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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Poor of Geeat Britain and BEr.Grini Fund —In addition to amounts ftlrenflv re- , ceivd, the local cornmiHpn acknowledge rp.Rpipt of one guinea from Mr R. Baylpy, o£ Akaroa. i Supplements—Owinc to some mfstakfl in transhipment, a bale of snpplemnrifcq wh ; ch nhonid have to A.kavoa a fortnight nfio | is not yot to hnnd. The snriplempntg arp in LytteUon, nnd we hope to Ret them here for npxfc nsue. KiroDES ScHonsirip. — Thi<? veara Rhoder Scholarship has 'uefln awarded to Stokes Kiohnrd, B-A, of Canterbury Oo'lpch. He i" the first Canterbury College student to hold this pcholarship. Dcvauchklle Christmas Tr.nr:.— On Tues. day next. DfCßmb=r 22, a Christmas trna function will he hfld in the Dir-E/jchplln hall ShPfip, poultry. pgc;s, Hutt»r, etc., will be sold, and proceeding wound un by a dance. It is hoper? thfl function will b« a success, as the proceeds go to the Belgian Relief Fund AiunoA. Port Office— Thn Akaroa offi<?» is nparing completion, and the new oiiartsrs will h<? very roomy and eomforfcublp. affcor the preopnt, carnppd onps. It is expsotpd that a move will he mafic int." fho new nflice irarrif diately after thq New Yea* - . The onpnins cprpmony will be performed by Hon. R H , Rhodes. The Weather.—On Sunday evening the wind chancpd to the couth wpst nftpv a vorv hot day. Heavy clouds hanked un nf, the south, and early on Monday mornin™ there vflve a serie" of thunder shower?, with haii, Tho hail wns not severe enough to cks ar.y damaco. The heavy showers of rain will do an immense amount of Rood, as the pastures rind gardens are beine dripd np. J. Hifiti & Co. — With this issue we oneioe the latest groiwv ca°h prion list of John Hall & Co., Ltd , Christohuroh. Wo are r»rjup,stpd <o Htato that since this price list was nrintod the price of Edmonds Kakin« Piwder been reduced to 8d and Is 4d p o r tin. The whole oi t,h° prices are v°vv r a notwithstandincr the jjrpat difilculty of importici!' goods on aononnt of the war. Xmas Fruit? are now landing. Akatiia RnTTER Factoby.— The Aitaroa But'fir Fnetory is incrpasing it= output 'Thp number of suppliers has risnn from 10 to ?>s. nnd Rbou*i 10 tons of butter ar« tnrnfcl o'lt each month. Shipments are bainp; sold outright for every boat, and very satiffa'-tory j prices realised, considerably above a sh'llin". The factory h an excellent instiMiMon for the town, circulating tt good deal n{ monnv in the district. When Mr RH. Khod<?= the now post oflic nt Akarna he will declare the Akaroa Butter Fnetory oflicnlly open. EltjE-mkbk TClkctorate—At the clpotion on Thursday th'-re were more vot«a cist fnr ' the National Prohibition issue than fnr any other. Tho voto= cast wprn :—National Continuance, 2890; National Prohibition, 2(T2(i; informal, 74; total. 5500. In the Local O tion issiiß tbnrc we™ 3014 vo'ps fnr Con = tinuance. 2320 for Prohibi*-!nn and 42 infor 1 raal, making a total of 5376, or 214 votes short of t>>a National Prohibition vot.o The plpntnral v«tfi wn° : —Rhndps, 28l)(5; 2609; total, 5517 Tho total numW of namos on the Flllesmpro Roll wntu, 0770. There will probably be a rec unt in tho electoral issue. The votes cast in the eec tnrM issue at o'ecf.ion wprp 5350. in Local O nt .!on poll 54i0. and National P.-ohi' bition 5303. Akaroa Ma c cots —A.karoa i« bficoming q iit« a haunt for mascots, most of which l.aye heen reclaimad from the ranks of the fowl of the saa. A resident in Jolie street sout : i is r the proud possessor of two tame sesf 111 -i I name l "Mick" and "Molly," which he iias > had for some time pa'it. The other day there wa« morp than the usual am unt of chat inn going on between the young pair, and the owner snon discovered that the cause of t»;eir jiihiUtion was a neat nest in which "Mnily" had laid an egg. Since then the two senp ills have dnvoted their time io the hutching pro cess, "Mick" taking his fair share of the 'in dertaking by sitting on the nest while his mate "takes the sir." It is hoped that v. ifchin a few da\e Akaroa will be proud to posjess , still another mascot. / i Liquidating Debt—An Onehunga trn.le s ' man (states a contemporary) is now i i a position to ftstimats the yalue of the lav.- in helping him to col ect long standing accounts Some time ago he obtained against a debtor for £13 and £3 The debtor was ordered to pay the total ami :int of £16 at one shilling per week. The cod itor congratulated himself upon getting the order, and remarked that it would only i ike six years and eight weeks to liquidate the account. Since then, howeyer, he has tiis covered that the order of the Court h 4is good only for one year, so that to get all at 3 money he will havo to apply for a renew..! of the order each year, at an annual cost of i'l 15s , made up o£ Court costs and trave'!;ng expences for the debtor. If all goes well ,'.nd the Court favours each application for rei: jr a! the a/o should be liquidated in 16 years >nd •18 weeks.' As all cost will be added to the original debt of £13. the debtor under ;hig process will pay £■!-.s, Under an nrn; ;d----tncnt. of ttio . Act passed last session, :he debtor may apply to Court at any tim ■ to the order varied, which will be grtu led if he can satisfy the Court that ho L no longer able to pay Is a week. Spiderwort,—The Department of Agii d> ture has forwarded the following descrij; i_on of spidorwort to tho different Peninsula i cal bodies : —!-pidorwort (Leycost ria form-sa) which h»B recently been acidpcl to tho Ti ird Schedule of the Noxious t Weeds Act;--"A shrubby plant reaching tho height of a!.out Bft or more. The stems, which ara very numerous, radiate in a tuft from the w.- uly crown. They are quite straight below p.nd are almost unfaranehed except at their sipe, where they bpcoine more oi , leas horiz- utal and spread out into a tuft of leaves and soft branches Owir'g. to tiipir smooth green >\p penrunee, the of branches, and the . tufted habit of growth, the etems are no' '.in* like young b rnboo shoois to look nt. "> hey also resemble bamboos in hollow t:, .opt at the nudes. The leaves, which aie in r.ipo site pairs, are variable in sine and aliap?. but tho avernge leaf ia 3 or 1 inches long b> ,ivo inches wide, ova'e or egg in fin no. but with a rn'her long g tip i'nf j ffowers hi'o bnriKi in pondu huh \<\ ich I S/'rinu from the pomt of junction with the leaf stalk and -tern Each spike consist of a series of tufts of bright reddish purpio ti mil , leaves or bracts, the stalk pas«ing thn ligh tbo middle of ench tuft The v, iiich nre about three.quarters of an iuch ijry. pinkiyh white, and trumnet shap'-d, grow out. fr<. in between the red bracts, to that each flo •er spike consists of nlternate rings of I flowers and bracts In tho '-ariy stnges O' • flowering tbo spike i« 'compact, and tho < flo«erH are moro or less hidden by the overlapping bracts, but later owing to the grow h : (:£ the sta-k tbo rings of bnic'sgnulually nepa f rate and enpo'e the f/invtrs between Tho >' fruit ia a small round be vy which chang"i= aa I it ripena from reddish to dmk purple or blook 1 Spiderwort iw reguiurly cultivated in ga>dens, ' but ban bircorne a weed in certain I in thn Norih Island. I. is uncommon in the* I South Island. You can feel the tffects oi" NAZOL t immediately you commence to use iti ab poon a3 the fragrant healing properties of < ibifi remedy penetruto the affected part? you ' realise your cold is ending. It's good it's I pleasant, it's e&fe, and it only coete i/ 6. t

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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