Holyoke Snippets

by Laurel | February 21st, 2013

21 February 1913

Frances E. Willard

Frances E. Willard, suffragist

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union observed the “Frances E. Willard Memorial Day” at their meeting yesterday. A tribute to Miss Willard prepared by Secretary W. A. Morse of the Young Men’s Christian Association, was read and the members gave short quotations from Miss Willard’s writings. Two members were admitted to the union. “Literary Day” will be observed at the next meeting and there will be a “quiz” on national, state and county officers, Nellie Owen being the leader. March 20 the union will meet at the Holyoke Boys’ Club and Mrs. G. W. King will be the leader. More about Frances E. Willard.

The Empire Theater continues drawing a good attendance. This week, “The Greyhound” has proved especially pleasing. The play is in four acts and is being ably presented. Manager Murray has secured good plays this season and he public are showing appreciation of this fact.

A number of interesting letters have been received in Holyoke from George H. England, who is spending the winter in Los Angeles and San Diego, California. Mr. England is much pleased with the climate in California, and states that the opportunities are large in that section of the country for real estate development and the making of money. He will return to Holyoke in the spring, it is expected, but it seems doubtful if he will make his permanent residence there.

Bernard J. Grady of 151 Walnut Street has been appointed freight agent for the Boston and Maine Railroad, to succeed George H. Nicholson, who has been transferred to Lawrence. Mr. Grady has been traveling head clerk for the company.

One case of measles was reported to the board of health yesterday. The smallpox patients are doing well, and no fatal result from the disease is expected.

Two “drunks” were arraigned in the police court yesterday morning and their cases continued.

Attorney W. P. Buckley has recovered from his recent illness and has resumed his professional duties.

Miss Clara Callaghan of the tax collector’s office is confined to her home on Nonotuck Street with a sprained ankle.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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