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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Children's Bouquets

Children's Bouquets.

For Boys or Girls under the age of 14 years

One Bouquet, all the materials to be brought to, and the bouquet made up in, the exhibition room under supervision. First prize, 10s; second, 7s 6d; third, 5s: Miss Kate Speight, 1st prize; Miss Mary Garnaut, 2nd; Miss Mary Combes, 3rd; Cecil Hughes, Percy Hughes, Miss Sarah McIndoe, Miss M. Richards.

The following exhibits were not for competition, but added largely to the success of the exhibition:—

J. Jones, Remuera, six vegetable marrows; J. M. Horsbrough (age six), one sunflower; John Stanley, Birkenhead, three heads celery; H. Lipscombe, Hepburn-street, two plates plums; Ed. Neal, Epsom, seedling begonias; grown on Pah estate, Onehunga, oranges (specially commended); W. Nicoll, Remuera, three cabbages; M. Burke, Mount Eden, six carrots, six parsnips, 12 potatoes; W. McFetridge, Takapuna, six sticks rhubarb; East Tamaki district school, miscellaneous (special prize, £1 1s); Miss Speight, Parnell, pompon dahlias; W. McFetridge, Takapuna, 12 onions, six sticks rhubarb; H. E. Sharp, Waikomiti, 20 varieties apples, eight varieties Russian apples; four plates ornamental crabs, one plate plums; E. B. Houlton, Epsom, two banana melons; E. Withy, Remuera, miscellaneous (highly commended); H. Green, Symonds-street, blackberries and raspberries; A. E. Dewes, Parnell, seedling cactus dahlia; R. Hobbs, M. H. R., Pokeno, collection of fruit; W. J. Palmer, Carlton Gore Road, vegetable marrows and rhubarb; J. .Mayo, Drury, Cloth of Gold roses; E. Haywood, Ponsonby, box cut flowers; J. Abbott, Waikomiti, six plates fruit, one plate potatoes; J. Trayes, North Shore, two cucumbers: T. Steadman, Auckland, variety ferns and cockscombs (highly commended); W. J. Palmer, Carlton Gore Road, collection salads; F. Forrest, Epsom, cut flowers; A. Lipscombe, Hepburn-street, cut flowers; D. Hay and son, Remuera, roses; E. Haywood, Ponsonby, plate blackberries; W. J. Palmer, Carlton Gore Road, cut flowers, tuberous-rooted begonias (C.M.); W. Goldie, Auckland, one lilium auratum; D. Hay and Son, Remuera, group plants; Mr. Martin, Mahurangi Heads, lemons; Mr. Marti; Mahu angi Heads, maize; R. Brewin, Kaukapakapa, native seeds (Wildmau's prize, special); C. A. Bruford, Onehunga, thirty-six varieties dianthus: H. Crispe, Maukau, Lisbon lemon; John Sharpe, Cambridge, collection fruit; Exler and Son, Avondale pottery, pottery works; Mrs. Speight, Panell, hats made by native girls; Mrs. Edward Turner, Karangahape Road, floral decorations (specially commended); Mrs. Malcolm, Helensville, hanging-baskets, epergnes, etc.; Carder Brothers, pottery ware; Mr. Hamilton, model garden; a horticultural friend, collection of pot-plants; the Right Rev. Dr. Luck, 12 coleus; Thomas Steadman, four hanging baskets; John Sharp, Cambridge, apple "Crimson Peach," a sport from Irish Peach.

Special prizes were given by the following gentlemen:—

The Right Rev. J. E. Luck, O.S.B., D.D., Bishop Auckland, donation of £1 1s; Mr. F. T. Ward, Parnell, donation of £1 1s; Messrs. Hammond and Co., Newmarket, half-ton Taupiri coal; Mr. W. Wildman, stationer, Victoria Arcade, New Zealand, illustrated by Mr. Edward Wakefield.

The show was opened without any formality shortly after three o'clock, when Mr. Eady's band played a number of selections. There was a large rush of visitors at the outset, a great number having been waiting at the doors until the judging was completed.

There were special exhibits of a peculiarly interesting character. One of these was a magnificent display of Indian weaving work, exhibited by Mrs. Hyer, who is at present staying at Wyward House. The work, which is all hand woven, is very beautiful, the fabric being rich and fine. There were table cloths and covers, and dress fronts for skirts ami bodices, the interweaving being rich and artistic. There was another very noticeable feature in the way of native industry, and this was an exhibit, in the name of Miss Speight, of ladies' hats, built and trimmed by native women of Hokianga out of the native poplar tree. The texture is elegant and beautifully soft in appearance, and the hats were greatly admired by lady visitors last night.