Malvem Counoll And an Address. At a meeting of Malvern Urban Council on Tuesday, the Chairman (Sir Henry Grey, Bart.) referred to the approaching visit of the King to Madresfield Court, as the guest of Earl Beauchamp, and said he had made enquiries as to whether his Majesty would receive an address from the Council on behalf of the inhabitants of Malvern. His information was that as his Majesty was visiting Madresfield Court simply to see the manoeuvres, he would not wish to do anything else. He (Sir Henry) understood from another source that the King was coming straight from Scotland, and will probably arrive at Malvern at eight o'clock in the morning. The Council would have another meeting at the end of the month and, in the meantime, if he did not hear anything, he would make enquiries officially, and ascertain what his Majesty's wishes were. Mr Foster said now was the time for Malvern to celebrate the King's visit. He suggested that the Council should take the initiative and get together representatives of all classes. They wanted enthusiasm. He hoped Malvern would celebrate the visit in a fitting manner. Sir Henry Grey, while agreeing with Mr Foster, suggested that before the Council took any further steps, they should learn a little more definitely the wishes and intentions of his Majesty. A resolution was received from a conference of the Improvement Associations of the District, asking the Council to take all necessary steps to induce the King to visit Malvern during his stay at Madresfield, and assuring the Council of the unanimous support of the various associa- tions represented at the conference.
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LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I The Late Mr Jesse Carrood. I The monthly meeting of the Ledbury Urban Council was held at the Barrett-Browning Institute, on Monday night, when the Coun- cillors present were-Messrs H Thacker (chair- man), who presided, T S S Gardner, C H Bastow. J E Craddock, A Warren, W L Tilley, F W Juckes, A Carless, W G Davis, and J Preece, together with the Clerk (Mr Reginald Masefield), and the Surveyor (Mr R G Gurney). THE LATE MR JESSE GARROOD. I The Chairman said before they began the business of the Council he felt it was only right that some reference should be made to the pass- ing of the late Mr Jesse Garrood, who for many years was Clerk to the Council. Mr Jesse Garrood was a great help to the Council on its formation and to him was due in a great measure the rules and regulations under which the business of the Council was conducted. He (the Chairman) was not a member of the Council at the time Mr Garrood was their Clerk, but he knew that he threw his heart and soul into any work which was for the benefit of the town, and he felt sure his fellow Councillors would agree with him that they should pass the following resolution:—"The members of the Ledbury Urban District Council wish to offer their sincere sympathy with Mrs Garrood and Mr Henry Garrood and the members of his family in the death of the late Mr Jesse Garrood, and further wish to place on record their appreciation of the many and valuable services he rendered to this Council and the town of Ledbury." Mr Bastow said as one who was a member of of the Council at the time Mr Garrood was Clerk of the Council he could bear record from personal experience to the valuable work Mr Jesse Garrood did for the town of Ledbury in many ways. He was most indefatigable in, the work of the Council in its early days. He threw his whole heart and soul into it and did very valuable work in its early days. He would second the resolution showing that they appre- ciated the work Mr Garrood did. Mr Gardner supported, and the resolution was carried in silence, the members rising in their seats. THE BATHS. I The Chairman asked the Surveyor if the work at the baths was going on all right ? The Surveyor Yes. A DAMAGED CULVERT. Mr Craddock desired to know who was responsible for the repair of the culvert carrying the water under the road at the Ross-road bridge. The culvert took the outfall from the sewage tanks in Jubilee Meadow and also surfaoe water. He did not know whechor it was the Urban Council's place or Lord Biddulph's to repair it, but it required attention. The Surveyor said the culvert took the outfall from the sewage tanks in the Jubilee Meadows, and surface water from Underdown and the Biddulph Arms as well, and the overflow from the cemetery drains. He did not know whose place it was to repair it. He rather thought it would be the G.W.R. Co. He thought it would be best to enquire into it. I AT LAST: L.G.B. SANCTION DR. HARRISON'S APPOINTMENT. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board stating that the Board had had under consideration the report made to them by their Inspector, Dr Seymour, after his enquiry into the work performed by Mr J McKean Harrison as Medical Officer of Health for the Ledbury Urban District. As a result of that report the Board had decided not to withhold any longer their sanction to the appointment of Mr Harrison as Medical Oflicer of Health for the district. (Applause.) Before, however, giving their formal sanction to the appointment, the Board drew the attention of the Council to the paragraph 4 of the Board's memorandum with regard to new appointments of Medical Officers of Health, a copy of which was enclosed, and to request that the Council would obtain from Mr Harrison the undertaking referred to in that paragraph and forward a copy of it to the Board. Mr Bastow We have waited a long while for it we have got it at last. The Clerk said the undertaking referred to had been signed by Dr. Harrison. It provided that he would resign his appointment within three months of the date on which the Council called upon him to do so by reason of their resolving to appoint a Medical Officer of Health who is not in private practice, in combination with the Councils of the neighbouring districts or otherwise. I THE HOUSING QUESTION. The Clerk read a memorandum from the Housing Department of the Local Government Board stating that it appeared from the annual report of the Medical Officer of I lealth for 1911, that new houses were required, and the Board would be glad to know how many new houses were, in the opinion of the Council, required to meet the needs of the district at the present time. After a desultory discussion, it was decided to reply that the Council were of opinion that eight new houses were required, and they were endeavouring to obtain land to build such houses. I OTHER CORRESPONDENCE. Further letters from the Local Government Board re children in the country on holiday (which did not apply to the Council), from the War Office with reference to the posting of the circular re the forthcoming manoeuvres and a map of the manoeuvre area at the Clerk's offlce, and from the National Health Insurance Com- mission with reference to the publication of a poster with reference to arrears, were read and laid on the table. I FINANCE COMMITTEE. I Mr Bastow submitted the report of the Finance Committee, which showed that the receipts for the month amounted to J3345 11s 6d, including 2188 7s 9d on account of general district rate, and j355 3* 9.1 water charges. The bills for payment amounted to £ 149 18* 3d, and were of the usual character, those for labour amounting to £42 17s Id. With reference to the assessment of the electric lighting station no assessment had been made and the Conrmittee recommended that Mr W L Tilley (one of the overseers) see Mr Homes, clerk to the Assessment Committee,and get him to move in the matter. Mr Homes had the thing in hand and had been instructed to have an expert down to value the station. A letter was received from the G. W.R. Co. making an offer as to payment of rates and the Committee recommended that the matter be accepted on the basis suggested in the letter. With reference to the charge to Mr W G Witham for water the Committee recommend that without prejudice and as this was a special case, Mr Witham be asked to pay on the amount charged for the ourrent half-year. There was no evidence of any leakage having taken place, and it was a matter of impossibility for 89,000 gallons of water to have gone away without there being some trace of it. He moved that the cheques be signed, the bills paid, and the recommendations of the Committee be adopted. Mr Gardner seconded and this was agreed to. Mr Tilley said he had seen Mr Homes, who told him that he had received an estimate of R10 from Messrs Hedley Mason for assessing the electric light station and that it would be placed before the next meeting of the Assess- ment Committee, for which notices had already been sent out, he believed. The report was adopted.. I STREETS COMMITTEE. Mr Bastow proposed the adoption of the following report of the Streets Committee :— New Plans-The Committee inspected the plans of a new house to be erected in Woodleigh- road for Mr C Pedlingham, and also plans of the proposed alterations of a shop front in New- street for Mr Hamblin. Pavement in front of Mr Meacham's Shop- Mr Meacham having offered to pay half the expenses of laying new slabs, the Committee recommend that the offer be accepted. Electric Lighting Plan-The Surveyor was instructed to sign a plan as being a correct copy of the plan deposited in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Trade. In proposing the adoption of the report, Mr Bastow said he was very pleased to see the plans for a new house in Woodleigh-road and hoped more would come. They would be an improve- ment to the town, as would the alteration of the shop front in New-street. Mr Warren seconded the adoption of the report, which was agreed to. SANITARY COMMITTEE. I Mr Gardner proposed the adoption of the following report:— Housing Acta-The Inspector presented his report and the reports on the houses concerned were gone through in detail. The Committee recommend that the recommenda- tions of the Inspector as specified in his book be adopted. Oom plaints having been made to the Inspector of a nuisance at Newtown caused by a quantity of pigs belonging to Mr Haynes, baker, New- street, the pigs being in the vicinity of certain dwelling-houses in Newtown, the Committee recommend that Mr Haynes be given 14 days to abate the nuisance. < Mr Craddock seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried unanimously, with th a exception of Mr Carless, who said he was not satisfied that there was a nuisance as stated from Mr Haynes's pigs. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. I The report of Dr Harrison (Medical Officer of Health) stated that eight births and two deaths had been reported during the month. No case of infectious dieease had been notified. The Council then went in Committee.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The monthly report of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries for this month, for the counties of Worcester, Hereford), and Gloucester, is as follows :— CORN. Wheat is everywhere vigorous and healthy and an early harvest is expected. In almost all districts the yield promises to. be average or over average. Barley looks well, on the whole, but is occasionally yellow and short is the straw. On the whole the yield is expected to be slightly under average, although most of the reports indicate average or ever-average- yields. Oats are the least promising of the cereals, especially the spring sown. Damage by pests is fairly general in Gloucester straw is fre- quently short, and rain needed. The yield is expected to he about 5 per cent. below average. Beans are the most promising, crop of the year, a yield of 6. per cent. above average being anticipated. Ita a few districts,, however, spring beans are not very satisfactory. On the whole peas are likely to .give a poor yield, although about half the reports indicate average yields. I Early potatoes were damaged by frost, but' the later varieties are generally looking well, and where they also were damaged by fxost are frequently- recovering. On present appear- ances, however, the yield will be some-what less than usual, I ROOTS; As a rule- mangolds look. well, although they are gappy sn placea. Prospects at present are for a somewhat under-average yield', Turnips and swedes are badly in need of rain, and com- plaints of damage by fly come. fmom several districts. I RAY. Although in one or two districts cutting has only just commenced, in most districts fair progress has been made with h&ymaking, and some portion of both seeds' and meadow hay has been stacked in good condition. Both crops,, however, are- expected to yield fully 10 per cent, less than visual. I FRUIT. Frosts and blight have caused prospects for the fruit crops to be very unsatisfactory, although here and there f-iirly good crops may be obtained. Strawberries, raspberries and currants are very poor, and gooseberries under average. Prospects for orchard fruit are on the whole poor. I HOPS. The warm, showery weather of June suited the hops, promoting the growth of the bine. The plant is generally vigorouq, although fre- quently potoky in places. Aith blight; and aphis are fairly general, and washing has con- sequently been necessary. It would appear, however, that attacks are less severe than in 1913. In Worcester the yield promises to be rather under average, and in Hereford about average. I FASTUHES ALYL) STUUJi- I Stock are in excellent condition, but pastures are frequently in need of rain. LABOUR. The supply of labour is generally sufftcient, although temporary help is occasionally scarce, more especially in north-west (Gloucester. +
I HEREFORD MARKET. Notwithstanding the wet morning the market to-day was a small one-a fortunate circum- stance for those who had stock to sell, as the supply was pretty well equal to the demand. a I UAlTLiE (MTUREN). I There were a number of stores on offer, and I for these there was an improved demand. Store calves very dear. I BEEF. A moderate supply. Bullock beef 38i to 408 per cwt. live weight. Fat calves dear. Best beef 7d t9 8d per lb. Other qualities 6d to 7d. Fat calves to lOtd. lb. I SHEEP. A small supply and trade good, except for ewe mutton. Fat lambs sold well at last week's rates. Best teg mutton aid to 9d per lb. Other qualities 61d to 83. Fat lambs 91 to 9td. I PIGS. I A small supply and prices lower both for I stores and fat pigs. Porkers SAd to 61 per lb. Bacons 5d to 5 id. t CUUN. I A small attendance of farmers. English wheat about 36s per quarter. Oats slightly I dearer, also maize. I HAY TRADE. Trade slow at recent rates. 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 52s. 6d. Wheat straw 45s to 50s. I WOOL. Trade firm, with a tendency to advance. Best Herefordshire lfeeces up to 14d. per lb. Lambs' wool up to Is per lb.
I HEREFORDSHIRE FARM LABOURERS' DI'SPUTE. The Ross branch of the Farmers' Union held a meeting on Saturday at Ross; Mr. E. W. Caddick presiding, to discuss what attitude the farmers should adopt with regard to the intima- tion received from the secretary of the Workers' Union, Mr Sydney Box, that they intend giving notice to strike on July 10 next." The meeting was requisitioned by Mr E Hone (Baysham Farm), Mr W Pearse (Ashe Farm), and Mr A E Rudge, three farmers who resjde in the Sellack district, where the labourers intend, if possible, to strike in order to aeours the union's demands. The meeting was private, but it is stated the members were willing to meet the men, but would not accede to the demands of the Workers' Union, as they were considered un- reasonable and ridiculous. Many of the farmers have intimated their inten- tion, and, in fact, have met their men in a fair way. As the result of the action of the labourers and the demands made by the Workers' Union, hundreds of acres in South Herefordshire have been put down for grass.
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COLWALL PARISH COUNCIL. I The monthly meeting of the Colwall Parish Council was held at the Workman's Hall, Colwall, on Wednesday night. Mr Fred Ballard (Chairman), presided, and also present were Miss Holland, Messrs T A Pedlingham, F H Rudgard, M A H Taylor, S W Pugh, A G Allen. W Webb, together with the Clerk (Mr G H T Foster), and the Clerk's Assistant (Mr Thomas). THE EVENDINE WELL. I Miss Holland said with reference to the well at the Malt House, Evendine, it had been covered in, and she understood from Mr Cawsey »t hat he had had it tested, and that he had a verbal message that it was all right. She thought they should know what the analysis was. It was decided to write to Mr Cawsey and ask him to obtain a written report of the analysis. Mr Pugh said he understood that at the last meeting of the Council it was decided to call a meeting of the Footpaths Committee, but that had not been done. Mr Rudgard proposed that they have a meet- ing of the Footpaths Committee at 9.30 p.m. after the next meeting of the Council. Mr Pugh seconded and this was agreed to. The report of the Library Committee was adopted. —
COLWALL PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE. I The monthly meeting of the Colwall Parochial Committee was held at the Workman's Hall, Colwall, on Monday last, when the members present were Mr T' A Pedlingham (chairman), who presi,L. 1. Miss Holland, Messrs F Ballard, Montagu. H Taylor, DAG Birchley, J R Roberts, li. 0 Allen, A G Allen, S Pugh, G Johns, ana W Webb, together with the Clerk (Mr G H T Foster), the Clerk's Assistant (Mr H Thomas), and the Building andi Sanitary Inspector (Mr T J Cawsey). DRAINAGE: MATTER.. I The Inspector's report was read and adopted, in which ie stated that there, was a block in the iie-ver ne,,r Joyce's Cottage- It wag decided to purchase a set of new drain rods, which it was thought would remove the stoppage. Mr W James's account of 17s 6d for construct- ing inspection chambers in the Back-lane was recommended to the Ledbury Rural District Council for payment. SEWAGE DISPOSAL. With reference to Dr Bright's claim for com- pensation for wayleaves in connection with the new sewage disposal works, the Sub-Committee appointed to deal with this matter reported that they had met Mr W Thorpe, of Mal vern, as instructed and. laid the facts of the case before him, and a report dated: July 6 was read from him giving his advice on. the matter. It was resolved on the motion of Mr A G Allen, seconded by Mr Birehley, that Mr Thorpe's report be, dopted and that the Ledbury Rural District Council be recommended to accept Dr Bright's offer. I MONTHLY REPORT. The monthly report of the engineers dated July 3 on the new sewage works in hand was read, enclosing a certificate entitling the con- tractor to payment of a further sum of £260. On the motion of Mr Birchley, seconded by Mr R 0, Allen, it was decided to recommend the Ledbury Rural District Council to pay the contractor (Mr W James) that amount. Mi H S Rushforth's account of j512 14s 9d as Clerk of the Works was also recommended for payment. A letter dated July 6 was read from the Clerk of the Works, stating that he had interviewed five applicants for the situation of attendant at the new works as instructed, and had explained the duties to them, and stating that* in his opinion he would recommend the Corno- mittee to appoint Mr A Evans. Mr R 0 Allen moved that Mr Charles Hyda, of Rose Cottage, Colwall (who is at pres&at attending at the Sladacre sewer) be appointed at a salary of gi per week, Mr Hyde to work three half-days per week for this sum, or as ruiny, days per week as should be necessary to, the efficient, carrying out of the work. I Mr Roberts seconded and this was carried1 unanimously. I CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION. A letter dated June 6 was read from Mrs Sear, pressing for a settlement of her claim for compensation as per valuation of Mr Pope, in connection with the new sewerage and sewage disposal works. The Committee decided that as this matter is one concerning the contractor under his con- tract with the Council, and as the Committee did not think the claim to be a reasonable one, that the contractor be notified of tho claim and be asked to appoint a valuer to give advice as to the amount of compensation to be paid to Mrs Sear. I BILLS OF COSTS. It was decided that the various bills of oosts in connection with the Colwall sewerage scheme as taxed and allowed by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Hereford, be recommended to the Ledbury Rural District Council for payment. The total amount is 232 14s lOd. The foregoing decisions were confirmed by the Ledbury Rural District Council at their meeting on Tuesday.
1 NEWENT. SCHOOL MAttAGKRS MIMING.—The monthly meeting of School Managers was held on Tuesday at the offices of Mr 0 T Price, Canon W II Connor presiding. The attendances for the past four weeks were Picklenash boys 90 1, ditto girls 89.4, ditto infants 86.8, Clifford's Mesne 91.3, Gorsley 89 2, total per ¡ cent. 89.3. It was decided to apply for grants for wood carving and basket making classes to be formed at a later period. The summer 1 holidays were fixed to commence on July 30th after the afternoon session. It was decided ) not to give any holiday on Monday, July 20th. Messrs. Meates and Son's tenders for coal and coke for Newent and Clifford's Mesne Schools were accepted, md Messrs. Nadin and Co.'s for Gorsley School. Mr J Leicester's (H.M.I.) report on Picklenash Schools was read and was considered a, very good one indeed, the Managers expressing their satisfaction of the same. Mr R Bidmead's tender for painting and cleaning, etc., at Picklenash Schools (£28 17s.) was accepted. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held on Tuesday, Mr C Cloke senr., presiding. The Master reported the num ber in the house as 51, and 68 for the same period last year tramps relieved during the fortnight 81, as against 52 and 124 the past two years. The Chairman acknowledged with thanks the following gifts Tea, sugar, and tub tcco from Mrs Beechey tea, sugar, tobacco, and buns from Mrs de Peyer periodicals from Mrs Beechey, Wynne, Miss Newbury, Miss Dyke, Messrs. W J Cook and Sons and two baskets of gooseberries from Mrs Moody. The Finance Committee met to examine tradesmen's accounts for the past quarter, which were passed for payment. The Local Government Board functioned the Clerk's assessment salary for the past year. A communication was read from the Gloucester County Council asking that the Medical Officer of Health should send his report for 1913 forthwith. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Medical Officer of Health and report at the next meeting. Mr E Wood, A. R. S. I., was appointed Inspector of Nuisances at a salary of j370 per annum. Mr A Grubb, Surveyor, gave his monthly report. The ques- tion arose of the classification of roads, and the matter was left for him to deal with and report. Mr G Sheffield Biakeway, Clerk to the Glou- cester City Council, attended in reference to a little diversion of suggested water track from Ketford to Gloucester in the hamlet of Pool Hill. After discussion the Council granted the request, which will be further considered. Mr Blakeway thanked the Council.
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MR F GIBSON FRY, OF ROSS. I One Of Herefordshire's Bast I Sportsmen. The death is announced of Mr F Gibson Fry, J.P., of Mount Pleasant, Hoarwithy, Ross, which occurred at How Caple Grange, the resi- dence of Captain T Raymond Symons and Mrs Symons, on Sunday night. Mr Gibson Fry, who was 51 years cf age, was a bachelor, and nephew of the late Mr Fry, the cocoa manufacturer. On Tuesday, after Mr Fry had proposed the health of the Master of the South Herefordshire Hounds at the annual puppy show, he had a seizure, which left him paralysed and speechless. By his death Ross and the whole of South Herefordshire has lost one of its most promin- ent sportsmen. For many years he served the South Herefordshire Hunt as Master. He was also a largf subscriber and a regular follower of the Ross i 3 rriers. He took a keen interest in all kinds <> £ sport, and was an active member of the South Herefordshire Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. He had also served the Hare- wood End Agricultural Society as president, being a vice-president at the time of his death. He was one of the chief supporters and always held an official position at the Hoarwithy an- nual sports, Mr Fry served Hoarwithy as a ( guardian of the poor and as a rural district councillor at Ross. At Monday's sitting of the Harewood End Police Court, Mr W G Bankes, the presiding magistrate, in moving a vote of condolence with the members of the late Mr Fry's family, said Mr Fry was highly respected and popular in the county of Hereford, and he fulfilled his magis- terial duties with credit.
CANON-FFROME. GARDEN FETE PROCEEDS.—The garden fete held in the grounds of Canon-ifrome Court on the 25th ult., resulted in the handsome profit of £ 56 16i 7d. The entire expenses of the military band of 30 performers, together with their conveyance from Hereford and back, &c. were defrayed by a friend. Mrs Hopton, of Canon-ffrome, has allotted this sum of j356 16a 7d in the proportion of 220 to the Ashperton Church Fund, and j356 16* 7d to the District Nursing Fund. It will be gratifying to all concerned to know that the garden fete waa. such a great success. Printed and Published for and on behalf of the EXECUTRIX of the late TIIOMAS VAUGHAN, by WILLIAM S. BOWES, Manager, at the Printing Works, New Street, Ledbury, ia the County of Hereford.
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LEDBURY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting (If the Ledbury Board of Guardians was held at the Board-room of the Uniin Workhouse on Tuesday mom- ing. There were present-Mr W L Pritchett (Chairman), who presided, Mr J A Thompson (vice-chairman), Revs A G Jones and A H Koapp, Miss Holland, Miss Lake, Alderman J Riley, Messrs S H Bickham, A G Bunn, J C Davies, E T Lane, J Parry, T S S Gardner, T W Holds, H Weston, H Cowell, T A Pedlingham, with the Clerk (Mr R Homes), the Relieving Officers (Mr A G Smith and Mr T Thompson), and the Master (Mr J Kendrick). Mr E B Wethered (Local Government Board Inspector of Workhouses) was also present. THE WORKHOUSE. I The Master reported the number of inmates in the house last waek as 82 against 72 for the corresponding period last year, an increase of 10. During the fortnight 90 tramps were relieved as against 78, an increase of 12. He also .reported the gifts of papers for the inmates from Miss Martin, Linden House. FINANCE. I Mr Thomson stated that the balance in the bank was £ 508 12s 4d. The cheques signed that day amounted to £1,089 4s 6d and if those were all signed there would be an overdraft at the bank of E530 12s 2d, but one or two of the cheques would have to be held over. They would not be in this position if all the parishes bad paid in, and there was 2450 due that ought to have been paid in three weeks ago. Ash per- bon. Munsley, Wellington Heath and Yarkhill had not paid in and he would suggest that the overseers be written to and notice given them that unless they paid in by Saturday summonses would be issued. This wes agreed to. ANNUAL POOR LAW CONFEKENUJii. I Mr Thompson moved that they sanction the Chairman's expenses as their representative to the Poor Law Conference in London. He had previously represented them with great credit to himself and the Board. Mr Bunn seconded and the resolution was agreed to. The Chairman said he would be very glad to represent them at the meeting and he was very much obliged to then for the opportunity of adding to his Poor Law experience. Attending the conference gave one some idea of how better to conduct the business and kept one in close touch with the various matters that kept crop- ping up. THE MENTAL DEFICIENCY ACT. Mr Thompson reported that Miss Holland, Mr Holds and himself attended the conference at Worcester on the Mental Deficiency Act. They heard a very interesting discussion and personally he gathered a very considerable amount of enlightenment from that discussion. If the resolutions were adopted by the County Council they would be asked to appoint one member of the Board to represent them on the Committee. He thought it was desirable that that line should be adopted in Herefordshire, where the County Couucil had decided to appoint three members to represent the Boards of, Guardians in the county. He thought there was a great deal yet to fully understand what they were to do and what would be the ultimate result. The idea among some was that they would have more to do than the Act con- templates. The Act was no doubt meant to bring in many who were not under control at the present time. When the Act got in real working order they would be able to make use of the institution ultimately provided by the I county. There was a meeting at Hereford on the following day (Wednesday) of Boards of Guardians in the county on the question. He thought there should be a representative from each Union in the county on the committee, but the County Council had decided that three members should represent the whole of the Boards of the county. He hoped whoever was appointed would urge the County to give the Boards of Guardians fuller representation on the Committee than was suggested. He moved that the relieving officers supply the County Committee with information of all mentally deficients on their books. This was seconded and agreed to. Miss Holland was appointed, in addition to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, to represent the Board at the meeting at Hereford on Wednesday.
LEDBURY RURAL DISTRICT I COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of. the Ledbury Rural District Council was held subsequent to the Guardians meeting, when the Rural Councillors present at the Guardians meeting attended, aad the officials present were the Clerk (Mr R Homes), the Highways Committee's Clerk (Mr H W Orme), the Medical Officer of Health (Dr Jones), and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr T J Cawsey). Mr W L Pritchett presided. HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE. I The minutes of the Highways Committee were I read and confirmed, the following being I included:— A meeting ef the Highways Committee was held on June 23. Present: Alderman J Riley, (iD the chair), Messrs W L Pritchett, J C Davies, J A Thompson, H Cowell, E T Lane. J Parry, J Parry, jnr., D A G Birchley, H Weston, A Jones, T A Pedlingham, and the Rev. A E Green- Price. Finance.-The Committee recommend the Council to pay the Clerk the sum of f.300 on aeeoant of roads. The following sums have been paid by the Clerk out of the roads account during the past month Manual labour—Main roads jE63 9s 2d, dis- trict roads JE29 8s Id. Team labour—Main roads jC28 9a 8d, district reads 940 178 M. Materials —Main roicfs flg 2s, district roads f" 4fj 7d. Tradesmen's Bills-Niain roads £3 3s lid, district roads XII 2s 2d. Steam Roller-934 7s 5d. National Insurance—Main roads 18s lOd, district roadpi £1 Os 4d. Monthly Accounts.—The Committee recom- mend the Council to pay the following accounts :— Team labour Goodwin and Sons, X63 6e 9d mskterials-Clea Hill Dhu Stone Cc, £1() 158 Od Clee Hill Granite Co, Ltd., £101 Is Id Field and Mackay, £ 163 3s lid Lord Somers, X60 3s lOd. The following sums have been received :— X14 10s from the Colwall Park granite Quarries Co., Ltd., on account of judgment debt and costs and interest, X164 lis lid from the' RaIne Company (in eontra) for same purpose, C16 from the G. W.R. Co for repairs to roads over bridges, and 2i from man for sleeping accommo- dation in roller van. The Committee have authorised the Clerk to pay in contra to the Colwall Park Granite Quarries the sum of fl39 13s 3d stone supplied, the same to be placed against the amount due from the quarries. Park Lane, Mathon.—The Committee having received a letter from the Clerk to the Mathon Parish Council requesting the Council to repair Park Lane, Mathon, cannot recommend the Council to do so as it is not repairable by the Council. Letter Box.—The Committee have sanctioned a request by the Postmaster for leave to erect a post letter box at the road-side at Catley Cross and one at Upper Eggleton, subject to the position being approved by the Surveyor. Yarkhill Marsh Arches.-The Committe have requested the Chairman and Mr Thompson, with the Clerk and Surveyor, to meet Mr Foley with reference to the repair of the irrigation arches at Yarkhill Marsh and have instructed the Clerk to make an appointment with Mr Foley's agent. Classification of Roads.-The time for delivery of particulars of roads having been extended the Committee have authorised the inclusion of the road from Woolhope to Little Marcle off AyJtOÐ Court and Patches Coppice in the list.
THE ARMY MANOEUVRES. Worcester Council and the King's Visit. The fact that the King will visit Madresfield Court in the early autumn and attend the manoeuvres has led to the expression of a hope by the Worcester City Council that a visit will be paid to Worcester. The matter was mentioned at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, when Mr C Ed wards asked what steps the General Purposes Committee had taken to give hie Majesty a welcome on the occasion of his visit to Worcestershire. ft The Mayor (Alderman Leicester) said he had been making enquiries as to what would be his Majesty's views upon the matter. It seemed that the King was coming to the neighbourhood merely for the manoeuvres, and there would be no time to visit any of the cities if he were to go to one he would have to go in close proximity to others. That was only a private intimation as to what would probably be the state of things. The Mayor asked Mr Edwards if that was satisfactory. No," replied Mr Edwards "I think the citizens will be disappointed if we do not move.' Mr Edwards then proposed that the Council hoped when the King visited Worcestershire an opportunity would be afforded to the citizens to show their loyalty to the Throne, and that the Mayor give the matter his serious consideration. Mr Carlton, seconding, said he was in favour of going boldly to the front door, and asking for what one wanted. If it were impossible for his Majesty to spend an afternoon or morning in the city they should have an opportunity of presenting an address to him when he passed through. The Mayor The resolution asks me to take the matter into serious consideration. I have done so for some time, and tried to make what progress I can. The resolution was carried.