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Yesterday afternoon Bishop Moran, accompanied by Monsignor, Coleman, the ,Rev. Fathers Lynch and Neil, paid an official visit to the Exhibition, Dr Moran expressed his astonishment at the immense, extent of , the buildings, and .the admirable arrange- i ment of the various courts, which, he says, e compare most favorably with even the 1 French Exposition Universelle of Paris, < which he visited on his way to New Zealand. < Bishop Moran tendered to the president the J loan of the paintings and other art treasures he haß brought out from Rome. He also ] expressed his entire concurrence with the j arrangements made by the Executive for the i opening oeremony, which he remarked would | tend to foster a friendly and good feeling j amongst all denominations. Mr Fletcher (superintendent of the Victorian Court) and Mr Soott (the official representative of the South Australian Government) arrived in town to-day by the Rotomahana. South Australia will exhibit wines and wattle bark. The Napier exhibits have been shipped for Dunedin by the Southern Cross. An esteemed correspondent suggests tha the Executive of the Exhibition should arrange a baby show on the lines of that held in Melbourne last week, which was a pronounced success. THE OPENING CEREMONY. By to-day's mail from Australia advice was received that a large number of mem. bers of the Victorian Parliament, with their wives, would come over here for the opening ceremony. The following additional acceptances were received : VICTORIA. Hon. D. M. Davies, Commissioner of Public Works, representing the Ministry. Members of the Legislative Assembly— Hon. M. H. Davies (Speaker), Messrs A. J, Peacock, John Murray, Charles Young, Allan M'Lean, W. A. Trenwith, R. Richardson, Thomas Hunt, J. W. Kirton, Major W. C. Smith, A. W. Craven, Hon. Thomas Bent, W. J. S. Gordon, J. W. Taverner, A. Harris, F. C. Mason, Walter Madden, Richard Baker, J, M. Highett, A. R. Outtrim, Frank Stuart, W. J. Mountain, Hon. L. L. Smith, C. L. Forrest, J. Shackell, W. P. Webb, A. S. Bailes, D. C. Sterry, G. W. Hall, Joseph Harris, Hon. John Woods, W. Anderson, H. S. Parfitt, R. W. Best (also Mayor of Fitzroy), H. R. Williams, Thomas Smith, H. Foster, Joseph Ferguson, G. Graham, W. M. Clark. Members of the Legislative Council— Hone. J. S. Butters, Frederick Brown, W. H. Roberts, J. H. Abbott, Dr N. Fitzgerald. The Mayor of Ballarat. The Consul-General for Belgium and the Consul for Hawaii. TASMANIA, Messrs Hamilton and H. H. Gill, M.P.s. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Mr S. Solomon, M.L. A.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8038, 15 October 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 8038, 15 October 1889

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