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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Wjukewa Counts Council.—This Council meets at Little Kiver to day. Personal—Mr and Mrs E. Hay, of Pigeon Bay, will leave for a trip to the Old Country in a few weeks time. Educational -Douglas Dodds, son of Mr J' >, Dodds, was placed thirteenth In the North Canterbury Education Board's examination for free places. The young scholar is to be congratulated on his success. He is a pupil of the Akaroa District High School. Akahoa Boating Club-Tbe local lowing club has not yet got its training boats, and will probably not be able to enter any crews for the Christehurch Kegat'a. So far three boats have been secured, but no oars have come to hand yet. A gaeat deal of valuable.time his been lost this season.

The Weather.—The last few days have beer, very hot. On Sunday and yesterday th? tnmperature was very high, being over 90 in tin shade en Sunday afternoon, All Sun* dal night it was very hot, tho thermometer being up to 76ieg. at midnight.

Fire _ Brigade Conference.— Residents are reminded there will be a public'meeting in the /karoa Borough Council Chambers tomight to disouss matters re entertainment of the Fire Brigade delegates,

Christchurch Summit Koad-Yesterday's "Lytelton Times" says; "In the interview published with the Mayor in regard to the Summit Road, the statement that 'there is nothing grand at Hanmer, the Cold Lakes, or Rotorua,' should read 'there is nothing grander,, and 'the object at present is to sc cure a good road from Sumner f> Opawa' should read 'from Sumner to Akaroa-' "

Summit Road.—ln the last few years the Summit road ha 3 been much improved, and it is now metalled from the Hill Top to the Long Bay Saddle except for a small section between Okain's and Le Bon's where the crusher is at present at work breaking metal for the uncompleted portion Several bad knobs have been taken off the road, and tbe grade improved in oher p'aee?. The time is not fur distant when the Summit Road will be a favourite motor drive, aud it is well worth a vitit" to get the be-.uti'ul views obtainable.

Personal-Mr and Mrs J. C. Andersen and family, of Christehurch, who have been tbe guests of Mrs H. McHale, of Chorlton, have returned to town after a delightful rest and holiday. Mr Andersen has spent most of the time in Boleyn's bush in search of botanical specimens. He has secured several new bird songs.—Mieß E. H. Menzies, of Cashmere Hills, is also a guest of Mrs H. McHale.

Accident—Roy McGreppr, son of Mr J, McGregor, of Richmond School, was run over by a motor car, near the Clock Tower, on Thursday last. Tbe car went completely over him, but fortunately the wheels did not touch bis body. He was taken to the Hospi' tal, where it was found tnat though no bones were broken he was badly cut about the face and legs. It will be some weeks before he can bo at.work again.

Ca'.h and Cattle in Collision.—There was considerable commotion at the junction ot the L ng Bay and main coach roads on Saturday morning. A herd of nearly 100 bead of ca'ilo was being driren along the main road in the direction o( Akaroa, and the motor coaches from Akaroa had some I difficulty in passing through. However, all I went well until the last car came along, which passed over the hill from Akaroa at the ordinary pace just as the cattle were! nearing the junction on the German Bay side The drover signalled to the driver of the car to stop, which he did as speedily as possible, but not before the cat'le bunched in such a way as to force one of the beasts through the wire fence into a paddock. Tbe car eventu° al'y got through safely, but later there was something in the natur: of a stampede, whereby another animal scumbled through the fence into another paddo-k, and it was with difficulty tbat the drover, assisted by many willing hands, got the unwieldy mob under control.

Pigeon Bay Telephone Service—The Pi. geon Bay telephone service is now completed and almost" every house in the Bay is connected either with the party wire or private wire. There are fourteen subscribers on the new pnrty wire which his recently been erected. The whole cost for the subscribers has been approximately £200. The fact that jarrah posts were imported and eecttd in place of makeshift posts that would have been unsightly has added to the coat, but it is certain that those connecting have been wise in their decision to erect these posts, as they are very ornamental along the main roads, and will have a very long life. Mr A; Goodwin has* been a towrr of strength in carrying out tho new telephone eytem. It was his suggestion tbat residents should have posts of a uniform size, and he has been un. tiring in his supervision of the whole instal. lation of the wires and telephones. Owing to the strike the telephones did not arrive from Australia until a late date, but the whole installation is now completed, and the Bay is now very ooroplated connected, and the residents find the convenience a very great one both froni a sooial and business point of view. ': '

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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