CRICKET CHAT. [BY THE TYKE."] On Saturday Ledbury and Worcester Royal Grammar School, playing on the latter's ground, provided one of the best finishes to a match it has been my lot to watch for a long time, and when the players left the field at the close it was in the full belief that the match had ended in a tie, whereas when the score books came to be finally totted up Ledbury had lost by one run. However, although Ledbury lost it was the kind of match one would rather see than half-a-dozen where they triumph easily, and credit is due alike to batsmen, bowlers and fielders for the enthusiasm dis- played in the closing stages. Ledbury had first knock, and started with Hayes and Jim Smith to the bowling of Baker, one of the masters, a fast bowler and Humpherson. Neither batsman was in a hurry to start with, but they went steadily on until 43 had been scored, when Jim Smith was caught at the wicket off Baker for 11. James succeeded, but after adding nine was bowled by Baker's slow ball, and at 63 Hayes was another victim to a similar delivery after a steady innnings of 27. Brown, Smith and Masefield all failed, the skipper being unluckily out, as a fast ball from Baker got up, and the batsman put up his bat to defend his body, with the result that he provided a square-leg with a chance that was accepted. Williams left at 88, out to a bad decision as caught at the wicket, and then Clarke and Hoult made a good stand, the younger player making some fine strokes on the off. At 118 Baker bowled Clarke for 14, and at 121 Hoult was caught at the wicket for 36, which included five 4's, this being top score of the side. Batchelor and Birks carried the score to 129, when the latter was run out. Baker bowled at one end throughout the innings, and secured 7 wickets for 49 runs. Nicholas bad 2 for 29, and Humpherson had 43 runs scored off him without meeting with a success. Saddler and C H Hemus opened the school innings to the bowling of Williams and James. Hemus is a fine forcing batsman, and soon got going, scoring 17 out of the first 25 before being bowled off his pads by the pro. Humpherson failed, being out to a fine catch at cover point by Jim Smith, and Downs was cleverly caught at the wicket, Williams being the bowler in each case. Chessall, one of the masters, then joined Saddler, but at 30 Saddler got his leg in front of a straight one from Williams and retired for 13. Baker and Chessall, two o the masters, were then associated, and they doubled the score before Baker, who bit well, was out to a beautifully-judged catch in the long field by James for 17. Nicholas scored 10 of the next 16 before being Ibw to Hoult, and the same bowler clean bowled D G Hemus with a beauty at 82. George and Chessall then put on 33 runs for the eighth wicket, taking the score to 115, when Chessall was taken in the slips off Williams for a valuable and steady innings of 37. Nine runs later George was run out for 16 -a useful contribution, in which the bats- man showed fine defence, and the two last men took the score to 130 before Howse was caught at the wicket. Williams secured 7 wickets for 50 runs, and Hoult 2 for 23, while James (34), who bad no luck, and Jim Smith (12), did not secure a wicket. It was a fine finish to a good afternoon's cricket. Colwall entertained the Worcester G.W.R. on the Recreation Ground, Colwall, on Saturday last, the result being an easy victory for the homesters by 95 runs and 3 wickets to spare. Colwall batted first on a capital wicket, and ran up the large score of 200 for the loss of only 7 wickets, the chief feature of the batting being the brilliant innings of the home captain, F G Meakin, who contributed 80 in fine style. A S Dagger was also in good form and played a fine innings for his 43. B L Mitford and T W Wall also made 27 each, the latter also carrving out his bat, and as stated the score reached 200 for 7 wickets, at which the innings was declared closed. C Rea was the most succesful bowler, capturing 5 wickets. Tea was then partaken of and with just under two hours' batting the visitors started on their task. The first wicket fell with only 11 runs on the board. C Rea and Collier, however, improved matters, the latter making some strokes, including one out of the ground for 6, until he was bowled for 26 by Moss. S Rea joined his brother and another fine stand was made, and the pair carried the score to 75. Afterwards, how- ever, the remaining batsmen failed before the bowlers, C Rea, who had been batting for a hour and a half, being stumped for a patient innings of 37. The end came soon after for 105, Colwall, as stated, gaining an easy victory. 4c Eastnor journeyed to Upton on Saturday and won a well-contested game by a margin of 20 runs. Upton had first knock, but lost Denley at 6, and Byrne was sent back at 24 for 17, scored in quick time. Brown left at 28, and the bowlers continuing to bold the upper band, eight wickets were down for 53. Beckingham and Hughes then came together and made a good stand, putting on 32 runs for the ninth wicket before Winter bowled Beckingham for 14. At 93 the venture closed, Hughes carrying out his bat for a meritorious 28. Winter secured 7 wickets for 45 runs, and Phillips 3 for 37, while Browning (7) failed to secure a wicket. Eastnor made a bad start, as they lost Court and Maddox at 5 and Phillips at 10. Browning (23) and Mullins (31) then made a stand, but despite their efforts 7 wickets were down for 65, when Crookes and Howells became associated. This pair pulled the game ripht round, and knocked off the runs. At 108 Howells was sent back for 22. which included a 6 and three 4's. The innings eventually realised 113, Crookes carrying out his bat for 22, in which he was credited with a 5 and two 4's. Eastnor thus triumphed by 20 runs.
LEDBURY v. WORCESTER ROYAL I GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Played at Worcester ou Saturday and won by I the homesters by 1 run. Scores LEDBURY. T H Hayes b Baker 27 J C Smith c C Hemus b Baker 18 F A James b Baker 9 L P Hoult c C Hemns b Baker 36 W F Brown b Nicholas 0 H Smith h Baker 0 C B Maselield c D Hemus b Baker 0 Williams c C Hemus b Nicholas 7 W P Clarke b Baker 14 H B Batchelor not out 9 R G Birks run out 1 Extras 8 -129 WORCESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL. B W Saddler lbw » Williams 13 C H Hemus b Williams 17 V W Humpherson c J Smith b Williams 0 W Downs c H Smith b Williams 0 W A H Chessall c James b Williams 37 W Baker c James b Williams 17 F Nicholas lbw b Hoult 10 D G Hemns h Hoult. 2 H J George run out 16 W H Howse c H Smith b Williams. 4 H A Crickman not out. 3 Extras 11 -130 COLWALL v. WORCESTER G. W.R. Played at Colwall on Saturday and won by the homesters by 95 runs. Scores :— COLWALL. P H L'Estrange b C Rea 10 G T C Giles b C Rea 5 B L Mitford c Jones b C Rea. 27 F G Meakin b C Rea 80 A S Dagger c Goodhall b S Kea 43 T W Wall not out 27 of H Rudgard b S Rea 4 E Brookes c and b C Rea 0 H Powell not out 1 Extras 3 Innings declared (7 wkts) -200 A Spillsbury, F Moss did not bat. WORCESTER G.W.R. C Rea st VEstrange b Dagger 37 N Jones lbw b Giles 3 S Conier b Moss 26 S Rea c and b Moss. 22 C Castle c Dagger b Giles 7 W Edkins c Wall b Giles 0 N Muller b Giles 0 Curnock b Dagger. 0 A V Wilding c and b Giles 1 F Pope c and b Dagger. 5 R Goodhall not out 0 Extras 4 -105 UPTON-ON-SEVERN v. EASTNOR. Played at Upton on Saturday and won by the visitors by 20 runs. Scores :— UPTON-ON-SEVERN. Rev Thomas b Winter 14 F Denley b Winter 0 S R Byrne b Winter 17 C Brown b Winter 0 P Herbert c Winter b Phillips 5 E James b Winter 6 W Hornby lbw b Phillips 0 F James b Phillips 4 D V Beckingham b Winter 14 S Hughes not out 28 M Sams b Winter 1 Extras 4 -93 EASTNOR. H B Court b Byrne 5 W Maddox c Sams b Brown 0 L J Phillips b Byrne 1 R Browning c Beckingham b Brown 23 G Mullins c Byrne b James 31 E Winter b Brown 0 E W Stone b Thomas 0 W S Crookes not out 22 W Howells c Herbert b Byrne 22 W Pedlingham c Beckingham b Thomas 0 E Sansome c and b Byrne 3 Extras 6 -113
CRICKET FIXTURES. r LEDBURY. June 18-Colwall and District, away June 20—*Eastnor, home June 25—*Barbourne, away June 27—Worcester R.G.S., home July I-Hereford Cathedral School, home July 4-Ross, away July 9-Colwall and District, home July 11—*Eastnor, away July 18—Colwall, away July 23—* Hereford Thursday, home July 25—Withington, home July 30—*Barbourne, home August I-Froome Valley, away August ;-Bradley Court, home August 6—* Hereford Y. M C.A., home August 8-Colwall. home August 13—* Hereford Y.M.C.A., home August 15—Upton-on-Severn, away August 22-Ross, home August 27—Barbourne, away August 29-Froome Valley, home "Denotes 2nd XI matches. EASTNOR. June 13-Forthampton, home June 20-Ledbury, away June 27-Tupsley and District, home July 4-Tewkesbury, away July ll-Ledbury, home July 18—West Malvern, home July 25-Stoke Edith, home Aug I-Perrystone Court, away Aug 3-Colwall, away Aug 8-Tewkesbury, home A a, 15-Tapsley and District, away Aug 22—Upton-on-Severn, home Aug 27-Malvern College Servants, home Aug 29-Colwall, away Sept 5-Malvern College Servants, away WEST MALVERN. June 13-St. John's Juniors, home June 20—Kempsey, away June 27-Witley Court, away July 4—Upton-on-Severn, home July 11—St. John's Juniors, home July 18—Eastnor, home July 25-Tupsley and District, away Aug. 8—Upton-on-Severn, away Aug. 22-Malvern Young Imperialists, away
DISEASE FROM A DIRTY BOOK. I Zam-Buk Ends A Young Ciris* I Disfiguring Eczema. Through handling an unclean library book, Lilian Adlington caught skin disease. It started with pimples, which turned to disfiguring eczema. Mr and Mrs J Adlington, who live at 16, Farnworth Street, Kensington, Liverpool, were in great distress. The disease spread rapidly to the child's arms, and also broke out on her legs," says Mrs Adlington. Lilian was a mass of bandages ?om her toes to her anns. The child was in great trouble and scratched her skin so badly that blood appeared. "My heart ached for Lilian and her sister, Gertie, who also took the disease. Both were in a really shocking state. The doctor said I ought to seek hospital treatment, but after talking things over with my husband, we decided to try Zam-Buk instead. This rare balm quickly subdued the girls' irritation and burning. The sores next stopped discharging and dried up. Perseverance with Zam-Buk caused the diseased skin to peel away, and in its place new tissue grew. Zam-Buk thus rid both girls of the awful disease. Lilian and Gertie always wash with Zam-Buk Medicinal Soap, which they find really splendid for keeping the skin clear and healthy." NOTE.—Zam-Buk Halm is sold only in sealed packages by cheititsts and drug (lists at 1/ii and 2/9. Never sold from door to door. Beware of all worthless imitations and substitutes.
Ledbury Produoa Market. I There was a very good attendance, and a large I supply of produce on offer. Butter was a glut on the market. Prices :— Butter (wholesale), lid and Is „ (retail) Is Id per lb Eggs (wholesale), 14 for Is. h (retail), 13 for Is Fowls, 4s to 4s 6d per couple Ducks, 5s per couple Rabbits, 6d each. Potatoes, lOd to Is per peck.. Apples, Is per peck. «
Ledbury Corn Market. I The markets are very dull, and no samples I were on offer. Quotations :— I Wheat 4s to 4s 4d. Beans, 48 to 4s 3d Peas, none offering. Vetches, none offering. Rye, none offering. Oats (old), 22s to 28s per qr. (new), 21s to 23s per qr. Flour, firm. Maize, 26s to 28s per qr. f.o.r. Sharpness. Maize, 28s to 30s delivered. English Barley, 28s to 32s. Foreign Barley, 22s to 25s 400 f.o.r. Sharpness. Bran, £5 10s per ton.
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I MALVERN HILLS CONSERVATORS. The fallowing members of tt)p Hills Con- servators perambul >tt-d the Bolls on Monday. and olet. at the buiMiue on ibe summit of the Worcestershire Beftcon Messrs F Ballard (cbairman), A Wilesmith, W T Price, T A Pedlingham, Lieut.-Col. Thurlow, and Mr G H T Foster (Clerk). I BROOME HILL FOOTPATH. A letter was read from Mr Evans, secre- tary of the West Malvern Improvement Association, enclosing 21s which had been promised by the association in connection with the Broome Hill footpath improvement, and thanking the the Conservators for their prompt action in repairing this and other paths on the Hills. It was resolved to put up a notice facing the West Malvern road as to the Brome Hill footpath being a public road to the hills. I COMPLAINTS AGAINST GOLFERS. A letter was read from Mr. T. Powell, of Rose Cottage, Malvern Common, as to the gross way in which golfers were encroach- ing on Malvern Common by mowing the grass and thereby destroying the bite" of the animals, which belonged to commoners. He said that perhaps the Conservators were aware that the golfers had been in the habit of keeping mown some nine greens of about half-an-acre each. This season they had doubled the size of each green, and were also mowing the patches between each of the greens to the extent of about two acres each. Roughly speaking, the commoners were los- ing from 25 to 30 acres more than they had in previous years. He asked the Conserva- tors to make an inspection of the common, and then he was sure that they would find that he was not making complaint without good cause for doing so. The Chairman said the common was in the Manor of Malvern, and be was afraid the Conservators had no jurisdiction in the mat- ter. Lieut.-Col. Tburlow said the golfers' grievance was that the grass was not kept down properly, and hence the necessity for mowing. There was ample grazing if the commoners were to put more animals on the common. Mr Wilesmith said the area of the greens had been very much exaggerated by the writer of the letter. It was finally decided to refer the matter to the steward of the Malvern Manor (Mr. J. H. Yonge.) NEW FOOTPATH FOR MALVERN I WELLS. Mr H J Allen. secretary of. the Malvern Wells Ratepayers' Association, wrote, by request of the committee, asking the Conser- vators to take into consideration the advan- tages that would follow the construction of a footpath on the hills, on the conservators' recently acquired land behind South Lodge, Malvern Wells. It was decided to visit the spot in question at the July perambulation. GIPSIES STILL RAMPANT. I The Assistant Ranger reported that during the past month he had experienced great trouble with the gipsies, and had moved parties of them on several times. Mr Pedlingham said there were complaints, and he though the assistant ranger ought to have a policeman with him. The Chairman said they must keep the gipsies on the move. TRIPPERS' DEPREDATIONS. I Mr Price said that on Whit-Mouday large quantities of fox-gloves were carried away by trippers on the hills, and much of their beauty was lost in this way. It was resolved to take steps to warn the public against this vandalism. THE BEACON BUILDING. I Lieut.-Col. Thurlow hinted that it would be a good thing if a philanthropist would come forward with Y,1,000 or Z2,000, and build a stone constructure in place of the present Beacon Building of wood. Mr. Price said that once a convenient building of brick and stone occupied that site, with kitchens underneath, a large room 70ft. by 30ft., with large windows on the west side, a camera obscura, a grotto, terraces and trees. One of the first things the Conservators did when they undertook the care of the hills and commons was to order that building to be pulled down, and to erect another one.
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PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND I AROUND LEDBURY. I Dog Hill. I 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 three jubilee seats placed on the top The place can be approached from Church-street or through the clr archyard. Bradlow Knoll. I 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. I 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. I 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 Raggedstone Hill. I Famous for the curse, which, according to an old legend, falls on all who come beneath its shadow. The curse is the legacy of a monk of the ancient Priory of Little Malvern, whose penance consisted of the daily ascent of the hill on all fours." The Obelisk. I On the Malvern Range, overlooking Bronsil Castle. It is 90 feet high and was erected in I memory of Lord Chancellor Somers and various members of the Somers family. WEST SIDE. I To the memory of John Lord Somers, Baron of Evesham, Lord High Chancellor of England, in the reign of William III. and President of the Council in that of Queen Anne- To the uniform ability and integrity of his public conduct posterity has done justice, by acknowledging, in the most ample manner, the wisdom of his counsels, and continually appealing, both in and out of Parliament, to the opinion of Lord Somers as the stalard of political rectitude. His spirited defence of the seven bishops in a Court of Justice and his able speech in Parliament, proving the abdication of King James, are wellllnown. The nation, it is generally admitted, is indebted to him, above any other statesman, for the union between England and Scotland, and the establishment of the Protestant succession. When his political enemies of the day impeached him before his Peers, the House of Commons did not appear at the bar 4If the House of Lords, or attempt to prove a criminal act against him. He was loyal and faithful to the Sovereign whom he served, a sincere and useful friend to his country, and to his family he bequeathed what they ought to value above earthly possessions or dignities-a great and good example in gratitude for which, and in general admira- tion of his character, this Obelisk is erected by his heir and representative, John Somers, Lord Somers, Baron Evesham. EAST SIDE. I Lord Chancellor Somers, died a bachelor, and had no brothers—his only sisters were Maty ajd Elizabeth Somers. Mary, the elder, was the wife of Charles Cocks, Esq., of Worcester, nephew of Thomas Cocks, Esq., of Castleditch,; and Elizabeth, the younger, of the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Jekyll, Knight, Master of the Rolls. Lady Jekyll left no issue, consequently, in the descendants of her sister Mary must be traced the heir and representative of Lord Chancellor Somers. She had only two children, who even- tually left issue Marguet;, Countess of Hardwick, and John Cocks, Esq., who, by his wife and cousin, Mary Cocks, heiress of Castleditch, had many children. The eldest son and heir, Charles, was created Lord Somers in 1784, and was succeeded in 1806 by his eldest son, who erects this i Obelisk, A.D. 1812. ) SOUTH SIDE. I Inscribed to the memory of James Cocks, Ensign in the Guards. He was the only surviving issue of James Cocks, Esq., eldest nephew of Lord Chancellor Somers, and of Ann, sister of the late Lord Berkeley, of Stratton. Possessed of an ample patrimony, he preferred honour to security, and before he had attained the age of twenty, fighting for his country, fell in battle at St. Cas, on the coast of France, A. D. 1753. NORTH SIDE. I Inscribed to the memory of the Honourable Edward Charles Cocks, eldest son of John Somers, Lord Somers, and Margaret Lady Somers, his wife. With strong induce- ments to apply himself to the safer duties of civil life, the energies of his mind determined him on a military career. Having chosen a profession, he devoted himself to it with successful ardour and perseverance. At the age of 26 he fell, respected, beloved and regretted. His great com- mander, the Marquis of Wellington, thus officially announced his death to the Secretary of State, Earl Bathurst:—" At three in the morning of the 8th [October, 1812] we had the misfortune to lose the Honourable Major Cocks, of the 79th, who was Field Officer of the trenches, and was killed in the act of rallying the troops who had been driven in. I have frequently had'occasion to draw your Lordship's attention to the conduct of Major Cocks, and in one instance very recently, in the attack of the hornwoks of the castle ef Burgos, and I consider his loss as one of the greatest importance to this army and His Majesty's service." Lord Wellington had successively recommended him to the brevet rank of major and lieutenant colonel in the army; the former in acknow- ledgment of previous good conduct, and the latter as a reward for his gallant acts in the seige which proved fatal to him. Both recommendations were confirmed by authority, but that to be lieutenant-colonel not till five days after he had fallen before Burgos. A father who loved and thought highly of his son, feels himself justified in inscribing these truths to his memory, and bound to add that he acted on public and religious principles, and that he was dutiful to his parents, an affectionate brother, a sincere friend and benevolent man. Wynd's Point. Four miles from Ledbury, close to the British 1, Camp. A very romantic, secluded spot, which for fouryears was the home of Jenny Lind, where she died in 1887. The Jubilee Drive. A beautiful drive along the west side of the Hills, from the Wvche to the British Camp. Most magnifi- cent views are obtained from it. Cyclists will find it ohe of the finest drives in the neighbourhood, the gradient being easy and the road bed well kept. I The W orcestershire 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 clear 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 fixed a 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. Colwall Church. I i4our miles, G. W .K., from Ledbury. 1 he Church is very ancient and has been partly restored. In the churchyard is a cross which displays the remains I of richly carved tracery. Bosbury, I Four miles from Ledbury. Quaint and delight- ful, was once an important place, the residence of ( the Bishops of Hereford. Its Church, dating from the 12th century, has a detached tower. There is a fine oak-panelled room at the Crown Inn. The ashes of Edna Lyall, the authoress, are deposited in the Churchyard, where there is a cross erected to her memory. I Hereford Cathedral. I Thirteen and a half miles from Ledbury by G.W.R. One of the most ancient Cathedrals of Great Britain having been in existence previous to 610.
CHIPS OF NEWS. I A number of women created disorderly scenes in the Brompton Oratory and the Westminster Cathedral on Sunday. ith-e remarkable statement that a visitor to Holloway Gaol had given drugs to a woman prisoner was made by Mr. Bodkin to the North London stipendiary on Saturday. » The Prince of Wales has consented to lay the foundation-stone of the church of St. Anselm, Lambeth, as his first public act. The General Steam Navigation Company's cargo ship Oriole was sunk off Greenwich on Saturday night in a collision with the Allan liner Corinthian. The Aerial Derby was won by an Ameri- can pilot, Mr. W. S. Brock, on the British- built Morane monoplane. The coaching Marathon from Bushey Park to Olympia. was won by Mr. W. A. Barron, with Judge Moore second. The death has occurred of Mr. Theodore Watts-Dunton, the famous poet, author, and critic, who was the intimate friend of Swin- burne. A fine record is claimed for the battleship Audacious whilst carrying out gunlayers tests off Portland. With her 13'5in. guns she scored thirty-three hits for forty rounds fired, and one turret obtained a highest pos- sible by making eight hits with eight rounds. The blockade of Tampico by order of General H ne :ta h"1S been officially announced to the United States. A garden party was given at Highbury (Birmingham) on Saturday as a farewell to Mr. Joseph Chamberlain as representative of West Birmingham. Three of the works of M. Berg.son, the French philosopher, are stated, says Reuter. to have been prohibited to Roman Catholics by the Congregation of Rights. Mr. W. H. Somervell. Liberal candidate for Kendal, Westmorland, who was defeated by Colonel Weston at the by-election last year and by the late Lieutenant Colonel J. F. Eagot in December, 1910, has decided not to stand again. Dr. Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust, Dean of York, and Lady Emma Purey-Cust, celebrated their diamond wedding on Saturday. Fifty-three South African farmers have left Capetown on a visit to Great Britain at the invitation of Sir Owen Philipps, the chairman of the Union-Castle Line. Accidental death was the verdict at a Peterborough inquest on Clarence Partridge, aged eleven, who, while running across the road, was knocked down by a motor-car. William Raffles, of Chatham, who was in- valided from the Marines after sixteen and a-hålf years' service, has just obtained from the Admiralty a life pension of 3s. 6d., together with arrears amounting to £ 200. At a conference in London on Saturday of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, a motion urging the Government to abolish the Insur- ance Committees on account of their cost, and hand over to each society the whole of the administration of its members, was de- feated', only five delegates voting in favour of it. Found dead late on Friday in Walmer re- creation ground, Birmingham, Constable Savage was discovered to have a lozenge in his throat. He had been suffocated, and it is supposed he accidentally swallowed the sweet. An adder, measuring 2ft. 6in. in length, was killed by Mr. Luxton, assistant master at the Chertsey School of; Handicrafts, as he was picnicking on Pyrford Rough, Pyrford, Surrey. Italy is understood to be asking for repara- tion from Albania for the arrest in Durazzo of Colonel Maricchio and Professor Chinigo. The report that the Liberal Unionists are considering the adoption of Mr. Rudyard Kip- ling as successor to Mr. Jesse Collincrs ip fho. Bordesley Division of Birmingham has been denied.
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NEWENT. 1 ANNIVERSARY.—The 69th anniversary of the formation of the Congregational Church was celebrated on Sunday, when at the morning service a sermon was preached by the Rev George Dyer, of Ledbury. Appropriate hymns were heartily sung by the congregation, and the choir rendered an anthem He that goeth forth bearing precious seed," Miss Swayne presiding at the organ. In the evening there was a very large congregation, when Mr James Fielding, J.P., Gloucester, preached and also sang a touching solo. The choir impressively rendered an anthem entitled H While the sun is shining." The voluntaries were a part of the Hallelujah Chorus and Benedictus," Miss M E Douglas being at the organ. PARISH- COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the Pal ish Council was held on Monday at the Sessions Court Room, Col. W F N Noel presid- ing. The Clerk reported that the tap at the public trough at the Market House was damaged, and he was instructed to get it seen to at once. Mr Douglas proposed, Mr Martin seconded, and it was carried, that the Clerk appeal against the assessment of the Town Hall, and that it should be two separate assessments, upstairs and downstairs. Mr Martin proposed that the Recreation Committee be asked to bring a scheme before the Council as to the letting of the Town Hall.
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THE NEW RALEIGH MODELS. I The latest models of the new Raleigh bi- cycles for 1914 are now being shown by the Raleigh agent W. L. Tilley, High Street Led bury. The Raleigh, known all over the werld as the all steel bicycle," is always worth the special study of every cyclist, because of its many unique features. Its all-steel construc- tion, for instance, gives it unique strength because of the absence of malleable iron castings in the head and seat-bracket joints and in the crank-bracket. These, which are usually employed in other makes, are heavy and liable to hidden flaws. The Raleigh company use in their stead light, strong loops, pressed from the finest homogeneous, cold-rolled steel. Raleigh frames are built by most scientific methods, tubes and joints are united by a process vastly superior to that in general use. In place of the old-fashioned blow-pipe and brazing hearth, where the soundness of the joint depends entirely on the skill and care of tbe" work-man, and under which method imperfect brazing is of frequent occurrence, Raleigh cycle frames, after being fitted together, are immersed in a crucible of molten brass, which is kept at a uniform temperature, so that there is no possibility of a burnt tube, as in hand brazing, and the molten brass running into every crevice always ensures a perfect joint. This is most essential in the production of a high class cycle. The Raleigh bearings are hardened so that they will last a lifetime, while every ball is gauged to the 3-10,000th part of an inch, the result being that beautiful silky running and "life" which is always so apparent in a Raleigh. In many other respects the Raleighs set the pace in the cycling world, so that this opportunity of seeing the very latest in cycling shoud be taken by everyoue interested in the bicycle, while those who cannot call will obtain full information from the charmingly illustrated Book of the Raleigh," which will be sent free by post to any of our readers applying to the address given above.
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CANON FFROME. GARDEN FETE.—A great attraction is an- nounced for Thursday, June 25, at Canon- Ffrome Court, when a garden fete will be* held in the lovely grounds of the Court, the proceeds being in aid of the District Nursing and Ash- perton Church Funds. The full Regimental Band of the 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry has been specially engaged, by the kind permission of the Colonel and officers, and will play during the afternoon and eveuiug. Further particulars will be announced later.