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IiiTTXE Biter Bade.—The next Little BSver sale will be held at Messrs H. Matson * Cos. oentral salefards, Little Eirer, on 'Jaeeday next, March 24th. Sr. Peteu'3 Church Carson, of the Lyitelton Fire Brigade, assisted St. Peter's choir on Sunday evenint during the service, his fine baritone voioe being a welcome addition io the choir

Akaroa Arar/ime Spouts—The annual meeting of these interested in the- eb»ve s>p«rts will be h<;W in the Borough Council Ohambei-6, on WrA*? n<xt, Maioh 20, »t 7-30 p hi. A good atttvwaiif. , '-' >s requeued, si programme will be for lbs an ■ esal eporte oa Easter Monday 12th;

Akaroa Men's Hookey Club—The annual meeting of the Akaioa Men's Hockey Club Will be held in the Akaroa Borough Council • bombers on Tbursday, JUarcti 19th. at 8 p.m.

Sale of Town PRopßimv-Tho town section with bousf, ihe property of the lute Mrs McCluro, was sold last waek n> Mr A. J. Turner, of Akaroa, fer the sum ot £300. The section contained 1 rood 15 perches, and the dwelling was an old ono.

Akaboa Bowling Clkd. —The plajing members of tho Akaroa Bowling Club bave sub. scribed and bought themselves a new portable boiler to assut Miss Masefield in pre viding afternoon tea for the players. 'Ihe aew boiler ia a welcome asset to the club's outfit, and takes tho place of the erstwhile father inconvenient oilcan stove.

Training On Friday mornmg, two huui-« before tbe training ship Amo- , Sura was to leave port, it was discovered that one of the boys had deserted at C a.m. A diligent search, in which the police took part, led to ihe discovery of the boy in Aljmer'a Valley about 3p m. He was taken on board again, and the ship left the harbour in the evening bound foi Port Cbalmeis. . ..

Building is* Akaroa.—The appearance of the town is one o{ its best assets. Certainly the re-erection of a portion of tbe condemned worm eaten post office as a place of bnsinesa along Lavaud Blreef, is no addition to the scenic beauty of Akarna, and the onlooker naturally as s why the Borouyh by laws are not enforced.

BiKLUKDS.—The New Ze.Uand boy champion, Clark Moionachy, played a farewell exhibition game , last evening in the Hotel Metropole. He conceded a local amateur 250 in 750 up, and won by ono half tbe game. His best effort was a break of 147. The young champion also played some exhibition shots which wero much- sipp'e '.•iated by hi.-i audience Tho local biiiiard enthusiasts app euiated Mr MoCoiriehy'u'ayng, and all join in wishing him a veiy ■uceessful future,

Akaroa Post Office.—The brick work'f the Akaroa post office was commenced yps - terday, when Mr Jos. Vangioni !aid the n>t brick. The bricks used were manufactured at the Akaroa kiln, of which Mr Jos "Vangioni is part proprietor. It has not defin tely been arranged whfn the foundation stone of the new post olliee will bs laid by the Ho; , . R. H. " Khodep, Postmaster-General, but probably the ceremony will take place within tbe next fortnight.

Croquet.—A Kaituna team consisting of eipbt players—four ladies and four gentle men—will meet the local club on the Akaroa courts on Saturday next. The following team will play for Akaroa : - Ladies doubles, Mesdatncs Armstrong and Thomas, and Mrs Bristow nnd Mise B. Jaoobeon ; aombined doubles, Mrs E. E> Tjelievrs and F. Arm•trong, and Miss. F. Vangipni and V. Armstrong : gentlemen's doubles, Messrs F. and V. Armstrong. Mrs B. E. Ijeiievre 13 kindly entertaining the visitors arid local team to luncheon at Oinako. Thore will bo a gen, eral afternoon tea on Ihe ground, find all members are requested; to attend the match.

A New School—The North Canterbury Board of Education are considering the purchase of a site for a school between Robinton's and German Bay. The site on which it ia at present propospd to-erect the new school is on the spur between Eobinson'a and German Bay on a. nice piece of flat country', which will extend . e-var: about live a'eres. This wili provide a good level play* ground and a &ite for a master' 3 house,which it is at present proposed shail be erected with the school. The combining of tho two schools should result in a mu-ih better attendance, and this would enable the Board to place a beiter teaching staff in charge of the school. New buildings are required at both schools, and abo a suitable residence tor the staff.

Butter and Whey Bdtter Factories — The formation of a cooperative butter fac* tory company at Akaroa, which will opan a new factory situated in Akaroa in September next, has resnltod in the Barry's Bay factory considering a proposal to instal a butter plant for the making of butter and whey but ; ter. At the present time the Barry's Bay factory is draining its whoy into the sea, and it is considered that the income from this •whoy. in the form of whey butter would be between £500 and £600 per annum. It is also considered that a number of farmers who have not big herds of cows, and do not supply the cheese factory, would supply the factory with cream. There is also a proposal being considered to make either Barry's Bay or Duvauchelle the site for a butter factory that would practically tako in cream from all the bays at the head of the harbour, and even from the eastern bays. If/these several proposals are carried into effect before next seaeorj,. the Peninsula will become a large butter-producing district as well as a chceße producing district.

Old French Helmet—Captain Caiter, o Bumner Volunteer Fire Brigade, discovered an old French relic which proved of great interest to the firemen visiting Akaroa for tbe Conference. . This relic wa= in the form •f an old helmet which had been in the possession of Mrs Jesson, of Akaioa, for a great many years. It is stated that the helmet balonged to a fireman of one of the old French warships that qamo at the time the French settlers arrived, and probab'y belonged to a fireman on board lha frigate L'Aube or, perhaps, the Comto de Paris. In the old times it is stated that sailing snips carried firemen in ease of an outbreak of fire, and this old helmet is said to have belonged to one of tl c ship's brigade. The helmet itself is a heavy cardboard one, flat ghaped with edges turned up, black in oolonr, and a fleur do.Us in gold on the front. The helmet is very heavy, and is rather tbe worse for wear, and was originally in the possession of Mr Istael Rhodes, a very old settler of Sank? Peninsula. Captain Curler treasures his relic, and bas taken it to add to the Sumner Brigade's collection of relics.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4379, 17 March 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4379, 17 March 1914

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