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Duvauchelle Sroirrs— By erro ,, , the entry foe for the 100 yds open handicep was advertised as 2/G. The correct entry is 23.

Akaroa Copnts Council—This Council meets at usual hoar and plaoe lo morrow (Saturday).

Cocksfoot,—The grass is now in flower, and a few fine warm clays are needed to ensure germination of tbo seed. Tares are showiDg very prominently, as well as other weeds. A. week's severe heat without any strong winds would make the 1913,14 crop well up to the record.

Accibent—Mr A. Clark, of Little Eiver, met with a nasty accident on the Little Kiver road on Monday last, jusfc near the water trough on the road below the Hill Top hotel. He waa riding up the road, and the horse must have sbied though he did not afterwards remember how it occurred. He was found unconscious on the road later near the horse trough by Messrs F. Hunt and M Giddenj. Bis face was cut about in a very bad state, and the stirrup iron and leather were still on bis foot, Evidently Clark must have fallen out of the saddle, and been held up by the Btirrup for some time until it be-' came unattached, Luckily, the horse had not kicked Clark, and no boneß were broken. Clark was unconscious for about an hour, &nd was. taken back to his borne further down the road, where he was attended to by Dr. Fembertoßi Mf Clark is now progressing fayouraWj,

DvvKVcuEhLE t-'AiiE— A midmonth'y sale will be htld at Duvauchelle to-day.

The Weathbu. —Afser a severe spell of wit, f c weather c' a - e1 up on Wednesday, aid ooked more eettl J m i It is remarkable to think that there ba-1 not been & whole dry day in Deoetiber up to the 17 h Ihe growth of the grass ia 6QOrmou3, though the cows are not yielding a great deal ol butterfatin their milk, the decrease being due to the lack oi sustenance in the grass.

Shearing,—Shaaring operations, which wore broken by the weather, could be re J sumed on Wednesday. The delay over the strike and the weather will result in the shearing season being carried well on iptothe Christmas holidays. Many of the large sheds have unly shorn a lew hundreds in several weeks.

BouooOH Approach.—When arrangements are being made for the crushing of metal b> ihe Akaroa County Council, it would ba an excellent thing if the Borough and County Councils could come to some agreement about tbe condition of the road just outside the borough beyond Waeckerle's Hotel. For many months the road is waterlogged, and an improvement would be most bene j fioial to the borough, The reclaiming of tLe beach behind Waeckerle's Hotel has been shelved, but the work is no less an urgent one if tbe borough wants to have a respectable approach Water Besebyoib.—The Borough foreman bas bad considerable bad luck in the pro origed job of re oemeting the Borough water reservoir, as the heivy rains have twice carried away the cement. However, the work is just completed, and is a credit to the men, It is to be hoped that the days of dire short age of water in Akaroa are over as, in case of necessity, the electric aid water supplies can be linked. Also the leakage caused by the faulty bottom of the reservoir must have accounted for a good deal of waste in the dry seasons, _____

Tennis.—Weather permitting, a match has been arranged for Saturday next, to be played on the Akaroa tennis courts, between ceam3 representing the Aksroa and Domain Clubs, The following team will for Akaroa • —Misses F. and L. Vangioni, M, Fergus, I. Taylor, D. Hayward, L. Lelifvre, Messre Pochin, R. Bruce, Hill and Menzieß. Any player unable to pi y is asked to notify tb.p hon. sec. at once. The following team w<ll play for tne Domain:—Mr3 W. Pool, Mi ses O. Narbey, N. and M. Haylock, M McNab, P. Hammond, Messrs Crawshaw, Shearwood, T. M.Gure and L. Haylock. Play commences at 1.30 p.m.

Sailing.—Considerable interest wa9 taken in tbe spiling race held under the auspicescf the Akaroa Sailing Club on Anniversary Day. Four boats competed, viz., Sparetime, Dottevell and Kona (ecr,), and Waterbeetle (7min). There was a patchy wind blowing, and as the race was Eailed twice round the long course the gun was fired at 11 o'clock. The Rona capsizsd in the second round near the red buoy, and the Waterbeetle went to the assistance of the crew, which prevented her finishing tho course, and the race will be sailed again on a future date. The Spare, time and Dotterell, however, completed the course, and a splendid race resulted, the Spwetime winning by about one minute,

Akaroa Beoatta.— At a meeting of the Canterbury Bowing Association, held on Wednesdiy evening, a letter was rece'.ved from the Akaroa Regatta Club, Etating that it had been decided to postpone tbe Akaroa Regatta till Easter Monday. The chairman eaid that it was very unsatisfactory that the regatta should bo postponed at such a late date, after crews had gone into training The letter was written only two days before the date of closing entries. Members ex plained that the committee had delayed matters in the hope that tbe strike would finish and that airangements could be made for one of the Union Steam Ship Company's steamers making a trip to Akaroa. It was decided to take no action in the matter.

Anniver-ary DAY.-Anniversary Day was observed as a close holiday at Akaroa by all except the Post Office. The postponement of the usual regatta made the day appear a very blank one. It was fortunate for the jofficials that the regatta had to "be post poned, as the heavy downpour would have spoilt the function altogether. Except for a motor cyole reliability run to Akaroa from Christchurch that day, things were very quiet indeed. The second ballot election was the only interest of the day, and a nurri« ber of voters w*"o were in Akaroa motored over to Pigeon Bay to record their votes there.

Akaroa Libbart—-Following is a list of new books procured for the Library ;— "Tho Judgment Bouse," Gilbert Parker; "The Law Bringers," 0. B. Lancaster; "The Great Splendour," Gertrude Page ; "A Garden of Spices," A. Keith Fraser ; "A Eoyal Wrong," Fred M White ; '■V.V's Eyes," H. Sidnor Harrison ; "Virginia," Ellen Glasgow "The Iron Trail." Rex Beach; "Tba Secret City," Joseph J. Doke ; "Heart of a Hero," Morice Gerard ; "Spirit of the Vfest," Joseph Hocking ; "Happy Go Lucky, , ' lan Hay ; "Pleasures and Palaces," J, Wilbur Tomkins; "Seen in the Shadow," Fergus Hume; " The Rolling Stone," 0. Henry ; " The Poison Belt," A. Conan Doyle; "The Out. | aW Ji-David Hennessey ; " Panama Canal." J. Saxon Mills; "Shirley," Charlotte Bronte; " North and South of Tweed," Jean Lanp; "Her Ladyship's Conscience," Ellen Thornyoroft Fowler; ,' Buried Alive," Arnold Bennett; "Gjd's Clay," Alice and Claude Askew: " November Joe," Hesketh Prichard; " The Wind Before the Dawn," Dell H, Munger; " Sandy Married," Dorothea Conyers; " Eiver of Stars," Edgar Wallace ; •' Peter Piper," D. Egerton Jones ; " The Prince's shadow," Mrs Baillie Saunders.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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