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Aeaeoa and Waikdx Boao Board.—Tfaia Board meets at nenal place and hour on Baturday.

Akaeoa DiamicT High School — The Bohnol reopened yesterday after tbe usual summer vacation.

Pehinpcla Wab Fond 3 Appeal—A meet' ing of t'-e Akaroa Branch will, be held at Bpm to-nighfe in the Akaroa Borough Counoil Chambers, when a full attendance te requested.

Sfobtino-.—At the Summer Meeting of tbe Canterbury Jockey Club on Saturday last, Mr J. F. Buohanan's br o Thesiuis. by Martian—Lady Lillian, won the Lyttelton Plate.

Pesinsbla Eeoboit,—Among those who enlisted in Ohristchuroh on Saturday was Alexonder Gray, master of the Secondary Department of the Akaroa District High School, Mr Gray enlisted in the mounted section and hoe been accepted.

eceiDENT.—On Thursday Key. A H Julius, of AkarciH. was driving round the Duvau* ohelle's Flat when the horse tripped orer a stone and tell, injuring.her month considerably. Mr Julius was thrown clear of the trap, and esoaped with a shaking. The horse was taken te Mr Gaekin, and is in a bad oondition still. She was brought to Akaroa on Sunday afternoon, and will not be fit for any more work. { -

Comfortable Duo Outs.—Trooper Alex Adams, of Akaroa, who left with the Main Forces and was wounded in the arm, re* turned to Gallipoli with, the Sixth Mounted, meeting a large company of Akaroa boys. Being an old compaigner he was able to show his comrades how to fix up their dugouts, and their line of trenohrs is Raid to be tbe most comfortable in tbe neighbourhood

TsM&raoNie —The number of subscribers to the Akaroa telephone exobange is increasing every year and now the list numbers 65. In a short time Messrs J B and C B Tbacker. of Okain's Bay are coming on to the Akaroa exchange. Messrs Thacker Bros have erected, the line from the £*uvaochel!e Cemetery to Okain's in readiness and the connection will be made in a few daya time, This will bring the number of subscribers up to 67.

Akasboa Beb Cbsss Branch. —Yesterday ofternoon another box of clothing was packed by Mr Alf Rhodes of Akaioa tor tbe Akaroa branch of tbe Bed Grose Fund. The con. tents were as follows:—12 waistcoats, d sets pyjamas, I nightshirt, 30 underfianoels, 13 pairs sook?, 1 pair bed Books, 10 scarves. 52 b&adkerahiefs, 2 balaclavas, 6 roller bandages, parcel old linen, 20 bags of swabs, 2 pillows. 68 manitail bandages, IS day shirts. Mr Lawrence does all the carting of the boxes to the boat free of charge and Messrs Stepheneon, Stewart and Co,, of Cbrislehnrob, carry all the boxes up by tbe Cygnet or John Anderson free.

PujsßOHAii—Dr. Thaaker, M.P., motored to Akaroa yesterday, bringing with him Hen. J. G. Wilson. M.L.C., President of the Farmers' ynion, and two Japanese gentlemen, who are tonring New Zealand with an idea of making enquiries aa to Hew Zealand mutton. The party lunched at the Metropole Hotel, Akaroa. and left immediately after for Okaln'e Bay—W Newton, youDgeßt son of Mr J R Newton, of Akaroa, haa been appointed pupil teacher at Spreydon school.— Writing to Akaroa friends, Mr P E JacqueJ who lived for many years in Akaroa, sends the kindest wishes to all bis old Akaroa friends. Mr Jaoquet ia still living at Parame, Hie et Vilaine, France, a French watsring place.

Tbade wits Japan.—On Friday, two Japanese commercial men, Messrs Eibiya •nd Eawanasbi. arrived in Obristobarcb says Monday's "Preta," their trip behg a combination of business and pleasure. It appears that Japan now entertains hop*s of opening np a lasting trade with New Zea<> land ; trade ie booming in that oonntiy now, and Japan's exportation of toys, glassware, and other goods to the English 'specking countries of the world—whtoh was supp'anting the Austrian and German trade —was increasing by leaps and bounds. Woollen mannfaoturee were also becoming an important industry in Jap n, augtn-ing well for future trade with New Zealand, and a depot bad already been established in Sydney by the wool Importing firms waich Mr Hibiya represents Commercial men in Japan were now hoping that it will be found possible to establish a direct service between Japan and New Zealand. Messrs Hibiya and Sawanashi visited Akaroa, and went sooth yesterday to Timsru. These are the two Japanese gentlemen who oame down to Akaroa on Sunday with Or Thacker.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3520, 8 February 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3520, 8 February 1916

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