the vestry were six handsomely arranged and decorated tables, lighted with candelabra.
The many pretty dresses of the attendants added much to the brightness of the event.
W. T. Hayes
, Miss Hayes
, Percy Roffe
, and Miss Myra Roffe
presided at the chafing dishes, from which Welsh
rarebit was served.
Miss Nellie M. Briggs
and Miss Alice Saben
had a host of young misses serving frappe; while Mesdames Hattie Foster
, Letitia Cowan
, Mabel Gooding
, and Misses Mary C. Mills
, Mabel Delano
, Carrie Munroe
, Annie Stover
, Edna Holmes
, and Grace Smith
poured coffee and chocolate.
and Mrs. M. J. Messer
furnished delightful instrumental music, and Mrs. Carolyn Reed
, of Arlington
, and Harry Handy
, of Hudson, gave several vocal selections during the evening.
On Wednesday evening a large congregation, which included many former parishioners, and prominent residents of the city, assembled in the auditorium of the church for the anniversary exercises.
Rev. Harley D. Maxwell
, the pastor of the church, presided, and displayed his shrewdness as chairman by announcing each speaker's time limit.
Among the list of speakers were several former pastors, together with the ministers of the other Universalist churches of Somerville
The decorations in the auditorium included an effective grouping of palms about the church altar and pulpit, while bouquets of cut flowers were also conspicuous.
From above the pulpit festoons of evergreen gracefully drooped over the significant dates 1854-1904, which, in figures of green, adorned a white background.
The exercises opened with an organ voluntary by J. L. Dennett
, which was followed by the invocation by Rev. H. D. Maxwell
The church choir, Miss Anna Florence Smith
, soprano, Mrs. William E. Miller
, alto, W. H. S.