Private Wilcox invalided home from the war

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ON Monday last Mr A. G. Wilcox returned to his home in Frankston. After being on active service for fifteen months Private Wilcox was invalided to Australia.

We congratulate the soldier on his safe return and trust he will very soon be restored to health.

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THE Hon. Treasurer, Roll of Honor gratefully acknowledges receipt of 10s donation per Mrs B. M. Garrood (contents of collection box on counter)

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MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son will sell by auction on the 5th Nov., on account of Mr. N. Ruddock, a number of valuable blocks of land situated on the Peninsula. For particulars see advt.

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A FLOWER Show and sale of gifts in aid of the War Relief Fund will be held at the Pearcedale State School on Friday and Saturday next.

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MESSRS Brody and Mason will offer for sale on account of the Mortgagee this afternoon at the Mart; a block of freehold land situated in Balmoral St Frankston on which is erected W. B Villa, also 2 first class orchard properties at Somerville, also lots 36 and 37 in Wattle Avenue Frankston.

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ACTING under instructions from his medical adviser, Mr C. Tait, of “Inverkeithing”, Frankston, has gone on an extended trip.

We trust the change will have the desired affect and Mr Tait will return fully restored to health.

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A GENERAL meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on “Monday evening next, October 29th, at 8 p.m.

The business will include Show, Cool Stores and Fruit distribution. Non-members are invited.

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MR R. M, Anderson announces that he is standing in the National interest for the forthcoming State election, and that he is a strong supporter of drastic economy.

He will address electors in all the principal centres of the Mornington electorate prior to election day, and will speak at Frankston on Monday next, Somerville on Wednesday, and Hastings on Thursday.

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A CALL is being made for assistance to provide Xmas Cheer for the men at Langwarrin Military Camp. A novel evening has been arranged to take place in the Mechanics’ Hall, on Friday evening, November 9th, at 8p.m.

No trouble is being spared to make this evening a thorough success.

Everybody is catered for in the  evening’s programme, which will include Melody, Mirth and Mystery.

Supper and dancing will also play a part.

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DESPITE the inclement weather and the dreadful condition of the roads there was quite a big muster of people at the fortnightly Red Cross Social at Tyabb on Saturday.

A number of visitors were down this weekend, who helped to make things brisk and jolly, and the evening passed all too quickly.

The visitors also helped greatly towards the programme, some splendid items resulting.

The programme was as follows: – Overture, Miss Violet Cole; Song, Miss Edith Woodhouse, Song, Miss Mc Cool, (encored); duet. Miss H Willington and Miss Menagh; Song Miss H Willington; Song. Miss Menagh. Miss Lily Slocombe and one of the lady visitors played accompaniments. Messrs G Gibson and Chalwell played for the dances.

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THE balance sheet of the Colonial Bank of Australasia Ltd for the half year ended 30th September 1917 has just been published and the result of the past half year’s operations is very satisfactory a net profit of £27,826 9s 4d being earned for the period.

It is intended to pay the usual dividend at 7 per cent per annum on both Preference and ordinary shares which will absorb £15,374 16s 3d and transfer another £10,000 to the Reserve Fund making that fund for the year, and raising that fund to the amount of £290,000 and to carry forward £7,584 11s 9d.

The bank continues to maintain the reputation it has for financial strength, the liquid assets totalling no less than £2,258,510 which is equivalent to over 9s 7d in the pound of the Bank’s total liabilities and exceeds by nearly £400,000 the whole of the non-interest-bearing deposits at call.

The solid position of the Bank should be most pleasing to both its Shareholders and its constituents.

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A VERY old resident of Frankston passed away on Sunday morning last after a long illness, in the person of Mrs Barnett.

The deceased has been a resident of Frankston for upwards of 40 years and was born at Brighton 66 years ago.

An operation was performed on her about 6 months ago for an internal cancer and since then she has been gradually sinking.

The deceased lady was highly respected and will be sincerely mourned.

Her husband and grown up family of three sons and five daughters survive her.

The remains were interred in the Frankston cemetery on Tuesday last, the Rev. A. P. McFarlane officiating at the grave.

Another very sudden death occured on Sunday in the person of Mr H. Gabriel, the cause being heart failure.

The deceased was in his usual  health the day of his death when he suddenly collapsed.

The remains were interred in the Frankston cemetary on Tuesday, the Rev A. P. McFarlane officiating at the grave.

A grown up family is left to mourn their loss.

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MR and Mrs McSweeney and family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to their many friends of Frankston for kindness shown to them while their son Bert was so very ill, especially to Dr Maxwell for his unremitting care and attention. It is impossible to thank all personally and they request that all friends will accept this intimation of their sincere gratitude.

Wells St. Frankston.

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BROKEN GLASS – Large or small quantities. Best prices given, Apply Australian Glass Mitre Co. Ltd., Spotswood.

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FOR SALE – Chickens and Duckling in any quantity; Eggs for Setting Black ), Buff O, Silver W, and W Leghorns. Also Young Pigs (Berkshire) always on hand. Book early for Sept and Oct Chickens -F. H. WELLS, Cranbourne Rd, Frankston.

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FOR SALE – Canadian Overland Car. Seats six, nearly new. 40 h.p. Apply H. P, (J.) FORSTER, Garage, Frankston.

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LOST – Ewes and Lambs, Ewes branded large red U. Liberal reward for information – JOSEPH UNTHANK, Somerville.

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NOTICE – POISON LAID on my Property – H. G. THOMAS, Somerville.

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LOST – Left in Stony Point – Flinders Street train on Monday 22nd inst. purse containing notes and silver also railway ticket from Hastings. Finder rewarded. -Davis, Hastings.

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FOR SALE – Double bathing box 9ft long. 6ft 6in deep 9ft high, Perfect order, Cheap. R. STAFFORD, Beach Street, Frankston.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 27 October 1917

As published in the Frankston Times – 23 October 2017

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