1894 Book - Short stories
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"Norwood, Her Homes and Her People"

by Ren Mulford, Jr., and Werter G. Betty,
Norwood's first official historians

Miscelleous Short Articles
pages 11, 12, 13, 23, 41, 51 & 54

Page 11

    Nestling on the banks of Duck Creek is "Tionesta"—Norwood's stock farm. This tract is owned by A. C. Strobel and in charge of Charles Hazenfield. It has a half-mile track for training purposes. The trotting star of the stud is the Wilkes-Simmons' stallion, Clifford Wood (note: this is similar to the name of a Cincinnati lawyer, Clifford Woods, who was a colleague of Norwood's William E. Bundy), who has the blood of Hambletonian and Mambrino Chief in his veins. Colonel Ren, a French coach horse, with a good pedigree, and the Major, a Shetland pony, are also noted.

A puzzle from Prof. Lloyd
Page 12

    "Well, Tom, how are you getting along at school?" asked Prof. J. U. Lloyd one evening of his young hopeful. The face of the youthful botanist clouded up and he grumbles: "I'd do pretty well if it wasn't for music. They ask a fellow such foolish questions."
    "What are they?" inquired his father.
    "Why to-day they wanted to know how many turnips there were in a bushel!" was the astonishing information given. It took time to solve the mystery. The unusual query which had caused the mischief was: "How many beats are there in a measure?"

Page 13

    Organized labor has a strong foothold in the village. One of the best institutions of the kind in the land is Local Union, No. 705, of the Carpenters and Joiners Union of America. There are seventy members in good standing and their officers are: President, C. D. McColum; Vice-President, J. F. Mount; Recording Secretary, E. Pickard; Financial Secretary A. E. Best; Conductor, Wm. Kohler, and Warden, J. G. Reese.

Page 23

    When Norwood was chosen as the name of the new-born village Uncle Sam got out his pen and scratched Sharpsburg off his list of post offices in Ohio. Congressman Bellamy Storer interested himself in behalf of a free postal delivery for his constituents in this part of the First District, and he succeeded. Three carriers, one mounted and two afoot, make one delivery and two collections every day. There are two stations within the corporate limits of the borough. J. L. Vine is the clerk in charge at Norwood Station and Leo Dressel holds the same rank at the Idlewild Station. Money orders can be obtained at either office and both are special delivery stations.

Page 41

    There is one pretty smart resident of East Norwood whose name is not in the directory. "Mack" is a regular boarder at the Hoffman-Leser abode, and he is one of the most remarkable members of the borough's canine contingent. Mack is a water-spaniel, and while he was a pup he was trained in the way that all good dogs should be. "Mack's" education was not considered finished until he was taught to run around to the front porch every morning, take the paper and carry it into the house. "Mack" was an apt pupil, and made a successful new agent, but he was too ambitious. After he had completed the task regularly assigned to him, "Mack" got into the habit of skirmishing around the neighborhood and collecting all the newspapers in sight, until the Leser-Hoffman house resembled a distributing agency. It was easy enough to teach "Mack" to be a paper carrier, but it took perseverance to break him of a habit that for a time created an impression that East Norwood sheltered one of those pests—the man who gets up early and "borrows" someone else's newspaper.

Two Presidents
Page 51

    UNCLE SAM has had his eye on Norwood, and while the United States has not yet called any of her citizens to jump into the administrative band wagon and handle the reins, half a dozen or more organizations of national importance have honored her citizens. For the third time in its history the American Ticket Brokers Association, at its meeting in Washington, in May, 1894, elected Henry C. Meader, as president. The O. K. and I. W. D. A., while being interpreted, means the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Wholesale Druggists Association, also elected a Norwood man to preside over its deliberations—N. Ashley Lloyd.

Norwood's Home Market
Page 54

    While nearly every store of prominence in Cincinnati caters to Norwood, by running out special delivery wagons, the borough is well supplied with home talent. There are half a dozen groceries, several butchers, daily markets, three drug stores, tailor shops, bakeries, dry goods stores and candy shops. There are also daily deliveries of ice made.

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