In thc matter of the slight strain in -.the relations between the Commissioner for New South Wales and the Executive Commissioners of thb New Zealatid Exhibition, wd are informed that an exchange of letters has taken place yesterday, culminating in an interview at Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co.’s office, when matters were amicably and satisfactorily arranged, Mr Moyer claim, ing, however, that steps be taken by the Executive with a view to obtain that hd may be allowed ingress or egress at the door of the building adjoining the New South Wales Court.
The statue of Her Majesty Queen Vic. toria has arrived at the buildings, and il now in process of erection. As many as 492 passes to bona fide work* men were issued at the Exhibition office yesterday morning. This number is cxolu* sive of passes to workmen in the New South Wales Court.
A special meeting of Commissioners was held yesterday afternoon, and was attended by the President (Mr John Roberta), the Executive Commissioner (Mr R, E N. Twopeny), Sir Robert Stout, the Hon. W. H, Reynolds, the Hon. R Oliver, Dr Hocken, Dr Belcher, Messrs H. S. Fish, M.H.R., W. Dawson, W. Gow, T.' Brown, J. M» Ritchie, A. H. Boss, M-HiR., G. Fenwick, H; Mackenzie, R. H. Leary, j, H. Mor« risen, A. Bartlexpan, if. Joel, Wj; Qarltda, A. Leo Smith, W.< L. Simpson, R. Hay, J. Mills, M.H.R., W. M. Hodgkins, and J, White. The meeting went into committee, but we learn that the Executive submitted the correspondence which has taken place between Mr Oscar Meyer, the general manager, and themselves, and, after consideration, it was unanimously resolved—- “ That the action of the Executive. be endorsed,” The question of official enter, taiumonts was considered, and it was resolved that the Executive and the Entertainments Committee consider the matter and report to next meeting. The President mentioned that, with the view 1 of encouraging the use of colonial wines, he intended during the currency of the Exhibition to use no other wines on bis private table, and he recommended the adoption of some similar encouraging course by other Commissioners, The following telegrams have passed be. tween the Executive and the Railway Co til? missionefs relative, to the fates to he charged on the railways to visitors to the Exhibition:— Dunedin, November 1. Railway Commissioners, Wellington. . ' • ► Numerous complaints about railway fares. General opinion that the fares are rather high, especially Christchurch and here and Invercargill and here. The Executive hope that the Commissioners will arrange for sp.cial excursions for opening at cheaper rates and thereafter during currency of Exhibition at intervals, John Egberts, Wellington, November 2. John Roberts, Esq,, President New Zealand Exhibition, Dunedin. Replying to letter of 24th October with resolution of Tourists’ Committee and yonr telegram of yesterday, Railway Commissioners direct me to inform yon that question of fares to Exhibition has been carefully considered, but they regret they do not see their way to make any further reductions in meantime on their very liberal terms, both as regards fares and currency of tickets, which have been advertised. E, G. Pilcher, Secretary, Wellington, November 4. J, Roberts, Fsq., President Exhibition, Dunedin. I am directed by Commissioners farther to my telegram of Saturday to explain that it is intended when Exhibition is in full swing, and at intervals which may be thought euitab’e, to have excursion fares I y special trains at very low rates so as to enable everyone to visit the Exhibition, The Commissioners could not undertake to run the cheapest excursions for the opening and earliest days of the Exhibition, as they consider their stock will be too fully engaged, E. 0. Pilcher, Secretary. A meeting of the Workmen’s Court Committee was held last night, all the members attending. A report was received from the Snb-committce, in which it was stated that the applications for space in the court had been gone through, and it was found that 1,973 ft of wall space and 730 ft of floor space; out of a total 2,300 ft of wall space and l,looft of floor space, had been applied for. It was expected that when the. space for the passages had been set apart the total space would be well taken up. The decorations were proceeding satisfactorily under a subcommittee. Of the applicants for space, eighty males and fifty-five females were from Otago, and nine males and ten females from Canterbury, and the Committee are endeavoring to let the Canterbury applicants have a bay of their own. It was agreed to appeal to exhibitors to curtail the expense of the Committee as much as possible by supplying their own tables, etc., and it was also agreed to call attention to the fact that Very few of the applicants had sent in their aged; which were very necessary in order to prevent boys being put into competition with men. The Committee were able to send a satisfactory reply to a communication from the Commissioners as to the attendance of members of the Committee at meetings, all the meetings having been attended by the full Committee,
While on his last trip round the boast ih the Hinemoa, Captain Fairchild procured a collection of valuable rocks and other specimens, which have been sent on to Dunedin for the Exhibition. Among other “ finds ” is a large block of granite from Preservation Inlet, a specimen of marble from CasWell Sound, granite from Bligh Sound, serpentine from Big Bay and Jackson Bay, and a block of obsidian from the East Coast of the North Island.
Mr Noel E. Ruck, representative and manager of the Switchback Railway Com - pany, Melbourne, has arrived per Manapouri, and will at onoe proceed with the erection of a switchback at the Exhibition. It will be about 400 ft in length, and practically a fac-simile of the switchback railway over which 300,000 persons rode at the Melbourne Exhibition. The sashes ordered for the ladies of the Exhibition chorus have been received from Europe. They are in equal numbers of blue and red, of rich silk ribbon with watered stripes, and are 9in wide. Mr Moss has received word from Melbourne that the Grand Lodge officers, U.A.0.D., will leave Melbourne on the 19th lost., and reach here in time for the opening of the Exhibition.
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IXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889
IXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889
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