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FORTHCOMING TEMPERANCEI MISSION…

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HUNTING. - I

NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE HUNT.…

HUNTING APPOINTMENTS.]

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I Newly-Appointed Master Withdraws.…

A Deadlock.I

I Statement by the Union.…

IAotlon by the Speolal Committee.…

The Union's Reply.II

ITHE DEADLOCK. 1

Daorease of Teaohers. - ---…

ILETTERS TO THE EDITOR. I

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ILEDBURY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE…

I HEREFORD MARKET. I

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A well-connected maiden lady of seventy fiummers iólo much exercised with modern de- velopment. says- a correspondent. She has been in the habit of solving all the perplexing problems of the day as they beset lier by writii-g as M. A. S." to her favourite lady's uewspu-per, which politely and cleverly solved the difflelÚv for her in its Answers to Cor- respondents." She was always ent-ljusiaslic in her praise of the ability with which her journal was conducted, and of the almost superhuman wisdom of its editor Then her graceless nephew came to her. A riddle had been propounded to him to which he could find no nswer. My dear hay." paid his aunt, "I will write to London "and she m-sntioned the name of her favourite journal. The nephew thanked IHM*. but grinned when her hack was turned. Next week the dear old lady could scarcely believe her ey-es when, in Answers to Correspon- dents." she read: "We must ask M. A. S.' to send us no further communications. We decline to answer improper conundrums." This irreproachable (spinster of seventy is at present uncertain whether she shall give up the paper which had grown part of her life. or disinherit the nephew, who had a very warm place in her heart. It is one of life's little tragedies. I seek for thee in every flower," a tenor song of Mr. William Gànz. has been fre- quently sung by Edward Lloyd and Ben Davies, as well as by singers not perhaps so wsll known to fame. It was one of the-e who, being asked what he was going to sing at a village concert, wrote that he had chosen I seek for thee" (in A flat). In i;i.r programme it accordingly appeared as: Soitg-' I seek for.thee in a flat'—W. Gauz." Mr. Steve Bartle contributes to the Encore Annual some witticisms which he calls L;i.ii.dl,ady Logic All boarding-houses are the same board- ing-house." RoruVters in the same boarding-house and on the same flat are equal to rw*c another." The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram—tbat. is. an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything." "All the other rooms being taken, a single room is said to be a double room." The landlady can be reduced to her lowest terms by a series of propositions." Any two meals at a boarding-house are together less than two square meals." Miss Mary Moran tells of an incident that occurred when she was playing Belle, the bad lady in R. C. Carton's play, "The Tree of Knowle-dce," to a holiday audience. At the end of the fourth act Belle leaves her hus- band, ari goes away with the villaki of the piece. >1 a moment of remorse she bends over her sleeping husband, kisses him, and, taking f om her neck his mother's chain, she places i: beaide him, remarking as she exits: The 1-,{>t, and the worst of us are fools." On I this particular oocasdon the clasp of the chain refused to unclasp. Twice she tried to re- move it, when a voice from the gallery ex- claimed: "Keep it, Belle, you'll want some,, thing to pawn if you're going with that otheJ tyoke.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE FARMERS' UNION.

DYMOCK.