i l ￼ In* INDIA & ?H!KA TE? So.j Grocers and Provision Dealers, and Wine a? Spirit Merchants I LOCAL BRANCH—MARKET PLACE, LEDBURV. g ? ￼ ￼ SPENCERS ￼ ￼ A L WINTER SALE COMMENCES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd. ■■■■sanHHHnHMBnBBMHnHMBDmafli Bargains in all Departments. Millinery Half- Prîce. SPECIAL DISCOUNT of 1.d. in the 1/- off Men's and Boys' Clothing: during: Sale. We shall imake our usual 1/- Window of all New G d U 1 1' 13. 1 d 11 'Ql Goods. Usual prices 11 131 :2 and 1, MANCHESTER HOUSE, LEDBURY. WANTED, a Waggoner's Boy. Apply, 1 W Fitzpatrick, Brook Farm, Little Marcle. i WAGGONER wanted at Candlemas good ploughman; wife to tie hops; good ^cottage and garden, -,Ji Parry, Mitchell, Ledhury REASONS WHY IR I LEY'S should have your patronage in all matters appertaining to Pianos and Organs are numerous and convincing. A few will sufifce. RIBE.YIS thave been the most Central and Principal Providers in the (Kingdom for over sixty- years. RILEY'S are also the Exclusive Agents for other makes which have obtained world-wide ,reputation. RILEY'S Business has been personally controlled through three genera- tions of the family, and the unfailing cour- tesy which has been extended to every ,patron in the past is cordially offered to tyoji now. HENRY R [LEY & SONS, CONSTITUTION HILL, B I RM I NGHAM. Return ?Railway Fares refunded to Paichasers. CHOICE PRESENTS! ￼ W. C. MANN'S Stock is complete with a Superb Collection of DIAMOND ORNAMENTS 43EM JEWELLERY. SILVER PLATE. And Inexpensive Novelties, SPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR PRESENTS W. C. MANN (Member of the British Optical Association), Chronometer, Watah and Clock Maker, Goldsmith, Jeweller, Optician, &c., THE CROSS, GLOUCESTER Telephone 98. JL A. SHORTHOUSE, Ltd., MEAT & CATTLE SALESMEN, City Meat Market, BIRMINGHAM. All kinds of Cattle Sold on Commission. TELEPHONE—53 MIOLAND. TKLKGRAPHIC ADDRESS MEAT BRMING'M. 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 ia mind that news should react onr office as early as convenient after the event i eferred 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- tiorul to be addressed to the Editor of the Reporter," Reporter Office Ledbury.
THE PICTURE PALACE. I Pictures have been hoff," as the waiter woiuld say, at the Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, thi-s week, and instead .patrons have had the Attractives Comedy Costume Party, a band of half-a-dozen happy entertainers who delighted and amused fairly good houses on the first three nights oif the week. The visit of the "Attraetives" has proved a pleasant break in the pictures, and the hall has resounded with laughter and applause each night. Miss Hilda Thurlow has proved a popular figure in the programme by her clever dancing and singing of catchy songs, especially some of the latest rag-time ditties. Miss Mabel Austin, too, as a comediene and entertainer, has aeh-ievedmuch success, notably with her renderings of two of Kipling's works Gonga Din" and The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God." Mr Frank Monekton is a really clever humorous entertainer, and all the time he is on the stage it is difficult to restrain one's risible faculties. Whether single-handed, in duets, or concerted numbers, sketches or burlesques he has proved to be a born humorist, and he is quite the most popular member of the party. Mr Reggie Dingle is a comedian who does excellent work all through, and that his numbers have been appreciated is proved by the number ofeiaeorei3 he has received. Mr Norman Dale is the possessor of a fine baritone voice which he knows how to use to ad vantage, and encores have been the rule for his songs. He is not without a faculty for humour, too, as shown in his general contributions to the remainderof the programme. Mr Ron Montague, the pianist, is undoubtedly a clever musician, whose work does much to maintain the general excellence of the pro- gramme. "The Attraetives" appear to-night (Friday), and at three performances to-morrow (Saturday), when there should be. real good houses. The "Attractives" deserve them, certainly. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday pictures will be resumed at the Palace after a rest of 10 or 11 days, and The Queen's Jewels," by the Itala Co., is a film that is bound to attract attention and admiration. People who have seen this splendid production in the Cities are full of praise for the ingenious plot and the effective staging of the same. For Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, three star features will form the main body of the programme—and we would point out that there are very few Picture Houses in the world that favour their patrons with three feature films in one programme. Don't forget 6. Fantomas III on February 9th, 10th, and 11th, and make sure of a seat now.
ORIGINAL POETRY. I THE LOSS OF SUBMARINE A 7. I As brave a crew as ever were found Set out in the dawn from Plymouth Sound, And Death went with them for company. "I am the monarch on land and sea," said he And the winds may beat and the waves may roar, But your merry men shall return no more." The pale sun gleams from a sky of grey, The seabirds scream as they wing their way But death has taken the crew in keep And graved them a score and three fathoms deep. And the great ships labour from shore to shore, But the submarine crew will toil no more. Proudly we boast of the power we hold We pay not the price alone in gold But we pay the price in human lives, In fatherless children and widowed wives And our flag flies free where the wild waves roar, But the lads they loved will come home no more. Newbury Park ALFRED KUDALL. I NewburyPMk, 'I Ledbury. ￼
BOSBURY. I SCHOOLCHILDRKN'S TREAT.-On Tuesday evening a tea was given at The Vtcarage to the younger children attending the Sunday schools in the parish. The children thoroughly enjoyed the bountiful tea provided for them, and after- wards games and all kinds of amusements were indulged in. Some of the tinies sang solos, and acquitted themselves well. Before leaving each child received a small present, a bon-bon, and an orange. The Vicar and Mrs Harvey were assisted by the following :—Rev E Parminter (curate), Mrs and Miss Parminter, Mr Cosford. Miss Green, Miss M Job, Miss F Kendrick, Miss Preece, Miss Gifford, and Miss M Bettington. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY. -On Thursday evening the members and candidates belonging to the above Society were entertained in the Girls' Schoolroom by Mrs Haivey and Miss Arrowsmith. At 4.45 a tea was provided, to which full justice was done. Immediately after Miss M Bulkeley, of Coddington, gave a very interesting and helpful address, dealing especially with the chief aim of the Society, viz., the spirit of friendliness and help to be shown to all with whom the members came in contact. The speech was heartily applauded, and Mrs Harvey, on behalf of these present, thanked Miss Bulkeley for her very able address. Dancing, songs and games were then the order and at 8.30 the .happy evening came to a close. Miss F Kendrick called for cheers for Mrs Harvey and Miss Arrowsmitb, for their kindness in providing such a pleasant evening, and further cheers were given for Miss M Griftin(who had acted as pianist during the evening), and for all the other helpers. Light refreshments were then handed round and the proceedings terminated with the pinging of the National Anthem. There were 20 candidates present, and 14 older members.
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DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS SIDNEY CLARKE, OF LEDBURY. We regret to record the death of Mrs Milbrow Alice CLuke, wife of Mr Sidney Clarke, coal merchant, of Richmond Villa, New-street, Ledbury, which took place on Wednesday in last week at the age of 52 years, after a painful illness. She had been in failing health for c-ome months, but being the happy possessor of a bright, cheerful disposition, she bore up splendidly. Mrs Clarke was the third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Powell, of Cardiff, and from early childhood she resided with her uncle, Mr Henry Bosworth, of Ledbury. After their marraige at Awre about 24 years ago, Mr and Mrs Clarke went to reside at Richmond Villa, which had been their home ever since. Mrs Clarke was a great lover of music, and thirty years ago was a prominent soprano in the Led bury Choral Society and her ability in this direc- tion will be well remembered by the older generation. During the later years of her life she took a prominent part in church life, and was an active worker and ever ready to lend her time and services to any deserv- ing object. She was held in high esteem and respect by a large circle of friends. She leaves a family of four children, three of whom, two sons and a daughter, are grown up, and the youngest child, Violet, is 12 years of age. With them and the bereaved husband the greatest sympathy has been expressed in their irreparable loss. THE FUNERAL. The interment took place at Ledbury Cemetery on Saturday afternoon last, the first portion of the burial service being con- ducted in the Cemetery Chapel by the Rector (Ibe Rev F W Carnegy), who met the cortege at the entrance to the Cemetery, and also reail the committal sentences at the graveside, which is situate on the new ground. The chief mourners were:—First carriage—Mr Sidney Clarke, husband Mr James Clarke, Mr Will Clarke, sons Mr Eric Cook. Second carriage-Mr Powell, brother of deceased Mr B Powell, nephew; Mr Arthur Dawe, nephew; Dr. McKean. Amongst those who followed in the funeral procession were :-Mr C H Bastow and Mr W P Barry (churchwardens), Mr E H Hopkins, Mr J Preece, and Mr R Lawrence (representing Ledbury Urban District Council, of which Mr Clarke is a member), Mr F W Wade and Mr W N Powell (representing the C.E.M.S.), Mr J Morris, Mr H Y Smith, Mr H Ballard, Mr G W Suter, Mr A Carless, Mr H Bill, Mr E R Preece, Mr D Smith, Mr W Smith, Mr W H Horton, Mr A J Cbadd, Mr J Lloyd, Mr H B Whyld, Mr E Murray (Handsworth), and Mr W C Bolt (Hereford). Messrs D Smith and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements and Mr David Smith walked in front of the mournful pro- cession. The bearers were Messrs T Hooper, J Hodges, J H Floyd and A E Durbin, and the coffin was of polished oak, with brass furnishings, the breastplate bearing the inscription :—" Milbrow Alice Clarke, died January 21, 1914, aged 52 years." v THE WREATHS. I A large number of floral tributes of a beautiful character were sent, as follows :— In loving memory of a devoted wife and mother, from Dad, Daisy, Jim, Will and Violet' With sympathy, from Mr and Mrs J Clarke, Eldersfield In loving memory, from her cousin Eliza In loving memory of a kind-hearted Missis," from Jimmy In loving memory of a very dear friend, from Vera With love and sympathy, from May With deepest sympathy, from E H Stringer, Stourbridge With deepest sympathy, from C E Murray, Thornhill-road, Handsworth In loving memory, from Mr and Mrs R Preece and family With sincere sympathy, from Mr and Mrs E H Hopkins With deepest sympathy, from Mabel and Tom With deep sympathy, from Mr and Mrs P Spier, Cheltenham From Mr and Mrs G R Mutlow, with deepest regret I From Mr and Mrs Jas Griffin With sincere sympathy, from Mrs Bill and family In loving memory of a dear friend, from J Onions and Miss Williams Kind thoughts and deep sympathy, from May With fraternal sympathy, from the Members of the Ledbury Branch of O.E.M.S. With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs W H Horton and family With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs A J Chadd and Dorothy From Mr and Mrs David Smith From Mr and Mrs Arthur Hodges and family Lord of Mercy, Jesus blest, Grant the faithful light and rest."
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION. The following is a list of the harvest and other Church collections which have been forwarded from this district to the Royal Agri- cultural Benevolent Institution between the 1st January and the 31st December,_1913:- Rev T A Ayscough, Cradley, 21 Os. t Rev G J Biddulph (deceased) S2 17s 3d. Rev F. W F Bishop, Putley, jB5 2s 9d. Rev F W F Bishop, Putley, jB5 Os lOd. Rev H J Bulkeley, Coddington. 21 2s lOd. Rev G C Grist, Woolhope, £1 Is ld. Rev Dr Harris, Colwall, £ 2 18s 6d. Rev Dr Harris, Hill, Colwall, 22 15s 9d. Rev L G Hunt, Canon-ffrome, 22 58 2d. Rev L G Hunt, Canon-ffrome, £ 2 2s. Rev A G Jones, Yarkhill, £ 1 Is. Mr E T Lane, Old Court, Bosbury, j35 7s 6d. Rev R A Lyne, Upton Bishop, B2 17s 3d. Rev W P P Matthews, Castle Frome, jB5 14s 2d. Rev W P P Mathews, Castle Frome, 93 12o 3d. Rev A E Green Price, Tarrington, S5 Is. Rev F A Reiss, Donninll;ton,£1 13s 3d. Rev A G M Rushton, Sollershope, 168 6d. Mr W W Skittery, Little Marcle, j36 6s. Rev Canon Connor, Newent, £ 5 10s 6d. Pev Canon Connor, Newent, B5 4s 8d. Rev S Marston, Dymock, £2, 2s.
REDMARLEY. 1 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The Redmarley and District Horticultural Society, in con- junction with the Gloucestershire County Council, are promoting a lecture, to be delivered in the Schoolroom, Corse, on Friday, February 13, on "The Influence of Village Flower Shows," by Mr G H Hollingworth, F.R.H.S., County lecturer in horticulture. The chair will be taken by the Rev Vernon White at 7.30 p.m., and all are invited.
MUCH MARCLE. j IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE ANTIQUE FURNITURE. — On Thursday and Friday last Messrs Greenlands Ltd., Hereford, conducted a most interesting sale of valuable antique furniture, glass, china, etc., at Homme House, Much Marcle, when several pieces of Chippen- dale and other specimens were eagerly competed for by the large company assembled on both days. There were dealers present from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, etc., and some of the more important lots realised big prices. A very rare and handsome Chippen- dale table was eagerly competed for and realised
COLWALL NE Ws- The Reporter is now on sale at the shop of M I H Malt, hairdresser and tobacconist, near the I Stone. Colwall. FORTHCOMING ANNIVERSARY. I On Thursday next at 7.30 p.m. the annual dinner of the "Loyal Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows will be held at the Workman's Hall, Colwall, when the Right Hon J W Wilson, M.P., will preside. WHIST DRIVE. I On Thursday evening at the Working Men's Institution, Upper Colwall, a successful whist drive was held, in aid of the Colwall Cricket Club funds. About 110 people were present. Mr Woodhead acted as M.C. Miss Boyd presented the prizes to the winners, as follows —Gentlemen, 1st, umbrella, Mr Oliver 2nd, cigars, Mr Somerville 3rd, cigarettes, Mr H E Hanson. Ladies, 1st, umbrella, Miss Carleton 2nd, umbrella, Miss Underwood 3rd. umbrella, Mrs Winter. Mr T A Pedlingham proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Boyd. Dancing was afterwards indulged in. A FORMER COLWALL CRICKETER. I Cricketers in the district, and Colwall in particular, should note with satisfaction the announcement that at a meeting held last week of the Surry County Committee, Mr C T A Wilkinson was elected Captain of the 1st XI until the end of June of the coming season. Mr Wilkinson, it will be remembered, a few years ago was an assistant master at the Hill-side School, West Malvern, and was a regular member of the Colwall team. During his connection with the club he was responsible for several brilliant feats with bat and ball—a forceful and punishing right-hand batsman and a slow left-arm bowler, whilst his brilliant fielding in the slips will easily be recalled by those with whom he came in contact. Last year he played for Surrey 2nd most consistently, and the high position to which he has now been appointed we are sure he will serve with distinction, and his career will be watched with interest by his Colwall friends. ANNIVERSARY. I At the time the Rev. C Harris took up the charge of the parish a few years ago there were no guilds there. Since then not only have two new Guilds-one for each sex-been formed, but the Guild of St. Timothy has been revived, and is flourishing. The anniversary is kept within the octave of St. Timothy. On Sunday morning a celebration of the Holy Communion was held at the parish church. The Rector was the celebrant. About 36 had tea at the Girls' School on Monday. Mrs Harris (Rectory) and Miss Twynam presided at the tables. A meeting of a social character followed. The Rector presided, and spoke on the objects of the Guild, and incidentally mentioned that at present he was extremely busy revising one of his theolo- gical books for publication. The regularity of the members as a whole had been very good. He wished to thank Mr and Mrs Charles Ped- lingham, who had undertaken the duty of getting the room ready for their meetings. Later Mrs Harris played a pianoforte selection. The Rector sang "The Deathless Ary,' and Mr C Pedlingham The Careful Man." Miss Ryan recited a hospital incident, and Mr A T Waters The Shadow on the Blind." The Rector gave a reading, and several items on Mr A Evans' gramaphone were enjoyed. A special service was then held in Elms Chapel (lent by Mrs F G Meakin) when the Rector gave an adddress on the privileges of church membership. BAND OF HOPE TREAT. I The members of the Winnings Band of Hope, which has a memberhip of over 200, were, at the kind invitation of Mrs Ballard, entertained to their Annual Christmas Treat at the Temperance Hall, on Friday night. The children assembled at the Hall at 5.30, when a substantial tea was provided, which needless to say was much appreciated. All eyes were now turned to the large Christmas tree with its large assortment of toys, etc., and when it was lit up presented a pretty spectacle. Prizes were then distributed for regular attendance and good conduct, 21 boys and 14 girls being recipients of them. All the members also had the privilege of choosing a toy for themselves, and Mrs Ballard, with her usual thoughtfulness, always supplies each one with a useful article of wearing apparel, and this year each received a nice warm scarf. During the evening a large number of the children's parents attended and witnessed the prize-giving, and they were also provided with light refreshments. Songs and recitations were given by Nancy Martin, Joyce Davis, May Roberts, J Goodwin, Percy Allen, Gladys Oliver, Isabella Ince, May Dipple, Horace Lewis, Gerald Dipple, etc. Before the close oranges, buns and sweets were distributed amongst the children, and everyone appeared to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Amongst those who assisted were:—Miss M Ballard, Miss A Ballard, Miss Underwood, Miss Jacques, Mrs Munro, Miss Jones, Miss Johns, Mrs Smart, Mrs Wall, etc.
BISHOPS FROOME. I Before Mr Justice Darling in the King's Bench Division, on Friday last, Mr Rigby Swift, K.C., for plaintiff, asked that the case of Jones v. Pudge and others should be restored to the list. It was, he said, an action which involved an allegation of fraudulent representation, and when it was before his lordship last October Mr Jones was not in a position to go on with the case. In these circumstances judgement was entered for defendants. Now plaintiff was able to proceed. Mr Schiller, K.C., for the defence, opposed the application, remarking that Mr Justice Bankes had already dismissed an appli- cation of this nature. Mr Rigby Swift replied that that was because there was no affidavit of merits. He now produced one by the plain- tiff's solicitor. Mr Justice Darling expressed the view that this application was in the nature of an appeal from the order of Mr Justice Bankes, and it might be made to the Court of Appeal. He dismissed it, with costs.
DYMOCK. DANCE.—A dance will be held in the Rifle Hall, Dymock (in aid of the Ledbury Cottage Hospital), on Thursday next, February 5th, from 8 p.m. till 2 a.m. Mr W Baldwin's Band, Newent, will be in attendance. Tickets, I s. each, may be obtained from the Post Office, Beauchamp Arms, and Messrs. Lord and Aston. M.C.'s, Messrs W Dudfield and W Dow.— Advert. New and Second Hand Cycles for sale or hire. Pram Tyres wired on. Electric Pocket Lamps and Refills in stock Motor Cvcle ard other Tyres and Outfits.—W. Dudfield, Oycle Agent, Dymock.
NEWENT. CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVER- SARY.—The Sunday School anniversary services in connection with Newent Congregational Church were held on Sunday, when sermons were preached by the Rev Stanley E Cox, of Gorsley. A special juvenile service was held in the afternoon, when rewards and prizes were distributed among the scholars. Following a social tea on Monday, a public meeting was held in the Church, under the presidency of Mr John C Shambrook. The year's report was given by Mr H Eves, addresses on the nature, scope, and character of Sunday School work, were given by the Chairman and the Revs. George Oyston and Kenfig Morgan. The singing throughout the series of services was bright and hearty, the organ accompaniment being ably played by Miss M E Douglas and Miss A E Gurney. The annual winter Sunday School treat was given on Tuesday. The scholars met at 4.30 in strong force in the schoolroom, where they were regaled with tea, bread and butter, cake, etc., served by the teachers (Mrs Snelling, Misses Iris Jeynes, Eva Baldwin, Mrs Green, and Mrs Jones), and the elder scholars. Tea over, the room was re- arranged, and several hours were spent in games. A series of gramophone selections were given by Mr F Green. Toward the close, the Paster called for cheers for the teachers and visitors, for Mr Green, for the gramophone, and for Mrs Eves, Mrs Davies, and Mr Baldwin for gifts of sweets. On leaving, each scholar received a packet of sweets and a bun.
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Strtbo, flDarrtaoes, and Deaths. BIRTH. COX.—On Friday, January 16, at i5. Avonmere Gardens, Kensington, W., to Mr and Mrs Ernest H G Cox, a daughter, Geraldine. DEATHS. LANE.—On January 23rd, at North Finchley, John Laae, late of the Vine Brewery, Ledbury, aged 69. MASON-January 25, at Green Lane, Yarkhill, Joseph Mason, aged 69 years. ROGERS.—January 25th, at China Court, Led- bury, Esther Rogers, aged 55 years. WHITNEY.—January 26th, at Birches Road, West Malvern, George Whitney, aged 86 years. IN MEMORIAM. JONES. In memory ot dear Mother, Emily Jones, who died January 26, 1913. Twelve months have passed, my Mother dear, Since we kissed yonr deathcold brow We know within our aching hearts We have no mother now.
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I LEDBURY POLICE. I I WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. I I Before Alderman John Riley (in the chair), Mr I Spencer H Bickham, Mr J Wilfred Hewitt, Dr M A Wood, and Mr Fred Ballard. I TRANSFER. I I The Itcenae oi the Oak Inn, Munsley, was I permanently tranferred from Richard Spencer I deceased, to Andrew R Bengry. I EXTENSION. I Mr M J Powell, Horse and Groom Hotel, Colwall, was granted an extension of one hour on February 5, on the occasion of the annual dinner of the "Loyal Perseverance" 1_ Lodge of Oddfellows. _n I I ALLEGED ASSAULT AT MATtlU. I James Soley, labourer, Mathon, was charged with assaulting Annie Merrrick, married woman, also of Mathon, on January 5. The case was down for hearing at the last Court, but neither of the parties appeared, and a letter was read from the complainant withdrawing the summons, but the Bench decided that the parties must appear before them. Complainant gave details of the assault and said defendant struck her twice in the mouth. There bad been some unpleasant- ness. John Merrick, husband of the complainant, said he and Solely had had words. He saw Soley strike his wife twice, cutting her mouth and making it bleed. In reply to the Bench, the witness said the people over whom the bother was about had left the parish, and be did not wish to give evidence against the man, as they worked together and had a good deal to put up with. Mr Hewitt: But if you work together that does not entitle him to bit your wife in the mouth. Defendant said be did not hit Mrs Merrick. Her husband knocked him down, and hit his own wife. Sergt Howard said it was a drunken squabble. The bother was over a girl, and Merrick was as bad as Soley. The Bench inflicted a fine of 10s and costs, J:9sin all. A fornight was allowed for payment. I CRUELTY TO A HORSE. I Robert Pickersgill, of Hereford, was sum- moned for working a horse while the animal was in an unfit state at larrington on January 14 last. P.C. Matthews, of Tarrington, said about 2 p.m. he was cycling from Ledbury to Tarrington, and when at the Bush Pitch be saw defendant in charge of three horses and a timber carriage. He noticed the middle horse, a white one, was sweating profusely, ,was tucked up, and was lame on the two fore feet, the near one especially. He spoke to defendant, who said be came from Defford that morning and was going to Hereford, and the horse bad only just dropped lame. He told defendant that in ibis opinion the horse was not fit to travel and advised him to put it up and fetch it later. At 5 p.m. he saw defendant at Tarrington, and the horse was in about much the same condition. He asked defendant if he had tried to put the horse up and he said he bad not done so. He told him he considered the horse unfit to travel, and took possession of it, putting it up at the Foley Arms, Tarrington, and giving information to the Inspector of the N.,S.P.C.A. He was present later when Inspector Lewis and Mr Beeson examined the horse, when it took them ten minutes to get the horse out of the stable. Next morning it was in much the same condition, and later defendant visited the horse and he could not get it out of the stable. There was no load on the timber carriage, but the horse was so harnessed that the front horse was simply pulling it along. Inspector Lewis-said he saw the horse the same night and it,certainly was very lame. He saw defendant next morning at Hereford, w hen be told witness that he was foreman in sole charge of the horses for a Mr Johnson, a timber dealer, of Yorkshire. Defendant told him he came from Thrapston in Northamptonshire on Sunday, and the horse had thus travelled 115 miles. He also said the horse went. all right until the previous day, but witness said he doubted it. Defendant admitted the horse had been off work two months and that he had told his employer a month ago that the horse ought to go on the farm as it was not fit for work on the hard roads. Later he saw defendant and his employer together, when his employer denied that be knew the horse was so lame, and that he should have boxed the horse, as he had done another one. The horse was the lamest he had ever seen, and the wall of the near fore foot had completely fallen in, and it must have suffered agonies. Stephen Beeson, veterinary surgeon, of Hereford, said he examined the horse and it was excessively lame from the disease in the feet. The feet had suffered some time ago from laminitis, and had not got into proper condition. He should say the horse was not fit to start on the morning of January 4, and ought not to have been walked that distance, and it was gross cruelty to compel the horse to do so. Defendant: Do you thiafe the horse was fit to start from Thrapston on Sunday ? Witness He may have been, but the long distance had told on him. Robert Pickersgill, timber haulier, said he left Thapston on Sunday, when the horse was quite sound, also on Monday and Tues- day, and he did not notice anything wrong with him on Wednesday morning. Four miles from Ledbury he noticed the horse was not going so well,but he thought he was tired, as be bad already come 100 miles. He thought if he could get the horse to Here- ford he would be able to look after him better, as he had been lame before, and he had got him all right. By the Bench: He had previousl y boxed one horse, but thought this one would travel through, or he would have boxed this one as well. Mr Hewitt: Didn't it occur to you to take the horse out at Led bury, knowing its past history ? Defendant: I wanted to get it on to Here- ford, where I could have looked after it my- self. The Bench said there was no doubt defendant worked the horse in an unfit state, and it was very cruel. He would be fined ..£3 and -63 4s 3d costs. Defendant paid £ 3 down and and was allowed a fortnight in which to pay the remainder. TESTING RUNABOUTS ON THE I HILLS. t Robert Douglas Oliver, of Malvern Link, was summoned for driving a motor tri-car at an excessive speed along the Jubilee Drive on January 8. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Fred Ballard, of Col wall, said he was on the Jubilee Drive at 12.15 p.m.. on January 9. when he noticed a tri-car going along the drive at & speed Le considered to be about 30 miles an hour. He informed the police, as there had been numerous complaints, and the result was be had a summons to appear there that morning. He could not recognise anyone in Court as the driver. He was the oldest motorist in the county of Hereford, and considered he could judge speed. It was a flat, level piece of road, and there was no other traffic on the road. He took the num- ber of the car later, as it was returning from the hills. There had been two fatal accidents on that road, a boy killed at one end, and a man at the other end. Cross-examined by defendant He could see the car for 300 yards and not 70 yards. Frederick Bourne, of Colwall, said be was in company with the last witness, and saw the tri-car, which he thought was going 30 miles an hour. He judged the speed of the car by other cars he saw go along the road, and this one was going faster than others. He knew defendant as the driver. Defendant went into the box and said he was a test driver for Messrs Morgans, Malvern. On the day named he drove a small tri-car, and he did not drive at any- thing like the pace suggested. He noticed Mr Ballard standing back from the drive, and went and stood in the same place and he could not see above 70 yards. The Morgan runabout was a very low car, and it would be bidden under the side of the hill, so that it would be impossible for him to see the car. The cars were not teated for speed, but to see if the cars would climb hills. They could not get 30 miles out of a car new from the works. By Supt. Williams: The Morgan run- about advertised to do over GO miles per' hour was a machine built specially for racing at Brooklands, and was not the same machine as the one he was driving. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr C B Masefield): Your catalogue says an 8 h.p. machine will do 45 miles an hour ? Defendant: Yes, but not one straight from the works, with a new engine with stiff bearings. You could not get that speed out of her until she had run 300 or 400 miles. Defendant went on to say that he thought there was a prejudice against them because they tested their cars on the hills. Had he been asked politely not to drive in that direction be would have acceded to the request. He had driven for several years in some of the busiest places in the country and had up to now held a clean license. The Chairman said there seemed to be some doubt about the case. Under those circumstances if defendant would pay the costs 8s, they would not record a conviction. If they were going to test their machines they must be careful ef theii* behaviour on the roads. Defendant paid the 8s and said if it was desired that they should keep off the Jubilee Drive thev would do so. A LENIENT VIEW. Richard Perks, of Much Marcle, was charged with removing pigs from Ledbury Market to Much Marcie without a removal license on January 13. Defendant, a very elderly man, said he was ignorant of the regulations. He bad a small place, but had not bought any pigs in Ledbury Market for ten years. He .did not wih to break the law. Supt. Williams said he had no doubt the offence was committed without thought. Still an offence had been committed. Defendant was warned, and the case was dismissed. A LARGE FAMILY. I Walter Baker, labourer, of Much Marde, was summoned under the Education Bye-laws in respect of six of his children, Edith 13. Ernest 12, Mary 10, James 7, Hubert 6, and Tracey 5. Mrs Baker appeared for her husband, and carried a baby in her arms. H W Hayter, clerk and school attendance officer to the Ledbury Rural District School Attendance Committee, said James, Hubert and Tracey had not attended school at all. Edith had not attended since defendant was fined on July 30 last. Earnest's and Mary's attendances were very bad. Edith, Ernest and Mary were all in Standard I. The distance was 2 3-8 miles. There was a very large family. In reply to the Cnairman, Mrs Baker said she had 14 children alive, of whom three were at work. Fined 28.f3d.
PUTLEY. I WHIST DRIVE.—A whist drive to conclude with a dance in aid of the funds of the Putley Working Men's Club and the Putley Boy Scouts will be held in the Schoolroom on Wednesday, Febniary 11, at 7-30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets may be obtained from the following Committee Messrs W W Tuoby, J W Godsall, H Taylor, and the Rev F W FieeiuantJ# Bishop.
KEMPLEY. I WHIST DRIVE.—An invitation whist drive was held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening, when about 40 visitors attended, from Dymock, Much Marcle and Upton Bishop. A very enjoyable evening was spent, and great credit is due to the admirable arrangements made by the Committee, who were Messrs W J Brooke, M C Cowie, R F Stuart, E Pullen, and J H Walker, Mr Cowie and Mr Stuart acting also as stewards. The first prize for ladies was won by Mrs Pope, kwnellfi, and the first for gentlemen was carried off by Mr Weston, Much Marcle. Miss Chapman received the ladies' booby prize, the gentlemen's falling to Mr J H Walker.
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