of the Association was held December 31, 1866, when the following officers were elected:—
President,Baxter E. Perry.
Vice-president,Joseph L. Goldthwait,Methodist.
Elisha B. Curtis,Baptist.
Eleazer Boynton, Jr.,Mystic Congregational.
Almarin F. Badger,First Congregational.
Gardiner P. Gates,Episcopal.
Treasurer,Alonzo E. Tainter.
Secretary,Charles E. Joyce.
On the fifth of April, 1867, the society took possession of a room in Usher's building on High street, subsequently occupied
The object of the Association shall be the improvement of the spiritual, mental and social condition of Young Men.
At the second choice of officers, in 1867, Charles H. Merrill, of First Congregational, was substituted as vicepresident.
Mr. Badger had resigned soon after his election, and Francis H. Kidder had been chosen to fill the vacancy.
At the same time Charles E. Joyce tendered his resignation, and Arthur T. Tufts was elected to the office of secretary.
At the third election,
difficult to believe that there was a time when one stage-coach between Medford and Boston was sufficient to accommodate the passengers between these places.
Medford had her stage-coach days, just as surely as she is now having electric-car and automobile days.
The high-water mark of the coaching period was from 1820 to 1840.
Something different from an annual publication in an almanac of stage lines with the time of arrival and departure was then needed, and the want was supplied by Badger and Porter's Stage Register.
This was a supplement to a newspaper (the American Traveller), and was published once in three months at No. 72 Market street (corner Market and Court streets) Boston.
It gives full data in regard to stage travel, and was published from 1825 to 1836.
In the issue of November i, 1825, the following will give an idea of its scope:—
Medford and Boston Mail Stage, leaves post office, Medford, every day, except Sundays, at 8 A. M., and Wednesday and Satu