LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Wairewa County Council meet at the Chambers, Little River to-day.
A stock sale will be held at Messrs H. Matson and Co's Central Saleyards, Little River to-day.
A social will be held at Duvau[chelle Hall on Friday next to welcome home Private Harry B. Moir. The Town Clerk acknowledges receipt of the following additional donations to the Serbian Red Cross : L. J. Vangioni, £1 Is ; a lady donor, £.'-] 3s. Mrs Pilkington has presented a beautifully worked cushion to the Akurof. Branch of th*j Ludy Livc-.--l>'.<r>l Vnnd. The r,'G *ci ,'t.ck i~ v;jrki*d ia colours on the- cu»hio;. ard its 1 salo should greatly benefit the funds.: Mrs K. E. Lelievre also acknowledges: receipt of a dozen handkerchief 3 towards the fund from Mrs Ferguson. A very cordial reception was tendered Colonel R. Heaton Rhodes, iTipmher for EUppmcro on Friday at' Ttii Tapu v:'_»._ a ir.:*v;>.- :u;n*Gcr cA hi 9 .:*:>;iy:i;ei"nts nwt Colo--: Ihedeß, -it the Tai Tapu he.!*. Mr R. M--J Cartney presided and ths proceedings wero most enthusiastic. Colonel Rhodes gave an outline of his mission to Egypt to enquiro into postal and hospital mutters. Mr C. E. Kay, of Little Akaloa haa received word from Home that his cousin Mr H. Kay, son of the Rev. \V. Kb>- haß bt*__ gazetted a lieut#mtit la th« Durham Liffht Infantry. Mr H. Kay snlioted in New Zealand but waa rejected because ho -was half an inch too short of tho regulation height. He went Home where he was accepted and has now been made a lieuter.rr.t. Lieutenant Kay is now probably in Franco. '
The following appeared in a recent issue of the "London Daily Mirror" as the result of a local inserted about twelve months ago.
Visitors at present staying at the Bruce Hotel, Akaroa, include Mrs Andrews and three children, Mrs Mc 3 Donald and two children, Mrs and • Miss Guthrie, Mr and Mrs WalcotVVood and Master and Miss Wood, • Miss Kirk, and Mr and Mrs Smith, • all of Christchurch. Some dispute took place between the representative of the Peninsula Saloyards Coy, Mr W. W. Williams who controls the sale and the auctioneers at th**; sale on Friday as ?.., *.!"-• selling of the difieront pens ,'■'. etcG:. The Coy. have recently '; erected new pens and .some of these : were used for fat stock and the Auctioneers held the fat stock should be sold first. It was decided however to finish the main yards first. The new pens were not numbered. Several improvements are necessary i■-■.'■. th-****. yr.vte, the first being to re- ! number the pens throughout so that 'I';:-; Auctioneers cr.;** without difficulty know exactly how the sale nhall procerl. The fat cattle should be penned in the first offered and the Coy. should reserve enough pens lo accommodate them. Another Improvement the Company should con- , is starting the sale earlier In tho day. Recently tho selling has ' taken over four hours as the yard- ' tags havft r*<»*n vmy h?<avy nnd it Is , j almost dark before the auctioneers finished. If the cattle sale were | started at noon sharp instead of 1 p.m. the sale would be over at 4p.m. comfortably.
Heavy rain set in on Sunday afternoon and night, the total fall registered being 55 points of an Inch. Two recent enlistments from Le Icon's have been Oscar Thelning and Owen W. Symes, who aro now in training. Le Bon's has done very well in recruiting, and is in hope of equalling French Farm's fine record writes our correspondent.
The result of the Peninsula Road Board elections held on Friday and Saturday last is as follows :—Akaroa Mid Wainui Road Board, Messrs G. Armstrong, R. A. Pettigrew, W. W. ! Williams, W. Warner and T. W. Wilkins were elected; Okains Bay Board Messrs J. R. Thacker, A. W. Coffin, T. G. Ware, H. McHale and A. T. Mason were elected ; Le Bon's Board F. C. Aldridge', W. G. Dalglish, A. F. Leonardo jr, Thos. Mcintosh and A, A. McPhail were elected. The polling was heavier than usual in every case.. An Akaroa Amazon. Hats off to a New Zealand girl, Miss Bain, of Akaroa. She has dissipated the notion that women are frightened of cows and shy of fence climbing, and incidentally the Red Cross Fund is £26 the richer for the deed. And also she took the starch out of Akaroa's famous fence breaking heifer. Some Fence Jumping. This animal at the early age of six months was the despair of its owner, who declared that anyone who would drive it to market, single-handed and without the aid of a dog, might have it. Miss Bain tackled the job— a three mile drive. Six times the animal jumped the roadside fence, and six times was made to jump back again. THE RAMBLER.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3543, 9 May 1916