Snakes spotted in Frankston park

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A lady resident of Frankston had

a rather exciting time on Sunday last. While proceeding to church, through the park, she was confronted with two snakes. Though somewhat frightened she pluckily went for the reptiles, and succeeded in killing one with her umbrella, which was smashed in the encounter. The other snake managed to escape. The reptiles were about three feet long.

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THE employees of the Richmond Woollen Mills intend holding their annual picnic in the Frankston Park, on Saturday next, 18th March.

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THE committee of the Moorooduc Sports has decided not to hold sports this year owing to the war and so many of the young men of the district having enlisted. They expect to hold it the following year as usual.

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ENTRIES for the Somerville Show

close with the secretary (Mr S. S.Gault) today. The show takes place on Wednesday next, when it is expected there will be a very large entry of fruit, and, given fine weather the attendance should be a record one.

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MESSRS Brody and Mason announce in our advertising columns that arrangements have been completed for the holding of monthly stock sales in the Corporation Yards (Tanti), Mornington, on the third Monday in each month. The first sale will be held on the 20th inst.

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GENERAL regret is expressed in the district at the death of Robert Scott, only son of Mr and Mrs Erwin, old and highly respected residents of Wells Road, which occurred at Tandarra private hospital, East Melbourne, on Saturday last. The deceased had enlisted some months ago but was discharged on account of the illness to which he succumbed. His remains were interred in the Burwood cemetery.

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OUR readers are reminded that the sale of Major C. W. Campbell’s magnificent furnishings of Amesfield Park takes place on the property on Monday next. This is a rare opportunity for persons wishing to furnish to get valuable furniture at a reasonable cost.

  A complete catalogue consisting of nearly 1000 lots has been published and may be inspected at this office. In addition to the furnishings there is about 200 sheep, 10 horses, sundry cattle and 100 tons of hay to be sold.

  Motor cars and cabs will meet trains at Frankston on morning of sale and convey intending buyers to and from Amesfield Park for 1s 6d per head for motors and 1s per head for cabs.

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AT the last meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Council, the usual placid proceedings were marred by Cr Turner, who it appears doubted the secretary’s figures with regard to the finances of the Hastings Park, not withstanding the latter having given the receipts and disbursemnts for several years past.

  The secretary appealed to the chairman to protect him from such remarks as Cr Turner uttered. His books were auditered every year by competent men and his figures had never been doubted before.

  The President and other councillors present endorsed what the secretary had said, and the President said that it was very wrong that Cr Turner should endeavor to cast a slur on an officer of the council. Cr Turner said he did not mean to be insulting in his remarks, and only wanted an explanation.

  Seeing that it had been taken up in the manner it was he would apologise. The apology was accepted and peace was again restored.

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AT a meeting of the Presbyterian Ladies Guild, held at Miss Betts residence on Friday, March 3rd, Mrs Geo. Shepherd was duly elected President. It was decided to hold monthly meetings instead of irregular meetings as before.

  The Guild was formed some months ago with the idea of raising funds to build a Presbyterian Church, which is much needed in the district, but on account of the war, building with be abandoned for some tine and the Guild will have a chance to work up a good sum of money before building operations commence.

  With Mrs Shepherd as President, great things are predicted. A concert will be held Easter week.

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AT the monthly meeting of theSomerville branch of the Red Cross Society, held on Tuesday evening Feb 29th, it was decided to levy 1s on each member to give a donation to the Y.M.C.A. who have appealed to the local branch for support.

  On applying to the central Red Cross Society for permission to donate to this fund, the branch was informed that in their opinion they could not donate to any fund, and that all money collected for the Red Cross must be used for that purpose only. The secretary, Mrs Geo. Shepherd will be pleased to receive 1s levy from all members as early as possible.

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WATER supply scheme – A scheme is to be prepared for the supplying of water to the Flinders Naval Base and to private residents on the Mornington Peninsula. At the conclusion of the State Cabinet meeting on Tuesday the Premier said “Some years back a proposal was put forward for the supplying of water to various seaside towns on the Mornington Peninsula.”

  About a year ago, however, the Commonwealth Government found that it would have to provide a large supply of water for the new Flinders naval base on the peninsula, and it was agreed that a combined scheme should be carried out.

  The supply, it was suggested, should come from the Bunyip River, but before this could be finally decided on further surveys will have to be made. The cost of the scheme will probably run from £160,000 to £170,000, and it is a consideration precedent that the Federal authorities will be prepared to make satisfactory arrangements for the rising of the money.

  In anticipation that these arrangements will be made Cabinet on Wednesday approved of recommendation by the Water Commission that it be empowered to make survey so as to ascertain the most effetive source of fees with a view to inviting submission to the Federal and local council.  The number of towns include Carrum, Seaford, Frankston Somerville, and Mornington.

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AUSTRALIAN Expeditionary Forces.Recruits wanted. every man physically fit is wanted.Conditions of enlistment. Age—18 to 45 years.Minimum height—5 feet 2 inches.Chest measurement—33 inches.

Persons desiring to enlist should apply at the nearest Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot, where arrangements will be made for medical examination.

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ALEX Scott and Co. report.—A small yarding of milkers but a fair yarding of springers and fleshy and store cattle to hand. The demand for milkers was slacker,whilst springers and other cattle sold at late rates.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 11 March, 1916

First published in the Mornington News – 8 March 2016

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