LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Okain's Bat ProßTS—Compatitors are reminded that "n'ries for tbe abw* sports close with the Hon J"pc. at Okain's at six o'clock tonight
Akaroa Municipal Elections —Akaroa eleoora are reminded that those desirous of having their names on tbe roll must lodge their claims with the Town Clerk on or be* fore Wednesday next, April 14th.
Akaroa Butter Factory—Tbe faotory is makidg about one ton of butter per week. There is no sign cf shrinkage in the cream supple yet, and it is anti oipated that the factory will run two more months, tbat is, till the end of May.
N Z. Railways—Notice is given elsewhere re alterations in train concessions due to the alteration in date of tbe Harvest Festival in Christcburcb.
Gift i'roji Our Member—The Hon. R. H. Rhodes has given an eighteen months old red polled bull to be sold at the Belgian Har ve3t Festival.
A Gift Bullock—Mr.W. F. Parkinson, of Kutuna, has given a bullock for the weight, guessing competition at the Christchurch fete, and the animal will be lead round among the people on the' day of the fete.
Akaroa and Wainui Road Boaed—A meet ing of this Board will be held at usual hour and place on Saturday next (to morrow )
Wainui Bifle Club —The Mayor received yesterday, per Mr W. H. Buckland, a donai tion of £2 15s from the Wairui Defence
Rifle Club. This is in addition to £9 10s already received from the Wainui club.
Signalling- Company in Cajii\—No. 2 Divisional Signal Company, New Zealand En* gineers. 46 strong, is in cimp af Mount Heri bert. Lieutenant Bradley, who is in charge, has associated with him Lieutenants James and McDonald. The company has been under canvas for a week, and the fine weather prevailing of late has enabled much valuable work to be done. The company is at present engaged in a 24 hours' continuous communication scheme.
Vmrons' Impressions—Some of the bands men who bad taken part in the lato band contest at Christchuroh motored over to Akaroa yesterday. They paid a visit to the Akaroa butter factory to see a freezer installed there, The visitors who had not been on the Peninsula before, expressed themselves as delighted with the-trip, and spoke in high terms of the beauty of the scenery.
Peninsula Queen op the Carnival —All those buying tickets should send them in to Messrs Thomas and Flavell, Akaroa, the joint secretaries. We believe many people in the Bays do not know they have to send in the tickets, and think the butts are enough. The tickets should be sent in to Mr Thomas and Mr Flavell or put in one of ths ballot boxes about Akaroa. Everyone should make an effort to help on the tula Queen as it would not be creditable to have our candidate at the bottom of the poll.
Concert at Akaiioa.—Mr Cardston, organiser of the Queen of the Carnival Fund in Christchurch, is bringiug down a company to Akaroa t appear at the Oddfellows' Hall next Thursday, April 15th. A splendid entertainment has been arranged, and all who can should make a point of attending. The funds will also help on the candidature of our Peninsula Queen of the Carnival.
Akaroa Citizens Dei-ence Corps.—A meeting of tbe members of the Akaroa Oitizens Defence Corps was held last evening at the Borough Council Chambers, the President, Mr G. Armstrong, presiding The object of tbe meeting was to appoint a platoon oommander in place of Mr Moore, resigned, but after discussion it was decided io postpone the appointment in the meantime,
Miniature Rifle Clue. — The Akaroa Miniature Rifle Club have received a number of trophies for she ting competitions, and it has been decided to hold a large competitive shoot for these. Tbe club proposes charging an entrance fee for the shoot, tbe whole of the proceeds of which will be given to a fund to provide field glasses for the Poninsula me** going to the front. It is expected that a fairly large sum will thns be obtained for this object, which is most important. There will be a shoot for ladies on the range on Tuesday evening.
Peninsula S-'iiots at Redcliefs.—The South Island Championship meeting was con eluded on Tuesday. In Match No. 3at 500 yards, W, Duxbu>y, Pigeon Bay Rifle Club, won 103; in Match No. 4MrT. N. Robinson Wainui Rifle Club, won 10s; in same match A. G. Erickaen, Pigeon Bay Rifle Club, a tyro, won 10s; in Match No. 5 J. Donovan, Wainui llfle Club, won 10*. In the Aggregates, tbe tyros, P. Westenra and T. Law renco, both of the Akaroa Rifle Club, eaoh won 10s.
Waihora Park Gala —As the result of the reoeipt of a circular from the Minister of Finance offering to grant a subsidy of pound for pound up to £5000 monthly on all volun tary subscriptions, the Motukarara Gala Committoe is claiming the subsidy on its fund of £325. A clay pigeon shoot will be held at the Waihora Park Domain on Friday, and it is proposed to augment the amount in hand with the result of the Bhoot.
Leaping Waterfalls.—MrL. Birks, in the course of an interesting.leoture at Timaru, told a story of tbe manner in which the rain bow trout in some of the streams in the North Island manage to negotiate the waterfills. He was showing a particularly fine film of the intake of one of the power plants which included a waterfall with a smother of foaming water and spray, whioh had been wonderfully photographed, the detail of the splashing water being brought out wonder, fully, with the drops suspended in m'd-air. The trout being unable to find sufficient grip for their fins in the white water had to leap from the green water below to the green water above, a clear jump of four feet, Mr Birks said he bad watched them doing this often, and it was a very facinatinp, sight.
Huore Precautions.—Testimomy to tbe huge preparations being made by the British Government for the operations to oommence in Kurnpe in the spring is contained in a business letter received by Mr J Gillett, of Mesa-'s Holland and Gillert, of Auckland, from a very large manufacturing concern: —
"With reg»rJ to the spare part 3 ordered by' you," th < letter says, "wi have to report that the Government demand for all commercial motor vehicles have been extremely heavy and naturally tho spare pr-rts stock has suf" ered. not only for tne making of new chassis, but also for the providing of replacements for o<uß already in France and in constant use You may be interested to know that the value of tbe spare parts supplied to the mili ary transport service at tbe British base in France alone is in the region of £1,000,000 " —Auckland "Herald."
Dancing at Cairo.— ,l I had an interesting experience the other night," an Auckland memher of he Divisional Signal Service writes from Zeitoun camp, "One of the boys who has made many friends in < airo took me with him to a dancing claßs in town To begin with, nobody waited to be introduced, as one's mere presence was supposed to.be n sufficient gauiantee of respectability. All the I girls were French, Italian, or Greek, and the I efforts to keep up a conversation was excel-
lent mental exercise, Having sorted out a prospective partner, one rushed up and asked —Vonlez vous danset?' If the lady was will ing she Bays'.— Mais oui. meroi, monsieur ' and one fired ahead. If she had a partner, and perhaps sometime« when she had not,
she said 'engagee,' and one bad to try again
My principal auiusoment that evening was a long conversation, in French, with a young Rumanian merchant, who was very inter
est°d in tbe wool trade of New Zealand, and
who had me thinking very hard bow to tell him all 1 wanted to about it. Tbe people here, particularly those who do not speak muoh English, are very ourious about New Zealand, and all that pertains to it-
You can't expect to cure a complaint of the the lungs by merely pouring th ngs into your stomach -'NAZOL" treatment goes straight to the actual seat of the trouble The perfeot cold cure.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3413, 9 April 1915
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3413, 9 April 1915
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