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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1914.…

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LOCAL - NEWS. 1

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LOCAL NEWS. 1 LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. I 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, FEB. 8. Septuagesima Sunday. MORNING. I EVENING. Gen 1. Gen. 2. Rev 21, 1-9. Rev. 21, 9-22, 6. 8 a.m.—Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. 3-15—Children's Service. 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Collections-Ch areh Expenses. Church Army (Captain Nash)—Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6-30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 except on Wednesdays, Fridays arid Holy Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evensong 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. PASTOR-REV. H. A. BARNES. Morning 11. Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 3 p.m. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, Homend Street. SUPT. MINISTER-REV. GEORGE DYER. SnDday-IO-30 a.m., Mr Hawksworth 6-30 p.m., Mr J Fowler. Collections Circuit Funds. Monday, 7-45 p.m.-Wesley Guild. Thursday, 7-30 p.m.—Rev G Dyer. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.m. and 6-30 p m., Mr H Bray. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr H T Warren. Pendock—11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr J Davis. Redmarley-3 p.m., Mr Powell; 6 p.m., Mr Hawksworth. Birtsmorton—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Lawrence Colwall-ii a.m. aDd 6 p.m., Mr W J Bray. Much Marele-3 p.m., Mr Herbert. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr Swift. BAPTIST CHAPEL, Homend Street. Sunday—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday—Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7.0 Wednesday-P. W. E., 7-30 Friday—Christian Endeavour, 7-30 Reports of Newent Licensing Sessions and a Wesleyan Home Missionary meeting at Ledbury, are held over till next week owing to pressure on our space. THE FIRST SALMON. We noticed one morning this week a very fine salmon on the slab at the establishment of Mr L W Crossley, High-street, Ledbury. This was the first salmon of the season, which opened on Tuesday. OPENING OF NEW DRILL HALL.—On Thurs- day, February 19, the new drill hall in New- street, of C (Ledbury) Company of the 1st Battalion the Herefordshire Regiment will be opened with the annual ball of the Company, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. It is hoped that this function will be under distinguished patronage, to be announced later. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only.-Ledbury AgeDt W H Alleyne, New-street. NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE.—The monthly meeting of the Ledbury District Lodge of the National Conservative League will be held at the lodge-room, the New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m., when the speaker will be Mr T Barnett Hunt, of Worcester. FARMERS' UNION Di.N.-s Fit. -The fourth annual dinner of the Ledbury Branch of the Farmers' Union, will be held at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, on Thursday, February 19 next, at 7 p.m. Mr John Parry (Chairman of the Branch) will preside. rickets may bo obtained at the hotel, from members of the Committee, or from the local hon. secretary, Mr E B Thompson, Temple Court, Bosbury. If your Eyes Ache come and have them tested free. We supply the exact glasses needed at very moderate p, ices and use the greatest care in fitting. The latest and most comfortable frames in stock. Spectacles from 2/6 the pair in Gold-filled Frames from 10/6.—MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IN THE LEDBURY RURAL DISTRICT. — The school attendance returns for the quarter euding September 30, 1913, have just been issued by the County Education Committee. There are ten rural districts in the county, and Ledbury holds the first place for highest percentage at 91, the lowest being 85, and the average 88 7 per cent. In the previous quarter of 1913 Ledbury Rural was bracketed with Ross for first place. Special prizes have recently been given as follows :— Sir James Rankin's silver medal for five years complete attendance, to Archie Webley and Percy Webley, of Coddington, and to Lily James, of Wellington Heath; the Bishop's book prize has been earned by Alice Haughty, of Wellington Heath, who has only missed two attendances in five years. A record of eight years' complete attendances by a Mathon child, Gertrude Hardwicke, has been received by the clerk (Mr H W Hayter), who has forwarded it to the proper quarter for recognition. In the school attendance returns for the quarter the percentage of attendance at schools in this district is as follows :—Coddington 99, Mathon 98, Bosbury Boys 95, Ashperton and Canon Frome 94, Bosbury Girls and Infants 94, Colwall Boys 94, Castle Froome 93, Colwall Valley Girls 93, Colwall Valley Infants 93, Eastnor 93, Yarkhill 93, Little Marcle 92, Wellington Heath Hope End 92, Ledbury Boys 91, Wellington Heath Infants 91. Tarrington 90, Ledbury Girls 89, Putley 87. Woolhope 87, Ledbury Infants 86, Colwall Hill 84, Stretton Gtrandifion and Eggleton 84, Much Marcle 80. Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.—42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. The Ledbury Hunt Point-to-Point Steeple- chases are fixed for Wednesday, April 22nd, 1914, at Redmarley. MILDMAY MISSION TO THE JEWS —Mr Samuel Wilkinson will give a Limelight Lecture on work at home and abroad, at the Mission Hall. Ledbury, on Friday, February 13, at 7-JO. Admission free.—Advert. John Haines and Sens, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. NATIONAL DEPOSIT FRIENDLY SOCIETy.-On Wednesday, February 11, the local branch of the National Deposit Friendly Society are promoting a concert in the Town Hall, Ledbury, at 7.30 p.m. INVITATION DANCE.—An invitation dance will be held at the Feathers Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, on Thursday, February 12, from 8 p.m. to 2 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. The promoters of the above dance wish to notify those who have received invitations that the dance will com- mence at 8 p.m. prompt to 2 a.m., instead of the time first published. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors ground ane set. Umbrellas re-covered and repaired on the premises at the shortest notice. Second-hand bookseller. A large selection of second-hand books on all subjects. Any quantity second-hand books bought for cash.—76, Homend St., Ledbury "SUNFLOWER" MINSTRFI..S.-For some time a local band of amateurs have been practising assiduously,and will blossom forth upon Ledbury and the district on Monday, February 16, as the Sunflower" Minstrels, and will give performances at the Royal Hall, Ledbury, on this and the two succeeding nights. We hear there is an exceptionally smart programme, and the proceeds are in aid of the Ledbury Evening Schools Prize Fund. A good list of distinguished patrons has been secured. Further particulars later. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd). Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no, object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. LEDBURY TEMPERANCE COUNCIL.—The Led- bury Temperance Council, at a meeting in the Town Hall, passed unanimously the following resolution, and a copy has been sent to the Right Hon. H H Asquith, M.P., Prime Minister, signed by the Chairman and Hon. Secretary :—"The Council expressed its regret that no time had been found for the intro- duction of the temperance measure promised on so many occasions by His Majesty's Govern- ment. and hopes that His Majesty's Government will introduce a measure of temperance reform during the next session of Parliament. We are of opinion many will be alienated from the Liberal cause if this promise remains un- fulfilled. Mr. 0. W. Jessett's Band (violin, cornet and piano). Open for Engagements for Balls, Danoes, Parties, Social Gatheiings, Concerts, etc. Moderate Terms.-Apply, Mr C W Jessett, 22, Church Street, Ledbury. CONCERT.—On Tuesday an excellent concert was given in the Congregational Schoolroom, Ledbury, the proceeds being in aid of the Church Funds. The Rev H A Barnes (Pastor) presided over an excellent attendance. The programme was as follows :—Selection, tha Band song, Across the Years (encore In Vanity Fair "), Miss Guruay, Newent; song, Somewhere a voice is calling (encore Down by the river side "), Mr R J Carless pianoforte solo (encored), Miss Fardon song, Jack's the boy," Mr P W Bruton song, Turn to the right" (encore If I built a world for you "), Miss Gurney reading, Astronomy made easy," Rev H A Barnes selection, the Band; song, "The Rosary," Miss Gladys Jones; song, "Absent" (encore "Sleep, darling sleep "), Mr R J Carless cornet solo, Schubert's Serenade (encore, selections from Maritana"), Mr Jessett song, How strange a thing," Miss Gladys Jones song, "Church Bells," Mr Morgan; selection, "Smiles, then Kisses," the Band God save the King." At the conclusion the Chairman expressed the thanks of the members of the Church te all those who had contributed to the programme or assisted in any way. Miss Fardon was the accompanist. No more limping! No more pain Never cut your corns again. Lse Cornex —MINCHIN, Chemist, 15, Westgate, Glouceffter. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbary.

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