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MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS.

The Exhibition Commissioners met this afternoon, when there were present—Messrs J, Roberts (president, in the chair), Twopeny (Executive Commissioner), W. Dawson, Dr Hocken, Dr Fitchett, M.H.R., W. M. Hodgkins, G. Fenwick, Sir James Hector, J. White, Hon. W. H. Reynolds, J. H. Morrison. Apologies were received from Dr Brown and Dr Belcher for non-attendance, while Mr Hodgkins was present by invitation. THE HOME PICTURES, Mr A. F. Roberts wrote giving particulars of the Scotch pictures. commissioners’ medals. Mr R. H. Leary suggested that small gold pass medals should be issued to the Commissioners at their own cost,—Dr Fitchett thought that they would cost too much, while Mr White thought that the Commissioners should do without medals.—The matter was referred to tho Executive. A DONATION. Mr W. Cuninghatn Smith writes “ I have much pleasure in handing you a cheque for LSO as a donation towards the funds of the Exhibition from the Elderslie Steamship Company, through Messrs Turnbull, Martin, and Co., of Glasgow, managing owners. Mr Martin tried very hard to get the model of the Nairnshire ready to send out for exhibition, hut, much to_ his regret, finds it impossible. He desires me to express to you his great interest in the undertaking, and to wish it every success.” The letter was received with thanks. school children’s entrance fees. Dr Belcher wrote asking what remission could be granted to school children or managers of schools in case of entertainments being given in the Exhibition for school or kindred purposes. He had heard on all sides expressions of opinion that special facilities should bo granted to children of school age, so that the unique opportunity may be as fruitful of educative resalts as possible. It was also urged that in a country where railways were free to school children to travel to school some similar concessions in this connection would be both graceful and edifying. It was decided to allow schools coming as schools in charge of teachers, and kept in a compact body in the building and grounds, to come in at 3d per head ; admission money to be paid in advance by the person in charge of the scholars. THE IMMIGRATION BARRACKS. It was decided, on the suggestion of the Executive, to call for tenders for the taking over of the Immigration Barracks for the accommodation of visitors. THE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE. The President furnished particulars of the various alterations which were being made in the Governor’s residence. A small tworoomed cottage had been taken for the sake of convenience. The building itself was in splendid condition. The total outlay was L 329 18s 2d, and this amount would be slightly increased. The furniture would subsequently be sold. Their loss would scarcely exceed 25 per cent, of the outlay,

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MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS., Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS. Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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