Balmoral house open to the public

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IN our report of the Langwarrin concert we omitted to state that Mr Reid contributed two songs in well balanced style.

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A PALTRY robbery was perpetrated some time on Saturday night last, at the Bay View Hotel, when the gas slot in the billiard room was broken open, and the contents, amounting to about 22/ were abstracted.

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THE secretary of the Frankston Football Club acknowledges with thanks the following donations —-Mr Hunt £2 2s, Dr Maxwell £1 1s, Mrs Jacobs 10s 6d, Mr S. Lawrey 10 6d. Collected by Mr J. Lambert—£1 15s 9d.

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TENDERS will be received until Thursday, 13th May, by the Department of Public Works for repairs to the jetty and approach at Portsea, and also repairs to jetty at Frankston, and up to the 20th May for additions to jetty at Stony Point.

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WE have been requested to intimate that owing to all the tickets not being yet disposed of for the raffle for the Eiderdown Quilt in aid of the Belgian Fund the drawing has been postponed till Saturday 12th June.

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Mr A. S. Krouse has been appointed local agent at Tyabb for Nobel-Glasgow Explosives for land clearing and subsoiling, and will be pleased to afford all information in connection with the working of the explosive.

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MESSRS Brody and Mason will   hold their usual monthly sale at Somerville on Wednesday next, and will offer on behalf of Mr H. Shepherd, medium draught mare, and on account of Mr Campbell, dray and harness, wire netting, potatoes, bacon and ducks.

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Mr J. E. Jones, shire secretary, was again in his place at the council meeting on Thursday, after having spent an enjoyable three weeks’ holiday in Tasmania.

In our advertising columns will be found the days on each week in which he will visit the   different centres in the shire for collection of rates and other money due.

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A SCRATCH match between Somerville and Tyabb was played on the ground of the former, which resulted in a win for the locals by 45 points to 25 points.

The goal kickers for Somerville were Lewis 3, Dickson 1, Lang 2. Tyabb—Longmuir 2, Lonsdale 1. Best players for Somerville were, Dickson, Woollard, Barber, Lewis. Percy Thornell, and L. Gregory. The best for Tyabb were, Lonsdale, Baker, Longmuir, Slocombe Hodgins, and Robinson.

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AT Thursday’s meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council, the request of the Frankston Gas Co to support them in their application to the Governor-in-Council for an order to permit them to install an electric light throughout the Shire was favorably considered, and a representative of the company will visit the different centres shortly, with a view of seeing what support they are likely to receive from the residents.

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BALMORAL House, Frankston, will be the scene of festivity and gaiety this (Saturday) evening, as the proprietress intends throwing open the grounds to the public and having a Continental Concert.

A good programme will be given, beside side-shows. Refreshments will also be provided. The proceeds are to be devoted to the Belgian fund. One shilling will be charged for admission and as the object is a worthy one there will doubtless be a good attendance.

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THE hon. treasurer of the Frankston Belgian Relief Fund (Dr Plowman) desires to acknowledge from the Frankston Ladies Collecting Committee the receipt of the sum of £15 as a first contribution. This handsome addition to the general fund will be probably supplemented by a donation every month, as we understand the ladies are continuing their collecting work with undiminished energy.

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AN accident happened to J. and H. Cottier and J. Mills on Sunday evening which fortunately resulted in nothing more than a few bruises and a severe shaking. It appears that the party had been to Mornington, and on their return as they were driving down the street in Frankston the animal suddenly commenced to kick and plunge violently, and before long H.Cottier and Mills were thrown out.

J. Cottier, who was driving, held on a little longer, but he ultimately met the same fate. The horse continued kicking and after smashing the jinker pretty considerably, freed itself from the shafts, and departed.

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Three times matches have been played on the Frankston courts lately, the locals coming out on top on two occasions and losing the last match by five points. A good deal of interest has been taken and a very pleasant time spent, the visitors expressing the hope that it will not be long before again trying conclusions.

In the first match (gents doubles), which was played on Saturday, 24th April, the locals had an easy win. Dr Maxwell, Messrs Utber, Jackson and Rogers played for Frankston.

On Monday, April 26th, eight players journeyed from Caulfieid which resulted in another win for Frankston, the final scores being 80 points to 60. The players for this match were Misses Gregory, Young and Reynolds, and Messrs Utber, Cummins, Rogers and Jackson.

Last Saturday, May lst, the locals were at home to four players from the Government Audit Office, Melbourne. The final scores were 48 points to 43, the visitors proving their superiority by a few games.

Messrs Watson, Utber, Rogers, Wheaten and Dr Maxwell played for Frankston. Afternoon tea was much appreciated and enjoyed by visitors and players, being provided by the ladies of the local club. The next match is to take place on June 7th at the Frankston courts.

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the Life of a Bush Nurse. The testimony from high officers in the Army Medical Corps at the front makes it clear that in personality, as well as in training, the Australian nurse is above the average.

But all the capable and all the brave nurses have not left these shores. One particularly able branch of the nursing profession, that is, the Australian Bush Nurses, is described in the May issue of ‘Everylady’s Journal’, just to hand, and the tale arouses one’s admiration for this noble band of women workers.

The position of bush nurse is one which has its hardships, and even its perils, but judging from the account in ‘Everylady’s Journal’ it is one which has its glorious compensations, and its humours as well as its sorrows.

The article is illustrated with a number of very fine photographs, and brightened with many capital stories.

From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 May, 1915

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 5 May 2015

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