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1SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1914.I…

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LOCAL NEWS. I Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Street, Ledbury. 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. 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. FORTHCOMING CONCERT.-On Thursday, April 16th, a concert will be given 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 Iody 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 con- sumption only.—Ledbury Agent :-W H Alleyne, New-street. Oorn Famine in Gloucestershire. Cornex has made Corns scarce. No Pain. 7!d. —MINCHIN, Chemist., 15, Weatgate, Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbury. "CYCLING FOR HEALTH AND POINTS FOR CYCLISTS," by Frank Bowden, F.R.G.S., price Is. Mr Bowden, the proprietor of the Raleigh Cycle Co., has been a cyclist for over a quarter of a century, and has taken his bicycle to many corners of the world, so that he writes from the point of view of a practical cyclist, which is so apparent in the construction of the Raleigh. There is a preface by R J Mecredy, for 28 years editor of the "Irish Cyclist," and founder and editor of the Motor News." This is followed by an introduction by the author relative to the early days of cycling, which is followed by Cycling for Health," a well written portion of the book which is most interesting. Then follow the" Points for Cyclists," and when given by such a giant in the cycle world as Mr Bowden one may be assured that they are good points and worth taking note of. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. BOXING.—On Easter Saturday, April 11, a committee of "C" (Ledbury) Company, let Battalion the Hereforshire Regiment, are pro- moting a series of boxing bouts at the now Drill Hall in New-street, and have arranged for the following contests :—Private Jack Vicarage, of the local Company, heavy-weight champion of the Midlands, and Ted James, of Merthyr, the middle-weight champion of Wales, will box 15 3-minute rounds for a purse and sidestake. The men have met twice before, and each can claim a victory, so that there should be a good contest in this, the third encounter. H Devereux, a local boxer, will meet F Hales, of Cheltenham, in 10 3-minute rounds for a purse, and two local exponents in Private Joe Brooks and Alby Davis, will box 6 3-minute rounds for a purse. Other bouts have also been arranged. Owen Moran, the well-known Worcester boxer, and ex-light-weight champion of England, will act as referee, Captain A V Holman will be timekeeper, and Mr F Norman Wheaton and Mr W W Skittery will act as judges. First bout at 8 p.m. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford, Near Cathedral iook Porch). l CHELTENHAM STEEPLECHASES.—The G. W. R. announce special facilities on the occasion of Cheltenham Steeplechases and Hurdle Races on Wednesday and Thursday next. See advert. THE BROTHERHOOD held a successful open meeting on Sunday at the Town Hall, when a large company was present. Messrs. Burchell and Jenkins, of Ebbw Vale, sang a duet and a solo, and Mi E Baylis (Worcester), gave an address, for which he was thanked. Mr Jones was in the chair, and Miss Fardon was the accompanist. John Haines and Sons, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Hotnend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. WESLEYAN CHURCH.—A sacred cantata, en- titled the King of Glory," was rendered on Sunday night after the usual service. A very large congregation was present. The solo parts were taken by Miss Jackson, of Malvern, Miss D Luckin, Worcester, and Messrs. Burchell and Jenkins, of Ebbw Vale. The choruses were delightfully rendered. Mr W Maddox presided at the otgan, and Mr W Roberts conducted. PROPOSED LODGE OF THE R.A.O.B.-It is suggested to open a lodge of the Royal Antide- luvian Order of Buffaloes in Ledbury, and a preliminary meeting has been called for the Plough Hotel, Ledbury, to-night (Thurday) at 7.30 p Ill. sharp, to consider the necessary arrangements. A deputation from Worcester (including Mr W C Morris, J.P.), will attend to explain the aims snd objects of the Order. A musical grogramme is also being arranged, to which Worcester members will con- tribute, including Bro Edward Brampton, the well-known Worcester comedian. All persons interested in the movement are cordially invited and especially old members of the Order residing in the district. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—The returns of school attendance for the quarter ended December 31st are to hand, and in Ledbury Rural schools the average percentage is 91, while in Ledbury Urban it is 81, the average for the county by being 88.7. In the rural the average percentages are :—Cod- dington 99, Ashperton and Canon Ftoome 97, Mathon C of E 96, Eastnor 94, Wellington Heath Hope End 93, Colwall boys 92, Yarkhill C of E 92, Wellington Heath infants 92, Colwall Valley Infasts C of E 91, Colwall Valley Girls C of E 90, Tarrington C of E 90, Little Marcle C of E 89, Bosbnry boys 3i, Bosbury girls and infants 87. Castle Froome C of E 87, ( Colwall Hill C of E 87, Stretton Grandison and Eggleton 87, Putley C of E 84, Much Marcle 81, Woolhope C 81. Other percentages of schools in the district are:-Ledbury boys 91, Ledbury girls 87, 'Ledbnry infants 86,