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EXHIBITION NOTES.

Arrangements have been almost completed for running as electric tramway, in connection with the Exhibition, from the Triangle through Crawford street to the Exhibition Buildings. It is contemplated that the cars will run day and night, the patentees undertaking also to light the whole line of the street with electric light. The principle of the tramway is that in which the accumulators are carried in the motor. The car and motor will carry as many as ninety persons. An exhibit of a large quantity of marble and bronze statuary, by Signor Boncinelli, is being arranged for. At a meeting of the Melbourne Commission appointed in connection with the New Zealand Exhibition, the President (Mr Langridge, M.P.) stated that there had been some little confusion in connection with the application for space. The Commission had applied for 16,000 ft of space in a particular part of the building, and to the right of the main entrance, but the Melbourne agent for the New Zealand Commission had informed that body that Victoria would require 40,000 ft. He was of opinion that it would be better for them to make a compact and perfect court in 16,000 ft than to spread the exhibits over double the area. If extra space was absolutely required they would no doubt be able to obtain it. They were strongly desirous of securing the whole space in one portion instead of having it spread over five different parts of the building, as at Adelaide. The Commission had sent out 6,000 circulars to public bodies and exhibitors in Victoria. The Commission decided to appoint Mr A. Fletcher as superintendent of t the Victorian court at the Exhibition. It was agreed that Mr Fletcher, who acted in the same capacity for the colony in connection with the Adelaide Exhibition, and was also superintendent of tho Biitish court at the late Melbourne Exhibition, should have entire control of the court decorations at Dunedin, and, in the event of there being a greater number cf exhibits than was anticipated, should repci t as to the most meritorious,

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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