The price of bread to increase


THE local bakers announce in another column on and after the 5th inst., the price of bread will be increased. 

It is stated that the increase is general throughout the Peninsula owing to the high cost of commodities.


WE have, owing to pressure on space, been compelled to hold over report of Frankston State school Anzac Day celebrations, and Seaford items, together with a lot of general news.


RED Cross meeting at Mrs Deane’s residence next Monday night. See advertisement.


ON Sunday (tomorrow) the Wattle Club will entertain at dinner and tea a party of about 100 invalid soldiers.


HAVING purchased a new Dodge car, Mr H. P. Forster announces in another column that he is prepared to do hire work at a reasonable rates. Address Bay View Hotel, Frankston. ‘Phone—No 18.


REV E. Tonkin will conduct both services at the Frankston Methodist Church next Sunday. It being “Young Peoples’ Day” there will be a special Responsive Service in the morning when it is expected as many Sunday School scholars will attend as possible.


FAREWELL to Major Conder. In addition to the banquet to be tendered to Major Conder at Frankston, the public will also entertain him at a public social on or about the 15th May. 

Details were discussed at a public meeting presided over by Cr Oates on Monday night when a large ladies committee was formed to deal with the catering and social part of the function. 

During the evening it is intended to present the Major with an illuminated address. 

The date of the banquet is still in abeyance owing to catering arrangements being incomplete.


FOR Children’s Hacking Cough. Woods’ Great’ Peppermint Cure. 1s 9d and 2s 9d.


REGRET will be felt that Mr J. Jolly, the President of the Frankston Progress Association is resigning all the public offices he holds in Frankston including the presidentship of the progress association, on account of his spare time being required to further the interests of a company of Melbourne investors, who it is understood will invest freely in Frankston and district in the near future. 

Mr Jolly will act as Managing Director of the company now in course of construction and Frankston in particular will benefit greatly by the existence of the company just formed.


MRS Wilcox, hon. sec. of the Wattle Club, has received the following letter from Major Conder:

“I feel I cannot leave Langwarrin Camp before giving expression to my feelings of thanks and appreciation of the very generous service your Club has rendered to soldiers in general and this Camp in particular.

You have done many good services for us, and I feel under a deep obligation to you, and I beg you to accept this expression of my very, deep gratitude from all of us who have benefited by your valuable assistance.


THE local bakers announce in another column on and after the 5th inst., the price of bread will be increased. 

It is stated that the increase is general throughout the Peninsula owing to the high cost of commodities.


A RECENT cable message stated that the “The Evening News” had revived in London the idea that General Sir William Birdwood, formerly commander of the Australian Army Corps and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force will succeed Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson as Governor-General of the Commonwealth. 

It was said that his beautiful and popular wife would make an ideal hostess in Australia.


TODAY (Saturday) the Somerville Red Cross assisted by the residents will entertain a number of invalid soldiers.

We learn from the hon. sec., (Mrs. G. Shepherd, that Sir Arthur Stanley will accompany the visitors and a cordial invitation is extended to all local returned men to be present.


FRANKSTON Police Court. MONDAY, 28th APRIL, (Before Messrs C. G. V. Williams, (chairman), C. W. Grant. and W. J. Oates, J’s.P.)


The following parents, were each fined 40s, in default distress, for failing to comply with the provisions of the Vaccination Act: G. Walker, Walter Seedsman, Raymond H. Aik, Harry Brasher, Robert H. Stephens, John Alexander Benson, Charles T. Iles.

Senior-Const. Bray conducted the prosecution, and there was no appearance of any of the defendants.


This was a claim in which J. C. Murphy, dairyman, Frankston, sued F. C. Mitchell, of Seaford, for the recovery of 17s 1d, representing an amount claimed to have been overpaid to the defendant.

Mr Utber appeared for the plaintiff and the defendant conducted his own case.

Plaintiff stated that late on the evening of the 15th March defendant called at his house and asked if witness could oblige him with a cheque for the milk. 

Witness replied in the affirmative, and defendant produced an account for £10 8s 6d, representing 835 quarts of milk at 11d per gal. 

Witness gave defendant a cheque for the amount set out in the account and did not discover till later that the calculation was incorrect. The proper amount was £9 11s 5d. 

On the following Wednesday witness saw defendant in Frankston and told him that a mistake had been made in the account.

Defendant admitted the error and promised, to refund the 17s 1d if witness would post the account back to him. 

Witness saw defendant some days later in front of Keast’s store, and asked him to step over to the house and fix the matter up. Defendant replied that he was in a hurry and could not do so. 

Later he remarked that if a man liked to pay a bill without first rectifying the mistakes he should take the consequences. 

Previous to this witness had given defendant a week’s notice to cease supplying as he was not satisfied with the quality of the milk. 

There were about three days to go when defendant said he wanted to be paid 1d extra. 

Witness told defendant to please himself. He (witness) refused to agree to pay the extra 1d.

Cross-examined by defendant, the witness denied that he had offered the extra 1d to induce defendant to continue supplying.

Corroborative evidence was tendered for the plaintiff.

Defendant deposed that complainant was continually finding a fault with the quality of the milk.

Mr Johnson, the Inspector, had inspected his place at Seaford and found nothing wrong. 

Witness told complainant that he would not supply him with any more milk, and complainant had urged him to carry on for an extra week. 

When complainant had spoken about an overpayment, witness asked him to send back the bill or a duplicate as a witness had rubbed his figures off the slate.

Cross-examined by MrI Utber the witness said he kept his accounts on a slate; he did not keep books.

The Bench gave a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for the amount claimed, with 23s 6d costs.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 3 May 1919

First published in the Mornington News – 30 April 2019


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