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(Per Reuter's Agency.) Another Big Show. Adelaide, To-day. The necessary preliminary arrangements for holding an International Exhibition in this city have been completed. Morgan’s Manifesto. Mr Morgan, the Premier, has modified his manifesto of last month, and he now proposes to defer the intended reduction of duties, except those on agcirultural implements. Exhibition Awards. Melbourne, March 11. The following further Exhibition awards have been made public : —First order of merit Waddell, McLeod, and Weir, Wellington, for hall door; Austin, Kirk, and Co., Christchurch, for pottery ; Oamaru stone Company, for stone; E. H. Banks, Christchurch, and W. and C. Moir, Southbrook, Canterbury, for pearl barley. Second order of merit Guthrie and Larnach’s Company, Dunedin, for hall door ; Halley and Ewing, Wellington, for doors ; Stewart and Co., Wellington, for mantleshelf and door; Ford and Ogdon, Malvern Hills, Canterbury, for drain pipes, etc. ; George Norbury, Wellington, for drain pipes; John C. Ellis, Merivale, Southland, for stone; Edward Macaffery, Queenstown, for stone; Chas. O’Neill, Wellington, for flagging ; Fleming, Grey and Co., Invercargill, and W. Irvine and Co., Palmerston, Otago, for oatmeal; W. D. Ward, Christchurch, for semolina,; Greig and Hunter, Christchurch, for stone. Third order of merit —Port Chalmers Quarrying Company, for blue stone. Honorable mention William Wilson, Christchurch, for stone. The official declaration of awards will be made on the 22nd instant. The day will be a public holiday, and there will be a parade of troops. The whole proceedings will be of a formal character. i; i r The Agent-General. Sydney, March 14.

Mr William Foster, late Agent-Gener ralforNew South Wales in London, returned here to-day per P. and O. steamer Bokhara. He met with a warm reception, and was presented by a committee with a congratulatory address."

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881