Holyoke Snippets — 12 Feb 1906

by Laurel | February 12th, 2014

12 February 1906

At Piney Ridge

At Piney Ridge
Showing At the Empire Theater,
12 Feb 1906

The attraction at the Empire Theater this afternoon and evening will be the comedy drama “At Piney Ridge,” which opens for the first half of the week. [Note: This piece is subtitled a “Play of Tennessee Life in Acts” written by David K Higgins, and is available from the Internet Archive.]

Lincoln’s birthday was remembered at the services of the Highlands Methodist Church yesterday forenoon, Rev. F. M. Estes preaching a sermon on the text “The new emancipation.” In the evening the sixth of his series of sermons on the life of Christ was preached, the special topic being “Wayside ministrations.” R. M. Copeland led the Epworth League service, the topic being the freedmen’s aid and southern education society and its work. The women’s circle of the church will hold a valentine’s day supper Wednesday evening from 6 to 8. At 8 Rev. George K. McNutt, the “dinner pail man,” will give an address upon “From pulpit to factory.” Admission will be free to all. A collection will be taken to pay for expenses.

The funeral of John McCabe was held Saturday morning at the house, 139 Chestnut Street, followed by requiem mass at St. Patrick’s chapel. Mgr. P. J. Harkins officiated, and the bearers were W. T. Walsh, D.W. Kenney, George Bradshaw, John J. Sullivan, John Ryan and W.P. Buckley. There were many floral offerings, including an anchor and harp from the employees of the Crocker Mill. The burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. M.A. Allen and Miss Adele Allen entertained Saturday afternoon friends from the Mount Holyoke College and Smith College faculties and from the Springfield College Club. Mrs. John James, Mrs. F. B. Towne, Miss Alice Newton, Miss Clara Chapin and Miss Pierce of Springfield assisted in receiving.

Many are looking forward with much anticipation to the annual banquet of the Holyoke Businessmen’s Association to be held at the Hotel Hamilton Wednesday evening. E. S. Draper will be the leading speaker, and Mayor N.P. Avery and Rev. H.H. Morrill will also speak. There will be both vocal and instrumental music.

Miss Bridget Hawkins of Summer Street slipped on the sidewalk in front of Whiting’s coal office on Dwight Street late Saturday night and fractured her right ankle. She was removed to the House of Providence Hospital, where Dr. Carroll reduced the fracture.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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