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N Z. BAiLWAm —''rain arrangementß for ibe Elle are given elsewhere.

Wbonofu Dbalinq in &KM3.—Notice is uiven elsewhere tnat any person wrongfully dealing in arms, etc., the property of the New Zealand Government, will be prose outed. !

akaiJoa Butter Factory.—The eupply of cream to the Batter Factory is very muoh increased, and the output of butter now if \\ tons a week, as against 1 ton this time mat year. The cows are tniikicft be'ter pine ha rain lest week, their yield being very .■ut-'sfHCtnry.

The Weather. The weather ba- , b«pr. vt*ry bnt th» last few days, the tun beat be ing much higher than usual nt this time of the year- On Wednesday night a sharp shower of rain fell but yesterday it was very dry and warm aguin. A number of resi dents have been bathing the last few days, and declare that the eea is quite warm. Showers of mn fell again last night.

Work fob the Hospital Ship —The ladies in and > bout Akaroa bave been working hard at the Technical School the last few afternoons, the work being for the Hospital Ship. \ number of machines |bave been provided, and a great deal ot work has |been got through

Ladt Liverpool Fend.—Mrs Bruoe acknowledges tbe receipt of the following:— 1 scarf, 2 pairs socks, halt dozen handkerchiefs, irom Mrs J W Lelieyre; 1 dozen handkerchiefs from Mibu Phillips I 1 scarf from M c Perm

Hospital Shu , —-The Mayoress aoknow*

ledges the following gifts for tbe Hoßpital Ship :—Mrs Laing, Abaroa, gives 15 pillow slips and 1 pair sheets, 3 pairs slippers, £3 in money for medical comforts; Mrs ) erris j gives 12 yards calico and tape for pillow flips; Mrs W Rhodes gives 6 pillow Blips; Mis Joseph Armstrong, Stoney Bay, gives £5 for medical comforts, etc.. for the Hospil Ul Ship or Bed Cross Fund. PEMNrUtA Gala.—A meeting of tbe executive committee of tbe Peninsula Gala will b? held on Saturday next at tbe Hill Top Hotel. Enquiries are being made in Christchuroh in the meantime as to plan of run' ning same. Aβ the district interested is so large the suggestion baa been made that the Gala should be held at the three centres, Duvauchelle, Little River and Port Levy, the

whole district combining in tbe Queen contest. In this way everyone on the Peninsula will be able to attend tbe gift auctions, etc. Musical,—At the theoretical examination of musio in connection with Trinity College, London, held last June, tbe five pupila pre aented by tbe Sisters ol Mercy, Akaroa. were very successful. Senior grade, Winnie Lelievre; intermediate (honours) Mary Bunny and Maisie Roxburgh; preparatory distinction, Winnie Shepherd and May Lelievre,

! Akaroa Bokodoh Council.—Mr T. Lewitt has resigned hie position as a member of the Akaroa Borough Council. It is a matter of regret that Mr Lewitt baa given up his position as Chairman o! the jjigbtiDg commuter, as he has always taken the keenet interest in the Borough eleotrical scheme, Mr Lewitt has the best expert knowledge of the Borough electrical scheme, and his resignation will be a didtinot loss to tbe ratepayers. A Stranded Hapdka—On Tuesday a large hapuka wms stranded on the Akaroa beach close to tbe baths. Mr. H. Eaegen noticed the fun splashing about in a pool beyond the tide and t-ecured uon the beach. He carried it and put it on bis waggon. The fish which weighed 95 lbs, is supposed to have come aseore by error or through sickness, It U a most unusual thing to find hapuka close to suore und fisherman usually go five miles off ehora to ca oh them. Wainui Teiinis Club, — The Wainu , . Tennis Club opened ite tbird season yestor day,?when there was a good attendance of players and friends. A numh?r of (he Ak"aroa D man Tennis players accepted the Wainui Club's invitation, Some pleasant games were played and afternoon tea wt* provided by tbe Wainui ladies, The Wainui i lub is in a good financial! position, Keen interest is taken in the tame at Wainui.

. Laic EllesmEbe—A special meeting of l!ie Canterbury Acclimatisation Sooiety was be d last evening to consider tbe question and erJe of swan eggs from Lake El'esinerc, unibr the power given in a clause in the "Waehi ir up" Bill passed by Parliament last we..';. There was a good attendance and Mr. W. IT. Tisdall, vice-president, was in tbe char. Tbe matter was fully discussed, and a sub* committee was set up to make (he necessa-y anangements for commencing the wo k, under a scheme that was agreed to by the meeting

St. Peter's Chuboh Vsstrt.—A meeting of St. Peters (Akaroa) Church.Veet y was held at Mr. T, E. Taylor's rei-i denoe, Akaroa. on Wedneiday evening, wh n tbere was a full attendance, the Vioar, (lie Rev. A. H. Julius in the oheir Mr. T. S. Tavior, Oburob Warden stated that a wind ,v at St. John's Church Duvauchelle had repaired. Since the Annual meeting £87 of the old liabilities had bsen paid off. T.-.e Vicar reported tbat the Cemetery Boa d would shortly andertake tbe repairing of fenoes, gates and grounds of the cemetery property Mr. T E. Taylor, Churcb Ward* n, stated that the contractors for the Pansh Boom were doing satisfactory work and a progress payment of £150 bad been advanc d to tneni The Chuich Property Trustee wrotfi etal ng that Mr. B E. Lclievre wlv> held the whole interest had to sell his life interest in the Lucas Endowment FeUte for £1700 Mr, C. W Lcete reported tl at Mr. f.elievre wa? willing to sell hie intsn st for £1600 on June let, 1916. and would retain 11 acres at a rental of £2 10s per acre for five years After a lengthy dis>. cuß3ion tt was deoided to inform the Cbuich Pjopertv Trustees that the Vestry were will in« to accept M [Lelievre's i ffer and pay 1. m £1600 for his life interest in the 183 acme. It was pointed out that tbe present income from these lands wag £30, a peppercorn rental. It was deoided that the two wardens arrange re loan matters with tbe Trusses and meantime Mrssrs. Geo Cbeckley tnd Li Kay were appointed to inspeot the property and report to the Vestry as to ihe EuUiabality of cutting it up, and tbe condition of fences, etc.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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