These news items were the talk of the town on May 6, 1893
—W. E. Forrest has removed to Chapel Street.
—Remember the Baptist social next Thursday evening.
—Mrs. J. E. Worthington returned from Florida last Friday.
—Dr. Ralph Fogg now spends Friday and Saturday in Norwood.
—Officer Creed, while arresting a drunken man Tuesday, dislocated a finger.
—The carpet factory will be in operation the latter part of this month.
—Rev G. W. Nead has been invited by Geo. K. Bird Post to deliver the Memorial Day address.
—A. M. Betts has moved into the tenement, recently vacated by Rev. Mr. Wade.
-—The household goods belonging to Mr. Alfred Richards were moved to Hartford Wednesday.
—Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Moulton spent Sunday and Monday with relatives in Providence and Taunton.
—It, is said that the patent medicine vendors who were recently in town did not make a financial success.
—John Kelley, claiming to come from Hyde Park, was arrested Tuesday by Officer Creed for drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Judge Lane gave him four months in the House of Correction.
—Those who took in the supper and entertainment prepared by “the men,” Wednesday evening, in the Universalist church, were not disappointed. Both were up to the standard. Mr. Reynolds of Boston kept the humor of the occasion up to the boiling point for more than an hour. In fact it is hard to tell, and if we knew it might not be safe to say it. whether the gentlemen or the ladies of this society get up the best entertainments.
—The selectmen have not yet organized, but will probably do so tonight.
—The contract for lighting street lamps has not yet been awarded. Who wants it?
—Consecration meeting next Tuesday evening at the Baptist church. A full attendance of members is desired.
—’The great subject now is the Fair. It is a big subject, but the average reader wants something mixed with it.
—Class 5 of the Baptist Sunday School is planning to purchase a picture about June 1st, for the wall above the class seats.
—Some appropriation should have been made at the recent town meeting for carrying schoolchildren to and from the Hawes neighborhood.
—It has been decided to change the standard color of the N. Y. & N. E. passenger cars, now a bright Tuscan red, to the dark Pullman car shade.
—Geo. K. Bird Post and the Relief Corps will attend service at the Baptist church May 28th. Rev. Mr. Wiggin will preach the sermon. The service will be held at 3 P.M. This will a hold an opportunity to all who wish to attend.
—The objection to raising $175 to pay limit the expense of commuting on Washington and Nahatan streets was overruled, and we are glad of it. No one should oppose the appropriation of a small sum each year for sidewalks.
—Some Norwood ladies went to a May party in Cambridgeport last Monday evening, and Mrs. H. S. Pettis kindly offered the assistance of some of her pupils for the Cheerful Workers’ May festival next Thursday afternoon and evening. Mrs. Pettis will be pleased to start a dancing school in Norwood in October, if satisfactory arrangements can be made.
— Mr. A. W. Jefferson has been supplying the pulpit in the Baptist, church at Ashland.
—Owing to the condition of the grounds there will probably be no ball game today.
—Miss Gertrude Newcombe had a tumor successfully removed from her left eye last Saturday.
—The Norwood Express is now run by Pratt and Marston, Mr. Darling having withdrawn, May 1st.
—About a dozen members of the Blue Hill Lodge I. O. O. E. M. U. of Milton visited Contentment Lodge Wednesday night.
—The N. Y. & N. E. R. R. has ordered ten heavy freight locomotives to be built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia.
—The funeral of Mr. John E. Morse, who died April 28th, was held at the residence of Edson D. Smith, Tuesday afternoon.
—Mr. James O’Leary had his foot burned by dropping a piece of hot steel on it in the blacksmith shop, Wednesday. The injury was not serious.
—Tomorrow, the annual May procession and crowning of the statue of the Blessed Virgin will take place at St. Catherine’s church at 3 o’clock. All the children of the parish will take part.
—The young ladies of Miss Carrie Fisher’s class will furnish the supper for the sociable at the Baptist church, next Thursday night. Supper will be served from 6:30 to 7 o’clock. Admission to the vestry, 10 cts.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gay have moved to Birmingham, Ct. Mr. Gay, having purchased the County of Fairfield from the National Garment Cutter Co., will locate there and push the business. Mr. Gay is an old and respected resident of Norwood, and while his departure is deeply regretted, he has the best wishes of all the townspeople.
—Married in Portland, May 4th, Mr. Thomas Costello to Miss Annie Norton. The couple left Portland at noon and arrived in Norwood on the Boat train at 7 o’clock P. M., where they wore met at the Central with a hack and driven to their new home on High St. where a grand reception lasted till after midnight. Congratulations are extended.
—The Cheerful Workers of the Universalist church will give their fifth annual May festival in Village Hall, Thursday afternoon and evening, May 11th. Many useful and fancy articles will be for sale; also confectionery, cake, and ice cream. The entertainment promises to be most excellent and will consist of the winding of the Maypole by the little ones, the march, and a cantata by the young ladies. There will also be fancy dancing under the direction of Mrs. H. S. Pettis of Cambridge, as follows: Miss Marie Pettis, serpentine dance; Miss Forest Place and Miss Agnes Bradeen, skipping rope dance; Miss Forest Place, skirt dance; Miss Jessie Place and Miss Annie Bradeen, butterfly solo: A description of the beautiful dancing of these little fairies is impossible. It must be seen to be appreciated. Three reasons why all should attend: first, the May party will be given by the Cheerful Workers, young ladies of the Sunday school, whose efforts should be encouraged; second, The money raised is for the parsonage; third, Strangers will assist in the entertainment. Let them see that all our town lacks for perfection is a new station and electric lights. An admission fee of 15 cents will be charged for either afternoon or evening.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)