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Series o_ Gales.—During the paßt two months there has been almost a continuous gile, and high winds have lasted over a peri: d of nearly a week without any abatement. Last month Ibero were long periods of high winds with occasional heavy down pours. On Friday last a heavy gale set in with terrific force, and continued without any appreciable bresk until yesterday. The sea has been lashed into a continual fury, and launohing within the bounds of the harbour has been most of the time hazardous. The weather has been fearfully cold most of the time, and heavy rain has fallen, with frequent showers of hail and snow on the high country.. One of the most peouliar features of the weather of t'< c past week has been the remarkable drift of the rain and snow. Akaroa would be enjoying fitful sunshine, while on the opposite side of the harbour enow and rain were falling, and while it had been raining,in Akarop for somo hours one would only have to run out a few miles to Robinson's Bay or Duvauchelle to find dry ronds and sunshine. The return to a calmer atmosphere is a welcome change after the long period of wind buffeting.

Loyal Good Intent Lodge.—A summoned meeting of the above Lodge was held on Monday evening. There was a good attendance of brethren,' Bro. L. Haylock N.G , in the ebair. The officers elected were: - Bro. G. Kearney, N.G., Bro. B. Bruce, V G.; Bro T. McGuire, Warden: Bro. M. Lelievre, Minute Secretary. The Barry's Bay Perseverance Lodge paid a visitation, and were welcomed by the N.G. It was decided to pay a return visit to Barry's Bay on July 11th. The V.G. claimed siok pay for members, and two accounts were passed for payment. It was decided to hold a social on July 1.

Butter Factor. Churns—The construe tion of a chutn fitted to deal with the amount of cream that _ butter factory receives, is quite an interesting study. The churn that is to be installed in the Akaroa Buttor Fac. Tory wili probably be eight or ten feet across the diameter, with a capacity of 14001bs, It is a large cylindrical shaped vessel fitted inside with beaters which when tbe'churn is in motion are continually revolving, thus agitating the cream until the butter comes. The whole is constructed of wood, and ihe selection of the timber used in constructing the 'churn 13 of the greatest Soma New Zealand timbers aro especially adaptable for churn makling, on account of their not being reeinaceoua. In America most of the timbers exude resin, and the same may be said of mo3t of the German cm* structed churns, for the timbers that are uasd in both these countries are most resin bearing. Of course any timber that exudes a resinaceous taint or any other taste whatsoever will depreciate butter produced for export It has been found in New Zealand that kauri is tiie boat possible timber for churn construe tion, as it exudes no tainting property at a'l, and for this reason kauri made churns aie sold all over tho world, and just rrcently. a larfce one [ rom Messrs Topliss Bros.' faotory was exported to South Africa, The churns for tbe Barry's Bay wbey butter factory and the Akaroa Factory are both tn be oonstruoted of kauri timber. Othnr New Zealand timbers used for churn construction aro rimu nnd white pine., but kauii has proved the superior timber, though tbe most costly.

Akaroa County Couscil,—This Council holds it- monthly meeting at Duvauchelle to-morrow.

-kaiioa 8 M. Court.—-The next sitting of tbe S.M. Court will be held on Wednesday next, Jnly Ist, before T« A. B. Bailey Esq,

PRMNSOLA HoiiSK SHOW AND PASTORAL Association.—The annual general meeting ot the above Association will be held at the Council Chambers, Duvauchelle, on Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m., when the annual eport and balance sheet will' be presented and officers for tbe ensuing year elected,

Akaroa Hospital,—At the monthly meeting of the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board on Wednesday, the nursing report from tbe Akaroa Hospital was considered quite satisfactory.

Akaroa Bowling Club —A Bpecial meeting of the Akaroa Bowling Club was held in the Borough Council Chambers on Thursday evening last to appoint a treasurer in place of tbe late Mr M. G. Daly. The Bey. J. W. Hayward presided over a small attendance On the motion of Mr Bruce, seconded by Mr Masefield, Mr C. VV. Leete was appointed to the position.

Our Supplement -It will be remembered that at the time of the strike in Deoember a bale of our supplements went astray. Before it was reoovered we continued with the next bale, and we hive been waitiog an opportun ity to finish the interrupted serials "Prince of Rogues" and "The Ossington Mystery." We started last issue with the missing bale, und hope that subf cribers will be able to pick up the broken thread.

New Akaroa Butter " Factory. — The building opsrations for the Akaroa Co« operative Butter Factory, at the comer of Balgueri and Jolie streets, were commonoed on Tuesday The building will be 36ft. x 66ft., the 66ft. extending along the Balgueri street frontage, the front entrance beinp in Jolie street. Akaroa bricks are to be used in its construction, and the con°

tractor, Mr Haigh, has ten weeks in which to finish bis oontmct, aB it is expected the operations of the new oompany will commence on September 1. Messrs Topliss Broß are at present engaged in making the plant for the new factory, for whioh they were the successful tenderers. A Bad Corner —Now that the bulk of the

Summit road is metalled the Akaroa County

Council should be able to take in hand the improvement of some of the bad grades on tbe road. One point which could be improved without much outlay is that on the approach into German Bay from Eobinson's Bay- The double turn at the foot of the hili is most trying, both for horse vehicles and I motor, cars.

Akaroa Biflk Club.—The Akaroa Eifle Club held its opening of the season shoot on the Akaroa range yesterday, when about a dozen riflemen took part in the prize Bhoot which the club has organised. As a number of the members could not shoot yesterday, owing to other engagements, it was decided not to close the first day's match until all those wishing to take part have fired; The match will consist of three shoots to decide it.

Death of Young Lion,—Young George, the entertaining ap'd handsome son of King Dick, at the Wellington Zoo. and heirapparent to the kingship of the Zoo. is dead. The Zoo has been under a cloud for some time during the dekness of the cub, and the end came on Tuesday, from an attack of pneumonia. Georjze was a particularly fine looking youngster, and, with hia twin sister, had always been a popular exhibit. Teeth' ing troubles lowered his healthy vitality for some time before the cold weather came on, and tbe recent sudden changes and wintry snaps reached his lungs. The Zoo is the poorer by the loss of a very handsome beast, which was the more kindly regarded because be had been born and bred on the spot.

or Chron ; e Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6, 2/6

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LOCAL AND GENERA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4407, 26 June 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4407, 26 June 1914

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