These news items were the talk of the town on May 19, 1899

Some mischievous boys pushed two newly painted oars off the track and into a swamp last Wednesday evening.

Orient Lodge, A. F. and A. M., lias purchased a large ¿fife from an energetic salesman who has lately sold a half dozen or move safes to Norwood people.

C. B. Dexter and family leave town today for their annual sojourn at Southport, Me.

M. H. Howard is the architect and builder of a large number of new houses to be built this spring. Among them is the handsome residence of Mablon K. Perry, on Winter and Bullard streets, the interior arrangement of which will be in colonial style. Ground for this house was broken this week. Capt. K. S. Collins’ new house on Nahatan Street is another of Mr. Howard’s jobs. It is now up and covered. Work on the cellar of a very pretty six-room house, which Mr. Howard is building for A. H. Thayer on School Street, has begun.

There have been several lively runaways in town the past week. On Tuesday afternoon Philip Larson had a little experience of the kind on Market Street and broke the shafts of a Democrat wagon. Tuesday evening there was a collision of vehicles and somewhat of a smashup near the residence of H. T. Atwood. And in the afternoon of the same day J. Corkura’s horse ran away and into Dr. Plimpton’s stable, dashing the wagon against the porch.

Mrs. E. L. Baker has sold her place to Dr. F. H. Nutting of Chelsea, who will occupy it June 1, and practice his profession here.

Edward Ambrose leaves today for Puerto Rico, to join his brother, A. N. Ambrose.

Members of Geo. K. Bird Post, No. 100, G. A. R., are requested to meet at A. O. U. W. hall at 10.30 o’clock, Sunday morning, May 28, and members of W. R. C., No. 78, at Odd Fellows’ hall, at the game hour, to march to the Universalist church, where memorial services will be held.

D. D. G. W. Lizzie S. Estey of Franklin, accompanied by members of Norfolk Lodge, made an official visit to Neponset Lodge. N.E.O.P., last evening. Speeches, refreshments, and amusing contests made a pleasant occasion.

Nahatan Tribe, I. O. R. M., will work the warrior’s degree on three candidates at the regular council, Tuesday evening.

A meeting in the interests of the national association of stationary engineers was held in Conger Hall Monday evening last. Among those present were State Deputy President Chas. A. G. Winther, Past State Deputy Pres. James Duncan, Past National President John W. Lan Jr., of Providence, P. H/Hogan, chief engineer of the Mass. Inst, of Technology John W. Sullivan of the Dedham water works. Another meeting will be held soon, when a branch of the association will be instituted.

Persons who enjoy boating will feel particularly interested in R. J. Hiatt’s advertisement on our first page.

(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)