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OBITUARY.

MR A■ F. LEONARDO. Mr A F. Leonardo, Lβ Bon's Bay, who died on December let, was one of the band of pioneers who beheld the Peninsula clothed in virgin forest from the bill tops to thp sea, and who lived to see the forest cleared away and the hills converted into grass covered slopes. Born m 1840, injthe historic island of Flores, in the Azores Group, he naturally ac quired a taste for the sea, and at an early age began a seafaring life. Later he joined the American whaler Olive Crocker, but in 1862, when ebe touched at Aknros, be left ber. .Reach ing Le Bon's Bay, he worked for a while busbfelling with the late Mr J. T. Knight, of Laverick's Bay, How ever, he soon returned to a spafarirjg life, and for some time worked round the coast with Captain Stevens. He then returned to Lβ Bon's Bay and took up forty aores of land- He possessed immense strength, and after working all day for bis employer, would return to his section at night and fall timber by candle light In this way was bis first start made, and only men of bis stamp could have stood the teefc. Gradually more land was acquired, cleared, and grassed with cocksfoot, until the {arm nearly reached 400 acres. Between dairying and cocks foot growing he amassed a comfortable competence, and leased bis farm to bis sons, two of whom are still in Le Bon's Bay. In the earlier days he was a member of the looai Road Board and School Committee, and the Post Office was, and still is conducted by bis family. Mr Leonardo was married to Miss Barnett, daughter of the late Mr Henry Barnett, one of Le Bon's Bay's first residents, Untill lately bis health and wonderful constitution stood him in good stead, but about six month ago, commenced an affection of the heart, which, ao companied by dropsy, aooelerated his death. He leaves a widow and family of three sons and three daughers. The funeral took place on Saturday, Deoember 4th, and was largely at rend, friends from Akaroa, Okain's, Takamatua and Ojther bays being present The Rev H. Wilkinson conducted the burial service.

(fin Me Willi »9 • •■•!>*. h" i-b« tigs' jpoeitio -• ••-■ ! '« "(V' Milium m ~, , ', ~~■ i,., „>....i-.-i m;' (mi '!)••• n\ ,«-,,iiii ;(-ivl H M'lK.'OU )bP «■!!!. rot , Bpeon<ud by -.1" vjnophail ami carrud frOHEMBN'B REPORTS H Dflck report-—Binon your last meeting wo out the fcrepe b»ck from Barry's B-ty to F<sr>oh nlj"d*d tbe old PigHftn Ray roal,Y f 'fl"' vu, ' '^ |J Dinwichpllp pound, and ft'f* n (, w working on tbe bo'toin fnd of Okuin s Bay road. Two or three days will finißh it, and 1 aleo measured J. Sunckell's stone, and gave the o)ea°uj"p.mpntfl fo tbp ol^rk.

W SbadhoH report*- SireP '» meeting w»> hey finished breaking metal in Hickory, carted pipes down on Porter's road at the Kaik, pnt iD six pipe culvprts, dressed the road tip where it was required, carted stone and filled in a hole on tbe Kaik road Wβ want some pipes, as we have used all we bad. Wβ are now blindiDg the metal on Hickory road D. McLeod'e heap of stone broke ont 555 yards and M. Kearney's heap 857 yards. Mesprn Moore Bros, owe the Board for 26 yards of metal, and D. MoLeod owes you for six hoars for one man for re pairing fence and M. Kearney owes the Board for four hours for one mac for repairing the fence. Amos Arnold reports:—Bince last meeting we have been working on Mr Oonway's road repairing it and clean ing water tables and putting in pipe culverts in some stoney points, reraov ing the large stones. The road is in good order now for a long distance. Mr Maginness' and tbe 80-su roads are in good order except for poms loose stones which have fallen from tbe bank into the water tables. We are now oleaning these out.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Dr balance, £657 7* 10d; accounts presented, £177 lid lid , total debit, £834 199 9d.

Tbe foremen's reports and financial statement were adopted.

Mr Pettigrew rocved that Mr J. Sunckell be paid 75 per cent on 180 yaidfl of metal. Seconded by Me Maopbail and carried.

Borne discussion ensued re glazed pipes, Mr Williams holding they were inferior to concrete pipes Mr Maephail moved tbat Mr Bhadbolt be asked to report as to what claaa of pipes he required and what quantity. Beconded by Mr McKay and oarried.

Mr Williams moved that in future all concrete pipps bp obraioed for thtf Board. Ho Raid there wae a gond deal of talk about >hn Bomd using these glazed pipes Thiy rofcttd in the ground Tbe motion was Dot seoondpd

Mr PeMigrew m»id that tbe cartage of the concrete pipes, over to the B*yp was an expensive item, and be thought the glazed pipes were good enough for small lengths. Mr Pettigrew said that he bad in Bpecfed the corners considered dun geroua by Mr A Goodwin, of Pigeon Bay He thought tbe Board ?bould not undertake to butter them down aa tbey were Ptoney, and there waa not much motor traffic on their roads Hβ thought there was more urgent work to be done than improving these corners.

Mr MaoPbfiil eaid there was one corner near Wainus where the road had been sloped down on tbe outside. They wanted to be eloped upwards, as it was dangerous for cars taking the outside. This would not be a big Hen), end he thought it should be done.

. Mr McKay eaid be did Dot go with Mr Pettigrew to see the corners, but he agreed with Mr MoPhail that it was tb&slopf ng of corners Mr Goodwin spoke about. Motormen were very much afraid o! these outside corners.

Mr Macpbail moved that the outside of alt corners be raised.

Seconded by Mr Williams and car* ned

Mr Williams reported having sold the old. gate at Robinson's Bay for 2a GA.

Mr Pettigrew said he bad put the Board's men on to fix up tbe pound, as it was only a email job.

No delay or bother with 'his honest aoagh and cold remedy—' NAZOL." Complete in itealf and ready for instant use. 60 doeea 1/6

m .(iivnd Vlr <\ct\ nr i -■■ ..ppr<»vcd ;vh: - d ->y Mr Macj,bail hug oai • ,tf.i T: 'jiiinifif tr.fiVGd the dpw \ •■■• ! avid at Robinson's B»y be niptalied at once. Seconded by Mr Williams and oar rifd. Mr Williamp askpd if hip road up to hi* honsp cud be undercut If the Bonrd'p mfn and horwes would do the work hp would pay the espen^ep Mr PetMg'BW ruovpd th»t Mr Wil Hamß have tbe nee of tho horse? and drey free if he grazes them while they are working on the wharf road. Spconded by Mr McKay and carrind

Mr Williams said tbat, there wap main on tbo top of German Bay which should bo takpn out. Mr Macphftil moved that all single men employed by the Board be paid <-ff. Seconded by Mr Williams and oar ried. Mr McKay said some ago a number, of battens were procured, and some bad beon left in DuYauchelle These battens bad disappeared, and it was thought that- they bad been taken

away. Tbe clerk explained that a man had applied for permission to borrow tbe battens for concrete work. The chairman moved tbe Board grant tbe Patriotic Barnival Commit tee at Duveucbelle tbe use of tbe

battens. Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried.

Mr Maopbftil said that be thought that the Board should enforce the motor bylaw more strictly. There was a miraculous escape from a bad accident on the French Farm road. A motor car was driven at excessive speed, and if the other men had not bad a> quiet horse it would have been serious. It was time the Board took action to stop these people. Another thing reported to him was tbat tbe record from Pigeon Bay to Duvau sbelle bad been broken by a motor cyclist. Tbe clerk said that any person bad only to produce sufficient evidence and tbe Akaro<t County Counoil would take up the ea«e, The chairman moved that if any word came to the Boiud of an*y per eons exceeding tbe speed limit?, the Board report to the Council, and ask tbe Council to take action.

Seconded by Mr Maopbail and oar ried

FRO GERMAN STATEMENTS.

Mflßsrs M. Shepherd, T MeOomte ard H Daok waited on tbe Board id connection with tbe statements, made up to Mβ srg H %ck and T LeCorate, who a> c in tbe Board's employ, bay. ing shown sympathy with the Ger CTrtbe

Tbe chairman said that Mr Bbep herd bad stated that be bad he&rd Mr utter words inimical to tbe Empire, end they would hear bim now.

Mr Shepherd aaid he was not tbe instigator of tbis affur, bat be could only pay wbat he bad heard himself. He bad met Mr LeUomteone morning when he was looking for bis boy, wbo bad run away to enlist, and Mr Le Gomte had said that he thought tbe Germane were fighting for tbeir rights He did not know what be meant He considered tbe speaker should not have allowed bis eon to get away to ealiet.

Mr LeCornte eaid be contradicted Mr Shepherd's statement As far as he could s»y he could not remember having eaid such a thing, and be denied having eaid anything detrimental to tbe Empire. The chairman said that nothing further could be done, as it was only man against man. Megere 0 F 0 Wilson, Geo. Wright and L. Giddens then waited on tbe Board.

Mr Wilson said they bad an argu tnent on bis vera dab, and Mr Le Oomte distinctly said tbat if the Germans landed bere be would not fight against tbem. Mr Dack was there, but said nothing.

Mr LeOomte denied having used those words Hβ admitted having argued about the war, and having Bald it was a commercial war.

Mr Wilson: Did you not say that if all tbe men were called out you would refuse to go? He asked Mr Deck if be did not recollect the oon versation

Mr Duckpaid Mr LeCcmte iJad "Hid about the war, but he did not recollect his using words of that

j Mr Gpo. W ?ij* said that h» hpard Lβ Com'o say he did not care if the Germans came, They could have bin little lot.

Mr LeOomte stated be had never

made any such statement. ! Mr Qiddens said that about last August be was speaking about the Belgium Fund and bow well people bad subscribed. Mr LeComte bad then said: "You don't bear of Mr Armstrong or any of these big men taking the bat round for tbe poor women and children in Germany." Mr LeComte said he ma? possibly

have said something of the sort. He had bad a great deal of argument ever aince the war began. It was possible be had sail something about tbe distress in Germany. Mr Dack said he bad no reoolleotion of LeGomEe or Giddeas having held tbe conversation. Mr Giddene said he did not argue on the matter, but just rode away. Mr LeOomte said they bad bad co many conversations with people on the road, it was Dot likely bo would

remember them all. He never said anything disloyal or never intended to do so. In answer to Mr Maophail, Mr LeComte said be had argued very often about the war. He had no time for tbe Germans any more than any-

One else. Tbe chairman thanked tbe gentle men giving evidence, and thanked the

the Board's men for attending. The Board would consider tbe matter after they had withdrawn. Mr Pettigrew moved the Board go into committee to discuss tbe matter. Seconded by Mr Macpbail and carried. On resuming, tbe chairman reported that theßoard bad decided to dispense with Mr LeComte's services. Tbe Board then adjourned till January Btb, 1915.

N. 2. FARMERS' CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION

MORKIN & CO

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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 14 December 1915

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OBITUARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 14 December 1915

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