LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Akaro* Oonmx CoONCiL—Thia Council meets at the usual bo« c and pleoe on Saturday.
Pkninola Beobcii , —The enlistments on TharHiljtv at fJhrinscburol'i. included that of William Graham, Okaio'n B.«y, farm hand, in tbe infantry.
08088 Bbanom.—The, Mayorens acknowledges reoeipt oJ the following uittn, Mr 8 MoNab, 8/; Mies Evelyn Perm, scarf
Oivr mou Ai&noA—Mre Laing, of Akaroa, recently sent £5 to tine British Bed Cross Society, and.! received an aoknowledgement for same from (he London Committee.
Akakoa Bo* Pcoora ■Mr Martin Daly, of Akaroa, has taken oveir the control of the Akai-oa troop of Roy and will begin with thrnn on Samrdiy m-.xi. The boys are still keho upon tlieir scooting, and tho troop ia fairly strong ir? number.
Fbkscq Fua -Yeeteiday, Mr G W TbocoHß, Son Beo of tna AknroiS Patriotio Committee, received tbo> Frenuh silk Tricolour whlob is to be aaatio'ied no Priday next, Trioolour Day, at the. Oddfellowt)' Ball. Akaroa The flag is a most botyitifcs! one, ant beam the arms of Paris, with the motto
- Fluotuat neo Mergitur" It bas been decided to exhibit the fl->g in seme publio plaeo bofore Friday next, so that »U aan see it who wish to do ao.
Giftb for ooK Boys in the Tkenches—On We uteday (to morrow) afternoon a garden party ia being held in the Mayorees' grounds, Bly«h Cliff, when git a will be rvoeived fni th'o soldiers Id the firing line. Wβ pabliahed last Tuesday a i9t of the gifts required, and it is hoped there will be a good oollwotion of same. All are reqaeeied to bring afternoon tea.
Asaroa PEAeiEEß;—Whllo on ft lesaut yieii to Cbristobnroh Mr C Msdq eeoertaiood from a friend of hie that psacbes woo Id be aeeepiable at the Bed Gross Carnival feeing held At Bi Albsn's on Saturday next He made enqoiriea in Akeroa, and has already collected ovor a dozen crimes o( beautiful peeohßß, which wonld otberwlae have wasted The pitches will go up free, and all who havr onj to ipare will have enma sent up foe I toa Had Qsm ftee rt coal.
Personal - King George bae b en pleased to confer Knighthood on Dr Thomas Wright Prtrkinson a welt known London phyeioan. Dγ T Parkin.-nn is the third eon of the la r e Mr T. H. Parkinson, of Kahuna, Canterbury, and a brother of Messr J and W F Parkinson of Kaikuna.
Personal. —Mr J D Bruoe, akaroa County chairman, who has been unwell for some weeks past, is now able to get about again, and will moat probably attend the monthly meeting of the Counail on Saturday next.
Me9skb E. G. Btaveley and Co.—Notice appears in onr adverting columns of Caen, mere Holding Paddocks suitable for Penin' eula farmers.
Akaroa MrjK'cir-Ai. Baths — Considering the number who throng to the Akaroa Munioipal > atn'e ie seoms absurd that there is not at least one life buoy on hand. Every thing has gone smoothly ao far, but it is impossible to tell when an accident may occur, and it is too lato to exolaitn after tk« event. At the last meeting of the Council, Or Fyfe drew attention to the faot that tbe life buoy wanted repairing, and it was decided to have it repaired However, the lite buoy ia not yet at band in oase of an emergency
View of Tbamwav Delegates On Friday the Ghri-toburoh Tmrnway Board brought down a party o' the visiting deleentes from Wellington. Ouncdin, and I vera\rg'<\\ for a motor trip to Akaroa. The party apent tbe night 4t tbe Bruce Hotel. On Saturday morning they went for a trip down the harbour, returning after lunoh. They jowneyed back to Ohriatehurch on Sato-day afternoon, and expres* ed themselves as delighted with the beauty of t , c district.
Shall Bird Nuisance—Tbe small bird nuisance has been more not oeable on Banks Peninsula tbis year than for many years past. Small birds did n wroai deal of horm
in the cocksfoot paddooks, and seed close %o the boeb. it left any time, was hardly worth picking up; The birds this year are also attacking mushrooms and it is quite a com mom thing to find a wboie ring of young mushrooms eaten right down to the stalk. Dry weather and the absence of thistle and other seeds no doubt aoconnts (or bird nuisanoe being morn severely felt.
Late Cook=foot Cbop3. - There is still a stood deal of the latn crop ooekrfoot ojt in the paddocks, and the weather has been very unfavourable for threshing. Most of these crops on the higher levels get' the fog that lies on the tops of the hills, and einoe the weather has obanged it has been diffi- | oult to get In anything at all. The hot day on Saturday would enable a fair amount of threshing to be done. Mr Jas Wright, jr., of Frenob Farm, has 400 saofes of seed yet to be threshed on the hill& overlooking the bay. This crop will be threshed by machine.
Akaeoa BrjTYER Factory—Since tbe com
meDoement of ibe rain tbe supply to the Akaroa Butter Factory x has considerably in creased, and already thi ß years output ex oeeds tbat of tbe same time of last ye?r by 2J tons. The output is between 45 and 50 boxes per week. The factory hae disposed of ita output to the end o! Maroh at 1/3 per lb on tbe Lyttelton wharves wbioh is a very setiefaotory prioe indeed.—The new "Tangye," single cylinder engine, installed by the Coy, is now giving every satisfao'ion, and works tbe machinery without the assist* ance of electrical power. •
A k ABO A Boxes fob thb Bkmians—Yesterday, tbe Mayoress. Mesdames A Bbodes and G Pilkington completed the sorting out of the gifts for tbe Belgians ae- 1 in byfibe resi•tents in Akaroa and the Bays Mr Alfred Rhodee kindly packed all the articles. The ladies were able to send away two large , boxet and one smaller one of clothing of all binds, and they speak in high term* of the quality of the garments sent in. Many of them have never been wron at all, and would be a welcome gift t3 any person Aknroa bad the
distinction before of having its boxes of oloth ing mentioned in partioulir as being of tbt nighest quality, when they reached Jjondon and the latest b >xes quite keep up the pre v. ious high standard of quality.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3524, 22 February 1916
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3524, 22 February 1916
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