The Star. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1901. THE EXHIBITION.
V The Canterbury Jubilee Industrial Exhibition, which closed last night, will be remembered for many reasons, and for two in ;■ particular. In the first place it will always )be inseparably connected with the celebration : «f the Jubilee of tbe Province, and secondly, - tto memory of sib will linger, on account of , fa excellence. Ohrietchuroh has had many , exhibitions, tot it is doubtful if it has ever had a better. From every point of view the (Exhibition of 1900 compares favourably : vrtih any of its predecessors, and dm. some ? particulars it completely out-distances them, "From start to finish, right through, the ' affair has been a perfect success," sndd 1 the President last night, and) we think that very few of our readers will be disposed to ddssemt from Mr Allan's verdict. A "perfect success," iodised, the Exhibition has been. As • display of industries it could hardly have ' been surpassed, and as a place of entertainment it ihaa been a never-failing source of pleasure to many thousands of people. The 'Exbi'bi'tion, it will 'be remembered, opened ; an November 1. Between that day and last night it was patronised by sootniett'Mng like a quarter of a million! people, with the result .that ibe profit and loss account is 'able to show Ja larger surplus than • bas been recorded about any other ■ timilir enterprise in this colony. That Is saying a great deal, especially when we recolleob 'h»w profitable some previous eihi'bitioQa have (been. As a- roattsr of fact the directors estimated that tihe surplus will amount to s&mething over £3000. This sum will be devoted to defraying the expense of bo£dimg the Agricultural and Industrial Hall, and we are sure that our readers will agree with us that it could be applied to worthier purpose. The Exhibitoioo, has i: been a promounced success, and for this gratifying result the management haa been- ; largely responsible. The gentlemen who undertook tthe wort of promoting it approached the task in. no half-hearted manner. 'Maavy of tbem had had some experience in ©fganisitlg exhibitions, and they realised that ii the Camterbury Jubilee Exhibition WM to be made worthy of the occasion which ifc "was intended to celebrate, it would be necessary to infuse into their labours all tihe energy and enthusiasm that tfaey could 'command. To borrow a saydng; which' has ■obtained world-wide expression, they put *heir handls to tha plough, a:r,<di they took very good care >t<h-xt- there should be no turnjttg (back. Where (hard 1 work and unremitting attentjon were required, they gave both un-grudgimgly, and what was of gi^eater importance, they employed their energies care- : fully and sysitematicaily. The result was tbat the early ldfe of the Exiiibition was not ditffifruTed by nvj of those hitches and diffi- :. •olties which are almost inseparaibla from V tßidertakings of this kimd. Frora the first the arrangements worked with admirable smoothness, and to the last they gave complete satisfaction. The promoters have good reason to look back osi their work with gratification.