Heavy rainfall produces good crops

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TENDERS are called in this issue for additions and alterations to the Frankston Mechanics’ Institute.

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THE treasurer of the collecting committee of the Frankston Belgian Relief Fund acknowledges with thanks the receipt from Mrs Hay of 14s 4d, the proceeds of raffle of an accordion. The winning number is 69, Miss Smith.

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A GENERAL meeting of members and friends of the Somerville Red Cross Society will be held in the Horticultural Hall at Somerville on Thursday next, to which all are made welcome. The evening will be spent in amusement. Refreshments will also be provided.

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THE long looked for rain has come at last, and the anxiety felt by all has been allayed by a bountiful downfall. From Saturday to Monday last the rainfall registered at Frankston was 181 points.

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THE Hon A. Downward has received a communication from the Department of Public Works, stating, that owing to representations made by that gentleman, tenders for repairs to the jetty at Frankston will be invited next week.

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THE Harvest Festival in connection with St. Paul’s Church, Frankston, will be celebrated on Sunday. There will be three services, at 8, 11 and 7. On Monday night a sale will be held at the schoolroom of fruit, vegetables and other gifts.

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OUR readers are reminded of the Concert to he held at Langwarrin on Wednesday next, in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, under the auspices of the Langwarrin Tennis Club. For the convenience of those going from Frankston, a cab will leave the bank corner at 7 o’clock in the evening.

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TONIGHT! “All a Mistake.” St. Paul’s Club Frankston. Be there sharp at 8.15 to see this three-act comedy. The members of this club, who so successfully presented “Who’s Who?” last year, have worked hard and long to make an equal success of this, the second three act piece that they have staged. You should not miss a chance like this.

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THERE was a good attendance at the Cranbourne races on Thursday last. There were large fields for most of the events, and an interesting day’s sport resulted. In the Second Division Handicap A. Wilcox’s gelding, Milloo, started favorite at 6 to 4 on, and won by a length. In the Steeplechase, Nimmo’s Brownbird was first, Shackleton’s Rizino, 2, and C. Grice’s Lord Emms, 3.

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MR H, C. Fischer, F.V O.A. the well-known Collins Street optician and optometrist, is again due to visit Frankston on Saturday, 8th May. Frankston people should regard themselves as fortunate that their needs in this line are looked after by such a capable and painstaking optician as Mr Fischer, whose ability is so largely availed of in Melbourne. Mr Fischer may be consulted at Mrs Graham’s boarding house.

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WE call attention to the Frankston Patriotic Fund appearing in our advertisement columns today. A sum of £60 has been already forwarded to the Lord Mayor’s Belgian Relief Fund,in accordance with a resolution passed at a general meeting of the contributors to the Frankston Patriotic Fund, and by the same resolution the sums acknowledged today will be similarly sent. The Frankston Belgian Fund is still open and the Hon Treasurer (Dr Plowman) will be very pleased to receive further contributions.

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THE churches of the Frankston Methodist Circuit hold their annual effort in aid of Foreign Missions this week, commencing on Sunday last when the Rev J. W. Burton (Missionary deputation) held services in Frankston, Langwarrin, Somerville. The attendances were some what spoiled by the rain, but otherwise were most successful. The Rev gentleman also lectured during four evenings in the week at Tyabb, Somerville, Lang- warrin, and Frankston, and gave most interesting addresses, basing remarks on missionary work in India. He spoke for about an hour and a half, and those present were most interested by the lucid description he gave of different forms of Indian life and worship.

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THE official opening of the remodelled portion of the Frankston School, No 1464, took place on Tuesday afternoon, the ceremony being performed by the Hon. A. Downward, M.L.A. Mr F. Tate, Director of Education, also assisted in the ceremony. The attendance of parents was small, and the Board of Management was disappointed that they did not appear to take more interest in the welfare of their children, as considerable trouble had been gone to in order to make the function as successful as possible. The weather was a little unsettled, but hardly enough to account for the apparent indifference. The improvements made to the old building have been very marked, and as it now stands it is one of the best and up-to-date country schools in the State.

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THE excellent rain that fell at the latter end of last week has now put everything well in order and work of any kind can now be proceeded with the paddocks are looking green already and the oat crops will now make splendid headway. Mr A S Krouse reports a fall of 175 points from Friday to Monday morning. The fact that the local fruit crop has been a record one is now proved by the revenue returns at the local station. The returns show an increase on those of last year for each month in the year showing an increase for the quarter ending March 31st of over £50. The exact figures will be published in the May issue of the “Fruit World.”

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ATTENTION is drawn to the advertisement of the entertainment for Friday evening next in aid of Church of England organ fund. The programme will consist entirely of Frankston talent, and, after the excellent pro- grammes that have been provided by St Paul’s club are called to mind, this should be saying enough to ensue a full house.

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THE Easter fair in aid of the Methodist Church new building fund was held on Friday and Saturday last under bad weather conditions. The fair was opened on Friday evening by Cr Oates, President of the Shire and proved very successful. The large amount of £28 14s being realised.

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A VERY pretty wedding was celebrated at ‘All Saints’, Tyabb, on Monday morning, 5th inst, when there were joined together in the bonds of holy matrimony, Leslie Robert, second son of Mr and Mrs Slocombe, to Vera Gladys, second daughter of Mr J. H. Thornell, of ‘Hazelglen’, Tyabb. The church was prettily decorated with white geraniums and daisies, white roses and ivy. The bride was given away by her eldest brother, Mr S. A. Thornell, and wore a handsome white silk dress, with lace and pearl trimmings, also veil, and wreath of orange blossom.

From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 17 April, 1915

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