LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Sale DAY.-Tc-day is Sale Day at Duvau» cheile.
S.M. Court, Akaroa—The next sitting of the S.M. Court will be held at Akaroa on Wednesday next,
Personal—Mi , and Mrs Justin Avlmer have been visiting Akaroa for the past week, and left yeeterday. Mr Aylmer resides at Feilding, and is a son of Mr Justin Aylmer, who was Mayor of Akaroa in the year 18
Furniture Sale.—Mr B. Latter will hoi* a otearing sale of furniture and effects bed longing to Mrs John Gunning at Duvauchelle to-day,
Land Sale—Messrs H. Matson & Co., in conjunction with the N.Z. Farmers'. Co-op., will offer Mr A. F. Drayton's property i;f 800 acres, situated between Okaie'd and Pi ; /"on Bays at Duvauchelle to-day.
S.S. Brisbane.—The s.s, Brisbane arrived at Akaroa from Lyttelton at 8 a.m. on Wed nesday with a shipment of 300 tons of coal for Mr B. W. Henning. The unloading was completed by midday yesterday, when the vessel left port again for Hokianga.
Ellesmere Licensing Committee.—The annual meeting of the Ellesmffre Licensing Committee will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd, 1914, at the Courthouse, Little Biver.
Okain's Bay Boad Boakb—An election to fill two vacancies on the Okain's Bay Boad Board will be held on Wednesday next, May 6th, at the Boad Board Office, Okain's Bay, and the Library, Little- Akaloa, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Those nominr ated for the vacancies are Messre A. W. Coffin, A. H. Mclntosh, and H .T. J. Thacker
Dairying.—The Court proceeding in con° neotion with tho Gillies v. Gane Milking Machine Company has been set down for hearing at the May sitting of the Supreme Court in Auckland, This represents an action brought by the proprietors of the L.K.G. milking machines for infringements of the Gillies air admission-patents.
Large Dairy Sale.—ln our advertising columns notice is given of the clenring sale of Mr D. W. McLean, Mount Butt, on May
15 and 1G; At this sale 300 dairy cows calvv ing in September will be offered for sale be sides Ayrshire pedigree bull?, tome fine calves, horses, etc. The sale will be con ducted by the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Agency Company,- ■
Akaroa Buiter Company—The prospects
for the success of the recently formed Akaroa Co operative Butter Company are distinctly encouraging. At a meeting of Directors yes terday, the chairman announced that up wards of 400 cows had been guaranteed, and some 150 more had been promised for the cream supply. The shares were.also being readily taken up.
. Shooting Season—Last night camps were to be Been all along the shores of Lake Ellesmere, especially in the vicinity of the Devil's Knob, in which there were shooting enthu , siasts. Mi mi or manuka scrub shelters were erected down by the lake-, and mud holes were prepared. There were also a large number of boats on the Iske ready for the opening in the morning. There were a great many sportsmen from Christchuroh at Little hiver, and it \b thought there will be a very big day's shooting to day.
Long Bay Boad ScHoor,—At the North Canterbury Board of Education meeting in Chrlstchurch on Wednesday, the Appointments Committee reported that it had received a further letter from Mr L. J, Brocherie to the afieet that his neighbour was quite willing to join with him in the establishment of an aided fcchool at Long Bay road, and that in all probability when the school was once opened there would be other children wishing to attend. The committee had agreed to make the usual grant in aid, under the conditions approved in such cases. The
report was adopted,
Peoclaimino Sovereignty at Akaeoa,— Mr Buick, author of "The Treaty of Waitangi," summarises the Treaty of Waitangi as a compact between two nations which was a political virtue, if not apolitical necessity. He examines and elaborates this proposition at considerable length. "In bidding for the sovereignty (he Eays) two courses were.opan to the British Government—a force of arms or honourable negotiations with the chiefs," The latter was the genesis of the treaty. The historian, discussing the so-called race to Akaroa between the British ship Britomart and the French frigate L'Aube, arrives at the conclusion that not only did (Japtain Hobson not ouwit the French as is commonly supposed, but that it i 3 more probable he was acting in concert with them.
I Ellesmerb No-License League,—The annual meeting of the Ellesmere No-License League was held at Lincoln on Thursday. The"president (Rev. B. W, Jackson) presided over a good representative meeting. Mr A. Tombs, provincial organiser, and Miss Roberts, representing the Canterbury Council were present. Mr Tooms introduced the subject of the campaign newspaper, a copy of which is to be sent to every home in the province, Following were elected an exetcu" tive for coming year:—President, Bey. B.W. Jaokaon, vice.presidents, the ministers of the various churches, Messrs G; Armstrong, J, liennie, J. Barnett, T. B. Barnett, and G Eennie; secretary, Mr A. MoPherson; treasurer, Mr J. Barnet; and the Beys. B. H Elair, W, Grigg, and Keid, with power to add to their number. The Eev. B. W. Jackson and Mr A. MoPherson were appointed delegates to the annual conference, to be held at Wellington about the end of June. The following delegates were appointed to the Canterbury Council:— Beys. Hill, Blair, and
Mr A. MacPherson,
Long Bay Post Office,—The residents whose mails huve been left, at the Long Bay Post Office are finding it very difficult to make arrangements to have their mails left anywhere on the road, which would bo con* venient to them all, now that Mr W. Curry
is forced to give up the post office, owing to his shitting to Christcuurch. In the past the lie Bon's Bay mailmm baa dropped the mails for these buyß at the Long Bay Post Office, and the mail has been picked up there by the residents in Long Bay, Hickory, trough's Bay and Paua Bay. A suggestion has been made that boxes should be erected at ttie o'd ' Cab Stand " on the summit, and the mails sorted into private bags at the Akaroa Post Office, and placed.in the boxes by the mailman. Another suggestion is that a rural delivery shall be established. The postmaster at Akaroa U coramunioating with the Department on tho matter at present, and the new arrangements for the Long Bay Post Office mails will be completed as soon as posHible. If no arrangements cuu be made for the distribution of the mail, the residents will have t6 come to the Akaroa Post Oilioe for their mails.
My Bister Jane had croup again, And bo bad Doric, too; But raothor'H never anxiou3 now Since she knows what to do. 3ho tuoke the darlings up in bed To make the treatment sure, And keeps them right'all through the nighti With Woods' Great Peppennin Cure.
AicAitoA High Hchoil -The Akiiro 1 , J , '* tries High School will brea up for a fort , night's vacation on May 8.
New' Anglican' Vicaiugk — The foundation tor the tifew Anglican Vicarage at Akiroa, vtiich is being erected by Messrs Huylcck md Nawto-i on the eection of land above the Fbplanade, are now almost finished, nnd building will.proceed immediately. The new site is an excellent one, as tho n»w Vicarage will stand on the slope.a hundred yards from the road and overlooking the sea.
Daly's "Whakf —The contracror, Mr R Powrie, is putting the finishing touches to the new Daly's wharf. The Bailings which run along tho south side of the wlwf, are being painted white, and the ornamental wharf shelter, which is cone shaped, is, now in the course of erection. This shelter ha? its opening facing east along the wharf. When completed, the new wharf and sheiter will have a very much improved appearance to the old wharf, especially when the plot re 1 claimed at the shore end of the wharf is suit , j ably planted.
Valedictory.—On Wednesday .afternoon last, the residents in the eastern bays, wbose mails have up till now been at the Lone Bay post office, met at Mr and Mrs W. Curty's residence, Long Bny road, to ?ay farewell to Mr and Mrs Curry and Miss Grace Carry, who are leaving the Long Bay i-oad and will reside in Chriatetaurch. During the afternoon, Mr W. Moore, of Wai< kerikeri, presented Mrs Curry with a handsome silver cako basket; Mr W_ Curry with a silver mounted pip°, and Miss Gracn Curry with a gold curb bangle. In doing so, she expressed the gratitude of the residents in the Eastern Bays for the very obliging manner in which they bad conducted the Long Bay post office for many years past The residents had found the post ofilee a very great benefit to them, and had always been able to get their mails at all times which had proved most convenient to them all. The recipients of the gifts returned thanks for the handsome oresentations. A very pleasant afternoon was spent, at which Mr and Mrs Curry entertained their visitors to afternoon tea. At ihe end of the afternoon "Auld- Lang Syne" was sung.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date
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