LOCAL AND GENERAL.
DcvauchemiE Social.—A social will be held at the Duvauchelle publis hall on Wednesdii', rommenoing at 8 p.aa,
Waikkwa County Council. —The abova Council rate's at the Chambers, Little Biver, on Tuesday next, July 13th, at 11 a.m.
Akakoa and Waisdi Eoad Board.—This Board meets nt usual hour end place on S.i'U'day (o m-irrow)
' *'■)•• f. i.EnincE Scheme—Mr L Birks will yi-ii l> IVninHula on Thursday ntxt, meeting Akaroa people that day. He interviews t is County people on Friday.
; NAZOL" dnals with cough or cold by goinß to the root of the trouble in the lungs throat, or head Never fails in a fair test; 60 doses only 1/G.
Peniesu&a Recruits The following Peninsula m-n have ©flered their services' as recruits for the war. George Wiilliam Wright, French Farm. Matthew John Shepherd, Akaroa, Hobepa Tepara, Little Eiver. Leicester Ware, Okains,
Nasal Calarrh can be quiokly relieved by inhaling "NAZOL" for a few moment, through a Nazol Inhaler. This remedy only costa it fsw pence. Try it.
Bducational— At the North Canterbury Education Board's meeting on Wednesday, Miae L. Charles, was appointed miftress of the Port Levy school The resignation of Misß Lily C Moore, mistress of French Farm was accepted.
""Akaroa District Bioir Fcnooi,-At thr Committee meeting .f n»; hLovp fchcoi<n Monday night a letter whs d f.om th>chairman, Mr J. B. Newton Bayin|j; he wa? obtaining some rose trees from the Board to be planted in the'Akaroa sohooi grounds.
Lake Ellesmere—The attention of sports men is drawn to the faot that the right to shoot from boats on Lake Ellesmpre was only extended for the recent Hvvan drivps in aid of the Belgian Fund. The rangers of the Canterbury Acclimatision Society have b«ei instructed ti proseoute any person found shooting from boatc on the in the future
Prime Peninsula Cattle.—At Addington live stock market on Wedneedny, a line of seven Prime Peninsula steers, the property of Mr J. F. Buchanan, Kfnlocb Liltle River. realised from £14 2s 6d to £17 10s the a? riipe price per head b< ing £15 With the market in its present congested state, it can be realised that these beasts were of particulary fine quality
Flat Road Metalling—The Akaroa County Counoil have recently remetalled the Duvaucheile Flat Roatd, rollfd in the metal >nd put a good coating of screenings on top of the metal Trie new metal has raised the crown of the road which is "n an exoellent condiiioj, and fit for any kind of t'Hffio. The road should be a splendid one iifter n little more tiaffio hns passed over it The drive round the flat road is immensely admired by visitors.
Pemxsula House Show and Pastoral Ac« sccution —The annual meeting of the above Association will be held at Duvauchelle torn o row at 2 p.m at the Council Chambers. The J sprieiatioTj this year are Roiog to extend Us peope, and include several cattle olasses in it;' besides the present horse classes, compesitions, flower and cookery sections. The Association is also going to chango its ground, and altogether this year's executive will have a Imwy season before it. It is receEsary, then, that there should be a full attendance at the annual meeting.
Auijoit Dav—Yosterdny vtas observed as Arbor Day by fee Akaroa Borough Council, and tbe bank fronting on Mr E. B. Lelievre's residonco wa3 planted with native trees, ma , tapoß, etc, The ground planted has been oarefully fenced to save the trees from destruction by cattle Another small piece of ground in Bruce Terrace opposite Mr James Glynan's refidenoe was also planted, and is being fenced. The elder pupils of theAkaroa District High School assisted with the plantirg.
Pkr;osai-—'Eric Julius, son o! Key A. H. Julius of Akaroa, who has joined the Ambulance Corps was summoned to Trenthem this week. He hopes to leave with the sixth and seventh Reinforcements -Arnold Virtue, eldest son of Mr W X Virtue manager of the Bank of New Zealand, Akaroa, has obtained leave from the Bank of New Zealand of whioh he is an employee and leaves with the Eiphth Reinforcements. Hβ goes into camp at Trentbam to-day—Ronald Mottram, sec ond son of Mr H Mottram of Akaroa, has re , ceived a ' commision and left for Trentham yesterday.
Banks Pbnissdla Chckch.— The annua meetings have been nold -that of Pigeon Bay and Menaiee Bay on April 13tb, when Mr A Helps was appointed Bishop's Warden and Mr W Scott People's Warden, and ihe following were elected en the Vestry: Messrs D Bant, T Maskew, W Menzies. N Menziee, G Beynish and B Silt. On the 10th of May the annual meeting of the Port Levy district was helj, and the election of officers was as follows: —Mr R J Fleming, Bishop's Warden Mr J E Fleming, Peoples Warden: and Messrs A E Fleming, J A Fleming, A Jennings, John Peach, B G Ware, AE Williams and L. Wilson.
CtJßios—ln tfafl window of Meesre Coates and Company, Colombo Street, there are collections of stones from the gizzard of a domestic goose and a black swan killed at Lake Elle'mere, which are interesting from a natural history point of viev. In the gnoee's gizzard there were a fairly large num ber of small stones, pieces of two buttons, pieces of glass, a brass collar -stud, and a iron staple. In the swan's gizzard there were a few very small stonos, shot and hard seeds, nnd a comparatively large quantity of fine black sand The specimens are exhibited by Mr S 0. Farr, who collected them in Canter, bury mnny years ago.
A Boy's Determination to Enlist.—The determination (of an Akaroa Boy to enlist is told in the following story:—Master John Shepherd, of Otakamatue, left his home at 10 30 pm. on Sunday night. He was missed by his parents, and his father looked for him until 2 30. a.m. going as far as Duvauchelle. The lad stbpped at Kay's old residence at Hill Top sleeping on the boards and using his arm for a pillows. After leaving Kays he punolured his cyole, walked to Little River, and then started to walk to Obristchuroh. His father followed and enquired at every station along the line, Hβ was half an hour ahead of the train at Kaituna. At Motur karnaa he was overtaken, his father asking him his reason for leaving home, and he said he was going to the war. A car was procured from Christchurch and the boy was taken to the doctor and passed, his father deciding to let him go. Hβ will leave for training in about a month's time.
Oddfellowship —A summoned meeting of the Loyal Good Intent Lodge was held on Monday night. Bro. .T. D. Bruce submitted the report of the auditors for the half year pnded 30th June, 1915. Considering the heavy claims made in respect of siok pay, the results were deemed quite satisfactory. The total amoent standing to credit was £2170. The report was adopted, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the auditors for their services. Siok pay was passed to four members on the funds. Tho officers elect for the current half year were then installed with due ceremony. P P.G.M Bro. J. D Bruce acted as installing offioer. Bro. Robert Bruce was raised to the N.G chnir, and Bro F. E. Davis to the V.G ohair
Weighing CpcnsrooT Samples.—ln the course of the evidence taken in the cooksfcot owe heard at the Akaroa Court op Wednesday, some very interesting faots were brought out as to the weighing of cocksfoot samples. Mr S. Paterson, of Chrisfcohurcn, showed Low an inexperienced person might make a sample almost any weight by shaking the Beed down into the cup of the machine which ie placed at the end of the weighing balance He also stated that to get a true sample and to keep it a true sample expert rules bad to be observed. The sample could not be oar , ried about or shaken muoh or it became heavier, and the sampling of the sacks was also a very important part of the sampling. The maohina is a very delioate one, and the ( least interference of the sample is always registered.
Maori Land at Tittle Biter—There have been several sales recently of Maori land in Little Eiver owing to the greater faoilitie3 provided under the amended Native Lands Act. The natives of Little Eiver have held the best building sitee in Little River for years, and it is only recently that a few purchases of the rich flat on the banks of the river have been obtained through the Native Land Court held periodically at Kaiaoo\ A large area of this land was purchased by reveral of those who bought the land that now constitutes the Awa Iti Domain and, philantrophically handed it over to the Littlo Iliver l'ornain Board Another section was purchased recently by Mr T. Thompson, who bough a section higher up the valley, and is now bnilding on it. The Maoris have not taken much tjouble to cultivate this rich river soil, and for the most part it lies idle as a hotbed for weede. A good deal of the land is now leased, but no one bat the Maoris themselves are prepared to build on this land unless they effect a purchase. As the land is most suitable for building sites, and Iho Maori holding has hampered the growth of the township very considerably in the past, it eeenas an excellent thing that the amended Native Land Act makes purchases possible, where in the past they were imposi sible.
Taken on sußftr, inhaled, or rubbed on tba cbeet, "NAZOL"never fails to relieve coughs cold, core throat and chest tightness. 1/6 buys 60 doses.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3473, 9 July 1915