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N.Z Railways.—Train arrangements for ho New Year are given elsewhere.

Mir_s to Akaroa.—Mr G Pilkington of Akaroa was the successful tenderer for carry. ing the mails from Little River to Akaroa for tbe term of three years, Mr Pilkington hua carried tbe mails the last throe years.

Coal.—Mr Basil Henning notifies else, whe c that tbe S.S. Melbourne has arrived io Akaroi with a cargo of ooal. Customers will oblige by sending in orders early.

Peninsula Recruits.—Among thoße wbo volunteered in Cbristehurch during the $Lwas holidays are Viotor Oraw of Cborlton, and Albert Jiima. Orme of Robinson's Bay.

' Gifts fob Bklqicms.—Among the aek - n j\wiedgeßienta by the Belgian Consul last wee __ ie that of a parcel of clothing for tl.e Belgian' refugees from tbe Little River Mai a School ob'.' ldrsn » P er Mißß Wade.

Bobomh R^bebvks.— Cr. A. R. Munro, Chairman of tb*_« Reserves Committee, be oompanied by the T°wn Clerk (Mr G. W. Thomas), is paying a visit of inspection to the Borough Reserves at Dromore next week.

Perbonai.. •— Archdeaoon Bt.eker, Mi. Storker and the Misses Stooker are spending the Xmas holidays in Akaroa, Mr and Mi j E Wethey of Greymouth and Mr and Mrs A Blaok of Hamilton are spending tbe Xmas I holidays with Mr and Mrs George Armstror;. .if Akaroa.

Axakoa Fete.—A meeting will be held thi. evening (Wednesday) at the Akarea Borough Council C' ambers at 8 p.m. when all members of the General Committee are asked to attend. All those who owe money for prr - duce, auctions, etc. are requested to hand in same as coon aa possible.

AaciDSNX.—-A man working for Mr Fred Williams of Robinson's Bay had a painful aaoidont on Xmas Day. He was riding its th<s Bay when bis horse ehied badly throwing bin. and then fell on him. Tho man's shouMter was badly shattered. Mr Filking ton of Akaroa was sent for and took him Dp to tbe Ohristohuroh Hospital.

X-Afl Visi-OBS —As showing tbe numfr.r of visitors to Akaroa Mr Pilki< gton _ oars c n Xmas Eve (Friday) brought over no less than 120 visitors. There were seven oars on tlie road and they plied backwards and forwards to tba Oaawe wharf where launchea brought the visitors over tbe harbour

The Wbathbb.—On Friday, Xmas Eve ihe weather turned to the south-west, and the change was a most refreshing one aftar the continual heat. Though tbe sky was overcast, bo rein fell till Sunday evening, and on Monday morning '03 inches were recorded, On Monday heavier rain set in, £nd on Tuesday morning '24 inches were recorded. This is the largest fall of ram for she month. It is hoped that the ealn is not i aill oust as a good downpour is needed. The i hilta took greener already for tbe amount that has fallen.

Haw Motor Sbbvioz.—Mr 0. Pool - announces elsewhere that he is running to Chftßtchurch every Wednesday far Addington, His running to Little Biver is also given Tbo Christuhureh trip will allow people six hours in towa and they oan Ret Home in the late afternoon. Mr Fool will jun speoial trips alio and will meet the late L_"ttle Biver train if there is a larpe enough r»riy of people bringing them to the Onawe wharf where he has a garaga. The journey e>o ko aetyletad by a trip aarosi in a launtflrt. Ama<n"Ei#craw Uanrr Schime—There was a vary well attended meetiag of tbe ratepayers of tha Akaroa Borough last night to discuss aleotrio light when it was unanimously decided to make every effort to faring Lake Goleridg. power to Akaroa It was also decided unanimously to abandon tha purchase of a 30 b p angina and to hire aneog^eiDtbapeaDtiOM'

Chbistch-bch Wool Sale\—Farmers are reminded tbat tbe entries for tbe wool sale jo be held in Christchurch on Monday, January 10, close on Monday next, January 3 Axaboa Domain Gnrir Auction.—ln spite of the rain the pift auotion held on Monday in the Akaroa Domain netted £6. The 'Domain Tennis Club is continuing the gift auction on Saturday next,

Wedmno.—There was a quiet wedding at St, Peter's Church, Akaroa, yesterday when Miss Rose Adeline Ware, daughter of Mr T. Ware, of Okain's Bay, was married to Mr James Leask, manager of the Okain's Bay Dairy Factory. Miss Mary Ann Ware, Bister of the bride, acted aa bridesmaid, and Mr Leicester Ware, ber brother, as best man.

Akaroa Horticultural Show.—The Sum. mer Show will be held in the Oddfellow's Hail, Akarea, on Tuesday next, January 4ib. when a good show of flowers, fruit and vegetables is anticipated The late showers of rein will do much to freshen up th» gardens. Tbe ladies have decided to have afternoon tea and supper for all comers, tbe prooeeds to be in aid of the No. 1 Peninsula Soldiers Queen and it is hoped that all who oan wilt send cake to the hall. A produce stall is also being opened where produce will be gratefully received. An auction sale of the flowers, fruit, vegetables in the' hall will alio be held, the prooeeds all in aid of the Peninsula War Funds. It is anticipated tbat "a fair sum will be netted in this way in aid of tbe No 1 Candidate, Miss J Bruce.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3508, 29 December 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3508, 29 December 1915

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