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Waibewa County Council—This Counei meets at Little Kiver, toiday.

Little River Saie.—A stock sale will be helded at Messrs H Matson and Co's cent-

ml saleyards Little Biver, on Tuesday Jan vary, 19 th. • . • Bed Ckobs Fond.—Mre G. Armstrong has. received tbe following extra donations:—£l ; Is fid from six girls Eelf-denial fund, Mr; Wight 2s 6d. Peninsula. Land Sale,—Messrs H. Mat ton antl Co., report having sold the propertj of Mr F. J. Crump, of Little Biver, consist ing of 91!f acres, situated at Cooptown, including the stock thereon to_Mr J. 0. Coop, at a satisfactory to both parties. Akakoa Post Office—The painters are nov j at worfc, painting tbe lower storey of the nev ; Post Office yellow. The effect will be verj handsome indeed, The work of erecting the fences and tidying up the grounds is almoel completed and a move will be made into the I new office shortly. I

Peninsula Salkxard;? —Ad improvement to-the Peninsula Saleyards Coy's yards si DuvaucheHe, is the erection of another re cpiving yard for. the third race. Thisfreeiv ing yard makes the work o£ yarding cattle for the sale much more simple. Correction.—ln the classes for home made bread, nnd cherries, and in several other classes, at the Akaroa Summer Show ibe prizewinner was given out as Mrs E. E. Eieiievre. It wa3 Mrs E, L. l.elievre, of Benoit Street, vho should have been crad ited with these first prices. Also in the class ior G scones, the prizes were Mies Ciaeckley 1 Gordon Kearney 2nd, Destruction or Wainui Bush—The Wainui foreman of the Akaroa and Wainui Koac Board, Mr Amoa Arnold, reported to thf Board at their meeting ou Saturday that part of the bush on the Valley road had been burned. The bush in Wainui is particularly beautiful, and the residents there have still n good ai'ea of the virgin bush, and many pic uic parties vicit it in the summer holidays It is a great pity if the bash is destroyed by the carelessness of those who visit it leaving fi'-e burning. In a dry summer like the pro @*ai "• has been, particular care has fto be ftgaeaUMi vith fi res - ot a re will run overa ! TT iffluntry and burnout all before it. Vi'-itora tv the bush should be as careful ac pos-ible to preeerre these last tew remnants ; of the beautiful native bush so earefull} i uardet! by h? owners of the property for he benefit of all who visit them., A Splenpii; Bain—The splendid rain vhich fell on Saturday (?ave the pasture land •i thorough soaking and foilowing as it did ipon lieht rains on the previous iv/o or three ■iiiys will do an immense amount ot good. I'he rain was a very warm one, A good ; rowth should be the result in the grazing] rjnidocks. Althrugh the gross in the grazing .-ddor'ks has improved in the . last month with the rains, this last raia should mean a thoroughly good growth, which ehould improve the cow paddocks and benefit the dry points where sheep and cattle are gracing, t will lengthen the dairying season and improve tho milk supply at the different lao(ories and creameries A spell o£ warm weathar would do a lot of good now fora week or two. The rain will also improve the po'ato crops and gardens which have not had a ihorough soaking for months "NAZOL" taken on some lumps of sugar nnd allowed to slowly dissolve in the mouth will probably cure a Cold in thfa Throat or Cheet. For < olds in the Head it is advisable in addition to use a Nazol Inhaler and in hale through the nostrils as directed. No cold can withstand this treatment—it muat auoQgmb,

Intercession Pbaybh—At Saint Peter's Church, Akaroa, on Sunday it was announced that starting.from yesterday the St. Peter'r Church boll would ring for two minntes at noon. The vicar requested that while the bell rinps w< rk of every kind should he suspended, and that the interval be oocu , riiel in silent prayer for our King and empire during this terrible war, ■

OiiiSKixs ron H.M.S. Nbw Zealand. -The M<rfo(wa of Akaroa, Mrs G bag received si'.veral donations , cf 2« 0 I each for toward-} pi-nvidinK the erew-oi H.M.B New ZealpirJ with oilskins. 'I he subscription elosee in a week's time, and the Mayoress will be pleased to rejeive donations for this obj?ct and forward them on to the proper quarter.

Akaboa Butteb Factory —The Akaroa Butter Company has been selling their output from month to month so far this season for shipment to the Old Country, and last month'B output has been sold for shipment Home to Messrs Weddel & Co., who have army contracts for dairy produce. The price received for the last shipment was 12|d per I ib., which is above the expectations of the company when they opened the new factory, and is about the Hghest price paid for in the history of the buttfr trade for recent years in New Zealand, Owing to- the advanced prices receivei for the output, the new company will be able to report a splendid year's working at the end of the season. The company bas received first grade for all its output.

Akaroa Citizenr' Okfncb fours—The firs l

-;!B(.e of Chc> Opfencp Corps wilield at the Oddc iowa HhII on Saturday ive-'inj/, fin the rain was too heavy to parade on the Kecrea'ion Ground. There was a muster of ahout sixiy men, and Major Bar net, of Chr S'church, took charge of thfparade, Mejor Barnett put the new corps through some of iheir preliminary work, and •hen formed the p'atoon into its proper sec tions and oarried out some platoon dr 11. Mr W. H. Moore, of' Hickory, wae ohosen as officer commanding the platoon. The keenness shown by the members of the new corps promises well for.the progress they wilPmako in their , new drill. The sections will drill i separately, and enough rifles can be obtained from Hifie Club members for musketry im =trnciion. This will add to the interest of the woik.

Rkuevadp, at Eomnson's Ray.—On Fiidsy nJμ lit until" rej-irierus of Kobirison's Bay an , scruhled to serpnede Mr Jack PIrU aDd h ; s yonng wife, who are ruralising here for the senson. The young couple have become very popular during recent yeare, and the hastily arranged eurpriee party was well supported. A cordinl welcome was given to all, and after a brief fireworks display the evenings pro' gramme of popular choruses, games, etc etc., was enthusiastically gone throußh in Mr S. Tizzard's spacious seed shed. Mr E. de Malmancbe provided first class music in the genial manner so characteristic of his countryrneD. After a few speeches, follow ing a hearty supper, cheers for the young couple svere lustily given, and the serenaders depar!od to get an hour or two's sleep before tht came home.

Gig Umbrella.—Mi&s Norah Nalder, o£ Tahiina, Nelson, has presented, per Mrs W. H. Hcnning, to the Akaroa Borough Council's collection of curios a gig umbrella which was brought from Bristol, England, on January 20th, 1864, by Mr G. W. Nalder, solicitor, late of Akaroa. The umbrella is of Brobdinag proportions, and able to shelter a family party in a storm of rain. The ribs are of whaleljone, and it js provided with a bamboo handle of large proportions, and a brass ring at the top by which to hang it up. Tbo umbrella recalls the historic husband beaters,

You can't eSord to trifle with a cold. H you use "NAZOL" you (Jont trifle : the com.plaint is routed before it can get a dangerous hold. Sold everywhere in bottles. Get a Nazol iDhalej,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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