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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Tennis —The Canterbury Association have arranged to send a team to Little River on -a'urday, the 29th iost,, to play combined Vkaroa au.d L ttle River team. The arrange • ■nents have been left to the Lit'le River

Club,

Water Be?euvoir—After mending a in the electric light resrrvoir, the Borough Council employees set to woik yes t".rday to mend ihe Uaks in the water supp'y reservoir. This reeervoir has been leaking oad!y for some jeare, as the sodden condition jf Messrs Fyfe and Porter's paddoc'-s -amply citify. The water for the town is coming direct through the taps, and the result is a very high pressure.

Aiuiioa Regatta.—The following crews have been picked to row for the Union Rowing Club, at the Akaroa Regatta, which will be held on Anniversary Day, December 16th: -.Senior Pair; F. Allen, H. Bliss. Youths' four: L. Duggan, L, Duvey, A. B-. Hobb3. J. D. Daviea. Junior double sculls : T. Hobb3, T Booth. Matfen Four W. Parnell, L. Freeman, W. Mercer, V. Tims. Senior double sculls :H, W. Dahison, S. E. Moore. Youths' double sculls: A. B. Hobbs, J. D. Davies, Junior four: T. Hobbs A. Priest H. Layton, V V. Empson. Maiden Double sculls: L. Freeman, W. Mercer The Finn of Novexibeii—A small Guy Fawkes troop consisting of three small boys took the opportunity to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day at Duvauchelle on Wednesday last, and at the same, time " raise the wind " for a ginger-beer spree. Their Guy Fawkes was a hideous looking rascal, which earned on honest penny for the enterprising lads in numerous quarters. One unappreoiative resident, however, damped their ardours, for as they sang the old story under his window he emptied a bucket of cold water over them, and they went borne decidedly crestfallen after their otherwise very successful en" deavours, Peninsula Saleyakds Company.—The Peninsula Saleyards Company has just com-

—. « Rose Phow—Tbe Rose Show to have been eld en Thursday next, November 13th. ha.3 een postponed indefinitely.

Special Bask Howdat,— A speci.il Bank holiday will be observed by the Ba' k of New Zealand, Akaroa, on November 20»h, Peninsula Horse Show Day,

1 ekinscla Shows.—lntending exhibitors are reminded tjiat entries for the Peninsula Horse Show, to be he'd at Davaucbelle on Thursday, November 20th, close with the secretary, Mr C. W. Leete, at 4 p.m. on Frid.iy next, November 14th. General tn* tri'B for the Banks Peninsula Show, to be beld at Little River on Tuesday, November 25th, close at 5 p.m on Saturday, November 15 th

CiißißicnußCH Baces,—Whether as a result of the strike or not, the usual number of Peninsula residents have not gone up to the Christchurch races so far. A car load of Aka oa people left at 6.10 a.m, to catch the firjt train from Little Biver. No doubt a largo number of Peninsula people will go up to the Jubilee Show.

Good Feed.—The amount of feed on the Peninsula is very noticeable, and the h Us have seldom, if ever, been clothed to the top with such a coat of verdure. .The grass appears belter inside the Akaroa harbour watershed than in the Bays or at Little River. The stock Bhould do well with such an amount of grass.

Fishekmeh'b Wharf. — Some of the residents at the wharf end of the town express great indignation at the old Bhed on Daly's wharf being dumped on to the Fisherman's wharf. They consider that the building should not be put there, as it is an eyesore, and that it militates against the work of beau'if)ing by the Borough round about tbe wharves

Military Goats —There appears to be a mistaken idea amongst tho publio that military greatcoats ar.d other articles may ba purchased from membe s cr ex members of the Territorial Force* a ninn was seen wearing a military greatcoat on Friday night and on being questioned it wa<s found that he purchased it from an ex Territoial, sinse deceased. Possession was taken of tho coat by the police, but in view of the fact that the man had purchased it in ignorance of the fact tbat it was Government property, no further steps will be taken, However such leniency will not be shown in future and offenders will be proceeded against under the JDef ence Aot.

Akaroa Distkict High iSchooi, —A meet* inj of the Akaroa District High School Committee was held en Tuesday, November 4; present—Messrs J. R. Kewton (chairman), Dodds, Penlington, Leete, Munro, Revs. A, H. Julius and Hayward. A letter was received from the Akaroa Borough Council ra children throwing loose paper about the streets. The matter was referred to Mr Gray, A circular was received from tbe North Canterbury Board of Education that in future salaries for teachers would be sent direct to the headmaster. Mr Gray reported tint the attendance was very satisfactory. The following accounts -A. J. Turner 6s 5d and W. D. Wilkins & Sons 5s lOd—were passed for payment, and the committee adjourned.

Peninsula Residents Abroad. — A Peninsula resident who is travelling in n the old country writes as follows to a resident in Akaroa from Edinburgh:—" I thought I would just drop you another line before we leave here in a few days aa so many things come in to pre. vent one from doing. We landed in Liverpool and after a few days there, we went over to Belfast, Portadown, Longford, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kiliarney, and saw all the beauty spots or a good many of them. We were also at the Giant's Cause way, which i i well worth seeing, But Ire.land is no good from tbe crown of her bead to the soles of her feet she's no good, and ought to be ashamed of herself. It's a won. eterful thing to see such ignorance or lack of wisdom prevailing in a country so near England. I am Irish myself, or next door to it, and have always spoken up for the Irish, but I assure you no man need count it a point in his favour to say he was born there. This is the way I feel. I know there are good and bad in all countries, but don't give me any more of Ireland just now -I am full of her. She's a fool, and I'm glad to see the last of her. at least for a time We have been up the coast by tra'n to Dun dee and Aberdeen, and stayed a few days, and would have liked to stay longer. The Forth bridge, just outside Edinburgh, is a wonderful piece of engineering skill, and was seven years in building at a cost of £3,500, 000. The Tay bridge is also a very long bridge, too, even longer than the Forth, but nothing like the cost. We have seen nothing cf England yet, only, as I said before, a few days in Liverp 01, but will get over to London in the course of a. week or fortnight at longest, and then on to the south to winterBournemouth, Torquay, or some place adja. cent—perhaps the Continent,"

pleted its quarter of a century, as the company was formed in 1888. The company's capital i 3 £700, £G3O 4s being paid up, and its asset* include property amounting to £1138 12s od. Mr C. W. Leote will next year have completed twenty years as secrei tary, as he took over his duties in the year 1894, and he has only missed three sales during his nineteen years of service. New Oil Launch.—Mr George Whelch launched his new oil launch on Friday. She is the largest oil launch yet built in Akaroa,

and is 39ft 6in long over all. 9ft beam, and 3ft 7ns draught. An 18 h.p. "Automatic" engine will be installed, capable pf giving a <peed of 10 knots, and electric light is pro' vided throughout. The oil engine is expected to arrive at the end of this month from Home. The new boat was christened "Toi Toi," and is anchored amoDg the flotilla of launches near the old wharf. Daly's Wharf Shed.—A mild excitement was caused yesterday when a horse and eledgi was taken on to Daly's whnrf and the old shed at the end of the wharf placed upon it. Three horses dragged the sledge through the town with the old building upon it, and conveyed it fo the old Akaroa whari fo: the use of the purchaser, Mr C. Pool, While the sledge was being loaded with iIE cumbersome burden the old wharf gave some ugly lurches, and the presence of the horse and spectators made it swing merrily frorr side to side. CONCRETE KeEBINO AND CHANNELLING.— The report at the last meeting of the AkaroE Borough Council re the cost of kerbing anc channelling refutes the many stories currenl about the enormous cost of the work done bj the Akaroa Council's men. Wβ have hearc statements that in Ghristohurch the worl was. done for 303 a chnin, while H cost £i 5s a chain in Akaroa. It nppsars the cost ii £5 a chain in Christcliurch. the extra 5: being clue to the extra coat of sand and con> crete. Such statements as these are often made by ignorant people, and the Counci wa3 wise to write to the City Council t> obtain the truth

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913

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