Padlock Proceedings Begun Against Golds

by Laurel | July 8th, 2011

And Golds File Petitions For Ejectment of Fred Vigneux, Their Tenant

Holyoke, July 7– Benjamin and Harry Gold as owners and Doris Gold, as lessor, filed petitions in ejectment proceedings today against Fred Vigneux, proprietor of a saloon at 298 Main and 171 Appleton streets, raided on several occasions by the federal officials.

It was in the cellar connected with both establishments, that quite a lot of “booze” was captured by the federal sleuths. What lends interest to the rumselling ring in Holyoke is the fact that padlock proceedings at Boston have begun against the place, and doubtless hastened the owners to a belated attempt to protect their interests. Other cases filed were as follows: A. H. Lepine against Origene Dion for $87 on an account; Thomas J. Dyer against the city for injuries received at high school, with damages of $200; Boston & Maine railroad against the Bly Transfer and Warehouse company for $557.20 on freight bills; Division I Hibernians against James Joyce for $150, over a disputed reading of the by-laws.

Springfield Republican, July 8, 1924

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Suggested Holyoke Books

Mountain Park -- The Holyoke destination we all loved.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, Postcard History by Donna Albino. Many Holyoke women have attended Mount Holyoke. Author also maintains an amazing MHC website based upon her personal collection.

Holyoke - Chicopee, A Perspective

Holyoke-Chicopee: A Perspective, by Ella Merkel DiCarlo. DiCarlo, a former Transcript columnist offers a fascinating compilation of her essays. Published in 1982, this out-of-print book is worth looking for in the aftermarket.


Holyoke, by Craig Della Penna. The first Holyoke book in the Arcadia series, published in 1997.

Belle Skinner Collection

Belle Skinner Collection, by Ruth Isabel Skinner. Published in 1933, this book is long out of print but copies are still available in the aftermarket.

Mitch Epstein: Family Business

Mitch Epstein: Family Business Published in 2003, available in the aftermarket. Epstein's furniture.