Those who profess to doubt whether the Exhibition will he ready by opening day may be reassured on learning that 780 workmen, mostly skilled handicraftsmen, arc now employed in varions parts of the premises. That was the actual number of workmen's passes applied for this morning. A host like this can do a lot of work in twenty days. An obelisk is being prepared to represent tho bulk of gold won from the West Coast. Messrs Scoullar and Chisholm have received advice by the mail just to hand that, owing to the dock strikes at Home, some of their goods intended for exhibition, f specially their carpets, which were facially woven in one piece to fit the Exhibition bays, arc detained at the docks, and will not arrive in time for the opening.
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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 8057, 6 November 1889
EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 8057, 6 November 1889
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