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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, MARCH 7. 1916.

Peninsula Recrpit—Mr C B Thacker, ol Okain'a Bay, has enlisted for aotive service.

AKAIIOA AND WaINUI RoAD BoABD.-This Hoord meats at uauai hour and piaae nsxt Saturday.

Akaiioa Hosmtal.—Narse Bishop, who has been in charge of the Akaroa Hoppital sroea last November, haa left, and Nurse Kirkpatriok, of Christohuroh, is now in charge. Nurse Bishop did much in the way of helping with patriotio oonoerts while in Akaroa, and Bhe also presided at the organ at the Trinity Churoh, Akaroa, for several weeks.

Prime Peninsdla Cattle—At the Addington sale last week, Mr Coop, of Snri gvale, kittle River, topped the market with a Uua pen of prime steers, whioh sold up £19 10s. He alto sold 6 fat cows which realiaed from «8 7a 6d to £14 lQ>.-+ UlMimilL z tm tmZ*

Akaboa Boating Cicb—The oommittee ol the Akaroa Boating Club met on Tueßday last, when there were present; Messrs C. W. Leete (in the chair), T Lewitt.C Goodwin, L Haylock. aad M Daly (hon secretary). The sympathy and the condolences of the olub ware extended to Mr Geo. Checkloy, one of the trustees, in connection with his reoont bereavement. The committee placed on record its appreciation of the fine performance pat up by the orew—Dallas Cheokley and Earnest Staples—at tbe Patriotic Regatta on Nuw Seor'e Day at Lyttelton*

First Motor Car at Goughs Bay —On Thursday last tho first motor oar ever taken down to Gough's Bay to Mr V V Masefielri's old homestead, where Mr Masefield now resides, was driven by Mr Hawhes. of Christ* church. The party included Mr V V Masefield, Mr and Mrs R Letter, and Mr Hawke3. Though careful driving was required to negotiate the corners the party ' arrived safely, tbe surface of the road being good except for a few big surfaoe atones, Mr V V Masefield firat arrived in the bay 52 years ago, and he compared Thursdaay's comfortable trip to. that made by himself and Harry Head when they cut tne first track through the bush to the bay.

Motob Cab Accident.—A motor car aeci dent ooourred on the Little Rivar mam conoh road yesterday at about 11.30 am, when Mr Luke Wright's car ran into a taxi cab owned by aMr Hadley. The cars met on the sharp corner on the bend below Messrs Keenan's homestead, and were noi quite able to clear each other, though both oars were on their right sides. Ab a result of the collision both axles were bent and tht headlights smashed. Both cars were full, but the ocoupants suffered no serioug injuries, though one young lady was suffering "lightly from shook. The corner is a parti' onlarly bad one, and a great improvement would be effected by taking the bank awaj so as to make a ''Goodwin" oorner of it,

Dhvauchelle Sale Yards— The very large yarding of cattle at the Duvauohelle yards ou Friday last demonstrated tbe necessity for an atension of the yards, or a dividing up of thi yards into smaller pens, In some of the fat pens the cattle were very crowded, and in some oases lots were sold on five or bix separate accounts from the one pen. This gave tne auctioneers and buyers a very poor chance of Beeing what was offered thoroughly The Peninsula Saleyards Coy has decided to divide up some of the penß and this will be a great improvement, as when there is a heavy entry some of the lots have a very poor cbanoe at tbe present time.

St. John's Ambulance.—On Friday last Mr Leicester Matson of Mosss H. Matson and Co. brought a quantity of badges from Christcburch to the Duvauohelle sale where they were disposed of by Mr Wm Pidgeoo on behalf of St. John's Ambulance Association, ambulance day being held in Obnstuhuroh on tbat day. As a result tbe sum of £10 was raised by the sale of the shilling badges. Mr Leicester Matsoa at the end of the sale thanked the contributors for their sapport and empbasied the need for funds for Ambulance and Bed Cross work. The in sufficiency of the Bod Croßs to d>_l with the great numbers of wounded at Gailipoli had meant that in some cases wounded men had had to wait 24 hours before being attended so, and therefore every little bit of support that oould be piven suoh a oause would mean relief to our wounded men. Enormous amount of funds were required for tied Cross work, and he thanked them for ihtsir support. Mr Matson was loudly applauded for his address and interest in tbe matter.

Personal-The engagement iB announced! of Miss Florenoe Olive Young youngest , daughter of Mr _ H Young, Hamilton, Waihato, and late of Little River, to Mr James Preston, Haldon Station. Fairlie, son of Mr James H Preston, Goodwood t Miss Young is a sister of Mrs B G Joneß 'of the Hydro Grand Hotel, Timaru. Mr J 0 Coop, of Little River, is staying at the Hydrs Grand Hotel, Timaru.—Trooper L J Smith, of Little River and Akaroa, writing from London mentions meeting T Warner, of Wainui. He says that T Warner looks muoh better, but is marked as unfit fo> further active servioe He has had many complications since he had a severe wound in the stomaoh in August Trooper Smith on January 10th had been passed by the Dr as ready for active service, and was expecting to laave for the front in the nexo troopship from England— Trooper X McGuire, o£ Aka* roa, writing to a friend ten days after he haJ been pronounced out of daoger said be was feeling quite fit again, and hoped soon to be out of hospital.

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, MARCH 7. 1916., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, MARCH 7. 1916. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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