The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1915.
B-XJS Da?.—Friday Ib Bale day at Duvau Shell*.
St. AhdbbW's Da_. — To. day being «st. Andrew's Day will be observed as a bank holiday.
Akaboa S.M. Coo bt.—Tbe monthly sitting ot the 8 M. Court, Akaroa, will be held on Wednesday, to-morrow.
Psnisiola Men on Leave—Private F. Heminfway of the Ninth Reinforcement, it In Akaroa on sick leave Private 3 M Shepherd and Private J ernes Cattormole of Takauaioa of the same Reinforcements are nl bo down on their final leave. Mr A. Moroom ef Akaroa has enlisted.
DOVAOCHBLL-! Po__ic FT all, —At the Peninsula Home Show aud .asioral As.o.ia. tion Show on November 18th tbe*la dies of Davaaehelle provided a pnHio hi oheon and afternoon tea stall in the hall in aid of the Hall Coy's funds. The result of their efforts was a profit of £10 which will go to the mortgage redemption fund,
Taa W_A.__R —The weather remains warm and dry. On Saturday a heavy wind blew up from tbe south and it locked aa though heavy rain was setting in. How. ver after a short shower had fallen the weather aleared again The position as r. garde water is serious. Many springs whioh have not failed for 50 years are showing signs ol drying up and the water reservoir is feeling the effect* of the drought. The position in re gard fo the Borough eleotrie light scheme is exceedingly orhical.
No|rirH CATrrEßßunx Faamma Com?amy, — The directors of the North Canterbury Bheeplarmers' to op Freezing Company accepted the tender of Mr W. Williamson, of Ghfistehareh. for the erection ot a factory st Kaiapoi. The works will have a capacity of 3000 sheep per day, besides o .ttie, with storage for 476,000 caresses, The factory will be on the most modern lines, andinelude fellmosgery, mannre and other departments connected with tbe Industry.
Cobcibt at ____uku On Thursday mx. a concert l« being held at the Oiidf.llow's Hall, Akaroa to further tbe oandidaiure of Miss Jessie Bruce. The promoters have been to great Fains and in tbe time bave prepared an excellent programme which appears in our advertising columns. The Items are good and it is expected tbat tbere w.il be a large altendanoe from Aknrna and the Bays. Tbe Mayor dowg th. 0..n0.rt will pr sen* ff-K« »° *ho»e *ho gnte £10 or BY«r it toi WBf Bt Atfli in (Moter*
Gallipoli Day.—As a rr.ult of the coll otiOn from members of sports club, of 1/ n, head tbeTfollowirg amounts were h v . >* to the. Mayoress. Mrs G. Arra.trorg:—\u oa Domain Tennis Club £1 9s; Akaroa La n Tennis Club £2 4s; Wai.iti Cr.qus. Olub -
Lak« CoiiKßioaa Scheme —Mr Templin. Consulting Eleatrical Engineer paid a visit to Pigeon Bay last week end where he i. going into tbe matter ot the Lake Coleridge extension to Banks Peninsula with Messrs _l Goodwin and E Hay. It is expected that a great deal ot information will be available as the result of Mr Templln's visit. Tbe news tbat the Waimari noli to take the Lake Coleridge current should act as an incentive to the Peninsula people not to mi.s their opportunity to benefit by the scheme.
Fa_i_»be op Springs.—The continuous dry weather and lack ot a soaking rain is bring severely felt on Banks Peninsula. Permanent good springs whioh have supplied home .leads and grazing paddocks for over fifty years are failing, and farmers and others are seriously short of water for their borneeteads and stock. In Akaroa the shortage of the supply is very much restricting the use of the electrical plant, and even the water supply reservoir is becoming very low, The reoent rains have not affected the springs at all, and only a very heavy downpour would restore the springs to normal.
Price or Bhoab - The Colonial Sugar Company has communicated with -be Prime Minister pointing out that New Zealand is at present supplied with tbe obeape. t sugar in tbe world, and that the primage doty of on*per oent, imposed under the Aot of la_t te.Bion will increase the cost of production by 3s 6d per ton The company has in. formed Mr Mas°ey. however, that it doss not propose to vary the agreement already made witb the Government through the Food Prices Commission, and that the company will continue to supply sugar at the present rates.
Ts_ Wiepihs WttLow.—Dr Thaoker, who visited Akaroa with Mr Pool, M.P., on Thursday last, sars'during his reoent visit to witness the sculling race on the Wanganui River between Webb and Hanon, he made enquiries as to the origin of the weeping willows whioh grow along tbe river banks He learned that they were grown from .lips of the first willows brought to Akaroa by tbe •ate Francois ' elievre in the year 1837 These original trees are now dead, one grow* ing on the late H. C. Jacobson's property where M. Lelievre first resided, and tbe ether at Takamatua, M. lelievre brought the slipa from Nacoleon'a grave at St Helena, and they appear to bave supplied the whole of New Zealand with weeping willows.
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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1915., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3509, 30 November 1915