fyTTTTfl FURRIERS OF THE WEST. will hold pr- DURING FEBRUARY their Great Reduction Sale of FUR S CATALOGUE OF BARGAINS may be obtained post free on application. AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS, 16, 17, and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. Go to GEORGE OLIVER For BEST VALUE in 30T FOOTWEAR "M LARGEST and most UP-TO-DATE STOCK in the County. BOOTS FOR FIELD AND FARM a Speciality. (Wear Guaranteed). Laggings and Gaiters In endless variety. Largest Retailer in the world. IirREPAlRS 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. UNREPAIRS A SPECIALITY by Experienced Workmen. WALL PAPERS! WALL PAPERS! Now showing New Patterns for 1914, From 2id. 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 ôd.; 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 S toma of Influenza Languor, Rapid Increase of Temperature. If on the first appearance of the symptoms a few doses of the Mixture are taken they will he found to check the disease and give instant relief. In Bottles, One Shilling Bach. Only of Maker— VINCENT W. MEACHAM (Chemist by Exam.), HIGH STREET, LEDBURY. 1 Ask for WHITEHEAD'S I LONDON STOUT 3/- PER DOZ. EXTRA STOUT 3/6 DO. (RECOMMENDED FOR INVALIDS). INDIA PALE ALE 2/6 DO. Sold by C. PEDLINGHAM, Family Grocer, etc., Market Place, LEDBURY. Any quantity supplied, from one Bottle upwards. 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. I I It is ECONOMICAL because we are 8 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 on 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. G-r.oircs. Real Seal Hedging Cloves, at 3/6 and 4/3. Natural Wool-Lined Cloves, for Tram and Motor Drivers. Wool-Lined Driving Cloves. Best Cape Driving Gloves for hard wear. Gardening Cloves, Housemaid's Cloves, &c., &c. ￼ & CON5 HOLLOWAY SON & Co., King Street, Gloucester. Coals Coals Coals SEND WIRE WRITE, 'PHONE TO TO TO TO J'; J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. 49* They will GUARANTEE to deliver BETTER QUALITY to customers at SIXPENCE PER TON LESS than any Ooals advertised or circularised. J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., LEDBURY. releohone-14, P.O.. Ledbury TelegMph-MEATU, Ledbury. MODERN PRINTING ¡- ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED AT MODERATE PRICES. | ,lthhntJ111tputbt AND FARMERS' GAZETTE. The acknowledged Advertising Medium tor 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: I I Reporter," Ledbury.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914. Topical Tattle. Our local billposter must have his joke like ot her people, I suppose, and he has perpetrated one this week, though whether consciously or unconsciously, I cannot say. A poster of a sale in the district of Ashper- ton was posted in a blue border of one of the bills that have been issued recently against the movement for compulsory service. The whole of the old bill has been covered, except the last line, which reads Let it all be destroyed." But the goods were sold by auction despite this. The epidemic of measles has had dire results, for the number of deaths among young children little more than babies has been really appalling for such a small town, and there are many sore and aching hearts to-day as a result. Last week I stated that there were two deaths on Thursday, but as a matter of fact there were three and there has been another one since. The attendance at school during the past fortnight has been particularly bad, though it is showing signs of improvement, and one can only express the hope that the epidemic will now quickly subside—there is every sign that this is the case-and the school-children resume their education, which has been so ruthlessly interrupted, firstly by the teachers' strike, and secondly by the epidemic referred to. While on the suject of education and school children I desire to make a correction in regard to a statement made last week with regard to the girls' school, in which I stated that 80 odd children were being taught in one classroom which accommodates 45. The former number was incorrect, and should have between 50 and 60, but as the code pro- vides that one teacher shall not be in charge of a group of scholars with more than 60 on the register, and in these two classes there were 78 on the register, it was still an error on the part of the authorities, who have recently shown an unusual desire for sticking to the letter of the code, to allow these two classes to be put together under one teacher. The directors of the Ledbury Gas Co. have, as from April 1 next, decided to meet the case of the large consumer. To all con- sumers of 20,000 feet and upwards per quarter, and there are many in the town, a cash discount will be allowed of 2d per thousand feet on the total consumption. The first discount will therefore take effect for the quarter ending June 30, on the gas bills payable in July. This is another evidence that competition is good for the consumer. Another innovation the directors have decided upon is to form a maintenance department. The purport of this is that for a small registration fee of about Is 6d (for six lights) per annum, the subscriber will be placed on the maintenance list and during the summer months, or in any case of emergency, their fitter will attend to overhaul and adjust the fittings, and give any necessary advice. Renewals, of course, will not be included in the charge for the maintenance. This will ensure up-to-date efficiency and is a step in the right direction, lor too often has a consumer been losi ng light through an imperfect knowledge as to fittings. It is sincerely to be hoped that the efforts now being made to lessen the cruelties that are perpetrated in the export of worn-out old horses from these shores to the Continent, will be successful. Two or three years ago a newspaper campaign against this cruelty was organised and vigorously carried on, which resulted in an improvement in the conditions of export, but apparently the evil has since grown, and now legislative measures are to be a Jopted. All lovers of the horse will join in the hope that the measures will be successful and thus stop one more of the degrading practices which it is only too true are practised in this country. There is no doubt that the officials of the Redmarley and District Horticultural Society mean business for. their forthcoming show at the Down House, Redmarley (by kind permission of Sir George Bullough, M.F.H.), on August Bank Holiday next. To make the flower show itself more attractive they have introduced an open class, which includes prizes for groups of plants, collec- tions of roses, sweet peas, and carnations, floral table decorations, classes for fruit, vegetables, honey, poultry butter and eggs. There is a special class for agricultural labourers apart from the cottagers' depart- ment, and this will give the bona-fide agri- cultural labourer a better chance of getting amongst the prize money than he had last year. The sports, too, are, I hear, to be entirely remodelled and made more attractive, and if the Society do not command a big measure of support next August it will not be their fault. There is every prospect that the educative work undertaken during the winter will be productive of good results when the show comes round. The Times is to be reduced to a penny on Monday next. I presume the reply to this by the ha'penny press will be to sell their publications at three a penny. The Queen paid a private visit yesterday afternoon to the Board of Trade ofifces. Her Majesty is deeply interested in an- tiques," says the Daily Telegraph." John Burns got his new office just in time. ♦ There ought to be limits to the licence of party gambling," says the Daily News and Leader." Hush Investments is the word. « "Rokeby Venus in Ribbons" is a "Globe" headline. Then the lady has more on than when Velasquez painted her. The cinema is still paying the price of popularity," says the "Daily Telegraph." I knew the cinema was paying; but I thought it was the popularity that made it pay. 1. TATTLER. I
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LOCAL NEWS. 1 ♦ LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. 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 15. 3rd Sunday in Lent. MORNIVG. I EVENING. Gen 37. Gen. 39. Mark 12, v. 13. 1 Cor. 7, v. 25. 8 a.m.-Lioly Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 106, 198, 193. 12 (noon)-Holy Communion. 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Hymns 181, 266, 187, 108, 467. Collections—Church Expenses. Church Army (Captain Nash)-Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6-30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 a.m., except on Wednesdays Fridays and Holy Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evensong at 5-30 p.m. Wednesday—Evensong with Address 8. Thursday-Children's Service 5-30. CATHOLIC CHURCH, Bouthend Street, RF,CTOR-REV. F. U. 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. I 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 T Ferrier Hulme. Collections—Circuit Funds. Monday, 7-45 p.m.-Wesiev Guild. Thursday, 7-30 p.m.—Rev G Dyer. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr G Under- wood. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Penwarden. Pendock—11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr M Bullock. Redmarley—3 p.m., Mr Powell; t-30 p.m., Mr Jeynes. Birtsmorton—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m.,Rev G Oyston Colwall-ll a.m., Mr Gardiner 6 p.m., Mr T Bray. Much Marele-3 p.m., Mr Norman. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr Bunn. BAPTIST CHAPEL, Honiznd Street. bunday—H a.m. and b-?'j p.m. freacner— Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-EO Wednesday-Po W.E., 7-30 Friday-Christian Endeavoui, 7-30 i
Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. NEW SHENCrF.-Mr George Ernest Wright, of Pudlestone Court, Leominster, has been selected sheriff for Herefordshire for the ensuing year. ERRATA.—In our report of the Urban Council meeting last week it was stated that a plan for a house in Woodleigh-road for Mr C Pedlingham had been submitted. This was an error and should have been a plan for blacksmith's shop for Mr George Hill. John Haines and Sons, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. A WEDIN. OF 50 YEARS AGO.—From the Worcester Herald" of March 12, 1864, we cull the following :—Married.—March 10th, at Ledbury Church, by the Rev J Jackson, rector, Mr Wm Hambler Hopkins, of High-street, Worcester, confectioner, to Mary Ann Loade, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Mathews, George Hotel, Ledbury. NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE SMOKER.— To-morrow (Saturday) night the monthly meet- ing of the Ledbury and District Lodge of the National Conservative League will be held at the lodge-room, the New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, when a good attendance is expected. A capital programme of vocal and instrumental music has been arranged, and forms for signing the Home Rule Covenant will be laid on the table. These have been sent down by Grand Lodge, and it is hoped that every mem ber of the Jocal lodge will make an effort to attend to-morrow and swell the growing list of signatures. Spectacles and Eyeglasses. We test the sight scientifically without any charge and supply the exact glasses necessary in well- fitting frames at very moderate prices. Spectacles from 2/6 per pair. Satisfaction guaranteed.— MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. DEATH AND Fu-NEItAL.One of the saddest features of the recent epidemic of measles which has been rampant in the the town has been the number of deaths in qjite young children. On Thursday in last week there were no less than three such deaths, one of which was that of "Tommy," the only son of Mr and Mrs T J Lane, jnr., of 112, Homend-street, Ledbury. The child was barely two years old, and had suffered a long and severe illness of double pneumonia following an attack of measles. He was attended by Drs Green and Trotter.—The interment took place at Ledbury Cemetery on Monday afternoon, the Rev W Pontifex con- ducting the service. The mourners were the Father and Mother, Auntie Nell (Birmingham), Uncle Walter (Dymock), Auntie Nell (Ledbury), and W G Gobey. The coffin was of polished elm with white enamel furnishings and bore the inscription :—" Thomas Edward George Lane, died March 5th, 1914, aged 1 year and 11 months. His lambs shall not perish." The undertaker was Mr Walter Williams, of Tillers Green, and the coaches were from the Royal Oak. There was a large number of wreaths, as follows :-In loving memory of our dear little son and brother, from Dada, Mama, and Sister Gwen; in loving memory, from Granny and Grandad Lane with fond love, from Granny and Gran- dad Williams and Cousin Annie in affectionate remembrance, from Auntie Nell, Uncle Will and Cousin Willie (Birmingham) in affectionate remembrance, from Auntie Nell, Uncle Charlie and Cousin Charlie in affectionate remem- brance of my little playmate, from Cousin Dolly in loving memory, from His Nano H Huish in loving memory of Dear Tommy, from W G Gobey (Walter) in fond remem- brance of dear little Tommy, from Charlie and Rosa and little Mabel; fondest remembrance of Dear Tommy, from Mr and Mrs Frank Palmer and Elsie; in loving memory, from Emm and Arthur with heartfelt sympathy, from F.D. and C. M., Safe in the arms of Jesus" with fondest love, from Alice Fleetwood. LOCAL WILL.—Mr W Robinson, of Bury Court, Redmarley, who died suddenly last Boxing Day, left estate of the gross value of £ 4,157. WESLEYAN CPURCH.-The Rev T Ferrier Hulme, M.A. (Chairman of the district) will preach at the Wesleyan Chapel, Ledbury, on Sunday, March 15 at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only.—Ledbury AgentW H Alleyne, New-street. Mr and Mrs J Johnson, Master and Matron of Ledbury Workhouse, will shortly be leaving Ledbury, having been successful in obtainiiag similar positions at Cambridge.—Mr D 0 Evans, of the N.P. Bank, Ledbury, leaves the town next week for the bank's city office in London. DECLARATION AGAINST HOME RULE.—The Union Defence League have arranged for the National Declaration against Home Rule to be exhibited at Messrs Tilley and Son's, The Library, Ledbury, where any person wishing to sign the declaration may do so. It is hoped that many hundreds of signatures will b obtained locally during the coming week, and a parchment certificate of signature will be sent to every person signing the declaration. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. CONCERT.—A concert was held at the Town Hall, Ledbury, on Thursday night in last w eek in aid of the Ledbury Brotherhood F.C. A very excellent programme of songs, duets and recitations, was contributed by local artistes. Mr H Barnard also gave an Indian club display. The concert was very poorly attended and the money realised did not quite come up to a pound. The following is a list of the artistes The Brotherhood Band, Miss R Davis, Mr E W Reed, Mr C Baggett, Mr A Rudall, Mr J Walker, Miss Mytton, Mr R Car less, Miss L Lloyd, and Mr H Barnard, and Miss Fardon was the accompanist. The secretary (Mr R J Pitt) is going to arrange another eoncert during the next fortnight, as the club are in need of funds to carry them through the season. 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. NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE DINNER.— Arrangements are well in hand for the annual dinner of the Ledbury and District Lodge, to be held at the New Inn Hotel on Thursday next, March 19. Worthy Master Bro W L Pritchett will preside, with Deputy-Master Bro J E Craddock in the vice-chair. The guest the evening will be Captain P A Clive, M.P. for the Division, who will reply to the toast of "Our Member," given from the chair. A strong musical programme has been arranged, and amongst those who have promised to appear are Mr A Beal Pritchett, of Birmingham (humourous entertainer), Mr H B Whyld (tenor), Mr W G Witham (baritone), Mr C Baggett (siffleur soloist), Mr C W Jessett (cornet soloist), Mr E J Hall (piccolo soloist), and Mr E W Reed (at the piano, with songs). Tickets cma only be obtained from Mr W Mansell, hon sec., Mr W S Bowes, Reporter office, and Mr E W Palmer, New Inn Hotel, and must be taken by Tuesday night next. Corn Famine in Gloucestershire. Cornex has made Corns scarce. No Pain. 7id. -MINCHIN, Chemist,,15, Westgate, Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbury. "THE SPIDER'S WEB." —One of the most novel exhibitions took place at the Wesleyan Schoolroom, Ledbury, on Thursday evening last, in aid of the Wesleyan Chapel renovation fund. The Spider's Web" was introduced by Mrs Jones, of Barry, to Ledbury and was in the form of a large ring suspended from the ceiling, on which two grotesque spiders were attached. On this ring there were numerous ribbons—red, green and pink, the prices of' which were one shilling, sixpence, and three pence. When the different coloured ribbons were cut a parcel was given. The first three strings were cut by Miss Ada Ballard (Colwall), Mrs H Bray (Plaistow), and Mrs Rogers (Led- bury), for the first three prizes. There was a very large attendance, over which Mr Hubert Bray presided. The proceeds were very satis- factory and amounded to between j39 and :£10- quite beyond expectations. The room looked extremely pretty and Mr F C Swift added to this effect by fitting incandescent burners in the room. Refreshments were also provided and during the intervals a good programme of songs and duets was given by the following :— Miss Ada Ballard, Mr R Car less, Miss Boutcher, Miss Lewis. Miss Jones (secretary) helped considerably to make "The Spider's Web a success. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE,. ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Poroh). -J
I BISHOP FROME. There is a great deal of sickness in the parish,, and more or less an epidemic of throat cases, chiefly, we hear, from tonsilitis. The parish schools re-opened after the strike on Wednesday fortnight, when Mr and Mrs Turner again took their places as master and mistress, and Miss Griffiths as teacher. On Saturday week the boys of the parish church choir, accompanied by the Vicar (Rev W C Hopton), visited Bosbury, and played a football match with the choir boys of that parish. After a very exciting game they returned home, victors by 3 goals to nil.
[ DYMOCK. CONFIRMATION SERVICE.—The Lord Bishop of Gloucester conducted a confirmation service at Dymock Parish Church yesterday (Thursday)-. afternoon. ALARMING AFFAIR.—A somewhat alarming affair is reported from Dymock. At Christmas time the son of Mr Denby, of Timber Hill Farm, heard two shots fired close by him, and although search was made no discovery as to who fired the shots could be made. Last week there was a repetition of the strange occurrence. Mr Denby had gone into the village, and Mr Jack Denby (son), who was in the kitchen, heard a shot come through the widow. At the time Mrs Denby and the Misses Denby (2) were in the dining-room. The affair has been reported to the police, but at present there is no clue to the perpetrators. All the shots are presumed to have been fired from a revolver. IVS sent to the Reporter Office, Ledbury, will ensure a copy of this paper being sent post freij every Friday evening or a quarter (13 weeks).