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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Sale Day..—Friday is Bala day at Duvau-: chelle. j N.Z. Railways—Train arrangements for ( the Akaroa County races on Thursday next j are iiven elsewhere, i Justice of fiie Peach -Among the list of i Canterbury appointments of Justices of the j Peace appears that of Mr Thomas Mcintosh, ; t f Le Bon's Bay. i "Lyttelton Times"—Mr M, L. Reading, J associate editor of tho ' New Zealand Tirhfe," | has been appointed editor of the "Lyttelton j Times," |
Christchurch Regatta The Christchurch Regatta was held at Corsair Bay in unfavourable weather, The Canterbury Rowin Club, with £47, won the largest amount of prize monc.%
Croquet —A tournament of eight players was held on the.Waiiti lawn on Saturday afternoon, when Mrs Riches, with a score of 42, proved the winnerß. Mrs G. W. Thomas kindly presented the prize—a handsome rose bowl.
J New Post Office.—The foundation of the ( new post office at Akaroa is now completed, and the conorete work for the base of the | b «'lding is being carried out. The c.a. John j oJ' r ' v n 8 , d ffom Lyttelton on Saturday with ! dU.OOO feet of timbar for the new post office. ; Moron Reliability Tkial.—Tha Canter- ! bury Automobile Asiocialion is Holding its | reliability trial on Friday next, whan the I run will be to Akaroa from Christohurch via i tho Summit road and tbe Bays Tho motor i cars will remain in Akaroa on Friday evenm -7i ? nd , r . etl ! rn next morning, when they I will travel to Ilakaia and baok.
Duvauchelle Hall -Tito foundations of the new h-ill at Duvatichcile are t'o-v h- ir.g
laid by the successful tend-rer, Mr E. W. B.ciielor. Thf-- hall, wit-n ■.•■.mpl t"<l, will be a great boo • to resident* in the b r. a-.d -nr rounding district The hail wt!l -t.-u-d iux'. to the Akuroa County Council', p.id.iußk.
Akaroa Co op knative Cutii-.i'. I'actouy — A meeti-g of tho above >''~,,,;.U 1V w ,u n ,. he! at Duvauchelle on Frid iy to meet intending suppliers.
Akaroa County Racks. R>eor-:l accp'' ] an es have beon received for these races, wh'cli are being hold at Mot .k .r.ira o ; . Thuta day. 'The,train arrangen-e-sln .-ioj>o-ii- in our advertisement column?, an! the acceptance? on our fourth page. Accident to M' Tons On Frday a b.-aiin<; of iho Akiirua ninii mot >r o:t-- \v<>- 1W loo=e,' and the rod drove into the crank case. Curi.
ouply enough iho sitrnt accident cccu'red
with another car m Saturday. Both cats had to be taken to Christchurch for repairs,
St. Peter's Cnuacii-On Sunday evening Archdeacon Stocker preached his farewell service at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa. He spoke very forcibly o f to" need "f • vsr.v man
•nd woman to have a pnrpose in life, and to do what they had in hanii with a will He added that in Rimes o? r'er-at.inn as welt ' S
in ordinary W >k, pwp c ehould .Htrive ;o do !■'>••<<■ A--i and (o piny geiiesou.sly and fairly. Archdeacon Stocner has tak«n a numr.er of services during the eighteen months he has spent here, and he has acted as superintend ent of thp Sunday School, so fhat h« will be much missed in the church work of the pirEh
C"mmod-re Lavatjd's House - A.rehde-icor<.
toeliei-, who is le-ivins; Akarm :)ii, we=k pi evented to tho ■■Vkarm Koron«h Council a photograph of CommofioieOvaud's hove in Lavaud street The photograph, which wa-i taken from the ercpfe by Mr \. Robnttotn. photographer, Christchurch, is an excellent one of the house of the Commodore, who payed such an important put in the farly history of our town, and gave bis name to Our principal street-
FiNns iNRiGNia-A number of orcharding in the Nelson district intend to follow the iid-v-s> of Mr Cc.olnvnp, G vor,-m»nr Biol-i-M--f: and plant p : nu ingijrri's with a view to using t.in rim i. <■ for inuf ea-es At re pre-<">-tiro' a C''"'j.)!R of then w : io ow a p.-iric.b'o circu'a - n•; bench nnd a oil m, ■'•■:. p. ar fl nuking a 1 ving in the Mots-. k. t ft ,.,i R \v,,kn dip* triot. I>y up iiopni-.rs f« ! n ny ',-,. a ;
frnitpr wf-r., who fid (Ik timber tnakps -x cellent cases for sending the produce of thii orchard- to ti-o Wellington market.
Personal —Mr and Mrs E. Hay, of Pigeon Bay, leave on for England via South America and Mon'.e Video Th?y will P'nhftbly bo absent about nine months.
— Mr W. H. Hen ring, of Akaroa, leaves this morning for a nx week.-*' holiday in the North Island. He will spend most of hiholiday in Whangarei and Auckland.— Archdeacon Sto'.'kor and his family leave for Christchurch on Wednesday.
Dais's' Wharf—Mr R Powrie, contractor for Daly's wharf, Akaroa, h making good progress, and the first length from the shore end 13 practically completed, as the decking ia in place. The contractor is at present dslayed, owing to the non arrivrtl of the required timber, but this will come to hand in a day or two, At the shcro end of the wharf thero will bo a cemeuc abutment, which will extend out six or eight feet, and this abutment will be 'he whole width of Balgueri street.
Rifle Shooting.—At tbe Trentham Rifle Shooting Meeting, which commenced on Thursday, Sergeant Narhey, of Eltham, a son of Mr T. W. Narbey, ami formerly n, k»en member of the Duvauchelle Biflo Club, was placed seventh in the Snapshooting Match, and won £2. Mr Cruw, of Chorlton, won £1 in the feme match. In the Classification Match and ah-o in the lipoid .Shooting Match Sergeant Narbey won £1 prizes. In the Auckland Match Whitley (Akaroa) made 91, Ciaw (Chorlton) 90, R»bins.m (Wainui) 88, Rev. J. •• . Hayward (Akaron) 87. Jn the grand totals, up to yesterday, Whitley, with 183, was the fifth C nterbury man.
FnoTOGRAPHY. —In nm ther column is a notice fr/m Mr H. Billens, late of Akaroa, but now ot Palmemon North. He has brought with him a Jack camera, specially suitable for animal photography, either singly or in herds, anl having had such a large experience amongst tbe numerous dairies and herds in the Manawatu and Rangitikei districts for ovei twenty years, he is now, recognised one of the best animal photographers on the coast. But all classes of outside work will be undertaken if necessary. As Mr Billens's visit will only be for a few days, he will be glad to get notice at once of any orders.
Wainui—Having had a long spell of fine, dry weather the grass seeders in the Wainui district have been able to get their harvesting done with scarcely a break and by now the work Is practically finished. The yield is much below expectation.—A rather serious accident happened last Saturday week to a young man named Percy Arnold. He was packing grass seed up a hill, when the horse bolted, knocking him down and breaking his collar bone. Be was taken to the Akaroa Hospital, whore his injury was attended to last Tuerday.—The new tennis court is now availablefor use r and some preliminary games will b- played this werk. Th« formal opening of the court will take p'acce later on.
Blackbirds - The following extract f.om the "Lyttelton Times" of Saturday, February 27th, 1861 is of interest, There is no doubt the blackbird haß thrived on Bunks Penin. sula:—"La t autumn Mr Genrge Rhodes, of Purau, liberated a pair of fine blackbirds. Soon after they took to the bush, and nothing further was seen of them till a few days ago" when they returned to the neighbourhood of the house with a brood of young oned. quite strong on'the wing. It is something lo know that this little succes gives a hope that it is possible to adopt some of the English song, sters to our climate."
Echoes of the Strike—The - bad feeling that was caused among the Lyttelton wharf labourers against the spe'cinl police during the late strike has been much in evidence for the past few weeks on Banks Peninsula says the "Press.' 1 The prospect of good wages to be earn d in graßs seeding operations, com. pared with the uncenianty of emplomeot on the waterfront, attracted many watersiders to the fields, some hundreds having been ab sent from tho port on this account. Many of tho men who acted as "specials" were drawn from tho country, and on one occa3. ions when thr-y met the ex-strikers the latter have not been' hath to show their enmity It is reported that much trouble has been f x perieneod by f-irmn-s during the occkfoot harvest by the watersiders refusing to work beside the others. One party of watersides are reported to have secured a»i engagement with a farmer under the usual conditions. A numbea of ex had also Keen en gaged, and when it became known to the waternirlers they told the farmer that, if he wished to retain their services, he would have to dispense of tho?e of the former. He refused, and the men left in a body. Similar cases are reported from other parts of the Peninsula.
LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914
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