Holyoke Snippets

by Laurel | January 9th, 2014

09 Jan 1897

At the Police Court yesterday there was more criminal business than in a long time, as there were many children in court under the charge of being neglected. The cases were all continued, however. Patrick J. Welsh, who was implicated in the larceny from Kopemann’s wagon several nights ago, was put on probation for a month, and D. J. Sullivan, a slight boy whom his father cannot handle, was probated for the same time. Bridget Kane, Bridget O’Loughlin and Mary Connor were continued on a charge of night walking . Annie M. Paige, who has been under suspicion for some time, was sent down for two months for drunkenness. Marie Louis Bergeron was held to keep the peace.

Chief examiner Henry Sherwin will conduct the examination at the alderman’s chamber this morning of men who want to be assistant clerk of the board of public works. The examination has called out a lot of men who are out of work and there will be a spirited contest for the place. The first three men on the list will be given to the board of works for the appointment to be made from.

The installation of Rev. T. C. Chappell at the Unitarian Church will be held tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock. There will be several men from out of the city who will take part.

Holyoke people will be interested in a movement that may be given a start at the state-house this year for the purpose of making a state reservation of the Mt. Tom Range. The places is now controlled by different private interests and principal by the Holyoke Street Railway Company, but it is said that the mountain could be made accessible by electric communication as well under state ownership as if it were under a private management. The argument in the case is that the people could take more interest in a tract under the public management than if it were manages by private interests altogether.

From The Springfield Republican.

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