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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Dental. —Mr J\. A. J>arsly returrel to Akaroa yesterday, nnd has resumed practice. Faulty TCoads.—The spell of dry weather has caused the ronds to break una good-deal and small etonea are outcropping everxwhere making the travelling difficult for the motor ears. A pood many puncturss are rep rted in consequence. Bishop of Waiapu — Canon Sedgwick, who had charge of the Akaroa Parish in 1904, and has since been Year of St. Luke's Christ' chnrch, has been appointed Bishop of Wair api.

Akatwa Boating Cunts social Halt. — ] In oor last is lie w» remarked on the relish* ; rrss of the floor of th" Akaroa Rowing Club's new pnr.ial hall for dnne ; ng It anp°nrg that the floor Has yet to be planed, and that tbp work will be done by Meesis Haylock and Newton The Weather.—The warm weather eon lin'i"s, with tho result that eor-kifoo!; flitting; is being done in almost record timo. Ye'ter day the sun heat was very great, though there was a light breeze blowing

Motor cars —Mr G. T Mu'co'ck, of Wai. nui, has purchased a fft", and is the resident of Wuinni to own a mo or. 15wry year sees the number of motor owners on tbe Peninsula inorenship.

Puse Seeds—Messrs J. Montgomery and Co. have initiated a system of growing pore seeds which has bf>cn in vojnie for some time in Europe, They have 1500 acres under eui. tivation, and use every mean? to kepp the seeds free from weeds. On Friday, tho firm took np a number of f.-inne.rs to Mid'Jleton to inspect tho pure seeds plot.

Akaroa Hospital Alfred Whit'a, who injured himsMf while gra=s seeding for Mr Hooker at Wainui, i 1 eft the Akaroa Hospitfl on Sundiy for his home in Christchurch. He had injured the muscles of hi:? leg previously, and the f->ll down the steep hillside wrenched 'he muscles. He will be obliged to ]"c up with his !tg for some week . —Mr Wakelln, of Barry's Bay, who broke bis leg fomfl five weeks ago, is still at the Akaroa Hospi'al.

The Moa Bird While doing some road work on 'lie Hill Road, Okain's, opposite Mr W. Mould's hove, the Okain'a Road Board's men discovered some moa bones bur ied. about eight feet deep. They were en'.bsddtd in a clay deposit, and consisted of part of the leg bones. We believe moa bones have been found about Pigeon Bay district also, showing that numbers of these birds frequented the Peninsula many years back.

Akaroa Post Office.—Tho old office is nearly all down now, and all business is being" transacted in the temporary premises ia the residential portion cf the old building. When tbe -walls of the public room were pulled down, it was found that hay had been stuffed between the lining. On Thursday night, immediately the telephone closed at 8 p.m., the telegraph and telephone apparatus were removed to the new room, and the men worked up to midnight, so that the telegraph and telephone wires could be used at ( J a.m. next morning.

Little River Train—Tourists to Akaroa make many complaints about the wait of two nours at Littlo River on Tuesdays. It ap pears that Tuesday is one of tho favourite days for travelling, and whether coming or <?o'Bg, visitors are foreetl to wait two hoars at Little River. It has been surest- d thai the Railw y Department should be a kod to rnn the ordinary midday train on Tuesday as on other days, and let ihe aPi-rimon train be sin.ply a stock onn. Willi the j r 'snt arrange ment, the moior ears cannot !>e < xpscted to make two trips, comin.; < mp'j t-.vo ways, but visitors naturally become annoyed at the wait of two hours, especially as it is quite unexpected, that being tho only day when the wait is necessary,

j A Motor Run to Lake Coleridge—At the ! invitation of Mr H W. P per, Messrs Bruce | and Leete of Akaroa, and A. Goodwin, of P> 1 geon Bay. were taken for a trip to Like Cole' ridge to view the work at present in hand in connection with the elecric power scheme, The party left town on Wednesday afternoon last, stayed the night wit friends on the way left at five o'clock next morning, and arrived at tun power end at 920 a.m. Mr Uu£f, one of the chiefs of the stoi'f, kindly showek the party over the work, including-a walk through the tunnel to the lake on the other side of the hill, and answered many questions. The return was made over the hill, and a glorious drive to town ended a most plea. ;tnt and interesting trip

A Bitteh Fueling The ' New Zealand Dairyman" tio<»i not mince matters at all in its idea to the r-iminal manner in which exstrikers would got'their revenge on tho men who killed the strike. It is tj ba hoped that this is an exaggeration—' One bright sunny morning this week, ns a young farmer was going to tbe wharf to commence loading oheese, meat, etc , into one of the English boat 3, lie walked behind one of the •mb foreman and an ex striker. Close to the wharf they met a gang of men who hud been working all night loading coal, The ex ' striker saluted tbo coal woikers thus,- "' id you lei 1 any if tie bai-t,: ds last n.'ght?" 'No," was the reply, "but as we get the chance we'll Ax them." This is quite a ngu lar part of tho proceedings co.l..noted with the work or. the wharf, The guut ret source of danger—and all tho work is in_,ie or less dangerous—is to havo an ex-striker as winch man, or an ex striker as hatchman, and then an "accident" can easily be arranged if there are half a dozen farmers below. No, we never humbug ourselv s when dealing with matters of this sort. In t:e past tie water side has been ust-d as a recruiting ground for voters, and the interests of all and sundry has to give way to tub, Put the wharveß on the same status as tho railways, even if it means getting out another 'Hiley.' "

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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