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Contracts Awarded. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Contracts Awarded. Tbe contract for building the new hook and ladder bouse on Portland street, has been awarded to J. 11. Coon &amp; Co. of this city. for #14.541. Other bids were received as follows: D. Sullivan Je Son. #14.700: M. X. Steams. #14,--rHO: John Ouinn, #15,200. — lac Austin C. Wellington Coal Company ha* been awarded tfie contract for the furnishing of coal to the several public buildings, etc.. for •trty day*, after which new proposals will be lavited, the dealer, bavins; combined not to take contract, far a longer period. Tbe Coleman Brother* will furnish the kindline; wood to the city for the season next enbbbwS
New Primary Schoolhouse. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
New Primary Schoolhouse. Members or the city government are disposed to criticise tha judgment of the School Committee and the Superintendent as to the location of a new school building in the Fifth Ward. The committee desired the purchase of a lot of land corner of Avon and Linniean streets, which was just the site desired and which was offered at a reasonable price. The committee on public property secured the verbal refusal of the lot pending the passage of an order for its purchase, but later, the owner, who had been Influenced by those opposing the erection of a schoolhousc near their property, withdrew his offer to sell at the price offered. The School Committee after looking about for another lot have found oue at the corner of Bowdoin and Linna-im streets, which i» believed to be the proper situation for a primary school building to accommodate the increasing growth of the neighborhood. This lot, although but » short distance from the former one, is placed at 40 cents per fo...
The Glorious Fourth. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
The Glorious Fourth. Independence Day, which means this year what it has always meant, the celebration of the signing of the declaration by John Hancock snd his compeers, will occur next Monday, when Young America will be jubilant over tbe blowing of fish horns and the explosion of lire cracker*, pistols, guns and torpedoes, besides the making of other noises harmonious to bis hearing but discordant in the hearing of less patriotic and more quiet people. The municipal recognition of the day will be after the manner of previous years, which consists in ringing the bells and flying a few flags owned by the city.
Commencement. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Commencement. The annual ceremonies of Commencement at Harvard College took place on Wednesday. They were very much like those of former years, with possibly a larger attendance of the alumni. The students who graduated on Class Day were present to receive their degrees and the honor* won by them in their collegiate course. Prof. Charles Eliot Xortou of this city received one of the two LL.D. degrees that was conferred. The degree of Bachelor ot Arts was conferred upon the following Cambridge graduates: Edwards. Abbott, William J. Bowen, Elliot Bright. Charles A. Cushmau. Charles A. DeGersdoff, Henry J. Liveruiore. Robert T. Osgood, Walter R. Spaulding, Harry A. Thayer, and Benjamin Whitney. The degree of Bachelor of Theology was conferred ou Edward E. Atkinson, A.M., and Augustus M. Lord, both of this city, and Josiah Bridge, A. 8., also of Cambridge received the degree of A. M. Morris H. Morgan A. 8., Cambridge, was awarded the degrees Ph.D. and A. M. The Degree of Doctor of Medic...
Funerals of Young Reid and Dow. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Funerals of Young Reid and Dow. The funerals of Arthur .1. X.-i.l anal Leslie (i. Dow. the young men accidentally drowned while bathing In Charles Kiver. last week Friday, mention of which was made in tbe Prksm last Saturday, took place on Monday afternoon. That of Young Ueid occurred at the First Baptist Church. Central BBBBSB, at i.3U o'clock, at which he was an attendant and also a inenil-t-r of the Sunday School. Rev. James McWhiunic, the pastor, conducted the service* in presence of a large audience. Kitting allusion was made to the upright character of tbe deceased anal to his graduation from the High School In less than a week before his .leiuise. Appropriate singing was added to the ceremony, which made it pectßiarly sad and touching. The remains were followed to the Cambridge Cemetery for Interment. Tbe solemn funeral rites over the mortal body of young Dow were observed at Pilgrim Church, Magazine street at 1./.-lock Monday afternoon, the church being crowded with sorrowin...
Entertainment. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Entertainment. ljuite a successful entertainment wa« given on Tuesday evening by the Loyal Temperance Legion, in the vestry of the First I'nlver.allst church, which was used on account of the inconvenience of tlie regular place of meeting in the Front street -M-bool room. A goodly numlscr of the parent, attested their interest in tbe work being done for their children, by their presence, and many old temperance workers were gladly seen. The programme, though long, was patiently listened to and generously applauded. The singing, which is in charge of Mrs. Jones, was excellent, considering that no instrument wa~* available in the school building so a* to allow rehearsal. Tbe catechism lesson. are in the care of Mrs. Watson, while Mrs. Hoyt is secretary and treasurer. Tbe president has lai-en connected with the I'nion since its flr«t formation. That each child is very dear to her is evident. Mr.. W. E. Pevear, president of the W. C. T. I".. under whose auspices tbe I'nion is conducted,...
The City Advertising. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
The City Advertising. The i'hrnnirjf was the successful bidder for the city advertising, the committee on printing awarding it the contract for the year Is-glniilng July 1, ISK7. and closing June SO, IKKS. Bids were received from the other newspapers, but that of tbe I 'hrnnirlf was very much under Ihe other propositions. Following are the proposals received by the committee. TriliHnf —One square, first insertion.To cents; subsequent insertion-. :IT l-i cents. PaB.lt* Ural ilw-l-tioll, H cents; subsequent insertions, i". cents. Sfirs —First insertion, -.I) cents; subsequent in-crtioiis. ID, iv. ill cuts. I'hkss—First insertion, i. cents; subsequent insertions, BJ cents. f'hronir/e—yir't insertion. U cents; subsequent insertions, '.* cents.
Garden Party. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Garden Party. Mr. John S. l'aine gave a pleasant garden party on his spacious grounds, No. S Dana street, on Thursday evening, at which Rev. W. T. Chase, l&gt;. I)., former pastor of the First Baptist Church and Mrs. Chase, Rev. Franklin Johnson, I). I)., of the Old Cambridge Bupli-t Church. Rev. William Howe. D. 1)., former pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church, and Rev. D. X. Beach, pastor of thcjl'rospoct Street Church, the Social Bible Class, Mr. Edgar I!. Champliu, President, and others were present. The affair was particularly enhanced by the illumination of the grounds with Chinese Innterns, which were *us|*-ii&lt;leil at intervals, and which with the silvery rays of bright I.una cast a brilliant light over the premises. An orchestra discoursed excellent music to the delight of the company, and at the proper moment ice cream and cake and choice fruits were served.
Union Temperance Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Union Temperance Meeting. The Cambridge Teluperauce Reform Association will hold a mass temperance meeting iv Temple Hall tomorrow evening. Arrangement* have lieen entered into to have all tbe teui|M-r--anec organizations of ('ambridge and Somerville, both Ix-ing no-license cities-, unite, and with a speaker from each society participating, and tbe reading of the Declaration of Independence by a young miss, together with songs and addresses by other prominent workers, make the occasion a very pleasant one. That staunch teluperauce worker, Mr. James .Stewart, vice president of tho Keforin Association, will preside. The matter of* making arrangements has been Intrusted to Mr. S. X. M'Cready, who for many years has been actively engaged in temperance work, both iv connection with secret and open organizations. It is safe to say that Temple Hall will, on Sunday evening witness one of tbe old-time meetings so characteristic of tbe place.
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. Board of Mayor and Aldermen. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Wednesday Evening, June 29. 1887. The regular meeting of the Board was held this evening, Mayor Russell in the chair. PETITIONS PRBSE.N'I-ri) AND REFERRED. The request of W. J. A. Sullivan to have a brick sidewalk laKl In Perry street; that of Adna B. Shaw for permission to lay a concrete walk in Sacramento street and to have curbstones reset; that of A. H. Davenport for a driveway at 44 Cambridge street, and that of Fred M. Smith for leave to lay a concrete walk in Sacramento street were referred to tbe standing committee on roads and bridges. The petition of Daniel Welsh for leave to support a chimney on a post at 30 Hunting street was referred to the Superintendent of Buildings. The petition of E. Hoffman and others to have a sewer laid in Emmons place; that of John D. Long to have the sewer In Mt. Pleasant street extended; that of L. F. Babcoek to have a sewer laid in Main street, from Hancock, and that of Jeremiah Lehan for a catc...
Common Council. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Common Council. Wkdxempay Eveximo, June 2». 1887. The regular meeting of the Council was held Ibis evening. President Corcoran In the chair. Absent, Counciliueu Walker, Kitzpatrick, Waugh. McPeck and Callahan. An order was adopted In concurrence authorizing the committee on public property to purchase 387 feet of land from Harvard College, in the rear of St. Paul's Church, on Mt. Auburn street, the same to tie conveyed to Archbishop Williams of Boston, in exchange for land in front of St. Paul's I'hurch. The petition of Rev. Thomas Scully P. R., that *."*&gt; be refunded to liiui for an assessment for a catch basin, was referred to the committee ou claims in coneurrem-e. An order to take laud on Montgomery street for a sewer was adopted in concurrence. An order was adopted iv concurrence for the laying out of Fresh Pond avenue as a public way. An ordinance in relation to the increase of the pay of the police lo take effect Octol*cr Ist. was passed to a second reading. An ord...
Strawberry Festival. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Strawberry Festival. The annual straw -berry festival of the Social I'nion. connected with the First Cniversalist Church, was very p! Mtsiintly observed on Monday evening, in the vestry, tallica being spread occupying the whole space of the room. At tbe guest's table was seated the Key. Dr. Paige, who invoked divine blessing, with the following speakers who responded to toasts assigned them iv the order given: "Itev. C. X. Hire of Baas Cambridge, "Our neighbors." Key. C. A. Skinner of ISomerville, "An old and much valued friend." Mr. Charles James, "The Old Church and the Xew," as chairman of the Hoard of Trustees. Mr. Charles Caverly of the Universalist Publishing House. Huston. "The Ladies," Mr*. A. X. Wldte, president of the Ladles Benevolent Society, a graceful response in verse. Be*. Mr. I'erln of Sawinut Aveuue, Huston, "Missionaries." Mrs. Alice Teele, "Themes of Importance." Mr. (teorge Close, "A Successful Superintendent." Uev. A. E. While, "The Leader of the Klock." Piuno ...
The Public Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
The Public Schools. Vaaiet of Those Who Eeoeived Diplomas. The graduates of the grammar aehool* who have received diplomas this year are as follow*: AH.tou School. BEX.IAMtS W. RoBEKTS, PBIXCIPAL. Benjamin P Child, Samuel E Dickson, Benjamin D Fo«*. Jr., Henry E Hasberg, Charlea W Hall, Frank T Hall, George W Hunt, George Montgomery Thorns. F Mooney, Harry L Xerons, Charles W Rboades, Robert H Smith. Jr.. Alexander J Sullivan, Frank J T.nsey, George H West, Annie B Adam., Llxiie L Coakley, Emm. L Dalley, Emily A Hall, Emily L Heyden, Mattie E Hutchinson. Cora L Jones, Arslalla E Marchand, Susie McCarthy, Lena G Perrigo. Agnes E Raymond, Jeaale W Ilussell, Helen M Walker, Harvard School. Jakes S. Babhell, Principal. Eleanor H Abbott, Lizzie A Adel.teln, Florence L Alghiei, Ad. M Babcoek, Harriet D Buckingham Margaret A Cleary, Olive A Delany, Edith T Doherty, Alice R Eliot, Jessie Elliot, Margaret L Foster, Mary C Friend, Olara X Halllday, Mabie E Harris, Eva J Hlmeon, Alice J Hubbar...
Graduating Exercises. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Graduating Exercises. Tbe graduation exercises of Miss Vinton's class of the Allston Grammar School were given iv the class-room on Wednesday afternoon, former pupils, parents and friends completely tilling the room. After au excellent singing exercise tbe life and writings of Whit tier were res cited, different members taking different phases) of them, also recitations from other author., which were finely rendered. Evidence was shown that the instruction had lieen thorough, Whittier's picture, opposite tbe teacher's desk, wore a duplet of roses, which sll must have felt was well e»rnc.l from the ielectlons given. The class history, written by Miss Lens Perrigo. was a very creditable one, showing great aptitude for prose composition. A circle of number*,, amounting in tbe aggregate to 780, was added in one minute by George West. It almost took one's breath away so rapidly was it done. After other recitations and singing, remarks were made by Superintendent Cogswell, who al-o gave t...
Webster Grammar School. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Webster Grammar School. Mr. John D. Hillings. Principal of the Webster Grammar School, had excellent reasons on Monday evening to feel particularly gratified with the large graduating clan, the appreciative audience which wa* present to witness the exercises, ami with tbe commodious hall recently added to tbe Webster school building In which to hold school exhibitions, etc. The hall was prettily lighted by a massive gas chandelier in the centre, and by bracket lights »t the sides and ends of the room. At the appointed hour tbe class entered the hall by rear staircase* snd marched ill single flic through the aisles to tbe platform or stage upon which seat* were taken. The front of the platform was adorned with flowers, and beautiful specimens of Flora's bounty were displayed in baskets upon tbe tables fronting the stage. The young misses were mostly clad in white and the master* were tastefully dressed for the occasion. At the beginning of the exercise* a piano selection was graceful...
Graduating Exercises of St. Thomas Aquinas College and St. Mary's Parochial Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Graduating Exercises of St. Thomas Aquinas College and St. Mary's Parochial Schools. The school* in St. Mary's parish, under the superintendence of Rev. Thomas Scully, were formally closed during the vacation season on Monday morning last* A grand solemn high Mass was celebrated in the morning at 8.15 o'clock, at which thanks were offered for the successful termination of a prosperous school term. Immediately after the service, the male pupils of the school assembled iv Aquinas Hall, to listen to the reading of per ccntages. Short essays were rendered by some of the pupils, and in nearly every instance the boys acquitted themselves admirably. At the conclusion of the exercises, words of good council aud encouragement were received by the pupils from the clergymen present. Iv the afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the girls of the Convent School assembled in the hall to hold the concluding exercises of the term. The following is the programme: Welcome Song, .... Chorus Average of Studies, - Gr...
Mt. St. Joseph's Academy. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
Mt. St. Joseph's Academy. The second annual commencement of Mt. .St. Joseph's Academy for young ladies took placelast Tuesday afternoon. The exercises were held in the large summer veranda on the lawn adjoining the convent, and were witnessed by a goodly number, consisting of the parents, relatives and frieuds of the scholars and clergymen from various parishes in this city and elsewhere. The graduates received their medals, premiums. Bnd diplomas from Rev. Kather Maginness of Jamaica Plain. The following is the programme presented, including the name* of graduates: PROGRAMME. —o — Grand March. lranhoe Commandery Chorm, - Come where the Lilies Bloom ADDRKSS. Song. "The Dove.," - . Little Ones DRAMA. DCL.RES, Or Through Ihe Firm rf Surrcnc. Act I—Tbe Norton Mansion. I'auiine'. Kxpulslon. •Scene I—Augusta examining lace handkerchief. Scene 2—Mr.. Norton enter, with her niece Nellie. Intends to show her some Jewels. Find* c»*e empty. Pauline expelled fn.m tbe house. Duett, . - Heaven's...
NORTH CAMBRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
NORTH CAMBRIDGE. —Children's Sunday was observed very pleasantly last Sunday at the North Avenue Baptist Church. —John I/oahv was arrested on Thursday evening on the charge of assault, by Sergeant Callahan and officer Mci'rehan. —The commemoration of the Lord's Supper will lie observed next Sunday morning at the North Avenue Universalist Church. —The Baptist Sunday School made a picnic excursion last Saturday to Melville Garden, Downer Landing, where a very delightful and long-to-be-renioinhered day was* spent. —Inspector of the Board of Health, Charles S. Lincoln, and officer Stetson are making a thorough tour of this Ward, looking after the sanitary arrangements of the different households. —Last Monday morning, about !l o'clock, the house occupied by John B. Hourseliver on Harvey street, was forcibly entered during his absence and while the rest of the household Were away. The thief or thieves ransacked his trunk and secured a.2.. iv money, but by au oversight on his or their par...
OLD CAMBRIDGE. Harvard Annex. Contributions Solicited. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Press — 2 July 1887
OLD CAMBRIDGE. Harvard Annex. Contributions Solicited. Miss Effie Lanagan of Boston, a graduate of the Webster Grammar School snd of the classical department of the Cambridge High School, the only granddaughter of our esteemed fellowcitizen, Dr. A. Z. Brown, received a certificate of the highest grade in classics at the commencement of the Harvard Annex on Monday, after a two years' course. Miss Grace H. Macurdy of Watertown also received similar honors. Miss Olive B. Morrison of this city was awarded a certificate in the special course of four years. The young ladies have reason to feel highly gratified at their success, particularly the two first named, who were members of the sophomore and junior classes, respectively. Five young ladies, composing the senior class, received certificates representing the B. A. degree. Who shall say that women ought not to have the advantage of higher education? The Cambridge Branch of the Massachusetts Indian Association are to send a barrel of cl...