LOCAL AND GENERAL.
S.S. Brisbane.—The fl.s. Brisbane is expected to arrive from Newc.vle with a ship ment of coal this week for Mr B. W. Henning. LiiTiiß River Stock Sale -A stock sale will be held at Messrs H. tffatsnn ifc Co.'rf Central Saleyards, Little Riw, today. Sale commences at 12 o'clock, German Bay Sciisol.—Tin nnnua'/picnie of the German Bay School will be held on Thursday. April 23rd; Ada cc will be held ai the school in the evening.
J The Kowhai Camp.—The Peninsula con. j tingent o£ the C.V.C. and ihe Peninsula Coast Defence Company left »es erday morn , ing for the large Kowhai C.-mp, which will carry on until Saturday, May. 'J. The mounted men rode to Little Kiver. in training thoir horses there, while the Const Defenoe were taken across ttie harbour by launch and conveyed over the hill. The\ arrived at the s ite of the camp last evening/ Signs -of Winteb.—&t the cud of last week th 9 weather was very cold, and on Saturday morning a sharp white frost was to be seen. The frost was heavy, at Little Biver, but was, general throughout the district. Autumn leaves are conspicuous even .vhere, and the disciduous trees are casting tb.ir leaves.
Akaroa Botoing Club.-The Akaroa Bowling Club closed their g>e( n on Saturday last. It is intended to top liresa the green immediately in preparation tjr the coming season. There was a large at ondanee fit the green on Saturday, when sev; ral interesting matches were played, and a Lumber of visitors were present. Oddfellows' Paeade.—The Loyal Good Intent Lodge, Akaroa, paraded to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Akaroa, for the Sunday morning service. A. number of Oddfellows attended in full regalia, and tl .ore was a very bright eervice, The choir ear $ the anthem, "tfreak Forth into Joy," Mies K. Julius talking (he eclo.
Sportzsw.—At the New Z.aland Metro politan Trotting Club's meei:ng at, Christchurch on Saturday, Mr E. E. Lelievre's eh h Huia Dillon won the High Case Haodican of 200SOVS. Huia Dillon from Bell Metal by half a length after a good race,
I Akakoa Co operative Butter Factory — A meeting of the Directors of the Akarba Co-operative Butter Factory Co., Ltd,, was hejd on Saturday afternoon at the secretary's ollice,' Mr A. J. Turner presiding. Mr Gwiiliam, the Government dairy expert, oon> ferred with the directors as to the suitability ol the several sites offered, and also went iato the question of what plant would be re ■ q uired Cor the new factory, The question of site will be definitely settled at a general meeting of fbarehaldiirß.
■''Ob, Selina! your cough oouadamost dread' ful, You'll have to lake eomelhing, I'm sure; Get your mother to seed to the chemist's
For Wood's Great Peppermint Cure. Mutncaa gives it to me and to Tilly When we have a cough or a cold— No ! It's aot ft bit bitter, you Billy! It's the nicest and best ever sold."
Sjixingi —A sailing race took place on Saturday, and resulted as follow?;—Sparetime .1, Watorbeetle 2, Dotterel 3. The second and third yachts fini hed after the time allowed, the breeze being very light in the second round.
"Library Broken Open.—On the library being opened last, night, it was found that the inside door of the library itself was wide open, and the lock had been forced. The papers on the table were disarranged, and books taken off the shelves. The furniture was also much disarranged. The matter was piaced in the hands of the police last night and they wiil rnako investigations.
United Fiiie Rmgades' Association. The Mayor (■Mγ & Armstrong) has )' er.iver. the following letter from Mr T. J. Wan*, secretary of the above AhSOciaHonj:—'' You will have aheady received the twenty for the ladies who so kindly attended to ihf wants of the firemen at the recent banquet. Will you be so kind as to present them to the ladies as per list enclosed, and convey to them the hearty thanks and best wishes of the United Fire Brigades' Association of New Zealand. I also take this opportunity of thanking yoa on behalf oi the Association for the many acts of courtesy extended by you to the delegates during their stay in Akaroa. Believe me, sir, they were more than appreciated by us all, and we trust that at some future date to renew our friendship with yourself anrl the good people of Akaroa. Wishing you and your town every prosperity, and again thanking you." The badges gpnken of will be presented at some Akaroa f emotion at which the ladies are present.
A Fine Motor Launch.—Mr Huntly Holmes, of Pigeon Bay, has recently had a beautifully fitted and commodious launch built by the Auckland boatbuilders, Messrs Collings and Bell, of Ponsonby, Auckland. The lauNch is 32 feet over all, with an eight
feet beam, and carrya a 15 hp. three J cylinder Doman engine. There ie sleeping accommodation on board for six persons, and the inside of the cabins are beautifully fitted. A washing basin and oil stove are built into cupboards, and there is a spacious cabin and a great many lockers. The launch is fitted with electric light throughout. The launch is really a well fitted cruising craft, compactly built and elaborately fitted. Mr Holmes will use her for cruising, and he hopes to bring her to Akaroa before long. She is speedy, as the horse power of the engine would indicate.
LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4389, 21 April 1914
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