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Duvauchelle Social-A social which was to held at the Duvauohelle Hall, his been postponed for a week.

The bather—Yesterday there was a very severe frost at Akaroa, one of the severest experienced this winter Tbe day waa bright and sunny.

Corrugateo Iron—Corrugated iron oan* not be procured, and any new Trentbam huts whtoh need roofing will have to be covered with other material, according to Dr Frengley, ef ths Health Department, who Havp eviden.o before the Trentham Com' mission at Welington last week. With this other material, h. addd, roof ventilation would be,necessary.

Personal.—Private Stanley Rhodes, son of Mr Ambrose Rhodes, ba3 been sent home on sick leave after a bad attack of influenza. He is spending a few days with Mr and Mrs A. Rhodes, Akaroa, and is now in good health. Troopers T, McGuire and J Lelievre, of Akaroa, returned yesterday to Akaroa. Both these troopers ware in Trentbam when tha camp had to be abandoned, and they have been in quarantine ever sinoe.

Buildings in Akaroa—There has been a great icprov. mem of late in the style of residences put up in Akaroa: In place of the old box style of building, residents have gooe to some trouble to erect houses picturesque as well aa oomfortable, Tbe two new hruses in Smith street are examples of thia movement, end both are good to look upon a** we las to live within. It is an excellent ihing to see the old order of oramped rooms and mean exteriors disappearing. Town planning owes more to improvement in private residences than is generally realised.

Peninsula Stock—Though the winter followed a phenomenally dry season, and hay nnd other fodder are scarce, armors report -hat 'hey have had losses than

;■••- many years past. Another ■nonth of favourable weather will see Ii -icok safely through, co that unless some v. ry severe weather is experienced, the stook on Baaks Peniosula will have had the best winter eperienced for several years years. The scarcity of fodder haß been a serious item and had a severe winter followed the dry season the mortality of stock would have been h<avy.

Smith Street— The work of excavation o* Hmi'h street, Akaroa. IB being carried out by the contractor, Mr T Lawrence. Tbe job is n big one, as a great deal of earth has to be removed before the required grade of 1 in 6 is obtained Tbe time for tbe c ontraet expirpf on Monday next. Mr Lawrence should b» fini -hfld well ahead of the time judging by h« (rogress of tbe work up to dote. The _!iiy taken from the cuttingi« being deposited on the ground at' tbe back of Mr Fergus's ip.idence The banks are being battered on l-oia* .id. a of the cutting, bo that the owners of tha houses should have no difficulty in

.■ made up to their resideneoß V.'i. i. _>. udrd and metalled, Smith street ',¥■■■ '•■ <-'.! (able for all traffic unkual -On" of the largest funerals ivaii ! ka re* for the last years waa tiiu.fMi-s Elsie Glynan, eldest daughter ... >lv Int' Mr P, A. Glynan, of German Bay, ■■. hn >« s buried in ths St. Peter's Church

inp-a ry <m Friday last. Deceased wag witb n 'i fe-v wpeks of attaining her twenty first birthday, and ranch sympathy is felt fcr the family in their bereavpment. She hud been an inmate of the Chiistohurch Sanatorium, i.nd returned to her home about t\,rfp. v.e°fcs oprt She w.isi.of a b rgh' di. po-ition. «nd Mt much be'tprrin,n, iv._i nt her tome. Iv-v A. H Julius conducted the burial se> vice.

Old Days—Recently, Mr Etevenneau, of Wellington, paid a visit to Akaroa to see his parents. M and Madame Etevenneau, who with Mr Libeau, of Duvauchelle remain the sole survivors of the Comte de Paris, the French emigrant ship which arrived in Akaroa in August, 1840. M. Eteve' neau, a day or two after hie arrival, met Messrs Geo. and Jos. Armstrong. The three had been at school together, and it was tbe first meeting aftfr a term of forty five years. M Eti-ven* nenu h s resided in Wellington for many years, carrying on his trade as a carpenter.

Public Works axd Labour — "It will be a ! marvel if I get as much money to spend i thtiw jt ar as last year. I hardly think I will," said the Minister of Publio Work, (the Hon W. in reply to an Auckland deputa- ! tion on Friday. "I am, however," said Mr Fraser, going to lake authority so that if I can get the money I can spend it The votes," he said, "would be about equal to last year., and in some cases probably a little more. There n_M_t be some difficulty in regard to the labour available. He supposed that fully 10,000 men who had been engaged in connection with tho primary in. dustries had gone to the war, and it wa_ likely that when .hearing and harvesting time came there would be a demand for labour. If such were the ease he would have to relieve men from the public works as tke gathering of the harvest was of more im» portance than the construction of railways and roads. He would not, however, take men from works in the north to send them to harvest work in the south, but there would probably be a certain amount of farm work in the north to be dealt with.

No matter how stubborn a cold may be "NAZOL" will put it to flight. A few whiffs from a Nazol Inhaler gives a noticeable relief.

Declaration Day.—To.morrow week Wed* nesday, August 4lh, will conclude twelve months of war in whioh tbe British Empire has-been engaged, and it seems fitting that . some demon .(ration should be made by tbe ] peop'e of our district whioh will express our confidence ia our own land and naval forces as well a* those of our Allies. The obnrches throughout the Empire are holding intercession services in accordance with the King's request. A publio demonstration should also be made in addition to this, in which we can confirm our determination in common with the rest of the Empire to give the greatest assistance possible to bring about fina 1 viclory.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3478, 27 July 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3478, 27 July 1915

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