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BANKS PENINSULA WAR FUNDS APPEAL.

AUCTION SALE.

The following is a list of tbe stock and sundries donated to the Carnival at Little River on January 13tb with the amount each realibcd :— Live Stock. 2 heifers, presented by W Radford, £5; 2 heifers, presented by E F Watkins, £23 9s : 2 yearlings, presented by Mrs Brown, £4 10a ; 1 calf, presented by Jas Chapman, £4 12s 6d; 1 stag presented by J Tonp, £1 2s 6d ; 1 jersey bull, presented by W H Clark, £2 2s 6d ; 1 red poll bull, presented by J F Buchanan, £5 ss; horse, presented by F Birdling, £10; horee, presented by Miss Line, £7; dog, presented by G Giddens, £2 1 Bheep, presented by Mrs R Birdling, £11; I sheep, presented by J Humphries, £1 53 ; 1 sheep, presented by W H H Clark, £3 13s; 4 Bheep, presented by R Norrie, £5 3s; 1 sheep, presented by J Ch«pma<>, 25-; 1 lamb, presented by A Prion, 245; 3 Bheep, presented by J Judson, £3 le. , Sundries. Bag wool, presented by R A Mould, £3 17s; 1 bag wool, presented by H Lewthwaite. £5 8a 2d; sledge, presented by G Stanbury, 7s 6d; 10 posts, presented by J Rinaldi £4; firewood, presented by J MoCowan, £3 18s 9d; firewood, presented by G Monld. £4 7s 6d; sundries, presented by various ladies, &5\ wheelbarrow, presented by G Columbus, & 1 12s 6d; total auotion, including sale of flag and pig, £155.

Bombardier A. R. Jacobson writes under date 16th November, 1016, as follows:—

"This war coper sounds very allnr ing, eto., but is not the cheeriest game, especially the way it is played now, when it gets monotonous. Every now and then a little thing brings it

home to one, such as a fellow near being laid out, or as it happened the. other day when I came on a grinning corpse, the eyes' staring heavenward, which had been some time dead, if roy nose is to be trusted. These thing' are every day occurrences here. I put a liberal interpretation on the' declaration on these envelopes, and take it to mean that one is to divulge nothing of service to a possible enemy, Last week Lord Kitchener was here for a while and inspected.things gene rally, and is said to be fairly satisfied with affairs as they stand. A day or two ago there was an air of expectancy and all were at their stations At about 2 p.m. there was a dull grinding roar, over what is called Hill GO here, and which had been mined by our engineers. Immediately, orders came down, and we soon had no time to listen or see anything, but our own guns and bullets began to patter about the position. Soon after the ele merits took a band, and the roars of the guns were submerged in the rolls of thunder, while lightning lit up everything Then the noise began to subside, and in two hours everything was quiet again. Yesterday we were treated to the spectacle of a real artillery duel which took place at dusk, so tbat the Hash of the guns and the bursting of the shells were plainly visible. At times from fifty to a hundred shells must have been bursting at the same time, and the whole of tbe ridge on our left was a series of white clouds, out of which tbe flame of tbe guns firing" appeared at regular intervals. To day is a beast, quite fine, but with a gale of wind from the south-east and a pretty fair sea running. I would not liKe to be a bad sailorjon one of the hospital ships."

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BANKS PENINSULA WAR FUNDS APPEAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3515, 21 January 1916

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BANKS PENINSULA WAR FUNDS APPEAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3515, 21 January 1916

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