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N.Z. Railways.—Train arrangements for Boxing Day, Deoember 27th, are given else- 1 where.

Akaroa Horticuital PrciETt—A meeting of the committee will be held id the Akaron Borough Council Chambers tonight at 8 p.m.

Christchcrch Wool Balk.—Wool growers are reminded that the next Obristcbureh wool ealn will be held on Monday. January 10th, aßd that entries close on January 3.

Akaboa Baths—As a result of the hot weather the municipal baths have been well patronised, the dressing accommodation being taxed beyond its limits.

Auction or Pet Lamb —The pet lamb given by Miss Jessie Hayward was auotioned at the Akaroa Carnival, and fetched £16 10s After the auction the lamb was given baok to its owner.

Akaroa Patriotic Tea Rooms. — The Akaroa Patriotic Tea Rooms, which ran for a fortnight up to December 16th, netted £9 12s 6d. The thanks of the committee are due not only to the ladies wbo gave refresh' ments, but to those who so willingly gave thtir services.

Personai,.—R6V Patterson, of Christ' church, has been spending s holiday at Akaroa einoe December 6th, and took the even, ing service at the Trinity Church, Akaro- 1 , •n Sunday evening. In the course of bis service he offered a special prayer for the Mayer and Mayoress and family in their bereave* ment.

OoßiixexioN— ln our report of the Akaroa Carnival, it was stated tha tMies Qarforth had given back a gold bangle, which wae auotioned at the eonoert. Mr E. Noonan won the bangle, and very kindly gave it in to be auctioned.

Xuas Dinkebs at Trentham—The Mayor* esR invitee subscriptions for the fond to pro vide Xmas dinners for the boys at Trentham People are asked to give 2a 6d or less. Mrs Armstrong has reoeivd the following donatiecß;—Mrs Armstrong 2s 6d, " The Angorian Goat " 2s 6d, Misses Jaoobson (3) 7s 6d, Mrs J E Armstrong 2s 6d

Cocksfoot. - The following report re cocksfoot is of interest:— "The Daniih crop is turning out very well, and as competition from other countries is unlikely, holders are asking high prioes. For good seed 90 per cent parity and growth 90s per hundredweight, ex warehouse, is being asked."

AxiKOA Botter Factoky —The Akeroa Butter Factory paid out yesterday Iβ 2d r. Ib for butter fat to all suppliers. The continued drought is beginning to make itself felt ttnd there is a slight shinkage in the supply, last week 85 561b boxes of butter were turned out.

Fibe.—Yesterday about 1 p.m the Aks roa fire bell was rung, and the brigade turned out smartly. However, the small fire at the back of Mr Daly's residence, which was the cauee of the alarm, was put out before the the fire brigade arrived.

Mem«ru& Service. —On Sunday nig't a service was held in St. Peter'e Church, Aksroa, in memory of Trooper R V Armstroig, who died of enteric at Malta. 'j be Akaroa Borough Council and Lryal Qood Intent Lodge were represented, ttnd there was a large congregation. The vicar, Rev. A. H. Julius, took as bis text, "Gm>'er love hath no man than this, that he should lay down bislifefor his friends," nnd poirt'ed oat how the boys who Rave iheir llve° as Vernon Armstrong had done, were eaorifiiag themselves for their friends. At the cmolusion of the eervice the "Dead March" from Baal wai played and the National Anthem sun?.

Tbk WrATHER—The weather oonticues very dry, and the position as regards feed he» cornea more acute each day. The last fow days the sky has been oveioast. Borne light rains fell in Okaia's and (rough's Bays, whiob will do & great deal of good, but no rain fell in the watershed of the harbour where the drought is moßt sonte. Not only have farmers been obliged to eaarifioe cocks* foot crops, but in many cases the watering of stock has become a serious item, as long" established springs are drying np evtrywhere.

PEKiNBtJLi BECKOIT3 , —Among the enlist* mente on Saturday last in Christchurch is that of Cecil Henry Barwiok, of Duvnuohctle, in the mounted eeotion.—Another Peninsula folunteer who has passed the medical ex ruination, and robs in the Army Service Cops, U Mr John Armstrong, son of- late Mr Geo. Armstrong, of Akaroa. Hβ faia >a mai ried man with three children, but has offered his services to the Government to do what he can. Mr Armstrong wae well known on the Peninsula, and many friends will wish him good luck.

Rescuino a CoMRiDE,—At ajmeeting of the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Abbe cia , tion on Friday last, it was decided t* rec >nr mend the Royal Humane Society to make an award to Trooper L. Penlington, of the Main Expeditionary Foroes, for bravery in rescuing a comrade, Private Knight, at Ancae Bay while under fire. Trooper L, Penlington is the second son of Mr Gee. Penling'OD, of Cbrist'bnreb, and grandson of the Iftte Mr Wm, Penlington, well known in Akaroa.

Drought on the Peninboli.—Constant visitors to Akaroa who know the Peninsula well are vety much amazed at the brown appearance of the hills. Ie ie estimated that there has not been such a drought for at least fiity years, Three dame on the Hay estate in Pigeon Bay which have not been known to kave been itj before have dried up completely; an* numerous springs considered perennial have alio failed. The position is extremely acute, and more like an Australian drought than t> New Zealand one.

"NAZOL" ie a simple, safe, speedy, and sure Bueoiiic fur coughe, oolda and sore throats. Give* immediate relief. Sold everywhere 1/6 for doses. Try a Wezol In. baler,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3506, 21 December 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3506, 21 December 1915

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