LOCAL AND GENERAL
j —•— I Chbistchuech Harvest Festival.—Mr W, F ParkiiiHon, of Kaituna has promised a fat bullock for the Chiistohurcb gala on Saturday, April 10 Fat Lambs.—At the Addington yards on Wednesday last Mesers H Mateon and Com pany sold on account of Mr John Parkinson, of Kaituna, a line of 404 fat lambs, wbici reel.sed ptices ranging from 16s 3d to 22s lOd Good Pbioes for Worn..—Mr Jos. Armstrung of Stone.y sold his wool at the lecent Cbrietoburoh wool sale at 12d. He obtained lljd for his lambs' wool ;-Mr G. Armstrong junr. of Waikato, sold his wool in ! Auckland for 12Jd. 1 Bailing. Following are the handicaps for : the sailing race next Saturday for Messrs A. Williams' and E. Latter'a trophy ;—Dotterel tor, Bparetime 2mins, Rona Smins, Water Beetle smins Tbe Sailing Club voted a do. nation of £3 3s to the Belgium FundDahcinq ahd DEtoRTMENT- Miss Marraot Watson is holding a olaes for children in the Akaroa floating Club's sheds at 11 a.m. on Saturday (tomorrow) Miss Marraot-Watßon not only teaches children the ordinary steps in dancing, but deportment and behaviour I in the bail room - a most necessary equip* i ment for all wbo mix in tha social world, ' Private daises o*n also be arranged. >
IXaffodil Hon. B, on Monday, brought down a bag of d&ffoi dil bulb', whioh he ha 3 given to Mr G. W. Thomas to plant in the grasaplot in front Of "t Peter's Church, Akaroa. Mr Alfred Rhodes bss kindly rflered to dis; tbe plot for planting the bulbs.
- Black >\vans At a rneetine of the C«nfor. '•inrt Acclimatisation Sopipty o .Mondny i.ht, :• lettar was received from the la psrimpnt of Tourist and Health resorts nvlt iv if ihfl Hociety would allow th« Depart Tiont 'o obtain from Lake Ellflsmpre t>»'t" f block f r the Hamurana Spring refrvt near Rotorui —The secretary reportfd h« had answered, stuting tbut thp ■»o?i<--ty would BBsiat the Depattmant in the matter.
fl kaboa Butteb Fact3RY.—Considerinß 'hp droueht the supply of oream to the Akaroa Butter Factory i keeping up well f apt wprk the total amount of ere*m received was 63401b , a little unrter 1J tons,of butter was madel It is hoped that there will be a good am shortly, and that tbe amount of oream supplied wid Bhow an increase. Tho iiriop for the last shipment wns a fraction over I3£d It has been decided to pay out 12d on the butter fat during February.*
Dukedik Wooi. Sale.—The third wool sale of the season took plaoe on Tuesday. There was a good attendance of buyers, but a com paratively, small offering and operations were confined to a few buyers. The price? r-Mlised Bhowed an advanoo on the last sale
i a penny to classes advano g4B much as tbreepense The demand i.i princpiilly for supfir halfhred and sup»r Mossbred. Althnugh there was a slightly Hi tter demand for a few good lots ot merino he market for this olasß cannot be said to how any change. Tbe highest price of the *>leso far is 15fd for a lot of super half bredß owes being a record for the Dominion for this season. One clip of 194 bales averaged I4d for all sorts. This is also claimed to a record.
Tkddin«ton Homestead Burnt—While the wner Mr Reginald Gebbie, and his c*. ployees were on the farm harvesting at 430 !) m. on Tupsday, and onk M's Cabbie and wo children were at horn , ! vr»s found that ■:eir six room-d a. prec.t'd ah mi two nod a half year* ego. was or- fire Thp l»liiZ3 started iromp wh're near tbe washhousiuid *o in envel"ped the hove. The creek ilongsidß was waeiloss, owing to tHe dry weather, and little couid be done towards saving either the house or its conteuts. all that waa saved was a piano and two or three artioles of furniture. The bouse was insured for £500 in the Standard Offioe, and the furniture for £200 in the United. The cause of ihe outbreak is not known. If you catch a cold it's your own fault. "NAZOL" is a safe and certain cure and gives immdiate relief. 1/6.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3479, 19 February 1915