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Gkrman Bay Co-operatiae Dairy] Co , Ltd.—The annual meeting of shareholders, in the above company will be held at the fac'ory, German Bay, on Wednesday, August 2G, at 7,30 p.m.

Valuable Stock for the Peninsula.—On Thursday morning Messrs H. Mat?on & Co. held ii sale of high class young Holstein bulls when the following purchasers were made by Peninsula farmers : —Mr E. J. Fleming, Port Levy, bought Mr J. B. Reid's Pride of Elderslie, caived November 7th 1913, for 31gs; Mr A. Mason, Okain' Bay, Northern King (9 months), from Mr J. Grigg Longbeach. for 32gs; Mr W. Ashton, Little Akaloa, Dunl King (nine months), 25gs ; Mr J Hartley, Okain's Bay, King of the Magpies (10 months), 2oge.

Boad-grading, — The Akaroa County Council , has completed the annual grading of the main road from, the Hill Top, Litlle River, to the top of the German hill and Akaroa. On Saturday, the fore-carriage of the grader broke, and will have to be repaired before the road is completed. The grading has been well done throughout, and has improved the road very much. The grader, after completing the County road; will probably go on with the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board's roads.

Fire at Little Eiveb —A fire occurred at the head of thePuaha Valley, Little Eiver, on Thursday last, when the fourroomed cottage belonging to Mr F. Reed, situated opposite Mr Jas. Chapman's reair dence was burned to the ground. The fire took place about 9 p.m., and it is thought started in the chimney, which was defective. Messrs F. and C. Reed were in bed at the time, and only just escaped, loting practically everything. The fire waa seen in Little River quite plainly. The building was in. sured for £175.

LmLE River Post Offick.—A goed deal of dissatisfaction is felt in Little River concerning the Government's decision to add only a room at the present railway offices at the station to provide the residents in the district with a post office., This addition, which consists of a room, the dimensions of which are about 14ft x 12ft., are considered practically useless in providing resident with the privaoy they require. The GovemJ ment in the first place proposed to erect a building costing £1000, and aslually called tenders for the building, and some years ago a piece of Maori land was purchased on the opposite side of the road. The residents pointed out that such an expensive building was not required, and they wished the post offics combined with the railway offices. The Department then withdrew the separate building, It was expeoted that the additions would, however, asßume far more commodious dimensions than the building which is now being erected. Such a sm 11 room makes it impossible to carry on private bureau connection, which is what the residents most urgently require. The build« ing is to include private telephone bureau, counter, eta , so that there will be little improvement on the' present unsatisfactory state of affairs. If shadows fall on you and me, (And I suppose they do), And life is dark and health is poor, And everything is blue. Cheer up, and take the chance you have

Secure a life renewer • Away with gloom { for joy make room I Wilb Woods' Great Peppermint Ouro>

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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