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 and spring:—
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 more beautiful?
Mr. Edward P. Adams.
April 4.—The Second Charter of Massachusetts.
Mr. Walter H. Cushing.
May 2.—Spot Pond, as it was and is.
cember 21.—The Spark that Kindled the Revolution.
Charles G. Chick, Esq., president of Hyde Park Historical Society.
January 18.—Some Old Medford Houses and Estates.
Published in current number of Register. Illustrated.
Mr. John H. Hooper.
February 15.—Old-Time Furniture.
Illustrated. Mr. H. M. Begien.
March 21.—(Annual Meeting.) The Old South Historical Society.
Miss Katherine H. Stone.
April 18.—Meeting-House Brook and the Second Meeting-House.
Illustrated. Mr. F. H. C. Woolley.
May 16.—West Medford in 1870.
Mr. Moses W. Mann.
Saturday evening course.
December 5.—Ancient and Modern Middlesex.
Hon. Levi S. Gould, of Melrose.
February 6.—The Trial of Rebecca Nourse from its legal and historical standpoints.
Marshall P. Thompson, Esq., of Boston.
March 5.—West Medford, 1855 to 1860.
Mr. Arthur G. Smith, of Malden.
April 2.—Scotch Poetry.
Mrs. W. K. Watkins, of Malden.
May 7.—The Ancient Warfare between Fire and Ice in Medford.