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Communications have been received from Sir Julius Vogel, Sir F. D. Bell, Sir Walter Duller, and the Hou. William Gisborne, intimating their pleasure in accepting positions as vice-presidents of the inhibition, and expressing their willingness to do anything they possibly can in the way of giving assistance to the project. Mr A. H, Ross, M.11.H., has resigned the position of chairman of the Machinery and Mtimifac f ures Court, as he will he absent in Wwlin-’ti-n i"i a 'ew mouths. Mr R H l.f-ary im- I"< u ipp -inti.-d char, man of the Committee.

The Dunedin Jockey Club’s application—that Tuesday, 3rd December, should be substituted for Monday, 2nd December, as the day on which the third day’s racing in connection with the carnival meeting be held—has been approved. The Executive decided at this morning’s meeting on several important matters which will prove of special interest to exhibitors.

1. To take early steps to cover loan and other valuable exhibits by insurance. 2. That arrangements be at once made to secure a portable line of railway in the main avenue to facilitate the admission and placing wf ea [ es for their respective bays on arrival. 3 To arrange the placing of p>ovincial courts geographically, starting at the dome; 1, Auckland; 2 Tarauaki; 3, Hawke’s Bay; 4, Wellington ; o, Marlborough ; C, Nelson ; 7, M estluiul ; 8. Canterbury; 9, Otago. Then fol'ow *vith tho Australian colonies ia rotation, Great Britain and foreign courts occupying the main amuse which binds the two Austia'asiau departments together. 4. The maximum charge for rale of goods manufactured at tho Exhibition to be L 3 per week, special concessions being made in special cases.

The recommendation of the Building Committee relating to the construction of four octagonal towers was adopted, and instructions given to Mr James Hislop to draw up contracts, so that Messrs M‘Leod and Shaw may proceed forthwith with the erection of same; also for the flooring of the annexes.

An application has been made to the Inspector of Police to have the Exhibition Grounds and Buildings duly protected during the period of construction. In addition to the works in course of progress, we notice that the block facing the Exhibition is being enclosed for an advertising hoarding of somewhat proportions. This, we are informed, is to be managed on the lines of similar undertakings now in vogue in Melbourne and .Sydney, being brilliantly lighted up with gas reflectors. The following applications for new shares have been receivedMorniugton Tramway employes, 6; New Zealand Hardware •mployes, 12 ; T. Fogo, 5 ; D’Arcy Haggitt, 5 ; W. Law and Co., 5; H. J. Cleland, 5 ; J. R. Morris, jun., 5 ; Thomson, Fox, and Co., 5; Peter Duncan, 10; J. T. Roughton, 5; James Runciman, 5; James Louden, 5; John Ross, 5; Peter Dey, 5 ; Alex. Kirkland, 5; Alfred Cassidy, 2; Dr Biilau, 2; New Zealand Shipping Company, SO; Shaw, Savill Albion Company, 50; James Mills. 50. Total shares, L 13.513, Donations of L2 have been received from Thomas Livingstone; L 5 from Thomas Black ; and L2 2s from Fulton, Stanley, and Co,

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EXHIBITION NOTES, Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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