,r: Furniture, 1 Floor Coverings, I and all 9 Furnishings. I Hereford's Leading Furnishers: I I LINDSEY PRICE, Ltd. I (LATE HOLLOWAY & WEBB), I 16, COMMERCIAL ST., HEREFORD. B An Immense Selection I IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. I CARRIAGE PAID. I -flip ll: "J..16V!1III1
ROSE SHOW AT HEREFORD. I A Fine Display on the Castle Green. The Hereford and West of Eogland Rose Show was held, in beautiful waather, on the Castle Green at Hereford, on Wednesday. The collection of roses was very fine the sweet peas were variable, owing to the season and recent heavy rains while the herbaceous flowers were the best seen for some years. There was a very gratifying attendance of visitors. The judges were :—Roses, Captain R Kilbee- Stuart, Mr Eiisha J Hicks, and Mr W Easlea hardy perennials, Miss de Winton and Mr Hallett; sweet :peas, Mr J Jones carnations, Miss De Winton and the decorative classes were adjudged by the visitors. Appended is the prize list:— DIVISION I (OPEN). 72 varieties-I, A Dickson and Sons (Limited), Newtownards, county Down, Ireland;, 2, the King's Acre Nurseries (Limited), Hereford 3, English (Limited), Barnwood, Gloucester. 36 varieties—1, H Drew, Long worth, Berk- shire 2, Pewtress Brothers, Tillington 3, J Townsend and Sons, Lower Broadheath, Worcester. 12 varieties hybrid teas 1, A Dickson and Sons 2, H Drew 3, King's Acre Nurseries (Limited). 18 teas and noisettes—1, H Drew 2, King's Acre Nurseries (Limited). 12 teas and noisettes-3, J Townsend and Sons. 12 of one sort of any light rose—1, A Dickson and Sons 2, King's Acre Nurseries (Limited) 3, H Drew. 12 one sort any dark rose (prizes given by Mr W R Bulmor)-l and 3, A Dickson and Sons 2, King's Acre Nurseries. 12 varieties dark rose, h.p. and h.t.—A Dickson and Sons. 12 bunches of garden roses—1, Pewtress Brothers 2, J Townsend and Sons. Collection of roses—1, King's Acre Nurseries 2, R M Fraser and Son, Malvern 3., J Town- send and Sons. HARDY PERENNIAL FLOWERS. Collection of 36 varieties of hardy perennial cut flowers-I, W H Banks, Kington 2, Sir Geoffrey Cornewall, Bart. DIVISION II. (Gentlemen's gardeners and amateurs only). ROSES. Six varieties—1, W Jarratt, Hucclecote, Gloucester; 2, Conway Jones, Hucclecote 3, R Foley Hobbs, Worcester. Eighteen varieties—1,G R Bonnor, Barn wood, Gloucester 2, J Dodwell, Hereford 3, Mrs C E Whitcombe, BewdPey. Twelve varieties—1, W J Thorpe 2, Conway Jones 3, R Foley Hobbs. Six varieties—1, W J Thorpe 2, R Foley Hobbs; 3, G R Bonnor. Twelve teas or noisettes (distinct)—1, R Foley Hobbs 2, Conway Jones. Six teas or noisettes—1, W J Thorpe; 2, G R Bonnor 3, J Dodwell. HARDY PERENNIALS. Six varieties (cut blooms)-I, Mrs Davenport, Foxley 2, Rev A C Lee, Lugwardine 3, Mrs Read man, Belmont. I Twelve varieties (cut blooms)-l, Miss Lea, Broadlands; 2, F A Speer, Kingsland. SWEET PEAS. Eighteen varieties—1, S Robinson, The Ovals 2, W J Thorpe 3, W H Banks, Kington. Twelve varieties—1, S Robinson 2, Mrs Vale, Leominster; 3, James Corner, Holmer Park. Six varieties—1, T Frampton, Grosmont; 2, A G Burney, Kenchester. CARNATIONS. Twelve perpetual flowering-I, S Robinson 2, Mrs Claud Lighton, Ledenhill 3, Mrs Readman. DIVISION III.—HEREFORDSHIRE AMATEURS. ROSES. > Eighteen varieties—1, J Dodwell 2, H G Rolt, Hay. Twelve varieties—1, W H Banks 2, Mrs Readman 3, Mrs J G Woodhouse, Hereford. Four varieties—1, J Dodwell; 2, H G Rolt; 3, W H Banks. Twelve distinct (prizes given by the King's Acre Nurseries, Limited)—1, Miss D Hopton, Ledbury 2, W H Banks equal 3, Miss D Hopton and Miss Lea. Six distinct varieties (prizes given by Mr R G Rolt, Hay)—1, W H Banks 2, F A Speer 3, Mrs Davenport. Six one sort of any light rose (prizes given by Archdeacon Stanhope)—1, H G Rolt 2, J Dodwell; 3, Mrs Roadman. Six one sort dark rose (prize given by Archdeacon Stanhope )-2, J Dodwell. I DIVISION IV. DECORATIVE CLASSES. ^Basket of roses-I, Mrs H B Dickinson, Hereford 2, equal, Mrs C H Ramsden, Here- ford, and Miss D Hopton, Ledbury.
« SPARROW CAUSES TAX-CAB WBSCK. A sparrow at Highnam, near Gloucester, has been responsible for a serious taxi-cab accident. In a ditch seven feet deep were found a wrecked taxi-cab, the driver of which was in a dazed condition. When able to speak the man said all he could remember was receiving a severe blow in the eye. Enquires led to the discovery of a dead sparrow at the bottom ( of the steering-arm, and kthe only explanation of the accident is that the sparrow flew into the driver's eye, rendering him insensible, with the result that the cab swerved and ran into the ditch.
A WEEK'S TOUR IN IRELAND. NATIONALIST & ORANGE IRELAND COMPARED. I Mr. A. Rudall's Impressions. [SPECIAL TO THE REPORTER. "] By invitation of the South Herefordshire Unionist Association a deputation of five Home Rulers from the, Division visited Ireland a fortnight ago for the purpose of I gaining first hand information upon the Irish question. The deputation comprised three Liberals and two Labour men and repre- sented the following districts :— Hereford—Messrs H G Jones and G H Perrett. Much Birch—Mr W Jones. Ross-Mr A Dean. Ledbury-The wi-iter (Alfred Rudall). (Continued from last week). The last stage of our journey was made on Thursday when we travelledfrom Inniskillen to Belfast through Omagh (where we stopped for lunch, and where a local gentleman took two of us on a jaunting car visit to several farms in the neighbourhood—a very interest- ing experience), Portadown. Lisburn and Lurgan. We arrived at the Prince of Wales Hotel at 7.0 p.m. After dinner, no official arrangements having been made, we were at liberty to do as we felt inclined and most of us went out to view the eity in which all Ulstermen have such great pride. Returning to the Hotel I was introduced to the gentleman who had offered to act as guide to the party during our two days' stay in Belfast. We had a long chat together. He told me he was the son of a Presbyterian Minister, that he was in the medical profession and that for many months he bad been acting as an instructor in the Ambulance .oor03 of the Ulster Volunteer Force. On Friday morning I looked from my bedroom window to see a most remarkable sight. Over a hundred arm-ed men were passing in the street below They wore civilian clotbei with the addition of puttees, bandolier and belt. Each man carried a rifle and the whole company marched steadily onwards in a fashion that would have been creditable to any regiment of trained soldiers. They were a part of the Ulster Volunteer Force and were on their way 10, the Quay to greet their Leader, Sir Edward Carson. Within an hour I was in the midst of a vast cheering crowd all upon the same purpose bent. I know few men who could have commanded such a reception as did Sir Edward Cargon on that morning. Four hundred armed trained men, and a host of armed motor cyclists were there to form a bodyguard and all along the route from the Quay to the Unionist Club, were thousands of Belfast's citizens reuding the air with shouts of welcome. One could judge then how Ulster valued its Leader one could not doubt but that be bad won the confidence and fullest trust of those whose cause he has defended so loyally and so well. The whole of the morning was speat in visiting the Shipbuilding Yards of Messrs Workman and Clark. Naturally, we Here- fordians were greatly interested in all we saw here. We were taken through each department, and sawship3 in various stages of construction. We paid a brief visit also to Messrs. Harland and Wolff's ship-yards to see the Brittanic," the sister ship to the ill-fated Titauic." When completed she will be the largpst liner afloat, her total tonnage being 55,000. During our tour through the yard s we talked with the men at work there, and we were all struck by the very different, views invariably held by these men, as compared with the views held by their fellow-workers in the South and West. After leaving the ship-yards we returned to the hotel aud lunched. At 2 p.m. we went to the Technical Institute, which is a very large building, equipped with all the I necessary requirements for ?. iving training in almost every branch of science, att and industry. We all agreed that such an in- stitution must work un bounded good for the future welfare of the citizens of Belfast, and, personally, I feel certain that could similar institutes be erected in every corner of Ireland and the people encouraged to take advantage of the facilities provided, there would soon be an end to all the bother and strife that baa disturbed Ireland for so long, The Protestant people of Ireland readily assent to this view. They are willing to bury the hatchet and to dwell in unity. But I was informed that the Catholics are forbidden to attend either the institute or any schools that Protestant. make use of. Leaving the institute we went to the City Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in the United Kingdom. Here we were received by the Loci Mayor of Belfast, Mr Crawford M'Culagb. After partaking of a welcome cup of tea together, we listened to addresses from the Lord Mayor and other Belfast citizens. These are some points from the speeches given by the Lord Mayor Ulster would accept an Amendment Bill to avert Civil War, and if the Southern Nationalists could prove themselves capable of governing their country, Ulstermen, as hard-headed business men, would williucly I join hands with them under an Irish Parlia- ment. Many Ulster Catholics have come to me and said they wished the present strife could end, as they were content to remain as they were. Belfast owns all her utilities—trams, water, electricity and gas. Her gas is sold at Is 8d per 1,000, and at that low price has relieved the rates to a tremendous extent. The poor rate is the lowest in the United Kingdom. The death rate is lower than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, being 98 per 10,000, as compared with Dublin 270 per 10,000, and Cork 317 per 10,000. The Belfast Corporation had drawn up a scheme under the Insurance Act to drat with the scourge of consumption. The Chancellor himself had described it as the finest scheme yet submitted. Under this scheme every victim in the city would be taken in hand at the! earliest possible oppor- tunity. The Belfast Corporation bad instructed their Medical Officer of Health to schedule every iusanitarv house in the area. That was three years ago. Since then most of the houses had bpen wiped out. The Bel- fast Corporation had already provided 225 3-roomed single-tenancy houses at the low rental of 3s 3d per week." I think all readers will agree that Belfast Corporation is a progressive and conscien- tious body, and that the city has great reason for being proud of. their civic enter- prises. After the addresse,3 a number of questions were asked, and the meeting con- eluded with a hearty vote of thanks to the Lord Mayor and his colleagues for the very courteous way in which they bad received Ull. In the evening a deputation of Belfast Trade Unionists visited our hotel and laid before us their reasons for opposing Home Rule. I propose to reserve my report of what occurred at that meeting until a future occasion. Our tour came to an end on Saturday. Most of us spent the morning searching the shops for some little memento of a holiday that not one of us will ever forget. Good friendship had ruled amongst our party throughout the tour. A' week before we had been strangers, now we had become as old acquaintances, and everyone felt sorry that the time cf separation was almost come. The chief event of the day was a visit to Larne to see the presentation of colours to local Volunteers by Sir Edward Carson. Ledburians will have read the London Press reports, and all I can add is this—I wish that every person who thinks the Ulster resistance movement is bluff" could have been at Larne that day. I honestly say that I am convinced from what I saw there that behind all the flag waving and drum beating, behind the oratory and all the outward and visible signs of enthusiasm, behind all that there exists deep down in the hearts of every t Ulsterman a qaiet grim determination never to accept Home Rule as it is at present offered them. A quiet spoken, slightly built, intelligent looking workman in Belfast said to me: "I have a wife and 5 children, a comfort- able home and a good job, I do not know when the call will come, but I have a gn, I am trained and I shall fight." And I believed him. During our last few hours in Ireland we were entertained to an excellent dinner by the Belfast Unionist Council. The dinner was followed by several songs and the following toast list was gone through The King," Ulster," The Visitors," The Chairman." It fell to my lot to propose the last toast and in doing so I made a few pointed remarks and concluding by stating that when I returned to England I should endeavour to give a true account of my experiences in Ireland and to ask for a fair and impartial consideration for Ulster's cause. Our party left Belfast for Fleetwood at 11.45 on Saturday night and Sunday fouod us once again with our feet planted on our native heath. REFLECTION. I will not dare to say that after one week in Ireland I could provide a complete solution to the Irish question. The troubles of Ireland are by no means so few and so trivial that an English Artisan could after a few days' investi- gation produce a sovereign remedy for all the ills that beset the "disthressful counchry." Nevertheless, I saw and heard sufficient to be convinced that it would not be wise, just or proper to grant Home Rule at the present time. Why do I say that ? Well, I look at the matter from a workers' point of view. I know some- thing of the history of my own class in England, and how they have struggled to lift themselves above the level of the serf. English workers do not yet enjoy all the freedom they desire, but they are always going forward. For that reason the condition of things in Ireland came as a great shock to the working men of the deputa- tion. In England, France, Germany and other countries the people have fouÐd "a new watch- word—"international solidarity." The com- mercial class has learnt the value of combina- tion, irrespective of religious, political or racial differences. So, likewise, the workers of each country have learnt through bitter experience that their interests are the same the wide world over. But the Irish Nationalists would set back the clock in the land they profess to love. They would divide the people of Ireland and of England. To that end they have played an obstructionist game at Westminster for many a long year. And they have taught the peasants and artisans of Ireland to hate the English people, the English King, the English flag, and the English religion, and they have done this- so they say—in the interests of Ireland. Until this day I have supported the Nationalist cause. I upheld the Nationalist cause as some- thing heroic and grand. I believed the Nation- alist leaders loved their country well, and that they would leave no stone unturned in their efforts to make Ireland free and happy and pros- perous. I believed they had done all they could with the powers of local government they already possessed and that only the setting up of an Irish Parliament at Dublin wass necessary in order that the cup of Ireland's happiness | might overflow. But having visited Ireland and and seen places where Nationalist influence is greatest I have become a sadder and a wiser man. This is what I saw in Dublin, with its burden of rates, its hideous slums, its half-naked women and children, its dilapidated buildings, its heavy death roll and its entire lack of municipal enter- prise the provincial towns of the Midlands and Western Coutioio.,4, with their scandalous mis- management of local affairs and their general appearance of poverty and neglect between the towns, acres and acres of land uncultivated, untouched by human hand, rich, fertile soil that could produce an abundance of wealth, yet bearing nought but weeds and thorns—decay, dec ly, deoay everywhere, and no hopeful sign, no mark of improvement, no evidence to show that the people wanted to gt-or even desired —greater prosperity in their land decay every- where and all the people living in a dream all my fellow workers in Nationalist Ireland 1,lod- ding on in poverty, filth and hunger, hanging to the #&at-tails of priest and politician, never doubting that Home Rule would sweep away their troubles as clouds before the wind. I questioned a gnod many as to their reason for wauling Home Rule, and the usual answer amounted to Sure, sir,- and why shouldn't we have Home Rule." And I feel certain that no more intelligible reply could have been obtained, for it was obvious that the folk had been caught up, like snared birds, in the whirl of mad agita- tion wherein catchwords and claptrap3 replaced arguments, reason and fact. Possibly I am mistaken, but these are my honest impressions. I have no ill-feeling for my Irish friends. I want to stand by them as a comrade. I think we can fight our battles better in unity than otherwise. That's why I want them to stay under the same flag And the same Parliament. Home Rule would land them tighter in the clutches of those who have used their ignorance, poverty, warm temperament, and fervid love of homeland as a means for furthering their own political ambitions. I do not want to see my Irish comrades further mis- led by the false patriots who have deceived them all along, and have deceived the English workers into supporting the Home Rule agita- tion. As regards Ulster I think their attitude is justified. The people of Ulster developed their province and- made it fruitful and in Belfast they htve given the world a pattern of what a modern city might become. In Home Rule they see evil and ruin. They dread the rule of the priest they realise that their industries will be crushed by heavy taxation, and that the results of all their heavy labour, and sacrifice will be brought to nought. I The Ulster people know that in an Irish Par- liament they would be a permanent minority, with the result that their prosperous province will come under Nationalist control and share the sorry fate of the towns wheie the National- ists at present hold sway. Take for instance Sligo. Here the Protest- ants have 13 per cent of the population and pay as much as 60 per cent of the local taxes—yet there is no Protestant or Unionist sitting on either the Sligo County Council, Sligo Corpora- tion, Boards of Guardians, or District Councils in any part of the county (except Drum East, where two • Protestant farmers are elected). Furthermore, there is no Protestant or Unionist employed by the Sligo Corporation, County Council, Rural District Council, Fever Hospital and Infirmary. The boycotting of Unionists and Protestant tradesmen,is openly advocated and practised. As an example of Nationalist mismanagement these examples are worth noting :— Extract from the Local Government Board Auditor's report of the service of the year ending 31st March, 1915. Accounts audited September, 1913. Approximate total valuation of the Borough of Sligo £ 24,000. Total rates 11s in the £ Amount of rates uncollected for the year ending 31st March, 1913, at time of audit was £ 5,000. Amount of rates overdue for the service of the year 1911-12 by members of the Corpora- tion was £ 587 18s 6d. Amount of rates overdue for the service of the year 1912-13 by 19 Aldermen and Coun- cillors of the Corporation j5250 (Poor Rate also collected by the Corporation). Total Poor Rate collectable 22,580 12s Id. Total uncollected at time of audit for the service of the year ending 31st March, 11.5; J3947 16s lid. Different collectors are employed for collect- ing the Poor Rate and the Borough Sanitary and Water Rate. The Auditor reports From the returns of uncollected Sanitary Rates for 1910-11, it appeared that out of 600 items claimed as irrecoverable ths cause given in 95 per cent of the cases was vacant or some such term- In more than half of these, after prolonged investigation it turned out that the collector admitted that rates had been claimed irre- coverable on false grounds. In a large num ber rf cases where the poor rate col- lect(.- returned the premises as vacant rate,, had been collected on the same premises by the Borough Rate collector, and where the Borough Rate collector had returned the premises as vacant the Poor Rate collector had collected the rates for them." This method of administration received the assent of the Finance Committee of the Cor- pora ¡qo, or at least was passed by them with- out c nmient. Such iacts as I have quoted have helped me to the conclusion that Home Rule would be of no use to the Irish people as a whola. In County Roscommon I visited a labourer's cottage, quite a tidy little place with kitchen, parJour and two bedrooms, and an acre of land attacned. The rent—hold tight, Ledburians —was Is 6d per week, and total rates paid 8181 per annum. There are 40,000 such cottages in Ireland, built by the English Government under what is popularly termed the Wyndham Act." That's what Ireland wants, more cheap cottages, more land purchase facilities and more education. Let the Irish people bury their sectarian differences. Why should not Catholic and Protestant live tolerantly and happily together. It is not good that men should be denied freedom of thought. Difference of opinion is inevitable, but every one should take a sane, broadminded view so that harmony and not discord might result. Every thing that is done to bind men closer together irrespective of race, creed or party is a step in the right direction. In my opinion Home Rule is a step in the wrong direction, and that opinion I am prepared to defend against all comers. A. RUDALL. P.S.—With the Editor's permission I should be pleased to reply to any questions upon the points raised in these aiticles.
WELLINGTON HEATH. I MOTHERS' UNION.—On Wednesday the mem- bers of the Wellington Heath branch of the above Society had a most enjoyable trip on the water. The party of 25, accompanied by Mrs Stooke-Vaughan and Mrs Way, left Ledbury by the 10.8 train for Worcester, from whence they went by steamboat to Stourport. The ladies spent a few hours in the town and also partook of a substantial repast—very welcome after so much time in the fresh air. The return journey was most invigorating, landing at Worcester about 7 and reaching Ledbury about 8 p.m., after spending a most delightful day. Very-, many thanks are due to Mrs Stooke- Vaughan and Miss K Hewitt, whose kind generosity makes such a pleasant excursion uossible.
L REDMARLEY. I RECITAL.—Last week there appeared under this heading an account of an organ recital, which reflected on the capabilities of the orgar*- ist (Mr H Strawford) and the Parish Church Choir. We desire to withdraw the statements contained in the paragraph, which we have since discovered was sent by some anonymous individual with a particularly small and spleeny mind, and nob by our regular correspondent, Mr T Kirby, whose able contributions are always above suspicion. The insertion of the para- graph in these columns was a gross "error on our part, for which we humbly tender to those concerned our deep and sincere apologies. We are endeavouring to trace the authorship, and when we have done so the individual respon- Hible will huar from us in due course. This recital, the first given in the parish for many years, was an undoubted success and give extreme pleasure to all present, and Mr Straw- ford, the popular organist, is to be congratu- lated on his enterprise in arranging it. May it be the forerunner of many more. Both playing and singing were distinctly creditai-ile.-[Ed. L.R. "1
ASHPERTON. I DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. FREl) INNES. —We regret to record the death of Mrs Annie Innes, wife of Mr Fred Innes, farmer, of Wassington, Ashperton, who passed away on Thursday in last week at the age of 62 yeats. Mrs Irines has been described by one who knew her as a hard-working industrious woman, beloved by all. She had been ailing for many years, but stuck to her work until Nature could not be denied. The interment took place at Ashperton Churchyard on Saturday last in the presence of the family circle, the members of whom now mourn the loss of the most valued member. The coffin was carried by six workmen. Messrs. Watkins, Freeman, Dance, Allard, Keys, and Church. Amongst others present were Mr Walter Pitt, Mr and Mrs A G Bunn, Mr Wargent", Mr Morgan, Mrs Watkins and Mrs Caffolle. Mr John Caffelle had charge of the funeral arrangements.—Mrs Innes leaves a husband and grown-up family of two daughters and three sons to mourn her demise, and with them the deepest sympathy is expressed.—Mr Fred Innes has been a mem- ber of the Ledbury Board of Guardians, repre- senting Ashperton, for some years, and at last Tuesday's meeting reference was made to his sad loss.
BROMESBERROW. I C.E.T.S. MEETING. —Owing to the rain, the meeting arranged to be held on the Rectory lawn on Sunday afternoon was adjoined to the Schoolroom, where Mr Charles B.' C. de Vit (of Worcester) gave an address on behalf of the Church of England fdnperance Society. Despite the rain, the schoolroom was fairly well filled by an attentive and interested audience. The rector (Rev. W Wynu Lloyd) presided, and Mrs E J Webb kindly accompanied the hymns. Mr B C de Vit, in his telling address, poiuted out the great need for action to promote the cause of temperance, and the necessity of encouraging workers from the younger generation to become officers and teachers in all districts where Bands of Hope can be carried on, also quoting various important extracts from speeches and writings of great men who have, in the past, advocated not only tempernce.. but total abstinence. Mr T H Law ton (ruri-decanal secretary, North Forest Deanery), in proposing a vote of thanks to the rector and Mr de Vit, called attention to the C.E.T.S. doing work in its dual capacity, that it not only advocated avoidance of indul- gence in alcohol, but carried on rescue work in its various police court missions all over the country to help the viptiins of drink. — ♦ —
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HEREFORD MARKET. I There was a rather small attendance at the market to-day, and also a poor supply of stock. CATTLE (STORES). Not many on offer, but prices proved satis- factory. BEEF. I A short supply. Best beef sold a little in advance of Inst week's prices. Fat calves a moderate supply. Best beef 71d to 8d per lb. Other qualities 6 £ d to 7d. Fat calves, 9d to lOAd. lb. SHEEP. I Only a very few in the market to-day, but trade was good for all clashes. Fat lambs also a small supply. Best teg mutton 8d to 9d per lb. Other qualities 7|d to 8 £ d. Fat lambs 8id to 10d. PIGS. A small supply, and pork cheaper on the I week. Stoves very cheap. Pork being out of I season, there was practically no demand. I Porkers 9id to 6d per lb. Bacons 5d to 5d. coltn. I A small attendance of farmers. English wheat about 368 per quarter" Oats slightly dearer. Wheat per 62 Ibs 48 41 to 4s 6d. Oats per 40, lbs 3s to 5s 3d. No barley on offer. HAY TRADE. I Little doing. Quotations are for good I quality in stack, seller to deliver on rail. Best hy 50s to 52s 63 per ton. Second quality hay 45s to 50s. Clovers 50s to 55s. I Wheat straw 4003 to 45s. WOOL. I Best Herefordshire fleeces up to 144-Ld per lb. I Lambs' wool up to Is per lb. WHOLESALE FRUIT. This was tfie Hist market of the season. There were 190 lots offered, and prices were satisfactory. Jeavmette pears 5s 91 to 6s 6d. Apples-Lord Suffield's 4s 3d to 4s 6d. Early Victorias 4s. Givnadier 4s 61 to 4s 9d. Keswicks 2.0; 9d to 3s 3d per hamper of 56 lbs nett. Green walnuts for pickling 63 to 7a per cwt. ——,
NEWENT. I I BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr C Cloke (chair- man) presided at the usual fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians on Tuesday.—The Master reported the number in the house as 48, against 69 for the same period last year tramps relieved during the fortnight were 75, as against 44 and 72 the last two years.—The following gifts were acknowledged: Tea, sugar, and tobacco from Mrs Beechey papers from Mrs Beechy, Miss Newbury, Miss Dyke, Messrs W J Cook, and local Press owners. The Board acknowledged the kindness of the Newent Foresters Fete Committee for their in- vitation to the fete, 'md of the various showmen. —Worcester County Asylum notified that the weekly rate of maintenance would be 9d lid per week for the current quarter.—The report of the Mental Deficiency Conference held at Gloucester on May 14th, 1914, was read.- Communications from the Local Government Board as to old age pensioners, and from the Inland Revenue Office as to the payment of income tax were read.—Permission was given to the Automobile Association to erect two danger eignals at Bromsberrow.— A communica- tion was read from the Gloucester County Council as o the disposal of house refuse and the dang .■ to public health from flies.-A further < rcular was read with reference to isolation hospitals. <
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LEDBURY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Ledbury Board of Guardians was held at the Board-room of the Union Workhouse on Tuesday morn- ing. Thsre were present—Mr W L Pritchett (Chairman), who presided, Mr J A Thompson (Vice-chairman), Revs A E Green-Price, WPP Matthews, Father Lynch, and A H Knapp, Miss Holland, Miss Lake, Alderman J Riley, Messrs S H Bickham, A G Bunn. L J C Riley, J Baughan, J Parry, junr., J J S Powell, H Bray, W Pitt, W S Lane, T S S Gardner, T W Holds, H Weston, H Cowell, T A Pedlingham, with the Clerk (Mr R Homes), the Relieving Officers (Mr A G Smith and Mr T Thompson), and the Master (Mr J Kendrick). A MEMBER'S BEREAVEMENT. Befora the commencement of business Mr Bunn proposed that a letter of sympathy be sent to Mr Fred Innes, a member of the board, who had suffered a deep and sudden bereavement « in the loss of his wife. Mr Gardner seconded and the resolution was carried. THE WORKHOUSE. The Master reported the number of inmates in the h()IH',) last: week as 30 against 63 for the corresponding period last year, an increase of 12. During tho fortnight 90 tramps were relieved as against 63, an increase of 22. He also reported the gifts of papers for the inmates from Miss Martin, Linden House, and Miss Wood, Ot-chardleigh. A serious burst of the water m".in had occurred in the women's yard, and it had been put right. Since then the meter showed t;he water used was 2,000 gallons per week, and b-fore then they had been using 4,000 gallons per week. He also reported that the inmates were entertained to their annual treat by Mrs Ballard, of Colwall. on the 15th inst., and it was thoroughly enjoyed by them all. He had also received an invalid chair for the infirmary from Miss Holland. Rev Father Lynch proposed that a letter of thanks be sent to the donors, to Mrs Ballard for her treat to the inmates, and to Miss Holland for the of a chair. Miss Holland said the chair belonged to the Colwall Nursing Association, but they had no use'for it, and she had had it done up and sent to the infirmary. Mr Thompson seconded the vote of thanks, and said it was extremely kind of Mrs Ballard to invite tho inmates to Colwall every year, and it wais an outing that they greatly enjoyed. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried unanimously. FINANCE. Mr Bickham stated that the balance in the bank was £ 1,676 188 3d. The cheques out- standing amounted to £400. and there had been received from the Herefordshire County Council the sum of C423 repayment of rate overpaid on the G.W.R. assessments. That amount would have to be repaid to the parishes and when those two items were paid there would be £800.in the bank, which was satisfactory. The Clerk stated that the cheque from the County Council for repayment of rate was £423 6s lOii, and that amount should be apportioned between the parishes, and he pro- posed to draw cheques for that amount. They claimed for the full amount for four half-years, and from what he heard from Mr Symonds, the clerk to the County Council, he thought they might get two half-yéa8, but he had received a further letter from Mr Symonds stating that no furtber-retum than for the last half-year would be made. The Rev Knapp: In what way will this money be refunded to the parishes ? The Chairman In proportion. The Rev Knapp Yes, but will it be paid back to the parishes and shall we get it off the next rate ? Mr Bickham said he would suggest that it be repaid to the parishes. re The Clerk said he had got out the figures, and could give them if desired. Mr Bickham (who is chairman of the Finance Committee) said he had had no opportunity to go into the matter, and would suggest that it be left over until the next meeting, which was agreed to. TENDERS FOR COAL. There was only one tender for the supply of coal for the ensuing twelve months, as follows:— Messrs Meates and Sons, Ltd.—Cannock Chase shallow kibbles, 14s per ton anthracite cobbles, 288 anthracite colliery screened 22s. These tenders were accepted, both qualities of anthracite to be tested. ILLNESS OF NEWLY-APPOINTED NURSE. The Clerk announced the receipt of a letter from Nurse Emily Hargreaves, of Prestwich Union, Manchester, who at the meeting a month ago was appointed nurse and assistant matron at the Workhouse, stating that she regretted she could not take the appointment and enclosed a doctor's certificate of illness and that she had to have three months' rest. On receipt of that letter, proceeded thaClerk, he wrote to Nurse Pattinson, who was one of the selected candidates for the appointment, but could not attend for the interview, and had recieved a. reply stating that she was open to accept the post, but would prefer to see the place before taking up the duties. It was decided to invite Nurse Pattinson to attend at the House for an interview with the Master, who was empowered to make the appointment on interview. tTHE MENTAL DEFICIENCY ACT. Mr Thompson reported that the conference of Boards of Guardians in the county took place on July 8, on the Mental Deficiency Act, and it was decided to obtain information ItS to any scheme workable through the Boards of Guardians. Until they knew the result of the corres- pondence, they would be unable to give any report. It was strongly urged that they should take the matter into their own hands if possible, and takt the Act in hand as far as it concerned them, but the difficulty was that certain Boards of Guardians seemed to stand aloof, and if the whole of the Boards of Guardians in the county would co-operate it would be desirable. If they did not and they had the County Council work- ing part of the Act and Boards of Guardians another part it would be somewhat difficult. This concluded the business of interest.