Compiled by Melissa Walsh
A TOMATO bottle was picked up on the beach a few days ago by Mr E. McComb, containing the following words. From the date on the note it has evidently been drifting about for a long time:
“The finder would be doing a great service to me if he tell my mother (Mrs Sarratt, Claremont Avenue, Malvern) that all is well—Trooper Jas Sarratt, Albany, 29/10/14.”
EX-COUNCILLOR G. Keast notifies in another column his reasons for not seeking re-election at the hands of the Centre Riding ratepayers. This advertisement was inadvertently omitted in our last issue.
MR Marcus McBrodie ably conducted the auction of two laurel wreaths at the Scotch Concert on Saturday last. This maiden effort of Mr McBrodie’s resulted in a substantial sum being raised for the Frankston District Soldiers’ Memorial Fund.
THE public meeting convened by the advocates of 6 o’clock closing of hotels was held in the Frankston Mechanics’ hall on Thursday evening, at which there was a good attendance. Mrs Beckett and Mr J. G. Barratt were the speakers. A report of the meeting will appear in our next issue.
AT the evening given by the produce stall holders, on Wednesday night, the opal brooch, given by Miss McKenzie to he raffled for the Mt Eliza Red Cross society, was drawn, and Miss Webster, of Malvern proved to be the holder of the winning ticket.
AFTER being three and a half months in hospital, suffering from injuries received while in charge of an ammunition plant at Broadmeadows, Private A. G. Young has again been sent to that camp and is now attached to the 21st reinforcements of the 5th battalion of Infantry.
THE annual meeting of the Frankston Athletic sports Club will be held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Friday 8th September at 6 o’clock when a full attendance of members is requested.
SOME time during the performance at the Frankston Hall on Saturday evening some low down specimens of humanity crept into the room at the back of the hall, where the ladies had laid out light refreshments for the performers to partake of at the conclusion of the programme, and stole all the sandwiches and decorations on the table.
This sort of thing is despicably mean and paltry, and the persons who indulge in them are in a fair way to land ultimately in gaol.
THE following letter has been received by the hon. sec, of the Australian Club:-Dear Miss McComb, please convey to members of your club my hearty appreciation of their kind thoughtfulness in presenting to the Langwarrin Camp Hospital the towels, pillowslips, etc.
These articles all help to make the poor fellows comfortable. It is not easy to find people showing such true Christian benevolence and such little acts make our efforts in the men’s behalf worthwhile.
Again thanking you, I am Yours truly, I. Blezard, Major.
IN a paragraph appearing on the 5th inst in our columns referring to winners in the Victorian Poultry and Kennel Clubs Show held recently a slight error occurred in mentioning Messrs Taylor and Brand’s awards. It should have read: –
They not only secured 1st prize for farmers’ trio, with Plymouth Rocks in the Utility Class, but first prize for best utility hen in the open class against all breeds and second prize for White Leghorn cockerel.
The above mentioned hen being a white leghorn purchased from W. Aisbhett “Lynwood Poultry Farm” Langwarrin, who also possesses the father of the 2nd prize cockerel.
THE I.O.R. social tens No 151 Frankston, held its quarterly meeting on Monday Aug 14th. In spite of bad weather about 30 members were present. During the quarter two Amore of our members have enlisted for active service.
There is about 2400 from Victoria serving for King and Country. There has been a steady increase of members for the quarter. Three more candidates were proposed last meeting.
A resolution was passed that we invite the Rev H. Warrall down to address a public meeting in Frankston regarding closing of Liquor Bars and the secretary was instructed to call a public meeting of the trustees reinvesting in the war loan.
Various other items were brought forward, and after business the members retired to the anti-room, where supper was arranged by the sister members.
After justice had been done to this part of the program, games were indulged in. A very enjoyable evening was spent. During the evening the C.R. on behalf of the tent, presented Brother F. Girdleston with a travelling bag on his departure from Frankston.
THE Frankston Court of Petty Sessions was held on Monday last, before Mr Cohen, p.m., and Messrs Williams, Oates, Clemaens and Grant J.P. Two cases of alleged breaches of the Licensing Act were heard.
The first one was that of the licensee of the Bay View Hotel, who was charged, by the police, with supplying drink to other than a traveller, on the 30th July.
Mr Brayshay appeared for defendant. From the evidence adduced it appears that the accused had taken the necessary precautions before supplying the drink, and she was led to believe that the man supplied was a bona fide traveller. The bench therefore dismissed the case.
The licensee of the Half Way House, Carrum, was then charged with illegal traffic in liquor on 23rd July last. Mr Meagher appeared for the defense.
A number of witnesses for and against, were heard and the Bench ultimately decided that the case had been proved, and a fine of 40s was imposed.
On a charge of having her bar door open on 30th July accused pleaded guilty, and was fined 7£.
THE news of the death of Mr C Blythe came as a shock to the residents of Frankston on Monday evening, when it became known that he had expired at the residence of his son-in law, Mr P. Wheeler, from internal hemorrhage.
Though the deceased gentleman has been somewhat of an invalid for the past 8 or 9 months, he has been able to get about and seemed to be improving, and his death came most unexpectedly.
He filled the position of stationmaster at Frankston about 24 years ago, and was well known to the older residents. Prior to his illness he filled the responsible position of pier master at Williamstown, but since then he has resided with Mr Wheeler, at Frankston. The remains were conveyed by motor hearse to Williamstown on Thursday, where he was buried alongside his wife, who predeceased him about 12 months.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 26 August, 1916