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Prime Peninsula Cattle —A. truck o r e'-.'M bullocks sold by Mr a. E. Birdlin &} t -p Addington yards last week, jt©jb oi9 15s to £21 Sβ, having the *• fa fty .ige of £20 13s. There cattle, wW»i were bred by Mr Birdling were oily lace year oids.

Okains Bay Cheesk Factory. -Owing to the scateity of feed ihe supplying of milk has depreciated conssiderably in ths last few days. The Factory is making 4 less cheese per day than at this time last year. Tbe teat bai been low hero all the season a3 in other districts, and the manager considers he is making letsa cheese out of tne milk this year than out of thd sama quantity last year.

A Severe Thunderstorm—A severe thunderstorm passed over Akaroa yester day a little after 4 pm. The storm tra veiled from south to north, and \va~ accom panied by bail showers, followed by heavy rain. The flashes of lightning round tho Akaroa hills were very brilliant, and the pea's of thunder were close at hand. There .was a coating of mow on the hills after the storm.. The rain following the.storm will do an immense amount of good to the cocks foot crop, aa it will help to fill out tbe kernel. 'Ihe rain in the morning, followed by .the heavy rain las", evening, wilt help the pasture laud and gardens very considerably.

Swans os Lake Edlbsukkb.—At a meeting of tbe Canterbury Acclimatisation, held on Monday, some discussion took place on a petition fnrwardid by the UnderiSecretary of Internal Affair, on behalf of 16 settlers at Lake Ellesmwe, praying that steps be taken to prevent the destruction of grass by blflok swans on the shores of the Lake. The petitioners requested permission to distroy the swans or collect their eggs. The ohairman expressed tbe opinion that the petition was the outcome of recent prosecution's for taking swans eggs on the shores o£ tb»> lake. Several members expressed doubt that the swans destroyed tbo grass. The water in the lake was salt, and the grass did not grow until it had subsided. Messrs Shand, Clark, and Htead' wero appointed a bud.committee to draft a reply, stating that the swans wero not euoh a-nuisance as the petitioners made out and showing the inadvLabiiity of allowing the destruction of the birds and their egge.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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