Gale of Wind.—On Saturday evening about 7 oclock there was quite a small tor. nadoat akaroa, the wind coming from the North eusfc quarter. Jt was of short duration and it was fairly civlra at 9 oclock.
New Oil Launch.—Mr Basil Henning's new oil launch is expected to arrive from Auckland, where it is being built, in about a fortnight's time. The engine is already at Akaroa. This new launch will be the fastest nnd largest of the Akaroa fleet, as Jshe is built up to the maximum size required |under the regulations for inshore work. She will carry a 25 h.p. engine, which is 7 h.p,, higher than any other engine in the harbour. The launch will be bnilt for passenger trafflo and beautifully finished inside. She will be electrically lighted throughout.
Dn Barnardo's Homhs,—Miss Muriel Hay lock has received the following letter from Mr William Baker, hon. director of Dr Barnardo's Homes: —"l thank you most sin r cerely for your welcome gift. It i 3 no easy matter, as you will readily understand, to feed a family of 8000 children in normal times, but with an advance in the cost of bare necessities and a reduction in income, our difficulties are greatly increased. I am, therefore, specially grateful to you for the help which you have generously sent at thia time of urgent need. With grateful aoknow ledgements to all who have handed us their contributions,"
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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3448, 28 October 1914
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3448, 28 October 1914
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