Holyoke Snippets — 22 October 1898

by Laurel | October 9th, 2014

22 October 1898

Hampden Ale and Beer

Hampden Ale and Beer

A story was in circulation yesterday that a New York syndicate had offered the Hampden Brewing Company $600,000 for their plant. It was also said that they were holding off for a higher figure. T.J. Flanagan, president of the company, characterized the story as “guesswork” last evening. The company is doing a fine business, and it is quite likely if they desire to sell that they can get a good figure for their plant.

Holyoke Man Reported Killed in the West — William McCorkindale received a telegram yesterday morning announcing that his brother-in-law Thomas Forsythe, had been killed by the cars in the West. The telegram purported to come from Mr. Forsythe’s brother, who is located at Stevens Point, Texas. There were no details given. Mr. Forsythe had made his home in Holyoke, and his family are at 73 Newton Street. He left a little over a year and a half ago. His last place of employment in Holyoke was with the Mount Tom Paper Company. He leaves a widow and three small children, and five brothers, two of whom live in Holyoke, Matthew and Walter. Two sisters, Mrs. McCorkindale and Mrs. Pomeroy, live in Holyoke and one sister lives in Southwick.

Roofer Burned By Boiling Tar — James Redmond, a roofer in the employ of an asphalt roofing company, was badly burned at the Merrick No. 2 Mill yesterday morning by the upsetting of a pail of hot tar and asphalt mixed, while on the roof. He slipped and fell in such as way as to burn the right side of his face, right hand and forearm and left hand. A large mass of the material plastered his left eye, but it is thought that he will not lose the sight of it. The ambulance was summoned and he was taken to the city hospital and attended by Dr. Frank A. Woods. His burns are considered serious, but not fatal. His home is in Brooklyn, and he is an employee of the Mico Roofing Company of New York city.

Frank Murray, who tried to enliven the parade of Thursday afternoon by picking a woman’s pocket, was sent to jail three months at yesterday morning’s police court. Edward McMaye, for violating the city ordinance relating to continuous movement on the sidewalk, was charged $5. The case of Ellen McNairn, charged with being a stubborn child, was continued to November 21. One “drunk” was fined $5.

G.P.B. Alderman is busy drawing the plans for the family apartment house that is to be built by La Liberte Bros. on Elm Street between Dwight and Suffolk Streets. The block will be a fine structure, the eight apartments being something after the style and fittings of the Roma block on Maple Street.

Louis Rigali has bought the house and lot on Beacon Avenue, formerly owned by John Sackett, and has removed his family from this city there. Mr. Sackett has rented a house at 78 Pleasant Street for the present and will build a cottage for himself later.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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