LOCAL AND GENERAL
Akaroa County Council.—This Council meets at usual hour and place on Saturday next.
Valuable Horses.—Mr E E Lelievre sold a two year old colt of his own breeding, Harold Dillon dam Gratanetfce, for 250gs.
Hockey -Tbe Akaroa Men's Hockey Club has received a challenge from tbe Canterbury Pookey Club, and will travel up to Christchurch next week to play tbe match.
Educational,—Miss Lynskey, of the Akaroa School, has been appointed to a position in the Kaiapoi School,, and leaves to take up her duties in a month's time.
The Weather—The bad spell of weather moderated on Saturday mor ( ning, and in tbe afternoon there was bright' sunshine. Yos, terday waß a beautiful day with warm sun. a contrast to tbe wintry weather experienced of late.
Akaroa Borough Council—Messrs Fredericksen and W. W. Williams were nominated for the two extraordinary vacancies on the Akaroa Borough Council, and. were duly elected members of the Council.
Lambs for Freezing. "The past season has been one of the best experienced by the farmers of New Zealand," said a well-known authority to a Wairarapa "Age" representa* tive. In hiß opinion a larger quantity of stock has been put through the freezing works than in any previous year. He remarked, however, upon the fact that a greater number of second class lambs had been shipped this year than for some time i past.
• Conspicuous Bbaveey.—reninsula residents who remember Captain MalcoJmson, of Lyttelton, will be interested to know that his second son, who was an engineer aboard the Volturno, obtained special mention for bray cry at the time of the burning of that ship. Mr Malcolmson was conspicuous in his attempt to save tha womem and children, and his bravery was commented on in the German newspapers,
Akauoa Recreation Ground.—lt is some seven years since the Akaroa Borough Council carried, a reHolution authorising the draining of the Reoreation Ground, yet year after year passes with nothing being done. It wns resolved last year to dra'n a small seotion, but even that has not been done, and the state of the ground beggars description. It is not at all astonishing that outside sports clubs make protests against the ground, and it js probable no mora matches will be played in Akaroa this year. ;
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Dairy Machixes.—Messrs .Field and Itoyd notify elsewhere that they are ngents for the Simplex Milking Machine and the Dahlia Cream Separator. For fuller particulars see advertisement.
Personal.— Miss May Jackson, daughter of Sergeant Jackson, in charge of the Sydenham police station and formerly of Akaroa, on Friday was presented on the oc casion of her approaching marriage with a silver tea and coffee service and silver tray by her fellow employees nnd the directors of Beatbs, Ltd. Missfjaekson ba3 been in the firm's service for seven y£_ irs j_„____ The Oo3iino~Session.—The Prime Minis, ter informed a "Dominion" reporter that the Government's programme of legislation for ! the coming reseion was well in hand, and would be ready in good time before Parlia' ment assembled. So many important mea/ sures have already been announced that it is thought not unlikely that the session, com. meneing at the end of June, may last until the end of October, a period of four months. This would leave about five weejts available for electioneering, assuming the elections to be held, as they are likely to be, early in December.
Akaboa Library.—The new set rf Bb.elvi.ng for tbe accommodation of books has been put up. For some time the shelves have been overcroweed, and the extra space is badly needed. The committee has decided to keep the library up to date aB regards works of fiction, and new books will be pro* cured periodically. The lack of- support to the library in the town and outside district is the more astonishing, as for.ihe'sizeof the borough the institute is an extremely good one.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914