LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Axaroa and Wainui Road Board.—This Boord meets at usual hour and plaoe tomorrow (Saturday).
Prime Peninsula Steees —At the Ad. dington market on Wednesday last sixteen steerß were sold on account of Mr H, VV. Piper, Piraki, at £15 10a to £19 10s, (averago price £17 15s).
A Good Bun.—A welaome rain set in about midnight at Akaroa, and on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. -4 inches were recorded.- On Thursday morning -03 inches were recorded, making a total of -43, The rain will dc much to freshen up the paddocks, whioh wero beginning to show the effeots of the dry spell.
Cokbbotion.—ln connection with the report in our last issue Mr Wright's car was going to Little' River to meet Mr Wright on his return from Wellington. The report stated that both drivers were on their right sides, but such was not tbe case. Mr Hadley wac on the wrong side, Mr Wright says there were fully 15ft 6ins clear road after his oar waß pulled out of tho side channel.
Fink Line or Cattle.—Mr J. 0, Coon, of "Springvalo," tattle River, sold an exceptionaliy well finished iino of cattlp at tbe Aldington yards last week, through the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Agency Co., stoors bringing from £J8 to Jb'l9 10s, cows from £13 10s to £14 15s, heifers from £13 to £14
Ladi Livemool Fdhd.—Tho Mayoress has reoeived a letter from the Christohurch Branch appealing for help in sending away 7§o housewives and holdalls per month. This ib Cpnterbury's quota, and tbo Akaroa Branch is aaked to let the Christohurch Centre know what numbor they will guarantee a month, Tbo articles will bo out out ready, and need to be in before tbe 12th of saoh month*
PsOMO-flOSig OF PuNINSCr-. SOLBIKBB — Troopers A. P. Buekland and A. Adams have both written to Akaroa to effeot tbat they bave been made Lance-Corporale Trooper Buokland left with tho Main Force in the Waikato Mounted Riflou, whilTrooper Alex Adams loft in tbe C.V C. with the Main Foroes. Both were presant at th< evacuation of Gallipoli, and Trooper Adam was oue of the last six of bis Company to leave tbe trenches at the time of th i evacuation;
Akaroa Cohokamok Library.--In common with other libraries in the Dominion the Akaroa Coronation Library h»s lost its subsidy this year. The loss of £12 in a small income like that of the Akaroa Library is a serious item, and it has been determined to raise the amount. Mrs Cantrell, of Akaroa, has kindly offered to get up an entertainment in Easter week. The Library will only take what is required to make up the subsidy, and the balance will be devoted to some patriotic fund. The entertainment will be of the same high quality as those previously organised by Mrs Cantrell.
Onawe Factory—Owing to the fall of rain last month the supply of milk to the Onawe Faotory (Barry's Bay) inoreased from 1,100 to 1,500 gallons Der day. It has fallen back slightly since the la.te hot weather, but should recover again owing to the fall of rain on Tuesday night. At a meeting of directors on Saturday night it was deoiced to aooept an offer of B|d per lb, f.o.b. Lyttelton, for cheese" The whey butter pant in connection with the factory is turning out a good supply of butter, whioh is bringing la 3d per lb. This is an improvement upon tbe old sys> tern, whereby the whey was emptied into the sea,
.New Akakoa Afpiiß.—A new seedling apple grown by Mr T Penlington, of Grehan Valley, Akaroa was shown to the members of the Canterbury Fruitgrowers' Association on Saturday evening. It was absolutely perfect in colouring; being a brilliant red, with superb mottling. The latter reminded tho growers of the mottling on the well-known "Docherty." The flavour was also good, and the apple, both in looks and flavour, is a perfect deesert. The apple is on exhibition at Mr Whitley's, Akaroa and is said to be one of the best style to growjfor export.,.
ODDFEiiLowsHip—The meeting ot delegates from ail tho Peninsula Lodges was held at Duvauobelle's Hall yesterday, beginning at •2 30. Mr T Lawrence, Grand Master of tbe district presiding. Messrs C W Leete and L F Haylook were the delegates from the Loyal Goad Intent Lodge, Akaroa. The Pigeon Bay, Barry's Bay and Okain's Bay Lodges entertained the members to dinner at tbe Somerset Hotel last evening. The chief business included the presentation of the annual report and balance sheet, and the consideration of claims from members at the front. Ever since the war started the other members of the Lodges have paid all dues owing by members who bave volunteered for native service.
Accident—An unfortunate accident oooured on Wednesday evening at about 6.45 when Mr 0. Pool's car collided with Mr David Sutton's motor cycle. Mr Sutton wbb coming down Grehan Valley from Mr D Curry's, and waa going to his residence at the corner of the town opposite the Smithy, and Mr Pool's car was driving along Lavaud Street. Mr Sutton had to oroßß the road to get on his right side, and Mr Pool's fear drove into him. Fortunately Mr Sutton was thrown betwean the front wheels. He was badly bruised in the hip, back and neck, and his face was out about, bat he had a marvellous esoape. Though suffering from shook he is doing as well as can be expected. He was carried to Mr Dierck's house wh6re Dr Cantrell attended to his injuries. The motor cyole was buckled up completely under the oar, and it is thought will be quite use" less; It took sometime to get the oar off the cycle.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916
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