SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914. Topical Tattle. You can't get away from the teachers' strike just, now, and, next to the Attrac- tive* it, has this week been the most aitrsM-fivii subject going. There were two errors in the statements made in I lit-he columns Jast week. It was stated that, Albs Fern if, of Stirling, had been appointed headmistress of the girls' school, and Miss Senyard, of Staines, headmistress of the infants' school. This was an error. Miss Fernie, of Stirling, was appointed by the County Education Committee to be head- mistress of the infants' school, and a Miss Creasey, of Knedbotough, Hertfordshire, to be headmistress of the girls' school. But there has been a change in the situation. Miss Fernie has since learned that the Herefordshire teachers are striking on the salaries' question, and has, I under- stand, withdrawn from the appointment. Miss Creasy, on the other hand, is expected on Monday, but at the time of writing I gather she will only have one assistant, Miss Ballinger, to do the work of four assistants, so the girls look like having a pretty good time. The infants would seem to be in for a better, for I cannot hear of any teachers coming to the school at all. One thing has struck me about this teachers' strike, and that is the deadly earnestness of the eleven Ledbury teachers to down books" this (Friday) afternoon. In fact, I hear the lady teachers are nearly militant, so it looks like an uncomfortable time for somebody. The special committee of the County Education Committee and representatives of the National Union of Teachers met on Saturday, but with no tangible result, as the Special Committee very quickly intimated that they were not prepared to make any further alterations to meet the teachers, so nothing came of the conference. Matters look like being in a pretty mess educationally in this county. Writing about teachers' salaries reminds me that the Nottinghamshire Education Committee have this week granted advances to all grades of teachers, ranging from Y,10 to £ 20 per annum. The increases to un- certificated teachers alone will involve an expenditure of XI,200 per annum, and those to head and certificated teachers even more. The revised scale will ultimately cost the county several thousands of pounds, but the Committee have had difficulty in getting teachers in the past. Why cannot Hereford- shire take a leaf out of the Notts book ? But in this county it seems to be all nots! Just a word to some of the bhoys Don't all go in for front seats to-night (Friday) and to-morrow (Saturday) night when you go to see the Attractives" 'N uff said. Gloom of Liberal Wirepullers," says the Daily Citizen." But I always thought that was required for wire-pulling. Crisis in Portugal," says a daily paper. What, another? I thought they had done with all that when they got the republic. MacDonald's Apologia for Painful Inactivity," I read in a Labour paper. As if any was needed. They can't do anything and they, know it, so why apologise ? I TATTLER.
I LOCAL NEWS. I I LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. RECTOR: REV. F. W. CARNEGY, M.A., R.D. CURATE REV. O. F. R. STRICKLAND, B.A. ORGANIST MR. F. A. HOBRO. Friday-Choir Practice (full) 8 p.m. LESSONS FOR SUNDAY, FEB. 1. 4th Sunday after Epiphany. MORNING. I EVENING. Job 17. Job 28 Matt. 18. Acts 19, v 21. 8 a.m.—Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 281, 630. 321. 12 noon-Men's Service (Rev E F Smith). 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Hymns 261, Anthem, 520, 21. Collections-Sick and Needy. Church Army (Captain Nash)—Church Room, Sunday evenings, 6.30 p. m. Daily Matins 10 a.m., except on Wednesdays, Fridays and Holy Days, when it is at 11 a.m. Daily Evensong at 5.30 p. m. Monday—Coal Club, Church Room, 10-30. Wednesday—Communicants' Guild, 8. CATHOLIC CHURCH, Southend Street. RECTOR-REV. F. C. LYNCH. Morning—Masses 9.0 and 11.0. Sunday School held at 3-30. Evening Service and Benediction 6.30. Mass daily at 8. Catechism each morning at 9. Benediction and Sermon on Thursdays, 8 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, High Street. PASTOR—REV. H. A. BARNES. Morning 11. Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 3 p.m. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, Homend Street. SUPT. MINISTER—REV. GEORGE DYER. giinday-10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev A JoDes. Collections—Home Missions. Monday, 7-45 p.m.—Wesley Guild. Thursday, 7-30 p.m.—Home Missions Meeting. SUNDAYS. Newent-ll a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr F Bullock. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr W J Bray. Pendock—11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr Davis. Redmarley-3 p.m., Mr Davis; 6 p.m., Mr Norman. Birtamorton-11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Mr Beard. Colwall-11 a.m., Mr Norman 6 p.m., Mr Adams. Much Marele-3 p.m., Mr T Bray. Boobury-6 p.m., Mr Buna. BAPTIST CHAPEL, Homend Street. Sunday—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-30 Wednesday-Po W.E., 7-30 Friday—Christian Endeavour, 7-30 Ohas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. WESLEYAN HOME MISSIONS.—The annual sermons on behalf of Wesleyan Home Missions will be preached in the Ledbury Wesleyan Church on Sunday, February 1st, at 10.30 a.m. ahd 6.30 p.m. by the Rev A Jones, of Hands- worth College. On the following Thursday, February 5, the annual home missionary meet- ing will be held, when the chair will be taken by Mr H Bray, J.P., at 7.30 p.m., and the deputation will be the Rev-Benj. Lowe, of the East Ham Mission. Collections will be taken on behalf of Home Mutaions. John Haines and Sons, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. LOCAL SUCCESS.—At the recent Cambridge University Local examination, at Malvern centre, Ernest H Hopkins, son of Mr E H Hopkins, C.C., of Ledbury, a pupil at the Russell Endowed School, was a successful Junior Candidate. OPENING OF NEW DRILL HALL.—On Thurs- day, February 19, the new drill hall in New- street, of C (Ledbury) Company of the 1st Battalion the Herefordshire Regiment will be opened with the annual ball of the Company, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. It is hoped that this function will be under distinguished patronage, to be announced later. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- sumption only. -Led bury AgentW H Alleyne, New-street. INVITATION DANCE.—An invitation dance will be held at the Feathers Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbury, on Thursday, February 12, from 8.30 p.m. to 3 a.m., for which Miss Fardon's band has been engaged. Tickets may be obtained from Miss Barnham, Miss Duncombe, Miss C Vaughan, Mr S Bowen, Mr R Duncombe, Mr G Haines and Mr E W Reed. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors ground and set. Umbrellas re-covered and repaired on the premises at the shortest notice. Second-hand bookseller. A large selection of second-hand books on all subjects. Any quantity second-hand books bought for cash.—76, Homend St., Ledbury FARMERS' UNION DI--iNEF.The fourth annual dinner of the Ledbury Branch of the Farmers' Union, will be held at the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, on Thursday, February 19 next, at 7 p.m. Mr John Parry (Chairman of the Branch) will preside. Tickets may be obtained at the hotel, from members of the Committee, or from the local hon. secretary, Mr E B Thompson, Temple Court, Bosbury. Mr. C. W. Jessett's Band (violin, cornet and piano). Open for Engagements for Balls, Dances, Parties, Social Gatherings, Concerts, etc. Moderate Terms.-Apply, Mr C W Jessett, 22, Church Street, Ledbury. "SUNFLOWER" MINSTRELS.—For some time a local band of amateurs have been practising assiduously,and will blossom forth upon Ledbury and the district on Monday, February 16, as the Sunflower" Minstrels, and will give performances at the Royal Hall, Ledbury, on this and the two succeeding nights. We hear there is an exceptionally smart programme, and the proceeds are in aid of the Ledbury Ftvening Schools Prize Fund. A good list of distinguished patrons has been secured. Further particulars later. A PERFECT CurF.As is generally known, Camphor is a great antidote for coughs, cclds, bronchitis, asthma, and such complaints from which many suffer, particularly during the winter. Messrs Hooper and Co., the well- known and old-established City Chemists, of London Bridge, have bought the proprietaly rights of Camthol (Dr Matthias' prescription, syrup of camphor cough linctus). The testi- monials shown us, received from ladies and gentlemen of station and repute, Mdme Adelina Patti, Lord Sherborne, Lord Bishop of St Albans, Canon Wilberforce, and many others, go a long way to prove its efficacy, ahd in our readers' interests we have pleasure in recom- mending Camthol," whose advertisement will be found in:our columns. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. THE NATIONAL HUNT STEEPLECHASES.—En- tries for the National Hunt Steeplechase Meeting at Prestbury Park. Cheltenham, on Wednesday and Thursday, MMClI 11 and 12. have now closed. The entries are exceptionally good and as follows :First d,iv-NP.Liotal Hunt Steeple- chase 65, Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeple- chase 35, National Hunt Juvenile Steeplechase 27, Cotswold National Hunt Flat Race 23, and the Stayers' Selling Hurdle Race 33. Second Day—National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase 56, County Handicap Hurdle Race 29. Swindon Selling Steeplechase 36, Foxhunters' Challenge Cup 34, and Gloucestershire Hurdle Race 52. A Selling Steeplechase on the first day, and a Selling Hurdle Race on the second day, close on on March 3rd. Sir George Bullough, M.F.H., has made eight entries for the meeting with Ilston, Distaff, Royal Canal, Ballymacad, Simon the Lepper and Wavylace. and Lady Bullough has entered Sweet Tipperary. Are Your Eyes Right? We test them without charge and supply the exact glasses you need at very moderate prices. Spectacles and Eyeglasses of the latest patterns. Rimless and Semi-rimless patterns; almost invisible. Glasses ar* not recommended unless actually required.— MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. HEREFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION. —Sir James Rankin presided on Wednesday over the annual meeting of the Herefordshire Beekeepers' Association. The hon secretary (Mrs H B Mynors) stated that-, last season was excellent for the majority of beekeepers. No cases of Isle of Wight disease had been recorded but there were 130 cases of foul brood disease, in which every stock was destroyed. There was a marked increase in the exhibits. The accouBts showed an increased balance in hand. The desirability of expert advisers and inspectors was urged.—The Chairman, alluding to the destructive disease of foul brood, also explained the necessity of expert inspections.—Sir James Rankin was re-elected president of the associa- tion the Rev H and Mrs. Mynors were re- appointed hon. treasurer and hon. secretary respectively. The association has been making steady progress, and recognition of the society's good work has been made by the County Council, who have increased their grant from 210 to £ 15. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. -26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Porch).
:.} ,I< <¡ :1 '<'< ):?:i;;t:i:' ,6'J.>: ;;i:?¿\f;, B SAIJE.I SALE J I a NOW 0 P4. Here are a few of the many Bargains we are offering:— 3ft. 6in. Solid Oak BEDROOM SUITES. Usual price fl £ 11 11 s. jj Sale Price Z8 8s. I JH 4ft. Solid Walnut SIDEBOARDS. Usual price zC8 8s. I KB Sale Price £5 17s. 6d. fl H 7-piece DIVAN SUITES. Usual price oP,12 12s. I JN Sale Price 99 17s. 6d. fl m 7-piece DRAWING ROOM SUITES, Polished Chippen- I I Hg dale. Usual price £ 10 15s. M jj Sale Price Z7 19s. 6d. fl B 6ft. 6in. Solid Mahogany Inlaid SHERATON BED- HB H ROOM SUITES. Usual price, 40 Guineas. fl Sale Price &32 10s, fl |H All Goods Delivered Free. N Q!o'ster Furnishing Co. I Igj (The City Furnishing Depot), E, road Street, WORCESTER. I
OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR. Events advertised in these columns or for which. we have received printing orders. TO-DAY (FRIDAY)— Sale of Household Furniture, Outdoor Effects, 5 tons of Hay, etc., at Little Ease, Leddington, for Mr John Ship- ton, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony at 2.30 p.m. Sale of Household Furniture, Out-door Effects, etc., at The Hill Farm, Cradley, for Exors. of the late Mr Richard Betteridge, by Mr Arthur G Griffiths, at 11 a.m. The Attractives," Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY)- Monthly Meeting, Ledbury and District Air Rifle League, New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, 7.30 p.m. Football Matches (see fixtures). The Attractives," Royal Hall, Ledbury, 3-0, 6-30 and 8-45 p. in. SUNDAY- Church Services. Ledbury Brotherhood, Town Hall, Ledbury, 3 p.m. MONDAY- Ledbury Urban Council, 7.30 p.m. Picture l Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, S p.m. TUESDAY- Ledbury Guardians, 11 a.m. Spencer's Winter Sale commences, Man- chester House, Ledbury. Sale of live and dead Farming Stock at Foxhall Farm, Upton Bishop, for Mr W H Marfell, by Messrs Cooper and Preece, at 12 noon. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, I p.m. WEDNESDAY- Sale of Dwelling House and Land and Good- will of Baker's Business at Ashperton for Exors. of the late Mr George Sum- mers at the Mitre Hotel, Hereford, by Messrs Bentley, Hobbs and Mytton at P. 11). Quadrille Party, New Inn Hotel Assembly 1 Room, Ledbury, 7-45 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. THURSDAY— Annnal Home Missionary Meeting, Wesleyan Church. Ledbury, 7-30 p.m. Annual Dinner Loyal Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows, Workman's Hall, Cohvall, 7.30 p.m. Newent Licensing Sessions, 11.30 a.m. Dance in aid of Ledbury Cottage Hospital, at Rifle Hall, Dymock, 8 p m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. FRIDAY- Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbary, 8 p. m. SATURDAY- Football Matches (see Fixtures). Jumble Sale at Much Marcle Schoolroom, 3 p.m. Picture Palace, Royal Hall, Ledbury, 2.30, 6.30, 8.45 p.m. FORTHCOMING EVENTS. February 10—1st Annual Special Sale of Store Cattle at Ledbury C-ittle Market, by Messrs Pope, Smith and Anthony. February 11—National Deposit Friendly Society Concert, Town Hall, Ledbury, 7.30 p.m. February 11—Whist Drive at Putley Schoolroom, 7-30 p m. February 12-Invitation Dance at the Feathers Hotel Assembly Room, Ledbnry, at 8.30 p.m. February 12 to 16—Temperance Mission at Town Hall, Ledbury, 8 p.m. February 13—Lecture at Schoolroom, Corse, by Mr G H Hollingworth, F.R.H.S., on The Influence of Village Flower Shows," at 7.30 p.m. February 13—Invitation Dance, Much Marcle Schoolroom, 8 p.m February 16, 17 and 18—" Sunflower" Minstrels at Royal Hall, Ledbury, at 8 p. m. February 19—Opening of New Drill Hall and Annual Territorial Ball, 9 p.m. February 19-Anniial Dinner, Ledbury Branch of the National Farmer's Union, Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, at 6 p.m. February 24—Prize Sal* of Horses at Hereford Market by Messrs Jackson and McCartney.
NATIONAL DEPOSIT FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—On Wednesday, February 11, the local branch of the National Deposit Friendly Society are promoting a conc-nt in the Town Hall, Ledbury, at 7.30 p.m. Further particulars later. MEN'S SERVICE. —On Sunday afternoon next, the usual monthly service for men will be held at the Parish Church under the auspices of the C.E.M.S. The address will be given by the Rev E F Smith, the newly appointed vicar of Tewkesbury, and organising secretary of the C.E.M.S. for the South Midlands and Wales. The rev. gentleman is an able preacher and has been so closely connected with men in their religious work that he will be well worth hear- ing. All men are invited. DR BARNARDO'S HovFs. -Yesterday (Thurs- day) afternoon and evening two concerts were given at the Picture Palace, the Royal Hall, Ledbury, by the Boys' Band from Dr Barnardo's Homes. In the afternoon the Rev H A Barnes presided over the moderate attendance, when an excellent programme of instrumental music was given by the boys, together with animated pictures showing life at several of the homes, and a short descriptive address of the work was given by Mr A Mayers. At the evening concert Mr W G Davis presided, when there was a much larger attendanee. N.C.L. BALL.—Last (Thursday) night the annual ball of the Ledbury Lodge of the National Conservative League was held at the Feathers Assembly Room, Ledbury. The ball- room had been very effectively decorated with ptilms and other foliage and flowering plants kindly lent for the occasion by Mr W A H Martin, of the Upper Hall, Ledbury, and carried out by Mr A Matthews (head gardener). The M.C.'s were Messrs H Cotton, T E He wins, W E Hyde and F A James, Mr T E Hewins acting as hon. secretary. Mr C W Jessett's u band provided the music. Dancing commenced at 3-30 p.m., and was continued until 2-30 a.m., a very enjoyable time being spent by a company numbering 130. No printer in Ledbury does Lithography but we can get any kind of Lithography executed for you if you will send to oar office for your requirements, and perhaps at a cheaper rate than you can if you send your order away. I
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