Meetings to be held for next recruiting campaign


IT will be seen by an advertisement in another column that definite arrangements have now been made to hold meetings in the three centres of the Shire, to promote the success of the new Recruiting Campaign.

That for Somerville will be held tonight (Saturday) at 8.30pm, for Frankston, on Tuesday next at the Mechanics’ Hall, at 8 p.m., and the third will be held at the Hall, Hastings, at 8 sharp, on Saturday, February 3rd.

It is particularly requested that the audience should assemble promptly at 8pm, at the Hastings meeting, as the Hall is required for another purpose afterwards on the same evening.

Each meeting will be addressed by eminent speakers, and at each a local committee, representing all shades of thought, will be formed, with an executive.

We may be allowed to express a hope that every adult in the Shire, whether man or woman, who desires to see a victorious and speedy termination of the war, will endeavour to attend one or other of the meetings.


REV E. Tonkin will conduct both services at Frankston Methodist Church on Sunday next, 11am and 8pm. Mrs G. Neilson will render a solo.


AS per advertisment appearing elsewhere Brody and Mason will sell on 8th proximo at “Sunnyside” on account Mrs A. S. Panter contents of 10 roomed villa residence.

Brody and Mason will hold their first bi-weekly sale this month on Wednesday next the 31st instant, when a good yarding is expected and a large gathering of buyers have promised to attend at Somerville.


THE First Troop of Frankston Boy Scouts are the proud possessors of a beautiful Union Jack which was recently presented to them by Mr C. Chandler, of Frankston.

The boys are justly proud of the flag which measures 6ft. by 3ft. and desire to gratefully acknowledge Mr Chandler’s gift.


MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son have received instructions from Dr Woinraski to offer for sale on the premises at 3 o’clock on Monday next, his charming and commodious residence ‘Rockcliffe” situated on the Esplanade, at Mornington.

The terms are easy, being one third cash balance in 1, 2, and 3 years being 5½ per cent interest.

The same firm will sell on the following day (Tuesday) at their rooms 72 Swanston St Melbourne at 3 o’clock by order of the Union Trustees Co, of Australia in order to wind up the estate of A. T. McKurdy, deceased, the well known property “Cumbrae” situated at Tyabb, containing 223 acres, 3 miles from railway station and cool stores.


A CASE which promised extensive litigation at the Frankston Court, on the 8th instant Millar v Forster, and put off to the Hastings Court on the 23rd was withdrawn.

Briefly the circumstances arose through purchase under contract of certain implements and nursery stocks with the freehold.

The defendant Forster subsequently refusing to pay the bills given under his contract owing to alleged misrepresentations of the goods.

The matter was amicably settled before the court sat by the plaintiff accepting the return of the goods and returning the bills to the defendant, and we understand the articles are to be sold on Wednesday next at the Somerville market, on account of Miller, the plaintiff.


A PARTY of nurses visited Frankston on Tuesday evening last, and were entertained by the “Wattle” Club, in the Hall, where a large party had gathered to pay homage to the nurses, some of whom had returned from the front, and others who are leaving sunny Australia very soon to face dangers unknown.

The best we can give is not too good for the women who are playing such a part in the great war and whose lives are devoted to such a noble cause.

Although all preparations had to be carried out at very short notice, word being received Monday night that they were coming, everything was in order and a splendid dinner of cold poultry, ham, etc., was in readiness on the arrival of the cars.

After doing justice to the good things so generously provided, the nurses were entertained with songs recitations, brass instrument selections, violin obligato, whistling and clog dancing, banjo selection and first class performances on the piano, things going merrily till midnight.

The Club members are deeply grateful to all who so willingly and ably provided items and aided in every way possible, to make the evening pass pleasantly.

No doubt they would be amply repaid by the delight expressed by the nurses and the genuine applause which greeted each item.

Mr Robinson, who accompanied the party, spoke in complimentary terms of the “Wattle” Club, Dr Maxwell responding in a few words.

Mr Bailey was in charge of the programme and Mr Lidgerwood acted as M.C. for the dances.



Word was received last week that Pte H Overton was wounded whilst fighting the Turks in the desert. We

hope that his wounds are lot serious.

A dance was held here in the Mechanics’ Institute last Saturday night and there was a very good attendance. The music was provided by Miss F. Unthank and Mr Archie Meldrum capably filled the duties of M.C. names were also played during the evening.

Mrs Geo Shepherd is out of the hospital now and we are pleased to say that she is progressing favorably. We shall all be pleared to have her back with us again.

Fruit picking is in full swing. Apricots, plums, and other stone fruit are of a nice large size, but there is a scarcity of all varieties of fruit.


From the Front! The following was received by Mrs C. Tait of Frankston, from one of our local soldiers, Private George Patterson, who is fighting “Somewhere in France.”

Do you wonder what I am doing Thro’ the long and empty days?

If I linger as we used to, in the old familiar ways ?

Do you ask me, now we’ve parted, if my thoughts are light and free ?

Or if ever they are turning to the lands beyond the sea ?

I’m thinking and dreaming of someone; Someone that’s far away,

I’m watching and waiting for someone, when I’ll come back someday;

I know there is someone who wants me, someone whose heart is true,

And that’s why I’m waiting for someone, dear friend for you.

Yes I think of the dear old places and the ways we used to know.

And I watch the changing seasons and the stars that come and go.

But it’s lonely friend without you and the hours are fraught with pain,

For I’m longing, Oh ! I’m longing just to see you all again.

My thoughts go out today, and every day,

To one so dear to me who’s far away.

Never forgotten ah! Who could forget?

Dear since we parted you are dearer yet.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 27 January 1917

As published in the Mornington News – 24 January 2017


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