LONDON HOUSE, HEREFORD I KING & SONS' I GREAT I WINTER I CLEARANCE SALE I Will Commence on H WEDNESDAY NEXT, Jan. 14 I And Continue for 21 days. ■ pr- GREAT REDUCTIONS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. I The Establishment will be CLOSED at 2 o'clock on TUESDAY, Jan 13th, for re-marking goods. II
I LEDBURY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE LEAGUE. I LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE. Shot Won Lost Tied Aetgrgt Pts Fox 14 14 0 0 3315 28 White Hart. 13 10 3 0 3015 2f) Yew Tree. 14 10 4 0 3186 20 New Inn 13 9 3 1 3014 19 Putley 14 9 4 1 3121 1!0 Biddulph 14 9 5 0 3162 18 Nondescripts 14 8 5 1 3198 17 Talbot 14 6 7 1 3125 13 Wellington Hth 14 5 9 0 3068 10 Bell 14 5 » 0 3057 10 Wellington 13 5 8 0 2860 10 Prince of Wales 15 4 11 0 3341 8 Plough 14 1 13 0 2925 2 Ledbury W.M.C. 14 0 14 0 2749 0 I LEDBURY W.M.C. v. FOX. L L 1. 1 1 I ￼ l Shot on the former s range ana won oy me visitors by 25 points. Score :— Ledbiiry-J Smith 27,W F West 26, W Gardiner 29, W Chadd 31, C Hill 20, W J Smith 30, R Watkins 23, G Smith 16-total 202. Fox-F Reece 28, G Baylis 29, J Huish 32, G Hulls 26, A Hampton 28. J Brown 28, E G Morris 28, J Hollings 28—total 227. I WELLINGTON v. PLOUGH. Shot on the forrnr's range ana won oy tne horn esters by 15 points. Score :— Wellington—C Moss 29, C Thomas 27, G Waltis 30, C Webley 27, F Brake 28, W Jones 27, J Hunt 30, W Lane 31—total 229. Plough-A Wilkes 25, J Madders 28, D Grant 18, H Turner 28, E Haines 29. J Holder 23, L A Ingram 29 J Seal 29—total 214. I WELLINGTON HEATH v TALBOT. I Shot on the former's range and won oy cue visitors by 6 points. Score :— Wellington Heath—H Payne 30, T Stephens 27, G Jones 28, C Pedlingham 28, H Lewmgton 26, D Smith 24, M Hankins 27, C F Drew 27— total 217. Talbot-J James 28, C Huish 27, J Holtham 25, C Pudge 30, B Dalley 27, H Barnes, 27, W Huish 32, S Allen 27—total 223. YEW TREE v. PINCE OF WALES. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 1 point. Score :— Yew Tree-H Wharton 30, H Baldwin 25, H Hill 30, W Bom ton 29, W Clarke 26, W Garrett 25, A Cotterell 31, G Moore 29-total 224. Prince of Wales-ti Baynham 28, W Turner 28, E Gibbons 29, W Mansell 27, 0 E Watts 26, C Hodges 27, J Jones 28, T Davis 30-totat 223. PRINCE OF WALES v. NONDESCRIPTS. Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 9 points. Score :— Prince of Wales-H Baynham 27. W Turner 28, W Mansell 26, E Gibbons 26, 0 E Watts 28, C Hodges 25, J Jones 28, T Davis 32-totfd 220. Nondescripts—R A Paul 28, H Cox 27, D 0 Evans 29, E W.Reed 29, S Bo wen 28, C E Baker 30, T G Drew 30, W S Bowes 2S-total 229.
I NEWENT. I STEALING BooTs.-At Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, Albert Scuffle (21), labourer, and John Alfred Walters (18), carman, admitted stealing a pair of boots, the property of George Freeman, at Newent, on November 25th. —Walters was sentenced to three years at Borstal, and Scuffle, who had been at Borstal before, was sent down for two months, with hard labour.—Mr Davey appeared for the prose- cution. SCHOOL MANAGERS.—The monthly meeting of the School Managers was held on Tuesday at the offices of Mr O T Price, Canon W H Connor presiding.—The attendance officer reported the attendance at Cliffords Mesne 98.2 per cent., Gorsley 88, Picklenash Infants 80.7 total per cent. for three weeks, 89.1.—The Chairman reported that he had a communication from Dr Leicester with reference to the tables and chairs in the infants' room, and the Clerk was instructed to write to the Education Committee on the matter.—It being reported to the managers that the Christmas decorations in the Infants 'School prior to the breaking up for Christmas holidays had been wilfully destroyed, the managers made inquiries, but nothing transpired as to who had done it, so the matter was left. «. '■ v
r LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. The Building Society and Bank I Crescent-Road. The Electric Lighting Provisional I Order. Council's Consent CIASN. I The mosthly meeting of the Urban District Council was held on Monday at the Barrett- Browning Institute. Mr E H Hopkins (chair- man) presided, and also nresent were—Messrs. J E Craddock, A C Lewis, C H Bastow. S Clarke, H Thaeker, R Lawrence, J Preece, W L Tilley, A T Jones, A Warren, W G Davis, and Rev Father Lynch, together with the Clerk (Mr Reginald Mase- field), and the Surveyor (Mr R G Gurney). THE NEW YEAR. I The Chairman said before they commenced the business of the evening he would like to extend to them a hearty wish for a Happy and Prosperous New Year. He hoped trade in Ledbury Urban would, if possible, be even more successful in the present year than it had been in previous years. As far as the relations of that Council weue concerned, he hoped wise counsels would always prevail, and that all they did would be to the advantage of their fellow ratepayers. (Hear, hear). SYMPATHY WITH A BEREAVED I MEMBER. The Chairman then said an uncomfortable duty devolved upon him, as in one breath he had to extend to them a hearty wish, and in the second breath to ask them to extend a vote of condolence to Mr T S S Gardner, one of their members, who had recently been bereaved. Mr Gardner had been a member of the Council for a good many years, and had had the good wishes of his colleagues at all times. He had always taken a great interest he the work of the S Council, and they deeply sympathised with him 1'0 his bereavement. Mrs Gardner was a lady who did not take an active interest in public work, but if they only knew the grcod work she did in a quiet way she would take a good position among other ladies of the same stand- ing. He would ask them to pass- the vote of condolence by standing. This the Council did, and the resolution was carried in silence. GAS. I Mr Lawrence asked what was the matter with the gas? A large number of Itamps in Happy Land, Newtown, Worcester-read and other places were out of use altogether. The Surveyor I was not aware that any lamps are out of repair. Mr Lawrence The one opposite the old pike house has not been burning for a week. The Surveyor said he had not been up there to see. He had had trouble with two lamps owing to the water getting into the pipesy and there were one or two others th,-tt the Gas Company would have to see to. It was just possible that in Worcester-road the light was affected by the new gas main. At his own house one night they had no light owing to air getting into the pipe. Mr Lawrence said there was one. lamp opposite the sally beds in Happy Land and two in Oatleys-road which had not been burniag for a fortnight. The Surveyor said he would attend to them. Mr Lawrence: I spoke to the lamplighter about it and he said it was water in the pipes. The Surveyor That may be. It is the duty of the Gas Company to get it out, but they would not do so until they had notice from me. THE. TOWN HALL AND RECRUITING I POSTERS. The Clerk read a letter from Captain P Prince, Recruiting Officer, Hereford, stating that it had been reported to him that the recruiting posters now on the Town Hall at Ledbury had got to be taken down. He asked for informa- tion ii this was correct, and if there was any other place where they could be displayed. He also pointed out that these posters were a great incentive to recruiting, especially for the county regiment, and that their removal would un- doubtedly be a great hindrance to recruiting, which was already a most difficult problem. The Clerk said he replied to the effect that the Council had nothing to do with the nutter, as they had no control over the Town Hall. The Chairman I dont think we have any control over the matter. Mr Lawrence It is a matter apart from us altogether. It is one for the Joint Charity Board. Mr Warren They were put there without any, permission. They are certainly a disfigure- ment to the Town Hall. The Chairman We can't do anything. It is a matter for the Joint Charity B, trd. I THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING PRO- I VISIONAL ORDER. The Clerk reported that he had received fropi I Messrs Seymour Williams and Co., Parlia- mentary agents, a copy of the Bou'd of Trade Provisional Order for which application was being made by the Ledbury Electric Supply Co., Ltd., to the effect that under the rules of the Board of Trade it was necessary to prove the consent of the local authority to the application for a Provisional Order, and they would be glad I to hear that the Council gave their consent to such application. It was necessary that notice should be given of the intention to move a resolution giving consent in the manner in which notices were usually given by the Councillors, and a certificate would be required that this had been done and that the resolution had been duly passed. A form of certificate was enclosed. The Clerk read a further letter from Messrs Seymour Williams and Co., on the question of the Ledbury Electric Lighting Order. He stated that in the Provisional Order it was pro- vided that the maximum price per unit should be 9d, whereas the general practice was 8d per unit. He wrote to Messrs Seymour Williams and Co. on this matter and received from them the following reply 38, Parliament-street, Westminster, 3rd January, 1914. Dear Sir,-In reply to yours of yesterday I it is correct that the general practice is to name 8d as the maximum price. The pro- moter, however, in view of the future possibilities of the half-watt lamp which has recently come within the sphere of practical work, though not at the moment of small incandescent lighting, thinks it necessary to protect himself by asking for an increased maximum especially in the case of small country installations such as yours. We think you may take it, however, that in the Urban portion of the area it is unlikely that the maximum to be charged will, except in the case of the introduction of the new lamp, be more than ad, and our client will give an undertaking to this effect to the Council.— Yours faithfully, SEYMOUR WILLIAMS & Co. The Chairman said the Clerk communicated with him with regard to that letter, and it would come up later. DANGER OF CELLULOID ARTICLES. I The Clerk read a notice issued by the Home Office as to the danger of fire from celluloid articles, aud enclosing a copy of a warning notice that had been issued. It was decided to obtain 50 copies of the warning notice and distribute them to shop- keepers stocking celluloid articles. THE MOTOR CAR ACTS. I The Clerk read an order from the Local Government Board issued in connection with the Motor Car Acts as to the carrying on a motor car of a lamp exhibiting a red light in the direction contrary to that towards which it is proceeding or is intended to proceed, and explaining the circumstances under which a motor-cycle is exempt from the provision. HOUSING ACCOMMODATION. I The Clerk read a letter from the Loca1 Government Board with reference to previous correspondence with the Council a? to ? rovision of additional housing accommodation in the urban district of Ledbury, and er quiring the present position of matters. On the motion of Mr Davis, seconded by Father Lynch, the letter was referred to the Housing Committee. RATE COLLECTOR MUST BE INSURED. The Clerk read a letter from the National Health Insurance Commissioners, in reply to a letter from the Council as to whether the collector of rates and water charges should be insured or not, stating that the parson employed by the Council as collector was liable to be insured in respect of such employment, unless his remuneration therefrom was at a rate exceed- ing in value the equivalent of 9160 a year for whole-time service. The Chairman said the matter would arise on the Finance Committee's report. THE BUILDING SOCIETY AND BANK CRESCENT. The Clerk announced the receipt of the following letter New Street, Ledbury, December 29, 1913. LEDBURY BCILDINO SOCIETY. Dear Sir,—I am in instructed by the Direc- tors of the above Society to acknowledge the receipt of the Surveyor's report relative to the Bank Crescent-road and to state that they ,are somewhat disapointed at the same they hoped it would have been more favourable to the Building Society, and they certainly never thought it would be suggested that the road should be entirely remade. Since the last report the Directors have spent something like 250in fixing new gullies and tar-paving the one pathway, and they naturally expected a reasonable reduction in the Surveyor's estimate, but they find there is an addition of some £ 30. The Surveyor recommends that the road should be eoated with 12 inches of stone. This is 3 inches more than was originally placed on the road, and more than on the other roads on the Society's estates. The Directors would point out that there is only very light traffic on the Bank Crescent- road, and very little wear and tear, and the road once placed in decent repair would last for a number of years. .The Directors sincerely truet that the Council will be disposed to give instructions for a modified report to be submitted, which will materially lesson the cost and thus enable them to carry on negotiations with some prospect of success. The Directors would remind the Council that the Building Society has been in existence 28 years that during this time four estates- have been developed, about 100 houses have been erected on those estates, the ratable value has increased £ 1,200, and the annual contribution to the rates about £350, and that the Directors have served the best interests of the Society and the town without fee or favour for those 28 years, and are still deeply concerned for the best interests of the Society and the town of Led- bury. The BteMding Society was originally pro- moted to advance the welfare of Ledbury, and it must be patent to the members of the Council as to the manner they have succeeded. The Directors desire to express the hope that the Council will take as favourable a view as passible, and give instructions for the preparation, of a less drastic report, or that in the alternative the Council will appoint a deputation to meet the Directors to discuss the matter in conference so that the question of this ?ak Crescent road m?y be settled.- Yours faithfully, H. J. PRITCRD, Secretary Ledbury Building Society. On the motion of Mr Warren, seoonded by Mr Tilleyv the letter was referred to the Streets Committee FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Chairman submitted the report of the Finance Committee, which showed that the receipts amounted to £ 271 3s 4d, of which J3217 7s 8d was general district rate, and 250 8s 6d water charges. The bills for pavment amounted to J3177 18a 9d, of which £40: Ms 7d was for labour bills, £ 20> Is 101 to Messrs Fielding and Platt for repairs to engines at the pumping station, the usual salaries, and JS15 15s 6d to the Ledbury Ancient Order of Foresters for 33rd instalment of principal and interest on the B100 loan. 14th instalment on the j3200 loan, and the 35th instalment on the RWO loan. As regards Messrs Fielding and Platt's bill for repairs to the engines at the pumping station, a difficulty arose with both engines. It was impossihl* to start either of them, and one of Fielding and Piatt's men, from the works where the engines were built, had to be telephoned for, so as to enable the pumping of water to proceed. It turned out afterwards that the cause of the, defect was the bad character of the oil and now a different kind of oil bad been obtained the engines readily started and went on with the work. It was felt it would be better to have any renewals done that might be necessary before long while the man was at the pumping station, and that was done. The collector reported that Mr Gorin, in New-street, thought his charge for water to be excessive, and the meter was taken away and sent to the maker. III consequence of the Mply from the makers, after inspection of the nister, they had no option but to order the amount t. be paid as it stands. In reply to the Chairman, the Surveyor said the meter was 5 per cent. slow. The Chairman said the meter was registering 5 per cent slow, and personally he thought the Council were quite right. In the case of Mr Bixley, the meter was found to be registering fast, and they recommended an allowance of h. As it appeared necessary that the collector should be insured under the National Health Insurance Act, the Committee recommended that Mr Maddox be insured as from October 1st last. With regard to the defective oil supplied by MrVal Palmer the Committee were of opinion that Mr Palmer should be called upon to pay a proportion of the coat incurred in consequence of the poorness of the oil. A letter had been received from the firm who supplied Mr Palmer with the oil, and they said they regretted it, and would undertake to supply him with better oil, but seeing that the Council had incurred a serious expense in connection with it, they decided to call upon Mr Pal mer to pay 22, which he believed Mr Palmer understood he he would recover from the makers. He moved the adoption of the report, that cheques he signed and the bills paid. Mr Craddock seconded and the report was unanimously adopted. STREETS COMMITTEE. Mr Bistow moved the adoption of the report of the Streets Committee, as follows :— Water Supply.—The Surveyor reported a break down in the engines at the pumping station, and the steps he had taken to repair the trouble, which appeared to have been caused by a defective sample of oil supplied by the manu- facturers to the local agent. Homend Path.—It was reported that this would probably be relaid in the Spring. South Parade Road.—The petition from some residents in South Parade asking for an expression of opinion as to the cost of putting the road from the Southend in order so that the Council could take it over was considered. The Committee recommend that the Surveyor be requested to prepare an estimate of the cost and that subject to payment and the consent of the owner the Council will consider the possibility of taking over the, repair of the road. Mr Bastow said that with regard to the Homend footpath all the tarred path would be treated. As to South Parade the Committee considered the matter very carefully and came to the conclusion that their recommendation was the proper way to deal with the matter. There seemed to be some difficulty as to who the road was vested in, and that they would have to find out. The petitioners would have to get the owner's consent and it would then be considered. Mr Clarke seconded. The Chairman said he promised to raise the matter of the Homend footpath at the meeting of the Roads and Bridges Committee and see what could be done. A recommendation went from the Committee that it should be included in the estimates for 1914, and be done in the way Mr Jack suggested. He was hardly satisfied with that and asked that something should be done in the way of temporary repair, and Mr Jack promised that it should be done and that he would report to Mr Gurney. Mr Thacker said it seemed to him that they would not want an Urban Council if the County Council were going to do it all. The Chairman We have no option. It is the County Council's road. The report of the Streets Committee was then adopted. SANITARY COMMITTEE. Mr Bastow also submitted the following report of this Committee Local Government Inspector in District.— The Inspector reported that a Local Govern- ment Inspector had been a week in the district and had gone carefully into everything in the district. Drainage of Electric Light Station.—The Inspector reported that he had arranged for the Manager of the Electric Light Co. to lay a new sewer from this and that he had arranged to connect Mrs James' eottagas to it and that the work had been done. Housing Act.—The Inspector presented his report and the reports on the houses concerned were gone through in detail. The Committee recommend that the recommendations of the I Inspector as specified in his book be adopted. Mr Bastow said the Local Government Board Inspector had gone thoroughly through the district and inspected the different houses, and went thoroughly through some of the houses which had before them on a good many occa- sions. From what they gathered the Inspector soemed to be fairly well satisfied with the district as a whole. He informed the Council's Inspec- tor (Mr G'T-rsey) that he was very pleased with the stot*, f things in general, and that the I worst cott -i,es were not so bad as he had found in otihor places similar to Ledbury. It was rather a comforting thought to all of them, because they were rather afraid that he would have said they very bad indeed, With regard to the drainage at the electric light station it was found they would have to lay a sewer at a very low level to drain the water in their works, and the -uncil h%cl a sewer there as well, and the Surveyor arranged with the manager of the Company to lay the sewer at a low level and then the Council take it over as a public sewer. The result was they had practically got a new sewer at the expense of the Electric Lighting Company, and the only expense the Council had been put to was to connect the cottages to it. Mr Davis: The old sewer ran six yards the wrong way. Father Lynch seconded, and the report was adopted. SANCTION TO- THE ELECTRIC I LIGHTING PROVISIONAL ORDER. I I ihe Uhairman moved "That the Council consent to the grant by the Board of Trade to the Ledbury Electric Supply Co., Ltd., of Victoria-street, Bristol, of a Provisional Order under the Electric Lighting Acts, 1882 to 1909, in respect of the Urban District of Ledbury, in the county of Hereford." In moving that resolution, the Chairman went on, he would like to say that he was pleased indeed to see that the Company, after having this matter under consideration for some 12 or 18 months, had at last decided to take the step which was on his mind when it was first mooted that they anticipated coming to Ledbury with an electric lighting scheme. The Provisional Order was of the usual character, it gave the Company a locus standi, it protected the Company with the Acts referring to electric lighting, and at the same time it protected the Council and the ratepayers. The question that was on his mind some little time back with regard to an agreement between. the Council and the Com- pany he wns- advised by electrical experts was not necessary now, in view of the Provisional Order, and if at any time the Council of the future were deter twined to take over the electric lighting works they could do so by giving them the prescribed notice as laid down in the Act of Parliament, and at valuation. In that respect the Council of the future would be perfectly protected without an additional agreement. On looking through the Order he noticed it was suggested they should have the right to charge 9d per unit. With a full knowledge of the fact that the Board of Trade maximum was 8d per unit he thought it only right and reasonable that he should ask the Clerk to communicate with the Board of Trade on that point. It seemed to him that the consumers and the town generally should be protected, and he certainly thought the question should be raised, because unless some satisfactory arrangement had been entered into he would not have pro- ceeded with the resolution. The Clerk Mr Edwards gave the under- taking, but it is not binding on the Company. The Chairman said Id per unit was a con- sideration, and he thought the maximum was going to be 7d. Mr Davis Ninepence is mentioned in the Order as their maximum, but they are not going to chaise it. The Chaiaman Yes, but they could charge it. Mr Davies Yes, if anybody would have it at that price. The Chairman then formally moved his resolution. Mr Davis seconded, and said he did not think the 9d per unit would affect anybody in actual use. There was a new lamp brought out, the half watt lamp, if they used it their expense of putting the plant in the house would be the same cost, and it would only affect those people using the half watt lamp. He did not think they would find it get up to 9d, as people would not have it at that price. The firm were here to make a business of the electric light and if they could not make it pay at 7-id they were not going to make it pay at 9d, as people would not have it. Mr Warren Do I understand that there is some general statute whereby the Council could take the electric lighting over without an agree- ment ? The Chairman Yes the Provisional Order provides that. Mr Davis Yes, at valuation. I MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Harrison (Medical Officer of Health) reported that during the month of December eight births and five deaths had been reported. One case of diphtheria had been notified. The Council then wenb in Committee. I
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CLIFFORD'S MESNE. I DEATH OF MISS MRAP.ES.- We regret to record the death, which occurred at Clifford's Mesne on Saturday, of Miss Meares, daughter of the late Mr John Meares, of The Plas, Llansfcephen, Carmarthenshire, and grand- daughter of the late Sir John Owen, Bart. The deceased lady had reached the advanced age of 90 years, and a large circle of friends and acquaintances, by all of whom she was held in respect and esteem, will mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Thursday—the first part of the service at Clifford's Mesne Church at 1.30 and the interment at Oxenhall Church about 3 o'clock.
THE HOUSE FOR VALUE! GREENLANDS GREAT Drapery Sale NOW PROCEEDING And Continues Throughout the Month. NO KEEN BUYER should miss this opportunity of purchasing our high standard of FURS and DRAPERY GOODS at EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES. This Week's Special Bargains. SPECIAL SILK SALE.—800 yards of Plain and Brocaded Silks in all the. newest day and evening shades in Satins, Paillettes, Crepes, y Taffettas, etc., all double width, reliable makes. Usual price, 3s. lid. to 12s. Gd. yard, to be cleared at Bargain Prices 1/11 to 4/11 yard. GREENLANDS Ltd. HEREFORD.
EASTMOR PAROCHIAL TEA AND I CONCERT. This annual function instituted by the Rector of Eistnor (the Rev Brabazon Hallowes), which affordj such opportunities for old and young friends to meet together and enjoy the delights of social intercourse, took place on Thursday evening in last week in the Eastnor schoolroom. At the tea which was provided several ladies of the parish presided. A capital programme of songs, duets, and con- juring (by a conjuror from Gloucester)* was given, as follows Pianoforte solo, Mrs Teakle. Conjuring display. Pianoforte solo. Song, Sing, sing, sing," Miss Mytton. Song, "The Drum MJ-\jor," Mr A Robinson. Duet, Excelsior," Rev F C and Mrs Bell (encore). Song, Thora," Misw Elsie Lane (encore). Humorous song, Willum and Jane," Mr A Robinson. Song, Across the Blue Sea," Miss Mvtton. Humorous song, Father O' Flynn," Rev F C Bell (encore). Song, On the Banks of Loch Lomond," Miss Mytton (encore). Song, "I want to be in Dixie," Miss Elsie Lane (encore). Conjuring display. Mrs Teakle was the accompanist. The following ladies gave in money or in kind and helped at the parochial tea: Hon Mra Bell, Mrs Druramond, Mrs Hallowes, Mrs Teakle, Mrs Mullins, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Crookes, Mrs Taylor, Mrs E, Winter, Mrs Mapp, Mrs Smith, Miss Whitehead, Mrs Warren, Mrs Meacham, Mrs James, Miss Mytton, Mrs Parry, Miss Parry, Mrs Parry, j,nr, Miss Humphries, Miss Wilkins, Miss Ho wells Mrs Browning, and many others. THE RECTOR'S SPEECH. I In his annual review of the year the Rector said that on the 2nd of January last year they were engaged in the same business as they were that night-the parochial tea, and it was very successful. In February Lent began and on March 13 confirmation took place at Ledbury and 16 candidates went from that place. In May the cricket season opened and it was most un- fortunate that the three first matches they were unable to play owing to the inclement weather. Then there was the outbreak of German measles and they had to close the schools for a month. (Subdued cheer.) Then Lord Somers came but only a few saw him. He was in the country again, back frotn the Colonies. He hoped he would come amongst them and he would be welcome when he did come. In June Mr Arthur Robinson took great horiours at Cam- bridge and he was very proud of him. (Ap- plause.) They were proud of the fact that an Eastnor resident had done so well in that great university. On July 4—he could remember July 4 very well, for the choir and the bell- ringers went for their annual outing to Bristol. (Laughter.) I know what you are laughing at," he said. When we went to the Agricul- tural Show, I told you to be sure that you did not miss the train and to he sure that you did not get left behind, and the Rector (meaning himself) both missed the train and got left behind." (Laughter.) He went on to say that he had a -rather good recollection of waiting for the train to come. He went all over Bristol trying to find a place to rest his weary head. (Laughter.) .He referred to Major and Mrs Atherly, who had left Eastnor, remarking that it was a great loss to them. Mr and Mrs Atherly were always ready to help anybody and everybody. They had often helped them in the expenses of the church. In September Lady Henry Somerset was back at home at the Castle. (Applause.) She was there for a month. He knew Lady Henry Somerset before he knew Eastnor. In November they had a very successful Pound Day at St Mary's Home. The C.L. B. was in a bad state then, they asked the lads if they were going on with it and they said yes." To make a long story short they said they were going on with it. In December a shooting com- petition took place at the club and the prizes were distributed by Mr Rowden. He had a service on that night or he would have been there. He said he would also give a prize. On the 30th of that month they had a Christmas tree at the Home. Through the year seven of their number passed away, but they were better off now, and he would always remember them. There was seven baptisms during the year. He thanked all the kind ladies and gentlemen who contributed in money and kind to their parochial tea that night and it had been successful. In conclusion the Rector thanked them all and wished them a happy New Year and many of them.
MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE.-This month's num- ber published at 6d, includes a full book-length novel, complete, entitled "The Battle-Cry," by Charles K oville Buck. The publication of a novel compi ,te in one issue is a feature of Munsey'f- which seems likely to prove very popular, and this by no means exhausts the contents of the magazine, as in addition there are some well-written articles and short stories of a literary character. Added to this the magazine is superbly illustrated, and it is without doubt the finest sixpenny publication of its kind placed ( before the reading public. J
HEREFORD MARKET. (Special Farmers' Union Report). There was a, good supply of all kinds- of stock- in tho market to-day, and trade did not appear to suiter greatly in consequence. CATTLE. A good supply of store cattle, and for these the demand showed no improvement as yet. There was a good supply of milch cows, and the trade was not quite so keen. BEEF. A good supply,, best quality making up to jB2 per cwt live weight. Best beef TTd to 7id per lb. Other qualities 6d to 7d. Fat calves 8d to 9d. SHEEP. A full supply, and the recent high prices were not quite inaiutained, and inferior quali- ties were cheaper. Best teg mutton 91d to lOd per lb. Wether mutton 84d to 9.d. Other qualities, 7id to 8d. PIGS. A fair supply and trade good, especially for fat pigs. Porks, 7d to 8d per lb. Bacons 6d to 7d. Heavy-weights 5d to 6d. CORN. A fairly busy market, with little change to, record. Wheat is still a dull trade, 328 being about the top price. Wheat per 6a lbs, 3e lid to 4s. Oits per 40 lbs, 2s 6d to 3s. Malting bailey per 56 lbs, 3R 6d to 4s. Grinding barley pr 56 lbs, 3s to 3d 6d. Beans per 65k lbs, 4s to 4s 2d. WHOLESALE HAY TRADE. The hay trade shows no improvement, and is. slow at present quotations. Beat hay 50s to 55s. Second quality 45s to 50s. Good clovers. 50s to 55s. Good wheat straw 45s to 50s.
Mary liad a little, corn Upon her little toe, But Cornex took it right away In a couple of days or so. -7,1-d.-MINCHIN, Chemist, 1.5, Westgate» Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbnry. KYNOCH'S CARTRIDGES 'KYN-OCI-I MAD 0_- 8/6 per 100. 9/6 per 100. 10/6 per 100. ELEY'S CARTRIDGES Smokeless 8/6 100 (Pink Case). Diamond Grain 10/6 „ (Blue Case). C1 eoiqeHill &Soaq1 nr in 'i rniTrite* V, 2/ The Cross, LEDBURY* Printed and Published for and on behalf of the EXECUTRIX of the late THOMAS VATJGHAV, by WILLIAM S. BOWES, Manager, at the Printing Works, New Street, Ledbury, is the County of Hereford.
SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE I FARMERS' ONION. Meeting of the Executive Committee. I A meeting of the Executive Committee of the South Herefordshire Farmers' Union was held at the Imperial Hotel, Hereford, on Wednesday. Mr J A Thompson presided, and there were also present Messrs A Andrews, F Barling, A E Rudge, W H Wiltshire, H R Paske, J Murdoch, J Parry, KRees, WL Taylor, T A Pedlingham, A G Bunn, Matthews, Hy Weston, Alderman T Preece, and the Secretary (Mr J G Griffiths). THE MEMBERSHIP. The Chairman said he must refer with satisfaction to the fact that the membership had increased during the year, and also to the excellent progress of the Union generally. HORSE SALES. The Secretary stated that a meeting of the Sub-Committee appointed in connection with the proposed horse sales in Hereford Market met at the Imperial Hotel on December 30, when the que8tiou of the proposed horse sales was further discussed. The outcome was that the Committee decided upon a resolution to the effect Tbat the Hereford Town Council should be requested to appoint local firms of auctioneers to conduct the sales in preference to an outside firm." The Secretary stated that he forwarded the resolution to the proper quarter and had since received a communication from the Clerk to the Town Council, dated January 6, stating That at a meeting held that day the Town Council referred back to the Markets Committee for further consideration a report from that committee on the question of establishing horse sales in the Cattle Market, and as to the appointment of auctioneers for euch sales. The meeting of the Committee would be held on the 8th inst." Mr Wiltshire stated that they had been somewhat knocked back by the Town Council. It would be useless to hold a sale in a month or two months' time. The horses would be gone. He thought the matter was being left rather late. The Chairman said he was informed the other day that the Town Council had an idea that the Farmers' Union were trying to dictate to them in the matter. He (the Chairman) replied that this was far from being the case, and that the Union were not antagonistic to the Town Council. Of course, the Union desired to start the sales in a manner which would be advantageous to themselves. At the same time the Union did not intend to be dictated to by any Council as to the method in which they should dispose of their stock. Further, farmers could not be compelled to patronise any firm of auctioneers they did not wish to. Under present circumstances he thought it was adviaable the discussion upon the matter should be deferred. The time was so far gone tbat it would be impossible to get up a really good sale now. It was important tbat they should make the first sale especially attractive in order to ensure success. Mr Matthews said he thought the feeling of the meeting was that local auctioneers should conduct their sales. Mr Bunn said the feeling at Ledbury was that the local auctioneers should conduct the sales. The general opinion of the meeting was that it was preferable that the local auctioneers should conduct the sales, and after further discussion the matter was deferred. TEACHERS AND THEIR SALARIES. The next item on the agenda was to consider the offer of the County Education Committee in regard to the School Teachers' Salaries. Mr Parry rose to a point of order, saying that they were putting the cart before the horse in not letting the branches discuss the question first. After the branches had talked over the matter then the Executive Committee might give an expression of opinion. He would move that the matter be referred to the branches. The Secretary said the meeting was really called for the purpose of discussing the teachers' question. If discussion was deferred until next week they would be somewhat late. On the matter being put to the vote it was decided to discuss the question by 15 votes to 1. The Chairman said the point they had to consider was as to whether the Education Committee proposals were fair towards the teachers also as to whether the Committee should be spported in their action by the farmers throughout the district. Mr Rees expressed the opinion that the chool masters were well paid for the hours )i work they put in. Mr Taylor said the question to be decided ras as to whether the Executive Committee bought the teachers were fairly dealt with s a whole. Proceeding, Mr Taylor said in he past his sympathy had been with the -.chers. There were many cases where ¡en had to spend their time in little schools where they had no outlet for their energies in any way, and their ability was not recognised by the Local Authority. Some time ago application was made in their own little school for an increase of salary, but a reply was received to the effect that no in- crease could be given. Subsequently their schoolmaster was removed to another school in the county, and was given an advance. Mr Preece A proper thing to do. Mr Taylor said the proper thing would have been to have given the increase in salary, and thus given the children in that particular parish the advantage of his ability. Mr Taylor went on to say that he thought the Education Committee were doing their best to bring about a satisfactory settlement of the present trouble, and he proceeded to touch upon the merits of the proposals made by the Education Committee, which he thought called for the support of the Farmers' Union. Mr Bunn said he did not think the teaehers' question was one for the Farmers' Union to discuss. It was for the National Union of Teachers to put matters right with the County Council or the Education Com- mittee, To his mind there was no reason why the Farmers' Union should interfere. The Chairman said he hoped the time would come when education would be a national charge. Such matters as they were now concerned with would then be taken off their shoulders. This question was likely to be a big one in the future. After further discussion the following resolution was put to the meeting and carried That the Executive Committee of the South Herefordshire Farmers' Union con- sider that in their revision of the salaries of the Herefordshire School Teachers the County Council Education Committee have dealt fairly with the teachers as a whole." It was decided that copies of the resolution should be sent to the various branches. The Secretary stated that he intended to bring before the branches the question of altering the constitution of the annual general meeting. They wanted to make the meeting a more representative one and with this object in view it was intended to invite delegates from the different branches to attend.
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