LOCAL AND GENERAL
Akaboa Defence Cobi-s—The newly form ed sections parade at tbe Post Office on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock
Akaroa County Council.-This Council meets at usual hour and place on Saturday r.ext.
Peninsula Ladies' Hockey Association.The annual meeting of the Peninsula Assn v.ll bfl held on Thursday at 2.30 p m. at the Jouneil Chambers, Duvauoholie.
•BofcouGH Elections.—Akaroa residents are reminded that nominations for the position of councillor clobo at noon to-morrow (Wednesday). Mayobalty.—Nominations for tbe Mayorr _lty olose at noon to morrow (Wednesday). Little ' Kivkk Sale.—Messrs H. Matson md Co. are holding a sale at Little River co-day. Akaroa Gift Butter.—Miss Taylor, of Harrington House, London, writes to acknowledge with thanks a box of gift butter sent by the Akaroa Butter Factory. Harington House has been turned into a Belgian refugees home. Ellesmere Sdb iUnioe—At the annual meeting of the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union ield last week, it waa decided to approach tho affiliated olubs asking if they would enter earns in the Senior Competition. 'It was decided to carry on the Senior Competition as isual at any rate.
Visiting Hydroplane —The hydroplane P.D Q paid a visit to Akaroa on Saturday. ■_c covered the whole journey from Sum ier to Akaroa in 2hrs , lOmin, and from he Heads in 20min. She has a new engine m her, and the trial run was very eatis'actory ;* German Bay Cheese Factory —It is expeoted tbat this factory will olose down ibout the end of tbe week. Last year 120 tons of cheese were made, but tbifl year it is -xpeoted the total will be only about 85 tons. Pigeon Bay Cheese Factory.—lt ia exjeoted the Pigeon Bay Cheese Factory will
:io.e down this week as tbe supply is getting
hort. Volunteers for Active Service.—Yester-
Ny morning a large number of Akaroa esidents assembled at the Post Office to sive a Bend off to the yonng men who left o go into camp at Trentham. The voluneers are M. Lelievre, S. Hammond, L Armstrong, F. Cobb, D, Handisides, H. Bunny, H. Chalklin and J. E. Beattie. They ire joining the sixth reinforcements, which -hould leave New Zealand early next spring.
Akaroa Better Factoby-A meeting ol
tbe Directorate of the Akaroa Butter Factpry was held on Friday last, Mr A. J. Turner,
ohairman of Directors, presiding. It was resolved to pay out 12d per lb to suppliers for March. .The manager reported that all or"
lers to date had been filled. After dißCUsion. it was decided to bold the rest of the output for local requirements during the winter.
Accident at Wainui—On Tuesday last, ector McDonald, a boy, of 13 and a son of Mr Aleo McDonald, was riding through the oush driving cattle. In trying to dodge a bush he strnck a stick which was poking out This entejed his eye and injured it seriously. Dr Cantrell was serit for at once and brought he boy over to Akaroa, He was taken up to he Christchurch hoppitsl nest morning. On ■Saturday word was received that the patient ■vas doing aa well as could be expected. It -s not yet known whether the eye can be saved, but the injury is fairly serious. Concbbte Kerbing and Channelling—At a reoent meeting the Akaroa Borough Council decided to put concrete kerbing and ihannelling in Balsueiia Street up as f ar as Muter Street This leaves leßg than a chain ach side to complete Balgueria Blreet, It earns absurd to brpak off tbe work in that vay and while the appliances are there, the job should b6 completed properly, The council will have an untidy break opposite Mr H W Wilkin's house on tbe one side of 'he street. The Shooting Season'—The shooting 'eason for imported game and native game m the" Canterbury Acclimatisation District
jommences on May Ist next, and ends on 'u'y 31st. Native gams comprises grey luck, spoonbill duck, pukeko, and blaok wan, imported game is defined as Cali£or_ man quail. The number of such game that may be killed by one person in a day is reitrieted to 25 head. Shooting licenses to kill such game may be obtained upon payment of 20s.
The Price of Buttei*. —Butter has risen one penny per pound, says a Press Agsocia* 'ion telegram from Dunedin. The retail ■rice is now Is sd—the second rise in a fort'
"gtat. The rise is attributed (says the Dominion"), to the abnormal demand for :heese for Army supply and the consequent ig adyanne in price causing factories to in •rease their efforts in the direction of cheese
Making.—A further rise of Id was reported in Akaroa yesterday The local factory is conserving enough batter for local consumption until the spring.
Briefly and Emphatically Expbesskd
W tha Magistrate's Court, Wellington, on ■ hursday morning, a dusky skinned Individ ual, in bearing a charge of drunkenness read out lo him, simply grinned, "You are oharged that you were found drunk in Manners street," repeated the Clerk of tbe Court.
'Now do you plead?" The "plea" wa3 another expansive grin from tbe dusky ono. ■•Perhaps ha can't speak English," remarked the Magistrate. Then the Court orderly walked up to accused, looked at him, and bellowed: "You were drunk yesterday." "Yes," replied accused promptly, with a terrific smile that quite outshone all his previous efforts: "Convicted and discharged," replied the Magistrate, with an expression that showed that the dusky smile had been contagious. "Wild West Snow."—The gravity of an act of a well known "Wild-West showman is being considered by the Court of Appeal, says tbe "Dominion." On December 7th William M'Leod, who goes by tho name of Captain McLeod, was performing as an ex* pert shot a "show" in the Waikato, and Lesfie Wilson, a young man of the district, consented to sit in a chair while. M'Leod shot tbe ash off the cigarette Wilson w»s smoking. M'Leod fired, and the bullet went through Wilson's cheek. M'Leod was tried in She Supreme for (1) assault as to cause bodily harm, (2) assault, (3) causing aotual bodily harm. The jury found the following answers to questions put to them:—Was the, prisoner an expert shot?—" Yes." Did he fir 6at Wilson with the full consent of Wilson?—" Yes." Waß the wound dangerous ?—"No." Did Wiison move hi. oead after being placed in position by M'Leod. and before M'Leod fired ?—" Yes."
On Thursday the Court of Appeal was asked if upon the.c findings M'Leod was guilty of any one of the offences chargod against him. The Court is now taking time to consider its answer. M'Leod was not represented at the proceedings, and the Attorney General (Hon A. I_. Herdman), who appeared for th» Crown; aaid that the case was one in which the public interest was involved. "Is it," ha nsked, "in the in* ten sts of the public that people should be permitted to go round the country holdins shows at which they invite others to risk their lives ?" It waci remarked that had Wilson been killed M'Leod would have been tried for manslaughter.
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