The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1916.
The monthly stock sale will be held at Duvauchelle to-day. , The Wairewa County Council meet at Little River on Tuesday next for their monthly meeting.
Reports of rifle shooting and S.M. Court, Akaroa will be found on our fourth page.
Mr aand Mrs W. H. Montgomery, of Little River, are shutting up their house for the winter. Mr and Mrs Montgomery are taking up their residence in Wellington with Hon. Jas. Allen during the coming session.
Master B. J. Hayward, letter carrier of Akaroa Post Office has been promoted to a cadetship and left for Wellington on Wednesday. Master D. Magee will be promoted to letter carrier.
The monthly sitting; of the Little Kiver S. M. Court wiH be held before T. A. B. Bailey, Esq., S.M., at the Courthouse, Little River, on Tuesday. Among the cases to be heard will be those of Wairowa County Council v. G. Pilkington and J. Phillips claims for the payment of annual licenses for motor cars plying for hire in the County under the Wairewa Vehicle By-law, 1915.
The pupils of St. Peters Church Sunday . School held their annual picnic in the Afearoa Domain yesterday afternoon when there was a large assemblage of children and parents. The weather being fine a pleasant afternoon was spent, the children playing games under the trees and afternoon tea being provided for them. A number of races were also run and altogether a pleasant afternoon was spent.
Mr H. G. Ell, M.P., stated on Wednesday to a "Lyttelton Times" representative that a Christchurch gentleman had come forward to firiance the proposed rest house at Dyer's Pass, on the Summit road, the plans of which have been prepared by Mr S. H. Seager. The rest house, which will comprise three rooms and a wide verandah, with a northern aspect, will be a great convenience to visitors, especially during the winter. It will be situated on the right-hand side of the main road Miss Bessie M. Stanbury was very successful at the recent Trinity Collego of Music, London Examinations, hen pupils being placed as follows for theory and practice :— (Theory) Junior Division, James Henry Humphries (70 morks) pass; Preparatory Division, Ellen Evelyn Ruth Vanstone (80 marks, honours) ; (Practical) Junior Division, Ellen Evelya Ruth Vanstone (73 marks) pass; Preparatory Division, Edna Samuels (66 maito) pass; Royal Academy and Bioya'l College of Music Frimary Division, Harley Albert Birdling (101 marks) pass. Miss Stanfcury B*s b«en very successful during the past four years with her pupils. . _• — i
The Mayoress acknowledges receipt of the following donations for the Akaroa Branch of the Red Cross:—
Mrs Buckland 10/-, Anonymous 10/Mrs Wight 4/-, "Babes in the Wood" 1/-.
A sale of work was held at Robinson's Bay yesterday afternoon in aid of the Red Cross Fund of the Red Cross Branch there. The sale was very well organised the school being utilised and afternoon tea being provided in a I.can-to outside the building. There were stalls for produce,
sweets, and needle work, the needle work including an especially nice i assortment of garments. There was i a very large attendance and the sale proved a great success. It is expecti ed that at least £50 will be raised by . this effort. A fr.ee launch ran from , Akaroa in the afternoon and was . well patronised. The sale was continued last evening when supper was 'provided. Considering that school s picnics were being held at Barry's : Bay and Akaroa the attendance was very good indeed. The unsuspecting often fall victims 'to the long arm of the law. This was certainly the case in a case that 1 came before the Akaroa Court on Wednesday, when an offender against \the Borough By-law was fined 1/for driving a trap through the streets without a light. The offender told i the bench that he had given the constable a drive from his residence down to his office because the con- ■; stable said he was late and he bad not time to light his lamps. Next ; day he received a summons to attend the court to answer a charge of driving a vehicle without a light. The explanation caused much amusement in the court and the offender 'reckoned the constable should go J whacks in the fine.
The Akaroa and Wainui Road Board meet at Duvauchelle tomorrow.
F. J. Brobker, motor driver for Pilkington's Motors Ltd., Akaroa has enlisted for active service in the infantry.
Mrs E. E. Lelievre, who is in charge of the local branch of the Lady Liverpool Fund, calls a meeting at her residence at 7.30 p.m. of all those interested in the fund with a view to putting the branch on an active footing. The object of the fund is to provide house-wives, holdalls and other comforts for the men departing on active service and for comforts for men in the trenches. As a special appeal for assistance has been received from the Mayoress of Christchurch, and Mrs E. E. Lelievre has kindly taken over the Akaroa Branch it is hoped that there will be a good attendance and work for the fund will be started immediately,
The walnut crop on the Peninsula this year is much below the average as can naturally be expected on account of the last two years dry weather. The blight which has been so bad during - the past two year? has disappeared almost entirely in some localities, whereas in others it is still very much in evidence. The blight this year, however, is not at all noticeable in the harvested nut, those affected being quite black and dead and no use at all. In previous, years some of the nuts were only partially affected and when they wei'e included in the harvested nute, affected the sample. The walnut crop on Bank's Ponineula Is by no means normal or equal to the crops that were harvested say three years ago.
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1916., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916
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