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(Pet Ratters Agency.) Exhibition Awards. Melbourne, Jan. 18. The following Exhibition awards are announced Second prizes: William Forster, Christchurch, for life-saving vest ; Lyttelton Harbor Board, for model of Lyttelton Harbor, showing works and improvements; Thomas Thomson, Bluff, for model of ships’ compasses and anchors, etc., and pieis ; Eliot Warburton, of Palmerston North, for canvas boat. Third prizes: John Blackett, Wellington, for lighthouse chart; Thomas George, Dunedin, for plans and soundings of Otago Harbor ; Thomas Hargreaves, Nelson, for model of wave-power engine; Captain Holliday, Wellington, for plan of Wellington Harbor; G. H. Luxford, Wellington; model of Maori canoe ; William M'Lennon, Dunedin, working model of boat with propellor ; John Waymouth, Auckland, for models of yachts';;. A Big Dividend. Sydney. Jan. 18. The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney has declared a dividend for the half-year at the rate of per cent, per annum. The Intercolonial Conference. The Intercolonial Conference to-day adopted resolutions that a request should be sent to the Imperial authorities that the number of vessels of the Navy in Australian waters should be increased. The resolution of the Hon. W. Morgan, Chief Secretary of South Australia, in favor of a uniform tariff for the colonies, based-on that of New South Wales, was brought forward, but on the motion of Mr v ß6rry its discussion was adjourned until the rest pf the programme is disposed of. The scheme for the regulation of Chinese immigration proposed by the Western Australian delegates also occupied the attention of the Conference, but no definite resolution on the subject was adopted. ,

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 246, 19 January 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 246, 19 January 1881