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TEACHERS ON STRIKE.

Views of Sir J. H. Yoxall.

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CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE I…

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-Ledbury Produce Market.I

Ledbury Corn Market.I

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FARMER THRASHED.

Challenge to Fight with Fiste…

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Challenge to Fight with Fiste or- Crops. Interesting Devsiopment Expeoted. As the result of the sensational incident in the hunting field reported above, Mr I Berry, a young farmer of Upper Clatford. three miles from Andover. has challenged Mr Oswald Riley, son of Mr J Riley, of Putley Court, Ledbury, Master of the Ted- worth Fiona,-a, to fight him "on sight. The affair is the one subject of conversation in the towns and villages of this part of Hampshire. Mr Berry refuses to go to law, and declares his intention of adopting what can best be described as Bret Harte tactics. Mra Riley and between 20 and 30 other ladies were present during the incident. Mr Berry, however, strenuously protested his innocence when I saw him to-day (says a Daily News "correspondent.) His face was scarred by a livid wheal across the left ear and cheek, and he was still obviously upset. I am shielding someone else and am, absolutely innocent," he assured me. I had heard there was likely to be a drag, but had nothing to do with laying it. What happened. was simply that I lost the hounds after being with them for two hours or so and was taking a short cut in search of them when Mr Riley rode up. My horse was walking at the time. not galloping, as has been stated. Very unfortunately I had no hunting crop, and was therefore absolutely defence- less. At my request Mr Riley put his hands- in all my pockets, and smelt my gloves, and he admitted that he could not detect a trac& of aniseed. In spite of that he struck me. twice. Nobody offered me a crop to defend myself with, and there was nothing for it but to get away as quick as I could. I have written to Mr Riley to-day chal lenging him to fight me on equal terms the- next time we meet with fists or crops or in any other way he likes. I'm no fighting man, and may get a licking, but anyhow t shall have the satisfaction." Mr Berry is a slim, wiry English farmer, and Mr Riley a much heavier country gentle- man of Irish extraction, with some reputation as a pugilist. Mr Riley, who lives at Cholverton, near Salisbury, sends the following message in reply to Mr Berry's challenge Isaac Berry knows what I said to him yesterday, and what to expect next time I meet him-and why. After this we may expect to find a good many people anxious to witness the meeting.

FOOTBALL NOTES.

jHEREFORDSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE.-

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