LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Akaboi CotJKTf Counoiii —Thin Couis nl meets at usual hour and place on Saturday. (So morrow).
N.Z. RAH/prA-sB —Applications are for cadets in tbe Railway Department, I'or particulars sea advertisement elsewhere.
Akaboa Bouough Council.—Nominaticnia for the extraordinary vacancy on thf> Aka>oa "orough Gouno 1 oloae at noon to-day. (Friday), at the Akaroa Borough Coucjil Chambers.
akauoa Count* Bacuu —Owners of hor: us are reminded that entrioa fof tho abovo rncos to ba held at Motukarara on Saturday, March 4th, oloao on Thursday, February 10th
Le Bon's Bay House—Mr T Lewitt, of Akaroa, won the Curraghrnore filly, given by Mr W G Dalfslish to be raffled for tho Pen;asu'a War Funds Appeal. Tho horso in a chestnut four year old, and ag tho tick its w-re taken up very readily nottod a quod amount for tho funds.
Akaroa Red Cross.—Tho Mayot-osH, Mrp Q \runtrong, aeknowlodgea receipt of ihe following donations to tho looal brand) of tho Red Cross Fund—£l, Pilkio and V»n ; Photographs '-Babes in the Wood", 3s ; Miis A Lynskoy, 10s; Mrs G Hall, 10a : Miss Ethel Lelievro, 6a ; Mr B W Honninß, bag of coal; Mr L J Vangioni, cartload of boxes.
PEniNsur<A Roads—The Peninsula roads have had a sovere to3t in tho laat two years in tho prolongek drought Tho Main Akaroa road has boon excellent considering thn long spell of dry weather, but portions ot it »ro oraoking up badly The rain on Wodnonday evening will help to bind tho rond tOßoth-r again, and do a groat do%i to improve the road conditions evorywhere
Pabkinmh's Buaii,—Mr W F Parkinson, of Kaituna. says tho "Lyttelton Timos," Binned tho title deeds of tho ninty. two acres of land, part ot Parkinson's Bu°h, whioh have beon acquired on behalf of tbo publio of O&Qterbury through Mr Parkinson's donation and by moana of tho gonoroua torma of the Bale. The aroa now will bo gaaotted as a scenic recorvo. Thore aro 140 acres of th 9 bush, tho purohaae of whioh has to bo oomplotod, and this in the meantime ia be. ing held in tru»t by Mr G Bowron, for tho purpose of a soenio reserve. Those who are specially Interested in the movement to osestablish of native forogt cannot adequately thank Mr Parkinßon for his earnest help, without whioh the reserve oould not have boon acquired,
Bos for the P.i:lgian3—ln about three weeks t.imo the Akaroa ladies intend send, ing another Belgian bos of clothing Thoss forwarding parcels are notified that Mr Pilkington will bring them from all the Post Offices on the Main Akaroa road, and parcels may be left with Mesdames Gr Armatronf;, A Rhodes and G Pilking'on Donors are asked to Bend in gifts ready to be packed
The Weather.—After a very hot day on Wednesday tbo wind, whioh had been northwest, veered to the south-east about 7 p.m and rain Bet in, whicn lasted all night. The mist clung about the bills yesterday, and there was a good fall of rain on the higher levels rain will do an immense amount of good to the pasture land, which is almost bare of grasn. The ptoek arf in a very bad way as regards fped, and people are cutting down trees to help them out. Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock 4 inohas were recorded.
Drowning Fatautt. — There wis a pad drowning accident in the Leader river on Tuesday when Allan Wiiford Thomas Barker lost bis life while bathing. Ho is the only only son of Mr and Mrs Harry Barker of Parnassus and late of Leßon's Bay, and wa=" only nineteen years of age. It appears that he went for a bathe with a friend, Frank Rutherford and got out or his depth in about fourteen feet of water. Neither he nor his friend were good awimmers and he was drowned in fourteen feet of water. Frank Rutherford managed with the help of a man who oamo to his rescue to get tho body out of the river, but before help could be got life was extinct An inqur fit was held Wednesday and the body was br.ought te Christchurch la3t night for burial. Allan was well known in Leßon's where he was born and brought up, He was of a pleasant disposition and well liked- Curiously enough he had a narrow escape lrom drowning a few years ago in tbe sea oft" Leßon's Bay. - f
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3517, 28 January 1916