hich many were converted and brought into the church.
Mr. Wagner was followed by Rev. T. Berton Smith, and he by Rev. T. Corwin Watkins.
In October, 1878, the semi-centennial of the church was held, it being fifty years from the date of incorporation.
The celebration lasted one week, and many former pastors were present.
When Mr. Watkins left us he took with him as his wife one of our members, Miss E. D. Hadley. Mr. Watkins was followed by Rev. Gilbert C. Osgood. Mr. Osgood employed no evanMr. Watkins was followed by Rev. Gilbert C. Osgood. Mr. Osgood employed no evangelist during his three years pastorate, but union meetings with the Baptist and Congregational churches were held in January of each year, continuing from one to three weeks, which were carried on by the pastors, and held alternately in the severalch was reopened in October, 1897, with a reunion and banquet.
In June, 1898, Dr. Chadbourne, following the example of Dr. Watkins, took as his wife one of our members, Mrs. Martha Ransom. Dr. Chadbourne's Bible Class, held in the audience room duri