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29, Albion-street
Wellington and Burley Mills

WOOLLEN, WORSTED,
MIXED FABRICS.

ANDREWS, H., & Co.
BIRCHALL, J. D., & Co.
BLISS, W., & Sons -
BRIGG, J. F., & Co.
BUBB & Co.
BUCKLEY, J., & Co.
BUCKLEY, J. E. & G. F.
CARR, I., & Co.
DAVIES, R., & Sons
HARGREAVE & NUSSEYS
HEPWORTH, B., & Son
HOOPER, C., & Co.
KING, W.
LITTLE, J. W., & Co.
Mahony, M., & BROTHERS -
MARLING, G., & Co.
McGEE, J. G., & Co.
SALTER, S., & Co.-

WILLIAMS, E. G., & Co.
WRITING DESKS, &c.

SCHILDBERG, H., & Co.

WEBSTER, H.
ZOC.

ZOBEL, C. F. J.

Southfield Mills
Moorcroft Mills
Linfitt Mills
Twerton Mills
Stonehouse Mills
Farnley Low Mills
New Wakefield Mills
Eastington Mills
Gilroyd and Albert Mills

- Leeds.

- Leeds.
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

- Huddersfield.
near Stroud.

- Delph, near Manchester.

Delph, near Manchester.
- Bath.
- Gloucestershire.
- Leeds.
- Dewsbury.

Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.

Morley, near Leeds.
- Leeds.
- Cork.
- Stroud, Gloucestershire.
- Belfast.
- Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
- Bradford.

3, Camden Quay
Ebley and Stanley Mills
30, 32, 34, High-street
Home Mills

26, Moorgate-street -
22, Litchfield-street, Soho

- London.
- London.

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INDIA.

A SPECIAL CATALOGUE OF THE INDIAN COLLECTION HAS BEEN PREPARED,

AND IS ON SALE IN THE BUILDING, PRICE 25 CENTS.

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CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HER MAJESTY'S COLONIES TO THE

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1876.

BAHAMAS.

History. A chain of islands lying between 21° 42' and 27° 34' N. lat., and 72° 40' and 79° 5' W. long. The group is composed of about 20 inhabited islands and an immense number of islets and rocks. The principal islands are New Providence (containing the capital, Nassau), Abaco, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Inagua, Mayaguana, St. Salvador, Andros Island, Great Bahama, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, Exuma, Long Island, Crooked Island, Acklin Island, Long Cay, Watling's Island, the Berry Islands, and the Biminis.

St. Salvador, one of the islands composing this chain, was the first land discovered by Columbus on his voyage in 1492. New Providence was settled by the English in 1629, and held till 1641, when the Spaniards expelled them, but made no attempts to settle there themselves. It was again colonized by England in 1667, but fell into the hands of the French and Spaniards in 1703, after which it became a rendezvous for pirates, who were in 1718 extirpated, when a regular colonial administration was established, and the seat of Government was fixed there. In 1781 the Bahamas were surrendered to the Spaniards, but at the conclusion of the war they were once more annexed by, and finally confirmed to, Great Britain at the Peace of Versailles, 1783.

In 1848 the. Turks and Caicos Islands were separated from the other Bahamas, and formed into a distinct
Government, under the Government-in-Chief of the Governor of Jamaica.
The Turks and Caicos Islands lie between 21° and 22° N. lat., and 71° and 72° 37' W. long.

Trade and Industry.
There are ten colonial custom-houses and ports of entry in the Government of the Bahamas, viz., Nassau,
Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, Long Island, Long Cay, Inagua, and Ragged Island.
Considerable quantities of pine-apples, oranges, and sponges are exported, chiefly to England and the United
States.

The pine-apple crop is very precarious. The industry of salt raking has ceased to be remunerative, owing to the high protective duties imposed on salt by the United States.

Experiments in coffee planting and other branches of industry have been commenced under the patronage of the present Governor. Revenue and Expenditure.

£

£
£

1870
40,710

47,270
1864 102,024

98,636

1871
41,869

40,662
1865
84,488 83,549

1872
37,574

39,000
1866
53,283
76,985

1873
55,289

51,881
1867
46,826
80,372

1874
37,283

38,374
1868

40,777 68,306
1869
35,576

Public Debt, 1873, 65,0811.
39,304

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