These news items were the talk of the town on May 7, 1904
Schuyler Matthews, the eminent naturalist will address the Norwood Woman’s Club on “Birds and their Music” next Tuesday afternoon.
Invitations have been issued for the wedding on May 10, of Miss Hattie L. Chickering and Fred E. Taylor, two well-known and popular Norwood young people.
Miss Addie Amy Adlerstam has taken the position at the Norwood Telephone Exchange made vacant by the transfer of Miss McDonough to Dedham.
The first-degree staff of Tiot Lodge, I. Ü. O. F. will visit Blue Hill Lodge of Canton and perform degree work there next Monday evening.
Arthur L. Ide is reported somewhat better at the present writing.
Harry S. Holton returned last Saturday from a visit of several weeks to his old home in Hardwick, Vt., which he spent mostly in outdoor work in a sugar camp.
Quite a number of Norwood young people went to Canton Tuesday evening to attend a dance given by the Ladies Auxiliary of Canton A. O. H.
The Norwood High School team will encounter the Hyde Park High School team at Prospect Park Saturday afternoon at 3.30 o’clock.
Mrs. Frank Sullivan, Cottage Street, is ill and confined to the house at the present writing.
There was a considerable demand for the full force of street sprinklers the first of the week. John Folan had his sprinkler out on the side streets and the other sprinklers will probably put in an appearance sometime later in the year when people are beginning to put on new clothing and when strong fresh winds and the newly accumulated dust make the use of sprinklers very desirable.
Miss Helen Whitman who has been confined to the house with an injured limb, is slowly recovering though not yet able to be out.
William Penny who came here to address the smoke talk of the Manchester Unity Monday evening, and who was taken quite seriously ill was entertained by Warren E. Rhodes, Monday night. On Tuesday he was much better and was able to return to his home in East Boston.
The Norwood House is receiving a new coat of shingles.
M. J. Ahern has removed from 27 Linden Street to Plimpton Avenue.
Henry Connolly of Milford has removed to the Morrill house near Winslow’s station, Norwood.
Commander E. H. Dunbar announced at the meeting of the Norwood Business Association last Tuesday evening that a special effort had been made this year by George R. Bird post, G. A. R., to make the evening exercises in Village Hall on Memorial Day attractive to everyone, adults as well as young people. Judge Thomas E. Grover of Canton, one of the best G. A. R. speakers in the state, will be the orator of the occasion, and the Ladies Schubert quartet will furnish music. There will be no reserving of all the best seats in the ball for school children, but all, old and young, will be given a fair opportunity to see and hear and a fair return made to the town of the $200 appropriated for the day’s observance.
Tiot Lodge, I. O. 0. F., worked the initiatory degree on five candidates Wednesday evening.
There has been some very good work in grading, etc., done about the bandstand this week under the direction of the park commissioners, and a fence is to be put up to protect the grass just planted there. This is in accordance with the suggestions made in the Advertiser last week, though we will frankly confess that we believe the Commissioners had the work in contemplation before our suggestions were made.
Stephen Curran, an old resident, is confined to the house with pneumonia.
An ice cream festival and sale will take place on the evening of May is in the vestry of the Baptist church.
The next meeting of the Woman’s Club will be held in Odd Fellows’ hall on next Tuesday afternoon, May 10.
Owing to the non-arrival of the trees ordered, the proposed Arbor Day exercises which were to have been held at Morse common on Howard street last Saturday afternoon were abandoned. The tree-planting took place without much ceremony|on Wednesday last under the auspices of the Village Improvement Committee of the Woman’s Club. An elm tree was planted on Morse common, maple trees on the Shattuck school grounds, the school children assisting in the planting, and other maples in front of Edgar Roby’s house on Railroad avenue, in front of Mrs. Martha E. Winslow’s grounds on Bullard street, and one on Walnut avenue. Eight trees in all were planted, seven of them being maples.
The last meeting for the season of the Educational department of the Woman’s Club was held Tuesday afternoon at the house of Mrs. Waldo Bigelow. Mrs. Dr. Gould read a highly interesting paper on “Bermuda” and showed a Dumber of beautiful pictures of Bermuda localities.
Plans for the department’s work next year were made. A current events class, something new in Woman’s club work here, will be introduced, and addresses made before it will take the place of the Community meetings given in this and previous seasons.
The coupon whist party given to W. E. Manger in Odd Fellows’ hall last Friday evening by the Norwood Typographical union in order to purchase Herald votes to assist in sending Mr. Mauger to the World’s Fair at St. Louis proved quite successful, large numbers purchasing tickets who did not attend the party.
The committee in charge of the affair consisted of Neil Gilchrist, chairman; John F. Halloran, Hanaford B. Bowser, Shabley Warde, . A. Littlefield, William Woods, Harry Lawton, Alfred Hartshorn, and Frank Hall. The prizes were awarded as follows: First lady’s, Miss Alice Hardy; second lady’s, Mrs. M. A. Brown; first gentleman’s, C. Sansone of East Walpole; second gentleman’s, Harry Lawton. Dancing with music by Tiot orchestra followed the whist playing.
Rev. George W. Nead will give his lecture on “The History of Our Bible,” unillustrated, at the Congregational church at Islington next Sunday evening at 7.30 o’clock. All are cordially invited to come and hear this lecture.
Mrs. Fred Adams of Harvard Lawn, Cambridge, formerly Miss Mabel Hay- ford of Norwood, has been visiting friends here this week.
The new Louisiana Purchase stamps have arrived at the Norwood post office and are now on sale there. They are in denominations of 1,2. 3, 5 and 10 cents. The one-cent stamps have a portrait of Robert Livingstone, the two-cent stamps of Thomas Jefferson, the three-cent stamps of James Monroe, the five-cent stamps of William McKinley, and the ten-cent stamps a map of the United States showing the territory acquired by the Louisiana purchase.
Persons going up Cottage street at about 10 o’clock Wednesday night were startled by the sudden sound of a pistol shot. It was found to have been simply the killing of a poor homeless cat who had got its neck into a tin can and was unable to get it out again.
St. Catherine’s Court of foresters con. ducted one of the most successful and largely attended whist parties of the season in Conger Hall on Friday evening of last week. There were between fifty and seventy tables in use, and it was one of the largest crowds ever seen at a whist party in Conger Hall. Dancing followed the whist playing. Prizes were awarded as follows: First lady’s prize, a handsome pocket book, Miss Mattie Guinan; second lady’s prize, a hat pin, Miss Nora Scannell; consolation prize, a bottle of ketchup, Miss Mary Connolly. First gentleman’s prize, a fountain pen, John Tobin; second gentleman’s prize, a silver match box, Michael Nugent; consolation prize, a package of ‘‘Force,” B. B. Sullivan.
Park Commissioner James H. Weeks will leave here next week to take a foreman’s position in the bindery department of the American Book company at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Weeks came to this town from Cambridge at the time when the Norwood Press bindery was first established here, taking the position of hook coverer, which he has held ever since. Out of the millions of books which have been turned out from the plant since that time it is worthy of record that the first book turned out was covered by Mr. Weeks. Mr. Weeks has shown himself an artist in his line of work, and hosts of friends will wish him the largest measure of success in a new position, which is distinctly a promotion. Mr. Weeks has shown himself one of the noblest specimens of man we have ever met, and all who know him best will put him down as one of the truest friends a man ever had. He has been very active in Odd Fellowship here, being a Past Grand of Tiot Lodge, I. O. O. F., and one of its present board of trustees. He has also been active in Norwood Coramandery, TJ. O. G. S., and is one of its past commanders. Mr. Weaks expects to leave here on Wednesday next.
Mrs. J. F. Knotts was called to her old home in Pennsylvania last Tuesday night by the serious illness of a relative.
Mrs, Margaret Kayner, formerly a Norwood resident but more recently of Cambridge, has removed to her old home in Meadville, Pa., on account of ill health.
The Boiler Makers of Norwood have written to the selectmen protesting against the action of the N. Y. N. H. & H. railroad people, in bringing into “a peaceable and law-abiding town,” “an armed body of detectives” as the boiler makers term it.
The display of tulips around St. Catherine’s church and parochial residence was never, we believe, equaled in town before. There are also very pretty displays of tulips in front of the Norwood Press and Bindery. One of the finest single tulip beds is to be seen in front of the residence of Austin E. Pratt of Cottage Street.
The Baptist parsonage is being painted.
The names of fifty special policemen designated as railroad police, and persons in the employment of the railroad, have been filed with town clerk Riley. They are to act as guards of the N. Y. N. H. & H. property at the Norwood Car shops and along the tracks.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)