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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Akaroa Count* Council—Thi3 Counci meets at usual hour and place on Satur day (to-morrow).

Little EtvER Sale. —Messrs H. Matson & Co. are holding their Little River Bale on Tuesday next, September 1.

Thanks to Akaroa. —The Mayor received the following message from the Premier yesterday :—•• Many thanks for your telegram, notifying Akaroa's contributions to Empire Defence Fund, Acoept Govern' ment's thanks and appreciation of gift."

Public Meeting—A meeting of the com , mittee to obtain expeditionary war funds and of H'M.S. New Zealand Entertainment Committee will be held on [Saturday (to-mor-row) night.

Spring Wbaxher. —The mild weather is causing a considerable growth in the grass, and the epring flowers are coming ouc very rapidjy- There are plenty of lambs to be seen. The weather has been favourable for lambs and stock generally. A little rain will be needed shortly, as the creeks are already showing signs of shrinkage.

Akaroa Croqcet Clcb.— A special meet' ing of the Croquet Club wae held on Wednesday to consider the top-dressing of the lawn for the coming teason, Mrs Brucu presiding. It was decided to spend £3 or thereabouts on the lawn, Mre Bruce to make arracgementa re carrying out the work. Accounts amounting to £2 5s 6d wera passed for payment. It was decided to hold the annual meeting at the end of Soo'^m^er,

H089E3 FOB THE FRONT.—Uα XuedUa.y, Captain Overton, representing the Christchurch Defence Department, came down to obtain Peninsula horses for the Canterbury Mounted Troop. The Department gave no notice of their need for horses, or more might have been forthcoming. As it was only a few residents in Akaroa knew of Captain Overton's visit. If the .Defence Department had notified the public, we believe that a number of resident?, would have given or sold horsps, Four horses were obtained in Akaroa, including the two given by the Mayor (Mr G. Armstrong), the others being bought. Fourteen were obtained in Duvauchelle. One of the collectors for the Akaroa County Fund informed us last week that a number of residents on the Peninsula signified their willingness to give horses if they were require^

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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