Holyoke Snippets — 12 March 1900

by Laurel | March 12th, 2013

12 March 1900

Agent Bullock of the Children’s Aid Association was in Holyoke Saturday looking up the family of John Cadigan, who was recently sentenced to jail for drunkenness. There were two children, one of four, and one of two years old, which the mother could not well leave to go to work, and the family were pretty hard up for the necessities of life. The children are likely to be turned over to the care of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

It is a debatable question if the contractor who is building the block at the corner of High and Suffolk Streets should for the people to walk in the mud alongside of it. A few planks laid down are the least that should be expected.

Raid on Maple Street — The police made a raid last evening on James McElroy of 97 Maple Street, seizing one case of lager beer, one case of ale and one half a gallon of whiskey. The raid was made by Officers Bresnahan and Griffin about 7:40 p.m.

J. F. Dickey Mentioned for Mayor —  It is a long way to city election, but in view of Mayor Chapin’s announcement that he would not run for a third term some quiet work is being put in for J. F. Dickey for the democratic nominee. It is not known if Mr. Dickey has been approached in the matter, but a man stated this past week that it was the desire of many of the democrats to name a man clear from any of the past contests. There is reason for believing that Mr. Dickey would make a good run. It seems to be generally accepted that president A. M. French of the board of aldermen will be the next republican candidate for the mayoralty, that he will be a hard man to beat seems to be equally accepted. Future political campaigns are evidently not to be lacking in interest.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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