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We are requested by the Executive Commissioner? to call tho attention of exhibitors to rule 4, which says:—"The Exhibition will be ready to receive exhibits by the Ist of October, 1889, and all space not occupied by the Ist of November will revert to the Commissioners for reassignment The Executive shall have power at any time to reserve or reduce space which in their opinion is not fully occupied or is misused." Inasmuch as the demand for space is now some 20,000 ft in excess ot the space available, it behoves all exhibitors to pay due attention to the above rule, which shall be strictly enforced. This week's steamer from Melbourne has on board 800 tons of exhibits from New South Wales and about 1,000 tons from Victoria.

Among the parcels that have arrived for the New South Wales Court is a block of silver ore, weighing about two tons, from Broken Hill.

A six-pounder Hotchkiss gun which will appear in the armory will be quite a novelty. We understand that it is the only weapon of the kind in New Zealand. A staff of artillerymen and workmen are working hard at Betting up the heavy guns in this court. Mr W. G. Hibble is well advanced with the decorating of the offices connected with the New South Wales Court. A commodious reception room is being finished in exceptionally tasteful style, and the suite of offices will not be spoilt for the sake of saving a pound or two. The outside walls have a groundwork in a sort of maroon color, which will serve to show off to the best advantage the pictures which are to appear thereon. Mr Hibble has also the contract for the decorating of the Canterbury Court.

Messrs H. S. Fish and Son are getting on rapidly with the decorating of the dome, and are making a remarkably good job of it. The same firm have finished the front of the offices in a highly satisfactory manner. The Agricultural Committee of the Exhibition have fixed the dates for shows and competition of hams, bacon, and lard for the 3rd January; butter and cheese, '2lst and 22nd February ; honey, wax, preserved milk, jams, and fruit, 20th, 21st, and 22nd March. The show of root crops will be held about the same time as the horticultural show.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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