These news items were the talk of the town on May 25, 1889
—Memorial Day comes on next Thursday.
—Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Grant have returned.
—June, the month of roses, comes in next Saturday.
—Mr. Talbot’s photograph saloon will remain open Memorial Day.
—F. O. Winslow is expected to deliver the oration Decoration Day.
—The season here is said to be about two weeks earlier than usual.
—Preparations are being made for the proper observance of Decoration Day.
—The Everetts will play this afternoon with the Phantoms of Somerville.
—Mr. C. L. Smith has moved his family back to Norwood for the summer.
—Rev. C B. Lynn was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pond Thursday night.
—Miss Mamie Draper has been having an attack of the mumps, but is, however, out again.
—The residence of Geo B. Talbot has been newly painted and looks very handsome in its new coat.
—The Day house on Day Street looms up with a new coat of paint and is very tasty.
—The rain which came Monday and Tuesday was just in time, and all vegetation is smiling.
—Next Sunday morning Rev. Mr. Nickerson will preach on “The Past: its evil and its good.” The public is always welcome.
—R. M. Hoyle has the agency for the “New Mail Safety” and the “Boston Safety” Bicycles. See his card in this paper.
—The principal sites in town will be closed all day Thursday, May 30th. They will remain open till 9 o’clock Wednesday night.
—M, H. Howard, deputy to Sharon Lodge, 4 O U.W., paid a visit there Wednesday night, accompanied by three Norwood boys.
—The town meeting last Saturday night was a rather slim one. All business was accomplished and everything in the warrant was granted.
—Rev. Stanford Mitchell seems to have entirely recovered from his recent attack of fever. He preached at Kensington, N.H. on Sunday.
—The Ladies Social Circle (Universalist) at its last meeting voted to invíre the gentlemen of the parish to provide entertainment and supper in about two weeks. It will be a jolly occasion.
—The boys say in reference to our item in regard to the Sunday ball game that we were wrong, and that Officer Rhoads did not make his appearance till the game was over and the beer all drank.
—Visitors inquire why somebody does not build a summer hotel in Norwood. Its location is a first-class one, equal certainly to many of the towns of New Hampshire and Vermont, The drives are unsurpassed.
—The resignation of Dr. F. S. Baston as Foreman of Norwood Lodge A.O.U.W. was tendered at a recent meeting, owing to other work keeping him from being at the meetings, and Mr. Geo. O. Capen was elected in his stead last Friday night.
—The Sunday School Anniversary at the Universalist church last Sunday evening was very interesting. Reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read and were encouraging. The exercises by the children and remarks by the pastor followed and interested all.
—George K Bird Post, G.A.R., has accepted an invitation to attend service at the Congregational church tomorrow morning, It will be necessary to reserve for them a number of pews on the southerly side of the centre aisle. The chapel will be opened into the audience room, and there will be plenty of seats for all.
—Another new station agent at Winslow’s. We would advise the road when it finds a good man to pay him a living price, a price to correspond with that pmd for positions ol trust in other lines of business, and keep him. A man that is competent to handle the business at this station is worth more than fifty dollars per month.
—Our friends will please get their communications in early next week, as our office will be closed on Thursday.
—Mr. Maurice Fitzgerald was arrested last Sunday night for being drunk, and brought before Justice Lane. He was fined five dollars and costs. He appealed.
—Mr. W. A. Guild has fitted up his ice cream room for the summer trade. Several improvements have been made which will be appreciated by his patrons.
—Mrs. James Murphy, of Walpole Street, who has been ill ever since the decease of her daughter is now so far recovered as to be able to walk out and visit her friends.
—Parties who are dumping filth on Vernon Street, or any other public street, should be advised to stop it. Our streets are not supposed to be public dumping places.
—The Mission Chele connected with the Congregational Church will hold a reception in the church parlor this afternoon, between the hours of 3 and 4.30.
—The Norwood Brass Band will furnish music next Thursday, the Universalist Quartette is expected to sing, and Mr. H. L. Hayford will act as drum major.
—At time of going to press the programme for Memorial Day is not prepared. Posters will soon be out, and it is understood that extensive preparations have been made for the observance of the day.
—There will be a missionary concert in the Baptist vestry tomorrow evening at five o’clock. Besides the exercises by the children and the offerings from their mite boxes, an interesting talk on the “Women of China” is expected. Some curiosities from China will be shown.
—Last Sunday the Universalist Sunday School elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Supt , Geo. W. Gay; Ass’t Supt,, TT. W. Barrett; Sec.;Dr. Clarke Gould; Treas., Granville Ellis; Librarians, Geo. E. Sanborn and Geo. F. Bagley, Jr. Concert and decoration committees were also chosen.
—A Chapter of the Agassiz Association, of over thirty members, has been organized in our High School, with Mr. N. Loius Sheldon as Pres. Lottie M. Wellington. Vice Pres. ; Clifford B. Sanborn, 2d. Vice Pres. ; Bessie S. McLeish, Sec.; and John Parker, Treas. The object of the association is to collect, study and preserve natural objects and facts.
—At the Universalist Church next Sunday evening, at 6 30 o’clock, there will be a public meeting under the auspices of the Y.P.M.A. There will be musical selections by the choir and by members of the Association; nod two papers upon the work of the organization. This is to be the first of a number of public meetings to be held on Sunday evenings by the Y.P.M.A.
—The Tennis ground was opened to the club on Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and notices were sent to that effect to each member of the club. The grounds are in first-class condition, and the thanks of the club are due the President and Treasurer for their untiring efforts and labors. Among the new members arc Miss Violet Pond, Miss Clara Rich, Mr. Feely and Jr. Barrows. A large representation ot the club is looked for this afternoon and evening on the grounds, and all the courts will be spread.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)
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