[from odb corkkspondent]
On tbe eve of their departure for Trentham Camp, a social was held in the Hall, O'Kain's Bay, on Friday, October B'h, to bid farewell to Sapper Thomas R. Steel, wbo bas joined the Engineers, and Trooper Spence L. McKay who has enlisted in the Mounted Reinforcements On behalf, of the residents Mr. W. Thomas presented each with a pair of military brushes and a case of rozors, and wished them "bon voyage," an oppor tunity of doing their share in the Empire's cause, and a safe return when victory is complete. Trooper McKay responded on behalf of the recipients, thanking their friends not only for the gift, but also for the good wishes extended to them.
A very welcome rain fell during Friday and Saturday, and brightened the outlook for farmers considerably, though much more is needed.
Though tbe factory made a big start owing to the bulk of tbe oows being in earlier than usual, tbe rate of inorease bas lately been slow on account of the dry weather; but it is hoped the rain will improve matters. The present supply is jubl; over 1900 gallons pec day,
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O'KAIN'S BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3495, 12 October 1915