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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914.…

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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

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