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Sale Day To-day is Sale Day nt Duvauchelle's, Found.—A bridle found on the fisherman's wharf, Akaroa, his been left at the Akaroa Pol'ce Station. Akaroa S.M. Court.—The next sitting of the Akaroa S.M, Court will be held at 3 p m. on Wednesday next, October 7. N Z. Bailways—Notice ro train arrangements for the Dunedin races is given elsewhere. Pigeon Bay Road Roard.—The annual meeting of the above Board will be held at Pigeon Bay, at 1 p.m., on Satuichy (tomorrow). The Gift Butter, —Mr Sam Curry, cf Robinson's Bay, has given one box of butter for the Poor of Great Britain and Belgium Relief Fund.

Crusher.—The Akaroa County Council's crusher left Akaroa yesterday, and is now up on the Long Bay road where from 300 to 400 yards of metal will be crushed for the main road.

Main Ellesmere Roll—The Registrar of B'ectors for the Ellesmere Electorate (Mr G. W. Thomas) repoits that applications for enrolment are coming in very freely. The main roll will be printed by the middle of thia month. It clos< =s. on October 7.

Wai iti Croquet Club<— The annual meeting of tbe Wai iti Croquet Club will be held at 3.30 p.m. to day at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers. The comtx't* tee meets at 3 p.m.

Boat Slip tor Fishermen,—Much delay has been caused over the fishermen's slip, for which a Government grant of £50 was given. It appears the money has not been applied for as yet. and there seems e*?ery likelihood that it will not be available'for some time to ceme.

Cantebbuby County Association.—At a meeting of Canterbury County delegates held on Wednesday, it was decided to form a Canterbury branch of the N.Z. Counties' Association. Mr J. D. Bruce was appointed chairman .of executive of the now Association. Messrs C. Thacker and T. Thompson were other Peninsula representatives present at the meeting.

Akaroa Boating Club-The A.B.C has substituted a new fire escape in place oi' the iron steps which formed a precarious escape. The new step 3 are wide and made of wood, and can be negotiated by tbe most helpless person. The A.B.C hall is a great acquisition, and the good fire escape enhances its value. The ways badly need repairing be* fore the season ataits.

Personal.—Oa Wednesday afternoon the members of the Wainui Tennis Club entertained Mr and Mra Newbegin at the tennis courts. Both Mr aud Mrs Newbegin have been keenly interested in the welfare of the club, being, indeed, chiefly instrumental in its inception: A very enjoyable afternoon was spent. Mr and Mra Newbegin were again entertained by the Wainui people last night. • They leave shortly to take up their residence near Timaru

Early Days —The following extract from the "Lyttekon Times," o£ September 30, 1864, is of interest to Peninsula readers : — "The advent of a new era in communication on the Peninsula was inaugurated on Tubs , day, 27'h inst., when Mr Shadbolt for the firs-t time drov?, his twohorse conveyance from the head of Akaroa Bay to Akaroa. This trip was merely an experimental one, the coach commencing to run for passenger traffic next week. We hear that another conveyance will shortly be put on the road by Mr Waeckerle, of Akaroa. Mr Shadbolt has, however, the honour (although perhaps an empty honour) of having driven the first publio conveyanae that ever ran on Banks Peninsula, esoludinß, of course, Lyttelton* We hope that this is only the firet instalment of a line of coaches to oonnect Akaroa with Cbristcburch by way of Little River. With increasrd and belter means of communication a 'new era' must come on the Peninsula." Fif y years have seen a big charge in our means of transport, as we now have a first'class motor service.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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