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LEDBURY POLICE. I WEDNESDAY. I Before Alderman Jobn Riley (in the chair), I Mr Spencer H Bickham, and Dr. M A Wood. APPLICATION. I Mr H W Orme (Messrs Russell and Co), applied for the temporary transfer of the license of the Wellington Inn, Colwall, frpm George Wadley to Albert William Howes, of the Foun- tain Inn, Westgate-street, Gloucester. UNGUARDED CHAFF-CUTTER. I Edward Pritchett, of Munsley Court, was 1 summoned for having a chaff eutter aad knives insufficiently fenced on May 23rd. Defendant pleaded not guilty. P.C. GrifSn said on the date named he visited defendant's farm and found the chaff-cutter being worked without a guitfd on the knives and fly-wheel. He was told that it was at Wargent's being repaired. He saw the chaff-eutter on February 6 last year in the same condition and was told the same thing then. Defendant: Who told you that ? P.C. Griffin The men. Defendant said the men had strict orders not to work the eutter without the cover. The cover was there at the time, and it was the men's fault that it was not on. William Gommery, in the employ of Mr Pritchett, said he was Working the chaff-cutter on May 23. They were pushed for time and did not trouble about it. The pin that held the cover on was broken, bat they could have fastened it on with wire and a nail if they had wanted. His employer had told him the cutter should not be worked without. a cover. By the Bench They had.the cover off one time to have it repaired, and Mr Pritchett told the men to be careful and not work the cutter without the cover on. The Qhairman (to defendant) You ought to have seen that this cover was on the eutter, and we shall have to ine you J31 and eosts. Defendant: It may be law, but it is not justice. D- LICE. William Bsadley, farmer, of Wallhilj, was summoned for keeping a dog without a license on April 16. Mr B A Watkins, local taxation oftcer, appeared to prosecute. Defendant pleaded guilty, bet said it was an oversight. P.S. Brierley said the dog was a black spaniel, and when- he spoke to defendant abowt the license he said he always forgot to get it when he wasrin Ledbury. It transpired the license had now been taken out. Fined 10s, with a warning to be more careful in future. Thomas Jones, of Wellington Heath, was summoned for a similar offence on the same date. Defendant's wife appeared. P.S. Brierley'proved the case. The dog was an Ai/edale terrier, for which no license had been taken out. Mrs Jones said her husband had been in South Wales and had been ill. Fined 10s an4 allowed a month for payment. Harry J Bafnham, late of Woedleigh-road, Ledbury, formerly Col.-Sergt.-Instructor ef the local Company of Territorials, now stationed at Portsmouth, was summoned for a like offence on the same date. Defendant did not appear. Mr Watkins said defendant was a Col.-Sergt. and was stationed at Tipperary at the time. When the matter was reported defendant took out two licenses in Ireland, but they did not held good in England, as in Ireland a license was only 2s and in England 7s 6d. Owing to a slight failure of the stamp on the license it rather appeared as if the licenses were issued on Maatch 7, and in one of the licenses the figure 1 had been erased in the endeavoar to show that the licenses had been applied for im Ireland before the date of detection. P.C. G Bayliss said in March last he called at defendant's residence in Woodleigh-road, and saw a dog, for which no license had been taken out. ■*> Supt. WJilliams said hereceivecfacorreepondence from the defendant. In the correspondence and the license the figure 1 had been erased before the figure 7. The correspondence was ptt in, and included a long letter from defendant. Mr Watkins said defendant had a chance of of settling the case up to May 15. There was no doubt defendant tried to mislead the authorities. The Chairman You should not say that. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr C B Masefield): You accepted hie explanation in the first instance. Mr Watkins: Yes. Fined 10s including eosts. Mr Riley did not adjudicate in the license cases, Mr Bickham taking the chair. RECOVERY OF POSSESSION. Henry Dew, The Cloisters, Worcester-road, Ledbury, applied to recover possession of a cottage at Bradlow in the occupation of Mrs Bowkett. Applicant, and P.C.'s Holl and Bayliss gave the necessary evidence, and the Bench made an order, to give up possession in 21 days. w )7'
CLIB FOR LEDBURY LIBERALS. I r Old Drill Hall Taktn. t There has for some months been a rumour abroad to the effect that the official party of Ledbury Liberalism were possessed of the idea to rent the old Drill Hall in Church- street, Ledbury, to iierve as a club, and during the past few dafs the rumour has given place to fact. The Ledbury Liberal Association have decided to rent the old Drill Htall, and have been accepted as tenants by the overseers of Ledbtwv Urbai), Led bury Rural and Wellington Heath, in whose hands rests the ownership of the building, in trust for the ratepayers. It is proposed that the hall shall be the official home of Ledbury Liberalism, and the idea is to turn it into a kind of club, with reading room, skittle alley, air-rifle shootivg. range and other games. That the project will prove a popular one we have uot the slightest doubt, and the wonder to us is that both political parties have not gone in for something of the kind before. Another point to remember abots the Drill Hall is that it has always been considered as tile beat dancing floor in the town, and although no definite decision has as yet been arrived at with regard to running dances during the winter, still the idea is under consideration. The annual meeting of the Ledbury Liberal Association was recently held, for the purpose of electiag officers. Mr Andrew Warren was elected Chairman Mr J T Bray hon treasurer, and Mr Will Garney hon. secretary. Membership of the Ledbury Liberal As- sociation will carry with it membership of the new club, though participation in games, will, of course, entail some slight payment. It is proposed to have the whole building re- decorated, a work which we understand will shortly be put in hand. The new project has nothing to do with the existing Ledbury Women's Liberal As- sociation, which, as heretofore, will remain a separate organisation.
Bosbary. I Four milea from Ledbury. Qaaint &ad delight- ful, was once an important plaoe, the residence of the Bishope of Hereford. Its Church, dating frem the 12th cemtary, has a detached tewer. There is a ine oak-panelled room at the Crown Inn. The aahes oi Edna Lyall, the uthors, aM depomted in the Churchyard, where ZeTtrho oress, are depoigited is a cross erecte d to her memory.
I WEEKLY MOTOR NOTES. One sometimes hears motorists say Fanny that lAchelin have given up racing." But there is a reascul for this retirement from the racing world, which every motonist wftl appreciate. To go back to the beginning, Michelin only wmt in for racing because there was something to learn from it. This was in the good old days before racing tyres were the monstrosities they are to-day. There was to learn that which would improve the quality of tyres for general purposes and as long as racing could be useful to Miehelin in that direction, just so long did Michelin continue to take part in races. That these lessons bore fruit was demonstrated by the conspicuous success achieved year after year by Michelin over all other competitors— and not only on the race-circuits but on the roads of the world at large, where motorists were finding out how great a difference lay as it lies to-day-between Miehelins and tyres of other makes. Eventually, however, there was nothing more to learn, from racing tests, to the ad- vantage of tyres for general purposes. Speed had so increased that it became necessary to build abnormal tyres, "faked" monstrosities which could stand terrific strain for four or five hundred miles but which could not, even under ordinary running conditions, do the greater distances which the tourist demands. Consequently Michelin retired from the race- track, well satisfied with the knowledge gained and with the emblems of victories achieved. Michelin left it to others to spend time and money in constructing racing freaks, and con- centrated upon the further improvement of tyres for use by the motoring public. The result is that Michelin Quality has gained a longer lead than ever and so confident are Michelin of the vast superiority of their tyres over all other makes that they are now pro- viding motorists with the means of comparing the work done by their Michelina with that of any other tyres they ma y fit. A postcard addressed to the Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., at 81, Fulham-roa d, London, S. W., will bring a complimentary copy of this Record book by return. I BIBENDUM.
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istrtbo, dbarriages, anD Deatfee, BIRTHS. BROOKE.—May 8, at Adelaide, South Australia, to Mr and Mrs A J Brooke, late of Dymock, a daughter. ATTRIDGE—On June 5, at Bath, to Dr aad Mrs Attridge (nee Stephens), a daughter. DEATHS. GREEN.—June 13, at Putley, Ledbury, Thoaaas Green, aged 82 years.—His end was peace. BAKER.—Jane IS, at The Lodge, Much MaRta, Eliza Baker, aged 80 years. POWELL.-June 16, at Terrace Farm, Woolkope, Mary Ann Powell, aged 57 years. GARDINER-June 16, at Harper's Cottage, Colwall, Mary Gardiner, aged 86 years. IN MEMORIAM. CHARLES.—In loving memory of oar dear Daddy, Jameq Alfred Henry Charles, of Glen- luna, Ellangowan, Casino, N.S. W., late of Caeiswall, Much Marcle, who passed away in Mullumbimby Hospital, April dOth, 1914, aged 44 years. h At rest."—Inserted by his sorrowing Wife And little Chiidren.
LEDBURY. PARISH GHDRGFI. I HECTOR REV. F. W. CARNEGY, M.A., R,D. CUttATE KIEV. O. F. R. -STRICKLAND, B.A. ORGANIST MR. F. A. HOBRO. LESSONS FOR SUN-DAY, JUNE 21st. 2nd Sunday after Trinity. MORNING. I EVENING. Judges 4. Judges 5. Aots A, v. 32 to 5, v. n. 2 Peter 1. 8 a.m.-Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns.303, 261, 320. 12 (noon)-Holy Communion. and -Sermon. Hymns 281. 290, 197, 31. Church Army (Captain Nmil) -ichurch Room, Sunday evenings, 6-30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 a.m., except on Wednesday's Fridays ahdHoly Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evensonf; at 5-30 p. m. Wednesday—St. John Baptist. Holy Coui- nmnion 8 a. m. Matins 11. Evensong 5-30. CATHOLM CHURCH, Boafchend Streert. RECTOR-thv. F. C. LYNCH. Mornimg-Mass" 9.0 and 11.0. Sunday School held at 3.3(). Evening Service and Benediction 6.30. Slass daily at 8. Catechism each morning at 9. Benediction and Sermon on Thursdays, 8 p.m. OONtyREGATiONAL CHURCH, High Street. P ASTOR-HEV. H. A. BARNES.. Morning 11. Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 3 p.m. WEflLSYAN GHAPEL, Ho-and Btmet, SWPT. MINISTER—REV. GEORGE DYER. Sunday—10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Roew G Oyston. CeUeetioos-Chcuit iFunds. Wednesday, 7-39 p.ra.-United Prayer Meeting. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 g.m. and ff)-30 p.m., Mr Williams. Stanntoin-11 a.m. and.6-30 p.m., Mr D WLowell Pendock—11 a.m., Rear G Dyer; 6 p.ta., Mr Herbert. Redmarley-4 p.m. and 11,30 p.m., Rev G iByer. Birtiwn(wton -il a.m., Mr Thorpe; 6-30 p.m., Mr Willis. Coiwall-11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Jeynes. Much Marcle—3 p.m., Mr Horn. Bosbnry-6 p.m., Mr W J B.ray. BAPTIST CaAPBL. gftaand Street. ganday-11 a.m. and 6-30' p.m. Preacher— Rev Ernest Pontiifex, of Fownkope. Sunday Seiaool-110 a.m. and S p.m. Monday-Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-:10 Friday-Christian Endeavom, 7-30
REDMARLEY. j WBSLEYAN BUMMY BCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.— The Sunday Scheol anniversary and flower amwites -will be held at the Wesley an Chapel, Rediparley, on Sunday, June 28, at 3 and 6.30 p.m., when the preacher will be the Rev Arthur TI Bray, of Didebury College, Manchester. Special hymns and anthems will be sung by the children and friends. Ha. W. PEARCE E&LZS'S CASDIDATURH.—Mr J rwright, agent for the South Worcestershire Liberal Association, stakes that during their vnits to Redmarley, Chaceley, Staunton, Pendock, Malvern Wells, Welland, Castle- morton, Bir tumor ton, Borrow, and Hanley Castle, Mr W Pearce Ellis, the prospective Liberal candidate for the division, has been Mporded a splendid reception. )¡,i- ,-('
LOCAL NEWS. Ohaa. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, parity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.—42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. G.W.R. EXCURSIONS.—TheG.W.R. announce excursions to London on Tuesday next, and a combined rail and sea day trip to Weston-super- Mare and Ilfracombe on Friday next. See advert. ERRATA.—In our report of the County Court case last week of Ellen Shore, Pendock v Mrs E Haynes, New-street, Ledbury, claim for wages, it was stated that judgment was given for plaintiff for 5s. This was incorrect, judg- ment being given for defendant. JOHN HAINES AND SONS, Practical Cfci-iiffn raey Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. THE ANNIVERSARY OF WATERLOO.—At least one Ledburian remembered the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo yesterday (Thursday) and hung out a flag. Next year, it is interesting to note, will be the centerary. A marriage has been arranged and will take place in London during July between Clement Woodbine Parish, of the Inner Temple, Bar- rister-at-law, third son of Mr and Mrs A W Parish, of Sandhayes, Warminster, and Elsie, only daughter of Major and Mrs Bohham Christie, of Marston Park, Frome. Mr Parish is the prospective Liberal oandidate for South Herefordshire and practises on the Oxford Circuit. Nurse Lax ton, Clarence House, Worcester Road, Ledbury, wishes to announce that she is at liberty to undertake Maternity Cases, privately, at the low fee of 10s. (working class), town and country, within a radius of five miles. Also any general oaee of sickness can be attended for a very small fee. Every case strictly private. -Advert, N.C.L. EXCURSION TO PORTSMOUTH.—Par- ticulars are now to hand with reference to times and fares of the annual excursion promoted by the Ledbury and District Lodge of the National Conservative League to Portsmouth (for South- sea and the Isle of Wight) on Saturday, July 18 next. On this date there is to be a grand Naval Rewiew at Portsmouth, at which it is expected His Majesty the King will be present. The times of departure are:—Stoke Edith 3.30, Aehperton 3.40, Ledbury 3,55, Col wall 4.15 a.m. and the excursion is timed to arrive at Ports- mouth at 8.49 a.m. The return jeurney from Portsmouth will be commenced at 10.40 p.m. Day tickets and period tickets can be booked, and must be obtained on or before Monday, July 15, from the following (and not at railway stations) :-At Ledbury Messrs T Chadd, W S Bowes, W Brookes, E W Palmer (New Inn Hotel), W Mansell (Hon. Sec. N.C.L. Ledbury Branch), or Tilley's Library Messrs E G Shew, Cold Green, and A G Parmee, Bosbury; Miss Haynes, Post Office, The Trumpet; at Malvern Mr H Keerf, Elton, Court- Road, or Mr Haines, Gazette Office at Malvern Wells: Mr T Haines, Station House at Col wall: Mrs Plowman, the Post Office. Long period tickets and all information can be obtained from Mr T E He wins, Excursion Hon. See., Newbury Park, Ledbury. LOCAL SUCCESS.—At the agricultural show at Malvern last Thursday, Mr A C Lewis, butcher, of Ledbury, was placed second in the class for one horse and light business vehicle, with his horse Real Gold." OUTINO.—On Monday last the members of the Ledbury Women's Total Abstinence Union, to the number of over 20, had their annual out- ing to Cheltenham, where they spent a very pleasant and enjoyable day. MEN'S OwN BROTHERHOOD.— The meeting held at the Town Hall on Sunday was favoured by an address from Mr Johnson (Malvern) on What think ye of Christ ? and Miss Evans (Malvern) nicely sang two solos. Both wer", thanked for their acceptable services. Mr Jones presided. Useful and Decorative Antiques in Furniture, China, Silver, etc., at reasonable prices. Prompt attention and cash to disposers ef abeve.—W. A. Penninffton, College Court, Gloucester. VISITORS TO LEDBURY.—On Wednesday in last week the officials of the City of Birmingham Markets and Fairs Department held their annual outing to Ledbury. The party, numbering 55, travelled by train to Malvern, where they boarded brakes and drove to the old town. Dinner was served at the Feathers Hotel, and after a stay of two or three hours at Ledbury, the return journey was commenced, the party driving to Malvern and returning to the Metro- polis of the Midlands by the last train. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only.-Ledbury Agent W H Alleyne, New-street. ANNIVERSARY.—The Wegleyan Church held its Sunday Sehool anniversary on Sunday last, when sermons were preached by the Rev P. W. Clay. Special hymns were nicely rendered by the scholars and choir. In the afternoon a united children's service was held, when Mr. Clay delivered an interesting address on Habits." The children sang and gave recita- tions. The congregations were good, and the collections were for school expenses. NON-MILITANT SUFFRAGIST MEETING.—In connection with the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, an organisation which is non-party and non-militant, a public meeting will be held outside the Town Hall, Ledbury, at 8 p.m. to-day (Friday), when the speakers will be Mrs Cowmeadow and Miss H Knight. There will also be a meeting the same day at Bosbury at 1.30 p.m. The promoters wish it to be distinctly understood that this meeting is promoted by the law-abiding suffragists, who are as opposed to the actions of the militants as are the general public. HUGHES' TOBACCO STOPWS. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors ground aac' set. Umbrellas re-covered and repaired on the premises at the shortest notice. Secoud-hand bookseller. A large selection of second-hand books on all subjeots. Any quantity second-hand book* bought for eash.—76, Homend St. Ledbury. ACCIDENT. On Friday afternoon a nasty accident befell a Ledbury labourer named John Davis, of Common Garden, who was at the time employed on building operations in Bank Crescent for Messrs David Smith and Son, builders. He was at work with other men getting out the foundations for a new house to be built there, Davis using a shovel and another man a pick. Davis happened to bring his hand, back as the pick descended with the result tha he received the full force of the blow on the back of the hand, inflicting a very nasty wound and smashing the bone. He at once went to the Cottage Hospital, where the wound was dressed, and later in the evening Dr. McKean attended at the man's home and attended to the injury in more detail. Much sympathy is felt for the man, who has been out of work for some time, and only started working on Tuesday in last week, a few days before the injury. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object.^ Prompt and personal attention to all orders. Charming holiday stories form the principal feature of the delightful double summer number of the People's Friend." These are:—"A Lover by the sea," an Isle of Man romance, by Maud Isidore Douglas; "For Love of a Pierrot," a story of Rothesay, by M. C. Ramsay; "A Kind-Hearted Girl," a romance of Llandudno, by Evelyn Hope "The Love that Lasted," a story of St Andrews, by Maud Crawford; "King Cupid," a story of Blackpool, by Edith Col veil; Doctor May," a story of Dunoon, by J. B. Trentwith and The Rescue of Aline," a ro- mance of North Berwick. Among the contents also may be noted Summer Sunshine," Jokes and Pictures, Life's Ups and Downs, or The Trials of a Tourist," with amusing illustrations, Summer Fashions What to Wear at the Sea- side." Not least among the attractions is a grand summer rosort hunt, in which handsome money prizees are offered. This is an easy and educative competition, in which all may join. PROPOSED FARM INSTITUTE AT LEOMINSTER. —A meeting of the Leominster branch of the North Herefordshire Farmers' Union was held at the Royal Oak Hotel on Friday last, the President, Mr J M Parry, being in the chair. Mr John Porter (County Organiser of Agricul- ture) attended and gave a statement of the proposed farm institue for Herefordshire. He said the Council had decided to go in for 100 acres of land with the institute. The Board of Agriculture would give them 5 acres of land along with the institute, the total cost of which would be £ 12,000. The cost of the institute would be a little over 15,000, and of that sum about £4,000 would be paid by the Board of Agriculture. The farm would cost 910,000. The total capital cost to the county would be £ 12,000. The annual maintenance of agricultual education to the county would be £ 2,000. There was nothing in the scheme that would bring it on the rates. The institute would take about 24 students. It was unanimously decided to support the scheme on the understanding that it did not mean a charge on the rates. Spectacles and Eyeglasses. We test the sight scientifically without any charge and supply the exact glasses necessary in well- fitting frames at very moderate prices. Spectacles from 2/6 per pair. Satisfaction guaranteed.— MINCIIIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. ANNUAL FLOWER SERVICE. The Sunday School children's annual flower and toy service took place at the Parish Church, Ledbury, on Sunday last, when there was a large attendance of children and their parents and friends. The Rector (Rev F W Carnegy) conducted the service throughout. The procession of the children with their gifts round the church was particularly pretty and was headed by the pro- cessional cross carried by Mr Tainton. The choir boys, Sunday school children and others followed. Altogether 186 bunches of flowers, 150 toys and books, and 25s in money were given. The number of these gifts prove the popularity and the interest taken in the service by the children of the parish. The flowers were sent by the Rector to London on Monday morning to be distributed to inmates of the hospitals and to a very poor parish. The toys were also sent to a children's hospital in a very- poor part of London. It was one of the prettiest children's services that has ever been held in the church, and the Rector, in the course of his address, hoped the services would al ways be as successful as the last. Mr Hobro presided at the organ. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford, Near Cathedral North Porch)
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THE BURGLAfUES AT YARKHILL AND LEDBURY. Prisonors Before the Magistrates. A Plea of Guilty on all Counts. Much interest was taken in the proceedings at Ledbury Police Con rfc on Wednesday, before Alderman John Riley (in the chair), Mr Spencer H Bickham and Dr M A Wood, when three young men, who state they are brothers, were charged with sacrilege and burglary. Their names are Charles Bateman, John Bateman and Herbert Bateman, and they were charged with breaking into Yarkhill Church and stealing money from the poor box on the morning of Sunday, June 7 with burglariously breakiag into and entering the Great Western Railway Company's booking office at Ledbury Railway Station and stealing 9s 7d in money during the early hours of Sunday, June 7, and with burglariously entering the porter's room at the Railway Station and stealing a pair of, boots, value 9s, the property of Lewis Christopher, a porter in the employ of the company. THE SACRILEGE CHARGB. The charge of sacrilege at Yarkhill Church was first taken. Prisoners presented a rough, unshaven appearance, and appeared at the outset to treat the proceedings as a huge joke, sniggering audibly until called to order. Agnes Ad& Jones, of Yarkhill Vicarage, daughter of the Vicar (the Rev. A G Jones), said she was at Yarkhill Church on June 6 about 6.0 p. m. She locked up the church aad did not notice anyone about. The Rev Alexander George Jones, Vicar of Yarkhill, said he went to the church at 7-50 a.m. on June 7. He left his cycle by the vestry door with the object of going to the side door, and saw the main glass window broken. He went to the south door and opened it, and went into the church. He went to the alms-box (produced) and found it had been broken open. There were two ptdlocka on it, one of which was broken by the same m p ans 19 years ago. The second padlock had been pulled off. He did not know whether there was any money in the box, b. he should say probably a little. He last opened the box on April 16, when there was 91 10s 5td in it. He found no other damage done. Prisoners said they had never seen the bex bef 0. Mrs Susac Cox, ef Watery-lane, Yarkhill, whose husband is a small farmer, said she went to Yarkhill Church on April 27 and put a shiHing is the box. Syduey Herbert North, of Yarkhill, under- gamekeeper to Mr Paul Foley, said he saw a man ia Yarkhill Churchyard at 6.15 on June 7. He recognised the man as the younger prisoner, Heifert Bateman. The man went down the steps Co where heatiag apparatus was. Prisoner Herbert Bateman said he had never seen the witness before. George Herron, of Yarkhill, gardener for the Vicar of Yarkhill, said he met the three men as he was going to work about 7 o'clock on the morning of Sunday, June 7. They were then abont a qjiarter-of-a-nile frem the chureh. The men were all together and were going towards Hereford, coming from the direction of the church. P.C. Matthews, stationed at Tarrington, said on June 7 about 9.30 a.m. he received informa- tion from the Rev A G Jones of the burglary. He at once went to Yarkhill Church and found the east window in the vestry, 12! inches wide by 39 inches high had been breken. The glass and lead of the window had been strewed all about the place. He went into the church and saw that the poor box had also been forced open. He instituted inquiries, and traeed prisoners to a meadow at Belnaoat, Clehonger. He asked where they had come from that morning. They said they had come .from Worcester by the main road all the way. He told them the Yarkhill Church had been forcibly entered, and that he would charge them with it. He charged them jointly and cautioned them in the usual manner. Charles Bateman said "I don't know anything about it; I. was asleep under the wall when the others got in." Herbert Bateman said "I will say nothing till I get to Court." John Bateman made no reply. He took them to Hereford, where he searched all three defendants and found cm Charles Bateman 3d in ooppers, a knife and a tobacco box. On Herbert Bateman he found 6s 6d, one half-crown and two two-shilling pieces, a glass- cutter and electric flashlight (produced), bunch of keys, a knife and one glove for the right hand. On John Bateman he found a knife, a bag, and 3s 9d in money, eonsistiag of a hitlf-crown and Is 3d in coppers. He arrested them at 5 p.m. On June 8 at 1.30 p.m. he was at Ledbury Police Station in company with P.S. Brierley, when the latter charged them with another offeaee jointly. While they were in the waiting room outside .the cells they heard John Bateman shouting. jlThey. went to him, and he said they all wanted to be together, as they would plead guilty to both charges. P.S. Brierley had previously eautiened them. On thQ me day witness was conveying them by the 3.10 p.m. train from Ledbury, to Hereford, when they pointed out to him the church they broke into (Yarkhill Church), and that they had nothing from the box. P.S. Brierley corroborated the latter part ef the evidence ef P.S. Matthews. This completed the evidence for the prosecu- tion in the first case. The prisoners were then charged and the two older -prisoners said the money they had was their own. Charles Batemen said he had his 3d given him, John Bateman said he earned his 3s 9d at Leicester, and Herbert Bateman said he earned his coming along OR the journey. Prisoners were then formally committed %)r trial at Herefordshire Assizes on July 3rd. THE BOOKING OFFICE CHARGE. Mr J Rogers (Malvern) appeared on behalf of the G. W.R. Co. to prosecute. Herbert Charles Talboys, porter in the employ of the G. W.R. Co. at Ledbury, living at Park View, Newbury Park, said he was on duty at Ledbury Station on the night of Saturday, June 6th, and locked up the booking office at 3.15 on Sunday morning, when everything was in order so far as he knew. John Bateman You want to be more careful ia your time. It was a quarfcer-to-three when we went in and at five minutes past three we were aornewhene else. Witness It was quafter-past three when I locked up after I had finished work. Thomas Bailey, stationna aster at the Ledbury Station, said he was called to the station on Sunday, June 7 at 7.30. He found the window broken in such a way that a person could get in. Inside the booking office the clerk's cash drawer, front and bottom, was broken, and also the front of a loeked drawer next to it. Another drawer under the broken window was burst open. There was no money left in any of those three drawers. On the counter was a mis- cellaneous collection of articles, small tools, be- longing to the Company. He gave information to the police at once. Edwm John Jakeway, of Rose Villa, Newbury Park, Ledbury, assistant booking clerk at Led- btry station, said he saw some money, in a drawer at the booking office on June 6. On Monday, June 8, he saw the drawer in which the money had been, and it was gone. Mr Rogers said they could not prove the amount of the money in the drawer as the book- ing clerk was at present away on holiday. P.S. Brierley said be received information of the affair by the telephone on Sunday morning, June 7. He found that entrance had been gained through a window on the platform. The window was broken, the glass evidently having been cut by a glass-cutter, and there was a quan- tity of glass on the top of Wyman's bookstall. Entrance had been gained by getting 08 top of bookstall. Three drawers had been broken open, and the articles on the counter (corkscrew, seissors, etc.) had evidently been used to force open the drawers. On June 8 prisoners were at Ledbury on the previous charge of breaking into Yarkhill Church, and he charged them with breaking and entering into the booking office at Ledbury Railway Station, and with stealing qs 7d, the property of the G.W.R during the might of June 6. Prisoners made no reply. After be had charged them he was in the Court and heard someone call Sergeant." He vent te the cells and found it vas John Bateman, who asked if he could see his mates (they were in different cells). He let him see them and whea they were together John Bateman said What are we to do ? It's all up. Let us plead guilty." Both Charles and Herbert. Bateman said Yes." Later that day he was taking the prisoners their dinner, and John said "You understand, Sergeant, we don't want any more remands." Charles Bateman, asked if they had any ques- tions to ask, said 44 All correct, sir." P. C. Matthews repeated parts of his evidence as to the arrest of the prisoners, and corroborated the evidence of P.S. Brierley as to his conyersa- with the prisoners. Prisoners were then'formally charged and committed for trial. They bad nothing to say. THE THEFT OF THE BOOTS. I This was the third and last charge to be heard. Lewis Christopher, of 90, Homend-street, Ledbury, porter in the employ of the G. W.R. Co. at Ledbury railway station, said he left a pair of boots in the porter's room at Ledbury Station on Saturday, June 6. He identified the boots produced as his, and valued them at 9s. He missed the boots just after dinner on Sunday, June 7. The brown shoes (produced) were left there. Charles Bateman: All correct sir. I did take 'em. I wanted the boots very badly. P.S. Brierley said when prisoners were at the Police Station on Monday, June 8, he noticed Charles Bateman was wearing a better pair of boots than the others. Witness asked him how long he had had them, and he said "Two or three days," and that they had been given him on the road. Witness was not satisfied, and asked Charles Bateman to take the boots off and Lewis Christopher identified them. He charged prisoners with the theft, but they made no reply. Charles Bateman All correct, sir. Yoa gave me another pair of boots, didn't you. P.S. Brierley Yes, but not the pair you are charged with stealing. Prisoners were then charged, and committed for trial. John Bateman said he knew nothing about the boots, and Herbert Bateman said he knew nothing about them either. Prisoners were also committed for trial on this charge.
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DYMOCK. ALLBGED IHBFX.—At Newent Police Court on Thursday in last week, before Colonef W F' Ii Noel (in the chair), and I Mr. E. E. Evans, Charles Jones, aged 16 years, was charged with, stealing 10s. 6d., the property of Mary Ballard, of Wind Cross, Dymock. Prosecutrix said that accused, her nepkew, came to her on June 7th from Abertillery and stayed the night. On. Monday morning ele asked him te go to Dymock Post Office and get a postal order for 10a., and gave him four half-crowns and a sixpence. She had not seen him since until now. P.C. TbnmlB. stationed at Dymock, said that on June 8th he he was informed of the loss of 10s. 6d. He traced accused through Upton Bishop to Ross, where he found him at the railway station. He had on him a ticket: to Birmingham, the eost of which was 5s. 9d., and 2s. 9d. in his poekeU Charged with stealing the 10s. 6d., he said he was very sorry as it was a very great temptation to him. The railway company refunded him the 5s. 9d.—The Chairman asked Mrs. Ballard if she knew accused was a habitual thief and had served five years in a reformatory. She said she knew he had been to the Reformatory.— Accused was committed to Quarter Sessions on 309h June.
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