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LOCAL NEWS. f Ohas. Hod^e^' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.—12, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. THE WELSH CHURCH BuL.-We would call the attention of our readers to the very trenchant article on the Welsh Church Bill by the Rector ef Ledbury (Rev F W Carnegy), which appears on page 6 of this issue. THE ODm'ELLOWS' A.M.C,-Bro J. H. Port- lock, P.P.G. M., has been appointed to repre- sent the Herefordshire Oddfellows at the A. M. C. at Aberystwyth, in the place of Bro. E. H. Hopkins, who, at the last, has had to relinquish his appointment owing to illness. HUGHES' TOBAOCO 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 beokCJ on all subjects. Any quantity second-hand books bought for cash.—76, Homend St., Ledbury. EMPIRE DAY.-On Monday last Empire Day was celebrated by the shildren attending the Ledbury Council Schools. They all assembled in the morning at the boys' school in charge of the teachers, where they were joined by several of the managers, including Mr Spencer H Bickham (chairman), the Rector (Rev F W Carnegy), and the Rev Father Lynch, and Mr H Thacker (chairman of the Urban Council). Many of the scholars carried flags, and they all joined in singing the National Anthem in the playground, where they saluted the flag. The girls and infants then marched back to their respective schools. This was the only public celebration in the town, and was arranged by by Mr G W Paul (headmaster of the boys' school). In the town there was a remarkable absence of flags, excepting at one or two of the business houses. Useful and Decorative Antiques i. Furniture, China, Silver, etc., at reasonable prices. Prompt attention and cash to disposers of above.—W. A. Pennington, College Court, | Gloucester. MOTHERS' MISSION ANNUAL MEETING OF WORKERS.—The annual meeting of Associates and Subscribing Members of the Ledbury Rural Deanery was held on Wednesday at the Ledbury Church Room, and was well attended. Mrs Spencer Bickham (Presiding Member), read the anaual report aad balance-sheet, which showed a net increase of 25 members and associates during the past year. The fcotal number in the Rural Deanery is 784. An interesting address, on the Moral Training of the Young" was giren by Mrs Montgomery-Campbell, of Eardis- Ie, and was followed by a discussion. Tea was afterwards handed round. Among those present were -Ma Carnegy, Mrs Maddisorr Green, Mrs Julius. Mrs H Bickham, etc (Ledbury), Mrs Harris, Mrs Cartwright, and Mrs Burroaghes (Colwall), Mrs Stooke-Vaughan, and Mrs W L Pritohett (Wellington Heath), Mrs Biahop (PoMey). Mrs Skittery and MM owell (Li?e ?Mie), and Oth8. I General and Mrs Edward Clive have left Lon- don for Herefordshire. Dr Gold, medical officer of health for the county of Herefordshire, who has undergone an operation for appendicitis, hopes to resume his duties this week. John Haines and Sens, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homeud Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. A FREAK EGG.-This week a black hen, belonging to Mr A Ewington, of Newbury Park, Ledbury, laid a freak egg-an egg within an egg. The two eggs were perfect in shape and shell. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only.—Ledbury AgentW H Alleyne, New-street. We are pleased to announce that the grounds of Orchardleigh will be open to the public every Thursday afternoon in June and July between the hours of 2 and 8. Children must be in charge of an adult. Nurse LaxtOn, Clarence House, Worcester Road. Ledbury, wishes to announce that she is at liberty to undertake Maternity Cases, privately, at the low fee of 10s. (working class), town and country, within a radius of five miles. Also any general case of sickness can be attended for a very small fee. Every case strictly private. —Advert. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the anniversary services in connection with the Congregational Sunday School were held at the Ledbury Congregational Church, when the special preacher was the Rev W A Powicke, M.A., of Ross. Congregations were good at both morning and evening services, and also at a united children's service in the afternoon. Special anniversary hymns were sung to an orchestral accompaniment, led by Mr W Roberts, and Master Bosley was at the organ. The collections, which were for the Sunday School Fund, were in advance of last year. A STRAIGHTFORWARD BusiNEss.-Our repre- sentative attended (by special request of Mr Cullerne Bown, the managing direcoor) the Totalisator Derby draw on Wednesday last week, in eompany with representatives of the Morn- ing Advertiser," "The Globe," "Birmingham Gazette," "Bradford Daily Argus," "Licensed Victuallers' Gazette," Bristol Times," York- shire Evening News," "Oldham Standard," and "Midland Sporting Gazette." The actual counterparts of the subscribers were drawn frgm a huge wheel by a little Swiss girl, another ch'?rd drawing the horses from a smaller wheel.. These numbers and names were all shocked by the press representatives, who subsequently at- tended at the Consulate, and ia the presence of the British Consul signed a declaration that the draw had been honestly conducted. We are plaiised to record this transaction, having in naiad the various recent report" of dishonourable businesses of this nature.




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