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A Melbourne cablegram states that the Council of the Agricultural Commission of Victoria have decided to forward to the Dunedin Exhibition exhibits of Victorian grown oranges, lemons, olives, and raisins, A meeting of the Exhibition Regatta Committee was held last evening for the purpose of finally adopting programme and rules. Present : Messrs J. B. Thomson, J. L. Gillies, Captain Thomson, P.C.N.A., Captain Smith, D.N A , G. Moodio, W. H. Brent, A. Hunter, W. Lane, E. Hayward, C. Davis, H. J. Pullar, S. Mnir, and the secretary. A communication was received from W. Hearn, the sculler, stating that ha intended to compete at the regatta. It was definitely decided to bold the regatta on Saturday, February 13, the tide being moat suitable on that date. The National Mortgage, and Agency Company have received advice by the mail from the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company, London, that they are sending out for the Dunedin Exhibition a full model of their well-known steamer Arawa. This was shown at one of tho recent exhibitions in London, where it was awarded a gold medal for tho beauty of its lines. Messrs Ismay, Imrie, and Co. (the managers of the White Star line), throe of whose boats—the lonic, Coptic, and Doric—are now running to tho colony under charter to the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company, are sending out a full model of their splendid steamship Britannic, go well known in tho Liverpool and Now York passenger trade. At the recent Melbourne Exhibition the nautical models were a great attraction, and we feel sure those mentioned above will be well worth seeing. Amongst the ingenious inventions to be shown at the forthcoming Exhibition, we are told, is one to bo shown by Mr A. Gundersen, of Christchurch. It is a newly patented electric tell-tale clock, by means of which the general manager can at any hour, day or night, be aware of the watchfulness of the parties in charge of any particular portion of the buildings, Mr Joubcrt was so much impressed by the extreme simplicity and usefulness of this clock that he prevailed on the patentee to have four of his ingenious clocks placed in various parts of the Exhibition. By means of a corresponding dial in his office or at his bedside, the general manager will be able at all hours to know whether the men iu charge are doing their duty. In response to the new call for tenders for the design of award certificates, a large number have been sent in for competition from almost every province in Now Zealand. Some of tho designs are most creditably conceived and executed. The Fine Arts Committee will'raeet to-morrow evening to make a selection. Mr J. Roberts and Mr Twopeny have returned from their tour North and South, They report most favorably of the success they have met in the various districts they have visited. The Executive received a communication to-day from the Government giving their consent to allow a few sea-elephants to be procured for tho Exhibition aquarium. The northern districts are replying satisfactorily to the inquiries made as to the estimated quantity of space required, which is generally stated to be 100 square feet.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 7961, 17 July 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 7961, 17 July 1889