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By error it was stated recently that a fiveguinea prize for the best female-made butter had been given by Mr D. T. Arnott, of Auckland. Mr Arnott is a globe-trotter, and is a son of the proprietor of the ' Irish Times.' Mr Arnott wishes his prize to be called " The ' Irish Times' Prize. hj

The double bays, which will be sold at the close of the Exhibition, are going off freely —a considerable number of applications having been already received. Nearly the whole of the bays for Otage exhibits have now been allotted.

The ' West Coast Times' says :—** Among the curios to be forwarded to the Dunedia Exhibition is the skeleton of a marine rarity supposed to belong to the sea-serpent tribe. Its length is nearly Bft. The skeleton wa* picked up on the Hokitika beach, the gulls having previously denuded it of its flesh." It may interest our readers to know that the Exhibition buildings and land cover twelve acres and a-half. The Victorian Centennial Exhibition, in actual roofing, covered three acres and a-quarter more. It was, however, three storeys high in parts. The coming Exhibition will be the second largest yet held in Australasia. The New Zealand International Exhibition promoted in 1882 by Messrs Joubert and Twopeny only covered about two acres. The Ceremonial Committee have arranged for Saturday popular concerts right through the Exhibition period, and a number of entertainments will be got up locally. The following professionals have been engaged: —Frank Lincoln, the American humorist, from December 2to December 17; Maccabe, from January 13 to January 17; Professor Kennedy, the mesmerist, January 20 to January 29. The oratorio • The Creation' will be given on December 4. The Exhibition opens on November 26 and closes on April 12. We understand that the amount of the tender of Mr J. Wells, of the Provincial Hotel, the successful caterer, is L 1,205.

The general manager finds that he has about 50,000 ft more to provide for, and daily applications are pouring in for further space. Mr Jonbert is not easily drawn into a corner. The verandahs round the gardens he intends to close in, thus affording the needful space, and he suggests that select spots 3 x 3—up to say 4ft—be appropriated in the centre avenues, for whioh, however, a charge of 21s per foot will be made. A good many exhibitors have already secured some of these spaces, which of course command a most central position. The work at the Ocean Beach vice-regal residence is being pushed on vigorously, and the Grand Pacific Hotel is already assuming quite a gay appearance. The most intricate and difficult matter in connection with the Exhibition has been carried oat most satisfactorily. We allude to the allotment of space. Naturally every exhibitor is desirous to have the best position; therefore those to whom this intricate work has to be entrusted have had a most undesirable task to carry out, and to their credit, we must say, they have accomplished it without even a single "jar." Having done this, there comes another and perhaps even more difficult labor looming in the distance—viz., the provision which has now to be made for the "surplus" exhibits after the allocation.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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