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,$, — St Andbew's Day.— Yesterday being St. Andrew's Day was observed as a bank holiday. Phice of Land.— As showing the high price given for land in and about Akaroa-. two sections in Smith strep*, one of a quarter acre and the other an eighth ci' an acre, were purchased iecuit!y for „20') and £100 re-■rr-c-tivtly, Akaroa Burrar Factors-Two tons cf butte.r were turned out. at the A"karoa Butter Factory last week The nverßge amount of c-rarn received per day wrkf-d out at Tl-e rein will freshen up the trass, and should show :.l> it crease in amoiißJ of cream received. Flt.efsii.-ke Fm-xtohai'e.— Hon. K. H. Rhode.- will ndrirnw the electors nt the RMifiiiM-f- School !<r;d Dnyleston Hall to day, nt the Dtins'ird 1 Hail to ■morrow and (he Broolss do School on Thursday. He f-peaks at Puaha n! '2 r.m on Saturday and at- Little River on Sati.-rr ny n.i. 8 p m. Building in' / ku!oa. -A second bouse is beirg erected on o>e of the sections fronting "n Smith Sinf t, Akaroa, which has been opened up by the Akaroa Borough Council. i'b--> h-'tise i-i bring erected by Mr G W. Dale, builder and contractor of Akaroa, for Mi-s Davidson, of Akaroa 1 Em.ivSmghe Fij.ctoiiatk. —In 1911 the Timber on sho Main Ellesmera Knll wa= 6031, j-.nd on tho Supplementary R-P 0(54, i I'l'Mz a total of 6695 plec.tos w;.,0 w*re >'t;'b!i- lor n vote befoie Inst elecion. This .'•hi- ;he number on the Main Tl'dl was 6124. Jind c ii the Supplementary 1-Cnlt 616, making ". total of 6770 electors eligible to vote at the billing e'pction.on December 10th. Huntly Floral Fete.- -A number of rcidints in r.nd about Akarra sent bnxe=- of flower- on Friday and Saturday to tbe committee in Christchurch who organised a floral fete in aid of th -se Hindered destitute by the Hnnlly. Mine disaster. Mr G, Piliontrto" kindly cairi'd n\ the flowers to Little River free of charge. A Pf.nki-icial, Rain.—During the past week thfl'« has. been an overcast sky, with ■Hzz'.ing rain at interval?, which was not of much bent fit to pastures. On Sunday •ifternoon heavy showers began to fall, wtiich coniinu'd nll r,i ht This heavy ■in will do an immense a • ount of good, s« the ground is well saturated. The rain wll improve the pastures and hay crops, while th.-» cocksfoot paddocks should benefit to a arge ext nt. Akakoa Street?. - The streets of Akaroa have bf-en tidied up and tha wnter-channels cleaned : out. Tbe concrete kerbing and marnelling will (to away with a great deal of la'our, be.-ules improving the appearance •f the streets As we pointed out before when tbe que lion of a loan to do the kerb' >ng and channelling was before the ratepayers, the interest on the loan would be less than the iabour fpent in tidjing up the overgrown gutters. Pekhonai.—Mr G. W. Thomas, of Akaroa, l.l<gistrar of ) lectors for, the 'Ellesmere I<'.Petor ,te, made a tour of inspection hruuph the >lee! orate 1 <»t week to make atrtirifiemcnts re polbng booths, etc, Mr Thomas returned to Akaroa on Saturday. He states that the crops on the Plains look very fair irdced, and, after the bad reports, ■■G was surprised to see both the crops and '■he stock loekintr so well, Mount Herbert County Council.—The .iiinual meeting of the Mount Herbert County Council was held on Wednesday in r.he Council Chambers, Purau. Present;— Mo-srs Ortcn Bradley, A. R. Fhrning, L. M. Wilson, 1. Hunter, G. Steele, and R. Allen, On the motion of Mr A. R. Fleming, Mr Orton Bradley was rejected chairman. Mr Bradley thanked the members for tbe honour they had done him. It was resolved to meet on the first Monday of each month. The financial statement showed a credit baience of Sim 0* 7d. Le Bun's Pay - After an exceptionally dry •■print; a welcome rain fell early on Wednes tiay mornir.g. This will be most- beneficial to Ihe pasture?, as although tm-quantity was not very great, it lirs been followed by dull 'damp'd J?3 Knd heavy rain on Sunday. This will .hep along tbe dairy people, as the supply was declininp.—The improvements on the wharf road have been completed, and the work inspected and pass d by the Public Works Department, The re. suit of this work is the removal of a rather steep gradient, which was difficult regotiate with a full load to and from the jetty. A New Method —An interesting dtvelop, ment in butter factories visiited by Mr E, Clifton in San Francisco is the prepaift'.io'n of ice,cream. Writing to the "Agricultural Journal " Mr Clifton says: "It was explained that at one time it was diiiicult to secure the m c-fsary quantity of fresh sweet cream during the period of warm wather. With the ( :-Mgnftho ihermomoter the oonsumjt'on ~f ite cream exhibits an inordinate volum • IMs wm w provided for. Fresh sweet cream , i-ec-ived at any time and in any quarnty. I Phis iamonufac ured into butter that is permined to remain unsalted. When the in. crowed demand comes for the ice-cream this ?w.Ht butter is passed, with a proportion of fi'c.;h in Ik, through an emulsifier. The r, • suit i-i fresh cream. This is used* for the p. ,-p unt ; on of tho iced product so extensively cori-i-in-'i by tbe Anierian people. Cone cups of ij!.-<;iut mmeriftl « I - made in the fact, ry. I atll these are the containers for the cite?m. LAn emurnoi c street and shop business in ices Creum is done all over America."

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914