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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Sale Day.—A mid monthly sale will be held at Duvaucholle to-day (Friday).

New Zealand Railways,—For train arrangements for tbe Dunedin tjhow and Races see advertiement elsewhere.

Wooden Pont—An Akaroa boy named Dick Brown has just built a sma'l punt for himself Considering the boy is"not twelve yf ara old, the work is very creditable, and tho punt appears seaworthy.

Sailino, —The sailing race held yesterday for Mβ srs A. J. White's trophy resulted as follows:—Mr G. Hammond's Waterbeetle (2<jmin ) 1, Mr T. Penlington'sßona (lOmin) 2, Messrs Pool's and Glynan's Sparetime (so) 3 Mr Vantfioni's Dottarellalso started, but fould the red buoy in the first round and was thrown out of the race,

Fam's WiiAitF.—ln reply to an enquiry by Cr l-'yfe, the Mayor stated at last VVedneg day.) meeting that the contractor, Mr Powrie, intended beginning the work of building Dalj's wharf at the end of the present week Soma of the timber for the wharf is at Wellington, and unless the strike holds it up Mr Powrie will make a start next week.

TuNNis—The following team will play for the Akeroa Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday next on the Akaroa courts apainst the Little Akaloa Club:—MissesC.Narbey, E. Julius, M, Fergus, L. Lelievre, S. Lelievre, D. Hay ward, Messrs G. Heuning, E. Donnell, A. Gray, H. Forster, 8. 0. Lelievre, G. Pccbin, W. Jaoobson, H. Crawstaaw, J. Menziee, M. Daly, M. Virtue, L, Haylock. Any member unable to play ieasked to inform the secretary, Play oommenoes at 10.15 am, sharp,

Bcitouoit Ffxcikh -At Wednesday's mtct ; rg cf the Borough Council, Cr Lewitt made ■ r i su/peslion that the Council f-honld buy -crxe fencing from the Chri-tchurch Citj Council na they are palling down all their fencfp, and might sell the material cheap CrKe«ton objected to the Co nail obiaininp orices on the ground that the ratetiajeis WBnted no luxuries; but rrallj tV c fene ; n of (he section by the wbarf fhed ie more of n neces-i y than a luxury, The rough po;ts and wire quite Fpoil 1 he nppeamace of the plot

'Jhk law T.mr.n. —Tlie preference of the oresent <*n.y 1 iders j'or thp oslride style of riding was 1 inply notict-iil-le in the Lidy'e FUck ( Inss ypsltrday at the Show, when fifteen out 11 Fi'\ enlern 'ndUs carrm icto thfi Hng riding nstiide. Dut thnt the side Bfiddle is rrore fiuceful and more bccon.ing, there is not the slightest doubt, though the modern style m ght be more comfortable. At all events the judge for tbe best lady rider is an idroirer cf the side saddle style, for Mrs T Msediel?, who was awarded the prizs, rode ■ ide snddlr, and certainly looked points ahead of the other ladies in the ring. The win was a popular one.

National Beekefpebs' Association. — Mr W. Lyall presided over a small meeiirgof b , t farmers yesterrluy at Duvaucht-lle, who met to form a branch'of the Natioml Rei keepers' Asfoc ; alion. The object of the As.'ocialion is mainly to promote the home shipment of hot ey, as the price received i veiy mu.h higher, besides leaving the local maiketi less glutted. It was decided to form a branch of the Association, and tvtelve to fourteen beefarmers on tha Penini sula have promised to become members.

■ The Vacant Lttttelton Skat—The news thnt Mr George Lauranson, member for Lyt »eltpn electorate and tbe Eastern Bays of the Peninsula from Le Bon's Bay, was received as a shork by many Peninsula people at the Shew yesterday. It was rumoured that in the forthcoming election to fill the vacancy three candidates had expressed their inten. tion of contesting the seat, viz, Messrs J M Miller, exMayor of Lyttelton, J. Sulli a*-, end Dr Thack'er.

A CoiißECTicN.—ln our iesue of November 11 we stated th:if, after mending a crnek in the electric lig v t reservoir, the Council's men had stared tho woik of repairing (he leakages in the water reservoir. This statement has given rise to a good deal of mis ■ c< nception, ratepayers thinking the crack was in Ihe main electric l'ght reservoir on L'Aube Hill. It appears that the crack wae in the email reservoir at the intake, and wss caused by the pressure from the air escaping by the pipe. A new arrangement has been devised to carry rff the escaping air, and it is anticipated no further trouble will be met with. This is the work upon which the foreman was engaged, It is needless (0 remark lbnt the main electric light reservoir is qu'le flawless, and likeiy to be so for a number of }ears to come. The new device to prevent trouble at the intake will improve the supply to the reservoir considerably

Akaroa Hajiboub Limits -The following extract from (he New Z alicd " Gazette," of November 0, 1913, affects Akaroa boaim n:

—" In pursuance nnd exercise of the power and authority conferred upon me by se tion 18!) of the 'Shipping arid Seimen Act, 1908,' I, Francis Marion t ates Fisher, Minister of Marine, do hereby dtfine the limits for the ports set forth in the first column of the Schedule heip.to, within wh : ch restricted limits steamship? md ships propelled by gas, oil, flu'd, electricity, or any mechanical power other than steam, and to which restricted-limit certificates are i.sued, may ply, to be those set forth in the second and third columns of the said Schedule respectively, and I do divide such limits as therein set forth,— F. M Fisher, Minister of Marine. Schedule, —Name of Port: Akaroa. Ex> tended and Partially Smooth Limits: Between Akaroa Head on the north, including the Lighthouse Landing, and a point not more than one mile to the south of 'ron Bend "

Accident.—What might have been a very serious accident occured on Wednesday afternoon on the Akaroa-German Bay road, hy the slaughterhouse. Mrs T. Maseiield was drivir.p in from Gough's Bay in the buggy with the pair Daisy and Bob, who were to havebeen fhown at the Peninsula Horse Fhow yeate day. Daisy appeared somewhat fresh and restive when they started. When they reached the slaughterhouse, Mrs Masefield noticed that Daisy's muscles appeared very rigid, but no trouble was anticipated. Suddenly, without any warning, the mare fell ag they reached the bend by the slaughterhome: Mrs Maeefield held on the rein 3, and told Miss G. Lelievrp, who accompanied her, to jump clear, which she did. The two small children wee both got out of the buggy, and Mrs Masefiald and Miss Lelievre went to Daisy's head and held both horses. Bob, the othT horse, was very restive, but the two ladiee kept him from kicking or bolt" ing till Messrs Bhodes, FJannery and Hammond came to their assistance. The mare was got out of the bugpy, and struggled to her feet, collapsing again almost immedift' tely. Mi Auguete LeLievre came over to attend to , her, and found she had acute inflammation of the kidneys. When we last heard she was still down, though a little better, but Mr Lelievre did not think she could f&eover. .Except that the horse broke the pole in falling, the buggy was not dameged at all.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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