dvantage the steam railway with its fixed terminals cannot offer, even were it electrified.
So the problem remains.
Of the engineer's estimate for depot buildings, the larger part went into the terminal station on Main street. Printed views show it in its various appearances to date.
and incidentally some other changes near the square.
1 Near the other end of the branch one resident still remains that witnessed the building and opening of the branch—the oldest man in Medford, J. Everett Wellington.
His name does not appear in the petition referred to, as his family gave the strip of land the railroad required.
It crossed their orchard, and he tells us that on the Fourth of July, 1846, we dug up and replanted ten sizable apple trees.
Apples were already formed on them, but all the trees lived and bore fruit that year.
Of the many trees in that orchard, over which numerous houses have been built, a few still remain, but have suffered for want of care in these later years.
In co-operation with the Special Aid Society for American Preparedness two hundred comfort bags, one for every boy who enlists from Medford, have been made and filled with useful articles.
Fourteen were sent to the enlisted boys from Wellington, being paid for by a benevolent individual from that section; twelve were called for, to supply those going from the high school; and the remainder are stored in the armory, ready for distribution, and more will be furnished if needed.
Hand-f their sewing teacher, Miss Miriam R. Woolley.
The Medford Teachers' Club has shown its interest by donating a sum of money to aid the work, raised from a successful military whist party given under the direction of Miss Amy W. Bradbury.
Wellington women are showing noticeable energy, Mrs. Joseph C. Smith, chairman.
Mass meetings have been held, an entertainment to provide funds for their work, and a successful plan to increase the fund by weekly pledges, with Mrs. I. A. Ordway collector