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The monthly stock will be held at Duvauchelle on Friday.

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Akaroa will be held at 7.30 p.m. this evening.

Tho annual meeting of the Ellesmere Licensing Committee will be held at the Court House, Little River on Tuesday, June 6th.

Elections will be held for the Okain's Bay, Leßon's Bay and Akaroa and Wainui Road Boards. The elections of the Le Bon's and Okains Boards will take place on Saturday and the Akaroa and Wainui Board on Friday next. Iln the Pigeon Bay election Messrs E. Hay, J. M. Duxbury, A. Goodwin, Jas. Pitcaithly and D. Hunt were elected unopposed. Notice of other nominations is given elsewhere.

Additional donations given for the Serbian Red Cress Fund and Flag auctioned by tho M&yor at tho concert on Thursday evening are:—Mrs H. J. Bell 10/-, Master E. Armstrong--10/-, Master L. Armstrong 10/- Mr W. K. Virtue 10/. Rev. J. W. Hayward 10/-.

Mrs E. E. Lelievre acknowledges receipt of the following amounts on behalf of the Lady Liverpool Fund:—Mrs J. S. Dodds, £1 Is; Mrs A. Moore, 5/-; Mrs A. R. Munro, £1 ls "Maoriland" £1.

The success of the Akaroa Butter Factory during the period since it was opened in September, 1914 has been highly satisfactory to the management and supplier, the price paid out for the past six months being 1/2 per lb for butter fat, and last winter they paid 1/3 and 1/4 per lb. Those dairy farmers having winter cows would do well to send their cream to the factory, where It will be made up and sold at top price during the present season. The whole of the output graded by the Government expert has been graded first quality.

A fire occurred at Le Bon's Bay on Friday night which destroyed a shed belonging to Mr W. Leonardo. Mr Leonardo had chaff stored in the shed, and the fire was noticed from the hall where a send off was being tendered to Mr S. W. Crotty. Those in the hall immediately the outbreak was noticed attempted to put it out with water from the creek close by, but the fire had got too big a hold and when the door was broken open ithe room was full of flame.

During Sunday's south-west gale a| contact occurred between the electric light lines in the north circuit «£ the Akaroa Borough electrical installation. The lines were very slack and the contact made the lamps in the vicinity burn brightly for a few seconds and then go out. Mr V. Magee, who is temporarily in charge of the power station had great difficulty in finding the contact and after

going twice round the circuit ho detected it. The light was out from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. and was put on from then until 11 p.m. and then switched off lest another contact should occur. The wires were tightened yesterday and unless there is another extraordinary heavy gale there will be no further danger.

Messrs T. Masefield of Gough's Bay and T. Ware of Okain's Bay recently purchased eight and nine purebred hereford heifers at the Lindon Estate sale at Waiau. These cattle were bred by Mr D. D. McFarlane, and the originals of them were bred by Mr Stuckey, of the North Island. ;i well-known Hereford breeder. Both Messrs Masefield and Ware are >va!l-known Hereford cattle breeders md the heifers they have just purchased will very much improve thenpresent herds. The Hereford is a fine fat cattle breed and some splendid beef should be bred from these heifers.

"Preaching under difficulties" was certainly the phrase that could be applied to the service held in St. Peter's Anglican Church on Sunday night. Owing to a contact in the circuit wires the church was plunged into darkness in the middle of the service. The verger was able after a search to find a few pieces of candle which he placed about the church which was only "darkness visible." Mr H. Righton, the organising secretary of St. Saviour's Orphanage Building Campaign was able to read the lesson and of course give his address to the rather small congregation, but the singing of the hymns was carried out under great difficulties. The Vicar, Rev. A. H. Julius, however was able to supply an electrical torch which eased the situation materially and the service was carried out to the bitter end. Fortunately the Presbyterian Church did not happen to be on the circuit affected and the service was uninterrupted except for n few seconds when the electrican was finding which circuit had been in contact.

Ministers of religion have often arduous experiences on their Sunday round of services. On Sundry last the Rev. J. W. Hayward went to Pigeon Bay and gave a service there in the morning. On his return he was making for Wainui where he was to hold a service at which farewell references were to be made to Mr Allan McDonald. On his way there however the water got into the sparking plug of his motor cycla at Barry's Bay and he had to whec 1 his cycle with the assistance of his son to Duvauchelle. The machine was started again there but when Mr Hayward got to the cement se.t wall near the Council Chambers they were delayed again with sea water which was beating up against tin wall and had to wheel the cycle to the top of Robinson's Bay hill. They ran down to Robinson's Bay and left the machine in Mr W. W. Williams shed and walked on to Akaroa, reaching home about 6 p.m.. The Rev. A. H. Julius attended a service a!: French Farm, really the Eastee service and had an exciting motoilaunch trip in Mr C. Pool's launch "Wainui". The sea was very heavy' and he got wet through. r

The following is an extract from ; letter received from one of tho Y.iV. C.A. secretaries in Egypt:—"l wouk suggest that you make some apper. for music. There are hundreds—ye.hundreds—of fellows in camp wh< can sing well, and there is practicalh no music. Singers hesitate to brim cherished copies of songs from homi —they are reserved for the homo coming celebrations. The consequence is that when one tries to get up a concert the men have to sing without music, and the result ia frequently disastrous. Nor can we purchase popular music in Cairo. If our people only knew how much they could help us in this way, I'm sure they would come to light, and if only some kindly Liedertafel Committees would pass some of their old male part songs on to me, I'd promise that they will be well used. Will you try an apptal, please?" Gifts of song books may be sent to the Y.M. C.A., Willis Street, for immediate transport to Egypt.

For Children's Hacking Cough Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916

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