LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Wairewa Corner Council—This Council meets at the Council Chambers, Little River, at 11 a.m. to-day.
Metal Carting.—The Mount Herbert Couuty Council invite tenders for metal carf ing to be in by June 18th. For further particulars gee advertisement elsewhere.
Little River Bale—To-day, a slock sale is being held at Little River by H. Matson & Co. The same firm is offering for public auction several properties and the leases of the Reserves of the Wairewa County Council.
Weight guessing.—Mr L. J. Vangioni, cf Akaroa, who has been in Dunedin, is reported to have won a pony at the Dunedin Winter Show as thet lesult of a gues=ing competition. Mr Vangioni returns to Akaroa today.
Akaroa and Wainui Eoad Board.—Ow ing to the chairman's absence in the North Island, the monthly meeting of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board w 11 not be held on Saturday next. The meeting takes place on Satu'day, June 20.
Akaroa Hospital,—Nurse Bennetts, of the Christohurch Hospital, who has been in charge of the Akaroa Hospital for the last three months, left on Saturday. She was replaced by Nurse Gates, aleo of the Christ,, church Hospital staff.
• Cargo of Timber.—Last week the s.s. John came into Akaroa Harbour with a cargo of 57,000 feet, consigned to Mr J. Vangioni, Akaroa. She came direct from N.vdia Bay, and left again for Timoru on Thursday evening.
Dirty Gutters—There should be a regular syßteni by which the gutters in the borough are swept out. The sweeping of the concrete channelling is a small/item, but it p. great difierence to the apppaance of tb>main street. Th* naming of the strei-ts h been a great improvement.
Accident—Mr Leon. Haylock, of Akßroa. met with an accident on Saturday, while rid ing his motor eye'e. He had hi« wifp with him in the side chair, and was riding round Beach road, opposite Mr Lewift's, when he collided with Mr T. Lawrence's cart. Mr nnd Mrs Haylock escaped with a shaking, but the motor oycle was c insidersbly dam aged.
Personal.—The Mayor and Mayoress (Mr and Mrs G. Armstrong) leave tomorrow on n visit to the North Island.—Sir William Anson, brother of the late Mr F. A. Anson, at one time owner of Piraki, died on Friday The new baronet, the only son of the late Mr F. A. Anson, spent his childhood in Piraki, being taken to England for his edu' cation.
Street Naming —It is unfortunate tbat the name of one of our streets should be printed incorrectly on the pjates being fixed at the street corners. The street called BaU guerie, after the Frenchman of that name, has been docked of the final " c," and appears as Balgueri. Akaroa S.M. Court.—The case Leete and Mitchell ?. the Akaroa Borough Couacil, to have been heard at the S.M. Court, Akaroa, to>morrow, has been adjourned for a month. The Magistrate (Mr T A. B. Bailey) is unable to come down to-morrow, and this case, as well as all others beyond tho jurisdiction of the Js.P., will 6tand over till next Court day,-July Ist. Yellow crested Penotji.v. — Last week some boys found a small yellowcrested penguin in one of the caves below the Kaik in Akaroa Harbour; The bird whioh is a very young one, was fat, but refused to eat anyihing procured for him, and the people who have the»bird will be obliged to let him go back to the sea, as he tries to do on every occasion. The boys who found the bird had an idea that they could tarns the penguin and make him a seoond Pompey, but the attempt has proved unsuccessful. The bird is a handsome one, having two distinct yellow ridges; on his head, differing considerably from Pompey. Old Township Blocks.—At the land sale at Duvauohelle on Friday, it was mentioned by the auctioneer that one of the quarteracre sections of the Cooptown township had been sold thirty years before at £45, On this section .being re-offered it was sold for £47. The Cooptown sections realised the high prices that this section was sold for at that time, beoause it was thought that Cooptown would no doubt be the terminus of the railway. What makes building seotions more valuable in Little Biver than would appear reasonable to an outsider is the fact that most of the flat land is Native land reserves, and seotions are, therefore, very scarce.
Peninsula 3aw-milling. - The cutting down of Boieyn's Bush, Chorlton, means the destruction ol one of the finest specimens ol the primeyal Peninsula forest, and many residents in the district regret that it is now being transformed into timber by the mill that has been installed there. The bush has, however, stood for many years, and the owners—the Boleyn family—have suffered a very great saorifice in not utilising the 60 odd acres of valuable land that it covers. It seems a pity that no effort was made to preserve this fine bush, though it could hardly be expected that the present owners could continue to do so. The bush unfortunately was rather out of tbe -way of the ordinary tourist, or otherwise it would have been far more widely appreciated. The bush, however, is going to cat out a very valuable lot of timber, as it is expected to yield several hundred thousand feet of black pine or matai and totara. The mill is making good pro gress, and it will be two or three years before it cuts out the bush. Peninsula i-eekeepers,—-A number of Peninsula beekeeper 3 interested in the for mation of a looal branch of the National Beekeepers' Association met in the Council Chambers, Duvauohelle, on Thursday Sufficient support was forthcoming, and it was" unanimously decided .to form a branch, Kales were drawn up, the confirmation of which, as well as the election of officers, was postponed to the next meeting, which will be held shortly after the National Associa tion's annual annual conference on June 17 to 10 Messrs W. B. Bray and W. A. Elliott were appointed to rppresent the branch at the confVrence. The followim?
resolution was carried unanimously: "This Association is alarmed at the increase of foul brood on Banks Peninsula and requests the Department of Agriculture to make a thorough inspection as early as possible."
Trout in Lake Ellesmere.-On Friday evening, Professor Prince, Commissioner of Fisheries for Canada, was interviewed by a number of members of the Canterbury Acoli matisation Society. There was a long dis, cussion in regard to the possibility of increas j
ing the supply of food and obtaining a better supply of trout. Poaching also was mentioned In some cases, it was stated, poachers had cleaned out pools that abounded in fish The rainbow trout has been a great success, and was unexcelled as a game fish, bnt as it increased the brown trout seemed to decrease. The netting of trout at tbe
mouth of rivers and the use of flounder nets in Lake Ellesmere was also mentioned. The question of the prohibition of the sale of trout to the public brought forth different opinions. The general feeling seemed to be that if the sale of trout could be properly controlled and the fish sold at a reasonable price, there would not be be great risk of ex I
ceasive capture for market purposes. The system of rangers was felt to be insufficient. |An opinion, however, was expressed that generally trout fishing in the whole district was in a very promising condition. Professor Prince is at present on the West Coast. On his return he is making a point of interviewing the fishermen at Taujmtu and Lake Ellesinere,
That M.f.rfai'he, fullness, of the Eyes, N»s.w discharge ar-d Sore Throats, pirn ply van* a «ood treatment with "NAZOL" which U prompt iind certain in givtgn relief. Try it. ['rice 1/6
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4403, 9 June 1914
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4403, 9 June 1914
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