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(From Our Correspondent)


Mr and Mrs Whatman left on Friday for th"ir annual holiday. Hβ has dow quite recoveted from his accident.

' Qu ts a large number of residents have left or are leaving Little River just now. A few days ago Mr E. Lane left; Mr and Mrs Newton left last week ; on Monday Mr Litten and Mrs Allen and child lelt, ac also did Mr and Mrs Whitmore and family ; on JFriday Mr aDd Mrs G. V. Graham leave for the North Island. At the end of the present month Mr and Mrs Besley and Mrs Harris go north. This looks like a clearance, and in no case will their places be filled. FOOTBALL, The Eeaeon opened on Saturday, when a BCratoh match was played between Star and Wairewa, for a match ball presented by Mr J. 0. Coop. After a good game Star won bj 15 points tries) to 3(1 try). S.M, COURT.

Before T. A-. B. Bailey, Esq. on Thursday , April 2nd, Joseph Barlow, who did not appear, was charged with breaking his prohibi tion order. James Wbitiri wae aleo charged with the'same offence. Barlow was remanded till June 2nd. Whitiri waa convicted arid remanded for eentence on June 2nd.

• R. Norrie. charged with driving a trap after sunset without a light was fined 53 and 7b cOBi3.

A, Clark also appeared on a similar charge and was convicted and discharged. B, Vanstone was convicted and diecharged for oyoliog without a light after sunset. The two judgment claims—Shaw and Co. v. Mrs Anderson £1 10s, and same v. T. Skipper 2s 9d, will be heard at the June sittJ ing ODDFELLOWS' PICNIC. .

The fiflh annual picnic of tbe M.U, lOOF, Loyal Wairewa Lodge was held on Thursday afternoon in splendid weather on the.Awa'iti Domain, and was a great eucoess The child■ ren thoroughly enjoyed themselves Eaces were run for all ages Nearly all the children received a present Bacing was nlao Indulged in by the adults The results are as follow . Girls over 15 -M Colrmbus 1, V Radford 2 Glbdya Radford 3 Single Ladies Race—Nellie Fahey 1, Ciss-ie Russell 2, Nellie Paton 3 Married Ladies Race—Mrs Lista Radford I, Mrs V Joblin 2. Mra H Reed 3, Mrs Gra- i ham 4 ' Single Men's Baoe—James Swadel 1, no second prze

Married Men's Race—Sam Barclay 1 Bandsmen's Race—B Russell 1 Tug of War, Married v Single—Man ied won after a, great strong pull

High Jump- J Stewart 1, J Tini 2

During the afternoon the • iitle Eiver Brass Band played lively mnsio, which was enjoyed, Mr W , Aitken conducting Keffesh ments were served out nil afternoon The arrangements were carried out with a strong b'«nd of willing helper?, and everything want oft without n, hitch

At night a successful danc6 waa held, quite a large crowd assembling The music was supplied by Mrs G Ratf/ord, and the MC was Mr J Swadell

During the evening PP.G.M. Bro, ,G, Breitmeyer, on behalf of the Loyal Wairewa Lodge, presented to . Bro. H. Wilson a cen tenary medal for meritorious services ren dered to the lodge in the past,' Bro. Wilson was one of the oldest members of the lodge. He helped the membership when it was at a very low ebb.

Bro. Wilson suitably responded, saying that nyiny more wnre more deserving of the medal than him, but nevertheless he would always prize it and think of the honour that bad been bestowed on him, (Cheers.) The occasion wai also taken of by Mr Aitken, chairman of the Little Biver Athletic Sporis Club, to present to Percy ColombuH the medal whioh Mr A. Murray gave for most points in the children's events at.the recent sports.

During the evening the members of the lodge expressed the Bentimi tit,

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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