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VOL. LXXX1V. W SKRIKR VOL. LVI.
UNIVERM REAGiiES HALF MILLION MARK Alumni Enthusiastically Cheer An nouncements Made at the Annual Corporation Dinner Yesterday. DEGREE'S IN COURSE GIVEN GRADUATING CLASS OF 94. Address in Memory of Justin Smith Morrill on the Hundreth Year from His Birth Given by ex-President James K. Patterson of Lexington, Ky. Yesterday was a glnd day for the loynl lumnt and alumnae of the 1'nlverslty of Vermont 1'nder the fairest of June skies ihe Institution sent forth a graduating rlass of M and conferred honorary decrees tin severnl men distinguished In their chosen lines of work. Instead of' the customary orations by a selected few from the graduating class, there was an exhaustive and appreciative address on the late Senator J. P. Morrill by James K. 1'atterson of Lexington, Ky.. a former president of Kentucky State College. At the corporation dinner, which followed the oxerclres at The Strom? theatre, It was announced that tho effort to secure an endowment of one million dollars had reached the half million mark, the amount necessary to secure tho conditional sub scription of one hundred thousand dollars from the general educational board having been secured. It wan truly a great day for the 1 V. M. and her graduates. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Address on Senntor Morrill and Con ferring of Degrees. The first exercises of the day were held In The Strong theatre In the pres ence of the usual throng of alumni, suetta and relatives of the graduates, A clasp of 6t was graduated from the nendemie department of the university hi.'' 3d from the medical deportment. The decree of master of science was confer red upon one graduate of the unlveislty nid nine honorary degrees were an nounced. Tho procession, composed of the graduating class, the faculty, the board of trustees and nimunl of the university, formed on the campus at 10 :Sf and, headed by Marshal C. E. Allen, marched down Main ntrcet to tho music of the Sherman mili tary band. As usual, the route was bor dered with automobiles and rarrlages and Interested spectators. The theatre was filled to overflowing. The program of the exercises follows: March, "National Emblem," ....Bagely Prayer. Overture, "Merry Wires of Windsor," Nicola, Address on the Hundredth Anniversary of the btrlh of Justin Smith Morrill, By Ex-President Jnmes K. Patterson, of Lexington, Ky. Selection, "Danse Espagnole." ..Gounod Degrees confer: ed. Selection, "The Chocolate Soldier," Strauss Benediction. March, "Hall to Vermont," Barton. The opening prayer was offered by the Rev. W. H. Hopkins of the clnss of IMS and then came the address on Senator Morrill by ex-Fresidcnt Jamos K Patterson of the Kentucky State col lege. DEGREES CONFERRED. The degree were conferred by President M. H Ituehham of the university. On the platform were, among the dis tinguished guests. Governor G. H. Prouty nd ex-flovernor J. G. McCullough. The fegrees rorferred were as follows: BACHELORS OF ARTS. Robert Elliot Bowman, Essex Junction. John Lester Brownell, Essex Junction. David Sherwood Kellogg, Jr., Pitts burgh. N v. Fred Davidson Osgood, Townhend, Arthur Keith Peck, Burlington. Frederick Foote Smith, Burlington. Luther Thomns Smith, Hnrdwick. Amy Anita Wilson, Bethel. BACHELORS OF PHILOSOPHY. Clara Alice Bond, Burlington. Herbert Bowen Comings, Rlohford. Helen Augusta Crnmton, Enosburg Falls. Arthur Webster Dnw, Burlington. Bertha Iuilso Field, Fcrrlsburg. Ollvo Lucille Hayden, Riverside. Margaret Mazle Powers, Hinsdale, V. H. Marj Robinson (class of 15CO), Ferris burg. Anna Brown Slu-pard, Tlcondcroga, N. V. Mae Van Dyko Shetland, Troy, N, V, Albert Frederick Stevens, Jr., Schenec tady, N. T. Graco Evelyn Sylvester, Woodstock, BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Ray Douglas Barnes, Adams, Mass. Harry Clay Bloomer, West Rutland. Andrew Jackson Brown, Waterbury. Leonard Francis Burrnge, Jr., Ieomln iter, Mass, Marcus Joel Burrlngton, Jr., Pownal, Lewis Way Graves, Sunderland, Leo Irving Grout, EaHt Arlington, William Wrn Hay, Fort Ethan Allen. Walter William Hayes, Bennington, Frank Lonrnls Howe, Burlington. Albert Valentino Klesllch, Burlington. William Jonathan Iamplough. Burling- ion Andrew Merrltt OcUerblad, Burlington. Chauncey Seymour Shaw, Manchester Center. Joseph Herschell Smith, Waterbury Joseph Benson Wlttan, Plttsflald, Muss endowment fu BACHELOR? OF SCIENCE IN ME CHANIC Ab KNG I NEE II I NO. John Imcrj-"n Lovely, St. Albans. Harry KrncM Morton, Randolph, BACHELORS ' F SCIENCE IN ELEC TRIC A 1 . ENGIN BE It I NO. Maurice Pattnsoii Ames, Burlington. Lee George lie; d, Windsor. I'M ward Frank Gebhardt, Shclburne. Percy Clint lei Judd, Canaan. Charles Mneomher Rice, Burlington. Chnths Samuel Syko, Rlchford, Fled Jerome Washburn, Woodstock. RACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN CHEM ISTRY. Will Barton Dorhv. Bridgewater. Isaac Leonard Pearl. Johnson. Giant Elbert Sentt. Kurllncton. Thomas William Slattery, North Adams, Mass. BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN AORI C t"I .TI'RE. Henry Ward Beechr. Frescott, Mass. George Michael (Vissldy, Poullney. Charles Montgomery Glfford, Sprlng nold. Frank Stephen Hong, Grand Isle. George Henry Howe, Plttsford. Perley Inmbnrd, Ketne, N. H. Charles Francis Moran. Jericho. James Philip Reed, Dalttui, Mass. Louis Alwin Tliayer, West Rrattle- boro, BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN ECO NOMICS. Arthur Thomas Dalley, North Adams, Mass. Robert Wallace H. Davis. Newport. Edson Dewey Fuller, Burlington. Walton Pearl KlnpMey, New York, N. Y. Herbert Robbe Pierce, Bellows Falls. Lauren Howe Pomeroy, Ennsnurg Falls. Wilbur Frank Welch, Sharon. MASTER OF SCIENCE. Howard Austin Edson, B. S. Kv,, jjur Ilngton. DOCTORS OF MEDICINE. Andres Bautlsta, Hollo, p. I, ' William Lvman Bullock, Burlington Sidney Moore Runl-cr, A. B Bui ling ton. Luther John Calahan, Burlington. Dennis Jnmes Carroll, Granville, N. y. Everett Leon Chapman, Coos, N II Frederick Diuand Davis, Wcs'held, Mass. Edmund Stowe Douglass, Rochester. Ambrose Francis Dowd, Boston, Mass, Wllmer Clayton Dielbelhles, l.e,-hton, To. Delmer Dennis Durgln, Enosbi.rg Falls. Grover Cleveland Emery, Llmlrgton, Me. Continued on page ,V STRUCK 01 TRAIN Newport Summer Visitor Vas Walking on Track When Instantly Killed. Newport, June C9. Jnmes Powers of Sherbrooke, P. Q ,V years old, was al most Instartly killed whllo walking on tno Canadian Pacific track just north of the station this morning. Mr. Powers is an annual summer visi tor here nnd had Just nrrlved for the season. It was Ills habit lo frequently walk up the track to the summit. He had jutt started on tills trip tills morn ing when lie was sttuck by the north bound local, thrown against a semaphore post and sustained a fractured skull, He was somewli'it deaf nnd it Is supposed that lie did not hear tho train approach. Mr. Powers wan unmarried. He Is sur vied by two brothers, one of whom came hero this nfternoon nnd took tho body to North Hutley, P. Q., for interment. HUTOHINS FOLLOWS ANOELL err President of IMilterally of Mlcbl Knn I'lnnlly fhoani. Ann Arbor, Mich., June 29, Harry Burns Hutchlns was last night elected president of the Tnlverslty of Mlchlgnn to succeed Dr. James It, Angell, President Hutchlns was born In Linden, N, H April 8, 1S47. He received his early education at the New Ilnmpshlro anil Ver mont confeienco seminaries and at es leynn University, Baltimore, Md., Juno 29. - Tho condition of Mr. James H, Shermnn, wife of iho vice-president, has continued entirely snt Isfactory to-day and Is so to-night. SKULL CRUSHED GENEROUS DONORS 10 THE BIG FUND Frederick Billings and ex-Gov. J. (?. McCullough Contribute $25,000 Each. The annual corporation dinner was held at the Van Nes House. It was sched uled for two o'clock but some Mntlcnicn v earing red ribbons In their buttonhole with the woid "Butchelder" on them got mixed with the Phi Beta Kappa members, who also wear red ribbons, nnd It took something like a half hour to sort them out. Some two hundred graduates, newly made nnd otherwise, sat down to the din ner, President Bucklinm piesldlng. Grace was suld by the Rev. William Herman Hopkins, D. D., pnMor of the First Pres byterian Church of Albany, N. Y. Piesldent Buckliam opened the post prandial exercises by saying thnt the university had 1 cached the psychological moment In Its hlstoiy. He then went on to give a brief history of the million dollar endowment project, and announced that yesterday the half million dollar mark hail bren renched. Several '.'ondltlonal Mib'crlptlnns of large amounts would have expired Inst night at midnight had the half million not been raised. The president mentioned many prominent giv ers and among them the latn John It. Converse, lie said that he thought, had I It not been for Fiederlck Hillings, the university would still have bfon a small j nnd obscure and struggling college. That was th" beginning of the new rr.i for the I'r.iverslty of Vermont. President Buck ham wrote to his ton and then nsked him to (ell his reply. MR. BILLINGS. Mr. Billings spoke modestly nnd clearly, telling the circumstances of his gift of 2T.n He said that he looked upon Pres ident Buckham's letter In the nature of a command of duty. He congratulated President Buckham nnd paid him and Dr. Bas many compliments on their work In connection with the raising of the half million. EX-GOV. McCFLLOUGH. Ex-Gov. MeCullough rose to long contlnued applause and said that ho had not much to say except that ho would give .$23,000 to tho endowment fund. There was nnother hurst of ap plause and then the speaker went on to express appreciation of ills re ception in Burlington. H was, he said, enough to stir a fever In the blood of age anil make an old man young again. "I can assure you that though tho frosts of winter have whitened the temples and touched the head, they have not yet reached the heart. I can assure you, boys and girls of Vermont, thnt my heart Is yours." In conclusion tho ex-governor added hN tribute to President Buckham's work and character and congratulated the citizens of Hurlliig ton upon tho fact that they lived within the influence of the university DARWIN P. KINGSLEY. Mr. Klngsley followed ex-Gov. Mc Collough. He recalled tho first meeting of the linlversltfalumnl in New York to consider the project of an endowment and described the first gift toward It of John H. Converse of fM.ftna, The next bet thing to giving oneself Is getting others to glvo.'sald Mr. Kingsle). (Continued on page 1.1.) Re-elected Congressman Talks on Tariff Message Sent to President Taft. Montpeller, June 19. The second rtl. trlct republican convention was called to order shortly after two o'clock this after noon In Armory hall by Gen. J. II Lucia of Montpeller, chairman of the district committee Prayer was oftere l !y tho Rev. Stanley F. Hlomlleld of Montpeller and the call for the convention was read by Dr. George H. Gorliain of Hi-Hows, sec retnry of the district .oinmlli e. (if thu r.r.T delegates entitled In seats in con vention, '.'72 were piesent The ml as pre pared by the committee on credentials was declared the roll of thn convention. The Hon. C. C. Fills of R, uttltboro was named as temporary chairman, with Homer I Skeels of L..dlow as secretary and Frank E. Palmer of St Johnsbury as assistant secietaiy. REMARKS OF I'll A I R.MAN' FITTS. On taking the chair Mr. Fltts con gratulated the convention on the har mony which was foreBhndowed for Its deliberations ,, Hac jt bespoke tha good will f f tho peoplo of the second congressional dlntrlet townrds Its dls tlngnlshed reprot cntnt Inn, and thnt the confidence of tho people In Congress man I'luniley was htrong and endur ing. Me miKriffalPd to Iho delegates that this year the only and direct exiires Mon of ihn peoplo regarding national Issues was through the convention to nominate members of Congress, that it was pnitlculnrly the province of (Continued on P .) ONLY HARMONY AiPLM BURLINGTON, VT., TIITJISDAY, 1 LTNE 30, A SECOND BALLOT V Many Mead Men Admit Their Candidate Cannot Win in First Round To-day. DARK HORSE IS UNPOPULAR Batchelder Delegates Play Wait ing Game Trading between Candidates Lively after Midnight. Montpeller, June 29. At midnight to night ho would be a rash man who would predict with a degree of certainty the nut come of tho State convention to-morrow so far as the html of the ticket Is con cerned. Many stiong "oipportets of Dr. Mend aro free to express the opinion that their candidate cannol be nominated on the first ballot nnd If that proves true, nnlfss Dr. Mend should fall Miort of the nomination by a very few votes, !t rectus sure that he will lose instead of gain, after tho first ballot Is taken. His friends concede that If ho should be SO or H votes short on the first ballot that chasm can never he bridged. Beth Dr. .Mead and Mr. Fleetwood are claiming to-night that the fight Is practically won, and they both express Hit utmost confidence In the filial out ome. During tin early hours of the night one tiling was particularly notice able and that was the nuseiuo of trading that Is generally much In evidence the nleht before the State convention. It was noticeable this evening that tho Ratchelder badges weie scare, some of the delegates who are supporting him evi dently preparing to lay low with the hope of winning out should the contest for governor he prolonged to-morrow. FLEETWOOD'S ARRIVAL CHEERED. The F!ctttood party arrived In Mont peller this afternoon In IS gaily decorated automobiles ami the procession was greet ed with cheers as It arrived at the Pavil ion. The sentiment of the Mead delegates seems to be decidedly ngalnst a dark horse If they cannot win. They even say they are willing to turn tl"lr strength to Fleetwood rather than '. .,aVe it go to a mnn who might be r-j. nlnnted In case of a deadlock. The Slate committee was in session until midnight. The Ryegate delegates were admitted without protest and the onlv contested delegation comes from Pawlet where the old east and west side light In that town wns renewed In the election of delegates to the State convention. Two members of the republican town com mittee In the town called a caucus in the ('t part of that town and one member on the east side. The lcsult was eight delegates were elected Insteart of four and they were all here to-night. It Is under stood that the district convention at Bur lington to-day seated the delegates from the cast side of the town. Tho State committee declared both Pawlet caucuses Illegal and turned down boll: sets of delegates. The thiee candidates for lieutenant- governor all seem confident of success to night. From all thnt could be learned up to midnight L. P. Slack of St. Johnsbury has a slight lead over E. W. Gibson of Urattle-boro and George F. Idand of Springfield. Around midnight the absence of trad ing gave way to all sorts of combinations between governor and lleut. -governor delegates nnd all sorts of combination weie in the nlr. A pronilnent Hatcheldc" delegate declared that there was no chance for Mead on the first ballot ns many Mead delegates are swinging to LatWiclder. MAKE CHANGES IN PLATFORM. The committee on resolutions was In feon three hours to-night at the Montpeller Savings bant: and several tm portint chiinc In the tentative plnt- torni printed a week ago were n aile. In the Introductory paragraph of tho platform William McKlnley Is placed ahead of Theodore Rcosevelt as to wise leadership. Fnder the tariff plank th' following is ndded; "We reaffirm our adherence to the republican principle of piotectlen, to American Labor and Indus tries." Tho plank In legard to public. lieallli Is stricken out. This refers to the establishment of a national bonrd of health. The committee also struck out to-night the plnnks squinting toward dl icct primaries and substitute the fol lowing: "We believe tho Legislature should enact sueh a law as shall .surround the political pnrty caucuses with the nanus i-afi guards as now protect thu elections at die polls." To the labor plank Is ad d"d," or workman's coinijriisntoi y law,' LIQI'OR LAW PLANK REVISED. The proposed change in the llo.uor law plank Is perhaps the most Import nnt. Tim proposition to contlnuo the present law until a better can be sub stltutcd Is stricken out mid the follow ing Is substituted! ''Inasmuch as the pruseiu local option law was establish ed by lrtue of a referendum to voters of the Stato we hrllevo that the prlncl pie, of local option should not he aban donod without a referendum similar to that by which the present Inw was adopted," Several well-known citizens of tho Stato appeared beforo the committee to-night in support of the above charges which wero tinrtlTlmnusty adopted by the committee on rosolu- Hons. D. A. Lawrence of Rutland will nominate John A. Mend. The nnmo of F. O. Fleetwood will be presented by H. . llulbiird of Hyde Park and Frank E. Howe of Bennington will present the name of J, j. Batchelder. Manila, Juno 29.-Tlie dry do.'k Dewey was refloated this morning, appaiently undamnged by lis long submersion. A board Is now engaged In a careful Inspec tion of the dork to determine the cnuso of Its sinking, The Dwey sank on May 21 IK LEET10D l!)10 LOVE FEAST FOR DAVID J, FOSTER Representative from First Ver mont District Nominated for Sixth Term. TARIFF BILL IS DEFENDED Congressman Hill of Connecticut Holds That It Will Add Greatly to Prosperity of tho Nation. The first congressional district conven tion was held yesterday afternoon In The Strong theatre when, as wns pre-arranged. Congressman David J. Foster of Rurllng ton wns nnmlnnted unanimously to suc ceed himself. Congressman Foster's ap pearance was heartily cheered, as was his speech of acceptance thnt followed. Th special feature was the talk by Congress man E. .1. Hill of Connecticut on the tariff The convention was organized with 11. Charles Royce of St. Albans as chairman nnd Thomas Mnck of Vcrgennes as secre tary. In opening the convention, Mr. Royce spoke nt length of the status of the Republican party In the Fnlted States nnd Vermont, and also mentioned the ciuallflcatlon of Mr. Foster as rep resentative. Other business to come before the con vention was the report of the committee on resolutions, nnd a resolution of condolence on the dnth of Ralph O. Sturtevnnt of ..wanton, a former member of the llrst congressional district republi can committee, nnd Its secretary for many years. On motion of Col. G. T. Chllds, the following committee of three was appointed by tho chair to act as a com mittee on resolutions: G. T. Chllds of St. Albans, W. It. Howe of Burlington, B. II. Ptlckney of Rutland. On motion of ,1. T. Stearns of Burling ton, a delegate from each county wns appointed to report notnlnntlems for the district committee to serve for two years, the report being adopted. The committee l composed of the following members: Addison county, B. W Smith of Addison; Bennlnston, J. W. Fowler of Manchester. Chittenden, Dr. F. R. Stoddard of Shel hurne; Franklin. E. P. Stevens of St. Albans; Grand Isle, W F. Parks of Grand Isle; Lamoille, O. W. Clark of Morris vllle, Rutland, F. G. Swlnnerlon of Rutland. In presenting Mr. Foster's name, W. R. Austin of St. Albans stated that the district's representative had made much stronger the construction of conservative reform at Washington. By his election Vermont will gain power, a larger and broader opportunity and more effectual Influence. He referred to the candidate being chairman of one of the four great committees In the natlonnl House, and to the new honor thrust upon him as head of the commission to represent the i;nlte,l States at the Mexican centennial anni versary. The nomination was seconded by .1. T. Stearns of Burlington, who said that the old adage that a prophet Is without honor In his own country did not hold true with Congressman Fos ter. He said that It was an honor nnd ft pleasure to second the nomination In behalf of himself nnd Mr. Foster's constituents of Burlington. The nomination was also seconded by W. D. Stewart of Fairfax, by L. P. Thayer of Meirrlsvllle and by delegates from Addison and Rutland counties. Following the nomination, W. R. Aus tin and J. T. Stearns were appointed a committee to find Congressman Fos ter, Jill FOSTER ACCEPTS. In his speech of acceptance Mr. Fos ter sincerely thanked the delegates COUNT IS GIVEN A De Lesseps Entrusted to Brook ins, the Most Daring of Amer icans' Aviators, Montreal, Que., June :9. Count Do Les seps, thn French aviator, who came to Canada to demonstrate the good points of the lllerlot monoplane, made his llrst trip this evening In a Wright biplane. Ho did so on the Invltntlon of Manager Knn benshue of the Wrights, the safe carriage of the guest being entrusted to Krooklns, the most daring of the Wright aviators. Urooklns took the count up abo it a thou sand feet nnd the night extended far be yond the limits, of the course, Including n reverse and a side dip which took away the breath of the big crowd on the grand stand. The count does not talk a word of English and Brooklns cannot speak French, hut when the pair landed the count gave expression to bin admiration of Urooklns by a hearty pat on the back. Outside of this, the program was con fined to a couple of short flights by the count In his Blerlot, some speed circles by Lachapelle, and a flight by Johnson, both of the latter vilng the Wright biplane. Tho competitive features of tho meet are held In abeyance awaiting the arrival of the largo Blerlot on which the count de pends for success, De Lesseps has taken Young Cromwell Dixon, the boy aeronaut, who lost his dir igible balloon on Mnnduy, under his wing. Iln Is going lo make a Blerlot operator iut of the boy, using the machine owned by James Carruthera of Montreal, The count sa-H tlie boy has nerve, as ho show ed by his management of his Ill-fated dirigible, and that he should make a gooi aviator. RIDE BY WRIGHTS for ths honor conferred upon him. He added that If congressmen wero elect ed for b term of four Instead of two year It would add to the solidarity of Congress. Tho last two years, ho continued, havo been years of great progross In Washington. During these two years tho llottso of Representa tives has been scrutinized as never before, which caused many of tho members to fro to work to see whora tho troublo lay and what Imposed sueh conditions. The real trouble lay In the fact that tho Houserhad lost control of pending legislation, the various committees had ceased to he servants of ths House, hut had become Its master. To add to thcao difficulties, It was Impos sible to net legislation unless the speaker gave consent. For two yesrB, Mr. Foster said, he had been devoting himself to these conditions, which re sulted In the calendar Wednesday rule. Now, on every Wednesday, the day Is devoted absolutoly to the re ports of those hills befora committees, nil of which came up automatically. This revolutionized tho methods In tho House nnd to-day the House has Its old time grasp on pending legislation. Ho referred to the bills to regulate Interstate commerce, the postal sav ings bank and conservation of national resources. To the latter project 120, 000,000 has been furnished to make garden spots In the desert. The speaker laid particular strsss upon the propused peace treaty com mittee, which has the endorsement of President Tnft, who has promised to appoint Theoeloro Roosevelt as Its chairman. Congressman Foster has been one of tho hardest workers In support of this movement and he be lieves that It will ultimately result In a treaty between the Fnlted States, Great Britain nnd Jnpan, and world wide peace. This would, of course, save many billions of dollars annually in tho furnishing of war ships and armies. Representative Foster did not spenlt long as ho explained that ho wished his friend, Congressman E. J. Hill of Connecticut, to bo heard. Ho spoko In a forceful and lntcrestl-g manner, though, anil explained how that he hoped his added years of service in Congress would help to sttengthen his position for hotter work. Congressman Hill was tho next speaker nnd ho gave an nble talk on the tariff. If the tUk wns technical, as nil tnrlff talks must be. Mr. Hill added much spice and vigor to his arguments, which served to make them mnio plain to his audience. TIFE PTATFORM. Sharing with their political brethren of the State and nation a Justifiable pride in the record and accomplishments of tho Republican party, the republicans of tho tirst congt esslonal district of Vermont through their delegates In convention as sembled renew their nlleginnce to the principles and policies of that party as affirmed M- Its last national convention. I'ndr. .nee principles and policies' and under the leadership of republican ad ministrations this republic lias steadfast ly advanced In material prosperity, the Just rights of Its citizens have been zealously safe-guarded and this republic has tikn Its rightful position among tho nations of the earth. In rcaffiimlng our fnitlrin the republi can policy of protection we cordially en elorcse the administration of President William II. Taft and especially commend ids resolute Insistence that the declara tion of the republican national convention of lSnS; "In our tariff legislation the truo principle of protection Is best maintain ed by tno Imposition of such duties as will emial the difference between tho cost of production nt home and abroad, together with a reasonable profit to American industries" be made effective through necessary legislation. Tho recent appropriation of $2m,0iV to enable tho in-esident to gather informa tion ab to til" cost of production abroad gives ahundnnt proof of tho determina tion on tho part of the administration to fulfill to the uttermost the pledges of thu pnrty for such an adjustment of the tariff as will do Justice to tho producer, the wage-earner and the consumer. This Information should enable Congress to perfect existing schedules nnd thereby give to the country a tariff based upon just and scientific principles. To this end nnd to avoid a general re- (Tontfnued on pane IS.) Shares Honors of Commencement Day with Roosevelt Latter Breaks Silence, Cambridge, Mass., June Agreeing to uld Gov. Charles E. Hughes to have pnsTTd by tho New York Legislature "tho legislation affecting our political struc ture which the Governor feels to be es sentia! to our wholesome political life," Theoeloro Roosevelt nt the Harvurd I'nl veislty commencement day luncheon to day, broko the sllcnco on political mat ters which lie has maintained since emerging from the African wilderness. Mr. Roosevelt's presenco ns the presl dent of thn alumni association wns the feature of the day's exercises, though Governor Hughes wns warmly gieeted everywhere, President A. Iwiwreiice Lowell an nounced at tho luncheon a total of JSS0, CO In gifts received by the university dur ing the year. Tho class of nlono con tributed JlW,f,:iT. The unlverrlty to-day conferred tho fol lowing honorary degrees; Doctor of laws, J. Plerpont Morgan. New York, Oen, Hor ace Porter, New York, former I'. S. am bassador to France, Governor Charles E. Hughes of New York, Richard Cockburn MacLaurln, president of the Massachu setts Institute of Technology, nt.d Sam uel Wllllstou, professor of law In Har vard Iiw school; doctor of letters, Lloorgo Waller Prothere, Oxford, ling land; master or aits, Robert Archey Woods, settlement worker of South End Houso, Boston, John Elliott Th iyer, l.an caster, Mnss., Col, Thomas icunnnl Llv ermore. Cambridge. HUGHES RECEIVES HARVARD DEGREE NUMBER 53. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT Local Items of Interest From AU Parts of the Green Moun tain State, THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From the Island in the Lake t the Passumpsic, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River. ADDISON MTDDLEBURY. Robert F. Hunt, a graduate of Mlddler bury College In the class of U10, marrte' Miss Harriot L. Martin June 23, tho Rev, B. W. Bldwcll. who U 106 years old, performing tho ceremony. Ijko Dunmore Lodge, No. 11, I. O. O F and Arrowannn Lodge, No, 15, ob served Sunday as their annual memorial Sunday a Memorial Bnptlst Church. Th Rev. E. Hnrrlman preached the sermon after which they marched to the West cemetery, where they performed thel ritual sen-Ices. A bounteous lunch wae served at the hall by tho Ilebeknh Lodge, When Jvawrence, tho young son of G. E. Abbey, went Into the Dickinson saw mill to get n sma.ll atrip of lumber near a planing machine, ho stubbed his toe and fell and his hand hit tha machine, cutting tho end of his index finger nearly off. Monday market day butter brought 2T. and Si cents and egg 23 cents. C. W. Angel has sold out his furniture and undertaking business to M. K. Moore. Dr. Samuel Sheldon anifi family of Brooklyn, N, Y., are at tho Addison for the summer. William Eld redge of Twin Falls, Idaho, Is In town for a visit. Firemen were called to th home of Mrs. Warner on Wcybrldg .street Saturday for a small blaze caused by the burning out of a chimney. The work of the Juno term of the Addison county court was resumed at two o'clock1 Monday afternoon. The cno scheduled to begin was; Henry Blanchard vs. the Vermont Shade Roller company. In the nbsence of the most Important witness, who has just undergone a surgical opera tion, the case was not started. Former Gov. John W. Stewart, who with former Gov. John G McCullough and Gov Stewart's daughter, Mrs. Sylvester, has been i-pending several months on tho continent, hns returned to town. There are unclaimed letters nt tho local post- office for the following persons; Mrs. Nora Johndro, Ml&s Anna Webster, Miss Lillian M. S.ivery, Edward Grant, Ben nio IiFountaln, Burt Landers. M. W. Sampson, All. Harris, Alden Bros, and John M. Ketchum Toussalnt Kidder has gone to Montreal to attend the ordina tion to the priesthood of a nephew. C. ' H. Welsh of Philadelphia Is visiting Col. J. II. Sargont.-Prof. C. M. Mead of tho Hartford Theological school and Mrs. Mead are In town for tha summer. Carl j O. Frost entered the employ of H. B. Dutton In his pharmacy. Washington, Juno 27. Ajeproprlatlons made by the session of Congress Jtut , closed nmounttd to 1, 017,133, 43, accord ing to official announcement made by th I House appropriations commltteo to-day. A special town meeting wns hold Sat- ' urday forenoon with a very small atten ' dan It was voted to raise the sum oC JX-O by a town tax to meet the requlrae mcnts of an offer made by Col. Joseph Battell to contribute the amount of 150?' If tho town would refuse the State htgh way aid so as to put the expenditure o0 tho money raised exclusively within thi control of the selectmen of Mtddleburr.- Piesldent John M. Thomas and faraQyi have gone to Knights Island. cJhamplnln, for an outing and Preili Thomas will remain there the moat the time until tho opening of the summi school, July . James E. Burke of Rutland was In town Saturday. Mist Eva Donvlllo of Holyoke, Mass., Is tlC' guest of Mrs. G. M. Connelly Mra. J M. Connelly and son and Miss Eva Done viUn are In Fair Hnvon. Among the neO arrivals in town aro A. E. Elliot of New York city, Delphlle Larnotto of Pike's KeaK, col., jr. a. Williams of Brldport, Seneca Thompson and Albert Thompeon of Rochester, N. Y., and John B. Com stock of Iiwrence, Mass. Principal Car con W. Beano of the West Rutland high school is visiting rein t Ives In Mlddlebury and vicinity. Miss Julia R. Bell of St. Paul, Minn., and her niece. Miss Julia, Grlswold, of St. Ixiuls, Mo., who have been In town for tho past ten days, havo Harted on th'lr return West Miss May I. Thajer went to West Brnttloboro Sat urday to spend tho summer with her paronts. Thero was a good sized crowd on tho college eainpue Saturday nfter noon to witness tho base ball game be tween teams representing tho Volunteer Hofc Co., and llsley Hook and Lndder Co., the Volunteers winning by n score of S to 15. The batteries were: For tho Volunteers, Jesse Hopkins and Arthur BUsett, for the Hook nnd ladder com pany. Westley Murdock nnd Ira Pond. Mrs. Manley Winch nnd son, Stanton, are visiting her mother," Mrs. Mnrsarct Gil more, County court negan work at two o'clock Tuesday nfternoon, having tnken a re cess during tho forenoon on account of the republican county convention. An other Jury enso was started at threa iclock, Henry Blanchard vs. the Ver mont Shade Roller company, a suit for damages for Injuries received In the com pany's works nt Vcrgennes. The Indira of tho Grand Army realized about J12 on the supper Monday evening, George Kidder has gono to Montreal to attend the ordination of a cousin to tho priest hood, VERGNNES. The eighth nnnunl reunion of the Bait family was held at the Webb and lull (Continued on page 2.) I