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The Western Gazette. Friday 30 Oct 1874
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SCHOOL BOARD. - On Thursday the first meeting of the members of the School Board was held at the Vestry-room. The Rev J. H. B. HAWKINS was elected chairman, John RUTTER, Esq., vice-chairman, and S. H. COLLINS, Esq., solicitor, clerk.
RURI-DECANAL MEETING. - On Thursday a meeting of the Crewkerne Ruri-Decanal Conference was held in the Assembly-room of the George Hotel, under the presidency of the rural dean, the Rev. J. S. STUBBS, of Crewkerne, who was supported by representatives from nearly all the parishes in the deanery. The subject for discussion, as suggested by the Bishop, was “What is the best way of dealing with the ornaments' rubric, and the other rubrics affecting the position of the celebrant of the Lord's table.” A paper was read by the Rev. C. S. GRUEBER, which concluded with the following resolution:- “That in dealing with the ornaments' rubric, care should be taken not to prohibit any usage that is primitive and catholic.” - This was seconded by the Rev. J. H. B. HAWKINS. An amendment was moved by the Rev. J. A. MILLER, and seconded by Mr. TANNER, viz. - “That, in the opinion of this conference, no revision of the ornaments' rubric is likely to promote the peace and welfare of the Church of England, which shall sanction the use of distinctive vestments in the celebration of the Lord's supper.” - This amendment was then put to the meeting and carried, twelve voting for it and nine against it.
PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday. - Before the Righ <sic> Hon. Lord Bridport (chairman), R. T. COMBE, Esq., F. M. EASTMENT, Esq., VAUGHAN-LEE, Esq., M.P., Col. HOOD, M.P., and Cornish HENLEY, Esq. - Mrs. Mary HOMINEY, of South Petherton, was summoned for drunkenness, and was fined £1, and 6s costs. - John WHITEHEAD, of South Petherton, was summoned by Sergt. TALBOT for being drunk and disorderly at Pitway, and was fined 10s, and 6s costs, and allowed a month to pay. - John MEAD, labourer, Ilminster, was summoned for trespassing in pursuit of conies on land over which Dr. S. D. HINE, of Ilminster, had the right of shooting. Mr. PAULL for complainant. As defendant was at work in the field, the Bench thought it did not constitute a trespass, and dismissed the case. - Francis FOX, labourer, was summoned for trespassing in pursuit of game on land occupied by Mr. Michael GENGE, of Fivehead. Fined £1, and 7s costs. - Henry SALWAY and Philip LANGFORD, boys, were summoned for trespassing in pursuit of rabbits on land belonging to Mr. WEAVER, of Curry Rivel. Fined 10s, and 3s 3d costs each. - William WOOLMINGTON, labourer, of Isle Abbotts, was fined 10s and 9s 6d costs, and ordered to pay 4d damage, for stealing live fence from a hedge belonging to Mr. Wm. BEST. Acting-Sergt. JENNINGS proved the case, having caught defendant in the act. - Samuel COOK and Mark MALE, little boys, were summoned for stealing 12 ducks' eggs from a nest in the farm-yard of Mr. A. C. PAVORD, of Barrington. As the complainant did not wish to punish the defendants, they were discharged. The parents were ordered to pay 5s costs. - Mr. Samuel PALMER, of Ilminster, was summoned by the Nuisance Authority of the Chard Board of Guardians for allowing a nuisance to exist in an old tan-yard at Broadway. Mr. HURFORD, Sanitary Inspector, proved the case. Mr. PALMER consented to have the pit cleaned out, and he was ordered to do so within a month. - LICENCES. - Mr. Levi PIDGEON, of Winsham, for whom Mr. PAULL, of Ilminster, appeared, applied for a transfer of the license of the Chard Road Hotel from Mr. BAINTON. Mr. Supt. EVERITT opposed the application. The application was refused, and Mr. PAULL gave notice of appeal against the decision. - The license of the Volunteer Inn, Seavington, was transferred from Mr. John LENTON to Mr. Henry VILE, of Isle Brewers. - The license of the Harmony Restored beer-house, Ilminster, was transferred from Hannah HOLBROOK to James GILES, of London.
“LIVE AND LET LIVE” LABOURER'S FRIEND SOCIETY.
The 42nd annual meeting in connection with this Society was held at the George Hotel Assembly-room yesterday (Thursday). Major V. H. VAUGHAN-LEE presided, and amongst those present were Lord Bridport, the Hon. Col. HOOD, M.P., Revs. J. H. B. HAWKINS, J. BILLING, V. S. S. COLES, J. H. EVANS, R. LAMBERT, G. J. GOWRING, A. SMYTH, H. BOND, and C. E. REICE, R. T. COOMBE, Esq., W. SPARKS, Esq., J. T. NICHOLETTS, Esq., Lady Anna GORE-LANGTON, Miss GORE-LANGTON, Lady Bridport, Mrs. and Miss COMBE, Mrs. GOWRING, Miss WAKEMAN, Miss COLES, Mrs. HINE, Mrs. BAKER, Mrs. SPEKE, Mrs. VAUGHAN-LEE, Misses GRUEBER, and Miss BEETE. There was, as usual, a large display of floral decorations and choice vegetables in the room. Many of the latter would have done credit to any professional gardener.
The proceedings were briefly opened by the CHAIRMAN, who expressed great pleasure in being present, and rendering any little assistance in his power in order to help on the Society. - The Rev. G. J. GOWRING, one of the honorary secretaries, read the report, which gave an outline of the history and objects of the Society, and detailed the results obtained since its(?) establishment in 1832. The district embraced 38 parishes, with 1276 allotments, the occupation of which was calculated to affect nearly 7000 persons of the labouring class. It further stated that Lord Bridport had accepted the office of President, and that the Hon. Col. HOOD and Mr. R. T. COMBE had consented to act as vice-presidents for the ensuing year. The committee deeply regretted that, in consequence of other engagements, the Rev. C. ELTON was unable to continue to act as honorary secretary. Particulars were then given of the visits paid by the inspectors to allotments in various parishes, and reference was made to the gratifying length of service of some of the competitors. The committee regretted that three-sevenths of the allotments had been returned as having been very badly cultivated. Those at Dinnington, Seavington Abbot, and South Perrott were so bad that no prizes had been awarded. Complaints were made in many cases of the non-observance of the rotation of crop. The committee suggested the propriety of lessening the number of holdings, as it sometimes happened that allotments had to seek occupiers. Owing to there being no local subscribers at Knowle and Mosterton, the committee had been unable to award prizes in those places; but of the 38 parishes, 22 had the full number of prizes, and the number of winners was 186. Hardington and Combe St. Nicholas stood foremost in the commendations of the inspectors. This year the sum of £71 18s had been distributed in prizes. - Lord BRIDPORT, in moving the adoption of the report, spoke of the benefits resulting from the operations of such societies, and expressed his regret that so many of the inspectors had been compelled to report unfavourably. He urged the labourers to improve cultivation, and never to leave their ground uncropped. - The Rev. J. H. B. HAWKINS seconded the motion, and reminded the men how much their condition had been improved when compared with that of the labourer of some years ago. Increased wages, comfort, and advantages, called for extra efforts on their part, and he sincerely hoped they would not fail to put them forth. - The resolution was unanimously agreed to, as also were those that followed. - Col. HOOD moved “That this meeting heartily approves of this Society, as tending to help the labourer to improve his position, not only by increasing the comforts of his home, but also by the formation of habits which will benefit himself and those with whom he is connected.” He advised the men to show that they valued the efforts put forth on their behalf, by getting rid of evil habits and doing their utmost to improve their condition. - Mr. R. T. COMBE, in seconding the resolution, spoke of the improvement in the condition of the labouring classes. In point of wages, comforts, and the regard in which they were held by those above them in the social scale, they had never been better off; while the present low price of wheat gave them the prospect of passing the winter in comparative comfort. - Mr. J. T. NICHOLETTS, in the course of a most amusing speech, moved “That the best thanks of this meeting be given to the inspectors and other officers of the Society, with a request that they will be pleased to continue their services.” - Mr. F. BOND seconded; and a vote of thanks to the Chairman was next moved by Mr. W. SPARKS, and seconded by Mr. J. W. PAULL. - The prizes were then awarded, as follow:-
BARRINGTON, 47 allotments. - 8s, Edward DRAYTON; 8s, Thomas ROWSELL; 7s, Henry MALE; 7s, Wm. SWAINE; 7s, Alfred BOND; 5s, John DRAYTON; 5s, Eli MALE; 5s, Wm. MALE; 5s, Daniel MEADE.
BUCKLAND ST. MARY, 32. - 8s, John PRING; 8s, Samuel VICKERY; 7s, Page HILL; 7s, John KNIGHT; 7s, Joel SHOWERS; 5s, Robert CHURCHILL.
CHAFFCOMBE, 7, - 7s, John BOYLAND.
CHARD, 35. - 8s, William BILLING; Ann CABLE, 8s; Eli PEADON, 7s; Richard KEETCH, 7s; James ENGLAND, 5s; Wm. STEVENS, 5s.
CHARDSTOCK, 20. - Francis DENNING, 6s; John LARCOMBE, 5s; Joel HONEBON, 5s.
CHILLINGTON, 9. - Thomas HILL, 7s.
CHINNOCK, MIDDLE AND WEST, 100. - James HAYWARD, 5s.
CHISELBOROUGH. - Samuel DANCE, 6s; James LANGDON, 5s.
COMBE ST. NICHOLAS, 16. - John MATTOCK, 8s; John WARD, 7s; David MITCHAM, 6s; Elijah JEFFERY, 5s.
CUDWORTH, 20. - Thomas CHARLES, 7s; Jas. WOODLAND, 6s; Thomas ROE, 5s.
COKER, WEST, 39. - Thomas NEWIS, 8s; Wm. DIBBLE, 7s; Robert HARVEY, 6s; Edwin CAVE, 5s; Thomas VINCENT, 5s; Deborah NEWIS, 5s.
CREWKERNE, 90. - John DODGE, 8s; Hugh LACEY, 8s; Jeremiah BARRETT, 8s; Daniel COOPER, 8s; George PERRY, 8s; David HALLETT, 6s; Joseph BURT, 6s; John PRINCE, 6s; Thomas BARRETT, 6s; Charles CHURCHILL's widow, 6s; Thos. LYE, 6s; Jas. TURNER, 6s; John HOCKEY, 5s; Simeon RAISON, 5s; Wm. DODGE's widow, 5s; Samuel RUSSELL's widow, 5s; Wm. TAYLOR, 5s; Henry WALLBRIDGE, 5s.
COKER, EAST, 146. - Alfred NEVILLE, 8s; W. SMITH, 8s; Frederick THORNE, 8s; E. NEVILLE, 8s; Mary HARRISON, 8s; L. WOOD, 8s; C. BAKER, 7s; E. CURTIS, 7s; James GILLHAM, 7s; S. BAKER, 7s; 5s each to A. VOISER, T. NUTLAND, J. COOPER, H. YOUNG, Judith HARRISON, J. GILES, G. CUNDON, J. HILLIER, G. LONGMAN, J. COX, W. NEVILLE, J. STAGG, J. OSTLER, C. RANDALL, C. YOUNG, G. LUCAS, J. GILLINGHAM, Robert LACEY. £1 5s to Sarah WOOD, 30 years with W. H. HELLYAR, Esq.
DINMINGTON. - No prizes
DOWLISH WAKE, 42. - Job WEBBY, 8s; Robert BAILEY, 8s; John Hockey PERRY, 7s; Thomas PERRY, 21 years with Mr. DUKE, £1.
HAWKCHURH <sic>, 9. - Robert RAYMOND, 7s; J. EDWARDS, 6s
HASELBURY, 34. - T. GOODING, 8s; J. PERRY, 7s; T. OSBORNE, W. MARSH, T. EASTMENT, Charles WATTS, 5s each.
HARDINGTON, 12. - Henry BARTLETT, 7s; T. BARTLETT, 6s.
HINTON ST. GEORGE, 50. - W. NORMAN, 8s; J. JAMES, 6s.
ILMINSTER 110. - J. HARWOOD, 8s; J. HENDY, Daniel CROCKER, J. CRANFIELD, J. ORCHARD, and George TROTT 7s each; G. WOOTTON and W. WOODFORD 6s each; Mary HENDY, Simeon COOMBS, 5s each; Elizabeth LEE, 21 years service with Dr. SPICER, £1; Edward GRABHAM, 18 years with Mr. J. W. PAULL, 15s; J. HENDY, 11 years with Mrs. PITT, Cricket, 10s.
KINGSTON, 12. - R. OLD, 6s; W. LEE, 6s.
LOPEN, 47 – S. HUTCHINGS, C. NAPPER, 8s each; Betsey HOSKINS, R. HOOPER, G. EDMONDS, 6s each; E. EDMONDS, R. TAYLOR, 5s each.
MERRIOTT, 9. - G. WILLS, 6s; A. LAWRENCE, 6s.
MISTERTON, 21. - W. TAYLOR, 6s; C. SUMMERS, 5s.
MOSTERTON. - No subscriber.
NORTON, 50. - A. GREENHAM, 3s; S. HAIN, 7s; R. HAMBIN, 6s; G. LAWRENCE, J. BRAKE, Grace HAMBIN, F. BEST, S. TANNER, 5s each.
NORTH PERROTT, 54. - F. SAINT, W. LANE, D. WILLMOTT, T. LANE, D. BROWN, Joseph SLADE, J. SAINT, J. BROWN, John SLADE, 5s each. - Daniel BROWN, 30 years with the Rev. H. HOSKINS, £1 10s.
PENDOMER, 12. - T. MARSH, 7s; F. BURT, 6s.
SEAVINGTON ABBOTT. - No prizes.
SEAVINGTON ST. MARY, 31. - G. PHELPS and G. SCOTT, 7s each; G. WATERS, Isaac HUTCHINGS, W. HUTCHINGS, 6s; T. HUTCHINGS, 5s.
SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP, 66. - J. BAILEY, W. WELCH, J. WELCH, W. CLARKE, 6s each; W. HASELWOOD, P. BEST, E. WELCH, J. ROWSWELL, W. CORNELIUS, Lionel BEST, and J. CORNELIUS, 5s each; C. ROWSWELL, 20 years with Mrs. COLES, £1.
SOUTH PERROTT. - No prizes.
SOUTH PETHERTON, 61. - E. BAKER, 8s; J. WILLEY, J. HARDING, 6s each; R. STACEY, E. ROBINS, E. BROWN, 5s each.
STOCKLINCH, 17. - A. HEXT, A. BAILEY, 7s each; A. PRIDDLE, 5s; J. PRIDDLE for bringing up nine children without parochial relief, 15s.
SUTTON BINGHAM, 6. - Edward GILHAM, 7s.
WHITESTAUNTON, 3. - W. BERRY, 7s.
WINSHAM, 22. - W. TRENCHARD, 7s; J. CROSS, 6s; J. GRIMSTEAD, 5s; C. TRENCHARD, 5s; J. HARDING, 22 years with Lord Bridport, £1.
TOTAL: - 1,243 allotments; 186 prizes; and £62 12s the amount.
In addition to the above, £9 6s was given away for refreshment tickets, each prize-taker receiving a ticket which entitles him to food and drink to the amount of 1s, it being stipulated that at least three-quarters shall be taken in food.
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