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Waikewa County Council, —Th'u Council meets at usuai bout and uiace on Tuesday ntxi, February 3

Piano Toning- —Mr S. Dattmoi-, the Deesden Compiny's piano tuner and expert, will arrive iv Akaroa on Monday next. Orders may be left with Mr DoMs and Me?sr.3 T, E, Taylor & Co.

Akaroa Post Office.—The wo:kof pulling down the old oflhe procee.h apace, and a start will be made fairly food with the nowbuilding. We believe cue Member, the Postruaiter G neral, will be asked to lay the fi r st stone of the new AltaVoa ptfst_pflice,

Motob BiiEAi: ciwK.—Yasterdny one of the passi-nger motor ears travelling from Akarra to Little Biver Fad a breakdown and missed the train at tlip Uivcr. Mr Pilking'on mo tored ;>'s Flat, where the train was caught

The Wkathkji -A. very high nor'east gale vaged in Akaroa yesterday, The wind did a lot of harm to the ripe cocksfoot seed still standing,

Peninsula Sheep.—ln the Jaat number of the "Wcekiy Press," tbero was a good photograph of ;i line of 1028 fat four and six tooth woolly wethers sold by Messrs H. Matson A' Co at 27/-per head. Tins constitutes arecord for thfi Smith Island. The sheep belonged to Messrs Thacker Bros, of Olcain's Bay

Cocksfoot,—There is little fresh to report with regard to the cocksfoot, except that the cops have ripened marvellously quickly in ihe last few dny?, and that owners have h:id to put on a ..great deal of labour (o prevent the seed from t-h king. Bound about Akaroa iihreshing has been carried on for the last I few days The weather has been most propicieiH, and we believe the yield has proved I very satisfactory, Bicycle lUce. Yesterday, about noon, en exciting bicycle race was witnessed in the main street of Akaroa between an Episcopal Head of one of the churches and a prominent commercial man. The Church had the load for a considerable distance, with Commerce a good socond, the Church urging his fellow oontestant to further exertion. Those who witnessed the contest called out loudly tc the racers to do their best, and the contest ended in a short win for the cleric—as a bystander remarked it was a great race between Church and State.

Childhen is the Bates. There is a great deal of cense in Cr D.ily's contention at the last Council meeting that, if school children are let in free of charge, there will be no room at all fov adult 3 in the baths, The children should not be asked to pay, but we think it would be an excellent idea if they were asked either to bathe at a fixed hour, or to oorce to the batli9 ready for a batho. They will certainly crowd the general public out of the baths if there ia no restriction whatever on them,

Personal—The Eev. J. de B, Galway, of Christchuren, and forborne years in charge of Little Kiver p- rish, and Mrs Gahvey, visited the chief towns cf Canada, also Cfct C3go Niagara and New York, nni .-pent over a month in the last named, en route to England, arriving at Southamton on i- ovember i , .), Mr Gahvey spent soma time in New York in studying tbe cond lions and methods of church work there. He do the fame in Engand, especially with rcgird (o the work connected with Sunday Schools. Fie intends taking up clerical work f r a while in London.

Land fou Settlejiesi , .— A Press Association telegram from Wellington states that the Lands Department is busily preparing t,o place on the market an unusun'ly large area, of land for settlements. The lands include the well-known HiUosden Estate, Marl borough. Eight otlwr espies are to be subdivided, four in Southland, three in Confer bury, and one in Wellington, the aggregate, with the Hilleaden Estate, being 130,000 acres. It wilJ all be opened before lbs end of I Mdixh.

A 'I'rve AoaTKAi.ASi.iN Maoazine—The February iesue of " Life " is the breeziest and mosti.p widely representative number of this popultii Australasian magazine. The frontispiece dryviia a series ot adventures with a kangaroo on a wayback station ;.n New South Wales; a railway president in a stir ring sketch shows how the breakdown gang of a great railway system works ; Mr A. H. E. Mattingley, the'\prerni*T nUure photographer of Australia,_outlines in a succession of wonderful pen and camera pictures the life story of (he penguin ; Mv Gariyle Smythe writes a vigorous article on Australia as a colonising power, and an anonymou3 writer criticises freely the n , -'ministration of the Northern Territory.

J Inquest.—A Jabouror named Patrick Owens, aged 49 years, Ji d in the Christciturch Hospital from ga. ho enteritis. At the inquest held on Wednesday, William Evelyn Henry, police constable'at Christelmrch, -taterf that at 10.30 p m. on January 24 he srrestod tho deceased for drunkenness. Ho was iyicg on the side of the main road at Little lliver about a hundred yards from tbo hotel. Witness locked him up, and ha was alright at half-past twelve, when witness left him /or the night. The next morning witness vicit'dtho deceased at half-past eight. 1 He said b<3 png very bad, and asked for a drink of whisity. JJe had been vomiting in the cell during the night. A.J half-past six witness called Dγ Pembertonj and l;o egarni ined nni proscribed for the deceased. 'The rallied, atjd said that he was much befci r. Ho was left to walk about outside the cell. He was all right until the following morning, when he complained of a pain in the kidneys). The doctor was again called in, and after another examination the Aβ* ceaßed was taken to Court, where he was re , manded to the Lyttelton Gaol far eijc days' medical treatment by ihn doctor, who was ■»lso a Justice of the Peace. The deceased had been d.-inking at Little Bivor for several days. Witness brought him to Christchurch by the 11,60 ft.m. train on January 26, and ho was taken straight to the Lyttelton Gaol. A verdict was returned that the deoeased died from gastro enteritis.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 30 January 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 30 January 1914

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