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I NZ. Railways.—Train arrangements for I the Christchurch Races ere given elsewhere. I Wairewa County Council.—This Council | meets, at usual hour and place to day, when I the traction engine bylaw will bs adopted. 1 Personal —Mr and Miss Collier, of Christ--1 church, are spending a week in Akaroa, and 1 are staying at the Brae; Hotel. I Cricket.—ln tho i"torprovineial match | Wellington v. Auckland, payed at WellingI ton, Auckland defeated Wellington by 33 I runsi Auckland made IDG in the first inrjo I ircgs, and 250 in the second, Wellington 1 made IG4 in the first innings and ISSJ in the 1 second. 1 The Weather.- Heavy rain set in early 3 on Saturday morning, continuing all Sunday iand yesterday. The rain was very heavy on Saturday night. The cocksfoot will be damaged considerably, but the rain is badly needed for grazing purposes, as the ground ff fts becomii g very parched indeed. The weather cleared about 9 yesterday morning. School Section.—We believe a largo number of ratepayers arc in favour of the Borough's acquiring the school site, s'nd as th re is every prospect of the money market being very ousy, cow is the time to take steps in the matter. A petition signed by a number of ratepayers mat be taken by the Aka' roa Borough Council as a request by the rat- payers for a poll to be taken on the pro posal. Accident —William J. Ware, of Okain's Buy, V<aa gating grass seed to the wharf shed at Okain's Bay last week. He slipped on a b-oken dra : n pipe clcse to the shed door, and cut his arm very buily. Ur who happened to be in the Bay, attended to'him, and put in seven stifcohes. Mr Ware is pro. i greasing as well as can be expected, but he cannot do any work yet,

leariot of Fame Passexoers —A re" inion of passengers who anived in Lyttelion iy the Chariot of Fume on January 29th, 1803, wns 1 eld in Broadway's tea rooms on rtiursday last. Mr John Pettigrew, of Pi >eon Bay, whose family cams out in the icat, presided over the iMihering. Besides .he Pettigrew family, Mrs Hartley, late of T«rman Bay. also came out in the boat. Araroa County Races —Owners of horses tre reminded that entries for the meeting to je held at Motukarara on Thursday, March sth, close with the secretary of the Cantervury Jockey Club, Christchurch, at 5 p m. on Tuesday, February 10th, Mishap.—What might caused a serious oss to the personnel of the Borough was larrowly averted a few days since. As one )f our City Councillors was inspecting the jonstruction of the new wharf, the exuber mcc of bis speech was too much for the ■thorn" on whioh he,was standing. The 'thorn" tilted up, and up3et our Councillor m the stone below. We are pleased to :elate that no further damage was done. Akaroa District High School,—This school reopened yesterday with only a small Utendanoe due to the fact that so many ihildren have measles, and a number of boys nt<nd cocksfooting till the end of the season. Vlr C. Hall took up his duties again in good lealth, Miss Lynskey has been replaced by ler sister, who takes up her work for a nonth. Tho new school is not yet ready or occupation, and the furniture is not in bo' bu lding. The new desks have been for* vardel and are being put up now. Ocr Sufplkment,—The missing bale of lupplements 13 not yet to hand, We have de. ayed going on with another bale on account of neaking into the serial stories. However as the delay in receiving the misaii g nnmbers is so long we have decided to make a 'resh start wi h the later bale. Immediately the missing numbers come to hand we will circulate them to subscibers with the later lumbers until the interrupted serial stories ire complete. Territorials Hitherto the Coast Defenc 6 lotachment of the Ist (Canterbury) R giment iaa consisted of two companies, "J" and "X" Irawn from Lyttleton, New Brighton, Sumler, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Lincoln, 'rebbleton, Halswell, and Little River, and he surrounding districts. It is understood bat a scheme for reorganising the Coast Defence detachment will shortly be carried nto effect, provining for four companies, to ie known as "J," '-X," ■■L," "M," oompanie". Basks Peninsula Vicarage—The following iota about the Vicarage proposed to be built n Okaiu'e Bay, which appeared in the Febuary number of the "Church News" ia of nterest:—"The conviction that a vicarage aught to be built ia very widely held, but breaks up badly when bronght to practical test. We hope that it is still not too late for those who are inclined to debate the place of 1h.3 vicarage or the boundaries of the cure, to Rive that loyal support to the ruling of the diocesan authorities, which we cannot belin- re they deliberately intend to withhold. To leave the cure wiihout a suitable house for the vicar is really to make it unwork,. able." Progress of Waiktji —A Waioui correspoudent writes :—" I arrived in New Zealand in 18G3, when there were only tracks about Wainui and elsewhere. In those days sellers did all their packing till they gol roads. The first roads were good in summer, but there was plenty of mud in winter. ] remember the mud up the Valley road was something terrible in winter, as the bullocl drivers used to cart wood down to the wharf, As the world got older, the people wenl ahead and used drays and other vehicles The roads were metalled, and they an as good as can ba found everywhere. Mi Mulcock, of Wainui, and member of th< Akaroa and Wainui Road Board, is the first gentleman to have a motor-oar, but there ii no doubt other people will follow his ex ample," Insultins Language.—At the Lytteltot Magistrate's Court on Thursday, before M: G. Ferrier, J.P., John Orton Gebbie appliec for sureties against Richard Wakelin, junr (Mr Hunt) on the grounds that ou Decembe: 27 last, defendant had made use of insultinj language to him, The evidence showed tha the parties were neighbours at Teddington, i and on the evening in question they had hat some difference, The presiding Justice said the case was undoubtedjy a neighbour'! squabb'e, and he was certain that the langu age complained of had been used, but as tin ■ defendant had given his assurance that hi | would not agin inteifere, the present charg would be dismissed. (Elhcteij Light Loan—A poll of the Aka roa Borough ratepayers will be taken to.da; on the proposal to borrow an extra £1000 tc link up Grehan Valley creek to the reservoir An incorrect impression appears to have,gol abroad that the Council has imposed rates for the electric light. No rate bas ever beer collee ed for tho electric light loan, nor wil it ever be. The interest and sinking func has been paid out of the revenue obtainec by the sale of the current. Only consumer! pay for the light, and no rate will be col. lected. A rate has to be struck as a mattei of form to guarantee every loan; but in this instance it will never, be collected. Tho3f who are opposing the loan on the plea thai they wi?,h to have no more rates imposed on them are quite wrong in their assumption The Council will certainly recoup the amouni of the interest and sinking fund in the sale of extra power, wriich, with Balguerie creek alone, they cannot guarantee to supply the whole year round. It is a p'ty if any rate payers should oppose the loan on suth ar erroneous idea as the one that they will b( called on to pay rates on the sheeme, anc that is the reason why we have pointed oul bow incorrect the statement is.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 3 February 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 3 February 1914

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