a regular supply was engaged from another neighbor who had, besides a cow, several boys who distributed the surplus of milk on their way to school.
After a few years we, too, found a cow—a good thing to have in the family, which had increased somewhat— and also supplied some neighbors.
Several others did likewise, till there came to be too much quarrel over the free pasturage we depended on, and we reluctantly parted with old Brindle, and called in the regular milkman again.
This was in 1880, when more than a dozen cows might have been seen tethered by a long rope or chain on the vacant land between Boston Avenue and the river.
Our own experience was, doubtless, like that of others, and as more houses were built the family cow (and pig as well) was crowded out.
Now nobody sees the quart measures of those days.
After a time the practice of leaving each customer's supply in a small can came in vogue, and this is superseded by the glass bottles, with dealer's name, and of duly
mites here and there to help in the missionary cause, deserve mention.
The sainted Sister Winship, whose love for the church was shown by her presence, even when brought in the strong arms of her husband, and when she could come no more, for a year gathered the children of her neighborhood in her sunny room for Sabbath instruction.
She was one of those who came from Arlington, and there was one who walked both ways from the Heights twice on Sunday and to class meeting.
At the Conference of 1880 Rev. George M. Smiley received his first appointment, and to our church.
He had supplied a church in New Jersey while studying at Drew Seminary.
Far different was the outlook from that in 1877.
The church, though small in numbers, was united, enthusiastic and ready, to the best of its knowledge and ability, to begin a new year's work with a resident pastor.
During the year the Sunday-school increased and was brought to a high state of discipline and efficiency under the charge of Broth