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Ores of A R-OEHOHBE—Mr E E Lelievre has given his raoaborse Bogaseh to be rafil d in aid of the Akaroa Branch for tbe Peninsula No 1 Soldiers' Queen

Asaboa Fire Bbioadb,—The Akaroa Fire Brigade netted £5 0. 6d through the benefit pictures night given by Mr T E Taylor on November 5.

Pbninsola Soldiers' Qoben Contest— Arrangements have been made for the sale of badges, etc, in oonoeotion with the num° ber 1 Peninsula Soldiers' Queen on the ground at __• Peninsula Horse Show on Thursday nest

Xhab Gwts ros Be_9i_KS'—An appeal is being made for Smss gifts for the men of of all nationalities, at Galiipolli, andthe various sports clabi are be* ing asked to take a collection on November 30th, Galiipolli Day. Tbe members of eaoh sports club will bs asked to doQute one shilling t« tha fond.

Peninsula Cheese.—Mr Jaa. Wright jun.., ot French Farm, gained first prize at the Metropolitan Show in tbe olass tor farmers only..

Wakxbwa Cocnts Conner-.—The monthly meeting of the County Council will be heid at the Counoil Chambers, Little River, at 11 a.m to day.

Gift or a Cab.—Among the donations in the last few months from Banks Peninsula in aid of the Bed .Cross is tho gift of a motor oar by Mr E ; Hay, of Pigeon Bay. Tbe oar Is In good order for plain, travelling, and constitutes a handsome donation to the Bed Cross Funds. ' *

The Weather.—The nor'-weal winds prevalent during tbe last few days have dried up the pastures again, and rain is urgently needed. Tha sun heat has been very great,' and tbe creeks are showing an appreciable shrinkage. -

Akaboa 80-ieb Factor?.—The supply of oream to the Akaroa Butter Faotory shows a steady increase, and last week 100 boxes of bntter were made, representing about 2J tons. Tbe increase in the last tew weeks has been tt the rate of 10 boxes per week,

PehihßC__ Was "'"Funds A.r___.—At tbe auotion sale of thorougbred yearlings held on Thursday, a brown filly by Treadmill—Fire Queen was offered on account of Mr 3. F. Buchanan in aid of the Peninsula appeal for the No. 2 Soldiers' Queen. It was pur* chased by Mr G. D Greenwood for 100 guineas, but was handed back and resold to Mr J Amyes. of Wellington, tor 90 guineas, realising altogether 190 guineas.

Kinmch 7-ABLiKos.—On Thursday Messrs Pyne Ss Co. offered tbe Kinloch yearlings on account of Mr J F. Buchanan; when the following sales were made:—Bay oolt by Mar. tian—Everlasting, to Mr G D Greenwood, Amberley, £260; bay filly by Martian— Lovelorn, to Mr G D Greenwcod, Amberley, £3000; bay oolt by Martian—Forked Lightning, to Mr G B Starkv, Omihi. £470: brown filly by Martian—Neva, to Mr G D Greenwood, Amberley. £200 ; brown filly by Martian—Hebrew Maid, to Mr B. Aoton Adams. Dunedin, £300: bay oolt by Martian —Gipsy Girl to Mr E 8 Williams, Gisborne, £180.

Pemnbbh Horses ax Cxkistohubob Show —At the Metropolitan Sbow. Ohristohvroh, in saddle bone olasfes, Mr B J Fleming's Oscar won eeoond prise in the class for backs op to list. In the harness olasses Mr J F X Jameson of Kaituna. won second prize in the dog cart class with his horse Pandy. In the .tandem team class with Sandy and Jack be won third pl«ce. In the cob and pony olasses Mr F G Stanbnry, late of Little River, won first prize in class for cobs np to 14 2 with Trixie. In the riding class for girls under 15 years of ag», Valmai Fleming, daughter ot Mr W Fleming, late ot Port Levy won first prize. In the olassos for banters Mr J F X Jamieson's Jack won 2nd prize in the class for 11 stone hunters.

Trj__i«H Atroci-183 DiaoßEDiTED—Writing to his relatives in Akaroa, an artilleryman at Anzao of reports of Turkish atrooities, that he does not believe there is a word of truth in them A friend of the writers, wbo is in the ambulance worked all one day with the other ambulance staff resouing wounded, eU The Turkish gans could have blown the lot sky high, but not one shot was sent tbeir way A hot bath Is evidently considered the height of luxury at Galiipolli, and the writer said "he was quite transported to New Zea. land while enjoying same, till he heard the roar of the Tukiih guns in the distance"

Pemnscia Temphohe Service,- The construction of a third telephone wire to the Pen nsula along the Christchurch Little River route as far as Little Biver is now com pleted to Kaituna. This line is to be constructed to Little River, so that the two Akaroa-Ohrist. church lines will be relieved of tbe Little River end of the distriot. The telephone business on Banks Peninsula must have almost doubled itself during the past ten years, and there is still further prospect of its extension. After the new line is completed the service to Ohristohuroh should be much better than it has been in the paßt.

Mb R. H. Rbodei in Eatfx.—A letter re' ceived in Dunedin last week from one of the few meabera of Ibe New Zealand , Main Expeditionary Force who where then (September 2-th), at Galipolli—the bulk ot the New Zealsnders having been transferred to Lemnosfora rest—convey the empressioa that the aaeumuiation in Egypt of the postal matter for the Dardanelles was being reduced Tbe writer of the letter stated that three mails had been 'eceived at Anzao within ten days, containing letters bearing a New Zee., land date early in August, and several oopies of weekly newspapers up to a oorresponding date. He had also received various parcels, some of whioh mast have been posted months before. It would seem therefore (remarks tbe "Otago Daily Timeß") that the visit ot Colonel R. Heaton Rhodes, M.P., to Egypt has borne good fruit,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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