Residents startled by Frankston fire

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A TRUCK of fat lambs from Sir John Madden’s Yamala Estate, on the Mornington road, sold in the Melbourne market recently realised the handsome prise of 26s 7d per head.
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THE 283 cases of fruit forwarded to Melbourne by the Somerville fruitgrowes and residents to be sold by auction on behalf of the Belgian Relief Fund, realised the handsome sum of £149 6s which, together with £3 10s in cash, has been forwarded to the Lord Mayor’s Fund.
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OUR readers are requested to remem- ber the Jumble Fair and auction sale at Somerville Easter Monday night, the proceeds of which it is intended to give to the Red Cross Society. As the admission is only sixpence and the object a worthy one there is every reason to suppose that the committee will be well satisfied with the patronage given by the public of Somerville and district.
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MR J. Hogan notifies by advtisement in this issue that he had commenced business in Playne St, Frankston, as a general storekeeper, and invites the public to call and view his extensive stock of groceries and drapery in the extensive premises lately built by him. Ladies’ mantles and costumes are made on the premises and also childrens’ wear of all descriptions.
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THE Somerville Social Club have arranged with Mr W. Sweetland to give his illustrated lecture on “How a great newspaper is published,” on Friday April 9th. Members will be admitted free of charge non members for the modest sum of sixpence. The Club is arranging a series of educational lectures which will be given free of charge to their members.
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A GRAND fair will be held in the Hastings Town Hall, on Friday and Saturday next. (9th and 10th April) in aid of the funds of the Hastings Methodist Church building fund.The fair will be open at 8 pm on Friday and on Saturday at 2.30pm continuing open during the afternoon and evening, up till 11 o’clock. The committee have on hand a large quantity of useful and ornamental articles, which they intend to dispose of, and hope to realize a fair amount for the building fund.
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MR E. A. Worrall, who has disposed of his hairdressing and tabacconist business in Frankston, is leaving the district for fresh fields and pastures new, after a residence here of about four years. During Mr Worrall’s stay he has been a useful citizen, taking part in any movement for the good of the place. The various sports clubs will miss him, more particularly the football club of which he was always a supporter, and plotted through one season as hon.secretary with marked success. The best wishes go with Mr and Mrs Worrall and family on their future home.
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EXTENSIVE alteration and additions have lately been made to the Frankston State School and in order to celebrate the event in a proper manner an offical opening is announced to be held on Tuesday, 13th April, at which Mr J. Livingston (Minister of Education) Mr F. Tate (Director) and other officials are expected to take part. The ceremony will commence at 2.30 pm, and after the opening an adjournment will be made to the Mechanics Hall, where afternoon tea will be provided. In order to meet the expenses incidental to the occasion 1/6 will be charged for admission, and it is hoped that the parents and friends of the children will cooperate with the Board of Advice in making the affair a success.
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ON Easter Monday the Roman Catholics of Frankston and district are making their annual effort in aid of the funds of the Church and this year it will take the form of a “Tipperary Fair’ which will be held in the Mechanics Institute.
This is the first bazaar that the promoters have held for 15 years in aid of the church and as they have a great variety of really good and useful articles to dispose of they feel assured that those who attend will be well catered for. The fair will open at 2 pm. and continue during the afternoon and evening. The following ladies have been appointed stall holders: Fancy stall -Mrs M Hogan, produce (paddy’s market)-Mrs Guumes, sweets-Mrs Jordan, Misses Butler and Hardiman, refreshments-Mrs Walsh, Misses Cahill and Blake; bran pie-Masters R. Coxall and R. Hardiman.
The secretarial duties are being carried out by Mrs A F. Mildred, and the President is Miss Q. Cahill. The Frankston brass band will play selections during the afternoon and evening.
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WE regret to have to record the death of Mrs Deane, wife of Mr T. E.Deane, of Hastings Road, Frankston, which sad event occurred on the 30th, at the residence of deceased’s sister at Preston, where she was on a visit. The husband and two children are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and mother. The remains were interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery on Wednesday.
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THE residents of Frankston were startled on Tuesday, about midday, by the alarm of the fire bell, and it was not long before each was enquiring of his neighbour “Where’s the fire?” When found, it was the grass in the park, which had caught alight mysteriously, and a number of willing hands quickly had it under control but did not succeed in extinguishing it wholly.
The call of the bell was therefore heard again about 11 o’clock the same evening, when the flames were again subdued. Nothing more was heard of it till 1 o’clock on Wedresday, when it again became dangerous and had to be kept within bounds.
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WHILE Mr and Mrs O’Bryant were away from home on Sunday afternoon last somebody broke into their house and stole £2 10s. The intruders were evidently well up to the game, as they came across a cheque which was crossed, but knew too much and didn’t take it away.
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THE Hastings Brass Band are going to play selections on the Pier on Sunday afternoon, and take up collection in aid of the Belgians.
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THE congregation of the Holy Trinity Church are tendering a send-off to Mr B Hanson on Tuesday night next in connection with the Independent Order of Rechabites. Both parties are giving him suitable presents.
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ON Sunday last an accident was very narrowly averted through a cyclist riding on the footpath which is a very dangerous practise.
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QUITE a gloom was cast over the district on Monday morning last when it became known that Mr Edward Coplan hap passed away in an alarmingly sudden manner at the early age of 44 years. Although the deceased had been laid up for about ten days with a severe attack of bronchitis no suspicion was aroused that his end was so near, and altogether he seemed to be making fair progress towards recovery and was hopeful of soon being at work again. A sudden fit of coughing brought on the sad end. The deceased, with his wife and family, had lived for many years in India, emigrating to this State about two years ago.
From the pages of the Mornington
Standard, 3 April, 1915

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