These news items were the talk of the town on May 13, 1893
—The school census will be taken this month.
—The school year will close with the week ending June 30th.
—C. M. Jordan is preparing to make ice cream by steam this season
—The Woman’s Relief Corps, No. 7S, will hold a strawberry festival in June.
—M. H. Howard has contracted for the buildings for H. M. & H. E. Plimpton.
—Mr. Edward Tisdale of Cochcsett, was the guest of his brother Wednesday night.
—Special preparations are being made in the schools for the observance of Memorial Day.
—Wheelmen who persist in using the sidewalks should read the selectmen’s notice in this issue.
—It is exacted that state Agent Prince, of the Board of Education, will visit Norwood next week.
—The Herald is the authority for the statement that the trotting track scheme for Dedham has been abandoned
—There will be an illustrated lecture m the Baptist church Wednesday evening, May 24th, at S o’clock, by Rev. K. H. Basmajian and his family, of Adrianople, European Turkey. Subject, “Social and Religious Life of the Eastern People,” illustrated with numerous costumes and curiosities. Mrs. Basmajian speaks of “Women in the East.” Eddie Basmajian, seven years old, sings in the English, Armenian, Turkish, and Greek languages. Mr. Basmajian, before he came to this country, was a preacher in the Orient, and for the past few years has been the assistant editor of a religious journal in Constantinople. He will return to resume evangelistic and educational work in and about Adrianople. Admission for adults, 20 cents ; children, 10 cents.
—Ground was broken Wednesday morning for the foundation of Plimpton’s new building, near Norwood Central.
— M. R Wetmore is budding an addition to the rear of his store. The extra room will be used as a laboratory.
— Doctors Norton and Fogg attended a meeting of the Norfolk County -Medical Association in Boston, Tuesday.
—If you have not already done so get out your window screens and doors. The flourishing mosquito will soon be with us.
—.J.D. Lahme has had his shop newly painted and papered throughout. and has employed a first-class man to help him in his business.
—G. F. Bagley has the contract to build a hall for the Turnverein Eintracht on Wilson Street. It is to be 50×30 ami two stories high.
—Teachers’ meetings have been arranged to take place as follows: primary, first, and third Mondays of each month; grammar, second and fourth Momia)s.
— Peter Fisher can show you a most beautiful sight if you will call at his greenhouse. Nearly two thousand clusters of grapes, that will be ripe about June 15th, make a spectacle probably never seen in Norwood before.
— Last week the report of the funeral of Chas. E. Brooks was inadvertently omitted. As previously announced, the service was held in the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, April 30th. Rev. W. Wiggin and Rev. G. W. Nead officiated. Norwood Lodge, A. U. U. W.. of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body; also Hose Co., No. 1. Beautiful floral tributes were, sent in by loving friends. The pallbearers were Joseph Roby, Louis Lavine, Chas. Carter, John Foster, Frank Kcadel, and Willie Nelson. The remains were placed in the tomb at the Old Cemetery.
— The infant son of Mrs. Enos Lane died last Friday.
— Miss Clara Rich is quite sick with a cold.
— Mr. Fred H. Day will entertain some of his Boston friends this evening.
—The new houses of Messrs. Snow, Conger, and Bacon will soon be completed.
—The ink works were closed the afternoon of the day of George Morrill’s funeral.
—Episcopal service at the M. E. church tomorrow at 3.30, .Rev. C.W. Duffield officiating.
— No license in Norwood, if it means anything, should mean stopping the beer teams.
—The International Order of American Machinists anticipates holding a dance May 29th.
—.Mr. J.P. Manning, chief clerk at the car shops, is among the many new riders this season.
—The assessors have begun their work, so trot out your taxables and do your part to keep the tax rate down.
—The Inspector of Factories was in town last week, and was pleased to find no children actually violating the law.
—Mr. Thomas Kearsley, the new master mechanic at the car shop, will move his family here from Heading, Va., about June 1st.
— Among the new advertisements this week will be found those of the Overman Wheel Co., the Warwick Wheel, the Nomad Cycle, and H. M. Kimports, furniture.
—There was a very enthusiastic meeting held Friday evening in Union Hall, m aid of the Home Rule movement; arrangements are being made for a public meeting in a short time.
— A horse belonging to James M. Ellis was taken with blind staggers while on the way to Dedham Thursday, but he was soon relieved by a passer-by who knew just what to do.
—A meeting of the Norwood Temperance Union will be held in the Baptist church tomorrow evening at 7.30 o’clock. Rev. J. P. Bixby of Revere will speak. All are cordially invited.
—H. F. Clark has been appointed Superintendent of Highland Lake Grove, and John Fitzgerald his assistant Both these gentlemen were formerly connected with the Norwood shops.
—The Rev. J. J. Lewis of South Boston, who delivered the interesting course of lectures here this past winter, will preach in the Universalist church tomorrow morning. At 6:30 p.m. a praise service will be conducted by Rev. George Hill.
—Last Wednesday was the fifteenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Morrill, Jr., and invitations were all ready to mail for a grand reception to be held May 20th, when death took the elder son from this beautiful home.
—The guessing contest at the Norwood Clothing store closed last Saturday night. The number of the bill was 59,574,368. J. F. Murphy guessed the nearest and secured the ticket to the World’s Fair, his guess was 9,509,722; J. F. Welsh came next with 59,493,337 and received the dollar bill.
—Farming commenced with a rush this week. Mr. G. if. Morse, the leading farmer of this locality, is putting in the seed as rapidly as possible, but he has the same trouble that is experienced in other localities, that of getting good reliable help. This is the great secret of many an abandoned farm.
—Mr. Charles E. Hartshorn has purchased a large farm in Lyme, N. H., and moved there with his family this week. Mr. J. N. Storey and wife will accompany them. Their many friends here hope for improved health for Mr. Hartshorn and financial success, as well as much pleasure in the new home.
—The Literary Club will meet May 15th with Mrs. C. Willis Morse. Quotations, miscellaneous. Program —“Grant’s Second Election and Administration,” Miss Amy Gay; “The Election and Administration of Hayes,” Mr. W. T. Whedon ; “The Election and Administration oí Garfield and Arthur,” Mrs. C. S. Gould. Second hour. Literature.
—The Norfolk Sunday School Union will hold its nineteenth regular session in the Universalist church next Wednesday morning and afternoon. The session will open at 10 A.M. Addresses will be delivered in the morning by Rev. Chas. W. Tomlinson, D.D. and Rev. C. R. Tenney; in the afternoon by Rev.W. S.White and Rev. John Vannevar. All are invited.
—The social event of the week was the May party in Village Hall Thursday evening, under the auspices of, the Cheerful Workers connected with the Universalist church. There were the usual fancy, apron and confectionery tables, but the important features of the evening were the march by fifty-four young ladies, the May-pole dance by the children, the cantata under direction of Mrs. E. ‘I’ Mitchell, and the fancy dancing by five young misses, pupils of Mrs. H. S. Pettis of Cambridgeport. The financial success of the affair must have been very gratifying to the managers, but at the time of writing it is impossible to give the exact figures.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)