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1THE RUSSELL ENDOWED SCHOOL, LE DBURY. Annual Report and Distribution 4f P rizes. 1 Owing to the illness of one of the ^Trustees, ^supervening upon the recent death of Mr-Jesse kcxarrood, the usual pul ilic proceedings in connec- tion with the prize di istribution for this year were, in abeyance. Th e prizes were presented .at the school on Wedi ieeday isaorning by the Headmaster ?(Mr F W Vade). who in a short -address briefly, reviewed the work of the year. He expressed his deep s orrow that they would no longer see at their 8 anual speech day the trustee who had spared n o efforts to promote the welfare and efficiency of t he School. Noco-knew better than he ('Mr Wade ) the time and fckought that ^r esse ■ Garrood ha d gi-,bo,the interests of the school. It was alw sys a real pleasure to the late Mr Garrood to hes -.r of any successes that the boys of the Russell i tDdowedSchool had obtained. He and they at ike had lost a, valued friend. Alluding to the < Md Etueeellians' Club and its activities, he con ratulated Mr 1'£ H Hopkins on, his well deserve id success in passing the very serchingexaminati on for the Diploma of Associate of the Insti tute of Chartered Accountants. Another Old Rtiseellian of whose career the school was prou d of» tfee Rev <A H Bray, M.A., B.D., was going • to Ohina to engage in educationaland, missionar; r work. Jn. con- clusion he wished to express ) u« grateful (thanks to Miss Trevor, Mr H C Ilifton, Mr Henry Garrood, Mr W L Tilley (wh o had given two valuable cricket bats) and Go. 'don Parsons, of Toronto, for their handsome p nzes. THE ANNUAL RI 5PGRT. Mr Wade then read the foil owing report £ >f the examiner, the Rev., J. F. Oaoina, !L.1LD.. viz As in previous years the school .has a three-fold division, an tjpper and Lower V th and a Form IV, wiih an upper, and lowec dep artoaent. I In the .Uppers Vth two boys, C I B Hill and E Hopkins, have been working I y themselves, Hill preparing for the Oxford Se nior fCeamina- tion, and Hopkins for the Ca-mbri dge genior,iii Decembor. Hill sent a Scripture paper worked with much,neatness and accuracy. The rest of the Upper Vth Form consisted of seven bo.ys .and we shall now deal v* rjth the sub- ject submitted for examination and the results obtained therefrom. Scripture .(Acts; XIII to end of Book)—The questions were of a searching, chara cter. The missionary journeys of St Paul were > described with muet. fulness,and ^caura-cy cf de tail. The general answering was exceptionally g ood. The two best papers were worked,1by rilley and Page, whilst* C A Pr#ece, Powell an, i Mullias showed by their answers that they l. lad givec close study to the subject. Geography—r(British Icles, ,Atlasiic seaboare: of North America, including the' Weet LIndies)- e aubject had been studied: in a quite up-to-date kind of way, where by boys j might have an intelligext., knowledge of the world in whach they live. atîd be able. to i dentify commercial interests with special loc alities. ,Their knowledge of the railway RuteS, the centres of industxy,and the special produ ctions legulting from climatic-conditions gi» e sample proof of special care in the teaching of this subject, so needful ein an age characterise4T by world-wide exploitation. Tilley wosi:ed the best paper. Powell and Page obtained equal Aimarks, whilst C &,Proece showed carefrsu work, ijiis map-drawing being very good. >|EpgJj; h Histosy((JT«&or. andiStuar t Periods)1— ■fThe papers worked in this subject displayed a (high average of afeility. ;The.,knowledge ,(If thu aziain facts of the periods ,uader review anarked by a keen recognition of the parts played iby the. ^arsonalities of the pariods and the jBeguence historical fact. An jcellenfc p^per was sentic by Powe&l, -who wasciosely followed iby >C A\ Pjesce. TilLay also sent in a series of ausswrswefideserving-of special caeamendatioa. The two periods had evidently beerl thorougbij studied, unde" capable etipaianision. Matfeematies (Aigebrs., Arithm.scic.and Gemine efcey)—A very stiff Aritlraietic paper .was set for; the Form, a»d, if anything, a litt le-too stiff, Iju tii the questions Afere attadkud with vigour and» commendable ejiccess. Tie p,,ip,r, covered the whole 4dorigunatiml study. œ"age. ¡,Pewell and Tilley worked the best papers. The Algebra studied included guatlrstic e(faiauions an^iudices. Page sent in a "cwitaJ series of irfjatly-worked answers. Tillcty ,&nd Taylor deaerve,montion. The geometry papers were soiuewkat we.^i;. worked-oulthe Unseens' were on the whole,.vsry ijood. If -any weakness jÎ8 to be pointed out, At lies in the direction of -the verbs andconstruetiort. of sentences. English Literature-In this subject two.plays of Shakespeare had been p/ppared, JRich^rd IlAnd Julius G^sar. SThe jJTorm hail .eontinned ito maintain the aphool-tradition in its i'.evoticMa ^o.the literary side,of education. PapafS were sent in shewing a keen recognition of historical cbaracterr. mentioned in the two layf;. Quotations from the text with their special con- nections gave proof of earliest study, and the form deserves congratulation f,-ir the ani £ oi;m Answering to the qlteztions wt in the paper. C A- Preece obtained M .marks out of a possible 109, whilst Page and Powell tame very near. In connection with the subject I should like to refer to the essay. Two alternative titles were given. yiz., "The causes of iSzigland's Vreatnem and Your Favourite Book." The best essay was by Page, but Tilley and Powell also did well. All the boys shewed a grasp of facts, fulness ot knowledge and lucidity of expression. The reading of these escays was a keen intellectual pleasure. From the above remarks it will be acen that the area of work was by no means inconsiderable, and the general results obtained by examination reflect the highest credit on the Form considered all a whole. Lower Vth.-This Form consists of 13 boys and therefore shews more diversity of attain. ment than in the Upper Vth. Scripthre.—Two books of Scripture had been studied, St. Lake's Gospel and Acta xiii to the. end of 'the1 B6ok. The general knowledge of thd Form deserves approval. The Parables had been carefully studied and the main facts of the Gospel were well known. The Acts of the Apostles—a Book of some difficulty for boys, had been carefully taught, and the answers to, questions by no means easy, gave me much satisfaction. It is difficult for instance, for lads to grasp the significance of St. Paul on Mars Hill, but this was done with much success by several of the boys. The best marks were obtained by Suter, A J Preece, E A Preece and Banks. Geography (British Isles and British Empire). —The questions were on quite modern lines and in sympathy with the modern methods of studying geography. Some of the papers were specially good. The localities of our main industries were accurately known, as also the railway routes. There was considerable diversity in the map-drawing. The maps of Suter Qnd E W Preece were beautifully drawn. English History (Tudor Period and part of Stuart Period).—The questions were quite of a general, character and I was quite satisfied with the answering considered as a whole. A J Preeee, Gardner, Suter and Griffiths sent in good papers. Mathematics (Algebra and Arithmetic.)— Algebra up to quadratic equations had been studied, and arithmetic, including fractions, the unitary method, simple interest, areas of floors, &c. In these two sections of mathematical studies there was much diversity of attainment, but speaking generally the work submitted to me deserves approval. The best marks were obtained-by Suter, E W Preece and Gardner. French.—The work which had been prepared consisted of a, story, simple sentences and grammar. The translation was rendered by most of the Form with a fair amount of accuracy. The sentences and grammar indicated careful supervision and some of the boys ought to do well when transferred to the'Upper Vth. Literature '(Richard II and Goldsmith's Deserted Village).—The papers sent in shewed that the boys had read with c&re and intelligence the subjects as stated. In regard to the essay, some very good papers were examined, one by Tainton, on'Orlando from one of Shakespeare's plays, was specially good. Ie addition A J [ Preece, Suter and EW Preece worked excellent papers. Summarising the results of the examination of this Form, I must express my satisfaction with the general aspect of the work submitted. ".Form IV.trhisr; form consists of; 16 boys. There is no need to enter into a detailed exam- ination of the resi-Its in each subject. The papers set covered the field of Scripture, Ele- mentary Arithmetic, Literature, French, Geography (British 1, Isles), and aketches of English History. In the lower reaches of the Form there is room for improvement,( but some of the boys give much,promise of real,,progress. Fcom a general review of the school work I .can a-sure the trustees that real, 9-4iid,,instue- tion is imparted in thø;R:.zssel Eodowed-,School, which reflects credit on the Head Master and I his assistant and shows, a body of student* eager in their studies and quick to appreciate the ,efforts of the Masters. f THE .PRJZ;E LIST. Mr V. ade then distributed the priF-qi, as follows, the second in merit being given, in parentheses in each ease — IForm.prizes—Upper V^iEF Page (L Powell) fewer Y.F Suter (A J B Grinitha) KiVtL Tilley (»J>Taylor). (Scripture—Upper D W Tilley (L Powell): lower V, iF Suter (A J tPreece) IV, R Waibkins (W Jlj) i Language—Upper V, C A Preece (E F Page).: lower V, A J Preece (F Sate?) IV, L Ttiluy (J Taylor). Mathernaties-Upper T, D <W Tilley (E !,F' Page); lower V, E W Preece (F Suter, A J B Griffiths) IW, R Taylor ta Watkins). Miss Trevor's prizes—Senior, 0 B Hill (E il Hopkins);; junior, L Powe4,1, (A. R Banks). Writing prw.es Senior, C Gardner (H F. Taylor); junior, N Bache ((F spencer, C E. Craddock). Clifton prize-ie F Page. Special prize (also given by Mr <Cliftun)-A I J B Griffiths. Cricket bats, for Arithmetie (presented by Mr \11 L Tilley)—-L Powell and R Watkins. Fourth Form prjzes (preseated by Gordon iEJarsons)—J Taylor and F W Juckes. _ø-
THE NEW iCINEMA NGUSE. I No,event in Ledbu,ry,for some tieae has been looked forward to with such pleasurable anticipa- tions on the part of the residents of thettoucn aud district as the opening of-the new Cinema < Nouse. in Homend-street, Ledbury, which will positively open its-doors to an adtniriag public oiz Mcrday next, when there will be three performances, at 2 30, and 8.45 p-io. and on Tuesday ..And Wednesday there will be performances &t:8,P.41I. For comfort the new resort off amusement will be hard to beat4 while throughout the appoiafcmejets will be found to be of the best. For the .qpening programme on the first three days of next week Mr L P Hoult, the popular manager, has undoubtedly seeuced a big attcac- j tion in Jury's Masterpiece, The Last Days oft Pompeii," filmed by the Ambrosio Co., of Torino, vividly pourtrayiog Lord Lytton's lamous novel,. Not only the detail, but the atnaeephere of too work has been achieved by the producers with marked success. One of the most effective of its five teenes is that which illustrates the destruc- tion of the city of Pompeii by voleanie eruption, but the who F e hnman story, laid amidst such romanti# surroundings, cannot fail to appeal to all patrons of the cinema. Ledbury is fortunate in securing such an attraction for the holidays, and will doubtless show its appreciation of the entertainment offered. On Tuesday and Wednes- day the film commences at 8 p m. Tkere is a special matinee on Monday for children. On Thursday and Friday at ,3 p.m. and on Sat- urday at ;2 30, 4.20 and 8.46 p.m. there will be a change of programme. Fan toinas V-the False Magistrate is the star picture, and also the star of the Fantomas series, which has created such a wide interest amongst all lovers of the cinema. This picture is billed as being something really startling. Other pictures comploto *,Promising orogramme.
BOY SG0UTS" CAMP AT BOSBURY. Visit of 1st City, of Westminster I Troop. The picturesque village of Bosbury has this week and will have for another fortnight, a great attraction to the Boy Scouts of Herefordshire and also to the general public, inasmuch as the crack troop of Baden-Powell Boy Scouts, the;lst City of Westminsters, are enjoying their annual camp. The troop with all its equipment and paraphernalia of camp life, travelled from London by train on Saturday last, reaching Ledbury station early in the afternoon, and the tents, etc., were conveyed to the site of the camp on farm waggons. On arrival at Bosbury the troop was joined the 1st Bosbury Troop, under Scout- master C A F Stewart, and the Bosburians assisted the Londoners to erect their tents on Saturday afternoon. The site of the camp is a meadow adjoining the Note House Farm, Boabury, and is situate ou high ground overlooking the surrounding district, for miles—an ideal spot, healthy and invigorating. The camp comprises ten sleeping tents for the the ,use of the officers and lads, a canteen, store room, officers, mess. and kitchen. At the. Bosbury end of the camp a portable wireless has 'been erected by which messages can be received ifrom a radius of 150 miles. The Westminsters, as they are generally called, were formed aboutfi years ago in London. They have 65 boys in their ranks, of whom 36 are cubs," or junior Scouts. The troop is divided into patrols of eight, and each patrol has its own sleeping tent. The names of the patrols are the Owls, Wood-pigeons, Beavers, Otters and Ravens. The. junior -Scouts, or "cubs," are called Peter's by request of General Sir Robert Baden-Powell (the Chief Scout and founder of the movement), 'the name originating from his son Peter. The troop has already had one of its scouts rue from the ranks to the, position of a Scoutmaster, while five have obtained posts as instructors, and two are Assistant Scoutmasters, all these having risen from the ranks. The troop is run on the patrol system. The members of a patrol sleep together, and have their breakfast and tea on separate tables to the othar ,patrols. Dinner is cooked for the whole troop, but for other meals each patrol is individually entirely responsible for its own needs. On being accompanied on a tour of inspection round the camp one day this week, our representa- tive found everything in order, and inside the tents everything was nicely packed blankets folded and placed at the top of the bed, with bags, boots in pairs, haversacks, and other equipment all in its proper place. Each patrol has its own fireplacejust outside the entrance to the tent, and everything they require in camp they make. Tbe Officers in camp are:—Commandant G, Stewart Chappell; Quartermaster, Head Scout Master S H Twining Assistant-Quartermaster, Assistant Scout Master H King Stores Officer, A.S.M. C Banca; Bandmaster (Bugle Officer), A.S.M. H King Cook master, A.S.M H Hutch- inson; Physical Drill Instructor, A.S.M. C Bunce and lnstructor HSiggers; Natural History Officer, Instructor R Murlesa Wireless Operator, A.S.M. H Jupe. The Rev W H Twining, of the Head- quarters Council, of London, is also in camp. The 1st Westminsters have a fine record behind them, and won first prize in a "handy man" competition at Manchester, open to all troops of Boy Scouts in the world. The was a tent- which they use in the present camp for their store tent with every" hing complete, and was valued at £ 10. For this prize a team was coii,! posed of ten boys who were sent into a room that had previously been smashed up—more than once, for other teams bad gone in for the competition— to. repair everything that was broken. The West- minsters repaired every broken article in the room and placed it ready for use in the allotted time. The kitchen, trected near the officer's mess, is, built of canvas, and with its pots and pans and fireplace in which to cook four dishes, looks very domestic. The canteen and store room (a shoot- ing box kindly lent by Mr Lane), is also used as a post office, !In the commandant's tent an extra bed his been made in case of any accidents. The Westminsters are reputed to be the finest bridge builders among Boy Scouts in the country, and they were the only team sent to compete Hot Manchester. The troop has a fine set of silk colours, which were consecrated in Westminster Abbey and were presented to the troop hy the Duchess of Marlborough. The band ia composed of 16 bugles and six drums. A BIRTHDAY PARTY. Visitors were invited to inspect the camp on Tuesday afternoon and attend a party in honour of the birthday of the Qaartermaster, Stephen Twining, when swastikas, or "thanks badges" for the work they had done for the Westminsters, were presented to several of the residents. Amongst those present were :—Rev W H Twining (of the Headquarters' Council), Mrs Buck, the Vicar (the Rev T W Harvey) and Mrs Harvey, the Rev Canon Bulkeley (Rector of Coddington) and Mrs Bulkley, Mrs Emberson, Miss Ballard, Rev E C and Mrs fParminter, Mr W Green, Mr T W Green, Mr and Mrs Win. Green, Mr and Mrs W B Collett, Misses Bosley, Mr and Mrs W S Lane, Mr, Mrs and the Misses Pritchett, Mr J K and the Misses Job, Mr and Mrs E T Lane, Mr H E Lane, Mrs and Misses Manning, Mrs Malins, Mr and Mrs E B Thompson, Mrs Rogers, Mr and Mrs Rogers, Mr and Mrs Harrington, Mrs Kempson, Mr and Mrs C Bosley, Mr and Mrs E G Shew, and others. The visitors and scouts partook of tea, and after the general salute and tattoo, the Rev W H Twining welcomed the visitors. He said he had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Buck in London, and she invited them over to Bosbnry. Mrs Buck had spent the whole of her life in cocial work. She had been a very good landlord of her property in London, and had done much good in Bosbury. (Applause.) The work connected with the Bosbury troop was very difficult, but there was the making of a good troop in them. They would give them a. little display on August Bank Holiday, which the Westminsters had given in Manchester, Olympia, and at other places. He wanted to thank the Bosbury Boy Scouts' Association for the work they had done and for the kindnesses that were showered upon them- they were so many that he could not record them. He also thanked Mr C A F Stewart for the help that he had given them. He had done everything possible to make them welcome. The only possible way the Westminsters could recognise the services of their many friends in Bosbury was by presenting them with that little sign of good luck, "thanks" badges, and he hoped they would briag them great good luck during that year. (Loud applause.) The rev. gentleman then presented the -swastikas, thanking the recipients, who were as -follows :-Mrs Buck, Mr W S Lane, Mr E T :Lane, Mr E B Thompson, Mr E G Shew, and Mr CAP Stewart. As each of the foregoing received the badges ithQy returned thanks to Rev Twining, and Mrs Buck: said she just,held herself as a representative .of Rcebury, because, she felt, their thanks were ,due tc so many and ,not to herself. Mr« G Stewart Okappell, commandant of the Boy Scouts, returned his thinks for all the iiinduesses that had been bestowfcd upon the Westminsters by tbe people of Bosbury, and thanking Mr Lane, MrC Bosley, and Mr Manning aaad his farming daughter. Mr W 6 Lane said he was asked' to pr pose a vote of ;thanks to the )lt City of Westminster Tr,Do,p oLRoy Scouts, for coming down amongst them. At the same tIme rhe, desired to congratulate thesa upon their manners and especially upon their fform. He was sure everyone in thtl parish would do atll they could for them. He wished Mr Stephen twining maoy happy returns of the day.- Mr Lane went on to express his admiration of the way the Scouts carried out their driIb, etc. K-e asked them to give MrStephen Twining three hearty cheers, and wish him many happy returns osf the d&y. Mrs Back seconded the proposition, and the cheers were heartily accorded. Mr Stephen T wining thanked Mrs Buck and Mr Lane, ad atter three he&rty cheers for the visitors had been given by the Scouts the party (dispersed. VISIT TO THE PICTURE DROME. During the week ;the Westminsters have real- lisod what Bosbury can do in the way of hospitality And a number of them paid a visit to Cold Green OP the invitation of Mr and Mrs E G Shew on Wednesday night, and spent an enjoyable time, Last,(Thursday) night ou the invitation of Mr E H Hopkins, manager of the Picturedrome, the 1st Westminsters and the let Bosburys attended the performance of pictures at the Royal Hall. CommaxidAnt Chappell wu in charge. The bugle band of the 1st Weatmicsters attended and played through the town to the Hall. During the interval Mr Hopkins welcomed the Boy Scouts, wishing them success, and expres- sing the hope that Ledbury would soon follow the example of their visitors that night. (Loud applause.) Commandant Chappell thanked Mr Hopkins for his kindness in inviting the Scouts there, and exposed the thanks of the Scouts to Ledburians to tiwir welcome. Be eularged briefly on the advantages of the Scout movement and expressed a hope that before long Ledbury would possess a troop. The bugle band gave the Royal salute and tattoo, followed by three hearty cheers for Mr Hopkins and Ledbury in general. At the close of the performance the Scouts again marched through the town, to the accom- paniment of the bugle band.
ULSTER AND HOME RULE. I How the Trades Unionists View the I Question. In the following article Mr Alfred G I Rudall, of Ledbury, one of the deputation of Liberal and Labour Home Rulers, who recently spent a week touring central and western Ireland, and Ulster, deals with the ,Home Rule question from the point of view of the Trades Unionist. In my last article I referred to a deputation of Irish Trade Unionists who visited us during our stay at Belfast. I think that a brief account of the conference between that deputation and ours will be of -some interest. There is an opinion current amongst English workingmen that the Ulster resistance movement is solely the work of the wealthy aristocracy and manufac- turing class of North Ireland. I shared that view until I went to Ireland. It came as a great surprise to me when I found that the strength of the Ulster movement was in the working class itself. In the ranks of the volun- teers are manufacturers, independent men, shop- keepers, clerks, artizans and labourers, all sub- ject to the same discipline. And it is the ordinary worker who seems the-most earnest and determined of them all. The deputation of Trade Unionists with whom we conferred were led by Mr William Grant (President, Shipwrights' Society) and included representatives of all the principal industries of Belfast. Each member of the deputation gave a seven minutes' address, following which they answered the many questions that we showered upon them., Briefly the arguments of the Belfast Trade Unionist are these :—The only part of Ireland where labour is fully organised is in the North of Ireland. As a consequence the workers there have conditions far more satisfactory than those obtained in the South and West of the island. The Northeners fear that under an Irish Par- liament they will lose the privileges they have won. One of the Irish deputation, representing the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners', speaking with an intimate knowledge of country life in the South of Ireland, said that the Home Rule agitators were continually telling the people that they were heavily oppressed by the English Parliament, and that only Home Rule would bring them prosperity. As a result the young men of the districts would not work, and the land remained idle which could produce sufficient flax to supply the linen trade in Belfast and be a source of wealth to the whole country. Another delegate* Mr J A Turkington (Textile Weavers) said his Union had tried hard to organise the weavers of Cork, Drogheda and Dundalk, but had been unsuccessful. He men- tioned the case of a young Trade Unionist in Lisburn who had won a scholarship at Ruskin College, but the priest had prevented him from going, and had said, When Home Rule came Trade Unionism would have to go." Mr Grant (Shipwrights), said that on April 29 a great demonstration of Trade Unionists was held in Belfast to protest against Home Rule. Eleven thousand cards were distributed, each cird bearing the words, No Home Rule," and having a space where any man could put his name, address, and name of his Society. All the cards, except about 500, were handed in. At the same time the following resolutions were passed (1) That this meeting desires, in the strongest possible manner, to protest against the attitude of the British Labour Partv and members of Parliament in supporting the Home Rule Bill now before Parliament, and to declare that the views they have expressed on this question are in direct opposition to those of the overwhelming majority of the trade unionists of Belfast." (2) That this mass meeting of Belfast Trade Unionists enters its most emphatic protest against the Home Rule policy of the present Government, believing that if carried into effect it would be destructive of the peace and prosperity of Ireland and injurious to the industrial interests of this city. That it would rob us of the full rights of British citizenship we now enjoy, and deprive us of the protection of the Imperial Parliament, under which Belfast has grown from an obscure fishing village into one of the most prosperous, progressive and important manufacturing and commercial cities of the Empire. That it would furthermore cut us ofr fcom participation in the social and industrial improvements which will come to our fellow trade unionists in Great Britain by reason of the pressure the powerful cross- ehannel labour organisations will be able to exert on legislation in the Imperial Parliament. And we call upon our feUow trade unionists in Great Britain to stand by us in our efforts to maintain the solidarity of oar unions in the United Kingdom." Personally, I was as much impressed by what I heard from these Belfast Trade Unionists as by anything else during the whole of our tour. In fact, the whole of the English deputation present showed by the, questions they put that they were face to face with an entirely new aspect of the Irish Question. Many of us confessed that when in England we had scoffed at the Ulster movement and had spoken of the volunteers as "corner boys," 41 loafers" and men of such type, who would follow any cause if there was beer and money in it. But now we were face to face with the men who called Sir Edward Carson their leader, and we found these men to be intelligent, industrious, "responsible and sober minded" individuals, and we were bound to admit the soundness and justness of their case. And I am sure that every Englishman will pause and think very deeply before condemning the Ulster men for the altitude they have taken up. "Fair Play's a Jewel," and the smallest minority have a right to demand fair and just treatment. The Ulster men know that they would be for ever a minority in an Irish Parlia- ment. They cannot trust their fellows in the South. They in the North have a lot to lose and nothing to gain by Home Rule-so they say. And if you ask them if they really intend to stick out to the bitter end, they are not slow in giving an answer. It is easy to accuse such men of being selfish, but Self preservation is the first law of nature," and I am willing to wager heavily that in the same circumstances the average English workman—Tory or Liberal- would do exactly what the Ulster men are doing I to-day. ALFRED G. RUDALL. I
NEWENT. I MOTHERS' UNION.—The annual ruri-decanal festival of the Mothers' Union of the North Forest Deanery was held on Thursday. The day's proceedings commenced with a special service at the Parish Church, when the Rev J Griffin, vicar of Deerhurst, gave an excellent address to a very large congregation. After inspecting the fine old church, the meeting macehed in procession through the streets to Newent Court grounds, where an excellent tea was in readiness, and 350 sat down under the fine oildl tree on the lawn in front of the Court. After tea a meeting was held. Canon W H Connor, rector, gave the members a hearty welcome. And hoped to see them all again. A letter was read from the president (Mrs T D Grimke-Drayton) expressing her regret at being unable to be present. The Misses de Peyer entertained the large gathering with gramophone selections, which were much appreciated. The Newent Red Cross detachment were in attend- ance and formed a creche. A hearty vote of thanks was recorded to Mr, Mrs, and the Misses do Peyer. The meeting concluded with the Mothers' Union hymn, led by Mr W J Cook on the cornet.
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COLWALL CARDEN CLUB. 67th Annual Show. Favoured by delightful flower show weather the 67th annual exhibition of the Colwall Garden Club was held in the Winnings Meadow (by kind permission of Mrs Ballard), yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, and was a. "in most successful. The season has been a fan y good one in contrast to some recent seasons, which have in the past year or two been particularly dry. This season has been one more after the heart of the cottage gardener, spells of moisture and dryness alternat- ing, with the result that the gaidens of Colwall and Coddington. to which the exhibition under notice is confined, have done exceedingly well. The President of the club is Mr 0 N Holt- Needham, of Barton Court, Colwall, and the committee is a small but effective one composed of Mr S Ballard, Mr H Meatea, Mr E Holland, Mr Montague Taylor, with Miss Lake, Miss Chorley and Mr A B Lake as co-opted members. Miss Raper is the hon treasurer, and Mr E Ballard the hon. secretary. The entries for the show were an increase of 110 on last year, and all the increase was in the cottagers' section. There was a falling off in the open class, especially in the sweet peas, which is usually made a feature at this show, but owing to the sweet pea disease having made its appear- ance in Colwall-and all throughout the country, it is repoited—this department, which promised well up to a fortnight ago, has considerably fallen in comparison with former years. This is the first time Herefordshire has been visited by this disease. The exhibits in the cottagers' section were of exceptionally good quality, probably better than anything the cottagers have achieved before, and especially does this refer to the fruit classes. The Committee are very pleased to note the improvement in the method and taste dis- played by the cottagers in exhibiting cut flowers. For some years the Committee have taken a good deal of trouble to try and influence the cottagers in this department, and there were signs at yesterday's display that the efforts made have at last borne fruit. The judges were as follows :—Gardens, Mr A J Manning (horticultural instructor to the Here- fordshire County Council) general exhibits, Mr G Mullins (Eastnor Castle Gardens), Mr H Cotton (Ledbury Park Gardens), and Mr A J Manning vases of flowers, hall decoration, etc., Mrs Rayttion(I jam, boiled potatoes, etc., Mrs Stephen Baliard and Mrs Green bread, Mr Grundy; writing, Mr A Cartwright (H.M.I., Worcester) wild flowers, Miss Ada Ballard and Miss Bird. With reference to the gardens the judge, Mr A J Manning, wrote to the hon. secretary as follows I enclose the awards in each class tabulated in order of merit. You will notice that J Powell and A Goode obtained an equal number of marks in the champion class. Also that I have placed the latter in the second prize place, notwithstanding this fact. My reason for so doing is that the garden belonging to A Goode was much cleaner, tidier, and better arranged (see the points on top of the line in each case.) I have been very pleased with my visit to your gardens this year. I consider there is quite a decided improvement on the whole, the only dis- appointing features being the winter onions, and also, I am afraid, somewhat of a falling off in the number of good flower borders." Amongst the exhibits not, for competition, and for which certificates of merit were awarded, were displays from the followinng Messrs E and J Box, Colwall. Rosary Mr T Norris, Clar- ence Nurseries, Malvern, cut blooms; King's Acre Nurseries, Ltd., Hereford, collection of roses Messrs R M Fraser and Son, Malvern, collection of roses Messrs A Dickson and Son, the champion rose growers, from their Wellington Heath gardens, collection of roses Messrs J H White and Son, Worcester, collection of cut flowers. Mrs Ballard, The Winnings (gardener, Mr W Smart); Mr 0 N Holt-Needhana, Barton Court, Colwall (gardener, Mr F J Brake), sent fine grotips of flowering and foliage plants; the Right Hon. J W Wilson, M.P., Perrycroft (gardener, Mr C Boxhall), collection of cut blooms. As usual the open class, the nurserymen's ex- hibits and groups of plants were staged in one tent, and the cottagers' section in a separate tent. The full list of awards was as follows :— COTTAGER'S CLASS. GARDENS.—(Open to Colwall and Coddington Cottagers only). Kitchen Garden—1 W Webley, 2 C Webley, 3 vV Davis, 4 H White, 5 T Tyler. Bed of Carrots—1 J Moore, 2 J Powell, 3 A Good?. Bed of Spring Onions—l J Moore, 2 A Lewis, 3 A Goode. Bed of Parsnips—1 J Moore, 2 J Powell, 3 A Goode. Bed of Shallots—1 J Moore, 2 C Webley, 3 A Lewis. Bed of Winter Onions—1 A Lewis, 2 J Moore, 3 A Goode. Flower Borders- 1 A Lewis, 2 T Cocterell, 3 W Robbins, 4 T Berry. Flower Borders (Gentlemen's gardeners only)— 1 A Moore, 2 J Bray. Champion cultivated kitchen garden. (Colwall only)—1 A Lewis, 2 J Moore. Herefordshire County Council Class (Col- wall and Coddington)-l C Webley, 2 W Robbins. VEGETABLES.—Broad Beans—1 A G Allen, 2 Arthur Goode, 3 J Powell. French Beans—1 J Powell, 2 J Moore, 3 W Webley. Scarlet runner Beans—1 H Rubbins, 2 A Hicks, 3 A Lewis. Beetroot—1 A Bainton, 2 C Webley, 3 J Powell. Early Cabbage—1 R Phillips, 2 A Lewis, 3JSmall. Red Cabbage—1 A Lewis. 2 J Powell. Carrots- 1 J Moore, 2 J Powell. Cauliflower-I J Powell, 2 A Goode, 3 C Pedlingham. Celery—1 J Powell, 2 W Webley, 3 J Moore, Cucumber—1 A Goode, 2 J Moore, 3 C Webley. Herbs—1 J Powell, 2 A Goode. Leeks—1 J Moore, 2 A Lewis, 3 C Web- ley. Lettuce—1 J Powell, 2 J Moore, 3 A Lewis. Spring Onions—1 J Powell, 2 C Thomas, 3 J Moore, 4 C Webley. Winter Onions—1 A Lewis, 2 J Moore, 3 A Goode. Parsnips—1 R Phillips, 2 W Webley. 3 J Moore. Peas—1 J Small, 2 W Winters, 3 G Williams. Potatoes, round, colour- ed—1 W Tioughton, 2 J Moore, 3 J Lloyd, 4 J Hunt. Potatoes, round, white—1 J Powell, 2 W Troughton, 3 Mrs C Baldwin. Potatoes, kidney, coloured—1 A Hicks, 2 J Powell, 3 J Lloyd, 4 A Lewis. Potatoes, kidney, white—1 W Lissimore, 2 Mrs Tyler, 3 J Powell, 4 J Moore. Collection of potatoes—1 J Powell, 2 J Lloyd, 3 A Goode. Rhubarb—1 J Snmil, 2 Mrs W Eacock. Shallots- 1 R Phillips, 2 J Powell. 3 A Lewis. Tomatoes- 1 J Moore, 2 A Lewis, 3 A Goode. Turnips—1 J Moore, 2 A Goode. Largest Vegetable Marrow- 1 W Lissimore. Vegetable Marrows (best grown) -1 H Robbins, 2 A G Allen, 3 W Webley. Collection of Vegetables—1 J Powell, 2 J Moore, 3 A Goode. FLOWERS.—Annuals—1 J Smart, 2 A Lewis. Calceolarias—1 J Smart, 2 J Moore, 3 J Hunt. Carnations—1 A Goode, 2 H Robbins. Dahlias, cactus—2 A Goode. Dahlias, double—1 G Farley. Geraniums—1 A Lewis, 2 H Robbins, 3 A Goode. Marigolds—1 J Moore, 2 A Lewis, 3 W Troughton. Pansies—1 T Oliver, 2 A Bourton. Everlasting Peas -1 W Troughton. Penstemons—1 A Lewis, 2 A Goode, 3 J Moore Roses—1 S Jones. Snapdragons—1 S Jones, 2 H Robbins, 3 J Moore. Stocks—1 T Cotterell, 2 H Robbins, 3 Mrs W Saunders. Sweet Peas—1 H Robbins, 2 A Goode, 3 A Lewis. Sweet Williams—1 J Moore, 2 S Jones, 3 J Bray. Zinnias—3 A Goode. Collection of cut blooms—1 J Bray, 2 S Jones, 3 J Smart. Flower in pot—1 T Cotterell, 2 Mrs Bickerstaff, 3 J Moore Two flowers in Moore, 3 Mrs W Saunders. Fern in pot—1 J Moore, 2 A Lewis, 3 H Robbins. Two ferns in pots—1 J Moore, 2 C Hyde. Design or fancy ornament—1 A Allen, 2 Mrs Winters, 3 Mrs Brake. Design in wild flowers, ferns and grasses—1 Mrs C Amphlett, 2 J Bray, 3 A Goode. Nosegay of garden nowers—1 Mrs Winters, 2 Noseg 17 Davis, 3 A Goode. Nosegay of wild ftowers-l Mrs E Barnett (Purlieu), 2 J Bray, 3 M Hunt. Best exhibit not included in above—1 Mrs T Tyler. FRUIT.—Apples, dessert-I J Moore, 2 E Oliver, 3 T Evans. Apples, cooking—1 G Williams, 2 C Webley, 3 J King. Apricots—1 C Thomas, 2 Mrs Davis, 3 T Hodges. Cherries—1 A G Allen, 2 Mrs S H Wharton, 3 R Goode. Currants, white—1 Mrs Davis, 2 W H Lane, 3 C Hyde. Currants, red—1 W H Lane, 2 A G Allen, 3 R Phillips, 4 H White. Currants, black—1 W Troughton, 2 W H Lane, 3 W Winters. Goose- berries, red—1 A Lewis, 2 H White, 3 G Farley. Gooseberries, green—1 A G Allen, 2 W H Lane, 3 R Phillips. Gooseberries, yellow—1 J Powell, 2 W Winters, 3 C Hyde. Pears—1 G Bishop, 2 J Powell, 3 C Pedlingham. Plums-I R Phillips, 2 W Webley, 3 W Walton. Raspberriefi- I A G Allen, 2 Mrs Tylpr. Collection of gooseberries— 1 C Hyde, 2 R Phillips, 3 A Lewis. Collection of fruit (given by Mr 0 N Holt-Needna.m)-l R Phillips, 2 A G Allen, 3 J Powell, 4 A Goode. Best exhibit not included above-l A Goode. SPECIAL PRIZES. (Colwall and Co dington Cottagers only). Frnit Cake (prizes given by Mrs Ballard)—J Powell, 2 Mrs W Smart, equal 3 Mrs W Eacock and A G Allen, 4 Mrs W Hughes. Jam (prizes given by Mr G Ballard, Eardiston) -1 Mrs West, 2 J Bray, 3 A G Allen. Boiled Potatoes—1 Mrs T Tyler, 2 Mrs Lissi- more, 3 Mrs J Powell. Hollyhock (prize given by Mrs Pedlingham, mar)-1 Mrs Moore, Yew Tree Terrace. Bread (prizes given by Miss A Ballard)—1 Mrs J Corfield, 2 Mrs W Hughes, 3 G Allen. Pair men's socks (prizes given by Mrs Burroughes)-l Mrs W Webb, 2 Mrs Bickerton, 3 Esther Hyde. Collection of vegetables (prizes given by Messrs J H White and Co., Worcester )—1 J Powell, 2 J Moore. Collection of vegetables (prizes given by Mr C Button, Colwall)—1 J Powell. Bronze Medal presented by tke Royal Horticul- tural Society (London) to the winner of the largest number of prizes in the cottagers' class- 1 John Pewell26 prizes. John Moore took 35 prizes, but was debarred, as he was last year's winner. Toogood's prizes-I Alfred Lewis, 2 John Powell, 3 A G Allen. John Moore, John Powell, and A Goode were debarred from taking certain of the prizes, being recent winners. CHILDREN'S PRIZES. Specimen of patching, marking, etc (Colwall only)-I Nora Palfrey, 2 Nora Kiag, 3 Winnie Bowers. Patching, etc (Coddington only)-I Clara Jones, 2 Emily Mason, 3 M Farmer. Patching, etc (Colwall Hill only)-l Evelyn Roberson, 2 Gertie Quince, 3 Olive Hill. Prizes in the above were the gift of Mrs C R Chorley. Knitted Cuffs—1 Maud Hunt and Mary Horton, 2 Alice Small and Edith Wall Writing, boys- 1 W Horton, 2 E Talbot, 3 R J Gwatkins. Writing, girls—1 Jesssie Oliver, 2 Olive Hill, 3 Mabel Clements. SCHOOL GARDENS. Vegetable (prizes given by Mr A B Lake)-l W Horton and R J Gwatkin, 2 Victor J Small and Percy R R Clee, 3 E Talbot and Montague G B Kendrick, 4 C L Martin and F G Hall, 5 Stanley H Tudge and W R Kendrick. Flower borders (prizes given by the Secretary) I W C Hyde, 2 Harold C Cotterell, 3 Victor J Small. Wild flowers, boys and girls over 14 (prizes given by Miss Ada Ballard)-Percy Webley, 2 Gladys Layton, 3 Emily Thomas, 4 Wilfred Thomas. Wild lfowers (children over 11 and under 15)—1 Harriett Amphlett, 2 Mary Horton, 3 Leonard Troughton. Wild flowers (children under 11 years)—1 Edith Wall, 2 Dorothy Corbett, 3 Mary Bickerton. OPEN TO PARISHIONERS. (Colwall and Coddington). Annuals—1 Mrs E Ballard, 2 Mrs S Ballard. Carnations-I Mrs Ballard. Roses, 12 distinct- 1 A B Lake, 2 Mostyn Llewellyn, 3 Miss Chorley. Roses, 6 distinct (prizes given by Mr A B Lake)- ION Holt-Needham, 2 Miss Chorley. Cut flowers, 18 varieties—1 Mrs Ballard, 2 0 N Holt- Needham. Cut flowers, 6 varieties-I Mostyn Llewellyn, 2 0 N Holt-Needham. Cut flowers, greenhouse-ION Holt-Needham. Geraniums —1 Mrs Ballard, 2 0 N Holt-Needham. Tomatoes (first prize given by Mrs Peacock)—1 J Moore, 2 0 N Holt-Needham. Collection of vegetables-ION Holt-Needham, 2 J Moore. Collection of hardy fruit-ION Holt-Needham, 2 J W Wilson, M.P., 3 J Moore. Sweet peas, 12 varieties-ION Holt-Needham, 2 Mrs Peacock. Sweet peas, 6 varieties—1 0 N Holt- Needham, 2 Miss Chorley, 3 Mrs J Stallard, 4 Mrs Raymond. Sweet peas, 1 variety-1 0 N Holt-Needham. Egg?—1 J Moore, 2 Miss Gladys Bishop, 3 Mrs Wm. Smart. Honey, sections—1 and bronze medal Miss Stephens, 2 J Pedlingham. Honey, extracted—1 Mrs 0 N Holt-Needham, 2 T Armstrong. OPEN CLASS. Sweet Peas (10s of prizes given by Mr 0 N Holt-Needham)-i Mrs 0 N Holt-Needham, 2 J W Wilson, M. P., 3 Mrs E Ballard. Hall decora- tion (prizes given by Mr H Meates)-i Miss Chorley, 2 Mrs E Ballard. Vase of flowers-l Miss Smith (Burley), 2 Mrs Boxall. Vase of wild flowers—1 Miss M Bray, 2 Miss Smith (Burley), 3 Miss Nancy Ballard. Vase of flowers (for children)—1 Miss Nancy Ballard, 2 Miss Christine Stallard. Table decorations—1 Miss Ryan, 2 Miss Bray, 3 Miss Bird, 4 Mrs E Ballard. I OTHER ATTRACTIONS. At 3.15 and 6 p.m. a pageant of Nursery rhymes was given in the enclosure and was witnessed by large crowds at each performance. The programme was opened with an overture From Nursery Land," followed by a gavotte. Then followed the Queen's procession, and a procession of the Queen's guests, which proved most attractive, each guest being announced by the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Mitford. These guests included many of the characters made famous in nursery rhymes, and all were attired in fancy dress in keeping with the characters represented. Then followed a dumb show by players summoned by the Queen, and the whole concluded with the presentation by the Queen of wreaths of honour, tableau and a grand procession The stage manager was Mrs Cartwright; the Mistress of the Robes, Mrs Lawton Mistress of music, Mrs Mitford Master of Ceremonies, Mr Mitford, who were assisted bv Miss Holland. The orchestra was composed of local lady amateurs who rendered excellent service. The Colwall Brass Band under the conductor- ship of Lieutenant Green, R. N. rendered selections of music at intervals, and for dancing in the evening. Tea and light refreshments were provided on the ground by Miss Lake and Miss Chorley assisted by a committee of ladies. Scott's roundabouts were on the ground and came in for a large measure of patronage late in I the evening.
I ROYAL MALVERN VISIT. I Arrangements to Weloome King and Queen. Sir Henry Grey, presiding at a meeting of the Malvern Urban Council on Tuesday, said he had written to Lord Sbamfordham, on behalf of the Council and the people of Malvern, asking if their Majesties the King and Queen would accept a loyal address from the Council on the occasion of their coming to Malvern, en route for Madresfield Court, on 14 September. He wrotei also, that it their Majesties could find it possible to drive through the town one day, on their way to the Army Manoeuvres, it would give the inhabitants the keenest pleasure. This letter was laid before the King. The reply intimated that his Majesty fully apprecia- ted the loyal feelings which prompted the members of the Council and the people of Malvern to wish to present an address, but as his visit to Madresfield was a private one, for the sole purpose of attending the manoeuvres, the King would not be able to receive any ad- dress. At the same time, his Majesty hoped to be able to motor through the town one day on his way to the manoeuvre area. Sir Henry Grey added that Lord Beauchamp had informed him that his Majesty would be pleased to drive through Malvern on a fixed day at a fixed time. This would allow the inhabitants to welcome their Majesties, who would also be glad to see the school children drawn up together for the same purpose. He was allowed to say that it would give the King and Queen great pleasure to witness from Madresfield a bonfire and torchlight procession on the Malvern Hills. It was stated that the Local Governmeht Board, in answer to an inquiry, had intimated that they would be prepared to sanction reason- able expenditure by the Council in the circum- stances indicated. The Council unanimously resolved to make arrangements for a bonfire on the Worcester- shire Beacon, a torchlight procession, a display of fireworks, and for the assembling of the school children of the district, the inhabitants to be invited to decorate their houses.
I LITTLE MARCLE. I SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS FITZPÂ.TRICK.- We regret to record the death of Mrs Lucy Fit zpatrick. widow of the late Mr W Fitzpatrick, of Ballymafagh, Ireland, which occurred at the residence of her son, Mr R Fitzpatrick, at the Brook Farm, Little Marcle, on Thursday in last week, at the age of 65 years. The deceased lady had enj oyed good health until Thursday, when she complained of indigestion. Home remedies were tried but with no appreciable benefit and she suddenly collapsed in her chair. A message was at once despatched to Ledbury for medical aid, and in the meantime the district nurse called in and expressed the view that the lady was past medical aid. Dr Green, of Ledbury, arrived and could only confirm this view, death already having taken place. The facts were reported to the Coroner (Mr T Hutchinson), but as death had obviously taken place from natural causes no inquest was considered neoemuy.-The I.. interment took place on Saturday last.
CARDEN FETE AT STRETTON CRANDISON. The beautiful grounds of Homend, the residence of Lady Hopton, of Stretton Grandison were opened yesterday (Thursday) for the purpose of a garden fete for the raising of a fund for the District Nursing Asoocia.tion and for general church expenses. The fete was largely attended, people attending from Ashperton, Canon Froome and the surrounding villages during the after- noon. Glorious weather predominated through- out. On the lawn in front of the House tennis tournaments were in full swing, clock golf. bowling, and cocoanut shies, while "Aunt Sally" resplendent in her robes of rags smilingly bore the onslaughts of the villagers. Fancy stalls were also erected, presided over by girls of the village club, and also a jumble sale was doing a roaring trade. Tables had been laid for tea on the lawn, and mineral waters were plentiful for the thirsty. The sale of work was organised in connection with the Homend Mothers' Union, of which Lady Hopton is President. The work on the stalls reflected the energy and skill which had been, bestowed on its production. A brief but enjoyable concert was given in the- dining hall of the Homend, in the afternoon, and a complete programme of music was rendered. The following is a list of the selections :-Song, school children song. Mrs E Hopton song school children song, Mr Pritchett; humourous songt by six infants (encore) action song, school chil- dren song, Mr Pritchett; recitation, one of the school children song, Mrs E Hopton humorous song, Mr Pritchett. Rev Randle (vicar), and Mr Payne (schoolmaster) accompanied on the piano. After the entertainment tea was partaken of on the lawn. Dancing was also indulged in. Lady Hopton presided over the tea tables as- sisted by the Misses Hopton and Mrs Randle, Mrs Hill, Mrs G Lewis, Mrs Betteridge, and M¡ s- Payne. The jumble sale was in charge of Mrs Dafferne, assisted by Miss Araott. Girls' fancy stall—Miss C Hopton, assisted by the Misses Williams, E Adams, and 0 Aspey. Cocoanut shy and Aunt Sally "—Mr G Deem. Tennis-Mr E Lewis Games-Mr G Lewis. Clock golf—Mr Pudge. BowIing-Mr Hill. The Ashperton Schoolmaster and Mistress sup. plied the dance music for dancing on the lawn in the evening.
I HEREFORD MARKET. I The market to-day was exceptionally small, and trade throughout was very good. I CATTLE (STORES). I A small supply and trade good also small I supply of store calves. I BEEF. A short supply and an improved trade. Fat calves a good supply, for which there was a good demand. Best beef 8d to 8id per lb. Other qualities 7d to 8d. Fat calves, 9d to lOd. lb. I SHEEP. A moderate supply and an improved trade. Fat lambs also sold better. Best teg mutton 9d to 9td per lb. Other qualities 7ld to 9d. Fat lam bs 9d to lOd. I PIGS. I Small supply of stores. Trade a little better. Porks an improved trade. Porkers 5d to 6d per lb. Bacons 5d to 5!d. I CORN. Very little English grain of any kind on offer., Foreign wheat 3s 6d per quarter dearer, the, price of which is now equivalent to 4s 7kd per bushel for English wheat. On account of the, war scare all grain dearer. Prices difficult to. quote. I & WOOL. I lcade probably ad versely affected by the I European War. Best Herefordshire fleeces up to 14d per lb. Lambs' wool up to Is per lb. I HAY TRADE. Little doing. Quotations are for good quality in stack, seller to deliver on rail. Best hay 50s to 52s 6d per ton. Second quality hay 45s to 50s. Clovers 50s to 55s.. Wheat straw 40s to 45s. I WHOLESALE FRUIT. This was the second sale of the season. There were 491 lots on offer, some of which were windfalls. Quarrendens 6s 6d to 6s 9d. Lord Suffields 3s 6d to 4s 6d. Ecklinvines 38 6d to 4s 9d. Plums up to 7s 6d. Lord Grosvenor 5s 3d. Keswicks 3s 3d per hamper of 56 lbs net.
COLWALL NEWS. I 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.
I DYMOCK. I RICK FIRE. -A fire broke out at a clover rick I of about 30 tons belonging to Mr T J Poiner, of Ockington Farm, Dymock, on Wednesnay last. The Ledbury Fire Brigade were called out about 7.30 p.m., and left with their steamer at 7.50, f arriving at the scene of the fire about 8.10. On arrival they found that the rick had been on fire some time, and Mr Poiner's men had Ween at work on it for some hours. The firemen insisted in cutting away the damaged portion, returning to the fire station at 12.45 midnight. The cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion. Several ricks of hay surrounded the one on tire, which was also close to the buildings, for the protection of which Mr Poiner considered it necessary to summon the brigade. There was hardly any water on the spot and not sufficient to supply the steamer, and only buckets were requisitioned in order to put out the fire. It is understood that the property is insured. Mr Thackwell, of Dymock, is the owner of the" property, and ME Poiner is the tenant.
I I DAVID SMITH & SON Monumental Sculptors, LEDBURY. MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEAD STONES and CROSSES of every description, in Markle, Granite and Stone, fixed in any part of the kingdom. OLD MONUMENTS RENOVATED. Designs and Estimates sent free on application.
fitrtbs, flDarrtaoes, an& Deaths. BIRTH. McKEAN.-July 22, at The Yews, Ledbury, the wife of Dr G Bartley McKean, of a son. DEATHS. WESTAWAY.—July 22, at Hazel View, West Malvern, William Henry Westaway, aged 38. PARRY.-July 27. at Newbury Park, Ledbury, William Henry Parry, aged 53 years. DA VIES.-July 28, at Newtown, Ledbury, Davies, aged 57 years. IN MEMORIAM. BEBBINGTON.-Io loving memory of my dear Mother, Lucy Bebbington, who passed away August 3rd, 1912. At rest.-Foudiy remem- bered by her daughter Emily.
ARTHUR J. VIRGO, MONUMENTAL WORKS, Cathedral Close, Hereford Memorials in Marble, Granite or Stone. Designs Furnished. Brick Vaults & Steen Grawe Country Work a Speciality TIN Oldut ilutines* in Hervere.