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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
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23
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9
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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-.

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