the evening, Rev. Anson Titus of Somerville, who spoke on Present-Day Patriotism, contrasting the fires on the hill-tops and lanterns in the church tower, with the wireless and cable of today, and closing with—
These are great days in which to dedicate ourselves.
The noble utterances of the President of the United States should grip and grasp every fibre of our being.
A greater day is coming.
On May 21st the Historical Society held its regular meeting, the last of the season of 1916-17.
Its charter bears date of May 22, 1896, and the names of nine persons are therein written.
Of these, seven are still living and six were present at this meeting, which, considering proximity of date, took the form of an anniversary occasion, as in fact the Society has rounded out its minority years and is now of age.
Additional interest attached to the occasion as the exterior of the new home at 10 Governors avenue is now practically complete.
Within a few days the scaffolding about
ginated a fine apple named Jacobs Sweet.
These fruits originated in Medford, were extensively grown at one time and were highly esteemed.
Change is the fashion of the day, and they have been superseded by others, yet for real merit they were unsurpassed.
The secretary of our State Agricultural Board writes me some nurserymen today carry the Foster peach, and that he knows of several persons who are still growing the Jacobs Sweet.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society offers this year (1917) a first and second prize for plates of twelve specimens of Jacobs Sweet at an exhibition to be held in conjunction with the American Pomological Society and the New England Fruit Show.
Charles Sumner Jacobs lived at the junction of Salem and Washington streets, where Dr. J. C. D. Clark now lives.
The estate was then larger and had a small garden.
The tree was on the Washington street side near the fence line.
The peach attracted great attention at the exhibitions of the Massachusetts