The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1916.
Mr Parnell McGuire, of the "Akaroa Mail" composing staff has been accepted for active service and will join the 16th Reinforcements.
The sale of work held at Robineons' Bay on Thursday in aid of the funds of the local Red Cross Society realised £40, which is considered very satisfactory as there were a number of other attractions.
At the Duvauchelle sale on Friday a goat presented by Mrs Walter Cossar, of Duvauchelle was sold for £2 5s to Mr C. Craw, Chorlton. The proceeds of the sale will go to support the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen, Miss M. Birdling.
At the Duvauchelle sale on Friday Messrs H. Matson and Co. offered 114 fuljy paid up £1 shares in the Okains Bay Dairy Coy. for sale on behalf of the estate of the late J. Harris, of Okains Bay. The shares were sold to Mje J. R. Thacker for 18/- per share.
Mr Jno. Gracia and the lady accompanying him had a narrow escape on the Hickory road last week whilo going down the hill in a motor bicycle and side chair. The coupling of the side chair gave way and both chnir and cycle went over the bank' it,to the fence. Luckily neither Mr Gracia nor the lady were seriously hurt though the lady was very much shaken. The side chair was a little damaged.
The Peninsula Saleyards Coy., have almoet completed the sixteen new yards at Duvauchelle which join up the top and bottom yards. The cap rails, however, are unprocurable in New Zealand at the present time. The new yards are a great improvement, as when there is a large yardIng, similar to that of Friday last of over 600 head of cattle there is little enough accommodation for the different lots of stock to be offered.
A meeting of St. Peter's church vestry was held in the Parish room last evening, the Vicar in the chair. It waa decided the two wardens and Messrs G. Checkley and Williams draw up the conditions of sale and lease of the Lucas property at Taktimatua to be offered at the May Davaucholle sale. Mr T. E. Taylor, eßnrcbwarden presented the audited balance-sheet of Parish accounts which was approved. It was decided t» hold the annual meeting of ptfrisWoßtru on May 2nd.
A social and dance will be held at the Duvauchelle Hall on Thursday next to bid farewell to troopers Barker and Barwick. The Prime Minister stated on Wednesday that it was proposed to set apart for settlement by discharged soldiers 2138 acres of good grazing country, situated 22 miles south-east of Carterton, to be sub-divided into a number of holdings. Also it was proposed to set apart for the samej purpose the Otawhao BlocW, of 2696 acres, near Takapau. This block has been subdivided into 24 holdings, and it is very good land. If a ballot should prove to be necessary it will be taken on May 10. i In the course of a recruiting speech in the Masterton Municipal Hall on Tuesday evening, Mr T. M. Wilford,' M.P., paid the following tribute to J the Right Hon. W. F. Massey. He! said: "There is no more genuine j Imperialist in New Zealand at the i present time than the Prime Minister. While on the floor of the House in peace time I may be a political opponent, in war time I'm ——if I will oppose him!"—•(Masterton correspondent of the "Dominion." In the couree of an open-air address In Mastertqn on Tuesday night, the Right Hon. W. F. Massey said he prej dieted, that in the early stages of I the coming session of Parliament a BUI would be introduced providing the power to employ compulsion in the event of the voluntary system failing. The Bill would probably enact that in any district where the quota was not voluntarily filled, tbe deficiency would be made good by means of a ballot from those ' eligibles whose names appeared upon I the National Register. Mr Massey I urged that local committees should
j,' The, following mares have recently ; been booked to Martian for the coming season, writes our Little River correspondent :—Pride O'Clutha— Canterbury Bell, Prim, Stepdancer, -Ermengarde, Perolina, Edna May, A, mare from Sir G. Clifford, 2 mares from G. D. Greenwood. The Mayoress acknowledges receipt of £2 from Mrs Herbert Rhodes (Flea I Bay) for the Red Cross Funds. ! A Peninsula recruit who enlisted in Christchurch on Saturday is Robert J. Baillie, Duvauchelle Bay, infantry. A heavy southerly rain set in on Banks Peninsula on Saturday morning early and a good general rain was experienced. In all 77 points of an inch were registered, 45 points before 9 a.m. on Saturday and 32 point 3 after 9 a.m.. The rain was a cold one and was accompanied by strong winds, a few peals of thunder [were also heard. The rain cleared off about mid-day Saturday. The weather remained cold and a frost was experienced in Little River though it was not felt severely anywhere else. Mr E. Cusdin, of Duvauchelle hud a narrow escape last week while felling a blue gum tree at his residence. Hβ had cut round the roots of the tree and was about to fix a rope to the branches to pull it in the direction he wanted when the tree suddenly fell. Mr Cusdin ran in the direction in which the tree was falling and was caught in the limbs. He was knocked over, but fortunately the branch which struck him was crooked and he was able to extricate himself. He escaped with a good shaking, but had the limb that struck him been straight it would have been I very serious.
The Little River Maori troupe gave a concert at the Duvauchelle hall on Friday evening in aid of the Peninsula and Elleamere Queen. There was a large attendance and between £14 and £15 were taken at the door. The Maoris gave a splendid performance which was very much appreciated by the audience.
A film of more than ordinary interest will be shown at Hayward'd Pictures on Friday evening, illustrating the processes by which the tle-
licious Nestles Milk and Chocolate reach the market stage. This particular film is taken in Switzerland where Nestles main factory is, and shows the cows grazing in the pastures and the preserving of the milk right up to the finished article. The film is a most instructive one and no one should miss seeing it. Tablets of the delicious chocolate will be handed to everyone in the audience.
A meeting of ladies interested in the Lady Liverpool Fund was held at Mrs E. E. Lelievre's residence
"Oinaka" on Friday evening to form a branch of the fund and arrange to work for the fund. There was a good attendance and the meeting was an enthusiastic one. It was decided to meet on Tuesday, every fortnight at "Oinaka" to carry on the work. Mrs E. E. Lelievre in charge of the Akaroa branch acknowledges rceipt of the following donations:—Mrs H. Rhodes, (Flea Bay) £2, Mrs J. Armstrong (Stoney Bay) £1 Mr C. Hall 5/-, Mrs A. E. Williamson 5/-,. All willing to help are asked to attend the sewing bees every Tuesday fortnight.
The weekly meeting of the Little River Red Cross Workers was held in the Public Library on Thursday, 6th April. The committee wish to ack-
nowledge help from the following:— Mesdames Aitken, Taylor, Lewthwaite, Jas. Chapman, Humphries, Patten, Jas. Joblin, Wynn-Williams, Norrie, Buchanan, Vanstone, Jas Coop Hutchinson, D. Thompson, Banks, Cossar, Line, T. Thompson, Gilbert, Birdling, W. Thompson, Giddens, Mules, H. Wilson, and the Misses Tyson, Brown, Wilson, Fahey, Vanstone, Lewthwaite and Topp. The parcels committee had quite a busy afternoon in preparing the monthly parcel for ourlocal troopers. Some ninety-six parcels were made up and posted to our local lads. The total suspension of the manu-
facture of glass in the principal pn*
ducing countries of the world, Germany and Belgium, has created a
heavy demand for Japanese produce, says the "Mercantile Gazette". The exports to the Oriental markets as well as to Russia, Britain and France have already reached considerable amounts. Plates, bottles, cups, table J utensils, gas and lamp chimneys, and eye glasses are the principal items of goods sent to the Eastern markets, while the European markets have begun to requisition several varieties of glassware besides gas chimneys to which they first paid their attention. Japan's export up to the beginning of December last, it is stated, reached double the amount for the preceding year. Prices during the first part of January advanced 30 per cent owing to the scarcity of soda ash.
Lost, strayed — gone none knows where, 'Twas with me yesterday, I do declare It racked my chest, my head was sore, What? Not a cough? Yes, yes, for sure; It's gone, I'll ne'er see it more, Lost when I used Woods' Peppermint Cure.
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