Holyoke Snippets — March 4, 1914

by Laurel | March 4th, 2013

04 March 1914

1914 The Season's Styles

The Season’s Styles: A Charming suit, with a skirt of blue and rose, changeable taffeta, a jacket of blue and girdle and tassels of violet.

James P. Buckley of Race Street died yesterday morning after a short illness. He was born in England and had been a resident of Holyoke for many years. He was employed at the O’Connor laundry. He leaves, besides his mother, two sons, George and James, and three daughters, Mary, Catherine and Gertrude. He also leaves a brother, John P., and a sister, Miss Mary Buckley, all of Holyoke. The funeral will be held from the home of his brother 886 Dwight Street.

The Sons of St. George have completed all arrangements for the lecture to be held in Caledonian Hall Friday evening, the 27th. The speaker of the evening will be Rev. E. B. Robinson, pastor of the Grace Church, and his subject will be “England of Today.” The Art Male Quartet have been secured and they will render several songs of the Homeland. The sale of tickets has been good and a large crowd is expected. The committee of arrangements consists of W. H. Escott, chairman, Edward M. Murphy, secretary, Harold Longbottom, treasurer.

The G. W. Prew Company’s clothing store have made a record in their smoke sale since their opening a few days ago. The opening days brought so many people that only a part could be let in the store, the doors being closed at intervals through the first three days as the people crowded the store so that it was impossible to wait on them. The sale is being continued and is still drawing large crowds each day and it seems to be a banner clothing sale in the records of Holyoke.

The monthly report of the police department showed a total of 144 arrests for the month, as against 115 last year for the same month. Of the arrests, 71 were for drunkenness and there were 15 for vagrancy.

Three Ward 1 boys returned yesterday from New York after a five days’ visit. The boys slipped away last week without their parents knowledge and spent most of their time with the Children’s Aid Society in that city.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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