The Akaroa Mail. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1916.
Mrs E. E. Lelievre acknowledges receipt of the following donations for the Lady Liverpool Fund:—Mrs W. K. Virtue, £1 Is ; Mrs H. Hayward, 5/-.
Slight frosts were experienced on the Peninsula on Monday and last night the weather having an autumn feeling about it. The trees are chang ing colour and losing their leaves. The trees are very handsome indeed everywhere.
Tho residents of Robinson's- Bay have presented Miss Annie Newlyn with a. purse of money in recognition of the efficient and obliging manner in which she carried out her duties aa poßt-mistrees during her term of office. Miß3 Newlyn also wishes to thank all for their kind present.
Th* Eeeter holidays were favoared with fine weather in Akaroa with the exception of Sunday, when rain set In , in the evening. There were a great many visitors in Akaroa, the hotels and hoarding houses being fairly well filled with holiday makers. "JVinii; end bowls were indulged in, «nd « prent deal of launching was ib'-t, r-jrnic parties going to the hfiy? in the harbour. The ■-:•■■:;• <:'} -V. f < visitors left again master se-rvices were held at St. Peter's Church, St. Patrick's Church and the Trinity Presbyterian Church, ,*V?-oa, or, Easter Day. The Rev. A. "I ■'..':■■'-:■ -!<jo held services at Wai■v, ".. ::.a.irh lie and French Farm. The Rev. Father Bonetto conducted the service at St. Patrick's morning and evening and at Little River. The churches were decorated and the services were well attended and hearty except in the evening, when the 1 iiV7 rain prevented a good attend- -,■■_-.<* "'■..■ J '"'. Hf/W&rd conducted -.»•.; ••■ . » ■' T":->-Uy Church,; WAWCw. . ...
The supply of milk at the Pigeon Bay cheese factory has fallen off very much with the cold weather and probably the factory will not keep making cheese for more than a fortnight or three weeks more. Most of the other Peninsula cheese factories are feeling the falling off in supply of milk and will close down for the season sometime next month.
An alarm of fire was given in Akaroa on Easter Monday evening a ;ow minutes alter 6 p.m. and the brigade turned out smartly. The :ause was that a chimney at "Blythcliffe" the Mayor's residence was afire. The fire was soon overcome »vith the assistance of the brigade tnd no damage was done.
A party oi' visitors who made a .lip to the Lighthouse on Sunday last had rather an exciting quarter of an hour or so in the little bay where the lighthouse derrick stands. A southerly squall came up just as the oil launch reached the cove and as the sea was running in fairly neavily, difficulty was experienced in turning. This however was accomplished after some little difficulty by means of ropes reaching across the cove, the launch was turned and the passengers had an exciting run back to the smoother water of the harbour. A number of the passengers were sick, but there was no real danger as the launch is quite capable of weathering , a far more threatening sea.
Quartermaster-Sergt. A. R. Jacobson, of the N.Z. Field Artillery writes from Ismalia under date March 11th, "Things have been pretty rafferty of late and the battery seems to be a sort of a shifting population, 100 men coming in one day and walking out the next. There are several Peninsula fellows here, including Jack Anderson, Sergt. L. J. Smith, Ralph Coe and one of the Hunts whom I discovered yesterday during a kit inspection. To-day Smith and I went into Ismalia and saw the sights which are nil, did the town which is worse, had a cup of coffee and afternoon tea, watched some pretty ordinary tennis and then came home, an exciting day in these parts. This is the Kampseen season and every day the wind rises, blowing the loose sand everywhere. You eat sand, breathe | sand and even drink sand. Still we , thrive.
The supply of cream received at the Akaroa Butter Coy's factory has I not fallen off very materially during the last month, and nearly a ton of butter is being made a week now. The output of butter for March was a big increase on the preceding month of February owing to the splendid rains experienced, and it is expected the supply will hold on well into the autumn months. The output for the factory was about three tons in excess at March 31st, 1916, compared with March 31st, 1915, and the total output for the 1915-16 season will exceed the output for 1914-15 by a good many tons. The output for the factory has been sold for fifteen and nine sixteenth pence, and suppliers are receiving 1/2 per lb. for buttor fat for the March and April supply.
Colonel R. Heaton Rhodes returned to Wellington on Monday by the Moeraki from his visit to Egypt. Colonel Rhodes will probably pay a visit to the Peninsula shortly to see his constituents.
Two Peninsula men, who returned by the Willochra on Friday were Trooper R. C. Sefton, second youngest son of the late Mr H. C. Sefton, of Pigeon Bay, and Private H. B. Moir, of Duvauchelle. Trooper Sef 'on only got as far as Egypt when he was attacked with dysentry and had to return on that account.
The Akaroa County Council meet on Saturday next when Mr J. D. , Bruce, the chairman, who has been I indisposed and has just returned from a holiday to the North Island will be present. The question of the Lake Coleridge current supply to the Akaroa County will be considered and it is expected the whole County supply, together with the supply of the Akaroa Borough and the Wairewa County will be before the Council. Representatives from the Akaroa Borough Council will be present, together with Mr A. Goodwin. It is expected the Council will decide to at once put the Peninsula installation of Coleridge power in hand so that the current can be brought into this district without delay. Mr Templin will probably be instructed to go into the cost of reticulation in the County
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The Akaroa Mail. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1916., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916