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The annual class firing of the Akaroa Rifle Club for free ammunition will be held on the range on Thursday next, May 4th, when Lieut. C. Wnrmnn will supervise the shooting.

The Mayoress acknowledges receipt of the following donation to the Akaroa Branch of the Red Cross:— Eight cords of wood presented by Mrs W. H. Henning, cut up by Mr J. Woodill and sold to Mr F. Davis for £6.

The annual report presented to the annual meeting of the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society last night in Christchurch expressed regret at the death of the late Mr H. D. Buchanan, a generous supporter of acclimatisation work.

Seven additional Peninsula enlistments arc—F. D. Maher, Akaroa; Harry Wright, Little River; Ernest Woodill, Akaroa; Albert F. Walker, Akaroa; Ivan J. Walker, Akaroa; T. R. F. Lelievre, Akaroa; William i Hawkins, Barry's Bay. j

A few days ago Mr T. Mould, of Duvauchelle had the misfortune to l->se a valuable horse by his putting his foot in a hole and breaking his leg. The horse was well-known at the Duvauchelle Show, named "Dick" by Dauntless. He was a handsome grey and was valued highly.

Nominations for the different Road Board districts close with the clerk as under: Pigeon Bay, at noon to-day with Mr S. H. Salt, Pigeon Bay; Okains Bay at noon at Okains Bay Post Office to-morrow with Mr C. S. F. Moore, Le Bon's Bay to-day at noon with Mr R. Bruce, Returning Officer, Post Office, Le Bon's Bay.

At the Akaroa County Council meeting to-morrow at Duvauchelle, Mr C. B. Thacker will move a motion to suspend the County Motor By-law as far as motors travelling one night a week (Wednesday) is concerned. Mr Thacker gave notice of motion last meeting and several members of the Council will support it, so that it is likely the restitution to night travelling will be removed for one night a week for a trial. j

Nominations closed for the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board election yesterday, the following being nominated :—Messrs G. Armstrong, T. E. M'Kenzie, R. A. Pettigrew, W. J. Warner, T. W. Wiikins, W. W. Williams and Jas. Wright. An election of five members will be held at the Public Hall, Duvauchelle; Library Wainui and Borough Chambers Akaroa between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday next.

Mrs E. E. Lelievre acknowledges i-ceipt of the following on behalf of the Lady Liverpool Fund: Mrs J. Phillips, senr., 5/- and two scarves; Mrs Julius, 5/-; Mrs G. Kearney, Gough's Bay, £1 Is; Mrs Pinckney one scarf.

Private H. B. Moir, who returned by the Willochra and went with the Main Expeditionary Forces, was a resident of Duvauchelle for sometime. He went through the historic landing, but has suffered since from enteric fever and dysentry and has thus returned and been discharged.

At the sale of blood stock held in Christchurch by Messrs. Pyne and Co., Mr W. J. Moore, Hickory, bought the b.f. "Worth" 2 yr. old by Danube —Tetrazzini, bred by Mr G. D. Greenwood for 22 gs. Mr H. J. Moore, Hickory, bought a b.g. yearling by King Boniform—Poltava, bred by Mr B. Christie, Oamaru for 110 gs. Mr J. F. Buchanan sold eh m ! Gipsy Girl, aged, by Gipsy Grand— ! Marion—to Mr R. J. Fleming, Port iLevy for 15 gs. B m Escapade, by Pilgrim's Progress—Escopette, with filly foal at foot by Treadmill—G. i Nicholls.

The increased supply of water which is obtainable owing to the

recent heavy rains has now overcome the difficulty in respect to the Akaroa Borough Hydro-Electrical Scheme. The Akaroa County Council's traction engine has been released and the plant has run continuously for a fortnight with the reservoir practically full. The Akaroa Borough Council has been able to I supply the Akaroa Butter Factory i with power and it has not been j necessary to cut off the supply of 'any of the motors. The creeks are , not abnormally high, but it just goes 'to prove. that except in drought seasons such as experienced the last two years there is ample water from the two creeks to keep the plant) running continuously. At the concluding day of the South Island Rifle Shooting Championships on Wednesday, A. Whitley (Akaroa R.C.) won £1 in the Roberts Memorial match of 10 shots at 300 yds figure targets with 47, the winner scoring , In the Chapman Memorial I match, 10 shots at 700 yds., Chaplain Captain J. W. Hayward (Akaroa)

j won 30/- with a score of 47, with the winner at 48. P. A. Westenra and A. Whitley (Akaroa R.C.) both received 10/-. In the Champion Grand Aggregate, open to the highest 40 competitors, Chaplain Captain Hayward scored 46, making his total 308 as against the winners 320 and won £1, A. Whitley scored 293 and won 10/-, P. A. Westenra scored 249 and won 10/- in the tyros aggregate. The laying up expenses in connection with the German ships at neutral ports, notably in the United States, are so enormous that, though, the amount is known only to a few, there is reason to believe that many vessels will have to be sold in order to cover the dues and release the principal liners. Some time ago a sensation was caused at New York when word went round that a number of the big German steamers were about to make a dash for the open. All that had been done, however, was to*turn them round. After spending nearly 18 months alongside the piers, the metal in them had badly deflected the compasses, and it was decided to reverse them at their moorintrs, so as to restore the stable magnetic condition. The thought of the entire German mercantile marine swinging itself through 180 degrees, and returning to another period of idleness, cannot he gratifying- to Herr Ballin and his colleagues.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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