing, slipped, and be fell headlong to the groifhd, a distance of fully 25 feet. He had his pipe, in bis mouth at the time and when he was picked up unconscious, the bowl was found on the ground and the stem was pushed down his throat. Sever.il teeth were also found in his throat. Dr. C. N. Perkins, who was attending a patisnt in the next house, was immedi ately called and preparations were made to convey the injured man to the hos pital. ' Thomas Trow, a man employed on the roof with Glennon, said h was some distance away and did not . sec him fall, but he . saw . the . plank go. Frank Sharpley, a carpenter at work on the lower piazza, saw the form of Glennon shoot through the air from above and fall with a thud to the ground. He could hardly believe the man could survive. Glennon was for merly a bridge carpenter and although he had been in countless hazardous places during his life, never had been injured before. Lisbon, July 13. According to the newspaper Ilaiz, Spain has received a collective note from England and France, pointing out the principle of interna tional law, obliging Spain to respect the republic of Portugal and enforce neu trality on the frontier. Premier Vice C'oncellos in the course of an interview to-day with Sir Arthur Henry Harding, British minister to Port ugal, protested against Spain permitting armed Portuguese royalists to encamp in Spanish territory. Wholesale arrests of royalist conspirators are being made at Bellas, 11 miles from Lisbon, where the reliela had cut the telegraph wires and planned to seize the batteries of the fortress of Quelus. The plot failed because the republican troops discovered a store of guns and dynamite and quantity of women's divided, skirt with which the conspirators had intend ed to disguise themselves. Royalist bands are reported to be showing active ly at various points along the frontier. In one encounter, six royalists were killed by the republican troops. BARRE GRANITE TRADE SHOWS GOOD SIGNS VERMONT DEMOCRATS CHOOSE COMMITTEES VARIED SUITS ENTERED. The Shame of the Senate. The weakness of the Lorimer defense is being pitifully exposed by the speeches of pro-Lorimer senators. Dillingham of Vermont occupied bis time abusing the newspapers. The contribution of Fletch er of Florida was an attack on Col. Roosevelt for his refusal to attend a banquet where Lorimer was to be a guest of honor. Johnston of Alabama, following the lead of his Florida col league, said that Roosevelt's refusal to dine with Lorimer was "tin-Christian and un-American." Jones of Washing ton assailed President Taft because the president, after carefully reading the evi dence, has not concealed bis conviction that Lorimer should be convicted. Instead of wasting time by such ex cursions into irrelevancy, the Lorimer senators should address themselves to the case or keep still. There is positive and explicit testimony that a 100,000 fund was contributed to secure Lorimer's election. Members of the legislatiure have confessed to having received money for voting for Lorimer. Others are shown to have been distributors of the money. If anyone likes to think that a politician of Lorimer's type had no knowledge of these transactions he is at liberty so to think. But even though Lorimer knew nothing of what was done in his behalf, this does not validate his title. It is enough to show that he was elected corruptly. It makes no difference whether he personally wss the paymaster or not. The public that has heard and di gested the Lorimer testimony is not a victim of clamor. To ask the Senate to remove the stigma now attaching to it is not to clamor. The insinuation that those who demand the removal aS the malodorous senator are moved by a desire to punish a man who ia guilt less is an insult. If there is anyone who haa anything to 'say in rebuttal of the positive evidence that has been heaped up against Lorimer he should he listened to with respect and tolerance, but the time is over for patience with those who clamorously shout about clamor and demagogically declaim against demagogy. NewNYork Globe. Joseph Beauchemin of Burlington. 14 years old. had a narrow escape from drowning last Saturday off Booth's dock. The lad with others "was in bathinir, when the water wings which Beauche min used to assist him slipped to one nd he went to the bottom. Eagle Slate Co. Defendant in Suit by Many People. Rutland, July 13. The Eagle Slat.? company of Ponltnev Eas been served with notice by Sheriff E. C. Fish of West Rutland that suit has been brought against the concern in Rutland county court by T. F. Mahar, Nellie G. Mahar, Annie and John Carroll of fair Haven and others to recover possession of cer tain properties its the town of I'oultney, which, it is alleged, the defendant took from the plaintiffs "without law and contrary to their will." T. W. Moloney of- this city is counsel for the plain tiffs. Ida Adams ofXastleton has brought suit against Julius M. Parker of Hub bardton. executor of Sarah J. Walker, to recover $1,000, which it is claimed Mrs. Walker owed the plaintiff in her life time. Attorney Moloney is plaintiff's counsel. Frank Woodward of : i-5hrcwsbury has brought aitit in common counts against William W, Smith of the same town to recover $800, The case involves a cattle transaction. As the outcome of it 10 cows will he sold at auction June 26. C. L. Howe is plaintiff's counsel. Dep uty Sheriff H. R. Adama served the pa pers in the last two cases. At Conference of Leaders in Burlington Last Night Planks Were Laid for the Coming State Campaign. Burlington, July 13. lemocratic lead era gathered at the Van Ness house last night and laid their plans or the state campaign in Vermont. The state committee was authorized as a cant' paign committee, to act with the fi nance committee. These committees were named: Executive committee: Emory S. Har. ria of Bennington, A. H. Gleason of St Johnsbury, J. G. Ullery of Brattleboro, M.- G. Learv and J. K. Ivelley ol itiir lington and John J. Thompson of St. Albans. Finance committee: Martin A. Brown of Wilmington, G. H. Pape of Barre and Llisha May of St. Johnsbury, not so Valuable. Witnesses Estimate Stallion in $10,000 ' Damage Case Worth $150 to $300. Middlebury, July 13 The $10,000 horse case of H. C. Potter vs. I. N Chase was continued in Addison county court all yesterday. At the ojening of the morning session the jurors not engaged were excused until two o'clock Tuesday lafternoon. At A15 ociock defendant Chase took the stand for the rest of the afternoon. Mr. Chase estimated the value of the dead stal lion, Krempest, at $150 to $15 at the time of the accident and in the fore noon one witness for the plaintiff esti mated the stallion's value at $300, which is a long way from $10,000, for which the suit is brought. ONE BAD BREAK FORMER VERMONTER KILLED. Elmer Perry Victim of Accident in Meri den, Conn. St. Albans, July 13.- News has been received in this city of the death of Elmer' Perry, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Al len G. Perry, which occurred Thursday in Meriden, Conn. The deceased was a conductor on the New York. New Hav en & Hartford and his death was the result of an accident, but no particulars have been received. He was formerly empjoyed by the Central Vermont rail way. He is survived by his Wife and little daughter, of New Haven, Conn., his parents and two brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Perry, his parents, have gone to New Haven. Auto Went Into Ditch. The occupants of an automobile be longing to S. S. Colton of Rutland nar rowly escaped being killed or seriously maimed Thursday afternoon on West street in that city, when the driver of the car was obliged to turn it down an embankment into a ditch, to avoid a collision wih the city auto truck, driven by Albert W. Billad'o. jr. Dr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Colton and William Wells of Johnstown, N. Y., wno are guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Colton, Dr. Cotton's parents, and Mrs. S. S. Colton occupied the car, Mr. Wells driving it. All were badly shaken up. Mrs. S. S. ColtonV shoulder was lamed, and Dr. Colton suf fered a cisiderable strain to one arm when the car went into the ditch. It was brought to a sudden stop, all of tho partv being thrown from their seats to Prevented Chimes Hal From Taking Race in Straight Heats. Grand Kapids. Mich., July 13. Only a bad break in the third heat prevented Chimes Hal from taking Northroup purse of $2,000, for 2:17 pacers, m straight beats yesterday. Wy-Drad gave the Murphy horse a neck and neck finish in the second heat. In the third heat Chimes Hal took the lead and hell it to the first turn when he broke so badly that Murphy had to drive hard to escape the distance flag. In the fourth heat Chimes Hal went around tho track like clockwork and won hand Queen Worthy won the 2:10 class trotting in straight heats, the race fur nishing some of the most exciting sport of the day. Country Jay went a mile to beat 2:12 trotting under the saddle and made it !n 2:11 1-4. Reamey Macey was the rider. FOREST FIRES RAGING Over Mountains in Eastern New York in Spite of the Rain. Lake George, N. Y., July 13. In spite of the recent rain, two forest fires are raging on a mountain peak about half way down the lake. The more serious fire is burning over Black mountain on the east shore, which is on the prop erty of George O. Knapp of Chicago. It is estimated that 150 acres have already been rmrned over and the blaze ia still beyond control. The second fire is burning about half way up a mountain on the opposite side of the lake and has reached the summit. It is thought the fires started from trees that have been struck by lightning. Theodore N. Vail of Lyndon has pre sented to the Massachusetts institute of technolnjjy what is known as the IV-ering library, the finest collection of works on electricity in the world. The library consists of 30,000 volumes, val ued at $100,000. The late George Ed ward Deering of England, who died at the age of 80, spent more than 40 years in collecting the library. An attempt was made to wreck the new Montreal-Portland train at North Troy Monday night, wheu the railroid tie and a steel rail were placed across the track near the hiph bridge in that village. A northbound freight hit the obstruction without damage to the train. thus saving a probable wreck of the fast the bottom of the. automobile. Several passenger train south a little later. No parts of the car were broken, but it clue to the parties who attempted the could be run back to this city. wreck can be found. Manufacturers Feel That 1912'i Early Promise of Being a Banner Year Will Be Carried Out Some Opinions by the Trade Paper Correspondents. Promise of a busy summer and fall in the granite industry hereabouts is given by the fact that A number of the leading manufacturers, consulted yestery day, say that the outlook this year is more encouraging on a whole than ft several years past. With the passing of the spring demand for monumental work and the Memorial day rush, the granite industry ins done ft JiUle bet ter than simply murk time and the con census of opinion among the men who operate the sheds is that nothing short of a general suspension could defer 1012 from being one of the banner yt-ars in the business. Manufacturers admit that it is easy to sit by and predict a rosy future for the granite industry, but thuy hasten to declure that tr.ido conditions amply war rant the prediction of a banner sum mer and fall. The season just closed has been a good one for manufacturers and quarriers alike. The output of rough stock and the finished product dur ing the months of Mar-h, Apiil and May probably established a new rec ord. Quarry o'.vners reported tho "icav iest shipments in ycirs a fid railronris published statistics of tonnage unusual ly heavy. With thn increasing demand for monuments of l'arre gnnit;1 lins cc.nte also something of r. boom in the bi.ihl ing product. Dealers niv fast renlbing that Barre granite hai its possibilities for building purpose. Here is what Grnnit", Marble' & Bronze, in its current issue, has to pay about the situati.ni in : Barre: "That business cannot be very bud is evinced bt the fact that the regular trrnn Iwids of rough granite are coming from the quarries daily and several days a week 'extras' have to be run to get all the eranite needed by th msnufacturers here." It will be noticed that extra trains from the quarries are not loaded with granite bound in the tuigh for the far West over the Port Huron roufe. It states that manufacturers here, in Barre are furnishing business eciigh to warrant the additional train service. The Boston trade paper goes on to say that. We have not hard of eny noticeable laying off of granite cutters and shipments of finished work, while not as heavy as last month, still aver age up better than last year." No bet ter criterion of trade conditions can lie obtained than the figures furnished by the railroad companies and in its Barre column, t.ranite, Alar hie & lsronze is authority for the statement that ship ments are much better than lost year at a corresponding period. Concluding, Granite, Marble & Bronze says: "On the whole, conditions are of the best." "Conditions improving ip Barre dis trict," is the caption which heads the contribution from the local representa tive iH the July American Stone Trade. With an optimism that is not exaggerat ed, the correspondent says: "There has been a great improvement in the gran ite business dtiring the past month. Orders have been coming good and pros perity seems to reign. The majority of the. manufacturers are exceptionally busy and as a Tule the orders booked call for first class workmanship, and in order to get that, first class prices must be paid." 'When conditions such as these exist, with the Memorial day rush a month and a half past, it may be fair ly assumed that the future for the Barre granite industry ia exceedingly britrht. The more conservative Granite Cut ters' Journal, in its current letter from the secretary of the Barre cutters' lo cal, has something sunny to lied on the situation. "At this writing.' says tho secretary, ''the' condition of trade has improved since last report. (The letter is written under date of June 2S.) "As predicted in my last letter, the coming summer would find trade tip to the normal - the building trade outside seems good and in conse quence few idle men are found I have had occasion to visit the dif ferent 6heds and observed with pleasure that quality is wanted more in our tra le each year. Better stock, better polish ing and excellent workmanship is the rule." ROOF HURLED INTO CROWD Forty Per injured at Grand . P -j During Cyclone 'of. M IN THE CITY. MARKET Wind Carried Roof of Baseball Grand stand into the Crowd of Fanners Gathered for Early Morning Marketing To-day. Grand Rapids. Mich., July 1S.-A cy clone early to-day injured about forty persons and did thousands of dollars damage. The first place struck was tha City Market, "with the Grand Rapids Central league baseball park adjoining. The market was crowded with farmers and .their teams at the time the cyclone hit. The roof of the grandstand in the baseball park was lifted and hurled to pieces, being scattered all over the mar ket. A panic followed, and many horses were killed and men injured, some of them so badly that they had to be senfc to the hospital. The storm then swept across the city, striking and destroying some of the best residences. NET EARNINGS INCREASED. Traction Company Did a Good Businesi Last Year. The financial statement of the Barrt A Montpelier Traction & Tower com pany, submitted to the stockholders al the annual meeting held on Thursday, shows an increase in gross earnings ol the road, a decrease in the operating ex penses and an increase in the net incoma of the road of $1,153 over last year. The gross earnings of the road have practically doubled since the line ws opened 14 years ago. The following ia a comparative state ment for the years of 1911 and 1912 t June 30: 1911. 1012. Gross earnings ....$58,290 0 $58,471 81 Operating expense. 44,978 53 43,440 2: Net earnings from from operations. $13,311 71 $15,031 6(1 Taxes 1,901 14 2.059 33 Interest 6.331 .331 at 6,739 23 ,079 fV $6533 02 . .$29,312 20 .. 51.327 17 . . 08.290 98 .. 58.471 fitf Net increase ...... $5 Gross earnings 1899 Gross earnings 1909 Gross earnings 1911 Gross earnings 1912 The same directors and officers wer relected. the directors being Frank ?VL Corry, IL K. Bush, T. J. Deaviti. D. M, Miles, I. M. Frost, E. H. Deavitt anc William F. Corry. The officers chosen were: President, F. M. Corry; vice president, H. K. Bush; clerk and treas urer, Edward H. Deavitt; general man-" ager, I. M. Frost ; auditors, D. M. Miles and H. K. Bush; superintendent, M. J. Dooley; assistant superintendent, W. F. Corry. OVERCOME BY HEAT. A Big Spye of Barre Granite. Mr. nnd Mrs. William Howland of Di vision street returned to this city yes terday morning from Buffalo, N. . Mr. Howland, who is the oldest man on the Jones Bros, staff of monument erecters, has been busily engaged for the past few weeks setting the Tav-y-tr monument at Springville, N. Y. The spire of the monument was cut from the longest piece of granite ever quarried on Millstone hill. When elevat ed from the quarry pit the piece of granite measured over 54 feet and when finished and hammered, its length was over 48, feet. The job was cut at the Jones Bros.' plant of this city. .Tames Mchenzie of Merchant street returned to this city yesterday after noon from Watertown, N. Y., where he has been engaged in .setting gramte jobs in the interest o Jones Bros. TALK OF THE TOWN Robert McKenzie. who has been visit ing relatives and friends in this city for the past two weeks, leaves this evening for Boston. Mrs. O. G. Burnell. who has been vis- iline at the home of her parents at Es sex Junction for - the past few weeks. returned to this city this noon. Mr. Burnell has moved his household goods to 100 Summer street. George Morrill and daughter, Grace, of Danville. P. O., are spending a - few weeks :n fins city as the guest of .Air. Morrill's daughter, Mrs. Peter Laxson. of Orange street. Mr .an I Mrs. H. " . Hooker, daughter. Freiila. and son. Neil, and Miss Mary MtWhortor. left this morning for Greensboro pond. Mrs. Annie Mindroui of Brooklyn street left to-day for Burlington. wliere she will spend a few fives. Miss Estelle BTanehard of Eastern ave nuc left this noon for a two weeks' out ing at Old Orchard. Me. Lyman J. Mead Was Loading Hay Neat Home on Ma pie wood Ave. ' While loading hay in the field near his house on Maplewood avenue late yes terday afternoon, Lyman J. Mead was overcome by the heat and was in a dazed condition for about an hour. Drs. Ar- chambault and Goodrich were summoned to attend him, and after considerable effort by them Mr. Mead was given re lief. I his morning he was much im proved, although not able to resume work. FUNERAL OF MRS. JAS. MACKAY. Rev. Duncan Salmond of Presbyterian Church Officiated. The funeral of Mrs. Agnes Law' (Rob ertson) Mackay, wife of City Clerk James Mackay, whose death occurred at her home. 4 I'ark street,. Wednesday afternoon-after a longMllncss, was held at the house yesterday afternoon at j' o'clock, Rev. Duncn Salmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian churc' , officiating. Mrs. Ronald Gauld and Miss McDonald sang two selections during the services. The bearers were as follows: James Imlah, Duncan McMillan, O. J. L. Mat-, thews, Alex. Duncan, James Adie and James R. Milne. The burial took place in the family lot at Hope cemetery. BROTHERS AS BEARERS. At Funeral of Charles Poulin as SL Monica's Church To-day. . Funeral services for Charles Pouiii son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Poulin or P!a infield, whose death occurred at tha Mary Fletcher hospital in Burlington Wednesday afternoon following an opera tion, were held at St. Monica's churrcb this morning at 10 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. P. M. McKenna, officiing. Th bearers were four brothers of the de ceased, as follows: Samuel, Ralph, Law rence and Raymond Poulin., The burial took place in" the Catholic cemetery or Beckley street. New Officers Elected. A regular meeting of Granite Cit lodge. I. O. O. L., M. L", was held at. the Knights of Columbus hall last night, when the following officers were installed for the ensuing six months by Deputy Gamble, assisted by Mrs. Faulkner: Past noble grand, Jennie Milne; noble grand, Annabel Milne; vice grand; Janie Sc.ott permanent secretary, Ina Morrisoni treasurer. Helen Stephen; elective secre tary. Ida Kianchi; chaplain, A. Reidf warden. Catherine Hay; conductor, Bella Thompson ; inside guard. Adele Jtianchi; minnl. Mm'srie Morren : munist. days with reh-; jI(.Pl, (.onion: rini.t supporter to thn j noble grand. Delia Donald: left support er to noble grand. .Mrs. I .una; right sup porter t vie" grand. .Mrs. Kwen: left t supporter to vice era ml. l.il.hie .'':.- ; .,i.,jjtors. J.izse .M.hie (tor one ve.tr. Wcattcr Prediction. I Urv nin, (for two years!. Ida 1 i :'f!.! V.lr r,.Hav nnd Hitn.biv.- warmer in ' f or three year!. Sick .in;ititl Uterior; moderate variable winds wuc rlocted for tie diffcrer.r w.rd-.