UyrT-TK1. FURRIERS OF THE will hold tor- DURING FEBRUARY their Great Reduction Sale of FURS CATALOGUE OF BARGAINS may be obtained post free on application. AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS, 162 17, and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. -r Go to GEORGE OLIVER For BEST VALUE in ipr* FOOTWEAR ""•« LARGEST and most UP-TO-DATE STOCK in the County. BOOTS FOR FIELD AND FARM a Speciality. (Wear Guaranteed). Leggings and Gaiters In endless variety. Largest ReteLiler in the woricl. REPAIRS AND BESPOKE ORDERS A SPECIALITY LOCAL BRANCH— Leicester House, Homend Street, Ledbury. 150 BRANCH ESTABLISHMENTS. For BEST COAL! Send to- J. & N. NADIN & Co., LTD., COLLIERY PROPRIETORS, LEDBURY STATION. NEW MODELS for 1914 NOW COMING IN. H. C. CECIL, Swan Cycle Works, HOMEND STREET, LEDBURY, Agent for B.S.A. BICYCLES & MOTOR-BICYCLES James', Rudge-Whitworth, and other Leading Makes of Cycles. Cycles at all Prices. Cash or Easy Payments. Large stock of TYRES. ACCESSORIES of every description. Dtr-REPAIRS A SPECIALITY by Experienced Workmen. WALL PAPERS! WALL PAPERS! Now showing New Patterns for 1914, From îd. per Piece. About 50 odd lots, 1913 patterns, to be cleared at reduced prices. Great Bargains for early purchasers. PICTURE FRAMES! A large quantity of Photo and Post Card Frames in stock from 4id. each. Post Card Frames to hold 3, from 6d.; 4 from Is.; 5 from Is. 3d.; 6 from Is. 6d. PICTURE FRAMES made to order on the premises by special machinery, which ensures accuracy and best finish. Over 100 patterns of Mouldings to choose from. TO AMATEURS.—Mouldings, Mounts, Glass, Backing, etc., supplied at lowest possible prices. Toys and Fancy Goods. PENNY BAZAAR. CIRCULATING LIBRARY. WILLIAM PREECE, Homend Street P.O., Ledbury. INFLUENZA! INFLUENZA! INFLUENZA! Meacham's Influenza Mixture! AN INVALUABLE TONIC IN ALL CASES OF INFLUENZA, FEVERISH COLD, AND GENERAL DEBILITY. The early symptoms of Influenza are Dizziness, Pains in the Head, Back and Throat, Genera languor, Rapid Increase of Temperature. If on the first appearanee of the symptoms a few doses of the Mixture are taken they will he found to check the disease and give instant relief. In Bottlesi One Shllltn.. Each. Only of Maker— VINCENT W. MEACHAM (Chemist by Exam.), HIGH STREET, LEDBURY. 1 Ask for WHITBREAD'S 8 TWT»K«———1W——rtMWl.T.TglBEMH———TIMW— LONDON STOUT 3/- PER DOZ. EXTRA STOUT 3/6 Do. (RECOMMENDED FOR INVALIDS). INDIA PALE ALE 2/6 DO. Sold by C. PEDLI NGHAM, Family Grocer, etc., Market Place, LEDBURY. Any quantity supplied, from one Bottle upwards. I WE STILL LEAD THE WAY IN HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE I Our Furniture never fails to appeal. It is distinctive and refined. It is RELIABLE because the best skill is embodied in its production. It is ECONOMICAL because we are content to sell at a moderate profit. Call and examine our immense stock, and see what STERLING VALUE we offer. GLO'STER FURNISHING COMPANY, Broad Street, WORCESTER. CHAIN HARROWS. Farmers' Patent Progress & Tine & Link Harrows Are the Best for Scattering Cattle Droppings, Mole Hills, Creeping Weeds, Stubble, etc., and providing the Finest Pastures and Crops. Any size sent un free trial. Ordinary Chain Harrows in all sizes. PLOUGHS, CULTIVATORS, CORN DRILLS, HARROWS, ROLLERS, etc. Complete Lists and Lowest Cash Prices on application. R. A. LISTER & Co., Ltd., Station Road, Gloucester. Telegrams—" LISTER, GLOUCESTER." Telephone-158. 4Gt-:L.C:»EII!I- Real Seal Hedging Gloves, at 3/6 and 4/3. Natural Wool-Lined Gloves, for Tram and Motor Drivers. Wool-Lined Driving Gloves. Best Cape Driving Cloves for hard wear. Gardening Cloves, Housemaid's Gloves, &c., &c. HOLLOWAY SON & Co., King Street, Gloucester. Coals Coals Coals SEND WIRE WRITE 'PHONE TO TO TO TO f if p if J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. gOT* They will GUARANTEE to deliver BETTER QUALITY to customers at SIXPENCE PER TON LESS than any Goals advertised or circularised. J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., LEDBURY. feleohone-14, P.O.. Ledbnry Telew-aph-MEATES, Ledbury. FOR ALL KINDS OF PRINTING GO TO THE "LEDBURY REPORTER" OFFICE. Jthhnr!! ittpnrbr AND FARMERS' GAZETTE. The acknowledged Advertising Medium for the district covering the wide area of ground bounded by the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Woi- cester, which has a population of between 30,000 and 40,000. It is read by all classes, and there is no bettei Advertising Medium in the Ledbury District. Telgrams "Reporter." Ledbury.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914. Topical Tattle. It. would appear as if at last the Teacher's strike is settled, though I believe the teachers of tlJH county meet to-day (Saturday), when no doubt, the full terms of the settlement will be explains to tliem. The schools re- opeu on Monday next, and all the old teachers may be expected to resume their duties on that date except in cases were permanent appointments have been made in their place. In such cases, I believe I am right in stating .that the new teachers will continue, but there are not more than 15 throughout the county, and it is likely that even in these cases the old teachers will resume their positions in course of time. ♦ Meanwhile the Ledbury schools re-open on Monday under an order from the County Medical Officer (Dr Gold), who considers thattheoutbreak of measles and such ailments has sufficiently abated to admit of the schools being re-opened. ♦ Those pressmen who attended the Police Court on Wednesday had a good gruelling, the Court sitting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of half-an-hour's break for lunch. The business which caused this lengthy sitting was the adjourned licensing sessions, and the hearing of the objections to the renewal of the Butcher's Arms, Wool- hope the Crown Inn, Colwall; and the Brook Inn, Bosbury. The licenses of the two former were renewed, but that of the latter was referred to the compensation authority. Forgive the pun, but it seemed a case of the Butchers Arms saving the Crown from falling into the Brook, which itself got dammed. ♦ We have had fire extinguishing demon- strations in Ledbury Cattle Market at various intervals during the past few years, but generally they have been poorly attended affairs, for the simple reason that nobody knew about them, as the firm in whose interests they were organised did not adver- tise. Last Tuesday there was another demonstration, and the value of advertising wa& seen in the crowd which attended, quite 200 to 300 people being assembled in the lower portion of the Cattle Market, due to the publicity given the affair by an advertisement in this journal. <- There were altogether three demon- strations, the first two of which were any- thing but satisfactory to some of theon-lookers, but the third was an eye-opener. I have always contended that the manner in which the firm in question conducts these demon- strations is neither satisfactory to the public or of a character to properly display the undoubted efficacy and utility of their appliance as a first aid in case of fire. They get a big blaze without a doubt, but the fire would burn itself out if left alone without the framework in which it takes place suffer- ing in the least, and this was plainly demonstrated on Tuesday. Then a proper fire was made with some body in it, and the capability of the appliance were properly demonstrated to the satisfaction of all con- cerned. It is to be hoped the firm in question will take due notice of Tuesday's happenings, which did some good to them from a selling point of view. -The old man has handed over to me a communication which he says I can work in this column. It is as follows :—" Dear Editor,—I was delighted with the quality of the Ledbury Reporter paper for my charcoal sketches at the Royal Hall last week. Even when unprinted it has a good bite to it. Many thanks. Yours sincerely, Barry Harnard." There's for you, indeed Perhaps I ought to explain that the expression bite has reference to the literary depart- ment of the journal, as well as the quality of the paper it is printed on. Another tribute to good stuff. « The Farmers' Union dinner on Thursday in last week was the most successful yet held under the auspices of the local branch, and the speeches-and there were many of them—were punctuated with that spice of humour which relieves the tedium of listen- ing to a somewhat lengthy speech. Un- doubtedly the addresses of Mr Row land Hunt, M.P., Mr P W Bicknell, and Mr W S Lane were of this character, and once again Mr A Roger Rowen showed what a good after-dinner speaker he is, especially on topics connected with the land. MrBicknell's remarks on agricultural politics deserve more than a passing reference, and he undoubtedly hit the nail on the head whack in this matter. ♦ » Mr Bicknell pointed out clearly that the Farmers' Union would have to move warily. It is all very well to say that party politics must not be considered in the Union, but by all appearances farmers will have to make up their minds before long as to which party is going to do most good. Naturally mere party questions like Home Rule and Welsh Disestablishment, which affect not the agriculturist, can be safely relegated to the background, but when it comes to Tariff Reform and Free Trade, land purchase systems and land questions, the farmer must see which is going to be best for him and vote accordingly. The fact that the two great political parties of the State have awakened to the fact that we still have an agricultural community in the country dates from the growth of the Farmers' Union, and farmers need to proceed warily before they commit themselves. The local lodge and the Executive Com- mittee of the National Conservative League is to be complimented on introducing such an innovation as that of last (Thurday) night, when a special musical programme was given to which ladies were invited and entertained. Since the demise of the Women's Unionist and Tariff Reform Association some four years ago, the ladies of the Unionist party have often complained that there were no functions for their benefit, and that they appreciated the invitation of the men folk was shown by the manner in which they attended. I hope this will not be the last. TATTLER. I
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LOCAL NEWS. i LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. 1 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, MARCH 1. 1st Sunday in Lent. MORNING. I EVENING. Gen 10 JO 1 Gen. 22. Mark 4-3.5. Rom. 11. 8 a.m.-Hilly Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 89, 92, 263. 12 (rioon)-Holy Communion. 3 p.m.—Men's Service. Address by the Rev H G Morgan, Rector of Stoke Lacy. 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Hymns 249, Anthem, 91, 493, 467. Collections—Sick and Needy. Church Army (Captain Nmh)-Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6-30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 a.m., except on Wednesdays Fridays and Holy Days, when it is at II a.m. Daily Evensong at 5-30 p.m. Tuesday—C.E.M.S. Annual Meeting 8-30. Wednesday—Evensong with Address 8. Thursday—Children's Service 5-30. CATHOLIC CHURCH, 8outhend 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. Sunday—10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Collections-General Chapel Fund. Monday, 7-45 p.m.—Wesley Guild. Thursday, 7-30 p.m.—Rev G Dyer. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.m., Mr Barnfather; 6-30 p.m., Mr Jeynes. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Hart. Pendock—11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr Swift. Redmarley-3 p.m. and p.m., Mr Blyde. Birtsmorton-ll a.m., Mr Rice 6-30 p.m., Mr Fowler. Colwa!!—11 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Rev G Oyston. Much Marcle—3 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr A Warren BAPTIST CHAPEL, Honiand Street. Sunday—11 a.m. and 6-59 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday—Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-SO Wednesday-Po W.E., 7-30 Friday—Christian Endeavour, 7-30 0 Ohas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. THE COUNCIL SCHOOLS. The Ledbury Council Schools re-open on Monday next in all departments. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. -The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors ground and 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. A LITTLE CHILD'S FUNERAL.-One unfor- bunate result of the recent outbreak of measles is the death of Violet Gurney, aged 14 months, who, after a short illness of nine days, died on Wednesday in last week, from measles and congestion of the lungs. She was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Gurney, of Church-street, Ledbury, and the interment took place on Monday at Ledbury Cemetery. The Curate (Rev 0 F R Strickland) conducted the service. The following is a list of the wreaths sent by relatives and friends:—In loving memory of our darling Violet, from Dad and Mam from Granny, to dear little Violet; in loving memory, from Aunt Harrie and Cousin Edie with deep sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Gibbons in remembrance of dear Violet, from Corona, who loved her in loving remembrance of dear Vi, from Mrs Evans and Polly Hanson in loving memory of dear little Violet, from Kathleen Reeves; dear little Violet, from Marie J essett; in affectionate remembrance of a sweet little girl, from Katie and Lizzie Underwood a token of respect and sympathy, from Mrs Barnham a token of deep sympathy, from Uncle Jack and Aunt Ellen (Milberton, Cavendish-road, Balham). Mr and Mrs Gurney wish to thank all kind friends for the wreaths, also for their kindness during their bereavement. John Haines and Sons, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homead Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. EXTINGUISHING DEMONSTRATION.—A success- ful demonstration of fire extinguishing was given at the Cattle Market, Ledbury. on Tuesday afternoon, before a very large and representative audience of gentlemen in the town and district, quite 200 people being assembled. The first fire, consisted of a large shed tarred and filled with timber, and wood-wool, a quantity of petrol and paraffin being thrown on. On being fired and fully caught hold the flames reached some thirty feet high. At a given signal by the audience, Mr Goodyear, representing Minimax Ltd, put this fire out in 3 minutes. Mr E Pritchett, of Munsley Castle, here made an interruption, claiming that the timber was specially treated to resist fire. This caused a commotion. Mr Goodyear challenged Mr Pritchett to remake a fire to his own instruc- tions, and a large quantity of faggots and timber were purchased from Miss R E Daw, wheel- wright, and placed inside the shed, together with timber previously used. Paraffin and petrol were again thrown on, so that a huge fire with intense heat was generated. When the flames burst through the roof of the shed, at the order of Mr Pritchett, Mr Goodyear proceeded to put out this fire, which he was successful in doing in the same time as the first fire. Mr Pritchett not only withdrew his criticism but gave an order for an installation of the Minimax appliances at his farm. When Mr Goodyear succeeded in defeating the second fire there was loud and vigorous applause. Mr Goodyear, who is with Messrs Swift and Co. for the next fortnight, would be glad to arrange for private demonstrations or give his expert opinion for installing this most convenient and success- ful convenience for "first aid." Some of the customers in the district who have "Minimax" installed are Eastnor Castle, Ledbury Kennels, Colonel Henry, Mr P Taylor, Birchend, etc.
OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. Events advertised in these columns or for which we h!),ve received printing orders. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)— Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)- Prize Sale of Horses at Hereford Market by, Messrs Jackson and McCartney. Football Matches (see fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2;30, 6.30, and 8.45 p.m. SUNDAY— Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury, 3 p.m. [MONDAY— r Ledbnrv Urban Council, 7-30 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY— Ledbury Guardians, 11 a.m. Sale of Seed Potatoes at Ledbury Cattle Market, for Messrs. Cross and Co., Wisbech, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, 2-30 p.m. Sale of live and dead Farming Stock of Grendon Court and Wobage Farms, Upton Bishop, at Wobage Farm, for Mr J Murdoch, by Messrs Dampier, Footitt and Bennett, at 10.30 a.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY- Ledbury Women's Liberal Association, S p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Quadrille Party, New Inn Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, 7-45 p.m. Newent Police and Adjourned Licensing Sessions, 11-30 a.rri. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY- Sale of Cattle, Mare, Poultry, Hay, Out-door Effects and Household Furniture at the Brook Inn, Bosbury, fwr Mr E C Rey- nolds, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 2 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. SATURDAY- Monthly Meeting Ledbury and District Air- Rifle League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury,. 7-30 p.m. prompt. Football Matches (see Fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2.30,. 6.30, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. March 12—Sale of stock-in-trade of China and Glass, Garden Seeds and Household Fur- niture at 3, High-street, Ledbury, for Mrs Parr, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Authony, at 1 p.m. March 12—Sale of Horses, Cattle, Poultry, Hay, Implements, Household Furniture, etc., at Upper House, Ashperton, for Executors ef the late Mr G Summers, by Messrs. Bentley, Hobbs and Mytton, at 11 a.m. March 17—Sale of valuable freehold Meadow, Building Site in New-street, and six Cot- tages in South Parade, Ledbury, at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. March 17—Sale of three pairs of semi-detached Villas, situate near Colwall Stone, at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. March 17—Sale of compact Estate, Arable Land and 4 Cottages, situate at Ryton, Dymock, at the Feathers Hotel, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. March 21-Prize Sale of Horses at Hereford Market by Messrs. Jackson and McCartney. March 25-Sale of Herd of Dairy Cattle at Bar- ton Farm, Colwall, for Mr G Wadley, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony.
ORIGINAL POETRY. SOMEBODY CARES. Ye sons of the Empire scattered abroad, Where the flag of the Union flies We whisper your names in our prayers to God When the day with the daylight dies And when we awake from our nightly rest, Ye are first in our thoughts and prayers And deep, deep down in your inmost breast Ye must know that there's somebody cares. My son, thou hast chosen a path of thine own Away from the parent roof-tree Thy mother at home hath set up a throne In her heart that is only for thee And when thou art silent and weeks go by- Long weeks of unanswered prayers- The sob in her voice and the tear in her eye Show plain that there's somebody cares. My daughter, I need not in doleful strain Remind thee of what thou hast been- Our comfort in sorrow, our solace in pain, And, next to thy mother, my queen. That far-away land that thou callest thy home With him who thy troubles now shares, Will surely be brighened when over the foam Fly the tidings that somebody cares. Britannia is proud of her children who go To build up the Empire abroad And proud is the Homeland to feel and to know They are true to their king and their God. And so from the Homeland is waftod this song To each one who our loyalty shares "Take courage, my brother, be valiant, be- strong, For at home there is somebody cares." JAMES SLIMMING. Hope End Schoolhouse.
TERRITORIAL BALL.—So successful was the Territorial Ball last week that the local Com- pany are promoting another, to be held at the new Drill Hall on Easter Monday. Sergt. B Maddox has been appointed hon. secretary. If your Eyes Ache come and have them tested free. We supply the exact glasses needed at very moderate prices 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. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. STARLING SHOOT.—A starling shoot promoted by Mr James Hollings, of the Fox Inn, was held yesterday (Thursday), when there was a good attendance of marksmen and a capital supply of birds. The principal event of S5 was divided between Mr Burford and Mr Blewitt, and the local handicap for a copper kettle was won by Mr John Thomas. Other sweeps were won by Messrs Burford, Blewitt, Thomas, N Sure, Smith, Halstead and White. Mr W Williams officiated as trapper and Mr James Hollings as referee. Carpenteet Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only.—Ledbury AgentW H Alleyne, New-street. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUK FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Porch).