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SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE FARMERS' I UNION. Meeting of the Executive. I A meeting of the Executive Committee of the South Herefordshire Farmers' Union was held at the Imperial Hotel, Hereford, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr J A Thompson (Chairman) presided, and also present were Alderman T Preece. J.P. (President), Mesers E W Rees, W H Wiltshire, E W Caddick, W E Taylor, A G Bunn, E Hone, J Parry, H R Paske, J Murdoch. H Weston, Price Addis, Andrews, J P Griffiths (secretary). THE HOPS BILL. u I With reference to the Hops rto. c 13,11 Mr Griffiths Raid he wrote to Captain Clive, M.P., and Mr Fitzherbert Wright, M.P., on the matter. He had received no reply from Mr Fitzberbert Wright, and from Captain Clive he had received a reply to the effect that he bad not yet seen the Bill, but he trusted it would be pushed with a little more determination than the Government have shown with their former Hops Bills. Mr Caddick He does not commit himself in any wav. Mr Griffiths: I thought he got one in nicely. In reply to questions by Mr Paske. the Chairman said the North Herefordf Union bad taken very great interest in the Hops BíJl. Mr Paske It seems as if'anything will do for the farmer. FARMERS' UNION TENTt AT MALVERN Mr Griffiths reported the receipt of a letter from Mr P W Bicknell, Secretary of the Worcestershire Union re proposed Farmers' Uoion Tent at Malvern Show. The suggestion was that the South Herefordshire Union should contribute f,3 towards the total cost of .£12, and that when the show was in Herefordshire the Worcestershire Union should contribute a like amount. CONFERENCE OF APPLE GROWERS. Mr Griffit.hs read a letter from the Devon Farmers' Union re the proposed conference of apple growers at the Royal Show at Shrewsbury, stating that they had appointed four members for the purposes of the conference and asking that South Hereford- shire would do the same. Mr Griffiths added that a sub-committee had already been appointed. THE SWINE FEVER ORDERS. The next item on the agenda was with reference to the resolution passed by the Ledbury Branch on the question of Swine Fever Orders, asking that the grouping of sectional areas should be abolished, and removal of swine to any part of the country be permitted under Form C license. Mr Griffiths said that the Ledbury Branch was very anxious that something should be done to sweep away the restrictions against moving pigs into Worcestershire or Gloucestershire. The competition in the Ledbury and Here- ford markets for pigs was nothing like what it would be if store pigs could be taken into Worcestershire. The counties were grouped together and formed into areas and they bad certain restrictions against each other, and it was a difficult matter to move swine from one part of the country into another part outside the area. The grouping of the counties into areas was worthless, and an absolute nuisance and hardship. Mr C T Smith, of Ledbury, as a stock salesman was very keen on the matter, and what they wanted was a uniform Form C licence that they had to get to take pigs from market, and isolate them for 28 days where the police knew where to find them. With that license they should be able to take pigs aqy where. The areas had from time to time been en- larged. He believed the Gloucestershire Union tackled Mr Runciman, drove him into a corner and asked him to remove the restric- tions on swine and he did so. The Chairman said Mr Preece made a suggestion that a resolution be drawn up from the Executive of that Union and sent to the Agricultural Committee of the County Council, asking them to bring the matter before the County Council. It appeared to him to be a way in which they could get more practical help than they would do otherwise. If they could get their Agricul- tural Committee to urge the need of getting fresh regulations into force they would do better than by sending to the Board of Agri- culture. Mr Murdoch suggested the matter should be brought before the National Executive. Mr Preece Pressure could be brought upon the Board of Agriculture in that way. The present regulations are no use whatever. The Chairman proposed that they appoint a committee to draw up regulations. Mr Caddick seconded, and thought the Agricultural Committee should be asked what the advantages were. Mr Parry said the Order was at present vexatious and was doing nobody any good. At Ledbury they, were on the borders of two counties, and could not move their pigs above a couple of miles. It was decided that a committee be appointed to draw up regulations, and the Chairman, Alderman Preece, Messrs Parry, Weston, Rees, Murdoch and Caddick were appointed the committee. SALE OF LIVE STOCK AT FARM I SALES. The next item of business was also a matter which originated from the Ledbury Branch, and was that ewing to the dangerous motor traffic on the roads, the sale of live stock take precedence in the catalogues of farm sales, so that the animals may be removed during the hours of daylight. Mr Parry moved this resolution, and in doing so said that everyone was thoroughly aware of the dangers of the traffic on the roads at the present time. It would be to the advantage of vendors and purchasers that live stock should be sold first, so that the purchasers could get the stock home in daylight. Mr Caddick A very good suggestion and one I have much pleasure in seconding. The Chairman A very sensible resolution, and one which is likely to lead to practical good. The resolution was carried unanimously. Mr Griffiths: Shall I con.municate the m?ttr,er to the auctioneers ? The Chairman: Yes. LOCAL TAXATION AND THE ROADS. I The next resolution was that all the revenue derived from the taxation of motors and other vehicles be devoted to local purposes, and that light locomotives and motor lorries used for trade purposes be taxed." Mr Rees moved the resolution, and said the allocation of the amount received from motor taxation should be readj usted so that the county should receive a fair share of revenue. Motor tractors and motor lorries should be taxed so that they should be made to contribute a fair share towards the upkeep of the roads. He thought if the revenue from licenses was pooled and paid out according to the mileage of the main roads they in that county would be far better off. Mr Caddick seconded, and said he was under the impression that they sent a resolution something like this to the National Union two years ago, and he did not think anything further came of it. The Chairman said in the local taxation report there was a very strong recommenda- tion made on this matter, and it was pointed out that men could go and pay £1 license for a ight tractor or a motor lorry at the com- mencement of using, and paid nothing further except a 53 license for the driver. They recommended a complete change in; the law, a simplification in the law under which all mechanical vehicular traffic was allowed on the roads and that the wlrole of the revenue derived from licenses from all kinds of mechanically driven vehicles should be pooled. That was on the right lines and be did not think it would be long before they had legislation on those lines. Mr Parry paid a man should be able to get a permit from the town in which he bought his car, in order to taki; his car home and then take out the license in the county in which he lived. Mr Rees pointed out that traction engine proprietors operating in three counties had to pay Y,20 a year in licenses, and light tractors and motor lorries got off fur practically nothing. Mr Parry: And can go on any of the I district roads whether they are scheduled or not. The resolution was carried unanimously. I A WOOL QUESTION. I A resolution from the Welshpool Branch to the effect that the custom of allowing 2 lbs. per cwt. in weight of wool sold at auction should be abolished, was proposed by Mr Addis, seconded by Mr Caddick, and carried unanimously. The Chairman said he would support this resolution at the forthcoming meeting of the National Executive, and with this the meeting closed.
I NEWENT. I SCHOOL MANAGERS.—The monthly meeting of School Managers was held at Mr 0 T Price's offices on Tuesday, Canon W H Connor presid- ing.—The School Attendance Officer reported the attendances for the past four weeks: Pickle- nash Boys 93,3, ditto girls 91,1, ditto infants 88.3; Gorsley, 91,3; Cliffords Mesne, 94; total per cent 91,3.—Mr Crisp, visitor, gave a report on the different schools, and several repairs, etc., were ordered to be done. The visitors for the three months are Miss Hutchinson, Rev C'E Whatley, and Mr H Davis.-A favourable t report on Gorsley School was received from H I M Inspector.
LEBBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I Loeal Tender Aeoepted for the Public Swimming Bath. The monthly meeting of the Ledbury Urban District Council was held at the Barretfr-Browaing Institute on Tuesday night, ewing to Monday being Bank Holiday, wheat the members present were Messrs H Chacker (Chairman), presiding, T S S Gardner, C H Baa tow, W L Tilley, A Carless, F W Juckes, A Warrea, W G Davis, AC Lewis, J Preece, R Lawrenee, S Clarke, and the Rev Faster Lynch, together with the Clerk (Mr Reg. iMasefield), and the Surveyor (Mr R G Garzey). I QUESTIONS. I Mr Clarke asked how far the men who picked up the paper in the streets on SURditY mornings were supposed to go, as at 10 o'clock last Sunday morning there was some paper stuck in a heap by his place (which is at the lower end of New-street). The Chairman They ffre notfexpected to so so far down. PRECEPT. I On the motion of Mr Baatow, seconded by .Mr Warren, a precept was ordered to be issued on the overseers for the repayment of principal and interest on one of .the Burial Boatd loans. ARMY MANCEUVRES. I The Clerk announced the receipt of a letter from the War Office, that at the end of June an erder would be sent with refer- ence to the Army Manoeuvres, which it was asked should be posted in a prominent position. NO OBJECTION. I A letter was read from Messrs. Tilley and Son, asking for permission to erect a bill- posking hoarding near the station. The Surveyor said if the hoarding was built as suggested, it would project about eleven inches over the main road. Mr Bastow said he did not think they had the power to give permission, as it was on a main road. He proposed that they see no objection to it, provided the hoarding does not project further than the present wall. There would be no objection to a thin board. Father Lynch seconded, aod this was agreed to. FINANCE COMMITTEE. I Mr Bastow submitted the report of the Finance Committee, which showed that the receipts amounted to CIG4 163 9d, and the bills for payment to £ 306 16a 9d. The receipts included Y,105 10s 6d on account of General District rate, and 5,44 5a 3d water eharges. In the bills for payment the labour account was £ 43, and £ 22 was for the new road sweeping brush, the cheque for which would be held back, as the machine, which arrived that day, had one shaft broken, and the firm had to deliver it. A cheque for £ 177 was for principal and interest on the Y,5,700 and the £1,500 loans. He moved the adoption of the report, that cheques be signed and the bills paid. Mr Gardner seconded and the report was adopted. STREETS COMMITTEE. I Mr Bastow moved the adoption of. the following report of the Streets Committee Road to Electric Lighting Works.—The Surveyor reported that this work would be completed next week. Homend Paths.—The Surveyor reported that j382 had been allowed for the Homend path. He suggested using this sum to the best advantage and proceeding with the work as soon as possible. Plans.—The plans for the erection of a dwelling-house in Bank Crescent for Mr J A Isaac were inspected by the Committee. Footpath in High-street.—The Committee recommend that the attention of Mr Meacham be called to the state of the pavement opposite his shop, caused by unloading heavy oil barrels. Happy Land Footpaths.—The Committee recommend that concrete herbs be put in front of Coplow Cottages as soon as the Surveyor has the kerbs. Mr Bastow said that the sum of £i2 allowed for the Homend paths was not sufficient to do all they wanted done, but the Surveyor would use it to the best advantage. The proposed new house in Bank Crescent for Mr Isaac would be an improvement to that part of the town, and he would like to see more of them. He proposed the adoption of the report, and that they offer no objection to Mr Isaac's plans provided the bye-laws were carried out to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. Mr Clarke seconded, and the report was adopted. SANITARY COMMITTEE. Mr Gardner proposed the adoption of the following report Housing Acts.—The Inspector presented his report, which was gone through in detail, and the Committee recommend that the recom- mendations of the Inspector as specified in his book be adopted. Sewage Ditches.—These were the subject of consideration, and it was arranged to leave the matter to Mr Davis, Mr Carless, the Inspector and the Clerk to formulate a scheme for the best regulation of these ditches in the future. Mr Warren seconded, and the report was adopted. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The report of Dr Harrison (Medical Officer of Health) stated that four births and two deaths had been notified during the month. Two cases of tubercular disease were reported. HOUSING COMMITTEE. Mr Davis, as Chairman of the Housing Committee, reported that at a meeting of the Housing Committee, held at the Surveyor's office on May 26, the Committee considered the offer that had been made to them of land in Bank Crescent. After inspecting it and having a plan drawn up by the Surveyor, they found it was a very awkwardly situated piece of land, and that it was practically impossible to build such cottages as they would wish to put up at a price that thev would want to let them at to tenants. It was a very awkward piece of land, and they did not wish to put up houses with practically a cul-de-sac at one end. It was a well- known fact that the more publicity they had for cottage property the better the cottages were kept. The Council did not wish to see any more places built in Ledbury with a cul-de-sac, and they preferred to have a piece of land on which they could build a road right through. Mr Martin's land in Back Homend was not available, but Mr Bastow and himself had been enquiring into other land, and if they could get it it would be most suitable. The price of Ju650 asked for the land in Bank Crescent was too much, and two portions of it were under the restrictions of the Building Society, which would stop the Council building cottage property on it. He moved the adoption of the following report:—A meeting of the Housing Committee was held atthesurveyor's office on May 26. Present:—Messrs W G Davis (chairman), H Thacker, A Warren, C H Bastow, S Clarke and the Surveyor. Messrs Bastow and Davis reported that Mr Martin was not prepared to sell the land in Back Homend. The Committee considered the offer of land in Bank Crescent by Messrs Barnett, Bixley and Crossley, and inspected the site, but did not thtnk that it would be suitable at tne price asked (1650). The Committee have several other sites in view and are making enquiries. Mr Juckes seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried. Mr Preece said it was practicaily known beforehand that the land would not be suitable. SWIMMING BATH COMMITTEE. I Mr Davis submitted the report of the Swimming Bath Committee, and reported that in the illness of Mr Hopkins he bad been appointed vice-chairman. The Com- mittee had received tenders and had asked the two firms who were lowest to send in revised estimates. He would suggest that the Council take the tenders in Committee at the coBclusion of the other business. He pointed out that now they had got the tenders in, even if the bath was not ready for this year it could be gone 08 with at once. They might have a hot Autumn and the bath would then be ready, and if not it would be ready for next season. Mr Preece strongly protested against the question being taken in Committee. Every- thing which concerned the ratepayers money had of late been taken in Committee. Why should that be so ? The ratepayers had a right to know what their opinions were on these public matters, and where the rate- payers money was expended. He wanted to know what the object of the bath scheme was. Was it proposed that the whole cost should be thrown upon the public rates ? Were the funds already subscribed to be handed back to those who subscribed? Another matter in Committee was that they got garbled accounts of what took place in Committee told outside. It would be far better to have the Press present and the proceedings properly reported, and he strongly objected to this thing being con- sidered in Committee. The members ought to express their views in open Council instead of having garbled accounts, incorrect accounts given outside, and he did not hesitate to say that there were incorrect accounts given of what took place in Committee. It would be far better to let the thing go before the public in a proper manner. If the Council resolved itself into Commitee on a subject of great importance to the ratepayers then he would leave the meeting when the reporters left. The Chairman said if people did not know what the bath scheme was then it was their own fault. Mr Preece Some of the present members of the Council were not members when this matter was taken up. Mr Davies said the Committee was appointed by the Council to carry out the scheme. The tender were received by the Committte, and the Committee decided that the matter had better be discussed in Committee by the Council before they accepted a tender. Mr Preece Some contractors have been asked to send in amended tenders. Mr Davis agreed that was so. Mr Warren said he took it that all the Committee would do would ba to recommend to the Council, and the Council could accept or reject. Mr Preece: The public don't know what is being done. The Chairman They will know. Father Lynch said he did not think there had been any secrecy about the matter. The scheme had been on the carpet for months. If anything was done against the wish of the public a member would be quite right in opposing it, but he did not think it would be fair to give that impression, as the whole thing had been discussed in the public press and in the Council. Mr Bastow said he did not think it fair that these tenders should be opened in public. He would second Mr Davis's resolution that the matter be taken in com- mitttee. Mr Carless I take it that these estimates are considered in committee. Will the report then come to the Council again ? Mr Preece: No. The Council are bound by what they do in committee. Mr Carless: • Will the Council have an opportunity of discussing in open Council what was decided ? The Chairman did not think so. Mr Clarke I take it the Committee waa appointed to carry out the scheme? The Chairman said that was so. He went on to say that the matter bad been. repeatedly before the Council and a vote taken on it and they were carrying it out as far as they could on that vote. Mr Juckes said if the matter was taken in committee at the close of the meeting he thought a report should be given to the nex 't' meeting. He should certainly want to know what was coming out of the rates. It was a matter that should be discussed. They beard a lot about the rates, and he believed E150 to 1200 would come out of the rates. Personally he thought they should wait and see if they could not get something better than the present proposed site. The Chairman did not agree that the matter of the tenders should come before the Council again after that night. The matter had gone on long enough, and they would not get the baths this year at that rate. After conferring with Mr Bastow, the Chairman asked Mr Preece if be would agree to opening the revised tenders in Committee and then having a discussion in open Council ? Mr Preece expressed himself against this course, and said the public should know their opinions. The Chairman said it was placing them in a very awkward position. Mr Preece said he had reason to believe that the tenders had been opened, and some contractors had been asked to submit re- vised tenders. That, he contended, was not fair. Mr Davis said the Committee opened the tenders, and -two ifrms, who were the lowest, were asked to send in revised tenders. Mr Bastow then formally moved that the Council go into Committee on the tenders for the public swimming bath. Mr Clarke seconded. Mr Preece then withdrew along with tlio representatives of the Press, whom he informed that he would not return to the Council again that night. When the Press were called in, Mr Davis had in the meantime left, and in his absence Mr Bastow said the Committee recommended the Council to accept the tender of Messrs. David Smith and Son, of Led bury, for X296. for a bath 75 feet by 25 feet, and a fence six feet high, the work to be carried out in eleven weeks, and to be proceeded with forthwith. With regard to this question of the amended tenders, he wished to say that the original tenders came before the Com- mittee sealed, and they were opened by the Committee. Mr Gurney was then instructed to write to the firms seuding in the two lowest tenders and ask them to give a revised estimate for a bath 75 feet by 25 feet, instead of a bath 80 feet by 30 feet, and a fence six feet high, instead of seven feet high. There had been nothing under- hand, and it was absolutely fair and above boird, and until the sealed tenders were put in his hRn I that night none of them knew what t: .,mended tender was. (Hear, hear). Mr Ci.ke and Mr Gardner agreed. Mr Carless said he quite agreed with what had been done,and be had perfect confidence in the Committee. (Hear, hear.) They did what they thought was right and straight and above board. The question Mr Juckes wanted to ask was with reference to the water, lmt he felt sure that the Committee had fully considered this question before they got so far. Mr Bastow There will be a supply of water running through that bath almost continually. It will be just the same as having an open-air stretch of water in open river. „ Mr Juckes said he took it there would be a lot of silt in the bath. The Surveyor said the bath was arranged so that it could be washed out at the lower end. That would remove any silt at the bottom. Any scum on the top would also go off. He carefully examined the water which would feed the bath, in the dry summer two years ago, and there was a good supply, enough to fill an inch pipe full bore. In the hottest weather there would not be sufficient water to quickly fill the bath when it was run off, but they would know when that would be done and they could fill their reservoirs and thus help to fill the bath. Mr Lawrence: I believe there are filter beds and settling tank to thoroughly clear the water. The Surveyor said that was so. Mr Juckes said he believed the Council had already decided to build the bath, but it seemed to him to be a dangerous thing to spend L200 or Y,300 of the ratepayers' money without taking a poll of the ratepayers. If they did so he thought they would find a majority against it. He would not vote against the report, however, although he did not agree with the scheme. The Chairman said he believed the scheme was a necessity for Ledbury. The thing had befn before the ratepayers and before the Council repeatedly. When Mr Hopkins was in the chair he was always asking him about it. Mr Carless pointed out that at the last election for the Urban Council two candidates issued addresses. One opposed the scheme and was not returned, and another who opposed it was also not returned. The ratepayers were lukewarm about it, he believed. The Council was there to carry out improvements in the town for the benefit of the ratepayera, and they should take the lead in these matters. A week or two ago when they had the spell of hot wea ther everybody was asking about the bath. Then the weather cooled off and they beard nothing about it. They could not- have the bath in the centre of the town, as the water supply was not sufficient. He hoped Mr Juckes would be the first to go down and have a dip in the bath when it was built. Mr Warren said he would not opposa the scheme, but he took strong exception to the remark that some' of them were afraid to say what they thought. He was also pre- pared to say that although he would not oppose the scheme he held that the site was as bad a spot as they could have found. The line ran very close and people would be able to overlook the bath. Mr Clarke: What about people at the seaside ? Mr Warren It is different at the seaside. Mr Lawrence said with regard to the ques- tion of speaking their minds he oppose the scheme at the start, but it was adopted, and be then threw himself into the scheme and helped it forward and he would do so now. The resolution moved by Mr Bastow with reference to the acceptance of the tender was then carried unanimously.
Extract from the I 1 8 S IT A R, MAY 28th, 1914. LUCK OF THE OERRY, LUCKY HOUSEMAID. "The 'SPORTSMAN' reports that MISS ELIZABETH FARMER, a Leam- ington Housemaid, reluctantly took her Mistress's advice and bought a 2/6 ticket. She drew DURBAR II., and is now due te receive £ 5,000. The Cheque from The TOTALISATOR, Lucerne, for this amount has now been received by Miss E Farmer. Particulars of the £ 3,000 on the ROYAL HUNT CUP Free on application, mention- ing this paper, to THE TOTALISATOR LUCERNE, Switzerland. Managing Director-H CULLERNE-BOWN.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND LEDBURY. Dog Hill. A lofty eminence just above the Church, and overlooking the town, giving a clear view of the Marcle Hills, and a panoramic view of the country this side the hills. There are threc jubilee seats placed on the top The place car be approached from Church-street or through the ci irchvard. Bradlow Knoll. About 1 mile from the town, and a pleasant walk to the summit. Extensive views can be obtained when the atmosphere is bright. Gloucester Cathe- dral tower is plainly seen with the naked eye, and also the white cliffs above Cheltenham. In the west may be seen the Black Mountains, and May Hill in the Forest of Dean, to the south-west. Eastnor Castle. A little over two miles from Ledbury. The Castle is a fine baronial mansion, with massive towers, and is partly surrounded by a fine sheet of water. Inside the Castle are fine works of art, by the best masters, some beautiful specimens of tapestry, and an inter- esting collection of armour. Bronsil Castle. From Ledbury 2% miles. Once the residence of Lord Beauchamp, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI. Encompassed with a deep moat, overhung with ancient yew trees, supposed to be four centuries old. It is now in ruins. The Obelisk. On the Malvern Range, overlooking Bronsil Castle. It is 90 feet high and was erected in memory of Lord Chancellor Somers aud various members of the Somers family. The Worcestershire Beacon. The highest of the Malvern Range, 1,396 feet high. Immediately overlooking the town of Malvern, 8 miles from Ledbury. From the top, when a claar day, may be seen the Bristol Channel, Worcester (8 miles), Gloucester (20), Cheltenham (22), Tewkes- bury Abbey (14), Hereford Cathedral, Evesham (21), the Wrekin, Clee Hills, Radnor Forest, May Hill, the Cotswolds, Edge Hill, etc., etc. A series of carriage drives to the top of the hill has been con- structed, and affords easy access to visitors either on foot or by carriage. As a permanent memorial of her late Majesty's long reign, the Diamond Jubilee Committee of 1897 set apart from the subscriptions it received several hundred pounds for the erection of an Indicator, which occupies the site of the great bonfire on the summit of the hill, On a marble base and truncated pillar, bearing the appropriate inscription, "The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof," is fixedp circular plate of phosphor bronze, protected by a thick sheet of plate glass. On it is engraved a map of the surrounding country for a distance of 66 miles, Round the margin is a reproduction of the most salient features of the landscape, with their names and distances in miles. Places actually visible under favourable conditions, and whose direction merely is shown are indicated by different kinds of type. Printed and Published for and on behalf of the EXECUTRIX of the late THOMAS VAUGHAN. by WILLIAM S. BOWES, Manager, at the Printing Works, New Street, Ledbury, in the County of Hereford.
1 REDMARLEY. -1 HIGHWAY OFFENCE.—At the Upton-on-Severn Police Court yesterday (Thursday) Tom Davies, Redmarley, was charged with driving a locomo- tive at more than four miles an hour. Mr L G Badham, Tewkesbury, appeared for defendant, and pleaded not guilty. P.O. Edwards said he was on the Tewkesbury-road with P.O. Clarke, and he saw defendant driving a locomotive in the direction of the Holly Bush at about eight miles an hour. He said they timed defendant over a distance of 2i miles, which he did in twenty-three minutes. P.C. Wilce corroborated. Defendant said on the day in question, he went from Tewkesbury to Rye Cross, a distance of 8! miles, in two hours and 40 minutes. The ut- most speed he could go was 6 to 7 miles an hour. He did not go faster than 31 miles an hour on any part of the journey. Llewellyn Davies, brother of the defendant, corroborated. Fined j35 and costs, 10s 6d.
HEREFORD MARKET. I (Special Farmers' Union Report). I There was a rather short supply of stock in the market to-day, and trade was rather better for all classes of stock, except soore pigs, which were down on the week. CATTLE. I A small supply of store cattle. Desirable I lots were cleared early. Store calves exception- I ally dear. BEEF. I A short supply. Best quality very dear. Bullock beef 40s to 42s 6d per cwt live weight. Heifer beef up to 45s per cwt. Fat calves rather dearer on the week. Best beef 7d to 8td per lb. Other qualities 6id to 7-1d. Fat calves 9d to lOd per lb. SHEEP. I A small supply. Couples very dear. Beat quality mutton about the same price as lamb. Ewe and other inferior mutton considerably cheaper. A large supply of fat lambs, and trade (except for best quality) slightly down on the week. Best teg mutton (shorn) 9d to lOd per lb. Other qualities 6 £ d' to 8d,. Fat lambs 91 to lOd per lb. PIGS. I A very small supply of fat pigs. btore pigs cheaper by 2s or 33 per head on small stores. Porks up to 12s per score. Porks, 6id to 7^d per lb. Bacons 5d to 6d. CORN. I A very small amount of business doing. Prices unchanged. Wheat per 62 lbs, 4s 2d to 4s. 4d. Oats per 40 lbs, 29 9d to 3s 3d. Malting barley per 56 lbs, 38 6d to 4s. Grinding barley per 56 lbs 3s to 3s 6d. Beans per 654 lbs, 4s 2d to 4s 4d. HAY TRADE. I Slow. Quotations are for good quality in stack, seller to deliver on rail. Best hay 50s to 52a 6d per ton. Second quality hay 45s to 50s. 1 Clovers 50s to 52s. 6d. Wheat straw 45s to 50s. WOOL. I Trade firm at recent rates. Best Hereford- shire fleeces up to 14d. per lb. I
18 sent to the Reporter Oihce, Ledbury, wm j ensure a copy of this paper being sent post frce j every Friday evening for a quarter (13 weeka). MALVERN SHOW June 9th, 10th, 11th. STAND No. 48. Machinery in Motion r We are Demonstrating Daily. Blue Flame Stoves COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS DAILY of Bread, Pastry and Cakes, and Joints at 12-30, 3-0 and 5 p.m. L ASSOCIATED Petrol I Gas ENCINES 2j- to 8 HP., from £16. Working Pumps, Chaffcutter, and Dynamos. LISTER Petrol & Oil ENGINES LISTER SEPARATORS, CHURNS, and DAIRY GOODS. Petro Hop-Washer By Robinson Bros, of Hoposene Fame. F. C. SWI FT & Co. LEDBURY.
WEEKLY MOTOR NOTES. Competitions are "the thing" nowadays. Go where you will you come across the com- petition face, flushed, strangely serious, the eyes fixed upon the far-away half-closed eyes with that dull glaze possessed also by the optics of a fish deceased If the competing oneisafriend of yours you will be probably be rushed at, almost before you can lay your hat and gloves aside a series of weird pictures will be thrust under yidur nose and a voice hoarse with pent-up feeling will beseech you to supply offhand a solution for number 23, failing which will be the horrible curse of the loss of a ten shilling cash prize and half a hundredweight of some fright- fully useful line of domestic goods. These are symptoms of the keenest enjoy- ment. There is nothing to be alarmed at. Your failure to translate into Pool Quay a picture of a small lake and a gentleman whose preference does not appear to be water trying to find the slot in his front-door yale, will only spur your hoarse friend to greater efforts, to secure correspondingly trivial results. But what about running a competition your- self, for a prize not so trifling ? This is an idea which has occured to Michelin and they offer it to you. You will have no brain-waving to do, no coupons to collect you leave all the work to the tyre and simply record the results in a book, specially prepared for the purpose, a copy of which the Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., will send you gratis on application at their address 81, Fulham Road, London, S. W. Michelin want you to prove by actual trial that Michelin Tyres will pay you best. The Record Book igi ven you in order that you may calculate exactly how much each cover, of all the makes you use, costs you per mile. It will enable you to get at your tyremiJeage cost to a penny and will show you which make of tyre yields you the greatest return oil your outlay. This is a competition among tyres that is well worth your while for, when you come to con- sider the fact, it will enable you to decide, once and for all, which tyres to buy and which to avoid. A postcard bearing your name and address and the word Record Book," is sufficient to secure you a complimentary copy by return. BIBENDUM. I
PUTLEY. I I LOCAL WEDDING.—A. pretty wedding was solemnised at the Putley Parish Church on Whit-Monday, the contracting parties being Mr Albert Durbin, of Putley. and Miss Beatrice Smith, also of Putley. The Rev F W F Bishop officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr J Smith, was charmingly attired, and carried a bouquet composed of choice blooms. The bride was attended by her cousin, Mi-s M Brown, of"Bosbury, who was also prettii gowned. The best man was Mr S Smith (Li ibury). As the happy pair left the church the organist, Miss Riley, played Men- delssohn's 44 Wedding March." After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride, and was largely attended. Mrs L Riley kindly lent her carriage and pair for the bride and bridegroom to be conveyed to and from the church. Mr and Mrs Durbin sub- I sequently motored to Ledbury for Cheltenham, where the honeymoon is being spent. A large number of useful and handsome presents were received.