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The Old Fire Alarm. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
The Old Fire Alarm. Many readers of the Press easily recall tbe days when the tidings of fire were communicated to tbe public by means of a general clangor of church bells, which of course could give only a very general idea of tb* special location of the danger. Tbe authorities attempted at one time to partially regulate the matter by causing particular bells to be rung for especial localities; but we remember well the popular outcry against this arrangement as not giving a sufficiently wide-spread notice, particularly at night. In those days there wss certainly a far more delightful excitement fot the übiquitous small boy than in tbe present eta ef aaHni mlty, and steam fire engines; these was, moreover, a charm about the oH fashioned j 'machine," with its jingling bell and its long drag rope. But we are ia little danger ot going back to tbe old system at aruse-t, It would be interesting to give tbe ptaperttasete number of fires now as compared with -the good oM times of which we ...
The Library Again. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
The Library Again. The papers bare taken up the question of a new library building with exemplary purpose of heart, aad «_ thi* greatly-needed meaaare b certain, sooner or later, to be aa fait accompli. The benevalent and opulent citizen, to wbem freqaent reference has been made, still remains concealed in the obscurity of future possibilities, and it is the plain and pressing duty of tbe city government to tackle the subject of thi* Important public benefit without delay. Oar citizens will support tbeir representatives at City Hall in any reasonable action tooting to the removal of what is now really a disgrace to the wealthy and intellectual university city of Cambridge.
Relief Corps Camp-Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Relief Corps Camp-Fire. About thirty members of Wilttam H. Smart Woman. Relief Corp., No. 27, attended a grand camp-fire of Hiram G. Berry Woman Relief Corps, No. «, st Maiden, oa Wednesday evening, aad spent a most enjoyable season with thst hospitable corps. They were conveyed thither laoae of the Cambridge Railroad Company's handsome barges, an experienced driver manipulating the rein* behind four beautiful and spirited gray*. On tbe way through Somerville. Charles-town aad Everett, tbe company niade the welkin ring with patriotic- songs, such a* only the wives, widow* and daughter* of veterans of the rebellion know bow to give vent to their pent up patriotic feeling in this manner. Oa arrival at Grand Army Hall tbe party generally made themselves at home feeling that tbev were with familiar *pirit*. Among tbe Relief Corn assembled there were member* of Corp ■&gt; of thi* city, 3, ». 21, 40. 43, 10, 16, and 46 of elsewhere. President Mis. M. Alice Carey of the Maiden Corp...
Memorial Tablets. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Memorial Tablets. As the time approaches for celebrating tbe ■■at affecting anniversary of our time our thoughts are drawn to those of our citizens who at the clarion call of war were of na but bow are not, for God ha* them in hi* holy keeping, aad we try to consider some way In which their aaase. saay be more readily perpetuate.!. The Idea suggest* Itself that memorial tablet. In Use varioui churches, with tbe name* lnaeribed •f those of their number wbo went from among them. Bright be nut only a pretty tribute but an fa-miration aad memory tor coming generation*. IB Grace Church, Tesaple street. Beaton, oa tbe right sWa of th* altar, a tablet' containing the Basse* ot Us founder* Is aeea, perpetuating their aasaas aad labors. Too much can scarce be doas te preserve the record of these unaelfish emmmamtaat right aad Justice, many of whom arajwhsfaaajraarfdla thi. city to which they
Some Inconvenience. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Some Inconvenience. The rule adopted by the Cambridge Bailroad Company, requiring pas-wager* to embark on horse ears and to leave the same only at street corner*, which went Into effect last Sunday, has occasioned some inconvenience to tbe travelling public. Those mostly affected by the new departure are infrequent riders wbo have not seen the printed notices posted In the cars. As a general thing, however, the rule has been understood by the regular patrons, who have suffered no inconvenience. We can see no reason why the rule of the Company is not a good one, which the public will soon become accustomed to. It is claimed for it that better time will be made between the termini of the road and that a saving of wear and tear will result. Apropos to the foregoing a lady correspondent says, "that the new notice in the cars delights .the patrons of the railroad company, for If they are henceforth to stop only at corners or crossings, it will no car has ever done yet since the strike, a...
No-License Meetings. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
No-License Meetings. Interesting meeting* were held in several of the churches on Sunday evening. In the interest of the enforcement of the no-license law. At the Inman Square Chapel the following made forcible addresses: Rev. George A. Tewksbury. Rev. N. B. Flak and Mr. H. L. Caulkins. At the First Universalist Church, Rev. George W. Briggs, D. I)., Hey. D. N. Beach and Rev. Albert Gould addrafced tbe meeting. Mr. L. W,. Messer, General Secretary of tbe T. M. C. A., presided at tbe meeting tn the Second Baptist Church, and addresses were made by Rev. George L. Wrenn, Rev. W. C. Richmond and Hey. D. N. Beach. Rev. George A. Tewksbury, Rev. James McWhinnie. D. D., Bey. Clarence E. Bice and Rev. Thomas Blckford were the speakers at the Harvard Street M. E. Church. At the Pilgrim Church a large audience assembled and listened to remarks from Bey. Albert Gould, Hey. E. X. Chandler, D. D., Rev. A. E. White and Rev. W. H. Thomas. D. D. Tbe meeting at the North Avenue Baptist was addressed...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Obituary. Mr. James Pike, the well known stabler, at 566 1-2 Main street, died on Thursday after a brief illness. For several years he had been in poor health, and had been frequently prostrated, but would rally aad attend to his business. Hl* last ill attack occurred two weeks before his death. Mr. Pike had been a resident of this city since 1854. In January. 1856, he purchased the livery stable business of bis brother Andrew, which be conducted to the day of his death. Tbe deceased was proprietor of several stable* at the same time, all of which he disposed of excepting the one on Main street. He wss prosperous in his busines and amassed considerable property. He wa* a widower and bad been married three times, but left no children, an only daughter having died some years since. The funeral of Mr. Pike will take place from bis residence. No. 7 Norfolk street, to-morrow afternoon. The cause of death was a long continued chronic type of Bright* disease of the kidneys. The friend* of ...
Recent Police Changes. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Recent Police Changes. The following police transfers went into effect last Tneaday: Officer George 8. Dudley from Station 2 to Station 5, to take tbe place of the late Officer Bridden, as day house-man; Officer John W. Deehaa of Station 2 has taken the route formerly covered by Officer Dudley; Patrolman James F. Wilkinson from Station 3 to Station 2; Sergeant Hantaan of Station 1 ia now permanently assigned for duty at tbe Chiefs office, aad patrolman Keaaey, for some time past connected with the Chiefs office, to Station 3.
Lacrosse Match. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Lacrosse Match. The Laer»*te Chib played it* first game ot the season on Jarvls field last Saturday afternoon, with the Harvard team and wa* defeated by a score of three to one. Ia the lint half of tbe game tbe Cambridge men surpassed the Collegian* at almost every point, and won the only goal. In tbe *econd half, however, tbe Harvard men showed to good advantage and aa • result won three straight goal*. The playing, generally, of the Cambridge Club, wa* such, that It is safe to say. with a sufficient amount of practice, it will make a creditable record thi* ■eaJon.
The Water Works. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
The Water Works. Construction present** a very different appearance st Walt-am than a year ago at this time. The main dam ha* been almost entirely completed. Thi* I* some seventy-five feet wide on top. It has a height of fifty feet. The eastern aide ha* been graded and will be sown with grass. On tbe top of the dam a driveway will be laid out, while along Iv ba*c will extend a foot path. Tbe gate* and e*cape pipe, are made of tbe most solid granite conatructiona, a* i* also the provision for tbe overflow. When flooded tbe new basin will lie some twenty-five acre* In extent and will furnish an almost Inexhaustable supply for this city. It is expected to have the entire work completed by the end of summer.
The Cambridge Art Circle. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
The Cambridge Art Circle. mat on Monday evening at tbe residence of Mr. M. 0. Cushman, on Broadway. The President, Dr. White, called attention to tbe next meeting May 18th, a* being tbe hurt of the season, or until Autumn —commencing October 3d. Tbe next evening will be musical and will have for subject the "The Organ," iv history and coo•tmctlon. Illustrated by charts In a similar way as the piano-forte was on a former evening. There will also lie musical selections illustrative of tbe same. The special programme for tbe evening was under the direction of Henry N. Tilton, chairman of the literary committee, who spoke briefly of the English lake district and Its most distinguished citizen, William Wordsworth, then introducing Mr. A. J. George, who read a paper on the early life of Wordsworth, anil particularly of the Cuml-erland and Westmorland mountains and lakes and the dalesmen of that region in which Wordsworth wa* born aud in which he spent most of bi* life, and which hi* poetr...
Victor Lodge, K, L. of H. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Victor Lodge, K, L. of H. On Thursday evening. JNtb ult., s delegation of about twenty-five members of Vtator l,odgr paid a aortal ami fraternal vi-.lt to the newly Instituted Haitwcll Lodfa, at Wsltham, leaving Central square In a liarge at quarter past seven. Much good time was made that they arrived at the hall a few minute, after right. Tbe delegation wa* pleasantly received l&gt;v tlie mcml-crs of Hartwell 14*1 a*. There were several of the (Iran.l OfD'-er* present during tbe evening, and tb. work of lnlttnflc.il was exemplified by tbe officer* or Victor Lodge, for tbe 1-enefiO-f tbe officers of the new lodge, "jbort speeches were made by Hup-repie Protector Harlan P. Gage and Past (irand-Protector C. F. Dudley, on tbe benefit* ami inemiM-rsblp of the order. Aa some of tbe visitor, were obliged to return early, adjournment was nude to tbe ante-room where a collation was partaken of. After returning to the ball remark* were made by Past Protector* Poole, PatrboMrr snd Us...
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. Baa-r- at Mayor aad Ald.nn.a. Wednesday Evening, May 4, 1867. Th. regular meeting of the Board wa* held thi* evening, Mayor Buisell in the chair. PETITIONS PH— UCNTED AND REFERRED. The petition of J. M. Hilton to have sewer* laid in Hammond and Winthrop street., wa* referred to the committee on sewers. The requests of George A. Alden and William Rear-don for permission to occupy stable* for more than four horses on Harvard and Cedar ■treats respectively, were referred to the committee on sewers. The petition of A. B. Hopkins for a brick sidewalk at 376 Pearl street- of John McFarland for a street crossing on Hampshire street; of Peter Burns for a crossing st Bank* and Cowperthwalte streets; of Joseph Beady for a crossing in Banks street, and of D. C. Goodale for curbstones and a brick sidewalk on Wlnsor ■treat, were severally referred to tbe standing committee on roads and bridges. Tbe petition of F. W. Dailinger to have a catch-basin placed In Henry street, wa* r...
OTHER BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
OTHER BUSINESS. An invitation wa* accepted to attend tbe review of the Frut Infantry Regiment, In tbe Mechanic*' Charitable Building, Huntington avenue, Boston, next Monday evening. The invitation wa* accepted. An Invitation wa* alio accepted to attend the exhibitions on Monday and Tuesday evening* next of the drawing school in tbe City Building, Brattle square. A special hearing wa* also given on an order of notice of tbe intention to take land in Appleton and Say ill.- atreeU, in which to lav common newer*. Mr. Alexander McDonald wa» the only objector. The matter wa* recommitted. Mr. F. W. Dailinger appeared to object to the planting of telephone pole* !n Brookline street. The matter being somewhat mixed a* to location of pole*, It was voted to lay It on tbe table and request the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company to furnish U* blue print* showing the location of each pole to be set. The hearing wai continue* for twa week*. The Cambridge Kailruad Company wa* heard on it* ...
Common Council. Wednesday Evening, May 4th, 1887. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Common Council. Wednesday Evening, May 4th, 1887. The regular martins- of the Council was held this evening, President Corcoran in the chair. Ail the members were present excepting Coun-cil-ten Fltzpatrick, McPeek, and Walker. On motion of Councilman DeCoureey the reading of the record of the preceding meeting was dispensed with. Notice of a bearing before the Harbor and Land Commissioners, May 5, In the matter of accepting plans for tbe proposed new bridge, was referred in concurrence to the committee on proposed new bridge. __: V_ An Invitation from Col. AinAJn C. Wellington, to the City Council, to attend the review of the First Regiment Infantry by the Governor, at Mechanics 7 Building, Boston, next Monday evening, was accepted in concurrence. An invitation, from G. E. Woodman, principal of the Evening Drawing School, to attend exhibitions of the school at CKy Building, Brattle square, on tbe evenings of Maj*.Bth and 10th, was accepted in concurrence. The petition of Henry Emers...
Central Club-Ladies' Night. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Central Club-Ladies' Night. Tuesday evening was a gala occasion at the Central Club, No. 1 Norfolk street. It wa* "Ladies' Night" and the fair ones,, for the first time in tbe history of the club' were admitted to the sacred precincts of its comfortable quarters. They were delighted with everything they saw and it must certainly be said that everything was displayed to advantage. In the hall potted plants and ferns were grouped about, and behind them was stationed Wlggin's Orchestra, which at interv-Js during the evening discoursed popular music. Tbe reception room immediately off the entry is handsomely furnished and is well supplied with inviting looking easy chairs and sofas. On this occasion baskets of flowers adorned tbe mantels and tbe chaudjjhrs were festooned with smilax, the effect produced being charming. The other apartments in the house were ornamented in a similar manner and the niche at the head of the stairs was filled with flowers and plants gracefully arranged. The ...
Citizens Law Enforcement Association. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
Citizens Law Enforcement Association. Tbe organization with tbe above title,, which has a uieml-ership of nearly I,OOU is banded together to aid the authorities in the enforcement of tbe no-lice use law. It '-assumes that tbe Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and the Chief of Police snd tbe officers under hi* direction and all other officials who have any responsibility for tbe enforcement of the law to do their full duty promptly snd vigorously." The attitude of the Association "toward the authorities is tbat of sympathy, approval snd co-operation in all tbat is done to further tbe enforcement of the law." It hope* to receive freely complaint* from citizens of violation* of law that May fall under their notice. These report* trill be verified, when; that is necessary, that th. Association may speak of Its own knowledge, and not lose Its usefulness by giving currency to idle rumor*. For that purpose, it will be necessary to employ trustworthy men who will go quietly about to see whst are...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
—Tbe master carpenters snd builders organised In Austin Hall, Thursday evening, with the choice of the following officers: J. H. Keenan, president; Z. Hay den, vlce-presldsnt; J. R. Rhoades, treasurer; C. E. McKinnon, treasurer. Tbe meeting adjourned witb s vote tbat In hours •hall constitute s dss-'a work.
OLD CAMBRIDGE. Ward Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 7 May 1887
OLD CAMBRIDGE. Ward Gossip. —The First Parish Church is being painted exteriorly. —Dr. A. C. Webber and family will spend the summer at Mount Desert. —Mrs. George L. Osgood of Ware street, "receives-' Monday afternoons. —Mr. George Kiddle goes to Newark, N. J.. May 14, to fill reading engagements. —The old Wsdsworth house in the College J and is being rejuvenated with paint of a dark ue. —At a recent meeting of tbe Thursday Evening Club, Professor Alexander Agassiz read a paper. —Dr. John L. HUdrethand family will shortly go to Florida for a trip, when the busy doctor will enjoy a brief rest. —Mr. John W. Dalzell will be assistant principal and instructor of Latin and Mathematics in Miss Heloise Hersey's new school. —Mrs. Justin Wlnsor and Miss Winsor held their last reception for tbe season at tbeir residence on Spark* street, Friday afternoon of last week. —The Cambridge Railroad has been laying new tracks, foundation and road bed, during the week. In Harvard square and Harvard st...