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SroitTiKG.—Mr E. 13. LeHpvr. '.*< imported sire Great Audubon, by the Grant, won the Autumn Handicap at the X* w Brighton Trotting Club's meeting yesterday Tbis is the first time this horse has s'arted in a race.

Littiu Akaloa Chhksk Factory. —'.be Little _l_nlua uhei-t-e factory closed down at the end of last week. One ot tho suppliers still has a supply of 1300ib3 of milk every two days, but moat of the other suppliers have dried off tbeir herds,

Mayoralty—Mr Geo. Armstrong has been duly eluaied Mayor of Akaroa. This*wil| be Mr Armstrong's ninth year of office in sueces ion, as he was elected to the office in 1907 Mr Armstrong had held the offioe some years before. Armstrong has devoted a great deal of time to Borough matters, and h_3 place would be exoeedinslv hard to fill. w

Acclimatisation.—At a meeting of the North Canterbury Acclimatistation Sooiety on Monday last the curator reported having sent 3000 rainbow trout yearlings to Little River, and one Canadian goose to Mr Mont' gomery, Littib River.

Akaroa Bor.onan Council Election.—Dr Cantrell, Messrs Fredicksen, Leete; Lewitt Viichelt, Munro, Penlington, L. J. Vangioni and Williams bave been nominated for the nine seats on the Borough Council, and an election for the return of the nine, well be held on Wednesday next, April 28.

Akaroa Countt Council.—Tbipj Council meets at usual hour and place on Saturday text (to-mirrow).

Duvauchelle Hall—The annual ball of the Duvauchelle Hall Co. will be held at the Hall on Thursday next. The Hall Co. purpose carrying out certain improvements to the flior of the Hali. beside***, adding converiipno*>s to the buildmg. Excellent music will be supplied by thf< Little Kiver trio

Cabniyal Queen Candidate.—His Worship the Mayor of Akaroa received the following telegram from Mr C Thaoker, Oka _ s Bay, on Wednesday with reference to the "Lyttelton Times" statement that £700 had not been put on the Peninsula candidate for the Queen of the Christchurch Carnival: —

'Sory the Mayor was caught napping." The Town Clerk replied, " Mayor not napping All money sent from Okain's put on candidate number 4<" Tbe Mayor wishes to state that he put on £10, the proceeds of the Okain's Bay Sports Club, himself, and it Was in time. ' Peninsula Honours—At ihe Coronation ceremony in connection with the Harvest Festival, tfro Peninsula titles were bestowed. Mr Geo. Armstrong waß created Earl of Akaroa. and Dr Thacker, Baronet of Okain's Bay In connection with our Peninsula queen, tbe story aboat tbe money from Akaroa not reaching the bhllot box is quite false. It appears that some private persons put in cheques too late, and these included a cheque for £70. All the money entrusted to | Mr Geo. Armstrong was duly recorded in the i ballot-box.

Boxes of Clothing fob the Belgians.— On Saturday l»st the s.s. Cygnet took away -three cases oi clothing for the Belgians. The oases were sent to Messrs Pyne and Co'a depot, and will be forwarded on to the committee dealing with the disposition of gifts to the Belgians. There waa an excellent assortment of clothes. The Mayoress (Mrs G. Armstrong), Mesdames Riohes, Pil' kington, C? Newton and L. Haylook were the lady helpers, while Mr T. Lewitt very kindly assisted the ladies in the packing. The ladies of Akaroa and the Bays continue to make clothing for tbe Belgians, and those willing to help are reminded that gifts should be sent to Mrs Pilkington, Akaroa.

Akaroa Bank.—Mr H. E. Crawsbaw, of the Akaroa Bank leaves -this morning to take up a position in Wanganui. La6t evening he was entertained by the the vari- \ oas sports clubs at a pleasant social held in the A.8.0. social hall. Apologies were sent by Messrs C. W. Leete, President of the I A B 0 , and F Michell qf the Akaroa Foot. b -1 Club. His Worship the Mayor spoke eulogistically of the departing guest, after, which Mr Hall, on behalf of the Akaroa Football Club and townspeople of Akaroa presented Mr Crawshaw with a pair of brushes and a pocket book • In doing so he sftid that Mr Crawshaw had always shown himself as a thorough "sport," and they all regretted his departure very much. Mr Crawshaw, in a neat speeoh, thankod th'm

all for their kind remembrance, and said he had been treated well all the time he had been in Akaroa. Mr M. Daly, of the Akaroa bank, will act as teller, W. Hayward, of Akaroa, assistirg as a cadet.

Smith _t_eet.—There appears to be some misoonception about this street, which.has recently been reopened in Akaroa, Residents do not appear to know that it is one of the oldest streets in the Borough, and can be found on all old charts. It does not appear to be known either that the man after whom the street is called, Mr Henry Smith, was a notible man from 1840 to 1851. This man was a friend of the first resident magistrate of Akaroa, Mr C. B Robinson, and entered into partnership with that gentleman in bringing out the first English ship to Akaroa. the Monarch. Mr Smith was a part owner of tbis vessel, and brought out a valuable draft of cattle—one pure-bred bull, two pur 6 bred bf-i ers, one purebred mare, and a brace of pheasants. All this is recorded in the account of tho arrival of the Monarch in "Tales of Banks Peninsula." This Mr Smith also owned what is now known as Kinloch, and sold this property about 1552 to the fate Mr Hugh Buchanan. He was keenly interested in the importation of a good class of stock on to the Peninsula, and was a man of considerable nnte among the first residents of the Peninsula.

You will be advised to take this and that. but if you have a Cold or a Cough; if Influenza or Nasal Trouble of any kind is ing you, "NAZOL' is the one thing needful It cures. 1/6

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3453, 23 April 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3453, 23 April 1915

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