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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

v i it from Wool Buyers —A party of wool buyers who a'tended yesterday's sale in Christohurch pa.d a visit by car to the Peninsula on Friday, attending ihe stock sale at Duvauohalle. The buyers intend organising a crioket match with a Peninsula team when they come to New Zealand nest year.

Akaroa Libiurx.—The annual meeting of subscribers will be held ; n the Library tonight at 8 p.m. The committee meet' at 7-20 p.m: All subscribers' are requested to attend to receiv» report and balance sheet and elect offioers for the en uing year.

Sporting— At the Summer meeting of' the CJ C. on Saturday last, Mr RJ Fleming'?, Owhetoro ran second in the Halswell Handicap. Price of Wheat -The Ashburtion "Guard' ian" stales that there are indications in Ashburtion that farmers expect the price of whpat to reach a much higher figure than has yet been offered this season. On Saturday one Ashbution farmer refused Gs fid. per bushel for a line of prime milling wheat in the expectation that the price would reach 7s before long. The grain merchant" in Ashburton am offering an aevrage price of from 6= 3d to 6i 4d.

Tigeon Bat -Th« Ordinary mating o the Pigeon Bay Road Board was adjouriT d to the first week in March, us tbpre was not a quorum present,-—Tho reports of the grass Ffi'd are to the that the totnl yield will not be a third of tbe usual amount. In one or two isolated esse? farmers are get intr more seed than they had las' yrmr. hut in most ense." (zrnwer= a r <> takine 20 hag where tbey got nearly 100 Ins- year, The pu- p!y to thn cheese factory is d croaking r»pid y, and unless rain corner it i« feared the factory will 010 c down in six week" time

Accident - Mr E. E, Ldievre, of Akaroa, and his son Trevier were getting in one of the young horses morning, when the horse lashed out and kicked '. L"li»vi'e in the leg The kick war a very bad one. and laid open tht? skin c o that three stitches had to be put in Dr. Cantrell, who attended to his injuries, stated that he must lie up for a few days, but that there would be no permanent inj 'ry. Mr E. E. Lelievre escaped with a slight shaking

Peninsula Store Catti.k — On* of the bes& lines of store cattle seen in the Ptninsula Baleyard3 for Borne years now was 100 head of two and a-half year old steers, the property of Mr R Latter, of Barry's Bay The cattle wern particularly well grown, as can be estimated ns the line rflalispd an averag price of £9 9s. selling from E7 17s to £10 3s. The pick of 'ha line was sold previous 'o the sale at £10 10s. Another nice line of stores was a psn of 43 calves, the property of Mr F Williams, of Robinson's Bay, sold at £1 15s per headi

Dry Weather akd Grazing,—Tbe dry weather during the past few weeks has made dairy farmers anxious about their winter grazing, and in some cases as mtnh as 4s per cow per week baß been offered for winter grazing. The dry spell has been so prolonged that the grazing paddocks are eaten out, and unless there are good heavy rainß before the cold weather sets in there will be difficulty in obtaining winter graz ing. The small area of cocksfoot land for winter grazing this year on the Peninsula, and the poor quality of the growth in the cocksfoot paddocks will make it harder than usual to obtain winter feed.

Bum, Fighting,—Those who attended the monthly stock sale at Duvauchelle on Friday last were treated to several hours of the Spaniards' favourite sport, viz , bull fighting. There were about twenty odd Peninsula bulls in one of the Peninsula Saleyards Co.'s paddocks, the property of the welhknown buyer, Mr Dougall Cameron. In this case, however, the bulls conducted thsir contests among themselves, and 'here were some "ding dong goes." The contents were in some cases spoilt by the interference of a third competitor turning the tables by attacking one of tho two contestants. The bulls had several hours' fighting, and pro* j vided a lot of sport for the onlookers.

"NAZOL" taken csa some lumps of sugar and allowed to slowly dissolve id the mouth will probably oure a Cold in thh Throat or Chest, For < olds in fie 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 must UOdtimb, I

vkar-a District High Scho;i,.—This 3chool re-opened yesf»"day after the holidays when there was a satisfactory attendance for a first day.

Aiar.OA Water Scpply.—The Council found a lefik in the intake, which has been mended, a d the reservoir has been fuller. However rosidents are not considerate, and keep hoses going all night, bo that people on the high levels have no water at all.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3476, 9 February 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3476, 9 February 1915

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