These news items were the talk of the town on May 17, 1890
—New moon tomorrow.
—S. N. Turner spent Sunday in Norwood.
—Memorial Day comes one week from next Friday.
—Has anyone remembered you with a May basket?
—Mr. Melbourne Corbett has been in town this week.
—There is a prospect of an abundance of fruit this year.
—Mrs. J. F. Dearborn is quite sick at her home on Chapel Street.
—The Nye Literary Society will meet next Tuesday evening at 7:45
—Mrs. C. S. Nickerson is spending a few days at Holbrook with relatives.
—Hon. W. E. Locke returned on Wednesday from a visit to his son in 13 Buffalo, N.Y.
—New time card last Sunday. The train familiarly known as the S o’clock leaves li\c minutes earlier.
—The High School is nearly completed, and we understand the dedication exercises will shortly be held.
—Rev. W. J. Reynolds, of East Providence Center, will occupy the pulpit in the Baptist church tomorrow.
—Rev. Joseph J. Bixby, a former pastor of the Congregational church, will preach there Sunday, morning and evening.
—Owing to another vacancy in the Literary Circle Mrs. E P. Moreland becomes a number, her name being next on the waiting list.
—The new house of Mr. Stanford Mitchell looms up in quite a stately manner in the new part of the town off North Washington Street.
—Our town is fast putting on her summer garb, and the shaded streets and green, well-kept lawns add great beauty to our pretty town.
—The tennis courts were opened to the Club last Saturday. Pleasant days and long evenings will soon attract crowds down to join the sport.
—The Norfolk Sunday School Union meets on Wednesday next with the Universalist Church at Canton, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It is expected that a barge will carry a load from Norwood.
—Lewis Day is moving into his house on the corner of Day and Washington streets, preparatory to remodeling his present residence, which, we understand, will be one of the handsomest and most novel houses in Norwood when completed.
—William. G. Goldsmith, who has recently been elected principal of the Norwood High School, is a native o|fAndover, Mass , and a graduate of Harvard University. For the last four years, he has been the postmaster at Andover. Up to the time of his appointment as postmaster, he was the principal at the Punchard Free School at Andover. He was also for nearly two years the Peabody Professor of the Natural Sciences in Phillips Academy,
—The following is the programme for the Literary Circle which meets next Monday evening with Mrs. J. F. Colburn: Quotations, miscellaneous; Chapter six, by Miss Clara Winslow; Heading, Miss Parker; Chapter x., by Rev. C. S. Locke; Music interspersed. Second hour is in charge of the committee on Science and Art, and a picture of the Circle will be taken dining this hour.
—Mr. D. W Hunter has been installed as General Foreman of the woodworking department at the car shops, in place of Mr. E.O. Googins removed. Mr. Hunter has held a similar portion on the P. & W. road with headquarters at Valley Falls, R. I., and it is authoritatively stated that he was very popular with the employees of that shop. He comes to Norwood highly recommended.
—Thursday evening Miss Eunice Grant was surprised in a most happy manner at her father’s residence on Chapel Street by a large number of young friends, who presented her with a handsome jewel ease. Her uncle from Boston gave her an elegant gold watch, and a gold chain was the gift of her mother. Refreshments were served, and the remainder of the evening was spent in playing games. Mr. Grant was in excellent spirits and with her, wealth of “nuts to crack” made the evening a merry one.
—The new High School building is to be dedicated next Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Distinguished guests are expected from Boston, Rev. A E. Winship is to be invited to speak, and an elaborate programme is being laid out for the occasion. As the building will not bold everybody the committee respectfully ask the parents to leave their children at home. A full report of the exercises will appear next Saturday. If you wish extra copies be sure and order them early.
—The members of the Norwood High School gave Prof. Sheldon a surprise at the residence of Mr. Geo. H. Talbot Tuesday evening and presented him with a bust of Shakspeare. The presentation speech was made by Miss Lottie Wellington in chosen words fitting the occasion. Mr. Sheldon was much pleased, and after a short speech from him, the party engaged in games and merry conversation till a late hour. Mr. M. J. O’Brien added to the enjoyment of the evening by his stories and pleasing jokes. A bountiful supper was prepared by Mis. Talbot. The evening will long be remembered, not only by the class but by Mr. Sheldon.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)
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