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[by telegraph.] Wellington, Sept, 22. A letter has been received from Dr. Hector, Executive Commissioner for New Zealand at the Melbourne Exhibition, enclosing a paper relative to the organisation of juries. He adds that the juries will begin work on October 1, and will be ■ required for one month. He mentions that New Zealand is entitled to nominate a juror for every class in which she exhibits. With such short notice he fears that it will be impossible to arrange for securing the services of jurors from New Zealand. In conclusion, he asks Mr. Toihurst, the recipient of the letter, to invite any New Zealand residents intending to visit the Exhibition, and who will be willing to serve as jurors, to send their names to him without delay, and he will endeavor to make the best possible arrangements. The regulations for appointment of a juror are—(l) That no Commissioner who is an exhibitor or member of any firm exhibiting shall take part in the selection or appointment of jurors in those classes in which he exhibits. (2) That each country or colony appointing a Commissioner be entitled to nominate a juror for every class in which it has exhibits providing that such juror is not domiciled in Victoria at the time such nomination is made. (3) That no person interested as a partner or employer in a house exhibiting shall be a juror in classes in which such person or house exhibits. (4) That the Commissioners place at disposal of each jury a sum of money proportionate to the number of exhibits upon which it will have to report and the general importance of the work. Out of this sum the expenses and remuneration of secretary, reporters and clerk, or of the officers performing the duties appertaining to ■. those positions, and all personal expenses of the jurors is to be defrayed. (5) That the Melbourne jury system of 1875 be continued, and that each juror be requested to name exhibitors who merit recognition and whether their reward should be first, second, third, fourth or fifth class, leaving the Commissioners to decide whether the highest award should i be a gold, silver, or bronze. medal or a first-class certificate.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 156, 23 September 1880

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THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 156, 23 September 1880