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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

PgsiSBOLA Gala -Mr A. B. Flaming, of Port Lstj. hw offered to give £100 to the Feniosola Gala funds if nine others will give £100.

HZ, Bau.wat3.~-Train arrangements lor Labour Day are given elsewhere.

Ps_.Bo.mx>.-Inspectors Owen and Brook ire in Akaroa, and will inspsut the schools to Aharon and the sanoßodlnf bajß tbia

Kahuna Pkech— ' riting lo the "P.es." re fishing season, R, A. E. says : -". t is, of course, rather early to be thinking if -> >h fishing ; nevertheless, it may be of ir'er>_t to many anglers to bear that Ka-tuna is full of these fish, which are not by any me.'ns to be dc.pi.cd, as they take a minnow xi.idily under favourable conditions

Lady Liverpool fund.—Mrs Armstrong acknowledge, the following gifta to the Lady Livetpool Fund, 4 pairs socks from Mrs Conwa . Wainui; 3 balaclavas from Mrs J Chsilep, Carlton Place, Chriptohuroh; Mrs Luke Wright has given £1 in money to be spent in tbe Red Cross Fund,

Peninlula Queen of Carniwl Contest.— A meeting of the Akaroa Borough and County residents will be held ot the Duvau ohelle Hall at 2 p.m. on Thursday next to select a candidate for the Peninsula Queen of the Carnival contest.

The Weather—Steady rain set in about 1130 a.m. on Sunday, continuing about one hour It was much heavier in the watershed of the harbour than in the Astern Bay where only a drizzle fell. Up to 9 a.m. yesterday .7 inches were recorded. The ram will do a great deal of good to both th. gar* <trns and the pasture.

Personal. - Mr C. W. Leete, of Akaroa, •ynodsroan for the Akaroa parish, left yester' day morning to attend the meeting of Synod in Christchurch.

Presbyterian —The Annual Social in con

eoiion with the Akaroa Presbyterian Church will be held in the Oddfellows Hail, Akaroa, on Thursday next.

Hospital Ship.-The Akaroa ladieß are devoting to-day (Tue?day) and Thursday of his week to work of the Hospital Ship. A great deal has been done already locally, and the Christchurch centre has expressed great satisfrotion at the bigh standard of the work work forwarded from Akaroa

Lake Coleridge Scheme —Mr, Birks, the Government Eleotnoal Engineer, will be on tne Aenineula next week in company with

Vlr A. Goodwin. Mr A, Goodwin, of Pigeon Bay, has been appointed by tbe

k.iroa County Council to collect all local i formation about posts, wiring eto.

Accident. The eight year old daugher of ■ir W.-liam Hunter of Okain's Bay, met with a painful accident on Saturday through n-r not fading across her face and breaking her nose. Tbe parents were out of the bouse •n the time, and it is surmised that the child was climbing into he cot. She was taken up to Christchurch, where her nose was straightened out. Tbe break was a severe one, the

nose being badly crushed:

The Kinloch Stud —The following foalinps ore reported from Mr J. F. Buchanan's Kinloch Stud, Little River :—Mr Buchanan's

Fire Queen, by Royal Artillery—Fireside,

filly to Martian ; Mary ot Argyle, by Grafton —Herbina, filly to Martian; Lovelorn, by Melton - Hebrew Maid, filly to Marfan; Fverlasting by Padlock—Azalea, colt to Martian; Mr C. G. Dalgety's Lady Disdain, by The Officer—Oriflamme, colt to Bonny Glen; Mr 1. G Duncan's Mayhap, by The Possible—Hine-nui-te-po, oolt to Menchikoff

The Loyal Good Intent Lodge —The fortnightly meeting of the Loyal Good In. : ent Lodge was held in the lodgeroom. Aka* io», on Monday evening, the NG. Brother R. Bruce presiding over a small attendance. The C. S. Lyttelton distriot officers would visit the lodge on Tuesday, October '26. Colonel R. H. Rhodes wrote from > remantle Western Australi ,in a reply to a letter re*

garding the competition of the National Provident Association to the Friendly Societies. He stated that the matter had been discussed by tbe Government which would probably brin • in- an amendment to the Aot. The receipts for the evening were £5 9a 6d, Spotted Shao at Akaroa.—A bird which a correspondent at Akaroa describes (says Mr F L. Drummond in his Nature Notes in the "Lyttolton Times"), evidently is a specimen of the spotted shag He states that it in the shelve; of the great rooky walls that rife sh er out of the water near the entrance to ihe harbour. This shag. h9 reports, is still fairly plentiful in different parts /of Banks Peninsula. Tt is not gaudy, but its plumage, if inconspicuous, is neat. The general co'our is a satiny grey, but this is relieved and brightened by spots of velvety black on tbe back and shoulders. The head ar.d neck are black, but a broad white stripe

runs down eaoh side of the neck on to the

breast, where it merges into a leaden grey. The skin on tbe face is dark blue, the eye is I green, and the legs and feet are yellow, There is a silky crest on the top of the head, and, in tbe mating season, a similar crest, whioh st'oks out vert'oally from the back of the neck. The spotted shag is the common coastal shag in Canterbury and Westland I am told that it is found, also, on tbe eastern fide of Haur«ki Gulf, but. genera'ly, it is rare north ot Cook Strait. I have not heard of anybody having seen it at any place in land As a matter of fact, it seems to keep rigidly to the laws of the ocean sbaga That is to say, it always stays close to the sea, never dives from tbe air. but always first settles on tbe water. Bwims low, and rises on the wing from the water with difficulty,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3497, 19 October 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3497, 19 October 1915

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