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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

New Zealand Bah.ways—Train arrange,merits of trotting race 3at Dunedin are given elsewhere.

Akasoa Cousty Coumcil— This Conncil meets at usual tima and place tomorrow (Saturday).

Dirty STnnE'rs.--Many complaints are being made about the dirt left in the Akaroa ptreets, particularly in the concrete channelling. A man with a broom could easily remove the nuisance, and the work is a very necessary one,

Weekly Hali-'Holiday.—A special meet, ing of the Akaroa Borough Council will be held at 7.15 p.m. on Wednesday evening next to appoint the weekly half-holiday for the borough,

The Weather—Tuesday was a very warm close day, but Wednesday was cool with a light breeze, and a very suitable day for cocksfoot cutting. Yesterday it was very hot and close with several showers of rain.

Daly's Wharf-On Wednesday morning, Mr Powrie, the contractor, made a start with the work of pulling down Daly's wharf. Tho decking of half the wharf has been removed, and the derrick has been got into position tor driving the piles. The monkey will be ! worked by electricity, the, power being obtained from the Borough Council's electric

supply. ""Accident.—Late yesterday afternoon a grass-seeder named Whitta, who was working [or Mr Hookar, of Wainui, saw a

sheep in difficulties on a cliff, and went to its rescue, with the result that he had a bad fall. His leg was injured, and he was taken by launch to Akaroa and on to the Akaroa Hospital, where Dr Cantrell attended to his injuries. The bone of his leg was broken or tha sinews were badly injured.

A Large Shark,—Mr John Pool, while fishing at tbe Heads for hapuka, caught a shark Bft 6in long. The fiah is on the fisherman's wharf for inspection, and a number have already been to have a look at the monster.

Cocksfoot. — Cutting is general every ■ where, and the report that the seed i 3 light and patchy is contradicted by growers. Those cutting declare the heads are very good this year, and the cocksfoot wants cut ting on the green side. The yield should be an excellent one. There is a good deal o t labour available.

Peninsula. Grazing.—At the Addington saleyards on Wednesday the market was topped in fat wethers by a very prime line of 471 four and six-tooths, which made 20s 10J to 24 i 51, These sheep were sent in by Mr G. G, Holmes, of Kaocklyn, Tai Tapu, and, with the exception of a month on the farm, had been granted on the hills at Pigeon Bay. N Z. Rowing Championships-— T- c New Zealand rowing championships will this yeur be decided on the Waikato River, at Mercer, Auckland, on January 29. The Auck.and Itowing Association, to which the cnampion< ship mseting has been allotted, is reported to be working hard, with the assistance of a strong committee at Mercer, to ensure the suocoss of the Jmocting. In addition to the championship events, a programme of Maori canoa races and other unusnal aqnatic item 3 has been arranged. Arrangements will be wade for the accommodation of visiting oarsmen in all cases where suffic ent notice is given. Auaroa Bowling Cmjii,—The Australian bowlers who are touring the Donrnion in February will be in Cliristchuroh about February 11 to. 13, and there is some talk of Canterbury Bowling Association bringing down tha visitors for a motor run to Akaroa, The hon. sec. of the Akaroa Bowling Club (Mr A, H. Westenra) is writing to the secretary of the Canterbury Bowling Association to suggest the visiturs should try and come down on Thursday, when the members of the local club would be able to entertain them in a better manner. The Akaroa Club should exert every effort to make the visitors' trip as pleasant a one as possible. The visitors will spend a day in Christohurch of February

19th.

Ke:iderce in New Zealand.—Great in

terest, according to Mr Bruce, of the New Zealand Agricultural Department, says the "Lyttelton Times," who has just returned from India, is felt in New Zealand by many of the wealthy class in that oountry who are desirous of retiring f.om business or administrative duties. He met dozens of Anglo* Indians who would be worth each from £100,000 to £200,000, who made extensive inquiries about these southern lands, with a view to settling in them.' Mrßruoe was able to extend a hearty invitation, and assured tlumthat the Government Tourist Bureau would surply them with sufficient informa. tion to convince them that this would prove un ideal resting plaoe after the tropics. •But," he said, "I told them they would have to get over (he habit of having native servants putting their boots on for them." Loi'al Good Intent Lodge—A summoned meeting of the Lojal Good Intent Lodge of Oddfellows was held on Monday evening in the lodge-room, Akaroa, N.G. Bro. L. Hay, lock presiding over a good attendance. Correspondence was read from the Friendly Societies' Guarantee Association endorsing free renewal receipt from the district regarding alteration of the scale of contributions. The auditors, Brothers Bruce and Taylor, submitted their report, stating that the books had been well and carefully kept. The balance to the credit of the sick fund now stood at £2152 16a. The sick pay during the past year had been unusually heavy. The report was adopted and the auditor thanked and awarded the usual fee. An election to fill three vacancies on the Hall Committee resulted in Brothers Lawrence, Haylock and Kearney being eleoted. Sick pay was granted to five brothers on the funds. The sentiments of the Order were given and responded to. lieceipta for the evening totalled £10 4s 6d.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914

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