LOCAL AND GENERAL
Next Issue.—Owing to the Xmas holidays our next ias c will epppar on Wednesday, December 28th, not on Tuesday next.
Personal — Mrs Button, dleugbtcr nf Mr H. C Dierck, of Akaroa, who was taken to the tiewisham Rospital in Cbrietchurefa last week suffering from a severe attack of gns tritia, is very muoh improved in health and pronounced out of danger.
Aearoa Carnival.—A. meeting of the the general committee will be held in the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers at 8 p.m on Wednesday nest to receive the report of the Akittoa Carnival. A full attendance ia requested.
Educational.— At 'the North Canterbury Education Boards meeting on Wednesday the following resignations were accepted : — Miss C Hill, mistresß, Barry's Bay ; and Misa A Fahey. misteess. Long Bay.
Sewing Prize.—Mrs H. W. Wilkins g ive a very beautiful handkerchief saohet to the most diligent sswer in the Akaroa School, The prize was awarded to Kathleen lington.
Presentation.—On Wednesday, Mis 38, Wilkinson, who ie leaving the staff of the Akaroa District High School to exchange with Miss Kerr, of Cheviot, was presented by he pupils of the school with a handso.ne edition of "Browning's" poems. The pes* eut.ation was made by Mr C. Hall.
Akaeoa High School, —On Wednesday Mr Gray took ail the pupils of the Secondary Department down to Nikau Palm GuUy, where an enjoyable day was spont. On the way down the opportunity was taken of presenting the duz medal to William Newton, who ia the duz for 1915.
Weight Guessing.--Tho correct weight of the coal given by Mr B. W. Eenning was 2lßolbe. Mr J. Kerridge took charge of (ie gueeeing, and the amount netted for (Ue War Funds Appeal was £4 10s. Messrs 11. jji Keefe, of Onuku, and Mr W. Robinson, of I the Brace Hotel, were a a tie, their guess is I being 21S4lbs;
l"ipe Auction. — The Akaroa Domain Tennis Club is organising a gsffc auction ' ;r Monda y next, Boxing Day, in the Domain. GamesV fennis will be available and afternoon tea. The club has also arranged a number of stsHa. The proceeds will be in aid of the No-1 Peninsula Soldiers' Queen.
Xjias Dinner Fusd.—The Mayoress acknowledges the receipt of the following ex 'ra donations to the Trentham Xmas Dim er Fund: -Mr and Mrs J Armstrong (Ston&y Bay) 5/- ; Mrs and Miss Rhodes. 51, : P ■'.,;» Virtue, 2/6 ; Mrs Youngman, 2/6 ; V'ee Pansy, 2/6 ; Mrs A G Black. 2/6 ; Mrs fl W Wilkme, 2/6; Mrs J G Lelievre, 2,); Mies Etna! Leliovra, 2/G ; Mr G Armstro-g, 2/6 ; Mrs Dodd", 2/6, Miss C. Buckland ! ;6, Mies J. Buckland 2/6.
Akaroa Red Cross Branch.—The Akaraa Branch of the Bed Grooa is out of funds nad the ladies have decided to bold a gift auclon in aid of same on Wednesday, January C'.h. The Mayoress has kindly lent her ground;; to be used for the oooasion and it is hoped that a good sum will be raised. Too muoh cunnot be said sf the good work done by the Abaroa ladies during tae past year and they should meet with every encouragement,
Soldier's Telegrams.—Week md teleprams (E F.M.) Christinas g rt v e!Jng3 phould be lodged early as possil-.le. X.ie se messages will be transmitted any ray, and a rwmgßments made as an exoeptiona raeaeu te ot " delivery on Saturday or Sunday Xmas a. d New Year greeting Telegrams to or from /Sipeditionary Forces in Samoa are to be accept at 6d per word up to Ist January.
Peninsula Volunteers.—Rifleman N. Pilkingion who' leaves in the nest draft of the New Zealand tiille Brigade is in Akaroa on hia final lea> , e~Kifleman F Hemingway <f Akaroa who if <&o same corp3. is also down on his final leave.—George Check ey who leaves with the Army Service Corps in the Ninth Beinforoeroenfcs is now in Akaroa for his final leave.— Ctyifil Leiievre, eldest eon of Mr E. F. Leiievre, of Mangaramarama, and late of Akaroa. arid old Akaroa Hi h school boy leaves with the naxt draft of the New Zealand Eifle Brigade.
No matter how stubborn a cold may be "NAZOL" will put it to flight A few whiff from a Nazol Inhaler gives a notice"ble re lief. Keep it up and the cold will leayo yon
Loyal Good Intent Locate—Tbo Loyn! j Good Intent Lodpe of Odiifellows mot in tbe lodge room, Aicsroa on Monday evening, th* N.G, Brother B Bruce presiding over a small attendance, Letters wero reoeived from Brother C Diercfc, at Cairo, encloei-g sever.il photogrnph.3 of Egyptian life, and from the lato Brother Armstrong at Lomnos. ihe secretary was instructed to write and oonvey to the relatives of the late Brother V Armstrong the depp -sympathy of the lodge with them in their recent bereavement. It was decided to write to the district secretary regarding the Government subsidy to the payments made for those brothers at the front, and nlso afcking what procedure was necessary for proof of death of Brothet Trooper V Armstrong. Officers were elected as follows:—N.G., Brother F Davis; VG., Brother C W Leefce. Accounts amounting to £14 7s 6d were passed for payment. The ■ eceipts for the evening totalled £9 10a 3d
Akaboa Boat Slip, For some timo past the need of a boat Blip for cleaning, painting and repairing of launches in the Akaroa. harbour has been felt koenly. As the fishermen, all pay dupa to the Marine Department, ft grand nf £50 was made in aid of construction of a boat slip in Akaroa. The site ohosen was round the beach road beyond the A B.C. sheds where the old Akaroa baths stood The Akaroa County Council took the matter in'band and the slip has been completed. Tho County ebeirman, Mr J D. Bruce, found that £50 was not enough to complete the work, and another £25 was donated. Since tho completion of the slip Messrs Pool Bros, have purchas' d the Jean Willson, a launch o£ larger draught, and the slip will have to be extended to take this \ boat. The slip is running very well and the boats can be hauled clear of the highest tides. Last Saturday nigbfc Mr Bruce culled together the fishermen to consider some necessary regulations A fee has'to be made for maintenance, and this was fixed at 2/G for a small launeb, and 3/- for a larger one. The slip will prove a great benefit to the local fishermen.
PEBSONAt.— On Tuesday last Mn D'Oyley paid a visit to Akaroa after an absence of over thirty years. Mrs D'Oyley was much struck by the change in the town, and found it difficult, and in many oases impossible, to see the landmarks. She was much struck by the absence of bush, and said she rempm bered tha time of the great fires on the Peninsula when tho hills were covered with bush. Mrs D'Oyloy retained her property up Greban Valley til! recently. It seemed to her that more trees might have been left with advantage on many of the hills. She motored up all the streets in and about Akaroa. and takes a keen interest in all the old names. Bhs wa-; anxious to meet Madame Eteveneau end talk over old times. Mrs D'Oyley thoroughly enjoyed her trip, though the many changes both in people and places made the town seem very different from Akaroa in *he eighties. She motored over from Port Levy with her daughter, Mrs A. R. (Fleming, and Mr A. B,- x Fleming. Lieut. Gilbert Fleming, who leaves with the next draft of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and is rown on his final leave, brought the party over in his Fiat car. Nothing like "NAZOL" for relieving colds, just ac there's nothing like the snn for making daylight. "NAZOL" is a sound, Daturaremedy, easy to take, and perfectly harml less. (JO doses 1/6.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 24 December 1915