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The Akaroa Mail. Friday, October 16, 1914.

Personal-MrFrm_ Taylor has bought a farm in, the Sprin. jM3 district, and will Akaroa shortly to take Of 'is residence there In consequence of iiuigM 'Mon, owing to an attack of influenza, £_x H. M. Stewart will be unable to addrest, tfcl '•esidents of German Bay this evening fttti Robinson's Bay to-moarow evening on the questions of "Failure of NovLicenre" and -Failaoy of Prohibition."

Gardkn Party.—On Wednesday last Mrs J. F. Buchanan gave a garden party at Kinlooh to the" lady workers at Little River who have assisted in providing and making olothes for the oor pof Great Britain and B-lgium. There were about twenty ladies present, and a most enjoyable afternoon was spent, afternoon tea bein? given in the picturesque gardens round the beautiful homestead.

The Mauser Rifle —Tha strength ef arms used in modern warfare are hardly realised until absolutely put to the test. The other day a resident of Akaroa who is interested in rifle shooting, thought he would test the penetrating powers of an 1896 Mauser pattern rifle, and discharged a 1896 'cartridge from a bandolier picked up on one of the South African battlefields. He fired at a tree Bft 7ins in circumference and about 32ins in diameter, and although cordite is supposed to deteriorate with age, tbe sharpnosed bullet penetrated the tree .with ease, and buried itself in a bank near by. It can be imagined that with tho modern' rifle a tree is of little protection, aB a bullet will travel 3000 yards and then bury itself in a tree.

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The Akaroa Mail. Friday, October 16, 1914., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. Friday, October 16, 1914. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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