These news items were the talk of the town on October 2, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Shaw of Nova Scotia are visiting their sons, John and William Shaw of this town. Another son accompanies them.
D. D. G. R. Winfield Jacobs of Dedham will pay an official visit to Hook Council, R. A. on the evening of October 7.
The degree team of Tiot Lodge, I. O. O. F. will work the first degree for Samuel Dexter Lodge of Dedham on the evening of October 14.
Miss Annie White has removed her school to the Fred Beal house, Washington and Day streets.
and expects to do this, by joining as associate members in order to put the society on a good financial basis. Such membership admits to all rehearsals and carries with it two tickets to each concert, which will be quite an object this season. A large chorus is expected.
Between the visit of the Ancients and the Brockton fair this has been a busy week with ‘some Norwood people.
It was expected by some people that Hon. F. A. Fales would formally take possession of the Norwood Post office yesterday, October 1, but nothing of the kind occurred, and at the present writing Mr. Fales is still in New York state on a vacation and no word as to his appointment has been received.
The restaurant that has been conducted for some time on Railroad Avenue been closed.
The Draper buildings occupied by Demuch the barber, and by Fenton’s market are being painted a handsome straw color with white trimmings.
Mrs. A. T. Harriott has practically-recovered from her recent automobile accident and is able to be out a little.
Mrs. F. A. Spear of Bellevue Avenue has gone to Melrose for a couple of weeks’ visit to relatives.
Edward W. Jewett has concluded his business engagement in New York City and is attending to tile affairs of the Norwood School Board with his usual faithfulness and energy.
The last open-air band concert of the season was given last Wednesday evening on the Everett school lot. There was a fair attendance considering the cool weather, and adjoining towns were as usual well represented. Taken on the whole, the past season has probably been as successful a band concert season as the town has ever seen and the efforts of the baud’ were never better appreciated. It is a good thing to have something going on once in a while which keeps the ¡people in town. This the band concerts certainly have done on Wednesday nights.
Wright Bros., dairymen, have dissolved partnership. Charles Wright will remain here and Herbert Wright will conduct a milk business in Dedham.
Mrs. Mary Connors of Pleasant Street was prostrated in some way by lightning during the severe electric storm of last Sunday. She was rendered unconscious for some time and her face and hands blackened. She was drawing water from a faucet at the time and it is believed that an electric bolt passed into the water pipes. Mrs. Connors still feels weak from the shock.
Several minor accidents from Sunday night’s storm are reported. It was so remarkable in its intensity for a September thunderstorm that it seems strange that no more local damage was experienced.
Harvest Sale and Entertainment, Temperance Hall, evenings, October 7 and 8 and afternoon of 8. Auspices ladies of M. E. Church.
H. S. Holton is taking a two weeks’ vacation and making a trip in northern Vermont.
George Beede has left the machinist department of the Norwood car shops to go to Jersey City to take a position there.
Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Plimpton returned Wednesday night, at midnight, from their summer tour through Spain. They are looking brown and invigorated.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bigelow loft Monday for Indiana. Mrs. Bigelow expects to remain several weeks.
George F. Willett and family have returned from their summer home at Magnolia.
Harry F. Alden is on a weeks’ outing and vacation from his duties at Winslow’s tannery.
The Norwood Choral Society, as will be observed by notice in another column, begins its season’s rehearsals next Thursday night The call for the meeting is in Village Hall at 7.30 o’clock sharp. It is desired that all former members be present and any other person who desires to join the society, either as active or associate member. A vote will be taken as to what night in the week is most suitable for rehearsals. Music has been selected and Conductor Brackott will begin drill at this meeting. Two concerts’ are planned for the season, one in December and one in the spring. It is hoped that a large number of our residents will show their appreciation of the work the society did last season.
The North school which has been erected on Fulton Street will be opened on next Wednesday, October 7. It is the largest and finest school building which the town has yet erected.
Rev. Frank A. Heath, pastor of the First Baptist Church, left here Thursday morning for a week’s vacation trip aud will visit New York and New ¿Jersey. He expects to be back in Norwood the latter part of next week.
The interesting political problem in the exact size and indirect influence of the Socialist vote and the possible effort it may have on the contest for representative. It is thought that the Socialists which chiefly hurt the Democrats last fall may draw away a fair number of Republicans this year especially if they put up a fairly strong candidate for representative. If the Democrats also have a strong candidate for representative and the Republicans re-nominate Mr. Weatherbee, as they probably will, there may be an interesting three cornered fight for that office.
John Cleveland Pond reached his 89th birthday September 23. Mr. Pond is one of the oldest men in town, though not quite the oldest. A number of friends, mostly ladies, called upon him on the above date at his home on Walpole Street, and presented him with flowers an candies and extended good wishes. Several others of both sexes called next day. Aside from a lameness which Jias existed for some years, and may not be due wholly to old age, Mr. Pond enjoys excellent mental and physical health and retains a great interest in politics and town affairs. He is a native of Norfolk and has resided in Norwood for fifty years.
The Democrats are making a strong effort to win back some of the local old-time members of that party who have been somewhat disaffected during the past few years.
The Saturday Evening Post of Philadelphia of the issue of September 26 contains an illustrated article on the Ancients. Among the portraits to be found in the illustrations are those of J. S. Cushing, and of George P. Fairbanks and Patrick Slattery of the Norwood band.
William Tate, of Cambridge, a plumber employed by W. H. Gallison & Co. of Boston, was instantly killed by the explosion of steam pipe at F W. Bird & Son’s mill at 10 o’clock last Friday morning. Deceased was about 35 years of age and is said to leave a wife and four children. Mr. Tate appears to have boon working alqne at tho moment the accident occnrred. It was the first accident of the kind ever occurring in an East Walpolo mill.
The Hiawatha Associates will give a series of Friday night dances in Conger Hall, commencing Friday evening October 9.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lemon of Potsdam, N. Y., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Farnsworth.
Mrs. M. Arnold has returned to New York after a visit to her niece, Mrs. E. M. Sullivan of Norwood.
William Tobin is visiting Chicago on a business trip.
Mrs. F. A. Olmstead is expected home this, week from Meadville, Pa., where she has been visiting friends and relatives for the past six or eight weeks.
Ralph Small will go to Stoughton next week and will probably engage in business there.
Go to Harvest Sale and Entertainment , Temperance Hall, October 7 and 8.
Ernest J. Bodreau and family have removed from 226 Nahatan Street to 34 Lenox Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Salzell have removed to Brighton.
George E. Everett has been elected secretary of Hook Council, R. A., in place of Ralph Small, resigned.
It is rumored that a strong movement will be made and a strong candidate brought out by the independent Republican element in this district looking to the election of a representative in the General Court for the towns of Norwood, Westwood and Dedham.
Last Tuesday evening a Union Christian Endeavor Missionary Service was held at the Baptist church, in which the O. E. Societies of the Baptist and Congregational and the Epworth League of the ’M. E church united. The principal features of the gathering was an address on Japan, its people and its missions by Rev. A. A. Bennett, who has been for some twenty years or so a missionary in the country named. Mrs. Bennett, formerly Miss Edna Barrows, daughter of Rev. B. W. Barrows, a former Baptist pastor here, sang a Japanese cradle song to the air of “Now I lay me down to sloop.” After the meeting a number of old friends of Rev. and Mrs. Bennett crowded around them ’ and extended greetings and good wishes.
Remember Methodist ladies’ Harvest Sale and Entertainment, Oct. 7 and 8, in Temperance Hall.
The Norwood High School football team defeated a Mil ton team last Tuesday by a score of 18 to 0. The boys are justly elated over their success in their first game.
(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)
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