These news items were the talk of the town on August 8, 1891
—Capt. John Palmer, of New York, has been elected Commander of; the G. A. R.
—General Collins will preside at the Democratic State Convention hold in Worcester Sept. 29th.
—The People’s party at its Ohio convention the Oth, nominated for Governor Hon. John Seitz, of Tiffin.
—The next national encampment of the G.A.R. will be held at Washington, D.C.-Tho second next will be held in the windy city.
—If anybody thinks of starting another endowment order, the Springfield Union suggests as an appropriate name, “The Order of the Bottomless Hole.”
—Mr. Geo. C. Stearns, of the firm of Stearns Bros., Insurance Agents, of Boston, has been appointed manager of the Boston business of tho Niagara Fire Insurance Co., with headquarters at No. ‘I Liberty Square. Mr. Stearns will please accept our congratulations.
—Henry W. Britton of Stoughton, who has been mentioned as a candidate from this district for the Senate, deserves the undivided support of his party. He has bad experience in the House, is a man respected by his own townspeople, and his many admirers are looking forward to Ins election this fall with much pleasure.
—A subscriber suggests that the best way to discontinue tho grade crossings is to change the location and grade of the N. Y. & N. E. track from a point near M. H. Howard’s shop and run nearly straight to the tannery switch, raising the track high enough to clear all the streets. It is said that Chas. P. Clark’s estimate, when here, was that it could be done for $50,000.
—The twenty-fifth annual encampment of tho G. A. R. opened formally in Detroit August 5th. When the adjutant general called the roll of departments every state and territory in the Union was found represented, and the roll call showed the fullest attendance of delegates in the history of the organization. Com-mander-ia-Chief Veazey urged that his successor be given authority to create a separate department for negroes.
—When suggesting to a citizen in regard to the continuance of Walnut Avenue to East Chapel Street, we were accused of selfish motives. Now we wish it distinctly understood that we own no land near this street; we have no lots to sell either for houses or manufacturing purposes. But from a careful study of the surroundings and the needs of our town this plan seems to us worthy of serious consideration.
—The best plan in our opinion for disposing of the Chattel Street crossing is to discontinue It altogether and continue Walnut Avenue from Washington Street through under the railroad at the junction of the Old Colony and the N. Y. & N. E., and here connect with East Chapel Street. This would save the cost of one bridge and be a real benefit to public travel. Washington Street should be kept as near its present location as possible. It would seem best that the tracks of the X. Y. 4 N. E. R. R. should be raised at least three feet, and we believe the company would be willing to do this, provided the cost of so doing did not exceed that of other plans already considered. These changes are expensive at best, and no plan should be adopted until thoroughly understood.
—E. L. Bigelow wept to Webster Wednesday.
—L. A. Currier goes to Newburyport next Monday.
—F. W. Turner and family are beaching at Hough’s Neck._
—Miss Dixie returns to her post at Bigelow’s store Monday.
—Miss Violet B. Pond is spending a few days-with friends in Boston.
—Bertram Howard . of Fort Collins, Col., is visiting M;H. Howard.
—Mrs. G. W. Gay and family returned from North Scituate Tuesday noon.
—T. H. Gillings and family are at Hartland Maine, for the month of August.
—Bernard L. Bigelow is expected from New York today for a week’s vacation.
. —Lewis Day is spending the week at Falmouth with Martin Winslow and family.
—Dog-days manage to call atten-attention to the fact that they are with us every day or two.
— J. C. Knowlton and family went to North Scituate Thursday morning’ to spend a few weeks.
—Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Colburn left Monday for an outing at Sag Harbor, L. I. and Block Island.
—We are getting some good beach weather of late. It is never too hot to eat clams, you know.
—Dr, Cragin is going into New Hampshire about the middle of the month for a few weeks’ fishing.
–G. II. Morse will soon erect a house on Washington Street near his own residence, as an investment.
—Wouldn’t it be a good idea to get Bullard Street extension and Beacon Street in passable shape before school begins?
—Baseball in the Everett schoolyard is a nightly pastime between supper and dark. The boys seem to enjoy it.
—Mrs. Cooley, of Boston, accompanied by her little granddaughter, have been visiting at Mr. John E. Smith’s.
—Mrs. E. E. White and Mrs. Morey of St. John, Mich., were in town Tuesday, spending the afternoon with friends.
—Rev. A, L. Loder is expected from his vacation trip west this week, and will undoubtedly occupy his pulpit .as usual tomorrow.
—It is said that Mr. Jabez Sumner will give all his old sweethearts a ride over the new branch of the Old Colony’ as soon as it is completed.
—The Universalists arc at work getting ready to entertain the Universalist State Convention which meets here the latter part of September.
—Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Grant started Wednesday for a week’s visit in Nantucket. They will be the guests of Capt. Brown while there.
—Rev. Mr. Nickerson will return from his vacation next week and will occupy his pulpit one week from tomorrow upon the re-opening of the Universalist church. No service tomorrow.
—W. A. Talbot’s new block looms up three stories and is fast climbing to the roof. It looks as if it were to be the best and largest business block in town. Walker & Goodwin arc the builders.
—The office of master car builder at the car shops has been abolished and Mr. G. H. Griggs, who has filled the office so acceptably, finished his labors this week. The work of the office will be done hereafter by the Supt. of Motive Power. Mr. and Mrs. Griggs have made many warm friends in Norwood, and it is hoped that they will not move from among us.
—Several gentlemen interested in the grade crossing question met in the selectmen’s room last Saturday evening, to look over the plans drawn up by Mr. Endicott as directed by the Grade Crossing Commissioners. The plans were criticized to a considerable extent, and since then another survey has been made. It is hoped that this question will not be so difficult to solve as the station question.
—A petition asking the school committee to call for Mr. Goldsmith’s resignation, is being circulated among the parents who will send children to the high school next term. Mr. Goldsmith, though an exceedingly fine gentleman, seems to be unpopular with the pupils. This was not generally talked of until the com-giftee, who, by the way, like Mr. Goldsmith, had elected him for another year. It is the duty of the committee, and not of the children, to decide who shall teach the school. It is to be regretted that a feeling of dissatisfaction has arisen, and we trust the committee will do that which is for the best interests of the school.
—Contentment Lodge, No. 6594, I. O. O. F. M. U., held its annual picnic last Wednesday with the other lodges of the district, at Downer Landing, where a very pleasant day was enjoyed by all. The games commenced at noon. In the baseball game between Norwood and Lowell, Norwood won, 9 to o. The first base playing of W Readel, second base playing by G. Scherer and the pitching and catching of W. J. Peterson and F. P. Anderson were noticeable. Other prizes taken by Norwood were the heavyweight race. 220 yards dash, won by F. P. Anderson ; running jump, distance, 141-2 feet, F P. Anderson; 100 yards dash for members’ sons, August Kien, 100 yard dash for girls. Miss Alice Sample. Much praise is due the committee on sports. Mr. Jas. Adams of Contentment, one of the committee, helped like a veteran. Most of the Norwood people came home on the 6.35 boat, arriving in town at 10 p.m.
—C. H. Woods is in Maine on business.
—Miss Edith F. Tisdale starts today on a month’s vacation.
—Remember to have the local paper sent to your summer home.
—Miss Susie Winslow of Walpole it visiting relatives on Baker Street.
—The interior of the Baptist church is being painted and frescoed.
—Town water is bein« put into Talbot’s Block from Washington St.
—C. H. Tebbetts is to do the grading around the Congregational* parsonage.
—Mrs. Blackman and daughter, of New York City, are guests of Mrs. E. K. Angier. >
—Miss Tracy Clary left Thursday for a three weeks’ visit to Duxbury and Rockland.
—Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Newton, with a party of friends, went to Nantasket Thursday.
—A large party of Norwood people joined in the excursion to Downer Landing Wednesday.
—Mrs. Wm. Derry is playing the organ in the Baptist church during Mrs. Mitchell’s absence.
—Miss Flora A. Whedon of Utica, N. Y., is expected next Monday for a visit to relatives in town,
— A joker says the steam at Winslow’s tannery has gone up so high owing to the trail, that the whistle will not be blown for four days.
—E. A. Bigelow and family, also Mrs. Daniel Cragin, returned on Wednesday’ from Webster, where they have been spending a few weeks at their cottage.
—Business at Smith’s Tannery is booming in spite of the increase in the price of bark. By the way. bark costs twenty-five percent, more than last year, and there is no duty on it. Too bad this cannot be laid to McKinley.
—Mr. I. P. Patch, assisted by local talent gave an exceedingly interesting stereopticon entertainment in the Congregational church Wednesday evening. Mr. Patch has been the guest of Mr. Tinker this week. The entertainment, though given at short notice, drew a full house.
—Wm. H. Gay, Wm. Wallace Jr. and Chas. Shedd left last Saturday for the national G. A. R. encampment at Detroit. Besides seeing the City of Straits in holiday attire and in all her beauty, they will take in Niagara Falls and other interesting points along the way.
A sad and sudden death occurred at Winslow’s Station last Monday at about 1.30 o’clock. Herbert Hayes, a carpenter by trade, 31 years of age, who lived with his mother on Nahatan Street, came from Boston on the 12.20 train. He had been drinking and when he arrived at Winslow’s was in such a condition that he was carried across the street and laid upon the grass. It was thought that after sleeping a little while he would be all right; but in about a half hour he was dead. Medical Examiner Hodgdon was called, and the remains were taken to his mother’s home.
The deceased was afflicted with a heart trouble, and this, with “the excessive use of alcohol, caused his death. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and the remains were taken to Walpole for burial.
Herbert was a fine workman, was a kind and affectionate son and brother. He possessed many good qualities ; his only fault was a source of grief to himself as well as his friends. He was not able to overcome it. Much sympathy goes out to his aged mother in this hour of great bereavement.
To the High School.
The following are the names of those who will enter the high school at the coming term :
Catherine Bigelow, Sadie Corbett, Anna Ellis, Alice Flood, Annie Gaynor, Emily Leach, Edilh Newton, Louisa Rhoads, Grace Small, Alice Sample, Walter Bagley, James Donovan, Bertie Everett,
Harold Gay, Willis Jefferson, Frank Leonard, John Peterson, Bernard Roby, Lincoln Robbins, Harry Sanborn, Louis Schell, Ambrose Slavin, Fred Taylor, Forrest Weatherbee, Arthur Evans.
Card of Thanks.
I desire to express my thanks to neighbors and friends for their kindness during my recent deep affliction Their sympathy will ever be held in grateful remembrance by myseIf and family.
MRS. MARÍA HAYES.
Norwood, Aug. 7, 1891.
—Mrs. Bascom is visiting at her brother’s.
—Mrs. Hastings is spending a few weeks in Chester, N. H.
—Miss Mary Cagney of New York is visiting relatives on Gay Street.
—C. D. Alden and family are at their “Forest View” Farm on Milk Street for a month. ,
—Peter Fisher has had an Aermotor put in to supply the water for his greenhouses.
—Trips to the seashore have been in favor this week. Several small parties taking advantage of the fine weather, have enjoyed a taste of the ocean.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)