QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL.
PENINSULA CANDIDATE THIRD
Tbere was keen excitement at Akaroa to bear tbe result of the Queen of tbe Carnival contest, It was known tbat Nurse Maude lead at noon, and that our candidate led again at 2 o'clook. Tbe news was telegraphed in the afternoon, and though all would have liked to see tbe Peninsula candidate, Mis 3 Maaefield, at tbe top, it could not be considered a bad record for tbe Peninsula. As a matter of fact, bad a cheque for JE7OO on Miss Masefield reached tbe poll in time our candidate would have won. We can say that our candidate brought the largest sum of money to the fund, which realised no leß3 than fi11,526 Last night Nurse Maud was crowned Queen of the Carnival. At the coronation celebration, Mr G. Armstrong, chairman of our candidate, was duly knighted Sir George Armstrong. Tbe votes received by the Ist three candidates were;—
Nurse Maude ... 291,446 Miss Allen 268,497 Miss Masefield ... 264,346 INCORRECT REPORT.
Yesterday afternoon the Mayor (Mr G Armstrong), sent the following telfgram in reference fo tbe report in tbe "Lyttelton Times" to tbe effect that £700 had been put on Miss E. Masefield too late ".—"Statement tbat we did not put £700 on Miss Elsie i Masefield is incorrect."
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QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 20 April 1915