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on, as he said he had raised money by subscription for that expense. It appears from Mr. Caldwell's writing that Hon. Edward Brooks had become interested in the proposed building, and had suggested or offered to furnish plans for the same. These a selfish speculation, Conceived in iniquity and brought forth in sin. And so at last the house was begun. Historian Brooks tells of the corner-stone laying on the sixth of August. Let us trust that the prayer of the good Baptist clergyman helps close, the dedication exercises were held. This time the senior clergyman of the town, Dr. Ballou, made the prayer. Mr. Brooks mentions on each occasion original poems recited by pupils. Probably modesty forbade naming their author. The efforell if Principal Hobbs' idea of placing it in the corridor of the new Brooks school could have materialized. Historian Brooks said the locality was where pure air comes from the heavens, and pure water from the earth—and hereby hangs a tale, told