ever, again elected chairman of the standing committee, holding this latter position until 1867.
During the pastorates of Rev. D. H. Clark and Rev. Benjamin K. Russ, sociables were held frequently at the homes of some of the parishioners.
These were well attended, and were lively and entertaining.
Games were indulged in, and music, and, in some houses, dancing added to the attractiveness of these occasions.
Among the games most popular were Copenhagen, Turn the Cover, Blind Man's Buff, Pillow, and others which have long since been outgrown because, probably, of our urban environment all these later years.
We of the younger element of those years look back with many pleasant memories of the attractive features of those sociables, particularly when we found ourselves at certain homes.
These years, 1861 to 1866, were years of war, as well,—years of anxiety, years of sorrow and mourning.
The frequent calls for volunteers kept the town, in a way, excited; martial music from time