LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Peninsula House Show—A report of the Peninsula Horse Show and Pa.-,trrnl Association meeting on Saturday appean on our fourth page.
Waixui Daiby Factory—lt is reported that the Wainui cheese factory have sold-their output for 6if3. The German "Bay factory tnive refused 6Jd per lb for their 1014.15 output. Food for Bhitain Fond.— Thosj ladie3 in Akaraa and the Bays who are giving parcels of clothing to the poor in Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium are reminded that parcels will be received up to Wednesday (to-morrow).
"BrnTHs and Death 3 Begisthation Act, 1908." —The provisions of this Act as amended re notification of births by householders is not recftivir:g attention. All births should be notified within 48 hours in a Borough and 21 days outside a Borough, in dofault householder is liable to a fine not ex , ceeding £5.
Barry 3 Bay Cheese Factors.— The Barry's Bay cheese factory, which wae opened a few days ago, is now receiving 700 gallons of milk daily. Despite thi early start made* and the very backwasd condition of the spring grass, this \# considered an excellent stsrt for the new t-eason The Company report having sold outright that portion of their output which is not sold in local markets at a very satisfactory figure.
PvobinsonVs Bay Wharf Loan—The Chairman of the Akaroa County Council recaivtd the following letter from tfon. JR. H. Khodes
— "In reference to the proposed loan to your Council from tbe Pu-t Office oi £900,1 regret to say that a result of the outbrenk of war, the money U- nit, available, and that the mater must ttieitl'ore be deferred for the present."
Akaroa Butter Factory.—The Akaroa Butter Fai:io''y opened yesterday, suppliere' cream being uivn A total ot 300 ib of cream was received, which is very stitit , factory, as so many suppliers have not yet
The machinery is in posi
tion, but a good deal remains to be done in getting everything in readiness for the oonv ing season. The \vorkmen should complete the job within three or four days' time. The buildiDg is a commodious and substantial ens, and the white ceiling and walls give it a ver} (cool and clean appearance.
Music Fxajiinations. In connection with the Trinity College of Music, London, the
ollowing are the results of the theoretical examination held last June at the Convent of Mercy, Akaroa. The six pupils presented gained honours : —Senior Division : Louise Curry, 86; Elsie Keegan, 84. Junior Division ; Cathie Thomas, 99 ; Mary Buuny, 97 ; Stewart Taylor, 97 ; Maisie Roxburgh, 87,
Lambing.—The lambing season on the Ptninsu a hns been very successful this year, nnd there should be a very low percentage of mortality, as the weiUber has been very mild and favourable. The lambing season if now in full swiDg. but some of the later flocks have not yet commenced. H is too carlj to obtain any correct idea of tbe percentages, but considering the favourable conditions perfcaininp, there should be a high general average.
Wheat and Oats Cbcim.—The Peninsula farmers are following the Premier's advice to some extent in extending their cropping areas as far as possible, and by growing wheat and oats instead of barley. Tbe area put in crop this year along >he banks of Lake Ellesmeie, at Kaituna, Gebbie's Valley, and theresibouts. has been extended by most of the farmers. Besides this a good propotticn of this area is usually devoted to harley growing, butthisyear the barley crops have been leplaced by wheat and oat crops, in accordance with the Premier's advice. It is to be ho ted that the farmers who hay made this change have done so for their ultimate benefit.
Backward Spring Feed.—Although the' winter has been a mild one in this district as far as severe storms are concerned, the spring grass has been very backward. Th ; s in p-obably accountable for by the fact that the frosts have been late, and there has been an absence of spring rains. The ground for this period of the year is very dry and hard, which docs not allow the grass growth to come away freely. A period of warm spring rains would do an immense amount of good. The late season is having its effect upon the dairying industry. The cows, too, are in exceptionally poor condition this season, and tbe fresh spring grass is urgently needed
Barry s Bay whey Euttkk.— The new whey butter plant installed by the Barry's Bay Co operative Dairy Company is now in operation and last Week two cburninga were made, and About 40Ibs of butter produced at each churnings. When the factory is in full swing of the season, the output will be twice or three times this amount. The Pigeon Bay Dairy Company will also send their whey cream to the factory, which will ngain in., crease the output. A sample of butter was exhibited at DuvaucheMe on Saturday last, which proved in eveiy way quite up to expectations. The butter is very palatable, and could not bo distinguished from cream butter by the moat critical judge, The cheese colouring, howevor. gives it more colour than cream butter, but when no colouring is used, the whey butter cannot be distinguished from lha cream butter. By treating their whey in this manner to produce butter, the Com" p«Dy are mnking use of a product which went tOjWaste in the past, and tho butter will find a rea»'y snle on any of the local markets.
Oh! bn st the tape in life's stern race, Victory ia to the s'.ronß : Strive valiantly for pride of pine , Be not behind ihe throiif.". Strength, hea-lh, and wi-alih you all may win,
And fortune, if you sue her ; If siok and sorrow, then begin On Woods' Great Peppermint Cure
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4429, 15 September 1914
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4429, 15 September 1914
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