a watering trough.
This was probably the first one in town set at the street curb for public use. Mr. Hyde had a dispute with the town about the street line, and every few years would fence off a portion of the roadway.
He finally received payment for what he claimed.
George E. Willis, tin ware manufacturer, put up a building on these premises, using one-half of the lower floor for his business and living over his shop.
William Parker, carriage trimmer, occupied the other half.
Later Henry Forbes succeeded Mr. Willis, the latter going to the New England Gas Works at East Cambridge.
The next building was the old Admiral Vernon Tavern, occupied by Benjamin Parker in our day for a dwelling, and it was the place of business of his sons, Benjamin, a mason, Gilbert, who had a job wagon, and Timothy and William, harness makers.
There was a stone cutters' yard, shaded by a large poplar tree, between the house and Swan street. At different times the proprietors were Mr. Ridgley, Samu
lagration swept on before a strong northwest wind until about twelve o'clock, when it came to the lumber yard of Oakman Joyce, two-thirds of which was destroyed, when its progress was checked.
The old Nathan Wait house, nearly opposite the hotel, came near being destroyed, but fortunately, the flames in this direction were stayed.
Mr. John Schwartz' saw factory was destroyed with $300 worth of saws.
His furniture and his own and his wife's clothing were all lost.
Some of the houses named above were occupied by James Hyde, Henry Forbes, Aborn, the hatter, on Washington street, Boston.
Mr. Lawrence's loss is about $2,500, no insurance.
Mr. Joyce had about $5,000 of lumber destroyed.
Accommodating.—We feel under special obligations to Mr. Tarbox of the Revere House Stables, on Hanover street, for the prompt manner in which he furnished us with a carriage last night, at a late hour, to visit Medford.
His stables are open all night, and he is always ready to serve the public