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Edecxoiul KctitiS. -Tne " Dominioi, ' commenting upon the amandnam,* hi sue New Zealand electoral law, sayß:— '-Tho law is as it was three years ago, with Urs ons exception, that if an elector who vo'ert in 1911 finds od Election day that bi= nam? is not on the nil, be may, on mak ; a declaration to this effbot before a dep ity, re'urning officfr in the polling booth, receive his voting paper and record his vote." A Good Bain.—Tbe weather was very warm ou Saturday and Sunday. About mid day on Sunday the wind changed from north-west to south-east, and the temperature fell considerably. The sky became cloudy, but rain did not set in till evening. Tbe rain will do an immense amount of good, as it has been a penetrating one. The dairy farmers should find tbeir yield* of milk increasing. The cocksfoot paddocks also will feel the benefit of tbe rain, though

tbe weather cleared up too soon. Wav Tax.—A copy of a resolution in favour of a-'wir tux being imposed was received at the meeting of the Butt County Council from tbe Alt. Herbert County Council. The communication was "received" (says "Dominion,") ihe Council considering the * matter was one that the Government Bbould deal with, Okain's BiYDAir.l Faoiort,—Thi3 factory gained a first prize at tbe Metropolitan Show in tbe class for export cheese—a distinct honour ;for the factory. By error it was reported tbat the Central Dairy Compiny bad gained Ist prize. The factory is receiving about 2800 gallons of milk per day, which is not quite up to last year's average a', this time; but more chfics.e has been made so far than was made up to the same time last season. It is hoped the rain will biing on an inrease in the supply of milk. New Laotcs.—Mr B. W. Henning, of Akaroa, has had a new launch built for passenger traffic in the harbour. The boat, whioh was built by Meßsrs Bailey and Lowe, ot Auckland, is the largest launch in Akaroa. Her length is 40 feet and beam 9 feet 6 inches. She has a Stirling engine of 25 borse-power, with four cylinders Ber speed has not been guaged properly yet.- Mr Henning brought ber round from Lyttelton on Friday last, when a quick trip was made, though tbe launch was not pushed at all The new boat is a handsome iKfditinn to the local craft. She is fitted out with electric light, and is veiy nicely finished insiiie and all fitted up with cushions, she will bo used for the passenger traffic in tbe harbour. She is painted while and bears the historic Maori name Oonwe.

Methopolitan fin .w.—There was an at tendance of 37,000 at tho Show on People's I>ay (Friday), as against 38,000 last year. Tne weather was perfect all day. The folLwiner were some of the chief Peninsula prize winners:—Fat bullock, any age: F..G. Birdling 2 and v.h.c. cow, any age: John Parkinson; All classes in red polled classes: Hon. R. H. Rhodes. Mare, with foal at foot: Hon. R H. Rhodes. Chee?e for export: O&ain's Bay Dairy Co. I, German Biy Dairy Co 2. Team of 8 bullr »-.s. W. F. Parkiuson 1. JR. J. Flei t 2, Best handled team of 8 bill lock, AJ. Fleming. 1. W. F Parkinson 2 Kinloch Yearlings.—At Messrs Pyne & Co.'s sale of blood sock on Thursday, Mr J. F. Buchanan, of Little River, sold his six Kinloch yearlings at a 'otal of 2()oogs.' Tbe following were sales:—Brown filly, by Mar tian Grand Opera, by Gipsy Grand—lima. Mr D. Rutherford, SOOgs.; bay colt, by Martian—Silk Gown, by Pilgrim's Progres? —Portia, Mr fi Riddiford, 50gs.: brown colt, by Martian—Neva, by Stepniak—Whirlpool, Sir George Clifford, 520g°.; brown colt, b< Martian—Ukraine, by Stepniak—Madder, Mr W. G. Stead, 400i$s.; by fi'ly, by Mar tian—Mary ot A'gy'e, by Grafton—Herb na Riddiford Bros, bay colt, by Martian — Lovelorn, by . Melbourne—Hebrew Maid, Riddiford Bros, 430gs. Akakoa Boating Club.—The followine are tbe results of the club raoes!—Pair oar race—First heat: L. Armstrong and E, Beatty beat M. Lelievre ard G. Sergison, D. Checkley and Cyril Walker beat Stanley Hammond and E. Staples, J. Lelievre and E. Crawshaw he&t M. Daly and T. McOuire Second heat: Cyril Walker and Dallas Checkley beat L- Armstrong and 15. J, Beatty. Final: Cyril Walßar and D, Checkley beat J. Lelievre and E. Ciawshnw. Singles -E. Staples bent I. Wa'ker, R Wn' 1 ker beat M Lelievre; D Cbeekl»y beat H B Crawshaw; E J Beatty beat M Daly: L Arm strong beat E J Beatty Semi final—E Staples beat A Sergison; D Checkley best R Walker. Captain's Cup— l> Armstrong and M Daly beat M Lelievre and E J Beatty Incossidbkate Gardeners.—The rodents who calmly and contentedly waters his growing cabbages as the shadows fall on Sunday evenings does not realise that he is affecting the musical portion rf the various cburcb services in the oity (remarks a Nelson paper). The water is required to blow the organ, and with so many gardens claiming attention together, there is not enough pressure left to blow the organ bellows. At a recent organ recital in tbe Sobool of Music, Mr. Tait explained that he would not be able' to proceed until residents had finished watering tbeir gardens. The Samoan PoltJ—A paragraph in the "Pull Thro'," the Journal of the Expedition ary Force at Samoa, states that polling in connection with tbe New Z-aling elections wag carried out during the week ending Oclobsr 24 under tbe supervision, of Mr J E. Hull, of Wellington. Booths were estab. lisbed in tbe various camps, and in the township, and a big majority of tbe men availed themstlves of the opportunity of registering tbeir votes Mr Hull returned to New Zcaling by the Tolua, Perturbed Hcntly.—The mining township of Huntly waß rudely aroused from its slumbers during tbe small bours of Monday morning, November 9, by deafening sounds, as it a bombardment was taking place. In fact, it is reported tbat several residents were running here and there in their pyjamas trying to find out the cause of the trouble. No doubt many thought the Germans had got Bomewhere near. The detonations were very persistent for a long time, and gave townspeople tbe impression that big guns were going off. It was the general topic of conversation during the morning, when it was learned that it was nothing more or less than the Maoris at Waahi and adjoining settlements, who are keeping up the anniversary of the death of Mahuta, and evidently had plenty of guns and aramuni tion, judging by tbe noise they made.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3453, 17 November 1914

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3453, 17 November 1914

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