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Dkhi's Wiukf—Good progress has bee™ made with this wharf, and the ontrnctor is now driving the final piles en the tee of the wharf Once the piles are in, the work will goon be concluded.

Sailing - Owing to the grasß- seeding, there ha- been no pniling vacfS tor the last three Thursdays, but on Thursday next the will bo continued. The pr'zs for next Thursday's race will be a trophy kindly pre<sented by Mr J. Kennedy, Wainui.

Bowr/XNC—Rev. J. W. Hayward played for Christehurch in the match against the Aus • tralian bowlers on Wednesday, whrn Christ' church won by 36 point 3 The rink in which Mr Hayward was playing won by 32 points to 20.

Choquet.—A special g<neral meeting cf the Wai-iti Croquet Club will ba held on the green to.-morrow (Saturday) after tournament has been concluded. Any intending members are asked to send in their name, for e'eotion to the club.

Cargo op Timber.—Yesterday s,b. John arrived in Akaroa from Pelorous Sounds with a cargo of 25,000 feet cf timber consigned to Mr J, Vansioni. The order was for 70,000 feet, but, owing to the strike, only 25,000 feet was forwarded. We believe the shipment includes some of the timber to be used for the new post office.

Personal - Mr G Harris, of Christehurch, who celebrate"; his silver wedding today, was made th" recipient of a handsome gift by iht Christehurch Amateur Swimming Association, in which he has always taken a keen interest Mr Harris is a frequent visitor to Akaroa, and is solicitor for the Akaroa Borough Council.

Accident—A Press Association message from on Wednesday says:-" Mr E. G. Back, a sbecpfarmer at Pakowhai, whilst mustering sheep, fell with his horse down a steep hill face, and sustained serious injury to Iris back. He Has in a precarious condition Black went out with a shepherd at 5 a.m., a;-d arranged to meet the latter at 8 a.m. at a'fixed point. The -hepherd arrived at the appointed time, and failing to find Black, made a search, and discovered him injured at the font of the cliffs, his horse having evidently lost his footing on a rnzorback t'idge " Mr Black is tho eldest son of Mr G J Black, who lived for many years on the Peninsula.

Fiiuit Coupon Onn_in.—V<»ry few people have taken advantage of the fruit order scheme, introduced by the PoftmasterGeneral.on January I, 1013, by which supplies of fruit may be ordered through the medium of the post office by means of an order coupon, the charge for which is 2d, including postnge. In mentioning the scheme to a " New Zealand Herald " representative, Mr. Rhodes remarked that during tho last quarter of 1913 only eight coupons wore pur> chased, three at Welli gtcn md Napier, and one at Nelson and Wanganui. During the three months ending August 31 tha number of coupons purchased was twenty.three. Mr Rhode? said that the Department had made arrangements for the exhibition of fruitgrowers' price lists at post offices, but the growers had not shown any desire to utilise thia means of communication with con sumers Although at certain of the larger towns where the Railway Department has a cartage contract orders would be delivered to the residence of the purchaser, the Boheme had not developed ns had been anticipated,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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