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The regular meeting was held this afternoon, Mr J. Roberts (president) presiding. Mr A. C. Broad wrote as follows : " When I took shares and paid calls on the same I had no idea that whisky-selling was to be part of the enterprise. If such were your intentions when tho prospectus was drawn, why not, then, havo plainly stated it ? Had you done so, you may rest assured I thould not have cause now to notify you that I do not intend to pay any further sum upon the shares I have, unless compelled by distress warrant to do so." Under-Secretary Cooper forwarded a copy of a letter received from the Secretary to tho Government of India, in which ho stated that his Government regret to find themselves unable to take part in tho Exhibition. The Colonial Under-Seerotary also forwarded an intimation that the Government had made an advance payment of L 2,000._ Official notification was received stating that a Royal Commission had beeu appointed to make all arrangements necessary in regard to the representation of Victoria. The Chairman gave a short account of his tour through the North. He had visited all tho chief centreo with the exception of Gißborne (bad weather prevented his landing there), ar><\ was pleased to Bay that the support promised at all places was of a very cordial character, excepting perhaps at New Plymouth, at which place the people seemed to be in a stute of indifference. Sir R. Stout and Messrs R. Hay, H. Mackenzie, G. Fenwick, R. n. Loary, and W. L. Simpson were appointed tho Committee of Judging and Awards. The main functions of this Committee are to nominate i,no of the jurors in each class and to consider protests. The CnAiHM an suggested that a committee should be appointed to go into the whole question of insurance. Messrs Gow, Morrison, and Joel were appointed, their duties being to confer with the Underwriters' Association and bring up a report. Manager Joubert reported that there were now more demands for space than could be accommodated, and a further increase cf annexes would havo to be resorted to.—The Ctiaibmax stated that the applications were for 63,733 ft of spaco, not iucludiug Great Britain, America, or Australia.

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THE EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS., Evening Star, Issue 7962, 18 July 1889

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THE EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS. Evening Star, Issue 7962, 18 July 1889