company back to its former rank, and was rewarded by a letter of commendation from Col. Bancroft.
March 30, 1890, the first prize drill for the Lawrence medals was held.
During the next year the company was much changed, many being discharged for non-attendance, and their places filled by men interested in the work.
Some of them were former members of the High School Cadets, who had been under the personal tuition of Maj. Whitney, and others members of the Sons of Veterans.
In January, 1897, new regulations were promulgated regarding target practice, by which members of the militia were obliged to qualify as marksmen or be discharged.
These rules had a tendency to stimulate the attendance and interest in the Light Guard, which Capt. Henderson and Capt. Wescott, his successor, worked hard to bring about.
The Light Guard attended the inauguration of President McKinley in 1897.
In this peaceful advance to the capital, thirty-six years after the gray-coated minute men st