ggyTT-TTil furriers OF THE west-w will hold pr* DURING JANUARY -"■! their Great Reduction Sale of FURS CATALOGUE OF BARGAINS may be obtained post free on application. AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS, 16, 17, and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. Go to GEORGE OLIVER For BEST VALUE in pr- FOOTWEAR LARGEST and most UP-TO-DATE STOCK in the County. BOOTS FOR FIELD AND FARM 1 it" a Speciality. (Wear Guaranteed). Leggings and Gaiters in endless variety. Lafffest Retailer in the world. Eg" REPAIRS AND BESPOKE ORDERS A SPECIALITY LOCAL BRANCH— Leicester House, Homend Street, Ledbury. 150 BRANCH ESTABLISHMENTS. I For BEST COAL! I Send to- J I J. & N. NADIN & Co., I LTD., f COLLIERY PROPRIETORS, I LEDBURY STATION. I r- Exceptional Bargains for a Few Weeks only IN GRAMAPHONES NOW IS THE TIME WHEN YOU WILL REQUIRE THAT GRAMAPHONE. 5m Befere sending to Manchester, Sheffield, or London for a Gramaphone or Records, call at the shop of H. C. CECIL, SWAN CYCLE WORKS, Homend St., Ledbury, And Inspect his Stock. You will find that you can save money by buying in Ledbury. GRAMAPHONES OF ALL MAKES AND PRICES. DOUBLE-SIDED RECORDS FROM ONE SHILLING EACH. Zw- REPAIRS, IF YOU WANT ■ AI rill LEDGER, DAY, CASH, ORDER, A NEW ADDRESS, MINUTE, or any other H IlLVV kind of ACCOUNT BOOK, COME AND SEE ME. I CAN SUIT YOU. Some very Special Lines f jun-t in. Cheap Envelopes for Business Purposes. 100,000 IN STOCK. PICTURE AND PHOTO FRAMES IN STOCK, OR MADE TO ORDER. GAMES, I FOR THE WINTER EVENINGS, Id., 6d. and 1/- each. TOYS AND FANCY GOODS. PENNY BAZAAR. CIRCULATING LIBRARY. WILLIAM PREECE, Homend Street P.O., Ledbury. MEACHAMI'S JUSTLY I §r POWDERS FOR HORSES! Are strongly recommended for producing a beautiful smooth skin, and for bringing Horses into general good condition they give tone to the stomach, increase the appetite, and pnrge the blood from all gross and impure humours. They will be found of essential service for grease, swelled legs, coughs and iuflueDza. Prices-1j- Pkts., and 2/6 & 5 Tins. Prepared and sold only by- VINCENT W. MEACHAM (Chemist by Exam.), HIGH STREET, LEDBURY, Where all Horae and Oattle Medicines may be procured. Ask for WHITBREAD'S! LONDON STOUT 3/- PER DOZ. EXTRA STOUT 3/6 DO. (RECOMMENDED FOR INVALIDS). INDIA PALE ALE 2/6 DO. Sold by C. PEDLINGHAM, Family Grocer, etc., Market Place, LEDBURY. Any quantity supplied, from one Bottle upwards. ALLEN'S HAM AND BACON STORES jflt Our High-grade Sausages, 9d. lb Choice Sausages, 8d. lb -M Plain Sausages, 6d. lb M FRESH DAILY. t1i;X:<f/i. 'yo .0/ HOMEND STREET, LEDBURY. I THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LEATHER FOR YOUR I SEASONABLE PRESENTS. I IT MAKES ] Useful, Lasting and Appreciated jj GIFTS. J — I 16 may be obtained in all the newest styles in Ladies' Handbags, Glove and Hand kerchief Cases, Writing Folios, Purses, Letter Wallets, Attache Cases, &c., &c., at HOLLOW AY'S, No. 1, King Street, Gloucester. Coals Coals Coals SEND WIRE WRITE 'PHONE TO TO TO TO J, MEATES & SONS, Ltd., Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. flTThey will GUARANTEE to deliver BETTER QUALITY to customers at SIXPENCE PER TON LESS than any Goals advertised or circularised. J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., LEDBURY. releuhone-14, P.O.. Ledbury Telegrapb-MEATES, Ledbury, WONDERFUL ? ? ? WATERPROOF SALE! j tWu ?'?M?' BARGAtNS FOR ALL. B £ J\ OiK-kins-Watf rproofs-Kain Coats for tiic i??illioii. Ex- I.ypjg f ff tn'ine)yuse!\))andvaiuab)9 t ?MW))F preeiits for all. Splendid fii Bargains. New guaranteed MH S)KN ?'i se<jds..Ouriamous"DuTE" uara ¡Iteed Waterproofs, ™f rT^p* ladies" and Gcntlemen's JjT *• —% 21, in a choice sElection of ,.hade and textures J 89 fach Our new NBVF.R-GKT-WKT I:) TraJlrarent Oilskin Coats for Ladies and Gellclelllcu, Smart and well cut in twelve pretty art shades 10;\> c-ach. Guaranteed Waterproof Ponchos. lawlI or Blue Twill, s6in. long, U 11 each. Extra quality Black Rubber 21-, Driving Aprons I faced at foot 16 11 each. Hunting and Riding Macs in Fawn Paramatta 39/6 for 29 11. Twr-ed Waterproof School Coats for Boys ami Gi. Ie-, Strong Double Texture, 24in., 7,11 each. Hundreds of other bargains to select from. Everything sent carriage paid. We return money in full if not completely satislied. Callnow and. have your pick uf tin bargains. MCKEE & CO WATER P^>°F !MW!C"!MHEt E dA b PUH U. EXPERTS 10. QUEEN STREET, BARD?F. NEWENT. MR. E. G. P. COTKLINCAM'S VISIT.-Special services were held in the Congregational Church, Newent, on Sunday, when Mr E. G. P. Cotelingam, a well-known nativelndian traveller, preached morning and evening, there being a large congregation at the evening service. In the afternoon the subject of the address was The Place of Music in the Religions of the World." The chair was occupied by Sergt- Major Goodwin, R.G.A. A solo was touchingly rendered by Miss A E Gurney, and five scholars sang A Little Pilgrim on Life's Way," the accompaniments being played by Miss M E Douglas. On Monday evening Mr Cotelingam delivered in the Assembly Hall his popular lecture entitled My Life Story and Travels in Many Lands, "under the presidency of Mr John L Stelfox, Walden Court At the close of the lecture the Rev L Kenfig Morgan moved, and Mr H Eves seconded a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Cotelingham for his lecture, and to Mr Stelfox for his kindness and for the ability with which ha had presided at the meeting, which was passed with great enthusiasm. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. —26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Porch). LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. RECTOR: REV. F. W. CARNEGY, M.A., R. D. CURATE REv. O. F. R. STRICKLAND, B.A. ORGANIST MR. F. A. HOBRO. Friday—Choir Practice (full) 8 p.m. LESSONS FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 18. 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. MORNING. EVENING. Isaiah 55. Isaiah 57. Matt. 10-24. Acts 10-24. S a iii. ff oly Com rn ii nion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 261, 79. 315. 12 noon-Holy Communion 6-30 p.m.-Evensong and Sermon. Hymns 103, 257, 370, 31. Cullections-Chureli Expense?. Church Army (Captain Nash)-Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6 30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 It. m., except on Wednesdays, Fridays and Holy Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evenson., at 5 30 p.m. CATHOLIC CHURCH, Southend Street. RECTOR—REV. F. C. LYNCH. Morning—Masses 9.0 and 11.0. Sunday School held at 3-30. Evening Service and Benediction 6.30. Mass daily at 8. Catechism each morning at 9. Benediction and Sermon on Thursdays, 8 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, High Street. P ASTOR-RKV. H. A. BARNES. Morning 11. Evening 6.30. VESLETAN CHAPEL, Homend Street. SUPT. MINISTER—REV. GEORGE DYER. Sunday—10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Cross. Collection.% -Circuit Funds. Monday, 7-45 p.m.—Wesley Guild. Wednesday, 7-30 p.iii.-K ev G Dyer. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.mi and 6-30 p.iii;, Mr G Uader- wood. Stauntoo-I I a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr James. Pendock—11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr M Bullock. Redmarlay-3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Penwarden. Birtsmorton-ll a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Hawkswcrth. Colwall-ll a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Mnch Marele-3 p.m., Mr Jeynea.. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr Fowler. BAPTIST CHAPEL, Homend Street. Sunday—il a.m. and 6-30 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday Sehoul-H) a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday— Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7*30 Wednesday-Po W.E., 7-30 Friday—Christian Endeavour, 7-30 "> d,< t". > .i i. .H, i". \7":< t pr- WAIT AND SEE H the Furniture Bargains at our GUT SALE I H Commencing SATURDAY NEXT, January 24th, 1914. H H EVERY ARTICLE (not part) of our Entire Stock REDUCED 2s. to 10s. in the £ fin Goods may be Stored Free until required. All Goods Delivered Free. H Send for Illustrated Sale List, post free. GLO'STER FURNISHING CO., N BROAD STREET, WORCESTER. JtbhutJl Urptirttr AND FARMERS' GAZETTE. The acknowledged Advertising Medium for the district covering the wi= of ground bounded by the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Woi cester, which has a population of between 30,000 and 40,000. It is read by all classes, and there is no bettei Advertising Medium in the Ledbury District. Telgrams Reporter," Ledbury.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914. LOCAL NEWS. Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.—42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. QUADRILLE PARTIES.—Commencing on Wed- nesday next, January 21, the weekly ouadrille parties at the New Inn Hotel Asssembly" Room, Ledbury, will be held on Wednesdays until further notice. John Haines and Sons, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. FOR LIBERAL MOTHERS AND CHILDREN.—By advertisement in our columns the Ledbury Liberals invite all Liberal mothers and children to a special show of pictures at the Royal Hall on Thursday next at 430 p.m. All Liberals are invited. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family eon- sumption only.—Ledbury AgentW H Alleyne, New street. INVITATION DANCE.—An invitation dance will be held at the Feathers Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, on Thursday, February 12, from 8.30 p.m. to 3 a.m., for which Miss Fardon's band has been engaged. Tickets may be obtained from Miss Barnham, Miss Duncombe, Miss C Vaughan, Mr S Bowen, Mr R Duncombe, Mr G Haines and Mr E W Reed. Mr. C. W. Jessett's Band (violin, cornet and piano). Open for Engagements for Balls, Dances, Parties, Social Gatherings, Concerts, etc. Moderate Terms.—Apply, Mr C W Jessett, 22, Church Street, Ledbury. NEW YEAR MARKET ORDINARIES.—Tuesday last being the first Stock Market of the New Year, the hosts at the various market oidinary dinners held in Ledbury at the Feathers Hotel, the Royal Oak Hotel, and the New Inn Hotel, placed seasonable fare on the table-4 and enter- tained their patrons to wine and cigars At each hotel the health ot the respective hosts was enthusiastically toasted. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS II DAVIS.—We regret to record the death, which took place on Thursday evening in last week, of Mrs Elizabeth Davis, wife of Mr Harry Davis, postman, at the age of 67 years. Mrs Davis, who was a native of Malvern, had been ill for about five months, suffering from internal complaints, and a para- lytic stroke. Dr McKean was her medical attendant. The interment took place at Ledbury Cemetery on Monday afternoon, the Rector (the Rev F W Carnegy), conducting the last rites. The bearers were four postmen colleagues of Mr Davia. MISS FORD, Upper Cross, Ledbury, has been appointed Ledbury Agent for Dr. Allin- son's Celebrated Wholemeal Bread. As an aid to digestion and good health, this bread is undoubtedly worth a trial. Sample loaves (2d and 3d) sent anywhere. Are Your Eyes Right? We test them without charge and supply the exact glasses you need at very moderate prices. Spectacles and need at veroy f the latest a?.ost invi,-ible. Glasses Eyeglasses of the latest patterns. Rimless and Seiui-rimless patterns almost invisible. Glasses are not recommended unless actually required.— MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razorsgroundane set. Umbrellas re-covered and repaired on the premises at the shortest notice. Second-hand bookseller. A large selection of second-hand book s on all subjects. Any quantity second-hand books bought for cash.—76, Homend St., Ledbury George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE. The annual meeting of the Ledbury and District Lodge of the National Conservative League was held on Saturday night at the lodge-room at the New Inn Hotel, Ledbuiy, when there was a good attendance, presided over by the Worthy Master (Bro. W L Pritchett), who was supported by the Deputy-Master (Bro. J E Craddock). The hon. secretary (Bro. W Mansell) submitted the balance-sheet of the lodge funds, which showed a balance in hand, and it was passed subject to audit. Bro. W Brookes (hon. treasurer) read the balance-sheet of the Entertainment Fund, and this also was passed subject to audit.—The election of officers was as follows: Worthy Master, Bro W L Pritchett Deputy-Master, Bro. J E Craddock Chairman of Committee, Bro. H Cotton hon. treasurer, Bro W Brookes hon. secretary, Bro W Mansell hon assistant secretary, Bro W S Bowes wardens, Bros. T Chadd, W Pedlingham and W E Hyde Executive Com- mittee, Bros. G Henner, E W Palmer, T Hooper, C Smart, J Lewis, C W Jakeman, C G Curnock, B James (old members), E W Reed, R A Paul, W G Witham, F A James, H B Whyld, F Wateon, C Locke, W Curnock, C W Jessett and J Preece.—It was decided that six members of the Executive Committee should retire annually and should not be eligible for re-election for 12 months.—Bro. Henry Garrood was re-appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the Grand Council and Deputy- Master J E Craddock and Bro. H Cotton were re-appointed delegates to Grand Lodge to be held in London on April 2 next, and in the case of either being unable to attend Bro. W S Bowes to fill the vacancy. Bros. H Cotton, J J Tilley, T Rogers and W S Bowes were re- appointed delegates to the County Central Lodge. --A lengthy discussion took place on the venue of the annual excursion, and Blackpool (which has been visited three years in suc- cession), Portsmouth, Bournemouth, South- ampton and Brighton were all suggested, and eventually Portsmouth was decided upon by a large majority. Bro. T E Hewins was elected hon. secretary of the entertainments and outing, in place of Bro. J J Tilley (resigned), and the date of the excursion was fixed for Saturday, July 18. Bros. C H Bastow and H.J Pritchard were elected auditors. Votes of thanks were accorded the retiring officers for their services in the past year, the Worthy Master briefly replying for all the officers, and a vote of thanks was accorded Bro. E W Palmer for his services ] to the Lodge. ;¡. Owing to the pressure on our space a report I of the Ledbury Union entertainment and "Tattler's usual column are held over. C.E.M.S.—At a well-attended meeting of the Ledbury Branch, the vice-chairman (Dr A R Green) gave a most interesting address on Microbes and the accompanying diseases." His description of the ravages of malaria in the Panama district and its subsequent cure by the destruction of mosquitoes wnich spread the disease wholesale, was 1 listened to with great interest, and the whole was most edifying. SOCIAL EVENING. On Monday last a most enjoyable time was spent at the Girls' School, when Miss Henley (headmistress) invited the girls in the upper divisions to a social evening. The room was tastefully decorated with flags and evergreens, entwined with holly and mistle- toe, and nearly 40 girls were present. An excel- lent pr gramme was arranged, including songs, dances, solos by the teachers, duets, and a pretty little sketch by some of the girls. During the interval ample refreshments were provided and heartily partaken of. After the prize distribu- tion and more dancing the proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Miss Henley by all present for arranging such a delightful evening. FREEMASONRY.—The installation meeting of the Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons was held on Wednesday at the Lodge Room at the Feathers Hotel, when Bro Alfred Holloway, Provincial Grand Steward, Malvern Wells, was installed into the chair of King Solomon. The Lodge was opened by Wor. Master, Wor. Bro F N Wheaton, Provincial Grand Sword Bearer. The Installing I Master was Bro H J Allen, P.P.G. St. H (Malvern Wells), assisted by Wor. Bros C H Bastow, P.PG.J.W., A T Waters, P.P.G. A.D. C., W R Walker. P.P.G. Supt., W A.G. Sams, P.P.J.D., and W H Church, P.P.G. Reg. The Wor. Master (Wor. Bro A Holloway) invested hi offieers for the coming year as follows :-I.P.N. Wor. Bro F N Wheaton, P.G. Sd. B S W. Bro R S Searle, P.P.G. Std; J. W. Bro S W Mills; Chaplain, Wor Bro F W Wade, M.A., P.P.G. J.D. Treasurer and Almr, Wor. Bro H Morgan, P.P.G.S.W. Secretary, Bro H W Orme Organist, Bro A G T Banks; S.D., Bro T E Rogers J. D. Bro J J Caves D of C, Wor. Bro W H Church, P. P.G. #egr I G., BroJ C Derry Stewards, Bro W H Jones and Bro R H Wilks, Tyler, Bro A Maddox. Afterwards the brethren sat down to a banquet. The rest of the evening included the usual toast list and harmony. Mr Reginald H Church acted as accompanist. The visitors included Wor. Bro J B Nicholls (Malvern). Wor. Bro Pratt (Upton-on-Severn), add Bros G H T Foster (Malvern), Southam and Green (Worcester). During Wor. Bro F N Wheaton's year of office (1913), the membership attained to the record number of 60.
HIGH STREET, LEDBURY. W. H. HORTON'S GREAT WINTER SALE Now Proceeding And will Continue during January, when practically everything will be reduced. Winter Coats, Costumes, Blouses And WARM UNDERCLOTHING of all descriptions, all reduced to clear quickly. About 70 pieces TWEEDS, SERGES, etc., will be marked regardless of cost. BLANKETS, DOWN QUILTS, SHEETS, TABLE COVERS AND HOUSEHOLD LINENS Of every kind will be sold cheap. HOSIERY, GLOVES, SCARVES, LACES and all FANCY GOODS remarkably cheap. A quantity of REMNANTS All Bargains. W.H.H. would point out to ladies that this is a good opportunity to replenish their stock of Household Goods, as his stock is heavy and remarkably cheap.
PENDOCK. CONCERT.—A very successful sacred concert was held in the Wesleyau Chapel on Thursday week, when Mr Hawksworth (Staunton) presided over a crowded and appreciative audience. The Prima Donna" of the evening was Mrs G Jenkins, who is well-known in and around the Malverns as a talented soprano. The programme, which was of a high class character, was as fol- lows :—Pianoforte Solo, Mr Forester; song, Flight of Ages," Miss Tratham song, The Better Land," Mrs G Jenkins (encored) selection on the organ, Master Fred Fowler song, The Gift," Miss Fowler song, Dream of Paradise," Mr A Jenkins (Redmarley); recitation, "Jim and I," Miss Travell; song, "Nirvana," Mr G Jenkins (encored); song, "Sympathy." Miss Tratham (encored) organ selection, Mr For- ester; song, I -The Wishing Cap," Mrs G Jen- kins song, The Star of Bethlehem," Mr A Jenkins, Redmarley; recitation. Miss Hawks- worth pianoforte solo, Mr Forester song, Good Company," Mr G Jenkins duet, What are the wild waves saying," Mr and Mrs Jenkins organ selection, Master Fred Fowler song, The 4 rs G Jeiikias song, Miller and the Maid," Mrs G Jenkins song, "Farewell," Miss Gladys Tratham song (by reqnest), The Holy City," Mr A Jenkins, Red- marley. A vote of thanks and the singing of the Doxology brought to a close what proved to be one of the best concerts ever held in Pendock.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS.—Clergymen, Mini- sters of all Denominations, Secretaries of Clubs, etc, and all who have to do with organising meetings or public gatherings are respectfully invited to send intimations of forthcoming events, and steps will be taken to obtain a report of the proceedings. Con- tributions of local and district items are also cordially welcomed. Will correspondents please bear in mind that news should react our office as early as convenient after the event referred to ? When the attendance ef a reporter is desired, early notice should be sent to our offices, with place, date, hour, and object of meeting, etc. All communica- tions to be addressed to the Editor of the Reporter," Reporter Office Ledbury.
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OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. Events advertised in these columns or for which we have received printing orders. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)- Unionist Meeting at Workman's Hall, Colwall, at 8 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)— Football Matches (see Fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2 30, 6.30, and 8.45 p.m. SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury,. 3 p.m. MONDAY- National Conservative League Social Even- ing and Whist Drive at Parish Hall,, Bosbury. Picture Palace, Royal, Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY— Ledbury Guardians and Rural District Council, 11 a.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY- Sale of Household Furniture, Out-door Effects, etc., at the Royal Oak Inn, Munsley, for the exors. of the late Mr Richard Spencer, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 1.30 p.m. Quadrille Party, New Inn Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, 7-45 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Whist Drive at Hill Institute, Upper Colwall 7 30 p in. Ledbury Liberals Picture Performance and Entertainment, Royal Hall, Ledbury, at 4 30 p.m. FRIDAY— Sale of live and dead Farming Stock at the Furnace Farm, Newent, for the repre- sentatives of the late Mr James Lodge, by Messrs Arthur Clark and Son, at 12 for 1 o'clock. SATURDAY- Jumble Sale, Much Marcie Schoolroom, 3. Football Matches (see fixtures). FORTHCOMING EVENTS. January 28—Invitation Whist Drive,Parish Hall, Kempley. 8 p.m. January 29—National Conservative League Ball at Feathers Assembly Room. Ledbury January 29—Sale of Out-door Effects and House- hold Furniture at the Express, Ledbury, for the exors. of the late Mr Thos Bottom, by Messrs.Pope, Smith and Anthony,at 2-30 p.m. January 29—Sale of live and dead Farming Stock at Lower House Farm, Newest, for Mr D Dowdeswell, by Messrs Arthur Clark and Son, at 12 for 1 o'clock. January 29—Whist Drive and Dance at the Parish Hall, Tarrington, 7.30 n.m. January 30-Sjle of Household Furniture, Out- door Effects, 5 tons of Hay, etc., at Little Ease, Leddington, for Mr John Shipton, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony at 2.30 p.m. February 12—Invitation Dance at the Feathers Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, at 8.30 p.m.
BOSBURY. REMOVAL OF P.C. EVANS.-On Wednesday morning at the conclusion of the business at Led- bury Police Court the members of the Here- fordshire Constabulary in the Petty Sessional Division of Ledbury, through Supt. Williams, presented to P.C. Douglas Evans a silver-mounted walking stick, suitably inscribed, as a parting gift on his removal from the Bosbury oiit-statioit., to Pontrilas, where he goes this week. P.C. Evans has been a member of the county police force for 15 years, and for just over 11 years of that time he has been stationed at Bosbury, where by his tact and common-sense methods he has become very popular with all classes. It is interesting to note that P. C. Evans is the possessor of two medals and seven bars gained in the South African War. At the outbreak of the war he was called up on the reserve and went out with the First Division. He served through the first part of the war and returned home. rejoining the county police force and marrying and settling down at Penbridge. He was called up a second time and went out to South Africa again, and came home at the conclusion of the war, when he was stationed at Bosbury, where he has been ever since. During the war he was at one time re- ported dead for three months—P.O. Evass will be succeeded at Bosbury by P.C. Campion, from Pontrilas.
HEREFORDSHIRE LABOURERS' WAGES.—JUDGE REDUCES ORDERS.—There were a number of judgement summonses before Deputy Judge Amphlett at the Leominster County Court on Monday, and in nearly every csae Mr Amphlett made a reference to the low wages paid, and reduced the amount of the instalment ordered to be paid by His.Honour Judge Harris Lea. A farm labourer named Wall, of Eyton, was aom- moned by a firm of coal merchants. It was admitted that his wages were only 118 8d per weelf. The Judge And they call that a living wage! The order was that he should pay 4s a month he might pay 6d a week. I make an order for 21 days, not to issue to long as he pays 2s a month instead of 4s. In other cases orders were reduced to Is 6d per month.