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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

N Z. Railways—Train arrangements for trotting races at Duncd:ji are given else, where.

Fourth Page.—Pome notes from our Port Levy correspondent, reoort of a special ineeting of the Akaroa "Borough Council, and of tbe Ellesraere Drainage Board appear on our fourth page;

Orohabd Robbing.—There has been a great deal of orchard robbing about Akaroa in the last week, not the taking of a few peaches from a loaded tree, but systematic robbing of atl fruit.

Matbioolation.—Miss H. G. Youngman, of the Akaroa High School, pasted the matriculation examination successfully. Mhs Hazel Dodds, who was the other candidate, bas been notified tbat her papers are being re-considered. j» ~ .r- . ■ > Z-

Citizens' Defence Cokps.—Sixty - eight members of the corps appeared on parade on ;he Akaroa Reoreation Ground last evening. They were drilled by Captain B"rn, of tbe Defence Department, and showed a marked improvement in theirgdrill, the marching being excellent.

Egyptian Paper —By yesterdays post we received a copy of the "Egyptain Gazette," a military midnight special edition. The paper is a very interesting one and is written in English and French. Several of the advertisements and prices for market produce being in tho latter language, though the main news of the paper is nearly all in Bng> lish.

Akakoa Boating Club,—The following crews were selected on Wednesday night to represent the Akatoa Boating Club at the Christohurch Regatta on Saturday, Psbruary 13:—Senior pairs and doubles, H.Newton and Cd Walker; maiden doubles, Stanley Hammond and T McGuire; junior doubles, D. Checkley and E. Staples.

A Foolish Aat.—The other afternoons email boy was seen to take up the penguin Poppoy, who had just oome out of the sea on to the beach by the baths, and thrown him back into the sea. No action was taken in the matter, but a good deal of feeling would he -aroused were the bird injured. Visitors are always asked not to handle the bird at all *

©Peninsula Rifle Raxges—Captain North* cote, of Amuri, and Captaio Burn, of the Christchurch Defence Staff, have made a tour of the Peninsula rifle ranges. It has been decided by the Defence Department to lease all the rifle ranges. Arraogements were made to lease the Wainui, Okain's, Duvauehelle, Akaroa, Le Bon's, Chorlton nnd Little Akaloa ranges, i-'ever'al improvements are being effected at the various ranges, and at Duvaucbelle a new range is being errcted on Mr B. Barker's land, with the butts on Mr Mould's land. The work in regard to the Duvauehelle range will be completed immediately, the cocksfoot is harvested, and the acquisition of the new range will mean a return of the inter club matches abandoned last year.

riiEifTciiUECH Regatta—The Christchurch Regatta Club met on Tuesday even* ing, Mr F D Kesteven presiding over a good attendance of delegates The Hon R Heaton Rhodes, Postmaster Genfral, wrote forwarding a donations of £3 ?s towards the regatta fund. The Mayor, Mr H Holland, forwarded a donation of £1 Is, Mr A. Solomon, of Port Levy, wrote accepting a vice'presidency and forwaiding a donation. Mr Kesterven, reporting on behalf of the Committee whioh visited Port Levy, stated that a good course was available, and other arrangements were very catitfactory. The following officers were appointed for the regatta:—Judges. Messrs R. J, Hobbs, R, E. Nightingale,' D. Lee; starter, Mr T Chambers ; umpire, Mr N. L.Mcßeth.

The Gaming Season 1915.—At a meeting of the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society he'd on Monday night, the Under secretary for Internal Affairs enquired what re. commendations the sooiety desired to make for this year in respect to various classes of game.—lt was decided to recommend that quail be tbe imported game which may be taken or killed during the open season (May 1 to July 31), end that grey duok, paradise duck, blacu swan, spoonbill, pukeko, and dottrel! be the native game which may be taken or killed during the open season. The society had no recommendations J,o make with regard to the kind's of native or imported game which may be sold ofter June 1, the parts of the district in which imported native game any particular species or sex of imported game should not be killed, and the number of imported or native game allowed to be shot in any one day.

"NAZOL" taken on some lumps of sugarh and allowed to slowly dissolve in the mout r will probably cure a Cold in tbb Throat o Chest; For Colds in the Head it is advisable in addition to use a Nazol Inhaler and in hale through the. nostrils as directed. No cold en withstand this treatment—it must suocumb,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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