Boating accident with capsized vessel

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THE annual general meeting of the Frankston Mechanics’ Institute will be held on Thursday, January 28th.
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OWNERS of horses suitable for artillery or remount purposes, who wish to dispose of them are notified that Messrs A. Scott and Co will hold an inspection at Tanti yards, on Monday next, at 12 o’clock.
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MR P. Wheeler notifies by advertisement the hours in which the Frankston Pharmacy will be open for business, he also notifies that in special cases he will dispense medicines at any hour, day or night.
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THE anniversary of the Frankston Methodist Church will be held on Sunday next when services will be held in the morning, afternoon and evening. The preacher being the Rev Horton Williams, of Melbourne. who is spoken of as an eloquent and impressive preacher.
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MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold a clearing sate of farm implements and sundries on Wednesday next 20th January at Anesfield Park, Mornington road on account of Major Campbell. The sale will commence at 2.30 o’clock. The same firm will also hold a sale of horses and ponies on the following day at Tanti yards.
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THE Country Roads Board has, during the past week, authorised the acceptance of the following tender, for work to be carried out under the supervision of the local municipalities: Mornington Shire – forming and metalling Point Nepean Road. Allnut and Baker, £1773 13s 6d. Flinders Shire – Mornington-Flinders Road, contract 13, Wilson and James, £320 0s 6d.
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WE regret to learn that Mr A. H Gregory, of Frankston, is suffering from a severe attack of sore throat, through catching a chill the end of last week. Mr Gregory has been somewhat unfortunate lately, as some two months ago he severely sprained one of his knees, from which he is just recovering. We join with his many friends in wishing him a speedy recovery from his present ailment.
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THE following is the financial statement of the Rosa Alba complimentary concert held last month by the Frankston Choral Society. The receipts were: Door £5 9s, tickets and booking, £6 4s 6d; advertisement 10s. The expenses were: Printing, £2 11s; Hall 15s; stamps etc. for invitations to reception 4s. Honorarium Mr Frederick Earp, £1 1s Half share profits Miss Rosa Alba £3 10s 9d; fares and photo Miss Rosa Alba 11s; half share profits Frankston Choral Society £3 10s 9d; total £12 3s 6d.
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ON Monday week last the members of St Paul’s Club Frankston, gave a concert at Seaford in aid of the Seaford Church. The Hall was packed. It is understood that the profits from this and the November concert will amount to about £7 or a little more. The following members took part in the evening’s entertainment – Mr and Mrs Ellis, Misses Gregory, Bowell and Williams, and Mr Elliott. During the evening the farce “Love the Winner” was presented, being well received. The accompaniments were played by Mrs Ellis. The club was helped by Cr Colleen, of Carrum, who gave some very fine recitations and Mr Warner jnr., a visitor to Seaford, who gave two comic songs.
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AN accident occurred during the holidays to two young men while out boating, which might easily have resulted in a fatality. It appears that a sudden gust of wind came and took them unawares, and the boat capsized. They both succeeded in keeping them- selves afloat by clinging to the over- boat. Accompanied by A Greggs and G. Hesselman, E. K. McComb was returning from fishing and observed the accident. He lost no time in covering the distance, about a mile and a half, between his boat and the drowning men, and arrived in time to take one of them into his boat before he was quite exhausted. In the meantime his companion in disaster had elected to reach the shore by swimming, a distance of about 200 yards, which he succeeded in doing and after a rest neither of them were the worse for their narrow escape.
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THE Naval Base Sports Club adver- tise in another column that their an- nual sports will he held on Saturday, March 6th, when the usual lengthy programme will be gone through.
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THE sitting of the licensing court of the Phillip Island district was con- cluded at Wonthaggi last week when seven new licenses granted—four at Wonthaggi and one each at South Dudley, Kilcunda and Koo Wee Rup. In all there were 27 applicants, the successful ones being Jessie Allen, Wonthaggi; Charles Taberner, Won- thaggi; James W. Webb, Wonthaggi George Howe, South Dudley; Alfred Morey, Kilcunda; and Dennis McNamara, Koo Wee Rup Jas. McGrath, Wonthaggi.
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THERE was considerable dislocation of the railway traffic on the Stony Point and Mornington lines on Wednesday, January 13th. A heavy engine by some means was derailed at Stony Point on that day. A break down train with a gang was sent from Melbourne to rectify matters. The 3.30pm goods train with car attached from Stony Point did not pick up trucks with goods en route, and the combined Stony Point and Mornington train, which should have arrived at Frankston at 5.30 p.m., was much delayed.
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SCARCITY OF WILD DUCK: OPEN SEASON ABOLISHED: Few sportsmen will be able to complain of the wisdom of the Government’s decision not to allow wild duck to be shot this year, but many who have already made arrangements to join shooting parties have cause to complain that the prohibition was not announced earlier. The open season for wild duck usually commences on 11th February, and continues until 30th June but, owing to the fact that the number of these birds is decreasing, and that they are particularly scarce this year owing to the drought, a policy has been adopted whereby a close season will be observed for the whole of each third year.
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THAT rain has been badly needed throughout the district for some months past is a well known fact, but it was very apparent that nobody at the Tyabb picnic appreciated the rain that fell on Wednesday, the 6th instead. It is a great many years since such miserable weather has been experienced at this annual gathering, but, nevertheless the event cannot be deemed a a failure. The shelter shed proved a great boon while the rain was coming down, thus allowing the people to remain in the park until the weather cleared, instead of having to return home and get a soaking.
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The beneficial rains experiencd lately have minimised the dauger of bush fires, and in place of the parched conditions existing lately there has been an abundance of growth. So much that prices for vegetables and all other produce have fallen considerably.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 January, 1915.

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