CHRISTMAS AT HAND
"We are once more on the threshold of
Christmas, and though at the time of writing,
it does not appear that it will be altogether
one of the olden times and of a seasonable character,
no person, we think, will regret if we have a
bright, sharp or mild for that matter
day on Christmas Day.
"We do not suppose we shall
ever get all Christians at church on that eventful
morn. One regrets that the services at our places
of worship to celebrate the birth of our Lord
are, as a rule, sparsely attended. Many Christian
churches do not hold services at all on the occasion,
but allow their young people and members of the
congregation to roam about the whole live long
day, or until evening draws nigh, when meeting,
at which tea and other creature comforts are provided."
"Children know that
Santa Claus draws a store of pretty things to
place in their stockings. He may either come into
the home by the bedroom door, the window or down
the sooty chimney, but by whatever way he enters,
he leaves a beautiful selection of goods
just what I wanted and without
a speck of dirt upon them.
"We hope the children will
have a good time on this the last Christmas of
the 19th century, that our readers
and friends will be equally happy and that if
they are enabled to give some poor soul a little
favour, they will kindly do so. To one and all,
we wish a Happy Christmas"
Amen to that.
RESCUED FROM DROWNING AT
Elijah ROWBOTHAM of 20 Water-street was with
his horse and cart near Hyde Gas Works when he heard
the cries of several women by the canal.
"He found a little girl named
Ethel LEECH of 21 Croft-street in the water. She
was nearest the side next to Adamsons works.
ROWBOTHAM gallantly jumped into the water and
got the girl out. She was taken to the Navigation
Hotel where she was got round. ROWBOTHAM is to
be congratulated upon having saved a second life
from drowning in the canal during the present
Miss Mary GOTLIFFE, eldest daughter
of Mr S L GOTLIFFE, proprietor of the indiarubber
works in Hyde-lane married Mr Jaques B LEVEY, son
of Mr B LEVEY of Manchester.
"The wedding was on an elaborate
scale and will no doubt be read with interest
by our readers for Miss GOTLIFFE has many friends
in Hyde. The ceremony a Jewish one
was most interesting and impressive, whilst the
reception and dinner was a brilliant function,
the Cheetham Town Hall being requisitioned for
There was a detailed account of
the wedding elsewhere in the paper.