stoneRECEPTION TO MISS STONE | Cambridge Chronicle, 30 May 1903
A delightful reception was given Miss Ellen Stone, tho missionary who was captured by brigands and whose release was purchased by Americans, by members of the First Congregational church, Thursday evening. The affair was at 8 o’clock, and the guests entered the church by the Mason street entrance, where they were received by Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Chapln. They were then ushered Into the Mason Street chapel, where Miss Stone and a friend, Miss Bvanka S. Akrabava, from Bulgaria, assisted by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander McKemie and Deacons Saunders. Hail, Flint and Stratton received them. The ushers were: James Hall, C E. Stratton. Roger Flint. Howard Flint, Georfce A. Goodridge, Miss Winnlfred B. Smith, Miss Caroline M. Cobb, Miss Annlo Stratton. Miss Ruth Foxcroft and Miss Martha Flske. After the formal reception, the affair took on an informal character, and Deacon J. M. W. Hall Introduced Miss Stone, who made a few remarks, touching upon her capture by the brigands and her gratitude to her many friends for her release. Refreshments of Ice cream, cake, frappo and coffee were served. The Mason Street chapel was prettily decorated with palms and potted plants. There was music during th* l evening by nn orchestra in the balcony. The affair was arranged by H. Porter Smith, C. S. Roberts and M. W. Mather. assisted by the presidents of the Foreign and Home Missionary societies. Mrs. George V. Mack In tire and Mrs. Ezra F. Taft. There were present a number of distinguished guests, Including officers of the Congregational House and the Foreign and Home Missionary societies and Congregational clergymen and their wives of this city.