THE Frankston police have patrolled the beach at Carrum daily in the hope of finding the bodies of John Montgomery Robinson and Andrew McNeil, the two lads who are believed to have been drowned while fishing off the foreshore on 1st April, but so far the search has been without success. Anyone finding pieces of clothing or any thing in the locality that might help to determine the fate of the boys is requested to communicate with the Frankston police.
IN accordance with our usual custom our next issue will be published on Thursday evening instead of Friday evening, the latter day being Good Friday. Intending advertisers are notified that advertisements must reach this office not later than ten o’clock on the Thursday morning to ensure insertion in next week’s issue.
ON Easter Monday Night a grand picture show will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall, in aid of the funds of the local Roman Catholic Church.
MESSRS Adamson Strettle and Co. will hold their opening sale at the Tanti Yards on Monday next, when they will offer fat, store, and dairy cattle and sundries.
THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday next, when the following business will be transacted :—Show matters, disposal of apple crop and other business.
MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold a clearing sale of household furnishings and effects, also quantity of poultry, this afternoon, on the premises,Finlay street, Frankston, on account of Mrs Croxford, who is leaving the district. The sale will commence at 3 o’clock.
A PLEASING function took place at the ordinary meeting of the Frankston Red Cross Society on Wednesday, when Miss Watson, who has acted as assistant secretary to the branch and taken a great interest in its success, since its formation, and who is now leaving the district, was presented with a handsome wristlet watch, by the President (Mrs Maxwell) on behalf of the members. General regret was expressed at the lady’s departure, and best wishes for her future welfare.
IN order to reduce the debt at present existing on the Somerville Mechanics’ Institute, the committee intend holding a great Jumble Fair in the Horticultural Hall on Easter
Saturday and Monday, 22nd and 24th April. There will be a large number of attractions, including hoopla, a fancy stall, produce stall, etc. The fair will open on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and on Monday evening at 7. The duties of secretary are in the capable hands of Mrs Georg Keast, with Mrs G. Griffeth as President.
SEAFORD. The construction of the much needed road to the Seaford Railway Station was commenced last week. Messrs Bladin and Wallace being the contractors.
Satisfactory prices were obtained for 18 blocks of land in the township on the Main road which were sold lately.
A send-off was given to Messrs W. Martin and A. Hall on the 1st inst. There was a large number present, as both gentlemen had made themselves very popular.
The Rev. G. A. Kitchen, on behalf of the residents, made a presentation of wallets to each of the recruits, and wished them a safe return. The rest of the evening was taken up by dancing, vocal items and cards.
NOTE of Sacrifice Struck by Rev. Professor Adam. He Speaks at University: “It is no petty warfare, this,” said the Rev. Professor D. S Adam, Professor of Church History and Theology at Ormond College, addressing students last week on “ War and Sacrifice.” The lecture was delivered in the school of biology at the Melbourne University.
“It is the greatest crisis in an Empire’s history, and those who make no sacrifices for the sake of King and country—aye, more, for the sake of the welfare of humanity and for the Kingdom of God—will not find it hereafter to justify to themselves and to others their selfish apathy and indifference,” said Professor Adam.
“Short of volunteering for service at the front, there are sacrifices which those whose duty requires them to stop at home, may and should make in their country’s cause at this time.
The pleasures and luxuries of life may well be curtailed, that our resources may be husbanded to ensure success in the great struggle of the nations.
“Russia has cut off the manufacture and use of ardent spirits that her children may be strengthened for the conflict, and France has in some measure, followed suit. A curtailment in the hours for sale of liquor has been enforced in South Australia and Sydney, and is likely to come into operation in Tasmania, and there is no reason why Victoria should not follow suit. Then racing and sports of all sorts may well be curtailed at a time when the flower of our manhood are risking their lives for us in the battlefield.
“The War Funds and Red Cross Funds need all the financial help we can give them, and it is the least that those who stay at home can do to deny themselves somewhat of the pleasures and luxuries and amusement that they may be the better able to support their brave sons who are battling for the British Empire and the ideals of liberty and justice and humanity for which it stands.
“It rests with the non-combatants to deny themselves in some way that they may have some share, however small, in crushing the demon of militarism and securing that victory for the cause of righteousness and peace and liberty to which we confidently look forward.”
THE Tasmanian Labor Government resigned on Thursday, and Mr. Earle recommended that Mr. Lee, as leader of the Opposition, should be sent for.
THE present year of grace is Leap-Year, i.e., the month of February had 29 days. Persons born on the 29th February are often teased about their lack of birthdays but an old statute passed in Henry III’s reign provided that for all practical purposes the 28th
and 29th February should be one day, so that the birthday of a person born on 29th February is properly kept in any other than Leap-Year on 28th February.
MR Commissioner Shaw, of the Water Commission, having inspected the Bunyip River, which is believed to be the best supply source for the Naval Base-Mornington Peninsula scheme is now examining the peninsula itself.
Although the scheme has not been actually drawn up, it is believed that it will be possible to give a fine supply from the source indicated. Following on the promise made at the recent conference, the Water Commission is expediting the matter in every way.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 15 April, 1916