II ? T!° WEEKLY EXCURSIONS FROM LEDBURY. With Bookings from many other stations. FRIDAYS, MAY 1, TO JUNE 26 (except May 29)— To Pontypool, Merthyr, Newport, Cardiff, Barry, Porthcawl, Neath, Swansea, Llanelly, Carmarthen, Tenby, Pembroke, Milford, Neylapd, Fishguard, &c., for 8 or 15 days, from Ledbury For Whitsuntide, July, August and September and August Bank Holiday Excursions see subsequent announce- ments. TSTHITSUN EXCURSIONS FROM LEDBURY, With bookings from many other stations. FRIDAY, MAY 29. To Douglas (Isle of Man) for 15 days or less. FRIDAY, MAY 29 (for 4, 5, 7 days), and MONDAY, JUNE 1 (for 4, 5, 9 days). To Aberdare, Merthyr, Newport, Cardiff, Neath, Porthcawl, Swansea, Llanelly, Car- marthen, Pembroke, Tenby, Fisbguard, Milford, &e. SATURDAY, MAY 30. To Reading and London for 3, 4, tg days. To Chester. Barmouth, Llangollen, Bala, idolgelley, Bleanau Festiniog, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Manchester l Blackpool, Winder- mere, &c., for 3, 4, 7, 14 days WHIT-SUNDAY, MAY 31. To London for 2 or 6 days. WHIT-MONDAY, JUNE 1. DAY TRIPS to Abergavenny (3/-), Ponty- pool Road (3/6), Newport, Cardiff (4/-), Porthcawl (4/6), Swansea (5/-), Hereford (1/6), Worcester (1/9). MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE I & 2. DAY TRIPS to Malvern (1/-), Cheltenham and Gloucester (2/3), Cardiff (Races) .7/3, Dudley,.&c. -SPECIAL WEEK END FACILITIES TO COVER THE HOLIDAYS. (Express and Local "Services will be altered during the Holidays. -For details see special pamphlet, obtainable at stations or offices. For WEEKL\ EXCURSIONS during MAY and J'UNE see special pamphlet. For details see bills or send postcard to stations or offices. FRANK POTTER, General Manager NEW PICTURE PALACE. LARGE quantity of Old Timber, Doors, JLJ Window-Frames and Lights, Stairs and (Oddments for sale cheap. -Apply, G Hill & Sons, iBuilder-s, at the Works, Homend, Ledbury.
The Chairman, in conoluding the meeting, ,sI'Üd the gatherings would be resumed in the Autumn. He could only wish the Association prosperity and success in all its work in the future, and he hoped the expression in the secretary's report would be realised-that with the absence of the plural voter and with a very able candidate, and with, he trusted before the election came, a very able wife to assist him- (applause) that they would all have the extreme pleasure of seeing Mr C W Parish elected as the Member for South Herefordshire. (Applause.) He announced that it was proposed to have an outing during the summer to Bristol or Weston- super-Mare. (Loud applause.) This concluded the business meeting, and the room was cleared for the concert, at which Mr J Enabling and party, from Gloucester, contributed an excellent programme.
THE PICTURE PALACE. « I Pictures were resumed at the Picture Palace, the Royal Hall, Ledbury, on Monday night after the very successful visit of The Attractives." There was a good house on Monday, when the leading picture was the Vitagraph The Fruits of Vengeance, a drama of circus life. This film is a very fine production all through, leading up to a remarkable denouenent. A Perilous Ride was a graphic story of Western life by the Majestic Co.. and The Little Substitute a pathetic Essannay film. On Monday night an Edison drama, A Perilous cargo was screened, and this was an excellent film. The humorous films of the Selig, Vitagraph and Gaumont companies were really good and the Gaumont film of "The Metallurgy of Iron very interesting. The pictures for the week-end are a pretty good selection. The leading films are" The Better Man" (Gaumout), "Broncho Billy's Secret (E<asannay), and Lost in the Jungle (Selig). These are backed by some good humorous subjects, chief of whieh are the Key- stone comedies "Cupid in a Dental Parlour" and "The Riot," while A Little Fowl Play is a capital Urbanora subject. Next week two further good programmes are promised, particulars of which will be found in our advertising columns. A weekly publication with reference to pictures has been on sale at the hall this wqek and promises to become very widely read amongst local picture-goers by the number of sales the first part of the week.
Mirtbs, tÐarrtages, anb Deaths. DEATHS. WILLIAMS—May 9, at The Lodge, Donnington Hall, Emily Williams, aged 37 years. WINTER-May 12, at Donuiugton, Thomas Winter, aged 65 years.
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LEDBURY WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. Annual Meeting, Tea and Concert. The annual meeting, tea and conoert of the Ledbury Women's Liberal Association was held at the Town Hall, Ledbury, on Thursday. The association was formed after the defeat of Mr Whitley-Thomson at the bye-election in January, 1908, and has done consistently good work for Liberalism in the spread of Liberal principles since that time. The proceedings opened with a tea, at which there was a large attendance, about 150 sitting down. The ladies presiding at the various tables were Mesdames A Warren, H Hodges, E Hodges, W J Bray, Franklin, J Chadd, T Lane, senr., W G Davis, W Taylor, and Misses L Hodges, D Croad, and Drew (Wellington Heath). At the conclusion of the repast the meeting -at once proceeded to the business of the annual meeting, Mr Andrew Warren presiding, in the absence of the President (Mrs Fred Ballard, of Colwall). The Chairman said he was sure they would all agree with him that they regretted the absence of Mrs E H 'Hopkins, and they re- gretted, too, the reason of her absence. He was sure the members of the Association would wish to pass a vote of sympathy with Mrs Hopkins in the critical illness of Mr Hopkins, whom they wished a speedy recovery. (Hear, hear). Mrs W J Bray proposed and Mrs H Hodges seconded the vote of sympathy, which was unanimously carried, and the hon. secretary (Mrs A Warren) was instructed to write to 'Mrs Hopkins conveying the sympathy of the mem- bers of the Association. Mrs W J Bray then read the balance-sheet ,for the year -1913-14, which showed that the income was JS21 8s 3!d, made up of 21,1 3s 8Jd balance from 191213,£B 15s lOd members' -subscriptions and donations, and £1 8s 6d bank interest. The principal items of expenditure were :—Rent of rownHall for meetings M 10s, subscription to National Women's Liberal Yedeyation 15s, delegate to London to meeting, :10s 9Jd, subscription to Midland Union Women's Liberal Association 2s 6d, other -expenses, including postages, etc., £1 ,3s2d, leaving a balance in hand of 217 6s lOd. (Loud applause). The balance-sheet had been audited and found correct by Mr W G Davis and Mr W Taylor. On the proposition of Mrs W J Bray, -seconded by Mrs Franklin, the balance-sheet was adopted. The Chairman read the report of the hon. >8ooretary (Mrs A Warren) as follows :—" This report completes the sixth year since the Association was formed. We have held six socials during the winter, which have been well .attended and much appreciated, the programmes 'being of an interesting character, and at each one we have had good speakers and instructive addresses. On Wednesday, January 14, a f-ancy-dress ball was held at the Royal Hall, which was a great success, both in numbers and an every way, there being a substantial balance to the good, which was paid into the funds of the Association. Our membership has been well sustained throughout the season, and we are anticipating a somewhat livelier time in the coming year, which will see a General Election, when we hope to see Mr C W Parish elected for South Herefordshire." (Loud applause.) Mrs Davis proposed the adoption of the report. Mrs Austin Maddox, ici seconding, said the best thanks of the members were due to Mrs Warren. No one in the Association could have carrie d out the work as ehe did it, and she hoped it would be many a year before she gave it up. (Apptause.) The report was adopted and Mrs Warren heartily thanked for her work. Mrs Fred Baillard was elected president on the proposition of Mrs Warren, seconded by Mrs Austin Maddox. Oa the motion of Mrs Warren, seconded by Mrs Hodges, the vice-presidents were re-elected as follow :—Mrs Harry Webb, Mise A Williams, Miss Winifred Parkh, Mra Homes (Gold Hill), and Mrs W G Davis. The Chairman said the hon secretary bad ,okpresged a wish to give up her post. She had held the office for six years and it was quite ttime some of the younger members tried their atand. There was any amount of talent in the Association. A Voice Keep the oid one. (Hear, hear.) On the motion of Mrs H Hodges, seconded by Mrs Bray, Mrs Warren was re-elected hon meoretary. Coding to the office ef hon. treasurer, the Chairman said Mrs Hopkins had expressed a wish to be relieved of her office, and it would benecelisary to elect a new treasurer. Before doing so he thought they would like to express their thanks to Mrs Hopkins for her services during the past six years. She had been treasurer of the Association since its formation, and had served it extremely well. (Hear, hear. ) On the motion of Mrs Warren. seconded by Miss Drew,, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mrs Hopkins.. Mrs Croad proposed, Mrs Franklin seconded, and it was carried, that Mrs W G Davis be elected hon. treasurer. Mrs Davis, who was received with applause, said she would do her best for them. They eould not but feel very sorry for Mrs Hopkins in the illness of her busband, whom they hoped would be restored to health in dae coarse. (Haar, hear.) The following were elected on the committee, theoflleers being ex-officio membersMesdames H Hodges. W J Bray, E Hodges, Mayo, Allen Maddox, J Chadd, Franklin, Evans (Parkway), Austin Maddox, J Smith, and 0 R Croad, and Misses Drew (Wellington Heath), L Hodges and 1> Croad. I i
I LEDBURY HUNT PUPPY SHOW. I The Puppjr-Walkers' Luncheon. On Wednesday the annual puppy show and puppy walkers' luncheon of the Ledbury Hunt was held at the Ledbury Kennels, in the presence of an assembly of 200. There was a somewhat smaller entry of puppies than usual, the reason being no doubt the outbreak of dis- temper at the Kennels in the early part of the year. Fifteen-and-a-half couples were brought on the flags for inspection, these being 9k couples dogs and 6 couples bitches. The judges were the Duke of Beaufort, Mr Gerald Hardy (late Master of the Meynell), and George Sturman (huntsman to the Keythrop). I THE AWARDS. The awards were as follows :— Dogs 1, Ragman (sire Baronet dam Rapture, whelped May 6), walked by Mr T Hutchins, Beauchamp Arms, Dymock 2, Juggler (Warwickshire Janitor-Gadfly, May walked 25), by Mr Roxburgh, Fair Oaks, Castle- morton 3, Raymond (Baronet—Rapture, May 6), walked by Mrs Russell, Free Town, Tarring- ton. Bitches—1, Betsy (Baronet-Wakeful, June 16), walked by Mr J Parry, jun., White House, Eastnor 2, Jealousy (Warwickshire Janitor— Gadfly, May 25), walked by Mr Jones, Dane- moor 3, Ratify (Baronet-Rapture, May 6), walked by Mr W S Lane, The Farm, Bosbury. Best couple Wolfish (Warwickshire Wolds- man Rattle, May 26), and Brusher (Grafton Sampler—Bridget, May 26), walked by Mr Jenkins, Pendock. Prize for puppy walked by new puppy- walker-J uggler (Warwickshire J anitor-Gadlly, May 25), walked by Mr J Roxburgh, Castle- morton. I THE LUNCHEON. I At the champagne luncheon which followed Sir George Bullough, the popular Master of the Ledbury, presided, and was accompanied by Lady Bullough and Miss Hermoine Bullough. Supporting Sir George were the Duke of Beaufort, M. F. H., Mr Geo. Onslow Deane, Mr R Logan Kidston, M.F.H. (North Hereford), Mr M C Albright, M.F.H. (South Hereford), Mr 0 N HoIt-Needham, Colonel Henry, Mr G L Acworth (hon. secretary of the Hunt), Mr A W Montgomery Campbell (hon. secretary of the wire fund), Miss Mager, Mr and Mrs Bennett (Chaxhill), etc. Amongst the large company assembled were :—Mr and Mrs W Brewer and Miss Brewer, Mrs and Miss Jones (British Camp), Mr and Mrs T A Pedlingham, Mr and Mrs W S Lane, Mr and Mrs E G Shew, Mrs Russell, Mr and Mrs E T Lane, Miss Burman, Mrs Harold Clark and Miss Clark, Mr and Mrs T J Poiner, Mr and Mrs J Beaumont, Mr and Mrs Harry Green, Miss Parry, Mr and Mrs Geo. Cotton, Mr and Mrs T C Bosley. Mr and Mrs J Parry, jun., Mr and Mrs T W Hutchins, Mrs W J Pitt, Mr and Mrs J S Dawe, Mr and Mrs Edgar Hartland, Mr and Mrs J Mayo, Mr and Mrs E E Bill, Mr and Mrs Mark Meredith, Mr and Mrs E Mark, Mr and Mrs C R Bland- ford, Mr and Mrs F Gwynne, Mr and Mrs Bray, Messrs W Powell, G Dover, E E Evans, Frank Taylor, H Cowell, J Parry, F J K Fowler, J Partridge, W Bradley, W Garrett, W Jones, Albert Mayo, H Jones, H Guilding, S S Smith, A Wigginton, J B Tanner, A Simpkins, J Terry, J Cotton, E Stone, C Ireland, J W Wilkes, Jenkins, J Roxburgh, A Brace, Trevor, Prout, Robinson, Wheeler, W Parker, C Pudge, Will Batchelor (huntsman, Ledbury), Harry Turner (1st whip), Dick Grant (2nd whip), J Adamson (stud groom), W Gilbert (huntsman, Lord Fitzhardinge's Hunt), Fred Bevan (North Hereford), Joe Winter (South Hereford), Fred Capon (Rufford), Charlie Beecham (Cotswold), Will Friend (Croome), etc., etc. Luncheon was served in a large tent in a meadow leading to the kennels. The catering was in the hands of Mr and Mrs T Howell, of the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, who served an excellent luncheon. The Chairman gave the loyal toast in the usual terms-" Gentlemen, the King." "THE P UL-PY- WALKERS." I The Chairman then submitted the toast of 4( The Puppy-Walkers," which was received with applause. He would very much like to thank all those who had walked puppies for him, and also thank those who said they would walk puppies for him. (Hear, hear.) He was glad to be able to tell them that they had got several new walks and they had got puppies for them—(hear, hear)—and they did not pass old ones over. He should like to thank some of the ladies for allowing their hus- bands to walk them, and some of the ladies for telling their husbands to walk them. (A voice: What about the bachelors?) Well, they could always please themselves. He had no doubt they were doing so in this case, but they were pleasing him also. Some of them who had walked puppies must have been very disappointed, after all the trouble they had taken, at the bad luck they had had. It was bad luck for him, too. But they could not regulate these things, and as they all reckoned to be sportsmen, they had to take their bad luck with the good. He hoped they had had ,their share of bad luck for some few seasons to come now, and the only consolation he had, if it was a consolation, was that they were not alone. He had heard of a great many kennels who had had just as bad luck as they had, and others that had had even worse. These things seemed to go round and after having stricken them and hit them so very hard this time he hoped they would be let off very, very lightly for some "asons to come. He would like to thank them for the way they had looked after the puppies, the interest they had taken in them, and the way in which they took them back to the 'kennels. The time they got a puppy was when it either going to make a hound or not. It rested with the puppy-walkers to keep the Ledbury ,pack up by the way they looked after the .puppies when they got them. They gave them a good start and the consequence was that they nearly always did very well after. Some of the strongest had sometimes seemed to come in weaker than those that did not seem so strong. For hunting a pack they must have hounds strong enough to do the work. He had the greatest confidence and hopes for their entry next season. He had now lots of puppies and a number of them would be ready in a few day's time to go out to walk and he would be obliged if after the luncheon they would go up and select one they would care to have. Personally, he always chose the big-headed ones. (Laaghter.) The choiee would be left to them and they all hoped to see them come in next year to judge again and to know that they were still keeping up the pack they had got tc hunt, and he was perfectly certain it must be a great pleasure to all of them when the hunting season was on to know that the hound they walked as a puppy was at the head of the pack and killing foxes with the best of them. They had his best thanks and he gave them the toast of the puppy- walkers, coupled with the names of Mr Hutchins and Mr Parry, jnr. The prospective new puppy-walkers ought to take great confidence as that day the winner of the prize for a puppy walked by a new puppy-walker, was also awarded second prize in the open class. (Ap- plause.) The toast having been duly honoured, Mr T W Hutchins, in response, expressed the gratifica- tion it was to his wife and himself to win a first prize. He was sorry Sir George had such bad luck with the puppies this time, and he hoped the luck would be better next time. He would be pleased to walk a puppy next year. (Ap- plause. ) Mr John Parry, jnr., after returning thanks for the toast, said he did not want to win all these prizes every year (he won a first prize last year), so he would let them into the secret—as soon as a walker got his puppy he must get his wife to fall in love with it. (Laughter and applause.) Mr Parry continued in a humorous vein and raise roars of laughter, and concluded by expressing the hope that Sir George would be as pleased, or better pleased, with the puppies next year as he was with his prize that day. (Loud applause.) THE JUDGES. I Mr George Onslow Deane, the 'Squire of Dymock and the veteran sportsman of tile Ledbury Hunt, on rising to propose the toast of The Judges was received with loud applause. I As they all know ^ir George Bullough had done
I NOTICE TO FARMERS IN THE LEDBURY HtlNT. IR GEORGE BULLOUGH regrets that his S horse "REGENT" wild not be available this season, as he has been, and is still, suffeiing from a very severe cold. Consequently the horse is in very poor condition and will require a lot of building up.
HOLLY BUSH. The district' of Holly Bush was by Order in Council dated June 24, 1912, constituted a Consolidated Chapelry with an endowment of B156 per annum, which by April 2nd, 1913, became augmented up to £ 202. The difficulties in bringing the scheme to a successful conclusion were all the greater inasmuch as the dioceses of Worcester and Hereford were both concerned. One of the interested Hereford incumbents said they were like swimmer*, who after having surmounted one wave, always found another in front, but at last the billows ceased to roll, so they came into the haven where they would be. Not satisfied with this achievement, which had taken four. y$ars to accomplish, tap appeal was issued in Jihte, 1913, for a parish room, S65 having by that time been obtained for the purpose, the need for such a building being all the greater, owing to the absence of a day school. The hall, which consists of a main room 35ft) by 20ft, with a side ropm 12ft by 12ft, will be opened on May 23, at 3 p.m., by Miss Yeatman Biggs. Many people might be glad to avail themselves of this opportunity of visiting Holly Bush, as it is a historical neighbourhood. Mr Symonds wrote his books 44 Malvern Chase," and 44 Hanley Castle," in the old Jacobean Manor House opposite the new institute. The legend of the Raggedsfcone mentioned in these works, owes its origin to the adjoining hill. Popular superstition has it that the shadow of the Raggedstone fell on Cardinal Wolsey, a few days before he ceased to put his trust in princes, as he sat on the lawn at Birts Morton Court. Holly Bush was not built for a parish church, and is far too cramped. The addition of a chancel, with the extension of the little vestry, would render the chutch worthy of its new dignity, so that the people might come to reverence that house of God as their Parish Church. There is an amount of £26168 Id to the credit of the "Nolly Bush Chancel and Vestry Fund," at the Capital and Counties Bank, Ledbury.
One of the best skits on the Grimsby election result that I have seen is the follow- ing :-Jam triumphed at Grimsby, as will be seen by the result of the polling- rickler (Unionist and Jam Maker), 8,471; Bannister (Liberal and Pish Merchant), 8,193. Majority 278. The fishermen went to sea as usual. No change.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. W. H. HATTON. It is with sorrow that we have to record the death of Mrs. Hannah Hatton, wife of Mr William Henry Hatton, builder, of New- street, Ledbury, which occurred at her residence early on Tuesday morning in last week, at the ad vanced age of 69 years, which she bad reached on the previous day (Mon- day). The late Mrs Hatton had enjoyed fairly good health up to a week before her death. On Wednesday Dr. Green, her medical attendant, was sent for. She had a seizure, from which she never recovered, and passed away at the early hour of 4-30 on Tuesday morning. She was the daugh- tpr of the late Mr Wm. Jackson, of Maylands, Newtown, Ledbury, and was married in 1870, over 44 years ago. She had three children, one son, Mr Alfred Hatton (who is in partnership with his father in the busi- ness), and two daughters, both of whom died whilst young, one being 14 years of age and the other five. The greatest sym- pathy is felt for the bereaved family, who are held in high esteem in the town and district. THE FUNERAL. I The interment took place at Ledbury Cemetery,on Friday last, the Rev 0 F R Strickland (curate) officiating. The remains were enclosed in a coffin of polished oak with brass furnishings, and the breastplate bore the following inscription :—" Hannah Hatton, died May 5th, 1914, aged 69 years." The chief mourners were:—Mr W H Hatton (husband), Mr A W Hatton (son), Mrs E Hatton (daughter-in-law), and Mr G Bey ley (cousin). THE WREATHS. I Beputiful floral tributes lined the grave, of which the following is a list In loving and affectionate remembrance, from Dad, Fred and Ethel. In loving memory, from Nora and Harry. With deep sympathy, from Bert and Joe. In loving and affectionate memory, from her sister Charlotte. From all the employees, with sincere sym- pathy. With sincere sympathy, from Mr and Mrs E Preece. In fondest remembrance of a dear friend, from Mr and Mrs L W Crossley. With deepest sympathy, from Mr E Hopkins and family. From Mrs Julius. In affectionate remembrance, from Mr and Mrs T Chadd and family. With sincere sympathy, from Mr and Mrs H J Prichard. With sincere sympathy, from Charles A James. From Mr and Mrs J Herbert, with sincere sympathy. In affectionate remembrance, from Eva and Nora Croker. With sincere sympathy, from Mr and Mrs W J Boyd. With deep sympathy, from Mr C H Bastow. With deep sympathy, from Mr 0 P, Miss, and Mr A C Ford. In fond remembrance, from Florrie and David. In affectionate remembrance, from Mr and Mrs H H Smith and family. Prom her loving nephew, Giles. In deep sympathy, from Mrs M Cale. With sincere sympathy, from Mrs Dawe, May and Alfred. The duties of undertaker were carried out by Mr Giles Bayley.
WOMAN'S SUICIDE NEAR I LEDBURY. Found Drowned in a Water-Tub. I Drowned while of an unsound mind was the verdict brought in at an inquest held at Donnington Hall Lodge on Monday afternoon last, on the body of Emily Williams, wife of John Alfred Williams, gardener, of the Lodge, Greenway, Ledbury. The Coroner was Mr J T Hutchinson, of Hereford. Rev F A Reiss, Rector of Donnington, was elected foreman over the following jury-Messrs C Smith, F J V Hamilton, H Spicer, W Thorpe, W E Trindler, F J Hill, J Sykes, A Perkins, A Dadfield, G Spicer, J Harris, and J Mace. The husband of the deceased was the first witness. He said he came to live at Don- nington Hall Lodge about eleven months ago with his wife, who was 37 years of age. They bad been married seven years and his wife had enjoyed fairly good health up to three weeks ago, when she had an attack of influenza. They went to bed a8 usual on the night previous to the tragic death of his wife, who seemed all right. Shortly after 4 o'clock she got out of bed and partly dressed herself and went out of the room, but returned just after, and about 4.30 she went out and did not return. Witness went in search for her and found her with her head in the water-tub, and around her neck a brick was tied with a pieee of string. He immediately lifted her out but found that she was quite dead. She had never threatened to take her life. Florence Ada Yates, wife of William Henry Yates, chauffeur, in the same employ, said she was a friend of the deceased and knew her nearly eleven months. She had lately noticed that Mrs Williams was depressed and bad fits of crying she was also nervous of being left alone. Friday afternoon was the last time she saw her, when she seemed a little better. Dr. Mc K. Harrison, medical practitioner, of Ledbury, said be had attended the deceased. He. first saw: her on the 25th April at Ledbury, when she a mild attack of influenza. He last saw her a couple of days before her death at Ledbury and she told him she was much better, but he thought she was depressed. She never gave him the idea that, she had suicidal intentions. The Coroner said it seemed quite clear that she had taken her own life. The only question they need trouble about was as to the state of her mind. They had ample evidence to show she bad taken her life. They could come to the conclusion that she bad taken her life while of an unsound mind. Dr. Harrison said the illness might have a sudden effect upon her mind and thereby cause her to commit suicide if she had any suicidal intentions. The verdict was accordingly brought in that deceased drowned herself while of an unsound mind. Rev F A Reiss proposed a vote of sympathy with the husband, with which vote the Coroner said be would like to be associated.
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C.L.B. TEA AND CONCERT. I Presentation of Medals and Cups. I The annual tea, concert and presentation ef the Church Lads' Brigade, Ledbury Company, was held in the Church Room, Ledbury, last (Thursday) night. After a good tea had been partaken of the concert and presentation was held, which the Rev F W Carnegy (Rector) presided over, there being an average gathering of parents and friends. Mr F W Wade gave the lads an address on discipline. He said they might have a lot of unpleasantness to put up with, orders that were not quite clear to them, but if they obeyed them no matter what they were they would be doing right. It was not always easy to remain staunch and true, but he thanked from the bettom of his heart those lads who had remained true to their corps. He advised them to stiok to the old corps that had done so much for them. He hoped from the bottom of his heart that the lads would continue with their regularity of attendance. He was confident that the corps was gradually on the iacrease. It would not be long before they got their numbers back again, but it was not quantity they wanted but quality. (Hear, hear.) He had lost some of the old lads that used to come to his classes on a Sunday, and they used to be so regular. Perhaps they looked at it from a different point qf view to his own. In conclusion he would ask them to remember that there was only one goal in view-to make good men of them. He did not believe there was anything finer than a God-fearing, clean minded Englishman. Of course, it was hard, but any- thing hard in life is worth having. He asked the parents in the Hall to try add encourage the lads to be true to the C. L. B. (Applause.) Rbv F W Carnegy said it was his pleasant duty to take the chair that night and amongst the things he had down on the programme was to thank Mr Wade very heartily for the good work he had done in the past. He was the busiest man in Ledbury, yet he found time to teach the lads o. Sundaf morning. The Rector asked the lads to show their appreciation of Mr Wade by giving him ahearty clap. A hearty round of applause was given Mr Wade, who thanked the lads very much. During a break in the programme the Rector said he hoped they would think over what Mr Wade told them. It came from a great Chris- tian heart. He told the lads to stick to him. He spoke highly of Captain Reed and Major Paul for the work they had done to organise that tea, in which they were ably backed up by Mrs and the Misses Paul, Mrs and Miss Chadd. They were always good helpers. It was heart- breaking to think of the way the C.L.B. was in six months ago, but there were better days in store for them. He thanked all those who had remained true to the company. It was a little C.L.B. in Ledbury at the present time but he asked them to try and make up for it and try to get lads to join. He again thanked Major Paul, and Captain Reed for the time they had given to the C.L.B. movement. (Applause.) Staff- Sergt Moss deserved a good word )also for the way he had stuck to the Training Corps, which in time would go into the C.L.B. He would like to tell them that they were perfectly safe financially, so that anybody could join without any risk. (Laughter.) They owed a good deal to their old assistant-chaplain, the Rev F W Parkinson, who he hoped had a larger sphere at Rodmarton. He hoped the Rev 0 F R Strickland would be assistant-chaplain in Mr Parkinson's place. Mr Dawe, the correspondent, had left them to go to Weymouth, where he was acting in a similar capacity. He had received a letter from Mr Dawe in which he said he had thrown himself into the C.L.B. work, and asking him to remember him to the lads. (Applause.) Major Paul came to the rescue, and he was even now acting as corre- spondent. When he (the Rector) was up in London he saw .his brother. Colonel Oarnegy- the boya would remember him because he had given them such a thorough inspection. Down at Bournemouth there were 700 lads assembled to salute the Union Jack on St. George's Day, and he was wondering why they could not do it at Ledbury. Patriotism seemed to get worse and worse. He would ask if the Brigade could not parade on Empire Day-the 26th of May and salute the Union Jack. He thought it right and proper that the Church lads should salute the flag. He asked them to try and get new lads to join try and make the old company-9 years old—into a strong one. (Loud applause.) Mrs F W Carnegy graciously presented the medals and cup, :of which Sergt. Morgan and Corpl. Barnett were the recipients. A good programme of harmony was given, Mr E W Reed presiding at the piano :— Pianoforte solo, Mrs Strickland (India). Song, Mr Strickland. Reading, "Three Black Crows," Major Paul. Song, "Let me like a soldier fall, Mr Burston. Song, "Pride of the Prairie (encored), Mrs Strickland. Song, Joshua," Mrs Strickland. Song, The Jolly 'Smith" (encored), Mr J W Teague. Song, Mr E W Reed. Song, Boys of the old Brigade, Mr Burston. Song, When father papered the par low," Mr Strickland. Song, Redwing (encored), Mr J W Teague. Song, "The Veteran," Mr Teague. The Rector thanked all the artistes who had taken part in the entertainment, especially Mr and Mrs Strickland, who were on holiday from India.
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everything a man could do to raise the standard of the Ledbury Hunt in every way. (Applause.) He was most particularly attentive to the hounds, which were the first consideration a Master had to have. They had all done their best to second him in the way of walking puppies, and he hoped they would continue to do so for many seasons. One thing struck him more than anything in his old age and that was the great improvement in the Ledbury Hunt in the last sixty years. It had reached the pinnacle of fame by having at the head of affairs a man who spared so expense and who managed the country in the way it ought to be managed. (Applause.) He congratulated Sir George on having the advantage of having the very best judge of foxhounds in England, he might say in the world. (Applause.) He hoped the lord Duke would allow him to say that ever since his earliest days-he was blooded in his country about 100 years ago—(laughter)—he had taken the greatest interest in the Beaufort Hunt, although he lived too wide to follow it. In his earlier days he was a frequent visitor to Paris, and he heard the lord Duke's father talking to a Frenchman about the qualities of hounds and what they would do and not do. The Duke said that his dog hounds would hunt anything and kill anything. The Frenchman said they would not kill a wolf. Fifty years ago, the question was settled. The Duke took 20 couples of hounds over to France to a part invested by wolves. What happened was that when the hounds went out they got into a wood where there were wolves, and they would not look at them. The fact was that the Duke's hounds were too highly bred—they were all right for a fox, but they would not go after nasty, stinking wolves. However, the Dake stayed there with his hounds and hunted wolves, and won his bet, but came back a wiser man. He (Mr Deane) was invited to be of the party, but could not go, as he was in Belgium at the time, although he ordered a pair of wolf-hunting boots. He gave them the health of the Duke of Beaufort, Mr Gerald Hardy and Mr George Sturman, who had been so kind as to come and judge the merits of the Ledbury hounds. (Applause.) The Duke of Beaufort, in returning thanks, said he had listened to Mr Deane's story and he must correct it. After three weeks hunting they only found three wolves. After they got two French hounds in the pack they had a good 20-mile point and ought to have killed their wolf, but he beat them. If they had had more time he had no doubt they would have killed a wolf. To turn to that day's proceedings this was the third time he had come to judge the Ledbury entry, and every year he saw a great improvement in the whole pack. If there were a few more Rugby sales the pack would improve by leaps and bounds. The dog entry was a very nice one, but distemper had played the very mischief with the ladies' side of it, but what there were were very nice. Last year he prophesied that their bitch, Waitress, would beat his at Reigate and he was a true prophet. He was going to try and beat her this week. He thaaked them very much for tke way they had received the toast. (Applause.) Mr George Sturman said it was always a great honour to him to judge with the Duke of Beaufort and Mr Hardy, for there were not two better judges in England. They ought to know hounds if khey didn't, but he was quite-. sure they did. The entrý to-day was not up to the entry of last year, but there were some very promising hounds indeed. The dogs were better than the bitches, but he hoped they would hear more about the first prize dog and bitch at Reigate and Peterboro'. Personally he would like to see both the Duke of Beaufort and Sir George win, but they might have a bit of a tussle with them from the Heythrop. (Laughter.) He was glad Sir George had im- ported into the Ledbury Kennels a bit of Heythrop blood, and although he (the speaker) drafted them he would be pleased to have them back. He hoped they would da as well for the Ledbury as the sire and dam did for the Heythrop. There was no doubt Batchelor had a nice lot of puppies to go out shortly. (Applause). THE MASTER. I Colonel Henry gave the toast of the Master, Sir George Bullough. (Applause.) They all knew Sir George so well and liked him so much that it required very few words from him. They knew how anxious he was to show good sport, and they knew what good sport he had shown despite certain drawbacks like bad scent and sickness at the kennels. They knew what a good huntsman he had in Batchelor, and they all knew how everything was done top-hole. Therefore there was nothing more to say except that he hoped Sir George Bnllough would long remain Master of the Ledbury Hounds. (Applause. ) The toast was accorded musical honours and cheers, which were renewed for Lady Bullough and Miss Bullough. Sir George, in response, thanked the cbmpany most heartily. He assured them "hat it was very encouraging and gratifying to kao.w that, from the way they received the toast, they looked on them as their friends, not only from a sporting point of view, but from a country point of view as well. (Hear, hear and applause.) He sincerely hoped and trusted that they would be always able to look upon them as such whether they got good scent or bad. He thanked them most heartily. (Applause.) The prizes were then distribubed by Lady Bullough, after which an adjournment was made to inspect the litters of puppies.