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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1914

Okaim'i Bay Sports—These sports will be held on Thursday, April 16th.

Akauoa akd Wainui Road Bohrd— This Baaed mett at usual hour and place on Saturday. Akaboa Post Qyricß.—The work of the foundations of the pout office is progressing ■lowly. It ia estimated that it will be a fort night before. tbe building is ready for the laying oftbe foundation atone. ; A Damaged Dbuh.—On Sunday afternoon the Bangiora Brass Band was giving Belec tioni in tbe Akaroa Domain./ In an intervm a itrong wind came up and blew the drum j ever on to a projecting stick ripping open tbe whole of one face.

- Osoqckt.—On Saturday afternoon a Cro qaat|^ Brn » ment WM heia on the Wttl Ili Croquet Lawn, when Mrs Bristow with the score of 60 won the prize, a handsome trophj kindly given by Mrs Cantrell.

Fbbbojul—Mr H. L. Michel, of Hokitika, who ooatested the Grey election Borne month* ago, is at Akaroa for the Fire Brigade Con' ferenos. Mr Michel is a member of the Fire Board, and has taken a keen interest for many yearß in Fire Brigade matters.—Mies Edith Brnoe. daughter of Mr J. D. Brace, oi Akaroa, bas received word thSt she has Jassed the final seotion of the B.A. degree.(rand Mrs Hugh Beeves, of Ohristohuroh, and Mr Leo Acland spent the week end at Barry's Bay.

liiMioYEMENTS to Baths.—ln view of the carnival, to be held in connection with the entertainment of delegates attending the annual conference of the United. lire Brigades' Association on Friday next at. the municipal baths, tbe staging accommodation has been very much amplified. A three tier stage runs oat along the dressing rooms and along the north side of the baths. This proi videsi'accommodation for a, great many people, and will be a valuable asset when carnivals are" being,held. The staging was erected by the" Borobgb Council staff from the old timber from Daly's wharf, and the work has been well carried out,

Biiahr-s.— Young Clark MeConacby, the New Zealand boyobnmpion, who is at present spending a holiday in Akaroa. delighted tb» local billiard enthwiaetß with two splendid exhibition games. Qn Saturday evening young McConaohy gave a local amateur 200 and a beating in a game of 500 up. He also administered similar treatment to another looalits in a game of 750 up after conceding 800. The best effort of the boy champion on Saturday evening was a break ot 118, and on Monday evening breaks of 149 and 144, the majority of whioh were obtained off the red. MoConachj'g play is very brilliant, and all of his shots are exceptionally clean, and should tbe young player continue to improve there is not the slightest doubt tbat he will rank.among the champion cueists of the' world. Young MoOonarchy will play another exhibition {•me en Tours-ay night.

Old Faencb Settlers. —The Bangiora Brass Band paid M. and Mine. Etevenean, two ot the immigrants in the famous Comte de Paris, a delicate compliment last nipbt, playing the "Marseillaise" outside their 'rcßidenee.

Wedding—A wpdding took place in Christ ohur, h last Monday, which is of interest to twme of our readers. Tbe bridegroom, Mr William Albert Gundy, who is in tb« Telegraph Department, Ohristehi;rch, is an old Akaroa boy, being the seceni son of the late John Gundy. The bride is a daughter of Mr Alfred Hudson, of Christchurch.

A Sudden GADE-r-On Sunday, about 8.30 p.m., a very strong southerly gale blew up Akaroa Harbonr. The force of the wind was very strong, as may h* imagined «hen several pieces ot timber, whioh worn ets ked on the" new wharf, were blown borlily off thi ; w! arf. Tbe gale only lifted a chin time, but tho harbnnr, whioh had appeared ns calm as the proverbial milj pood, v«ry raffled in a few minutes. The sailing boat Hparetinie, which wa« out in the gale, had her pail carried away. Messrs B. Henning and G. Wheloh went out in their launches to tbe rescue of tbe oecupantg.

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1914, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4377, 10 March 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1914 Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4377, 10 March 1914

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