LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Akaroa Batter Coy. have accepted an offer of 15 and ninesixteenth per lb for the balance of their output for the coming season, and it has been decided to pay suppliers 1/2 per lb. for butter fat for March. There has been un increase Jn supply of cream owing to the recent rains.
The report of the French Farm School Treat and correspondence from Mr A. Goodwin is held over for want of space.
The Town Clerk acknowledges receipt of 3/- from "Drawing Room Entertainment", per Mrs Jacobson, for the Patriotic Fund.
Notice is ' given elsewhere of the auction at the District Lands and Survey .Office, Christchurch, on April 28th, of a number of Educational Reserves, particulars of which are contained in the Advertisement.
The Town Clerk, Mr G. W. Thomas on Wednesday forwarded the sum of £193 11s 10d to the New Zealand French Eed Cross treasurer in Auckland, that being the nett proceeds of the Tricolour Day Appeal held in Akaroa. The total proceeds amounted to £200 5s 6d, £6 13s 8d being deducted for expenses.
I The levy for the year, 1916-17 for the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board is a big increase on last year and is in fact the record levy made on local bodies. To give an idea of the increase, last year the Wairewa County Council paid £478 to the Board, while this year the levy amounts to £754 Os 2d. The levies to be paid by different Peninsula local bodies are : —Akaroa Borough £78 18s 8d; Wairewa County £754. Os 2d; Mt Herbert County £327 2s 9d, Akaroa £1300 10s 6d, so that in all the Peninsula contributes £2460 12s 2d to the Board's Funds. . t
In our local of a few issues ago in which it was recorded that a citizen had been summoned for not having his trap sufficiently lighted in conformity with the Borough By-law, we omitted to mention that it was shown in the court that the summons was issued owing to the citizen being found at a later date without any lights in his gig, thus committjing a second offence. The citizen was a good sport and took it in good part even thou-gh luck wae against him, and stands for a square deal with those who have to enforce the by-laws.
Mrs Whatman, who is known as a keen poultry fancier on the Peninsula, during a late holiday down south purchased from well-known breeders a very fine lot of Rhode Island red fowls, a new utility America breed, laying well, up to the White Leghorn standard, of brilliant red plumage and good table birds. We wish Mra Whatman every success with these birds as they arc not often seen on this Peninsula.
The Mayoress has received a scarf and autograph book from the Christchurch Red Cross Society. The scarf is called Queen Mary's scarf and is in circulation among Canterbury women who knit a row in the scarf, pay one .shilling and sign the autograph book. The proceeds go to the funds of the Christchurch Red Cross and the scarf and autograph book will he forwnrded to Queen Mary after it has been the rounds of the different Red Cross branches as a gift from the worn en of Canterbury. The Mayoress states that anyone willing- to knit a. row should apply to her residence at "Blycliffe" Akaroa, or she will send it where rwniested. It is a novelty and is receiving much support everywhere.
During the hearing at the Little River Court on Tuesday of the cases brought by the Wairewa County Council against car owners plying for hire in the county for not taking out licenses, the Magistrate Mr T. A. B. Bailey remarked that the law would have to be amended in licensing vehicles plying for hire. It was not like the old days when hired vehicles travelled only a short distance and had, to take out a license. Motor cars could travel long distances and it was not right that they should be licensed by every local body through which they passed. He thought that if the cars were licensed in one district that should be sufficient, and as cars ha,d come to stay the law should be amended.
I Mrs E. E. Lelievre acknowledges receipt of the following , donations towards the Lady Liverpool Fund :— Mrs Buckland £1 10s, Miss Buckland 10/6, Mrs B. Henning 5/-, Mrs Youngman 5/-, Mrs Leete 5/-, Mrs W. Moore 10/6, Mrs T. E. Taylor 10/-, Miss Taylor 2/6 Mrs Pilkington 10/6, Mrs H. Haylock£ 1, Miss N. Haylock 10/-, Mrs J. G. Lelievre £1 Is. An energetic band of eighteen workers are taking up the work for the fund.
While returning from Christchurch on Wednesday evening Mr C Pool's car met with an accident on the steep portion of the road near the water trough on the Little River side of the Hill Top. The differential wheel was stripped and the car was ( unable to proceed and was run down to Little River to be repaired.
On the list of those in England whom the King has conferred knighthood this year appears the name of Dr Thomas Wright Parkinson, M.D. Dr Parkinson has been in practice in London for many years and counts among his Mends a great number of distinguished people. It is supposed it was his services to Mr Asquith during his recent indisposition which gained him the honour. Sir T. W. Parkinson is the third son of the late T. H. Parkinson, of Kaituna, and brother of Messrs John and Walter Parkinson of Kaituna. "Weekly Press." ,
A meeting was held in the Borough Council Chambers last evening to decide how "Anzac Day" should be commemorated at Akaroa. His Worship the Mayor presided, there being a fair attendance. Mr Hall moved that a meeting commemorative of the events connected with the landing of our Colonial troops on Gallipoli bq held in the Oddfellows Hall in the evening at 8 p.m. to commemorate that day. The Rev. A. H. Julius Julius seconded the motion which was carried. A programme of speeches, hymns, National songs and Anthem was arranged. Mr Lelicvre proposed that Mr Hall and Rev. A. H. Julius and the Mayor be authorised to alter the- programme if required. Seconded by Mr Leete and carried.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916