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The following business was transacted at yesterday's meeting alter we went to press : TUB OPENING CEREMON7. Vt Bshcnsß asked whether it was Intended to charge commissioners and members of committees, who had aotually done committee work, for admission to the opening ceremony. Sir Robert Stoct: Will not the season tickets °°The President said that the season tickets would not cover admission to the opening o«remony, but the Exeoutive proposed to give free passes to the opening ceremony to those members of oommitteesi who had aotually done work, but to exclude from this privilege those members of committees who had systematically refrained from attending meetings. Mr Carlton suggested that all season tioket holders who were members of committees bhould be 8?r B Stout agreed with Mr Carlton's suggestion as being the solution of the diffloulty. Dr Belcher said it would be muoh more liberal and generous if the Commissioners and their o'lleagues, and those who had done work, were allowed to be present without oharge whether they were season tioket-holders or not. Sir R Stoct suggested that this would meet the cise • that all those who wero season ticket-holders should be admitted free, and that those members of oommittees who were not season tioket-holders should be admitted free if they had attended the m jfr Twofbnt observed that free admission to the opening careraony was the one favor that the Commissioners oould grant, and It seemed to him that they should not place a restriction like a season tioket upon it so long as the members had attended to the committee work, ... ~ ±l. . After sowe further discussion, It was agreed that all the members of committees should be admitted free to the opening ceremony. TUB FREE LIST. Dr Belcher asked whether It was a fact that free passes to the Exhibition were to be presented to mayors of boroughs and others non-resident in Dunedin, not being members of the Houses of Assembly. ..... . Blr R. Stout : How many mayors will there be The Prbsidbnt thought that not many mayors would come, and that the oase would be mot If the chairmen of local oommittees over New Zealand were granted free passes and admission to the opening ceremony. In reply to a question, The Prbsidibt stated that there were twenty-five sr twenty-six chairmen ef local committees. Mr Oarwos thought that the president's suggesMon was the introduction of the thin end of the "dtßblchbr also objected to the suggestion. The question-" That free passes be granted to the ptMUmw Of »H lowl Committee* "-was put to the

meeting and eight vote* were woarded both for and j against. The president gave bis easting vote In laror j of tht propositi. IHB KHIBIHOH HOURS. ........ I Dr Bbichir asked wbetbM It wai A fact that the Exhibition was to bo olo«ed dally between 6 and 8 p.m., or between any hours whatever during tne ( ourrenoy of the Exhibition day. ... , .„ ' The Prbsidbnt replied that It had been already , settled that the Exhibition should be olosed dally between 6.30 and 7 p.m. Mr Lbb Smith : Are these laws unalterable 7 The Prksidbnt said they could not be constant y | going back on their deoUlons. If Commissioners did not attend the meetings they oould not be heard. Dr Belchbr said that surely he would be in oraer in giving notice to have the matter reconsidered. | Tbe Presidrst did not think so. If the Oommls(loners were, he said, going to be always badgered " that he would be prepared to take a motion for the rescinding of a resolution if it were shown that the position had been changed-(hear)-butit seemed to him that there would be no end of business if they were constantly recurring to What had b en passed. Dr Belcher said he was satisfied with tna.. ;

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS., Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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EXHIBITION COMMISSIONERS. Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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