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The meeting of the above, held this afternoon, -was attended by Messrs Roberts (chairman), Twopeny (Executive Commissioner), Joel, Carlton, Fenwick, Morrison, Hallenstein, Hodgkins, Lee Smith, Dawson, Gow, Sir Robert Stout, Ur Hocken, and Dr Belcher, THE BUILDING. The City Council intimated that permission had been granted to erect a building of wood frame with iron walla and roof on sections 6, 7, and S, block 59 (Crawford street block), to rtmain there during the pleasure of the Council. SHE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE. The following letter was received from the Premier’s office, Wellington :—“ lam instructed by the Hon. tho Premier to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd inst. on the subject of Mr Cargill’s house at St. Clair as a proposed residence for the Governor, and to say that owing to the domestic affliction that has fallen on His Excellency’s family, the Premier has not been able to bring the matter under His Excellency’s notice, but will do so at the first favorable opportunity. Alexander Willis,”— The letter was received. THE CATERING CONDITIONS. Some discussion ensued re the conditions under which the caterers should be allowed to conduct their business, The opinion was expressed that there would be some difficulty in dealing properly with this branch. It was also suggested that the Commissioners should fix the scale of prices for the various articles sold, but this was objected to by several members, who said that if the prices charged were exorbitant a subsidy could bo given by the Commissioners, or the license could be taken away. The printed conditions, with a few unimportant amendments, were adopted. MANAGER’S REI’ORT. In Ids report Manager Joubcrt said that the extension of time caused by the debate on tho Exhibition Licensing Bill would benefit the public and intending competitors, because the management would have more time to mature their plans. The Ceremonial and Entertainments Committee had now commenced their work in earnest, and had been communicating with eligible persona in this and neighboring colonies in order to provide attractive entertainments. The engagement of tho orchestra was almost complete. The chairman of tho Ceremonial Committee intended to submit a rough sketch 'of tho opening ceremony, which would need to be adopted at an early date in order to secure the adhesion of the numerous public bodies from the various provinces, as well as from neighboring colonies. Two hundred season tickets had been issued, and several eligible offers had been made for lighting electrically the fine art gallery, concert hall, and gardens. COOKERY CLASSES. It was decided to allow a cookery class to operate within the. Exhibition, and to accept the dedication of a cookery book issued by a Nelson lady. [Left sitting.] President Harrison will not talk politics on Sunday. _

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIGNERS., Evening Star, Issue 7987, 16 August 1889

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIGNERS. Evening Star, Issue 7987, 16 August 1889