1873: Local Items

The weather to-day is clear and cold. Sleighing excellent.

The winter term of the city schools commence next Monday.

Special meeting of Post No. 6, G. A. R., this evening.

The North Congregational church and Sunday school will enjoy a New Year’s festival Thursday evening.

The Winter Evening Social club of Portland, give another of their pleasant sociables at Waverley Hall, New Year’s Eve.

The funeral of F. A. Hart, Esq., was attended this afternoon from his residence on High street.

Remember the dedication reception by the members of Mansfield Guard, at their armory on Friday evening of this week. Good music and a social time may be expected.

The Middletown Savings bank of this city, is one of the strongest in the state. Its deposits at the present time amount to over five million dollars well secured and are increasing every month, in spite of the hard times.

The Middletown Cornet band will give a grand promenade concert and ball at Eagle Hall, (Wednesday) New Year’s Eve. Music by the orchestra of the band. Tickets $1.

Mr. John Fiske, Assistant Librarian, and formerly lecturer on Philosophy at Harvard College, who is now paying England a visit, has in the printer’s hands a work entitled “Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy, based on the Doctrine of Evolution.” It will be published in London as well as in the United States.

The concert last evening by the Camilla Urso troupe, was very fine. Madame Urso was repeatedly encored. The troupe is an unusually good one, all being excellent performers. We trust they will visit us again at an early day.

About forty children connected with the Middletown Band of Hope, will give a Christmas concert in the mission room this evening, commencing at 7 o’clock. The public are invited to attend. A collection will be taken to defray expenses.

Mr. Daniel Hubbard of Guilford, died Saturday night of “lock-jaw.” Last Monday he sawed off, or nearly so, two of his fingers with a circular saw at his mill; he took cold in his hand, was taken with “tetanus” Friday night and died as above stated. He was seventy-four years old, though still hale and vigorous, and a very useful man. He will be much missed in the community.

The Hyer sisters gave a sacred concert at the Opera House in Hartford, Sunday evening, which was well attended and much enjoyed. It is with pleasure that we announce that they will return to this city, and give a concert at McDonough Hall, on Thursday evening, January 15th, at which time they may expect a crowded house.

From the Daily Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), Tuesday, December 30, 1873.
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