e hour when the meeting broke up. Altogether it, also, was a very enjoyable occasion, and one long to be remembered by all so fortunate as to be present.
In 1890 the interior of the church was re-decorated, and a general brightening of the auditorium took place, at a cost of about $2,100.
In 1891 William P. Mitchell, who had been treasurer for fourteen years, declined a re-election.
A. Hodgman was elected to succeed Mr. Mitchell, serving with great credit up to the time of his death in 1898, when Arthur W. Glines became treasurer.
At the time of the raising of the grade of Cross street and the putting in place of the present steel bridge by the Boston & Maine railroad, the parish claimed damages to the amount of $4,000. A long legal conflict was the result, the final decision being that the society property was not injured, and therefore no damages could be collected.
But it cost the society $720 to find this out. Here, again, the women of the parish contributed,—the Sewing