These news items were the talk of the town on August 7, 1896

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berwick start on a two weeks vacation today. They will spend a week in New York state, visiting Saratoga, Niagara Falls, Albany, and New York, after which they will spend a few days in Centre Ossipee, N. H., returning from Nashua by electric cars. The last few days they will spend in Cohassett, Mass., with Mrs. Berwick’s relatives.
Palmer E. Presbrey, cashier of the National Bank of Redemption, Boston, has been the guest of F. A. Morrill. Mr. Morrill was associated with him in the above bank as paying teller.
The following persons have gone to Southport this week: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adams, Mrs. Warren E. Rhoades and daughter, Mrs. Cora Foss of Canton, Frank Ellis, and Gordon Pratt.
Miss Lucy Tarbox, former teacher of the East school is visiting friends in town.
C. W. Morse and family have returned from Southport, Me., where they have been rusticating for four weeks.
Rev. Mr. Quint, who preached at the Congregational church last Sunday, was the guest of Mr. J. S. Cushing. Mr. Quint was formerly a chaplain of the “Ancient and Honorables.’’
Mrs. F. E. Todd, of Detroit, Mich., is the guest of Mrs. W. T. Whedon.
Rev. Mr. Weeden returned from Nantucket to officiate at the funeral of Mr. Edmund P Shattuck.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Winslow, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Plimpton started Monday for a month’s stay at Point Allerton, Nantasket Beach.
Mr. Edson Smith and family will spend a few weeks at North Scituate.
Mrs. Florence Loomis and daughter will spend the month of August at Lake George with friends from New York.
Mrs. Waldo Bigelow and .daughter Dorothy have been spending a few days in Providence.
Miss Grace Hockaday, of Milton, is the guest of Miss Florence Berwick.
Mrs. C. B. Bigelow and Miss Gertrude Bigelow are at New Bedford for a few days.
Mrs. Fred Andrews and daughter Mabel arc spending the week with relatives in Dorchester.
Eugene Winslow will go to Maine this week to join his family summering there.
C. M. Callahan returned from Connecticut Tuesday evening.
The Misses Nugent leave next Tuesday for a few weeks’ vacation at Nantasket.
Miss Mabel McLellan has returned from her vacation.
Mr. Marvin lost his happy smile and a new $2 silver certificate which came his way as a reward for earnest labor at the Press. Why does he always back the wrong side? We recall the game of Ginn vs. Norwood Press last summer. He should stick to his own party.
Emil Patzold is back after a week’s vacation. He reports a very good time.
Mr. Sullivan, proprietor of the Excelsior Laundry, will supply you with a clean apron and towel every week very cheap. See him about it.
Scott’s foundry at the Norwood press has been working over-time this week.
Miss Bertha Ellis has returned to the Press after a short vacation.
Miss Fuller, formerly of the Press, made us a flying visit one day last week.
Miss Effie Hollis, a former proof-reader at the Press, made us a short visit last Thursday.
Miss Creed took a short vacation this week.
Mr. Robert Seaver is on a week’s vacation at Provincetown, where the family are spending the summer.
Mr. Brown has discovered still another clew to the identity of the “thugs’’ who appropriated his towel.
The long-lost watch of Alley 19, spoken of in the last number of the Bec has been found and will be exhibited next week for the benefit of the anxious.
Mr. Fred Champ has resigned his position with Berwick & Smith, and will return to his home in England.
Mr. F. P, Bartley has gone to Dnxbnry on his vacation.
James McGraw has accepted a position with Berwick & Smith, press feeding.
Miss Amy Richardson has gone to the White Mountains on a month’s vacation.
Mr. Mahan brings some fine specimens of the apples on his farm to the Press every day, which are greatly appreciated by the lucky recipients.
Miss Lizzie Beaumont spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. J. Smith of Winthrop.
An anxious inquirer wants to know what Walter Beaumont has done with his wheel this summer.

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(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)