Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Husband Tried to Cut Wife's Throat ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Husband Tried to Cut Wife's Throat ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

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MONDAY JULY 6, 1914 A SORDID STORY ? CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER IN SALFORD JOSEPH Hewitt, a painter, of Quay-street, Manchester, was charged before the Salford Stipendiary to-day of feloniously wounding his wife with intent to murder.

e wife states that they had been living apart for about six weeks.

She met the prisoner in Water-street, Manchester, on July 1 and they "had words".

He struck her in the mouth. Afterwards she paid for drinks, and later went with him to the house where he stayed in Quay-street.

Witness said she would not stay there, and she refused to give him a sovereign.

He then picked up a boot and struck her several times on the head, and afterwards drew a razor across her throat, in$icting a slight injury.

e woman stated that they had been practically living apart for about seven years.

Her husband got a separation order against her on the ground that she had been a habitual drunkard, and she had been sent to prison for neglecting her children.

A son of the prisoner said his mother threw a number of pots at his father before he struck her.

Hewitt was sent to the Manchester Assizes and granted legal aid.

TUESDAY JULY 7, 1914 100 YEARS' PEACE A WELL attended meeting convened for the purpose of considering the part that Manchester shall take in the approaching celebration of 100 years' peace between Great Britain and the United States of America was held in the Town Hall, to-day.

e meeting was the outcome of a requisition signed by 114 in$uential citizens, and its principle object was to form a local committee to make arrangements for the Peace Centenary Celebrations.

One of the intentions of the commemoration was to erect various monuments and to purchase the English home of the Washingtons.

It was in the interest of a commercial community like Manchester that peace should be kept with America.

WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 1914 SUMMER SALES THIS is the season of the summer sale.

It is that particular period of the year when the thoughts of all women are turned to the great drapery and millinery establishments of the large cities.

In Manchester, its results are made visible to the mere men to whom the town is a place in which he has to work for a living by the presence of an unusually large number of women in such shopping centres as Deansgate, St. Ann's Square, Market-street, and Oldham- street, and such resorts as cafes, tea shops, and restaurants.

Should he wonder for a moment why those streets are so abnormally crowded, he has but to glance at almost any window to snd the explanations hurled at him.

For the draper, and the costumier, and the milliner are not modest men when the summer sales are on.

THURSDAY JULY 9, 1914 TREATS IN PARKS FOR 12,000 MANCHESTER SCHOOL CHILDREN WE W are now able to give the detailed programmes of the outings which, by the kindness of the Manchester Tramways Committee and the generosity of our readers, will be enjoyed during the holidays by the children attending the elementary schools in the congested parts of the city. …

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