Author: Cameron McCullough

AN extraordinary shooting tragedy took place on Sunday last, the victim being a little boy, Don Marcel Kirkham, aged five years. At the time we write, there is not much information available, beyond the fact that Clement George Eyles, aged 22 years, has been arrested on a charge of willful murder. It appears that Eyles, who is a farm laborer, and John Gervasoni had been batching at Thompson Street, Carrum, and Mr Kirkham and his little boy came to visit them. Eyles had been cleaning a room at the house, and placed a gun on the verandah. Kirkham and Gervasoni…

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AT the request of the Moorooduc Progress Association the Country Roads Board has decided to reconstruct Quinn’s Bridge over the Balcombe Creek, at an early date. It will be remembered that a steam roller crushed through this bridge some months ago. *** THE Country Roads Board has accepted Mr. H. H. Bell’s tender of £2,501/1/4 for the construction of the Nyora Mile section of the Pt. Nepean road. The work lies within the Mornington Shire. *** IT is freely rumoured that, with the advent of the electrification of the railway, thereby bringing Frankston closer to the city, several prominent city…

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A MEETING convened by the Frankston Branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association, was held on Monday night. Mr. H. Vicars (president) was in the chair, and the visitors included Crs. Oates and Wells, Messrs. Jennings, Manson, Wells, Young and others, who were present by invitation. It was decided to hold a memorial service in the Honor Avenue at 3 o’clock of Monday afternoon, 25th inst. On the motion of Mr. L. Corlett, seconded by Mr. R. Burton, it was arranged to make the distribution of British war medals on the same day. A list of the men entitled to receive…

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DURING shunting operations on Tuesday night last, when a train of over 1000 tons weight was being manoeuvred, an accident occurred, resulting in a loaded 10 ton truck leaving the rails and mounting the platform. At the time the staff was working at full pressure in order to clear the “down” road for the passenger train. Owing to the darkness, and the curve in the road, great difficulty was experienced in signalling the crew. A train of this weight acquires very great momentum, and a driver requires ample time in which to pull his train up but owing to the…

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A VERY fine sample of potatoes has been brought under “The Standard’s” notice by Mr A. E. Lasslett. These potatoes, grown merely as a hobby for private use by Mr Lasslett at the State Savings Bank, Frankston, were of the Carmen variety, and two weighed about 2½ lbs each, whilst the whole plot is likewise good. The seed was not prepared or inoculated in any way, which is further proof of what the soil is really capable of in this district. *** MR Tom Perridge, the Tooradin sportsman, had another successful day at the Mornington gymkhana with his fine mare,…

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