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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

I)>.at_ _• the Pope—A special requiem m■ - i. ■ co 1 " .rated at 9o'clock this morn >ng m. Si I'm rick's Church, Akaroa.

Ahakoa ~or_Nj_ Council—This Council mi.is a. u.ual hour and place on Saturday.

School Buildings—Tenders for the pur. cha c e of the old Akaroa school buildings close with the secretary North Canterbury Education Board today at 4 p.m.

Little Biver Sale—Messrs H Matson & Co. wi 1 hold their Little River stock sale at their yards on Tuesday, Septfmbar 1, and not as previously advertised, September 18.

Croquet—A special meeting of the Wa 1 Iti Croquet Club will be held on Wednesday (tomorrow) in the Borough Council CJhambers at 3.30 p.m., when a full attendance of members is requested.

War Service—A war intercession service will be held tonight at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa, at 730 p.m. Services will also be held at Duvauchelle on Thursday and Wainui on Friday.

Dental Officer—Mr R A Dearsly leaves with the Canterbury forces en route to Europe as dental officer, Mr A C E Williamson, ot Christchurch, will act as locum ior hm durlfig Mr Dearsly's absence in Europe.

Mobilisation of Belgian Soldiers—With reference to the above, Mr Cyril J Ward, acting Consul for Belgium at Christohurch, says he has now received advioe that this mobilisation only refers to soldiers belonging to the classes from the years 1899 to 1913

Personal—Among the accepted volunteers from Akaroa is Staff Sergeant-Major Quarterly, who will accompany the A _q_adron of the mounted troops from Canterbury. The troop inolndes all tbe Peninsula mounted volunteers.—Mr and Mrs George Morgan, of German Bay, arrived home on Tuesday, after an extended tiip to Europe and America,

Peninsula Infantry Volunteers--Of the infantry volunteers from Ihe X poastal Defence Company on the Peninsula, only one, 0 T Thelning. has been accepted. It is iunderstood the Defence Department doe 3 not wish to deplete the .parsely populated districts of Territorials, especially the officers and for that reason these volunteers received no notice to report. Corporal A-A dams, of this infantry corps, enlisted as a mounted trooper and was accepted.

Coursing-Mr V. Magee, of Akaroa, has imported a valuable greyhound pup from Invercargill. He is a son of Daredevil, whose pedigree is sire Carbine Booth, dam Biroora. Daredevil, the pup's sire, is said to be the fastest dog in New Zealand. His dam is Quick March, lately imported from Australia, whose pedigree is said to be even better than that of Daredevil. The pup should piove a valuable addition to tbe coursing clogs of the Peninsula, and it is to be hoped be will t_ke part in many coursing events,

Akaroa Anniversary.—The following cxi the "Lyttelton Times" of August 20th, 1864, is of interest, The twenty-fourth anniversary of the arrival of the French settlers at Aka oa was celebrated by a Public Ball at the Town Hall. Akarao, on the 16th inst. The arrangements Were under the able manage, ment Mr C. J. Waeekrle, of tbe Frenoh Hotel, and gave great satisfaction to allp-es-ent. Dancing was kept with till after d_ylight.

Wainui Factory.—The annual general meeting of shareholders of the Wainui Co. operative Dairy Factory Company, Ltd., Akaroa,.was held at the factory last week. Tho balance-sheet as read waß adopted The pro.posal to pay a dividend of 5 per cent to shareholders and a bonus of one penny on butter.fat to suppliers, making a total of 14d for the season, was carried. The output was 62J tons, being a record for the factory. The retiring directors, Messrs Rogers M'Garry and Hayward were re-elected and Mr A. H. Hawker was. appoined director in j place of Mr W, D. Macphail, retired. Mr Leete was a again appointed auditor.

The minstrel boy to the war has gone,

In the rank of health you'll find him ; | Woods' Peppermint Cure he is depend ing on, And he left bis cough behind him. Pon't leave home when abroad you roam Without a stock close by you, For health is vict'ry you'll all agree. So don't lot sickness try you.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914

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