POOR OF GREAT BRITAIN AND BELGIUM RELIEF FUND.
AUCTION SALE AT AKAROA.
A most successful sale of produce and gifts of all kinds was held at tbe Technical School yesterday. Mr T. W. Wilkina kindly acted as auctioneer, and was kept at work all tbe afternoon.
The Mayor (Mr G. Armstrong), at the commencement of the sale, tbank ed all those who had given to tbe pale He was more than agreeably surprised at the way people bad given
There was spirited bidding through out, one cake decorated in a patriotic manner fetobing £12. Mr E. E. Lelievre bought it for £7, and offered it for sile again, when Mr G. Arm strong bought it for £5. A pair of ducks were offered again and again, and brought a large sum. Tbe total proceeds of tbe sale were £68 9* 3d, whioh is a splendid result, considering tbat tbe sale was got up so quickly. Afternoon tea was provided by the Akaroa ladies and brought nearly £1
At tbe conclusion of the saie, three cheers were given for Mr Wi kins for acting as auctioneer.
The following were the gifts re ceived :—
Geo. Armstrong, fruit, walnuts, produce, etc.
Armstrong Bros., 1 pet lamb and fruit.
E. E. Lelievre, one dressed sheep Mrs E. E. Lelievre, vegetables. J. S. Dodds, mincing machine and books.
A. H Westenra, one saddle. Mrs G. W. Thomas, lamp and fmit.
P. Mullins, one calf, fowls and vegetables. 8. Hokianga, two geese. G. W. Dale, framed mirror. Geo. Hammond, one chestnut horse.
James Rhodes, vegetables. V. Rhodes, one fat sheep. D. Handiaides, tool chest and set of tools.
F. Brocherie, one fat lamb B. G. Mora, one sheep and two pair fowls. li. Bell, peaches and milk. T. Masefield, 10s„ Mrs W. H. Henning, ferns. Mrs Bruce, fowls and fruit. Mrs H. O Jaeobson, calf H. 0, Dierck, harness. Bey. J. W. Hayward, sundries, H. Haylook, cheque for £1 Is. C, Mann, joints of meat for dinners and vegetables.
Haylock & Davis, cakes and sun dries.
T. Lewitt, number of articles for sale
T. E. Taylor, tin biscuits and 31bs sugar. L J. Vangioni, parrot and lib of Van tea.
Miss E. Thomas, dolls. W. Hodrigues, bird cage, Mrs Laing, chimney pots. Miss Nellie Newton, table centre, worked with flags of Allies. MrS'Buckland fruit. A. Rhodes, fowls and vegetables, Jos. Phillips, harness. Mrs F.«A. Habn, parcel books. Mrs V. V. Masefield, two loaves home-made bread.
Brown family, dressed fowl, drake and magazines Mrs J Phillips, vegetables and two ducks
Hopeful, child's bicycle A Lelievre, one sheep Mrs Lewitt, dress piece and-basket Friend, carrots
W. Rhodes, vegetables M. Shepherd, doll's bats Mrs Peni, flax baskets, kakahu mat and 12 flax rosettes
Mrs Hemingway, two parcels tta, etc
Mrs Flavell, two photo frames and books
Mrs H W Wilkins, bag apples T Morgan, bag of apples Mrs Youngman, hanging lamp and ash pan
G W Dale, G Eei'ney, vegetable? W MV Kearney, fowls H Mottiaro, drake, two marrows and pot plane Mrs Domininique, app'es j Mrs Pool, cabbages I W Glynan, vegetables, onions anaapples W Wright, apricots T Penlington, fowls Mrs Judd, oil painting Mrs W Jaeobson, apples and i ggs Mrs Shepherd, fowlp, W W Williams, 2 dressed fowls, 61 bs butter, onions, and fruit, [ D Fyfe, fowls and lettuce j Parry, 9 waistcoats ! G Checkley, cheque for £S, Jos. Armstrong, dbeq ie fo; £3 Miss Westenra, mandoline A R Munro, pair shoe < Mr 3 C Newlon, bottle sa< cc C Fredericksen, took Mrs Brittan, flowers It is probable that names of several people who gave to the auction are omitted. Such an omission is almost unavoidable where so many gifts come in at once. We have tried to make our list as complete aB pos' sibla.