This Week in Marblehead History: 1910
Here's a look at some of the stories that were making headlines on this week in 1910.
Every week, Marblehead Patch digs through the Marblehead Messenger microfilm archives at Abbot Public Library to find out what was happening on this week in local history.
A Mysterious Sloop: A large sloop yacht with no name or other identifying marks was found abandoned off Priest's Island a few days ago, and now lies with the tender in the harbor, near Graves' Yacht Yard, awaiting an owner. The conditions surrounding the finding of the yacht and, some distance away, the tender, the latter by some boys, leaders to a suspicion that the boat may have been stolen. The yacht itself is about 28 or 30 feet in length and is painted white. The only possible clue to ownership is a ritual of some club in Neponset, which has a red cover and is rather water-soaked, which was found nearby.
Automobile Accident: The north entrance to Crocker Park was the scene of a peculiar accident last Monday afternoon. An automobile owned by Oscar T. Merkle, of Paris, Ill., was left standing about halfway up the hill and started of its own volition, making a straight course down the hill and across Front Street into the little shop called the "Bandbox"carried on by Mrs. Alice E. Moore of Roxbury. Mrs. Moore was in the store at the time and was given a severe shaking up, as the car crashed through the side of the building until it brought up on the opposite side.
The Crowninshield: A Welsh-rabbit party occurred at the Crowninshield a short time ago, at which there was an attendance of about 45 guests. There were four of the men dressed as cooks and ten ladies as waitresses. After the serving of the rabbit a dance was on, starting at about 10 o'clock with a grand march to the accompaniment of the piano, at which Miss Barrett presided.
Graves' Yacht Yard: The large runabout launch which has just been completed was put into the water this morning and will go at once to the Charles River for a trial race. The Garnien, a 21-foot cabin boat, is up for repairs, having been smashed into by the Mavourneen in making a turn. The rail of the former boat was overridden by the bow of the latter.
Given Another Chance: James Dixey was brought before the police court Thursday morning as a stubborn child, by his mother Mrs. Bridget Dixey. It seems that young James does not appreciate the home that his mother provides him and makes her life miserable by sleeping in barns and not obeying her if he can help it. The boy has been given until Oct. 8 to do better, meanwhile he is to be under the eyes of Chief Trasher, and can be called to account at any time if sufficient cause is shown.
Permission Granted: The Selectmen voted last Friday evening to grant permits to the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company's people to connect wires at Pearl Street and at Clifton Heights, provided arrangements could be made with the Electric Light Company to use their poles.
Special Race at Corinthian Yacht Club: The Corinthian Yacht Club held a special race Saturday afternoon for schooners and for the sonder-class boats that were not selected to contest with the Spanish boats, for the John A. Burnham and Richard DeB. Boardman cups. Nine sonder boats entered and two in the schooner cl ass. A moderate southerly breeze was blowing and the sonder boats were given a beat to windward to the south mark and a run home. The Lady, Skeezix, Ellen and Sally XI sailed one of the prettiest races of the season, The Lady winning by 17 seconds over the Skeezix.
- Bakers: N.B. Lindsey Company, makers of famous "quality" bread. You can buy it from your grocer, wrapped in waxed paper with our label.
- Clothing: Yacht Outfitters, Men's Furnishings of every description. Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. Salkins & Laskey, Mugford Building.
- Coal: There are many grades of coal, but only one D&H. Screened, sized and delivered at market rates. Sold by the Gilbert & Cole Company.
- Department Stores: Dry Goods, Rugs, Carpets, Curtains, etc. We deliver free at Neck, Clifton, and Peach's Point. T.W. Tucker Company.
- Fruit: We carry a choice assortment of fruits, fancy groceries, vegetables, confectionary, cigars and tobacco. Rogers Fruit Market.
- Garage: All automobile supplies. Repairing quickly and skillfully. Tuxbury & Co., Atlantic Avenue near Hawkes Street.
- Soap: Dr. T.M. Sayman's Vegetable Wonder Soap can be obtained at Goss' store, corner School and Pleasant streets. Try a cake and convince yourself that it is the best soap on the market today. For baby, the bath or Monday's washing.
- Laundry: The Marblehead Laundry makes a specialty of "wet wash" for the busy housewife. Flat work - 6 large and 6 small pieces, 25 cents per dozen.
- Undertaker: George E. Nichols Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer.
Do you recognize any of these names, locations or events? Let us know in the comments section below.