A Mr CHADWICK appeared in court charged with obstructing
the highway. He was standing at the corner of
Hyde Road, Denton chatting to three or four women
for 15 minutes according to the police officer.
For some reason, the policeman asked him to move
on and Mr CHADWICK refused, saying he wouldn't
move until he had finished his conversation.
The court heard how the officer had pushed the
defendant as he made his way from the corner.
Mr CHADWICK told him that if he put his hands
on him again, he would 'shove' him on the nose.
Despite the laughter in court, He was found guilty
and charged 2s 6d and costs
Two separate reports in the
UK this week identified stress at work as an increasing
health hazard, but this is nothing new as the Reporter
told us in 1900. Tax collectors were said to be
suffering all sorts of problems because of their
work. The job had become much more worrying due
to a higher work
rate for collecting and staff shortages.
It was believed that one surveyor of taxes had been
"worried into a fit of temporary insanity" and committed
suicide. Another claimed to be threatened with blindness
due to overworking. But the article said that the
Treasury would not pay for extra staff, so the situation
would only get worse.
A Hyde man's letter from America
was printed in the Reporter, telling readers more
about the country. Arthur ALDCROFT of Dukinfield
Road had sailed from Liverpool on board the Luciana,
arriving in New York more than a week later. He
wrote: "I guess I like America very well," but added
that "the country generally is not as fine as England."
Hyde was about to get a new
tramway some seven furlongs and nine chains in length.
On the same topic, Mr JACKSON, general secretary
of the tram workers union wrote to the paper to
thank readers for their support during the recent
strike. He represented workers on the Oldham, Ashton,
Denton and Hyde
Electric Tramway and wrote: "My Executive fully
recognise that it was mainly owing to the support
which we received from the public and the press
that we were enabled to win such a splendid victory
for the men and for trades unionism."
A runaway dog caused a stir
in Clarendon Place, Hyde. It had run into Mr WILDMAN's
shop through the front door, but created its own
exit by leaping through the shop window. It then
made its getaway uninjured before the crowds gathered.