LOCAL AND GENERAL.
N.Z Railways.—For particulars re train arrangements for the Christohutch Poultry Show see advertiement elsewhere.
Pobt Levy Donation. Mr A Solomon, on. behalf of the residents of Port Levy, has orwardsd to Mr Taare Parata M.P, a donation of £10 in aid of the Maori Contingent Fund
Aeaboa and Wainui Road Board—The Aknroa and Wainui Road Board, meet at Duvauchello on Saturday nest toe their monthly meeting.
Waihewa Coumis Council—Tbo monthly meeting of this Counoil will be held jat the Chambers, Little River, to-day.
Ellesmeee LrciKsme OoMMrTTEE—The annual meeting of the Ellesmere Licensing Committee will be held at the Courthouse, Ltttle River, to-day.
Metallins Gouoh's and Hickort Roads. —The Akaroa end Wainui Road Board are oalling tenders for spawling 804 yards of metal for the Hickory Bay road and 536 yards for the dough's Bay road. Tbe Gov eminent are granting a £ for £ subsidy towards this metalling, which is urgently required, Tenders for this metal close on Saturday next at the Board's office
Akaboa Puttbb Factory —The Abaroa Butter Company is still receiving cream, and it is ezpeoted that the supply will be sufficient to allow the manufacturing to go on throughout the winter. This will encourage the milking of winter cows, and should keep the local butter supplies until the opening of the new season.
FuNEnAL —The funeral of the late Margaret Bruce, sister of Mr J. D. Bruce, of /vkaroa, and daughter of the late W. F. Bruce, of Abaroa, took plaoe on Saturday afternoon. The Key, J. W. Hayward conducted the burial service at the Presbyterian Cburch oemetery, and there was a large oortoge present to pay their last respects. Messrs J. D and W. Bruce, brothers of de* ceaeed, were the chief mourners.
CHBISTOHnBCH SUMMIT RoAB ASSOCIATION, Plana for px'ensionsrto the accommodation houso at Kennedy's Bush have been prepared by Messrs Hurst Seager and McLeod, hoDO , rary arcbitec s to the Summit Boad Aseocia tir.n. The proposfld additions comprise a new tea room 27ft by 30ft, and a second storey on the central part of the building, providing four additional bedrooms.
Pobe Foods Act—Tbe inspector under the Pare Foods Act at Akaroa informs ub that thg Department advises that tbe provisions of the Aot must be rigorously eh forced, and that many proßeeutions have already taken place for breaches of the Act. The Act provides that it. is unlawful for any per* son to sell any package containing any food, unless there is legibly and durably marked on or attached to that package containing the following particulars :—Name or trade name or description of the article, nett weight, name and address of tbe manufacturer or seller. As far as this district is concerned, cheese, butter, and honey come under the provisions of the Act. The inspector states that unless tbe Act is complied with, offen* ders will be prosecuted.
Peninsula Saleyards Company—The monthly meeting of Directors of the Penin* eula Salsyards Company was held at Duvau>chelle on Friday last, Mr R. Latter, Chairman of Directors, presiding. It was deoided to pat a time limit of 3 minutes on each lot sold and to start the sale punctually in future at 12.50 p.m. Mr W. W. Williams one of the directors, was appointed to see that these two matters were carried out properly A discussion ensued re ths in , epeotion of stock by a Government inspector as it was brought. into the yards. It was stated that the Government Stock Department were especially busy at present securing mounts for the reinforcements, and examining same, but when tbe war was over, it was expected that an inspector from the Pepartment would attend every monthly stock sale held in the yards,
Robinson's Bα? Wharf and Road.—The work of constructing the Robinson's Bay wharf and road is proceeding very satisfactorily. Mr B. Powrie has only a few more days' work to finish the construction of the road, most of tbe sea wall being ereoted, and the forming of tbe road is almost finished. Mr J. Hayward. the for the wharf, has started pile«driving beyond the concrete pillnrs. The first two piles had to be driven into sandstone, and were difficult to get down, but the piles beyond will be easier to drive. The decking of the wharf is finished as far as the piles.
Lotteries Act—A number of prominent oitizens of Dunedin telegraphed to the Prime Minister some days ago asking that the Lotteries Aot be suspended, to enable certain valuable gifts, such as motorcars and pisnoe that have been donated to various patriotic funds, to be disposed of by means of raflles. The Minister of Internal Affairs (Sir Francis Bell), has telegraphed in reply to His Worship the Mayor (Mr J J Clark), stating that no Minister has the power to grant, per , mita for the disposal of anything outside the Lotteries Act, otherwise tbe Government would freely give its consent As the law stood, all raffles were illegal and could not be legalised Tho Prime Minister would pro poee to the Cabinet; however, that legislation on the lines suggested to be introduced to Parliament to allow of the disposal by raffles for patriotic purposes of articles other than permitted by the law at present Tbe Mm, ister added, in conolnsion: I am sure the Government Sympathises with your efforts, and you will have any assistance which, as the law stands, can be granted."
Provision ron Wounded Solmirs—The Inspector General of Hospitals (Dr T, H. A. Valentine) has written to the Hospital Boards in the chief centres in referenoe to the ao, commodation of the sick and wounded soldiers who will arrive from the seat of war. He was confident that the beds in the hoopitals of the Dominion would be ample for the purpose, especially if a certain number of convalescent hospitals were established. On tbe arrival of a transport with siok and wounded, thrge wbo were not fit to travel I woi.ld be accommodated in the hospital nearest to the port of disembarkation; those fit to travel but who required medical and nursing attendance, would go to thn hospitals of tbe district in which their homes were situated. The Hospital Board would be given ample notice to enable them to provide for the sick and wounded sent to them, Subsequently it would be possible to draft many cases to homes in the neighbourhood, which had beon offered as convalescent homes, and he urgad the board to invite per forts who bad suitable houses in the neighbourhood to offer them for the purpose.
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Boat Slip at Akaroa. —The construction of the boat slip at Akarcu is beiog carried out by Mr W. Kearney, who had the work started. The slip is being built on the site s:to of the old bathe below the Akaroa Domain. When completed the Blip will be a boon Co latinoh owners and other beat owners in the harbour.
A Hakd Fhobt. -The hardest froet which has been fol. in Akaroa for many montho was experisnaed yesterday morning, when the hillß were white almost to the summit. The frost was more eeveie than any froet dating the Inst v.ii;;?r. Most of the water pipes were frozen,
For Chronic Cheat Complaints Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3465, 8 June 1915
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3465, 8 June 1915
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