THE WINTER SHOW.
A meeting of the committee for arranging the holding of tho Winter Show in the goods shed on the Railway Wharf, was held yesterday at tho rooms of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association, /ivien 3lx. ..Isaac Grey presided. The space and lighting committee submitted a report dealing with a number of matters of detail. It also recommended that tenders be called for lighting the show by gas, electricity and acetylene gas. The report was adopted.
It was also agreed that bis Excellency Lord Plunket be asked to open the showon the 24th of May.
An application by a lady to have a place allotted for her to give exhibitions in palmistry and phrenology was declined.
■Mr. Hogwood wrote -pointing out that in the proposed school competitions, the children would have no chance against the pupils of the secondary .schools. It was agreed to offer a prize for the most amusing and original description of the show, written by a boy or girl attending the primary schools. It was also agreed to give free admission to the show to school children attended by a teacher.
The secretary (Mr. E. Hall) was instructed to see whether it would be practicable to get an exhibit of photographs illustrative of country life, also to make inquiry, seeing there is to be no show this autumn in connection with the Horticultural Society if exhibits could be made at the Winter Show, which is was felt would prove- an additional attraction to the lady visitors.
A committee was set up to try and get a reduction of train and steamer fares. to encourage country people to come to town to visit the show. Following committees were appointed:—-Gates: Messrs. T. Simson, G. J. Garland S .J. Anibury, J. R. Walters, A. S. Holmes, A. Anderson, J. H. Scott. L. Wallis. and A. H. Thompson; advertising. Messrs. Jas. M. Phillipps and D. J. MeGowan.
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