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CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE I NOTES. [By CELERITER.] TRIAL OF A TWO CYLINDER LIGHT CAR. .THROUGH STORM AND FLOOD. I A tew weeks back 1 had the opportunity of testing a Perry two-cylinder light car for a week-end, so gladly availed myself of the maker's offer. I took delivery on the Friday night of a brand new car which had only juat left the tester's hands, and which I was assured was standard in every way. A run round the private track and up the test hill attached to the works soon familiarised me with the control, and I made for home to wait till the mf rrow before commencing the real trial. Saturday came and with it came the rain. Having made up my mind to put the car through my standard test course as I now call it, from Birmingham to Yeovil, there was nothing for it but to put up the hood and the best of the weather. It rained in sheets for the first 50 miles up to Chelten- ham, and though the top of the wind screen came almost flush with the front edge of the hood-an important point which some makers overlook, either making the screen come quite flush and leaving no slot through which one may have an unobscured view of the road, or else leaving the space of several inches through which the wind and rain whistle in all their fierceness. Even though the car had this good point there was an unpleasant draught round one's neck and ,ears which made one want to sink still deeper into the storm collar, and which made one realise how properly constructed side curtains will lesson the draught. This, however, is all by the way and really of little importance, for there are, I find, few motorists who undertake long drives in wet weather at all frequently, though for those who do it is nice to have a car with as little draught as possible, when the hood must be up. At Cheltenham the rain stopped and the roads were quite dry on through Gloucester, Stroud, Painswick and over the top of the downs till Bath is almost reached. Here the roads were wet again, and I had a rather serious mishap. Knowing the road well, I was on the look out for skids on the corners, none of which came on unexpectedly, yet when rounding one only fairly sharp bend the front of the car skidded into the grass bank at one side only for an instant, and then I bad her out and away over to the other side of the road and back to the corner in a jiffy. I thought it was a lucky escape from what might have been a bad skid, a skid the like of which I have never experienced before. This set me thinking, and I came to the conclusion that the absolutely plain tyres fitted all round had, in conjunction with the "splayed" steering wheels, caused the skid. The Perry car has splayed steering wheels-that is the wheels are leaning outwards slightly from the top, the theory of this construction being that it throws the weight of the front portion of the car into the innermost end of the stub axle, thus making the steering easier and also leaving the strain on the stub axle itself. It is a practice largely adopted by the makers of bigger cars, though perhaps not so popular to-day as it once was. After this skid, the steering seemed to be affected, so after running a mile or two I got down and examined the front wheels, and I was very surprised to find that the wheel which had cannoned the bank was" splayed to an alarming angle, though there were no signs of a fracture at the root of the axle. I had still 40 miles to ftp, and therefore took things very quietly. Coming into Bath I turned round a corner at a very wide angle, and yet the car skidded right across the wet wood paving into the footpath, though only going at about ten miles an hour. The skid was on the side of the damaged axle, so I think this rather sapports my contention that on a light car skidding is accentuated by splayed wheels and the more they are splayed the more it accentuates the skid. I may be wrong, and am open for correction on this point. From Bath to Shepton Mallet is a very hilly stretch, and having to go slowly up a hill and still more slowly down on account of the axle, the journey became tedious, though it was relieved occasionally from time to time and a little excitement added to the ride w hen an inspection revealed the fact that the wheel was leaning over still more and more. Yeovil was, however, eventually reached, and the first thing I did was to have the axle out and examine it. The examination revealed two minute cracks on the top side. I decided to have it heated and straightened out, then when it was cold it was put in a vice and a long tube slipped over the end as a lever. A good pull on the lever seemed to indicate no further opening of the fractures, so it was decided to replace the axle and run slowly back to Birmingham. 140 miles odd. The fractures being on the top side, the damaged portion was under compression. Therefore the risk of a breakage was really very slight, pro- viding the fracture was not very deep. In order to ge t back to Birmingham by noon on the Monday, and also make some calls in Gloucester en route, I decided to start early. 4 a.m. saw me out in the pouring rain starting up the engine. There was no difficulty in starting, the Zenith carburetter fitted fired almost on the first pull. The oil lamps were a bit of a puzzle, however, as it was blowing hard and I longed for my own electric lamps. Crawling along at 15—20 miles per hour, with 140 miles to pace is not very exciting, especially as the front axle might break any moment. The excite- ment soon came, however; a sudden wave of water right over the screen and hood made me think I had turned into a pond, as the oil lamps were a very dim guide. I stopped the car-fortunately the engine didn't stop-and I found I was in at least eight inches of water. The road was flooded for nearly 50 yards, as it had been raining hard for 48 hours. I started up and got out of the flood splendidly, a tribute to the high position of the engine of the Perry car, for many engines would have been low enough to let their fly wheels get into the water, and the fires" are soon extin- guished. Proceeding more cautiously seemed to make no difference, for still three more stretches of flooded roads were run into each time, and the water went right over the car as each time the engine plugged gaily on. Soon the light came, but still it rained. Breakfast at Bristol was a welcome relief, for it had taken four hours to cover 48 miles, thanks to the floods and the oil lamps. The axle was holding up, so a little more speed was indulged in to coodplete the trip. Possibly the maximum speed touched under these circumstances, was 28 m.p.h., but I managed to maintain an average speed from Bristol home of 19-1 m.p.h. and it was raining the whole of the way. On the outward journey the top speed reached was 35 to 38 m.p.b. on a favourable level stretch. At this speed there was no vibration to worry about—in fact the engine was remarkably free from vibration and also has a very smooth pick up, there being none of the fussy thug thug as with some two- cylinder engines. I think this can be put down to the Perry practice of making all reciprocating parts as light as possible, and also carefully adj usting the balance of the moving parts. This then enables them to do away with a heavy flywheel, with the result that the engine is more lively than one with a big fly wheel. This opens up the question of heavy flywheels and heavy parts versus light flywheels and light parts of which I may write later. Petrol consumption is particularly good, for I averaged 50 miles to the gallon on the 300 mile run, most of which was undertaken under the most adverse conditions. Oil consumption worked out at about 600 miles to the gallon—also a good figure. As regards the general finish of the machine, I think I can quite well say the finish is quite equal to that of any make of light car, and far better than that of many. One of the pleasing features of the car is the general appearance. The machine is built almost throughout on big car lines, and the makers have succeeded in getting an almost exact replica of the best practice in big car designs without making any part out of proportion with the rest. With the exception of the axle trouble, no adjustment whatever was made throughout the 300 mile run, and the car ran perfectly under all conditions. Gear changing is as quiet and easy an operation as that on any car I have come across, and one could not wish for anything better in this respect. Springing is good on fair roads, but there is a tendency to sway on bad roads, though I have made so one suggestions to the makers which they are going to try, and which will I think overcome the difficulty. The makers broke the fractured axle for me and this revealed the fact that the fractures were very slight, and the axle might have lasted for months. Bigger axles are to be fitted in future, however. I can recommend the 44 Perry as a sound machine, worthy of every consideration of those for a first class two- cylinder light car, suitable for steady tour- ing at an average speed of say 25 m.p.h. with a low petrol consumption, low oil consumption and generally low cost of upkeep.
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PROFITABLE POULTRY CULTURE. By RALPH R ALLEN. Lecturer to the Herts County Council; Editor of Monthly Hints on Poultry, &c. (All rights reserved.) A SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASON. (CONTINUED.) [Readers are particularly requested to note that this series of articles commenced with the first issue in January. In order to obtain their full value, the earlier articles should be read in conjunction with the current one.] FEEDING SITTERS. Not only is it necessary for the hen to feed daily, to dust herself, and to stretch her cramped legs, but it is also necessary for the eggs to be cooled each day. Many birds are so devoted to their maternal instincts that they will not oome off unless removed. This must always be done, as otherwise yon are inflicting needless cruelty on the bird, and also damaging your prospects as regards a good hatch. Hard grain forms the most suitable diet at this period, barley, maize, and buckwheat being generally recommended; soft food should be avoided, as it causes looseness of the bowels, and may result in the nest being fouled. A little green food can occasionally be g iven grit and water should always be present, and a dust-bath will be generally appreciated by Biddy. The time occupied in feeding varies according to the season of the year, and the stage of the hatch. In cold weather, par- ticularly during the first week of incubation, five to eight minutes if quite sufficient; on the other hand. when the weat her is more genial and the eggs near hatelitug, half -an hour is not too much to allow. The hen should be gently driven back to the nest if she does not return of her own accord the less she is handled the better. When the hen is feeding it is alwayt4 advisable to inspect the nest. If she has fouled it or broken any eggs, the latter should be removed, and the remainder wiped with a damp sponge and replaced. See also that the hen is in a clean condition before returning to the nest, otherwi se your trouble may be in vain. A final word regularity in feeding is advisable. The birds soon realise this rule, and, for results' sake, you are desirous to make them as comfortable as possible. HOW MANY EGGS TO THE SETTING? In many books on poultry I have read hard and fast rules as to the number of eggs that should be placed under a hen. To the intelligent, the absurdity of such a propo- sition is apparent, and I am convinced that though many invariably place twelve or thirteen under any and every hen, a little consideration and variation according to con- ditions would produce better results. Three essentials must be allowed for in determining the exact number of eggs to form the setting they are climate, season, and size of the hen. Climate: In warmer countries, the necessity of having the eggs so well covered by the hen does not exist, as those on the extreme edge of the nest will not be so liable to rapidly chill; the second consideration is practically identical, the hen is able to assume greater responsibilities as to number during the early summer months than in winter, when it is so necessary the eggs shall be well covered, but in addition, Rvpn assuming the hen does batch out twelve or thirteen chicks in winter, she cannot rear them when they are three or four weeks old, a critical period when warmth is so essential, cramped limbs, diarrhoea, and mortality would be the result. And lastly, the size and feathering of the hen is an important factor, a Sussex, Orping- ton, or Cochin being able to sit on more eggs than an Indian Game or similarly closely feathered bird. I am aware that many make it a matter of chance, thirteen to fifteen eggs are fre- quently set, in the vain belief that there is consequently a better chance of hatching more chickens. Let me for one moment digress from the subject, and emphatically state that poultry-keeping is a definite business it has its hard and fast rules, the neglect of which degenerates the business into a mere speculation and invites disaster. Consider then the conditions under which you are setting the hen, and carefully deter- mine the number of eggs to entrust her with rarely, in my opinion, is it judicious in the early season to allow more than nine to ten eggs, and, excepting in very rare instances, thirteen may be considered the maximum at any period. (To be continuedJ. POULTRY FOR THE ASKING. 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CHELTENHAM SPRING STEEPLE- CHASES. Cheltenham Spring Steeplechases and Hurdle Races will take place at Prestbury Park, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15th and 16th. There are to be six events each day. On the opening d iv the races are :—Amateur Steeplechase (Handicap) of 200sovs., for which 15 entries have been received County Open Hunters' Haudicap Steeplechase of 85sovs., 10 entries Stayers' Handicap Hurdle Race of 85sovs., 19 entries Four-Year-Old Handicap Hurdle Race of I 85sove., 19 entries Seven Springs Selling Steeplechase of 75sovs.; and Sjuthern Sell- ing Hurdle Race of 75sovs. The second day's programme comprises the race for the United Hunts Challenge Cup, value 50sovs., with lOOsovs. added lor the winner, for whieh 18 horses have been entered Prince of Wales's Handicap Steeple- chase of 85sovs., 15 entries Cleeve Novices' Hurdle Race of 85dovs., 21 entries; Prestbury Park Handicap Hurdle Race of 85sovs., 21 entries Swindon Selling Handicap Steeple- chase of 80sovs., 9 entries and the Charlton Park Selling Handicap Hurdle Race of I 80ao vS" 1 4: entries.
NEWENT. WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—The annual tea, meeting, and concert in connection with the above was held on Thursday in Thurstou's Assembly Hall, Newent, when about 100 sat down to a well-served tea provided by the Com- mittee. A general meeting folio-ved, at which the balance-sheet was read and adopted, which showed a balance in hand of 24 12s 5d, and a membership of 114. Mrs Webb, wife of the popular member for the Forest of Dean, after- wards gave a short address, the chair being taken by Mr John L Stelfox, J.P. The rest of the evening was devoted to a well-arranged cou- cert, consisting of pianoforte duet and solos by Mrs Stelfox and Miss Lamb, songs by Miss Gurney, comic songs by Mr Bob Manning, and humorous vocal duets by Mrs Davis and Miss Gurney, the programme being much appreciated. Mr John Wood, J.P., of Gloucester, gave a very interesting address on the land question and the proposals of the Government to remedy the lot of the tillers of the soil, and the large audience greatly enjoyed the different points raised. A vote of thanks to all who kindly gave their services and the singing of the National Anthem closed a very successful gathering. DEATH OF MR C. D. GRIMKE-DRAYTON.—We regret to announce the death, which took place at his residence in London on Sunday, of Mr Christopher Drayton Grimke Drayton, bar- rister-at-law. He had only been ill some three weeks, and the news of his death will come as a great shock to the wide circle of friends. An attack of influenza was the commencement of his illness, but this developed into something much more serious. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr T Drayton Grimke-Drayton, lately of Clifford's Mabdr, Newent, but now of 3, Beaufort Buildings" ouoester, and a former County High Sheriff.. He received his early education at Wellington, and thence proceeded to the University, where he studied for the pro- fession of the law. He was called to the Bar several years ago, and practiced on the Oxford Circuit, being a familiar figure at the Gloucester Courts] of Assize and Quarter Sessions. He was esteemed alike for his genial disposition and for his undoubted ability. What promised to be a very successful legal career has been cut short by the death of Mr Grimke-Drayton at the early age of 31 years. The greatest sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs Grimke-Draytou, sen., and the other members of the family. The interment took place at Clifford's Mesne at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. I
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] BIBLE STUDIES CONDUCTED BY PASTOR RUSSELL. 111 JESUS HIMSELF DREW NEAR." I The Lesson: Luke xxiv. 13-35. The Text: "It ifi Christ that died, yea rather, that; was raised from the dead. Romans viii, 34. We study to-day one of the most striking manifestations of Jo-su<s to hie disciples after his resurrection. Early in the Resurrec- tion morning he had appeared to the women who came to embalm his body. They had communicated to St. Peter and St. John that the Lord had been with them. Those two most energetic discipies hastened to the sepulchre with speed, but they saw merely the empty tomb. The dis- ciples were dazed, perplexed. Although Jesus had told them that he would be crucified and would rise from the dead on the third day, they had not comprehended the teaching. In the afternoon, two of the company were walking home, discussing their dis- appointment in Jesus. He had been proven a, fraud, to the satisfaction of their rulers. The fact that he was crucified seemed proof that he- could not have been the Messiah, as he had declared; and as they had be- lieved. While they thllti talked-, Jesus overtook them. They knew him not, because of his resurr on change. The Apostle Peter tells ■■ that he wafe "put to death in fleish, hilt q tokened in spirit." We understand this in the light of the explanation given of the resurrection change of the Church. The A post1 e Paul declares "Sown in weak- ness, raised in power: sown in dishonour, raised in glory; sown an animal body,, raised' a spirit body." (T Cor. xv. 42-44.) The wime thought is impressed again by the Apostle's statement: We shall all be cL. aged, in a moment, in the twinkling- of an eve"; for "nesh and blood cannot in- herit the Kingdom of God." The change which the Church is to experience in order to be fitted for the Kingdom of God is the same change which Jesus experienced when he was raised from the dead, a life-giving Spirit-no longer a man. Our Lord's title, "the Son of Man," still belongs to him, just as the title, the Word of God, the Logos, still is his. When the- Logos was made flesh, the identity was preserved; and so likewise when Jesus beca.me a- spirit being again. Respecting our Lord's human experiences, we read :"A body h-aø-t Thou prepared me for the suffering of death." When he had accom- plished that purpose, he no longer had need of human nature; but, as he had foretold his disciples, he ascended to where he was before—to the spirit nature, as well as, later on, to Heaven itself. To assume that Jesus is a fleshly being in Heaven, bearing wounds and scars to all eternity and surrounded by spirit beings on a higher plane than the human. is to suppose that the Father never really ex- alted him again to the glory which lie had before the world was (John xvii., 5), and is unsupposable. The Scriptures already quoted will show that the Father highly exaTted the Redeemer, not only restoring him to spirit being, higher than human. but raising him to a position far above altgeol6. principalities and powers.-Eph. i-, 20^23; Phil. ii.„ 9-11. "JESUS SHOWED HIMSELF." St. Luke declares that Jesus thmvea aim- self alive after his resurrection. (Acts i. 3.) Again he speaks of him as appeanntj. The narrative shows that both terms are justi- fied by the facts. He appeared and disap- peared. In every way he manifested the fact that some great change had taken place in him after those three days. Not only did he appear and show himself in different bodies, unlike each other, but also in dif- ferent clothing. Then, too. when lie sud- denly disappeared, the clothing disappeared also. The stranger who overtook the two dis- ciples en route to Ernmaus sympathetically inquired, Why look and talk so sadly? They opened their hearts to him, astonished that he did not know. They told of Jesus, a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; and they explained that the chief priests and rulers had de- livered him up and crucified him. They ex- plained that this was a double disappoint- ment, not only in that they lost a friend, but in that their hope that he was the Messiah had been crushed. They proceeded to tell him of the events of that very morning- that some of the women of their company had found the tomb empty and had seen an gels, who said that he was alive, etc. This gave Jesus the opportunity he sought to explain to his disciples quietly, without anv excitement, that the experiences they had had were part of the Divine plan. He declared it was necessary that Jesus should thus suffer; that without such suffering he never could be the King of Glory, with power to bless and restore humanity by and by.—Acts iii. 19-21. Then he began to point out from the writings of Moses and all the Prophets what God had foretold respecting Messiah's ex- periences. He doubtless told them that the smitten rock, from which gushed the waters, repre- sented Jesus, who must be smitten in order to give the Water of Life to the dying world. He doubtless told them how Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, and explained that the serpent represented sin that Jesus, in being crucified, was made to take the place of the sinner, that the sinner might through faith be made righteous in God's sight through the Redeemer's sacri- fice. He probably would also explain respect- ing the Passover lamb—that it tvpified Jesus, "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." We may assume that he proceeded to the Psalms. Isaiah, and the other Prophets, explaining all the prophetic passages relating to the sufferings of Christ and the glory that would follow. No wonder those disciples afterward declared that their hearta had burned within them while he opened up to them the Scriptures. "THEY KNEW HIM—HE VANISHED." When the travellers arrived in Emmaui Jesus, after being urged, accepted their hos- pitality. We have every reason to suppose that if they had not urged, he would not have stopped with them; for "He made as if he would have gone further." So it is still He does not intrude upon his dis- ciple.s. Rather, he encourages us to appre- ciate our need of him and to ask that we may receive, that our joy may be full. When they sat down to supper, the way in which their guest asked a blessing upon the food reminded them, evidently, of Jesus. Their eyes of understanding began to open. Immediately they realised that no one but their own Master could have given them the lessons just enjoyed on the journey, and thus, having fulfilled the purpose of his materialisation, he immediately vanished out of their sight—clothes and all—almost instantaneously. Their jov was too great to permit them to sleep. They must hasten to carry the good tidings to the other disciples. So they journeyed back to Jerusalem, and there found that the Lord had manifested himself to Simon Peter. Then the two told their ex- periences, and faith, hope and joy began to grow in all their hearts. It should be remembered that out of no lees than ten appearances during the forty days between our Lord's resurrection and ascension, he only twice appeared in a form similar to that which they had seen, and hearing the marks of crucifixion; and on both of these occasions he appeared while the doors were shut, and later vanished while the doors were still shut, in order that his followers might learn a double lesson: (1) That he was no longer dead, but alive, resurrected; (2) That he was no longer flesh, but spirit—"Now the Lord is that Spirit."
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I CHIPS OF NEWS. The Budget is to be introduced on a day in the week beginning April 19th, said Mr. McKenna in the House of Commons. The Admiralty are reported to have ordered thirty machines from two German aeroplane manufactories. Sir Hubert Jerningham died on Friday night of pnenmoiiia after a short illness at his Loudon residence in Bruton-street. The promotion of Prince Maurice of Bat- tenberg from Second Lieutenant to Lieu- tenant of the King's Royal Rifle Corps has been gazetted. The new light cruiser Nottingham, which has been built and armed at a cost of £ 379.000. has been completed for active ser- vice at Pembroke Dock. Rear-Admiral Archibald P. Stoddart has been appointed Rear-Admiral in the Home Fleets at *Devonport in succession to Rear- Admiral Arthur H. Christian, M.V.O. At a special meeting of the Law Society it was announced that the council would oppose the bill before Parliament for allowing women to become solicitors. Mr. H. A. Byatt, the Commissioner of Somaliland, has been selected for appoint- ment as Colonial Secretary of Gibraltar, in succession to Sir F. Evans, who is about to retire. Brasses to commemorate Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. have been presented to the English church at Stockholm. General Sir Charles Douglas has been ap- pointed Chief of the Imperial Staff in succes- sion to Sir John French. I After an eleven days' battle, in which thousands were killed and wounded, the Mexican rebel army under General Villa cap- tured Torreon. Militant Suffragettes have made two at- tempts on buildings at Glasgow, a bomb be g exploded outside a church door, and a raid being made on a mansion with a view to arson. A woman was caught in the act. The first consignment of fresh asparagus to arrive in this country from California was landed at Liverpool on Friday. Mure. Susanna Ibsen, widow of Henrik Ibsen, the poet, died at Christiania on Fri- day, aged seventy-seven. Romney's portrait of Miss Mary Ruck sold at Messrs. Christie's, and "The Death of a Saint," of the school of Simon Mnrmion (fifteenth century) realised £ 2,625. At the third International Opium Confer- ence. which meets at The Hague in May. Great Britain will be represented by Sir William Collins and Mr. Max Miiller. Mr. Cnthbert Grundy, of Blackpool, who recently gave a recreation ground to Cheshunt, has now presented a group of seven liotiseg in Cheshunt to the Browning Settlement. The houses will be used as a college for working women. John Halpin, a Covent Garden market porter, cycled from London to Pompeii on a secondhand machine wh'ch cost El. The Thames Conservancy have issued re- vised by-laws raising the "ttkenble" size of several kinds of coarse fish. According t-o a decision given at the Lam- beth Police-court the upper saloon of a tram- car is part of the inside" in which the Lon don County Council is empowered to carry excess passengers. Dr. Charles Hamilton. Archbishop of Ottawa and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, has resigned. Dr. Hamil- ton became Bishop of Ottawa in 1896, and Archbishop in 1909. The Federated Women's Societies of Ger- many have decided to petition the Govern- ment to make it legal for indefinite sentences of imprisonment to be passed on drunken hus- bands who ill-treat their wives and children. The Chinese brigand White Wolf was re- ported at the week end to be within seventeen miles of Sianfu, the capital of Shensi, and all missionaries have been ordered to take refuge inside the town. The Egyptian Cabinet has resigned. Mus- tapha Fahmy Pasha has undertaken to form a new Ministry. At the second inquest on the body of a Welsh farmer who died at Carno on Decem- ber 1st, the jury found that he died from strychnine poisoning, but that there was not sufficient evidewe to show how the poison was administered. Measles is so" prevalent in Nottingham that all the infant schools in the city have been closed until the end of Easter week. There have been 203 deaths in two months. A monkey at Chinsurah. Bengal, which had been punished for pilfering, threw its mis- tress from the roof of her house into the street. The woman died shortly afterwards. All children under the age of sixteen are to be excluded from the Sunday performances of the picture palaces at Southport. It has been prcr -ze(i that the Willesden Council should turn their disused sewage farm at Stonebridge into municipal golf links. Whilst cycling on Crabble Hill, Dover, a local man named William Jarvis collided with a motor-cyclist, and died in hospital. Wandsworth Guardians offer rewards of 91 each for information as to the whereabouts of forty-seven men who have deserted their wives -t:id children. Dudley Town Council have decided to pro- ceed wit the scheme for building a Town Hall, 3T- eum. Art Gallery, and municipal officos v
DYMOCK. I New and Second Hand Cycles for sale or hire. Pram Tyres wired on. Electric Pocket Lamps and Renits in stock. Motor Cycle ard other I Tyres and Outats.—W. Dud?etd, Cycle Agent, Dymock. TERRITORIAL BALL.—The annual Territorial Ball held by C (Ledbury) Company of the 1st Battalion the Herefordshire Regiment ab their new Drill Hall in New-street, Ledbury, proved such a tremendous success, that the Committee are promoting another invitation ball to be held in their new hall on the night of Easter Monday, April 13. Miss Fardon's hand has been engaged, and tickets may bA obtained from Sergt-lust-Crane, Col- Sergt E G Morris, Sergt E Howard, Sergt H Brookes, Corpi C Fardon. Corpl G Dalley. Corpt W Chadd. Corpl W Huish, Pte P Taylor, and Sergt G Maddox, the hon secretary.
AN ENORMOUS STONE. 31 4 inohes In Circumference, 21, inches Long, Weight H ounces. (Actual Size. From photograph.) Stone is a' prevalent complaint in many parta of England and in Scotland, particularly in districts w here the water is hard and coutains an element of lime. One of the most remarkable instances comes from Chester-lc-Stieet, Co. Durham, where recently a young girl of 19 passed a huge stone, illu strut here, and referred to in accompanying Chemist's report. About two years ago, Miss Elsie Adamson, of No. 3, Pine Street, complained to her parents of pains in the back and urinary weakness, a doctor being afterwards consulted, and the patient placed under his care. All that could be devised was done, but the discomfort became worse and worse until after eighteen months the poor girl, then weak and helpless, dropped the treatment altogether, and it was not until January of this year they had hope of her reeoveiy. Then Mrs Adamson obtained some of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and persuaded her daughter to try them. Relief was felt at once, the patient gained in strength and recovered urinary control. Encouraged by returning hopes. Miss Adamson continued the course, and on February 20th of this year, passed the stone which is illustrated here. Her interviewer was assured that she II felt well directly afterwards," and is now in better health than ever. Not only is the case a triumph for Doan's- Pills, but it is a victory for medicinal treatment as opposed to surgery, a point so often emphasised by the success of Doan's Pills in stone and gravel cases. There is great interest in this case im Chester-le-Street and neighbourhood. Miss Elsie Adamson. What the Mother says I am pleased to verify every word concerning the wonderful cure of my daughter, Elsie, brought about by Doan's Backache Kidney Pills." (Signed) ''ANNIE ADAMSON." What the Father says "I take great pleasure in thanking Doan's Backache Kidney Pills for my daughter's, recovery. The stone is the largest ever passed. Many people have asked to see it, and to hear about the Pills. My daughter is like a new girl, and I teel it my duty to give all credit to Doan's Pills." (Signed) "EDWIX ADAMSON." LOCAL CHEMIST'S REPORT. From Mason 4- Co., Ltd., 60, Front Street, Chester-le-Street. 14-3-1914. To Messrs, Foster-McClellan Co., London. Dear Sir*,—I have much pleasure in confirming the phenomenal success of Doan'8 Backache Kidney Pills, bought at this establishment, for Miss Adamson, 3, Pine Street, Chester-le-Street. The stone which these Pills have rid her of is most astounding in size, and hardly credible to anyone but those who have seen it. I weighed and measured the stone personally, so that I might keep a record, and found that it measured 2} inches in length, 3i inches in circumference, and weighed li ounces truly a remarkable feat, which speaks volumes for the power of the Pills. As could only be expected, Miss Adamson, since being relieved of such a hindrance to her health, has improved wonderfully, and is now quite another woman. Should you care to make use of this statement you are quite at liberty to do so, as it is a case that should be made widely known, so that other sufferers may ahare the vastly improved health that our patron is now enjoying. Believe me to be, Yours faithfully, (Signed) D. YOUNG, Manager. Price 2/9 a box, six boxes 13/9; of all ehemi*ts and stores or from Foster-McClei lan Co., 8, WeU", Street, Oxford Street, London, W.