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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Akaroa and Wainui Road Boar-.—This Board meets a 1 usual hour and place on Saturday (to moroow). Wairewa Countt Council —This Council meets at usual hour and place on Tuesday next. Little Kiyer Sale.—Messrs H. Matson and Co., will hold their usual stock sale at Little Rive/- on Tuesday next. Banks Peninsula A. and P. Association The annual meeting of the Banks Penin»nla A. and P. Association will be held in the Little River Toad Hall on Tuetday next, at 11 a.m.

Exhibition of Ju Jit»u.—Mr Kiyo Kamada, Professional Ju Jitsu wrestler, will give exhibitions of the above at Little River, Duvauohelle and Akaroa. See advertisement clsehwere,

Peninsula Horse Snow and Pastoral Association —The annual meeting ot the Peninsula Horse Show and Pastoral Assochv

tion will be held at the County Council Chambers, Duvauohelle, to.morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. The annual report and balance sheet will be presented, and officers for ensuing year elected, Seamen's Institute.—Eighty-seven were present at the Sailors Tea on Sunday night in |the Seamen's Institute. The song ser> vice, which was held afterwards, was conducted by the superintendent (Mr S, Booth), The hall was filled with seamen, and ad dresses were given by Messrs R A. Dearsly (honorary organising secretary), and Mr Wilford Badger. Demand fob Youna Cattle,—The demand for young cattle from the North continues to be as strong as ever, says the "Southland Times," and among the extensive purohases that have been made was that of 400 head by Mr J. F. Buchanan, of Little River, Canterbury. Included in the consignment was close upon 200 yearlings purchased in the Wyndham district through the National Mortgage and Agenoy Company. Akaroa Vicarage— The St. Peter's Church vicarage, whioh is being erected next to the new seheol along the Esplanade, Akaroa. is rapidly nearing completion. Now that the roof is on the building looks m re imposing. We still think it is a matter of regret that the vestry could not have erected a double' storey building. v

Dait's Wharf —The Borough eleotrician is at present engaged in ereoting the wires for the lighting of the new Daly's wharf. Besides the shore light that is already erected there there is a new light halfway along the wharf, and another will be put inside the new shelter at the end of the wharf. The lighting of the wharf is very necessary fes launches drawing alongside the wharf at night. ' The light in the middle of the wharf will light up the landing stage, and will be a great convenience.

Le Bon's Bat Wbabj Roap —The work of regrading the Le Bon's Bay wharf road is being oarried out by the contractors, Messrs 1 Barker Bros., and_ is proceeding with as much expedition as is possible with advene weather. The work was a very neoessary one, as the old Wharf road was steep iv places, which made heavy carting to and from the wharf a considerably arduous undertaking. The new road will be complntsd in the spring, and will be a great improvement to the old road The road is to be fenced is a number of places where there is a dangerous drop to the beaoh.

Post Swamped.—While loading Mr B. W, Hennlng's punt at Wainui on Wednesday, the men engaged had soma difficulties with the sea that was running, and with the ris° ing of the £i£e the wares dashed over the pant and swamped it, One of the men emgaged, D. Langrope, was struck by a large wave and precipitated into the sea. With the rising tide, the pant, whioh was full of sand, filled, and had to ba left until ebbtide It was eventually baled out and got off at 2 a.m yesterday morning, The punt autfered mo injury at all, an/i was got off when the ac& hnd gone down and the tide was suit- ' able.

\ PBHINSiSf,* TgWSFHONE SYSTEM,—The HOD, R, Heaton Bhodes, Postmaster General has replied as follows to the application made by Mr J. McCombs, MP. for Lfce erection of ad ditional telephone lines on Ban&s Penraoila —"Authority has been givpjs for tbo «eo*'ioni of a line between Pigeon Bay and Port Levy. ' As the other lineß proposed are not at present required, it is regretted that they canntt be authorised. In- oonneotion with the prepara tion of tho estimates for the year it is proposed to consider the question of making provision for aa additional metallic circuit between Little Rive; ,pn,d phristchuroh. This would enable the best use'jto b« mado of a circuit recently ereoted between Little River and Akaroa, and would furnish an additional outlet to Cbrfstohurnh from Akaroa and offices con nected therewith."

Loud rolls the dram, with a mm -turn-turn, The bugles blare, but our boy's not there; He is home in bed With an aching head, He did not parade (By the 'flu' delayed)— Big musters assure With Woods' Peppermint Cure

'Tennis-Yesterday sha final r,( ihe Ladies' Doubles tournament, of'thi Alrana Lawn Tennis Club, Miss M. Fergus and M, Jacobson (owe 30) beat Misses Narbey and S- Leleivre (owe 15£) 6—3, 6-5.

Telephonic—The postal authorities am putting up a party wire in connection with the Akaroa telephone sytem. Thfj wire has heen taken upas far as Mr. David Curry in Grehan Valley, and has been made a party wire to connect up several other residents in Akaroa. There hss been a concidenibe increase in the number of telephone subscribers of late. The re-opening of the telephone between 7 and 8 o'clock eaoh evening has been much appreciated by all subscribers who find the use of the wire for the extra hour a great boon. The Town Clock.—The medium through which the official time for the whole of New Zealand is conveyed to the good people of Akaroa, viz, the post office clock, has been distressingly persistent in trying- to force upon the residents that it is twenty, minutes to five for the last three or four days. It can easily be imagined that this official timepiece of ours is throwing the town into the greatest confusion, for the labourer returning from his work in the evening fondly thiDks he has esoaped half an hour early, imd the night reveller slinks away in the greatest agitation to think that he has wasted so much of his beauty sleep. Unless something is soon done our worthy townspeople will to fall back upon their inborn resourcefulness of indicating a tims of day by observation of the sun dial.

Milking Machine Demonstration—We are informed that on Monday next, at 2 p.m. at Mr Felix Brocherie's farm at tho Kaik, Akaroa, a demonstration of the New Zealan, dia Claw Pulsator and Eeleaser will be given Wo hear in other dairying districts this machine is recognised as having revolutionised meobamcal milking, and it would be to every dairyman's interest to he present at •this demonstration. At the Hawera Show last week no less than eleven of these maohines were sold and eleven machines of other makes converted to the New Zealandia I Claw Puleator and Releaser. 22

Traction Engine:— Traction engines are seldom seen in Akaroa in thase days, and are usually confined to the plains country in the agricultural districts. On Monday last, however, ODe arrived in Akaroa, and caused quite a stir of excitement as it rattled along the town with its accompanying stream of vans behind. The plant was a chaff cutting plant was engaged in cutting up a fins stack of oat sheaves belonging to Mr 1.. J. Vanaioni in Balguerie street. The engi' c j was employed for about twelve hours in transforming the stack into chaff, about 500 sacks or 20 tons of chaff being cut up in that time. The smart work of the traction engine is remarkable after the tedious method of cutting chaff by means of a horse yoked to i a chaffcutter.

Tourist Traffic—Much' dissatisfaction exists among tourists visiting Akaroa as to the way in whioh the Tourist Department failß to

obtain seats in Mr Pilkington's cars from Little River. It would not matter much if the Department did not undertake when issuing the tourist tickets to fix up there details. A tourist complained to us the other day that when he obtained tickets from the Tourist Department, he asked if he need telegraph for a Feat, He was assured that it wes not necessary, and then" arrived on Tuesday to find there were only five seats obtainable in 'the mail car and no seat bad been engaged for him. He was obliged to wait three hours in Little River, wbereas, if h8 had not gone near the Tqjurist Depart, merit and had simply wired to Mr Pilkingion at Ak«roa, he would have got over 'to Akaroa at once. We think that the townspeople of Akaroa should take this matter up, and ask the Tourist Department to keep tbeir part of the sgreement better. It is no use having tickets issued by the Tourist Department if such mistakes as this occur. Purging EmiEsmkre BolliS.-—Mr G. W. Thomas, Registrar of * lectors for EUesmere, is at present engaged in revising the EUesmere rolls. The system by which the rolls are being purged for this election is a very big undertaking, and will throw a great deal of work upon the Postal Department. The registrar sends a notice to every elector on the roll at last election. These notices will be delivered by the Postal Department, and all those whioh are confirmed will be replaced upon the roll for the coming election. All those who have left their original address, married, in case of women and name ohanged, or died will be taken off the roll, so

that those appearing on the roll will be bona

fide electors. This system of confirming the bona fides of eaoh elector will throw the responsibility on the postal officials who deliver the notices. After the purging of the rolls ..all those who are not on the new roll will have to make the usual application to the registrar,' Loyaij Good Intent Lodge —A summoned meeting of Loyal Good Intent Lodge Akaroa,

was held on Monday evening in the Lodge room, the N.G., Brother L. Haylock presid' ing over a large attendance, Correspondence was read from the Provincial C.S., Lyttelton distriot, expressing the deep sympathy of the distriot in the death of Brother W Whitfield. A vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Brother W. Whitfield was passed, members standing. The newly.elected officers for the ensuing term were installed, Brother G. Kearney as N G-, and Brother R' Bruce as V.G., by the Lecture Master, Bro x . T. Lawrence. Brothers J. D. Bruce and F. Taylor were appointed auditors. The Social Committee reported that that the last social had proved another success, both financially and socially. The N.G. gave notice that next Lodge would be a summons Lodge to receive the auditor's report. It was decided to pay a visit on Saturday, July 11, to the Barry's Bay Lodge.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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