Illegal log carting results in fine


Compiled by Brodie Cowburn

THE following cases were disposed of at the Frankston Court of Petty Sessions on Monday last, before Mr Cohen, P.M, and Messrs Williams, Oates, Grant and Mc Lean.

McGrath was charged with having neglected to send his child to school the required number of days and was fined 2s.   

M. Parker for a similar offence was fined 5s.

A. E. Ryan was fined 4s in each case for non-vaccination of two children.

John Knight was charged by John. E. Jones (shire secretary) with carting pine logs over roads in the centre Riding on dates within the time during which pine log carting was prohibited by the Shire. The defendant pleaded guilty to three charges and was fined 23s 6d on the first two and 29s for the third.

  A number of persons were fined in sums varying from 1s to 5s for omitting to have their names placed on the electors’ roll.


NEWS has been received that Captain Claude P. Russell, of the Indian Frontier Mounted Police, has been awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in France.

Captain Russell, who had at the outbreak of the present war already gained four medals for service in previous campaigns in India and South Africa, volunteered for service in France when war was declared.

  He is now in hospital, severely wounded.


MR S. S. Gault will hold a special horse sale at his Somerville yard on Monday next when a good yard of all description of horses will be yarded.


ON Thursday next the elections for representatives in the State Parliament will take place throughout Victoria.

In the Mornington electorate Mr Downward (the old member) is opposed by Mr R. M. Anderson, the selected Liberal candidate.

The latter gentleman has spoken at the principal places throughout the electorate, and created a very favorable impression.

It is generally thought that he will get good support on polling day.


A RUG, made and presented to the Red Cross Society by Mrs Hague, is or view in the window of Mr Guumes.

This beautiful piece of work, whichtook six months to make, is to be raffled shortly.


MR and Mrs McSweeney and family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to their many friends of Frankston for kindness shown to them while their son Bert was so very ill, especially to Dr Maxwell for his unremitting care and attention.


MR Downward addressed the electors in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Friday night.

The Candidate said this was the most important election ever held in Victoria.

Owing to its financial position the State was not far from financial blizzard.

This State was not alone in the ordeal. All the States had a difficult row owing to the outcome of federation.

The States were now indebted to the Federal Government for £20,000,000, and had agreed to pay this back at the end of the present year.

It was absolutely impossible to do so.


THERE was a good attendance at the Red Cross social at Tyabb last Saturday night and a very nice evening was spent.

Mr Phillip Mair as M.C. kept the dances going and splendid music was supplied for same by Messrs Gibson Chalwell and Mr Baker junr of Somerville who took a turn at the piano when not dancing and played excellent music (he can come again if he likes.)


ON November 30th the Miniature Picture Campaign in aid of St. Vincents Hospital, Melbourne will cease.

This Campaign was inaugurated in order to raise £25,000 which is urgently needed by the hospital.

It is an appeal for help for those who cannot help themselves.

  Although this campaign has been in progress for some months, some people are still in doubt as to what it exactly means.


A BULLETIN on the Evaporation of Apples has just been issued by the Department of Agriculture. It consists mainly of portion of a pamphlet issued by the State College of Washington Agricultural Experimental Station and a reprint from the Journal of Agriculture of a short article on Apple Drying by Mr Farrell one of the Orchard Supervisors of the Department of Agriculture.

In view of the heavy apple crop expected next season and as very little of it can be exported this bulletin will no doubt be of practical use to Orchardists


HELEN Mathers wonderful story “Comin’ thro’ the Rye” of self renunciation will be screened at Frankston, Wednesday, Nov 14th.

It attracted the largest audience in Melbourne ever drawn to a picture house, and has been shown through out the suburbs with great success.


THE secretary of the Wattle Club acknowledges with thanks, a donation of £1 1s from Mrs Manu, “Harbury”Frankston.


THIS afternoon the ceremony of unveiling a Roll of Honor will take place at the Mount Eliza State School.

Sir John Madden will perform the ceremony.

A cordial invitation is given to the residents to be present by the chairman (Mr Jas Grice).

The function being commenced at 3 oclock.


READERS are reminded of the Novety night which is to take place on Friday, November 9th, in the Hall, to raise funds to provide Xmas Cheer for the boys at Langwarrin Camp.

A very bright evening’s entertainment has been arranged and it is expected that everybody will come along and participate.

Among numerous other attractions the orchestra from Langwarrin will be in attendance.



In 1910, 154,031 were employed in farming in 1916 their number had decreased to 147,655 whilst the population of Melbourne has increased in 11 years by 178,514.

What do our time serving and place  hunting politicians care about these things? Not a jot.

They proceed merrily with their mad extravagance. The greatest benevolent asylum in the country is the State Parliament House, where mediocrites, and persons who have out lived their usefulness practise.




From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 10 November 1917

First published in the Mornington News – 7 November 2017


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