LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Akaboa Count* 'County. — The Akaroa County Counoil meets at Duvauohelle on Saturday for their monthly meeting.
Empire Day —,Empire Day was celebrated at Akar >a quiptly yesterday, the Post Office and the Akaroa School flags flying, otherwise there was no celebration, no holiday being granted to the school children.
C.V C, Ball—The Peninsula troop of the CYO.fffill hold their annual ball at the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, on Thursday, May 27tb. , The C.V C. Eegimental Band will provide the music for the ball.
Medical Inspection of Cadets.-On Saturday last a medical inspection of oadets belonging to 69 Company, who are being transferred to X Coast Defence Coy., was hold at Duvauohelle. Lieutenant Hawkins, Major McGibbon and another officer carried cut the examination.
Otakajiatua Cheese Factory—The Otaka matua Chpese Factory received advice through the Bank of New Zealand yesterday, tb.»t 5 ton* of cheese shipped >■ ome recently, realised 93* and 94s per owt. This is a re' cord price for Peninsula oheese.
Trentham Camp.—Advice was reoeived yesterday that Trooper Maurice Lelievre, of Akaroa, who is at present in Trentham camp and going with the 6th reinforcements, has been sent to tbe hospital, Wellington, suffering from measles.
Akaroa Borough Channelling and Kerbing —The Borough staff are doing the laßt section of the channelling and kerbing in Balguerie street, and by the end of the week this Bh< uld be completed to the Borough boundary, The nest section of the ohannel* ling to be done will be from the Balguerl street corner fo Benoit street, on the Bank of N.Z side of the street.
Ladie3' Meetino for Hospital Ship.—Mrs J. D. Brucp, wife of the Akaroa County Chai-man, is calling a meetin •of ladies to be held in the County Council Chambers, Duvauohelle, on Saturday next, for the pur' pose of helping in providing for comforts for the wounded soldiers on the New Zealand hospital Bbip in compliance with the appeal made by his Excellency the Governor.
Comforts kor the Wounded—Tbe Ma» yores*. Mrs G. Armstrong, is calling a meet, ing of ladies for to-morrow at the Akaroa B .rough Counoil Chambers to consider the best means of providing comforts for our wounded soldiers in connection with tha.N Z Hospital Ship. : A large meeting is required, as comforts are v.gently needed. A lißt of the necessary comforts is given in the Govor nor'd appeal in another column.
Banks Peninsula Collie Dog Club.—lt has been decided to abandon the annu 1 trials of the Banks Peninsula Collie D g Club for tbis year. The Club has to depend for its financial support upon subscriptions in the district, and as the many war funds are making fn quent calls upon the donors, it is thought that ii would ba unwise to try and carry ou the trials this year.
Colonists Bay —At v meettng of residents of Genuai Bay last evening it was unanimously, di cided to rename the bay Colonists' Bay, and a petition will be sent round for the purpose of renaming the hay at once. The name is most arpropriatp. as ie was one' of thie first settibtnentß m viu N riouth Island, many of the French emigrants making their hom>B tbtre iv !Bio. Most of the residents in the bay are direct descendants of these old colonists.
Labelling Foodstuffs —It might not be generally known that under the regulations of the "Sale of Foods and Drug's Act, 1008," which came into force io 1913, that it is un lawful for any person to sell any paokage containing any food, unless there is legibly and durably marked on or attached to that package containing the following particulars: —N»me or trade name or description of the aitiole, natt weight, name and address of the manufacturer or seller. As far as this district is concerned, cheese, butter, and honey ccme under the provisions oE this Act.
The By.Elections.—The following statement of what the Government propose to do in regard to the byeleotion fights was made by the Prime Minister to a Wellington reporter last week: —"The action of the Leader 11 tbe Opposition in taking an active arid prominent part in by-elections at a time like this, when news of ihe casualties to our boys is coming in every day," said Wt Mussey, " is'soarcely what we had a right to expect. One can hardly imagine l Mr Bonar Law or Mr Cook or Sir Wilfrid liaurier adopting such tactios. It was quite rigrr. and constitutional to hold tbe election at the proper time, and the other Dominions and State? are following that oourse, but the great struggle has now been intensified and in trie case of by„eleotions I think t'>ey should be left to tbe candidates in each case, but when party feeling is Btirred up and party attacks indulged in by prominent politicians then an answer must be made. The c is the other point to be remembered, that if by an unfortunate chance the Opposii tion secured these two Beats, though I am confident the good sense of the electors will not allow them to do so, then neither party would be able to carry on, and another general election could scarcely be avoided. I am quite sure tbis is the, last thing the electors wish to see, but there is the position, and it is just as well to understand it.,,
Before going out in cold wet weather hale "NAZOL," or take it on sugar. -'NA. ZOL," will fortify you against chills and germs.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 25 May 1915
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 25 May 1915
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