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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. ASHBURTON AND THE EXHIBITION.

The Borough Council has very properly cordially responded to the invitation of the Canterbury Committee, and has determined to invite the co-operation of the County Council and the various Road Roaidj i m order to secure the efficient re- ; presentation of this town and district at the Jubilee Exhibition to be held next year at Dunedin. There are people, we know, who pooh-pooh everything of the sort and who, because they cannot measure the results of such Exhibitions by an immediate tangible return £. s. d., regard the money spent m getting them up and m sending articles for display thereat as so much good money thrown away. But people of this sort are manifestly short-sighted, for the experience of all countries has demonstrated that the placing m evidence before all the world of the products and industries of any nation or place is to secure for that nation or place a wider range of customers and to open up new and often wholly unexpected channels of trade. The modern " Exhibition " is, m fact, but an extension of the principle of ad vertising upon which all the colossal businesses of the world have been built up, and the people who refuse to advertise will assuredly suffer the fate of the • tradesman who follows the same penny wise and pound foolish, policy of being left behind m the race and watching i others speed past them to tho goal of success. Let Ashburton tradesmen and Ashburton producers second the efforts of the governing bodies and determine to make a large and creditable display of what we are able m this county to makeor to grow. And if they do, then we venture to say, that our manufacturers, our artisans, and onr producers, will make a mark for the town and county which will stand wellup the list among the other districts of the colony. In woollen goods we can show fabrics that will stand comparison with those of any other town m the colony (of course, we assume that the Factory will be carried on, though perhaps not by the same company) and m cabinet-making, saddlery, confectionery, boots and shoes, and a hopt of other things local tradesmen can, we believe, show as good work as can be produced m the polony. Then m cerealg our farmers can unqueptionably hold their own, and the building stone of Mount Somers is, we believe, superior to any produced m the colony We can also show a good sample of brown coal, and we believe also pottery and fire clays of excellent quality These are only a few pf the things that we might and should send {"> the Dunedin Exhibition, and we would suggegt that with a view to making the most of the opportunity a strong Central Committee should be formed m Ashburton with subcommittees m the outlying districts charged with the duty of carrying out the business of securing exhibits and making arrangements for their being forwarded m due time and Pi;itabl7 and effectively displayed. No doubt, some such plan as this will be proposed at the public meeting which is about to be held and at which we hope to see a large attendance.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. ASHBURTON AND THE EXHIBITION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889