vitations having been extended to the four cities and towns to co-operate, a committee therefor was appointed by Medford's mayor.
His selection was Alderman Dowell of the city government, Superintendent Nickerson of the School Department, Comrade Oscar Allen of the Grand Army, President Curtin of the Board of Trade, and the President of the Historical Society as chairman.
This committee met with that of Boston, and later arranged a simple but effective program for the Medford portion, and to Comrade Allen, over eighty years young, and Superintendent Nickerson, who mustered his numerous forces, its success is mainly due.
James H. Phelan of the Boston Committee personated Revere and started from the patriot's house in Boston, instead of from Charlestown shore, and at the top of Winter hill stopped for a brief time.
There the Somerville exercises took place, in which former President Taft had a part.
The rider was timed to come over the bridge into Medford town at 1.30 A. M. by