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Fer train arrangements for Easter holidays Bee advertisement elsewhere. Another Peninsula recruit Is W. C. ftowi-o, Littlo River, infantry.

One of the most popular attractions for Easter Monday will be the regatta to be held at Port Levy in aid of the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen Fund. An attractive pro* gramme of aquatic events has been prepared, and other attractions will be side-shows and band music. The popular steamer John Anderson has been engaged to convey excursionists from Lyttelton. '

The Akaroa Branch of the Red Cross Society yesterday forwarded the following garments and bandages to the Christchurch depot, per favour of Mr G.. Pilkington's car :—2O sets pyjamas, 6 dayshirts, 90 3in. bandages 236 2in bandages, 6 pairs bedsocks, 2 scarves, 1 nightengale. The Mayoress acknowledges receipt of the following towards the funds—French Farm School Children £4, Since the branch was opened the Mayoress has received £121 0s 2d, £52 12s Id of which has been expended on material and £68 8s Id is left to purchase further material.

The Wairewa County Council at their last meting received a letter from the Akaroa County Council asking the Council to supply the Akaroa Council with the amount of current likely to be taken up in the County. It was pointed out that tHe supply had been obtained in Gebbie's Valley, which amounted to £92 for lights and 35 h.p., while in the Puaha Valley about £60 would be taken up for light. It was decided to canvass the rest of the district before the next meeting of the Akaroa County Council on Saturday, April 29th. Mr Coop said he had partly canvassed Little River and Coop town and the power would he taken up by almost everyone. It was thought that the current would be taken up enthusiastically and it was hoped that the current would be brought into the district at the earliest possible date as promised by Mr Birks.

A deputation from the Wairewa County Council and Doctor's Guarantee Committee, Little River, brought under the notice of the Minister of Imternal Affairs on Thursday last the question of the Counties act being amended to permit counties to arrange for subsidising a doctor. It was stated that the present committee at Little River guaranteed the doctor £100 per annum, and under the present circumstances the doctor was not making a living. The Minister said that the problem was one that was constantly before him. He was surprised to learn that in a wealthly district like that surrounding Little River only £100 was

guaranteed, and that difficulty was 1 experienced In respect to that I amount. He instanced other districts i where residents were willing to guarantee £300 or £400, but were not able to get a doctor. He -would give consideration to the suggestion that I the Counties Act should be amended, but pointed out that some residents in counties did not pay rates, though they would get the benefit of the doctor. He would consider the desirableness of giving County Councils the power to pay a doctor's subsidy out of rates, and whether, In eases where this -was done, the Government should also give a subsidy.

Mrs E. E. Lelievre acknowledges receipt of the following amounts on behalf of the Lady Liverpool Fund: —Mrs A. Rhodes £1, Mrs S. C. Lelievre 10/6, Mr Geo. Checkley £2 2s.

Two • Little River residents who are leaving the district shortly are Mr J. Reynish, whose brother has just taken up a farm at Westerfield, and Mr Geo. Gilbert, jnr., who is at present working for Mr W. H. Montgomery and who leaves at the end of the month for Openake, Taranaki.

As Mr F. Lelievre was riding down Balgueri street, Akaroa on Sunday morning on a horse belonging to Messrs Armstrong Bros. His horse shied at Rev. J. W. Hay ward's motor cycle which was standing by the side of the road. Mr Lelievre took the horse up to the cycle to reassure him when he bolted, reared and dropped dead breaking his neck in the fall. Mr Lelievre escaped with a slight injury to his leg. The horse had been turned out for sometime and was of a very nervous disposition always being terrified at motors of any description.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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