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HURLING TON. VT., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1907. NUMBER 24. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT. Local lt(0 of Interest From All 1 o a Parts 5-.' the Green Moun- oain State. 5" THE 5WS BY COUNTIES flic Wlnnosltl Vnllcy, Villages I'p North lrom llir lnl'ind in Hip l.iikc to the iisiiniplc, Along Otter Crock anil li.v flip Shores of White Hirer ("otcred by Spec-la! Correspondents ADDISON COUNTY. MIDDLEBURY. .. Harriet 1,. Lane, widow of ""' . s P. Lane, died Sunday from 11 n 1 -nilon of dNeaso-- at tlie home of hi hi, Prninard Lane, wit !i whom she ' t 1 ' ve (1 seven years. She was born In TrO I)r mul'or !. 1S21, anil would " have been -0 yens of age linil she " fil 14 1-mir longer. Phi- Is survived 1 r .-nn and a step son, W. I"). Lane. T' e fun -nl w.-is held nt the house Tues- r-t at r m p.- i.-. u Dickinson or the i- r e'i' 1 Chun li officiated and Mr --I I --s in the fmnilv lot In t e r w 'l cemetery. Mrs. I.nne has r s's'e- ul-o survive, her. Mrs. Rollln ' r of i ' o-nwnll. The cattle shipment M - - -sinl of seven carlo ids for 'f N" w frK anil Frtlghton mnikets.. e c, -tir- i-luh tret with Mrs. 0 gr T::."e'l Wednesday evening.-.!. v rg t left Monday for Washington, P C at"! Florida, where ho will pass 1 w'rter -Harry Cushmnn, who has hi ' a few months In w York, city, 'a rtu-ned home. Mrs. P. K. Pillion, wt - has been ill, is dowly recovering. M's Anna Slnon- bookkeeper at F. V. Rrekw'th's More, is confined to the house hy Illness. Monday, market day, eggs brought SO cents and butter 2.1 to C7 cent" The heavy rain Monday night and Tic-da- did n large amount of damage to il e "Ighwnys and bridges, Stephen Jlu'lirl; was arrested TBfwIuy afternoon by Deputy Sher-ff O. S. I-arr and taken ') Mlddlebury, a bill halng been found agamst liltn by the grand Jury for nn assault on Moses Pumas. W. A. Law leneo and .1. W. Orvls started Wednes dav morning for Han Francisco, Cal, Tliey II1 visit southern California, Los Angeles mid other points, remaining t Tough the w nter.Mrs. Abhle Rogers ' New Ha-, en Is visiting here. llama ' Martin, who was operatod on Tues-d.-i- night by Pp. H, P. Tlnkham of Rur- ngton, assisted by loea.1 doctors, Is cum t r'abk--K. P. ltlackwell of Hrandon is 1' town. -Episcopal Fcrvlce.s will bo held to idglu in Punshee's hall by the Rev. P Oavnn Puffy of Vcrttennes, Tim pcr inon will be one of lhon preparatory' to th mission to be preaehpd fop Plght flays In Hrlstol In January by the rector of Versenncs and the Hov. V, T. Firaytli of Mlddlebury. During thn heavy rain of Monday and Tuesday, onsiderable damage was done In the vdlag. limits. A number of wash outs Included a big hup on Academy Hreet at the old dry brldire. The town w 1 also .-.'iffer loss on washouts of the roads and the bridge across Muddy branch about two miles from this village. - Addison Court, Catholic Order of Kor r.stcr , has Uected the. following officers: C It. Ilruncll: V. C. it., George A. Bhambo, P C. It, N. .1. Houdreau; F. S., J K Cond ui, trrasurer, George T. Kid t!er; trustees. Frank Khackott, William Mayo, H C Covert. Tho funeral of John ' Mulligan w-lll be held at St. Mary's Church this m,rnlng at nine o'c'ick. Fa ther .1 P. Shannon, pastor ot the church, will oflle'ut" The Kulchts of Columbus, flro department and brother workmen at tro marbl tiji'l will attend In a body. Mrt, .7 H. filiambo ot Jtutland Is visiting her two sons, George and F.ugene Sham bo, -The Hev. W. II. Washbumti of tho uet odlt Churcti will prich Sunday morning on "A Witness"; evening, "1'so ot Time. ' Dr. Dickinson of the Congre gational Chur'h will preach .Sunday morning on "God In History"; evening, ' A Little Talk about 'lVst uiiony," At the Memorial Haptlst Church Hunday, the Iter. George K. Stair will preach at both ervlces, morning, "The Despised Illrth Hglut ', evening, "The Churlish Man," Mrs Asa Hemenway, who haa been 111, Ik able to be out. II. D. Cults haa re turned to Orwell. Henry and Michael Donnelley of Proc. tor and Daniel Donnelley of Charles Jown, N JI , former Middle-bury boys, re called here by the death of their youngest sister, Martha, wife of William Prior of Gflhinold, Nuv., who died in Kan Francisco, Cal., Monday nlKht f lart week nhd whoso remains firo ex pected to arrive her for burial to-day or to-morrow The deceased was the young rut child of the late Peter Donnelley of this town. She loaves another brother, P, J. Donuelley of Mlddlebury, and two Bis ters, Mrs. Charles A. Collins of Mlildlu- bury, and Mrs. Sarah Cadwell of Fremont, Ohlo.Thpodora Duckott Is hack at his post Jn IJeckwlth'n after a few days' Illness, There ore unclaimed leters at the local postofflco for Mrs. Jano Skinner, Mrs. D, W. Richardson, Miss Ksther Igett, Miss Amelia Iucla, Miss Faimlo King, Miss JcfkIo McKvllla, Miss Anna Wolfe, Jpsbb Forest, Jim Huse, Fred Flags, T.4. Frederick, Fred Porter, Herbert F. Pratt, W. Mintzer, J. J, Huyes, Peter Murry, CoUBttrto 3lusejp e. BRISTOL. Fred Chase of Iloston Is visiting- Ids mother, Airs, josle Uliaso, und sister. !3S Uoxle. o, H. Brooka of Iloxbury, Mass., and C. K. Severance ot St. Johns bury, linvo returned home, A Grunge ft fifty-two charter members was organised Horn Friday evening vim inn following officers: T. C. Var npy, mastrri Wright A. Fornuson, over "p.r, 13. H Kastman, lecturorj ,T. F, paniels, stowanlj K, A. Fcrgiisnn, as ""W-ut steward; 13, A. Hassoltine, phnplnln, Francis Grant, treasurpr; H. J Hill, secrotai-y; II. H, .Sumner, gate keeper; Mrs. O. P. Crowley, Ceres; Miss l.lzzle Pltlnn, I'omoim; Mrs. Frank Plnln. Triors; Miss K. C. Crispy, lady assistant steward. The next meeting will be held In Odd Follows hull December 10 lo perfect the or ganization. -Mrs. 0. AV. Small visited In Mlddlebury .Mondav. Mrs. Kugene White of Ilnrtford, Conn., Is n guest of Mr. rnd Mrs. M. W. Wilson. Mrs. J. H. Norton of Huntington, Is visiting In town. The ladles of the W. C, T. t. will give a conundrum supprr in Dike's h-ill Friday evening. New Haven river Is over Its banks again, caused by the heavy rain Mon day night und Tuesday. Tim water Is over the highway below tho village. Mrs. C. M. Ilosworth and family are at home from a visit In Fast Mlddlebury. John Carl and family have occupied a part of the Cnffrey -tenement on Ma ple street. I. C. Parker ot Rutland was In town Monday. W. P. Duntnn Post, G. A. R.. elected the following oflleers Monday evening: T. K. Smith, commander; H. P. Sherwln, senior vice. commander; R. I.. Delong. Junior vlce-comtr-aniler; IC. W. Gage, surgeon; G. W. Sneilon, chaplain; R. M. Carl, quartermaster; F. W. Ward, ofllcer of the day; Lewis I.apolnte, officer of thn guard: H Sheldon, ndjutnnl; K. It. Pal-j mer, seigcant major; John Handlon, quartermaster sergeant; O. W. Snrdon, ' patriotic Instructor; 11. Sheldon and U. I.. Pelong, delegates to the State en campment. Frank Atwood of nnrllng ton, was In town Tuesday. R. C. Mar tin Is seriously 111 with appendicitis. VERGENNES. Foter Palgneault, a member of the Vcrgennts City band has gone to St. Albans, where he has a position In an orchestra. Mr. Tuttle of Montpolier Is passing a few days with Ills son. F. I. Tuttle. John Rivers Is ill, threatened with typhoid fever. Stanley Ilacon ot Leicester Junction, was taken 111 I after he started for his homo In Waltham, but was unable to get further than retrisUurgh. The doctors pronounce it i tvphoid fever. Albert Larrow has lost I e'ght sheep this season by hflnir worried by dogs. ' Mr. Mabel Dickinson of Mlddiebutg. I N. V.. Is visiting her daughter. Mi All- ' nle Dlckerfon, at II. V. Da's In Wal-i tham A. T. Clark is attending the! neetlng of the State Grange at lbirling ton The Vermont Shade Holler com pany's plant was forced to hut down yesterday afternoon on account of the anchor ice running. Oliver Sears, while walking on tho railroad track near Tupper's crossing yesterday morning, slipped and fell breaking one ot his hips. Mr. Sears managed to roll himself off the track where be laid for n considerable tln-.o before lie wns discovered. He was taken to his home Ir Ferrlsburgh and N doing as well as can be expected. On account of the thaw and heavy rain the past 4S hours, the water In Otter Creek at this point Is higher than for mally years and large quarters of floodwood are being brought down to the falls. The Honolulu Students the last In the course of entertainments given this season under the auspices of Plerpont lodge. Knights of Pythias, will appear at the opera house Friday evening. Tho condition of Mrs. N. J. McCuen is not as favorable Miss Crane, a former resident of this city, who has been the guest ot Miss Mary Morgan, left yesterday for her home In Springfield, Mass., stopping nt Rut land for a few- days' visit. Mrs. War ren Miner Is 111 with the gilp. The Methodist Sunday school , arranging fot Christmas exercises and tree Christmas eve. K. P.. Thomas has giv en up his position as salesman In II. IS. Slack's store and icturned yester day to Wlnooskl. EAST MIDDLEBURY. A very pretty wedding look place at the home of Mr. and Mrs A. A. Hnar-1-man Wednesday pec. 4, wnen their only daughter, Agnes Alzetta, was united In marriage with Warren Kent Klrby of this town. The Rev. W. H. Wasliburne of Mlildlehury officiated and only tho near friends of the contracting parties were present. Tim bride as attended by Miss Sarah Harrington of ItiirLng ton and the groom by H. P. Hoardman. brother of the bride. The brld.il paiiy entered to the strains of the "Lohrn srln" wedding march plavid bv Miss M Helen Hoswortll of Hi Intnl. Miss I!is worth continued plalng i-oftly through the ceremony which uas performed un der n large evergreen arch. Refresh-nienl- were served after which Mr. and Mrs. IChby were drheti to Mlddlebury to tnl: the noitbbnund tialn, .Mrs. Horace I-aenie and sun. Harry, are visiting in llurllngtou and Watepbury. Mrs, .Matthews returned to Pornwill Fr' dny after a few days at A. A. Hoard man's. Mrs. C. M. Roswortli. Mbs Helen Roswnrth. Mrf. D. R Howor!h and two children have teturned to Hr'tol. Mr. and Mrs, Kent Klrby have returned from their wedding trip -Miss Sarah Harrington, who attended the Klrby Hoardman wedding, has returned to Hur lington. Mi. . o. smith Is passing the, winter In St. Albans, LINCOLN. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sweet returned from Huntington Thursday, where they attended the funeral of n relative. Mrs, O. H Purlnton, who liar, In en In Poult ney two weeks, car'ntr for Mrs. Sarah Powles, returned homo Thursday. Mrs, Certvles was able to come as far as Rrls tol Tilth her.-Walter Hamilton, Royal Hamilton and Mrs. Ftta Grant have re turned fronj several months In Massachusetts.-Mrs, William Danforth returned from Burlington Saturday, where she had been for a week on neeount of her daughter being In the Mary Fletcher hospital. The personal property of George Phillips was sold at auction Fri day. Miss Alice True, n mlsslnnaty of the Christian denomination, who has been laboring In Japan the past eight years, spoke In the Methodist Church Wednes day evenlng.--Tlu Rev, P. U Dow preached hero Sunday evening. Mrs. Ernest Sargent left tho Mary Fletcher hospital Friday lemalnlnK with hep sis ter, Mrs. Georgu Mopgan, until Sunday, when she returned to her home. She Is much Improved In health. O, A, Thayer and Mr, and Mr.s. Fred RoyH attended tho funeral of their cousin, Mra. Luvlna Palmer, In Waltsfli-ld Sunday. Mr, and Mrs, George Varncy and MIsb Kllzabeth Vatney pajsed Sunduy with Mrs, Hannah Varney,-Mp, and Mrs. Warnor Pierce attendnd the funeral of u, relntlvo In Warren Wednesday. Kddle Clark and brldn of Warren visited her mother, Mr.s, Augttita Clark, over Sunday, Prepara tions arc being made for a Christmas tree by tho Sunday school. MONKTON RIDGE. The remains ot Guy Wllloughby of Chailotle were broiiRht here Sunday for Interment In tho Ridge cemetery. Tho Rev. Mr. Carp of Philadelphia, INi., a former pastor of the llaptlt Phurch In Charlotte was In town Sunday. Mrs. Harry Vanceletle, who recently under went a successful operation at tho Mary Fletcher hospital In llurllnpton, Is so mill li Imptoved In health that her frlend.s expect her home soon. George Stllson la conllned to tl house by sickness. Mr. and Mis. Maxwell Kelly hnve moved Into Frank Little's hrtip. The ladies' had a church sale Wednesday afternoon and evening nt the town hall. MIsk Dairy Russell passed Sunday with her sister in Slarksboro. Mrs. Nettle Pierce. ADDISON. Olivet- Smith has returned from Call fornla, where he visited his sons for a few months. William Noonnn Is In Mlddlebury attending county court as a Jury man. Mr. and Mrs. Henry FHier are the parents of a daughter horn De cember .1. Horton 11-islwlck and Miss Hull were recently married nt Vergcnnes. Mr.s. Liule Whltford Is .erlously l. Grand View Grange Friday evening elected officers as follows: Master, A. T. I In fit; overseep, s. P. Smith; lecturer, Mr.s. P. H. Marshall: steward. Arthur Piper: assistant steward, Russell Smith; chaplain, the Rev. II. H. White: treas nrer, J. C. Thomas; secretary, Mrs. A. T. Clark; gate keeper, Rollln Cherbcno; Ceres, Jessie Wlllnuirth; Pomona, Stella Claik; Flora, Jo.'eyphlne liodctte: lady assistant steward, Clara Clark. L. P. Seegar, P. c. Gulley and Mr.s. G. c! Ruscoe have returned from Canton! N"! Y., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. McKensey Gullev. NORTH FERRISBURGH. At the annual meeting of Mt. iiiii , Grange Saturday evening, the following I olllceis wcr, elected: Master, W. M. De.in; overseer, W. II. Dean, lecturer. Mrs. W. M. Lewis: steward, 11. A. R. Palmer; assistant steward, P. P. Miller; chaplain, N. L. Kimball: secretary, , Miss tloldie M. Miller: treasurer, G. P. Webb; gate keeper. Joseph Stone; Peres, mSh Agnes Mlnnette; Pomona, Mrs. Lnyton Klliolt; Flora, Miss Ln-y Dean; lady as sist int steward, Mrs. P. P. Miller; chor ltcr. G. P Webb; organist, Miss Lld.i r.-nyon. From the first of August to the tlrtt of December there were 71 carloads of live MrM-l; anil 27 cat loads of hay shipped from this railroad station; and tills fall 11.KU barrels of apples. W. M. Dean lias gone ui Hurllngton to attend the State meeting ot the Orange. Whlln coasting Saturday, Rertha Sherry fell from the sled and sprained her ankle. Miss Llda Kenyon has returned after Mime t.me with her sister In Grand Isle. LARRABEE'S POINT. Tlie ferrv boat, Uthan Allen, has gone Into winter quarters, as the lake Is frozen over Mrs, R. W. Hall of Shore ham In eating for her mother. Mis. R. W. Hnrlelgh, who has been 111 fop two weeks. The condition of Mrs. Reldln Is Improving. Mr. and Mr.s. W. G. I-arra-bee, Henry Reldln and D. F. McPaulv attended the Pomona Grange at Rran don last week. Miss F.rmla Sanders ot Hrandon Is hepo fop a few weeks. MONKTON. Miss Hazel Potter Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Marvel Pierce of Starksboro. Mr. and Mr.s. J. D. Rushy of Starke-boro visited his sister, Mrs. J. K. Collins, Sun day. William Nonnen of Addison was a guest of J, V.. Collins Thursday. Mrs. Helen Ross of Proctor is visiting hep daughter, Mrs. J. K. L-idd; P ri. Dean Is able to walk out after a several weeks' lll.iess. Miss Ruble McHnlee has returned to Rutland. WEYBRIDGE. The I.ndlch' Aid of the Methodist society will give an entertainment at tlie town bull Friday evening. Refreshments will be served followed by a food sale. The Methei-llst Sunday school will have its Chrlstmis tree, with appropriate e-.xerel!-e Monday evening. Dec. ruber ;3. EAST MONKTON. A. N. Green and W. G. Shattuck have the start of their neighbors by getting their ye-it's supply of wood sawed the past week. Tin- W C. T. V met with Mrs. Wilbur Shattuck last Filday After the business meel ng light 1 efreslnuents were served. SOUTH STARKSBORO. The creamer;, ban closed for the win ter and furmets ,ue currying their milk and cream to the creamery In Starks-boro.- Frank Oivls and son aie drawing logs on the mountain In the Goie Fl wood Morrell, who has been working for Mrs. Maty Young several years, has gone to Mr. rihuttuck's In Monkton -Mrs. Stephen Phillips Is ery 111. -Joseph Sal gent Is te-irhlng the school in Hanks- lib'. -Mr. Sargent and daughter of the Cole Lumber company have gone to Dau by for a few weeks. . ORWELL. II. II. Young Is In poop health. -J. M. Stevens In In Troy, N v., for the winter, Mrs. 1. W. Stedman was In West Rut Innd last week. M. J. Sullivan has moved from the Roberts place to Thomas Pur cell's. -Thn body of Miss Delia Supie nant, who died at Wnterhury, wan bur led here Tuesday. The funeral was held at SI, Paul's Church. Mr. and Mrs. C. 13. Walker returned Monday from Rutland. The lawsuit between Joseph IiDue and James Meachnm Stturdny before Justice C L. Stay resulted in favor of Uapuo. The case was appealed to county court. -The cheese factory has clojed for the sea son -Tile suit over five plgn sold by John ltarron of Orwell to : F. Savaxo of Proctor wns heard Monday before. Justice '. L. Stay. R. L. Uawrence of Rutland wn.s Mr. Savage's counbel and Mr. llar pon was supported by lia UiFlour of Mlddlebury. P. M. Phelps, p. j-3, Walker, Kunenn Hlshop, A, 11. Ilelanger nml D. 1-3. Ryan acted as Jurors, Five or six wit nckses on each sldii were examined. The Jury decided that the pigs were all iljrht when whipped to Piwtor and that Mr. Savun should pay fop them as pep agree ment. Tiny weie shipped back to Hhure hum (station and some days after were burled by urder of the board of lit tilth of Hhoi chain. The etisu wus apjuuled to county court, 3RIDP0RT. Owing to escaping gas, the family of H, Myplck narrowly escaped asphyxia Hon Thursday night. Miss Kate Haldwln and brother passed Sunday at M. T. Wolcntl's.- The high school reopeneei Monday with ?4 pupils,- p. P Prnue Is slowly recovering from his Illness, (.Continued on lSm I'ujje.) MORRILL HALL DEDICATED New Home of Agricultural De partment of University of Vermont. EXERCISES. BY THE GRANGE lliilldln;r Presented hy r!neriiiir Prop, tor. Accepted by President Iluek linm Deillcittory Address bj .1. Ilaclieliler, Vaster of the Vmlonnl (irnnge. The second day of the. Kill annual ses sion of thn Vermont State Grange opened yestetday morning nt nine o'clock In armory hall, w'tli a large attendance. It began with the clearing up ot un finished business of tho day before, fol lowed by the :eadlng of repoits of tho committees on division of labor, and the report of the freneral deputy. Reports were read from all the Pomona ellsttlcts, and all were most favorable as to mem bership, attendance and llnanclal stand ing throughout the State. At this point the lion. N. J. Racholde-r of Concord, N. II., master of the Nutlonal Grange, was escorted into the hall by Past Master C. J. I tell, and was Introduced by Worthy St-il- Master G. W. Pierce. P. H. Morse of Randolph and ex-Gov. P. J. Hell of Wnlden were elected mem bers of the ex- -ntive committee for two yents. Olhei oft leers are electsl biennially and ' s Is not the year for an election. THE DEDICATION. Speaker Tell Whnt Morrill Hull Wn n ils For. Tlie dedication xerclses of Morrill hail In the afternoon under the auspices of the Grange oeeup d the entile afternoon, and wns a most no! able event. At ono o'clock the doors of this beautiful now building -were 1 open, und the crowd begun to am re-, to Inspect the building. The visitors weie met at the door by ettenel.snts who conducted them nbout the various parts of the building, explaining -where the different depart ments would be pl.iel when the work is completed. Tho b-itldlng nt the pres ent t-me. although quite unequipped, pr-sents a fine appearance. When com pleted, s.-veral thousand dollars worth of equipment w.il have b, en Installed mnstlv fop Instruction In dnlrvlng. The building is divided as follows: Iower floor ialry s 1 '.ol. creamery and farm dairy rooms, m 'k testing labora tory, market milk root... power and heat ing plant, toilet and 'k.,.r rooms, stor age. Muin floor Right of entrance, agricul tural chemical laboratory (used In I'jos for dnlry school lectures. Horticultural class room, ofllcc, profes sor of horticulture. Main lloor ltt of entrance, olllces of dean and director, steroprjipher, library, horticultural laboratories. In front of entrance -onice and labora tory, dairy husbandman. I'pper tloor, north end-chemical labo ratories of experiment station. South end ( uts.s rooms ami lecture rooms, etc. In fpout of entrance- Sod physics labo ratory. After the building had been thor oughly Inspected by the visitors, they began to gather In the gymnasium of tho university, where the dedication exercises were held The spacious bull was well tilled, there being about T.ao present, the nutnhtr being made up for the most part of members of the Grange, although 11, me were many Ruillngton citizens In tho audience. The exercises were presided over by G W. Pierce, master of the Vermont State Grange. Fnited Slates Senator it. sine Id Proctor attended the exercises, seated tei the left of the platform, and wan an Interested listener to the able address of his son, Governor F. D. Proct ir Tho exercises wei opine, at ;:,10 o'clock by the preHdl,,,- ojnef.r. who old- briefly of the purpose fop which they were held, and urged all members of the Grange to use- their Influ ence among their bus and girls to awaken nn Interest In the agricultural fide of college work Tho time has come, he said, when the farmer real izes that he needs ns broad an educa tion as that required by othnr classes of men, and It becomes necessary to 'send the young people college In order to place them on a level with people In other lines of work, Mr. Pierce then Introduced tho first speak er of the afternoon. Governor F. D. Proctor, who made the, presentation nddress, on behalf of the Stnte, GOVIJRNOR PROCTOR. Governor Proctor spoke briefly and to the point. He said it was a most pleasant and auspicious dU5 for Vermont when Morrill hall Is dedicated, as It Is more than a mete addlt,i tnu cojj,.KPi Jt is a monument and memorial to a true ron of the State He paid a dig), tribute to the memory f Se,lator Morrill und naid he felt It espe,-Uly U1,pr0iriut that the building fchould t-ar hla name, nnd It was further a Ilttlng thlnif that mi organization llku the Vermont State Giange should lead In tho dedication of huch a bulldlutf. The building ho said, was simply a trust to ha used by the university for tho benefit of u tho peo plu In the State. Tho fact that the people ate bi-Klunlnif to rtullza the vital Im portance ot tho educational question Is manifest by tho uniuallted demand for better common Hohools, Tim responsibility rests on all as citizens and taxpayers to make Vermont lnrntlnnay tetter, uid tho State. Is hound to Improve In the future In educational matters f the Oiango will work toward that end. In tha,t wny Morrill hall will have set veil u splendid purpose. At the close of his addresK, Governor Proctor turned the keys of th building over to President M. II. Rtickham. Following a rousing college cheer by a body of students who were gathered on the running track nbove the hall, and a selection by the quartette, President Hucklinm delivered the following address of acceptance by the university: APPI3PTANPI3 RY PRI3S. Rt'PK HAM. This would have been n hnppy day to Mr. Morrill If he could havo lived to nliare It with us. For, unselfish nn he was almost uncousrlnus of self in hlH public services he would havo seen In what we are doing to-day nn out ward anil visible expression of the Idea to which be gnvi the best part of his heart and his life. This Is not the first building erected In his honor nnd hearing his name, and though It Is the latest It will not be, the, last. Sooner or later nrobnblv every State In the Union will have either a bulhlln- or some other equlvnl'-t.t memorial to commemorate his great services to the nation and to perpetuate his name tn the esteem and affection of the coming generations. For there Is this unique quality In the work done by Mr. Morrill which distinguishes It from the. perhaps equal merit of other national benefactions, that It nie mnrnllzes Itself by nccumulatlni? benefits and ever Increasing use fulness, as tho years nnd the dec ndes and tho centuries go by. Start ing with a moderate endowment based on the uncertain sales of public lands, the Mori 111 Colleges hnve grown to be great treasurer-houses and dispensaries of national and Stat'- and ImUvldttnl benefactions, great educational poten cies, already rivalling tho conturlcs old Institutions which nt tlrst they modestly hoped to supplement. It ts e-ustonvirv lo say of the founders of great Institutions, that "lby budded bottler than they know." Put some times faith sonrs far beyond knowl edge, and its visionary hopes are In time solidified into magnificent facts. We should hardly say o Mr. Mi-tlll that he lp 'Iib-d better than In- knew. He kne v th.it be hnd a great germinal Idea, and he had faith that the pentil- would give !t the support nnd expansion which wo-1'1 m-ike It the great, characteristic, woild-e hallenglng American institution It Is to-day an 1 Is to be more and more in the here-after. And this great idea, namely the national endowment of edu cation in all the States, In aid of all the prof sslnns an. Industries for the b.-ne-l!t of al'. the peopic, was conceived and ; ut Into t .e-eut'on !nltliiliv-ly and pro gressively, bv a Vermonter.thnt Is to say by one who knew and loved east, nnd west, nnd north and soir.b wi h a nation al and loyal and patriotic love, but no not but anil loved hU own State and his own people and will sav his own home college best of all. An' this Is what led no to say at the outset that this would have been a happy day for Mr. Mop-Ill, not only be cause h-"e, Ir. his own Statu he has re ceived, though late, yet heartfelt and worthy recognition and honor, but also because the one Morrill institution among the nftv and more established under his net, the one institution to which for ?A years be gave thought and counsel and care has at last a building which groups agriculture coordinat' ly ami self rcspectlngly along side of other depart ments of learning. I am sine also that It would l-ave gratilbd Mr. Men rill If he could have foreseen that his son would claim a sliate I ennti Uniting tn the architectural comeliness of the build ing which hears the name of his honor ed father. The building Itself, Morrill Hall, car ries Its own enconlnm, and I leave others to speak of it In detail. It bns In tome respects the choicest site within the whole grounds of the university No other has quite so tine an outlook tow ard our own Green Mountains. Of nil the Monlll Halls that nre and that may hereafter be, not one inn command such a p.inorann of lake, ami Islands and peak beyond peak of mountains, nnd river valley and fair ctty, "tin- lovely Naples of our northern sen." I .hope that It will not be thought out of place for me to tetnlnd our lo glslatois and our people, whose liberality In providing this building we gratefully acknowledge, that the univer sity In order to inat.li this generosity has had to draw heavily on its other property so as to procure this site, the only on-, as we came to see, which would satisfy the farmers of the Stnte for the location of their building In near proximity to tlie other buildings of the university. And while the cost of building has largely ad vanced since tlie l.eglatuie set the scale of expenditure for their gift the building cnimlttee have assumed tnat a building Miorn In its proportions and cheapened In Its construction, In order to offset this Increased cost, would never be ap ptoved by a people who believe In thor oughness and c unpleteness ns well as In economy and that tn meet public expec tations Morrill Ifill must ho a building of which the farmers of Vermont can be Justly proud, and to which they can ceime, and bring their friends from other States and not fear comparisons to their disci edit. And now, Governor .'roctor, t gives me R.-eat pleasure to iecee this gift of th people at your hands, both on your own account an. because I am sure thut Mr. Morrill hlm-elf would havo been pleased to have the building bearing his name ofllclally presented hy the son of his collengue In the Senate and his warm, personal friend. Senator Proctor, whose name wo are 'all glad to have associated with this occasion, as that of one whom fop his many patriotic and philanthropic sen-Ices Vermont also delights to honor. In the name of the t'nlverslty of Ver mont nnd State Agricultural College, and of the Vermont Hxperlmcnt Station, I thankfully ncccpt this building to bo known ns "Morrill Hall," and to be de voted to Instruction and research In thu science and the art of agriculture, PROF1-3SSOR HILLS. Prof. J. L. Hills spoke briefly about tho building and Its purpose, and closed by saying; that the people of tho State hud much to congratulate, them selves In the con st t uc t lun of the build ing, which was built upon the honor of the builders and Is olld from the Krotind up. MAYOR illGICLOW. Mr. Hlgelow was then Introduced nnd In his remarks said that he would consider It a neglect of his public duty not to say a few words to the Grange, which wns an organization that wan thu van guard of progress, to show Hurt KiirlliiKtnn npnperlated their com Itifr here The city wan tn be con BrtttuUtod, lie. eald, upon havlns tho meeting of thn Grange held hero, nnd Upon the dedication ot Morrill Hall un der their direction, Tho city realizes thru such Institutions ns Morrill Hall nre ndvantage-ous to It, ns thoy bring from the homes the best young men nnd women who during their Htny will glvn personnl Interest to this city by the lake. In connection with the labor quefctloii, Mr. Hlgelow offered the mcmhers ot thn Grange somn sugges tions regarding the co-npernllon plan, whereby they might bring n nmall band of foreigners to work together and he educated to know what was re. quired of them and thus make nblo farm laborers. The next speaker was ex-Gov. N. I. Rach'-lder of Concord, N. II., master of the National Grange-, who delivered the dedicatory address, which follows In full: GOV. RAPHBLDICR'S A DDRF.SS. I appreciate the honor In being permit ted to speak for agriculture at this no table gatbeilng. I might speak as a plain, practical farmer, us a trustee of the agricultural college of my State, as the executive officer of thn State De partment of Agriculture of New Hamp shire, but I undeisland I am Invited here to speak for the farmers of the country through thep -feat national organization. I appreciate the honor of speaking for It and for them Oils occasion. , The leadership of the State of Vermont i among the States of the Union In all thnt I pertains to the wclfaro of the people ot the country Is recognized thro-ighont i the country and the erection of this mag nificent building dedicated to the Inter ests of agriculture is evidence of the ap preciation of the citizens of the tmpoit ' .nice of this great basic Industry. The leadership o' the State In agricultural matters ttnds expression In Its splendid Oranse organlbatlon In the comprehen sive scope of the work of Its board . of agriculture) In tho efficiency of j Its farmers institute system. nrd I In its State College of Agriculture. The citizens of the State have most ap propriately recognized agriculture nnd tl-'-department and organizations prenoting it In providing this building, nrourd which will center their ngrleulturnl In terests and In which will ! prosecuted tlie work of this great college Ir, the up building of agriculture, nnd towards which the eyes of tho farmers of the na tion v-lil b- turned for years to com-. I congratulate farmers of Vermont upon nn achievement that promises so much for them nnd the people of the nation who will share In the benefits conferred by It. DI-3VI-3LOP.MKNT OF AGR1CULTURK. It would be a matter of much Interest to trace the development of agriculture In the country from the crude methods of the red man In the production of a few stnlks of corn with a clam shell for an Implement and a hollowed stone for grinding the grain to the petfected farm machinery and tho great flour mills of to-day, F.qtinl Interest would al-i-o be found In following the Improvement of farm stock, from animals which served In tho dual capacity as mtlK producers and beasts of burden, to the registered performeis In great dnlry contests. The progress made In thpse matters would, retlect In a remarkably clear manner the progress made In agriculture as a whole. The pioneers who settleel upon the farms tn New England were a sturdy race of po-ple. They were Imbued with a resolute spirit and were stimulated by the one desire to dig from the soil an hon est livelihood for thrrnsclvcs and their families. All '.so was subordinate to this, and they entered upon the tak with re mnrkable fortitude and courage. The Journey to the place selected for the rough cabin home was frequently made over the trail marked only by spotted trees, with the family nnd household goods carried upon horseback. The young wife cooked the meals, reared a family of children, kept the cabin In order and the wild animals away, while th" hus band was vigorously preparing tho land for the production of crops. In the course of time the cabins gave way to framo buildings, barns were erected, and as the farm products bceimo more than suf ficient for family use a portion was sent to market. As the farms were developed roads wore constructed, schoolhouses nnd churches built, nnd government, both lo cal and Slate, established. The pioneers in every section of the country have been tillers of the soil and the government established and the laws enncted wero bv them nnd for their Industry. Wondeiful Htrides have been made since then In matters of communication and transportation In rural districts. Rural mall delivery and the rural telephono has placed thn fnrmer in direct com munication with tlie world, anil the vast netwotk of tralley lines enable him to reach town or city with Trent conven ience nnd at little expense. Tho parcel post when established wilt provo a great er boon tn farmers than to any other class of people. The farmers of to-da, are not called upon to endure the hardships of the early settlers, and their occupation has changed from one of toll nnd drudgery, requiring great physical endurnnco, to one of refinement, requiring grent mental effort. The man with the clam shell as a Mrm Implement has been superseded by the man with the hoe, and tho mnn with the hoo has been superceded by tho mnn -with tho riding cultivator. Tho old time sickle has given way to the cradle, and tho cradle has given way to the reap er and selfVilnder, Tho danger from the red mnn nnd the wild animals has been superseded by danger from the bond seller and tho automobile. The spotted trail has given way to mag-nlflcent stone roads and In many Instances, I regret tn say, the stalwart representative, of the farmers In public affairs has given wny to the professional politician. AGIUCl'LTUHK'S PART IN INDUS TRIAL 1U-3VI3LOPM13NT. Remarkable progress has been made In Industrial development In recent years In which agriculture, as we have Indicated, has hnd a proportionate part. I might quote statistics showing tho magnitude of this Industry, tho yearly value ot farm productions, Including live stock, fruit and dairy products, and the great volume of um (cultural exports which have made our count! y a selling, Instead ut a buying, nation, but these would be iiH-iinltiBlesH without cortespotullng fig ures In regard to other Industiles, and this Is not tho time, or place, for a recital of these tlgures, Sulflro It to sny that t.nere are more people engaged In hki Iculture and mom money Invested In II than In any oilier single industry, which fact alone would entitle It to prominence among the Industries of tho nation. This, however, does not consti tute Its greatest claim lo recognition, but the fact thnt It Is n productive Industry. Manufacturing gives eniplovment to a vast army of In boms and tn a gtent amount of capital, build up thlrlU; cUi nnd villages, but mnnufncitirtng produces nothing. It takes tho raw tn.i.'rial that h. d Its origin In the soil and transforms It Into the finished product, but nothing has beep ndiled to It. Manufacturing s'mplv ehnnges the form of things. Transporlatlrin, which Is an Important factor In Industrial offnlis and causes tlie exlstencn ot great eommerctn' (en ters of wealth and population, transport products from one locality to nrotlicr, where they nre In greater demat 1 and command a greater price, but nntb.ng has been ndd'-il to them, Transportation slmplv ehnnges the location of things. Aroind manufacturing and comner lnl centers gnat mercantile interests havo be-en dev loped, but theso repr-sen' s'm plv the Int'-r-chango of eommnd t en Trade n, changes tho own- r.. lp f things The professions In great vir.etv, i o'h honornbl" mil necessary, find err i' ment nmong the people engag'd 'n tVo Industries and pursuits, but none ot these produce anything. Agriculture produces things. The In' Ilgent efforts of the husbandman r r bine the elements of the ntmosph ri nnd t.ie elements of the r neither of wh'ch in ve a marketable v-ibio In. their original form, bring crops Into ex Inlenre, anil add to the real nropertv of the world. The elements of the soil w ro as abundant, and the climate cond'Mot-s ns favorable, when this country wes 'n habited by savages and the bis m r am 1 over the Molds nt will, as they ar- t Pie present time. The growth of gr at cities has followed, rather than pre -e ' d, the development ot agriculture W'v i the products of the farm are n . i d tlie tiros In our great forges hi m ' w r, the spindles In our great factories t ir-t with less inpldlty, the tra'ns noon r ir railroads run with less frequ -.ev, and tne goou.s upon the shelves of gi at mercmtllp houses begin to gather dost When the farms of the 'ountry vold abundant crops, as they have In recent years, abandoned forges are kindle I itiew, manufacturers nte unab'e to f I orders, and transportation f.icll tl s. ex tensive ns they are, become e logged g r'eulture furnishes the mninspr i; .f in dustrial activity. MAGNITUDE OF AGRIcPLTFRAL RESOURCES. Tho agricultural resources of the cour try aie of great magnitude, and the s I and climate are adapted to the prod-i"t m of a gre-at nrlety of crops. The 'Hoi fields of the South, the grain fields of tho Central West, the grazing of tho moun tain States, the fruit orchards of tM Pacific const and the greenhouses of New England nre among the most ex tensive and the most productive In tni world. Figures representing the volamo and selling value of t ho products ct these- are so great as to convey no ade quate Information, nnd yet the limit ot production has not even been approached. With tho development ot Irrigation and the adoption ot Intensive agriculture thi farms ot the United S'wites ran furn sh tho food products for tho people of tb entire world, Tho possibilities jf agricul ture are almost unlimited and nre qultft beyond our power of comprehension. Those who represent you at Montnel pi-, nnd those who represent us al! at Wash ington, should understand that lo in degree hi which agriculture is 'ost- e 1 general prosperity will be prom 'ted and neglect of agriculture will be s i -e'y f ' lowed bv degeneracy and dei a In the nation. Agriculture Is the ha-d.s, an 1 rot a by-product, of American Industries If we studv the history of the natl is of the world aright, we will ' fn tat as agriculture bns been fostered pv isp, -Its has prevailed. Japan, France ar I Germany nre striking examples of t is principle nnd mention might be m do of those In the other class if our own. country reaches and maintains a leading position among the nations of the world It will bo through fostering enre of its agricultural industry, rather than In H o expenditure of extravagant sums of money upon military equipment. The r al strength of a nation consists not In great standing armies nnd magnificent battleships, but In tho prosperity ot its agriculture. Speaking broadly, I will say that our government has exercised great liberality towards the agricultural Industry. It supports a department of agriculture ot a comprehensive nature unexcelled nmonn the nations of the world. Its agents reach thn uttermost corners of tho earth for seeds and plants that will Increase the productiveness of our farms and se cure parasites that will feed upon and destroy Injurious Insects. The Incpease, In the appropriation for experiment sta tions and the more recent increase in tro appropriation for agricultural colleges, aggregating nearly two millions dollars annually, Is evidence of Its appreciation of the Importanco of developing agrlc ture. Thn appropriation made by States for making these funds available amount to several million dollars annually, wh'lo the educational and executive work snn-porte-d hy States In the Interest ot agt' culturo represents tho expenditure of vast sums of money. The members of tho great national farmers organization, tho Orange, which has within Its Jurisdiction greater possibilities for thn welfare of the farmers and the development of n. ral affairs than any voluntary organlz tlon In the history of the world, aro i trlhutlng more than million dollars an nually for carrying on Its grand ork which Is securing marvelous results. PRORLHM OF TODAY. The great problem before us Is now to Induce farmers to mako these great facilities available. Richly endowed col leges of agriculture are of little benefit imlcs.i farmers will send their sons to be educated. Millions of experiment sta tion bulletins amount to but little unless farmers will read nnd profit by t.iem. 'de best organized farmers Institute syst- tn In tho world will avail nothing unless farm ers will attend and put '.heinstruction glv glvcn In practice upon their farms Tin lat est Grange can accomplish hut little for Its members unless they make an effort to attend Its meetings. No college, or sta tlon, or Institute, or Grange can do foe the fanners Pint which they must do for themselves, nlthauKl. these may help them do It. One of the most encournglng signs of the times Is the general interest among the people In ull these agencies, for the buildings devoted to their pur poses are scarcely huge enough to ac commodate thosn who desire admission. There Is a tiemeiulous nwakeulng among tho ngrleulturnl people of the country that means much for the futuro develop ment of agriculture and of the nation, II Is unnecessary, and even presuming, to speak of the Importance of energetic. and Intelligent effort for success In agrl cultt.ie In this great agricultural Stnte Success In imv occupation or profession does pot depend so much upon condl- Coutlnuc-d on and Vgt.