HEREFORDSHIRE FARM LABOURERS' CONTROVERSY. Interesting Developments. During the past few days developments of a somewhat interesting character have occurred in the controversy now raging among the farm labourers of Herefordshire and their masters. Several of the leading farmers in the Ross district have decided to meet their men, and in most cases advances of 2s per week all round have been made to the men, and the men have accepted the offers. In one case, Mr R J Colcombe, of the Glebe Farm, Sellack, Rots, offered JE1 per week without perquisites, and this the men decided to accept. On Friday last they were paid in accordance with the agreement arrived at. However, after the men had received their entra pay, two of the leading men on the farm turned round and said, We are sorry, sir, but we have to band you this," meaning their notices. This, of course, placed their employer in a rather peculiar position, but it is believed that the men handed in their notices simply because they had been sent to them by the Workers' Union, and because they do not understand the actual facts of the controversy. Mr Box, the organising secretary for Here- fordshire, has distinctly said that where a settlement has been arrived at between master and men the union do not propose to interfere. If no definite settlement is arrived at in other places the men will hand in their notices in a week's time. The members of the union, however, have thrown over the question of recognition, so that now the farmers are allowed to negotiate with their own men, and the men can please them- selves whether they accept the farmers' offers or not. THE UNION NOTICE. I The notice sent to the men by the Union reads as follows :— I hereby give notice to cease work on 1914, unless an arrangement has been come to regarding an increase of wages and alterations in conditions of working asked for by the Workers' Union on my behalf. (signed) —— The cider question appears to be a rather difficult one with some of the men, and at Fawley there are those who have declared that if the farmers offer them 2s or 2s 6d per week rise they would rather have the cider than the money. It is asserted that the farmers have inflated considerably the value ot perquisites, and in some parts of the county the belief obtains that the men would be better off if they had the money and were allowed to spend it as they please. Taking the county all round, there does not appear to be sufficient unity among the' labourers to organise a general strike.
LEDBURY BUILDING SOCIETY. — t — Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Ledbury Free- hold Building Society was held on Monday at the Barrett-Browning Institute, when there was a rather meagre attendance of shareholders, which included: Messrs H Morgan (who was in tue chair in the unavoid- able absence through illness of Mr W H Hatton), C Pedlingham, J Shinn, C H Bixley, H J Pritchard, lion." sec. (all directors), and T Bray and J J Gardiner (shareholders). The Chairman in a few appropriate remarks explained the objects of the meeting and briefly traced the progress of the Society since its inception, pointing out the immense amount of good it had been to the town of Led bury. Be said that the report and balance-sheet, a copy of which everyone present had in his hands, spoke for itself. THE ANNUAL REPORT. The adoption of the report and balance- sheet was moved by Air T Bray, as follows:— In presenting the twenty-ninth annual report the Directors feel that it is one of considerable importance, inasmuch as the Society's operatione are gradually drawing to a close. The con- ditions under which Ledbury existed when the Society was formed were far different from what they are at the present time then there was no Urban Council, and the town was practically under parochial control. The Urban council was formed some 18 years ago, and since that time their powers and duties have greatly increased, and the trend of legislation has been to increase the powers and responsibilities of local authorities and the granting of facilities for the erection of urban districts, consequently the need of such a society as ours is not so great as it was 30 years ago, and the Directors feel the time has ai-ived for bringing operations to a close. It is with no little pride and pleasure the Directors take in a retrospective view of the Society's work. Nothing has been promoted for many years in this town which has had greater or more beneficial results or fraught with greater material benefit than our Society. In our last report we called attention to the Society' operations, the number of estates which had been purchased, the number of houses erected and the large amount of money which had been spent in labour and material, from which was apparent the good which had resulted. The estates have been taken over by the Urban Council, three without any difficulty, but the fourth (Bank Crescent), will involve a consider- able monetary payment in consequence of the weak condition of the road. The Directors have a sufficient sum standing to their credit to enable them to pay to the Urban Council the sum required, £160, and they deem it, with the sanctiou of the annual meeting, the wisest course to meet the demands of the Council. The Directors will be unable to close the Society's affairs for some little time as certain sums of money are due from two or three allottees, but no difficulty is anticipated, and before the end of the current year it is hoped the whole of the Society's affairs will be finally settled. The Directors cannot close their report without referring to the death of their former colleague, Mr J Garrood, who took an active part in the formation of the Society, and was a staunch and loyal supporter till he left the tow". The profits of the past year will enable a bonus of 5 per cent to be paid to the unallotted shareholders. The retiring Directors, who are eligible for re-election, are Messrs H Morgan, C H Bixley and W H Hatton. H. MORGAN: (Chairman). H. J. PRITCKAKD (Secretary). The balance-sbept was also read, and bad been audited by Mr T Wheeler Meats, of Hereford, and Mr E J Hall, of Ledbury, and found correct. Mr J J Gardiner seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried. The Chairman proposed that a sum of L160 be paid to the Urban Council to take over Bank Crescent-road. Mr C H Bixley seconded, and it was carried. With regard to the usual bonus, Mr Bray said he had pleasure in proposing that a bonus of 5 per ceut. be paid to the un- allotted shareholders. This was seconded by Mr Gardiner, and unanimously agreed to. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Mr C Pedlingham moved that Mr E J Hall be again appointed shareholder's auditor, and upon this being seconded by Mr Sbinn, the proposition was carried unanimously. Mr T Bray propo3ed that Messrs. H Morgan, C H Bixley and W H Hatton be re-elected directors. Mr Gardiner seconded.—Carried unani- mously. In proposing that a very hearty vote of thanks should be accorded Mr Morgan for presiding, Mr Bixley referred in eulogistic terms to the work accomplished on behalf of the Society by Mr Morgan for so many yeais, and expressed the hope—which he was sure was shared by all the members— that Mr Morgan would soon regain his former good health. (Applause). Mr Bray said he would like to second the motion and to fully and heartily endorse all Mr Bixley had said of the great amount of interest Mr Morgan had shown in the Society. It was to be deeply regretted that there were not some younger men coming forward to take the place of those who had retired, after seeing the substantial results of their labours. The motion was carried with acclamation. The Chairman briefly returned thanks, and expressed his regret that his health did not permit him to work so energetically tor the Society as he had in the past. A
Birtbs, foarrtages, ant) 1Deatbs. DEATHS. FITZPATRICK.- On July 23rd, very suddenly, at Brook Farm, Little Marcle, Lucy Fitzpatriok, widow of the late W Fitzpatrick, of Ballyma- fagh. IN MEMORIAM. JONES-In loving memory of our Son, Ernest, who passed away at the White Horse Inn, Ledbury, on Jul) 24th, lgll.-Fro,u Mother, Dad and Edith.
l*/i"R» INNES and FAMILY desire to ietum l?jL their grateful THANKS for the numerOR8 kind messages of sympathy received in their üd bereavement; also for flowere sent. ARTHUR J. VIROOf MONUMENTAL WORilS, OathedraLl Close, Hereford Memorials in Marble, Granite or Stone. Designs Furnished. Brick Vaults & Steen Grave Country Work a Speciality TIM Old., Linsinew in Hertford,
The High-class j M GROCERS. B Established 1858. I Seasonable Lines 1 TINNED FRUITS! 8 1 APRICOTS From 71d. per tin 1 I PEARS 7-.Ld. I PEACHES „ 8d. „ | 1 PINE CHUNKS (It Ibs) 5d. „ g I Excellent Quality. Splendid Value. I Large Assortment of TABLE DAINTIES, g I SEE WINDOWS. 1 The INDIA & CHINA TEA Co. j I Grocers and Provision Dealers, and Wine and Spirit Merchants. 8 gj LOCAL BRANCH MARKET PLACE, LEDBURY. J <((: L:: .t,r.:L¿'C''4:I; f, J;:f;i\'t'T:.}r'?¥-i;f.ir:?'!)'žf;},T7'1,J:I(,f/
NEWENT POLICE COURT. YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). Before Mr E Conder (rD the chair), Mr T H Hulls and Mr J L Stelfox. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned under the Education Act in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school:—William Merrick, Albert Kendrick, Mrs Young, all of Bromes- berrow William Day, of Oxenhall.; and William Parry, of Newent. Joseph Williams, school attendance officer, gave the necessary evidence and defendants were fined 2s 6d each, with the exception of Mrs Young, who was fined Is. DOGS NOT UNDER CONTROL. George Phillips, of Newent, was summoned for not keeping his dog under control on June 28. P.C. Hamblin proved the case and the defendant was fined 5s and 6s costs. John Shewell, of Huntley, was also charged with not having his dog under control, at Huntley, on July 11. P.C. Davey gave the necessary evidence, and the defendant was fined 5s and,6s costs. ,DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS. For driving without a light on the off side of ,his trap at Huntley on July 12, Albert Knight was fined 5s and 6s coats. P.O. Davey proved the case, and said he was on duty on the night of July 12, when he met defendant driving a horse and trap. Defendant had a light on the near side of the trap, but not on the off side. He stopped Knight, who said there was no candle for the lamp. Defendant: I asked you to mind your own business. There was no obstruction in the road. Defendant went on to say that he had lent his light to a man. He was only about 200 or 300 yards away from his home, and he ,cotild not see that there was any cause for him being stopped. The Chairman said it was a clear case to him ,that he had a light on the near side and not on the off side. If a motor had been coming along lie would think he had more room than there was, and there wquld have been an accident. He would be fined 5s and •J&s costs. Thomas Bowkett was charged with driving a horse and trap without a light on July 6, at Newent. P.C. Ingram proved the case, and the defend- ant was fined 7s 6d and costs 6s. NO NAME ON DOG COLLAR. Thomas James Poiner, of Dymock, was sum- moned for not having the name and address attached to the collar on his dog. P.C. Timmsgave the necessary evidence, and a fine of 5s 6d and 6s costs was inflicted. THEFT AND ASSAULT. Thomas Jirnest Gritton, said to hail trom Dudley, was charged with stealing a pack of playing cards, value 6d, and two half-pint cups, the property of W Scragg, the landlord of the Black Dog, Newent, on July 21. Mr R F Melville Harvey, solicitor to the Gloucester Licensed Victuallers' Association, appeared for the plaintiff, and said it appeared that on Tuesday last prisoner came into the Black Dog in company with his wife. William Scragg, the landlord of the Black Dog, saw Gritton sit down near a table and take the cards out of the drawer, and when defendant went out he noticed that they were not replaced. Mr Scragg called out to defend- ant to give him the cards back, and prisoner came out of the Churchyard and handed him back the pack, and at the same time took off his coat and struck Mr Scragg, who called the police. He then asked for the two half-pint cups, but defendant denied having them and again struck Scragg. Wm Scragg, landlord of the Black Dog, said that at 4.30 on Tuesday, prisoner came into his bar. He sat near the table where the cards were in a drawer, and he saw him take the cards (produced) from the drawer. There was also two half pints cups on the table. Prisoner left the house a few minutes afterwards. Witness went outside and asked for the cards and cups and said Brass up and don't play the fool, and clear out of the town." Prisoner said he had not got them and then went into the Churchyard and brought out the cards and handed them over to witness. Prisoner As true as there is a God above there was no cups mentioned. Witness Yea there was, sir. P.S. Clutterbuck said he arrested defendant at ten minutes past five, in the street near the churchyard, on July 21. The Chairman then asked defendant if he would be tried by a jury or summarily, and priaoaer replied that he would be tried by that coact, and pleaded not guilty. Prisoner said he went into the public house with his wife, and three men, and saw the cards on the other table. One of the men in public house auked him to give him the cards and he reached over for them and gave them to the man. Smbsequently they went out into the street, when one of the men said he had put the cards in prisoner's pocket and he then went into the Churchyard and hid them. L jMrs Gritton, wife of the prisoner, said she was from Dudley, and had been travelling on the road with her husband. They came into Newent on Tuesday and went into the Black Dog and sat down by a gentleman who asked her to have a drink, and asked her husband to pass the cards. They went outside and Mr Scragg asked her husband for the cards, which he denied having. They had been playing cards. Prosecutor denied that they had been playing cards in his house. Referring to the assault, prosecutor said that outside the house he asked prisoner for the half- pint cups, and Gritton merely pulled off his coat and struck him on the cheek and on the shoulder. He did not give the man any provo- cation whatever, but simply asked for the cards and cups. P.S Clutterbuck saij he was going through the churchyard about ten minutes past five, and saw prisoner take his jacket off and use a dirty
] OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)— G. W.R. combined Rail and Sea Day Trip to Weston-Super-Mare and Ilfracombe. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)- Annual Summer Outing of the Hereford- shire Lodges National Conservative League to Biyngwyn. Leave New Jnn Hotel, Ledbury, at 1-30 p.m. Cricket Matches (see fixtures). SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury, 3 p.m. Friendly Societies' Church Parade at Much Marcle, 6 p.m. MONDAY- Bosbury Parochial Fete in the Vicarage Garden. TUESDAY— Ledbury Stock Market. WEDNESDAY- Ledbury Police Court, 11 a.m. THURSDAY- Hartpury and District Horse Show, Flower Show and Sports. FRIDAY Sale of Stock-in-Trade and Plant of a Wheel- wright and Blacksmith, live and dead Farming Stock, Household Furniture, Dairy u tensi) s, &c., at The Leys, Berrow, for Mr Charles Thornbury, by Messrs. Pope and Smith at 1-30 p.m. SATURDAY— Col wall Oddfellows' Annual Fete and Sports. Cricket Matches (see Fixtures). FORTHCOMING EVENTS. August 3-Itedmarley and District Flower Show. August 3—Display by 1st City of Westminster Troop of Boy Scouts at Bosbury. August 6-Madresfield Agricultural and Horti- cultural Show. August 20—Much Marcle and Yatton Annual Show and Sports. August 27-Dymock Flower Show and Sports. September 17-Sale of Freehold Properties at Hanley Castle and Malvern Wells, at the Foley Arms Hotel, Great Malvern, by Messrs. Bruton, Knowles and Co., at 2-30.
expression. Prisoner struck prosecutor with his right hand. Prisoner was sober. Prisoner said he took his jacket off in the heat of the moment, but did not mean to hit Mr Scragg on the shoulder. The Chairman You are a foolish young fellow and have been running wild. We have got to protect our license holders and you fellows come here and make yourselves a nuisance. If it was not for your youth and your good character we should have been more severe. However, we shall fine you 21 9s in all.
II LEDBURY'S NEW PICTURE PALACE. I Particulars of the Building. [SPECIAL BY U.L.] Not since the Roval Hall was built has so much interest been centred in the erection of a new building as in the new Picture Palace, now rapidly approaching completion, on the site of the old Bank House premises in Homend-street. For a town of its fc ize the form of entertainment known as "pictures" was a long while in finding a permanent homo in Ledbury, and although it is now nearly two years ago since cine- matograph pictures became a permanency in the town, it is gratifying to note that interest in this form of amusement, enter- tainment and education, for the cinemato- graph artist furnishes all three, shows no sign of waning, and undoubtedly the variety of the subjects treated and the comparative cheapness to patrons is responsible for the popularity which films have gained over classes and masses alike. I THE NEW ERECTION. The Ledbury Picture Palace, which has risen out of what was formerly known as Bank House, is now nearly ready for opening and the following particulars of the building will be of interest to the crowds of patrons who are eagerly awaiting its re-opening. In the first place it has been planned to meet the requirements of the Cinematograph Act- a very important point, let me add-and patrons will enjoy a feeling of the utmost security. The pit occupies a space 32 feet deep by 47 feet wide and is 35 feet high to the apex of the roof. Five steel principal rafters carry the timbers and boarding of the roof, which is covered with Eternit slates. The pit stalls occupy 50 feet by 16 feet and the floor of this portion is stepped to permit an uninterrupted view of the pictures from each row of seats. The walls round the pit and stalls have a boarded dado 4 feet 6 ilil high, slightly stained, and varnished, and above this they are plastered and colour washed. The balcony has an area of 50 feet by 20 ,feet with stepped floor the same as to pit stalls. Fibrous plaster work of artistic design will be fixed to the framing of balcony front. There are 3 pairs of swing doors, fitted with panic bolts, giving means of access, or exit, to the pit. The entrance to the balcony is from the upper one of these in Bank Crescent, which its provided with a porch, and there is also single door out of the pit stalls, which affords a fourth exit. It will, therefore, be seen that ample means of rapidly emptying the building in case of emergency have been provided. The stage is at the Homend-street end of the pit and will be enclosed with panelled and moulded wood work below its floor, which is 4 feet above the pit. A fibrous plaster moulding, about 15 inches wide, with egg and tongue" enrichment, ornamental corners and centre shield ornament, will surmount this, and form a setting for the picture screen with its dark frame. The operating chamber is entirely outside the building, and the floor is covered with sheet iron, while asbestos sheets are fixed to the wall in front of the bioscope. The openings admitting the projection of light are fitted with an automatic shutter which can he instantaneously closed, and thus absolutely prevent any smoke or flame pene- trating the building. The public will there- fore judge that everything possible has been done to ensure safety from fire. Another important feature in buildings of this kind is ventilation, and this is obtained by the insertion of 16 inlet tubes of large size round the walls, and four of Boyle's latest pattern air pump extractors, with 27 inch heads, are fixed on the lidge, two over the pit, and two over the balcony. In addition there are four semi-circular windows in the west wall of the pit. at a height of 16 feet from the floor, each one of which has its centre light hinged at the bottom to fall inwards. Round the balcony also four windows have lights to open above the transom. The heating is derived from a sectional boiler fixed in a chamber beneath the operating room, from which pipes are carried to radiators placed along either side wall. Lavatory accommodation is provided for with fittings of the most approved pattern. The entrance from Homend-street is by a short flight of granolithic steps with wrought iron guard rails at top, to a roomy vestibule. Wrought steel collapsible gates at the street line secure this entrance. The lighting is electric, and the arrange- ments in this respect are ample in all parts. The work has been carried out in an expeditious and thorough manner by Messrs George Hill and Sons, builders, Homend- street, Ledbury, from plans prepared by and under the supervision and direction of Mr John Powell, Victoria-road, Newtown, Led- bury. OTHER PARTICULARS. I The owners of the building are a small syndicate of three local gentlemen, who pur- chased the whole block of property known as Bank House, and the lessee and manager of the new entertaiument resort is Mr L P Hoult, who for the past twelve months has been the manager of the cinema at the Royal Hall. When Mr Hoult came to Led- bury we had bad a matter of nine months' experience of pictures, and it is too well- known to need repetition that from his ad vent he did everything possible to provide picture-goers with the best pictures to be obtained and introduced many improvements which made for the further comfort of the patrons. Like the rest of us who are in business or professional life, Mr Hoult is in the game for profit, and he recognises that a dissatisfied public bring no grist to the mill, and at all times he has naturally endeavoured to satisfy his patrons. And in his preparations for the opening of the new abode of cinema in Ledbury I venture to say that be has done everything that is possible in this respect. A good, smart operator is another valuable desideratum in pictures, and in Mr A Twelvetree, who since last August has been the operator, Mr Hoult has an able lieutenant. The attendants will be as before, and in due course a capable pianist for pictures will be introduced. For some weeks past Mr Hoult has been busily engaged in booking the best films for showing at the new picture palace, and from a glance at the programmes which have been booked for some months ahead the picture- going public of the district can rest assured that some fine exclusives by the leading firms will be screened for their benefit. And if my engagements permits, I for one, intend to be present at one of the three opening performances on August Bank Holiday, when ",The Last Days of Pompeii," adapted from Lytton's novel of that name, is to be the attraction. And here's wishing the owners, manager, and everybody concerned with the new project, an uninterrupted run of success. As to the seating arrangements they will be found to be superior to anything yet before experienced in-a public hall in Led- bury. The pit seats are padded leather, and the pit stalls and balcony plush spring tip- ups, so conductive to comfdtt. The hall is capable of seating about 500 people in comfort, all with an uninterrupted view of the screen. The best seats in a cinematograph display are naturally at the rear, and in the new building this has been made certain. The space devoted to each of the various priced seats seems to have been very admirably proportioned, and certainly nothing better than the higher-priced seats can be imagined. The pit stalls are very sensibly arranged, and there is such an abundance of pit seats that there will rarely be any necessity to stand unless there is a very full house.
I THE ROYAL HALL PICTUREDROME. There have been many complaints since what was known as the Royal Hall Picture Palace, Ledbury, was closed in Whit-week, that there was nowhere to go in the town, but picture-goers, and that there are quite a host of them in t-he town and district we have no doubt, will not have this complaint to make after this week as the Royal Hall Picturedrome, under the management of Mr E H Hopkins, will be re-opened on Monday next, with a most attractive programme. During the close season, if we may so term it, certain alterations have been made in the hall which will give patrons an added feeling of security. Instead of the operating box being at the rear of the hall, as has formerly been the case, a new fireproof operating box has been fixed <>u'-ide the main building altogether. The fl or is of reinforced c. ncretw, with wads brick and cement, and roof of a11 -t s slalP., laid on reinforced concrete, thus euurely minimising the slightest possible danger to pvrons in case of firn, though such a contingency is very remote in face of the up-to-date appliances uow used in projecting films. The bioscope will be of the type recently used at tbij hall, a Powers, and the picture will be projected through a glass screen on to the sheet on the stage, thus obliterating all sound from the machine and any chance of flickering of the picture, so annoying to an audience. Electric light will be used throughout, the current being obtained from the power station of the Ledbury Electricity Supply Co., Ltd., and a motor generator eet has been installed. The bioscope itself will be worked by a scqpll electric motor. The lighting of the hall will be by four clusters of three electric lamp3, and over each of the four exits of the hall will be a red-shaded electric lamp, which will be burning continuously. The pictures will' be thrown a distance of 80 feet, and this with the addition of the glass screen and the size of the picture should result in an almost perfect reproduction being screened. A capable operator ana pianist will be engaged, end chocolates and cigarettes will be obtainable at the hall. The opeaamec programme for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next is undoubt- edly a strong one. The star film will be a 3,000 feet Gaumont drama of exceptional interest, 'Neath the Lion's Paw," a film the writer recently had the pleasure of seeing away from Led bury, and it will be found to be both interesting, sensational and exciting. The Burglar's Sacrifice is an American Bioscope drama of great interest, and other filn)s include The Vacant Chair," a Than- hauser drama, aod two comedy films in "The Champion" (Keystone), and "The Kinema Girls" (Clarendon). For the week-end programme there is another strong list of films to be shown on Thursday and Friday and at three houses (matinee at 2.30 and two evening perform- ances at 6.30 and 8.45) on Saturday. Targets of Fate is a Reliance drama the popular G M Anderson will appear in his favourite part in "Broncho Billy and Red- man and other films are :—" Reconciled in Blood," a Selig drama; "Where is happiness," a Cines drama; and the humorous element will be represented by the Clarendon George's Joy Ride," and a very amusing Vitagraph Diana's Dress Reform." Patrons who desire to purchase books of tickets for stalls and pit stalls may obtain them in books of twelve at the substantially reduced fee of 7s G3 and 5s respectively at the hall. The ordinary prices of admission will be the popular 9d (stalls), 6d (pit stalls, and pit (3d). A strong holiday pro- gramme has been booked for holiday week, particulars of which will be given next week.
WHEN TO CLAIM YOUR VOTE. I The registers of voters for 1915 are now being prepared. The last dates for claims are July 25.—By lodgers on the expiring register, who must reclaim to be on the new register. August 20,—By residents in flats or other dwellings, or non-resident occupiers of business premises, and those who have changed their ad- dresses since July 15, 1913. August 20.—By lodgers not on the expiring register. The qualifying period is the twelve months proceeding July 15 in this year. The Unionist agent in this constituency is ready to assist supporters without charge to be registered. The name and address of the Uaionist Agent for this division is Mr T D Morgan, East street, Hereford, and the 'tocal agent is Mr Henry Garrood, solicitor, Southend, Ledbury. —*
UPTON BISHOP. DAIRY CLASSES.—The Herefordshire Educa- tion Committee (Agricultural Department) have been holding a ten day's course of practical instruction in butter making, care of milk, cream, etc., at the Parish Hall. The classes commenced on July 6th with a demonstration by Miss Nellie Yeld. Fourteen pupils attended the classes, which terminated on Friday last. A competition for prizes was held on Thursday and Friday at which Mr Porter, organising secretary to the committee, attended. Great interest was taken in the classes throughout the ten days, and on Friday afternoon at the ter- mination of the classes there were present Alderman T Preece, Mr J Murdoch, C.C., Mrs Murdoch, Mrs Steer, Mrs Peer, Miss Marshall, Miss Jefferson, Mr J Snell, Mr A H Webb, Miss Teague, Mrs Rosser, etc. Mr Porter, addressing those present, said it was a great pleasure to him to see so. many interesting themselves in this work. The examination proved that all the pupils had a very practical knowledge of the work, and their written papers were most satisfactory. Mr Porter announced the result of the examination as follows 1, Mrs Snell (Perrystone) 2, Mrs Hardwick (Linton); 3, Miss A Powell (Upton Bishop); 4, Mrs Clinton (Upton Bishop). Certificates were presented by Miss Jefferson, who in a few well- chosen remarks said it gave her great pleasure to come and distribute the certificates to the pupils, and to hear they had all done so well. Mr J Murdoch proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Jefferson for distributing the certificates, which was replied to. Mr Porter thanked the committee for the room and also Mr J Murdoch for the great interest he had taken in the matter. Mr Murdoch, in reply, thanked them all on behalf of the committee. He had received apologies for non-attendance from Mrs Allen (Manor House), Mra Hogarth, and Mr H J Marshall.
BOSBURY. Î SCOUT DISPLAY.—The Bosbury Boy Scouts' Association announce that there will be a grand scout display at the Cricket Meadow, Bosbury (by kind permission of Mr E B Thompson), on Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd next, commencing at 2.30 p.m. The display will be given by the 1st City of-Westminster Troop, one of the smartest troops of scouts in the country, and the 1st Bosbury Troop. The programme will include bridge building, the making of a Scout, waggon drill and broken bridge, obstacle race, tub-tilting, physical drill, wrestling, rescue from house on fire and ambulance work, rescue from wreck and rocket work, wireless telegraphy and signalling, musical march, cock fighting, inspection of troops by the County Commissioner (Major- General Sir Elliott Wood, K.C.B.), tattoo and sports. Tickets are now on sale, and can be obtained from Scoutmaster C A F Stewart at the Parish Hall, Bosbury. To conclude the day's proceedings a concert and entertainment is being organised and will be held in che Parish Hall, commencing at 8 p.m. Amongst the attractions will be :—Living Lilliputian Marionettes, by Mr G Stewart Chappie (of London), with his songs, anecdotes and dances (on a complete miniature stage), including items from Harry Lauder's, George Robey's, the late Harry Fiagson's and Dan Leno's repertoires Mr Percy Hume in Picture Building," a novel entertainment, pictures being "built "during the recital of a story dances by Miss Pippin Shew songs by Mr H Lane, Mr H Jupe, Mr C A F Stewart, and Mr Thomas chapeaugraphy and conjuring, by Mr H Murless; and Miss Taylor, A.R.C.M., at the piano. Tickets may be obtained from Scoutmaster C A F Stewart, 1st Bosbury Troop, Parish Hall, Bosbury.
l NEWENT COURT OF FORESTERS. I Annual Fete and Race3. I The annual church parade in connection with the Newent Court of the Ancient Order of Foresters, No 3435, took place on Sunday. A procession was formed, and, headed by the large banner of the Society and Cinderford Brass Band (under the conductorship of Mr Jones), the members paraded the streets of the town, collections for various ebarities being made en route, and then proceeded to the parish church for Divine service. There was a large congregation and an appropiate sermon was preached by the Rev. R E Dixon, of Cheltenham, who selected as his text St. Luke XII, 20. After the service the procession was re-formed, but a heavy downpour of rain militated some- what against the object of the parade being realised to its fullest extent. Monday was one of the most, if not the most, popular days of the year so far as residents of Newent are coucerned, it being the day fixed for the annual fete and races. This event, as indicated, is one much looked forward to locally, and although it has now regularly taken place for a period extending over thirty odd years, interest has in no way slackened on the contrary, enthusiasm has been maintained at a very high pitch. Proof of this is to be found from the fact that this year entries in the various classes were well above the average, whilst the crowd assembled including visitors from near and far, was larger than usual. Sunday's unpropitious weather conditions created considerable anxiety on the part of the promoters of the function, but happily this was relieved on Monday, when the Clerk of the Weather proved extremely kind, and not a spot of rain fell. The arrangements, as usual, left nothing to be desired, and the fact that the proceedings as a whole passed off with the utmost smoothness and without a hitch reflects great, credit upon the committee, of which Col, W F N Noel was chairman, Mr John L Stelfox vice-chairman, and Mr H Davis the energetic and ever courteous secretary, a post he has filled with complete satisfaction to all concerned since the inaugu- ration of the fete thirty-two years ago. This year's programme was equally as comprehen- sive as its predecessors, and the events which had been arranged afforded considerable pleasure and interest to the large crowd who witnessed them. The judges were Col. W F N Noel, Mr John Bartlett, Mr E Bellamy, and Regt.-Sergf.-Maior Heather starter, Mr W Akerman; clerk of the scales, Mr R Goulding. The fifsi event was the men's 120 yards flat race (local), for first and second prizes of 7s 6d and 5s respectively. The race was close and exciting, the result being a win for C Selwyn, with Tom Hodges second. There were only three entries in the child's riding class, and the judges awarded the first prize (21 ls) to Master S Bennion's Little Peter," and the second (10s 6d) to Master E Chidley's "Starlight." In the local pony race, for ponies up to 13 hands, there were four entries and three run- ners, the prizes being El Is and 10s 6d respect- ively. Mr W Llewellyn's "Little Spider" was a good first, but was objected to on the ground of over height. The objection was sustained, and in the end Mr H Higgins' Lona" was placed first, with Master J Chidley's Starlight" second. The course was exceedingly rough for the local cycle race, the next event on the programme. There were nine entries. First prize, 10s second 5s. The heat winners were Philip Selwyn, William Chamberlain, William Lanceley, and William Selwyn. In the final heat P Selwyn came first, and Chamberlain second, but it is only fair to state that Lancely experienced extremely hard luck. He was making an excellent bid for second place on the last lap, and would undoubtedly have "got there," when his chain snapped and thus rendered his finishing the course an impossibility. The Galloway race (open), about 11 miles, for horses up to 14-2, to carry 10 stone. First prize, £ 5; second, £2. In this event there were nine entries, and all the horses took the field. Mr J Pope's Peggy led for the first half-mile or so, being closely followed by Mr R Vaughan's Nomed," the favourite for pride of place. For a time it was even running between the two horses named, but on the last lap Nomed" gained a nice slice of ground, and arrived home a popular winner about two lengths in front of "Peggy," Mr J Finch's Dorothy being third. The open driving competition was productive of some exceedingly smart turn-outs, and the judges experienced no little difficulty in making their award, which they eventually did as follow 1st prize (£7), Mrs Alfred Butcher's "Lady Gordon" 2nd (£3), Mrs Thomas Glencross' Red Hill King." The rosettes to the winners were presented by Miss de Peyer. The chief event of the afternoon was the Newent Stakes open flat race, about 2 miles, for horses 15-2 and over, to carry 11 stone. First prize, j510 second, £ 3 3rd, 21. There were nine entries, but only six horses took the field. Mr B Gwilliam's Bonny Bird took the lead at the commencement, but eventually Mr J Mumford's "Little Jim" drew level, and with these two horses going neck and neck for a considerable distance, the race became very exciting. On the final round, however, "Bonny Bird" got away again nicely, and won by a couple of lengths, "Little Jim being second, and Mr J Pope's Peggy third. The horse jumping competition (open) resulted in some very good jumping by most of the horses. There were nine entries, with three prizes of £10, £ 3, and £ 1 respectively, the winners being 1, Mrs J P Glencross' Nomina- tion 2, Mr S Phelps' "Laddie" 3, Mr W Grundy's Nomination." Rosettes were handed to the winners by Miss Drayton. There were two other events, the results being Pony race (open, for ponies 13-2 or under, catch weights 1 (£3), Mr Fred Eva's R.S.O." 2 (Sl), Mr J Pope's "Peggy."— Trotting match (competitors confined to an area of six miles of Newent). There were five entries, but only two horses took the field for the first and second prizes of j32 and j31 respect- ively. The victors were Master Frank Bennett's Don't Trouble What Come" and Mr Howard Bennett's "Pretty Polly." There were numerous other attractions, such as roundabouts, cocoanut shies, etc., while the Cinderford Brass Band played pleasing selections of music at intervals, and altogether a very enjoyable and successful time was spent.
KEMPLEY. I POPULAR WEDDING.—A very interesting wed- ding took place on Thursday, July 16, between Mr William Clinton, of the Upper House Farm, and Mrs Perrigo, late of Moor House Farm. The Rev C L Money-Kyrle (Rector of Much Marcle), officiated, in the absence of the Rev R W Goodall, vicar of Kempley. The wedding party were conveyed to church in a carriage and pair, followed by motors and other vehicles. Arches, etc., were erected in honour of the event by Earl Beauchamp's estate workmen, bearing the mottos, "Long life and happiness," and God bless the bridal pair." On the way back at 1.30 from the church (opposite Mr W Dud- field, wheelwrights), the horses were taken from the carriage and a party of men volunteered to draw the carriage to their future home of the couple. Among the numerous guests invited were Mr and Mrs E Clinton and family, Miss Perrigo, Mr and Mrs T Daviee,. Mr and Mrs E Powell, Mr Bert Powell, Mr. Mrs and Miss and Master W Apperley, M? Hepry George and Miss F George,. Mrs C Morgan, Str T Sayers, and many others. The bride and bridegroom afterwards journeyed by the 4.30 p.m. from Dymock to London, where the honeymoon is being spent. 1/8 sent to the Reporter Office, Ledbury, will ensure a copy of this. paper being sent post free every Friday evening for a quarter (13 weeks).
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COLW ALL NEWS. COLWALL FOOTBALL CLUB. The annual meeting of Colwall Football Club takes place on Monday evening at the Horse and Groom Hotel. Mr A V Holman will preside and all interested are invited to attend-A E HAINES, Hon. Sec. ACCIDENT. We regret to hear of accident to Cecil Hill, aged seven, the son of Mr N Hill, saddler, of Colwall. It appears that as the lad was going home from school at mid-day on Tuesday he attempted to climb a wooden fence, but, fell and broke his right arm. He was taken to Malvern Hospital, and we are informed that he is pro- gressing favourably. ODDFELLOWS' ANNUAL FETE. The annual fete and sports promoted by the Loyal Perseverance and the" Loyal Bright" Lodges of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows is again fixed for the Saturday before August Bank Holiday next, August 1, in a field adjoining the Oddfellows' Hall. The members (including the State members) will assemble at New Court corner at 2 p.m., in full regalia, and will form a procession, headed by the Colwall Brass Band, under the conductorship of Band- master F W Hayes, will parade the village, amd return to the sports fieid at 3 p.m., where a programme of races and spores will be gone through. There will wlso be bowling for a live pig. Refreshments will be served on the ground, and Strickland's Roundabouts and all the fun of the fair will on the ground. From 8 to 11 p.m. the lodge room will be cleared for dancing, for which music will be provided by the Colwall Brass Band. All information may be obtained from P.G. George Williams, The Crescent, Colwall, hon. secretary. 0 ——
STRETTON GRANDISON. GARDEN FETE.—On Thursday next a garden fete will be held at the Homend. Stretton Grandison (by kind permission of Lady Hop ton), with the object of clearing off the debt on the church. The gates will be open at 2 30 p.m., and the attractions will include lawn tennis, clock golf,"aunt sally, bowling, a concert and dancing, etc.
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