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Medford milkmen. HISTORICAL writers, from Rev. Charles Brooks onward, have alluded to the distillers of old Medford. The Old Medford they produced was said to be the best rum ever made (for which, thanks). The Register has recently presented two interesting articles relative to Medford's water supply and its distribution. No elaborate system of great central reservoir and underground pipes conveys the lacteal fluid to our kitchen; it is still delivered by the pint or quart by a hurrying man or boy, as in the olden days, and the business is now ably conducted by a few well-known people. When Medford was a farming town, as in the old time, ere the rise of ship-building, more butter and cheese was made and less milk sold. With its increased population and the growing city of Boston there came a market for milk, and the business increased accordingly. The wagon business felt its influence, also, and Medford-built milk wagons were in demand, because of their excellent and