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large end together and so made a Cannon of it, and filled it with powder—but at the first fire it exploded in several pieces—one of which tore his face and neck very badly and came within a hair of the jugular vein. He bled so profusely [that] Dr Brooks thought his life in imminent danger for more than a week. Snowballing parties were prohibited after this.... A similar snowball fort was made by the boys of Dr. Stearns' Academy south of the bridge—but the attack was ordered to be given up—it was to have been attacked a day or two after the other. Dr. Brooks was chosen governor in 1816, and held the office for seven successive years. Century old Medford items. The year 1808 was noted as the time when an assistant teacher was first employed in the public school. Also in 1808 were made several diggings for Captain Kidd's buried treasure. For richest Jems and gainfull things most merchants wisely venter; Deride not then New England men this corporation enter: Chri