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Akaboa Football' Club.—The Akaroa Football Club will hold their annual dance at the Akaroa Boating Club's sheds this evening. ■ Akaroa Athletic Sportb.—A. meeting of the committee of the above sports will be held at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers at 7,30 p.m. tomorrow evening. Bobougk Election,—The nominations for the two vacancies on i he Akaroa Borough Council close on Friday next, May 22nd. An election, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, May 28tb. Banks Peninsula Collie Dog Club,— There have been good entries rectived for the Banks Peninsula Collie Dog Club's trials at Little River on Monday and Tuesday next There are over 70 entries in all. and: good entries for the district olass. Akaboa Butter FACTOBY.--The site just acquired by the above company in Jolie Street ie now being cleared in readiness for building , ' It is expected tenders will be palled for the building in the course of a few days. .■•..... ' '.. . . ■ . . '. Waieewa Football Club.—ln our last issue, we reported that Mr Feather had been appointed hon. secretary; of the Wairewa Football Club, whereas Mr S, Pepper was appointed hon. secretary of the olub.

PiQEOH Bay Boad Board.—An election to fill two vacancies on the Pigeon Bay Road Board held on Wednpeday ( last, resulted in the return of Messrs J. M. Duxbury and Wm. Menzies* . : ■

Akakoa and Wainxji Boad BoißD.—An eleotion for one member of the Akaroa and Wainui Koad Board, caused by the retire merit of Mr G. T. Muleock, was held on Tuesday* and fesulted in the return of Mr W. D. Mtophail, of Wainui. ; Valedictobt.—On Sunday laet at th e Presbyterian service at Duvauohelle, Mr A. Brown (the superintendent of the Sunday School) was presented with a handsomelybound oopy of "Church Praise," new addi« tioni with tunes., The presentation .was made by tbe Key. J. W. Hay ward, who referred to the great esteem in which Mr was held for his faithful and devoted work among the children, Mr Brown suitably replied. It is the intention to introduce the new hymn book at the services at Dnvauohelle on Sunday, June 7Deputations in a Hurrx.—lt ia seldom a Minister of the Crown hears complaints to a loottl body from a raterpayer though he be. <jomee very muob, v accustomed to bearing cotnpjaints about the shortcomings of ttie Department, he controls; but on Tuesday' last the- Minister of Railways had the laugh of the Wairewa County Council in this direction. The;, Minister's visit was not known until a few minutes before he arrived, and the membere of the Wairewa County Council, who were holding their monthly meeting that day, arranged for deputations as soon as they heard the Minister was arriving, and a number of requests were ready to' place before the Minister. The clerk of the i Council, however, forgot about a fetter that was to come before tbe Council complaining about the poor facilities for trucking at the Little River station, until the last moment and rushed off for ity and on hie return hur. riedly read it to the Minieter before perusing it previously,. It happened, however, that the letter was prefaced by a oomplaint about one of the Council's roads, and the clerk got too deeply into the letter before he was able to reotiiy his mistake. The Minister and his party ohuckled heartily over the letter. When Mr Quealy continued the letter about the truoking yards, in whioh the writer stated that this was a good year wherein to make requests as it was election year, the whole party had a further good laugh, Little Biver Stab Tennis Club.—A soo* ial evening was given by the Star Tennis Club, in the Town hall, on Tuesday night. There was a fair attendance. The club trophies won during the season -.were pre gented by Mr J. 0. Coop, president of the Club, The oup presented by Mr J. P. Buchanan for men'e singles was egairi won by 0, White. Mr Montgomery's oup for ladies' singles was again won by Miss Nellie Fahey, 0. White and Miss N. Fahey as winners of the combined doubles, received an inkstand presented by Mr J. 0. Coop, and arose bowl, presented by Mr W. F. Parkinson respectively C, Reed was the winner of Mr Birdling'e trophy of a handsome jam dieh for men's handicap s ngles. R. Giddens reoeived a ■medal preeented by- Mr Breitmeyer for'junior singlee, and Mrs Paull reoeived Mr George; Breitmeyer'a present of hairpin box for beginners tournament, Dancing was kept up till about 2 a.m. The music was supplied by Messrs Londrigan (piano), Badford (violin), T. Golombua (cornet). Emesmerb '.'. DBAINAOB-α publio meeting of ratepayers of the Kllesmere Drainage Disr triot was held at the Tai Tapu Hill on Wed. needay evening. The bneinesß was to die cuss tbe proposal to borrow the sum of £2850 to pay off the balanoe of money due to Mr Pannett and other expenses incurred in con* nection with drainage. Under the Lake

Drainage Act 1905, the Drainage Board was authorised to borrow up to £10,000, of which amount £6000 bad already been borrowed iThe chairman explained that the interest on the loan was provided for by an Act of Par' iiament. If the loan proposals were carried, the-rate would not be collected, as the Gov ernmeat subsidy would provide interest and sinking fund "on the loan, Mr R, A. Forbes moved and Mr Carr secon<ied-r-"That to strengthen the hands of the' Board this meet , ing approves of the. loan proposals." This was carried übanimoußly. The poll on the loan proposals is to be taken on May 22.

MnjTAß* Camps—The Eev A. T. Thompson, who had been aoting as Captain Chap lain at the Takapau Camp, gave some of his impressions during the course of his sermon in Knox Chutch, Mastarton, on unday evening. He said hie general impression was that the camp afforded opportunities for Christian service to the Churches. He was muoh impressed with the spirit of discipline, law, and order that wan apparent everywhere. There was also a spirit of brotherhood and equality in the ranks. All distinctions were levelled, There was general goodfellowship, and all the men seemed united in one patriotic aim—to learn how to defend their country. Hβ was impressed with the value of the camp for character building, as such a courae of training meant discipline, both of body and mind. The moral and religious needs were fully met, and every facility was given by the Headquarters Staff to the chap , lams to minister to the needs of the men,

Lost—A. Pair or Sox.—The <xoitfment of i box evening to a promising young bridegroom on an evening this week at Akaioi nade ccnfusion worse confounded for at east one lady who attended the party. After \ belated evening meal the lady in question enatcbed up her shawl and started off hat-' less, when euddenly she thought of the beautiful cb'oured box she had bought for the nridegroom After a fruitless search she sal" lied forth again empty banded, and braved the conspicuous ordeal of offering no compensate -ng trophy to the happy young man. On returning borne she found her beautiful sox reposing in her hat, and her husband is now rejoicing in a fine pair of striped sox, of which be is now the proud possessor.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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