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OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. Events advertised in these columns or for which we have received printing orders. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)— Junible Sale at Much Marcle Schoolroom, 3 p. HI. Football Matches (see fixtures). Picture Palaoe, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2-30, 6.30, and 8.45 p.m. SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town HaJJ, Ledbury, 3 p.m. MONDAY— Gramophone Entertainment, Hill Institute Club, Upper Colwall, 8 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY— 1st Annual Special Sale of Store' Cattle at Ledbury Cattle Market, by Messrs Pope, Smith and AntJwny. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY— Ledhury Police Court and Annual Licensing Se.-8io>M, 11 a. m. National Deposit Friendly Society Concert, Town Hall, Ledbury, 7.30 p.m. Whist Drive at Pulley Schoolroom, 7-30 p.m. Ledbury School Managers, 5-30 p.m. CoI wall Parish Council, 7 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Ledbury County Court. Invitation Dance at the Feathew Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, at 8.30 p.m. Temperance Mission at Town Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY- Lecture at Schoolroom, Corse, by Mr G H Hollingworth, F.R. H.S., on "The In. fluence of Village Flower Shows," at 7.30 p.m. Invitation Dance, Much Marcle Schoolroom, 8 p.m Temperance Mission, Town Hall, Ledbury, at 8 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. SATURDAY— Monthly Meeting, Ledbury and District Lodge National Conservative League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 8 p.m. Temperance Mission, Town Hall, Ledbury, at 8 p.m. Football Matches (see Fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2.30, 6.30, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. February 16, 17 and 18—" Sunflower Minstrels at Royal Hall, Ledbury, at 8 p.m. February 18-Sale of live and dead Farming Stock, Household Furniture, etc, at Croit Cottage, Much Marcie, for Mr Richard Perks, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 2 p.m. February 19—Opening of New Drill Hall and Annual Territorial Ball, 9 p.m. February 19-Annual Dinner, Ledbnry Branch of the National Farmer's Union, Feathers Hotel. Ledbury, at, 6 p.m. February 23-Prize Sale of Horses at Hereford Market by Messrs Jackson and McCartney.
REDMARLEY. HORTICULTURAL SOCIFTY.-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 jecturer in horticulture. The chair will be taken by the Rev Vernon White at 7.30 p.m., and all are invited.
I LEDBURY WOMEN'S LIBERAL I At33CIATI0N. I Visit of Mr Harry Webb, M P., and I Mrs Webb. The monthly meeting of the Ledbury Women's Liberal Association was held at the Town Hall, Ledbury, on Wednesday night, when there was a good attendance on the occasion of the visit of Mr Harry Webb, M.P. for the Forest of Dean, who was accompanied by Mrs Webb. Mr and Mrs Webb, needless to state, received a warm welcome from their old friends at Ledbury. Mr W G Davis presided, and was supported by Mr and Mrs Webb, Mrs E H Hopkins, Mrs W G Davis, and Mrs Mayo. An excellent programme of harmony had been arranged, and during intervals there were short addresses from the Chairman and Mr Webb. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, remarked upon the scarcity of the attendance, and said he was sorry there was not a larger attendance, but that was due to the illness that had taken place in the district. Under the circumstances they were glad to have as many as were there that night. He hoped in the next few weeks that the Liberal party in the House of Commons would be able to carry those measures they had been fighting for-namely Home Rule and Welsh Disestablishment. Then there was the plural voting. Mr Webb had cause to remember the plural voting, as if it had not been for that Mr Webb would have been their representative instead of Captain Clive. He also referred to the school strike and said that if the County Council did not do anything he hoped the Liberal Government would step in and take, it off their hands altogether. (Applause.) He did not think the Teachers' Union would he fools enough to ask for any sum like £10,000 or a 4d rate. In a poor parish of an agricultural district the children did not have such a chance of education as those in the towns. They should have the same chance of education. Unless they got good masters and good teachers in these small schools in the county the education of the' children in the rural villages would not be satisfactorily accomplished. He considered that the parents of the children attending school should call a meeting at which the teachers should place before the public their point of view in this matter and at which also the situation as viewed from the County Education Committee's standpoint. could be heard. (Hear, hear, and applause.) The Chairman then called upon Mr Harry Webb, who, he said, would tell them what a glorious time they were going to have in the next few weeks, and he (the Chairman) heartily wished Mr Webb suceess in all he undertook. (Applause.) Mr Webb, at the outset, said he need not tell them how delighted he was to come there and pay another visit to tkat beautiful old hall and to meet so many old friends. Mrs Webb and himself had very tender recollections indeed of Ledbury, and he could assure them that it was a very sincere pleasure and joy that they came there once more and renewed those recollections. The Chairman had told him there was a good deal of illness about and he was sorry indeed to hear that illness was so prevalent, bwt he hoped that Nature would assert itself and that the cases of illness would very soon be recovered. Turning to the political situations he said the question was whether they were going to be true to their pledges to the country or not. They could imagine how, this country being governed in the way it was governed-in a truly or as near to a truly democratic manner as possible-how impossible it would be for Mr Asquith and his ministry to allow Sir Edward Carson and his friends to play any monkey tricks with the Home Rule Bill. When they found a majority of the people in a country in favour of a certain measure and there was no mistake about it, that ought to be the lino on which legislation should pass. If they took Ireland by itself there was absolutely no doubt about it, how all the people of Ireland them- selves viewed the question of Home Rule. Taking the whole of Ireland they had such a majority as had never been seen for any measure and he did not suppose there would ever be such a solid phalanx of people in favour of any one measure ever again. But suppose they turned to that particular portion of Ireland known as Ulster—and they were always told by their opponents to look at Ulster-and even there in the part which their opponents said should have separate treatment there was a majority of one Member in the House of Commons in favour of Home Rule. But let them turn away from Ireland altogether and lot them—inasmuch as Ireland was an interested party and should not give evidence-turn to England. They had had three General Elec- tions, one in 1906 and two in 1910, and in each of those three elections a most extraordinary sequence of victories was won for the Liberal Party. There had never been such a thing before. The swing of the pendulum loomed large in discussions on general elections, and it was generally accepted that when one party won one general election the other party would win the next. But when a party won three general oleetions in succession it was most -extraordinary evidence how determined the people were to bring about a certain thing. The 1906 election was an ordinary general election which they (the Liberals) won with a very handsome and substantial majority. Towards the end of 1909, when the House of Lords behaved in the wanton way it did on finance, they fought, and won, on the question of the Budget. Although the Liberal Party had had much to complain of at the hands of the House of Lords, it was absolutely impossible to brook any interference from their historic enemy in the realms of finance. Before they fought agaia in December, 1910, it was essential that something should be done to give Liberal measures a fair, reasonable chance of being carried through to a successful issue, and being placed ultimately upon the Statute Book of the country. It was perfectly clear that they could not expect anything in the shape of decent treatment from the House of Lords. They had had many years of outrage at their hands, and at the end of their run of power in 1909 they had dared to emerge out into the plain of finance. The Liberal Party took up the challenge and went to the country in December, 1910, on the question of the Parliament Bill, which soon became the law of the land and was now known as the Parliament Act. That was a very brief history and fair outline of their pro- gress. Nobody of average thinking capacity or intelligence would affirm that they passed the Parliament Act for the sake of the Parliament Act. To score a victory at the hands of their ancient and historic enemies, the House of Lords, was not the aim and end of the Act, but that Liberal measures should have as good or as bad a chance of getting through as Tory measures. That was the Liberals object so that they could get on with the work and do something. (Hear, bear.) People were tired their supporters up and down the country were tired of this mere fatuous marking of time. They had to get on with the work of a capable Government. What was the work ? What stood in the fore front of that work i He submitted with confidence that the very beginning of that 'work was Home Rule for Ireland. of (Applause.) He based that not only on what they as Liberal speakers said, but what gentlemen on the other side said. Lord Lansdowne and Sir Edward Carson themselves were very definite in what they had said. "They all said," went on Mr Webb, 44 and they all knew and felt that one of the first things a Liberal Government would do when it was returned to power would be t. deal with the Irish question and get that settled. They knew it and we know it, and for people to go up and down the country and try to persuade the electorate that they were not consulted on Home Rule is to say something that they know and feel to be untrue. (Applause.) These Tories-it has always been their game to impose upon the ignorant and frighten the ignorant, and I say here in this friendly meeting of old friends that in my opinion Mr Asquith and his Government would be false to their pledges, and would be not only letting the party down, but the country down if they did not go steadily forward and fix, up this Home Rule business properly." (Applause.) Proceeding, the Member for the Forest of Dean said there might be lines upon which they could arrive at some sort of compromise, but it would have to be a very small sort of compromise, something that these people would accept, who went about the country stumping and drilling and patting one another on the back and saluting with wooden guns. He thought they could afford to be honourable in their victory. They were not going to give anything tangible, and they were going to have Home Rule in Ireland-one Parliament for Ireland. (Applause.) That was one great measure they had to deal with. Another question they had to deal with touched the religious and social life of Wales, the Welsh Disestablishment Bill, and the English part of the programme would also be dealt with, and he hoped would become a fact with the abolition of the plural vote. (Applause.) This was old work, accumulated work, a task the Liberal Party had had before them for many a year. They had been unable to do justice to themselves and fulfil their pledges to the people because they had this obstacle and bar in the way-the House of Lords. Thank goodness that obstacle had been removed, and the Liberal Party could look forward with great confidence to the future as far as the House of Lords was concerned. They were not satisfied with the education question. The Chairman had referred to the teachers' difficulty, in Herefordshire, which was one he (Mr Webb) would not attempt to deal with, as he did not know the rights and wrongs of the question, but he for one was one of those who looked forward to the time when education should be a national charge and not a local charge. (Hear, hear.) Education could not be provided for the children of the people without money, and mcftiey could not be provided without some kind of taxation. He did not believe in raising money by Tariff Reform, or taxing the poor, or by overtaxing anybody, but let great things like the land pay their proper taxation to the country. By the revision of the taxation of land values, in that direction he confidently thought they could relieve their active workers. In addition to education there was the licensing question to deal with—(applause)—a very vital question which touches the heart of the people. There were other matters of not such vast importance, and then there was the great question of the land, which had been looming in the distance for so many years, and had at last come into something of the nature of practical politics, and the Liberal Government had got the colossal task of dealing with the question in front of them. He did not propose to go into the details that night, but they would hear them in the future. He would say, however, that they were going to deal with the question in such a way as to remove those obsolete con- ditions which operated against the land in every way. They were going to attempt to remove them and make all dealings with the land fair and effective, to enable the labourer who worked on the land to get a decent, reasonable wage, and see that he lived in a deoent, reasonable and Christian house and no longer allow him to exist in a miserable hovel. Some houses up and down the country were a positive disgrace, and it made one's blood boil to think that such a state of things was allowed to exist. The Liberal Party had fixed their gaze on that ques- tion and they were determined that something should be done so put it right. They were going to deal with the farmer, so that his position in the future would bear no comparison with that of the past; in fact they would make it idle to talk of comparison. Farmers in that county and many others dare not express their views openly and allow it to be made known that they differ from their landlord on any subject, because by hook or by crook, by insidious, underhand methods, such farmers would be yanked" out of their holdings. They were going to put that matter right, so that such a thing as that would be impossible. There would be land courts and those courts would revise and devise better wages for the labourer and at the same time protect the farmer from unjust treatment. They were not going to provide labourers with decent wages and penalise any particular farmer or class in doing so, but wherever farming could be encouraged the land courts would encourage it. He was one of those who looked forward with great confidence to the future. They had a lot of hard work in front of them, strenuous fight- ing, but it was a glorious fight, and they were going to fight on to a glorious end. They would give such an impetus, such a spur to the land, the land-owning class and agriculturists as a whole, that thousands of acres now out of cultivation would be brought into the market, and land which had been under-cultivated would be brought under the science of farming. Land-owners therefore would themselves benefit, the labourers would benefit, the labourers' wives and children would benefit, and in this particu- lar they would be able to build up a supply to to the nation, a contented society such as the nation could boast of. (Applause.) Tho Chairman said the land question was such j a big question that it would not be passed in this Parliament, but they hoped to have Mr Parish to help Mr Webb in the next Parliament. (Loud applause.) On the motion of the Rev H A Barnes, seconded by Mr Andrew Warreu, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr and Mrs Webb for their attendance, and Mr Webb for his speech, and the latter having briefly replied Mr and Mrs Webb left the meeting, and motored to Lydney. A short musical programme was gone through and much enjoyed.
THE PICTURE PALACE. Pictures were resumed at the Picture Palace, the Royal Hall, Ledbury, on Monday, when the famous Itala film, the Queen's Jewels," was screened, and proved a great attraction. The Paymaster's Son was a. good drama, and two humorous subjects completed the programme. For the week-end the usultl prices of admission rule, and there are three star films and two comedy pictures, making up a splendid pro- gramme. Fantomas III (The mysterious Finger Print) by the Gaumont Co. will be screened on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. So many people in Ledbury spoke so highly of Fantomas II (Man in Black) when it was recently shewn at the Palace that this next one of the series should draw crowded houses aod we advise patrons booking their seats early. Wonderful Artillery Exercises is also included in the same programme and is a very interesting subject, dealing with army gun practices. "Death te the Traitor" is really the star film in the programme for the latter half of the week, although "The Avenger runs it very close for first place. The programme .is quite a strong one and should prove very popular.
MUCH MARCLE. I We have this week received a long, interesting I letter on life in Canada from Mr S Croker, of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada. Mr Croker was formerly a postman at Much Marcle, and he has some very pungent comment to make on the situation in Canada, which we hope to give next week. JUMBLE SALE.—A jumble sale in aid of the funds of the Much Marcle Football Club will be held at the Schoolroom, Much Marcle, on Satur- day, February 7, at 3 p.m. There will also he a provision iftall. An invitation Long-Night Dance will be held in the Much Marcle Schoolroom on Friday, February 13, 1914. Dancing from 8 till 2. This dance is being held in place of the Cin- derella Dance, previously arranged. H S Powell and W White, joint hon. secretaries.— Advert.
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HUNTING. 1 WITH THE LEDBURY. I The fixture of Friday last at Long Green attracted a large field, amongst whom I noted, in addition to the Master, Sir George Bullough and Lady Bullough, Miss Sutton, Miss Gibbons, Mr W N Unwin, Mr F.Unwin, The Right Hon. J W Wilson, M.P., Miss Holland, Mr G 0 Deane, Mr M C Albright, M.F.H. (South Hereford), Mr A Bartleet, Mr G L Acworth, Miss de Montgeon, Captain Palairet, Mr Robinson, Mrs Masefield, Mr and Mrs Blew, Capt. Spencer, Colonel Holland, Mr Kidston, M.F. H. (North Hereford), Mr C W Bell, Mr and Mrs Gibbons, Mr W H Taylor, Mr 0 N Holt-Needham, Mr Vincent Yorke, Miss Strickland, Mrs Hawker, Mr and Mrs Whalley, Mr G Williams, Mr T W S Smyth, Mr Geo. Hunter, Mr J G Hawkins, Mr W D Blandford, Mr T E Jones, Mr H W Smith, Mr T J Poiner, -,ni i t h Mr T J Poiner, Mr J Terry, Mr Henry Green, Mr A Cotton, and many others. The Croome and Cotswold Huns were also well represented. Volters was first tried without response, so hounds were taken to Sarnhill. Finding at once, a fox crossed to Volters, going on over the Tewkes- bury-road to Bushley Park, straight away for the Lower Lode, effecting an escape in an old oak tree just below Forthampton Court. Having drawn the Allotments and Agborough blank, hounds were put into the Grove, and a tough old customer steered away for Longdon. Unfortunately he was headed at the road, and turning back ran through Agborough to Sarn- hill. A good deal of cover work followed before he was induced to leave. Starting again over the open for Longdon, he was once more headed near the Woodhouse Farm, and return- ing through Agborough to Sarnhill could not be persuaded to leave, and was killed on the edge of Volters. Downend Covers and Black- lands were tenantless, so hounds were taken to a culvert on Mr Harris's farm, where a fox was seeu to enter earlier in the day. When a terrier was loosed he made it too hot for reynard, w ho bolted over Tunnel Hill straight for Upton Railway Station. Bearing left- handed he led us on in the direction of Hanley Swan. Still keeping the railway to the right. he went on for Welland. Doubling sharp back near the Anchor, he ran, with the Stanks on the right, straight away for Upton. Crossing the railway just below the Station, and the Ham near the rifle butts, he crossed the River Severn to the Croome country, but hounds were stopped as it was getting dark. Saturday, British Camp —A fox was found near the old pumping station that ran across to the Ridgeway and thence to Newers Wood, going right through, and over Swinyard hill to Berrington Grove. Here he was not permitted to tarry and again crossing the hills, ran through Mr Wilson's covers to Evendine, going on for Barton Court. Circling back over the golf links for the hills, he was headed and hounds pulled him down at Evendine after a good 1 hour 50 minutes. Hounds were then taken to Danemore, and quickly forced a fox away over Mr Gilbert's training grounds, to and through Blackmoor Park for Maddresfield Court, travelling a fine line of country to the Sandpits, where he got to ground. On Monday, the venue was Highleadon Green. An outlier was first sought after, but without success, and Tibberton Wood was reached ere we found a fox. With- a poor scent a slow hunt was carried 011 to Highnam, where he twisted about until the ground was so foul the chase was abandoned. A brace was found in Lassington, one going away by the railway for Hartpury and crossing the line near the level crossing set his mask for Highnam, where he was killed. Going back to Lassington hounds ran their fox out at the top end by Lassington schools, and away for Pipers Grove, but scent was so bad he had to be given up. U & FOR'ARD ON. I
A FORMER MASTER OF THE LEDBURY. I Mr Charles Morrell, J.P., of Dorchester, Oxon., formerly an enthusiastic follower of the hounds, having as master hunted the Ledbury, Worcestershire, and other packs, left estate valued for probate at 2450 gross. Mr Charles Morrell was master of the Ledbury Hounds for many years, living at Stanley House, Bosbury. He was very popular, and hunted the hounds himself. Although a heavy man he hacked to to meets—no motor cars in those days. He went to hunt the Worcestershire from Led- bury. +
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. LEDBURY. Saturday, Feb 7-The Trumpet, at 11 Monday, Feb 9-Redmarley Village, at 11 Wednesday, Feb 11-Biaisaon Hall, at 11-30 Friday, Feb 13 -Canning Arms, at 11 Saturday, Feb 14-Holly Bush, at 11 Sir George Bullough wishes to express his tbanks to all Puppy Walkers in the Ledbury Hunt for so very kindly refraining from sending their puppies back to the Kennels, and to those who had already sent them in and generously offered to take them back during the time dis- temper was so severe at the Kennels. NORTH LEDBURY. Saturday, Feb 7 —Bosbury, at 11. Tuesday, Feb 10-Acton Mill, at 11. Friday, Feb 13—Coddington Cross, at 11 NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE. Saturday, Feb 7—Kennels, 11 Monday, Feb 9-New Inn, Wacton, at 11 Thursday, JFeb 12—Ashperton Station, at 11 Thursday, i?eb 14-Dilwyn, at 11 Saturday, Feb 14-Dilwyn, at 11 SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE. Saturday, Feb 7-Kynaston, at 11 Tuesday, Feb 10—Lower Bullingham, at 11 Thursday, Feb 12-Bagyllidart, at 11 Saturday, Feb 14—The Lion, Fawley, at 11 LEDBURY BEAGLE-HARRIERS. (Weather permitting). Friday, Feb 13-Town Farm Cross Roads, Castle Froome, at 11. M.R. ROSS HARRIERS. (Weather permitting). Tuesday, Feb 10—Newcourt, Mar stow, at 11
DYMOCK. 1 New and Second Hand Cycles for sale or hire. Pram Tyres wired on. Electric Pocket Lamps and Refills in stock. Motor Cycle aDd other Tyres and Outfits.-W. Ducffleld, Cycle Agent, Dymock. A DYMOCK BUTCHER'S AFFAIRS.—A meeting of the creditors of Albert Mayo, of Dymock, butcher, was convened to be held at the offices of the Official Receiver (Mr Charles Scott), Station road, Gloucester, on Thursday at noon. The debtor's statement showed gross liabilities amounting to 2376 18s 7d., of which EMI 6s 3d was placed down as expected to rank for divi- dend. The assets were estimated at j341 2s 2d, and after deducting 211 12a 4d for preferential creditors there remained a deficiency of £311 16s 5d. The cause of failure alleged by debtor was "bad trade." The creditors who had rovedwere: J M Scott, Newent, j36 7s 6d; Josiah Stallard, Worcester, 21 Os 6d; and Earl Beauchamp, J315 14s 8d. The debtor and his wife were present, but no creditors, and the former was also legally represented by Mr J A Fossick (from the office of Mr A Lionel Lane). The Official Receiver presided, and the case remains in his hands as trustee.
A8HPERTON. I PROPERTY SALE.—IJdessrs Bentley, Hobbs and Mytton conducted a scale of freehold property at the Mitre Hotel, Hereford, on Wednesday last, by direction of the executive of the late Mr George Summers. The property comprised the freehold dwelling house known as The Upper House," about one mile from Ashperton station, 5 miles from Ledbury and 11 from Hereford, with gardens, bakehouse with ovens, stabling, sheds, &c., two modem built Cottages with gardens, pasture orchard adjoining, the whole containing 2 a. 2 r. 0 p. or thereabouts, together with the goodwill of the baker's business recently carried on by the late Mr George Summers. There was a very large attendance of purchasers present and biddings were very keen. The property was started at 21,000 and rose to 21,955, at which sum it was knocked down to Mr G Powell Tuck. Messrs Hughes and Brown, Worcester, were the solicitors con- cerned for the vendors.
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LEDBURY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE LEAGUE. I LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE. Shot Won Lost Tied Agirrgt Pts Fox 19 19 0 0 4526 38 White Hart. 19 15 3 1 4435 31 New Inn 18 12 5 1 4195 25 Yew Tree. 18 12 6 0 4083 24 Nondescripts 19 11 7 1 4386 23 Putley 19 11 7 1 4235 23 Biddulph 19 11 8 e 4297 22 Talbot 19 10 8 1 4274 21 Wellington 19 8 10 1 4275 17 Prince of Wsjles 18 5 13 0 4010 10 Wellington Hth 18 5 13 0 3937 10 Bell 17 5 12 0 3729 10 Plough 18 2 16 0 3566 4 Ledbury W.M.C. 18 0 18 0 3591 0 NONDESCRIPTS v PUTLEY. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 13 points. Score — Nondescripts—E W Reed 28, R A Panl 29, D 0 Evans 31, H Cox 29, S Bowen 28, C E Baker 30, T G Drew 30, W S Bowes 33-total 238. Putley-H Hyde 28. A East 28, A H Wilson 28, G Evans 23, H Forty 29, L Preece 28, C Taylor 29, J Smith 32-total 225. WELLINGTON HEATH v. FOX. Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 25 points. Score :— Wellington Heath—H Payne 30, T Stephens 27, G Jones 23, C Pedlingham 28, J Hurdman 29, D Smith 27, M Hankins 27, C F Drew 23- total 213. Fox-J Huish 29, G Baylis 31, F Reece 27, E Hampton 29. J Brown 32, E G Morris 32, G Walters 28, J Hollings 30—total 238. LEDBURY W.M.C. ? WHITE HART. Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 17 points. Score :— Ledbnry—J Smith 24, W F West 33, W Gardiner 24, C Hill 24, W J Smith 29, L Christopher 24, E Harris 26, B Harris 29-total 213. White Hart- T Phillips 28, P Adams 28, H I Smith 28, C Curnock 29, J Smith 28, C Fardon 31, A Nicholls 27, W Connop 31—total 230. PLOUGH v. NONDESCRIPTS. Shot on the formei's range and won by the visitors by 27 points. Score :— Plough-H Turner 27, L A Ingram 26. A Wilks 25. E Mark 26, E Haines 26, J Madders 27, J Seal Nondescripts-S Bowen 28, E W Reed 29, D 0 Evans 30, R A Paul 31, T G Drew 32, H Cox 30, C E Baker 30, W S Bowes 30-total 240. TALBOT v. YEW TREE. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 4 points. Score :— Talbot-C Huieh 29, G Hankins 28, H Barnes 26, F Elliott 27, S Allen 28, W Huish 29, J James 31, T Smith 28-total 228. Yew Tree-P Lewis 24, H Hill 29, H Wharton 31. J Evans 28. H Hitchings 29, W Clarke 27, A Cotterell 29, G Moore 27—total 224. FOX v. WELLINGTON. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 1 point. The match creates a record in the league, the two teams totalling the highest aggregate in any match yet shot in the league, while J Hollings (Fox), who has for three seasons been the champion hot and is leading this season, achieved the feat of scoring a possible," the first since seven shots came into farce. His sighting shot was also a bull. F Reeves, of the Wellington, scored 34, and two other marksmen in J Brown (Fox) and W Lane (Wellington) each saored 33. In all 48 bulls were registered out of 112 shots to count-a record for the leagne. Score Fox-G Walters 30, J Hollings 35, J Huish 29, G Baylise 28, G Hulls 29, EHampton 30, J Brown 33, E G Morris 32—total 246. Wellington-F Reeves 34, C Moss 29, P George 31, W Jones 31, B Lea 29, C Thomas 28, J Hunt 30, W Lane 33-total 245. PUTLEY v WELLINGTON HEATH. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 9 points. Score:- Putley-A H Wilson 31, C Taylor 28, H Hyde 26, R Preece 27, H Fortey 26, A East 28, L Preece 28, J Smith 31-total 226. Wollington Heath-H Payne 26, G Jones 22, D Smith 28, J Hurdman 26, T Stephens 28, C Pedlingham 31, H Lewington 26. F Drew 31- total 216. WHITE HART v BIDDULPH ARMS Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 15 points. Score :— White Hart—W Connop 29, H Smith 29, J Smith 29, T Phillips 29. E Howard 31, P Adams 32 C Pardon 30, C Curnock 29—total 238. Biddulph-T Porter 27, E Hale 29, J Potter 30, A Wadeley 26. G Chadd 28, C Smart, sear, 32, W Preece 22, W Brookes 29-total 223.
COLWALL NEWS. The Reporter is now on sale at the shop of M H Malt, hairdresser and tobacconist, near the Stone, CMwall. ODDFELLOWS' DINNER. The 38th anniversary dinner of the "Loyal Perseverance Lodge was held last (Thursday) night at the Oddfellows' Hall, a full report of which we hold over till next week. MOTHERS' MEETING. The members of the above met at the Tem- perance Hall on Friday for the Christmas party. The proceedings commenced with a seasonable meat supper. To the great pleasure cf all, Mis Ballard (Superintendent), who has had to give up, by medical advice, a number of evening engagements, was able to be present. The evening was most pleasantly spent in all sorts of games. Before the party broke up refreshments were served.
BOUQUETS. WREATHS. CROSSES. Harps, Anchors, Sprays, or any other design made up by expert hands with the choicest Flowers in season, at reasonable prices. Carefully packed and sent to any part of the Carefully British Isles at short notice. VIOLETS A SPECIALITY. I have 4.000 plants of Double and Single to pick from, from now till April. Also a splendid lot of Chrysanthemums and other Flowers. Boxes of Cut Flowers Sent post free for Is 6d, 2s 6d, and upwards. Fruit Trees, Roses, Shrubs, Herbaceons Plants, Alpine Plants, and Spring Bedding Plants, at reasonable prices. Silver Sand, Peat, Loam, Charcoal, Mats, and all requisites for the garden supplied at cut prices. New Gardens laid out, old ones renovated. Tennis Courts, Croquet Lawns, Bowling Greens, and Cricket Grounds. A trial order solicited. Satisfaction Guaranteed. W. BUNN, Nurseryman, COLWALL. I I DAVID SMITH & SON Monumental Soulptors, LEDBURY. MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEAD- STONES and CROSSES of every description, in Marble, Granite and Stone, fixed in any part of the kingdom. OLD MONUMENTS RENOVATED. Designs and Estimates sent free application.
JHrtbs, dDardages, 800 Deaths. DEATHS. THOMAS.—January 31, at the Mill House, Tarrington, Williani Thomas, porter, aged 68 years. HARRIS.—February 3, at Oikland Villa, Led- bury, Rhoda Harris, aged 76 years.
ARTHUR J. VIRGO, MONUMENTAL WORKS, Oathedral Olose, Hereford Memorials in Marble, Granite or Stone. Designs Famished. Brick Vatalts & Steen Graves Country Work a Speciality. no Oldwt B"new tn Berttjonu