Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'One Woman in Her Fright Took a Flying Leap on to the Engine House. Happily This Was Only a Short drop'One Woman in Her Fright Took a Flying Leap on to the Engine House. Happily This Was Only a Short Drop' Pounds 412,000 Was City's Education Budget ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'One Woman in Her Fright Took a Flying Leap on to the Engine House. Happily This Was Only a Short drop'One Woman in Her Fright Took a Flying Leap on to the Engine House. Happily This Was Only a Short Drop' Pounds 412,000 Was City's Education Budget ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

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MONDAY APRIL 19, 1915 MANCHESTER EDUCATION - INCREASING COST IN RATES THE estimates for the year were submitted to the Manchester Education Committee this afternoon by Mr Lane Scott and approved.

Mr Lane Scott said they require Pounds 88,537 for higher education and Pounds 335,518 for elementary, making a total of Pounds 422, 055.

Deducting certain savings, they had to raise Pounds 412,000, which was Pounds 20,284 more than was required from the rates last year.

TUESDAY APRIL 20, 1915 VARIETY ARTISTS' CLUB - ALLEGATIONS OF UNLAWFUL DRINKING AT the City Police Court, this afternoon, the Variety Artists' Club, Booth-street East, Chorlton-onMedlock, was summoned to show cause why it should not be struck off the list of registered clubs on the grounds that it was not conducted in good faith as a club.

It was habitually used for unlawful purposes, there was frequent drunkenness on the club premises, illegal sale of intoxicating drink took place there, persons not members were habitually admitted to the club merely for the purpose of obtaining intoxicating liquor, and the supply of intoxicating liquor was not under the control of the members or of a committee appointed by the members.

HEYWOOD'S HEALTH - LOWEST BIRTH RATE FOR 34 YEARS DR Hitchen, the Medical Officer of Health for Heywood, last night presented his annual report to the Health Committee of the Corporation.

He states that the births during 1914 numbered 546, or 45 less than in the preceding year. The birth rate was 20.14 per thousands as compared with 21.81 for 1913. It is 3.66 per thousand below the rate for England and Wales, and is the lowest rate recorded in the borough for 34 years.

The deaths numbered 421, a decrease of 13 as compared to 1913.

The doctor makes various recommendations to secure the reduction of infant mortality, urging that "the great loss of our young manhood in this terrible war renders it more necessary than ever that everything should be done to improve the physique and health of the rising generation".

WEDNESDAY APRIL 21, 1915 ROCHDALE CELLAR TRAGEDY - ACCUSED AT THE POLICE COURT AT Rochdale, to-day, Ernest Alfred King a labourer, of Thomasstreet, Rochdale, was charged with causing the death of his wife, Esther Hill King, aged 50, on April 7. King had already been committed for trial on a charge of willful murder on the Coroner's warrant.

Prosecution described how the prisoner's daughter went out for an errand on the evening of April 7, leaving her mother and father in the house.

In her absence a neighbour heard the prisoner abusing someone, and then what she described as a "terrific bang".

When the daughter returned, her mother had disappeared, and she was subsequently found huddled at the bottom of the cellar steps.

The behaviour of Mr. King, said prosecution, was most extraordinary, for he apparently did everything he could to prevent assistance being rendered to his wife and threatened some women who came to the house, so that they left. …

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