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Fbakce, Biutain and Belgium Fund — Captain MoKenzie, of the Halvation Army, Lyttelton, will receive all donations from Peninsula friends for General Booth's France, Britain and Belßium Fund. Accidental Death —On Sunday morn ng, Mr F. McCullough's youngest son, aged bix years, met bis death in a trap accident at Stratford. Tbe cart waa returning irom the factory, when the horse got off Hie toad and upsst'iha vehicle, resulting in the death of tbe little boy. Mr F MoCullough waa well known in Le Boii'a Bay and throughout Btink3 Peninsula, having been chairman of the Le Bou's Uoad Board, and representing Le Bon's on the £k«roa County Council. His many Pen neula fri.nda wli extend their h»-a«y sympufay to . and Mrs MoOuliougb in then s«d bereavement, Okain a Bat C'hkesb Factobt—'lhe recent rains have very much iraprov. d the supply of milk to the Okain's Bay Chteae Factoiy During tbe dry weather the supply ■ ad pori« down to 2_o gallons per day, bm » baa now risen to 2400 gallons per day, whioh is about the same supply as that at this time last year, when there was one supplier more than ills yea"". The test this year varies f»om 3.4 to 4. Altogether 125 tons of c i»ess Have been turned out, and all has gone as first, grade cbeeto

Wiftuay Hali;'-holiday —A. special meetng of. the Akiroa I'orcug'a Council will be i.eld in tbe Council Chambers on VVednea lay, January 97, to appoint the weekly half, joliday. , Whai,ks c_ the Pekinfuia.—On sever;U occasions of late _ni_i>in _iue nycrtrri tlic preEtnce ol übalfs in the Vicinity of Banlis Peninfula. On Friday ..ft'incon the Biro ':. langa, whilst en routo to li jttelton, passed ; \ big fchoo!, and one mon.<_ _ euroc quite closo! to the vewe), enabling I he passengers on board lo ibtain a fine viei v. St. I'atuic'k's Cncitf :ti i_*noA.—lt**./, Father Dignan, grands*/n of tho late Mr | Georgo Arnis'rorp, is ..pending ten days. ! in Al.aroa. Turing his y ,nt he is ihe guett ! of Father Bonttlo at trj c Presbytery. On' Sunday evening lie assisted Father Bonetto'i at the service in St Patrick's Chutcb, giving j the Benf diction. Visit Fkoji a Fba Lice .j.—Last week Messrs ,; Rhodes Bros of Flea Bj y bad a vi=it from a j sea lion. Thr animal cama quite a distance j up the flat, close to tba woolsbed and roared j vociferously, flighteriir g the horscu in the- i neighbourhood. Be. was a very big specimen | and looked a dangc/ou' s animal to tackle Ho, left again after a d ay's sojourn in Flea Bay. Personal.—Mr D, C unuingham, of Okain's Bay. who has 'oeen'manager of the local cheese factory for shoe t twelve years, has received an appointment as Government; cheeee grader, vt Pa!.ea,-and leaves to take up his new position 011 July 1. Mr Canning-!; bam has boon an o: :ce lent manager.of the ; f Okaiu's Factory, hi( cheese always beiny; graded on a par witli- the highest in Canter-j bury, and the factory directorate will find it: difficult to replacp .him. Outside bis work>' Mr Cunjingham has interested > imself iu\. all local affairs, and'aas been a keen Rugby-, plajer and ortoLeter! Ho will be very inu_\ missed when be bis departure iro_ the Bay. Christchohch Regatta at Pout Levy.— \ A few week?.ago tbe committee of tho Christ'; church Kpgatta Club decided to hold ibe ■ annual futiction at Port Levy on Febuary 13, j the cours-e chosen boirij! on tjae pastern side. Y*Bterdr.y, Mr F. T) Kesteve'n, president of nf the club, and mru_< is of the committee V Bited the locality and made an inspection. Although there was a strong northerly wind blowing, the proposes course was founii to fee in excellent conditio a. It was also nbseivi-d that the new wharf, was so situated as io enable vessels of deep draught to lie comfort aMe alongside. he visitors were well pleased with thh p; o-ptots of Port Levy, and during their stay th*y were most nospitably entertained by Mr B Solomon,

Pn_B__:iAi{—litiv A. Begg, M.A. oJ Wfii, >cetrwn. fonk the Fervioo at the T inify CUurca Akurun o«j Sunday, night, when he Poached from the text. "I>hold He Pray nth." There was a very large congregation, including a number of vsitors. Akaroa Fire Ihuuadi:.—The members of tho Akaroa Firo Brigade urn in active training for the Fire Blades' Demonstration, to , ha b»)d a* 'limnru next month. Eight men | will go litm Akaroa. There will be five men in the team, nnd nn emergenoy as well ! as a delegate to represent the Brigade at the ■conference. Kupo; ;nt<-nden; C. Goodwin I will go independently of the l< eal Brigade a3 vicn-prr-sident of tho Accident Society of the • t'.F.BA. The seven men, including team j of five, cmoi'gLncy and delegate, are ForeI man McFarluuc, lirai:ohmen D Langrope, i L. UaylroK. N. Pilkington, D. Handisides, | W. Pool and K. Hayward. The eveots in ■ which the Akaroa Brigade is competing are : :,{1) 5 men, reel, boso and ladder, (2) 3 men j coiled hose (wet event), (3) 2 men coupling (dry event), (i) I man coupling, (5) rescue event, The competitors leave Akaroa on February 20. They aro practising every | evening, and intend to start practising every I morning as well. • Enfoiicinii Noxious Weeds Act.—-The Wairewa Cuinty Council reaeived a circular r Utter from tbn Board of Agriculture on Tuo3 '. day, a king, if tbe Council con idered it un« , necessary to- enforce the provisions of the i Noxious Weds Ant, especially in regard to j California!! thistle. Mr W. F. Pa'rkinson j said in Hawke'.? Way Mr Donnelly suggested ; sowing 2000 aores with Californian thistle He considered that such a thing should not allowed, Mr Parkinton s;iid sheep and shipped to Canterbury carried Californian thialo with tbem. These stock, he ; O' nsidered, should not be allowed to enter Canterbury unless they were inspected by the Government to prevent the spread of noxious weeds. Mr Coop said the North Inland bush land was infested with Calif.<r nian thistle, and it was almost impossible to stop it now. Mr Parkinson said he thought thu oats and chaff, etc,, should not be allowed to corre i ast the Clutha f cm South' land U'.less they were inspected find proved free of Culifcrnian thistle- Mr Thompson said then.- were two kinds of Californian thistle, tho male ami femalf. The male plant did not increase, and in Piraki there was a patch wh eh had been there for years, and had not increased ~ T* lß whole Council were of opinion that the Noxious Weeds Act should be enforced- very stringently in re gard to Californian thistle. l

Peekonal— Mr P. E Jurquet's many o'd friends in Akaroa and the Buys will he pleased to bras be is keeping _ry well. •Mr Jacquet is living at I „rnme, 111 eel Vilainn France, ju=tnow and will remain there some time. The town is fn'l of men wounded at the war, and Etveral largo hospitals' organ iSed by the English doctors pet up there. Oon Troops is FaypT.—The following is an extract from a card Lieut. li.' A. Dearely, with the Expeditionary Force in Egypt. We are camping in « desert There are about'lo,ooo trotp* under canvas in Egypt. Quite a modem Children of r>=rarl. but more up-to-date, with motor and uvclea, HO. Nothing but Eand— we get it for "every meal, Cairo is a wonderful place" Mr Dearely is quite recovered from his severs stack of qainsey and pneumonia. .'.-.,

Camping Parties.-Akaroa is becoming a Very popular camping ground for visitor?, and this year there have be-n a great many parties, who, owing to the fine weather, have been able to spend a good holiday. There is at present a camping party on Mr GeY Armstrong's property at Red Point, which is an ideal camping ground, being close to the' Bea and only a few minutes by boat from the Akaroa wharves.

HjM.S. New Zealand,—Tbe Mayore-s cf Akaroa has received the following additional donations towards the H.M.s. New Zeaiaud oilskin fund i-Mesdsmes T, B, Taylor, O 8 1 antrell, E> E. Lelievrn. J D. Bruce, Shep' herd, J. S. Dodds, G W. Thomas, Judd and N. ( uny 2s 6d eu eh, Messrs' Arthur Rhodes J. S. I'odds and W. X Virtue 2s 6d ench, Miss Houghton 2s 6d, Mis and Miss Hall 2s each, and Mr and Mrs W, W. Williams 5s eaob.

-Akaroa Butter Factout.—The Akaroa Gutter Factory applied to the Government for <n instructor in home separation of cream. The Government bas granted tha application, ;tnd an instructor will visit Akaroa later to •five demonstrations on the subject. The factory is obtaining upwards of 13d per lb. for its present output.

Cb'oqoet,—Several parties of visiiors have been down to the Akaroa Club's lawn, and taken out the club's balls to have a game This would not be such a bad act on the part of tho visitors, though it is natural for the club's officials to be asked for permission beforehand. These peoplo have used the Trails-three times, and on each occasion left ?h< m out over night, .not troubling to carry iit in their box in the pavilion, A Poultry Incident.—The "Waiiirapa Age" relates the following story:—"last year a well-known fancier of Orpingtons made a present of 13 egsjs to a country lady friend He told her to get a broody hen and sit her upon the eggs, wbioh she did. After waitiDg for 21 days, to the delight of the »ady. the whole lot hatched out, A few months later the poultry fancier'had occasion to visit the lady, and the first question he put to her was. "Well, how many chiok3 did you rear?" .She replied, '-six." This somewhat staggered him,-and ho questioned her further. "Oh" she said, "13 came out. bu I Ith _ght it would be too many for the hen to feed, so I killed seven." Tha breeder I asked for a drink of water and left.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 19 January 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 19 January 1915

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