the High School building was appointed for the purpose.
Here a class was organized by Father Doherty, the teachers being the men and women of the congregation.
All the territory north of Charlestown and Cambridge was then without the services of a priest, and on the Sundays between the monthly visits of Father Doherty the faithful trudged on foot to Charlestown and back, rather than to be without Mass, in that splendid zeal for the faith which is so admirable.
A conveyance owned by Constable Butler of Malden made the trip on these Sundays between Malden and Charlestown, but the round fare was forty cents, a prohibitive amount for the greater number of the immigrant settlers, whose pay was small and whose hardships were many.
In one of these journeys they heard that a priest had newly arrived from the English mission.
His name was Rev. John Ryan, formerly curate of the Catholic parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, near the city of Manchester.
He was for the present the guest of Father
It was purchased from a junk dealer in Boston, who knew nothing of its history, but who said it was perhaps a ship's bell.
Possibly it may have been one of Butler's bells, but this is only a surmise.
At the capture of New Orleans, there were found a lot of bells of various sizes that had come from churches, schools, planta donated to the lost cause by a sacrificing people, to be cast into Confederate cannon, but had not reached the foundry fires.
These bells were sent north by General Butler and sold, and various town and church committees secured bargains thereby.
For several years one interested made inquiry and search therefor, and after a long time succeeded in locating a few of Butler's bells.
Another bell of municipal ownership is the Town of Medford Bell.
This hangs in the belfry of Grace Church, and by the appropriation
The town had appropriated a like sum five times for clocks on other churches. of $600, by vote in town meeting.
Question was raised at the