d, the first president of Tufts College, and many addresses.
Rev. Elmer H. Capen, president of Tufts College from 1875 to 1905, published many articles and sermons, a tribute to John Boyle O'Reilly, wrote a history of Tufts College and of Universalirly fitted through his personal knowledge of John Brown.
In 1895 he published Sketches from Concord and Appledore, and in 1905 Cambridge Sketches, both intimate biographies of famous men. In 1892 appeared Real and Ideal in Literature, and in 1897 Motwood Wasson, is the author of three volumes of short stories, Cap'n Simeon's Store, published in 1903; The Green Shay, in 1905; and Home from Sea, in 1908.
Many others of his stories have appeared in the Atlantic, the Outlook, and other periodicalstory.
Mary Augusta Kellogg is the author of Leo Dayne, a novel.
Amy Woods has written many magazine articles, and in 1905 a book called Mr. Penwiper's Fairy Godmother.
Marion K. Loud, another young woman born in Medford, is the author of A P
at Moulton's Point, and is called White island.
Two have since been made, one by cutting through Labor in vain, and the other by straightening the passage above the bridge.
Mr. Brooks made no mention of the small island just below Wear bridge, though it is shown on contemporary maps and plans and was supposed to be of natural formation.
It was usually considered a part of the Smith estate in West Medford, and was alluded to (as also its removal) by Mr. Hooper in his History of Medford in 1905 (page 10).
At the present writing (September, 1911) there is on its site a temporary dam of earth across the entire width of the river, as also another above the bridge, the outflow of Mystic lake being carried in an iron conduit during the deepening of the channel beneath the bridge.
Steam dredging machines are completing the work begun eight years ago, alluded to by Mr. Hooper.
This completed, the lower lake will be accessible for boats at its new level, the upper reach of the river ha
o the skill of the workmen who built them.
Whether the committee employed an architect to draw plans does not appear, and the exterior appearance of the house when completed is a matter of some doubt.
From conversation with the oldest residents in its vicinity, the writer has been led to think that the roof and end walls were like those of the Seccomb house and the Historical Society's building, and with that idea in mind it was so represented in the background of the picture, prepared in 1905, of the first West End schoolhouse.
(See Register, Vol.
VIII, p. 77.)
The house was then practically three stories in height (as the basement floor was but slightly below grade), and had a pitched or possibly a gambrel roof, making a roomy attic therein.
Built into the end walls were four chimneys and numerous fireplaces for warmth, as this was before the advent of hot-air furnaces or steam-heating apparatus.
The windows were wide and well up from the floors, and the glass was in nume