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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

1> Akaroa Countt Council.—This Council meets at usual hour and place on Saturday next. Little River Sale.—Messrs H. Matson & Co. hold a sale at Little River to -day. Old Akaroa Post Office.—Little remains of the old Akaroa post offioe building which is being taken down by the purchaser, Mr G. W. Dale, of Akaroa. Some portions of tbe imber are atill fairly strong. Inspection of Peninsula Rifle Club*.— Oolonel G C. '<. Wo fe, Inspeofor of Rifle Clubs and R'fle Ranges, will inspect the Pigeon Bay Rifle Club on Maroh 13 ( ime to be arranged) at PigeoD Bay, and the Gebbie's Valley Rifle Club at Gebbie'a Valley on the afternoon of March 10. GmcTET.—ln a cricket match at Governor's Bay, St' Saviour's defeated Mt Her' bert by 59 runs. Batting first, St. Savour's compiled 142 (D. Page 40. Parker 24, Touah 24, Miller 21, not out, and W. Cousins 13). Mt Herbert replied with 83 (Williams 13, Eden 13, Allan 14, Harris). Akaroa Post Office Clock.—The new Akaroa post office clock is being erected in front of the new building. The etand, which is some 14ft high, is in position, and bas been painted green in colour. A cement base has been formed... The clook will bo put in position at the top of the stand in a few days' lime. Couios—Mrs W. W- Williams, of Robin, son's Bay, has handed over to the Akaroa Borough Council for the collection of curios a pieoe of the war ribbon worn by the Boers in the South Afrioan war. In addition the same lady bandad over two live cartridges which a contingenter had brought back from South Africa. Belgian Harvest Festival.—At the conclusion of tbe church service at Robinson's Bay en Sunday last, Mr W. Ft. Helming, of Akaroa. addressed those .present, and aaked J for their hearty co operation in tbe Belgian | Harvest Festival to be held in Akaroa on March 18. i Overhanging; Trees.—There are several places in the Borough where overhanging hedges and tre u s annoy passes by. The hedge beyond the Akaroa Oddfellows' Hall in Jolie Street is one that ought to be cut back Not only do these hedges and tree 3 prove a source of annoyance in tho wet weather, but they shade the footpath from tbe street lights. Gband Belgian Concert.—Mr G. W Thorns, of Akaroa. ha? tbe b„ plan of the ivr.ind eonesr tv held in the Oddjellows" If?!I in M-u"h 18'h, and will bonk seats for ;,!■ r-rjiipc t, 'ThH entertainment will bean j o j in • n<\ and should receive the patron a. I ■■< ■ people The concert party aoa .'St.- df <. bristchurch performers with Mr 0. T J. Alpers as manager. Mr G. W. Thomas, hon. sec. of the Akaroa Belgian Fete, received word from Mr 0 T. J. Alpers ■ hat he entirely approved of tho local com' miUee's plana regarding the concert on the •light of March IS Mr Alpers thought that perhaps it would be better to charge Is all round and take the hat round, but this plan i.q considered unworkable, and a scale of charges has been arranged. Belgian Festival ik Akaroa.—Hearty response is being made to the appeal for gifts in kind for the harvest festival fete to be held at Akaroa on March 18. Peninsula people I are asked to send what they can, as all gifts are acceptable, A committee is canvassing eb generally as possible; but there may be some who are not asked personally to help. The worth of the object need not be alluded to, and we iff New Zealand who are so far from the conflict should do our beat to alleviate the distress of less fortunate people. The Old Akaroa School Sice.—Now that the oid Akaroa post office buildings are being removed, the wisdom of acquiring the old school site for the borough becomes more apparent. If the ground were levelled gradually it would be a wonderful asset to the borough later. As the Bank and Poet Office have tried to improve the appearance of the Borough, residents should be public spirited enough to oomplet6 tbe work of improving that portion of the borotfgh. The I iiaw reserve would bo much appreciated by I visitors.

Ae_oa and Peninsula Miniature Rii'le Club —The committee appointed to arrange (or the erection of tho miniature rifle range has completed specifications, and hope to have tenders for tbe same within the next few days- His Worship the Mayor has given £4 to purchase an up to-date miniature rifle for the use of the club. Mr A, Haylook, the Kaik, has become an honorary member, and donated one guinea towards the fund. Mr Lane, the electrician, has also become an honorary member, and donated an electric lamp and the fittings of the same at the butts.

An Experiment—A line of fat cattle was railed from tno West Coast of the South Island to Chri3t':hurch reoontly, says the "Dominion," but from all accounts the eosult of tbe transaction did not come up to expectations aa far as the dealer was concerned. The cattle were a prime lot, but the numerous tunnels on the railway and the passage over the Otira Gorge militated against their arrival in good condition in the City of the Plains. The owner, besides reaching tho Addiugton Yards with three head less than he started with, was sur--prised to find that the bullooks did not realise tbe values anticipated, and he is not disposed to again purchase fat cattle for sale in outside markets.

If you catch a cold it's your own fault. "NAZOL" ia a safe certain cure and gives immdiate relief. 1/G.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 February 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 February 1915

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