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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Salk Dat.—To-day is Sale Day <st Duvauohelle. Akauoa Court—The next sitting of the Akarcm Court will be held on Wednesday next, .Tulj 7th. .... l. Motor Car Accident— A Christchuroh motor oar, while driving aloDg the main road Little Kiver, on Tuesdey ovening. ran into the ditch, near the Little Eiver Coronation Librae and the driver waß uaable to extricate it until the following morning, when it was hauled out. The car was not very materially damaged, the mudguards end wind soreep only suffering, Street Impbovements — Sir 3 J WoodiJJ, foreman of the Akaroa Borough Council visited Cnristohuroh last week to inspect (be oity side cbannell construction and ftlfO channell arching. He wae shown over the city wqiks by the forman of the city work?, Mr Jamoß, He also visited Knngiora and inspected some conorete pipes.

Ikon Quoitj—The game of quoitf? hup been revivrd in Akaroa recently, and several players have commenced playing on the green near the old wharf. ' Iron quoit throwing wns n very popular a nurnke? of yeer-i hl-o when thnr? was a good preen vvhiirt! tti Mf'om '-ri Itpservo is now μ^iate , !

Swan DmvK A nii-nber of members of thf ooininitt"e o> , 'Im Lβ l " , Rllfsmnre swan driie in nif! of tip U"la'\-tm fii"d. nief; at I'Htfpr •vll ij Bo .1 mi Wh<lci silay tn arrange for nuother drive on Saturday next at Ellesmere It was «(at ,j d 6' at periniesinn bad been obtained from.ihn Acclimatisation Society, and the Government. It wag pointed out at the meoting that ahooters shouid provide them ■;elves with wadera.

Football—The following team 3 will p!av a football niatoh on the Recreation ground on .■"ai-urfiay, July 3rd Tne mattth will start at 2.-30 tiherf/. The following are the teams— South -H Pool, F Fyfe, C Olynan, W New. 'on. F Hemingway, R. Youngman, B Thomas N Thomas, J Munro, Lainpler and ft Keegan Snuth'pnd to wear red jerseys.—North— J Shepherd, T Armstrong, J Armstrong, C. Barn t, L Curry R Sunckell, H. ' elievre, W. Br.ywnrd, D Narbey, B Hammend and H Ha.vwdrd North end to play in black and white j^i - ?eys. Mr C Hall will act as referee.

Personal.--Byd. MoEeddie, son of Dr Mcßeddie, late of Akaroa,?was on board thn

barque Dumfrieshire, torpedoed in the Ninth

•Jfa. He wioto some rnonth3 ago firom Deliifjf a Bay, where the Dumfrieshire then was, to Mr L. J. Vangioni. In the cable

mepsa'e it was statPd all thn crew were

aved, so that his first experience of a Ger-

man submarine would not have proved fatal

as in so many caees. —Writing to a friend in

ikaros- recently, Mra Moßeddie mentioned

that thin voyago would be Hyde last one in

he Dumfrieshire. Mrs McKeddie is working

i.ftrd at one of the emergency hospitals in

England, where she was frequently in oharge

of a Dumber uf wounded and disabled sol

diers. Demonstration of Pruning.—Mr W, J, Courtier, the Government orchard export,

gave a demonstration of pruning in the Government experimental orohard, Akaroe. on Wednesday. There was a fair attendance of the public, His Worship the Mayor being

present. Mr Courtier explained that thn'e

had been only a moderate growth in the

orchard during the past year, which was due

!o the vary dry season, After a very oxten sive explanation of pruning, Mr C. W Leete's orchard was visited, and some pruning of older trees was demonstrated by the Government expert. Mr Courtier was thanked for his lecture. Smith Stbeet Contract—Mr T. Law i rence, whose contract for the cutting in Smith street was accepted by the Council a fortnight ago. has got a good start with his contract. The cutting will be a very d°ep one to provide a grade of lft in 6ft. This v.ill necedsitets leaving a wall of olay of about 15ft high on either side of the street, bo th'it it will be a difficult matter for the residents of the two new houses being ereoted on sections with frontage on the Btreet to get ati approach. There is also tba danger of slips after the new road is made.

Personal—Professor tt all, of Canterbury College, and Mr R Speight, curator of the Cbristohurob Museum, visited the Peninsula last week. They were on a walking tour throughout the Peninsula and made the rounds of the various hills The views from the Summit road were obsoured by the dense fog which was lying' in a thick blanket over the hills. Mr Speight collected a considerable amount of information with regard to the geology of the Peniusula. They hope to mnke tha tour under more favourable scenic conditions next spring.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3470, 2 July 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3470, 2 July 1915

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