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D.I.C. Pale —The DIG. Sale ia now in full swing. - Farmers are advised to mail their orders at once and profit by some of the bargiana offered.

Akaroa County Council. —This Council meets at v ual hour and phoeon Saturday next,

Pdkt Levy Record,—What is probably a record price for Port Levy cattle was obtained last week'by Mr Basil Ware, who sold 8 steers in the paddock for £20 apiece.

Meteorite—A brilliant meteorite flashpd across the sky on Sunday evening about 9 'click, and lit up the sky, evr-n though the OToonlight was fairly strong.

Fruit Growing.—Mr W H Parkin, late licensee of tbe Bruce Hotel, Akaroa, has an orchard farm of 26 acres outs'de Auckland, which he is working himself.

H M.S, New Zealand Oilskin Fund.—The Mayoress (Mrs G. Armst-ong), acknowledges the following extra donations to the H- M 8. New Zealand oilskin fund {—Mr and Mrs H. Haylock 2s 6d each. Mr J D. Bruce 2s Gd, Mr Williamson ss, Miss Grace' NewtOn 2s 6d, Mrs E. E. Lelievre ss, Mrs Judd 2s 6d, Mrs Shepherd 2s 6d, Miss Davidson 5s This completes the list of donations from Akaroa, which totalled £5 in all.

Th_ Weather The intense heat of the last few days has dried up the creeks which are lower than they have been for many years past. The ground is becoming very parched again, and farmers oompiain that the cows are yielding much less milk Kesiden's should be careful about the use of water and hose their gardens only between 5 and 8.

cr Akaroa Butter Factory.—The amount of toeam received at the Akaroa Butter Fac--2 ry yesterday totalled 23001ba, as against is33lbs last week, the decrease being due to ihe dry weather. Tha output of the factory a about 75 boxes of butter a week, which means a total of 42001bs per week. The direotors obtained a price slightly above 18|;d per lb for their export, whioh must be regarded as au excellent price.

Motor Car Accident.—A private Christ- 1 church car. which wa3 returning to Christchurch from Akaroa on Saturday afternoon, met with an accident below the . Hill Top Hotel. The driver ran the car, by erro_, in* in the bank, and the machine capizsd. A lady, who the other ococcupant of tha car. jumped out lan «! pprainfid her ankle Plenty of assistance I was available from the Hill Top Hotel, and I the car wag soon righted and continued the journey to Cfaristchurcb.

Old Akaroa—The late General Sir Thomas Kelly-Kenny, SC.B., G.C.V.0., I aged seventyifour, whose death was announced on D-cetrbT 26, 1914, was a cousin of th". late William Kenny, who was well known about the Akaroa district as fl road contractor many years ago, and later of Mangatainoka, Morth Island Mrs __c ny, as Miss Susan Brittan, lived many years in Akaroa f'om 1863 with the fateKev. Aylmer J_ater she had a boarding-house in Balgueri street, opposite the English Church, She if h a sister pf Mrs John Porter, Aylmer's Valler Akaroa.

Croquet.—Mr Williams, the holder of thp Canterbury and New Zealand Wi'os in croquet, has been staying in Akaroa. On Tuesday last, the Mayoress, Mrs G. Arm' strong, invstfd tbe playiug members of Akaroa Croquat Club to see Mr William o play on tne lawn at Blytholilif Mr Williams gave an excellent demonstration of the _ar__. In the second game playnd Mrs E. E, 1 Lelievre and Mr F. Arm?trong had a mosi I interestim?' game against Miss F Vangioni and Mr Williams, in whioh all the four players were together at the last hoop. I Besides being such an excellent player, M. i Williams is a thorough sport, and tha local : players enjoyed the games with him serr I much indeed.

'•NAZOL" taken on some lumps of sugar ana allowed to slowly dissolve in the mouth will probably cure a Cold in tb6 Throat or Chest. For Colds in the Head it is advisabk in addition to use a Nazol Inhaler and ir hale through the nostrils as directed. No oold en withstand this treatment— it mue* succumb.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3473, 26 January 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3473, 26 January 1915

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