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Abaroa Besatta —A committee meeting will be held in the Akaron Borough Council Chambers at 8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) to dieouse the advisability or otherwise , of postponing the Akaroa Kcgatta from December lGtb. The idea of postponement has arisen Itom the deadlock caused by the strike. LiTTLK Hiver Trout.—Little Biver fishing ie not yet op to expectations, says " Elrae ' in the " Lyttelton Times," but there is time enough yet, and given a epell of hot, dry weather the larger trout will leave tho lake and make for oooler water up stream. PiDtoRRE Stock *qr Peninsula.—-At Messrs H- Matson & Co'a. pedigree stook sale Mr J. O< Coop's Holstein bull Mack, 0 lived January 10th, 1912, topped the list. 1 ringing 7Qgs. The following Peninsula patobaMß were made;-Mr T. Bailey (Little Akttlott) bought from Bight 8r0i.,, c roan bal (Bb.ortb.orn) calved August, l'Jll, for alee , M( R Craw, Ohorlton, bought a roan Mfaortborn bull, Laird's Last, oalved Kovctn kr 15,1012, for 15Jga: Mr W Craw, Ohorl. ton bought a shorthorn yearling, Snowball, calved September, 1912, from W Boodn, Baa, dors ; Mr V-Oraw, CborUon, bought a white Bbortborn hull by Charming Count from H J Parkinson, Kaituna, ■ WBft* *Js&. y9a ! oW J ', rwy igß

MimrasiuLT Stock Salts—A midmonthly stock sale will "be held at the Saleyarcts, Dv vauchelle, on Priday next BufcLOOKiTKAiH. -Mr R. Latter, of Barry a Bay, the judge of the bullock teams and the driving competition at the Metropolitan Show Groimdi on Thursday, drove a team himself sotn ; : thirty years apo, and one of the men who was driving with him in those days drove a team in Tfearsday's competitions In the matter of bullock driving the man must have established a record for Canterbury. Mr Latter said that the big orowd had a most marked effect on the bullo ka andthry really did not do their beßt work. The driven also felt circumscribed and perhaps the inability to use the real "bullock" language made it more difficult for them to do their best work, , , , , Jt<osE Snow.—There bna been a good deal o£ complaint about t,he Horticultural S-ooiety putting off the rose show at the last n linutß as it were. Apparently a number of resident worn prppared to exhibit, and bad their flowers in readinees for the show. The .committee decided o-. Manday, November lOth. to put oi? the show on account of there Lbeena no rosen. Several residents who intended expibiting state they were never con. milted on the master, and it ie evident that .there would have been many more exhibits than the committee anticipated, Thia haa ibeen a disjointing season in tho way of •fllowero, as there has been euch a lot of cold and wet weather, but wo believe tho Hort:•cultural Society would be better advised to •cprrvouta show after it has been duly advertised. It is to be hopsd that there will '.be a successful sumraershowon January Ist" j 'That is always a good time for a show,.as i the attendance is muoh larger. Speaking i rabcut the difficulty in fixing a suitable date :f. r sprii g and rose Bhowsto catch the various gardens at the opportune time, one grower i suggeeted that the fairest way would be to ilx the dates of the shows the year before. ; "This would b9 a great help to rose growers in paltioular. ae they could cut their rosea to euit the date cbo3en. The Horticultural iSooe'y h&a done muoh in the past to itn» I inrove the oultare of flowers, and it is a pity uo see them outting out any o! tijeirshowp,

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Spoeting-Mr J F Buchanan won £1210 at the Metropolitan Jockey Club's Meeting, including £100 for the breeder of the Derby winner, being the sixth largest winner at the races

Anxiety for a Launch.— A good deal of anxiety was felt in Akaroa nn Saturday afternoon concerning the safety of the oil , launch Marama, which left Akarot Harbour for Lyttelton on Friday morning. W, Gabbott and J. Pool, who were in charge of the launch, took three pigeons with them, which they releaeed with messages on the way round the Peninsula The last they re. leased from the Long Lookout, and it stated that the engine had broken down. As there was a etr ng north easier blowing, and the sea was heavy in Pegasu3 Bay, a great deal nf anxiety was felt for the occupants of the launch. The eastern bays were communr cated with without any news of the launch being obtained. On Saturday evening, how ever, a wire was received, stating that the Marama bad arrived safely in Lyttelton.

Tennis.— Owing to the increasing popu. larity of this game, the two Akaroa lawn tennis courts are not sufficient to meet tbe requirements of the members of the Akaroa Lawn Tennis Club, and the club intends asking the Council to put down another court The trouble is to know where a third court is to be put It is impossible to encroach any furtl er on the Akaroa Kcoreation ground, as tl;e tennis and croquet court* already inteifere a little with the football ground and the running track. There ia not sufficient room on the grass plot between the two court 3 and the sea. It has been suggested that the third court should be put on the grass plot behind the present courts. No doubt tho matter will be hung up till the Council carries out its intention of reclaiming the beach behind Waockerle'B. and laying down the three courts where the present pound is. The removal of the tennis courts will give the football ground a better corner, and it would be better for the three oourts to be laid out together. The Counoil has done a great deal for the Tennia Club in the past, which ie only just and right, ac ao many visitors use the courts.

I'AMC HouDAY - iiunHuiy riexi. bt-ini ■■riirt n!fi. H'ree Show Pr>.v will be otrerv-d as a bank holiday at Akaroa.

v> KmiKU Foi'.i CAhT The wta'lur" fore- ■ 4 f,t U a.m. .yc.'tod-iy ima-nii!!. was in ! ow-: —' Fre-hrn rg Mim £ ; o {.-;i'f n;!th I'i.v. !ae! : .ipg from cast 'o Kf.n'n Af'v'it'i • ■■I ?s csj-'ect dull nealhei , wi:h Pt.d !'•■ •i pr.rt:-. IJ'javy ruin i- to !-<■ ixi ctd. «)■■ i\irs lisinp. Baron\et.r fn'i ig, tait f. > nV-rtif. Sr. or 48 hfnrM Ti-les li'gb, sei. rough and rea ineveneing "

The Weatheh,—Aftfr two dajs of north • «ast fog and lipav.t rain St in on Monday morning. Tho ccntininl ibii is nori trw"rß to ffiimpr?. who are in the mid;! of Bhearing, aucl we havo heard of s>ven,l osing Fbrep that have fell the cold afttr being s-horr. r lhn continual rain U bad foi r,he grass also, making it rank, und sorn« varm Bunshine is needed badly to give it « hardeniuß tendency. The weather is most mess-nablp, and more like raid-winter than he eppronch of sumropr. It is intereftinr ■»■((" '!:■!,: '!;«? n-'"f rfii'-. sfftßon 0 nf whif-b ihe N:w Zealnnd olimnte gi7ea such smiplfK ie nothing nw. In hia preface to hif dition of the " Piraki L 07," Mr F- A. Anscn •■maiks that the notes made by Captain Heropleman from 1835 to 1344 roparding thp cather t-hould be of interest to m-te-mlo

istK. In Pecemttr 1837. for instance, f< ■ e'criplion is piven of a regainr buzzard h'si does nvay with tie thf.ory that thf io'd r.r.nrs in eliivhqf-i- here are a rent <i

-ovt-l clicln- ir>f? rfthe FenFcnP. Even up vaids f-f .years ago our c'imatß n.._u-. r i;i\e had the same happy knack of treating 13 to mid.winter weathoi in summer and

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 18 November 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 18 November 1913

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