Holyoke Snippets — 11 Feb 1901

by Laurel | February 11th, 2014

11 February 1901

He Feared a Whipping

He Feared a Whipping

He Feared A Whipping —  Patrick Menard, the lad who has been missing from his home on East Street, returned last evening. He has been all the time with an uncle in Westfield. He gave as his reason for leaving home that he had been absent from school that day, and fearing a whipping from his father decided to take this means of avoiding it.

Police Matron Suffers a Broken Arm — Mrs. Kate Moynihan, police matron, sustained a fracture of the bones of her right arm near the wrist Saturday noon by slipping on the icy sidewalk on Maple Street in front of the Lyman Mills Property. A think snow covered the walk, making it hard to discover the icy places. She fell with great force, striking on her right hand. Dr. O’Connor attended her, and it will be a long time before Mrs. Moynihan will be able to use her hand, and it will cause her great discomfort in her work.There was a lively row in front of a High Street saloon Saturday night, and as a result one of the participants was not recognized by his friends yesterday morning. One eye was closed, and his face was in a battered condition. He has threatened to swear out a warrant, but late last night he had taken no action.

On The Stroke of Twelve

On The Stroke of Twelve
At the Empire Theater

The attraction at the Opera House this evening is Liebler’s scenic production “Lost River.” “On The Stroke of Twelve” will begin a three-nights engagement at the Empire Theater this evening.

A still alarm called out  part of the fire department yesterday morning for a blaze in the home of Charles Wilhelm on Cherry Street. The fire was confined to a sofa, and the damage was slight.

P.H. Kelley‘s Tuesday evening dancing class will give a valentine party at Hotel Hamilton tomorrow evening.

The Holyoke Street Railway Company have until Friday to accept the franchise granted them to extend their lines to the Westfield line by way of Hampden Ponds. It is  quite probably that the directors will meet this week, although no date is, as yet, set. There is no doubt that the franchise will be accepted, as the business men of the city are bound to see that the line is built. They have already considered the matter rather thoroughly, and should the street railway people take no action in the matter a company will, no doubt, be formed among a number of the local business men and a franchise applied for. If the Holyoke Street Railway Company accepts it is expected that work will begin at once constructing the proposed line, so that it could be in operation by summer. The Woronoco Company of Westfield seem to be disposed to meet them half-way, and the prospects are favorable for a through line to Westfield in a short time.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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