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LOCAL NEWS. I Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, parity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. NORTH LEDBURY H--U-,NT.-As a result of collections at last week's meet, the sum of £ 4 8s 6d has been handed to Mr Charles Boddington, local Hon Secretary of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. HEREFORD HOUSING SCHEME.—The Hereford Town Council has received an official intimation from the Local Government Board to the effect that consent has been given to the housing chemes loan amounting to £ 11,752. As a result the Town Council will proceed to the erection of houses on the following sites :—Eign Mill sixteen, Crozens four, Edgar-street four, Canon Moor-street eight, Whifcecross thirty- total sixty-two. John Haines and Sens, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. LBDBURY RURAL PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Ledbury Rural Parish Council was held at the Clerk's Office in Church-lane on Saturday evening last. The Councillors present were :—Messrs W S Lane (chairman), G Cobh. J E Craddock, H W Croft, T S Fowler, R W Hamar, J Low, J Parry. Prior to the Council meeting the annual Parish meeting was held, but it was merely a statutory meeting and no business was transacted of public interest.—The Parish Council meeting was subsequently held, at which the above Councillors attended. Claims for interest due on loans were 0 18s 6d and establishment charges of various numbers amounted to £3 18s 6d. These were ordered to be paid by the Council.—The meeting being held so near the end of the month a resolution was proposed by Mr Low and seconded by Mr Fowler, that the accounts for the year be taken at the next meeting. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloor6 Razors ground ant1 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. HEREFORD HERD BOOK SOCIETY.—Mr C T Pulley presided on Wednesday at Hereford over the annual meeting of the Hereford Herd Book Society. The report showed that during the past twelve months two life and seven annual members had retired. Four life and twenty- one annual members had been elected. The society now consisted of 261 life members and 255 annual members, a total of 496 as against 483 last year. The gross receipts amounted to £1,336, as against £ 1,097 for the previous year. The gross surplus income amounted to £ 141, but in order to bring the value of the society's investments to the eurrent price on December 31 it was necessary to write off j3175 as depreciation, thus reducing the gross surplus into a net loss of £31. The society gave :£268 in prizes for Hereford cattle at various shows, and included in this sum was the cost of replacing the 50gns challenge cup awarded at the Palerm show, Argentine, which had been won outright. A further sum of J5100 was also awarded in prizes at the March and April bull show and sales. There was in the hands of the society's bankers at the end of the year £ 567, and the then value of the society's investments was £ 3,029. During the year 404 exportation certificates had been issued as com- pared with 68 the previous year. This con- stituted a record number for any one year, and they represented cattle sent to the following countries South America 232, South Africa and Rhodesia 108, United States 50, Congo 3, Brit- ish East Africa 1, Spain 2, and Austria 1. The society's volume 44 contained entries of 754 bulls and 3,059 cows. The usual shows and sales were held in March and April last year, when 177 bulls sold for 6,343-ain average of j355 16s 2d, as compared with 169 bulls averag- ing J350 18s 6d the previous year. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, L'edbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all etuera. GLOUCESTER LIBERAL BENEFIT SOCIETY.— The annual meeting of the above approved society for men will be held at the Liberal Club, Gloucester, on Thursday, April 16, at 7.30 p.m. No VILLAGE SCHOOL BOYCOTT.—Mr A Bates, Headmaster, Burghill, Herefordshire, writes: There is no boycott whatever. I have daily evidences of great kindness and hearty support from parents, the great majority of whom have BO intention of refusing to send their children to my school. 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. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.—WORCESTER- SHIRE ORDER REVOKED.—The "London Ga- zette of Tuesday contains an Order of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries revoking the Glamorgan (Grower District Movement of Sheep) Order of December 23, 1912, from Tuesday, and the Worcestershire and District (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) Order of March 24 last from to-day (Friday). FORTHCOMING CONCEP.T.-On Thursday, April 16th, a concert will be giveh at the Church Room, Ledbury, in aid of the fund being raised to provide a new piano for the Town Hall. Amongst the patrons of the concert are Lady Biddulph, Mr W A H Martin, Mr Spencer H Bickham, and other ladies and gentlemen. An excellent and varied programme is being arranged, and tickets are now on sale and can be procured from Miss Roberts, Messrs F C Swift, L Jones, J T Bray and A Carless.— (Advert.) Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family cou- siimption only.-Ledbury Agent:- W H Alleyne, New-street. Lovers of golf will have a rare treat on Easter Monday when two such famous players as George Duncan, winner of the News of the World" Tournament, 1913, and French Open Champion, and Abe Mitchell, Amateur Bronze Medalist, 1910, and winner of gold vase twice, who has now joined the professional ranks, will give two exhibition matches on the links of. the North Gloucestershire Golf Club,' Leck- hampton, Cheltenham. It is not often such famous players visit this district, and a big crowd of enthusiasts are expected to visit the Links. The matches take place at 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Corn Famine in Gloucestershire. Cornex has made Corns scarce. No Pain. 7d. -MINCHIN, Chemist, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbury. CONFIRMATION SERVICE. A confirmation service was held at Ledbury Parish Church yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, conducted by the Bishop of Hereford, when candidates were presented from the following parishes :—Led- bury (Rev F W Carnegy) 10 males and 14 females: Putley (Rev F W Freemantle Bishop) 5 and 13 Donnington (Rev F A Reiss) 1 and 2 How Caple (Rev A G M Ruston) 5 and 0 Wellington Heath (Rev F S Stooke-Vaughan) 2 and 3; Eastnor (Rev Brabazon C Hallowes) 1 and 0 Storridge (Rev A Miller) 7 and 0 Colwall (Rev Dr Charles Harris) 1 and 1 Coddington, 2 and 0 Bosbury (Rev C E Parminter, curate) 1 and 0. The clergy enumerated were present at the service. The choir and clergy, headed by the processional cross, processed from the Rectory (where the clergy robed), to the Church, and the Rev 0 F R Strickland (curate, Ledbury), carried the pastoral staff, the Bishop following. The customary hymns were sung and the Bishop delivered an address before and after the cere- mony of laying on of hands. Mr F A Hobro presided at the organ. Peals were rung on the bells during the afternoon.

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