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THE PICTURE PALACE. I The.recent addition of Hånterest" films to the programme at the Picture Palace, the Royal Hall, Jjedbury, is undoubtedly appreciated by patrons. As an instance, the-films for the first three nigfcts of the week included a coloured picture of .Madura in Southern Jndia, a Pathe Freres,fil m of flying taken from a hydroplane, and a coloured reproduction of a music-hall variety act, a The Maros." These latter fiims promise to be amongst the most popular yet screened at tke hall, and both l&st week-end and the first three nights of this week they came in for rounds of applause. The star films this week were the .historical subject, Napoleon," by the Vitagraph Co., and "The District At- torney's Consoienee," a Lubin drama, and these with the comedy axld interest films made up a good programme. To-night (Friday) and to-morrow (Saturday) the programme at the Palace is a very interest- ing and strong one. IS The Duke's Heiress," the principal drama, is another of Gaumont's successes, and "The Cheyenne Massacre" is as Indian picture that should appeal to all. As usual in late programmes at the hall there are three interest" subjects and two comics,which lend a varied charm to the entertainment. Next Monday, Tueeday and Wednesday will see our old friend "Fan torn as" again in Fantom&s IV (" The Tragedy of the Masked Ball "), and he should certainly find an appreciative audience to his fine acting. In this film Fantomas trios to prove that Inspector Juve is Fantomas, so there should be some thrilling scenes. This part is said to be the best one of the series. The other pictures in this programme are also of the best. The latter half of next week brings us to one of the few features that have been re-issued by special request of the general public, "The Four Dare-Devils." There is no doubt that it is a splendid film, testimony of which is shown by the fact that it was booked seven times at one hall. The plot deals with four children who are brought up and trained to circus life, and depicts the rough hardships they have to undergo in the fulfilment of their duties and their striving to overcome the jealous feelings of other artistes. "Forest Dwellers," by the well-known Cines Co., is also a portion of this programme, and is worthy the place of a star film itself. On Monday, March 23rd, the management have secured When the Earth Trembled," of recent fame, which deals with the San Fran- cisco earthquake and has included some fine scenes. A great improvement has been affected in the screening of the pictures at the Palace, as the white screen of heretofore has been converted into a silver screen, resulting in a much stronger and clearer effect of the pictures, which will doubtless be appreciated by patrons. The Biograph Company of America are now at work on film productions of the most famous plays controlled by Messrs Klaw and Erlanger. Messrs Klaw and Erlanger, whose names are well-known to theatregoers on this side for their production, The Pink Lady," possess the rights of a vast number of English and American legitimate successes, and the new film plays will I be a revelation to picture-goers, who will now be provided with the fare of the highest class legitimate theatres. All the popular picture artists who have helped to establish the reputa- tion of the Biograph Company will appear in these new productions, the first of which will be shown to English audiences at an early date. It is confidently expected that this new ( departure will raise motion pictures to the highest level yet attained.
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BRQMYABD SOLICITOR'S DEATH. Pathetic Lvidence at Inquest. 1 Financial Worry Follows Disease of Brain. The news of the tragic death-of Mr Francis William Nicholl, of the Down Cottage, Norton, Herefordshire, has aroused general sympathy throughout the district. The deceased gentle- man, who was the third son of the Rev. David 'Nicholl, of Edvin Loach Rectory, was only 44 years of age. Apart from the many public appointments he held, Mr Nicholl took little interest in public affairs. Mr C E A Moore conducted the inquest on Monday afternoon, Mr J H Yonge, of I\Worcester, representing the family. i CORONER'S SYMPATHY. At the outset, the Coroner said that it was an extremely sad inquiry for the Jury, as well as -for himself, because he knew the deceased professionally, and only saw him out hunting a few weeks ago. The news of Mr Nicholl's death had been a great shock to him. Mr ;E ;F H Evans,, of Whitbourne Hall, brother-in-law of deceased, gave the evidence of identification. ,Evan Wilson, chauffeur in the employ of Mr lpettifer, Bromyard, then told his story of find- ing that Mr Nicholls had been shot, as stated on page 6. He had noticed nothing extra- ordinary about his manner on the journey to \W orcester. The Assistant Official Receiver of Worcester, Mr C-Hoult, then gave evidence. On Saturday afternoon, he said, Mr Nicholl came to his office. He seemed particularly agitated. Asked what he had come for, he said, "I have to file my petition." Witness asked him if it was inevitable, and he replied that it was. Witness inquired whether he could not have arranged .matters with friends. He said that nothing could be done. The unsecured liabilities of deceased were about E700. He gave witness the names of two large creditors, who were money -.lenders, and particulars of amounts owing to two banks in Bromyard. He also made a statement of his assets, which were jeally fairly substantial in relation to the liabilities. Witness added that from what Mr Nicholl said, i he concluded that he had considered ask- ing friends or relations about an arrangement, and was, quite clear in his mind as to what he was doing. It was evident, at the same time, that his mind was unhinged. He looked a broken.man when he came into the office, and witness was-surprised at his appearance. Dr A iE Beck said that he had known the deceased .gentleman for several years, and had attended him during the last three years. He had -seen a good deal of him at odd times. What Mr "Nicholl had consulted him about was a constant pain in his eyes. One of them be found to be partially blind, and he suffered with them constantly. There were other symptoms which pointed to disease of the brain and spinal cord. It was the sort of train of symptoms which would dead to his mind failing, and witness would never have been surprised to hear of such a thing. They were symptoms which often preceded mental breakdown. His speech also was gradually becoming peculiar-that peculiar slurring speeoh, which was a typical sign of a disease of the brain and spinal cord. Financial worry coming on top of the disease, would naturally lead to a diseased action of the brain. Witness did not consider he was of sound mind when he hot himself. Mr Yonge:: Can you form any suggestion as to how this mental illness would have ended eventually ? Would he have lost his reason ?— Yes. Probably his mind or body would have been paralysed. It is not a definite disease. It is a type of disease which would have caused such an end. The effect of the Sheriff's officers being put in., and that sort of thing, would have precipitated the disease. Latterly, he has always had rather a di&culty in formulating his thoughts into speech.. Several jurors confirmed what the doctor had said about Mr Nicholl's manner and speech lately. A verdict of "Suicide whilst temporarily insane" was brought in, and a vote of sympathy passed with the relations and friends.
MR. OSWALD RILEY I Resigns Mastership of Tedworth Hunt. The remarkable incident which occurred recently in the hunting field, when the Master of the Tedworth Hunt, Mr Oswald Riley (a son of Mr Riley, of Putley Court), thrashed a horse- man, whom he overtook and accused of drag- laying, came under review on Wednesday at a special general meeting of the hunt at Ludgers- hall, Sir Edmund Antrobus, who presided, referr- ing to the thrashing incident, said that, while the committee realised that Mr Riley had no right to take the law into his own hands, they remem bered that he was acting under the most serious provocation. Mr Riley was very keen about the hounds and keen to show sport, and when he saw somebody interfering with the sport in this illegitimate and unsportsmanlike manner it was very trying thing for him, or any man, to keep his temper. A resolution was passed pledging the meeting to do their best to prevent laying of drags. Mr H W Boileau, of Purley House, Reading, the present master of the South Berkshire hounds was appointed master of the Tedworth Hunt, in succession to Mr Riley, who was giving up the hounds for personal reasons. In the course of a tribute to the retiring master, Sir Edmond Antrobus said that Mr Riley had shown excellent sport, and had. got on splendidly with owners and occupiers of land. It was a matter of universal regret that he felt it necessary to give up the mastership.
EASTNOR. i DEATH of MR. AND MRS. JOHN iMITH.- Wo regret to record the death of Mr John Isaac Smith, farmer, of Goldhill Farm, Eastnor, which occurred on Monday last, and was followed by the demise of his wife the following morning about 11 o'clock. Mr Smith was 62 years of age, and his wife 80 years. Mr Smith had enjoyed good health until the past few weeks. He had a seizure whilst out driving with his cousin, Mr C Williams, and Dr. Harrison was called in, but he had other seizures at intervals, and on Monday last suffered a similar seizure, which resulted fatally. He had farmed Goldhill for 13 years, and previously for about 20 years was at Coddington, and at one time farmed Fair Oaks Farm, Castlemorton. He was a familiar figure at Ledbury and other markets, and was a staunch supporter of parochial objects in the village of Eastnor, including the Cricket Club. He was a member of the Ledbury Board of Guardians and of the Eastnor Parish Council.—-Mrs Smith had been ill for some time, and her demise was no doubt hastened by the shock of the knowledge of her husband's death. Mr and Mrs Smith had been married over 30 years, Mrs Smith being a daughter of the late Mr James Boulter, of Borrow.—The interment of husband and wife is fixed for to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 p.m. at Eastnor Parish Church.
UPTON BISHOP. C.E.M.S.—A meeting of this branch was held at the Parish Room on Friday night last, the Vicar, Rev R A Lyne, presiding. The subject of federation of local branches was discussed, when it was agreed to have a meeting of members of branches in the Ross district after Easter at Upton Bishop, to make arrangements to this end. It was also arranged to have men's service at the Parish Church on Sunday, March 29th, at 3 o'clock, when new members will be admitted to this branch. All men are cordially invited to this service. At the conclusion of the meeting Mr W A Smallman said he had just heard of the great loss their Vicar had sustained that morning in the death of his brother, and on behalf of the members of the Upton Bishop branch he tendered their sincere sympathy and condolence to the Vicar and the family in their bereavement. This was seconded by Mr A E Morgan. The Vicar thanked all I those present for their expressions of sympathy.
LEDBURY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE I LEACUE. I LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE. I I Shot Won Lost Tied Aggrgt fts Fox 23 22 1 0 5491 46 White Hart. 23 19 3 1 5398 39 Nondescripts 24 16 7 1 5557 33 New Inn 22 15 6 1 5143 31 Yew Tree. 22 14 8 0 4895 28 Putley 23 12 9 2 5139 26 Biddulph 22 12 10 0 4978 24 Talbot 23 11 11 1 5187 23 Prince of Wales 24 10 14 0 5362 20 Wellington 23 9 13 1 5209 19 Bell 23 7 15 1 5094 15 Wellington Hth 23 6 17 0 5043 12 Plough 20 2 18 0 4111 4 Ledbury W.M.C. 23 0 23 0 5584 0 I NONDESCRIPTS v WELLINGTON HEATH. I Shot on the formei's range and won by the homesters by 23 points. Score :— Nondescripts-S Bowen 33, H Cox 29, R A Paul 28, C E Baker 28, D 0 Evans 31, E W Reed 26, T G Drew 32, W S Bowes 28-total 235. Wellington Heath-H Payne 26, G Jones 27, T Stephens 26, F Drew 30, C Pedlingham 32, S G Smith 19, M Hankins 27, D Smith 25-total 212. I PRINCE OF WALES v. TALBOT. 1 Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 1 point. Score Prince of Wales-H Baynham 29, W Turner 28, E Gibbons 30, J Webb 30. W Chadd 29, C Hodges 26. J Jones 31, T Davies 28-total 231. Talbot-T Smith 27, C Huish 29. C Pudge 28, G Hankins 27, H Barnes 27, S Allen 30, W Huish 31, J James 31—total 230. I NONDESCRIPTS v. WELLINGTON. I Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 3 points after a splendid shoot. Score Nondescripts—E W Reed 31, R A Pali] 30, D 0 Evans 30. H Cox 30, C E Baker 29, W S Bowes 34, T G Drew 30, S Bowen 31—total 245. Wellington-G Wadley, junr., 28, C Moss 30, F J Brake 29. P George 31, C Thomas 32, W Jones 30, J Hunt 32, W Lane 30-total 242 I WHITE HART v. TALBOT. I Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters hy 6 points. Score White Hart—W Connop 30, H Smith 2!), J Smith 28, T Phillips 28. A Nicholls 32. C Curnock 31. P Adams 31. C Fardon 31—total 240. Talbot-C Pudge 30, C Huish 28, G Shew 28, G Hankins 30, H Barnes 30, S Alien 31, W Huish 29, J James 28-total 234. I PLOUGH r PRINCE OF WALES. I I Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 7 points. Score :— Plough-H Turner 30, L A Ingram 27, A Wilkes 23, J Seale 26. E A Mark 27, D Grant 21,. G Brooks 21, J Holder 28 -total 203. Prince of Wales-W Tamer 28, H Baynham 29, E Gibbons 26, J Webb 18, T Chadd 26, J Jones.26, W Chadd 31, 0 E Watts 26—t?tal 210. LEDBURY W.M.C. v. BIDDULPH ARMS. I Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 18 points- Score :— W.M.C.—C Hill 29, J Smith 24, B Harris 30. R Watkins 24, J Harris 24, G Smith 22, W F West.29, W Smith 25-total 207. Biddutph-C Smart, junr 28, W Price 30, J Potter.29, W E Hyde 31, G Chadd 27, W Brookes 26, C Smart, senr, 2d, G W Smart 28-total 225. WELLINGTON v YEW TREE. I Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 6 points. Scores :— Wellington Heath—H Payne 28, M Hankins 27, F Drew 27, D Smith 28, C Pedliugham 31, G Jones 28, H Lewington 25, C G Curnock 27— total221. Yew Tree-H Wharton 32, P Lewis 29, H Hill 30, H Hitchings 27, J Evans 26, W Bourton 29. G Moore 22, A Cotterell 32-total 227. FOX v. BELL. I Shot on the former s range and won by the homesters by 19 points. Scores :— Fox-J Huish 29, G Bayliss 29, G Hulls 30, J Brown 31, J HoUings 31, E G Morris 31, G Walters 31, E Hampton 30-total 242. Bell- J Hodges 32, W Hodges 28, J Vicarage 28, G H Lloyd 26, B Morris 25, G Mills 25, H Griffiths 29, F Walker 30-total 223. WELLINGTON v. PUTLEY. I Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 4 points. Score:- Wellillgton-C Thomas 29,Moss 31, F Brake 30, G Foxwell 2S, H Moore-23, H Innes 27, J I Hunt 29, W Lane.30 -total 227. Putley-C Taylor 28, B Hyde 28, C Baggott 28, E Williams 27, P Powell 30, A H Wilson 30, J Smith 31, J Attwooll 29—total 231. TALBOT v. BELL. I Shot on the former s range and won by the homesters by 5 points. Score :— Talbot-G Hankins 31, T Smith 25, C Huish 24, W Huish 33, H Barnes 30, C Ingram 28, S Allen 26, J James 31-total 228. Bell-J Hodges 29, J Vicarage 29, B Morris 27, J Godwin 27, W Hodges 27, G H Lloyd 29, F Walker 28, H Griffiths 27—total 223. WHITE HART t. FOX. I The Champions at last met their Waterloo when they visited the White Hart. The match produced some good individual shooting on the part of several of the crack shots. Score :— White Hart-W Connop 30, H Smith 30, J Smith 27, T Phillips 29, E Howard S3, P Adams 33, C Curnock 31, C Fardon 31—total 244. Fox—J Huish 28, E Hampton 31, F Reece 29, G Walters 28. G Hulls 28, J Brown 29, J Hollings 34, E G Morris 32—total 239. LEDBURY W.M.C. v. NONDESCRIPTS. I Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 14 points. Score:- Ledbury W.M.C.—C Hill 46, J Smith 26. J Harris 28, B Harris 30, W Hodges 27, R Watkins 24, W F West 29, W Smith 30-total 220. Nondescripts-S Bowen 31, R A Paul 29, E W Reed 28, D 0 Evans 31, W S Bowes 31, C E Baker 26, H Cox 27, T G Drew 31-tota1 234. PUTLEY v PRINCE OF WALES. Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 6 points. Score Putley-C Taylor 28, L Preece 28, C Baggott 26, E Williams 27, R Preece 26, H Hyde 28, A H Wilson 29, J Smith 30- total 222. Prince of Wales-W Turner 30, H Baynham 30, E Gibbons 28, J Webb 25, W Chadd 28, C Hodges 25, J Jones 31, T Davis 31-total 228. T
nJ r-ee thousand Poplar children. were re- cently taken to see Red Riding Hood," and wre afterwards told to describe what they saw at the pa.ulomi.me. The essays were sum- mr.riserl in the Times, and the following are I some of the points: I "I do not entirely write for the prizes, but out of gratitude. If I got a prize, I would get a coat and a pair of trousers wfth it." Red Riding Hoo-d and her lover walked off arm-in-arm, casting sqrne saucy glances at the irritated parent." The wolf was" rather red-faced, agi- tated, and excited." "Rpd Riding Hood was sweethearting with her young man." One of the boys discovered that the actors sans a ragtime song, On the Mrs. Sippy," ar-d another found that the moral of Red Riding Hooo" is when sent on an Errand, do not loiter or speak to strangers." Si,r Horoewood Crawford, the City Solici- tor, relating reminiscenoes of his experiences at the London Institution the other night, told a story of King Edward. As Prince of Walec;, the late King attended the Guildhall to preside o'ver the centenary banruiet of the Iron and Metal Ware Institution. The lord Mayor, Sir John Knill, was also an invited gwst. As the Prince and the Lord Mayor roached the top table, his Roval Highness made way and said, "Mv l ord Mayor, there is your scat." The Lord Mayor replied, No, your Royal Highness." The Prince then said, Excuse me, you are King of the City, and that is your rightful plnce." His T -oHship's reply to this was, "W Q11, your Highness; if I am King Ofptbe City. then I command you, sir, to take the chair." A jarvey was driving with an English visitor on a bitterly cold day in December through the wilds of Connemara. They be- came quite sociable on the way, and the native, in a burst of confidence, pointed out a shebeen where the best potheen in Con- naught" might be obtained. The Englishman, only too glad to get an opportunity of warm- ing himself, offered refreshment, which offer was readily accepted. London Opinion retells the story. 'Tis a very cold day in these parts, Pat," observed the tourist. 'Tis, yer honour," replied Pat. He raised his glass, and the contents speedily vanished. "And there's truth in the old sayin' he suggest- ively added, smacking his lips, waQ swallow niver made a summer."
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COLWALL NEWS. I The Right Hon. J W Wilson, M.P., was one of the guests at the Speaker's third Parliamentary full-dress dinner on Friday. I THE CHURCH TOWER. Towards the j215 still owing for the thorough repairing of the Parish Church tower, the col- lections, with donations, on the first Sunday in Lent amounted to the sum of E8 4s 10}d. I COL WALL RACES. The first spring meeting of the Colwall Park Steeplechase Club will be held at the Colwall Park racecourse on Monday, March 23rd, and as this meeting is always a popular one with Midland sportsmen there should be a very large ] attendance, considering the prospects of good sport. The entries are exceedingly good, and number 134. One race has received an entry of 30, three of 26, one of 16 and the other of 10. Mr H W Pye, Unioom Chambers, Worcester, is clerk of the course. I PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE. Monday evening Mr T Pedlingham in the chair. The Clerk reported that he was in com- munication with Dr Bright's agents in respect of wayleaves, who wrote to the effect that they were prepared to accept the sum of £10 for his life interest. After discussion the Committee decided to pay L10 in complete settlement, or to let the case go to arbitration. The Engineer was in attendance to answer any questions and report progress of the sewerage works now being executed. It was decided to recommend Ledbury to pay the contractor j5200 on account of work done, also to pay cheque for purchase of site for sewerage works. I THE HERO OF SOMALILAND. The sister of the late Mr Richard Conyngham Corfield is Mrs 0 N Holt Needham, of Barton Court. Mr Corfield had often visited Colwall, where he was greatly respected. It will be remembered that he was killed in the Camel Corps disaster in Somaliland, last August. A tablet to his memory was unveiled at a military service in Heanor Parish Church, Derbyshire, on Sunday afternoon last, by Captain Godfrey Miller Mundy, of the 1st Life Guards. Mr Corfield was a native of Heanor, of which his grandfather, father and two unc!es have been successively Rectors. Three hundred of the Sherwood Foresters, Derbyshire Yeomanry, and ambulance men were on parade, and the congre- gation included the mother, brother and sisber of Mr Corfield. His uncle, the Rev. Ashley Corfield, who is Rector, said that their prayers would go out that, where that brave man's blood was shed, there might arise a more prosperous and more godly Somaliland. i CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST TWO r CENTURIES. The Rector, the Rev. Dr. Harris, delivered the second of his lectures on "Christianity in the first two centuries," on Wednesday after- noon, at the Temperance Hall. There was a large audience. His subject was the growth of the Canon of the New Testament. He begau with a quotation from the Ecclesiastical His- tory of Eusebius (published A.D. 324), which showed that at that period the New Testament books were divided into two classes (1) Undis- puted books, among which were included the rlv Gospels, the Acts, the thirteen Epistles of St Paul, the Epistle to the Hebrews (of uncertain authorship, but canonical), the lsfc Epistle of St Peter, the 1st Epistle of St John, and (in the opinion of most) the Revelation of St John though Eusebius himself was inclined to reject it. (2) Disputed books, which, never- theless were accepted as canonical by very many. These comprised the Epistles of St James and St Jude, the 2nd Epistle of St Peter, and the 2nd and 3rd Epistles of St John. (3) Rejected books, such as The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, and the Shepherd of Hermas. Dr Harris then showed that the evidence of the first and second centuries fully bore out the statements of Eusebius. About the year 200 A.D., the Muratorian List, originating in Rome, the works of Tertullian, of Carthage, and of Clement, of Alexandria, showed that all over the Christian world at this period, practically the whole of the present New Testament was already accepted. The only exceptions were II Peter, II and III John, Jude, and perhaps the Apocalypse. The lecturer quoted from Irenaeus (A.D. 180) to show that already at that early period there had been from time immemorial only Four Gospels, viz., those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He explained that Tatian, a pupil of Justin Martyr, composed about 160 A.D. a Harmony of the present Four Gospels. He showed that Justin Martyr A. P. 150 used all our Gospels, and that already in his time they were read in Church as Scripture, like the books of the Old Testament. In conclusion, he mentioned some of the principal results of the recent criticism of the New Testament writings.
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I I DAVID SMITH" SON Monumental Sculptors, LEDBURY. MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEAD- STONES and CROSSES of every description, in Marble, Granite and Stone, fixed in any part of the kingdom. OLD MONUMENTS RENOVATED. Designs and Estimates sent free on application.
Mirtba, Abarriages, and Deaths. BIRTH. HEWITT.—March 12, at The Home Farm, Hope End, Ledbury, to Mr and Mrs J Wilfred Hewitt, a son. DEATHS. LANE.—March 5, at 112, Homend-street, Led- bury, Thomas Edward George ("Tommy"), only son of Mr and Mrs T J Lane, junr., aged 1 year and 11 months. CHURCHMAN—March 5, at Baker's Cottage, West Malvern, Charles James ChurchmaB, aed 84 ears. SMagITed H—March 9, at Gold Hill, Eastnor, Jokn Isaac Smith, aged 62 years. SMITH-March 10, at Gold Hill, Eastnor, Mary Smith, aged 80 years. IN MEMORIAM. PARLOUR.—In loving memory of our dear mother, Sophia Hayward Parlour, who died February 15, 1913. Greatly beloved by her family. IN MEMORIAM. GUNNELL.—In loving memory of my dear Brother Tom, who entered into rest on March I 9th, 1906. Gone but not forgotten by his Father, Brothers and Sisters.—N.G.
OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR, I TO-DAY (FRIDAY)— Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO.MORROW (SATURDAY)— Monthly Meeting Ledbury and District Lodge National Conservative League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 8 p.m. 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- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY- Ledbury Guardians and Rural District Council, 11 a.m. Sale of valuable freehold Meadow, Building Site in New-street, and six Cottages in South Parade, Ledbury, at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbnry, by Messrs. Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. Sale of three pairs of semi-detached Villas, situate near Colwall Stone, at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, by Messrs Pope, Smith aDd Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. 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. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY- Colwall Annual Parish Assembly, 7 p.m. Pariah Council Meeting afterwards. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Annual Dinner Ledbury and District Lodge National Conservative League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 7-30 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. 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, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. I March 23-Colwall Park Steeplechases. I March 24-Sale of Bank House and grounds and offices, Bomend street, Ledbury, at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony, at 3 for 4 p.m. March 25-Sale of Herd of Dairy Cattle at Bar- ton Farm, Col wall, for Mr G Wadley, by Mewn Pope, Smith and Anthony.
MR. AND MRS. T. J. LANE, JUNR., AND FAMILY wish to return their sinccre THANKS to all friends for their kind enquiries and sympathy through their sickness and the death of their dear little boy. ARTHUR J. VIRGO, MONUMENTAL WORKS, Gathedral Close, Hereford Memorials in Marble, Granite or Stone. Designs Famished. Brick Vaults & Staen Grarea Country Work a Speciality. Tha Oldtkt Bwinew M HmjvMk