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THE JUBILEE EXHIBITION.

The result of tho visit of Mr Twopeny to Ashburton will, we hope, and think, be to awaken a more lively interest m this district m the great national enterprise —for such it is— for the initiation of which the colony has largely to thank the energy and enterprise of that gentleman. The address given by Mr Twopeny, ireportof which appeared m Wednesday's issue, will, indeed, serve to dispel not a few misapprehensions, as to the aims of the promoters, and as to the methods which are best adapted to carry them into effect ; and no one who peruses it' can fail to be convinced' that the forthcoming exposition .of the attainments of the oolony m its first half-century, of its rich and varied resources, and of tho splendid possibilities of its future may be rendered a powerful engine for it* advancement. But m order to do this it is absolutely necessary that all parts of New Zealand shomld cordially work together, and that private individuals as well as publio men and public bodies should exert themselves to secure a worthy representation of our natural produots, and of the varied results of colonial industry. The suggestion that Provincial district should emulate Provincial district, and that all the products of Canterbury, forinstance, should be grouped together, and those of Otago and each other large division of the colony similarly treated) is a good one, and so also is that that the several counties, within each such distriot, should Jiave distinct baysalloted to them ; and it appears to us that both suggestions may be carried out with advantage— «the one being by no means inimical to the other— and we are indeed persuaded that such a sub division of each Provincial group would lead to a much more active and general interest m the bringing forward of exhibits. As was pointed out, at the meeting, Ashburton is well able, if it chooses, to make a very attractive and creditable display. Already the local sub-Committee is on the right track m arranging for a suitable and worthy representation of our cereal products, emphasised and illustrated by a spendid ' collection of photographs of agricultural operations, the magnitude of whioh operations will certainly strike thousands of visitors with surprise, and m baoking these up as it were by unchallengable credentials m the shape of maps and plans showing the fields where the grain exhibited was grown, with certificated returns of actual yields per acre. We hope, too, that pains will be taken to secure a display of Mount Scmers coal| and of the unrivalled building stone which exists m such inexhaustible supply m the same locality. The latter, both from the Anama and Mount Somers quarries, should be shown m enormous blocks m the rough, and also m dressed blocks, and after passing through the carver's or sculptor's hands. Then, too, there are fire and pottery clays, and a good exhibit of drain-pipes made m the district could also he secured. Mr ( Purnell's suggestion as to the monster trout of Lake Heron should also be carried into practical effect as a few of these magnificent fellows properly mounted (say by the Curator of the Christchurch Museum) would be a splendid advertisement of our fishinggrounds, and we agree with Mr Twopeny that a by no means unimportant addition to the inflow of visitors front the Old World is to be secured by making known the almost unrivalled excellence of our trout-fishing. But ourmanufacturers, also, should do their part. Not only can we make a good display of woollen goods, but m carriagebuilding, cabinet-making, sheep dip, confectionery and a number of other things we have local producers who can hold their own with any part of the colony, and we hope that one and all will take pains to see that this is done. The local Committee will we are sura do alt that lies m their power to this end, but their success must depend upon the co-operation of the general public* They will require funds, though not to « very largo amount, yet still to a larger than has already been provided, and we may take this opportunity of urging that all should help by their contributions, and of adding that the money locally subscribed will he entirely expended m connection with the local representation, and not as some have imagined cast into the general pool of the Exhibition funds. A misapprehension on that point has, we believe, already led to some refusals to subscribe and it is well that it should be at onoe dispelled. Generally we are glad to learn from Mr Twopeny's statement that the prospects of the Exhibition are of the best, and that already it begins 'to bo apparent that it will prove successful beyond the original anticipations of its promoters. Keating's Cough Lozenges cure Coughs Asthma, Bronchitis. Medical testimony statq that no other medicine is so effectual m the cure of these dangerous maladies. One Lozenge alone gives ease, one or two at bed* lime ensures rest. For relieving difficulty of breathing they arc inval uable. They contain no opium nor any vio lent drug. Sold by all Chemists, m Tils, ia i#d, and 3s od eachj

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THE JUBILEE EXHIBITION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 5 April 1889

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