At the January meeting of the society, Hon. C. H. Porter
, of Quincy
, gave an address, entitled ‘The 39th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War
From personal observation, careful study of official reports and the writings of various commanders, he was able to give his hearers a vivid account of the movements of the regiment from the time of its organization until the victory before Richmond
The Saturday evening course of lectures for 1903 offers an attractive set of topics.
Last month Mr. Walter C. Wright
read a paper on the ‘Gypsy Moth: Past, Present and Future,’ describing the habits of the pest and the most effective way of ridding the city of its ravages.
He placed great responsibility on individual occupants of real estate
, who might, by conscientious work, keep the moth in check on private property, while the State
and City could be fully occupied in taking care of the trees in reservations, parks and highways.
The following papers will be given during the winter
January 3.—‘Some Evils of our present Nominating System, and how they can be removed.’
Hon. F. W. Dallinger
, of Cambridge
February 7.—‘Matthew Cradock
Mr. W. K. Watkins
, of Malden
March 7.—‘How can we make Medford
Mr. Edward P. Adams
April 4.—‘The Second Charter of Massachusetts
Mr. Walter H. Cushing
May 2.—‘Spot Pond
, as it was and is.’
Mr. Herbert A. Weitz