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I Cardiff Exhibition. I Meeting of the Executive Council. A meeting of the Executive Council of the Cardiff Exhibition was held on Monday after- J 110011 ill the Council Chamber, the W Mayor (Aldern an P. \V. Carey) presiding. There were also present Councillor T. H. Riches, Councillor E. Thomas, Messrs W. Riley, Ithel Rees, E. Haudcock, JUII., F. S. Lock, J. B. Ferrier, Edwin Seward (architect to the council), and VV alter Cook (secretary). ARRANGEMENT OV COMMITTKKS. vn the minutes ot the sub-committee, Whicii 'Y, I-, L on the 3rd inst. for the pur- pose of considering the appointment of committee?, b-ing brought up for confirmation, Mr Ferrier drew attention to the fact that the name of Mr W. A. Morgan, hon. secretary of the Cardiff Orchestral Society, was absent from the Musical Committee, though be was a well-known man in local musical circles. — After some discussion it was decided that the names of Mr T. E. Aylward, conductor of the Cardiff Musical Society, aud one of the chorus masters of the Cardiff Triennial Musical festival, and Mr W. A. Morgan be &dded to the Musical Committee.—A letter was read from Mr S. F. Walker res) gniiig his position on the Electrical Committee on the ground that his views and those of Mr Massey, als,, i member of the committee, on the subject of electrical principles, were hopelessly at variance. It was decided to accept Mr Walker's resignation, and to appoint in his place Mr Lowden, consulting electrical engineer, Barry Dock. Mr Councillor Trounce was appointed a member of the Maritime Com- mittee. THE GCARANW5E FUND. The Secretary informed the Council that the guarantee fund now amounted to Ell,900, includ- iuff iiromises. Mr Robert Forrest had written a large number of letters on the subject—about 50 —to various friends, and he had received t iiiiiii- ber of promises of support. Messrs Cory Bros., Ltd., had promised £ 150 Messrs Forster Browne and Rees, Lloo Mr Kemys Tynte. L100 Messrs Thomas. Riches and Co., J3100 Mr T. D. John, Coiiton, JE50. There were other replies yet to come in. Mr J. B. Ferrier promised 150, and to c.rne if]. L Mr E. Handcock £ 50 to the guarantee fund. Messrs Downing and Handcock had, through Mr Forrest., promised £50, The Taff Vale Railway Company had been written to in reference to receiving a deputation from the Council upon the subject of a possible increase of the company's contribution to the guarantee fund. Mr Beasley wrote to say that the letter wa; laid before the directors, who antici- pated what the object of the deputation wouid be. The board decide that they could not increase their guarantee of 100 guineas. Subsequently Mr Beasley wrote to say that if the Council still desired to send a deputation the board would be prepared to receive it.—The Rhymney Railway directors would not be meeting in Cardiff until July. I hey haa been writteu to and asked to receive a deputation, it being pointed out to them that in Manchester seven different railways each guaranteed £500 to the iii that city.- Mr Adye, of the Great Western Railway, had been communicated with on the subject of the guarantee fund, and he had stated that if a letter were addressed to him he would see that it was forwarded to he?dquarte?a. This had been since done.-The Mayor said he understood th?t the Great Western Company were perfectly prepared to meet the Council tea?ou?b!y. They m?ht look for a certain amount of success when the matter came forward.—It having transpired that Mr Hubbard, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, was in Cardiff at the present time, the Mayor and Councillor Thomas were ap- pointed a committee to see him in reference to a CO:ltrib.1tioll to the Guarantee Fund. I NOT AN INTERNATIONAL AIIFAIR. A letter was read from Sir Frederick Abel expressing strong approval cf the suggestion of the Council that the services of Sir Somers Vine be retained as expert and ad viser iu connection with the exhibition. Sir Frederick thought it witli the exli i bitioii. would not be wise to entertain the suggestion of including foreign and Colunial exhibits it would be better to make the exhibition purely British.— Councillors Thomas aud Riches and Messrs Ferrier and Riley were appointed a special com- mittee to consider the question of retaining Sir Somers Vine as expert adviser. I THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. On the question of appointing an auditor coming forward, h Ferrier stated that the whole of the expenditure incurred should be submitted to the Finance Committee before any cheques were drawn. lie was a member of the Finance ( Committee, but tie had not been summoned to a r single meeting since tha new arrangement came into operation. It would not be necessary at this stage to appoint an auditor if the Finance Com- mittee did their duty properly. He would do nothing unless the financial work was conducted properly.—The Secretary said only two cheques had beeu drawn, one of them being for £ 250 on account of Rosebery HalL-The question of appointing an auditor was deferred. AMENDED PLANS. The minutes of the Building ConuuitOOe-wuich met before the Council meetmg-were to the effect that after consideration of the plans pre- sented by the architect (Mr Seward) it had been (Voided to reduce the cost of the buildings from S14,000 to £LO,OOO, this latter sum to include exhibition hall, machinery hall, and the R >sebery Hall, the latter amount being reducible hereafter through rebates to £ 7,000, and all the buildings to be on the C:<fhays Park site. It was felt by the Building Committee that in any case their I gT0.SS estimated expenditure in the direction nniiied should not exceed £ 10,000.

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