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Wairewa County Council.—This Counoil meets at the County Officers. Little River at, Ham.

Akaroa akd Wainui Road Board—This Board, meets at usual hour and place on Saturday next.

Peninsula Sheep—At the Addicgton Salft last Wednesday tho National Mortgage and Agency Co old for Mr E Hay, Pigeon Bay. 50 four tooth ewes 21s, 114 four tooth half-bred ewpß 23s 6d, 63 cross bred four tooth ewes 20s 9d. Akaroa Post Office Clock.—Some steps

Akaroa Post Office Clock.—Some steps should be taken to illuminate the clook in front of tbe Akaroa post office. It would be a distirc- advantage to see the correot time, and the cost of putttng an eleotrio bulb over the otook would not be very large.

Ellesmere Licensing Election,—Electors are reminded that the election for the commit'ee, consisting of five members, will be held to-day. Every parson who is on the TSllepmere Roll 13 entitl-d to vote. The candidates nominatpd are Messrs Armstrong, Barnett. Gilmour, Hubbard, Latter, McPher* bon, Parkinson, Puterson and Wright. The poll will be taken between hours of 9 a,m. a >d 6 p.m today.

Motob ( Trial—Mr HW. Piper, of Christ, church, late of Duvaoohelle's, secured first orize in the private owner's class in the Motor Trial run to Mount Cook last week. Mr Piper's performance is described thus :— H. W, Piper's Cadillac (2 ton fiowt). Time out 9hr2Brain ; botne 9hr 45min. Non stop 1000 marks. First prize.

Matson's Autumn Sheep Sam.—Messrs H. Macson and Co, are holding their Little River Autumn Sheep Fair at their Central Yards, Little River, on Tuesday, March 23rd. A very large yarding ig expected, and already a number of big lines of young ewes have been entered. It ib expected that the annual <-a'e will be as successful as in the past two years.

Peninscla Lambs.—The exodus of lambs from Banks Peninsula has been vnry much delayed this year, owing to the closing of the freezing works. All those* sold on forward delivery have of course left the Peninsula, but most of those lines not sold on forward de Wary, are still being held back, Tbe recent rain and tbe growth of Autumn feed will mßke it much easier for Peninsula farmers who are holding lambs.

Notick to Residents or Akaroa and Bays, Optician's Visit to Akaroa—Mr Tyas, D,N S.O. (by examination) can bo consulted at Metropole Hotel, Akaroa and Mr Dodds's this week till Thursday, March lltb, and at Littlt River Friday all day and Saturday morning till 11 o'clock. P.S.—A scientific test is necessary in all c ses where Eye Strain (headache) Strahi°mus, or Astigmatism exists. Call on me and I will honestly advise which is best for you, No charge for advice. Reading held at more than ten inches necessitates the use of lenses.

The Balcairn Camp.—The Peninsula territotials from the Balcairn camp returned, some on Saturday night, and the rest on Sunday by the Cygnet, which made a special trip for the purpose. Apart from the trouble over the water olose to the camp b ing condemned as unfit for use, the camp routine went smoothly from start to finish, a lot of interesting work was put through, the war having given an added Bast to the various manoeuvres and drills.

Little River.—Steady rain set in on Thursday, and fell all night. An immense amount sf good will be dene. The hills were beginning to look very brown, but the grass should now come away before the frost sets in, Grass seeding around here is practically finished, a few of the contractors yet having to riddle their seed. The floors will now have had a thorough soaking, and the; c will not be much chance of a seoond threshing at least for a considerible time. The cocksfoot is estimated to be about a quarter of the usual quantity.

Accident to Sailing Boat.—On Saturday afternoon, Mr R. Paurini w*nt out on Aka* soa a arbour in Messr Pool and Glynan's sailing boat Sparetime, with a crew conisting ot himself and three other Natives He was taking part in the sailing race. In the second round a bad southerly wind sprang up, and the Sparetime, whioh waß carrying a lot of canvas, took a big sea aboard and sank. The crew managed to swim and keep afloat till the Dotterel and Waterbeetle came to their asßiotance. One man was almost exhausted before help came. The accident occurred about a mile from the shore, just opposite Little Tikao, The boat is still lying in the water, the mast being visible at low tide. Had not the members of the patty been good swimmers they must have been drowned, as the boat offered them no hold at all.

| Short or Dairy Scpfues —That the pub lie will this winter b called upon to faoe a serious shortage in milk and other dairy supplies, as well as higher prices, is the opinion expressed to us by a prominent Wanganui, dairyman (says the "Wanganui Herald"). The bad season has had such a serious effect on feed that cows are everywhere drying off and many dairy farmers are at their wits' end to keep their stock going. Milk suppliers are already finding the greatest difiioulty in filling their orders, and the position will probably grow worse before next spring arrives The informant added as showing the effect which the drought had had upon milk production, that one Waikato faotory in which he was interested, which last year ran to the end of May, dosed up this season a , fortnight ago, in consequence of the suppliers' having hardly any milk to send to it,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3404, 9 March 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3404, 9 March 1915

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