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/.karoa. County Council.—This Counoil meets at nEunl hi ur and| place en Saturday next

Akaroa Men's Hockey Club. • Tbo annual meetir-t- ol the above clnb ivill bs htld to. night iv the Akaro.i Borough Ccuncil Chambere, nt 8 p.m.

Little Hivek Sale.— Mtss-r? II Mntson and Co., are holding their Banks Prninmla Autiimn ' sir, at Little Eiver lo'day.

"i he \Vbather. —Kain set in on Sunday afternoon, settling down (o a solid rain in the evening At 9 a.m. yteterday morning .35in were recorded. The rain is a waim one, and will increase the growth of grass still more. The growth of the autumn feed has been remarkable on the Peninsula, and should help the etock well through the winter.

Swedish Dr.iu,.-On Saturday morning the teachers of the Ak.uoa District High Hohool. left for Christchurch to have a fort nights training in the Swedish Drill, 1b i School will be closed for a fortnights holiday. All tho other Peninsula schools nrs oloeed alno, the country teachers being all Bum moned for Instruction in the new drill.

Robinson's Bat School Picnic —The ann ual Echool picnic was held at Kobinsons'e Bay en Saturday last, in Mr Tizzsrd's paddoob There was a large attendance of children anil grown ups, and many willing helpers to madfl the pionio a pleasant one. The Echool prizes were distributed and the usual races held, There was a f-uraptuous .luncbeon at tbe ground, and every child was presented with a t y.

AriESDiciTin—At the Eobinson'a Bay sent ol picnic on Saturday, a eon of M F, Williams, of Eobinson's Bay, aged abont 19, was jumping when he lny on the ground. It was tboogbt that he was joking, but it appean dhe fmil ncute pfiin in th.t side Tbe boy hud been threatened with appendicits prey ou°ly. Dr Cantrull was summoned and advised an immediate operation. Tbe boy was tuken to ttie Ghai?ioburch hospital in one of Mr Pilklngton's and opnraied on »t cnidnigni on Saturday Thu cperatibn was very «n& he is progressing as well Qβ can be expected.

Okain's Bay Fronxs —The Okain's Baj sports will ba held on Thursday, April 13tb, Competitors are reminded that entries for the handicap events, close with the secretary, ot 6 p.m. on Friday, april 9h.

Belgian Festival —It was reported in last issue that Mr Curry, of Long Bay road, !iad Biten a cart to the Belgian fete proceeds. Mr W Philips gave the cart, which was sold for £2,

Maori "-tall at tiie Fete—ln addition to those Maoris «ho were mentioned wo;lcing nt tbo Native stalk on Thursday last, Mesdimes S. Hokinnga, Alan Smith were at tbe basket stall, and Mr Henry Paorini helped at thfJMaori over),

Box son tub Belgians. — Tbo ladies of Akaroa and the Bays are sending a box of clothing to the Bolgians. Those wishing to send articles are reminded that clothes will be received at Mrs fetiroa, up to April Ist Some of the artio'es from the work stall at the Aknroa Fete are being Bent in the bos.

Akaroa Peninsula Miniature Rifle Club —A meeting of subscribers of the above will be held in the Seor«tary's Office, tonipht. at 8 pm. The range was openr-d on March 18th, when the Belgian Feta was held, and a competition fired in aid of the funds, whioh realised some £10 The Club has not yet been formed however. Subscribers towards the building of the range and others will therefore meet to form the new o!ub and take the range over. Owing to the energies of peveral persons interestad tbe range was opened free of debt, and so the dub will start with a clean sheet and a well equipped range with only the cost of maintenance, viz , light and rent to meet, The ranee has been mado absolutely safe, and has been passed by the dpfence authori* ties. It has also been lit with electrio light, The value of the range for instructional purposes in rifle shooting will be a great as sdt to the district, end already great interest has been manifested. A number of challenges have to be considered by the new club as soon as formed.

You oan't expeot to cure a complaint of the the lungs by merely pouring th. ngg into *onr stomach -'NAZOL" treatment (joes straight (o the actual scat of the trouble, The perfect oold euro.

rAitETiME --An effort wag to have n Bifida yesterday by the Deveron to rinse ihe Biinken boat Sparetime whichjwaa swamped off Tikao on March 6. However the weather was so rough the attempt was abandoned.

j V 'LUNTEEMNO FOX ACTIVE SERVICE— Mr i Italph Coe, who lived for soma yaars in ! Gough's Bay, and was a prominent member of the "knrriß Football Club, has joined tVe Etpodilionary forces, and leaves with the Fourth Komforoements Messrs D. Ffandi. ! Mdes, H Chalkland nnd W. Gabbott, of Aka- ; roa, nm Pending in their names d,b recruits.

Baby Show,—ln our report of the baby show held at the Akaroa Belgian festival last Thursday, we omitted to mention that, ihe baby of Mrs D, Sefton, of Robinson's Biy, had won the special prize given by Mrs H. W. Wilkins, of Akaroa. for the youngest ♦•shy on the ground. The priz-i was a emal! knitted cifit

Peninsula Dairies-At a meetins of the Produce Commitfee of tha Ciiristchurch Harvest Belgian Festival, the Lβ Bor.'s Bay Dairy Co wroto stating that they intended Hiving a coloured ehpese weighing about 83 or 841b.t, and containing coins. The Bany'e Bay Dairy Company also notified its inten tion of giving two 80!b chee"e containing coins. This Licensing Polls— The "Gazette" nub'ishes the results for tbn Dominion of (hfi licensing polls tnken on December 10th, 1914 for both the National an?l Local issues. The result of the National Poll in: For National Continuance 257,442, National Prohibition 247,217 ; while in the local is?.ue the votina , was: Frji" Continuance $74,405, for Prohibition 229,474 The number of valid votes oast in the National issue was 504.(559, and in the Local Option issue 503.879. while the total number of electors on the pfiective rolls for the Dominion was (516,043 A Lucky EscApa-Mr Peter Hagiand jnn , and his mate, went down to the Akaroa head? in his launch on Saturday. They ran out of benzine, and a high wind and heavy teas "■oming up they were diiv> n out to rea. He mil his mate had to spend all Saturday night •Titflide the harbour, and would probably -1 c been lost but that the fiabing raft Jean Wilson saw them in dis , ir«s-5 on Sunday morning. and towed them in. As they had left Duvaucbelle at 5 am. on Saturday, and had no food, they were in a most exhausted condition When the petrol gave out the two men took it in turns to bail the boat, which they anchored. The boat was swept by seas, and it was a case of constant bailing for 36 hours, Mr Haglund was the most exhausted us he had no sleep at all. It was a piece of good fortune that the Jean Wilson went out to the Heach to fish as her crew considered r ma'ning inside the harbonr. Immediately 'hey reached the Heade they saw the boat ilying a dietress signal whioh waa made up of a coat and jacket. The boat ia a whale* boat about 30 feet In length bnt low in t>>e wator. and the night of misery spent by tl j oocupanta without cover and bailing hard all the time can bardly be oonoeived The boat is registered as a fishing craft in Lyttelton, Fismna Neab AKAKOA.-The narrow esoape of two fishermeD from being lost off-tie Akaroa Heads on Saturday last, and the risks taken by local fishermen in venturing beyond the harbour limits without being pro- , perly prepared for emergencies, oalla for some supervision. It appears that the oraft 'n question only carried a small supply of pptrol, practically no pr visions and water, and what is worse, no canvas. A strong pasterly wind sprang up, and the small craft could make no headway against it. and gradually drifted to sea, until she dropped anchor five miles off ?the south head. The lighthouse keepers at the Akaroa heads did not see the oraft, or did not recognise her distress signals or communicate with Akaroa, thouah ths occupants of the boat were in a perilous position for sG hourr. The regulations regarding oil launches carrying passengers do not permit these craft from leaving the harbour unless thsy are of a regulation survey size, but fishing oraft do not come under these provisions, and they go to nonfat their own risk. A cold negleotpd often goes to terrible length*, and a hacking cough may kill. Why not be rfd of the trouble now by taking "NAZOL"? Safe, speedy, sure.

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

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

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