f Young Men.
At the second choice of officers, in 1867, Charles H. Merrill, of First Congregational, was substituted as vicepresident.
Mr. Badger had resigned soon after his election, and Francis H. Kidder had been chosen to fill the vacancy.
At the same time Charles E. Joyce tendered his resignation, and Arthur T. Tufts was elected to the office of secretary.
At the third election, in 1868, when the membership numbered ninety-two, the following board was chosen:—
President,Daniel W. Wilcox.
Vice-president,Charles C. Newcomb,Methodist.
Elisha B. Curtis,Baptist.
D. B. Callender,Mystic Congregational.
Francis H. Kidder,First Congregational.
Benjamin P. HollisEpiscopal.
Treasurer,Alonzo E. Tainter.
Secretary,Arthur T. Tufts.
A literary class, a Bible class, and a course of lectures were maintained, with occasional interruptions, for two years.
The Association was sustained in a more or less flourishing condition until the spring of 1869, when, at the annual meet
wrence, Daniel A. Gleason and Benjamin F. Hayes a Board of Water Commissioners.
Mr. Lawrence declined to serve, and Daniel W. Wilcox was chosen.
It was also voted that the board contract for the construction of the works.
At the next town meetin the special engineers was read and debated at length.
Still unsettled, the town met again February i. At this meeting Mr. Wilcox offered an amendment, to the effect that water be taken from the Charlestown works.
The meeting adjourned to February 9, when the town voted against Mr. Wilcox's amendment and in favor of the separate main; then again voted authority to the board to contract for the works, and provided means of payment.
It is needless to say that civic interest and excitement ranme of the decision to have an independent main resulted in a break in the personnel of the board, by the resignation of Mr. Wilcox on April 4, 1870.
A large main was laid from the south shore of the pond through Forest street to Medford Square, w