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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Little River Sale.—The next Little River dale will bo held next Tuesday. Sale Day,—To-day is Sale Day at Duvauchelle,

Eobinson's Bay School—Miss M. McDowell has been appointed mistress of the -Bobin. son's Bay School.

Akaroa County Backs—Owners of horses are reminded that entries for the Akaroa County Baces to be held at Motukarara on Thursday, March sch close with the Secre , tary of the C.J.C. at 5 p,m, on Tuesday next, February 10th.

Tun Weather. —Tbe weather remains doubtful and showery. Cutting of the late oocksfoot crops has been continued, but all threshing operations are at a standstill.

Akab-oa District High School—Mr Edward J. Beattie has been appointed probationer 0/ the Akaroa D.strict School, He has passed the Senior free place exatnL nations, and is 17 years of age.

Cantebbury*Beekeepers.—This year the Canterbury Beekeepers' Association is holding its big annual outing at Mr Jacobsen's apiary, Little River. Motor vans leave Cathedral Square on Saturday next at 8 a.in , arriving at Little River-at about 10,30 a m. The gathering will probably be a record

Daly's Wharf—The work of driving piles for the new wharf is proceeding very rapidly. The eleotric power has proved very satisfao f.ory, and the driving is goad The bulk of the timber on the olcl wharf is totara and black pine, and some of it is as sound aa the day it was put down. The timber is being moved to the Council's yard to be ready for use for the additions to the Baths. Fat Stock.—Mr J, E. Ferguson, Hatswell, gave a fat bullock as a contribution to the Canterbury A, and P. Association's debt extinction fund, and it wa3 sold at the Aldington baioyards on Wednesday to Mr l<. H. Steel ai £12. Mr L. Wilson, Teddington, also gavti a springer for the Eamo object, and it brought £8, Li-iile AitiLOA School—At the meeting of the North Canterbury Educ tion Board on Wednesday, the committee of the Little School (Chorlton) wroie expressing their high appreciation of the faithful work done by the late Miss M. Scott, and asking that amirgj ments might bo made for re-opening the school on February 2 It, was agieod that a temporary teacher should to engaged. Akaroa Post Office Mu.?fc of the old building has been dismantle'!, i-xcepting that portion loft for tse as tempjiary office, and the residential secticn, A sUrt has been mads with the outbuildings of the new oftice, whiah are set well b ick on the sect on on the oorner opposite the Akaroa Mail oilice, This foreman of works was unable to tell us the exact date on which the foundation* stone would want to be laid. The outbuildings are all to be completed iirst, and this work will take a fortirght or more. It would probablj be three wecl« or a month before the main building will be ready to have the foundation stone laid. The building will bo well back from the street, and the ribbonwood tree will stand somo distance in front of the building, giving a most picturesque appear , ance to the new oilice. Aiunoi PowMNa Cluji.—Thursday nex' Wll be a gala day for the Akaroa bowlera when thsy will have to entertain She AuS' fc alian bowlere and a number of Canterbury bowie c. The whole party, which is traveling down by motor ears, will consist of fifty-five men. Tt ey will be here for luncheon and afternoon tea. .Several suggestions are being made as to entertainment. Wo believe tho visiting bowlti'3 do not want io have a Bfcrenuoua day's bowling, but would ike to see the , historic points of in> Uriel, It ia probuble that some will go out for a launch trip down the harbnur, and that after luncheon a gamo of 15 beads will be played. A meeting is called of the club for tomorrow (Saturday) night,,at 8 p.na, to disa cuss the entertainment of the vieitorß.

Safely Landed.—Mr C. S, F, Moore, of Okain's Bay, wrote the following letter to the " Lyttelt m Times " v uler the title "Safely Landed " .—" An incident recurred here recjntly that empha=iz a .' the importance of carefully-inbeMing packages wh?n The local boat carrying a cuf.o of frait met •,v th a very rough sea off the Look-out Point, and 'the said case was washed over* lioard, but the cons'gnor'a name bsing on the cisc as well us the consignee's King Neptune promptly returned it, and it was picked up early the following morning on the Okain's beach,"

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914

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