LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Sale DiY.-F.iday is sale day atDuvau obelle.
Motob RiLUBiLiTY TauL-Mr G. Pilking ton, of Akaroa. and Mr A. Goodwin, of Pig eon Bay, acted as observers in the reliabilitys trial hold OD Baturday and yesterday, while Mr H W Piper drove hi? tut and had a nonstop run on Hafcurday u> Aiount Cook.
Personal —Vr 0 IS Adams, New ■ Zealand Government Astroiio-ner, who ie a resident at he LiokjJObservatory, Mount Hamilton, Oali f.rnia, for a year, has received word that he line passed the Doator of Science Degree.
Ellesmere Licensing Committee — Mpsire O. Armstrong, J. Barnett, W. Gilrnour. R. Latter, A. MoPhereon, W. F Parkineon H Paterson and H. L Wrght hove been nominated for the Ellesmere Licensing Committee, and an election of five members Mill be held on Tuesday, March 9.
A Welcome Rain.—A fairly heavy rain gat in la»e on Sunday night, continuing up till mid-day yesterday. The creehs rose rapidly, putting an end to the watep shortage difficulty for the Akaroaeleetrio light soheme. At 9 p.m. -65 inches bad fallen. The rain will do an immense amount of good to the pasture, and should help to ensure good autumn feed.
Cocksfoot.—A sale is reported at Akaroa at BAd f.o b. Akaroa wbp.rf Another sale at 8d in the rough ia reported from Robinson'p Bay. A peculiarity of much of the seed this season has been its hardness, and much has had to be left lor a long time before thre h ing. The rain will help to loosen some of the late seed and render it easier to thresh. "suooting Tame Seagulls—The indiscriminate "potter" has been at work at Akaroa, and accounted for a number of Beagalle, including a pet one, which, it is declared, wais so tame &a to give no sport at all. It is a pity to destroy theee birds, and visifore should He deterred from making such wholesal^elaughter. Petii Thieviko—There has been a lot of rifling from orchards and kitchen gardens about Akaroa this year. We were told ye 3 terday by a resident that bis tomato plants were etripped of all their fruit. These con. temptible thefts are very annoying to residents, and it is to be hoped can be sapped.
' Belgian Fete at Akakoa.—All interested ere reminded that a general meeting of those interested in the Belgian fete, to bo hold in Akaroa on March 18, will be held in the Borough Council Chambers to night, at 8 p.m. All interested will be welcomed, and residents are reminded ihnt tbe meotinp; is» general one, and not of the committee alone. • Osawk Gap Road.—At Ri-meof thn ("mst ie road is to narrow that it ia irupns.-ibl for two cats to pass one another. In tim* the road will be the mnin one, and it seem? unfortunate that a few more yard* were ml ham and there. It will mei.n cut i- g "ack the banks later on, but the wo k■ f widening will h«ve to be done. It i-- t.ln I portion on the Barry's Bay sida which ia bo narrow. Akaroa Butter Factory.-Mr O'ayton, Government Inspector, who vi iteil Ak'«r ■■■>■ laet week, was gratifi'd at the improvunmt in the style of buiue separation of cream since his laet visit in August. Mr Clayton went up to Mr David Curry'a dairy farm in Grehan Valley, and he pronounced it a eiodel dairy. The managers • f the butter factory intend to make an effort to have olassee of instruotion on home separation in the winter, on such thinas a" pooling and preserving cream. An effort will be made a'so to encourage local people to improve their dairy herds. It has often been pointed out that a bad cow eats more than a good one, and yet inferior dairy herds are got together at a loss both to the supplier and tbe factory.
I! you catch a cold it's your own fault "NAZOL" ia a safe and certain oure nnd Kives immdiatc relief. 1/6.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3402, 2 March 1915