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LEDBURY PARISH CHURCH. I 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. 15. Sexagesima Sunday. MORNING. I EVENING. Gen 3. Gen. 6. Matt 25-31. Acts 26, 17. 8 a.m.—Holy Communion. 11 a.m.—Matins. Hymns 569, 282, 197. 12 (noon)-tioly Communion. 6-30 p.m.—Evensong and Sermon. Hymns 22, 546, 528, 628. Collections-Church Expenses. 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. 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. Stinday-10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev G Oyston Collections—Circuit Funds. Monday, 7-45 p.m.—Wesley Guild. Thursday, 7-30 p.m.—Rev G Dyer. SUNDAYS. Newent—11 a.m. and 6-30 p m., Mr H T Warren. Staunton—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Hawkswortb. Pendock-ll a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Mr A Warren. Redmarley-3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Gardiner. Birtsmorton—11 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., Rev G Dyer. Colwall-ll a.m., Mr Davis 6 p.m., MrBunn. Much Marcle—3 p.m., Rev G Oyston. Bosbury-6 p.m., Mr Norman- BAPTIST CHAPEL, Homend Street. Sunday—11 a.m. and (3-30 p.m. Preacher- Rev W Pontifex. Sunday School—10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Praise and Prayer Meeting, 7-: 0 Wednesday-Po W.E., 7-30 Friday—Christian Endeavour, 7-30 John Haines and Sens, Practical Chimney Sweeps, Homend Street, Ledbury. All Orders Promptly attended to. Distance no object. Established 1830. NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE.—The monthly meeting of the Ledbury District Lodge of the National Conservative League will be held at the lodge-room, the New Inn Hotel, Ledbury, on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m., when the speaker will be Mr T Barnett Hunt, of Worcester. FARMERS' UNION DIN.N ETt. -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. No more limping! No more pain Never cut your corns again. Use Cornex I -Tid.-MINCHIN, Chemist, 15, Westgate, Gloucester. Local Agent MR. MEACHAM, Chemist, Ledbury.
I LOCAL NEWS. Owing to the pressure on our space we are compelled to hold over the report of the annual dinner of the Ledbury Fire Brigade, held last (Thursday) night. Chas. Hodges' Bread, Standard or White, purity and quality guaranteed. Daily deliveries.-42, Bye Stieet, Ledbury. 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. 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. CHURCH CHOIR ENTERTAINED.—On Thursday in last week the adult members of the Ledbury Church Choir were entertained to dinner by the Rector (the Rev F W Carnegy) at the Rectory. Every one of the choristers was able to be present at the festive board and an excellent repast was served. The Rector occupied the chair and Mrs Camegy was also present. After dinner the members adjourned to the Parish Room, where they went through the business of the usual quarterly meeting, and afterwards they returned to the dining room and spent a very pleasant evening in social enjoyment. CHURCH WORKERS' SOCIAL.-On Wednesday evening last the Rector and Mrs Carnegy enter- tained a large body of church workers at a social gathering held in the Church Room. 140 invitations were issued and nearly all accepted and the gathering was representative of some 20 different Church Organisations, all alike doing splendid work and not one of which was, as stated by the Rector in a stirring and encourag- ing speech, in debt. The hall itself presented a very bright and cheerful appearance and harmony was dispensed during the evening by the following Mrs Strickland, Miss Masefield, .Miss Horton, The Rector, Messrs Stubbs, iTeague, Bache, Whyld, Reed, with Mr Hobro as accompanist. HUGHES' TOBACCO STORES. The largest stock and variety in the town. See the windows. High class Hair cutting and Shaving Saloon. Razors grouudan< 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. INVITATION DANCE.—Last (Thursday) night a most successful invitation dance was held at the Feathers Assembly Room, Ledbury, when upwards of 120 enjoyed an excellent programme of dances, commencing at 8 p.m., and continu- ing ,tilL2 a.m. Miss Fardon's band provided danae imusic. The room was tastefully decor- ated with palms and other foliage plants. Messrs tHR Cotton, F A James, G Haines and R Duncombe were the M. C. 's, and the Com- mitteee responsible for the arrangements com- prised Miss Duncombe, Miss Connie Vaughan, Miss Barnham, Mr S Bowen, Mr R Duncombe, Mr G Haines and Mr E W Reed. SUNFLOWER. MINSTRELS.—There has been a remarkable run on tickets during the last few days, for the iforthcoming performances on Mon- day next and the two following nights by the Sunflower" Minstrels, at the Royal Hall, Ledbury, the proceeds being in aid of the Led- bury Evening Schools' Prize Fund. The pro- gramme will be found to be a really good one, and should not be missed. The individual .items and jokes in the first half include some .extra special numbers, and the second half, tConsisting of Charcoal and Chatter (" Life's Little Worries "), a Welsh railway sketch, and the usual rollicking farce, is exceedingly enter- taining. Buy your ticket at once, and thus make sure of a seat. FIÐCOMING DEBATE.—What promises to be an exceptionally interesting debate, will take place at the Town Hall, Ledbury, on Wednes- day evening next at 8 o'clock, when Mr E P Baily (organising secretary of the National Service League) and the Rev H A Barnes, will debate on the National Service League pro- posals, Mr Baily taking the affirmative, and Mr Barnes the negative. Mr A Roger Rowden will preside, and tickets of admission (free) may be obtained from Mr H W Croft, Pye's Nest, the Rev H A Barnes, New-street, and also at the office of Messrs Lane Bros.. and Bastow in New-street. It is hoped there will be a really good attendance, as both gentlemen can b relied upon to give of their best and the subject is a most important one. Carpenter's Ltd. Ales and Stout are always reliable. Brewed for family con- siimption only.-Ledbury A-ent,-W H Alleyne, New-street. OXFORD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION LECTURES. — The balance-sheet for the series of Oxford University Extension Lectures, given during the Michaelmas term last year, has been handed to us by Miss Masefield, hon. secretary. The accounts have been audited by Mr C B Masefield and the committee, and are as follows :— Receipts-Balance in hand, April, 1913, B5 2s 3d, subscriptions C2 2s, 36 serial tickets at 7s 6d J315 lOa, single tickets and syllabus j36 16s, special donations from committee to meet deficit 23 16s 2d, total C31 69 5d. Expenditure— Postage 11s 6d, carriage of lending library 3s 2d, advertising 15s 6d, printing 12s 3d, blinds for Church Room 14s 8d, hire of Church Room and caretaker £1 4s, hire of lantern and operator 96 6s, fee to Oxford University 916 16s, lecturer's travelling expenses 94 2s 6d, balance in bank lOd, total B51 6s 5d. George Lloyd (late James Lloyd), Chimney Sweep, Church Lane, Ledbury. Distance no object. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. IMPROVEMENT OF LIVE STOCK.—On Tuesday afternoon at the Royal Oak Hotel, Ledbury, a meeting was held to consider what steps could be taken by the farmers of the district towards taking part in the scheme of the Board of Agri- culture and Fisheries to encourage improvement in the breeding of cattle. Mr Henry Weston gresided, and also present were Messrs D A G Birchley, J J S Powell, F Powell, H B Walker, T A Pedlingham, Hubert Weston, G M Morgan, G Cobb, J Parry, senr., J Parry, jnr., H Cowell, A G Bunn, J Hodgskiss, Pope (Aw- nells), E H Hopkins and Fred Ballard.—It was unanimously resolved to form a society to be named the Ledbury Live Stock Improvement Society, and that the Board of Agriculture's Inspector be invited to attend a meeting and explain matters. Mr John Parry, jnr., made an offer to provide a pedigree Hereford bull, Bounds Baronet "(21912) (vol. 43, p. 18), and the offer was accepted. It was decided that the fee should be 2s 6d to occupiers of 100 acres and under, and 5s to occupiers of over 100 acres. Mr John Parry, jnr., was also appointed hon. secretary of the Society. J. W. STEPHENS, collector of FINE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, China, Plate, etc. —26, Church Street, Hereford Near Cathedral North Porch).
THE PICTURE PALACE. Good houses have ruled this week at the Picture Palace, the Royal Hall, Ledbury, the films being excellent in every way. In the first half of the week the third of the Gaumont series of Fantomas, "The Mysterious Finger Print," proved a great attraction, and almost as popular was Wonderful Artillery Exercises," while the two shorter films were very amusing, Old Doc Yak being remarkably clever. The programme this week end is a real meri- torious one, "The Avenger and" Death to the Traitor being two good first-class dramas, whilst Lucca Cavalry is an interest film of the best. Next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Stolen Treaty," by the Nordisk Co., and "The Still Voice," by the Vitagraph Co., are the two star pictures. The programme is a very strong one at usual prices, and The Stolen Treaty should not be missed, as it is a magnificent production. On Monday, February 23, The Taming of the Shrew will be screened, and later on the management have booked Napoleon," "When the Earth Trembled," In the midst of the Jungle," etc., all being of special interest.
I LEDBURY COUNTY COURT. I YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). Before His Honour Judge Harris Lea. There was a list of 60 undefended cases heard by the learned Registrar (Mr C E Lilley) and 30 judgment summonses heard by His Honour. I CLAIM FOR RENT. Martin James Powell, of the Horse and Groom Hotel, Colwall, sued C E Capon, now living in London, but formerly of Colwall, for the sum of 29, for rent due. Mr Hy Garrood, of Ledbury, was for the plaintiff, and Mr H W OrmQi (Messrs Russell and Co.) for the defence. After Mr Garroed's opening statement, in which he outlined the facts of the claim, plaintiff was called and said he let a room at his hotel to defendant in March, 1911, at a rent of 6s per week. No arrangement was made as to tenancy, which went on until last September, when the tenancy ceased. Defendant was secretary of the South Herefordshire Golf Club, and the room was used for the purpose of an office of the club. About two months after the club was formed defendant asked him to alter the bill for rent from his own name t* the South Herefordshire Golf Club, and he did so, at the same time telling defendant it would not release him from his responsibility for the payment of the rent. Last September he rendered an account for the rent then due and it was not until then that he received an intimation that the Company would be responsible for the debt, amounting te £ 9. He never released defendant trom his personal responsibility for the rent. Cross-examined by Mr Orme: The South Herefordshire Golf Club, Ltd., was registered in July, 1911, and a brass plate was put on the door of the room that it was the registered office of the Company. Defendant did not tell him when the Company was formed that he should not want the room for Himself, and that the Company would pay the rent. The rent was paid by cheque up to May, 1913. He now sued for rent due to September, 1913. Charles Edward Capon, the defendant, said in the early part of 1911 a Mr McCall and him- self financed the promotion of a company for the purpose of taking over a lease for a golf club. He took a room from plaintiff for the purposes of an office of the club. He took the room really until the Company was formed. In July, 1911, he told plaintiff the club was formed as a company and a brass plate was put on the door showing it to be the registered office of the Company. When the account for rent was sent in he told plaintiff to make out the bill to the club. He was under the impression that the registered office of the Company was moved in December, 1912, to the club house. The club was not a success and had since been taken over by Mr Holt. When he paid his private account to Mr Powell he asked him to send the club account to Mr Strickland, the secretary of the Company. By His Honour He really could not say one way or the other if Mr Powell told him he would hold him responsible for the rent. Cross-examiaed by Mr Garrood Whatever Mr Powell said to him he told him the rent would be all right. Before the Company was registered Mr McCall and himself were jointly responsible. Mr Orme submitted that the liability for the rent rested with the Company and not the defendant. The Company was in a hopeless muddle, and it was hardly just to defendant that he should be called upon to pay rent for the Company. He pointed out that the cheques were for and on behalf of the Company and the bills were made out in the name of the South Herefordshire Golf Club, Ltd. His Honour in giving judgment, said there was no doubt defendant said to the plaintiff that the rent would be all right when plain- tiff told him he would still hold him responsible. There would be judgment for the plaintiff. Mr Orme applied for leave to appeal. His Honour No. You have admitted you gave a guarantee for rent. CLAIM FOR RENT. I James Powell, retired signalman, Ledbury, sued Thomas Lilley, labourer, Ledbury, for jB2 58 rent of garden. Defendant said he admitted 28s one year's rent. He had the garden another six months, but that was because plaintiff was away in London and he could not give him notice. Plaintiff said there was no agreement as to notice. The rent was 30s a year, to be reduced to 28s if he paid quarterly. His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for g2 2s, defendant to pay 3s per month.
LEDBURY COUNCIL SCHOOLS. I Meeting of Managers. I The monthly meeting of the Ledbury Council Schools managers was held at the Barrett-Brown- ing Institute on Wednesday afternoon, when there were present:—Messrs Spencer H Bickham (chairman) presiding, the Rector (the Rev F W Carnegy), the Rev Father Lynch, Messrs J Parry, E H Hopkins, and R Lawrence, together with the Correspondent (Mr H V ernOD Sth). and the School Attendance Officer (Mr S W,Mills). A BAD ATTENDANCE. I Father Lynch submitted the attendance returns for January, which showed that the average percentage of attendance was 87.4 in the boys' school and 81.5 in the girls. The School Attendance Officer (Mr Mills) reported that there were 67 girls away and about 50 boys. There were 36 cases of measles and chicken pox. He thought the doctor's attention ought to be called to this. There was an increasing number away every day. Nearly half the girls were away and the boys were getting worse and worse. It was decided that the attention of Dr Gold and Dr Harrison be called to the matter. STRIKE CHIPpiNGS. Mr Parry Do we pay the school cleaner the same as usual now the infants' school is closed ? The Correspondent (Mr H Vernon Smith) Oh, yes it is an annual sum. The Correspondent reported the receipt of a letter from Miss Fernie, of Stirling, who was appointed headmistress of the infants' school, and said he did not think there was any necessity to read it, as it was understood that Miss Fernie was not coming. Mr Hopkins said that was so. The Rector Hear, hear. We will take it as read. The Correspondent reported the receipt of forms from the Education Committee with reference to the resignations of the teachers, in which was provided a space for entering the cause of the teacher's. resignation. He read some of these causes, and said he presumed he would have to enter the cause under "any other reason," and state "strike." s The Chairman agreed. Mr Parry Have you any statement to make as to the present position of the schools ? Is there any probability of the schools being staffed in the near future ? The Chairman They are staffed. Mr Parry Yes, to some extent. The Chairman I know nothing. The meeting then closed.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. LEDBURY. Saturday, Feb 14-Holly Bnsh, at 11 Monday, Feb 16—Bromesberrow Heath, at 11 Wednesday, Feb 18-Four Oaks, at 11 Friday, Feb 20-Loogdon, at 11 Saturday, Feb 21-The Kennels, at 11 NORTH LEDBURY. Tuesday, Feb 17-Paunten Cross, at 11. Friday, Feb 20-Clifte Arms, Mathon, at 11 NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE. Saturday, Feb 14—Dilwyn, at 11 Monday, Feb 16-Hatfield Court, at 11 *Tuesday, Feb 17-Pencombe Cross Roads, at 11-30 Thursday, Feb 19-Garnons, at I I Saturday, Feb 21—Berrington, at 11 *Bye day. LEDBURY BEAGLE-HARRIERS. (Weather permitting). Thursday, Feb 19-Peyford Bridge, at 11. M.R.
I LEDBURY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE LEAGUE. I LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE. is!-at; Won Lost Tied Aggrgt Pts Fox 20 20 0 0 4769 40 White Hart. 19 15 3 1 4435 31 New Inn 20 13 6 1 4668 27 Yew Tree. 18 12 6 0 4083 24 Nondescripts 19 11 7 1 4386 23 Putlev 19 11 7 1 4235 23 Biddulph 19 11 8 0 4297 22 Talbot 19 10 8 1 4274 21 Wellington 19 8 10 1 4275 17 Prince of Wales 19 6 13 0 4230 12 Bell 19 6 13 0 4192 12 Wellington Hth 19 5 14 0 4164 10 Plough 18 2 16 0 3777 4 Ledbury W.M.C. 19 0 19 0 3808 0 PRINCE OF WALES v LEDBURY W.M.C. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 3 points. Score :— Prince of Wales—H Baynham 29, W Turner 3 £ W Chadd 28, E Gibbons 24. C Hodges 23, 0 E Watts 24, J Jones 28, T Davies 32—total 220. Ledbiiry-W F West 29, W Hodges 29, C Hill 28, W J Smith 27, R Watkins 20, L Christopher 25, E Harris 25, B Harris 28-total 217. BELL v. NEW INN.. Shot on the former's range and won by the visitors by 9 points. Score :— Bell-J Vicarage 30, J Hodges 31, F W Davies 26, B Morris 30. F Walker 30, W Hodges 27, G H Lloyd 29, H Griffiths 28-total 232. New Inn-W Howells 28, W Dowding 31, J C Smith 31, F Smith 29, W Allen 31, F Drink- water 30, A T Jones 32, W Pitt 29—total 241. NEW INN v. FOX. Shot on the formei's range and won by the visitors by 11 points. Score :— New Inn—W Howells 26, F Smith 28, W Dowding 30, J C Smith 30, W Allen 30, E W Palmer 30, F Drinkwater 29, W Pitt 29-total 232. Fox—J Htiish 3Z, G Baylis 30, G Hulls 26, E Hampton 28, J Brown 33, E G Morris 33, G Walters 31, J Hollings 30-total 243. BELL v. WELLINGTON HEATH. Shot on the former's range and won by the homesters by 4 points. Score :— Bell-J Vicarage 28, J Hodges 29, G H Lloyd 31, B Morris 29, F Lissimore 29, A Neale 26, F Walker 31, H Griffiiths 28 total 231. Wellington Heath-H Payne 29, T Stephens 21), G Jones 24, C Pedlingham 28, J Hurdman 28, S Smith 29, M Hankins 28, C F Drew 32— total 227.
I HUNTING. I WITH THE LEDBURY. Hetbolpit Gate attracted a large field on Friday in last week, and a fine day's sport was enjoyed. Hounds were taken to Staunton Coppice, and a fox soon broke away in the direction of Gadbury. Swinging back round into Staunton Coppice, he started out for the Dow-n House Coverts. Passing straight through, he ran the brook side to the Farm Mill, then turning over Mr Ship- ton's farm, went on to Pendock and Redmarley racecourse. Here the chapers were in their element, for an opportunity was afforded of trying the mettle of their steeds. Near Mr Browning's there was a check, but a holloa for'ard indicated that our pilot had crossed the Ledbury-road. Hounds were soon set going again, running for Fairfields, where our fox turned left-handed, going through Hazeldene for Hillfields. Here he was seen to run the road, but all efforts to follow him proved use- less. Going on to Gadbury, a fox was soon away at the lower end, passing through Bupge Hill to Staunton Coppice. Without a halt he hurried away across the park, leaving the Down House on the right and the Rose and Crown on the left. He ran the racecourse to Pendock, where he got to ground after a topping 45 minutes. Finding again in Berrow Wood, our fox went away by the Limekilns, bore towards the church and over Mr Greening's farm to Birtsmorton Spinneys. Skirting the Harrells, he pointed for the Holly Bush, but turned left- handed near the Dingle, and got to ground near the White House, Berrow. Time, 30 minutes. On Saturday, The Trumpet was the venue. The morning was uneventful, little being done before hounds reached Wallhills. Hounds had scarcely entered, when a burst of music told us they were close at a fox. Without a twist round (as in usual on these banks), reynard went away at Red Hill, over the Flights Farm for Lily Hall. Bearing to the left he appeared to be going for the larches near the Hill House, but changing his route ran the brook side to Ludstock. Here he turned right handed over Mr Hartland's farm, straight for Hall Wood, through which he passed to Netherton Firs. At the top end he doubled sharp back, ran through Hall Wood with hounds sticking to him like leeches, and over the Velt House Farm. Crossing the Marcle-road the chase went merrily on across Little Marcle Court and the Brook Farms for Astwood. With a great cry, hounds pressed him away at the top end back for Wallhills, where they rolled him over after a grand run of 2 hours 40 minutes over a fine country, with abundance of "lopping." On Monday the meet was at Redmarley Village, but a most disappointing day's sport followed. Our first fox, found in Colin Park, went away for Limbury, and after a short circle round managed to get to ground. Some time was then spent unsuccessfully seeking an out- lier, Castle and Madam's Wood also proving blank. At the Fishponds a fox was roused that led us away for Ketford Gorse, then left-handed over Mr Jones's farm, pointing for Newent. Running a ring over Mr Stelfox's farm he returned by Pauntley, and went to ground near the Heridges. Hounds quickly had him out and thus finished a very poor day. n i'OK'AKIJ U.N. I
I THE LEDBURY BEAGLE HARRIERS. I These hounds, which have been providing consistently good sport throughout the season, showed to extra advantage after meeting at Bromesberrow Heath on Thursday last. The weather was gloriously fine for the time of year, and quite contrary to expectations scent was good enough for these good driving little hounds. After drawing a couple of fields close to the meet blank, a move was made across the road to Mr Williamson's farm, where a good straight necked hare was soon found, and hounds running with a rare cry rattled her through the gorse and on across the plough for Ketford Firs, running straight through and over Mr T Lane's farm for Ketford Bridge. Here puss, not caring to cross the river, made back right-handed, leaving Callow farm on the left, for Limetrees, and hounds, running from scent to view, rolled her over in the open, after a very fast 40 minutes with scarcely a check. After a series of blank draws our second hare was moved on Mr Denby's farm, and gave what proved the longest run so far this season, without making any great point. Going away across the big fields at Lintridge (giving the numerous spectators on the hill a rare view), our pilot headed straight for Red Hill, and after making a detdur in the direction of Redmarley Church, made as if for Peyford Bridge, short of which she circled for Ketford and Ryton Firs, back almost to the starting point. Here being headed she retraced her steps over much the same line to Redmarley Village, and on as if for Hazeldene, but running parallel with the road, crossed through the end of Red Hill and away for Lintridge House. Here time and pace began to tell its tale, but our little pack, working with great determination, again reached Ketford Firs, and working up to their hare had a most deserving reward, time two hours. The order was now given home, and after partaking of Mr and Mrs Williamson's kind hospitality we bade adieu to our Master and his gallant little pack, feeling more than contented with a very excellent day's sport. I NIMROD.
G. W. R. ExcuRsio-s. -The G. W. R. announce excursions for Ludlow Races on Wednesday and Thursday next, leaving Colwall at 10.28 a.m. and Ledbury 10.39 a.m. If your Eyes Ache come and have them tested free. We supply the exact glasses needed at very moderate pnces and use the greatest care in fitting. The latest and most comfortable frames in stock. Spectacles from 2/6 the pair in Gold-filled Frames from 10/6.—MINCHIN, Chemist and Optician, 15, Westgate, Gloucester.
HAVE YOU A WATERPROOF SHEET ? (Green or black) which requires repair or re-dressing ? IF YOU HAVE Send it to us we will repair the rips, patch it neatly where required, and make it thoroughly waterproof with our special dressing, ? AT A VERY LOW PRICE. WE REPAIR Corn and Meal Sacks, also Door Mats, neatly and cheaply. GEORGE HILL & SONS (Late Holloway & Webb, Ltd.), m NEW STREET, LEDBURY. tjJ
I LEDBURY TEMPERANCE MISSIONS. I I Opening Night Last Night (Thursday). I Last (Thursday) night the Temperence Mission promoted by the Ledbury Temperance Council, which concludes on Monday night, was opened at the Town Hall, Ledbury, when there was only a moderate attendance, doubtless owing to the wild weather. The missioner for the first two nights is Mr G A Neal, of Plymouth, representative of the Western League, and from Saturday to Monday (inclu- sive) the missioner will be Mr George Blaiklock, barrister-at-law, of London, a well-known temperence advocate. Last (Thursday) night the Rev H A Barnes (chairman of the Ledbury Temperance Council), presided and was supported by Mr Neal. The Council choir occupied a position on the platform, but apart from those on the platform there were not more than 40 in the hall when the meeting was opened. It was in the fitness of things that the opening hymn should be Fierce and wild the storm is raging," for certainly it was outside. After this hymn the Chairman offered up prayer, and further hymns were sung, and the Chair- man read a portion of scripture. THE CHAIRMAN'S REMARKS. I The Chairman, in his opening remarks, said that the results of a mission of that kind were very far reaching, and however small the result, yet it was worth the labour, and the good done was very difficult to estimate. Even a change of views on the part of one individual might have very far-reaching results. Alcohol taken into the body deadened physical feeling, and it acted as a physical anasthetic. It also acted as a moral anasthetic, and deadened moral feeling. Alcohol not only disturbed the physical sensibilities, but also destroyed the moral sensibilities. There were many reasons why men should not take alcohol, as it might lead to physical and moral ruin it set a bad example, on the part of people who might be of strong will, before their weaker brethren and sisters. He went on to speak of the terrible effects of excessive drinking, and said as Christian men and women they should set an example of self- denial, which was for the good of themselves and the good of others. (Applause). THE PROBLEM OF INTEMPERANCE.' I Mr Neal, in the course of a lengthy and interesting address, said no one 40 years of age could possibly say that there was no problem of intemperance, as all of them must have seen someone cursed with the indulgence in strong drink. Last year they spent 161i- millions on strong drink, and 100 millions of that came from the working classes, so their experts told them. He saw in a paper that they were spending £ 1 to 30s per head of the population on armaments, and that was an ex- travagant expenditure. But what about the £3 10s 9d per head of the population spent on strong drink, so somebody had something- to drink, as everybody did not spend their B5 10s 9d. And what had they got for it ? Increased pauperism, over- crowded goals, well-filled lunatic asylums and others qualifying, disease multiplied enormously, unemployment aggravated, and worse still, a large number of people made unemployable. The problem of intemperance was political, religious and social. Every party, irrespective of party politics, were agreed on the question that there was a problem. Mr Balfour would not have a licensed house on his estate, Mr Bonar Law, Mr Asquith, Mr Lloyd George and other members of the House of Commons were teetotallers, as were 38 members of the Labour Party. The liquor traffic was established by law. He was sorry to see that the Hereford- shire Licensing Justices would not make the full levy under Mr Balfour's Licensing Act, and their justices could not do what the Act provided they should do. This matter would have to be dealt with through Parliament. They got the children prevented from going to public-houses by Act of Parliament, when no amount of moral suasion would effect it. Why should they not have Sunday closing of liquor shops? They would have to work on legislative lines to get Sunday Closing, and why should the devil's worst business be done on God's best day ? (Applause.) They must have Local Option so that they would have the right to say what number of pubs they should have and whether they should have any at all. The liquor traffic was a legalised trade and they could only fight it by legislative acts. They must also educate, before they could legislate. He defied any man to find him alchohol in nature under healthy conditions. Alchohol was the third most precious liquid in the world, but not in the living organism of man, because it was a nerve and brain poison. Legislation would have to be called into being to fight it, and people must be educated on the matter. The whole weight of influence of the liquor traffic was anti-Christian, and that they had to fight. As Christians how could they com- pomise with a thing the first effect of which was to rob a man of the power of self-control ? (Applause.) During the course of his address Mr Neal related many anecdotes of personal experiences, humourous and pathetic, and con- cluded with a telling appeal on the religious side of the question. (Applause.) The usual devotional exercises concluded the proceedings.
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