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I LEDBURY COUIITY COUlT. I t YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). I Before His Honour Judge Harris Lea. A list of 70 undefended cases was heard by the Registrar (Mr C E Lilley), and 30 judgment summonses heard by His Honour. ADMINISTRATION ORDER. I 0 H Stickley, gardener, of Holmer, formerly of Ledbury, applied for an administration order. His debts were j318 2s 9d, and he offered to pay his debts in full at 6s per month. His wages were 18s per week. His Honour said it would be better for applicant if he paid his debts at 15s in the 2 at 7s per month, and he would make that order. APPLICATION FOR COURT FEES. I In the case of a claim for work done by a steam cultivator by Miss E P Lawrence, of Hereford, against William S Lane, The Farm, Bosbury, and Edward T Lane, Old Court, Bosbury, the amount of the claims were 96 12s and j325 8s respectively, and were admitted at the last Court, but defendants stated that they had no idea that plaintiff was the person whom they had to pay, as they bargained with a Mr Wood for the work, and knew nothing but what the work was done for Mr Wood. Plaintiff did not appear at the last Court, owing to missing the train, and Mr H W Orme (Messrs Russell and Co.) applied for an adjournment and paid the costs of the day. Mr Orme again appeared for the plaintiff and Mr H Vernon Smith for defendants. Mr Orme now stated that defendants had paid the amounts due, and he asked for the Court fees. The excuse defendants made for not paying was that Mr Wood had been made a bankrupt, which was a fact, and that they might be called upon to pay again. As Mc Wood was made a bankrupt in August, 1913, and neither of defendants had heard anything from the Official Receiver the idea was rather far-fetched. Defendants were written to several times by Miss Lawrence, but they never replied, and she took out the summonses. When Mr Wood was made a bankrupt Miss Lawrence took over the business and her name was on the engines. Defendants both said they had no idea but that Wood was the man they had to pay, but they had no account from him, and when they heard from Miss Lawrence that was the first time they knew anything about her. They admitted receiving letters from Miss Lawrenoe, and it was a lack of courtesy on their part not to reply. His Honour made an order for the payment by defendants of the Court fees, £1 Is by Mr E T Lane and 9s by Mr W S Laae. CLAIM FOR WAGES. I Alfred Warren, gardener, of Worcester, sued Charles Leslie Ble-,v. of Hillfields, Redmarley, for j54 4s, one month's wages in lieu of notice. Mr T Weldoa Thompson (Tewkesbury) appeared for the defence. Plaintiff stated that last November he was engaged by Mr Blew as gardener at wages of 21 Is per week. He had a room in a cottage in the garden, for which Mr Blew deducted Is per week. In February his deceased wife's sister's daughter came to see him, staying from Saturday till Wednesday, on which day Mr Blew dismissed him on bhe spot for having a woman there. While the woman was there witness slept downstairs in the kitchen, where he made a bed up. Defendant, in evidence, stated that plaintiff was engaged at 21s per week, and he allowed him to have a room in a cottage in the garden. He had no idea until it was brought to his notice that plaintiff had a woman there, and he heard afterwards that it was a scandal of the village. He dismissed the man because of the incident. Mark Sale, groom, in the employ of defendant, said he lived in a cottage adjoining the one plaintiff lived in. At this point it transpired that plaintiff had not paid the hearing fee, and said he had no money. He had instructed a solicitor, Mr Harrison, of Worcester, who had not appeared. His Honour said he had no right to hear the case unless the hearing fee was paid. His Honour said he would allow the ease to go on. The groom said he did not see the woman from the time Mrs Blew drove her (she picked her up on the road from Ledbury on the Satur- day) until Wednesday. There was a door between the two cottages, which was boarded up and they could hear what took place. Mr Thompson said there could only be one deduction from the fact that the woman was there in the cottage, where there was no convenience except for one man, and it created a scandal in the establishment. Plaintiff should have explained the circumstances of the visit of the woman to Mrs Blew (Mr Blew being away at the time), but he did not do so, and there could only be one construction put upon that action. Mr Blew was recalled, and stated that when he returned home on the Wednesday and his wife informed him that the woman was there, he went down to the cottage, and the woman mistook him for a groom of his, and from what she said to him, that she was doing a very clever thing in being there and deceiving him, he instantly dismissed the man. He told the woman who he was and she was very much over- come, and he told her to clear out. His Honour said after that there must be judgment for the defendant. CLAIM FOR PRINTING, ETC. I Luke Tilley and tion, printers, stationers, etc., of Ledbury, sued Charles Eldred Capon, formerly secretary of the South Herefordshire Golf Club, for the sum of JS22 15a 9d, balance of account. Mr H W Orme appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Frank Ennii;, barrister. London (instructed by Messrs Greer and Underhill, solicitors, London) for the defendant. Mr Orme said the account ran from October, 1911. The original account was £29 0a 9d, and jB6 5R had been paid since the summons was issued. Mr Capon promoted the club and was practically the club itself and opened an account with the plaintiff firm. There were two accounts, one for the South Herefordshire Golf Club, and the Qther his private account. The account had been rendered to Mr Capon from time to time, and no objection was. ever made to it, until the matter was placed in his (Mr Orme's) firm's hands for collection, when they received a letter from defendant's solicitors stating that the debt was that of the South Herefordshire Golf Club. John Jacob Tilley, of the plaintiff firm, said he had charge of the business with Mr Capon, and there was an account for the South Herefordshire Golf Club and a private account. He knew no one el se in connection with the club except Mr C E Capon, and he received payments from time to time. The account then became overdue, and Mr Capon said he would see to it. In September, 1912, he took some photographs of the golf course at Colwall, the amount being B6 5a, and at Mr Capon's request it was placed to his private account, and had been paid since the summons was issued. A short time after the photographs were taken Mr Capon asked that the account should be transferred to the South Herefordshire Golf Club account, but that application was refused. In cross-examination Mr Ennis endeavoured to show that witness knew the goods were for the South Herefordshire Golf Club, Ltd., as part of the claim was for time sheets with that heading on them. Witness denied this, and said they looked to Mr Capon for the money. Defendant then went into the box and said that he came to Colwall as managing director of the South Herefordshire Golf Olub, Ltd., and he paid all accounts and wages by cheque, signed by himself and another director. Mr J J Tilley came to their cffiee at Colwall and canvassed for the orders. The company was registered tn Jaly, 1911, and a brass plate was on the door of the office. When he ordered goods he made a distinction between his own private account and the Golf Club account. They never asked him to pay the Golf Club account until there was a delay in paying his private account, and then he received a solicitor's letter asking for the Golf Club account. Defendant was cross-examined by Mr Orme at some length, in au endeavour to elicit fcfato fact that he guaranteed the aceeunt of the company. Witness said it was common knowledge that the club was a limited liability oompany. His Honour said the case where Mr M J Powell sued Mr Capon for rent, in which the plaintiff succeeded, was far different to this. In that case Mr Powell refused to have any other tenant but Mr Capon, and Mr Capon admitted it. He said the renr, would be all right. But in this case plaintiffs had two different accounts for defendant, a personal account and the Golf Club aocount. There was no suggestion until January last that plaintiffs expected defendant to pay the alifc account. There must be judgment for defendant with ordinary costs, but no speeial costs. CLAIM FOR WORK DONE. I Smith Brothers, cabinet makers and photo- graphers, etc., Homend-street, Ledbury, sued W A Hobson, dentist, of Ledbury, for £1 19i1 2d for work done. Defendant disputed that the werk done was worth the amount charged. S G Smith, of the plaintiff firm, said the work was for taking down and removing signs and other goods and making walls good, and rehanging the signs on other premises. Defendant said the hours charged for were not worked, and there were only 6 cwt. goods to be removed 200 yards. He did not diapute the goods charged, but the time charged for. His Honour gave judgment for plaintiffs for £ 112s 6d. ANOTHER CLAIM FOR WAGES. I Ellen Shore, a young girl of 15 years of age, of Pendoclr, sued Mrs Haynes, wife of Mr E Haynes, baker and confectioner, New-street, Ledbury, for 15s for wages due. Plaintiff said she went into service with Mr and Mrs Haynes, for 2s 6d a week paid every ..four weeks, and she stayed three months. She went home one Sunday and did not return to work until 10 o'clock on the Monday morning, when Mrs Haynes told her to take her box and go. Mrs Haynes said on April 18 she gave the girl a month's notice, and it was agreed that the notice should go as from April 23. She wept home one Sunday and retwrned next day, saying she was going to leave, and she went. Mrs Shore, the girl's mother, gave evidence, -and His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for 5s.
BEA Tit AND FUNERAt OF MRS. I HASHES, OF PIXLEY. We regret to record this week the death of Mrs Louisa Flayneii, postmistress of the Trumpet su b-post office, Pixley, which occurred on Friday la3t, at 8 p.m., at the age of 47 years. Mrs Haynes had not been in robust health for some years, and about two months ago she became seriously ill from kidney disease. She gradually grew weaker and passed away as stated. Drs Harrison and McKean were her medical attendants. Mrs Haynes had for the past 13 or 14 years been the postmistress at the Trumpet sub- office, and she was highly respected in the distiict. She leaves a husband and grown- up son and daughter, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt. THE FUNERAL. I The interment took place on Tuesday after- noon in Pixley Churchyard. The coffin was carried by bearers to the Church, where the first portion of the burial service was con- ducted, and the committal sentences were read at the graveside. The Rev A H Knapp (Rector of Pixley and Aylton) was the officiat- ing clergyman. The chief tnoumers were :—Mr T Haynes (husband), Miss Haynes (daughter), Mr T Haynes (son), Miss James, Mr and Mrs Williams. Bromesberrow (brother and sister- in-law), Mr and Mrs Edward Jones, Castle- morton (brother-iu-law and sister), Mrs P, Hodges, Ledbury (sister). Also present were Mr J Bell (Postmaster of Ledbury), Mr E J Smith (chief clerk, Led- bury), Mr W J Teague (telephone lineman). Postmen R Hawkett, J Davis and H Griffiths. Mr John Caffelle, of Ashperton, was the undertaker, and the bearers were Messrs T Parry, W Parker, S Wright, F Caffelle, W East and J Workman. The coffin was of panelled elm, with brass furnishings, and the name-plate bore the inacription Louisa Haynes, died June 5th, 1914, aged 47 years. THE WREATHS. I A large number of floral tributes was sent, I including from the following In loving memory of our darling mother, from Dad, Mabel, Tom and Myra From her loving sister Ro se and family From her loving brother and sister With sincere sympathy from the Postmaster and staff at tHe Ledbury Post Office With deepest sympathy, from the Trumpet Postmen With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Teague I With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs J Brain and family, Little Marcle Post Office With deep sympathy for her dbrrowing husband and children from all at Canon Froome Post Office With deepest sympathy, from; all at the Trumpet Mr and Mrs C T Smith, with deepest sympathy With deepest sympathy, from Mrs Hickman and family With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Wargent and family With Mrs Ward's deep sympathy In affectionate remembrance, from Mrs Arthur Knapp and family K!?;pitph deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Morris, senr., and family With deepest sympathy, from Mrs Norman With deepest sympathy, from Mrs Morris, junr. From Mrs Davies and Alfred with sincere regret With deep sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Treherne and family With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Cheshire and family With deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Wright From Mrs Bough From Mr and Mrs Parry, with deepest sympathy In loving remembrance, from Mrs Gunter (Ross) With deepest sympathy, from Mrs and Miss Davies With love from Miss Gibbons
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COLWALL NE ws: I FORTHCOMING ELECTION. I On Monday, at the Temperance Hall, Colwall, polling will take place from 12 noon till 8 p.m. for the election of a Guardian and Rural Dis- trict Councillor for the parish of Colwall in place of Mr M J Powell, resigned. The candidates are Miss Bessie Lake and Mr J R Roberts. The address of Mr Roberts will be found in this column and there appears every prospect of a good fight. Mr R Homes is the returning officer. A FORMER STATIONMASTER'S SON. I The Rev. R Thomas, who is the son of Mr i D Thomas, the station master at Foregate 1 Street Station, Worcester, and formerly at Colwall, has been the recipient of several presents and the good wishes of his parishion- ers at St. John's Coventry, on his departure for work in Queensland. Mr Thomas has been at St John's for six years. He studied at Kelham Theological College, Newark. During his stay in Coventry, he has become very popular, and has thrown himself with marked zeal into the mission work of the Parish, especially in connection with St. Saviour's Church, of which he has had the charge for the past two and a half years. SALE OF WORK. I A sale of work in connection with the Colwall Branch of the League of Pity, which is the Children's Branch of the National Society of Preve ntion of Cruelty to Children, took place on Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mr and Mrs E Ballard, The Court. The sale was from 3 till 7 o'clock and during the afternoon was well patrpnised. The stalls were in charge of the following :—Fancy work Miss Ballard, twopenny stall Miss Peggie Ballard and Master Paul Harris, cushion stall Miss Nancy Ballard, fancy stall Mrs Lawton and Miss Vernall, general stall Miss Phyllis Holt-Needham, Master Willie Holt- Needham, and Miss Whittal. There were also aide attractions which included a cabbage patch which was under the charge of Miss Davis, who represented Mrs Wiggs, with Miss Ruth Ballard and Miss Joan Holman as the little Misses Wiggs. The prizes were wrapped Up in green paper and hid in the cabbages from which the competitors had to chose. Mrs and the little Misses Wiggs were suitably attired and wore sun bonnets. Mrs Woodham also assisted. Another side attraction was a guessing competion of portrait of nota- bilities from the "Sphere," copies of pictures principally the National, Tate, Louvre and other art galleries, Miss Ballard being in charge. Tea hras arranged in the dining room, and altogether the sale should result in a good financial success for the object for which it was held.
Eirtbo, tlDarriagcgt anb JÐeatbs. BIRTH. HAYWOOD.—May 26, at Glealily, British Columbia, the wife of Percy T Haywood, of a son. MARRIAGE. DARBY—HARTLAND.—June 8, at St Barth. olomew's Church, Ashperton, by tlae Rev C Randall (Vicar)., Thomas vvilliam, second son of Captain and Mrs Darby, of Gosport, to Winifred Alice, only daughter of Mr and Mrs John Osmond Hartland, of Lower Towni Ash- perton. TROTTER-PIERCE.-On June 10th, at St. Mary's, Nottingham, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Aston, assisted by the Rev E Huntley Gordon, Vicar of St. Catherine's, Leslie Batten Currie Trotter, M.A., M D., B.C., Camb., of Rosqway," Ledbury, Here. fordshire, son of Leslie B Trotter, M.D., Malvern, to Hilda Mary, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs John Pierce, 3, Elm Avenae, Nottingham. DEATHS. POSTON-June 3, at Ledbury Cottage Hospital, Edith Mary Poston, late of Staplow, aged 27 years. HAYNES—Jnne 5, at the Post Office, Trumpet, Pixley, Louisa Haynes, wife of Thomas Haynes, aged 48 years. COX—June 5, at Watery Lane, Yarkhill, Mabel Alice Cox, daughter of Albert George Cox, aged 5 years. CLARK-June 7, at Victoria Row, Wellington Heath, Joseph Clark, aged 74 years. IN MEMORIAM. GOODE.—In loving memory of my dear husband, George Albert Goode, who passed away oil June 12th, 1911. Three long years have gone Since our dear one passed away But our thoughts for ever linger Around the grave where he is laid. From his loving Wife and all at home.
H. AND W. AGRICULTURAL SHOW. Looal Prize Winners. I Amongst the local prize-winners at the Here- fordshire and Worcestershire Agricultural Show, held at Malvern on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week were the following :— HEREFORD CATTLE. Champion bull — Reserve, Mr H J Dent, Stoke Edith, Perton Loyalist. Bull, cow and offspring-3, J Rowlands, Eves- batch, Bishop's Froome, Carbine, Pretty 16th and Priam. Bull, calved on or after January 1 and not later than' February 28, 1913-1 H J Dent, Person Loyalist. Bull, calved on or after March 1, 1913-1, H J Dent, Perton Grateful; res., W Pudge, Frog End, Bishop's Froome, Ben h.c., H Weston, The Bounds, Much Marcle, Bounds Defender. Bull calved in the year 1912 (restricted class) —res., H Weston, Bounds Democrat; c., J H Bedford, Whitwick Manor, Ledbury, Cubic. Heifer calved in 1913 (restricted class)-2, S Wilcox, The Grange, Bosbury, Fina; 3, H Weston, Merry Lass c., J Rowlands, Lava. Heifer calved in 1912 (restricted class)—1, S Wilcox, Topaz. HUNTFRS. Colt, filly or gelding, foaled in 1913-r-es., E M Hopton, Weston Beggard. Filly or gelding, foaled in 1912-res., Miss Edwards, Braeside, The Count h.c., Miss A W Edwards, Grey Dawn, and 0 N Holt-Needham, Barton Court, Colwall. Filly or gelding, foaled in 1911—res., E M Hopton, Garnet. Mare or Gelding up to from 12st to 12st 71b— 2, Miss A W Edwards, Countess. Brood Mare with foal at foot—1 and 3, Miss A W Edwards 2, J H Bedford. RYELAND SHEEP. Three ewes with their lambs- res. and h.c., W J Homes, Gold Hill, Bosbury. BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE. Two lbs of fresh butter-2, Mias Mary A Cowell, Callows Hill, Ledbury. Two lbs of butter, slightly salted (local)-2, Miss Mary A Cowell, Ledbury res., Miss Alice K Cobb, Dunbridge Farm, Ledbury. HONEY. Display of bee products—1, J Toombs, Xieddington, Ledbury. Six lb. bottle of extracted honey (light colour) -2, G Watkins, Ledbury. Six lb. bottle of extracted honey (medium or d*k)-3, J Toombs. Honey cake—1, J Toombs. Exhibit of beeswax (not less than lib, put up in loz or 2oz tablets, suitable for retail trade)- 2, J Toombs. RING COMPETITIONS. For the best tandem team and turn-out. Two entries-I. Thomas Molesworth, The Conigree, Ledbury, bay geldings. For the best turn-out for mare or gelding of any age, not less than 13.2 and under 14.2. Six entries—1. Thomas Molesworth, The Conigree, Ledbury, bay, Romance." IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERY. One of the chief attractions of the show was the exhibition of farming implements and machinery in motion. Messrs F C Swift and Co., engineers, Homend- street, Ledbury, had a good exhibition af Lister's dairy utensils, in the shape of cream separators, churns, butter workers, etc., Lister oil engines of all sizes, a big range of Perfectiom -cooking stoves, demonstrations with which were given. Messrs' Swift and Co. also exhibited agricultural implements of various kinds. Attiong the exhibitors are Messrs J L Lark- worthy and Co., of the Lowesmoor Iron, Works, who are showing several oil and petrol engines in motion, both portable aad fixed, a steam wagon -and steam tractor by Garrett, hay loaders, elevators, a hay press by Barford and Perkins, and a general collection of agricultural imple- ments and machines, including ploughs, euuivators, harrows, drills, rollers, and horse hoes. WEDNESDAY'S AWARDS. Best turnout (lecal class)—1, Miss A J Linder, The Conigree, Ledbury, Welsh Confidence. Child's Pony-res., Sam Bennion, Rose Hill, Dymock, Little Peter; h.c., A C Lewis, Ledbury, Tom Tit. Students' judging of Cattle—2, J R Cowell, Callows Hill, Ledbury 3, H G Yapp, Aylton, Ledbury. Butter-making Competition open to pupils of the Herefordshire County Council who have never won a prize at an agricultural show-2, Miss Dorothea Cowell, Callows Hill, Ledbury 3, Miss Hilda Attwooll, Hill Farm, Putley h.c., W Cowell, Callows Hill. Open to pupils who have never won a first prize—1, Miss D Cowell; 3, W Cowell'.
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BURGLARIES AT LEDBURY AND YARKHILL. Railway Booking OfFisa Broken Into. I Church Poor Box Rifled. I Three Arrests Near Hereford. I On Saturday night last, despite the fact that the night porter was on duty, the booking office at Ledbury Railway station was burglariously entered, and a sum of money, not less than 9s 7d, and probably more, was taken. The thief, or rather thieves, for there was more than one, had effected an entrance by climbing on top of the bookstall erection of Messrs Wyman and Sons, and breaking a window and by this means had gained access to the booking office. Here drawers had been pulled open and the place ransacked in the search for money, and in the parcel office adjoining, the same search for money had taken place, and a sum amount- ing at least to 98 7d had been taken, also a pair of boot belonging to one of the porters, Lewis Christopher, who resides with his parents in Homend-street, Ledbury. The matter was reported to the police, and inquiries were at once instituted. On Sunday also it was discovered that Yark- hill Church had been entered, and the poor box rifled of its contents. The affair was reported to P.O. Matthews, of Tarrington, with the result that later in the day he arrested three men at Clehonger, near Hereford, and lodged them in the county gaol. Their names are John Bateman (29), Herbert Bateman (25), and Charles Bateman (24), and they state that they are brothers and seamen. The three men were brought before Mr Spencer H Bickham at Ledbury Police Court on Monday morning on the charge of burglari- ously entering Yarkhill Church and stealing money from the poor box, and were remanded for a week. Since their appearance in Court the further charge of burglariously entering the booking office at Ledbury railway station and stealing therefrom 9s 7d, the property of the G.W. R., and a pair of boots, the property of Lewis Christopher, has been preferred against them. Whilst the men were at Ledbury on Monday Sergt. Brierley noticed that one of them was wearing a pair of boots answering the descrip- tion of the boots stolen, and the porter, Christopher, being summoned, identified the boots as his. The men will be formally remanded again next Monday until Wednesday, when the charges will be fully gone into at the usual sitting of the Bench.
LEDBURY COUNCIL SCHOOLS. The monthly meeting of the Ledbnry Council Schools managers was held at the Barrett-Brown- ing Institute on Wednesday afternoon, when there were present:—Messrs Spencer H Bickham (chairman) presiding, the Rector (the Rev F W Carnegy), the Rev Father Lynch, and R Law- rence, together with the Correspondent (Mr H Vernon Smith),and the School Attendance Officer (Mr S W Mills). ATTENDANCES. The Rector submitted the following attend- ance returns :—Boys 86'9, girls 90 9, infants 81, over five years 84. The girls' school gained the "half holiday. A COMPLAINT. The Correspondent read a letter from Mr Jones, of the White Horse, complaining of the damage done to the hedges of his orchard, which adjoins the boys' school piayground. He said that boys from the school had been playing football, and the ball had gone over into the orchard, and they had broken down the hedges and trampled in the grass to get the ball back. The Correspondent said that Mr Paul denied the statement. Mr Lawrence stated that he did not think the fence around the playground was high enough. The Correspondent replied that the fence was erected by the Education Committee. The Chairman said that the boys could not damage the hedge by getting over the fence. The matter was allowed to drop. I MISCELLANEOUS. It was suggested that a notice should be put up at the school with regard to bad and in- decent language. A copy of a bye-law had been sent, but the Chairman thought that it was not needed. With the consent of the Rev Camegy and Mr Lawrence, it was decided to put a notice in the window to the effect that any complaints by parents should be to the Corres- pondent and not personally to the teachers. I APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT TEACHERS. Application was sent in by Mr Jae Lambert (20), uncertificated teacher, of Kettering, Northamptonshire* and formerly a student teacher at St. George's Boys' School, Worcester, for the post of assistant teacher at the boys' school. Application was also made hy Miss Alice Felton (certificated) for the post of teacher at the girls' school, at LSO to B60 per annum. On the proposition of Mr Lawrence, seconded by Rev F W Carnegy, it was decided to appoint Kim Felton.
POPULAR WEDDING AT I.SHPERTON. Darby-Hartland. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Parish Church of St Bartholomew, Ashperton, on Monday last at 2 p.m., the contracting parties being Mr Thomas William Darby, formerly of Ledbury, second son of Captain and Mrs Darby, of Gosport, and Miss Winifred Alice Hartland, only daughter of Mr and Mrs John Osmond Hartland, of Lower Town, Ashperton. The bride is very well-known in the district, and for some years her services as a vocalist have been in large request at local concerts, while the bridegroom was for some years professionally engaged at Ledbury. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in ivory silk Bedford cord, trimmed with shadow lace, with silk straw hat, trimmed with lace and silk tulle. She carried a sheaf of lilies, and wore a string of pearls, the gifts of the bridegroom. Miss Partridge attended the bride as bridesmaid, and were a dress of blue flowered voile, with hat to match. She carried a shower bouquet of pink gladiolas and smilax, and wore an amethyst necklace, set in gold, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr C E Davies, formerly of Ledbury, and now of London, attended the bridegroom as best man. The nuptial ceremony was performed by the Rev C Randal, Vicar of Stretton Grandison with Ashperton. As the guests were assembling Miss Morgan (organist) played selections from Lohengrin's bridal music, and at the conclusion played Mendelssohn's "Wedding march." After the ceremony a reception was held at Lower Town, and Mr and Mrs T W Darby left by the 5.35 p.m. train from Ashperton for London, where the honeymoon will be spent, at the conclusion of which they will take up their residence at Pond Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk. THE PRESENTS. A large number of handsome and valuable presents were received, including the following Bride to bridegroom, roll-top dfesk Bridegroom to bride, Chesterfield Bride's father, cheque Bride's mother, houaehold linen and marble clock Bridegrooih's parents, cheque Mr 0 Hartland, barometer Mr C Hartland, silver wristlet watch Mr C Darby, silver fruit spoons Mr and Mrs Frickots (Crowborough), cake basket Miss Darby, silver cake knife Mr C E Davis, silver soup and sauce ladles and half-dozen table spoons Mr Hinder (Birmingham), Axminster carpet Mrs Hinder (Birmingham), silver hot water jug Mr and Mrs Williams (Balham), overmantel Mrs Harrington and family, silver cream jug Miss Hollo way, silver photo frame Misses E and F Godsall. four silver vases Mr and Mrs Edgar Hartland, silver entree dish Mr Douglas Hartland, walnut coal box Mr and Miss Vernon Smith, silver tea knives and forks Miss Hartland (Ledbury), Richelieu table cloth Mr and Mrs W Russell, silver serviette rings Miss Partridge (Lambswick), tea service Mr and Mrs Partridge (Lambswick), silver jam dish Mr and Mrs Bradstock, salad bowl and servers Mr and Mrs Spencer (Idlicote, Shipston-on- Stow), dinner, gong Mr and Mrs Potter, bronze ornaments Mr and Mrs T Howell, Queen Anne afternoon tea service Mr Guy Smith, silver fruit dish Mr Tom Keysell, silver bread fork Rev E St. Clair Weeden, cheque Mr Audley and Miss Cotton, tea tray Mr and Mrs J B Tanner, silver-mounted salts Mr and Mrs Sam Smith, silver cream jug and sugar basin A Friend, silver-mounted butter dish Mr and Mrs E G Shew, silver-mounted honey jar Messrs Wargent and Son, copper log box Miss Eva Taylor, morocco-bound book (Browning) Mr Lea Urwick (Canada), silver travelling clock Enid, embroidered blotter Misses Weyman (Bromley), cheque Mr and Mrs F Hartland (Gloucester), cheque Employees at Lower Town, pair silver candle- sticks Mr and Mrs Bert Homes, silver toast rack. Miss Russell, pen-painted table centre. Mr Morris and Miss Joan Hartland, silver sugar sifter. Miss Hartland (Newent), writing pad and cheque. Rev H Hornsby (Birmingham), Doulton jug. Mr and Mrs A Dyer, silver flower vases. Miss Nora Hartland, framed water-colour. Mr J Hill, two brass hot water cans. I Mr and Mrs Penry Lloyd, silver pepperettes. Mr Bowkett, four salt cellars. Mr and Mrs W W Skittery, silver mustard pot. Mr and Mrs W Robinson, silver-mounted marmalade jar. Mr and Mrs T Calder, silver entree dish. Mr Will Urwick (Canada), silver cake basket. Mr and Mrs Grainger, tea cloths and iron holders. Miss Hooper (London), Irish lace afternoon tea cloth. Mr and Mrs Mason (Tunbridge Wells), Teneriffe bed spread. Mrs Pfleider (London), embroidered camisole. Mr and Mrs Lane (Upper House), glass dishes. Masters Reg. and Jack Taylor, brass match stand. Mr Sid Taylor, brass inkstand. Mr Darby, silver eggstand. Mr and Mrs C Smith (The Vineyard), fish slicers. Mr and Mrs C T Smith (The Knapp), silver flower vases. Mrs Horton and Misses Urwick, fish eaters and breakfast service. Mr and Mrs Bennett (Pembroke), cheque. Miss G Dyer, silver-mounted salt cellars. The Council Staff (Ipswich), fish eaters and slicers. Estate Staff, coal-box. Mr H F Shew, pepper and salt castors. A Friend, silver tea spoons. Council Staff (workmen), present A Friend, vanity bag. Mrs and Miss Hooper, present. Mr and Mrs Sprouse (Hadleigh), preserve dish. The dresses were supplied by Messrs. Augustus Edwards and Sons, Alban House, Hereford, and the cake by Mrs Roberts, Market Place, Ledbury.
I NEWENT. 1 BOARD OF GUARDIANS-- The fortnightly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians was held on Tuesday, Mr C Cloke, senr., presiding. The Master reported the number in the house as 51, last Board day 52, as against 72 for the same period last year; tramps relieved during the, fortnight 197, as against 169 last year. The Board acknowledged the following gifts with thanks Tea, sugar, buns, and tobacco from Mrs de Peyer papers and periodicals from Mrs Beechey, Miss Cowles, Miss Newbury, Miss Dyke, and Messrs Cook and Sons. A communi- cation was read from the Newent Parish Council on the question of repayment from the Glouces- ter County Council under the rebate made to the G. W.R. on their assessments. The County Council wrote and said that over-payments after May 16th would be favourably considered. One reply was received in answer to the advertise- ment for a cottage for children's home from Mr Greenaway, High-street. The matter was discussed at length, when it was agreed that the Clerk interview Mr Greenaway and report at the next meeting. A communication was read from Worcester County Council on the mental Deficiency Act. A communication from Wand- sworth Union on the inadequate amount of old age pensions owing to the rise in rents, etc., I was allowed to lie on the table.
CRADLEY. I PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting was held on Tuesday in the schoolroom, present: Messrs. A Hopkinson (chairman), 0 Purser, B G Abel, A G Hancocx, J W Holder, J Purcell, H Sturkey, and E S Kings (clerk). A letter from Bromyard Rural District Council, in answer to an application made by the Parish Council in reference to a guide post to be fixed near the Police Station, Cradley, was read, explain- ing that, after consideration, they. were of opinion that it was a case for the parish to deal with, and not the District Council. Mr C Purser, as Charity Trustee, produced the accounts for the pa4 year. St Thomas's Day Charity Fund showed the total receipts to be JS4 168 8d., the same amount being paid away in .gifts. Bread Charity receipts, E6 Is 4d., and the full amount was expended. Hill charity receipts, £46; paid away in clothing, etc., 242 8s 7d, leaving in the bank, £ 3 11s 5d. Mr. Abel proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Purser for his valuable services as trustee, and for the excellent way in which the accounts were kept; carried. It was decided that Miss S. Jackson- Shapland be asked to have her fence at the corner of Ponteck Pitch reduced, for the benefit of public traffic; also that the Rural District Council be asked to fix an extra handrail at each end of the footbridge at Pounda Bridge for greater public safety.
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