LOCAL AND GENERAL.
JS.Z. Bittwixa.—Train arrangements or he Hew Year are given elsewhere.
OIVT AtCMOS IK tbe DoiciiN,—The gi! auction organised by the Domain Tennis Club for Boxing Day was adjourned to New Year's Day (to-morrow) on account ot ihe rain. Every arrangemont has been made to provide afternoon tea, eto, for visitors and a good return is expected.
f isreoßi.—There are a large member of visitors in and about Akaroa. Apart from those in tbe hotels and boarding houses, there are quite a number of parties camping. A large party of campers are stationed at Tikao Bay.
Thb Wiateb.—After a few days of light rain the weather olearei on Wednesday and seems to have set in very fair. The late rain bas done a little good, and may help to add weight to the few cocksfoot crops that are* still untouched, but a heavy downpour is seeded badly. In many places tbe ground is as dry aa before the late rain.
Public Holiday.—The Mayor has declared Thursday, January 6th, the day of the Akaroa County Fete at Duvauchelle, a whole publio holiday. V
Akaroa Red Oko3s —On Wednesday next a gift' auction will be held in the Mayor's Grounds, Blyth Cliff, Akaroa, when the proceeds will be in aid of the Akaroa branoh of tha Red Cross. The Akaroa ladies bave used up all the material obtained and the object of the afternoon's fnnotion is to purchase more material for this good objeo . A great deal of work has been sent from Akaroa and it is anticipated thit the ladies' *fforts will be encouraged by a successful afternson's entertainment.
Visit op Bishop Jumus to Akaroa — Bishop Julius will visit Akaroa on Saturday (New Year's Day), and holds a confirmation service at St. Peter'a Church, Akaroa, on Bunday morning next, when a number of Akaroa and Okain'a Bay Candidates will be presented for confirmation. Bishop Julias vißits Wainui in the afternoon,'and will preach at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa, on Sunday evening. Be returns to Christchurch on Monday morning.
Chanok ofTkaihb at Lincoln.—Visitors to Akaroa at holiday time are straok with the inconvenience caused by tbe change of trains at Lincoln on the journey down to Akaroa, and it has been suggested that as is done on the Auokland, Wairarapa lines two or mote carriages oould be labelled Little River and be shunted off at Lincoln as tbe goods van is. This would save tourists a great deal of inconvenience in changing trains There is no ohange going up from Little River to Christchurch by the 11.60 am. train, and it seems reasonable that the Railway Depart' ment conld make this improvement and save travellers muoh inconvenience.
Axaboa Hobiicoltubal Show.— Tbe Summer Show will ba beld on Tuesday next, Jan. •», in the Akaroa Oddfellows' Hall when a good show of flowers is anticipated. It has been deoided to supply afternoon tea and Bupper to all comera, the proceeds to be in aid of the No 1 Peninsula Queen. Residents ere asked to bring cake and sandwiches to the ball in the afternoon and evening. In the evening a promenade concert will be held and an auction of ttje frnit, flowers and vegetables. A produce stall is also being run in connection with the show whioh will be under tbe management of Messrs W. W, Williams and O. W. Thomas. Oifts of produce will be thankfully reoeived on the morn of the Show. Tha proceeds of this stall will also be devoted to the Peninsula War "Funds Appeal.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3509, 31 December 1915