A stone dwelling, of the cottage type, has been erected on the bluff overlooking Winthrop street, and part of the stones of the cairn form a small portion of its walls.
At a recent visit to the spot, the capstone and a few of the larger quoins lay near its site, as yet disused.
We are told that the owner of the new structure is interested in educational matters, which adds to the surprise and regret occasioned by the seeming needless removal of the old scientific landmark.
Mr. Dame gave his High School boys at one time as a subject to write on, The Brooks of Medford, advising an actual search and tracing to their sources.
Doubtless the young people found the latter interesting.
One brook is today a sort of lost river—the tributary of Meetinghouse brook, which has its source near Smith's lane between Woburn and Winthrop Streets. We were told to look there for remains of the projected Stoneham railroad, but found instead that Lily pond lane (near the rock-cut) crosses
ber and the enthusiastic secretary of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, gave a most interesting paper upon Books and Other Things.
He illustrated the address by exhibiting a collection of books selected at random from his own library, valuable for historic interest, or as models of the bookmakers' art.
December 15 Rev. Frank I. Paradise of Grace Church, Medford, gave a happy, informal talk(illustrated with maps and pictures) on Switzerland; A Model Democracy.
March 16 Mrs. Ruth Dame-Coolidge graciously entertained our Society with a paper on the Rise of the Gothic Cathedral.
It was a scholarly piece of work, given without manuscript, and held her hearers with strong interest.
April 20 Moses W. Mann, who has given of himself so much to our Society, and is the indefatigable editor of the Register, read a paper on Medford Bells, some thirty-six in all, containing, as all his papers do, a fund of information.
Mr. Elisha B. Curtis and others gave personal reminisce