r THE PREMIER HOUSE OF FASHION! i ALBAN HOUSE, 16, 17 and 18, HIGH TOWN, HEREFORD. ( AUGUSTUS C. EDWARDS & SONS. ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND DISTINCTIVE FASHIONS j | ( Tn MTT T T"N"FRY In WASHING FROCKS, In COTTON CREPES, In SPORTS COATS, \j In COSTUMES, In DRESS FABRICS, In COTTON POPLINS, In EMBROIDERED COLLARS, ) In. DRESSES, In PRINTED VOILES, In BLOUSES, In LACE GOODS. ( | SPECIALISTS IN HOUSEHOLD AND FANCY LINENS. [ SUMMER FOOTWEAR! AN ENTIRELY NEW STOCK of Up-to-date Footwear can now be seen at GEORGE OLIVE R'S Cricket and Tennis Boots and Shoes. BROGUE SHOES FOR GOLF. Fashionable Patent Leather, Glace Kid and Box Calf Boots and Shoes in all shapes, for all purposes. REPAIRS A SPECIALITY. LOWEST PRICES. « SUPER QUALITY. LOCAL BRANCH- Leicester House, Homend Street, Ledbury. 150 BRANCH ESTABLISHMENTS. Coats Coals 8 Coals I SEND WIRE WRITE 'PHONE TO TO TO TO F J I 'í J. MEATES Si tONS, Ltd., Whose Prices are low, and the Qualities of their Coals are good. They will GUARANTEE to deliver BETTER QUALITY to customers at SIXPENCE PER TON LESS than any Coals advertised or circularised. J. MEATES & SONS, Ltd., LEDBURY. Telephone—14, P.O.. Ledbury Telegraph—MEATES, Ledbury. FRUIT BOTTLING IN THE HOME! There is a growing practice amongst house-wives of preparing A in summer a stock of Bottled Fruit ready for that part of the year when fresh fruit cannot be obtained, and nothing- can be more useful or acceptable in the home menu. B With suitable Jars this can be done easily, and the cc- :> ￼ 'INTERNATIONAL' FRU IT JAR f' ?- ￼ f' fulfils this purpose exactly. I' It is of ENGLISH MANUFACTURE, [ oflf made in Pale Green Glass and fitted with |j ijprafe- Glass Lid, Robber Ring and Screw Band. J PerfectJy Air-tight. Four sizes—1, 2, 3, and 4 lb.-with Wide Mouth (2 in. inside ||: diameter) suitable for large fruit. .f The fittings are all the same size, and j. -r» are therefore interchangeable. C y jDH! Only Glass comes in contact with the contents. 1 lb. 4/- per doz. 3 lb. 6/- per doz. 2 lb. 4/6 „ 4 lb. 7/6 „ A very instructive BOOKLET GIVEN FREE on the best way to use these Jars. TO BEE-KEEPERS. WILKS' PLATED SCREW CAP pr- HONEY BOTTLES -»i Are of Special Interest. Note the Low Price- 1 lb. size, 1/6 per dozen. GLASS BLOCKS for holding Flowers In all sizes, from 6Jd. WILKS' STORES, 10 and 11, High Street, Ledbury. POULTRY REARERS AND FEEDERS Use MEACHAM'S DRY CHICK FEED Ecluml to any on the Market and Cheaper*. e Beat to Rear Chicken on. The Best to Rear Young Turkeys, Pheasants, Ducks, and Guinea Fow on 2d per lb. 7 lb. Bags for Is. 16s per cwt. Agen for Spratt's Poultry a Chicken Meal, 3tlb. bags for 8d Spratt's Chikko, 71b. bags Is 4d. Spratt's Fattening Meal, ilb, bag 6d, 71b. bag lid Spratt's Pellets, 3¡lb. bag 6d, 71b. bag Is. flint Gxits tnd Oyster Shell, 14lbe. for Is, 68 per cwt. Thorley's Spice, 15 packets for Is, 27s per cwt Ovum 13 packets for Is. WATER CLASS FOR PRESERVING ECCS, 11b. tins 4d., 21b. tins 6d, 41b. tins 10d. USE MEACHAM'S ROUP AND CAPE PILLS, 6d. per box. ty. W. MEACHAM, Chemist, LEDBURY. For BEST COAL! Send to- J. & N. NADIN & Co., LTD., COLLIERY PROPRIETORS, LEDBURY STATION. CYCLES 1 CYCLES! CYCLES ALL NEW MODELS NOW IN STOCK. From £4 17s. 6d. to 414 14s. Od. CASH OR EASY PAYMENTS. Sj Agent for the following makes: B. S. A. JAMES. ALLDAYS. A RUDGE-WHITWORTH. SUNBEAMS. ARIEL. ROBIN HOOD. FLEETS. Large stock of TYRES. ACCESSORIES of every description. UNREPAIRS A SPECIALITY by Experienced Workmen* H. C. CECIL, Swan Cycle Works, HOMEND STREET, LEDBURY, wmmmmmmamammamq———aa n —— IN TRUNKS. A o equal In variety, In design, In finish, and In quality of absolute HOLLOWAY'S, King St, Gloucester. that essential reliability, those that are offered by HOLLOWAYY Sl King St., Gloucester. WALL PAPERS! WALL PAPERS! Now showing New Patterns for 1914, From 2d. per Piece. About 50 odd lota; 1913 patterns, to bp cleared at reduced prices. Great Bariums fnr early purchasers. PICTURE FRAMES! fA large quantity of Photo and Post Card Frames in stock from 4jd. each. Post Card Frames to hold 3, from 6d,; 4 from Is.; 5 from Is. 3d.; 6 from Is. 6d. PICTURE FRAMES made to order on the premises by special machinery, which ensures accuracy and bebt finish. Over 100 patterns of Mouldings to choose from. TO AMATEURS.—Mouldings, Mounts, Glass, Backing, etc., supplied at lowest possible prices. Toys and Fancy Goods. PENNY BAZAAEL CIRCULATING LIBRARY. WILLIAM PREECE, Homend Street P.O., Ledbury. ■liUW—«■■■■— mi■■■MIWIIIW imiWWUMIII — BIIIUII———I UP-TO-DATE PRINTING BOOKS LABELS ORDER BOOKS MAGAZINES CIRCULARS POSTERS PRICE LISTS TYPEWRITING BILLHEADS CATALOGUES CIRCULARS CALENDARS PAMPHLETS NOTE PAPERS BALL & CONCERT PROSPECTUSES ENVELOPES PROGRAMMES REPORTS DELIVERY BOOKS FOOTBALL & CRICKET BALANCE SHEETS RECEIPT BOOKS FIXTURES Bold & Effective Posters In Black and Coloured Inks. CARDS-Business, Visiting, Wedding, Memorial, Postcards, &c. The "Reporter" Printing Works Now Street, Ledbury. IkirlrariT fUjrorkr AND FARMERS' GAZETTE. The acknowledged Advertising Medium tor the district covering the wide area of ground bounded by the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Woi- cester, which has a population of between 30,000 and 40,000. It is read by all classes, and there is no bettel Advertising Medium in the Ledbury District. Telgrams Reporter,' Ledbury.
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1914. Topical Tattle. Wbeln a little less than two years ago the Royal Hall, Ledbury, blossomed forth as a Picture Palace, there were the wise ones who r said Letbury could never support such a place uf entertainment. But this prediction [ proved an untrue one, and now Ledbury is to have the opportunity of endeavouring to support two picture palaces. Next Monday the Royal Hall is to re-open as the Picture- drome under the management of Mr E H Hopkins, and a week later the new Cinema in Homend-street will open under the management of Mr L P Hoult. The public, at all events, will be well catered for with two picture palaces in the town. As I confidently predicted in this column the National Conservative League excursion to Portsmouth on Saturday last was an un- qualified success, nearly 400 people making the journey. True, they were far from being all Ledburians, but the singular part of the excursion was the manner in which it was patronised by the people resident in the country districts. Those who went out on the boats had a good view of the pride of all Britishers, the Fleet, and although the King did not arrive till somewhat late in the day, yet many of the trippers had the good fortune to make their excursion on the sea about the same time as the King arrived. Everybody appears to have enjoyed them- selves hugely. What about Brighton next year ? A After a fairly quiet period locally, so far as outdoor attractions are concerned, we are now entering upon the month of flower shows. Commencing with Colwall, Red- marley, Much Marcle, Dymock and Stoke Edith will follow in succession, and Odd- fellows' and Foresters' fetes fill in other dates. And among it all, Ledbury, the centre of the district, will be without a flower show, or a fete, or sports, or anything else, but then we shall have two picture palaces—so what more can one expect. But, oh for the days of the old Oddfellows' and Foresters' fete and the horse and flower shows. Even Bosbury has lost its hone show, and the Oddfellows' fete is very small bones to what it used to be. ♦ The often repeated adage that it's an ill wind that blows no one any good was borne* out at Colwall on Saturday last. On the cricket field, which is noted for its fine belt of trees, without any warning and while the match between Ledbury and Colwall was in progress, a large branch suddenly fell to the ground, where a few minutes before a number of youths bad been standing. The management of the Cricket Club felt pleased to know that no one was hurt, and that they were relieved from paying compensation for inj ury to anyone, the funds of the club being low, and the windfall was to go to the relief of the same. The Committee was hurriedly called together to decide the price of the spoil. But judge of their surprise and cbargin when they emerged from the committee room to find that the undertaker had arrived with a powerful staff with saws, axes and choppers, ropes, ladders, trucks, &c., and had already removed the branc hes and was about to remove the body. This was more than the Committee could stand, and they had the gates locked immediately, and a strict watch is to be kept pending further developments. One gathers from tbe annual report of the Ledbury Building Society that the operations of the Society are very nearly at an end. There can be no doubt that tbe directors can look with pride on their achievements, for one has only to turn to the Newbury Park, Belle Orchard, Bank Crescent and Woodleigh estates to realise what a mark the Society has left on the town and what a shortage of dwelling-houses there would have been bad not the Society existed. One gathers that ere long the Society will have discharged the mission for which it was called into being, and in the future we must look to our Urban Council to meet the demands of Ledbury in providing facilities for the housing of its population. And I trust the Council will be as successful in its endeavours as has the Ledbury Building Society. # It is extremely likely that should anyone require to hire a motcr-car in Ledbury to-morrow (Saturday) will be unable to do so, as I hear the' cars from the two local garages have all been commandeered for tbe purpose of conveying the members of the Led bury and District Lodge of the National Conservative League to Bryngwyn, where the annual outing of the South Herefordshire lodges is to be held. ♦ An amusing incident occured at a neigh- bouring country town by the side of which runs the river Severn on Tuesday last, and as it concerns the fire brigade, I think it just as well to let Ledbury people know of it, and perhaps they will compare this exhibition with that of our own brigade, who thank goodness, can do a good deal better than this, although they are only a volunteer brigade. A friend of mine was talking to a boatman by tbe river-side and hearing a bell ring he remarked What bell is that ? Oh that be the school bell" was the reply. But was the reply it has been ringing for half an hour." Looking at his watch my friend found it was nearly two o'clock, so he strolled towards the town, when a boy said Be you gwine to the fire, sir." Hurrying along he came to the Fire Station and found an excited crowd gathered in tbe street. Owing to the Captain of the Brigade being away with the key, the doors had to be forced open, and some men from among tbe crowd were pressed into service. After half-an-hour's work getting the engine into the street the men found that they had forgotten to order the horses! ♦ Off went Joe to the contractor for the gees. "I want horses for the fire engine 44 Ob, do you," replied the contractor, well, the horses are all out; you must go up to the field and take two off the hay waggon." Another 20 minutes paesed. The fat cart horses at last arrived, were hooked on the engine and eft the brigade started with cheers from the crowd. On the river bridge the harness broke. After a brief delay for repairs they were off again, till they got about a mile out. They pulled up as a boy accosted them, saying You can go back; the fire is out." No fear," replied Jack, and whipping up his team off they went again as fast as thr fr-e8 could walk. Finally the fire lighters arrived at the scene of the fire and started operations, but found that in the excitement they had forgotten to bring the hose! The fire having burnt out by this time they adjourned to a neighbouring pub to await the arrival of the Captain. He ordered the brigade home, but still, I understand, they claim their pay. The brigade arrived home ab, ut 8.30 amidst ringing cheers from the crowd, and cries of Well done, A remark was heard afterwards, Well, thw is what we pay 109 in the £ rates for." No suffragette literature was found near the scene of the fire. I hear on good authority that the town is considering the advisability of having a motor fire engine. TATTLER.
UK ill *4 C' m § s i HH 1 11 m Mr I jA I READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY: NEW 20 H.P. AUSTIN CABRIOLET' (As illustrated above). This is a most, useful double-purpose Carriage as the top and sides fold down, making an ideal open Touring Car. It is complete with Electric Light and Self Starter. I 10-14 H.P. Austin 2 Seater, with all accessories. 10-14 H.P. Austin 4 Seater, „ 12-16 H.P. Sunbeam 4 Seater/ „ New 2 and 4 seater Ford Cars in stock. TRIAL RUNS BY APPOINTMENT. NEW MOTOR CYCLES. £ a. d. ALLDAYS.—2f PI.P., two stroke engine, single gear. 26 5 0 I- (,ear 6 5 0 DOUGLAS.—2f H.P., two-cylinder engine, 2 speed gear 48 0 0 A.J.S.-6 H.P., complete with Side-Car 80 0 0 BARGAINS IN SECOND-HAND MOTOR CYCLES. REX.—5 H.P. twin, 1912 Clutch model 30 0 0 TRIUMPH.—H.P., 1912 Clutch model. 35 0 0 DOUGLAS.- —2f H.P., 1912 Clutch and 2 speed gear ,34 0 0 B.S.A.—3|- H.P., 1911 fixed gear 29 0 0 HUMBER.—3J H.P., 1912 Clutch and 2 speed gear 30 0 O SCOTT.—3f H.P., 1912 Clutch and 2 speed gear 40 0 0 GEORGE HOPKINS & SONS MOTOR ENGINEERS, LEDBURY.
LOCAL NEWS. LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. KKCTOR: REV. F. W. CARNEGY, M.A., R.D. CURATE hEY. O. F. R. STRICKLAND, B.A. ORGANIST MR. F. A. HOBRO. Saturday-St. James. Holy Communion 8 a.m. Matins 11. Evensong 5-30. LESSONS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 26th. 7th Sunday after Trinity. MORNING. I EVENING. 1 Chron. 21. 1 1 Chron. 22. Acts 25. Matt. 13, v 24. 8 a.m.—Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. 3-15—Children's Service. 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Offertories—Church Expenses. Church Army (Captain Na^h)—Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6-30 p.m. Daily Matins 10 a.m., except on Wednesdays Fridays and Holy Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evensong at 5-30 p.m. CATHOLIC CHURCH, Scuthend Street. RECTOR—REV. F. C. LYNCH. Morning-Masses 9.0 and 11.0. Sunday School held at 3-30. Evening Service and Benediction 6.30. Masa daily at 8. Catechism each morning at 9. Benediction and Sermon on Thursdays, 8 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, High Street. P ASTOR-REV. H. A. BARNES. Morning 11. Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 3 p.m. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, Homend Street. SUPT. MINISTER—REV..GEORGE DYER. Sunday—10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Cross. Collections—Aged Ministers' Fund. Wednesday, 7-30 p.m.—United Prayer Meeting. SUNDAYS. Neweut-11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr F Bullock. Staunton-I I a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr H T Warren Pendock—11 a.m., Mr Gardiner; 6 p.m., Mr Norman. Redmarley-3 p.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr A Warren. Birtsmorton—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Colwall-ll a.m., Mr Davis; 6-30 p.m., Mr Bishop. Much Marcle—3 p.m., Mr T Bray. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr Buun. BAPTIST CHAPEL, HODaGild Street. Sunday-ll a.m. aud 6.31) p.m. Preacher- Rev Shaw. Snnday School—10 aim. and 3 pm. Monday—Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-:>0 Friday—Christian Endeavor, 1 30 Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveriea.-42, Bye Street, Ledbury. SCHOOL TREAT.—The Ledbury Wesleyan Sunday School Treat was held yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at Plaistow. NEW SFRIAL.-See next weekfe issue for the opening chapters of a grand new serial, entitled PA Fortune at Stake," by Nat Gould. MADRJSSFIELD SHOW.—This annual event is fixed for Thursday, August 6th. Particulars may be obtained from the secretary, Mr A D Melvin, The Poplars, Malvern Link. Spectacles and Eyeglasses. — We test the sight scientifically without auy charge and supply the exact glasses necessary in well- fitting frames at very moderate prices. Spectacles from 2/6 per pair. Satisfaction guaranteed.— MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney weep, (Jtiurch Laue, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. G. W.R. EXCURSIONS.—Particulars will be found in our advertisement columns of another of those popular G.W.R. excursions to Weston- super-Mare and Ilfracombe on Tuesday next, also particulars of holiday bookings to all parts. THE FUNERAL OF MR GEORGE HOPKINS.— The following wreaths were in error omitted from the list published last week in the report of the above, viz :—Mr and Mrs H Davis (Newent); Cecil and Mrs Newman (Swindon) Mr and Mrs Ketley; Mr and Mrs H Smith Mr and Mrs W Preece Mr, Mrs and Miss Honeyman (London); Mrs Langelann From Thornbury House The Employees Betty and baby Cecil; Mrs Pardoe and family From Bert; Gertie Selly Gwcnny Henner. Carpenter1* Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only. Harvest Ale in splendid condition, 8d. per gallon.-Ledpury Agent :-W H Alleyne, New-street. NEW SERIAL.-See next week's issue for the opening chapters of a grand new serial, entitled "A Fortune at Stake," by Nat Gould. HARTPURY AND DISTRICT HOUSE SHOW.— The above show will be held in the grounds of Hartpury House, on Thursday, July 30. JOHN HAINES AND SONS, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended tc Distance no object. Established 1830. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors ground ane, set. Umbrellas re-covered and repaired on the premises at the shortest notice. Second-hand bookseller. A large selection of second-hand books on all subjects. Any quantity second-hand books bought for cash. -76, Homend St., Ledbury. VISITORS. To-morrow (Saturday) 125 members of the Cheltenham Lodge of the National Conservative League are having their annual outing, and will visit Ledbury, partaking of tea at the Feathers Hotel. On the same day over 60 members of the Ledbury and District Lodge will be having their annual summer outing to Bryngwyn, the residence of Sir James Rankin, Bart. Useful and Decorative Antiques in Furniture, China, Silver, etc., at reasonable prices. Prompt attention and cash to disposers of above.—W. A. Pennington, College Court, Gloucester. Corn Famine in Gloucestershire. Cornex. has made Corns scarce. No Pain. 7id. —MINCHIN, Chemist, 15, Westgate, Gloucester Local Agent MR. MEACHAM Chemist Ledbury. N.C.L. EXCURSION.—On Saturday last the most popular excursion of the year ran from Ledbury, that organised by the Ledbury and District Lodge of the National Conservative League, took place to Portsmouth. The Fleet being assembled off Spithead for inspection by the King, the trip was largely patronised, the train consisting of 14 coaches and three saloons, carrying nearly 400 passengers. Leaving Led- bury at 4 a.m. the trippers made a good out- ward journey, arriving at the dockyard town ward journey, arriv i iii shortly before nine o'clock. As usual on these excursions refreshments of all kinds were dis- pensed on the journey, the wants of the mem- bers of the league and their friends being attended to by an efficient staff, who did their work well. On arrival at Portsmouth many took advantage of sea trips to Southampton and the Isle of Wight; others paid a visit to where the Fleet was at anchor, while Southsea and Portsmouth came in for patromge. Water- planes were to be seen in flight during the day, and these proved a scource of great attraction to many. The King visited Portsmouth in the evening and paid a visit to the warships. Generally speaking, everybody seemed highly delighted with the trip, which was joined in by the Ledbury Chuch Choir, the employees of the Malvern Gazette," Yarkhill Church Choir, a large party from Madresfield, and other com- binations. At 11-30 p.m. the return journey was commenced, and Ledbury was once again reached shortly before tive o'clock on Sunday morning. Mr T E Hewins was the hon. sec- retary for the excursion and admirably carried out his duties, and was well backed up by the Committee. Nurse Laxton, Clarence House, Worcester Road, Ledbury, wishes to announce that she is at liberty to undertake Maternity Cases, privately, at the low fee of IfJ, (working class), town and country, within a radius of five miles. Also any general case of sickness can be attended for a. very small fee. Every case strictly private. —Advert. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford, Near Cathedral North Porch) NEW SERIAL.—See next week's issue for the opening chapters of a grand new serial, entitled. "A Fortune at Stake," by Nat Gould.
I BOSBURY. To-day (Saturday) the 1st Westminster Troop, of Boy Scouts arrive at Bosbury for their annual Training. They will encamp near the Note House Farm.
I EASTNOR. VISITORS TO THE CASLE-On Wednesday- over 100 American ladies and gentlemen who are at present touring the country, paid a visit to Eastnor Castle. They left Cheater on Wednesday morning for Llangollen, from where they travelled by special train to Ledbury, arriving here at 3.15 p.m., and at the railway station brakes from the Feathers Hotel Livery Stables were awaiting them for their conveyance to Eastnor. On arrival they were shown over the Castle and grounds by Mrs Percy Somers- Cocks, who organised the excursion, and tea was provided for the visitors at the Castle. They returned to Ledbury at 6.45 p.m. and boarded the special train, their destination being Leamington.
I MUCH MARCLE. CHURCH I-ARADE.-Tlie annual cnurch parade for members of friendly societies in Much Marcle will be held on Sunday next, July 26. All who anticipate taking part are asked to fa 11 in outside the Vicarage at 5 p.m. FLOWER Snow AND SPORTS.—The annual flower show and sports will be held at the Recreation Ground, on Thursday, August 20, and the sports will again include a number of horse events, including two jumping competitions, a. hunter claps, two pony classes, the usual gym- khana on horseback, and a class for decorated donkey and cart. Full particulars of these events can be obtained from the hon. secretaries, Mr Frank Taylor Moor Court, Much Marcle, Glos, and Mr W M Price, Welsh Court, Yatton.