LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Dance at Duvacchflle—A danoa and pro grec-ive euchre party will be neid in tb ? Pab lie Hall, Duvaucholle, on Tuesday next.
Akaroa and Wainui Road Board—The Ak-iroa and Wainui Road Board meet at Duvauchelle to-morrow (Saturday) for their monthly meeting.
Back Page—For iorrespondence re Penin , Huln relics, and farewell to Mr[Stewart Barker of Lβ Bon's who is going to the front, see our fourth page.
Recruits—The Chief of the New Zealand Military Foroes advises as follows:—"Owing to tha Imperial authorities having removed tbn restrictions regarding the publication ef the number of recruits, I have to inform you that Clause 4 of the Censorship Instructions, issued under date of March 13th, 1915, is hereby cancelled."
PeninboiiA Eeobuits—Two additional Pen insula recruits who will go with the Eiphth Reinforcements are Meesre Norman and J. L Wri(?ht, of French Farm, both sons of Mr Lube Wright. Trooper Arthur Irwin, cf Hickory, will go inta camp with the Seventh Reinforcements,
City Council's Qoabut at PonANur-The Chrietohurch City Council has a proposition before it to obtain the necessary current from the Lake Coleridge Elictrical scheme for working the quarry they bought a few years ago at thft Devils Knob, nt Poranui. There is an inexhaustibe supply of pood, hard metal at this point, which Fhould serve to supply the beet possible store for road making
S M. Court, Little River.—At a sitting of the S M. Court, Littie River, held on June Bth, before T. A. B Esq., S.M , judgment by default was given in the undermentioned cases :—B. T. Harris v. J. Litten, £144 12a 6d; S. T Hums v. C Poharama, £1 14s 3d; S. T. Harris v .T Giddens, £1 15s 6d ; S. T. Harris v John Williame, £16 Is Bd.
Banks Peninsula Parish—The annual meeting of Parishioners in the Little Akaloa, Okains arH c Bon's Bays disclosed cause for thankfulness in fairly sustained attend' ancp at services and good credit balaneee. At Little Akeloa. where the attendance has been perhaps somewhat leas. Mr C. E. Kay has bpen appointed sole warden, subject to his Jjord-hip's sanction. At Okains, IVXessrs P. Moore, J. H. 0. Thicker and Henry Harris were added to the Vestry; at Le Bon's Ux Percy Barring, other wise all former officers remain.— "Ohuroh News."
Personal— Mr David Cunningham, who has been manager of the Okain's Bay cheese factory for a number of years past, is leaving the the Bay in a few week 3 time to take np another position as Government grader at Patea. Mr Cunningham has taken a great interest in local affairs in the Bay, in the various sports clubs, and as a vestryman on the Banks Peninsula Pariah Vestry.—Mr and Mrs C. P. Kay, of Decanter Bay, left the Peninsula a few weeks ago to take up their residence in Governor's Bay. Mr C. E. Kay N Bon of Mr C. P. Kay, has taken over the De j canter Bay property.
1.0 OF, M.U-A summoned meeting of the Loyal Good Intent Lodge, Akaroa. wta held in their lodge room on Monday evening for the purpose of nominating officers. The acting N.G. Bro. R. Newt- n, presiding. Bro R. Bruoe was nominated for N.G , and Bro. Davis for VG. Sick pay was claimed by the VG. A vote of sympathy was passed with P.P G.M. Bro. Bruoe in his late sad bereavement, ail members standing, At the conclusion of the ordinary meeting, a farewell even ing was tendered to members of the Lodge who are leaving on active sarvioe—Bros. V. Armstrong, A. Irving, and T. McGuire.
Football—The following teams will play a football matoh on the recreation ground on Saturday, June 12th. The following are the teams- South-H Pool, F. Fyfe, C. Glynan, W. Newton. F Hemingway, Rr. Youngmsn, B Thomas, N. Thomas. J Munro, Lampler and R Keegan. South end to wear red jerseys —North— J Shepherd, T Armstrong, J Armstrong. C. Barret, L. Curry, R Sunkell, H. Lelievre, W. Hayward, D. Narbey, B. Hammond and H. Hayward North end to play in black and white jereeye Mr C. Hall will aot as referee. ,
Puaiu Bridge.—The Wairewa County Council's staff an at present engaged in erecting a bridge over the main stream leading from the Puaha Valley on the Tarawera rond. The work has been subsidised by the Government on a £ for £ basis. The bridge iR a Bolid piece of work, with concrete walls and a good span for the stream to pas 3 under The approaches have been built; upon either end of the bridge with rubble protecting walls. There is still a good watering ford below the bridge for passing stock. The bridge is the last on tho Terawera Valley road that ppans the different streams, and was urgently required, as when the strpam was in flood it was dangerous to negotiate.
Akaeoa County Motor By-law.—At a meeting of the committee of the Christ, church Automobile Association held in Christcburch on Monday evening, the committee decided to suggest to the Akaroa County Counoil that the by-law prohibiting night travelling by motor cars in the county should bs relaxed, and that cara should be permitted to travel ut night if the headlights were shut off and cars stopped when horse or wheeled vehicle trafßo were met.
As Sergeant Larka patrolled the Park, He heard two sneezee in the dark.
With staff gripped tight, he flashed his light. His etern tones echoed through the night. "Kape ofh th , grassl ye couple there; Yure dith ay cowld ye'l! get, f'r ehure! Como ! burry home, ye love-sick pair And both take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915