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INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION.

A general meeting of the members of the G ,bove association was held last evening at their ye oome, Hereford street, for the election of a Tl resident and vice-president and other business, co ?here were fifty-one members present, and the is hair was occupied by Mr Howland (vice- ci iresident). A letter was read from Mr J. F. at FameeoDf apologising for his unavoidable ab- ot enoe. Mr fiobert Allan asked if any steps had th tees taken byithe committee to give effect to the th passed at last meeting in reference to fii ileeere JonbartftndTwopeoy'fl projected exhibi- M ion. The Chairman thought it would be better to cl >roceed first with the election of officer*, as that tii vasthe first business fixed for consideration, bt Che election of officers was then proceeded with, re rhe following nominations had been made :— tl President, Mr J. P. Jameson and Mr W. S. Ec King ; vice-president, Dr. Yon Haast and Mr tl 8. - W. England. The ballot resulted as fol- rs owe:—President, Mr 3. P. Jameeon, 27; k Sir W. S. King, 2S; vice-president, Dr. It ffaast, 24; Mr E. W. England, 28. B Fhe chairman therefore declared Mr T Jameson elected president, and Mr England a rice-president. Mr England desired to explain oi that he bad been nominated before Dr. Haaet, re otherwise he would not have consented to Btand. hi Mr King thanked those who had voted for him, tl uid eaid he was very pleased that he was not ci sleeted. MrAllan said he would now repeat the tl question he put earlier in the evening, as to b; the steps taken by the committee in reference to it the proposed exhibition P The Chairman eaid b: not mnoh had been done. The committee waited c< npon Mr W. E. Mitchell, the local agent, to ob- a! tain what information they could, and that tl gentleman had written a letter and forwarded a tl sketch of the New Zealand portion of the Exhi- n bition building. The letter which appears below " in the report of tne meeting of the committee was v read. 1 Mr Mitchell gave some detailed infor- c mation, and at the suggestion of the chairman " was proceeding to read the names of those who B had applied for space, when Mr HuJbert ob] ected g oa the ground that it was net the business of fa the association to criticise the acfcioo of persons " outside. Mr Sheath, Mr Morgan, and Mr W. p 8. King thought the names might be read out, r oa the association had a right to know w&at had " been done. Mr Scott thought it would be suffi- o cient if Mr Mitchell would inform tfeeassocia- a tioricf the quantity of space which the thirty- p two exhibitors would take up. After a desultory v discussion on this subject, Mr Mitchell read v the following extract from a letterovbich he had j received from Messrs Jonbert andTCwopeny :— t "Apart from matters of argument, there were i several misconceptions as to facts which we may I be allowed to remove. The first are thoseof, I Mr Mosley, whs states that we are 'only teavelkra representing large houses at home, and, bringing our commodities here to do as much business as we can. . Now, as neither of us are. or ever have been, travellers (in a commercial sense), as we neither represent houses large n« small at home nor elsewhere, and are not even engaged, nor have we ever been engaged in t commerce of any description, Mr Moaley c informant must have practised a wilful deception on him. Wβ have no commodities to bring here and nothing to bny or sell, we exhibit no- ' thing, are agents for nobody, and have no other connection with the exhibition .than that which obtained between the official commissions at J i Sydney or Melbourne and the exhibitors at ' those exhibitions- Whether exhibitors sell, i take ordera, obtain prizes, or the reverse does ] not affect us in the least. Our office is to Traild the exhibition and to manege it. and flew Zjaland exhibitors may rely that they shall receive ( exactly the same treatment in all respects as those from foreign countries or colonies, and as ; exhibitors at official international exhibition* have received. Again we find Mr Mody , stating that in Adelaide watches were sold to such an extent at the Exhibition es to pre- : Teat the local tradesmen from doing any business whatever in that article for monthe. Mr Moaley is peculiarly unfortunate in the instance he has chosen. There was only e»e exhibit ot watches in the whole of the Adelaide Exhibition. That case did not contain above three dozen watches at the utmost, and we happen to know from the exhibitor himself (Mr J.SJBarker), that the greater portion of these were returned to America untold, being too expeneive for the oc&l market. On the contrary, all the local ewenenwfllbearwitnesa-Maierß Heiner and ffendt, the two leading jewellers, havejftemeelves thanked us for it, that owing to the influx of country visitors, their sales of watches and jewellery duringthe Exhibition Eeaeon w» unprecedented. Of tali peophrwbo_ should welcome, the shopkeepers of Chmtchurch should be the first, with the exception of the hotel {keepers, who are bound to reap a small Mr Moetey raid his remarks appted tottuTMelbourne Exhibition. Mr Mitchell wanted out that Messrs.Joubert andTwopeny baf nothing whatever to do with the MeUwurne Exhibition: It was earned out by the GovernS~Mr England said before tb* meetang Eeparated he wSd like it to be understood m what way the committee, of the aefociabon were to act in .regard tojistributing the space allotted to intending exhibitors, and wenozmg for the pkcing of the exhibits. Mr Hulbert thought the committee of. the association wonla S if it *?™&* * interfere with the arrangenjenta of tadeemm end otherawho had applied for*?*"*; *»£ efforts shoaH be confined to obtaining as large a variety of exfcibite aa ihey P«abV eoul* Mr Englana e&H it wooH appear from tne tt« themsekea desired the undertake the doty lie Mr Alka said what fi» promoters wished the committee of the association would work together. The former committee would probably Sh»m been eoMtituted h*i the*»oc»faen

taken the matter «p more *han had done. The Chairman agreed that it would be better to have only ope committee, and Mr Mitchell was also *f opinion that an amalgamation of the twe bodies would be desirable. Mr Allan said the matter .might, perhaps, be left to the committee, J*""* *™ progress at the meeting Mr Federli laid on the table some specimens of silkworms, and made some interesting statements on the subject of B ericicnlture,!forjwhich he received the * ban *f * f the meeting. The business having been conduded, the meeting adjourned.

A meeting of the committee of the Association was held at 7.30. Preaent-MeEsre Howland (vice-president) in the chair, A. E. Kirk, Espenett, King, England. Boas, Toomer, Berg Bates. Hale, Waller. Banks, and Ford. A letter from Mr H. J. Boss was read withdrawing his resignation as a member cf committee. Mr W. E. Mitchell wrote as agent for Messrs Jontxrt and Twopeny, enclosing a sketch of the proposed exhibition so far as the New Zealand portion was concerned, which was one nttn ol the whole, and suggesting that the association and similar societies should take up the whole of the baye, sub-let them to ensure them being filled, and pointing out further that thirty-two applications had been received, but as in many instances from the nature of the exhibits only a small portion of each would be reqnirad, the cost might be reduced by amalgamation. The letter was referred for consideration to the general meeting.

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INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION., Press, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5082, 21 December 1881

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