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Following the serving of the supper, Rev. H. D. Maxwell called the company to order, and gave a very happy address of welcome, interspersing his remarks with many apt stories. He called upon Rev. Chester Gore Miller, of the Jamaica Plain church, to speak for young ministers of the denomination, who gave a very bright sermon upon ‘The Religious Tendency of the Time.’ Rev. R. Perry Bush, of Chelsea, responded for the ‘Women’ with an address full of pleasing sentiment. Rev. Levi M. Powers, of Buffalo, a former pastor, received a very hearty welcome when he arose to speak. He made a very happy address full of stories, and feelingly told of the place in his heart for the people of this church.

Rev. William M. Kimmell brought the greeting of the mother church in Charlestown.

The last speaker was Rev. Charles A. Skinner, another former pastor, and who has a warm place in the hearts of the people of this church, if the way they greeted him as he rose to speak is any criterion, for the applause was long continued. He gave one of his characteristic addresses, teeming with stories to illustrate the points he desired to make. He paid a high tribute to the work of the present pastor, Rev. H. D. Maxwell.

Following the speaking there was a general renewing of old acquaintance and hand-shaking.

The decorations consisted of greens wound about and from the pillars. A large 1854-1904 motto was on the wall just above the centre of the head table.

At the head table were seated Rev. H. D. Maxwell and wife, Rev. Charles A. Skinner, Rev. L. M. Powers, Rev. R. Perry Bush, Rev. William M. Kimmell, Rev. Chester Gore Miller, Charles A. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. M. M. Runey, Mrs. Parnell M. Hayes, Miss Angie Williams, Mrs. L. A. Shaw.

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