WE call special attention to an advertisement in another column of a public meeting, to consider the best means of perpetuating the memory of the late Sir John Madden amongst us.
Since the Franskton man’s lamented death there has been singularly unanimous public expression of opinion, both in the Press and otherwise, of his many virtues as Lieutenant Governor and as Chief Justice of Victoria.
Many tributes to his upright personal character have also appeared. It has been very fully recognised that in all his actions and in his many public utterances, he always was on the side of right, and that his loyalty in the present world’s crisis found expression in many fervid and stirring appeals.
It is only fitting that his many virtues should be recognised in an adequate manner by those amongst whom he had lived so long.
INVALID soldiers to the number of about one hundred and sixty from the Base and Caulfield Hospital and Hyton Rest Home visited Tyabb on Sunday the 17th March.
The day was glorious, and everything went off without a hitch. A glance at the lavish dinner awaiting the men (before the attack) proved that Tyabb’s first attempt at entertaining soldiers was a great success.
The cars arrived well up to time and at 1 o’clock the men filed into the hall to satisfy their appetite.
THE Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited is applying for probate of the will of Nathaniel Pearce, sen., late of Pearcedale, orchardist and grazier, who died on 9th January last.
Testator by his will left estate valued at £3239 to his widow and children.
The old established business in Bay Street, Frankston, known as “The Frankston Coach Factory” so long and successfully carried on by Mr Hugh Cameron, has changed hands, the old proprietor having been compelled through ill-health to give up the laborious life of a smith.
The business has been purchased by Messrs Brasher and Cunneen, who intend to carry on the business on the same lines as formerly, and hope to meet with the same generous support as that given to their predecessor.
TENDERS will be received up to the 25th March, at 8 p.m., for the ERECTION of FIREBOX over Main Entrance in Vestibule.
Specification may be seen at Mr Dalman’s Boot Shop, Bay Street.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
NOTICE is hereby given that at a meeting of the Council of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings held at the Council Chambers, Somerville, on Thursday, the 7th day of March, 1918, the said Council did agree to the following resolutions, that is to say:—
Regulating and restricting the erection and construction of hoardings. Requiring the pulling down and removal of hoardings.
Authorising the Council to pull down and remove hoardings, erected or constructed contrary to any by-law of the Council or not pulled down or removed as required by or under any such By-Law, and to sell the materials and apply the proceeds in re-imbursing the expenses of pulling down and removing such hoardings and in paying into the Municipal Fund any penalties or fees due by the owner thereof.
THE 23rd half yearly meeting of the Langwarrin Progress Association will be held in the vestry of the Methodist Church on Monday evening next, March 25th.
It is requested that all members will attend as important motions will be brought forward to extend scope and usefulness of this association.
A MEETING of the committee of the 7th presentation to Frankston Volunteers was held at Mr Wheeler’s house on Tuesday, March 19th, at 8 p.m Present:—Councillor Oates, President of the shire, in the chair; Mr Wheeler, and Dr Plowman, Hon. Sec.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, and amongst other correspondence a letter was read from the late Sir John Madden, stating that it would have given him great pleasure to present the medals on the 7th occasion on which such presentations have been made in Frankston.
A motion of which Dr Plowman had given notice, was carried viz, to rescind all previous motions as to the 7th presentation being made a special function.
The organisers of the Red Cross concert, to be held on March 30th (Easter Saturday) have kindly consented to allow the presentations to be made during the interval of the concert, and it was resolved that the presentations be then made.
Dr Plowman was asked, and consented to present the medals, on the occasion.
The names of fourteen volunteers were approved as being qualified to receive medals.
AT a special meeting of the committee of the Frankston Mechanics’ Institute, held on Tuesday last, it was decided to take steps to have the main hall of the building enlarged at a cost of something approaching £1000, and in order to meet this expenditure it is intended to issue 100 debentures at £10 each to the public at 6 per cent.
As the enlargement is very urgently required the committee intend to call for tenders for the work as soon as the debentures are taken up.
ANOTHER party of returned soldiers were entertained at Frankston on Friday last by members of the Wattle Club.
The visitors who were mostly men from other states arrived by motor car, and as the day was beautifully fine the trip from Melbourne was greatly enjoyed.
At the Mechanics, all that was needed to satisfy the needs of the inner man was provided in their usual lavish style by members of the Club, and full justice was done to the good things provided, by the returned warriors, who appeared to have lost none of their dash in an attack.
THE Somerville Methodist Church celebrated their Harvest Festival on Sunday, March 17th.
There was a beautiful display of fruit and vegetables, and the church was prettily decorated with autumn leaves, berries and flowers.
The members of this church can be complimented on the splendid way they arranged the gifts. Suitable sermons were delivered in the afternoon by Rev Tonkin, of Frankston, and Mr P. Twyford at night.
A VERYsuccessful dance was held in the Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday, March 13th, in aid of the hall funds. In spite of a adverse weather the attendances was quite large, and an enjoyable evening was spent.
Miss F. Unthank played at the dance, while Mr A. Meldrum acted at M.C. The floor was packed. A dainty and plentiful supper was provided by the lady’s committee.
On Saturday night, March 16th, a dance was held by the Social Club and this was also well attended.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 23 March 1918