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Wednesday's enlistments inclucjed that of Ralph L. Walker, Jolie Street Akaroa, carpenter, in the mounted section. ' .

Bishop Sadler of Nelson, and Mrs Sadler arrived in Akaroa on Wednesday for a fortnight's holiday ar»d are staying at Ufracombe House.

| The Mayoress acknowledges the receipt of 5s from Mr S. McNab, for the Red Cross Fund and a scarf from Mrs Edward Staples for the samel fund.

The war tax on the sporting public amounts to a considerable sum in ! these days and the sport has to do his "little bit" even at home. At the Akaroa County Racing Club's annual meeting at the beginning of this month the Government taxation on the totalisator stakes a* id gate takings amounted to £470. The Club had a most successful mce-.'cing and have a credit balance of between £400 and £500.

The Mayoress, Mrsr G. Armstrong, motored up to Christchurch on Wednesday and called upon the Mayoress of Ch/.istchurch at the Lady Liverpool Depot. Mrs Holland asked Mrs A'rmstronjr to open a branch of th?. Lady Liverpool Fund at Akaroa aa *„hat f un d needed a great deal of ho'lp. In most eases the Red Cross wa/j receiving all the attention. The Mayoress in unable to take charge of the Akaroa branch as she has to do a great deal of work for the Red Cross. Mrs E. E. Lelievre. of Akaroa, has kindly consentedto take charge of the local branch, and she will shortly call a. meeting of! those interested to arrange re work. It appears Canterbury han to supply TOO housewives a. month to be in before the tweltb of each month and Akaroa can assist by turning out »°me. The cormforta for raen in tb» tronctoes are an important item anc"J ho doubt many helpers will he found in and about Akaroa. A fund has been started and the following amounts received—Mrs Armstrong,! £1 Is; Mrs E. E„ Lelievre, £E Is; Mrs Ferguson, 2s6d.

Just opposite the Central Saleyards Little River, there is a fine spring of drinking water and recently the Wairewa County Council have erected a concrete tank in which the water is collected and; protected from animals. As a drinking water this is hard to excell and those attending the sale and living in the vicinity make good use of it. At Tuesday's Little River sale, Mr Wynn-Williams presented a fat cow for sale, the proceeds for the sale of which are to go to support the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen in the big Canterbury Queen Contest. The cow was offered by Mr Tabart, of

Messrs Pyne and Co., and was sold

in the first instance to Mr James

; Knight for the sum of £11 10s. Mr Knight generously offered the cow :foi» resale, for which he was applaudjed, and it was sold outright for £9 10s "tt'he total sale ofj.the cow therefore mtalised £20 for the support of our Biminsula Queen.

I Mr H. G. EH, M. P., told .a "Lyttel!_n Times" reporter on Tuesday .thati gwd progiress was being made withj . the caretakier's cottage .and rest house on the Kaituna forest reserve. Mr S. Hurst-Seagter, who designed the !. buildings, sment the greater part of jiesterday, .after having made a very c orly start from the city, in superh itending the work, and Mr J. Beanh md, who is supervising the cons truction, was also during the d ay. Both these gentlemen, said Mr E XI, were giving their services to the p üblic free, and the community owed t hem a great debt of gratitude for t heir enthusiasm. The people of ( Christchurch, Mr Ell added have not J ret begun to realise what a splendid 1. breat reserve has been secured for ajH tinae at the head of the Kaituna V(_lcy.

The lady members of the Little Sfirver Red Cross Society made an • appeal at; Little River on Tuesday last, the ijay of the big ewe fair, on behalf of the French Red Cross. Luncheon and afternoon tea was pro-

vided by the ladies at Mrs Ferguson's

. residence and both were, well patron- | ised. Very tasteful meals were prol" vided and in addition Mrs Aitken.

assisted by others, had a soft drinks

j'. stall near the yards. The takings for •I the day totalled £30, a very creditfable amount indeed. Thanks are due

to Mrs R. Ferguson for the use of ; ncr boarding house for this occasion.

t Mr W. Thomas, secretary of the Bay Dairy Factory wishes to 'ci idorse the statements mado in our la st i S {, ue i n reference to the Akaroa B« vtte-r Coy., purchasing cream fr« <m the Okains Bay Coy. The Aki \rot\ Factory churned the Okains Fac torycream as a favour when the Oka ins whey butter plant was out of 4'rdsr.

Miss Lovell-Smith has been appointed mistress of the French Farm School.

The Akaroa County Council meet at Duvauchele to-morrow. The question of bringing Lake Coleridge current into the district will be con-| sidored. A thorough canvass of the county for the likely supply has been completed so that the council will have some very valuable data before thi' m. A canvass has been made of the outskirts of Akaroa, the watershed of the harbour and the eastern bays. Mr J. D. Bruce, chairman of the county will not be present at the meeting.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3530, 24 March 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3530, 24 March 1916

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