HOOD INN, OLDHAM ROAD
- - - - - - A M DAVIES
THE LARGEST IN EXISTENCE
Is still being
exhibited at the above house
EDISONS LATEST! EDISTONS LATEST!
The one and only for miles round this district
(not Edisons) are poor imitations.
Hundreds of records (Bands, sentimental
songs, comic songs, speeches &tc. Too
many to be enumerated. Something new daily
and nightly. You can come over and over
again and always hear something fresh. Talks
and sings as loud as a human being. Machines
in the neighbourhood are mere TOYS in comparison
to this COSTLY SCIENTIFIC MARVEL.
has been purchased by and is the sole property
of A M DAVIES
DEAN AND WOODS LTD.,
BLOOD AND BONE MANURES
suitable for POTATOES and all kinds of VEGETABLES
is Unexcelled in Quality.
CLOVER and CORN MANURES have won Great Renown.
MANURE grows the Heaviest and Succulent
FOR VINE AND TOMATO CULTURES
Agents Wanted where not represented
YOUR PIPE REPAIRS
To HASLAMS PIPE REPAIRING DEPOT
265, STAMFORD-STREET, ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE
Cigarettes of the Finest Brand
£3 AND UPWARDS MONEY
Newly opened under the new Act of Parliament.
Loans advanced on reasonable terms to all
respectable Householders, either with or
without sureties on note of hand. Letters
from town or country immediately attended
to. Distance no object. Strictly private.
N.B. Applications Granted Same Day
MR JOSEPH PIKE OF HOOLEY HILL
Mr Joseph PIKE, undertaker, an old and well-known
villager of Hooley Hill, passed peacefully away,
on Wednesday last, from natural decay, at a ripe
old age of 80 years. He was born at what used
to be known as Flash Hall, in Old-street, Ashton-under-Lyne,
on December 8th, 1820. His father, also named
Joseph, was a Hampshire man; his mother was a
native of Liverpool. He was the only child, and
became fatherless at the age of three. For very
many years he has not known of a single living
relative on either his fathers or his mothers
Sometime after his fathers
death they removed to Hooley Hill, and his mother
took him to the Methodist New Connection Sunday
School, of which Mr Nelson DOOLEY was then superintendent.
Like many lads, he depended mainly upon the Sunday
School and later upon the upon the mutual
improvement clause for his general education.
His mother was a member of the Establishment,
and had been a singer in one of the Liverpool
churches, but she had no bigoted scruples about
her son going to a dissenting place of worship;
her great concern was that he should have a true
religious training somewhere.
At one time this lady kept a little
school in her house, and to her many of the present
grandparents of the village are indebted for their
stock of education an indebtedness which
they are always pleased to acknowledge.
Joseph commenced work as a "tier
boy" at the Shepley printworks, where he
remained until old enough to learn the trade of
carpenter with his step father, who was a joiner
and millwright at the works. When still a youth
Joseph was subjected by the chapel authorities
to learn the bass fiddle, for service in the choir.
This was a tribute both to his character and to
his attachment to the place, and he dreamed the
honour worthy of his best exertions.
He had the distinction of being
the oldest Sunday School teacher in Lancashire.
When the medal in recognition of this pre-eminence
was applied for on his behalf. It was found to
have been awarded to someone else for fewer years
PERMISSION TO SELL
At the Ashton County Police Court, on Wednesday,
Mr G HEATHCOTE, solicitor, applied on behalf of
Edward HUNT for permission to sell at the Colliers
Arms, Hurst, Broad Carr, Hartshead, until the next
transfer date. Mr Hunt was a Mossley man, and had
been in business there for some years, but was wishful
enter the licensing trade. Mr John RYLANDS, Wagon-road,
Mossley, spoke to the applicants character
WATERLOO AND BARDSLEY
DOG WITHOUT A LICENSE At the Ashton County
Police Court, on Wednesday, Kate PURCELL was summoned
for keeping a dog without a license. She said she
understood they were allowed to keep a dog twelve
months before taking a license The Clerk
told her the limit was six months. If she could
not afford a license she should sell the dog, give
it away, or drown it. Fined 5s 6d, for costs.
Mr Alfred MARSLAND, formerly assistant to Mr
HALL, chemist, Market Avenue, Ashton, and latterly
with Mr CROMPTON, chemist of Hurst, has been successful
in passing the pharmaceutical examination of Great
Britain, qualifying him to practice as a chemist.
JOLLY CARTER, STAMFORD STREET
A smoking concert was held at the above house
on Thursday, April 25th, to bid farewell to Mr Henry
OLDHAM and Mr Wm. BARON, who are leaving to join
the South African Constabulary. Songs were given
by a few friends during the evening. Mr OLDHAM was
presented by the officers of the Hope Burial Society
with a splendid letter case, and the company presented
both of them with linen handkerchiefs and a pipe
each. There were other presents from several friends.
A jolly evening was spent, finishing up with a very
good health to Mrs OLDHAM and a safe return to her
son and his friend.
GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA
We understand that Mr Arthur T HEYWOOD, formerly
of Ashton, but latterly with Messrs SIMONDS, bankers,
Reading, has been appointed to the colonial staff
of the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, and
sails for Capetown per the Union Castle steamer,
Briton, on May 11th.
LETTER FROM A MOSSLEY MAN
IN SOUTH AFRICA
The following letter has been received by Mrs
Joseph MARSH, of Micklehurst:
Dear Sister, We are all going
on first class here and we have had a splendid
voyage since we left the Bay of Biscay. I have
only had about two days sickness since we left
Liverpool and the weather is so hot on board,
we had to parade with nothing on only our flannel
trousers and slippers. We have had concerts every
night on deck and it has been very lively.
We stopped at Las Palmas for coal
and fresh water on 23rd March, and it is the grandest
place I have seen in my life. We passed the Island
of Helena on March 25th, about 40 miles to the
west. Everything is very expensive on board. Bottled
beer is 6d and ginger beer 4d per bottle and each
man is only allowed two bottles a day.
There are about 800 troops on board,
all volunteers. It had been so hot here that the
vessel had to be covered over with canvas to protect
us from the sun. I hope the war is not over before
we get up country, as we are in splendid fighting
form. I hope you are well at home, as we are going
first class here. Hoping to hear from you.
Fred R ALLOTT
T107 Active Service Company, West
Riding Regiment, Field Forces, South Africa
DUKINFIELD LOCAL NEWS
STALYBRIDGE CRICKET MATCHES At the Police
Court on Thursday, Mr Marshall BARDSLEY, Lodge Hotel,
applied for an occasional license to sell at the
bar of the Stalybridge Cricket Club on the 4th,
11th and 31st May, and on 15th June. Superintendent
Cooper had no objection. He said the refreshment
bar had been conducted in a very fair manner by
Mr BARDSLEY, and no complaints had been received.
(Sadly, the club, actually based
in Dukinfield, is to be no more. Although the
club bar remains a popular attraction, they cannot
attract enough players and the pitch is to disappear
under a housing development Ed)
BREACH OF THE PEACE
On Thursday, at the Police Court, a young man
named James PHILLIPS was charged with committing
a breach of the peace by fighting in Lodge-lane
on the 22th. He pleaded guilty. Constable
DALE stated that at 10.50pm, he saw the defendant
fighting with a man named WAINWRIGHT. The ground
was covered in blood. Defendant said the
other man thumped him in the face first.
Superintendent COOPER informed the Bench that
the defendant was the real man at fault. He took
advantage of WAINWRIGHTs drunken condition,
and assaulted him badly. There had been an old
grudge between them. The Bench bound the
defendant over to keep the peace, himself in £10,
and two sureties of £5 each.
At the Police Court on Thursday, Samuel HOLT and
Henry BRIDGE, boys of 15, were summoned for playing
football in the street on 25th April. They pleaded
guilty. Constable LONG stated that he was
on duty in King-street, and saw the defendants
and two other boys kicking a ball from one side
of the street to the other. Superintendent
COOPER said he had received a large number of
verbal and written complaints about the annoyance
of street football. Alderman FENTEM said
he quite understood that would be so. It was a
great nuisance, and many times dangerous.
Fined 1s each.
Two lads named John HALL and George
POLLARD were summoned for obstructing the footpath
in Oxford-road by standing thereon at 3.20pm on
the 29th ult. They pleaded guilty, but as it was
their first offence they were discharged with
DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES
At the Police Court on Thursday, Thomas ASHTON
was summoned for being drunk on the licensed premises
of the Royal Oak beerhouse on the 27th April.
He pleaded guilty. Constable DALE stated
that at 2.0 in the afternoon, he went in Crescent-road
and saw the defendant in a very drunken state.
He entered the Royal Oak Inn. Witness immediately
followed him and found him in the taproom. The
landlord refused to serve him, and ordered him
out of the house. On coming out of the house,
defendant walked up the road to the Astley Arms
and entered. He was ordered out of there by the
Superintendent COOPER said a case
like this was rather hard upon the publicans.
Alderman FENTEM: Exactly. If this man had
got sat down in a room unseen, and been found
drunk and asleep on the premises, the landlord
would have been brought up. Superintendent
COOPER: That is so. The defendant has been up
before for drunk and disorderly and assaulting
the police, and on each occasion he went to prison.
Fined 5s, costs or seven days. Defendant:
Aw shanno pay. Superintendent COOPER: Very
well, we shall know what to do with you.
DUKINFIELD ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY
On Tuesday evening, the president of the
above society, Councillor W FISH, entertained
the members to dinner at his residence, Astley-steet.
Covers were laid for 25 and Mrs T BORSEY placed
an appetising repast before the guests. The post
prandial proceedings were under the presidency
of Mr J Alfred GARFORTH, who proposed "Success
and prosperity to the Dukinfield Orchestral Society."
In doing so, he said he did not see why such a
society should not flourish like a green bay tree
STALYBRIDGE LOCAL NEWS
A MILLBROOK CYCLIST BADLY INJURED On
Sunday night as Fred MITTON, aged 19 years, of Daisyfield
Terrace, Huddersfield-road, Millbrook, was proceeding
home on his bicycle he fell violently, and when
picked up he was found to be unconscious. Constable
HOLDEN appeared on the scene, and at the request
of Dr SCOTT the unfortunate cyclist was conveyed
to the Infirmary. The officer secured an ambulance
for the purpose, but when on Stamford-street, a
horse and trap violently collided with the ambulance,
throwing MITTON on to the roadway. Upon examination
at the Infirmary it was found that the young fellow
had sustained an injury to his head, in addition
to slight concussion. MITTON is well known in the
village, being employed as an assistant at the Millbrook
Co-operative Societys store.
DEATH OF MR T R PICKERING
We regret to announce the death of Mr Thomas
Richard PICKERING, which took place at his residence,
Wakefield-road, at Monday midnight. Mr PICKERING,
who had attained the ripe age of 76 years, was
a Yorkshireman by birth, and in his earlier days
worked as a hand-loom weaver. He came to Stalybridge
when a young man and was employed as a weaver,
but subsequently he became the caretaker at the
Town Hall, a position he held for over 20 years.
Deceased was a gentleman of somewhat quiet and
reserved habits, and was held in esteem by a large
circle of friends. The interment took place yesterday
(Friday) afternoon at St Pauls Churchyard,
THE MYSTERY OF THE DOCTORS
DOG At the police court on Wednesday,
Fred WILLIAMSON was summoned by the Inland Revenue
authority for keeping a dog without a license.
Evidence was tendered by Mr SIDNEY, Inland Revenue
officer, to the effect that on the 20th March
he saw a dog on the defendants premises.
Asked as to whom the animal belonged, defendant
said Dr MACPHERSON owned it. An address failed
to find the doctor, and the defendant was summoned.
Mrs WILLIAMSON, who appeared in
answer to the charge, said Dr MACPHERSON had lived
at Bradford, but had left. Mr BARNFORTH (the acting
chief constable) knew the dog belonged to the
doctor. Alderman RIDYARD: But why did you
keep it? Mrs WILLIAMSON: We thought the
doctor would fetch it. I took out a license as
soon as I was told. Alderman RIDYARD said
it was hard lines on defendant, but the Bench
had no alternative in the matter. Under all the
circumstances they would only order defendant
to pay the costs.
DETERMINED SUICIDE AT STALYBRIDGE
On Sunday morning, Sarah Jane BRADDOCK, married
woman, of 36, Cecil-street, Stalybridge, reported
to the police that her brother, George CLAYTON,
labourer, aged 43 years, had committed suicide.
Deceased, it appeared, had been of a rambling disposition,
and had lived with his sister about four weeks.
During that time he has undergone an operation,
having his right eye taken out. He frequently said
he wished he was dead, but he had never threatened
to commit suicide.
On Saturday night, Mrs BRADDOCK
retired to bed at 11.45, leaving her brother asleep
in the house. He had previously told her he felt
no better. At six oclock on Sunday morning,
Mrs BRADDOCK was awakened by hearing her brother
call out "Sarah Jane, I have done it."
She shouted "Done what?" and he replied
"I have cut my throat." She hurried
downstairs and was horrified to find her brother
hacking at his throat with a table-knife over
the slopstone. Dr CLEMENTS was fetched, but by
the time of his arrival, death had ensued.
The Coroner remarked that it was
evident deceased have been depressed in consequence
of the loss of his eye. The jury returned a verdict
of "suicide during temporary insanity."