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Akakoa County County.—This Counci meets at usual hour and on Saturda; next. Launch Tkh'S.—A visitor has* made thi statement that little is koown about th< launch trips down the harbour, and si g gested that the launch owners should erect a notica board, notifying visitors what tim the launches leave lor the various bays, eto Wβ mention the matter, as the idea may bt taken up by launch owners. Fire Biugades' Conferenck.—The meet ing of ladies to discuss the entertainment oi delegates to tho conference, to have been held yesterday afternoon in the Akaroa Borough Oo.uneil Chambers, fell through foi want of quorum, Ntw Posi Omen—We understand thai Mr Hickey, the extractor, arrived in Aka too, yesterday, and makes a start to.da.v with the new building, It is lo be hopsd that-the beautiful ribbc;wood tree l.oking on Lavaud street will be spared. The tree is not obstructing at all, and is well worth preservation, Daly's Wharf, Aiuno-v.-The work of rebuilding Daly's wharf is not yet started, though all the timber and gear are ready on the wharf. We believe the work will be completed in six weeks'time after starting, but the delay seems unaccountable. Ouk Supplements.—Owing to the strike our supplements were held back in Sydney. A bale has been sent aoross since, and Blessis Slevenson and Stewart have notified us that they have jione astray to Cbrnichurch. We apolrgi=e to subscribers Lr tho delay, which has 'net been caused through auy error ol our own Phiz;: Gladioli.- While inspecting the exhibit ■of gladioli at the Canterbury Sweei Pea and Castiation Society's exhibition on Friday af c ; oon, the Countess oi Liverpool was much irrpiet-sed with a beautiful salmon rose Eeediing, and consented to the request of the grower, Mr \V, A, Carpenter, of G ver nor'sßay, to aLow her name to be given to this variety. Bad Characters About.—The " Lyttelton Times" of yesserd.y, under the heading 'After the Strike," says:—"The roll on Saturday showed tnat about 400 men were at work, and even then there was a few vacancies. Many mambt sof the old Steve dores' Union have gone gr;si.seeding, and in consequence the shipping companies have not for the present a very 1 reserve force at band." The "Times" is correct in one matter, and that is that tl:c- Peninsula is getting the benefit of the strikers, who are to be seen about ihe Peninsula road. There certainly are. a number of bad characters about, as the court news in another column shows. Old School Site —Nothing further has been heard of the sale of the old Akaroa School section, and it seems unfortunate that the Borough Counci! should lose the oppor tunity of buying it and improving it later. The section improved would be an immense asset to the borough, though tho work of improving it need be very gradual. The children will go back to school there for n short time after the holi lays, but a move will Boon be made to the new building on the bill. Witb the new post office on the other corner, the borough should acquire the sec j tion with ttie idea of erecting tnunioipal buildings there later, Akaron residents must look ahead and be progressive if they wish to keep abreast of the times. A man who knew \karoa well in the old'days visited Akaroa •ecently after an absence of eighteen 'ears, and he was struck with the improveuent of the boroughs He considered the own wa3 most progressive, but that, having egun, the residents should keep on, and ot stagnate in the old style oi twenty years

Result of Ciiristciiuuch Donais Rosk Carnival — Art Union, winning numbers: 1, 17251; 2, 19204; 3, 18090. C. W. Hkrvey, Secretary, Vise BitiGADFa COiNiRBENCE,—A meethiß of the Entertainment i c was bsld last evening. There was a. lair attendance, the Mayor in the chair. It was deoided that a band be pngnged [or three or four days dur ing the week, and it be left to Mr F. Taylor to secure the band. Open-air concerts will be given, end the band will attend all functions. It was also decided that Messrs G. Armstrong and M. Daly ro >ke a Btart with the collecting next day. Arrangements were made with the Hayward's management committee to hold a big picture programme in about three weeks' time in aid of the band funds.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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