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Sale Postponed.—Owing to the holidays, the Duvauchello pale was postponed from January 2nd to FrHay. January 9

Supplements.—Owing to the strike, we egret that our ordinary supplement will not be if sued with tbi • is3ue, as the piper hss not come tc hand. Tbe two supplements will be issued next issue

Midmokthly Stock Sales —The next meetinp; of the Peninsula fak-yardi Company will be a special general meeting, at which the question of holding fortnightly stock sales throughout tbe year instead of the ordinary monthly sales will be discussed. The meeting will be h<-ld at tbe Peninsula Saleyards Company's offices at Duvauchella on Friday next, January 9th.

Accident.-As Mr N. Pilkington was starting h ! s ear from Akaroa at noon on Tuesday, the wheel of the car back fiied, and he was severely hj'ired. His right wrist was sprained, and the upper part of the arm fractured. His injuries were n'tmcJed to at once by Dr. Cantrel! It will be Borne time btfore ha will be atiJe to dri-e ngain, and the arc'dent comes at a most unfortunate time, when the services of all ihe drivers are required.

Personal -Staff Sergt-Major GlanviUe bas received instructions from headquarters of his transfer to Nelson at the end of January, where he has been appointed Regimental Sergeant Mnjor of the Nelson mili ary district. Staff Heivt-M-jor Qaatterly will replace Staff Sergt-Mejor Glanville, and will be quartered at Akaioa.— Mr H. G. Lane, secretary of the North Canterbury Board of Education has been spendiDg a few days in Akaroa, and returned to Christehurch this Alexander editor of the '•Tirnaru Herald" is at present staying at Akaroa, and returns to Timaru on Monday.

Akaroa Sailing Club.—The sailing race on New Year's Day for Mr Parkin's trophy was won by Mr L J. Va gioni's Dotterel!. The wind was ver> fluky, and all the boats were be alm-d several times. The following boats competed; Dotteell (ser), Rona (4min), Sparetirae (smin.), Wateibeetle (lOmin), Kover (30min.) A race will be sailed on Thursday next for Mr E. E. Lelievre's trophy. Kace starts at two o'clock sharp, -

Fine Weather Continues.-The weather has continued unbroken during the week, and from aH-eppearanees has settled down to seasonable summer weather. On New Year's Day a hot nor , -west wind made the day extremely hot and rather disagreeable. At nine o'clock in the morning the thermometer registered over 80 degrees in the shade, and this advanced to over 90 by midday. Tha warm weather is proving most beneficial to the dairy farmers and cocksfoot crop, and a continuation of such weather will be welcomed,

The Tourist Season.-The influx of v'sitors to ALaroa is every day increasing, and Akaroa appears to be los'ng none of its popularity as a summer holiday re«ort. The cars from Little Eiver are well taxed by the influx of v'sitors, and all appear to »ppre* ciate the fine drive over the hills. I'icnio pa'ties visit the different Bajs in the har bour every day, and the launches are bu?y running excur.-ion?. Balhing hns been m- , du'ged in freely nt tho Akaroa Baths, the wa m wealher ranking ihis recreation especially appreciable.

Lake Foiu-vtu —At a meeting of the Wairewa Couny Council on Tuesday last a letter was rf ceived from Messrs Lew hwaite and G Barclay, asking that the Council should take immediate steps to let out Lake Forsyth, as it was very high and covering their properties. On the motion of Mr Parkinson, seconded by Mr Gebbie, it was decided unanimously that, if practicable, steps sh'uld be taken to let out the lake. The lake is very high indeed for this time of the year, owing to the accumulation of water from the recent heavy storms The paddocks adjacent to the lake, which are urually grazed and are at their best at this time of the year are under water at present, and (he water is not many feet off the main road.

The Marine Excuk : ion —Those who weie present when the Karaoiu came alongside the Akana wharf with her load of excursionists from (he turbine steamer Wahine on New Year.- Day held their breath (or a moment or two. The collier made a long sweep to the nci'\ and came on towards the wharf almost b'n- on. She was heavily laden with coal and lv r bumun freight, and the rudder and reversing screws were unable to prevent her way i.nd sue came on steadily, hitting the wharf with a solid impact. The wharf was rather severely shaken, but with no apparent damage. The collier's side re* ceived a nasty dent, the iron baing torn for about twelve inches and one of the forecastle porti wa=! badly knocked about. Had the vessel not fortunately hit a tender attached to the wharf the danuge might easily have been of a much more serious nature.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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