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North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board—Mr Orton Bradley has been re - el9oted unopposed as representative of the Akaroa, Mt. Herbert and Wairewa Connties on the above Board.

Akaroa Countt Elections.—The following councillors haro bepn elected unopposed for the Akaroa County Council :—Wainui Riding ; Messrs J. U. Bruce, T. Conway and F. VV. Williams. Pigeon bay Riding :Mr E. Hay. Ukain's Bay Riding: Mr C. B. Thackar, La Bon's Bay Riding: Mr J. R. Tbaoker.

Peninsula Horsb Show and Pastoral Association.—lt its notified elsewhere that en hub for t >c \snooiations . Show closa with the hon. seoi, Mr G H. O'Callnghan, Djuvau chi lie, or Mr C. W. Laete, Akaroa, on Mon day, November 16th.

Smith Street,— work of levelling Smith .-4rebt is cucui 'eted, except for a small section at the top end, opposite the new vicarage. The excavation has already been made for the house, to be erected by Mrs Wi E. J. Lelievre.

Ellesmere _. Skat.—The Hon. B. B. Rhodes, PosfinasterGeneral, intended to address bis constituents this week, but on account of the holiday the address will not be delivered probably until the following week.

Akaroa Butter Factory,—The amount of cream received yesterday • totalled 30001b Tho amount steadily increases, and a iium , ber of new suppliers have been added, including some at a iong distance. The output of butter last week was tons. There will be an increase this coming week.

Peninsula Hokse Intending oompetitora are reminded entries for the horse classes close with the hnn. sec. (Mr G. H. O'Callaghan) on Mcnday next, November 16, not on Friday. All entrie3 for competitions and flowera and cookery sections will be taken on the ground on the morning of the show.

Cantebbury Kenkel Club,—Mr J. F. Buchanan has prpsented to the Canterbury Kennel Club a silver cup. to be competed for in conneclinh with tho annual dog show, to take place at th& Show Grounds on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. The aommitiee has decided to award the trophy to th-i be=t sporting dog or bitch in the show, the. cup to ba won twice in succession or three tims at intervals before becoming the property of the owner.

The Comte dh Paris Emigkants. On Saturday last, Mr Joseph Libeau, of Duvauchelle, celebrated his eightieth birthday Mr Libeau ia ons of the three remaining passengers by the historic Comte de Parie, which arrived in. Akaroa on August, 1840. wheu he was a child of six years old The two remaining French emigrants are M. and Madame Etevenneau, of Akaroa. MrLibenu wa-~ congratulated by a large circle of friends at Bnvauchelle.

The Motukaraiu Domain—The Motu karara Domain, whioh adjoins the Akaroa County Kacin' Club's course »i liabbit lflanri, Motukarara, is looking well, despite the centinufd dry weather. Tho rockeries and pardons dtp-full of bloom and the greenhouses a?e fuil of interest. The caretaker (Mr Kousham) )u-.s a fine lot of bedding out plants in his frames, which will provide tho gardens with plants for the Bunamer and autumn,

_ Akaroa Regatta—A meeting of thp Execu five Committee was held last evening. Pre.. ent—The Commodore (G Armstrong, Esq) in the chair, and Messrs T 1 Vangioni, H Newton, W Jacobson, A Gray, H E Craw shaw, and the hon sec, Mr C W Leete The Oddfellows wrote that they would place tho Hall at the Committee's disposal on Regatta night Messrs L J Vangioni, H E Crawshaw add F G Armstrong were nppointed a Cou> oert Committee to organise a concert The secretary reported that Mr W H Henning, local agent of the USS Co had not any reply concerning an excursion boat Messrs T Lewitt, B Bruce, and W Jacobson were elected a Sports Committee

The Noisy Frog.—Those who traverse the weary railway journey from Little Eiver to Christchurch have a few diversities on the way which helped to pass away the time. There,is always Lake Ellosmere, with its many specie of water fowl, of which the pukaki, with their long red legs and dark plumage, the graceful swan holding noisy confab, and the grey duck fostering its yonnp, which will provide next year'e sportßinen with a profitable bag. But added to these attractions on the way there is still another, which, nt this time of the year, forces itself upon fha passenger's mind. There is a great loaiins as if a high wind were blowing and groaning through the eaves of the station building at which the train is pulled up, but the lake is calm and without a ripple. But this continuous roar i-< occasioned by no high wind, but by the frogs' which inhabit the swampy shores of the lake. Their roar is very pronounced, and the ignorant passenger might easily find it hard to account for the anomaly.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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