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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Akaboa Hospital—Mr Burgess, traveller for Messrs W. Strange and Co., has been invalided at the Akaroa Hospital with an attack of aoufo rheumatism;

Gebjian Bay Factoky,— This Factory is now turning out 17 hundredweight of oheese per day. The cows are milking well owing to the abundance of feed, but the late cold wet weather 19 not good, and a warm spell is badly wanted to harden the grass.

Okain's Bat Factory.—The Okain's Bay Factory received first prize at the Canterbury Metropolitan Jubilee Show at Cbristchurch yesterday for cheese. Mr J. J. Donovan, of French Farm, obtained second prize.

Mkssrs H. Matson & Co—The above firm notify elsewhere that owing to the stoppage of the coastal steamers to the bays, they have forwarded a supply of shearing requisites, wool-bales, etc, to their agent (Mr L, J. Smith) at Little Biver. and that same will be procurable there.

Motor Overturned,—Three ladies, pro* ceeding in a motor oar from Akaroa to Christchurch, had a lucky escape from an accident on Sunday. When near the top of the hill above the Duvauchelle Hotel, the machinery went wroDg. The dar ran back about two ohains, collided with the batik and oapsized. The occupants were thrown clear, and proceeded on their journey in a paEsing car, leaving their own on the road. To avert a mishap to horee traffic, the residents righted the overturned car and ran it down the hill to a safer position, but they feel tbat it was an aot of great thoughtlessness on the \ owners' part to leave the car on a narrow road which is used largely for horse traffic.

An Amcsing Stmke Joke.—An amusing episode occurred on the waterfront at Auck' land on Friday morning, whereby, according to " The Herald," an astute drainage oon.fcractor hoodwinked a strike" picket. He was engaged in unloading bricks from a truck into It's bcow preparatory to inking them down to Orakei, While engaged in this operation he was told th nt a strike picket was so he started to reverse his operations end to unload the bricks from the boow into the truck, The picket duly appeared, and told him to cease work, but tbe man wa« adamant, and refused. Finally, however, he gave in to superior numbers, and obeyed the picket's command to replace ' all the bricks in the bcow. With many pro> tests on the part of the contractor this was accomplished, the pioket aotually Assisting in the operation. When all the bricks had been placed on the senw, the contractor, having achieved his object, »ot his motornturinagnlrig and depattfid for his destine-

1 jcMNt ULA Cask.-One of the cuseS set down for hearing at the Christchurch siting of the yufirtnie Court, which opcrs on Mon, day i cxf, is a civil caee Walter F. Parkinson, of Kiiituna (Mr v. William Joseph Olou<?e>!ey (Mr Caasidy), sp-eilio perform ance and £1834 and £38 and accounts. c iwii.no. —Mr J. F. EucLmnnii'H br i TV . au-tr won the Metropolitan Handicap uf ISOOsovs. The b g Thrax, belonging to ■he Bam.? oner, finished secoisd in the Canterbury Cup on Wednesday. St. Feteb's Ciiuncii. For some timo past the parhbioners (f St. Peter's Church have been preparing for a sale of work, to be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, on December 10 and 11. The object is to raise funds for a schoolroom, to be built on the new vicarage site, and aa the room is badly needed, it is hoped that the eale will be a successful one. Direct Home Boat—The strike has opened up the question of whether it would be worth while for Peninsula (aimers to get a Home boat to come into Akaroa Harbour to load with cheese, wool, etc l< wa3 pointed out that in December a good amount of produce could be guaranteed. The Fekp.y. Service-The oarrying on of the ferry service by the officers of the fhipt idle in Wellington has solved an unfortunate position, as the dislocation of this service means a loss to the Dominion. As long as they could hold it up, the striker? could feel they were inflicting a severe blow on their opponent?, but the improvised ser , vice seems to be quite a success. .

Sailing.—The sailing race held yesterday afternoon under the auspices of the Akaroa Sailing Club was won by the Sparetime (aer), which came in 3aiin. 40sec. before the Dotterell (3min.) The Waterbeetle (lOmin.) also started. Banks Peninsula A. and P. Snow General entries for the above Show close with the secretary, Mr A. S. Watson, nt Little River, to-morrow (Saturday), at 5 p.m. The entries for cookery, flowers, and sundries close on the morning of the Show.

" People's Day,— To-day being People's Day >it the Canterbury Metropol tan Show will be observed as a c ofe holiday in Akaroa. A number of people left by the early train to go up to Christchurob for the Show, and the N,Z. Metropolitan Club's meeting.

Tennis.—Oα Saturday, November 29th, the Akaroa Lawn Tennis Club will send four players—two ladies and two gentlemen—to Little River to represent the Peninsula in a match against the Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association to be played at Little River.—On Saturday, November 22nd, a match will probably be played at Akaroa between teams representing the Akaroa Tennis Club and Little Akaloa. These interclub matches are very beneficial to all parties in giving ■ players an opportunity of meeting outI siders. i Onawk Flat Road.—The contractor for the • Onawe flat road, Mr R. MacCartney, has almost finished the road, and it is expected 'it will soon now be thrown open for traffic. The last point has been taken off on the Barry's Bay end, and the metalling of the Barry's Bay portion from the main road to the bend ia completed. Good progress is being made with the wharf construction, and the Akaroa County Council are calling tenders for the construction of the goods sheds at the end of the new wharf, Accident at Duvacchelle —On Monday

morning last,. Mr J. Weston, one of the em , ployees of the Akaroa and vvainui Eoad Board, was working quarrying metal at the County Council's quarry on the Main road, Duvaucbelle, when he fell a distanoe of fifteen to twenty feet through a piece of rock giving away undtr him, Weston was cut about the head, receiving several na-ty abrasions, besides injuries to the back and minor internal injuries and a considerable shaking. Hβ was taken to his borne in Duvauchelle, and Dr. Cantrell attecded him. Weston is progressing f vou v ably, but will not be fit to start work again for a week cr two.

The New School.— The building of the now Akaroa District High School on tho esplanade is proceeding satisfactorily, and if the tiuber were procurable, the Marseilles tiles roof would now be almost completed. The brick work was completed some time ago, and the floor joiefc and framework of the roof is fin ; shed. Most of the window frame 3 are in plaoe. All the tiles are ready on the job, and with the arrival of the neces* sary Umber, the building will be roofed as soon as possible. Horse Show axd Pastoral Afbociation.—Owing to the closing of entries for the above Show falling on Peoples Day at the Canterbury Metn politan Jubilee Show, it has been decided to extend the time for entries to close for the Peninsula Show to Monday next, November 17th, at 1 p.m. The following are some additional special prizes ; —Mr Whale Rives a silver medal for most points in cooking, and Mr Unwin a box fof tea for second ; Mereßrs Forbes & Co, give a prize for best plum padding, and Mr Potter a prize for beet plate of scones. Attainiko Their Majority.—At Monday' 3 meeting of the German Bay Dairy Factoryi the manager, Mr Herriot, congratulated Me°Rra Jas. Brown and A. Kotlovreki, two members of the Directorate, on having served as Directors of the factory for twenty-one years. The Chairman, (Mr G. Armstrong), said he was pleased to see the same gentle

men on the Directorate. They had done good work in the pas*, and would do more good work in the future. Mr Brown thanked the Chairman and manager for their kind remarks. He said their work twenty one years ago was far different from that of the pjeient time. The German Bay Factory was the first started on the Peninsula, and when they were first initated everying was new and they bad no grasp of the work and did not know how to carry on the factory to the best advantage. He said he was very pleased to see that the factory had turned out suoh a financial success for both farmers and Directors. Mr Kotlowoki endorsad Mr Brown's remarks, and briefly thanked them for their congratulations,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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