Holyoke Snippets — April 9, 1897

by Laurel | April 9th, 2013

09 April 1897

O'Dowd's Neighbors

O’Dowd’s Neighbors

The performance of “O’Dowd’s Neighbors will be given at the Holyoke Opera House this evening. [Note: “An Irish comedy in three acts,” written by Con. Murphy. One of the most popular comedic operettas of the time. Image Courtesy NYPL.]

Mrs. Mackintosh’s Reception — Mrs. John G. Mackintosh gave a largely-attended reception at her home on Elm Street yesterday afternoon in honor of her friend, Mrs. A. F. Reed of Arlington. Mrs. Mackintosh was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Reed and Miss Mackintosh. They received in the parlor, which was decorated with roses. Mrs. H. M. Farr served frappe. The dining-room was handsomely decorated in pink, many La France roses and maiden-hair fern being used about the table. Mrs. A. G. Magna and Miss Etta Mackintosh poured, and Miss Prescott, Miss Helen Ranlet, Miss Webber, Miss May Fay served. Barr of Springfield catered and the decorating was done by Howland. There were about 200 people present, the reception lasting from 4 to 6. There were a number present from Springfield.

The cooking school at Grace Church will end the course under the instruction of Mrs. H. L. Rows Friday evening. The exercises will consist of a number of readings and at the close the member of the class will serve refreshments of their own making.

Charles Adams, Nelson Richard and Daniel Manning were fined at the police court yesterday morning for being drunk, and John Curtain was fined $5 for assault. Several other cases were continued.

The tall spire of the Sacred Heart Church has been framed and a part o the outer boarding is being put on. The tower is eight-sided, so as to break the force of the wind somewhat.

Dr. Richard G. Eaton, a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and of the Worcester City Hospital, has opened an office at 294 Maple Street.

Mrs. Davies has opened a cafe on the Springfield Road for the benefit of bicycle riders.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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