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Another annual appearance.

The present number of the Register is issued from the new home of the society, 10 Governor's Avenue. Though it is not wholly completed, the Society has moved in and will gradually get settled in its housekeeping arrangements, and hopes to present a view of it to our readers on our next cover page. This will take the place of the old [p. 20] familiar one, and a description of our new home will then be in order.

Already three meetings have been held in its assembly hall, and as its lighting system is not yet installed, kerosene and the more ancient candles have served for the time. We confess to a feeling of disappointment that our appeal to our membership and the public has not met with a more generous response, and that the final completion of the work is being thus delayed for want of funds.

It is our earnest desire that the building be completed without any mortgage debt resting upon it to hamper the work of the society in the future. To those who have generously and readily contributed to the building fund our most sincere thanks are due, and to those who have had only discouraging words to contribute-we ask, What are you doing to help? The places of those that have passed on should be filled by new workers and our membership doubled.

The subscription list of the Register should be also doubled, and both objects can be attained by interested effort. The past year has been the best in the history of the Register (save one of its earlier), and we hope to improve upon this during the current year.

Just here, we wish to acknowledge the courtesy of Mr. C. H. Tinkham for the excellent photograph of the cornerstone laying (secured under difficulties), and of the American Engraving Co., who kindly furnished the halftone cut of the same. By an oversight these acknowledgments were omitted in their proper place in our last issue. This mention is better late than never.

When settled in the new home, members and friends will have better opportunity than ever before to see what the Register has been doing for the Society and for the preserving of Medford history during its nineteen years of publication.

This issue begins a new volume and is unavoidably late; but we hope our next will be nearer on time and prove of interest as current history. [p. 21]

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