AT the Frankston Police Court, on Monday last, E. Edwards proceeded against John Powell, a former estate agent at Edithvale, for the recovery of a debt amounting to £29 5s.
Mr A. W. Foster appeared for Edwards.
Powell promised to pay £1 per week in the meantime and finally settle the debt within six weeks.
Edwards had a second debt case against Frederick Worrall, but as Worrall did not respond when his name was called, Mr Foster asked the Bench to fine him for contempt of court.
He was fined £1 for non-attendance as a necessary witness, and the case was adjourned for six weeks.
MR. H. Prosser, of Red Hill, who has resided in that district for 27 years, believes in the suitability of the Peninsula climate for the growing of strawberries.
In one season he picked 10,000 lbs of the Sunbeam variety, off two acres! Mr. Prosser possesses some apple trees 19 years old which have returned 1800 cases in two seasons.
THE Ayrshire cow, which secured championship honors at the Frankston show last week, brought £35 5s by auction at Dandenong on Wednesday last.
On Show day, three cows, owned by Mr H. Gamble, at Langwarrin, were struck by lightning and killed instantaneously.
A COMMUNICATION will be made in next issue regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Hastings branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association.
THE Moorooduc branch of the V.F.U., advertise a Gymkhana on Mornington racecourse, on Wednesday, 8th March.
SIR, I shall esteem it a favor if you will permit me, through your columns, to express grateful thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who so kindly assisted in making a success of the recent concert.
To those ladies who “never weary of well-doing” (Mesdames Barclay and Moloney, also the Misses Box, Hay and Hallenan) special thanks are extended for so kindly supplying board and residence free for the company.
At such a busy time, their action is specially commendable.
Owing to the failure of the electric light, the question of cancelling the concert was considered, but, thanks to the action of Messrs. Clarke, Dodd, Muir, Lyon and Crump (who kindly lent lamps), we were able to carry on.
After expenses (about £2) are paid, I expect to be able to forward over £6 to the association.
Thanks are also extended to Messrs. O’Donoghue and A. L. McFarlane, and you also, Sir, for your kind announcements prior to the concert.
A. E. LASSLETT,
Hon. Local Secretary.
MR A. W. Foster, who is an aspirant for the seat in the House of Representatives rendered vacant by the death of the Hon. F. G. Tudor, was a visitor to Frankston on Monday last.
THE Countess of Stradbroke expresses herself as being quite delighted with the charm and peace of Phillip Island.
She proposes staying at Cowes for the summer months.
MR and Mrs W. Thompson, of Hawthorn, are spending the summer months at Frankston.
MRS Hartkopf, of Northcote, wife of Dr A. E. V. Hartkopf, the successful interstate cricketer, has been spending a holiday at the Nepean Hotel, Portsea.
CAPTAIN Kathleen Carr, of the local Salvation Army, has been promoted to Brighton, where her pleasing personality should gain her many friends.
Her successor is Captain Wells, of Carnegie, whilst Lieut Dickens, of the Salvation Army Training College, replaces Lieut James, who recently married, and now resides at Morelands.
MR and Mrs George Wright, of Sydney, are spending a holiday at Sorrento.
MR Ernest Keep, ex-President of the Employers’ Federation of Victoria, has, with his wife and daughter, been holidaying in the Flinders district.
MR and Mrs Bland Holt, the old-time theatrical favorites, are enjoying the sea breezes at Sorrento.
MISS Bonnie Gilbert, the well known Essendon swimmer, has been staying at “Marlborough House,” Portsea.
Her diving stunts were much enjoyed by the visitors at Portsea.
MR Charles M. Bright, the Deputy Postmaster-General of Victoria, was amongst the successful exhibitors at the Frankston show last week.
MRS E. Lee Steere, of Western Australia, whose husband is the owner of Eurythmic, the famous racehorse, has been visiting the Peninsula seaside resorts.
LADY Madden is at present paying a visit to her daughter, Mrs Baillieu, at Portsea.
MR T. Shaw Fitchett, of “Life” and “Everylady’s” magazines, was amongst the recent visitors to the Peninsula.
MR L. J. Ward, who for the past six years has been in charge of the goods shed at the Frankston Railway Station, has been promoted to the position of temporary operating porter.
He entered upon his new duties at the local station on Tuesday last.
BRIGADIER General Leane, the Chief Commissioner of Police in South Australia, whose re-organisation of the police force in that State has given such beneficial results, is a cousin to Mrs H. A. Prider, of Frankston.
HAVING reached the retiring age, Mr. W. Grant, who has been stationed at Frankston for a number of years as railway guard, ceased duty early this month.
He was very popular in the service and highly respected by the general public.
In future, he will reside at Daylesford, where he is entering into business.
AMONGST THE PUGILISTS
We had a bit of a riot on Show Day.
A spruiker, practising amongst the mugs, was giving away gold watches for a mere song, just to illustrate that time and money was no object to him.
But, like the watches he was selling, something went wrong with the work, and a fight was set going.
As it wasn’t a private fight, everybody joined in.
The benefactor, who was giving away gold watches, received “Watch on the Rhine” and Crumpled up in a heap.
(This is the end of that story – there’s no prize for finding the name of the hero of the episode.)
George Cook, before the fight, said Carpentier’s right was “the most exaggerated thing in the world.”
I wonder what he thought about it after the fight?
Johnnie Knowles, who did a bit of umpiring down this way last football season, is fighting with success in Tasmania.
When “Johnny comes marching home,” he will have a big, fat cheque to keep him company if he keeps going as at present.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 20 January 1922