At the msotlng on Friday evening of these desirous of seeing the Ashburton district well represented at the New Zsaland and South Seas Exhibition, several of the speakers mentioned tbat the scope cf the exhibits wbioh tho Com* roittee wero endeavoring to arrange wis not generally understood. We are there* f >te, asked to explain that the subscrlp tlons whioh r ro being 0 'Hooted are to be entirely devoted to the purpose of showing the resources and products of tbe Asbburton county. Samples and sheaves of wheat, birley, oats, ajum seed at>d other agricultural produoti ara to be shown, aooompanled by certificates of the yields per acre, and by photographs of some of the orops while standing and while being harvested. Eveiy farmer, morohaut and storekeeper, has an interest m the distriot being properly represented ; tbe Exhibition Is looked forward to as the means of making tbe oounty better known not onlj to visitors bat also to residents In tho oolony. There is no tettl-d part of New Zoo and less known and m^re underrated beyond Its own boundaries than thia same Ashburton oounty, and unless measureare ttken to advertise It on something Ilk. the loale that small districts lv other parti of the oolony are doing our chance of profiting by tbe Exhibition will be lost. We hear already of Intending settlers ooming from England and Australia to the Exhibition for the purpose of spying out the land, and tbey will assuredly estimate the capabilities of the various districts by tbe display made by eaoh. Under suoh olroamstanoes residents In this district will be guilty of negleotIng not only their own Interests but also those of the oolony In general if they fall to adrertlse themselves, Iv assisting the exblbl ion we assist ouroelvee and there is no d inbt tbo trifling amoun' required to dofray tbe ost of collecting aud displaying a oolkotlon of specimens of our resources wil soon be repaid an hundred fold by tbe advertisement thus given to this oounty. Mineral produoti suoh as stone, lime, and ooal, are also to be represented } as well as Inventions and manufactures There is also to be a oourt for an exhibition of domestic Industries, oblldrens' and adults', comprising needlework, knitting, drawings, paintings, flower and fruit , model*, artisans' Individual work, and so on. From as far north as Auokland sohool obildreu are preparing for the Exhibition, aad something jn this dlreotlon should be done here. Tbe mate): aiedsooly be taken up by some cf the ticoool Committees to seoure a good exhibit. Speolal exhibitions of wool and otber products trill be held during the season,
It is suggested to have a preliminary exhibition bete of tho collection befoie sending it to Dunedin, so that it can be seen what sort of a display the county is to stand cr fall by. Exhibits may be for yarded at convenience t > the Mayor, Mr D Thomas, who will take ohbrge of them until it is lime t send tbem to Dunedin. Anybody who bus anything which may be considered worth showlrg sho >ld communicate with the local Scoretary, Mr O. Bieset or the Mayor as soon as possible m order that the necessary arrangements may be computed. We trust tho district will treat this Colonial undertaking m a liberal and appreciative spirit.
substauces will be accepted. Parcels f-und to contain forbidden articles and parcels the contents sf which have been falsely declared will be dealt with m accordance with the Customs and other laws and regulations. Tob ceo cannot be sent to the United Kingdom by pa post. A parcel must not contain a le neither must it contain another parcel addre 58 to a person other than the addressee o first-named parcel. If such an enclosnr discovered, it will be charged with a sep ta of postage.
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