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I TO THE EDITOR. ' Sir,-1 notice that at the last meeting of the Akaroa County Counoil, a notice of motion was given to repeal the motor by law, and allow cars to run at ni. ht, or at least one .night a week,;Whioh.,ig the thin edge of the arc-gg-to ffimir ir-fri i t__ . ii iii"Tniii __

■the :Ref;;Av : H. ■ Jdii.--'' 7 Or introduced eg.. flbVlMitf, ._> 1 ani more preheat, !l_ot7gb $$■*:'< :!;i'||«tflbad'not been much notice of tbe tjMy? ■f'Mfe.ting''given. Ho mf those living , ill -SaiS district were living in a para while the. terrible war with its r hardships and privations was proceed- ,.:';•?:' ing in Europe. They must sympa--1"' thise with tho.e' who were in tbe thick of it. '/ , Mr Geo. Harper said the citizens' /: defence movement bad been taken up | *" iin every part of North Canterbury j> It bad a small beginning in Christ- % church at the end of October, when a ] ; 's m.ating was called in the Chamber of !!),. ''■]■•;'. CJoramerce, and 250 persons attended, |;. ; §* inclosing « great number of old volun ||;' teerfl.' It was then deoided to form "a oorjpf, and all present $[ ';!.■■'aj ..'vßiMed■■ tbo : roll. An exeoutive was |' i | l :;:^"| l : he {the speaker) .was \:}''}[ i ] ,^M^6\ni^': Afc the first ; parade of the new corps 400 persons ;_'- '■■4fij' Is*ss•>.'■■ The Defence Department = sent. (Ilpng their officefa and instruc- -!; v; *• tots and formed tbem np in-accord-i| antid. with military methods. The | torrie entirely a l , voluntary body if for tbsmeans of home defence during $}:f-i:;. !\tbrwafe<!Tbey die!; not "come under .y-^ : «itiStß*': : .Terzifcorial j' ;;•• iV' :^:^S|i.ii^/tiarle'uipof.rifl«(:, defence clubs, I. ;f' ! bat ihe diotriot exceed 100 i..;j'■ ■'' "'■': i ;.iftetfcpj&ijf,'!' j|, ielt that'/tbey this heading of }i : ii : :/^t^df6t66^it r tia : wanted ; mili'a-y i ■;'! ** orgaiilsatfon. Tbey approaebpd the •' L j Govß__mtint and the Defence Depart I'-'Hlp'meßt, ;ivbo found tbey could not J '"'" '"""' 'se theca. It was decided then 1.1 and become a voluntary Each unit bad a rapresentatbe execafcivo, which has noth M 'tiiibi military prepare- by Mr Turnaigflnepfti'secretary, who bad e!|^^:inV;u;;.!fpH_. , The whole f.pOpPt 700 men was divided lit..! :_*ha '■ units ware, terri Bi?rafigecJ-i.L-'.The-. iidmber in nit i wafl; :_H. esirict_d. They Uowing ttie up to (late milig&nisation !6f, the Territorialsyttej:';. J pir' ■ I '- 1 •'. iobm-. tfey VfcHt !slx!par'ades» a&lly:i,th'eir strtngth ew found sP! m'ariy ? ''en',; p|pe'j*;|.brrne'd self reiained ||j'M|.f|iß^ : l_ni.ts: met together 'mm ■ of !:nQen' ty fodr.ftfe Lyttelton, and t-.e on I ,' t(j Red kss : fti|iil|i|l ttt|||||i||.;Mt|p

f*j ftxpedi senary Foi'cp- j , and.tin y could i,n. ( Xiv„ 1 to the Ci Defence f Force, but would lend any they could $ si>are The drilling of the force 3 was |f merely for preparation in case of atj sack, and it was a matter of duty, if The/knew what was going on. The . young men bad already gone, and it ', tbo older men who could not y so, to take tbe youngpr man's places b ifthfy are called upon. (Applause). c That was the watchword of the corp, I and they wanted to sat an example to those wbo bad not gone, and show a them they would fill their places if • tbey bad to go. In all 1820 had • 3)*gned tbp roll, and there were 240 3 between the agea of 20 A lot of these could not pass the dootor. ' There were 500 men between the ages 3 of 80 and 45, 183 over 54 and up to .0. They bad a son and grandson in • the forces, and ten or twelve between i 70 and 80 years. Tbey bad met witb f great puccess in a most enthusiastic , way. If tbe unexpected happened, as it often did in war, and if a few i more ships got through the British t control, he thought New Zealand one ' of the first places to be attacked, be- ' cause they had first taken Samoa, t They wanted to be prepared for any • emergency. Tbe forces, must submit ito discipline in the military way, He ■ was very glad to speak to them upon • this matter. (Applause), i' Mr Cooper, secretary of the Riccar ' ton unit, also spoke. He said the f citizens of Christchurch would never ' forget '.be active part taken by Mr Harper in tbe formation of the forces. , He asked those present to sign so that ' 1 tbey could report that Akaroa had ' ' done its duty. ( " Mr Harper said motor cycles and ' mn'or. cars to take men to drill hud ' been placed at the disposal of .the citi zeti forces There was only a charge ■of Is per man to cover preliminary j expensep, and in Cbristchurch £25 • had been subscribed to tbe forces. ' j Mr J D Bruce moved a branch of , the Citizens' Defence Corp re formed | in Akaroa. ( Seconded by Mr L. J. Vangioni and < carried unanimously. , Rev. J. W. Hayward asked if rifle , club members could join tbe corp Mr! Harper, in reply, said there was nothing to prevent them, as they were not called upon to drill under the De- . partment. ( Tbe following executive was . formed:'-—His Worship tbe Mayor, Messrs A. Whitley, Rev. J. W. Hay ward' J. ID. Bruce, L. J, Vangioni and B. W. Henning. • Mr J D. Bruce moved a very hearty Vote oi thanks to Mr Harper for bi« able address. Tbey must all look upon this as a matter of duty and , appreciate the work that had been , ' done. ,i;: ■:•',■'■ ( Ths inbi ion was seconded by Mr Hall, apd barriad with acclamation, . j v ;Tbe " meeting closed with the ■ National Anthem. idIIMING THE NEW CORPS, j On Tuesday night, thirty-three signed .on the roll of the Peninsula i unit, and those desiring to join in ' lAkari. a may do so at Messrs 3, S. < '||p3dVs|or T' Lewitl's shops. The organjsaitfon of, the rentnsufaunit i siilpKpe iw_ert.'fcGn by executive from t_-Y ■;: |i|pbflr>ftyß appointed We under , stand thai a number of the bays have i already expressed their willingness'6f | ; joining in tbe movement. A full ; of 64 strong .hould be r easily enrolled at Akaroa. f > ,*t'-Tbe Rbv J. W. Hayward was ftppointed general secretary for Banke Peninsula, by, tbe executive appointed ,:■ at Tuesday's meeting. Arrangements v Ww[-''\rt "■ :

I ■ ; : _ The best friends of NAZOL are thcso who have tested Bud trifd it most thoroughly for t moat thoroughly for Conghe, Colds, Bronchitis', Influenza, Nssal Catarrh, or Cold in 3 the Head, Priai 1/6 bottle;

1 .-have already been roads i Harnett, of Ghristcbutch, |f> corndown to Akaroa- and hpl&phe first drill of tho Citizens defence fforoe-! of iiank-i Peninsula Since the meeting a number of men have er'oiled, so thut by last night tbe numh, : enrolled was nearly fifty strong. \ J

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MOTOR TRAFFIC BY-LAW, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915

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MOTOR TRAFFIC BY-LAW Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915

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