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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1914.

Aicaroa Boating Club. —The annual meeting of the Akaroa- Bo>,tii g Club will be held in the sheds on Thursday next at 7.30 p.m.

TaLEPiioNiQ—On and after 21st September the Telephone Exchange Office will be open from 8 am. to 8 p.m , Post Offica 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Increase of Sheep.—A sheep return tabled on Tuesday, shows that in the past year the total increase of sheep in the Dominion was G06.953, of which all save 10,513 went to the credit of the South Island.

The Crusher—The Akaroa County Council's crusher arrived in Akaroa on Tuesday, and is crushing metal for the Akaroa Bor ough Council near the Council's quarry in Grohan Valley. The metal will bo ued for concrete kerbing and channelling.

The Weather.—The weather looked threatening on Wednesday, but the sky cleared without any rain falling. Eain is needed badly now, and a good shower would briniz on the grass wiill. The creeks are showiDg signs of a marked shortage. Lake Forsyth.—A star* was made on Monday with the letting out of the lake, and although it is a big undertaking, owing to the bigh bunk at the outlet, Mr T. Quealy (the County Engineer) has had long ex' perigee with the lake, and should be able to let it out successfully. Incorrect.—lt was stated at Tuesday's meeting of t'-p Banks Peninsula A. and P Association that we had reported at the last' oommittee meeting that the Association was in debit to the amount of £400. An examination of the report published by us on August 18 will show that wa stated the financial pos ; tion of the Assnc'ation quit" correctly—that is with the small debit of £1 8 3d «fter payirg all accounts.

Sporting.—At Mr J. F. Buchanan's Kir. loch stud, tittle River, Fire Queen, by Rojai Artillery—Fi.-. ?\cle. his foaled a -filly to TrPßdmill ; Gipsy Girl, by Gipsy Grand-Ma-ion, a Colt to Martian; Formless, by Multiform—Dreamer, a filly to Bezonian ; and Grand Rain, by Gipsy Grand—Eainbow, a filiy to Boniform.

School Attendances.—The Euoation Dpi

pnrtment'a report states that the lowest per,, centage of average attendance at the primary schools is found in North Canterbury. The percentage last year was 87.9, a slight drop compared with th previous year. The aver, go over the whole Dominions is 89 2 per cen ef roll number.

Concert. —A concert will be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, on Thursday next, September 24, in aid of the relief for Great Britain and Belgium. A very attrac • live programme has been arranged, and as the object is such a good one, it is hoped that all public spirited people will help the promoters by turning up in full force and helping along a good cause.

Buiigmky.—Lite on Tuesday night a burglary was perpetrated at the premises of S. M. Din and Co., jewellers. Manchester Street. A big window pane was smashed probably with a hammer or the knob of a stick, and jewallery was extricat d which is reportfd to be valued at over £50, comprising chiefly rings. The police are making enquiries in the matter. Din will be remem bered as running a drapery and jewellery business in Akaroa for several jears.

Akaeoa Co-operative Buttee Factory Co —A meeting of Directors of the factory was held on Wednesday. Present—Messrs A. J. Turner, (chairman), Dierek, W. Williams Michel), T. Lawrence. It was decided that thr> balance on non j supp!iers' shares be called up by October 21st. It was resolved to write to the National Dairy Association asking what arrangements were made with regard to shipping produce. It was decided to write to the Hon. E, H Rhodes, asking him to appoint a suitable day for the official opening of the factory. It was resolved to supply shareholders and Storekeepers with butter at Ch Ch wholesale prices for cash. An account of £92 17s 6d for installation of electrio light w.,s passed for payment — Yesterday the churn was used for the first time and 3001bs of butter prod i 1 β-d. The supply of cream ia increasing daily ; but a number of farmos have not yet started milkrig their full herd s

Akahoa Recreation Ground, —The work of draining the ground is nearing completion. As to the depth at which the pipes have been placed it would seem unavoidable, as the centre drain into which tho ground is being drained ia nome distance below the Burface. What has been dorm has been to drain into this with n gmdunl fall. It is to be hoped that the work will be a success, and that the ground will lose its reputation of being the worst on tho Peninsula as far as mud is concerned. The croquet lawn, which was drained in the same manner some years ago, should be mflioient proof that this style of drainage is eflicient. This piece of lawn, which H at tup lowest level, is never waterlogged like the rest of tho ground.

Motor Cyclist Offknders.—A great deal of time of the ChHstehurch Court was taken up on Wednesday in hearing a laree number of cases against some twenty-one motoroycliste, who were competitors in the motor* cycle reliability trial held by the North Cantorbury Motor-cycle Club, on June 3rd last, and who were charged, at tho instance of tho Mt. Herbert County Council, with having failed to give ample warning of their approach to what is considered a dangerous corner, known us Monson's Gutting, on the Governor's Bay road. At this point the County Council had placed tnree men for the purpose of seeing that the competitors in tho trial did not break the bylnvvs, and the result of thr-ir day's vigilance was that twenty-one out of the twenty six competitors committed a breach, "Votes for women ! votes for women! Screamed the angry suffragette ; "Votes for women! votes for womenl We shall get our own way yet." As the lady's paroxysms Made her hnurse—up spoke McGuer: i.Get your speaking voice in orderVote for VVcuile' Great Peppermint Cure,3

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1914., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 440, 18 September 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1914. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 440, 18 September 1914

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