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The Mayor of Akaroa (Mr G. Armstrong), received the following reply from the Prime Minister in reply to the resolution passed at the Akaroa patriotic meeting : —

"I am in receipt of your telegram transmitting resolution urging increase of Income Tax to meet expenses of Expeditionary Force. The matter will have careful consideration, and in the meantime have referred your telegram to Defence Minister."

The ' Hon. W. F. Massey, Prime Minister, also telegraphed to the Mayor as follows :—

"My colleague, the Hon. Mr Rhodes, has handed me your telegram intimating Akaroa's generous action in donating £180 and three horses to Expeditionary Force fund. Please accept Government's cordial appreciation of Akaroa's patriotism." AKAROA COUNTY FUND. The Akaroa County canvass for the equipment of the New Zealand forces is now being collected, and is expected to be completed in a day or two, The County Chairman's list is as follows : —

£ s, d. E. E. Lelievre 1 horse and. 50 0 0 J D Bruce 10 0 0 Geo Cbeckley 10 0 0 J. and T. Porter... ... 5 0 0 The County Chairman hae received the following telegram from the Hon. Oas. Allen, Minister of Defence : — "In reply to your telegram, no time has been fixed for date of return of contributions. Gifts, any kind, for the Expeditionary Force should be available by the 22nd if possible, but as supplies may have to be forwarded, gifts at later date would not be out of place." AKAKOA BOY BCOUTS. The Akaroa Boy Scouts gathered together on Saturday, and decided to each forward a pair of sox for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. These were despatched yesterday morning. PENINSULA HORSES. Mr J. 0. Coop has received the following wire from Lieutenant-Colonel 0. J. Reakes: —

"I greatly appreciated your offer of help. Inspector Mackenzie and the Government veterinary officer are on the Peninsula now buying artillery horses. You could assist very greatly by helping to stimulate the farmers owning suitable horses to submit them for purchase. Wβ still have a good number to secure, and I am very keen on sending the forc6 away with good horses which will tee them through a campaign and do credit to New Zealand. I know there are a lot of good horses on the Peninsula, and I am looking forward to getting a good number from there "

Inspector Mackenzie and the Go vernmeuh veterinary surgeon paid a visit to the Peninsula on Friday. They secured a number of suitable heavy horses at Little River, but were un able to secure any in the bays. When the suitable troop horses are required, however, they will be able to find a lot of fine material among the Peninsula backs. LITTLE RIVER VOLUNTEER FARE WELLED. Trooper L- J. Smith, who is a member of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force at present encamped at Addington, was tendered a farewell by a few of his Little River friends afe the end of last week, The gathering was held at Mrs Parson's boardinghouse, and Mr J. 0. Ooop(Wairewa County/ Chairman) was in the ohair.

A small presentation was made to the popular Little River volunteer, and the good wishes of the company were voiced by those who epoke. Musical items were rendered, and altogether a very happy little evening spent.

Troopsr 'Jacky" Moore, from Hickory, was also at the gathering.


A special war service for inter cession will be held to-night at St Peter's Churcb, Akaroa, afc .7.30,

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THE PENINSULA WAR FUNDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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THE PENINSULA WAR FUNDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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