re of first M. E. Church, Medford, Salem street, a rare picture, loan, Dr. Cleaves.
Col. Chas. K. Darling gave an extremely interesting and valuable talk oil Porto-Rico in 1898-1902 before the Society, May 5, 1902.
Miss Hetty Fulton Wait, on June 1, 1902, completed her fiftieth year as a teacher in the Medford Public Schools.
On June 3, the Teachers' Association tendered her a complimentary reception, which was largely attended by former pupils and friends.
James A. Hervey, Esq., in behalf of the assembly, presented Miss Wait with fifty American beauty roses, having in the centre fifty dollars in gold.
No other teacher has such a record, or has had it, except Marm Betty Francis, who taught a dame school for sixty years.
It is with pride that the society recognizes the distinguished honor bestowed upon its esteemed first president, Hon. William Cushing Wait, on his appointment to the bench of the superior Court.
See Register, vol., No. 2.
the quota demanded from Medford, had been received and accepted.
The whole command became a committee to secure new members.
The first new man to enlist was James A. Hervey. Major Hutchins was made recruiting officer.
By August 15, eighty-five members were enrolled.
Street drills were held and High Private Samuel C. Lawrence toth constant skirmishing until both went into winter quarters.
During this campaign many changes were made in the personnel of the Light Guard.
Among them, James A. Hervey was detailed to the Quartermaster's Department, Albert A. Samson was discharged to become second lieutenant in the 10th U. S. Colored Regiment, in which he waclothing and dry goods store.
He was the father of Samuel S. Green, the veteran street railway man.
The next house easterly belonged to Turell Tufts.
Mr. James A. Hervey speaks of him in his reminiscences.
Hist. Reg. Vol. IV. P. 67. He was a bachelor.
Miss Mary Wier was his housekeeper for years.
The town is indebted to h