These news items were the talk of the town on May 10, 1901
Mrs. L.H. Beaver and children returned Sunday from their visit to New York.
The ladies of the Congregational church cleared over $650 by their recent rummage sale at the parsonage, making this the most successful rummage sale that has thus far been held in town.
Onward Lodge, K. of P., meets tonight in A. O. U. W. hall. Several applications for membership are being prepared and a degree staff has lately been formed. The lodge is putting forth a strong effort for success and a large attendance of members is requested tonight.
The Norwood Symphony Orchestra which assisted at an entertainment in the Congregational church last winter so acceptably has been engaged to go to Walpole next Thursday evening, to play at an entertainment in the Congregational church. The orchestra rehearses tomorrow night in the Norwood Congregational chapel.
Miss Martha Weeden of Lynn was the guest of Miss Lillias Cushing over Monday, and Misa Eleanor Weeden visited Miss Dorothy Bigelow.
Tiot Lodge, I. O. O. F., worked the first degree Wednesday evening.
Perley B. Thompson and Daniel Dinsmore attended the opening game of the baseball season in Boston, Wednesday.
A number of Norwood young people attended the invitation dance of the fifteen young men in Walpole Wednesday evening.
The Tennis Club is putting some handsome wire fences around its tennis and basket hall courts.
George Taylor is putting the finishing touches on the grading of Perley Evans’ lawn.
House painters are doing some lively work all over town.
The linemen’s strike has compelled Superintendent E. A. Tapley of the local telephone exchange to do considerable outdoor work during the past few days, with some climbing of poles, The Walpole exchange had considerably more inconvenience, especially last week.
The Fred Boyden house on Cottage Street is being repaired and town water put in.
Mrs. C. A. Seaver, who has been stopping several months with her sister, Mrs. S. P. Tisdale of Nahatan Street, has returned to her home in Stoughton.
News was received here Wednesday of the death in Tucson, Arizona, of John F. B. Smith, of typhoid pneumonia. Deceased had a long illness and was a great sufferer. His wife was, fortunately, able to leave Norwood in time to be with him several weeks before his death. Mr. Smith was a carpenter by trade and a man of aggressive and independent ideas. He was highly esteemed by those who knew him best.
The Cecilia Society of Boston, of which Mrs. F. A. Morrill and Mrs. W. J. Berwick of this town are members, gave a reception to their leader, B. J. Lang, in acknowledgment of his twenty-five years of service, at the Hotel Vendôme, last Thursday evening. Some fine musical selections were rendered and a presentation made to Mr. Lang.
William Fisher has leased the tenement, 120 Vernon Street, to Levi Thompson, H. L. Coyden’s new clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. Asa L. Morrill of Milford are visiting their son, F. A. Morrill, this week.
Mrs. F. E. Bartley and Mrs. Geo. W. Cushing entertained the afternoon whist club Wednesday afternoon.
Policeman Herbert D. Moore, shot and killed while in the performance of his duty, at Valley Falls, R. I., last week, was a brother of Conductor Charles H. Moore of this town.
The Athletic Association has made arrangements for another ball game at Prospect Park tomorrow, probably with the Norwood A. C. team, which they played last Saturday. The association hopes, however, to have a better nine than it had last week. These games are free to the public and to those who think they can play good ball. The association believes that by these practice games it can select good players. It Is believed that there is a good battery that can be secured for the opening of the season on Memorial Day.
The directors of the Athletic Association met last Tuesday evening, and appointed the following committee«: On grounds — Dr. H. L. Steele, Harry L, Rhodes and Fred R. Merrifield; Suits— C. ET. Taylor, A. N. Ambrose, E. M. Sullivan; Subscriptions—James A. Hartshorn, Frank G. Allen, John F. Kiley; Battery—Charles B. Fleming, Thomas A. Houllahan, Frank G. Allen. It is the plan of the directors to engage the services of outside players for the battery, but these players will be required to become members of the association, and an effort will be made to have them become permanent residents of the town.
Pierce and Rhoads expect to complete their job of painting in “The Hamlin” restaurant tomorrow.
The Literary Club meets next Monday | night with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Berwick, on Cottage Street, it being the next to the last regular meeting of the season. Quotations: Trees in Poetry. Club Listener, W. T. Whedon. Subject of the evening, “Forestry.” C. T. Wheelock, chairman, assisted by Mrs. F. O. Winslow, Miss Florence Morse, and Miss Julia Blackman. Invitations and tickets for the annual reception, to be held in the Congregational chapel the last week in this month, will be given out at this meeting. The reception promises to be an unusually novel one this year. Instead of the customary lecturer Miss Adeline T. Joyco of Brookline bas been secured to give a number of monologues. Her character sketches are pronounced most unique and a rare treat is expected. Mrs. Edith McGrogor Woods of Boston will be the soloist, and the success of that part is assured. During the reception and servingg of refreshments, the Maudolin Club will be heard. The plans underway give abundant promise of one of the most enjoyable receptions over given by this popular club.
The Neighborhood Whist Club gave a very pleasant party last Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. T. O. Metcalf. This club, composed mostly of Walpole Street resident, plays wholly for amusement and gives no prizes.
Miss Susie D. Whcolock expects to leave in about two weeks for California, for a stay of a year or more.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Plimpton are the proud possessors of twin boys, who arrived in the family circle Thursday, hale and hearty, tipping the scales at about seven pounds each.
Mrs. John Apol of West Somerville has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Martin, East Hoyle Street, this week.
The Woman’s Club will hold an important business meeting on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, in Library hall, at 2.15 o’clock. It is desired that as far as possible all members shall be present at the business meeting and they are kindly urged to be prompt. The question of holding mootings twice a month instead of monthly will be discussed, and members will please come prepared to write a list of officers to serve the club for the ensuing year. At 3 o’clock Mrs. Alice Kent Robertson will give miscellaneous readings from Shakespeare, Tennyson, and other pools, dramatic and lyrical.
Pendergast & Callahan’s delivery team was overturned on Lyden Street Monday afternoon and badly smashed, and there was a great scattering of groceries.
Perrin Whitney of Walpole, who has been building an automobile at Plimpton’s foundry, and who recently participated in an automobile accident, has accepted a position with the Stanley Automobile Co. of Newton.
Mr. Winslow Cushman has entered his suit for $25,000 damages, through his counsel, Sheldon & Sanborn, for the Injury which he recently sustained while in the employ of Winslow, Bros. Suit is brought in Superior Court and will be heard in Boston.
The Wednesday Night Club will give a Shirt Waist party in Conger Hall, on Friday evening, May 17th. Fairbanks’ orchestra will furnish music for dancing and refreshments will be served during the evening. Tickets may be had of members of the committee in charge, Miss Grace Train, chairman. Dancing from 8 to 12. Tickots 50 cents; extra ladies, 25 cents.
N. L. Sheldon, Esq., is to be the guest of General Grenville M. Dodge, at the meeting of Norwich University Alumni, May 15th, in New York City.
John Mutch is completing the job of grading about T. O. Metcalf’s residence, begun by the late Nathan A. Johnson. The lawns are being sown with grass and the place is likely to present a remarkably beautiful appearance this season.
The Athletic Association doe« not intend to interfere with the Memorial Day observance by having a ball game in the forenoon. There will probably be a game in the afternoon at Prospect Park, perhaps with the Carters.
A number of Norwood ladies attended the fifth anniversary of Blue Hill chapter, O. E. $., at Hyde Park, Tuesday evening. Mrs. F. A. Fales responded to the toast, “Our Non-Resident Members.”
D. D. G. M. David B. Hurd of Medway and Deputy Marshal Clark visited Tiot Lodge, I. 0. 0. F.. Wednesday evening.
As usual, at just this time of year inquiries as to the whereabouts of the sprinkling carts, and caustic remarks as to what town authorities are for anyway, are in order.
J. A. Wells removed on Wednesday to 1105 Washington Street, lately vacated by Daniel Daniels.
W. F. Baker’s residence on Vernon street is being shingled.
The new historical society is now going through the process of incorporation.
The New England telephone exchange has established a new pay station at Holton’s pharmacy.
Ernest Adleratam has gone to Pino Bluff, North Carolina.
Mayor Mablon R. Leonard of Waltham was the guest of Rev. W. B. Eddy last Sunday.
Miss Amy Adlerstam went to her old home in Wareham last Sunday, to attend the funeral of a friend.
Mr. W. J. Berwick has just returned from the Pan-American Exposition and says that although things are looking very fine, he should advise people to delay their visit until the first of July.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)
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