stalled February 26 by council consisting of twelve pastors and seventeen delegates, representing nineteen churches.
Rev. Frank S. Adams of Reading was moderator and Rev. George E. Lovejoy of Stoneham, scribe.
The installing prayer was by Rev. D. A. Newton of Winchester, the sermon by Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, D. D., of Boston, and Rev. Messrs. Cutter, Hood and Stebbins had other parts.
Mr. Clancy entered into the work with buoyant zeal and a proper optimism.
His sermons received an attentivs were made by Rev. Asher Anderson, D. D., Secretary of the National council; Hon. Seba A. Holton, Moderator of the General Association of Congregational Churches of Massachusetts; Mr. Franklin P. Shumway, Moderator of Woburn Conference; Rev. D. Augustine Newton of Winchester, the pastor longest in service in the Conference; Revs. M. M. Cutter and E. C. Hood, former pastors; Revs. A. W. Ackerman and F. G. Clark, former members.
Mr. John H. Norton, who was for years our most liberal contributo