t not to close this review, covering nearly a century of time, without mentioning the excellent work of the Medford Publishing Company in Medford Past and Present (1905), illustrations to be found in years since 1884 in the Mercury, in the Leader, the various other (some short-lived) papers, the 275th Anniversary Proceedings and t present and participated in the exercises of laying the corner-stone when the Medford church he served fifty years before erected their fourth house of worship in 1905.
During his second year at Medford, after some improvements in the second house, efforts were made to procure an organ.
The indefatigable Ladies' Aid Society spo.
VIII, Register, may be found the names of four of them, in a list of thirty-six natives of Medford who were living at the time of the anniversary celebration of 1905, and who had then attained the age of seventy-five years. The names of the six were written (upon protecting paper pasted upon the back of the frame), by its donor
During the transition period of the Mercury-Citizen, or about that time, the Mercury assumed the same size and form, a decided improvement over the old.
In 1905, the business management of the Mercury became that of the Medford Publishing Company, Capt. Henry W. Pitman (who succeeded Mr. Stetson)continuing as editor, with Mrs. Frances French as assistant.
In 1905 Medford celebrated the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of its settlement; and the Mercury made especial note of it in its columns; and also anticipated it by publishing a souvenir volume of one-hundred and seventy pages, entitled Medford, Past and Present.
In that is an artias its various writers were all Medford people and (as we were told) all its mechanical features were executed by Medford men doing business in Boston.
Also, in 1905, the Mercury issued a Twenty-fifth Anniversary number, dating from its establishment by Mr. Lawrence, and not from that of the Chronicle of 1872, whose interest an