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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.