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GYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE NOTES. [By CELERITER.] THE STELLITE LIGHT CAR. WILL IT CHECK THE AMERICAN INVASION ? A machine with an engine bearing the hall mark of Vickers, Ltd., should be cap- able of doing good work, and I wan glad to avail myself of the offer of a Stellite Light Car by the makers, The Electric and Ordnance Accessories Co.. Ltd, which firm, by the way, is a branch of Vickera, Ltd, and associated with the Wolseley Motor Car Co., Ltd. The car placed at my disposal was a standard two-seater model-a car which has been run many hundreds of miles by people like myself bent on testing the car to its utmost limits. I did not exactly test the car to destruction, as I should probably have found myself stranded in some out- landish place had I done so. Instead, I took the car over my standard course. Bir- mingham to Yeovil and back, 135 miles of the best, plenty of hills, several towns for traffic-driving tests, and, best of Tall, some good long quiet stretches for speed. The advantages of sticking to the same course for all tests becomes very apparent on a little reflection, and though perhaps the scenery might become a little monotonous in the ordinary way, it is not so in my case. I started away from the makers' works at 5-30 p.m. one evening all ready for the 135 miles' run. Naturally the new car feels a little bit Btranpe for the first few miles, especially in traffic, but once the open road was reached, the car soon travelled fast. I was at once struck by the very lightness of the control. The steering was very easy the clutch only required very light touch to manipulate, and the foot brake was equally light to operate. The pedals, including that connected to the throttle, were all com- fortably placed for my length, but I thought the steering wheel, although of a large diameter, might be brought a little closer in to the driver. As the petrol tank held six gallons of petrol, I had made up my mind to 0the whole trip nonstop if possible, but several circumstances made this impossible, bnt treached Bath 30 miles on the road, non-stop, in a little over three hours. Here the oil indicator, which is in the form of a little plunger, mounted on the dash, showed signs that the oil supply was falling. The ,ly was falling. The indicator is like a large drawing pin, and when the oil pump is pumping up the oil, the shank of the pin is pushed out of the tnbe in which it works, but when the shank is bidden by the tu be, the oil supply has failed. An ingenious feature of this indi- cator is that neither the actual oil supply or the branch from it is'brought up to the dash as with many indicators, but the indicator is Operated by a Bowden wire from the actual working piston. The advantage of this is that there is no possibility of the oil getting inside the car or on the dash, as so fre- quently happens otherwise. The indicator, too, seems to be extremely sensitive, for it shows sigs of flagging as soon as the oil JUlPpJy failed, and therefore by keeping a watchful eye on the indicator, as every care- ful motorist does, it is possible to detect when more oil is required in the oil sump before it is actually run dry a very import- ant feature, for in some high-speed engines the bearings may be burned out in the short time that elapses between the failure of the oil supply and the detection by the driver, who only has warning when the oil has actually failed, instead of when it is about to fail, and some time beforehand, as with this type. Oil capacity seems to be about b gallon. Oil is poured into the sump whence it is pumped into constant level oil troughs. The consumption works out at about 600 miles to the gallon, at an average speed of 30 m.p.h., which is quite good for a four cylinder car. After the stop for oil-for the engine only— the car was started away again and kept mov- ing nntil a little place called Lydford was reached. Here a stop was made to light up. It took nearly 10 minutes to get some paraffin for the tail lamp, which was empty, for the village grocery stores had run out Owing to the moon having failed that night or something of that sort. Then it took nearly five minutes to find my dog that had gone off on a rabbiting expedition. Mean- while the engine was running merrily as I intended at any rate to make a non-stop engine run, yet at the end of the stop there was no sign of the radiator boiling, even though bo fan is fitted on this machine. Half an hour's run saw the car at its destina- tion, just 41 hours from the time it left Birmingham, or 4t hours running time. The most remarkable part of the journey was that every hill was taken an top gear, and those who know the road from Bath to about six miles beyond Shepton Mallet will appreciate that this is a splendid per- formance, and there are four bad hills. Frankly, I was prejudiced against the Stellite prior to my run, as it had only two forward gears, but this run quite altered my opinion, for there seemed to be no doubt that the remarkably flexible engine which is fitted enables the car to climb hills on top, while many cars would have second, and some even on third gear. Arriving at its destination, the car was put away for the night, and as it had so easily performed all that I bad asked of it I lay scheming as to what I should do on the morrow. First a run down to Wost Bay, a pretty and very quiet little seaside hamlet on the Chessil Beach, then a very successful attempt to climb White Sheet Hill, which lies off the main road from Dorchester to Crewkerne and runs down into the little town of Beaminster. It has a surface as loose as is possible and a gradient of about 1 in 4 or 5, and is nearly a mile long. The car romped up this with a combined load of 19 stone. Clan Hill, in the same district, was next tried with equal success, though this is not quite so steep or so long. The return journey was most delightful. As I wanted to be back in Birmingham for an early appointment, I started out at 4 o'clock a.m. It was a lovely morning, fresh after a heavy thunderstorm, but not too cool. All the world seemed to be asleep; even the birds were lining the roads as though they had only just got up and were too sleepy to fty away. Then the sun rose. It was a magnificent sight, quite as grand as the finest sunset, though perhaps in a different way-a great red ball of fire into which we seemed to be driving fast, for it was apparently still on the ground, but it soon rose and dispelled the mist which obscured the fields in the valleys below, but which seemed to uphold the topmost branches of the trees—a curious sight. Not a soul about, so away went the engine. At Bath- 45 miles on the journey — people were beginning to stir, but the sleeping night policemen winked as we sped by them at a little (?) over the limit. Then on the open road—gloriously open at this early hour —away we went again till Stroud was reached. Here there were more bnsv toilers going to work. Cheltenham, 90 miles, was soon passed, and precisely at 8.5, the little car ran into Birmingham at an average of 34 miles an hour-not an engine stop the whole way, nor an adjustment at any time of any kind, during the whole 230 mile week-end trial. Possibly I may be accused by anti-motorists of going too fast, but I took no more risk at corners and cross roads than I should have done on the busiest day, for really I think there is even greater risk in the early morning at such places, for the other fellow may also think that there is no one abroad at such an early hour, but on the long open stretches high speed can often be safely indulged in. Over a straight level mile I timed the maximum speed of the car to be between 45 aud 48 m.p.h. Petrol con- sumption for the whole journey worked out at exactly 30 miles to the gallon, which I must say was not quite as good as I expected. ^A Wolaeley S.U. carburetter is fitted and this gives extremely flexible running from 3 m.p.h. to 45 m.p.h. on top gear, and pos- sibility has been aimed at by the makers rather thaq ultra low petrol consumption. Above 35 m.p.h. the overhead valve tappets seemed rather noisy, but up to this speed the engine ran fairly quietly. The overhead valves no doubt account for the high power developed at low engine speeds, but the tap- pets are noisy and possibly they might be slightly improved by having rollers at their utter extremity, though it seems rather rash to criticise an engine designed by the Wolseley Co. The engine seemed rather oily at the end of the run, possibly due to the tappet guide being rather worn. Taken as a whole the machine is one of the soundest engineering jobs I have ever seen in lightcars. Everything is substantial and designed by engineers; there is no makeshifts or bits stuck on here and there as afterthoughts as in some lightcars. The springing is excellent and its beauty is that being rigidly held at the end of each spring, there is nothing to wear or look after. All moving joints are either fitted with greasers or lubricators, little details so often missing on light cars. There is plenty of room in the body and the riding position is quite comfortable. The brakes are well designed and of ample proportions.. They are wire controlled and a clever compensating action is arranged so that each brake is bound to act with equal pressure. The weight of the car is just over 10 cwt with spare wheel and full kit so that tyres should last a long time. The top gear is measured roughly 5 £ to' 1 and the bottom 12-1 to 1. Possibly the top gear might be raised if a third gear were fitted, bat really at speeds up to 35 m. p.h. there is need for this, as the engine is absolutely vibrationless. Rack and Pinion steering is fitted, and really though some people dislike this type I think after expe- rience of several other types, I rather like it for lightear work, as it gives such easy move- ments. The Stellite is a thoroughly sound little car in my mind, and a very satisfactory answer to the cheap American car, and with its more efficient power unit and lower cost of up-keep it should go a long way to repel the American invasion.
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I PROFITABLE POULTRY CULTURE. By RALPH R ALLEN, Lecturer to the Herts County Council; Editor of Monthly Hints on Poultry, Ac. (All rights reserved.) I A SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASON. (CONTINUED.) I [Readers are particularly requested to note that this series of articles commenced with the first issue in January. In order to obtain their full valuq, the earlier articles should be read in conjunction with the current one.] We have now arrived at a stage when our young chicks are hatched either by the nat- ural manner under hens or by artificial methods. A warning note has already been sounded not to interfere with either the machine or the hen during the twenty-first day; it is their privilege to hatch out the eRgs, and they will do it far better without interference on the part of the operator or attendant. The last thing the embryo chick performs before leaving the shell is to absorb the balance of the yolk of the egg. This is a special provision of nature and is for the bird's sustenance during its first hours in its new sphere. Scientists disagree as to how long its natural feed will last, but all are agreed that it is ample for the first thirty-six hours, though some aver that it will last them for for seventy-two hours and that feeding before the expiration of that period is not only unnecessary but absolutely harmful. My own practice is to feed at the end of thirty-six hours; should that time expire at dark, then forty-eight hours would elapse before they were fed. Warmth is what they require during the first day or two food is positively harmful; it causees indigestion with its sequence, diarrhoea a condition in young chicks from which they rarely re- cover. During this period it is not necessary to remove the little horny growth on the beak this will disappear during the course of a few days. Neither is it necessary to force a pepercorn down their throat; fortunately, this custom is dying a rapid death, and bids fair in a short time to become obsolete. Remember also that young chicks can learn to drink without their beaks being forced into a saucer of milk or water. The less handling you give them the better they will thrive. Again I repeat it, remember the first couple of days of their existence warmth is essential to their well being, so that the hea should be confined in a roomy, warm coop, and the incubator should be adj usted to a convenient temperature. In the early season this should be at least 85deg., though as the warmer weather comes on it may be lessened. Every poultry-keeper has his own pet theory regarding the feeding of young chicks. Some are keen advocates of the dry feed system entirely others oppose this system, and go to the other extreme; but in my own opinion, a midium course is the better one. Certain it is that a high quality dry chick feed, providing a constant supply of flint grit is given, is more easily digested and less liable to cause bowel trouble during the first week of the chicks' existence. My own rule, however, is to feed almost entirely on a high-class dry chick feed during the first few days. Here you must learn a new rule; the secret of success in chicken raising is to feed a little at a timp, but often never allow them to eat to repletion excepting at the last meal before bed-time. A word of warning may here with advan- tage be given regarding the dry chick feed. A mere mixture of seeds does not meet a chicken's requirements. The manufacture of a dry chick feed is absolutely the labour of an expert, one who has devoted many years to accrueing experience in chicken- feeding. It must be composed of sound ingredients, scientifically blended and in the right proportions. Just a mere mixture does not in any sense answer the require- ments. Such a feed as I have referred to is Spratt's Chikko," whicb fdn be obtained in shilling sealed bags in aim ^6 every village throughout the United Kingdom, or in tcwt. or cwt. bags, direct from the manufacturers (vide their advertisement in this column). Avoid cheap and nasty preparations. A little and often I have remarked, during the first week of their existence—every two hours is not too frequent; do not forget that sharp flint grit must always be present, as well as a supply of pure drinking water. This can with advantage be changed two or three times a day. (To be continued.) [Any enquiries concerning poultry- keeping addressed to our expert, Ralph R Allen, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., will be answered through these columns free, but those requiring a postal answer direct or sending birds for post-mortem examination must remit a half-crown postal order.]
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I NEXT WEEK'S ROYAL SHOW. Where the Welsh Border will Score. Hill stock from Wales will be one of the distinguishing features of the Royal Show which opens at Shrewsbury next Tuesday. From the fruitful vales of the Principality and its neighbour shires there will also be a very representative exhibit illustrative of the marked advance which the dairying industry is making. In addition to a comprehensive show of dairy catlle and butter and cheese, the Shrewsbury meeting promises to be exceptionally interesting in regard to the display of dairy plant of all kinds. The progress of mechanieal invention in its application to the dairy is not inferior to the advance which is being made in selection and management of stock. There will be 112 exhibits in the Dairy Shorthorn classes, in addition to 59 Lincoln- shire Red Shorthorns and 231 in the main Shorthorn section of the show. British HoUteins make an entry of 68, Jerseys 123, Guernseys 35. The breeds on which the dairy- ing industry is mainly dependent contribute their full share to swell the entry of cattle to 1272 as compared with 1,138 last year. Herefords, which have pretensions to dairy- ing qualities that have not yet been fully acknowledged, muster 157 strong. Out of a large number of new inventions entered for the Royal Agricultural Society's SíI ver mpdals many are designed to facilitate dairying operations and to economise labour both f tie farmer's wife and the big co-oper- ati»efai uries that are now springing up over the countryside. The improvement of churns and cream separators continues to exercise a vast amount of ingenuity. Yet another new milking machine will be on view, as well as a patent butter dryer and milk tester, tad a milk strainer which is designed on a L vel principle. Horses will make a very imposing display at Shrewsbury, one of the best all round displays ever seen in the world. Welsh ponies and cobs will be one of the distin- guishing features. In a very representative collection of sheep of all breeds Shropshires and Welsh mountain sheep will demonstrate the stout qualities in commination with delicate flesh which have given them the position they hold in the market. There will be 145 exhibits of Shropshirea against 75 at Bristol, and 61 Kerry Hills, while Welsh mountain sheep will make a notable rally with G7 exhibits. The prod uce classes are larger than ever. There will be very keen competition in the butter and cheese classes, the entries in the former being 154: and in the latter 208. There is a significant advance in the exhibits of wool, in which section additional prizes are being offere for the encouragement of well-judged crosses. The Show opans on June 30tb, and lasts five days.
LEDBURY POSTAL GUIDE. Postmaster—Mr. J. BELL. Counter Attendance:—8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days; 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays. Money Orders, Savings Bank, Inland Revenue Licenses, &c., Government Life Insurance and Annuity and Telegraph and Express Delivery Business, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days. ii-.x j Sale of Stamps, Registration of Letters, Issue and Payment of Postal Orders, and Delivery of Callers Correspondence, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days. Sunday—Sale of Stamps, Registration of Letters, Delivery to Callers, and Telegraph Business, 8.30 &nz, to 10 a.m. Talegrams can be forwarded on Payment of extra fees after close of office up to 9 p.m. on Week-days, and between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p m. on Sundays, notice being given. On Bank Holidays the public counter is closed at noon for all business excepting Telegraph business. Telegraph Money Order business, Express Delivery business, the Reception of Parcels, the Sale of Postage Stamps, and the Registration of Letters. Country Letter Carriers go out as on other Week-days, and return earlier. Telephone can Office 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. week-days. 8-30 a.m. to 10-30 a.m. Sundays. The Letter Box remains open at all hours for the posting of Letters. LETTERS. "PARCELS LatepJtinl °f DESPATCHES-WEEK DAYS. Lat #0 ?J? DESPATCHES-WEEK DAYS. p1J™ 7.30 a m. Birmingham (delivery noon), London and Midlands, and North No generally (London delivery, 4.15 p.m.), Worcester, Malvern, Parcels. Gloucester and Hereford 9.45 a.m. Gloucester (delivery 1 p.m.), London, South and West of England 9.40 a m. (London delivery 5.15 p m ) 11 a.m. Birmingham (delivery 4 p.m.), London (delivery 7.15 p.m), Mid- 10.50a.m. lands and North of England 1 p.m. Birmingham (delivery 4 p.m ), Malvem (delivery 4 p.m.), Midlands 12.55 pm. and North, Gloucester (delivery 4 p.m.), South and West of England and Lendon (London delivery 9.15 p.m.), Hereford and Worcester United States and Canada (Saturdays only). 4 p.m Gloucester (delivery 8 p.m ) and all parts. 3.55 p m, 6.45 pm. Birmingham, Midlands, Malvern and Worcester. 6.40 p.m. (None of the foregoing Mails are despatched on Sunday or Bank Holiday). 7 p.m. Ireland, Scotland, and' North of England generally.- 7 p.m. 8.5 p.m. London, Birmingham, Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern, Stafford, 8 p.m. Worcester, Midiands- and North of England, and West of England. (General night mail). Letters can be registered up to half-an-hour before the despatch of any Mail on the prepayment of fees of 2d., &c. SUNDAYS. 6.45 p.m. Birmingham, Malvern, Worcester, and Midlands, and North of England 7.45 p.m. London, Gloucester, South and West of England No parcels are despatched on Sunday. DELIVERIES. Town.—Week-days.—Letters and Parcels are delivered, beginning at 7 a.m., 12-15 p.m., 5 p.m.. and 1 p.m. on Week-days, and Letters only at 7-30 a.m. on SUNDAYS. RURAL DISTRICT.—Week Days. Latest time of (Letters and Parcels). Posting 6 a.m.—All parts. 12.10 p.m.—Bosbury, Castle Frome, Fromes Hill, Coddington. 12.45 p.m.—Ashperton, Canon Frome, Putley, Trumpet, Munsley, Eastwood, Lower Eggleten, I Little Marcle, Stretton Grandison. 3 p.m.—Ross Road, Leddington, Greenway, Donnington, Haffield, Broomsgreen, Parkway Berrow Bromesberrow. 4.45 p.m. -Eastnor, Holly Bush, Wellington Heath. SUNDAYS.—(Letters only). 6 a.m.—Broomsgreen, Parkway, Donnington, Eastnor, Bosbury, and places on Main Road from Ledbury to Canon Frome. Homend Street Town Sub-Office. —Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sale of Stamps, Parcel Post, Money Order, Postal Order, Savings Bank, Annuity and Government Stock, Licenses, &c., business. Newtown Town Sub-Office. -Open from 8 a.m. to 11-30 a. m., an4 3-15 p.m. to 7-45 p.m. for sale oi Stamps and sale and payment of Postal Orders, Registration of Letters, and Parcel Post business. Express Delivery.—Letters and Parcels up to a weight of 51bs. are accepted for delivery immediately, at a charge of 3d. a mile, at the Head Office and at Telegraph Delivery Sub-Offices between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Week-days. Town Collection from Sub-Offices and Wall Boxes on Week-days for relative Despatches and Deliveries from Head Office. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. pm. Homend Street Town Sub-Office 5-45 .« 9-30 11-40 — 3-40 4-25 6-45 7-50 Homend Terrace Wall Box 5-40 9-25 11-25 3-35 4-20 6-40 7-45 High Street Wall Box 5-50 9-35 1150 12-55 3-45 4-30 6-45 7-55 Newtown Town Sub Office. — 9-5 11-30 — 3-15 6-30 7-45 Southend — 9-40 11-55 12-50 3-50 4-35 6-50 7-45 Oatleys Road. 5-30 8-50 11-15 — 3-0 — Q-15 7-40 NO COLLECTIONS ON SUNDAYS. Adjoining Villages with their Post Towns. Ashperton—Ledbury Little Marcle Ledbury Aylton-Ledbury Much Marcle—Gloucester Birtsmorton- Tewkesbury Mathon-Malvern Bosbury-Ledbury Munsley-Ledbury Bromesberrow—Ledbury Parkway-Ledbury Bromesberrow Heath-Dymock Pixley-Ledbury Canon Frome-Ledbury Putley-Ledbury Castle Frome—Ledbury Stoke Edith—Hereford Coddington-Ledbury Stretton Grandison-Ledbury Colwall-Malvern Tarrington-Hereford ?? Ledburv Donnington—Ledbury Woolhope- i Part Ledbury Dymock- Gloucester Part Hereford Eastnor—Ledbury • Wellington Heath—Ledbury Eggleton (Upper)-Ledbury Yarkhill- ( Part Ledbury Eggleton (Upper)—Ledbury ? ?arn,m,.u ? ? p? Herefor d Eggleton (Lower)—Ledbury ( Part Hereford Leddington-Ledbury Yatton-Ross
REVIEWS. The Summer number of "The Graphic was issued on Saturday last, and it is indeed a brilliant number, including 160 or more pages of illustrations and literary matter, comprising the news of the week, and special articles, photographs, drawings, and reproductions of paintings suitable to the season. At one shilling it is a bargain. "THE ROUND TABLE." This quarterly review of the politics of the British Empire (Macmillan and Co., Ltd., price 2s 6d) is to hand. To the thoughtful student of political affairs of the British Empire we know of no publication we can so recommend to him as this. The questions discussed in this issue include "The Navy and the Paci6c Question," Indians in South Africa," The South African Constitution," "The Irish Question," "The Btfdget," and domestic affairs in Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. "THE BAIRNS' MAGAZINE."—This popular pennyworth of interesting reading mattfr for young folk (issued from Stead's Publishing House),will, we are informed, in future be edited by Miss Estello W Stead, a daughter of the late W T Stead. Miss Stead trained under her father, and in many ways was his right-hand in his work. This fact alone is sufficient to guarantee that her endeavours to make The Bairns' Magazine an ideal publication for children in schools and in the home will be backed by ex- perience, energy, and enthusiasm. The July number consists of 32 quarto pages, and the .instructive and attractive letterpress is delight- fully illustrated with a number of charming drawings by capable artists. Those concerned with the education of children, as well as parents who desire to put healthy reading matter in the hands of their young people, can with confidence be recommended to this little magazine-journal, which bids fair to become popblar with all classes. The cover of the book is blue, this being chosen to avoid clashing with the pink cover of the original series of Books for the Bairiis issued by the same firm.
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I PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND LEDBURY. I Dog Hill. A lofty eminence just above the Church, and overlooking the town, giving a clear view of the Marcle Hills, and a panoramic view of the country this side the hills. There are threc jubilee seats placed on the top The place car be approached from Church-street or through the ci archyard. Bradlow Knoll. About 1 mile from the town, and a pleasant walk to the summit. Extensive views can be obtained when the atmosphere is bright. Gloucester Cathe- dral tower is plainly seen with the naked eye, and also the white cliffs above Cheltenham. In the west may be seen the Black Mountains, and May Hill in the Forest of Dean, to the south-west. J Eastnor Castle. A little over two miles from Ledbury. The Castle is a fine baronial mansion, with massive towers, and is partly surrounded by a fine sheet of water. Inside the Castle are fine works of art, by the best masters, some beautiful specimens of tapestry, and an inter- esting collection of armour. Bronsil Castle. From Ledbury 2 miles. Once the residence of Lord Beauchamp, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI. Encompassed with a deep moat, overhung with. ancient yew trees, supposed to be four centuries old. It is now in ruins. The Raggedstone Hill. Famous for the curse, which, according to an old legend, fails 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." I The Obelisk. On the Malvern Range, overlooking Bronsil Castle. It is 90 feet high and was erected in memory of Lord Chancellor Sotners and various I members of the Somers family. Wynd's Point. Four miles from Ledbury, close to the British Camp. A very romantic, secluded spot, which for fouryears was the home of Jenny Lind, where she died in 1887. I The Jubilee Drive. A beautiful drive along the west side of the Hills, from the Wyche to the British Camp. Most magnifi- cent views are obtained from it. Cyclists will find it one of the finest drives in the neighbourhood, the gradient being easy and the road bed well kept. The Worcestershire Beacon. The highest of the Malvern Range, 1,396 feet high. Immediately overlooking the town of Malvern, 8 miles from Ledbury. From the top, when a 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 platA 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.
f- REDMARLEY. WESLFIYAN" SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.— The Sunday School anniversary and flower services will be held at the Wesleyan Chape), Redmarley, on Sunday June 28, at 3 and 6.50 p.m., when the preacher will be the Rev Arthur H Bray, of Didsbury College, Manchester. Special hymns and anthems will be sung by the children and friends.
VISIT OF THE NON-MILITANT SUFFRAGETTES TO LEDBURY. An Orderly Meeting. An open-air meeting was held in the proximity of the Old Town Hall, Ledbury, on Friday last, in support of Women's Suffrage, under the auspices of the West Midland Women's Suffrage Society. The Re Canon Bulkeley, Rector of Coddington, presided over a large audience. It wap anticipated by some of the members of the gathering that there would besome rowdyism, but, however, the meeting proceeded with a very small amount of disturbance. Two ladies and the Chairman spoke very eloquently and at the end of the speeches they were greeted with applause. In opening the meeting the Chairman quoted some of the speeches made by that great orator, Mr John Bright, and said that though Mr bright spoke against the suffrage being granted to women and voted against it, yet he believed that it would be given to women in the end. The women bad shown what they could do in many ways and he was sure they could do good for the affairs in this country. The women wanted the vote, but they were going to get it in a peaceful way. The organisation under which they met that night was non-militant and non-party and was working in a constitutional way to get the vote. They bad absolutely no connection with the militants, and no militant was allowed to join the Society. Why did John Bright object to giving the vote to womeu ? Not because it was right or wrong, but because he thought it likely that it would throw the power into the hands of women who belonged to the party he did not approve of. That was a wrong view to take. The proper thing was to do a thing because it was honest and just. They should consider whether it was right and juwt whether they should keep so many women, who were competent to exercise a just power and a reasonable power in the affairs of their country, which they had shown in other ways in many departments, whether it was right to keep them without the franchise. He thought the boys and girls present when they grew up would be certain to see the franchise extended to women. The members of the Society under whose auspices the.v met that night were most strongly against the acts of the militant section, who w trked for the same thing as they did, but tried to obtain it by meinq they utterly disapproved of. He ceitainly was very sorry because only a very short time ago the Church be knew best; in England, where he was accustomed to worship from boyhood, at Waldegrave, in Berkshire, was burnt down by these foolish suffragettes. They dis- approved of such actions. (Applause.) Miss Knight, on being introduced to the githering, gave a very lucid address, and said they were a non-tuilitant, non-party, active service league of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Society. She gave a descriptive account of the society and its workings. The reason why women wanted the vote was because they bad different views to men on most questions. The laws of the country ought to reflect the opinion of all the people of the country, but at the present time they only reflected the opinion of the men. She dealt strongly with sweated labour amongst women and related some of her experiences in London and Birmingham. Cheap goods were being produced at the expense of women's health and the health of the rising generation. Years ago the men bad not the power of the vote, but now they had got it look at the immense benefit they bad derived from it. She stated that trade unionism would be of no use if it was not for the power of vote. All classes were con- cerned in the vote, and it was not only for one class but for them all. In countries where women had the vote they took more interest in .the work of the home, and the countries where women were not taken into consideration were in a poor way. Mrs Covvmeadow also gave a lengthy address in which she stated that the demand for votes for women was not a new demand, but one that had been existent for many years. The newspapers had always gone against them, but lately they had been more fairly treated. This was a great ad vance- that the Press were giving them fair treat- ment at last. If they got public opinion on there side. Parliament would be bound to pass a measure to confer upon them the right. to votf. Th action of the militant section was u tuing the cause suffer very much, but they bad no connection whatever with it. Their object was to put their case before the male voters of the country, and ask them for their help and sympathy. Their demands were made as broad as they could, but they were prepared to take less than they asked for, knowing that the country would not sanction such a radical change at once. They, as women, bad the interest of the country at heart, and many questions were discussed in Parliament where their help would bd most useful. A great number of Acts had been passed that affected women and children and they thought it only right that they should be consulted before laws were passed. In conclusion she dealt with many of the Bills that had been discussed in Parliament regard to women's suffrage. Miss Holland, of Colwall, also gave a short address, and said that they wanted the women to work for the cause as hard as they possibly could. Anyone in the Led- bury district who wished to join the society should see Miss Bickham or Miss Maddison. She wanted to thank them for the way they had listened to the visitors that night. She remarked humorously that no one had mis- taken them for militants. She did not want them to stop the militants if they came there the best way to stop them would be to go away from them, and when they found no one listening to them they would soon go. That was one of the best things to crush militancy. Rev Canon Bulkeley proposed a vote of thanks to the lady speakers, which was seconded by Mr Bray, who said it was< the first time he had had the privilege of speak- ing on a political platform. He had much pleasure in seconding, and said that women's suffrage was one of the greatest political matters of the time. The women's move- ment was gaining ground very rapidly in this country. He thought it was most noble of the ladies to devote their time to the advocacy of the cause. He had the utmost pleasure in seconding the vote of thanks, and also to the Chairman. During the meeting several local members of the society went round the audience enrolling members and friends," and quite a large number joined. There were no questions asked and the proceedings terminated after a most orderly gathering, in which the biggest nuisance were the children, who at the close gave vent to their spirits by cheering and booing.
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PRACTICAL PRESCRIPTION AGAINST STOMACH ACIDITY. By a Specialist. I Nine-tenths ef all cases of stomaeh trouble nowadays," says a leading specialist, are caused by too much acid. In the beginning the stomach itself is not diseased, but if this add eondition is allowed to continue, the acid is very likely to eat into the stomach walls and produce stomach ulcer or cancer, either of which tuiy render a radical surgical operation necesssary, even to prolong life. Therefore an acid stomach" is really a dangerous condition and should be treated seri- ously. It is iitterly useless to take pepsin and ordinary stomach tablets. The excess acid must be neutralised by the administration of an effi- cieut antacid. For this purpose physicians nearly always recommend taking half teaspoonful of bisurated magnesia in a little water after each meal. Larger quantities may be used if neces- sary, HS it is absolutely harmless. But be sure to get the bisurated magnesia, as other forms of magnesia have not the same action in the stomach as the bisurated, and frequently do more harru than good."
THE ARMY MANSUVRES. I Huge Stores Depot. Colonel Craycroffc and Major Young, of Aldershot, have visited Hereford for the pur- pose of arranging for a transport depot in con- nection with the army manoeuvres. We gather that the local representatives of the Great Western Railway Company were in consultation with the officers, and are at present considering the provision of a suitable site. A depot is required at Hereford for 300 tons of hay, 600 tons of o.tts, 150 tons of cord wood, and 40 tons of biscuits, and in addition to enormous daily supplies of bread, groceries, meat and petrol. The petrol will be necessary for the air craft which will, of course, be used during the manoeuvres. The depot which the railway com- pany will provide on some part of its premises will serve as a base from which supplies will be drawn to serve probably half the manoeuvre area. The supplies will be conveyed to the centres where they are required, either by special train or by motor lorries, and of the latter it is estimated that between 40 and 50 may be required. Colonel Craycroft and Major Young visited Barr's Court and Barton Stations, and also Withington, with a view to selecting a suitable site. This will be settled probably in the course of the next week or so. It would appear that Hereford is to bo the centre for stores for one or other of the oppos- ing forces, and the railway company's oflicials, therefore, are likely to experience a busy time. ( I SCOTS GUARDS AT BROMESBERROW. The Scots Guards to the number of 3,000 will be encamped on laud adjoining Bromesborrow Court, in the occupation of Mr A Dyer. The troops will occupy four meadows, or just over 30 acres of land. They will arrive on August 25, and will remain until September 5. After that the troops will be engaged in field operations. BOY SCOUTS AND THE MANOEUVRES. Herefordshire Boy Scouts will be engaged during the forthcoming Army Manoeuvres dur- ing August and September. The farmers in the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Gloucestershire have requested that they may recei ve warning the day before troops operate over their land, and the War Office have asked the Boy Scouts to take round the warning notices, as was done in the Midlands last year. Sir Robert Btden-Powell has gladly consented, and he trusts that the Scouts will do their utmost to distribute the notices quickly and efficiently. Although no offijial lntinrttion has been received that the assistance of the Herefordshire Boy Scouts will be required, Captain Wingate, who a short time ago was in Herefordshire making arrangements in connec- tion with the manoeuvres, consulted Mr Loonard Lewis, district Scoutmaster, on the subject, and was referred to Sir Elliott Wood, K. C. B., County Commissioner. It is understood they will take part ill this important and useful work. THE KING AND WORCESTER. The Worcester correspondent of the Evening Despatch writes It is probable that the King and Queen will be the guests of Earl and Countess Beauchamp at Madresfield, when they visit Worcestershire on the occasion of the Army manceuvres in the autumn. The King, when Duke of York, paid a visit to Croome Court as the guest of Lord and Lady Coventry twenty years ago. The Duke, as he then was, laid the foundation stone of the Victoria Institute, the home of Worcestershire's library and museum. It is hoped that the King's interest in the industries of the nation will be manifested when he visits Madresfield, and that he will be led to p-.iy a second visit to the Faithful City. The inhabitants, for century after century, have always welcomed any opportunity of dis- playing their loyalty. Their city and cathedral have been the pilgrimage of many Monarchs, and it was the loyal Stuart visitors who gave them the title Civitas in bello; in pace fidelis." This suggestion, which has two things to sup- pork it-the intimate relations of the Earl aud the Court and the belief that Bromyard will be central for the matioeuvring area-are disturbing to the belief generally entertained that the King would visit Herefordshire and stay at Garnong.