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A meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners, held yesterday, was attended by Messrs J. Roberts (chairman), R. E. N. Twopeny, Lee Smith, W. Gow, T. Bryclone, J. White, W. Dawson, M. Joel, T. Brown, J. H. Morrison, W. Carlton, H. Mackenzie, A. Wilson, Dr Hocken, and SirE. Stout. THE TOURIST COURT. The Chairman said that Messrs Cook and Sons, who had been appointed official tourist agents, were advertising the Exhibition through their circulars all over the civilised world. It was intended that the tourists’ court should take up about five bays in the Exhibition, and it was expected that the Union Steam Ship Company and the New Zealand Railway Commissioners would each have a man at the court, as well as Messrs Cook and Son, to give information to tourists. It was also understood that the Union Steam Ship Company, the New Zealand Railway Commissioners, and Messrs Cook and Sons were the only people authorised to issue tourists’ tickets in connection with the Exhibition. INSURANCE. In reply to Mr Lee Smith, the Chairman said that the arrangements with regard to the insurance of the Exhibition had been virtually completed. Mr Joel stated that the Insurance Committee met a committee of the Underwriters’ Association on the previous day, and, so far as he knew, the latter were satisfied with the proposals that were submitted to them. The only matter in abeyance was that of the exact rate. CALLS ON SHARES. The Chairman informed the Commissioners that the directors had held a meeting that day, when it was resolved to make two calls of 2s 6d per share-the first on the 7 th of November, and the second on the 11th of February, These were the only two calls that could bo made before the Exhibition closed. BAND CONTESTS. Mr Joel asked if any provision had been made for band contests. The Chairman said it was intended to hold band contests during Exhibition time, but definite arrangements had not yet been made. POULTRY, CANARY, AND V 0 SHOWS. It was reported that arrangements had bsen made with the Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon, Canary, and Dog Society to bold a two days’ pigeon and cagebird show in December, and a two days’ dog show in March. MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS. A report was received from Mr Israel stating that the following music arrangements had been made FREE ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. Moodays-Atternoon and evening. Tuesdays—Afternoon. Thursdays—Afternoon and evening. Fridays—Afternoon and evening. Brass Band-livery evening and Saturday afternoons. PATINO CONCERTS Wednesday evenings-Grand choral. Saturday afternoons—Chamber concerts, Saturday evenings—Shilling popular. Tuesday evenlnits to be devoted to full rehearsal of chorus and orchestra. Wednesday afternoon will ha a holiday for orchestra. , The Rev. J. Chisholm, writing to the ‘Presbyterian’ regarding the Exhibition, nays We arc to have a special bay adjoining the general court of early history. The Commissioners have freely given the room ; it is ours now to fill it with objects of interest. To this end circulars have been sent to all the ministers soliciting through them the sympathy and help of our people. Already the Committee have managed to oecure some very valuable exhibits. The

custodians: of the poi traits of Dr Burns, Captain Cargill, and others have readily agreed to lend there. Good water-color paintings of the Jehu Wyclitfo and Philip Laing, by the late C. 11. Kettle, Ksq., have been kindly piomised. Dr Stuart is in communication with those in Sydney best able to assist as in getting togetlur specimen? of the sacred literature of the South Sea Islam!?. Dr Gore, our first goldfields minister, is taking a hearty interest in tho matter. An energetic committee has le-cii formed in Knox Church to render -:!• ima-iHe rs>i hj: ,eeo I m Synod's mitVc, in, if. ,!, ail «.,!!iid the Air is iVd 01 augutiei! fv-

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS., Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS. Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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