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Bristol Times And Mirror, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1897, Bristol, Gloucestershire 1 V I 7 if T r 1.- V 3 f r THE BRISTOL AND MTRROB, SATTJRBAY, 24, 1897. LOCAL NEWS. Captain Allen, West Somerset Yeomanry, has his commission, The vacant comnanv ia the 3rd V.B. Somersetshiro lr. J. to be filled by the promotion of Lieut. Whitting. 'flie recent amateur theatrical performance at Cliveden, resulted in a sum of 10s. 6d. being realised for the Cottage Hospital. At the Shepton Mallet rolice-coxjrt yesterdftji Colonel E. B. Napier being in the chuir, Albert Chinnoek, 4 labourer, for John Ounford 6tb April, was fined witli 9s. costs, or a KjBXDICK't; At tllft of the Bristol Hoard of Guardians yesterday, a letter was read from Dr. in which that gentleman expressed his intention to appeal to the Local Govern- ment Board on the recent decision of the guardians. BATH MUNICIPAL K. John yesterday was returned as a councillor for St. Michaei's Ward, in succession to Mr. Kubie, an alderman. Mr. John received 298 votes and Mr. (f. F. Powell 279, This is a gain of a seat to Radicals in the Town Council. BANKRUPTCY 15rid.cjwater Bankruptcy court yesterday, before Mr. Kegisirar LoTiboncj. Charles Payne, forint-rly of Uis White Hart hotel, Briclgu-ater. come up for MS public examination, and after a brioi by the Receiver (Mr. G. Phillpoti; tlie examination declared closed, AT At a lea ancl rutertain- giveu by parents connected Sheppard's Barton Sunday school to the otVicers and teachers, on Thursday night, Mr. A. J, iloddcr was the recipient of a pair of bronzes, a watch with inscription and and a lady's easy chair, in recognition of His serrices as superintendent cf the school for mauy rears past. HOSPITAL Charles Hill, aged 40 years, at St. George, was working at John remises yesterday, when a travelling ranx ran over right foot, severely crushing Edmund Jarrett, aged 15 years, 01 Bcdminster, was kicked by a horse yesterday, on Bristol-bridge, and sustained serious injuries to the head, lioth cases were dealt with at the General Hospital. SWINE London Gazette last Light con- tained an order extending on the 30th inst. the limits ci the declared infected with .swine fever for the purposes o? the Swine Fevor Infected Areas Order of 3896, by order of the 20th January last, to the follow- ing parishes Lassiu'gtou, ilighnam, OTer and Linton, Hartpury, Corse, Ashioworfh, Ilasfield, How. and Tirley Deerhurst and Leigh, all in G kmcestershir e. THE CHARGE or EMDJ-.ZZLKMENT AT At the Ycovil Police-court yesterday, John ttdward Hunt, temanded from the" previous clay ou a charge of embezzlement, hound over in his own recognisances of to come up fer judgment when called upon at any time within six months. The Mayor stated that "there were extenuating circum- fctaiaces connected with case, and this, coupled with the strong recommendation to mercy aud his previous good character, had had weight, with the tench in the decision arrived at. DRAMATIC ENTZSBTAINMUXT. There was a large attendance at the Alexandru-liall, Clifton, last night, when r. an original comedietta by Olive Croftou, was performed by a company of amateurs. Tho authoress, who is a local lady, is a novice at play-writing, and wo cannot say that her effort was a success. The included Messrs. J. G. Holt and T J. Thomson, Miss Madge Heunessy, Mrs. Charles Marsh, Miss Ethel Millet-, and Miss Lylie Jackson. A miscellaneous concert followed "the comedietta. BATH BATHS a meeting of this com- mittee, held under the chairmanship of Mr. K. II. Moore, at the Guildhall yesterday, it was stated that the expenditure for the year was as con> pared with iu the same period of 1896, and the receipts against Mr. Morris iu- quired of Major Davis (surveyor of -works) as to the Roman geins taken from the" Homan duct. Major Davis said ho did not fcoow the name of the man to whom Mr Heade, ot the British Museum, had en- trusted them to prepay for the cases. He had had them more than a year.' Afterwards Major Davis said be would see into the matter BRISTOL AXD CLIFTON PniLAtmc will interest all local stamp collectors to know that a club bas been formed -with the abore title, its objects being (a) tbe study of matters appertaining to philately; (5) the drawing together of collectors; (c) the pre- vention of fraud anil forgeries: (d) the preparation of liits and articles ou philatelic subjects. This new society, which includes most of the leading: phila- telists in this neighbourhood, already numbers some 50 members, and the following have beeu elected F. J, Lloyd, president; Dr. Paul Bush, Blr. E. F. Broderip. aod'Mr. F. E. Ellison, committee; Mr. R. Dalton, lion, secretary, Carnarvon road, Redlaod. LOCAL London Gazette of last night comtained the War Office, April Infantry 4th Battalion Prince Albert's Somersetshire- Light E. A. B. Warry to be captain (dated 24th William Oliver Frichard to be second-lieutenant (dated 14th Volunteer Artillery 1st C. TL. P Hughes resigns his commission; Acting- Chaplain Rev. (J. L. Thorp resigns his appointment dated 24th Volunteer Engineers 1st Devon- T, J. Scoones to be lieutenant-colonel {dated 24th 2nd Glouces- tershire (the KOSK Lambert to bo tecend-licuteoant (dated 24th ROAD AND TBB QCKEN'S meeting washeld it the United Counties-hall, Koack on Wednesday, to consider what steps should be taten to commemorate her Majesty's record reign. Mr. R. P. 11. Batten- Fooll, J.P., presided, and offered to jjive a tea to the inhabitants on the 24th June. The offer was accepted with thanks, and it was decided to form a committee, with power to add to their number, to make arrange- ments for a fete, and sports on day named, Mr. Batten-Pooll being elected president, the Kev. P. L. Bayly treasurer, and Messrs. Blick and W, Robin- secretaries, the members of the Parish Council to form the rest cf the committee. CHORAL Thursday very successful and enjoyable concert >va's giTen in tbe Townnall by members of the Urictewater Amateur Choral the efficient conductor- ihir> of Mr. Herbert Parsons, assisted by a strong band, under the leadership of Mr. Theo. Carrington. There was attendance, and the audience thoroughly appreciated the programme. The items most enjoyed were a magnificent porfonuance of Liszt's pianoforte eoftcerto in E flat by Mr. Herbert Parsons, accom- panied by the stringed instruments; a solo Mr F, Watte on the oboe (which was warmly encored) ;thV performance of "Fhaudring Crohooro" an Irish ballad for chorus and orchestra; and orchestral suite, Peer Gynt" BOBBING A STJSOUB CHURCH OFFERTORY "William Ernest Blanch, a respectably connected yqatb, was charged at Stroud Police-court, yesterday, with stealing a 6d. and a 3d. piece from the offertory box at Stroud parish church. Prisoner -was a ringer. Cotes bad beeu missed, and gome were marked on Thursday and put in the box, and a police sergeant concealed himself in tlie church. He saw prisoner tome in, and unlock and relotk the box. He followed into the churchyard, and saw him throw into a tree, where tho coins were after- Prisoner pleaded guilty, and a warden hoped he would bo dealt with" lementlv. The bench, however, thought the offence called for a sentence- of a month's imprisonment with hard labour. Drasx-EY GUARDIANS AXP KSRAT, DISTRICT COUNCIL, the fortnightly meeting held at the workhouse yesterday, Colonel Browne was unanimously re- elected chairman, and Mr. J. Daniell was elected vice- in the place of Mr. F. Millman. A letter recevred from Messrs. MtUrean and J. Griffiths, who were re-elected District Councillors for tho parish of Kings wood, in consequence of no candidates being nominated, refuging to serve, and the- communication Was ordered to be sent to the Local Government Board. A letter -was also read from Mr. O. Lacey, tbe discharged relieYiog officer, for a pension, after Mr. W. K. Blanrlford gave notice that he would that day six weeks propose that Mr. granted a pension of a year, in consideration of bis service. OALE or WORK AT IRON Tuesday after- noon a small sale of work took place in thcTschool- roorn, Iron Acton. The stalls were furnished partly for aidingr parochial objects and parity for helping the Central African Mission. There was a fair attendance and sale. In the course of the afternoon selections of music were played by Miss Mabel Crossman and Mr. C. S. Bradshaw. In the evening an excellent In ol thd large number of applications for tickets for the Chamber of Commerce banquet on Wednesday, it has been found necessary to hold the same in tHe large hall of the Grand hotel, Broad- street, and arrangements havo boen mado for ladies to hear the speeches after dinner. On Thursday tho Hon. Hyiton Jolliffe, M.P. for tbe Wells Division, of which Baston forms a part, opened a new Board School, which had been built by tho Out St. Cuthbert. and Priddy United District School Board, the old school having been condemned by the Educa- tion Department, SALMOM FISHING i.v his annual review of salmon fishing, Mr. Henry Ffennell says tbe. Severn season, although better than in the previous year, was, on the whole, poor, A number of heavy fish were taken, including one 551b. and two 501b. each. The largest fish of year seettis to have been one from the Tay, -weighing BOglb. TtT H A 11 P V T J? A T f T T t T? T T? question was discussed at a moeting of tho committee appointed for tho purpose, at the bridge Townhall on Thursday evening. There was a strong feeling iu favour of erecting public baths, but in the the Technical Institute carried the day, aud it was decided to make this the memorial of the Queen's record reign. Inspector Rawle, of the A Division of the Kristol police force, 5? a candidate tor tho office of chief constable of Keatliug, and has been selected with fc-even others to appear before the Watch Committed of tlut town on Tuesday. Inspector Hawlo has frequently proved his ability efficiency in performing his duties in and has gained valuable experience. TKV: MAYOR'S GIFT TO a meeting of the Diamond Jubilee Committee the Mayor (Mr. Sidney Watts) announced that he had purchased the land in liam park which he wished to present to the town as a public place of recreation in celebration of her Majesty's record reign. Mr. J. B. Fetter offered to erect it was decided that a circular should bo issued inviting the inhabitants to subscribe towards laying out the ground, which it was suggested should be called Sidney gardens. Tho Mayors generous gift, which has cost about is much appreciated. Jt will be very good news to the people round Curraghmore that the young Marquess of Waterfordhas definitely decided to revive the famous hunt, which the Beresfords used to maintain for the benefit of the county. Lord Waterford is not only a great better off than most people, judging by his father's careful administration of tho property, supposed be would be, but is extremely popular in the neighbour- hood. Ibis hoped, therefore, that tho ill-feclim? that in Land League days brought the bunfc to an end will not re-appear, Lord Waterfard has taken Wraysbury, near Windsor, for the summer. BRUNSWICK YOUKG PKOPLB'S successful concert took place on Thursday nigbtatthe Brunswick Lecture-hall, Bnmswick-square, St. Paul's, in aid.of the funds of this guild. Songs were rendered by Madame Barrett-Stone Miss Brookraan and Miss Rose Britton Mr. F. J. Wilkins and Mr. H. Taylor The Misses Fulford gave selections on the mandoline and guitar Maltese and "The Florence Grace- ful Little Miss Daisy Hankins two songs, Mr. Gurd recited, Mr. H. King gave a ventrilo- quial sketch, and Mr. Hardy pianoforte solos. Miss Ostler was the accompanist. Aii important arbitrabiou case is being heard afc thfc Grand hotel this week, to decide the amount loss sustained by Arc at Kiugswood. The claim is for made by Messrs, Furbev, Sheehan, and Co, against the Lancashire, Sun, and Eastern Counties' Firo Offices. The arbitrator for the insurance companies U Mr. T. V. Selfo, of the fir m of Selfe, Ball, Smith, and Co., of Bristol and London, and for tho claimants Mr. A. C. Palmer, of the firm of A. C, Palmer and Co., of Bristol aud London, with Mr. T. W. Wheeler, Q.C., sitting with them as umpire. The claimants' solicitor is Mr. T. D. Silby, and their counsel Messrs. F. E. Weatherly and. B. R. Vachell. The insurance solicitor is Mr. T. Parr, with Mr. G. Wood Hill as The hearing is expected to last until Tuesday. STO.V EASTON Wednesday tlie Ston Eaaton to the North Somerset Yeomanry, assembled at Ston Easton-park for inspection and drill, before going for their annual training at Weston- super-Marc. The Adjutant (Capt. W. Coin's) was in with Captain ELippisley, Mr. H. E. Dippislej, and others. After drill the adjutant complimented the men on their smartness. The troopers were then marched to the Old Down inn, under bsrgeant-Major Bannani, aud Captain Hippisley kindly entertained them to a substantial dinner. After ihe cloth had been removed, the usual loyal toasts were the healths of the Adjutant, Captain HJppisley, and Sergeant-Major Bannam were drunk with musical honours. A pleasant ing was spent with songs, CASTLE CARY Cures ET dub commenced its season Thursday afternoon, when a scratch match between clcTens captained by the captain and secretary respectively was played on the club ground, and after a close game resulted in a victory for the secretary's team by two runs. In the e-vening the annual general meeting of the club was held in tbe pavilion, when the secretary prestnted his report for the past year, which was adopted. Mr. J. S. Donne resigned the office of captain of the dab, which he has held for 25 Tears, and was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for his long service, Mr, W, Mackio was elected captain, and Mr. W. b. Donne sub-captain, Messrs. B. O. Ranee and T. S. Donne being again chosen captain and vice-captain respectively of tbd second eleven. Mr. W. S. Donne was secretary, and the other officers and committee were also appointed, The annual cricket tour arranged for this summer is to the Lake district. WOTTOX-CNDER-EDGE PETTY (before Mr, A. Treeby, Mr. A. E. Dickinson, and Mr. Wynne Goodrich) the licence of the Kailway inn, Charfiekl, was granted to William licence of the King's Arms transferred from John May to Alfred licence was granted to Mr. C. M, Pcnly for storing explosives in a recently-erected building. The local inspector under the Explosives Act, P.S. Tandy, said the requirements of the Act as to structure and disbaiice had been complied Richard Cook, traction engine owner and drirer, vras summoned for blowing off steam on the highway, contrary to the statute, afld he was also- charged with refusing to stop the engine whan requested to do so by a rider whose horse had become restive. Mr. W. Goodrich vacated his seat on the bench to give evidence in this case, and stated that on the llth March he was returning from hunting, when he met the defendant's engine in It tvas blow- ing off steam, and the driver refused to stop, causing witness's horse to go up tbe bank. The defendant did not appear, Fined on each charge, and 17s', costs. MIDSOMKR NORTON GIRLS' FRicxDLr Thursday evening the members of tho Midsomer Norton branch of this society gave a capital enter- tainment in the National schoplroom, at which their parents and the members of the Kadstock, Holcombe, and Kiluiersdon branches were invited. The enter- tainment consisted of a series of tableaux, recitations, The stage arrangements were excel- lent. There was a crowded attendance, who ivere most impulsive in their appreciation. The programme was as follows "The Woodman's Miss nose Edwards violin solo. Miss Martha Spear song, "The Three Young Maids of Miss Maud Evacs tableaux (1) "The Three Old (2) "TheThree DISTRICT PARISH COUNCILS, Young Chime Maids recitation, Miss Jane Ford COMPTON MARTIN. The annual Parish Coxinci! meeting vras bold on Wednesday evening. Mr. James Keel unani- mously re-elected chairman, Messrs. Wm. O. Salmon and Walter Western were appointed overseers for the ensuing year, and Messrs. Win. Edgell and Wm. Keel charity trustees. A letter read from the Local Government Board asking the Council's opiniou respecting tho payment of the treasurer's premium, which has bften disallowed by the district auditor, and a resolution vras unanimously passed that the sum ought to bs defrayed out of the Council funds. l''ROME. The annual meeting of the Urban District Council was hold on Thursday Eight. Mr. E. G. Amos was re-elected chairman, imu Mr. K, ft. Trotman was again installed in the vice-chair. The various com- mittees were re-elected, A special meeting followed, at which a general district rate of Is. tlie pound for the half-year, to realise 4s. 7d., was made, as against Is. 8d. for the corresponding peri6d last year. The water rate for the same period last year was 7d, in the pound, and it was decided that it should be the same figure for tho ensuing half-year. IRON ACTON. The annual meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening, in the ISational The members of tho. new Council present Messrs. H. Nichols, A. T. Blanch, F. G. Stmth, T. Meredith, E. Bradshaw, ,T. Fugill, A. g. Fu-ill, and F. M, Wait; The first business after signing the declaration of acceptance of office was the election of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. F. G. Smith proposed the election of Mr. II. Nichols, which was unanimously agrfti-d upon, whereupon Mr. Nichols took his seat, and thanked the Council {or the honour they bad conferred upon him, Mr. T. Meredith pro- posed that Mr. F. G. Smith be vice-chairman, and Mr. E. Bradshaw seconded the proposition, which was carried unaiiiraouslv. Mr. E. Bradshaw, Mr. A. Gwinnell, Mr. T. Meredith, and Mr. F. M. Wait were appointed ovtrsetrs, Mr. A. T. Blanch way warden, and Mr. H. Nichols treasurer. A member grave notice of his intention of complaining of the continued bad sUte of certain footpaths at the next meeting. WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE. Tho annual meeting of the Parish Council was held on Thursday evening. Mr. R. Dauncey was re-elected chairman, and Mr. W. H. Armitage vico-chairman, Mr, C. Hall, Mr. J. H. Merritt, and Mr.W. H. Armitage were re-appointed overseors, and Mr. R. Exell was appointed in placo of Mr. C. H. Tilley, retiring. Messrs. F, flolloway and W. Daw wero re-appointed way wardens, and Mr. G. Fry assistant overseer. Mr. C. Hall was re-appoiated as a trusted of Colouel OJney's Charity and Countess of Warwick's Charity. Mr, W, ii. Heath was re-appointed trustee on K. Webb's Charity, and Mr. G. H. Pcrrin iu place of Mr. A, Richings, resigned. The chairman submitted the statement of accounts, which showed a balance to the credit of the general fund of 18s. 3d. Tht Lighting and Watching Account showed that the receipts wore and payments for the year ending 31st March. 1897. At the Parochial Committee a discussion took place as to work being carried out. at tlolywcll. The chair- man reported that the work had "been carried out according to contract. A letter was read from the clerk to the District Council acknowledging a letter from that committee concerning the extension of the water supply to Bradley-tfreen, and asking if the com- jnittee had tmy suggestion to make as to the use of the surplus balance. The question was left over for consideration. MANGOTSF1ELD. The first meeting of the newly elected Council was held last evening at tho Parochial office, Staple Hill, when there were pre- sent the Iters. G. A. Webb and C. Croucher, Messrs, H, jBridgman, S, Tiicholls, J. Cossens, B, Brown, W. F. Jones, S. Coles, G. Croldmp, J. W. Nicholls, S. Hollister, S. Howe, J. S. Powell, Daro, and the clerk, Mr. Lewis Ball. On the motion of Mr. Golding, seconded by Mr. J. Nicholls, the Rev, G. A. Webb was re-elected chairman. Five gentlemen were nominated as overseers, Messrs, J. W. Nicholls, O. Cryer, J. Brimbie, II. Turner, and b. Nichoils, the first four appointed. Mr. Walter Payne and Mr. C. Pendock were proposed as way- and the voting resulted in Mr. Payne being elected, On the motion of tho Her, C. Crouchcr, Mr. J. W. Xicholls was re-elected vice-chairman. The appointment of committees was then made. It was mentioned that the cost of the late election was 4s. 6U, MARSHFIELD. The first meeting of the Marshfielci Parish Council was held on Wednesday. Present Messrs. J. C. Fry, C.C., C, H. B. Firth, B. Shatford, E, W, Bryan, M, Fishlock, J, Beazer, and Dr. Clarke. The first business on the agenda was to elect a chairman. Mr. Fry, in proposing the Rev. Canon Trotrnan as man of tho Council, said he felt sure that the Council would acknowledge that the chair had been ably and impartially filled during the past year by Canon Trotman, and that it was an agreeable pleasure to propose him as tbeir chairman, to preside over their deliberations. Mr. Trotman, having taken the chair, said he felt that he had in the past bub feebly discharged the duties of chairman, and had hoped that a member of the Council who was better qualified to nil the chair than himself would have been selected but as it was the wish that ho should be their chairman he use his best efforts to serve them. The following overseers appointed E. w. Bryan, W, Bodman, John Greenland, and Mark Fishlock. A copy of a letter that had been written with reference to tho fire-extinquishinjsf expenses on the farm was read, and regret was that the matter had not been settled. The clerk -was instructed to negotiate for a settlement of the claim. Dr, Clarke proposed Mr, Fry as vice-chairman, which was unanimously agreed to. Messrs. J. C. Fry and H. Osborne were .appointed way wardens for tho parish. On the proposal of .Mr. Fry, Mr. P. Shatford was unanimously appointee! a trustee of the charities in the place- of Mr, Wait, who had resigned. Tho following committees were appointed Footpaths: Messrs. C. H. B. Firth, T. Bryan, and II. Osborne. Fire Brigade: Messrs. T. W. Knight, E. W. Bryan, and Dr. Clarke. Lighting Committee Messrs, Bryan, Knight, W, D. Hall, and Dr; Clarke. Several accounts were presented for payment and cheques were ordered to be drawn. At the conclusion of the business, Mr. Fry moved that Messrs. T. W. Knight and Henry Osborno be allowed at the next meeting to sign 'tho declarations on acceptance of office. The annual meeting of tho Parish Council was held in the schoolroom on Wednesday evening. There were present Messrs. W, A, Ward, H, Wintle, Cr. FuUin, G. Stephens, E. H. Williams, H. Jefferios, and J. Bishop. Tho members signed the declaration of acceptance of office, and a resolution passed enabling el Salmon to sign the same on his return from Mr, H. Wintlo moved, and Mr. H. Williams seconded, the reflection of Lieut -Colonel Salmon as chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. J. Bishop proposed Mr. W. A. Ward as chairman, but, that gentleman having expressed his wish not to be nominated, the proposal was not seconded, and was elected. On the motion of Mr. II. Williams, seconded by Mr. G. Stephens, Mr. W. A. Ward was unanimously re- elected vice-chairman. The retiring Messrs, G. Sindry, A, Jarrett, C, Ford, aad J. Addis- were and Messrs. E. Organ and J. Williams re-elected waywardens. The clerk was instructed to write to the clerk to the County Council, calling the attention of that body to the state of the footpaths on the main road in Raw-leneand opposite tho Parish church. A circular letter from tho chairman of the Storrington (Sussex) Parish Council, inviting cooperation in presenting an address oi congratulation to her the Queen, aixd devoting a subscription of Is. per member to n charit- able considered, and its proposals adopted. A letter was read from tho Thombury Highway Board in reference to a drain on Oivestou-green, and a sub- committee, consisting of Messrs. E. Organ, U. Williams, ar.d H. "NYintle, wag appointed to inquire into the matter, CHURCH NEWS. FCSERAL OF THE REV. C. BRITT1X. The funeral of tho Rev. 0. Brittan, vicar Darley took place on Thursday afternoon, amid universal expressions of regret from the residents of the district.. The pretty littlo church was crowded, and tho entrance was lined by the school children xvheu the hcaree from the vicarage at tho church pates. Thescrvice was conducted by tlie Kevs. Austin West, W, IJ, Symoncta, and R, J. Burtoo, aud prior to the arrival of tlie fuoeral cortege the organist, Mr. Eerreslord, played several voluntaries, including Bead March from "Saul." The following was the order the processiou: The ROTS, A. West, W, Symdnds, and Ii. J, Barton liearse and bearers Mrs. Brittan, Miss Brittan, Miss M. Brittstn, Miss F. Gisborne, Captain E. P. Brittanu Captain E. Brittan, Mrs. A. JJrittac, mourners Miss Miss MulUs, Mr. Thnrman, Miss Bowmcr, Miss and Mrs. Thurman Letters expressing sorrow at being unable to attend the funeral were received from -tho of Derby, Arch- cleacou of Derby, and many others. AinoDgst those present in the church were Mr. Walter Evans and Mr, B. J, Marriott Mr. Lionel CHsborne, Mr. W. B. Woodforde, Mr. Godfrey Mosley, Colonel Cavendish, Dr. Dr. Wilson, Mr. H. Monk-house, the Kev. F. W. Meyncll, the Rev. H. R. the Kev. Reginald H. S. Carrey, the Rev. K, B. Lavies, Mr. II. V. Edwards, Mr. C. J, boden, Mr. Marsden, jun., the Rev. Q, A. Shaw, Mr. Keetley, H. Shreevc, The service was very impressively rendered, and tbo hymns "Now the labourers task is o'er" and Peace, perfect peace, were sung. The grave had been beautifully decorated with plants and flowers by Mr. KeetlAy, and 'after the singing of the hymn, "Jesus lives no longer the last rites were performed by the Rev; Austin West. Tbo following is a list of those who sent wreaths and crosses Mrs, Brittan, Major and Mrs. Gisborae Britten, Capt. Edward Britttui, Capt. and Mrs. Reginald Brit tan, Miss Brittan alid Miss M. Rrittan, Dorothy and Hugh Brittan, Mrs. Alfred Brittan, Mr. and Mrs. Thurmau, Mrs. Henry Gisborne, Mios F. Giscornc, Mr. aud Mrs, EVAJIS, the eerrantSi Roscow, Mr. antl (iisborno (AHestreej, Major and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Gisborne, Mrs. E. R. Anson, Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Miller, Mrs. Hartley Gisborne, Mr. Charles A. Gisborne, the members of the choir, the members of the mothers' meeting, tho teachers and scholars of boys' Sunday school, the teachers ancl scholars of girls' and infants' Sunday school, the teachers of tho Darlcy Abbey Day schools, the Rev. Pw J. fiurtou, the Kev. and Mrs. Austin West, tlie Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Symonds, Mr, and the Misses Mosley, Mr, Osborne Bateman, Mrs, Woollctt Wilmot and Miss F. Wilmot, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Meynell, Mr. and Mrs. Hough, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. G. Newbold and family, Mr. aud Mrs. Whiston and Gladys, Mr. aod Mrs. Cope, Mr. and Mrs, Hughes Hallctt, Mr, and Mrs, J. P. Marriott, Mr. Frank Cox, Mr. and Miss McDonald, Mr. G, Wheelclon and Mr. and Mrs. Shreeve, airs. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Marsdeu and family, Bribtaa wishes the statement that Mr. Brittan was fouqd by his eon dead in his study to be contradicted, the facts being that Mr, Britt-an wa6 attacked in bed with difficulty of breathing: at about 1.30 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, aud ha died peacefully soon afterwards, in the presence of all his family who were at. home. Iterby JKrpr On Maundy Thursday, after tbe evening service, a capital rendering, of 'Stainers "Crucifixion" was given by the choir of St. Andrew's church, Congres- bury, assisted by several friends. The solos were taken by Messrs. Partridge and Trowbridge (of WeUs Cathedral) with their usual ability, whilst the chorus pails were performed by the choir in a way that was highly commendable both to themselves and to their zealous and energetic choirmaster and organist, Mr. Lloyd. Tho serricc was conducted by the Kovs, R, H. Maunscll Eyre (vicar) ancl J5; W. Smith and tlie sermon was preached by tho Rev. C. S. Taylor, vicar of Dimweli. Tho performance was enjoyed by a large congregation. The rendering of such in our rural parishes canoot bub be productive cf much good both to choir and people, B1USTOL CATHEDRAL. IK Very Kev. The and the Rev, Canon TBTLBV, M.A. Scrrices Holy Communion at, 8 and at raid-day. Morning Prayer. 10.30; Evening Trayer, 3.30. Holy Communion ou Holy Days ancl Thursdays at 8 a.m. Week Day services at 10 a.m. and 4 5J5RV1CKS AND ANTHEMS. SATURDAY. Tallis [Monk in F (cnant) The Lord is my strength-- in F (chant) Oclap your SUNDAY, Tallis Responses ruyrnn alter ord in P J [1st tnuo liynin before (Kyra n duiin g O v Uf we F.........- tluring MONDAY. in E the iu E11.........Sinjj TUESDAY, [Macfarren Ehdonin C Lord is my THE SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST CORPORATION OFFICIALS. PRISONERS COMMITTED FOR Tho charges against Charles Francis Ball and Isaac Pcarce, until recently officials of the Bristol Sanitary .Authority, were further investigated at the Uristol Folice-court yesterday, before Mr. W. Lane. Ball is now charged with a total sum of or aud Pewce with stealing a sum of about the money in each case belongfiug to the Bristol' Corporation. Mr. W. G, Wise prosecuted; Mr. H. H. Wansbrough appeared for Ball, and Mr. II. H. Gore Pearcc. There %vas again a attendance of the public. Ernest Jfeirott, draughtsman, employed at the offices of the Bristol Sanitary Authority, said that on certain occasions he paid the of No. 1 District. Ho paid the wages of that district on thfi 18bh ult. He present why.n the money "was put into the small tins, which -were put into tho trays, and the trays into two large boxes. He took the large boxes to yard in the afternoon. Bull was there when he arrived. paid some men then. While he was doing .so, Ball was engaged in picking out the small tins were to bo taken to another part of the district where mnn were to be paid. He left Ball's office to go elsewhere to pay other men, and left the large.tin boxes in Hall's office. He did not lock the boxes, though he had the keys. He returned at five o'clock, aucl paid another men. The men whom he paid handed in tickets. Bef9re he parted with the numbered tins, the tickets with tho corresponding numbers were each handed in through the pay window. He put the tickets into one of tho tin boxes, which he Itffc at StrRfcton-ctroet yard. Whfn ho had finished paying tlie men, all the tin boxes had beeu taken from tho trays. He had paid the. of No. 1 District on other occasions. There WAS a time when lie used to lock the big boxes ou leaving Strattou-street yard to go to pay men elsewhere. On two occasions Ball said he should be in the ofiice all tho afternoon, and there would bo two or three sewer men coming in to bs paid witness was away. That was about a year eighteen months ago, and since thep witness had always left the boxes iu Ball's office unlocked while he went to pay men elsewhere. Ernest Jenkins, clerk in the Town Clerk's office, proved baring made an examination of the wages sheets of No. 1 District. The earliest entry of tlie names of J. Brown and S. respect of which the conspiracy charge was on Dacpinber 19th, 1895. The wages put down to theso men varied i'rora to 4s. 6d. each. Herbert John Ricketts, clerk in tbe Town Clerk's office, proved the correctness of other extracts, and FrancisTucker, clerk in the City Accountant's office, deposed to checking the figures taken from the sheets by the other clerks, and adding the amount for each week. Joseph Croome, f oveman of tho improve- ment works, was and said that he had had no mon working there of the names of James Brown and S. James. Detective-Inspector Robertson was also re-called, and said that he searched Bali's office on the 30th" ult., and found a document in which a London broker certified having sold for Ball 30 Haudfontein shares at each. This broker appeared frequently in Ball's bank book as a person to whom cheques for consider- able amounts were made out. This concluded the case for tho prosecution, The Magistrates' Clerk said that apparently the charges in the jurisdiction of either the quarter sessions or the assizes. He had had an intimation frora the Clerk of the Peace that the Recorder had appointed a day to hold the sessions, would come on before the next assizes, so as to relieve tho judges of the superior court who might bft coming down of cases which might be in the, jurisdiction of quarter sessions. If a priuid facie case had been made out on these charges, and tlie prosecution asked that the prisoners might bo committed on these charges, including tho charge of conspiracy, which appeared to be-conspiracy to commit offence that was within tho jurisdiction of the Court of Quarter other charges were put as larceny as a, servant and falsification of was nothing to prevent the case from sent for trial to the sessions. Mr. If, U. Gore applied that the case might be com- mitted to the assizes, and not to the sessions. Tho case was concerned with Corporation money, and he thought it advisable that tho casG should go before another tribunal than the sessions. Mr. Wausbrougb supported the application, and said he Imd even ft better reason than Mr. Gore. Mr, Wise had just served on him, as representing Ball, a writ for and the statement of claim alleged that tfeo pri.coner, being a servant of the plaintiffs, stole and converted to his own uso the sum oi' belonging to the. pljuntiits. Now that action would come OQ at the next assizes, aud it would be manifestly unfair that the case should be heard against him, and he might possibly be con- vict-eel, at the sessions, in which case tlie verdict for the would inevitably go against him at tlie whereas, if committed to tho assizes, they could ask the judges to take tbe civil action lirsjt, and they might be successful in demonstrating to the jury that Ball had not taken the or any part of it. Although he (Mr. Wansbrougli) had not taken an active part in tbe. case in cross-examining tho witnesses, because ho had recognised that there was a prima fffcit case to go for trial, it must not be con- sidered that he admitted for a, moment that Mr. Bail embezzled any sum of monoy belonging to the Corporation. Jf they committed him to the sessions, his mouth was closed; ho could not givo evidence on oath, and if ho wero convicted the other case would go by the board. A long discussion took place between Mr. Wans- brough and the magistrates1 clerk, and eventually Mr. Lane intimated that he intended to commit both prisoners for trial at the quarter sessions. The bail for Ball would remain the same, but tho bail for Poarce would be increased to one surety in or two sureties in each, BRISTOL GUARDIANS, The weekly meeting was held yesterday, at the Board-room, St. Petcr'o Hospital, the newly-elected chajrmau, Mr. W. Jones, presiding. There wero also present the vice-chairman, Mr. C. E. D. Boutflowcr; Messrs. B. Owen, C. J. Hill, H. A. Forse, K. Sheppard, C. T. P. Smith, D. Scott, E. J. Richards, J. T. Wright, K. G. Lorymer, W. King, H. J. Savery, C. A. Ilayca, j A, A, Levy-LaDgficld, H, C, S, Brownjoho, M. Chine, W. Jennings, J. C. Withers, J. H. Evans, I T. J. Hiscox, K. Stuckey, E. M. Dyer, C. Penn, W. ag given, and tbo proceeds devoted to paying tlie members; recitation. "Tho May with three appropriate tableaux; song, The Kerry the members; songs, "The Merry and "Buy a Miss Edwards tableau, A Gipsy Encampment" song, Be A. r. Urejory; dialogue, "The A. Adams and L. Faget; gong and chorus, "A Long Time Mies Kate Cottle tableaux, "The song, pro Miss Rose Edwards; song, Auld tho members the Misses Hyatt (Stratton) and Daisy Vigis (Bath) contributed pianoforte solos finale, members' hymn, "True Friends help each other.1' INDIAN ART Walsh and Co. have opened, at 25, an extensive collec- tion of art products from India, embracing of the loom, tbe metal worker, the -wood and stone carver, the potter, and others, and suitable either for presents or homo decoration and use, Almost literally, froni the Himalayas to Cape Cormorm representative article-i have been brought together in a charming collection, and one oF the wonders is the moderate price at which thfcy cau be purchased. Messrs. Walsh, who arc personally seeing to the conduct of this gale exhibition, have "had many years of Indian experience, and from their exceptional opportunities PUBLOW. The annual meet-tug of the Parish Council held on Wednesday, all tbe member? being present. Mi1, James Hodder was re-elected chairman; Messrs. E. Thompson and G. Smart, jun., were reflected trustees Adams' charity and Messrs. E. Thompson and II. Rlanmng overseers. WEDNESDAY. Hymn 136 iu E11 not, O SELWOOD, The annual meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday night at the public offices, Frctne. Mr. Ii. S. olecbed chairman for the cusuinp; year, and Mr, (r. JI, Gunning vice-chairman, ami Irtessrs, A. J. Uodder, W. Osbornc, C, Wlrite, and frank Allard were OVPTSUCK. STINCHCOMBE. At the annual meeting of tlie Council, which was held on Tuesday) Sir C. Prerost, Bart., was elocted chairman, Mr. James Nirholls was elected vice-chairman, Messrs. William Harris and William Woodward were appointed Mr. William Harris appointed and Messrs. A. E. Welch and James Kicholls were appointed trustees of parish A discussion took place as lo the excessive charges now in force for parcel post It vaij pointed out that under tlio regulations it best to ftend lib. of butter or lib. of tea, as the packing the scale to over lib. Attention -was called to the fact that ihc charges for parcel post are Tery much IPSS both in Fraiiceand Germany, although our Post Oftice last year mado a surplus of over millions; France was content with only 2 millions, and Germany ivith about niillions. Having regard Jo the vtry great import-anco of facilitating tho connection between the consumer and tlie producer, especially with rrgard to butter, I poultry, eggs, fruit, the following in B will in 13 H...I praise Fin DAY. Tallis Responses in A............Hymn 301 E iu A.........By tlio SATURDAY. Tallis Responses in G.........O Lord my T5 in G.........Com fort the SUNDAYS Smart in F .........I3ehold I show WELLS CATHEDRAL. IK Very ncv. the DEAN, D.D., and the Kev. Canoii Cnuncn. Snb-Doau. 3 Communion ou Sundays and Chief FcativaJs. 11 Service, with celebration of the Holy Communion on rlio first snntiay of the month. SERVICES AND ANTHE3IS. tbe debt upon the piano, wnich hats recently been bought. The audience only moderate, but appreciated rery highly the excellent programme which had been provided. Tho rector tendered the tbacks of tbs audience not only to the performers, to all those who had been instrumental in orgamsiog the concert and in preparing the room for it. BRISTOL CIOUIL society announces that the list concert for the season will bo held on Saturday evening next at the Colston-hall. Lovers of Wagners music should not miss the opportunity afforded of hearing dramatic opera, The Flying with Mr. Andrew Black in the title role. Tberehearsals of this work giTfin the greatest -A! in to the choir, and it is confidently d tltat tbey will eclipse any previous effort, in the spinning chorus for tbo ladies only, and iu ihe chorus for the gentlemen. The Dtan, the president of the society, and the High Sheriff hare signified thmr intention of being present, and it is hoped the public will adequately respond to the endeavour made by the society to render the of the peat masters at prices vrithin the reach of everyone. CHIPPIXO SODBFJIZY PJETTT Sladft and Charles Buckle were yesterday summoned, before his Grace tlie Duke of Beaufort (in the Sir G. W. H. Codrington, Bart.t Her. Canon Nash, and Mr. >Vm Sherbourne, for assaulting and beating John Boultou, OQ April 4tii. Mr. J. Gladstone, solicitor, of Bristol, appeared on behalf of the defendants, and after a lengfchy examination of the Charles Buckle, James Slade, Fredk. Hatherell, and the mother of tbe complainant, the magistrates considered he had gireo great annoyance to the defendants, and they therefore dismissed the case. Boulton. the complainant in the last caso, WAS summoned by Henry Buckle, the father of one of the previous for -wilfully daraag-iug a -window amd frame of a house of which'he was in occupation, tft the value of 7s., by throwing a stone through it. After bearing the eTulence of the complainant ancl F.C. magistrates ordered the defendant to pay 9s. 6k1. to include Brewer, of North Common, Bitton, was sunuaoned for being druuk and disorderly at on April 4tb. Tbo defendant appeared in court in a very drunken state, and the magistrates ordered him to ba locked up until lie was in a proper staU to answer to the charge. After the business of tbe court was orer the defendant was brought before the bench, bet -WAS not much better, and after hearing tbe of Jttttoo, the magistrates prdeicd the defendant to WEST HARPTREE. The annual Council meeting hold on Thursiav evening, all the members being present. have been enabled to make extensive purchases and resolution was carried unanimously That it would to place them before the artistic English purchaser at bo of very great assistance- to tlie producer aud a cost that, under other circumstances, would be consumer of agricultural produce if the rates "of parcel below the purchase price in India. The industries of post could bo revised as for the first 16oz., Hindostan are carried on at the present day almost and Id. for every additional pound up to 151b.t and identically with of a thousand years ago. The that a copy of this resolution be sent to tlie postal implements used are the primitive onea of ages since, authorities and to the member for their constituency.' The most exquisite chasing and fashioning of silver or brass; beautiful inlaying in marble; wonderful carvings in sandal-wood; or the more utilitarian, but none the loss handsome blackwood earring in tables, chairs, and ceucbes is all performed with a smalt handful of tools, with such an absence of accessories as would put British -workman into despair. Aa illustrated catalogue issued by Messrs, Walsh grres a good idea of tho extent and variety of the articles on said at their new MEETING AT public meeting, to con- eider the metbod of suitably celebrating the Queen's long reiga in parish, was held on Wednesday evening, m the National schoolroom, the vicar (the Rev. J. E. Vernon) presiding, There was a fairly large number of parishioners present. Tlie chairman read a letter from Mr. W. H. Harford, regretting his inability to be present, and stating his willingness to give a, subscription of towards a parochial fete, suggesting that any surplus money should be given to a parish nurse fund. After some conversation on this J.G. Stephens spoke of the need existing for a- parish-room, and proposed that surplus funds should be given towards providing such an institu- tion. A majority of those present wero m favour of this proposal. Mr. D. Addis mentioned the fact that the clock in the church tfower in a very bad state, The clock is an antiquated 30-hour one, acd has probably been there for 200 years. Tlie wooden pulleys and wheels are decayed and worm-eaten. Mr. W. A. thought that surplus funds might be devoted to the purchase of a new clock, but tho proposal did not meet with any support, A com- mittee, consisting of Messrs, Irwin, r. G. Wintlet H. Wintle, Joseph Stephens, J. G. Stephens. H. F. Jefferies, J. G. Millard, F. Olive, W. Fisher, H. Williams, and A. Jarretfc, were appointed to caovass the parish, with a view to ascertaining the wishes of the parishioners generally aud the support likely to be given to the providing of a parisb-room. The com- mittee will report to a public meeting to be held in the course of a week or two. Mr. Henry Shcphei-d having'been elected'chairman and Mr, Yeoman vice-cruvijnnftu, tbe following appointments were Messrs. F. J. Fanes and E. Sheppard charity trustees, Messrs. T. Caple and T. II. Yeoman, A precept for the sum of 10s. was considered necessary to meet expenses, as only a nominal balance reraaiued from tiro year. The question of tbe- best means of celebrating the Queen's reign was broached by Mr. flower, and Mr. Sbcppard suggested a meat tea for tho inhabi- tints of the parish, with a brass band and amuse- ments. This idea received the approval of the Council, and it was resolved that the following residents be invited to co-operate with tho Parish Council as a committee Kev. G. Pridam, Mesdaroes Cole, Collins, and Yeoman, the Misses and Phelps, and Messrs. B. Gay and H. Smith. Mr. Yeoman expressed his to place tho Gurney Court lawn at tlio disposal of the committee. jin D. in D. in G Even, iu G- in D............0 he Ebdou in C .........Blessed be SUNDAY. in F Hopkins in F......This is the JlONJUY .......Pruise the .......O give TUESDAY. ......Arise, ......Sing WEDNESDAY. Service for Men Voices in E fl E veil ayes in D .........The lieavcns THURSDAY. in D D in the FRIDAY. Wcsicy in F Ooseley in E fl......O gladsome SATURDAY. ia 1) ...Blessed is the Walmislcyiu Dmi I GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL. IST "kES'iDENCEr-rVftn. Rev. Tho Kev. Canon Sub-Dean. SglinCtS AND A NTH K MS. Holy 8 a.m. and mid-day 8 a.m. Thursdays, P.45 and 10.30 a.m.. p.m.: Week-days, 4 p.m. SATURDAY. in B fl ......Christ is Elvcy in B fl ......They havctaken away-Stsiner SUNDAY. [Staincr in A Rejoice re with Hymn 127 shall comfort Zion g, J. Owens, H. Edmunds, Cf. Scuclamore, Graham, and the Kev. W. Datson. It. Cowhn, M. S, Short, Mrs. Koly [Ousel ey Kifl in P ..._ How goodly arc Thy Even. Kiug ill F be Kent TUESDAY. Croft in A oil the Handel Even. Elvey in A I plad -Elvey Mora, and Plain Sfirvico TIICKSDAV. Cooke in O- Hear the Hopkins Even. Cookc in G God be Wesley 58 board find 15th tbe raosfc wonderful skin cures, blood punhers, -ana humour remedies ever com- pounded. TUcy may be used on the youngest infant aud most Qflicate invalid with gratilying and unfailinc success. They afford instant relief ancf a speedy CUTO aad disfieuring of itching, burn- and 6caip uiseaseg. They ciCiHloO internnl and external medication ol the WICK ANI> ABSOK. Tbe annual meeUog of the Pariah Council was held on Wednesday, at the National schoolroom, Wick. The members present were the B. A. C. Tomkins Messrs. F. T. Burgess, W. A. Brain, England, C. Wiltshire. W. Heming, and G. Bryant. The Rev. II. A. C. Tomlcins -was re-elected chairman, and Mr. G. Kryant -vice-chairman, The folJowinj gentlemen wero appointed J. England, Mr. W. A. Brain, Mr. C. Wiltshire, and Mr. G. Bryant. accounts for the past year were submitted and approved, and, several matters of routine business discussed. It >vas decided to complete tbe path to Holbrook bftgun last year. The Council decided to form a committee to do somntliing to commemorate the Queen's reign, and several sobeines were discussed, including the establishment a workman's institute and local club. Services without organ. A 150. W7...Hymn 17S in Gwi ...O clap your SATURDAY. in [Handel in A........Jlotv beautiful arc Thy TABLE OF LESSONS. Sat. tiaumel IS "Luke 18 to v 31 Samuel J6 I'hiHppians 1 Sun. 16 to v 35 1 Cor. 15 to v 29 Isaiah 62 v 6 First Sunday after Easter. John 20 v24 to30 Ezckid 1 io v 15 Mon. Samuel 17 to v 51 lUike IS v 11 to 23 ftatnud 17 v 31 to 55 PhilippUns 3 Samuel to 18 v 17 19 v 28 Tha. Fri. Sat. li, 1 io Luke 20 v 27 t A Col. Iv21to2v 8 Luke 21 v B 21 Samuel 19 Philippics 4 Wed. Samuel 20 to v 18 Samuel 20 v Samuel 21 Samuel 22 Sauauel 23 Samuel 24 and 25 v 1 Colossians2 v S 61 John 1 v 43 4 Colossiacs 3 tovlS WIVELTSCOMHE. At a of tha Urban District Council, Mr. P. F. Hancock was elected chairman, and Mr. W. Urotm vice-chairman for the onstnny year. It xws ordered that the clerk again call tho attention of the Great. tjie detective cooditiaa of their BATH CITY POLICE, Bogley, 57, chimney swnep, who gave his address as 31, Olebc- street, Mainclee, Ncwfiort, was with begging at the London Dining-rooms, Upper Boroufh-waUs, also with assaulting Timothy Cottrell at the same time and place-. Prisoner asked to bo given some food, and, whoa met a refusal and ordered out, struck Mr. CoUreU twice a stick. to a fortnight's irnprisonirjcnt, DELinoua MAZAWATTRI: DKLICIOCS MAZAWAITKK TI-.A. Ttio Most Luscious iu the World. There was a decrease of 214 on tha combined in- door and out-door poor lists, with a decrease in the cost for out-relief of 12s, 5cl, CONFERENCE. It was decided that the board should, is usual, be represented at the annual Poor-law Conference held afc Maivcru, Mr. W. Quirk alone dissenting. JliiDICAL AID 1'OR THAUti'S. The Clerk drew attention, at the request of tho medical officer, to the increasing number of tramps who came in for medical relief. Mr. was glad to see that the Local Govern- ment Hoard inspector (Mr, "SYethwed) was present, for Bristol had to receive and treat tramps which were scut on from uther unions untreated. Mr. WETioiiiSOD (inspector) said if a clear ease could be advanced and substantiated, thel-ocal (.Tovernmonb Hoard would take the matter up. Many men on the rouds were deserving of sympathy, as they were anxious to get work but there were the professional beggars who traded on swollen limbs, and the philan- thropic public, misguided in their charity, had a great deal to answer for. ALLKGKD SMALL-FOX A.l( DEDHIINSTlili. Mr. LORYMER said he had heard that morning- that there was .m outbreak of small-pox at Mill-lane, Bedminster, and that the Bedmiuster workhouse had been closed to all applications. If this were so, it meant that the Bristol Union officials would have to be extra vigilaut-, Mr. JENNINGS deprecated any alarm being raised by persons who woro pauie-striekeii, for there was no better way contracting tho disease. There was no need for alwm, as tlio medical officers ot the city health deport meat had been apprised cJays ago, and they wero thoroughly on tho alert. ATTCNPAXCLS OV B1EMBKUS. Return ot' attendances of guardians at meetings held between 16th April, 1896, April, 1897, ipclucivo Mr. U, C. 54 vice-chairman, Mr. William Jones, 55 Mr, Jlennett, 48 Mr. C. E. D. Itoulflowor, 50 Mr. J. Ilill, 38 Mr. A. Levv-Langfield, 48 t Mr.T. Prothoroti, 15 Mr. E. J. IHchaws, 21 Mr. C. Wintle, 43; Mr. ]i. Brownjohn, 52; Mr. M. Clune, 48 Mr. W. Jennings, 55 Mr. W. Kiug, 46; Mr. J. C, Withers, 46; Mr. J. H, Evans, 54 Mr. T. J. Hiscox, 49 Mr. K. G. Lorymor, 51 Mr. llobert Stuckcy, 18 Mr. G. Kerswell (to 9th Oct., 01 Mr. B. Owen, 56 Mr. C. Peuu, 54 Mr, W, Quirk, 52 Mr. A. F. ViUiers, 31 Mr. B. B. Wood, 45 Mr. S. Betty, 25 Mr. Borland, 44 Mr. John Evans, 22 Mr. y. G. j larding, 31: Mr. Jolm Overend, 2 Mr.. W. Orchard, 24 Mr. T. Kiordaa, 481 Mr. H. J. Savcvy, Mr. G. fcScvase, 1G Mr. C. T. Smith, 14 i Mr, W. Cottrell, 49 Mr. W. H. Cowl in, 52 Mr, H, A. Torse, 55; Mr, M, Levy, 33 Mr, J, T, Wright, 54 tho Kev. W. Datson, 36 Mr. Henry Edmunds, 51: Mrs. M. (Jr. Graham, 52 Rev. T. W. Harvey, 38 Mr. D. Scott, 54 Mr. G. Seudamore, 43 Mr. F. Sheppard. 41 Mr. S. Short, 53 and Mrs. Henry Wethered, 38. Tbe average attendance at each meeting was UNION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. The report of proceedings for the year was pre- sented, which showed that the scheme approved by the committee on tho 8th June, 1887, Tor a- complete revision of the wholo of the valuation lists once in every six years having beeu carried out in respect of tlio first six years, Temple parish has again been re- valued during the past year, resulting in an increase of in the ratable value. The present totals of the gross estimated rental and ratable value appear- ing in the valuation lists for the whole of tho Incorporation aro aa follows estimated rental, ratable value, as coin- pared with the following totals in April, estimated rental, ratable being an increase ia tiie ratable value ot" During tho yoar tho provisions of the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, havo couic into operation, with tho result that during the ensuing fivo years from the 1st April, 1897, the occupiers ot agricultural land in the pariah of Central Hristol (at present assessed at ratable value) will be liable in case of local rates generally to pay one-half only of such rates made during tho continuance of the Act. With reference to the remuneration of the clerk (Mr. Blacker) for his services (juring the past year, under the prorisions of Sections 10 and 38 of the Union Assessment Act, 1862, the committee have considered tlie matter, and have unanimously resolved to awaid tlio sum of for such services. THE SKA I'OWEU OP TOE As many as churches gave offertories last year to the Missions to Seamen, to enable it to "launch out into the and minister to crows of ships aud vessels. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTCB TKA. [MASAWATTBK Recalls the Delicious Tea oi Thirty Years EASTER YESTRIES, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, wardens, Messrs. J. O. vS. Muscbamp, M.A., and Henry H. James. CHULST CHURCH, BARTON the vestry meet- ing on Thursday the following church officers were warden, MivJ.W. Tipping; people's warden, Mr. T, Phillips; sidesmen, Messrs. ttox, Terry, Wareham, Poole, and Butsou. Sr. Easter vestry meeting was held on Thursday night. Tlie rlear (tho Rev.G.E.Laws) presided over a fair attendance. After prayer the accounts of the past year vrcm presented by tho out- goiug churchwardens. The vicar warmly thanked tho retiring warden, Mr. J. H. Clake, for his mauy years of faithful service, aud nominated Mr. J. Davis as his warden. Mr. T. Davis Was unanimously elected parish warden, J. Gocfcle, II. Foot, aud T. C. Cross. The chairman remarked upon the happy spirit of unity that prevailed in tho work of the pariah, and stated that the various parochial agencies and funds had been well maintained during the past year. ST. NICHOLAS'. J. M. Taylor aud Gilbert H. Terrell. J. Gard, W. Gillctt, C. Franklin, and J. Jones. Sr. LEONARD'S. John Worter aud Sampson.. Sr. THOMAS' vestry held yesterday, tho vicar in the chair, when Mr. Robert Stotesbury aud Mr. Wm. T. Parker were elected wardens tor the coming year, Messrs. A. Scull (the retiring O. Thomas, J. S. Burgess, and Donington were re-elected sidesmen. HOLY TRINITY, Easter vestry was held on Thursday night, tho vicar (the Kev. N. A. Wells) presiding over a large attendance. Tho church- statement of accounts showed receipts amounting to and expenditure to the same amount. Balances in hand wero reported on the sick and poor fund, churchyard fund, and choir fund. Tbe accounts wero passed, and the churchwardens' report was adopted. Messrs. Iv. Ferry and W. J. Stokes were appointed churchwardens for the ensuing year, and at a congregational meeting held after- wards Messrs. E. Green, W. H. Cruttwcll. C. H. White, T. B, W. Sheppard, E. Clarke, W. Brown, O. W. Bradbury, W. H. Harvey, aud W. Thick were appointed members of the church council, and Messrs. Shfippard and White as lay representatives at the ruri-decaual conference. The vicar next called atten- tion to tho state of the organ, which needed building and enlarging without delay. Tiie hurcU council had approved plans for the buildup nt. a chamber in tne rear of the present position, ot organ. The total expense vrould be about the effect would be to improve the appearance of tlig church somewhat. had already been received, Upon tbe proposition of Mr. W. H. Cruttwcll, seconded by Mr. W. Browu, a resolution was unani- mously passed confirming tlie church council's decision, and requesting them to make arrangements for carrying out the work as soon as possible. ST. MARX'S, the Easter yestry, the vicar (the Rev. W. EUckman) presiding, Messrs. J. D. Kuighfc and Jas. Harvey were appointed church- wardens for tho ensuing year. HIGH Easter vestry was held in the parochial schoolroom on Monday evening. The chairman, as usual, was the vicar, the JRev. A. M. Foster. Tho election of churchwardens resulted in Mr. John Mclhuish and Colonel Monckton being re- former as the vicar's warden, and the latter for the parish. Tlie question of organ enlargement was considered, the vicar expressing his desire that such a course should he taken, but he failed to see how they were to get the money. The organist, Mr. Jamrs Tucker, was asked for information with regard to the work required, if there were sufficient and would be the cost. He pointed out that the organ originally was only a chamber organ, built in 1820; and, being: only a "small organ, there was not one full-size pipe in it. An effort was made 12 years ago to enlarge it; but on account of rebuilding tho church it was not carried out, beyond the adding of an open diapason and bourdon. He had written several organ builders on the .subject, giving par- ticulars of the work and alterations required. Their estimates ranged from to He thought the specification, of would answer their purpose. Out of that amount he had collactefl 2s., and more was sfcill required. The drainage question was then considered at some length, but ultimately left with the churchwardens for further information. IRON Easter meeting was held in the vestry-room of the parish church on Easter Tuesday. After the churchwardens, Messrs. W. Frr and H.Nichols, had presented.their accounts, and had been thanked for their services, they were again appointed for tbe ensuing year, and Messrs, A. B. Cryer and A. S. Fugill were chosen as sidesmen. It was proposed by Mr. H. Nichols, seconded by Mr. F. Arkell, and carried unanimously, that an effort should be made to fit up the space und'er the tower as a choir vestry, and to place a brass tablet upon the wall of the church as a church memorial of her Majesty's sixty years' reign, Easter vestry was held on Wednes- day, tho Rev. W. A. Scott presiding. Mr. F. n. Smith was appointed vicar's warden, and Mr, Edward Hathway people's warden. Tlie sidesmen elected T-rera Messrs, Allen, Am 09, Bam ford, Gregory, and Pyle. The accounts wero presented, and pronounced as most satisfactory, thdro only being an adverse balance of 12s. 3d.y despite tho considerable expense incurred hi repairing the roof of the church and the provision of new lamps, It was announced that 9s. 5d. had been collected in the church during the year justonded. The Rev. A. T. S. Goodriclc occupied the chair, and there was a small attendance. The outgoing churchwardens, Messrs. Eden Jones and Jeffery Matthews, were re-appointed. A small balance to the good appeared in the churchwardens' accounts, and it was resolved to devote this, with such other sums as mighjb accrue, to the provision of a lightning conductor for the church spire, was a fair attendance. The retiring churchwardens (Messrs. E. L. Hancock and K. II. "Richards) were re-elected. The churchwardens' accounts were passed, and showed a balance in hand of Eight sidesmen were appointed to assist the churchwardens. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, Easter vestry was held under the presidency of the llev. Dr. Beebc. The churchwardens' accounts for the past year showed aji adverse balance of 17s. Mr. T, "W. Mayo stated that as this was thp year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee ho should like to RCP the church free fi-otn debt, and asked tha church wardens to accept a cheque iVom him to liquidate the ad e balance. Mr. Mayo was unanimously thanked for bis kindness. The Kev. Dr. BfieVm nominated Mr. L. Damon as his warden, and Mi-. T. Dpuner was fileefcad ns parish churchwarden. Attention was drawn to the fact that the accounts of Woborne's Charity showed a balance in hand of 9s. and that an endeavour should be made to the Charity Com- missioners' consent to the extension of tho chanty. Mrs. Harbin, of Newton-house, kindly offered to fill up the niches over tbo rerados with four carved figures representative of the Evangelists, and the offer was accepted with thanks, subject to no objec- tion raised by thp Bishop of the Diocese. The vicar thanked Stiby for bearing the working expenses connected with St. John's Sunday schools and the Pavish rooms. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. BBKSTOL KoiAii The Secretory Icflges wilh thanks the following Fart proceeds football match., some porfovni ere at Fcoplc'5 ralncc v Bristol Oity nis worship the Mayor, "Easter the Misses Jvicliiirrtson, 1CB. Cd. KmployCs liie Messrs. Terry os Messrs, Monntstcpnen and Barretf, Mr. Richard Harfovd, Mr. J. Ferrott, 7s. Collection at Flax ttourton Cnurcb, is 2d, Surgical appliance, Mrs. Stone surgical appliances and hrauclv, the late Miss Dorri en; dressing gown. Anon.; tlowers, from Phyllis. Joyce, ami Amy Edwards flowers, Mr, Tout 4 bound vols. Graphic aud sundry Blanche Parsley; sundry books from Mr, Lennox and Mr. Pars low Christian ll'orldt Anonymous 12 Observers, Proprietors Daily Press 13 copies tho Proprietors 12 copies Bristol tclif Supplement, the Proprietors; 56 copies find the Proprietors. The Chaplain thavifcfnlly to Books and Papers from Miss Mattock, Miss Taylor, Miss Frankerd, Mrs, Mo8C3t Mrs, W. Bennett- llcatou, Mr. Cowlin, Mr, Fellow, Mr, John 1'iuder; and flower? from Cave, Mrs. Fairfax GooclalJ, Dr. Shavr. Biusror. GEyjonAT, HOSPITAL. The Secretary acknow- ledges with thanks the following contributions Collection at Flax Br-urtou Church, Is. 2d. Savings, AS. Self-denial Box, 5s. Employe's of Messrs. J. Li. and Co., 6s. 2d. part proceeds of Football Match between People's Palace Employes a-nd r.riHtol City Police, from J. B. Griffin, ICsui- illustrated papers, Miss Robinson illustrated papers. Mrs. HM1 flowers, Mrs. CJjtshniore flowers, Mr. J. Tout flowers and cross for chapel, Miss Insall papers and childrouV. garments, Mrs. lj. B. R utter. The malt-on will be ghul to receive gifts of vegetables, fmit, TUB BRISTOL HOSPITAI, .voii SICK CHILDB.KN Mr. Mark WhiUvill (treasurer) acknow- ledges witli best thanks towards the mantenance tho Hospital, ami the Convalescent Home al Weaton-supcr- Mavc, i he following contributions Proceeds of Cathe- dral Choristers' Guild, per Miis Pigou, 18s. amount collected by the St. Paul's Church Sunday School, per tho Rev. T. H, S. Poleharapton, 8s. 6d. part proceeds of Football Match, People's JPalace v. Police, per the Mayor of Bristol, Also gifts in kind A four-leaf screen, from Old King-street Baptist Chapel Bazaar, per Mrs, I-rojran 6dox. hot-_ cross nuns, Mr. Regent-street, MeRoe; scrap-book and Mrs. Parker, P.ed- land-road Clirislmas cnrds. Mr. Broderick, St. Jamcs'- Tho Public Subscription LIST will OPEN on April and ULOSE on April 27tU for London and April 2Sth for the Country. PAUL'S ANIMATOGRAPHE, LIMITED. Capital in Ordiuary Shares of each, and 7per Cent. Cumulative Preference Shares of each. ISaUJC ot 7 per ClfNT. CUMULATIVE PKEFERENCE SHARES. Payable 2s. Gd. on Application, 7s. 6s. on. and Balance in two Instalments at intervals of not less thau one month. John Tower Grounds, New Brighton, and 8, EgertotMiianaiocs, Brornpton, W. (formerly of the Gaiety And Al ham bra. Xevil Egyptian-hall, Piccadilly, W. Arthur ttoymeut, Escj., Messrs. Perkcn, Son, and Ra.ynicnt.99, Ha.ttou-garden, E.C. W. M.I.E.E., Kleetrioianand Manufacturer ot Scicutiiic Instruments to H.M. Government, 44, frai'dcti, and 114-15, Great Saffron-hill, E.C. join the Board after allotment. ---------------boys of Park row Jndufitrml Tlie matron will bo thankful for gifts of old liuoo. sheets, and table cloths she has with tho litUc for a large quantity. OHTHOIVKDIC HOSPITAL AXD HOME roit CRIPPLED CHiLDUfN, ftnovK ROAD, Charles J. Collins Pnenard (honorary treasurer) begs with grateful thanks to acknowledge the following kind pUts 4s. 7cl. from offertory at St. Saviour's church, per Mr, T. Paul: Mrs. MoClellau: go-cart and horse, Anony mous new laid oygs. Anonymous; manua- nowers. Mrs. Webb. A CONTESTED CnuncinvAEDEXs' ELICTIOV AT BATH. a meeting'of pcw-rorilcr.-? of St Matthew's church, Widcoinbe, last night, the selection people's warden caused a division. Mr. Banks, -who hns- beea the deputy wax-den for mmy years, proposed, and also General Jervois, wlio a few days ago was elected churchwarden at the church. 3n answer to a question, the vicar said Archdeacon of Bath ruled that a man might hold Urn offices. The voting 21, aud Banks, 10; and the former vas declared elected. CONSKKVATJVK MEETING AT Crowded and onUmsiastic Conservative meeting was held in the Worslcy schoolroom oa Thursday evening and was addressed at length by dpt. Chaloner, M.P., who dealt with the Cretan quostien, and showed that tho Government-, apart from the opposition, to which they had beeu subjected, had endeavoured to fulfil their .promises to the electorate by passing useful social legislation, anetwould continue to do so in t future. Col. Magrath had come from Ireland specially to preside, aud ho ami Capt. Chaloucr -were heswtily thanked for their services. JJKLICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. fioia and 7105 PUBLIC COMPANIES. wftboot deduction, where the Dumber of and forwarded to the rtoeptctuscs and Forms of .Application obtained at the Offices ot tnc Bankers of the Company. Pated April 22nd, 1897. This Form sent entire, The National Bank, Limited, 13, Old Broad-street, E.C. SOLICITOBS. Messrs. R. Miller, Wiggius and Naylor, 6t Stephen's- chambers, Telegraph-street, London, K.C. AUDITOKS. Messrs. Jackson, Pixley, Browning, Uusey aud Co., 58, Colcman-street, K.C. SECUfcTi'AttY AND OFFICES (pro George Francis Taylor, 44, liatton-gardcu, E.C. PKOSPKCTUS. This Company has been formed for tbe purpose ot acquiring the valuable inventions and patent rights, together with tho important and extensive business, connected with PAUL'S AXIMATOGBAPHE, or Tlieatrograph. Trhichu is causing such widespread sensation by the display of animated photographs in the principal places of amusement, and. to develop the resources oi the invention aud extend its present lucrative field of operation Jn various ways, noiably in the directions of ANIMATED ADVERTISEMENTS and ANIMATED PORTRAITURE. The business will be taken over as a going concern, and its enormously profitable nature ia proved by the fact that even during tho first year, March 2nd, 1896, to March 17th, 1B97, in spite of the initial expenses aud difficulties of manufacture, which have cow been overcome, it has yielded a NETT PROFIT of 15s. 4d. on a capital of about or per ceut. There is every reason to believe that this nett profit, large as it already is, may bo greatly increased by the new developments proposed to be undertaken by the Company, and for which its working capital wjU provide adequate means. The books and accounts relating to the business have been submitted to Messrs. Jackson, PUicy, Browning, ilusey and Co., Chartered AceouutautSj who report as 58, Coleoaa-U'Strcctj London, E.C., 15th April, 1897. TO the DIRECTORS of PAUL'S ANIMATOGUAPHE. Limited. have examined the Books of Mr. S. W. Paul, from the 2nd March, 189S (the date of the iirst entry iu his books relating to Anirnatographes or to the March, 1897. aud have ascertained that the income therefrom, including Sales and Receipts for Exhibitions at Theatres, Music Halls, amounted to 5s. 4d. Owing to the fact tbat in Mr. Paul's Account Books the expenditure of the above business is amalgamated with that of his own business of nstrtuncnt maker, we have not been able to exactly apportion payments for certain minor purchases, wages, Ac. We, nave, how- ever, ascertained the amount of the principal purchases, and after making ample provision for the purchases and wages referred to, and an amonut to cover con- tingencies, we certify that the net profits for the above- mentioned period amounted to 15s. 4d. We are, Gentlemen, your obedient servants, JACKSON, PIXLEV, BROWNING, HUSEY CO. The assets to be acquired by the Company comprise the patent rights of ihe Animatogvaphcin GreatBntain, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, and Germany, the plant for the manufacture of animated photographs contained iu the factory at 36, Leather-Ian e, E.C., a number of unique negatives (mauy of which could not be re- placed at any a large stock of, accessories, and films for animated photographs. The Company will also secure the goodwill, together with contracts for exhibitions extending to Christmas, 1897, the benefit of all improvements in progress and to be made hereafter, trade secrets, and the British patent rights of a New Model of the Animatographe, invented by Mr. Nevil Ma-skelyno, to be acquired by the Com- pany iu accordance with the Agreement, dated 17th April, 1897, hereinafter mentioned. 4The grants of Letters Patent, with complete specifica- tions, may be seen at the Company's office, together with the Patent Agent's Certificate thereon as follows 11 and 12, Southampton-buildings, and 67 aud 68, Chancery-lane, London, W.C., 10th April, 1897. To the DIRECTORS of PAUJV8 ANIMATOGRAPHE, Limited. Dear reply to your inquiry, we beg to say that we duly obtained the complete acceptance oC Mr. Paul's .British application (Xo. of and the Patent was sealed on the 6th inst. Tlio Austrian Patent was issued on the 14lh July, 1896 the Hungarian Patent was issued on the 21st October, 1896 and the Belgian Patent oa the 15th 189S. The German application, filed on the 17th April 1S96, was allowed on the 19th February, 1897. Yours truly, D. YOUNG CO. The Company's business will include the following branches r- MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF ANIMATO- GRAPIIES AND ACCESSORIES. The nett profit ou this branch duriug the period March 2nd. 18SG, to .March 17th, 1897, to 8s. 6d., notwithstanding the small capital employed, and tho initial expenses necessarily incurred in bringing out a. new invention and establishing a new industry. The factory and plant in Leather-lane are capable of an output of animated photograph iilms, of the saleable value of over per week, the nett profit ou xvhich is over per cent. An iraportaut extension of business will probably result from the supply to amateurs and lanternists of an instrument cheaper and simpler than that required for public CDterUiimneuts. For use with this, the subjects no longer required for public exhibition may ho readily sold. 2. THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF ANIMATED PORTKA1TS OF INDIVIDUALS. This great and taking novelty, produced afc small cost, preserves for all and iu a portable aud con- venient form, records of the natural movements of individuals. It is intended to open studios in London and the principal Provincial Towns for the purpose of these portraits of tho general public, and to license country photographers to take negatives to be printed in the Company's Factory. ThejH'ofits of this branch alone are estimated to pro- duce a handsome return. 3.-ANIMATKI) ADVERTISEMENTS. One of tho most striking results of Mr. Paul's inven- tions, and probably tlie most profitable, is the produc- tion of an animated advertisement, adaptable to any trade, and showiug processes of manufacture or use of any commodity In Jifc-likc operation. Suitable stations for such advertisements arc available at moderate costs aucl several diitnrciij advertisements may bcshowuat cacli station. The novelty iiutl attractiveness of sucti advcrtlscnicius will probably cause them to supersede all other illuminated devices. Several prominent advertisers arc negotiating for suca advertisements on extremely remunerative terms. Starting on a basis of only 50 advertisers at each per week for each station, each advertiser UKing an average ot live positions, this branch alone would produce an income of per annum, which would after a most liberal allowance expenses and contingencies, an estimated annual profit of about per annmn. PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF THE ANIMATOGKAPHE. The Animatographe is one of the greatest attractions tho world of amusement has ever had, and it ia enjoy- ing phenomenal success, ever increasiug as new aud exciting subjects are added. Its great reputation in all parts 01 the world, and the sensation its causes, may be judged from a pamphlet to be had on application, con- taining Thousands of Laudatory Press Notices; and its continued popularity is insured by the possession of a unique set of subjects, photographed iu England and noroad, and will be sustained by the constant produc- tion of novelties, For a series representing ATouriu Egypt" has just been photographed, auci arrangements have been in ado for photographing the Diamond Procession uiid Festivities, The nett profits of this branch for the period March id, luSKJ, to March 17th, if97, amounted to 6s lOd. The contracts iu hand for Music-hall ana Theatrical Exhibitions extend to the end of 1887. The Animatographe, exhibition for 3} weeks at the Alhaniln-a, aurt 45 weeks afc the Canterbury and Paragon is now at the Oxford Music-hall. The receipts from provincial contracts during the last three mouths have been more than double those of the previous three months. A new and extensive lield will be opened up by the travelling shows now in preparation, which it is pro- posed shall contain their own means of locomotion, and have Die whole apparatus set up ready for work with electric plant; this will enable side snows to worked in country towns and fairs and at the coming Jubilee JFctes to be held throughout tlie country. Examples of receipts from Olympia, April 4th, 1896, one day...... 16 0 Kdinburgh Festival tweck ending January 9th, 1897......... 132 IS 3 The gale of foreign patents and the granting of licences abroad may be regarded as a very important source of revenue. APPLICATION FORM. ANIMATOGRAPHE, Limited CAPITAL, Pmded into Seven per Cent. Cumulative SlMures o! each and Ordinary ISSUE ol PREFERENCE SHARES at PAR oc M as follows 2s. 6d. on Application, 7s t5d. ou Allotment, and th. balance m two instalments at intervals of rn lcss tban ouft month. To the DIRECTORS of AXIMATOGRAPHE, Having to ibe S ys Bankets the sum of due ou application, 2s, per Share on I hereby nqmrt m to Prospectus, and 1 awtforto valTSt Trustees for waive auy wwji DCQWOD w ol "The Companies- 1867, or otherwise, than that contained in Prospectus, in the event of my not receiving in ment, the amount to be returned in full distinct! Address If a lady, state whether Ma'mcd'orsinSc ous of up iu ful1 on NOTICES. LIGHT RAILWAYS COMMISSION, 1897. QEORGE AND JJANHAM HEREBY GIVEN' that application intended to be made in the month of May next Light Railway Commissioners, under the provisions of tho Light Hallways Act, 1396, by the BRISTOr'rpi'S WAYS AND CARRIAGE COMPANY. LIMITED (btrt inafter referred to as the Company for an M-DEP lor the lollou'inp or some of the following otSr purpose? (that is to -iaouo To authorise tbe Company to Make, Maintain, Work and Use, and cither in conjunction with existing Tramways or otherwise, the LIGHT UAU> WAY hereinafter described, comprising a RAILWAY from the termination of the COMPANY'S Parish of KINGSVVOOD, in the same all ecessary and proper Stations. Junctions, Si Koads, Approaches, and other works and connected therewith or incidental thereto (that is to say) A RAILWAY Commeucing in Suimnerhill road (otherwise iu the of St. George aforesaid, by a junction with the termination of the Company's existing Tramway in that Uoad. passing thence in au easterly direction along that Road. Air BalJoon-fetU, Kag's Head-bill, Nag's Head-road, Bryant's-hill, aud Hanham-street, and teraiinatiM iu the street, in the Village of llanhaja, iu the Parish of aforesaid, at a poiu't 5.15 cliains or tlicreabouts south-eastwaid from a point in Hanhaui-streefc aforesaid, opposite or nearly opposite the entrance to Hanhani Oiliec. The intended Kailway and works connected therewith will be situate in the Parishes of St. George and Kings- wood, in the County of Gloucester. Tlie said Uailway is intended to he constructed on a ga ugc of 4 feet 84 inches, auti will be worked by Elec- trical Power or other power from time to time authorised by the Board of Trade. To authorise tlie Company to deviate laterally aud vertically in the construction of the said Kailway from tlie line aud levels delineated ou the plans and sect! out deposited es hereinafter mentioned TO such au extent as is defined on those Flans and fc'ceUoue, or may bo prescribed by the Order. To empower tne Company to acquire corapulsorily or uso, aud hold purpobes herein- s of the Order, or to acquire easements over all cr any of the Lands delineated on the Plans, and described in the book of reference hereinafter mentioned (that is to savl Ownership. Parish of (a) Field Nag's to beloutfto the Trustees of the Will of Samuel Cosseus, Deceased......... Building Land ad- joining Bryaat's-hill. be- louying toR. J. Maelcod. (c) Gardens to Houses adjoining beloiifriug to Hemy Cox (d) uaraens to Houses adjoining Parish ofKIKGHWOOlJ. Building Land adjoin- ing be- 7 perches {Wideningof i 1 perch Widening of 4 percn j Widening of RoacL li perches perches Widening of Widening of Roid. And to enable the Company for the general purposes of their uudertaking to purchase, or acquire by agree- ment, Lauds, Houses, Uuildiiigs, aud other Property, or to take easements over or in connection therewith, and to dell, Lease, or dispose or any such Lauds, Houses, Buildings, and Property. To enter upon aud open the surface of, and to on the level or otherwise, aud to divert, alter, stop up, and remove, or otherwise interfere with, all such streets, highways, public end private roadways, iootr ways, pavements, streams, watercourses, 'bridges, sewers, drains, gas aud water pipes, aud electric, telegraphic, add telephonic posts, tubes, wires-; apparatus within, tho Parishes aforesaid as may be necessary for the purposes of the intended works or auy of them. To acquire a right or easement iu perpetuity, or for any less term, for breaking up the surface of aud using any streets or roads intended to be crossed or t ravers ea by the proposed Kail way, aucl constructing, maintain- ing, working, and usinp: the said Railway and works. 'A'o empower the to Jay down, construct, erect, and maintain on, iu, under, or over the surface of any land, road, or place, aud with the consent of the Owner and. Occupier thereof to attach to any or Building such Conductors, Wires, Tubes, Mains, Plates, Cables, Ropes, and Apparatus, aud to make and maintain such openings ana xvays in, on, or under any such surface as may be necessary or convenient either for the working of the intended Rail- way, or connecting any portion of such Railway, or for providing access to or forming connections or com- munications with any Generating Stations, Engines, Machinery, or Apparatus, or for supplying the traversed by the Hallway aud tbe adjacent districts with Electricity, aud for those purposes to raise, alter, remove, and interfere with telegraphic, electric wires, posts, and apparatus. To authorise the payment to trustees of any purchase money or compensation not exceeding live hundred pounds, notwithstanding anything in the LanUs Clauses Acts to the contrary. To enable the company to levy tolls, rates, aud charges for the use of the proposed Kailway, and for the conveyance of passengers and to confer, vary, or extinguish exemptions iron: the pay- ment of such tolls, and diaries. To inako and enforce regulations acd by-laws for regulating the conduct of the oillccrs and servants ot and approaches thereto. Estimated profits of working for the year March 31st, 1G9S, are as follow? Manufacture aud Sale of Anirnato- gic.plics and Exhibitions of Animatograpbes and Travelling Sbows on Animated Portmits, say Profits on Animated Advertise- ments, first year, say 0 0 Owing to ihe rapid progress of Uie undertaking and the extensive nature of tbe developments about to be made, Mr, is uo longer able, unaided, to copo with the enterprise iu such a manner as to do justice to the great possibilities of Ins inventions, aud considers it advantageous to ofTerthe concern for pubUc subscrip- tion, as iar as possible among entertainment tors, advertisers, pnotograpucrs, and otncrs interested in pushing the Company's business, Faul under- ufccs to act as Managing Director for period of five year a, Tuc purchase price of the busincis is casH and fuUy-paia Ordinary Shares, which Trill not DC entitled to rauk for any dividend till 7-per cent, been paid on the Pref wen cc Shares. Alter payment of a 7 per cent, dividend ou and Ordinary Shares, half the surplus profits will be divided pro rota among tho Preference and the balance among tho Ordinary Shareholders, Kecardcd as au investment, the undertaking bears conclusive ovidQUcc of security whilst with the ample capital to be provided by this issue, the possibilities are enormous, without involving more than ordinary commercial risk. The business is taken over as from Marco.31st. 1897, aud the Company will be entitled to receive all the profits from that date. All expenses up to and including allotment (except registration fees and stomp duties) will be paid by the No promotion money ba-s been or will be paid, aud none of the bliares have bcnn underwritten. It is intended to apply to the Committee of the Stock Exchange for a settlement and quotation for the Pre- Icrcnce bliares, The contract under which tlie Company acquires thd property is dated the ZOtti day of April. 1897, made between Kobcn- William Paul, of the one part, and George Francis Taylor, for the Company, of the oilier part. By such agreement tiie Company will also acquire the benefit 01 another agreement, 17th April, 1897, made between Nevil Maskelyne ot the> one part, and Robert William Faul of the other part, for of TUr. Maskelyne'a said invention. Copies of the above-mentioued documents and of the Memorandum and Articles of Association may be inspected at the offices of the Company's Solicitors. The business will be taken over subject to all existing contracts, With the exception of tho contracts above specified, these are of the ordinary trade character onlv, aud necessary for the working of the undertaking, but including, as they do. contracts with servants, toiiierb, and others, they cannot conveniently be specified. These and other contracts may technically fall within Section 38 ol the Companies Act. 1867. Subscribers will be held to have notice of all such to liave waived all right to be furnished with, particulars thereof, aud to have agreed with, the Company, Trustees for the Directors and other persons liable, not to maJvc any claim whatever, or to take any proceedings under tho said section, or under the Directors'Li ability Act, 1890, in respect of auy non-compliance with the said section, or auy mis-statement iu Prospectus made by the directors in the OoncMcte belief that it is t true, allotment be wiU be returned tions, modifications, and exemptions as mav be thought expedient, all or some of the provisions of the Lands Clauses Acts, the Railways Clauses Cocsolidatiou Act, 1845, Railways Clauses Act, 1863, the Tramways Act, 1870, and any Act cxtcndiog, altering, or amending any such Acts. Plans and sections of tlie proposed Railway Works and of tbo lauds to taken, with a boot of reference to such Plaus, ao ordnance or published Map, with the line of Railway dcliueated thereon, so us to show its general course and direction, an estimate ct expense of the proposed Uailway, a ad a Copy or the Draft Order will, on or before the 31st COMPANY. LIMITED, SAMUEL WHITE, Secretary. Clare-strect-housc, Bristol. FINE AST, REDCLIFFE CHURCH, AN ETCHING, By K.P.E. RKPUESENTIKG THE OLD WITH ITS STUMP SPIRB. Only 75 Kemaroue Artist's Proof Impressions, Vellum, will be issued, and the Plate will be destroyed- A. FifJisttKD PROOF may be at REED'S Attt GALLERY, BBI9IOL, Or. 30 do. 6p c Prcf. fitroud Ord. do. Pref....... 17 14 Do. 6pcDeb 114 Pref 14 Do. 5 pc Deb 108 1 Uahera Ord. 64 Hi 19 6 p.c. Pref do. 44 p.c. D. Davis 102 104 7 G.Wes.AFrf. Do. B Ord ADO. Bristol 4J I poconso _ IRON. Main Coll'ry N. Abercam North's Ord... do. 10 p.cJPreL Do, 6 p.c. Deb......103 do. S. Wales A do. BlOpcPrf do. B, pd. WAGONS. 124 do. Western do. 54 i? 4 2 6i DOCK AND SHIPPING. MO. J.-32 j KsiSt lllii. SiUo 4 p.c. Eteb... 132 134 I Sharpness Ditto A PreL Ditto CPrel 92 Ditto 4 p.c. 116 Swansea. HAT. 4 pc Nav. Pref.......... 112 124 Bute Pref." ,JJL S p.c. Deb.... 107 L Campbell Or 5i Bath Stone... Cemetery Cora. Rooms Bristol Zoo... Brooke Ord... Cardiff MISCELLANEOUS. Bridge pd do. 6 PC Pref 19 21 103 17 9 34 11 194 23 19 2 31 114 184 do. 5 p c Pret. t County Grnd. O, G. W. Cotton Hodder 31 16" 4.V2. 2 Clilton HoUl TaJbot Hotel Leigh Woods 9 MUler Cory Deb. 100 6j 15 6. Ditto Olivers Ord... 113 Ditto 6 B.C. 144 do. 6 pc Pref. 144 2i J.t2l V-F dllotoL.. I U do. 7 nc Pref 92 DiUo5pcDeb. 112 61 63 1 In all cases, except when otherwise sUted, bccniolly paid up. dividend. CHANGES ON BRISTOL STOCK EXCHAKG1 Thursday. Veete Caledonian Railway 1512 Kortli BritisU Railway...... 404 Alexandra p.c. Db 128 41 401 132 London and North Western Rly. 2014 aud Sth. Western Kly. 215 Midland Kailway...... Taff Vale Railway S5 Cambrian Coliiertes4A p.c. Bonds 201-J M. 201 217 ...214 ITU 1704 102 106 LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE. EATK (Apl. 8) Corresponding pcrioo, ______s (25 per cent) Money Ditto, Apl. pero i l LONDOK. FBI I Til? supply of money was again abundant, M Dances over tlie night were freely lent at i to eent., whilst loans for a week were obtainable latter figure. The discount market was weafc, brokers freely discounted the best three months it li to percent. Ou the Slock Exchange business was neaclj standstill, owing to its being a Jewish a fche close approach of the settlement, which comm In the mining department to-morrow. The ra ecueiall? dull and uninteresting, ope to be the result of me so efore British. Fuud5 Closed wi on IIowo and American railway stocks i voi' ou some realisations to profit: tlie recant advance. Amongst foreign bonds Tu Italians and Spanish issues advanced on f ses. bat Greeks remained quite stain shares somewhat dull m the aosc B. Kaffirs, however, closed with an irr tendency The laarket for home Government secuntie ateody, Consols being unchanged, at 112for moae for the account. Paper improved i. Colonial In scnocd without material change. The foreign bond market was firm for Internal ItaJian Hctttes aud Spanish Fours migkins of Tui-kish Second Group i, and Third apd J Groups Uruguay Old Loan also rose i. and Pe Preference and Debentures i. Brazilians of 18S Jioine railway stocks decidedly weak, fcciiii; a airther drop of 3 in llisuland shares. Tai Sheffield Ordinary and Frciereucc, Furncss, we Kortheru A fell 1, Nortli Easterns s. Oreat b< i, aud some other lines to i. Aiaei-icaii railways gave way, Lomsvillcs b Norfolk FrcfcrcQcc g, and most oilier hoc ?aciiic5. however, advanced following rise in Xcxv York. Kcadin? alsdrose and Eric First Frelerence i. Canadian Pacifies fell and Grand Tnmfc In Mexican Railways the First beinj? i better, closed witiiout cbangc, the di announcement not being quite up to jaarkct e lions, Seccnd Preference, bowcrcr, rose i. Argentines advaueed i. Ottoman Bank siiarcs improvca i- MisceUaneous shares were Guiness's Ordinary advauced 10, whilst m nary tell 2. Aerated Bread receded i. Kent Coal further improved 4 (to iu lm- gold sold by the Thc'sihw market closed quiet. clone in bars at per ounce. Mexicandolla quoted at 273d. per ounce. Calcutta telegram micofexclianje, Ls3 J ditto. Is 3 l-32d Ilouj Kong ditto. 2s Oia; laonUis'bills, 2s Shanghai iour mouths' bilLs 2s Sid: Smgapoit and Pena bills, 2s 03d; Yokonama four montn; 2fi Buenos Ayres gold premmm 02 per oent. pThc prenuum remaios A. ,t 43 AJwm Airicaji issues were rather better.. Cheque e: en London declined to UJsco percent. The Berlin and Vienna Beurccs were quiet, ri firm. The Csuial traflic receipts lor fraues. more lhan "w last year. Tho directoi-s of thp Mexican Eailwav C< Limited, announce a dividcud lor tUe nail-yea 21st December last at the rate of 24 per cent, pel fiuthe iirst preference shareeapital ot the c< This dividend is against i per cent, a year aso. CLOSING PRICES. KUlTlSK Consols, Oosclieu's. Money Do. Bo. Account lu.iia Th-L-oe aud a Halt per Cents....... Three Cents India Kcpce per CeillS HOMli 1UULWAYS. Brighton ilaihvay Ordinary Caledonian Ordinary Deferred Chathata aud Dover Ordinary...... -bo.