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N Z. Railways— '\ rain arrangements for King's Birthday are gi\en elsewhere. Akauoa County Council.—This Council meets at usual hour and place on Saturday (to-morrow).

SponiiNO—The last number of the "Weekly Press" contaius'a portrait of Mr J. F. Hαohanan's Thrax, the winner of the Cup at the North Otago Jockey Club's meeting. Ellesueke Licensing CoiiaiiTTKß.~The annual meeting of the Ellesmerc Licensing Committee will be-b&ld at the Courthouse. Little River, on Thursday next, at noon. Wainui Dance.—A dance was held in the Wainui Library on Monday evening by the bachelors. There was a good attendance, and dancing was kept tip'till a lite hour. Dbawing B.QOK .'Ksttqbb.-—fr-' this (ißßue Messrs G, Cpatea and Co , of, Chrietohurehi illustrate a very dainty little spirit kettle for drawing room use. It is not only a ueei ful article, but very ornamental too, and it is sure to be admired by lady readers. Duck at Lake Ellesubre.—A picture in (be "Weekly Press" this week chows the bag of duck obtained by two eportimen on Lake Ellestnere. It proves that in spite of, the reports aB to the deoreaee of the duok, a good bag is obtainable. ' Personal Mr H. N. Armstrong, son of Mr G. Armstrong, of Akaroa, visited his old home last week end, leaving asain on Tuesday morning. Mr & rmatrong lives at Hamil. toh. where he ie a partner in the firm of Messrs Hawker and Armstrong, land agents, New Whabf Steps—The stepg on the south side of the new wharf, are nearing com> pletion. The old steps, which wae as narrow and 'precipitate as a ladder," were not much used by the general publio, and the addition of a new set of steps of an easy grade will be a boon. » Loyal Good Intent Lodge.-The fortnightly meeting of the' Loyal Good Intent Lodge was held- on Monday in the Lodge room, Akaroa, the N.G., Bro, Haylock, presiding. Several claims for sick pay were passed. Two new members were proposed, 'i'be matter of letting the hall for a term was disousßed, and it was deoided to bold a special summoned meeting to decide the matter. Ventdeous Vosagers;—The following extract from the "Lyttelton Times" of May 24th, 1864, is of interest:—"An open boat containing eight men put into Akaroa on the morning of the nineteenth ult. for provisions; They stated they were from Waikouaiti, which place they had left on May 14, and bound to Picton, for the new diggings. After obtaining supplies they again started. The gold fever must be strong on these men to induce them to adopt such an uncomfortable find dangerous mode of travelling to the new El Dorado." Little Eivek Town Hall Company, The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Little River Town Hall Company was held in. the Town Hall on Saturday. The retiring directors were Messrs Jas. Joblin. W. P. Parkinson and F. Stanbury. Mr Jas. Joblin was re eleoted, and Messrs Bobert Wright and John Eeed appointed. There being sufficient funds, it was resolved that the whole of the. remaining debt (£45) be wiped out. The building will now be free of debt. It was. resolved that the charges for the hire of the hall for socials and for meetings and leotures be reduced; the charge for concerts to stand as before; the charge to the local band to be £3 per annum. It was also agreed to let clubs have "the use of the hall for a nominal sum for gymnasium purposes for nights in the week when the hall is not otherwise engaged. An honorarium of £10 was voted to the secretary, Mr Gβ rge Breitmeyer. It was resolved to fence the section between the hall and the railway line with a substantial post-and wire fence

Keen Feeling.—lt has been said by vi?i tors that the dwellers in New Zealand" cities are enthusiastic over their sports, but it takes countrymen and countrywomen to realJy appreciate the serious side of, cay, football. Last Wednesday a match was played at Woodvitle between a local team and an Aotea (Maori) teatn, and a racial war was narrow y averted. When a bulky Maori, Ken^i Eautahi, got over the line and scored a try for his side, four young Maori girls rushed over to the hero and hugged and kissed him (reports the local paper). The onlookers were greatly delighted with the scene. And when Percy Jones potted a goal just on call of time and won the game for his side, sevaral Woodville girls joined tn the cheer ing, This was more than a Maori givl, dress, ed in a bright yellow, could stand, and she knooked one Woodville girl down and punched another on the back, and looked de. termined enough to go for all the fornales on the ground, only Bhe was prevented by her companions.

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Witb Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.

Duvauchelle Hall—Tbp new hall is ing completion .and is a decided acquisiiiri» to the Bay. The schoolroom oan only be taken on Friday or Saturday evenings, and the spaco there is very limited. The openirjg ceremony of the ball will be held shortly when a dance will be given. Now that resi

dents have the hall, they should try find re claim a portion of the foreshore to make a. recreation ground, as proposed Fome month." ago.

Wairewa County Council:—The Waiwera County Council have, during the last few weeks, been grading and preparing the roads under the Council's control. The m>in road from Motubarara to Little Biver hae been graded along nearly ike whole length and shingle has been put on the greater part j of the road. The Council's men are at preeent at work on the road on the Little Biver fiat/using the grader and cleaning the water channels on the side of the road. The Coud oil will have to shortly pay some attention to the main road leading up to the Hill Top from Little Biver, as in places the road is showing considerable wear. The Council intend.metalling this portion of the'main road during the present year, and the work certainly is urgently required, Kaikouba.. Waiau Distkibt —During the

last few years a number of Penineuia far mers have taken up land in the Waiau dis

trict. and in conversation with one o£ them he told one of our representatives that the prospects in the Kaikoura-Waiau districts are very rosy, or will be shortly..The settlere there are soon to be supplied by the new Waiau railway, which is going to advance the Value Of their boldinße considerably. It has been definitely decided that the Minister of Railways will turn the first sod for the new railway about June Bth. The exPenin. Bula settler just demonstrnted in one case what a very big handicap the settlers have

been labouring under there for waot of a

railway to open up the valuable land that is in that district. He said one of his neighbours had grown a crop of barley which

yielded him a fine return of 45 bushels per aore, but owing to the heavy costs in transit to the market, he was only able jutt to pay expenses. He speaks highly of the quality of, the land there, and considers they all have a great future before them as soon as the country is properly opened up. There are a number of large holdings that will be cut up as soon as the railway gets within a I reasonable distance of them.

DuvAUCHEiiLE Post Office. — Tenders closed at the beginning of this week for additions and renovation to the post office at Duvaucbelle. The additions will consist of a bath-room and scullery to the residential portion of the building at the back of the post office. The whole building is to be papered and painted throughout. A thorough examination of the building was made recently to determine whether it would stand for a number of years yet, or have to be replaced, but it wae found that the timber was sound, though the building has been standing for very many years. Miss Joyce is at present relieving at the post office in place of Mr Shaw, who has retired. The repairs will probably cost about £200, and we understand Mrs Marsh has beed appointed postmistress, and will take up her duties as soon as the repairs are effected. KINLOCH AND MOBICE SETTLEMENTS.—When the Government acquired the Kinloch and Morice estates at Little River for closer settlement, it was freely predicted that the new settlers would have a poor chance of making a living out of their holdings, but the hopeful outlook for wool, frozen mutton, and lambs, and the ever increasing rise in land values has made these holdings very valuable, and since the settlements were cut up there have been a great many changes, and each time those giving up their leases have been able to get out with & fairly fat sum for goodwill. : This applies to the Kinloch settlement especially were few really of of the original settlers are still workiDg their holdings. . ■

Those with experience of "NAZOL" in the treatment of Sore Throats, Bronohitie, and Colds are its stauncbest friends. Have you tried it? Sold everywhere. 1/6 bottle of .60 doses, . '

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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