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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1914.

N.Z, Eailwais.—Train arrangements for the trotting races at Dunedin are given elsewhere.

Mayoealtt.—Mr G. Armstrong was elected unopposed to the Mayoral chair on Wednesday evening. This is the eighth successive year his Worship the Mayor has held the held the position, and he hus been Mnyor of Akaroa for eleven years.

Akaboa BoiiocGH Bain Guage.—A rain guaga has been installed on the Boroug 1 Council's property nil tho Council Cham* ber* at the end of Daly's wharf by Mr H. V, Pemberton, of the meteorological oftlce, Wellington, who is at present paying a visit to Akaroa. The rain guage will be looked after by the town clerk, Mr G. W. Thomas. The guage should give a fair register of the Akaroa rainfall as the plot in which it is situated is open to the sea hilh.

A Labge Pumpkin.—The "Lyttelton Times " recently chronicled the fact that a pumpkin S6lb. weight had been grown on the Canterbury Plains, but seemingly this was a mere pebble to one that was grown at Puvauchelle this season, The pumpkin re ferred to was grown by one of the original French settlers in the person of Mr J. Libeau, who ia, as all the French settleru who came out in the Comte tie Paris were, a pastmaster in the art of gardening. The pumpkin grown by Mr Libeau turns the scales at 981bg, and in his garden at Duvau ohelle be has quite a number of pumpkins, weighing up to 401b, and 501b. The large one certainly 'is a monster, and is on exhibition at DuvauchelJe now.

Ladies' Chai/lence Cup.—The Mayoress, Mrs (j. Armstrong, has received the following letter from Mrs Godley regarding the presentation of the "Ladies Challenge" Cups, to Senior Cadets to encourage rifle shootiDg and for which a collection raised by tha Mayoress from the ladies in tho district re' suited in the Mayoress forwarding from tho Peninsula a sum exceeding £20. Following is the letter:—"Dear Madam,—You will, I think, be interested to hear that the fund for which you and other ladies in your district so kindly collected to encourage the Senior Cadet companies in thfir shooting, has amounted to £2,049 Us, so that a silver •'ladies challenge' , cup and medal is provided for comptition in every company in the Dominion. General Sir lan Hamilton has kindly consented to present these at the cadet rarades. The parade 3 for Senior Cadet companies of your district will be held at Christchurch on 'Jnd May, at 2.80 pm. I hope yru and as many as possible of the ladies who so kindly helped us to make the •fund such a success, will be able to fienfc. With many thanks for your great help and interest which General Godley says will be of immense valua to tha Senior Cadets.—Yours truly, L. M. Godley,"

Mrs Coil is an old age pensioner, An aged dame wno has seen brighter days: She grants me permission to mention her, And to publish her quota of praise. A hacking, dry cough was the bans of her, Which made the nights hard to endure ; Bui; she buds ma to say that she charmed il away With Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1914., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1914. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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