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I LOCAL NEWS. Owing to the pressure on our space we are compelled to hold over the report of the annual dinner of the Ledbury Fire Brigade, held last (Thursday) night. Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. 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. Mr. C. W. Jessett's Band (violin, cornet and piano). Open for Engagements for Balls, Dances, Parties, Social Gatherings, Concerts, etc. Moderate Terms.-Apply, Mr C W Jessett, 22, Church Street, Ledbury. CHURCH CHOIR ENTERTAINED.—On Thursday in last week the adult members of the Ledbury Church Choir were entertained to dinner by the Rector (the Rev F W Carnegy) at the Rectory. Every one of the choristers was able to be present at the festive board and an excellent repast was served. The Rector occupied the chair and Mrs Camegy was also present. After dinner the members adjourned to the Parish Room, where they went through the business of the usual quarterly meeting, and afterwards they returned to the dining room and spent a very pleasant evening in social enjoyment. CHURCH WORKERS' SOCIAL.-On Wednesday evening last the Rector and Mrs Carnegy enter- tained a large body of church workers at a social gathering held in the Church Room. 140 invitations were issued and nearly all accepted and the gathering was representative of some 20 different Church Organisations, all alike doing splendid work and not one of which was, as stated by the Rector in a stirring and encourag- ing speech, in debt. The hall itself presented a very bright and cheerful appearance and harmony was dispensed during the evening by the following Mrs Strickland, Miss Masefield, .Miss Horton, The Rector, Messrs Stubbs, iTeague, Bache, Whyld, Reed, with Mr Hobro as accompanist. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors grouudan< 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. INVITATION DANCE.—Last (Thursday) night a most successful invitation dance was held at the Feathers Assembly Room, Ledbury, when upwards of 120 enjoyed an excellent programme of dances, commencing at 8 p.m., and continu- ing ,tilL2 a.m. Miss Fardon's band provided danae imusic. The room was tastefully decor- ated with palms and other foliage plants. Messrs tHR Cotton, F A James, G Haines and R Duncombe were the M. C. 's, and the Com- mitteee responsible for the arrangements com- prised Miss Duncombe, Miss Connie Vaughan, Miss Barnham, Mr S Bowen, Mr R Duncombe, Mr G Haines and Mr E W Reed. SUNFLOWER. MINSTRELS.—There has been a remarkable run on tickets during the last few days, for the iforthcoming performances on Mon- day next and the two following nights by the Sunflower" Minstrels, at the Royal Hall, Ledbury, the proceeds being in aid of the Led- bury Evening Schools' Prize Fund. The pro- gramme will be found to be a really good one, and should not be missed. The individual .items and jokes in the first half include some .extra special numbers, and the second half, tConsisting of Charcoal and Chatter (" Life's Little Worries "), a Welsh railway sketch, and the usual rollicking farce, is exceedingly enter- taining. Buy your ticket at once, and thus make sure of a seat. FI&ETHCOMING DEBATE.—What promises to be an exceptionally interesting debate, will take place at the Town Hall, Ledbury, on Wednes- day evening next at 8 o'clock, when Mr E P Baily (organising secretary of the National Service League) and the Rev H A Barnes, will debate on the National Service League pro- posals, Mr Baily taking the affirmative, and Mr Barnes the negative. Mr A Roger Rowden will preside, and tickets of admission (free) may be obtained from Mr H W Croft, Pye's Nest, the Rev H A Barnes, New-street, and also at the office of Messrs Lane Bros.. and Bastow in New-street. It is hoped there will be a really good attendance, as both gentlemen can b relied upon to give of their best and the subject is a most important one. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- siimption only.-Ledbury A-ent,-W H Alleyne, New-street. OXFORD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION LECTURES. — The balance-sheet for the series of Oxford University Extension Lectures, given during the Michaelmas term last year, has been handed to us by Miss Masefield, hon. secretary. The accounts have been audited by Mr C B Masefield and the committee, and are as follows :— Receipts-Balance in hand, April, 1913, B5 2s 3d, subscriptions C2 2s, 36 serial tickets at 7s 6d J315 lOa, single tickets and syllabus j36 16s, special donations from committee to meet deficit 23 16s 2d, total C31 69 5d. Expenditure— Postage 11s 6d, carriage of lending library 3s 2d, advertising 15s 6d, printing 12s 3d, blinds for Church Room 14s 8d, hire of Church Room and caretaker £1 4s, hire of lantern and operator 96 6s, fee to Oxford University 916 16s, lecturer's travelling expenses 94 2s 6d, balance in bank lOd, total B51 6s 5d. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. IMPROVEMENT OF LIVE STOCK.—On Tuesday afternoon at the Royal Oak Hotel, Ledbury, a meeting was held to consider what steps could be taken by the farmers of the district towards taking part in the scheme of the Board of Agri- culture and Fisheries to encourage improvement in the breeding of cattle. Mr Henry Weston gresided, and also present were Messrs D A G Birchley, J J S Powell, F Powell, H B Walker, T A Pedlingham, Hubert Weston, G M Morgan, G Cobb, J Parry, senr., J Parry, jnr., H Cowell, A G Bunn, J Hodgskiss, Pope (Aw- nells), E H Hopkins and Fred Ballard.—It was unanimously resolved to form a society to be named the Ledbury Live Stock Improvement Society, and that the Board of Agriculture's Inspector be invited to attend a meeting and explain matters. Mr John Parry, jnr., made an offer to provide a pedigree Hereford bull, Bounds Baronet "(21912) (vol. 43, p. 18), and the offer was accepted. It was decided that the fee should be 2s 6d to occupiers of 100 acres and under, and 5s to occupiers of over 100 acres. Mr John Parry, jnr., was also appointed hon. secretary of the Society. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. —26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Porch).








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