THE PREMIER HOUSE OF FASHION AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS Invite Inspection of their NEW PRODUCTIONS FOR SPRING WEAR. Grand Easter Show of Models PARISIAN GOWNS. COSTUMES and MILLINERY. SMART RACE COATS. BLOUSES, etc. Address 16, 17, and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. 00" GEORGE OLIVER For BEST VALUE in wr 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 Retailer in the world. fgf 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. CYCLES! CYCLES I CYCLES! ALL NEW MODELS NOW IN STOCK. From A4 17s. 6d. to A14 14s. Od. CASH OR EASY PAYMENTS. -,c— Agent for the following makes: B. S. A. JAMES. ALLDA YS. RUDGE-WHITWORTH. SUNBEAMS. A RIEL. ROBIN HOOD. FLEETS. Large stock of TYRES. ACCESSORIES of every description. UNREPAIRS A SPECIALITY by Experienced Workmen. H. C. CECIL, Swan Cycle Works, HOMEND STREET, LEDBURY, WALL PAPERS! WALL PAPERS! Now showing New Patterns for 1914, From 2d. per Piece. About 50 odd lots, 1913 patterns, to be cleared at reduced prices. Great Bargains for early purchasers. PICTURE FRAMES I A large quantity of Photo and Post Card Frames in stock from 4td. 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. POULTRY REARERS AND FEEDERS Use MEACHAM'S DRY CHICK FEED Equal to any on the Market and Cheaper. The Best to Rear Chickens on. The Best to Rear Young Turkeys, Pheasants, Ducks, and Guinea Fowls on. 2d per lb. 7 lb. Bags for Is. 16a per ewt. Agenfe for Spratt's Poultry and Chicken Meal, 311b. bags for 8d Spratt's Chikko, 71b. bags Is 4d. Spratt's Fattening Meal, 3 £ Ib. bag 6d, 71b. bag lid Spratt's Pellets, 311b. bag 6d, 71b. bag Is. runt Grita and Oyster Shell, 141bs. for Is, 6s per cwt. Thorley's Spice, 15 packets for Is, 27s per cwt Ovum 13 packets for Is. WW* WATER CLAM FOR PRESERVING ECCS, lib. tine 4d., 21b. tins 0d, 41b. tins 10d. "93 USE MEACHAM'S ROUP AND CAPE PILLS, Sd. per box- V. W. MEACHAM, Chemist, LEDBURY. 1 Ask for WHITBREAD'S! 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 Our Furniture never fails to appeal. I It is distinctive and refined. I It is RELIABLE because the best skill ) is embodied in its production, I I It is ECONOMICAL Because w6 are I content to sell at a moderate profit. I Call and famine our immense stock, t and see what STERLING VALUE we B offer. I GLO'STER FURNISHING I COMPANY, I Broad Street, WORCESTER. DAIRY MACHINERY. Melotte Cream Separators. SKIMS CLEANEST. TURNS EASIEST. WEARS LONGEST. MELOTTE CREAM SEPARATORS have the Largest Sale in the British Empire, and are replacing Separators of other makes every day. Patent Automatic Milking Machines. Butter Churns. Butter -Workers. Railway Churns. Dairy Utensils, etc etc. WRITE FOR LISTS AND LOWEST PRICES. R. A. LISTER & Co., Ltd., Station Road, Gloucester. Telegrams—" LISTER, GLOUCESTBlt" Telephone-158. IN TRUNKS. maiim- There are Done to equal In warl aty, In design, In finish, and In that essential quality of ablolute reliability, those Li that are offered by HOLLOWAY'S, King St., Gloucester. Coals Coc-x Is Coals SEND WIRE WRITE 'PHONE TO TO TO TO r lf| p1 î J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. VW They will GUARANTEE to deliver BETTER QUALITY to customers at SIXPENCE PER TON LESS than any Coals advertised or circularised. J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., LEDBURY. Telephone—14, P.O.. Ledbury Telegmph-MEATEs, Ledbury, MODERN PRINTING I ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED AT MODERATE PRICES. Jtbliurji Bqwrto AND FARMERS' GAZETfE. 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 hettei Advertising Medium in the Ledbury District. Telgrams Ie Reporter," Ledbury.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4,1914. NOTICE. FRIDAY NEXT being GOOD FRIDAY the Reporter" will be published next week on THURSDAY MORN- ING at 11 o'clock. Town and country agents, correspondents and advertisers please note.
I Topical Tattle. The free and enlightened electorate of Ledbury Urban have been literally bom- barded with election literature this week from the candidates for the Urban Council election. Each candidate has issued an address of some sort and there appears to be every prospect of a keen fight for the first five places. Two of the candidates have tackled the question of the public swimming bath scheme, and as both take opposite views it will be interesting to note their relative positions on the poll. Personally I am of opinion that it is little good opposing the scheme, as the Urban Council has pledged itself to carry out the scheme on the proposed site, and there is not much to be gained by a discussion of the question now. I predict a keen fight for top place, and the stable watcher informs me that Mr Carless and Mr F W Juckes are favourites for the leading positions. From another source I am told to keep my eye on the three Ernests—Mr E H Hopkins, Mr J E Craddock, and Mr E A Juckes, and have been given a tip for each of them, and particularly for J. E. C." Mr W G Davis Mtd A T Jones are two retiring Councillors who have given the ratepayers' good and faithful service and these two are tipped to poll well, while another informant reports that the dark horse of the party is Mr Croad, and I am warned to expect a surprise. Mr George Haines has, I hear, chafed a little, but is expected to be all right in a day or two, and will come up smiling as usual on Monday and do better than ever. I shall be able to tell you more about it next Monday about i p.m. While not wishing to say a word at all derogatory to the appointment of Mr and Mrs Kendrick, of Clun Workhouse, as Master and Matron of Ledbury Workhouse, I cannot help but sympathise with Mr G E Ryder and Miss A M Cooke in their defeat, as it is just possible that had all the Guardians been able to stay for the second round of voting, they would have got the appointment. At least three of their supporters bad to leave after the first round and in the end they were beaten by three votes—12 to 9. Fate must be against them, for not long ago they lost a joint appointment, which would have enabled them to get married, by one vote, and now they were beaten by the clock, so to speak. I hope to hear of their success ere long. ♦ Mr and Mrs Johnson, the departing Master and Matron, undoubtedly carry with them the good wishes of the members of the Guardians and in fact all with whom they have come in contact, on leaving to take up their positions at Cambridge. The life of a Master and Matron of a Workhouse is not a bed of roses by any Means and Ledbury is no exception to the rule. But by courtesy, tact and firmness they have overcome difficult positions and their standing at the close of their five years' service at Ledbury was stronger than ever. They have effected many improve- ments, the house is more up-to-date as a result of their term of service here, and 'the Guardians and the inmates of Cambridge Workhouse are to be congratulated on securing such a worthy couple to be at the head of the administration. "Cambridge stayed," say the Morning Post." But, in the opinion of Oxford, did not stay long enough. Part of the great scene in the House of Commons is described by the Morning Post" as An Undress Rehearsal." Influence of the bedroom farces which are popular just now. # Stories that Never Grow Up," remarks the Daily News," optimistically. Alas, most of our friends' stories have whiskers on, them ♦ "Mr John N Brown, aged 14, for years known as the richest boy in?tbe world, receives by a judicial decree another C2,000,000," says the Daily Telegraph." He should have a following on his visits to the tucksbop. It is not, however, every amateur who can whitewash a cupboard successfully," says the Standard." Whitewashing is really a Parliamentary art, of course. I TATTLER.
I HEREFORD MARKET. (Special Farmers' Union Report). There was a good attendance at the fair to-day, and a large supply of stock, for which the demand was irregular, prices generally being lower than last week. I CATTLE. I The supply of store cattle rather exceeded I the demand, and trade was not so good in con- I sequence, except for choice lots. I BEEF. A full supply, and trade was not so good by ^d per lb. Best beef 7d to 7 £ d per lb. Other qualities 6d to 7d. Fat calves, a very irregular trade, lOd. to Is per lb. I SHEEP. A large supply of couples, for which prices ruled from 4s to 6s per head below last week's quotations, except for very choice lots, some of which made up to 82s per couple. Fat sheep not so dear. Best teg mutton 9d to lOd per lb. Best wether mutton 8d to 9d. Other qualities, 7d to 8d. Fat lambs lOd to Is. I PIGS. A moderate supply. A good supply of sows with pigs, and also of bacons and porks. All classes were somewhat cheaper. Porks, 6d to 7!d per lb. Bacons 5id to 6id. I CORN. A slow market; no change to report. Wheat per 62 lbs, 3s lid to 4s. Id. Oats per 40 lbs, 2s 6d to 3s. Malting barley per 56 lbs, 3s 4d to 5a IQd. Grinding barley per 56 lbs 2s lOd to 38 4d. Beans per 654 lbs, 4s to 48 Id. I HAY TRADE. Hay trade very slow. Quotations are for good quality in stack, seller to deliver on rail. West hay 45s to 50a per ton. Second quality hay 40a to 45s. Clovers 45s to 50s. Wheat straw 45a to 50s.
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OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. I I Events advertised in these columns or for which l we have received printing orders. j TO-DAY (FRIDAY)— Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)- Ledbury and District Air-Rifle League Meeting, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 7-30. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2-30, 6.30, and 8.45 p.m. I SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury, 3 p.m. MONDAY- Ledbury Urban Council Election. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY- Ledbury Stock Market. Ledbury Urban Council, 7-30 p.m. Second Special Spring Sale of Store Cattle at Ledbury Cattfe Market by Messrs Pope, Smith %nd Anthony. Oddfellows' Smoking Concert and Presenta- tion, Crown Hotel, Bosbury, 7 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY- Ledbury Police, 11 a.m. Ledbury School Managers, 5-30 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Sale of live and dead Farming Stock at Sacksfield, Redmarley, for Mr C F Walker, by Messrs Bruton, Knowles and Co., at 1 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY (GOOD FRIDAY)- Good Fiilay Circuit Gathering, Wesleyan Church, Ledbury. SATURDAY- Boxing Contests at Drill Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. Football Matches (see Fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2.30, 6.30, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. April 13—Ledbury Territorial Ball. April 13—Exhibition Golf Matches atileckhamp- ton, Cneltenham. April 15—Invitation Social and Whist Drive, Much Marcle Schoolroom, 7-30 p.m. April 16-Annual Meeting of the Gloucester Liberal Benefit Approved Society for Men, Liberal Club, Gloucester, 7-30 p.m. April 16-Dance at the Hill Institute, Upper Colwall, 8 p.m. April 16—Sale of Household Furniture and Effects at Woodleigh-road, Ledbury, for Sgt. Barnham, by Messrs Pope and Smith at 2.30 p.m. April lQc-Concert at Church Room, Ledbury, for Town Hall Piano Fund. April 17-Entertainment in Froomes Hill School. room by the Castle Froome Amateur Dramatic Co, 2-30 and 7-30 p.m. April 18-Prize Show and Sale of Horses, Here- ford Market, by Messrs Jackson and McCartney. April 18—Monthly Meeting Ledbury and District Lodge, National Conservative League, 8 p.m. April 21-Cinderella Dance, Parish Hall, Bos- bury. April 22—Ledbury Hunt Point-to-Point Steeple- chases at Redmarley. July 30—Hartpury and District Horse Show, Flower Show and Sportp. August 3-Redmarley and District Flower Show.
A 6s. NOVEL IN A 6D. MAGAZINE.—A new full-length novel- by Sir Gilbert Parker is an event in the world of publishing but when that novel is included complete as a part of the contents of a popular monthly magazine, the event may be termed unique. In the Munsey Magazine for April will be found Sir Gilbert Parker's new and delightful novel of Canadian life, "You Never Know your Luck"—a complete tale of six-shilling novel length. The price of the magazine remains at sixpence and Mr F A Munsey's enterprise makes this issue of his monthly the most generous six-penny- worth ever offered to magazine readers.
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. To-night (Friday) -Stainer'.s Crucifixion," 8,. Choir Practice (full) 8 p.m. Saturday—Men's Service, 5 p.m. LESSONS FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 5th. Palm Sunday MORNING. I EVENING. Exod I Exod. 10. Matt. 26 Luke 19-28. 8 a.m.—Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 98, 184, 301. 12 a.m.—Holy Communion. 3 p.m.—Men's Service (Rev F S Stooke- Vanghan). 6-30 p.m.-Even.RoR g and Sermon. Hymns 99. Anthem, 98, 200, 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. Monday and Tuesday—8 a.m., Holy Com- munion. 11 a.m. Matins and Litany. 5.30 Evensong. Wednesday— 8 a. m., Holy Communion. 11 a.m. Matins and Litany. 8 p m. Lenten Service and meeting of Communicant's Guild. CATHOLIC CHURCH, Southend 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. (SEORGE DYIæ. Siinday-10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Hyde. CollectionR-Connectionai ifunds. Monday, 7-45 p.m.—Wesley Guild. Wednesday, 7-30 p.m.—Rev G Dyer. Good Friday Circuit Gathering. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr T R Gregory. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr T Bray. Pendock—11 a.m., Praver Mectiug; 6 p.m., Mr Herbert. Redmarley-3 p.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Davis. Birtsmorton—11 a.m., Mr Rice; 6-30 p.m., Mr Squibb. Colwall—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Much Marele-3 p.m., Mr Lawrence. Bosbary-6 p.m., Mr H Bray. BAPTIST CHAPEL, HOlbåild Street. Sunday—11 a.m. and 6-S9 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 3 p. m. Monday—Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7.Q Wedncsday-P. W.E., 7-30 Friday-Christian Endeavou.. 7-30
THE PICTURE PALACE. If you have not seen "victory or Death," showing at the Palace to-night (Friday) and to- morrow (Saturday), take our advice and go, as it is a topping film and portrays some marvellous scenes. I I Lt. Daring and Roem 41," next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is the star film, and the plot is very well worked all through. There are 7 films in the programme, all of a very interesting nature. There will not be any show on Good Friday, but Thursday and Saturday will have In the Grip of the Eagle's Claw" as the leading picture, and should occasion applause. A grand programme for Easter has been booked by the management, including the great Selig animal picture, "In the Midst of the Jungle," which we have no doubt will be well appreciated by Ledbury picture patrons.