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N.Z. Railways Train arrangements for ;he Little River races are given elsewhere.

Sale Day.—Torday is sale day at Duvau chelle.

Robinson's Bat.—lt-is reported that a re. sident of Robinson's Bay has had an unfortunate loss Several of his Holstein herd were poisoned, end have sinoe died, owing to their eating dried ngaio leaves.

German Bay Factory.—Before the last rain, the supply o' tbe German Bay Factory had gone down to 70001bs of milk, producing about 7001bs of cheese a day. It is' hoperi that the feed will improve and keep the factory going till May with better returns. Tnnnis.—ln the final of the Ladies' Doubles in tbe Akaroa Lawn Tennis Club's tournaments on Wednesday, Misses M. Fergus and E. Lelievre, receive 15, beat Misses E. and M. Jacobson, owe 30, 9—B.

Concrete Kerbin<j and Channelling.— The work of ooDorete kerbing and channel ling is being pushed on in tbe Akaroa Borough. Jolie street north is completed, and Balguerie street, from Daly's wharf to the Bank, is nearing completion. A start is being made up Balgnerie street from the Bank corner.

Fire.—About 2 am. yesterday morning, E. Gawne, a fisherman, noticed a blaze in the new St, Peter's Vicarage grounds, Beach road, Akaroa. He rang the fire bell, and going to the spot found that it was a rubbish heap on fire He had put a bucket of water on the blaze before the Brigade arrived, and put the fire right out. It is not known how the rubbish heap was lighted.

Akaroa Counts Baoes. -Weather per nutting, there should be' a good Peninsula attendance at the races at Motukarara on Saturday (tomorrow). There will be good fields in nil the evsnts, and the arrangements for'3 spr>r». a>-o rxuellen The Motukarara Domain is a beautiful sp and f.he outing ia a plensant one even f those not interested in the "sport of king

Presbyterian—Rbv. J. W. Hayward, of Akaroa, who is senior Presbyterian chaplain to the Territorial forces in Canterbury, went into oamp with them last week. Rev, Mr Cola, ff Greenpark, conducted the services on Sunday last at Akaroa, while Mr H McDonald, of Wainui, took the services at Pigeon Bay and Duvauohelle. Mr Hayward will return On Saturday, and conduct the services as usual on Sunday.

Accident —Stuart Taylor, a small by aged ahout 'J years, was coming down L'Aube Hill Akaroa, from the electric light reservoir on Tuesday evening, when ho fell and, broke his wristi He was taken at once to Dr. Can. trell, who attended to his injuries. The child ia a grandson of Mr Peter Taylor, of Grehan Valley, Akaroa.

Akakoa Fire Brigade.—Captain Moore, of tne Paerore Fire Brigade, who was one of the vißiting delegates at Akaroa last year, and better known by the sobriquet "Shorty," came down to Akaroa for a few days' visit. On Wednesday night he was entertained at the Fire Brigade station to a smoke concert. Mr C. Goodwin was in the chair, and there was a full muster of the brigade. A most enjoyable evening was spent. Captain Moore left yesterday morning on his return journey

Sunday, is Egypt.—Writing from Egypt, a member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force says :—"We have been out for a walk, and had a very interesting afternoon indeed. We visited the well where tho Virgin Mary rested and drank. We drank out of the same well, and sat on tbe tame old tree as the Virgin sat on The tree is, of course, very olrf, but a portion of it is still alive. Then we visted the church, which is small, but very beautiful. All round the walis are lovely Heeneß of Biblicil Itfu. Behind the altar, in an alcovr. i= a life-sized model in Btone of Jor-ep*' and Ma y with Christ as a baby "

A Weighty cabbage. MrR. .\ of Barry's Bay has grown some very fine 3abbages this season. One specimen, which was not the largest be has had, when stripped of the outer leaves weighed no less than Iglbs. The heart was very Jlrm and white, ••nd anyone who has a prejudice against n arpo cubbage as being in tsstp would '.ouJd nave found the flavour f this onemost d- icate. It is a peculiar thing tr>at so •n»ny vepet»bles have be«n good thiri year We hove hewd of phenomenal ciopß ol ti onn. which have done better in spite of the draught than for many years past,

Obixcakv—A man well known on the died last Friday in the person of Mr J, 6. Murray, of Greenpark, and later of Cashmere Hills, Mr Murray held Rabbit Island, or Motukarara, until recently. He married Miss Gebbie, a member of the wellknown Peninsnla family, after whom Geb* bie's Valley is called. He was a member cf the Christehurch Hospital >oard and tbe Charitable Aid Board. tHe leaves three sons and four J laughters. The late Mr Murray was 79 years of age, and celebrated his golden wedding about six months ago. The funeral, which took place at Halswell on Snnday, was largely attended, many people from Little River being present. If you catch a cold yon can't help it. I t you |keep a cold it's your own faul "NAZOL" is a safe and certain cure and givea immdiate relief. 1/6.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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