ROSS v. LEDBURY. I Played at Ross on Saturday and won by the I visitors. Scores:- L F. D 1, U P, Y. C B Masefield b liowell 8 T II Hayes o .TefV'ey b Montgomery 1 FA James b [ I. P fcfoult. e Mniedith b Howell 18 W F Brown c Banner b Montgomery 14 H Smith b Montgomery. 7 J C Smith not out. 23 W Clarke b Howell 2 Williams c West b Whitehouse 28 G H Smithb Whitehouse. 4 W J Kendrick b Whitehouse. 0 Extras. 6 —107 ROSS. H West b Williams I 0 W C Banner b James 1 W T W Jeffrey b Williams 0 H N S Thomas b Williams 0 C Montgomery b Williams I. 30 P J Bennett h Williams 15 A Wilden c Hoult b James 5 A G R Whitehouse 1) James 0 H Meredith c Kendrick b James 2 H T Howell b Williams 0 R G Webb not out 0 -53 COLWALL v. WORCESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Played at Worcester on Saturday, and won by the visitors. Scores WORCESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL. B W Sadler b Dagger 0 C H Hemus c Rudguard b Dagger 3 H J George c Wall b Dagger 1 B W Humpherson b Spillsbury 2 W A H Chessall c Giles b Dagger 1 W Baker c Meakin b Dagger. 5 F Nicholas b Spillsbury 0 A Pullen c Rudguard b Dagger. 7 W H Howes b Spillsbury 0 Blunt b Spillsbiiry 7 D G Hemus not out 2 Extras. 8 —36 COLWALL. G B Sanderson b Baker. 34 T Wall b Baker. 0 G T C Giles b B!!ker. 0 A S Dagger c C Hemus b Nicholas 39 F G Meakin b Biker. 27 H Powell c Pullen b Baker 3 A Wilson b Baker 1 F H Rudgard not out 13 A Spillsbury c Hemus b Nicholas. 4 Extras 7 (8 wkts) —128 E Brookes and G Johns did not bat. EASTNOR v. TEWKESBURY. Played at Tewkesbury on Saturday and won by the visitors. Scores:- EASTNOR. H B Court b Deavall 20 \V Maddox lbw b Deavall 3 W S Crookes b Deavall 7 L J Phillips b Rishwort.h. 8 R Browning b Rishworth 11 E Winter c Knibb b RilShworth. 33 G Mullins not out I i-) W Mytton b Rish worth. 3 F Butler b Noble 3 W Howells c Deavall b Rishworth 0 W Pedlingham b Knibb 6 Extras. 8 —117 TEWKESBURY. A Crisp b Court. 1 W Bassett b Winter 0 A Noble c Mytton b Court 12 T B A Devall c and b Winter 33 D V Beckingham b Court 0 A J Ball c Pedlingham b Winter 41 T Bassett c Court b Phillip,3 10 G Rishworth b Phillips 3 C Neale b Phillips 0 W Roberts c Court b Winter 2 E W Knibb not out. 4 Extras 2 -ios
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BOTTOM BRACKET. —Old and practical cyclists know the important part the bottom bracket plays in the bicycle on its perfect construction depends much of the quality of easy running. One of the secrets of the delightful easy running of a Raleigh is that the axle and cones of the bottom bracket are made of unbreakable axle steel, hardened so that the ball races are glassy hard, while the inside or core is soft. This gives an everlasting wearing surface, with immense tenacity. The adjustment cone is locked concentrically, so that perfect allignment of the ball races is al- ways assured. The chain wheel is made from bright, cold-rolled steel, the cranks from forg- ings toughened and tempered. Thus the bracket is rigid under all possible strains, and the minimum of effort is demanded for propul- sion under any circumstances. j
PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND I AROUND LEDBURY. Dog Hill. I A lofty eminence just above the Church, and overlooking the town, giving a clear view of the Marcle Hills, and a panoramic view of the country this side the hills. There are *,hreo jubilee seats placed on the top The place can be approached from Church -street or through the ci lrchyard. 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. Eastnor Castle. I A little over two miles from Ledbury. The Castle I 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- I esting collection of armour. T' r The Raggedstone Hill. I famous ior tue curse, wnicn, according to an old legend, falls on all who come beneath its s hadow. The curse is the legacy of a monk of the ancient Priory of Little Malvern, whose penance consisted of the daily aacent of the hill on all fours." The Obelisk. j Un tile Matvern Range, overlooking Bronsil I Castle. It is 90 feet high and was erected in memory of Lord Chancellor Somers and various 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. Wellington Heath. This lovely hamlet lies about li miles north-west of Ledbury. It is somewhat of a miniature Mal- vern, standing on hilly ground, though it is hid from VIew from the town of Ledbury by the Frith I Wood, behind which it is sheltered from the north. The houses are dotted here and there between the two hills. The road leading to the Heath is rather billy in parts, and its undulating formation gives it a romantic touch. Hope End, once the residence of Elizabeth Barrett- Browning, the poetess, is close to the village, but the building afterwards gave way to a modern mansion, built by the Icite Mr C A Hewitt, who was unfortunately compelled to leave the place owing to it being gutted by fire. From the top of the Heath some lovely landscapes are obtained.
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I THE TARRINGTON BURGLARY. Further PoI;co Court Hearing. On Saturday morning at trip Ledbury Polite Court, before Mr Spencer II Bickham, William Crawley and Wiltiam Slater, two fruit-pickers engaged at Poolend, Pixley, were again brought up in custody on a charge of burglariously entering the shop of Walter A Bough, of Lower Eastwood, near Tarrington, on the night of Thursday, June 20, and stealing therefrom a quantity of goods, as detailed in our report of the pre- vious bearing of the case last week. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr C B Mase- field) Have you any further evidence against the prisoners ? Supt. Williams said he had not. Mr Bickham (to prisoner Slater) You are discharged. Slater: Thank you, sir. He then went on to ask to be allowed some compensation for his week's imprisonment. It was not his fault he had been arrested. He wanted to get back to Wednesbury, and he knew Mr Pritchett (his employer) would not pay his fare back. The Magistrate told Slater that the Court could not grant compensation, and he then stepped down from the dock evidently pleased with himself at securing his liberty. The other prisoner, Crawley, was then formally charged, and electing to give evidence was sworn. In the witness box Crawley admitted that he had a quantity of tobacco on him which he offered for sale, which was given him by another strawberry picker named Roach. In reply to Supt. Williams, prisoner said he had only known Roach a few days. Roach gave him a quantity of tobacco and two new pocket knives, and he sold the tobacco for a check valued at 4d. The small broken-bladed table knife found on Slater did not belong to him (prisoner) as had been stated by Slater, but was the property of Roach, who lent it to him (Crawley) to cut up his food. Supt. Williams How came it to be in Slater's possession when h6 was searched by the police ?—Prisoner: He borrowed it off me to cut up his food. Prisoner, in further cross-examination, admitted he had two knives on him when arrested, but one of them he use'd for shaving. Subt. Williams: You could not shave with that, I am sure ?—Prisoner Oh, yes, I could. In reply to questions by the Magistrates' Clerk, prisoner stated emphatically that he left the Trumpet Inn at 10 o'clock on the night of Thursday, June 25, and went straight to Poolend, reaching there about 10-15 p.m. There were 13 or 14 men sleeping in the same room as him. Asked to account for the evidence of the witness Farr at a previous hearing that prisoner offered to sell him a new pocket knife for 2d, and showed Farr three or four of the same sort at the time, prisoner said he had only two. He could not say who he sold the two knives to, but he had 2d. for one and 3d. for the other off a man who was working in the strawberry grounds. He admitted he had two packets of cigar- ettes, and that he tried to sell one of them. Further cross-examined, prisoner admitted offering a strawberry picker named Taylor a new pocket knife for 2d., but denied that he told Taylor he could have six for a shilling. He did tell Taylor he could have two. It was not true, as Taylor said, that prisoner fetched six knives. He did not question Taylor on the point when he gave his evidence, as he did not hear Taylor say he offered him six knives for a shilling. Respecting the man Roach, P.C. Matthews said that in company with Supt. Williams he went to Poolend on June 27th and searched the man Roach, and nothing was found on him. He was not detained, as there was no evidence against him. Supt. Williams said Roach told them that he was leaving the district that day (Satur- day). Crawley was then formally committed to take his trial at the Hereford Quarter Sessionsl,and was removed in custody.
HEREFORDSHIRE ASSIZES. Labourer Sentenced For Staok Firing. I The Herefordshire Summer Assizes were opened on Friday at the Shire Hall,Hereford, before the Lord Chief Justice (Lord Reading). DISCHARGED WITH A CAUTION. George Henry Webb (17), Holmer, Regi- nald Arthur Small (15), and Everard Aubrey Small (12), were charged with b,reaking and entering the dwelling-house of Wilfred Evans, at Holmer, Hereford, and stealing lis. 6d. in money. Mr T P P Powell prose- cuted. The defence was that it was a mischievous freak on the part of the boys, and not the result of a vicious disposition. The lads were discharged with a caution. DISCHARGED. James Williams (33), labourer, Weston- under-Penyard Ross, was charged with set- ting fire to a stack of wheat straw, the property of Joseph George Prothero, at Rudge Farm, Westoa-under-Penyard. Mr Sherwood prosecuted, and Mr Farrant def- ended. The only evidence was that the prisoner was seen in the vicinity of the rick, and foot- marks near the fire corresponded with his boots. Prisoner said he went to see the fire, but he denied starting it. The judge said it would be unsafe to con- vict, and the prisoner was discharged. CHURCH AND OFFICE BREAKING. I In the Second Court (before Mr Cornmis- sioner Vachell, K.C.), three men of the tramping fraternity named Charles, John and Herbert Bateman, aged 27, 29, and 25, were charged with breaking into Yarkhiil Church and stealing money from the poor- box on June 7 also with breaking into the booking-oiffce at LQdbLiry Railway statir)n and stealing 9i. 7d., the property of the Great Western Railway Company, and further with stealing a pair of boots, belong- ing to Lewis Christopher, from the porters' room at Ledbnry station on the same date. Prisoners pleaded guilty, and there were numerous previous convictions. Evidence was given by police officers from Leicester and Hastings to the effect that the prisoners were repeatedly committing offences. The Chief Constable of Hastings said that Herbert, who was known to him as Percy Jenkins, when he was only 6! years of age stole a parse containing Y,6, and before it was missed, had spent over £ 3. Sergt. Briars, of Leicester, said the two other prisoners were natives of Leicester, and were the associates of thieves, prostitutes, and persons of the worst possible class. John had been convicted 22 times and Charles six times. The Judge told prisoners they were going the right way to get long terms of imprison- mt nt. The prisoner John Bateman replied Tiiat won't. matter to mp. Wp Lyet \rk. and whnn wo do ih • -lice nre after u C] ,h#» Ju«!ge p^ntence 1 If, ,j¡ n to eighteen mouths labour, Cimrles to twelve months' hard labour, and Herbert to nine months' hard labour, taking into consideration a charge of breaking into a G. W.R. counting- house at Thame, near Oxford, to which they all pleaded guilty. I DUTCH BARN FIRED. Frederick Charles Tyler (28), labourer, was found guilty of setting fire to a Dutch barn on a farm occupied by Mr Henry Cox. Brimfield, near Leominster, also ten tons of hay and straw, 400 gallons of cider, and garden tools. Mr Powell prosecuted. Prisoner, who said he had been drinking, was sentenced to three months' hard labour.
LUNCHEON AND FETE AT REDMARLEY. Looal Branoh of the Gloucester Conservative Benefit Soolety. Splendid weather, though cloudy, charac- terised the annual luncheon and fete of the Redmarlev Branch of the Gloucester Con- servative Benefit Society, which took place on Monday last at the Rose and Crown Inn, Redmarley. The members assembled at the Rose and Crown at 12.30 on Monday morn- ing and paraded the village, returning to the rendezvous for luncheoii, which was served by Mr R James. The Rector of Redmarley (Rev H M Niblett) presided over an attendance of about 40 and was supported by Messrs W Brewer (in the vice chair). W Akerman (Newent), W Mew (Ross), T Kirby, A Wiggington, W Fowler, J Dobbins and F Rouse (sec) A good spread was provided by Host R James in the large room, and to this the assemblage did ample justice. At the termination of the luncheon a toast list was submitted and the loyal toast was proposed by the Chairman and accorded musical honours. Mr T Kirby proposed the toast of the Bishop and Clergy and Ministers of all denominations. He said they did not see much of the Bishop, but they knew he was a really good man and he hoped they would see more of him. The clergy were doing their best and they in that parish were favoured with one who took a great interest in an organisation like that. (Applause.) Everything for the welfare of the workman the Rector had b)th hands in it. (Hear, hear.) He had great pleasure in coupling with the toast the name of their Chairman (Applause.) In response the Chairman said he was grateful to Mr Kirby and for the way they had drank the toast. On Sunday last the Church was well attended both by the mem- bers and their families and he hoped that they would still keep up their attendance on Sundays other than their Church parade. The collection at Church was £1 6s 31d and the outside collection was 163. The Chairman then proposed the toast of tlffe Redmarley Branch of the Gloucester Conservative Benefit Society," in the course of which he said that he had seen many ups and downs of societies, but their society ha 1 got a splendid foundation to stand on. .(Hear, hear). They were so voluntary. A good many of the big clubs were doiog worse than they were doing; man were drawing out so much. It was a pity the good clubs should be so inj ured. But their branch of the club was going on well and they were prospering. He coupled with the toast the name of the secretary, Mr Fred Rouse. (Applause). Mr Rouse, who is a most. popular sec- retary, was greeted with applause as be responded to the toast. He said he begged to return thanks on behalf of the Society. He thought they could congratulate them- selves on the successful year they had gone through. l It was perhaps not so good as last year, because they had a considerable amount of sickness. They had paid a dividend of 263 per share. The funds in the Society were quite safe, but if they had sickness like they had had they must expect a less dividend, but there was no need to get scared, and they were not as bad as some people. (Hear, hear). Mr W Akennan, in proposing the tcast of the Vice-Chairman, said he was sure they had given him one of the pleasantest. of tasks in proposing that toast. He had known Mr Brewer for a number of years. Whatever they had got on he was al ways willing to help-(appLause)-not only for the benefit of himself, but he put himself out of the way to help them. (Applause). Mr Brewer, in responding, thanked them for the kind wav they had received the toast of his health. It bad always been a pleasure to him to help as far as he could. (Applause.) He was always willing to help a society like theirs that helped themselves. (Sear, hear.) They had heard about someone giving 9d for 4d be would like to see that man. It would be better if that gentleman would give it to a society that tried to help them- selves. (Hear, hear, and applause.) The health of the host and his family was toasted, on the proposition of Mr Priday, who expressed bis regret at the logs of the assistance of the hostess at their annual spread. Mr W James replied, thanking them for their kind proposition. Mr Kirby proposed the health of the visitors, with which he coupled the name of Mr Akerman, who briefly replied. Sports were held in a field adjoining the Rose and Crown, in which some capital events were witnessed. Scott's provided all the fun of the fair," and the Corse Lawn Brass Band was in attendance throughout.
CRICKET FIXTURES. I LEDBURY. July 11—*Eastnor, away July 18-Colwal1, away July'23—* Hereford Thursday, home July 25—Withington, home July 30—*Barbourne, home August 1—Froome Valley, away August 3-Bradley Court, home August 6-* Bereford Y.M.C.A., home August 8-Colwall. home August 13—* Hereford, Y;M.C. A., home August 15—Upton-on-Severn, away August 22-Ross, home August 27 —Barbourne, away August 29—Frooxie Valley, home Denotes 2nd XI matches. EASTNOR. July 11—Ledbury, home July IS—West Malvern, home July 25Stoke Edith, home Ang I-Perrystone Court, away Aug 3-Colwall. away Aug 8—Tewkesbury, home Aug 15 Tnpsley and District, away Aug 22-U pton-on -Severn, home Aug 27—Malvern College Servants, home Aug 29-Colwtll, away College Servants, away WEST MALVERN. July 11—St. John's Juuiors, home July 18— Eastnor, home July 25-Tiipslev and District, away Aug. 8— Upton-on-Severn, away Aug. 214-gaivern Young Imperialists, away
GREATNESS THE REWARD OF SERVICE. A BIBLE STUDY CONDUCTED BY PASTOR RUSSELL. The Lesson: Mark x. 32-45. The Text.—"The Son of Man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a Ransom for many."—Verse 45. It waa at the close of Jesus' ministry. For more than three years the Master had been calling his dioeipleis and instructing them. They had come to recognise him as the Messiah, the Heir of all God's promises, the One through whom the Messianic king- dom would be set up to bless all mankind— the dead as well as the living. The Master had particularly assured them that if faith- ful they should sit with him in his Throne. He had not told them, however, that his kingdom would be a spiritual one, that they would need the change of the First Re- surrection before they could be sharers in it, and that a whelo age would intervene before the kingdom would be established amongst men. Jesus did, however, begin to break to the disciples a part of the news necessary for them to know and appreciate, lest they should be entirely overwhelmed and dis- couraged. He told them that he was going lip to Jerusalem and that the result should be that he would be delivered to the Gen- tiles to be crucified. As shown in this lesson, Jesus agai. brought up the matter of the shame, ill- treatment and death which was to come upon him. This time he included the thought of his resurrection from the dead on the third day. However, the matter was incomprehensible to the disciples; and they merely said to themselves, This is another of those dark sayings of the Master which seem eo mysterious. On one occasion he said to us, "Except Y. eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood ye shall have no life in you." That was a dark saving, and we could not understand it. But we hung on. although we did not understand the mean- ing of those words. Here we have another similar statement. The Master is repre- senting himself as receiving the treatment due to the vilest of criminals—crucifixion. Not until after Pentecost did the disciples get the full E, get the full grasp of what Jesus had told them. There the Holy Spirit began to make plain the Divine arrangement—that the sufferings of all the Church must come first before the glories of the kingdom would be revealed and the blessing to the world begin. I ON RIGHT HAND AND LEFT. Another account tells us that the mother of James and John came with them and voiced their plea for them. They believed that the time for distributing the honours of the Kingdom were very neai at hand. Let us mark carefully the words of Jesus. He did not say: My dear disciples, there will be no throne to V it upon. Ou the con- trary, he declared that while there would be a Throne and place; of preference in it, they would not be distributed bv himself, but by the Father. The Father stands as the Representative of absolute Justice, while Jesus stands as the Representative of mercy, compassion, forgiveness. Places in the Millennial king- dom re not to be :ven on the score of mercy or favouritism, but absolutely on the score of quality. The Lord Jesus himself will have the highest place, because he is worthy—"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." The Father will give it to him as he has promised. Indeed, He has already given our Lord honour and great glory, even though this kingdom glory waits until the Church, the Body of Christ, shall have, been completed by the First Resurrection. I "ARE YE ABLE?"—"MY CIJP, MY < BAPTISM ? I To the two dear disciples who requested placea of special nearness to the Master in the Kingdom, Jesus made known the fact that ary position whatever in the Kingdom would require the fulfilment of certain con- ditions. It was not enough that they had been called to discipeship. It was not enough that they had surrendered all to follow the Lord; that they had been with him, had heard his teachings and had assented to them, so far ae they could un- derstand him. There must be something more, else they might not get into the kingdom at all. These conditions the Master declared, saying. "Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptised with my baptism?" What did he mean? Jesus' cup was the one to which he else- where referred, saying, "The cup which my Father hath poured for me, shall I not drink it?" In the Divine plan God, had already marked out that whoever will be entrusted with the Messianic kingdom, glory, honour and power for the blessing of the world, must demonstrate worthiness of that honour and glory. In Jesus' case the cup meant all those experiences of ignominy and shame, including crucifixion, which he experienced during the three and one-half years of his earthly ministry and which he fully accomplished at Calvary. Of that cup the Master said to his dis- ciples, "Drink ye all of it." In other words, whoever will be successful in attain- ing to joint-heirship with the Master in his kingdom must first of all demonstrate a loyalty and faithfulness in respect to suffer- ing with him, must prove his love and loyalty and faithfulness unto death—walk- ing in the footsteps of Jesus. "MY CUP-MY BAPTISM." I The Master made no reference to a water baptism, but to hi.s baptism into death, of which he spoke a few days later, saying, "I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how am I straitened till it be accom- plished?" The Mastefs baptism at Jordan was merely a symbol, or picture, of the real baptism. His going down into the water, his burial in it, symbolically represented his going down into death and his resurrection therefrom. His real baptism into death pro- gresd for three and a half yearts, from Jordan to Calvary; and when he cried on the cross, "It is finIshed," he meant that hia baptism into death was completed. He was raised up out of that death baptism on the third day by the Father's power. This was the Saviour's baptism. It meant too full renunciation of all earthly righte. Now he asked those dear disciples whether they were ready, able or willing to be sharers of his cup of ignominy and his baptism into death. Only by faithfully following him thus might. they hope for any share in his kingdom. The same principle must apply to all the followers of Jesus. It is for each of us to decide whether we will drink of his cup or not-, whether we will share in his baptism unto death or not. Only the lowly, self-sacrificing, will be able or willing to endure such an ex- perience. The other Apostles were indignant that James and John should have even made such a request. However, the incident afforded Jesus opportunity for laying down the rules which must govern in respect to greatness in the Messianic kingdom. Which- ever one will serve the others most will thereby be demonstrating to God a greater fitness for a higher place. This is different, as Jesus says. from the ordinary course of affairs. where a lordship is exercised according to some arbitrary law. The rule of the kingdom will be that the one who serves most will have the highest honour. Thus Jesus himself is pre-eminently Servant of all. His position is the highest in the. kingdom by Divine appointment; and others will range next to him in proportion as they have his spirit of love, service, obedience and loyalty.
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PROFITABLE POULTRY CULTURE. BY RALPH R ALLEN, Lecturer to the Herts County Council; I Editor of Monthly Hints on Poultry, &c. (All rights reserved.) The serial article, A Successful Breeding Season," is suspended this week, owing to the necessity of special advice concerning management during the hot weather. Overcrowding and vermin are the rocks from which poultry-keepers must steer clear during the present montb. Considering the former, you probably have more bead of poultry to-day than at any period of the year you have completed your hatching operations, your early chickens are three-parts grown; in fact, many are approaching maturity, whilst many of you have not yet disposed of your two-years-old hen. And all this possibly with but little more accommodation than during the winter months! Overcrowding is as bad for poultry as for man," writes the Rev. T. W. Sturges in the "Poultry Manual"; many diseases the present of vermin, and stunted growth being some of its effects. Repeatedly it has been pointed out that if you would be financially successful with your poultry it is a fundamental rule that you must never keep a single wastrel in your yards. Such birds swallow the profits that your good ones are making. Surely this axiom, in conjunction with the evils atten- dant on overcrowding, renders it imperative for you to at once go right throught your stock and market such as come under the category of wastrels. Your bens that have laid for two seasons, what do you expect futher from them ? Either this month or early next they will moult; for a considerable period you will have no return whatever from them-and in their third season it will oesuch a neglig- ible quantity as not to meet your corn merchant account. During the Jewish festivals about Easter- tide you would have secured top prices for fat, old hens, to-day they will not realise so much, but nevertheless get rid of them at once they are an actual source Qf losi at the moment, there is no prospect of them mat- erially improving, and you waut the room. Your early hatched chicks. If you are breeding for utility purposes you should now be killing regularly, this action tending to prevent overcrowding; but if you only go in for exhibition, surely there are many that you can cull out with advantage to the re- mainder. Vermin Those who have acted upon the advice given earlier in the season, to cresote and limewash all houses, will bb compara- tively immune from these pests those who have not done so will have all their work cut out to com bat their ravages now that the hot weather is with us. That sickly bird that nied It was not due to the heat; examine her—literally infested with lice- and tueir depredations are the cause of her pale, anaemic condition and ultimate death. Leave no stone unturned to be rid of vermin growth in young stock, condition of mature stock in other words, "profit" cannot be where vermin exist. The moulting season will soon commence, lucky iudeed the poultry-keeper whose birds get this over early. Shedding the old feathers and obtaining the new puts a great strain on the bird's constitution the addition of a tablespoonful of flowers of sulphur to the soft, food of a bout a dozen fowls, on fine I momiugs, will materially assist them. I During the heat of summer, and particu- larly at moulting time, a tonic is undoubtedly beneficial, and that known as Douglas Mixture is particularly recommended. If is easily prepared and is inexpensive. Take -4 quarter-pound of sulphate of iron crysuds and a half-ounce of sulphuric acid. Placn them in a large, glazed, earthenware jar, and pour over the contents one gallon of water. Stir with a stick several tim s during the day till all is dissolved. After skimming, the mixture should then be bottled and well corked. A tablespoonful of tbe mixture to each quart of drinking water in the correct dose. This should be given ill earthenware vessels, and not in iron or ziic founts. Male birds intended for next year's breed- ing pens should be isolated in confortab>e quarters with a convenient run. If you go for a summer holiday, make adequate arrangements for the care and com- fort of your flock. Results which are to follow your last six months' efforts can easily be ruined by a fortnight's neglect. Keep the fowls' drinking water protected from the rays of the sun, and change it frequently. Eggs are now steadily advancing in price. Keep your pullets growing, therefore, an t start feeding your hens for laying immedi- ately the moult begins. (To be continued.) [Any enquiries concerning poultry- keeping addressed to our expert, Ralph R Alien, 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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CRICKET CHAT. [BY THE TYKE. "] UP All Reports of Cricket Matches played on Saturday should be at our office not later than the Tuesday morning following or earlier If possible. Ledbury paid their anndal visit to Ross on Saturday, and, contrary to their usual experience, achieved a victory on the pretty Park ground. The wicket was on the soft side, and all against run-getting. Masefield won the toss and took Hayes in with him, being opposed by Montgomery and Howell as bowlers. With only 2 on the board Hayes cocked one up to jeffery in the slips, and at 5 James was bowled in an effort to drive Howell. Hoult was favoured with luck immediately on arrival, as Howell failed to hold a hot return, and Jeffery dropped him in the slips. At 18, however, he lost the skipper's company, that player being bowled by Howell for 8. ♦ Brown and Hoult were next in partner- ship, but-at 31 Hoult was caught at third man for 13, and at 39 Brown departed with 14 to his credit, well taken at square leg off Montgomery. Harry Smith was bowled by Montgomery in endeavouring to force a ball to leg, while Clarke failed at a straight one from Howell, and 7 wickets bad fallen for but 55 runs, when Williams snd Jim Smith became associated. This pair made a very useful stand, which proved to be the best of the day, and both batsmen showed dis- tinctly useful form. Runs, however, were never very easy to get, except when Banner relieved Montgomery for a couple of overs, and Williams showed his appreciation of the slow bowler's deliveries by bitting him for 12 in one over. Whitehouse relieved Howell, and Mont- gomery came on again, and at 99 Williams was well taken at the wicket for a valuable contribution of 28, scored out of 44 added for the eighth wicket. The last two wickets both fell at 107, leaving Jim Smith to carry out his bat for 23, his highest contribution for the first team this season. Montgomery bowled finely, a good deal better than his 3 wickets for 31 suggests. Whitehouse secured 3 for 9, and Howell had 4 for 40. After the tea interval Ross commenced their task with West and Banner, the bowlers being Williams and James. Banner played the first ball from Williams to leg for a single, but the same over saw the pro. beat I and bowl West. At the other end James sent down a maiden, and Williams in his next over bowled Jeffery, while James followed this up by bowling Banner with a beauty which sent the leg stump out of the ground. Montgomery filled the vacancy, but had a life off the first. ball sent down, being missed at the wicket. A" Monty went on to score a fine 30 this was an expensive error. Meanwhile, however, with only 7 on the board Williams bowled Thomas, the third man to depart without having opened the scoring. Montgomery and Bennett then became associated, and mad e a good stand, which brought on Jim Smith for James, but the left-hander proving expensive James <■ took up the attack again after a couple of overs. Williams, however, broke up the partnership by clean bowling Montgomery, who had scored 30 out of the 37 registered while he was at the wickets. Wilden filled the vacancy, but left at 51, caught in ihe slips off James, who followed up this success by bowling Whitehouse the next ball. In his next over Williams bowled Bennett (who had batted well for 15), and Howell with the two last balls of the over, but he was denied the opportunity of accom- plishing the hat trick, as James in his next over had Meredith caught at mid-ou. The total was but 53, leaving Ledbury the victors by 54 runs. James bowled remarkably well, sending down 10 overs, half of which were maidens, for 11 runs and 4 wickets. Williams sent down a couple more overs, and bad 6 wickets for 23 runs, which included a 6 by Montgomery. The pro hit the stumps each time. Jim Smith's two overs proved costly. Eastnor accomplished a really smart per- formance on Saturday, when they visited Tewkesbury A aud defeated them by the close margin of nine runs. Eastnor totalled 117 runs, thanks largely to Winter (33), Court (20), Mullins (15 not out) and Browning (11). Eastnor made none too good a start, as they lost 5 wickets for 51 runs, but then Winter a.nd Mullins came together and carried the score to within one of the century before Winter was sent back with 33 to his credit, which included four 4's, two ,a s and two 2's. The last four wickets fell very cheaply. Rishworth was Tewkesbury's best bowler with five wickets to his credit. Tewkesbury's total stopped short at 108. Like their opponents they made none too good a start, losing their first four wickets for 27 runs, but then Deavall and Ball became associated and put up a good stand, carrying the score to 71 before Deavall returned a ball to Winter and retired for 33. Bassett proved anothpr useful partner for Ball. but left at 2S for 10, and even then Tew kesbury had a chance, but Phillips and Winter finished off the innings for 108. Winter secured four wickets for 52, Court 3 for 34, and Phillips 3 for 20. Colwall met Worcester Royal Grammar School at Worcester un Saturday. The School batted first, but fared badly against the bowling f Dagger and Spilsbury, who got the School out for the poor total of 36. no one getting double figures. Colwall replied with 128 for S WicketLq, thanks to some good batting by Sanderson, Dagger and Meakin. Dagger again bowled well, taking six wickets for 16, and Spilsbury 4 for 12. Baker was the most successful bowler for the School, taking 6 wickets.