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LIBERAL FARMER CANDIDATE. Gloucester Farmers' Union and Their Chairman. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Gloucestershire Farmers' Union, held at Gloucester on Saturday, the subject of the prospective Liberal candidature of Mr William Pearce Ellis (Maisemore) for the South Worcestershire (Evesbam) Division, and his tendered resignation of the chair- manship of the union in consequence, was discussed. At the previous meeting, when. Mr Elliss' resignation was announced, it was proposed that he be asked to continue in the chair, and there was a further motion that the Union should dissociate themselves from Mr Ellis's action in xegard to the Evesham division, the present member for which, Mr B M Eyres-Monsell, was described as one of the best friends to agriculture whom farmers bad in the House of Commons. Mr Ellis read a letter which he wrote on May 1 to the secretary of the union (Mr G Evans), in which after intimating that he had asked the vice-chairman (Mr T M Trevethan) to take the chair at the next meeting of the executive, he stated One of the fundamental principles of our union is that party politics shall not be brought into the counsels of the union; an organisation such as OlJfS could not exist on any other basis. My name is likely to be brought forward as a "Liberal farmer" candidate foraneighbouring Parliamentary division, and under the circumstances Icon- eider it my duty to resign the chairmanship of the Gloucestershire Farmers' Union. I feel sure the committee will agree with me that this is the right course to adopt. My hearty good wishesforthecontinued success of the union, and although I am compelled to resign office, I certainly do not intend to resign membership, but to do all I can to make it a real live power in the agricul- tural world. MR EYRES-MONSELL'S SUPPORTERS. Mr P W Bicknell, of Blackpole Farm, secret- ary of the Worcestershire branch of theN ational Farmers' Union, wrote by direction of the emergency committee of the county executive, forwarding copy of a letter which he had been instructed to communicate to the press on the subject, and asking the secretary of the Gloucestershire Union to convey the opinion of the Worcester branch on the subject of Mr Pearce Ellis's candidature to the committee when they met to consider ;his resignation. The letter proceeded. I should be glad if you would point out that Mr Pearce Ellis is regarded in this county with no ordinary esteem and with not a little gratitude, and in most circum- stances it would be our wish that any undertaking on which he embarked might be crowned with success. The circum- stances of the case, however, made it imposible for us to view with equanimity his proposed activities in the Evesham division. Many of our members are and have been strong supporters of the sitting member in that division, and they do not feel that be has forfeited their confidence, and we are bound to tell you that in our opinion this is not a venture which the chairman of the Gloucester Farmers' Union could undertake without incurring grave risk of wrecking the union in thiq.county. It is with the greatest diffidebce that we put our views before you. We would not wish to seem in any way to interfere in your affairs, but in view of the fact that the area of operations is situated in our county we feel confident that you will give our expressed opinion every conside- ration. Mr E Garlick proposed a vote of thanks -to Mr Ellis for his conduct as chairman of the union d urittg the past six months. He said Mr Ellis had fully justified the con- fidence reposed in him, and should the electors of South Worcestershire send him to Parliament he hoped he would never forget the interests and honour of the Gloucester Farmers' Union. Mr F Minett seconded, and the vote of thanks was passed unanimously. Mr W F Ing moved that Mr Ellis be aske I to reconsider his resignation. He said that no one present had done so much for the union as Mr Ellis had done, and they could retain him as chairman independ- ent of his politics. Mr F W Comeley seconded. As an amendment, Mr A R Littleton pro- posed that Mr Ellis's resignation be accepted with thanks for his past services. He said that when a man sought the suffrages of a constituency in the interests of a political party, no matter to what party he belonged, he was not a fit and proper person to conduct a non-party organisation like the Gloucestershire Farmers' Union. (Applause). Mr B Read,' in seconding the amendment, said they had to put aside personal con- siderations, and decide what was best for the union, and he felt with regret that they had no alternative in the circumstances but to accept Mr Ellis's resignation. Mr Ellis had been tha backbone of the union in Gloucestershire, and he hoped the organisa- tion would continue to have the advantage of his assistance. I Mr Nicholas Harris saw no reason why Mr Ellis should retire from the chair. "A DIRECT INSULT." -1 Mr Pearce Ellis, in reply, said he had hoped the matter would have been allowed to rest, with the vote of thanks which had been accorded him. He had resigned the chairmanship, and there was no necessity for either the proposition asking him to re- consider his decision or for the amendment. Mr Ellis commented on the fact that, although he tendered his resignation of the chairmanship of the union on May 1, the Chipping Sodbury branch on May 19 passed a resolution asking him to resign, and said he took that as a direct insult. He wished to do all be* possiby could to put things right, so far as the Farmers' Union was ,concerned. One of the fundamental principles of the union was that party politics should not be introduced into its affairs, and he resigned the chairmanship with the idea of keeping party politics out. The amendment that Mr Ellis's resigna- tion of the chairmanship of the union be accepted having been carried by an over- whelming majority, Mr Ellis left the chair. Mr Trevethan was elected chairman for thfe remainder of the year.
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MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. I 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. I Wheat is generatly healthy and vigorous and doing well. Barley and oats are also promising but would benefit by rain. The area under barley is a little less than that of last year, but the area of oats is slightly greater. Frost has done considerable damage to beans and peas, especially the runner and dwarf beans. POTATOES. I Considerable damage was done to the early crop by the severe frost of the 26th and 27th May. The main crops are now just beginning to show through and are looking well. The area planted is estimated to be slightly less than that of last year. ROOTS. I Mangolds are backward, and coming through very slowly, and rain is badly needed. Turnip sowing has hardly com- menced and very little has yet been got in, but good progress has been made with the preparation of the land. HAY. I The cold winds and frosts, with the absence of rain, has retarded the hay crops, and it is estimated that both seeds, hay and meadow hay, will be 5 to 10 per cent below the average. FRUIT. The orchards have been severely damaged by the frosts and the prospects have dete- riorated considerably during the month. Raspberries and strawberries will be a small crop. Apples and pears should be about the average, but plums are below. HOPS. I I In north Worcester the bine is healthy but with a good deal of blight, and washing is general; in south Worcester, the growth has been checked by the cold weather in central Worcester, the crop is generally forward and healthy, but blight has increased and wash- ing is about to begin. In east Hereford, some damage has been done to the Bramblings and Mathons, and in some yards the bine is of bad colour in south Hereford, the hop yards on low lands have been cut by the frosts, as is also the case in the north-west of the county. The area under hops is slightly larger than last year. PASTURES AND STOCK. I Pastures have been checked by the cold nights and absence of rain. All classes of stock have done well. LABOUR. The supply of labour is generally I sufficient.
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Ledbury Produce Market. I There was a very good attendance, and a large supply of produce on offer. Butter was a glut on the market. Prices:- Butter (wholesale), lid and Is (retail) Is Id per Ib Eggs (wholesale), 14 for Is. „ (retail), 13 for Is Fowls, 4"1 to 4s 6d per couple Ducks, 5s per couple Rabbits, 6d each. Potatoes, lOd to Is per peck. Apples, Is per peck. «
Ledbury Corn Market. The markets are very dull, and no samples were on offer. Quotations :— Wheat 4s to 4s 4d. Beans, 48 to 4s 3d Peas, igone offering. Vetches, none offering. Rye, none offering. Oats (old), 22s to 28s per qr. (new), 21s to 23s per qr. Flour, firm. Maize, 26s to 283 per qr. f.o.r. Sharpness. Maize, 28s to 30s delivered. English Barley, 238 to 32s. Foreign Barley, 22s to 25s 400 f.o.r. Sharpness. Bran, £4 10s to £ 5 per ton.
r CRICKET CHAT. I [By THE TYKE."] I On Saturday Ledbury received a visit from Upton-on-Severn, and after the repent rains it was not expected that run-getting would be very prolific, and such proved to be the case, but whereas five of the Ledbury batsmen reached double figures, the visitors' innings was practically the work of three men, who between them were responsible for 122 out of the 138 runs scored. This was 28 runs more than Ledbury had totalled, and Upton therefore triumphed, but the finish was most exciting, and it was only a magnificent display of resolute hitting by Grice-Hutchinson that won the game for his side. Upton bad the assistance of two of the Worcestershire pros, Collier and Bale, but, strangely enough, neither had a great deal to do with the victory. Ledbury won the toss, and, with the wicket likely to become more difficult as the afternoon went on, under the influence of the hot sun, skipper Masefield had no qualms about taking first knock, and opened the innings himself with Williams. The latter was early dismissed, being caught at mid-on off Collier, who, with Byrne, a fast bowler, had charge of the attack. This was at 9, and at 22 Brown was bowled by the fast bowler for four, and Jim Smith suc- ceeded him. The new-comer opened very quietly, but at 33 lost the company of Masefield, who was bowled by Byrne in essaying to pull a long hop. The captain had made 23, including three 4's. James showed a partiality for Byrne's deliveries, and hit four 4's and a 2 off him, while Jim Smith was playing maiden overs from Collier. A full toss, however, cut short the career of James, who skied it, and Thomas safely held the chance. At 54 Jim Smith left for a couple, for which hex had been at the wickets three-quarters of an hour. i Hoult and Harry Smith were next associated, and they carried the score to 76, when Hoult was bowled by a slow ball from Byrne for 13, and at 81 the same bowler clean bowled Smith for 12, in which were a 6 and a 4. Clarke and Guy Smith made a very useful stand, the former doing most of the scoring, including a 6 off Collier over the rails, but his partner was bowled by Collier. With Sarluis in Clarke was sent back for top score of 26, a merry innings, and at 110 the venture was closed, Corbett being run out. Byrne had 5 wickets for 55 runs, Collier 3 for 45 and Brown 1 for 4. < After tea Collier and Bale opened Upton's innings, Williams and James having charge of the attack. With his second ball the pro. bowled Collier, and Byrne, who succeeded, soon set to work, getting Williams to leg for 4 and 2. At 12 James bowled Bale for half that number, and at 27 Brown was lbw to Williams for 4. Byrne and Thomas then made a good stand, both scoring freely, especially the former, who made some fine drives. Hoult relieved James, but Williams brought about a separation, getting Byrne caught close in on the on side for a fine 41, which included three 6's, four 4's and two 2's. Then Williams bowled Hornby for a duck," and 5 wickets were down for 68 runs. Jim Smith had one over in place of Hoult, and then James resumed at his old end. The change was at once successful, as James bowled Thomas for a useful 21, and bowled Herbert next ball. Denley stopped the hat trick," and then Grice-Hutchinson, who had come in at the fall of the fifth wicket, monopolised the bowling for a time, and hit 6's off both James, Williams and Hoult, the latter of whom went on at the pro's end. Meanwhile James bowled Denley at 102, but with the Upton player named James at the wicket Grice-Hutchinson hit another 6, and James snicking one for four the match was won and lost. At 119 Hoult bowled James for 5, and Sams, the wbipper in, stayed while his partner bit 18, and he himself scored a single, before returning one to James. Grice-Hutchinfeon gave as good a display of clean, hard driving as has been seen on the ground for a long time. He sorted out the balls for the purpose, and then bit with such effect that his not-out contribution of 60 included five 6's, seven 4's, a 2 and four singles. Needless to say he received a hearty round of applause on returning to the pavilion. James secured 5 wickets for 47, Williams 4 for 55, Hoult 1 for 29, and Jim Smith had 7 runs scored off him in the only over he bowled. Eastnor received a visit from Forthampton in the return match, and winning the toss, took first knock. Court and Maddox opened the venture, and the latter left at 11 for 6. At 24 Court was sent back for 11, and six runs later Forthampton were glad to see the back of Phillips without him having troubled the scorers, doubtless having recol- lections of his not out innings of 70 odd against them a week or two ago. Browning assisted Crookes to carry the score to 47, when the former was sent back for 13, and Crookes followed him at 51 for 17. Winter and Mullins then came together and made a useful stand which added 19 runs to the score, when Winter was bowled for a round dozen. At 87 Mullins left for 21, which included three4's, and at 101 Howells was bowled. This brought Vernon Smith and Pedlingham. the wicket-keeper, together, and this pair made the best stand of the afternoon, Pedlingham being especially severe on the bowlers, and at 146 the venture was declared without further loss, the pair having put on 45 runs, 33 of which Pedlingham was responsible for. He hit well, and scored four 4's, a 3, and three 2's. Vernon Smith was undefeated with 21 to his credit. Knibb secured four wickets, Surle three and Cale one. Tea was then partaken of, kindly provided by the Rev B C Hallowes, after which Forthampton went to the wickets, but made a poor show against the bowling of Winter, who came out with the remarkable figures of 11 overs, 7 maidens, 10 runs, 7 wickets. Court bad the other 3 wickets for 37, the final total being 47. Only two batsmen reached double figures, Knibb and Dee, who each registered 11. Winter's first four overs were maidens, and he secured his first three wickets without having a run hit off him. Colwall played the Malvern College Middle I team on. Saturday at Colwall, the match ending in a draw. Batting first the Collegians scored 159, though it appeared at one time as if the score would fall far short of this total. Only Carter (30) of the earlier bats- men showed to advantage, but then the tail wagged to some purpose. Crompton (25), Clutterbuck not out (34) and O'Brien (22) all did well towards the close, the stand of the two last-named for the last wicket put- ting on 40. L Meakin and Dagger each secured four wickets and F G Meakin one. # » Colwall opened with L Meakin and Giles, but the latter left for 10, and then Mitford (21) assisted L Meakin (37) to a good stand for imp strand wicker. F G M^fikin (18) and Ddgi/fr (16 n<>t, nut) both made useful i-or)re-, :iti,l wIi^ji iiin^ was called tije ganie was l'jft iii a very interesting state, CoKvali having registered 113 for five wickets.
LEDBURY v. UPTON-ON-SEVERN. I Played at Ledbury on Saturday and won by the visitors by 28 runs. Score:- LF.DBURY. C B Masefield b Byrne 23 Williams c James b Coltier 1 W F Brown b Byrne. 4 J C Smith b Collier 2 F A James c Thomas b Byrne IS L P Hoult b Byrne 13 H Smith b Byrne 12 W Clarke c Byrne b Brown 26 G H Smith b Collier. 1 M S Sarluis not out 5 H W Corbett run out 0 Extras 5 -110 UrTON-ON-SEVERN. J Collier b Williams 0 t EBale b James .6 G R Byrne c Corbett b Williams 41 C Brown lbw b Williams 4 Rev Thomas b James 21 W H Hornby b Williams 0 G Grice Hutchinson not out 60 D Herbert b James 0 F Denley b James 0 F James b Hoult 5 M Sams c and b James 1 -138 COLWALL v. MALVERN COLLEGE A." Played at Colwall on Saturday, and ended in a draw. Scores MALVERN COLLEGE A." F W A Carter b L Meakin 30 A C Cowan c and b Dagger 1 T C Macgregor c and b Dagger I C W de Bowen b L Meakin. 5 K W Blaxter b L Meakin 9 A Ferrier Kere at Spillsbury b L Meakin 0 K S Jar Singhi c sub b Dagger 15 V R Crompton c and b Dagger. I 25 G B Anderson c Dagger b L Meakin 3 P A Clutterbuck not out 34 P O'Brien b F G Meakin 22 Extras 14 -159 COLWALL. L Meakin st O'Brien b Anderson 37 G T C Giles c O'Brien b Ferrier Kere 10 B L Mitford b Jar Singhi 21 F G Meakin c Crompton b Anderson 18 A S Dagger not out 16 P E Williams run out 1 T Wall not out 3 Extras 7 (5 wkts) -113 F H Rudgard, E Brookes, A Spillsbury and H Powell did not bat. WEST MALVERN v. ST. JOHN'S JUNIORS. AkWest Malvern, on Saturday, and resulted in a victory for the homesters by 57 runs. Scores ST. JOHN'S JUNIORS. J Michael c Wilson b Cook 0 G Harrison b Evans 4 R West c McDonell b Cook 4 P J Warner b Cook 13 C Tombs not out. 18 H Stephens b Cook 3 J Douglas c Wilson b Evans 3 C Haynes b Evans. 0 H Roberts c Rawlings b Evans 3 C Atkins b Austen 4 Brazier b Austen 1 —53 WEST MALVERN. R James c Stephens b Michel 3 A Wilson c and b Harrison 3 C Bedford b Harrison 2 A F Evans b Michael. 8 A Y McDonell b Harrison 44 J W Turvey st b Harnson 7 V Price b Harrison 0 H V Austen b Michae1. 12 F J FitzSimmons b Michael 23 F R Rawlings b Michael 0 J Cook not out 3 Extras 5 —110 EASTNOR v. FORTHAMPTON. Played at Eastnor on* Saturday, and won by the homesters by 99 runs. Scores :— EASTNOR. H B Court c Knibb b SurIe. 11 W Maddox Ibw b Surle 6 W S Crookes b Knibb 17 L J Phillips b Cole 0 R Browning st T Dee b Surle. 13 E Winter b Knibb 12 G Mullins b Knibb 21 H V Smith not out 21 W Howell" b Knibb 6 W Pedlingham not out 33 Extras 6 (8 wkts) —146 E Sansome did not bat. FORTHAMPTON. W Spry b Winter 1 A Knibb c Phillips b Wjnter 11 A Surle b Winter 0 A Newbury b Winter 0 T Dee b Wioter. 11 Rev W D Wells b Court 7 C Bloxhll.m b Court 0 F Wilkinson c and b Winter 9 A Cole c Smith b Court 0 R Davies b Winter 6 J Sparrow not out. 2 -47
CRICKET FIXTURES. I LEDBURY. June 20—*Eastnor, home June 25—*Barbourne, away June 27—Worcester R.G.S., home July 1—Hereford Cathedral School, home July 4—Ross, away July 9-Colwall and District, home July 11—*Eastnor, away July 18-Colwall, away July 23—* Hereford Thursday, home July 25-Withington, home July 30—*Barbourne, home August I-Froome Valley, away August 3-Bradley Court, home August 6-*Hereford Y. M C.A., home August 8-Colwall, home August 13—*Hereford Y.M.C.A., home August 15-Upton-on-Severn, away August 22—Ross, home August 21-Barbourne, away August 29-Froome Valley, home Denotes 2nd XI matches. EASTNOR. June 20-Ledbury, away !9' June 27—Tupsley and District, home July 4 -TeA-esbury, away July 11—Ledbury, home July 18—West Malvern, home July 25—Stoke Edith, home Aug 1—Perrystone Court, away Aug 3-Colwall, away Aug 8-Tewkesbury, home Aug 15-Tupsley and District, away Aug 22—U pton-on-Severn, home Ang 27—Malvern College Servants, home Aug 29-Colw.%Il, away Sept 5-Malvern College Servants, away WEST MALVERN. June 20-Kempsey, away June 27-Witley Court, away July 4-Uptoo-on-Severii, home July 11-St. John's Juniors, home July IS-Eastnor, home July 25-Tnpsley and District, away Aug. 8—Upton-on-Severn, away Aug. 22-Malvern Young Imperialists, away
"THE PRISON LIFf: OF STINIE MORRISON." —There was published on Monday by the Police and Public Vigilance Society, 141, Gower Street, London, W.C., a penny pamphlet with the above title, from the pen of James Timewell. The publication contaius a graphic description of the prison life of the man who was convicted for the murder of Leon Beron, sentenced to death and then reprieved, but he still languishes in gaol. Owing to his temper and desperation- Morrison asks that he shall be either released or hung-he has had a terrible time in prison, if the story told is true, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, the evidence being strongly on the side of truth. If Starchfield was released, and rightly, because of the conflicting evidence, then Morrison should certainly never have been sentenced. The case made out for an inquiry is an extremely strong one, and if the subject were only taken up as it should be, an inquiry must be held.
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THE LATE MR J A H CHARLES, OF I MUCH MARCLE. We have received this week the following report of the death of Mr J A H Charles, which occured on April -30 last, and was chronicled in our issue at the time. The following extract is from the Northern Star," a New South Wales journal: — A very sad death took place at Mullum- bimby, when there passed away Mr James Alfred Henry Charles, of Ellangowan, near Casino, at the young age of 44 years. Deceased was born in England, and together with his wife and family, came out to Australia about 3 years ago. The unfortu- nate man was taken ill some time ago, and was under the care of Dr De Luca, of Casino. Having partly recovered he came to Byron Bay, where he stayed a few days, after which he betook himself to Brunswick Heads, and he had only been there a week. On Thursday he took a bad turn, and after a short while Dr Ward was summoned. The doctor immediate- ly saw the man was very low, and lost no time in bringing- him to Mullumbimby and placing him in Nurse Skelton's Hospital. Everything medical aid could do was done, but it proved of no avail, and the victim went out to that Great Beyond about one hour after being admitted to the hospital. His eldest daughter, aged 13, was with him on his visit here, while his wife arrived by the evening train the night of his death. Deceas leaves a young widow and five children (all girls) to fight the battle of life and mourn the loss of an ardent bread- winner. The funeral took place on Friday, and the deceased being a member of the Man- chester Unity of Oddfellows of Casino, a number of local brethren headed the cortege. A short service was held in the Church of England by the Rev H. J. Velvin, while at the graveside the same rev. gentleman officiat- ed, being supplemented by P.D.G.M. Bro. Handel reading the Oddfellows' service. Deceased on arrival in this country migrated to Casino, where he purchased a smltll farm, but after working it for a while, did no good, and vacated it. He was recently engaged in dairying pursuits in working a farm on the shares outside outside of Casino.
FOUND DEAI) IN A DITCH IN HEREFORDSHIRE. -P.C. Main, stationed at Canon Pyon, was on his early morning rounds on Saturday, when he saw "a foot sticking up in the air out of a ditch." Then he found the dead body of a man with his head in a dry ditch. At the inquest, held on Monday evening by Mr C E A Moore, the body was identified as that of Thomas Nipper, farm labourer, in the employ of Mr Gerald Best, Tillington. His age was 52 years. On Friday he left the Plough Inn, Canon Pyon, at 11 p.m. There was no sign of any struggle. Dr Clarke said that death was due to a broken neck. A verdict of "Accidental dearth" was returned. MILK v. BUTTER.-The tendency of farmers to sell milk in preference to butter is doubtless responsible to some extent for the high price of stock. Milk selling forces a farmer always to have a supply of milk to keep pace with con- r tracts for supplies. He has to be continually on the look out for cattle to replace those which are declining. He has, in fact, to buy instead of breeding stock, and directly the stock decline they are fattened off for the butcher, to be replaced by a fresh calver. The consequence is that breeders cannot keep up with the demands of the non-breeders, hence the shortage of cattle.—" Agricultural Economist and Horticul- tural Review."
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THE AQUITANIA AT FISHGUARD.—The arrival of the Cunarder "Aquitania," the great- est triumph in the art of shipbuilding that the world has as yet ever witnessed, at Fishguard on Tuesday last, constitutes one more milestone in the annals of the great transatlantic port of call which the energy and foresight of the Great Western Railway has brought into existence, [. and which brings Europe and America one whole I day nearer to each other. Some travellers by the Aquitania," already popularly known as the Ship Beautiful, will keenly appreciate the advantage of getting to London or the Contin- ent direct by the Great Western special expres- ses, while others will linger awhile at the up- to-date Fishguard Bay Hotel, situate amidst the loveliest scenery of Western Wales, and then proceed via Fishguard and Rosslare to Southern Ireland—the land of Lakes, or make one or other of the innumerable tours which the Holiday 'Line of England offers its patrons. The Aquitania left New York at noon on Wednesday, the 10th inst, and was sighted off Fishguard at 5.10 a.m. on the following Tuesday. The giant liter anchored 25 minutes later and 715 passengers and 1,323 bags of mail, were land- ed. The mails were sent forward by Special Train at 7.51 a.m. which arrived at Paddington at 12.36 p.m., and the passengers were con- veyed by four Special Expresses for London at 8.53 a. m., 9.8a.m., 9 24a.m. and 9 33 a.m.; due at Paddington at 1.46 p.m., 2.1 p.m., 2.17 p.m. 2.26 p. m. respectively. The number of passen- gers landed is the largest that disembarked from any one Liner calling at Fishguard and is a striking tribute to the growing popularity of that Port with American passengers. CHEAP YET LUXURIOUS MOTORING.- The Over- land Car business in Europe this year has fir exceeded all previous records. The Overlaud undeniably represents wonderful value at its price of £ 275, including as it does all the most up-to-date points, expected only in' a car cost- ing twice this amount. The electric self-starter and electric lights are but parts of a beautifuliy designed car. The smallest details bear minute examination and criticism and Overland owners throughout the country are constantly writing good tidings and generous praise about their cars. +