LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Akaria County Council—This Council metis at usuat hour and place on Saturday (to mnrrow)
Seveue Frosts —A aeries of severe frosts have bupn experienced on Banks Peninsula luring the past week, and cold weather experienced except when the sun was shinirg. On Sunday last there was a black frost, which tvas one of tho most severe felt for a number o£ years in this district, Ice on standing water wa3 over half an inch thick, and water pipes were blocked well into the day. There has been a coating of ice on the water in the different bays round the harbour on several occasions.
Danoe at German Bay.—A most enjoy able dance Wαb held at German Bay by the residents and friends on Tuesday evening. The music was kindly supplied by Miss Eileen Shepherd , and Mee-rs C Barwiok and A, Hunt, and Mr Gordon Hammond discharged the duties of M.C. most efficiently. An excellent supper was provided, and danoe ing was kept up till an early hour .
Lyttelton <Harbour Boaed Elections.— Notice is given in the Cbristehuroh newspapers that the Christchurch City Council will make application to Parliament at its coming session for leave to introduce a Bill entitled "The Lyttelton Harbour Board Elections Act, 1915." This local Bill provides for the election of members on the Lyttelton Harbour Board by proportional representation, the election to be held trienon the last Wednesday in April, the first eleotion to be held in April, ,1916.
A Good Bain—An easterly rain set in on Wednesday afternoon and continued through the night, the weather becoming much warmer. The amount of the rainfail regiai tered by the Government gauge at Akaroa was 1.10 inchee. Heavy rains during the winter are urgently required and the subsoil after the dry weather during the past summer has not had a thorough soaking yet. More raine of the kind will do a great deal of good.
Boat Slip at Akakoa—.The boat slip that is being erected at Akaroa under the supervision of the Akaroa County Council now is completed, Mr M. Kearney carrying out the work. The County chairman, states that there is notsufficent money in tbe Government crant of £50, to provide a cradle and winch, and when in Wellington recently the the Marine Department promised him that if there was not sufficent money to carry out the work, another grant to cover tbe extra expense would be made by the Government. About £25, more will be required and the County Council will make application for this amount
Belgium Swan Drive—All arrangements for the Belgium Swan Drive on Lake Bilesmere, to morrow are completed. Peninsula guns who are taking part are notißed to meet at Birdling's Flat at 10 a.m., where they will receive instructions where they will be stationed along the Lake shores to shoot the Swans as they are driven up the Lake by the Leeston flotilla of oil launches and guns. A very largo bag is expected and the sport should bo unique for any Peninsula sportsmen-who has the opportunity of taking part.
'Cold in* tbe Head, did yon say? Then lose no time in Retting "XdZOJL/." Marr vellous bow rapidly that honest remedy shifts a cold. (30 doso.-, 1/G.
For Children Hacking Cough at nigh Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6, 2/6 Abundance op Knitting Wool.—That within a few weeks there will be an abuad , ance of knitting wool on the market, menu, factured by local companies, was intimated at a meeting of tho Wellington Industrial Association on Monday night, The secretary (Mr H F Allen) stated that be had made inquires of various companies as to tho need for importing this wool from England, and had found that the wool manufactured here in the past had not been of the strand required for making Balaclavas, etc. 1 but the companies had now turned their attention to the article in demand with tbe result that all orders for knitting wool would be satisfac torily met in a few weeks.
Obdfellowsdip —A summoned meeting of the Loyal Good Intent Lodge, Akaroa, wae held on Monday evening. Apologies wera received from Brothers Gordon Kearcey, J. D Bruce, L. <■ i Haylook, and John Staples. Sick pay was passed to four members on tbe funds- 'JL'he election of officers for the next half year resulted as followß :—N.G, Bro, B Bruce, V.G. Bro, S. Fyfe, Warden Bro. C. W. Leete, Guardian, Bro; G. M. Kearney, Minute Secretary, Bro. F.E. Davis. It was decided to hang a suitable 801 lof Honour in the Lodge room, on which would be inscribed tne name 3of members on active service. Beceiptß for the evening totalled , £41 Is Bd, while accounts to the amount of £4, were passed for payment. Next Lodge night the officers elect will bo duly installed.
"NAZOL" is not a mixture or drug, but a penetrating, germ-killing specific which never fails to relieve the worst cod. l>o doses, 1/6.
From north to south, from east to wes», I tour the world with tireless zast, Mid tropic heat and Arctic enow, My health to simple means I owe. Through all I have one faithful friend, In storm and Btreas prompt aid to lend, That fortifies me to endue, "lie world-famed Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915