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AjUIWA. AND '•' AISUI liOAD BOAItD Tbi Boat I meeis at usual hour and place to mon )\v (Saturday), 9.(■'. Brisbane.—On Tuesday ea. Brisbano arriv d in Akaroa from Newcastle with a carpi of 200 tors of coal. She left again on Wedi esday.

Ac ;iuent to s s. John ANDERSON.—Yester day looming, while the John Anderson wa3 draw; ng up to the Barry's B»y wharf she re • ceived some injury to her screw. It was reported in Akaron that tho vessel struck n submerged pile and bent her propeller blades. The iojury caused her to be disabled, as Bhe could only go ahead and not astern. The vessel was put ashore alongside tho wharf and examined. It is probable that the propeller will have to be taken to Lyttelton to be straightened. The John Andereon had called into Barry's Bay |to Bhip eleven tons of cheese from the Barry's Bay cheese factory. It is said there are beveral sub , ( merged piles in tho vicinity ot the wharf,

Salk Day.—To day is sale day at Duvan chello. The WjcATin'R.—During th- laat few days t v c f'-eather has bsr-n uncertain, ana both o< Tuesday and Wednesday night rain fell Yesterday was a cool day, ihn sky bsi>p overcast most of the time Tho rai-i very welcome, us the ground was pa:ch< :1 but more warm v.rather i-nquueii fjrtlu cocksfoot. Fire Brigade Conte! rcsci- , .. — A public meeting of Akarca resilient:- v.iil bo h..ld in the Borough Council Chnmbfrs ni Tne-day next, January 13:h, ut 8 pm, to discuss matters periainin" to the cr.r f* rcuce. A full attendance of rodents i-: n-quest?;!. Cricket — The loilrwny team will u!ay for Akaroa at Akaroa ag:iin>-t Harry's B;iy on Satuidny next (tomorrow): —U;niiell, Foster Wederel), Wilkinp, l'prrin, S. C. and T. Lelisvre, G Htnning, Gooowii , , S. Hay ward, V. Armstrong; emergency, U. Bruce. Peninsula Kalf.yaud* Co.—A ppeoii-l general meeting of the Company will be held at Duvauchelie to day, when the question of the mid-monthly sales will come up for difCUEsion. We believe some of the auf'tioucers ate in favour of doing nwoy with the mid-monthly sales during the winter and autumn months. Dirty Streits, —The sweeping of the concrete channelling should be dono more often in the main Akaroa streets, Fre | (juently the channels are choked with dirt and waste paper, and give thy town a nrglected appearanca. In many resi dents are sufficiently interested in their homes to fweep out the gutters in front of their own dwellings, but where they are left the dirty seetiona do not add to the appear ance of the town, Hares —A nest of leverets was difcovered in a hay paddock close to Akaroa. They were lying co quiet in the grass that the mower cut one leveret with the scythe. Aβ usual with young leverels found in form they were pnssive and eneily captured. No signs were to be found of the parents, but the leverets were released close by the form to allow of the mother finding them after dark. Our Peninsula Grades.—"l have heard a good many tale?," said Dr W. H Simpson, president of the Automobile Association, last night, "but this oaps them all." The tale which caused thi=? and other reinaiks of a like nature was told by Mr 3. S. Hawkos, who said in coming up one grass slope on the Peninsula the gradient had bp°n steprj that the hick tyres hart repeatedly fired the grass Ho persisted in his story, and oveni tually it was accepted with duo apologies. 1 Horseshoe Bend.—At a meeting of the Can c rbury Automobile Association on Wed- ! i esday, IV r A. S. Clarkson, on bohn'f of Mr \ G )i-dwin, Pigeon Cay, presented the AssociaIti in w th a framed photograph of the Horse* , s'noe Bend on the Pigeon Bay main road, ■ showing the manner in which provision wao i made, by cv.'ing down a portion of the hill I at this corner, bo that motorists ■ pproaching i from different directions could see each other The chairman returned thanks, and it was decided to forward a copy of the photograuh t-> locil bodies in whore districts similar' dangerous coiners esi t. j Akaroa P\j;ckkation Ghouxd.—-IS is to be hoped that immediately tho Council's mm have laid down the Domain Trnnis court?, the long authorised work r.f draining the Akaroa Recreation Ground will be gone on with. hi- the opinion cf every expert in ! draining who has s-o;n the grouni that the I job is not at ali n big one, and it seems a pity that year after year should pass without the work being carried out. The benefit to sports' people would be very large indeed, and there ;s no doubt that Akaroa suffer? through having such a wet ground, The football rmrl cricket clubs in the Bays dread on this ground, and whr?n its filthy condition is considered, their objection is not at all unreasonable. The Akaroa Dor" ough Council professes to be ar-xious to do everything in its power to advance the town, and it is certain that the carry'ng out of tbe resolution passed in 1907 to dram the Kecrea tion Ground would b< 3 a progressiva step of gtpf.t benefit k> (hn Borough, CONOBICTK KkRBINO AND CHANNELLING.— W'i beieve the Council intends to goon with thf concrete kerbing and channelling at an e:rlydiife. The Co uity crusher will be in Ak:iroa dfter March, and metal will be pro cured at the quarry in readiness— 250 yards for the Borough p.nd 300 .yard? for the County, We do not know whether the con* j crete channelling and korbing can be gone on with before that date, but when the work is taken in hand the Council intends to do Cross street, opposite Mr Doddp, and Jo'ie street, behind the Metropole. The idea of doing these two sections is to avoid tb.6 unpleasant smells from the drain behind Mr. Fodds's and the Metropole Hotel, This sum mer the stench has not been noticeable, but the need of better drainage to carry away the noxious matter is a very urgent one. Motor Trial to Akaroa, —At Wednesday's meeting of the Canterbury Automobile As sociation, the president said that there had been a lot of dissatisfaction in connection with the proposed Duaedin route for the next reliability trial, and ha thought that next year at all events tho Association shoikl select the West Coas% for the Hapuki and Conway would then be bridged. Meantime Mr Hawkes had proposed the following route for tbe coming trial:—Saturday - 7ig zag, Sumner, to head of Governor's Bay, thence to Cbarteris Bay, Purau, Port L vy, Pigeon Bay, Little Akaloi, OKa n's Boy, Le Bon's Bay, by way cf Layer ick's Bay, and Akaroa by the Long B.iy road Sunday— Akarra, Monday Heturn \ia Southbridge, crossing at Moiukirara, to Itp.kaia Gorge, Fo nrata and back !o Chrislchuich, Oddfellow-iiip - The "lalf.. yearly sum mons meet'ng of tha Loy4 Good Inten Lodge of Oddfellows was b.ultJ in the lodge' room, Akaroa, on Mond'y evening, the N G, , Bro. C Bhodee, presiding over a largs attendance. Outward and inward porres pondence wes rend and approved of. Sick visitors reported that live members wore on tho funds, and sick pay waa granted accord. ingly. The newly, elected officers, Bro. L Haylock, as N G., and Bro, G Kearney, as V,G , were duly instal ed by P.P.G.M. Bro, J. E. Newton. The NG. appointed Bro. C. DierckE.S and Bro. M. Lelievre L.S, The V.G. appointed W. Rhodes R.S. and A Rhodes LS. Tho N.G. gave notice that next lodge night would be a summons meet 'ng to receive the auditors' report and balance-sheet, and for election of hall committee. The sentiments of the Order were given by the presiding officers. The lodge adjouri r 'l for harmony, when Forgs and recitati' n« were given by members Receipts for the eveniug totalled £7 5i 3d.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 9 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 9 January 1914

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