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Tonga has applied for space. Mr T. Menlove, of Oamaru, has forwarded a donation of L2O to the funds.

Only twenty applications for space have been received by the Wellington Cqmmittee so far, and half of these are under heads exempt from payment of fees for space. The Executive will probably be asked to extend the time for a fortnight. for space for the New Zealand Exhibition closed yesterday. The following return, suppled, by Mr D,. Harris Hastings, the secretary, shows the amount of spaqe already applied'for :

Gbasd Totaii (excluding spice required for New Zealand Government exhibits, armament, mine* ral, early history, Maori, South Seas, and tourists' . courts) - .. ' •• = 2581-9 bays. Now.—ln' the above return no allowance Is made for'the space required (or passages where whole bays

are not taken, so the amount of apace aotually required will be considerably more than actual total applied and paid (or.

Our Wellington correspondent wires:— " Up to the time allowed last evening for receiving entries for space in the Dunedin Exhibition only nineteen applications had been received by the local secretary, and half of these were applications under heads which are exempt from payment of space fees. It is probable, however, that the Executive Committee in Dunedin will see their way to extend the time for receiving applications for space for a fortnight. Messrs John Roberts and Joubert are expected in Wellington during the week." The Dunedin Exhibition and Public Street Closing and Licensing Bill, introduced by the Colonial Seoretary, has a twofold object in view—the temporary closing of part of Cumberland and Crawford streets by order of the City Council, and the authorising of the Dunedin Licensing Committee to grant a license for the sale of intoxicating liquors during the period that the Exhibition is open. The latter provision is of course necessitated by the local option poll last held, and it will be strenuously opposed by Messrs Fulton, Goldie, and others.

Otaoo and Southland— Private oxhibitois Local committees -." 21,06pft = J 6,940ft = 122 bays 83 ,. Total 27,9.0ft = 165 bays CANTERBURY— ' Private exhibitors Local cdmmltteos (Qhriatchuroh and Ashburton) COft 4 140ft ---■ J bay 23 bays Total .. 4,200ft - 28i bays Nklson— Local committed -. 1,080ft = 6 bjys Blrniirim— ' Private exhibitors (No return from cominlttee) .. ■• Westlard— Westport oommlttee .. Qreyraouth „ HoWtfka „ tfeefton ,; 29ft 640(t - 640ft - 640ft =-■ 180ft 33 3 bays » „ 3 „ 1 ,. Total 1,8001,1 = 10 bays WKMiINQTON— '(N6' return Irom oommlttee) Private exhibitors 300ft - 2 bays rVANaANm— (Space to be applied (or, but no return Irom Committee.) Nahhr— Local Committee 600ft = 3 bays 10ft Al'CKLAHD— (No return to hand from 'Committee.) Private exhibitors 317ft = lbay 137ft Total for colony .. 86,246ft = 201 bays 66ft AUSTRALIA- 1 (No returns to hand from official agents, except •8,000ft (or New South Wales mineral court, which is not i'noluded in total.) ' Private exhibitors 3,221ft -- 17 bays 84ft Tasinanian llovernmont 800ft - 4 bays 80ft Total ~ 4,024ft = : 21 bays lU4f t Great Britaiu and Forzign Countries— . Private exhibitors .. 6,179ft = 3tbaysl69f6

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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