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Akaroa Bupxer Factory—A Bupply of crptim is being kept up, and ia beginning to show an increase On an average taken over tHo last few week 2 owt of butter is turned out per week. It is expected that the new season's cows will come into profit shortly, and the factory will be working at full pre 3" sure.

Waikcii Recrcit.—.Kenneth Miiophail» Rocond son of Mr W D Maophail, of Wainui, und grandson of Mrs A Maopbail.has passed the medical examination, and goes into camp with the E'ghth Reinforcements.

Personal—Mica B Jacobeon, of Akaroa, has been aeoeptei as a member of the Nurse Volunteer Sisterhood. She is taking up her dnHea *t the Keiburne, Kiosk Wellington, which has been tumid temporarily into a hospital for wounded soldiers.

Train FiBKAK-DowN.-The train from i-b.r'Ptohuroh to Southbridge yesterday morning broke down at Hornby through a defective steam valve, A delay of an hour wag occasioned, as another engine bad to be procured from Chriatohuroh, The mail cars Hid not reach Akaroa till 1.30 n,m, an hour later than usual.

fceut. and Dance.—A moefc euoceseful social und dance was held in Si, Patrick's schoolroom, Akaroa, on Friday evening last. The floor has been renova'ed, and proved excellent for dancing. The object of the r\nn<e was to help pay for the cost of the new flooring.

Personal—Mr C. R. Moore, of Barry's Bay, will take over his father's property in Okain's Bay in the spring, as Mr 0 S F Mncirp, is leaving the Bay, and will reside in Ohri-tchuroh. Mr H P Middens will take over Mr C R Moores, Barry's Bay pioperty.

Accident—A ten year old boy. son of Mr T Mora, of Lo Bon's Bay. was playing with a cartridge on Sunday morning, and ignited it with a match. The resulting explosion skinned his face badly, and injured the ball of his eye He was brought into Dr Cantrell at Akaroa.

An Early Season.—The yellow kowhai is in full bloom on the hills round about Aka , roa, a number of tb.9 trees being covered wilh blossom. At this time of the .year, a stray tree may be found coming out into blossom, but a fair number are already in bloom. Tbe first week in August is considered faiily eerly for tbe kowhai. The diberent trees come out at various times, so that the birds, particularly the tui. who obtain a'g eat -deal of honey from the flower can find some trees in bloom from August to December.

Akaroa Electrical Supply Scheme.— While in Akaroa last week, Mr L. Birks informed the chairman of the Lighting Committee of the Akaroa Borough Council, Mr T. Lewitt, that the Akaroa eleotrical surply I sabemes was well-known all over New Zea- [ iand as being the model hydro-electrical scheme of the Dominion. It was well known from its eeonoraieal standpoint, and in every way was a, splendid model. Mr Parry, the chief Government electrical export for the Dominion in his report upon the Akaroa scheme quoted it as one of the most suooees' ful email schemes in New Zealand.

As Sergeant Larks patrolled the Park, He heard two sneezes in the dark. With staff gripped tight, he flashed hie light. Hie Btern (ones echoed through the night. "Eapo ofb th' grass! ye couple there Yure dith ay cowld yo'll get, f'r shure '.

Come ! burry borne, ye love eiok pair And both teke Woods' Great Peppermint Cute,

CnißßAGE.—Playing on Thursday laet in the United Bays cribbngo tournament Piper's Vallty beat French Farm by 32 games to 16 games.

The Wkathk - The weather has been very mild the last few dayp. Yesterday was more I'ho a mid-soring day than a mid win ter nne Tha mild weather ia resulting in a decided growth of the grass. More rain is α-g ntly needed,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3476, 20 July 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3476, 20 July 1915

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