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Sale Day.—Owing to tho New Year, tie Duvaucheile' 'sale been postponed t. Friday nexf, January 8 , Special Intercession Hehvick.—Sunday : next, Jfinnary 3. i« being i.b-.rv><! a special day for intercession !;'r tiie Kir;g and Empire at thia time of the great European War. All people are requested to malm an effort to attend their ehurobes and join in , tbe intercession. Coal Shipmest —The CanUrbury SteamShip Company's Storm arrival in Akaroa on 'Tuesday last, at 7.80 a m. with a shipment I of 100 tons of coal for the Akaroa Butter Factory. She arrived from Lyttelton, and, after discharging, left again for Dunedin at 3.30 p.m. Akaboa Bowling Cldb.—The Akaroa Bowling green has been well patronized of late, and a number of visitors have bad some in~ joyable games on the green. The'g-een is playing well, the rain about Christmas time benefitting it considerably, Messrs Fletcher Humphreys of Christchriroh, have again offered a set of D.C.L. bowls for competition. Thai? Accident—On Cbrismas night a rather serious trap aocident occurred on the main road leading from Akaroa. Mr David Barwick, of Duiiauohelle, was leaving the town driving a gig with his wife, daughter and son. When nearing the brick kiln, a trap containing Mr Len Mcintosh, of Le Bon's Bay and (mother occupant, were coming to meet Mr Barwick whim suddenly a wheel of Mcintosh's gig came off, anil threw both men out. The horse was very startled, and boltid in the direction of Barwick's gig. Mr Barwick turned his horse round and tried to head the boltiDg horse off, so that it would strike a lamp post, and prevent it entering the town. The damaged vehicle, however, struck the gig, and all four occupants were thrown out. Mrs Bar j wick and her child were both badly bruised and shaken, hut Mr Barwick escaped injury Neither Mr Mcintosh nor his friend were hurt. Both gigs were smashed about, though not seriously damaged. B_lgiu3i Relief Fund.—By a strange oversight the work done oy Mr A. W. Orme. of Robinson* Bay, in connection with the silo of pr. duce for the Belgium Fund, held n ka't-a on Decern ler 22, ws« nev r ck-owi' dged. Mr Orme cave agr at deal I pio-luce. A cart from whit he ha" dooe 'tberwise, Mr Orme has donatfd the whole ..■f (his year* return from his oroh.ird—ahandsome gift—to the Belgium Fund. We were informed of the omission of Mr Orme'B name by a correspondent who was present nt the °en\e. About three weeks ago Messrs. • Hayloek and Davis, bakers at Akaroa, pre sented a Christmas cake for the above f jnd. Miss I. Tayior was instrumental in carrying out a competition for the' cuke at Gd per guess, and the proceeds from thU competition amounted to £2 13s. which will be harded over to tbe fund, Mr N. Pilkington was the winner of tho competition. At tbe Duvaucheile Sports Club's Eports on Tuesday, Mr Ned Latter realised tha sum of £8 3s 6d for the fund by running " the good old game ol doodleumbuck " during the day. He was very well patronised, and the sympathy for the Belgians no doubt accounted to*- th 6 bad shooting and the "big bag" for Mr • Latter.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915