THE PREMIER HOUSE OF FASHION A URORA CORD" I A NEW DRESS FABRIC that is carrying all before it.. Write for Patterns. AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS, ALBAN HOUSE, 16, 17, and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. SPRING FOOTWEAR! AN ENTIRELY NEW STOCK of Up-to-date Footwear can now be seen at GEORGE OLIVER'S Cricket and Tennis Boots and Shoes. BROGUE SHOES FOR GOLF. Fashionable Patent Leather, Glace Kid and Box Calf Boots and Shoes in all shapes, for all purposes. REPAIRS A SPECIALITY. LOWEST PRICES. « SUPER QUALITY. LOCAL BRANCH- Leicester House, Homend Street, Ledbury. 150 BRANCH ESTABLISHMENTS, ] -7- For BEST COAL! I Send to- J. & N. NADIN & Co., LTD., COLLIERY PROPRIETORS, LEDBURY STATION. CYCLES CYCLES CYCLES! ALL NEW MODELS NOW IN STOCK. From M4 17s. 6d. to M14 14s. Od. CASH OR EASY PAYMENTS. Agent for the following makes: B. 8. A. JAMES. ALLDAYS. RUDGE- WHIT\VORTH. SUNBEAMS. ARIEL. ROBI.N L HOOD. FLEETS. Large stock of TYRES. ACCESSORIES of every description. ^•"REPAIRS 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 2-id. per Piece. About 50 odd lots, 1913 patterns, to be cleared at reduced prices. Great Bargains for early purchasers. PICTURE FRAMES A large quantity of Photo and Post Card Frames in stock from 4-id. 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 Beat to Rear Chickens on. The Best to Rear Young Turkeys, Pheasants, Docks, and Guinea Fowls on. 2d per lb. 7 lb. Bags for Is. 16s per cwt. Ageac for Spratt's Poultry and Chicken Meal, 3ilb. bags for 8d Spratt's Chikko, 71b. bags Is 4d. Spratt's Fattening Meal, 3-,Llb. bag 6d, 71b. bag lid Spratt's Pellets, 3ilb. bag 6d, 71b. bag Is. Tlint Grits and Oyster Shell, 141be. for Is, 6s per cwt. Thorley's Spice, 15 packets for Is, 27s per cwt Ovum 13 packets for Is. IW WATER CLASS FOR PRESERVING ECCS. lib. tins 4d., 21b. tins ed, 41b. tins 10d. USE MEACHAM'S ROUP AND CAPE PILLS, 8d. per box. V. W. MEACHAM, Chemist, LEDBURY. Ask for WHITEHEAD'S 8 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. It is RELIABLE because the best skill I is embodied in its production. I It is ECONOMICAL because we are | content to sell at a moderate profit. ■ Call and examine our immense stock, I and see what STERLING VALUE we I offer. I GLO'STER FURNISHING I COMP ANY, Broad Street, WORCESTER. | DAIRY MACHINERY. 11 Melotte "MELOTTE" CREAM *H||igP SEPARATORS Cream ?i??aa have the Largest ￼ e„Wi 1 in the Separators. British Empire, — and are SKIMS CLEANEST. H replacing Separators TURNS EASIEST. ;s FT- of other WEARS LONGEST. 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. Telegrarns-" LISTER, GLOUCESTER Telephone-158. IN TRUNKS. There are none to equal In variety, in design, In finish, and In that essential quality of absolute reliability, those that are offered br HOLLOWAY'S, King St., Gloucester. Coals Coals Coc-als SEND WIRE WRITE 'PHONE TO TO TO TO mi .Ii' ¡- V; J. MEATES & SONS, Ltdoo Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. IT 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 Telegraph-MEATES. Ledbury. FOR ALL KINDS OF PRINTING GO TO THE LEDBURY REPORTER" OFFICE. I I Itbhurl1 itqurcier AND FARMERS' GAZETTE. The acknowledged Advertising Medium for the district covering the wide area of ground bounded by the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and WOl. ceater, which has a population of between 30,000 and 40,000. It is read by all classes, and there is no bettei Advertising Medium in the Ledbury District. Telgrams 44 Reporter," Ledbury.
￼ 6? RICJf -Proof iQ (JlJneU The ONLY Corset with a DEFINITE GUARANTEE, viz., that they will NOT RUST, BREAK or TEAR. I- -1 u rriln7z e Model 622. For full figures-with the famous DOUBLE SKIR r which retains its shape till the last and never splits or tears. 5/11 per pair. Let your next Corset be a Warner, and allow our expert to assist you in selecting the correct model from our varied assortment of shapes-we have them at all prices. Call or write for the illustrated book of the Warner Corset. 1 You need not keep a faulty Corset. We are author- ised to replace free of charge any that fails ini these respects. From a little Wooden Shanty the quality of Warner's. Corsets has built up the largest and most thoroughly equipped corset organisation in the world-an organisa- tion that sets the standard for you and your friends. Being RUSTPROOF, these Corsets can be washed at home without removing the steels. Model 5360. For well-developed figures, a general favourite. 8/11 per pair. Sole Agent- JAMES A. ISAAC, Warwick House, Ledbury
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. I The Editor does not hold himself respongible, for the opinions expressed by his correspondents. All communications for publication must be accompanied by the name and address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. THE PRICE OF BREAD. I 7To the Editor. Sir,—Kindly allow me through your paper to point out a few facts to Veritas re the price of bread. First, he contends that we get 96 loaves Out of a 5 bushel sack of flour. I will challenge him in the sum of S20 that it won't make anything like 96. This is fact from a practical workman not theory or hear say. He talks of wind bags going about the country I am sure he is one. He appears to drive about in a motor or gig condemning other trades, because his men are asking for higher wages. What other trade is there that can get men for 15s per week ? How would Veritas himself like to work for it. The standard wage of the poor baker is :—18 to 20 years of age, 28s per week 20 to 23, 30a per week second hands 32s foremen 36s, for a 54 hour week. Is it possible with a standard wage like this bread can be sold cheaper than it is ? But as 44 Veritas" thinks it is so very profitable I wonder he does not go in for it. I do not think he would find it would run to keeping a motor car. Of course we are under no expenses no rent to pay, no horses to keep, no rates, no coal, yeast or salt; it is all profit; flour costs nothing to make into bread, to say nothing of the bad debts we get in selling it. Let me recommend Veritu to try it. There is just the nice time of the year coming on, the summer, when often the bakehouse is at 100 degrees and you have to stick there three or four hours at a stretch you dare not get out for a little fresh air or the dough would spoil. What about some of the farmers who take their fat stock to Ledbury Market, and then go to the foreign meat shop for their meat ? But, of course, it is only the millers and bakers that get in the plunder. Yours truly, Ledbury, ONLY A BAKER. I Ledbury, 1914. I April 23, 1914. I
Corn Famine in Gloucestershire. Cornex has made Corns scarce. No Pain. Tid. —MINCHIN, Chemist,,15, Westgate, Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbury.
OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. Events advertised in these columns or for which we have received printing orders. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)- Football,Matches (see fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2-30, 6.30, and 8.45 p.m. SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbary Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury, 3 p.m. MONDAY- "The Glad Eye" at the Royal Hall, Led bury, 8 p.m. TUESDAY- Ledbury Guardians, 11 a.m. G. W.R. Excursion to Worcester Races. 44 The Glad Eye at Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8. WEDNESDAY- G. W. R- Excursion to Worcester Races. Picture Palace. Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY- Newent Police, 11-30 a.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. SATURDAY— Cricket Matches (see Fixtures). Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2.30, 6.30, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. Date to be fixed-Annual Dinner, Ledbury and District Air-Rifle League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 7.30 p.m. May 7—Visit of Leo bury and District Lodge National Conservative League to Sir Richard Temple Lodge, Worcester. May 8-8ale of live and dead Farming Stock and Grass Keep at Goldhill Farm, Eastnor, for Exors. of the late Mr John Smith, by Messrs Pope and Smith. t May II-Sale of live and dead Farming Stock and Effects at Lime Trees Farm, Dymock, by Messrs Pope and Smith. May 14-Sale of Household Furniture and Dairy Utensils at Goldhill Farm, Eastnor, for the Exors. of the late Mr John Smith, by Messrs Pope and Smith. May 21-Sale of Household Furniture and Out- door Effects, and 40 acres of Grass Keep at Coddington Court, for the Executors of the late Major Martindale- Vale, by Messrs Pope and Smith. May 23-Prize Sale of Horses at Hereford Mar- ket, by Messrs Jackson and McCartney. May 28—Visit of Captain Clive to Ledbury and District Lodge National Conservative League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 8 p.m. July 30-Hartpury and District Horse Show, Flower Show aud Sports. August 3-Redmarley and District Flower Show.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914. Topical Tattle. There were meetings galore last week end and on Friday night no less than four im- portant gatherings had to be covered. Un- doubtedly the most important from the Led- bunun's point of view was the annual meet- ing uf the Ledbury Urban District Council, when the amateur Mayor for the year, if you will pardon a little levity, was elected. Candidly I was rather thinking that probably the new Chairman of the Council would be Mr C H Bastow, who has been a member of the Council for 15 years, has been Chairman of the Streets and Sanitary Committees, and yet has never been Chairman of the Council. By length of service and ability the position was undoubtedly his. But things did not work out as I expected, and I must confess I was honestly surprised when I heard that Mr H Thacker had been elected. Of course, the Council have an informal meeting before the representatives of the fourth estate are admitted, when the Councillors settle the question among them- selves, and one of my colleagues informs me that one or two of the Councillors by their countenances when the press were admitted showed that all had not been smooth and easy. In the end we had an absolutely political division, though for my part I pay little political significance to the matter, and put it down to more a question of J personality. Anyway the Liberals and anti-Hopkinsites triumphed over the Union- ists and pro-Hopkinsites. For that is really how matters stand at the present time. It is a significant fact that last year the chair was Mr Bastow's for the acceptance, but, following a deep bereavement, he did not see his way clear to accept it. At that time there would have been no necessity for an informal meeting, and I have been wondering what particular offence Mr Bastow has committed that he should not be deemed worthy of the honour this time. Again the question of personality comes in, and that is the only reason I can find. Mr Tinker, the new Chairman of the Council, is entering on his sixth year of office as a Councillor, and is a regular and diligent member. Candidly, I do not envy him his post just at the present time, if the turbulent spirits of the Council are not curbed, though after all, I expect the Coun- cillors will, as they have ever done, be loyal to their new Chairman. In the retiring Chairman the Council have undoubtedly had the best occupant of the chair the Council possess, and his ability in this direction can not be gainsaid. Mr Tbacker is undoubtedly at a disadvantage: in following a Councillor so versed in the rules and usages of public debate as Mr Hopkins is, but it is, of course, essentially necessary that the honour should go round, in order that each Councillor may have an opportunity of becoming versed in the duties pertaining to the office of Chairman. I sin- cerely trust that the clouds which would appear to have gathered on the Council horiaon will be dispersed, that Mr Thacker's term of office will prove to be pleasant, smooth and successful both to himself and his fellow members, and that at the close of the year there will be no vain regrets. Mr W S Lane has had a lengthly occu- pancy of the chair of the Ledbury Rural Parish Council, having been, I believe, chair- man since the Council was formed. Mr Lane has had a wide experience of service on public bodies, as he has been a member of the County Council, a member of the Ledbury Urban Council, and is at present a co-opted member of the Ledbury Board of Guardians, on all of which bodies he has rendered excellent service, and in regard to the Guardians is doing so to-day. In all his public work Mr Lane has brought not only wide experience, but that inflection of humour which so effectually brightens up serious matters. He has undoubtedly ren- dered valuable service to the ratepayers during the last 25 years. The churchpeople of Ledbury are indeed fortunate in being able to retain the services of their senior churchwarden, Mr C H Bastow, who performs the duties in such a manner as to avoid ruffling anyone's feelings, and their junior churchwarden, Mr W P Barry, w ho is so diligent and anxious to have arrangements properly made and carried out. The finances of the church appear to be in a healthy state, thanks largely to the generous response to Mr Bastow's appeal for church expenses, but it is not a good sign that the average offertories are dwindling. Churcbpeople must remember that the expense of a church such as Ledbury is no small matter, and the average offertories should be kept up to about X5 10s to meet the demands. Here is a story of two Gamblers who went to the Hunt steeplechases on Wednesday In one race there were only two runners, and my two friends were determined to back the winner. One of the horses was 3 to 1 on and the other 2 to 1 against. One of the Gamblers laid the 3 to 1 on and the other took the odds of 2 to 1 against. They al- most came to blows in reckoning up how they stood at the end of the race, as they bad agreed to halve the proceeds. When they found that they had backed the winner and yet had lost 6d each, after a frantic 10 minutes calculation, they were ready to kick themselves. ♦ This may seem a wildly impossible story even in the annals of the Royal and ancient game but golfers will be golfers, you know. He said he drove hard and so high that a lady eagle who was winging her way over the course received a little white ball smack on the side of her head. The ball dropped about 17 inches from the hole the golfer was playing for. Meanwhile, the eagle paused in her flight, and, after circling round a few times in a considering mood, swooped down and deposited an egg between the hole, and the golf ball. In revenge she had laid the golfer a stymie. • Fancy golfing in a ruffled shirt says the Globe." We are ruffled enough already as we golf. # » The way they have in the Army is a very curious way sometimes. Recently a cart drawn by two horses and containing one driver, one non-commissioned officer, and four men rumbled down to Woolwich Arsenal from Wellington Barracks, with an order for l stores. When the order was opened it was found to represent four gross of pins On the other hand, the authorities at St John's Wood Barracks believe in light transport. A man was sent down to the Arsenal on a bicycle. His order was for a gun wheel! Can any conclusion be drawn from the character of the present month as to the quality of those that will follow ? The answer must be No," says the Daily Telegraph." May knows; but she won't tell. 4c It appears that every such ball. passes through some 15 different departments of skilled workmen," is an Evening Standard" reference to cricket balls. But think of the number of unskilled butter- fingers it passes through afterwards. "Cheese and Freedom" is a heading in the Daily Mail." Should cheeses be chained up ? TATTLER. I
DYMOCK. JUMBLE SALE.—A most successful jumble aale was held at Upham House, the residence of the Misses Niblett, on Monday last. The con- tributors to the sale were vety generous, and justly so, for the object of the sale, namely, to augment the Parish Nurse Fund, is a very well- deserving cause, and is one of the most useful in the parish. As the entrance was only a penny, a large number availed themselves of the beautiful day and visited the pleasant grounds. Tea was nicely provided at a very small cost, and so many purchasers were there that the nice little sum of nine pounds was realised. The Misses Niblett, who are secretaries of the Nurse Fund, must feel very gratified at the result, and great credit is due to them and their numerous helpers. In spite of the very fine weather,1 someone was anxious enough to borrow an umbrella from one of the stalls which they have not yet been good enough to return up to the present.