These news items were the talk of the town on May 25, 1900
Dr. H. Leon Steele of Norwood was married on Friday of last week to Miss Eva Abanall Pratt of South Framingham. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weillington G. Pratt, the ceremony taking place in the town named. Many good wishes will attend the doctor and his bride, who will reside at No. 23 Cottage Street, Norwood. The happy couple will meet invited friends at a reception to be held at their home this evening.
Mrs. John S. Hasty will leave town next week to live in Cambridge with her sister. Mrs. Hasty has been closely identified with religious and social circles and her helping hand will be greatly missed in this community.
The degree staff of Neponset Lodge, N. E. O. P., will exemplify the initiatory degree at Fairmount Lodge. Hyde Park, Friday evening, June 1.
Fred Hayes has purchased the Ellis Boyden house on Lennox Street.
Edward B. Pendorgnst is serving on the civil jury In the Superior Court at Dedham.
John Lane Allen, author of “The Choir Invisible.” “A Kentucky Cardinal,” and other well-known books, was the guest of Mr. J. S. Cushing, one day this week.
For up-to-date, first-hand information concerning the difficulties in South Africa, come and hear Mr. Phillips of Johannesburg, next Sunday evening, at the Congregational church. Mr. Charles L. Estey will sing.
Mrs. Dodge and daughter, formerly of Cottage Street, Norwood, are visiting friends here this week.
William Harmon of Boston has been visiting Mr. J. G. Fairbanks during the past week.
A large number of Norwood people attended the first concert of the season given by the Norwood Band, in Medfield, on Wednesday evening.
J. W. Barber of East Walpole, has rented one of the upper fiats of E. P. Tucker’s handsome new houses on Prospect Avenue.
A gentleman and lady driving towards Dedham last Tuesday met with a mishap, the horse being taken with a fit. The prompt action of veterinarian Austin E. Pratt in bleeding the animal set matters to rights. The lady, however, was badly frightened and the gentleman was compelled to drive to Dedham alone.
Punch and Judy at Prospect Park, Tuesday afternoon, Juno 5. Concert by Norwood Band in the evening.
A grand lecture and concert given under the auspices of St. Catherine’s Reading Circle will take place the first week in June. The lecture will be given by Mr. Horrigan, professor of English Literature at Ottawa University. Mr. Horrigan is an eloquent speaker, being naturally endowed with a fine voice, and perfectly acquainted with his subject. The lecture will be given upon Moore and Goldsmith, and will be interspersed with vocal selections from Moore and recitations from Goldsmith. These will be given by the lecturer and will be very instructive and entertaining. In addition to this the “Trial Scene” from the “Merchant of Venice” will be given, and also musical and literary selections. This literary program will be followed by dancing. Look for a fuller account of the entertainment in next week’s issue.
The constitution and by-laws of the Board of Trade, as amended, has just been issued from this office and will be distributed among the members of the association next week.
Mr. Lewis Day went to Now York City Sunday, returning on Wednesday.
While it is hardly probable that Lake Pearl may be connected with the outer world by electrics by next Wednesday, the usual general good time on that date —which is Memorial Day—is promised. The many attractions offered at this famous resort are well-known to the public.
For beauty of nature the past week eclipses any week probably of the whole year. The fruit trees have been in full bloom and such masses of blossom have rarely been seen. It ought to be a great fruit year.
A complete surprise and a very happy occasion was participated in by the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher G. Johnson at their home, 10 Baker Street, on Saturday evening of last week, it being the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding. The worthy couple were both away from home when the guests arrived, Mrs. Johnson having gone to call on a neighbor, and Mr. Johnson being downtown. They returned home, however, in due time, to find their residence brilliantly lighted and fully occupied by guests. Some twenty-five presents of silverware and china were received, including a handsome and valuable tea service from Walpole relatives. Though Mrs. Johnson is said to be constitutionally opposed to surprise parties, she seemed to fully enjoy this one, which was a worthy testimonial to the esteem in which her husband and herself are held in the community.
Dr. Steele’s buggy was badly smashed Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a garbage wagon.
J.A.Robertson of Somerville, formerly the very popular superintendent of the Hollingsworth «fc Vose paper mill, East Walpole, was a caller at the Advertiser office yesterday. Mr. Robertson is as hale, hearty, and handsome as ever.
William J. Sullivan and John F. Cavanagh have been attending the state convention of A. O. II., at North Adams this week, as representatives of Division 1.
J. Theodore Wellington, the popular ex-hotel man and present manager of the Bigelow block pharmacy, was greeted according to annual custom on Wednesday evening of this week by friends and relatives who came to celebrate his birthday. As usual they did not come empty-handed. They brought a number of gifts, including a handsome India chair. Mr. Wellington was very well satisfied with his birthday, and told his friends he would be very happy to have such affairs occur some-annually or even quarterly.
Harry Corbett has been in Boston a good portion of the week, visiting his relative, ex-champion J. J. Corbett.
W. B. Hastings & Co. and Partridge’s Cash Grocery have arranged to close their stores all day next Wednesday.
Melvin G. Smith is driving a new automobile.
This has been a week of runaways and of accidents to horses and vehicles.
A song recital was given in Dedham last Wednesday evening by Miss Josephine Howins, under the patronage of Mr. Arthur Foote, Mrs. A. W. Nickerson, Mrs. W. C. Williams, Miss Elcanora Snelling, and Mr. Arthur W. Thayer. The accompanists were Mrs. William B. Eddy and Mr. Arthur W. Thayer, Mrs. M. W. Gliddon, violinist, and Mr. Charles Ridgway, pianist, assisting.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)
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