Holyoke Snippets — 26 Feb 1929

by Laurel | February 26th, 2014

26 February 1929

Inspector Malcolm Ends Girl’s Desire to “Get Out of the Sticks” — Holyoke, Feb. 25 — A desire to “get out of the sticks” prompted Miss Jennie Racine, just past 18 and pretty, to pack up something like $350 worth of her sisters’ clothing a week ago and head for New York city. The sisters resented this liberty, and as a result Jennie was arrested there yesterday and brought back here tonight by inspector James Malcolm, charged with larceny. Inspector Malcolm went to New York Friday, armed with the necessary extradition papers, and found Miss Racine stopping at the home of a friend. New York police made the arrest for the local officer and he in turn brought her back to Holyoke. Included in the alleged larceny were many pieces of feminine wearing apparel and a wrist watch.

Holyoke, Feb. 25 — After eight years of freedom Napoleon Claremont, formerly of this city but more recently of Hartford, CT, was arraigned in district court this morning on a charge of lewdness committed in 1921 for which he was arrested and released on bail of $500. Claremont forfeited the bail in 1921 and after going to Canada migrated to Hartford, CT. Claremont was enjoying his freedom in Hartford under an assumed name until his roommate came under the eye of the Nutmeg police for larceny. Claremont was arrested on general principles and in declaring his innocence aroused the wrath of the Hartford police, they learned he was wanted by the Holyoke police. Claremont’s arrest followed and in court today he pleaded guilty to the charge of lewdness and was fined $200.

Wreaths Are Given For Dead Unknown — Holyoke, Feb.25 — A wreath of flowers rested on the dead form of the unknown woman at Shea’s funeral parlors yesterday and today — the silent offering from unknown but thoughtful and sympathizing Holyokers. one such spray was given Saturday and another yesterday. This added bit of pathos told that Holyoke hearts have been touched by the grim tragedy of her death — alone, unknown and possibly doomed to an unknown grave. The body will be placed in a tomb for the present. Later it may be buried in the potters field. A possible clue of interest was furnished Sunday when a woman said she recognized her as one whom she met and talked with at the Springfield Union Railroad Station about a week ago. At that time, according to the informant, she said that she came from the Berkshires where she was in an institution.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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