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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Open Air Fond.—Mrs Simons foi warded to tne Open Air Fund £2 collected at Little Akaloa.

Akaroa and Wainui Road Board.—This Boaid 'meets nfc usual hoar and place on Saturday (to morrow), Peach Crop.—Last year there was an exceptionaly , larpo c-hnw of peach and nectarine blossom on the Peninsula, and the crop was an unusually heavy one. There seems every prospect that there will be an equally large orop of peaohss a,?ain this coming season, bb there is another Inrpp. show of blossom.

St. Andrews Oihtrch Little River.—The renovation of St. Andrew's Cburcli has now been completed, and ro opened for Divide worship i.ii SU'day, August 23rd. The Vicar officiate•) at 'he Service, and the church was re-openpri with the two Christian sacrim-ants f Baptism and the Lord's Supper Ttiß Evening Service was taken by Mr T, Marlovr.

Food fob Bkitain Fund—Peninsula ladies who are contributing parcels of clothing for the Food-for Britain Fund are reminded that the paroels should be sent into Akaroa not later than Wednesday next, September 16. They will be brought in from any post office on the main, road to Akaroa in the cars free of charge.

Personal.—The late Mr Lambert, of P'eesant Point (says the "Timarn Herald," of Monday) was widely known in Canterbury, having been in the province.for the past fifty.four years—lß years in Christ cburoh and Akaroa, and 36 years at Pleasant Point. In the early days, Mr Lambert assisted to stock the Christchurch Museum with fish and birds. Hβ was at that time a keen sportsman, and at Akaroa he went in a good deal for yachting. Of late jears he has lived a retired life, but he had nevertheless a good many friends, and by all who knew him he wa3 highly esteemed. His funeral, which took plr.se. at Pleasant Point yesterday, wa3 largely attended. Akauoa Court.—A sitting of the CourTwas held at the Magistrates Court, Akaroa on Wednesday, before G. Armstrong, Esq., J.P., and C. Fredricksen, Esq , J P., Judgment by default was given for plaintiff with costs in the following eases: H. J. Shadbolt v R. Shadbplt, claim £19 5s lid. E. M. Jacobson vM. Taylor, £l 4 0; uamo P. Taylor, £5 17s; The case, Defence Department vE. G. Ffnmmond, for failing to attend drill was withdrawn by request of complainant. An affiliation case was adjourned for a month. The next sitting of the Court will be held be fore T A. B. Bailey, Eeq ,S. M. on October

Patriotic Fetr at Little Kiveii.—A meeting of the members of the three football clubs was held in the hall on Wednesday evening for the purpose of making arrangements to hold a patriotic fete. Mr G Breitmeyer was elected chairman, and Mr J Seoullar secretary. It was decided to hold the fete on Thursday week, Sspfember 17. Strong committees were formed to carry out the various items of the programme- The day s sport is to conclude with a dance. It is proposed to as* the owni-rs of motorcars to bH kind enobgh to lend them, with n, chaffeur, for the purpose of giving short "joy " ride 3 during the afternoon.

Visit of Bishop Gkibies.—At the con elusion of the concert of welcome tendered to Bishop Grimes on Monday evening, the Bishop thanked the reformers f or their ooncert and welcome: Hβ said he would like to show his gratitude in some way, and the best way ho could think of was to aek the Sisters to give them a holiday on the following days Bishop Grimes left by the 9 am. car on Tuesday for Little River, where he conducted a confirmation service A large number were down at the car to bid farewell to the Bi-hop and the missioner. Rev, Father Taylor, who also left on Tuesday.

Little River Dbainace.— For the past week or two the Government has been re ■ novating the drainage of the upper Little River station. There was a turntable installed near the engine shed some twelve months ago, and the water has laid there as the drainage to the lake has not been' as effective as it might have been. This pipe takes away the water lying about the engine shed, and the conveniences near the station are a'so connected. To ensure a free flow to the lake sumps are being put in along the drain pipe at a distance of about fifty yards apart, so that any blookage can be easily remedied, Thia will effect a great improvement to the drainage of the station, and will carry away the water whioh is lying in the pit and (urntable The slight fall to the lake rnnkeß the drainage in the vicinity of the station and township difficult. If bright, blue eyes and rosy lips Dark showers hide behind, And all the pleasures that one sips No longer please the mind. When influenza grips amain Then seeke out fortune—woo her She'll make thn blue eyes bright again With Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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