Young Frankston boy reported missing

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Compiled by Brodie Cowburn

A CHILD of five years has been missing from Frankston since Saturday afternoon.

The foster mother, Mrs Rose Priest of Gwynne Avenue, Frankston Heights, states that the child was taken away in a buggy by a soldier from Broadmeadows camp and no trace of him had since been obtained. He was in no way related to the child but had been boarding with Mrs Priest.

He is supposed to be a deserter from the camp, as on inquiry there it was ascertained that he should have returned last week. His wife resides at Carlton but he had not been there since Friday last.

Mrs Priest said she had reported the matter to the Frankston police on Saturdy and they advised her to take out a warrant.

The child is described as fairly tall for her age with dark complexion and dark brown hair, and was dressed in a black coney skin coat and bonnet, and tan sandals.

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A VERY petty case of theft was perpetrated at the Frankston State School a day or two ago, when the rope belonging to the flag pole, in the school grounds, was taken away.

The School Board offers a reward of £1 for evidence sufficient to convict the person who did the deed.

It is to be hoped he has now got enough rope to hang himself with.

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AN enterprising Frankston worker, rumour says, has set his mind on raising £100 for the funds of St Paul’s Church of England of and it is safe to assume that the  labours of the individual referred to will bear the anticipated fruit.

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IF Frankston runs a Water Carnival and Regatta on Easter Monday as is mooted, we hear the donor of a valuable trophy for a yacht race can be found locally.

It is to be hoped that the meeting called for Friday evening February 1st will be packed to the doors.

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CR Dave Bell, Mrs Bell and family, of ‘’Banff” Princes Hill, have returned home after a very pleasant holiday spent at Frankston.

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THE Misses Pratt of “Durham” South Yarra, have just returned from Frankston, after a very enjoyable holiday spent there.

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A FETE will be held at the Tyabb Recreation Ground on Monday next, in aid of the local Red Cross Society, when a good programme of sports will be gone through.

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THE annual meeting of the Frankston Mechanics and Free Library takes place on Thursday next in the hall, when the annual report and balance sheet will be received and officers elected for the ensuing year.

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A MEETING is called for Friday, 1st February, in another column. Seaside allotments are again selling freely in Frankston. During last week several lots changed hands at good prices.

Frankston is fast growing , and appears to possess an excellent future.

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THERE is talk about a great treat  for lovers of music, in Frankston, about Easter time.

A number of star city artists will probably be brought to Frankston, to raise revenue for the Repatriation Fund.

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AT a committee meeting of the Wattle Club held in the Hall on Thursday afternoon last, Miss Young’s resignation as secretary of is the Club was tendered and reluctantly accepted.

Miss Young, who has held the position for fifteen months, finds that the Club has grown to such in extent, that it requires more energy and attention than she has time to devote to it on account of being tied to business.

Mrs Wilcox has been appointed secretary till the end of the financial year.

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AT the Roseville tennis Championships tournament recently held near Sydney, Mr Frank Plowman, (who has just completed his third year as a Staff Cadet, at the Royal Military College, Duntroon) has, with Mr A. H. Raleigh, won the New South Wales country doubles championship.

The Sydney sporting press speaks in very high terms of his play and especially of his remarkable service.

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MRS Lee notifies in another column that she is opening an emporium for ladies and children’s underclothing, general drapery and dressmaking, in  premises in Young street, adjoining Mr Wells’ butcher’s shop.

As Mrs Lee comes with good credentials and guarantees to sell under Melbourne prices, she will doubtless be well patronised.

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SINCE operations connected with the Naval Base and Mornington Peninsula were begun several townships have applied to share in the supply.

The Water Commission states that, while conserving the interests of centres included in the original scheme, it will add to the list any township that can he supplied effectively if the financial return to the State will prove satisfactory.

Construction work has been expedited lately, and in a report the commission states that the construction of the Beaconsfield reservoir, which is to act as a regulating storage, is progressing well, the site being in the Haunted Gully, about 3 miles north of Beaconsfield. In this over 200,000,000 gallons of water can be stored at very small cost.

This storage will enable a very early supply from the Toomuc Creek to be sent to the Naval Base, and although it will eventually be connected with the main supply on the Bunyip River it will afford a satisfactory service in the meantime.

It is hoped to supply the Naval Base with water during the current year.

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A DEFINITE settlement of the dispute concerning coal supply between the Victorian Government and New South Wales Government was reached on Tuesday.

In the morning Victoria and New South Wales Ministers interviewed the Railway Commissioners with Mr J. Brown, from whose mines coal for Victoria is being drawn, and a proposed contract be discussed.

The Railway Commissioners, Mr Brown, Mr Heagleth, (ex-Minister for Agriculture) and New South Wales Minister attended a Cabinet meeting in the afternoon when the proposed agreement was again considered at length.

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OPPOSITION is being shown by some local residents to the rating system which will be necessary, under the Water Commission scheme, for drainage of the area south of the Eel Race Road.

The scheme, which has been undertaken at the request of certain settlers, involves an expenditure of £1250, and a deputation on Monday placed their views before the Commission.

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£1 REWARD will be paid for information leading to the conviction of the person who removed the halliard from State School flag pole.

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MRS SHEARER (Organist) desires to return sincere and heartfelt thanks to the members of the Church of England Langwarrin. who so kindly presented her with a beautiful hymn book with music, which will always be very highly valued.

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ADAMSON, STRETTLE, and CO. Prop. Ltd. will hold a Special Horse Sale on March 11 at One’ o’clock, When they will offer 80 Horses and Ponies.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 26 January 1918

As published in the Frankston Times – 29 January 2018

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