Little articles like this were published about once a week. They told of church functions, reports of accidents and fires, weddings and other events of note. The reference to filling in a public park is interesting. Were they referring to Franklin park, or were the trains just passing through to fill in the Back Bay?
Boston Daily Globe May 22, 1878
West Roxbury District.
Last evening Elson Hall, Jamaica Plain, was filled by a throroughly appreciative and exacting audience to listen to a musical entertainment complimentary to Miss Etta Sherman, a student at the Boston Conservatory. She appeared in the tenth number of the programme in a violin solo, and was warmly encored. Frequent encores were demanded and acceded to. Miss Clara F. Lane and the beneficiary sharing the honors with Albert C. Orent and Alexander Freygang.
The gravel trains with Canton soil have begun the run on the Boston and Providence Railroad to fill up the territory for a public park. It is found to be cheaper and more expeditious to use the trains than teams.
Pleasant Draper (colored) and Ann Eliza Williams (white) were held in $800 each, yesterday, on a charge of adultery.