Compiled by Melissa Walsh
A wire has been received by the friends of Sergeant Alex O. Kerr, that he is sick, and was removed to Malta by the hospital ship, on the 29th November.
MISS Beatrice Andrews has succeeded in passing the junior division of the Trinity College of Music, London. This is the second examination Miss Andrews has passed this year.
INTENDING competitors at the Frankston New Year’s Day Sports are reminded that entries for the wood chops close on Monday next, 13th inst. and for the Pedestrian and Wheel events on Thursday December 16th.
IN the latest casualty list published it is notified that Private C. H. McLear, of Dromana, is under hospital treatment in Egypt. His many Peninsula friends wish him a speedy and complete restoration to health.
READERS are reminded of the euchre party and dance which is to be held this evening, in the Mechanics’ Hall. The prizes are well worth trying for, and the “Wattles” Club members are sparing no pains to make the evening a success in every way.
JUSTICE Walton says :—”My experience as recorder of Nigan, and Judge of the High Court since 1901, has led me to the conclusion that more than 99 per cent of the trials for crimes of violence have their origin in intemperance.
A grand garden fete and open air concert will be held in the Somerville park, December 18th, in aid of the fund for wounded soldiers. Several returned heroes will be present, and various entertainment,including a shooting gallery, etc, will be provided for them.
Members of the Mornington Junction rifle club have generously offered their services, and the shooting gallery will be conducted by them. The Hastings brass band will also be in attendance.
In the evening an open air concert will be held, and a splendid programme, including items by the favorite singer, Miss Brewer, will be submitted. — Proceedings will be opened by the Hon. D. E McBryde at 2 p m. Full particulars are advertised. ***
A very sad drowning fatality occurred at Frankston on Saturday evening, a Mr Charles Moore, of Burleigh, Fairfield Park being the victim. The deceased who was foreman at one of the Standard Shoe Company’s factories, was on a weekend visit to Frankston, accompanied by his wife and two children. After tea Moore, who was a strong swimmer went in for a bathe at the piles in the vicinity of the old bathe.
After being in the water some time he waved his hand cheerfully to his family, who were watching him from the shore, and in a few minutes later he disappeared. Assistance was asked and quickly obtained from the township.
Messrs H. Garrood and C. Hagan without undressing, at once went into the water to try and recover the body. After searching for five or six minutes, the body was discovered by Mr Garrood near one of the piles, and a boat’s crew, consisting of the Burton Bros and W. Gregory, who had been hailed, came up, and under the direction of Mr E M’Comb, the body was brought to the shore.
Strenuous efforts were at once made to resuscitate the body, but without avail, and Dr Maxwell, on his arrival, said that the man was dead. The cause of death was given as a fit, while in the water, brought on by bathing too soon after a hearty meal. The remains were taken to Melbourne by rail on Tuesday for internment.
“TWO Bays”, Somerville, was the scene of an exceptionally pretty wedding on Tuesday last, when Mr C. Mervyan Clemenger, son of Mr H. M. Clemenger, “Preston Villa”, Moreland, was united in holy matrimony to Ruby, only daughter of Cr and Mrs G. Griffeth, Somerville.
The Rev Butchers, of Cranbourne, assisted by Mr Neil McDonald, officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, had as bridesmaids the Misses Ruby and Lily Clemenger. They looked charming in dresses of white Crepe de chene, with mob caps trimmed with pink roses and bouquets of pink roses and maiden hair fern. The train bearers were Miss Gwen Clemenger and Master Keith Page.
The bride looked exceedingly pretty in bridal robes of white crepe de chene, covered with limerick lace, with the customary orange blossoms and veil. The bridegroom was supported by Mr W. Fautley, as best man, and Mr J. Stenniker as groomsman. The mother of the bride wore gunmetal crepe de chene and black hat, and the bride groom’s mother wore black crepe de chene and black hat.
After the ceremony the guests were invited to breakfast. The specially prepared hall had been suitably decorated for the occasion, and the guests sat down to a feast, catered for by Mr Bieri, of Mornington, in his best style.
TANTI Market. Monday, Dec 6th. Alex Scott and Co. report holding their usual monthly sale at Tanti on the above date, when they had another big yarding, establishing a record for the yards. There was a big attendance of buyers including several from outside centres, and prices obtained were right up to late rates. They made a total clearance. Milkers £8 to £15 springers to £12 10s, fat cows to £10 15s store cows £8 10s, 18 mth heifers to £4 10s, 2yr old to £5 10s, Steers to £4 15s, bulls to £8 2s 6d, poddies 38s to 67s 6d, pigs—porkers to 94s, stores to 52s, suckers £1 to 31s.
AUSTRALIAN Expeditionary Forces. Recruits Wanted. Every many physically fit is wanted. Conditions of enlistment – Age—18 to 45 years. Minimum height—5 feet 2 inches. Chest measurement—33 inches. Persons desiring to enlist should ap- ply at the nearest Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot, where arrangements will be made for medical examination. Persons who are considered suitable will be granted free Railway tickets to the Metropolis for final medical examination and enlistment.
MORNINGTON Races. With the exception of the two pony races, fields were poor at the meeting on Thursday at Mornington. The weather was fine, though a trifle warm, and there was a satisfactory attendance, despite the fact that the special train from the metropolis was not as well patronised as usual. Half the profits from the fixture are to be devoted to the Australian Sick and Wounded Soldiers’ Fund.
AN appeal to the editor. Sir-I beg to appeal for assistance to help cheer the sick soldiers at Langwarrin this Christmas. The Frankston Red Cross Branch has inaugurated a scheme for supplying small hospital bags, and finds it necessary to ask for help to fill these bags with useful presents and small delicacies.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 11 December, 1915