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Bachelors' Patriotic Ball—A patriotic ball will be held by the baoheors of Duvauohelle at the hall, Duvauchelle, on Friday next,

Personal.—At Lyttelton on Friday evening Mr R. A. Dearsly, who is going away a3 dental surgeon with the Expeditionary Force, was entertained and fare welled by members of the Sailors' Instilut , and was presented with a gold watch.

Accidbnt.—On Saturday afternoon, a boy named Diok Brown, aged about 12 years, was playing German mroplanes in Balgueii Street, and in one of bis fights on bis bicycle, he let go the brakes and rushed into Lavaud street. Unfortunately far him tbe baker's cart was negotiating the corner at the same moment so tbat they met in violent collision. The boy's arm was frao. tured below the elbow, and be was taken to the Hotel Metropole, where Dr. Cantrel attended to the break.

"NAZOL" possesses powerful antiseptic and germicidal properties, and represents tha lat tß | advance in medioine. If you wijl try it as directed for your influenza you will know fcow rational and effective a remedy it is.

Akaroa Butter Factor*—This factory will open on Monday next, September 14, when snppliers will be asked to send in cream.

Akaboa and Wainui Road Board.—This Board meets at ÜBual hour and place on Saturday next.

St. Peter's Church, Akaroa.—ln' his sermon on Sunday night the Vicar (Rev. A. H. Julius) drew attention to the poor atterp dance at the intercession services in Akaroa. He said that he did not think the people realised how necessary it whs for them to attend these services. A service, of intercession will be beld to*night at Ht. Peter's Church, Akaroa, at 7 30 p ru.

Peninsula Volunteers.—Trooper 0-: car Waghorn, of Little Akaloa, a member of. the Canterbury Mounted A Squedron, has. received tbe rank of sergeant VV Na'rbey, son of Mr T. W. Narfaey, ia in the Palmer* ston North camp of the Expeditionary Force, and holds the rank of a lieutenant of the Commissariat Department.

N.Z. Fruit Export —According to Government returns during the year ended 31st Maroh 51,943 oases of apples, 1,633 cases of pears, and 201 cases of peaches were exported from New Zealand, the bulk of these (51.787 cases of apules and 100 cases of pears) going to South America, the balance going to Vancouver and San Franoisco. The Nelson Province contributed the bulk of the apple export, that province sending 37,097 case 3to South America.

Hockey.—The Akaroa Men's Hockey Club will hod it 3 annual ball at the Akaroa Boating Club's sheds on Thursday next. Dancing commences at 8 p.m. A match w 11 be played in the afternoon between a team of lady players and tbe Muffs' team. The Muffs' team is at follows:-Goal, Paris Fashions : backs, Fum-fum, Lv lv ; halves, Bashful, Pompey, Flirt; wings, Aunt Sally, Mrs Grundy ; forwards, Cordite, Electricity, Hobbles. Emergencies—Sing sing, X-rays. Tbe following team will represent the ladies' old timers' team:-Misses M. Vangioni, £~ Vangioni, F. Vangioni, M. Fergus, M; Pool, B. Jacobson, E. Curry, N„ E„ L, and S. Lelievre, G, Newton. Emergencies—Misses j. Bruce, M. Piper and L Kearney. Play will commence at 3 p m.

Found -Pohoe report lady's fur was picked up yesterday in German Bay, and is now lying at the police station, awaiting an owner.

The Weather —After three days of high south-west gales the weather was very mild on Sunday and yesterday. The sun heat was very noticeable yesterday, and seems to point to an early summer.

Early Days—lt is a little-known fact (says the "Dominion") that it was chiefly through the action of one of the Magistrates of Glasgow—Mr John Fleming, of Clairmont—that New Zealand was retained as a British possession. He was about the first, if not the first, man in the kingdom to direot the attention of the Government to the possibilities of New Zealand as ft British settlement. He took up the matter with enthusiasm, and, enlisting the services of such men as Dr Norman Macleod, Sheriff Allison, and 1 o>-d Provost Lumsden, con vened a meeting in the Gkugow Athena-urn on May 15, 1840, which was the means of arousing public attention to the question all over the country, and brought about the annexation of the islands in time to prevent their passing into the hands of the French, It was doubtless the outcome of Glasgow's connection with the appropriation of the islands for Great Britain that New Zealand was largely colonised by Scotsmen. 0.-*, women, in our hours of cisc, Uncertain, Coy. and hard to please ; But when a cough contracts nur brow A ministering angel thou ! We see you sprintins for the phial That holds a priceless boon Of Wocdb' Great Peppermint Cure' and which Will ease our trouble soon.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4427, 8 September 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4427, 8 September 1914

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