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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1915.

Th* WuiTHEB- -Tba r weather is but very oold. There baeieen, a series ffi froato. wnien are a great, aontrast to the mild weather experienced laet week.

Bed Oboss GABawtNxa — The ladian of Akaroa maintain a keen interest in tfau maklnu of earmenta fpr the lied Croee Jj'und end T« n e h ß ?r. ry a ,? U ,", day a£terDoOD in leohnioal School to carry on the work A large amount of work ie tamed oat eaob WG6&I i

of the road by the entrance to the fi.eihs will man, widening the reserve, oo the. iwh considerably, Thie reserve ie » 0 5h uJJI fa Hammer time by the visitors, and ita iurih«r 2Sf" wm improve tba »»S2^3«K

Qin of BocKO.-Word "waa~ received by M» Qurtij; on Wednesday that B«JJ»iS Major Quortly had received the sis dozen fiiia of sooko kindly donated by Mre LaC of Akaroß, to the boys at the front M« Idling had thoughtfully filled the Books with paoaeJs of cigarettes, and they were muoh apprsoiated.

For InfluoD2Q take Woods' Great Peppermint Care. Never Jails. 1/6,

FnoiT Crop.—There is averv promise of a large crop of Btone fruit, particularly peaches and nectarines. In some sheltered localities the trees were in blossom last week. One Japaneeepulm was in bloom in German Bey and tbe almond trees ers in full flower, Tho mild wea he.' experienced up to 1 pt Monday ftccountu for tho early blossoming: bnt no Hnubt th« froRU will destroy the promise of If it in th ca a~e-.

L'ANKS t-'KNINSELA A ANI> P AsSfCIATIOS — Th" I ipe coiitntiiilinuß whioh have been rnado on the Peninsula to the various war fund* have had their effect upon the finan cea of local societies whioh depend upon voluntary subscriptions for their support. ThiP, unforiunnt' ly, is dearly shewn in the cue of the above Association, At present. aooordinK to the bo* ks, there Iβ a sum <t appr; x'iinately £140 ontHindiriß. The amount die for annual memberships rrpre sentß a pum of about £100, and the r&lance of £40 is due for entry fees and sreoial prizes. If the Association is to get off tbe '«»(k financially us well as in the precidinp years the bulk of th s money will be required. Mr V Lin*, of tittle Biver, is now acting eeerotary of tbe Association.

A Gallant Act.—Conrad Tay'or, nephew ■if Mr T E "Tftylor, Abaroa, who left with the Main Expeditionary Fnreee is fairly well known in Akaroa. The letter which hie mother received from Mr Jas Burnett of Wellington ppeafee for iteelf —Afy son commonly known as Billy Burnett, though his name is No"l Fletoher Burnett has written to his mother from Hospital Alexandria, de* oribinK hnw, when he was bowled over at the Gitllipoii Peninsula, "Con Tay'er" came ocr under heavy fire, bandueed hie wound and refused to leave him. though in a very exposed position, till my son was put in the hands of the Btrptober bearers I want you to know of the brave and unselfish oonduct of Bon—Bnt for his help and suppor my boy might have succumbed, and we feel that we.owe him a debt that oan never be re paidi We have kept a phnrp lookout on the oaauaUy lists, and so far I an clad tn oay we have not seen your eon's name* May he corns through th« whole war unseratnhed, I hut if be is wounded m&y he have a friend to behave as gallantly as he did to mv boy. They were fellow students at Canterbury CollFge and tent fraatee, and it in glorious to see that of their 10 men, only three have not appeared in the casualty lists—l propose to write to your son personally, but I felt I must let you know of his gallantry and of our gratitude.

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1915., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1915. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915

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