LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Kbd Ckoss Wokk—lncluded 'w the gifts to the Red Croßa branch of St. John's Ambulance Bnga'le is that of £5 from Mrs ALaing, Akiitoii.
Kifle Shooting —A rifle match is to be fired at i igeon Bay on Saturday, May Ist. between a teau from the Christehuich De , fence Kifle Club and a Ppninsula team. Fol luwing will represtiit ihe Peninsula :-J. Dunovan, Joe Wright, T. Robinson, J. W, Haywa'd. P, J. Mould, G- Mould, X Kelly, A. Ericsu.>, and VV. J. and T. Duxbury.
Deer SiAMiHe.— Messrs Geo. Peniington and B. Henning, nf Akaroa have been on a deer stalking expedition to the upper waters of the Clarence and , Waiau rivers. They made Lake Tennyson (which is 32 miles out of Hanmer) their headquarters. Th y acoourUHd for five head. The dee. ,- nre part of cue org'miil Nelson herd.
Peninsula Officers—R. XL Mottram, ol Akaroa, and R. L. G. Fleming, pf Port Levy, have been appointed second lieutenants en probation. They are both at present at Trentham
P.OAD Boabd Elections—Messrs D. Hunt, W. Corrigall. and Jbs. Pitcaitbly have been duly elected members of the Pigeon Bay Eoad Board, and Messrs G. Armstrong, R A. Pettigrew, and W. D Macphail, of the Aharoa and Wainui Road Board. In Le B m's Bay W. G Dalglish, A. F. Leonardo, jun.. A. and J P. Petterson have been nnmi nated for the three vacancies, and an elec tim will result.
Oub Peninsula Canmdate.—lt has come to the knowledge of a number of Peninsula people that a scurrilous report has been set abroad in the City of the Plains that our Peninsula candidate, No. 4, for the Queen of the Carnival is of mixed French and Hun extraction. We are in a position to give this report a most emphatic denial, as our oandidate is of true British blood. On her father's side she comes from the proud Said pian stock, while her mother comes from a good old Scotch family.
Presentation:—Mr H. Field. Postmaster at Port Levy, was a recipient of a handsome Kaiapoi rug on Saturday. The presentation was made on behalf of the Maoris of the Bay acid the rowing men who attended the ann\ ual Easter Regatta. Mr Field had been in sttumental in getting the Lyttelton Harbour Board to build a new wharf on the Native side of the Bay—a convenience that is highly appreciated in the seaside resort. Mr John Millar, of the motor boat propietors Moa, made the presentation, and Mr James Pegley of the motor.boat Stanley, also spoka on behalf of the motor boat proprietors. Mr A. Solomon expressed the thanks of the Maoris for the good services Mr Field had rendered. Mr Field suitably replied.
Voting Complications.—lt is quite time that some definite action was taken to make the methods for.voting at elections similar to the system used at the Government election?, as the two systems only confuse tbe voter aud lead to much informal voting. At the parliamentary elections the voter strikes out tbe name of tbe oandidate for which he does not wish to vote, whereaß in local elections he puts a cross opposite the name of the candidate for whom ho wishes to vote. Few voters read the instructions on the ballot paper so that in local elections, efpeoially as the general and licensing committees' elections are just past, names of candidates are struck out and the crosses not inserted. A universal system of voting at all elections would mean that much fewer informal voles be oast.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915