LAST Sunday, a pony, the property of Mr Bennett, fell down a narrow well at “Cleveden,” Kars Street, but, fortunately, the pony was rescued by a number of willing workers.
It is not known how long the animal had been in the well before it was discovered, but he was down about 10 feet, with his head just out of the water.
The pony is not much the worse for its adventure.
VISIBLE expression of recognising the birthday of our beloved Prince was conspicuous by its absence on the 23rd inst.
The heads of the two State institutions (State School and Savings Bank), however, thought it worthy of notice and thoughtfully raised a flag in honor of the event.
This time last year the Prince of Wales was with us and signs of loyalty to the Throne and Heir Apparent were not wanting, but on this birthday he seems to have been forgotten.
Where were the town flags?
A FULL attendance is requested at the monthly meeting of the Frankston Progress Association to be held on Tuesday evening next.
THE Frankston Fire Brigade, under Captain D. Petrie, turned out in full strength for the inspection by Chief Officer Marshall last Monday evening.
A detailed report will be published next week.
IN aid of the Royal Victorian Blind Institute, Miss Dorathea Macmaster has consented to give, in the Mechanics Institute, Frankston, a recital on the lines of one she gave with marked success in the Melbourne Athenaeum a few weeks ago.
Miss Macmaster will be supported by students from various parts of Victoria, whom she is training for the concert platform at her rooms in Melbourne.
Fuller particulars will be published later, the present notice is merely intended as an invitation to supporters of the Institute to keep the 19th of July free, and, if they have any leisure for the undertaking, to place themselves in touch with Miss Macmaster, who is arranging to devote Wednesdays and Saturdays to advanced pupils from different parts of the Peninsula, may be seen re the recital on those days at Balmoral House, Frankston.
AN important meeting of the Somerville Branch of the Teachers’ Union was held at Frankston on Wednesday evening, when the President (Mr S. Uren) occupied the chair.
This was an experimental meeting under the suggested scheme for movable meetings.
Judging by the increased attendance, the keen interest taken in all matters brought forward, and the amount of business transacted, the success of the movement is already assured.
Mr Jennings was unanimously elected vice president.
It was agreed, on the motion of Mr Jennings and Miss Pearce, that the next meeting should be held at Hastings on 10th July.
The matter of superannuation was then discussed, when Messrs McConville and Jennings, Misses Fulton, Armstrong and Cole spoke in favor of the scheme by which the Public Servants and the Government subscribe to the fund.
It was pointed out that Victoria was the only State in Australia that had not a Superannuation Fund for the State Public Servants. It was decided to request the Union to bring the matter at once before the Cabinet.
It was further resolved, on the motion of Mr Jennings and Miss Guan, to invite Mr Braithwaite (President of the Teachers’ Union) to Frankston to give an address.
Misses McFarlane and Gale considered that the meeting should do something to provide social functions for members, and proposed that a series of tennis matches be arranged amongst teachers.
This was agreed to.
At the close of the meeting Mr Jennings and his staff provided suppers which was much appreciated by all, but especially by those who had driven in from remote schools.
Darcy Eccles, who escaped from French Island, as reported in “The Standard” last issue, appeared at the Melbourne City Court on June 16, when he was charged with having escaped from legal custody.
The alleged offence was committed on May 7th, 1918, when accused was detained at the McLeod Settlement Reformatory, French Island, having been admitted three days previously.
He had been convicted of robbery in company, and sentenced to 2½years imprisonment.
He pleaded guilty, and was committed for trial at the General Sessions on July 1st.
AT the present time, Bittern presents a busy appearance, for the construction of the new railway to Red Hill has brought a large number of men into the district.
A great deal of timber and material is stored at the local railway station.
The season is decidedly promising and round about Coolart, Balnarring and Shoreham there are some fine lusty crops.
But, in other ways, there are signs of progress here and the recent gymkhana proved an unqualified success.
Bittern, thanks to the generosity of Mr Stacey has now a public hall, the building being secured from Langwarrin.
THE Dromana Presbyterian Church was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding on June 10th, when Miss Maude Cairns, of Boneo, was married to Mr Albert White, of Dromana.
The bride was charmingly attired, and looked very beautiful.
Her attendants were Misses Lily White and Jean Cairns, whilst Mr Chas Cairns acted as best man.
The happy couple were motored to Frankston, where they caught the train for Healesville, where the ‘moon was spent.
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Letter to the Editor
Sir, I have been travelling daily for the last twenty years on the Victorian railways, and recently I had occasion to visit Hastings.
On the return trip we were supposed to leave Hastings at 3.58pm.
We left long after 5pm, arriving at Baxter shortly before 6pm, where we were supposed to connect with the Mornington train.
Needless to state, this train did not wait for us, and we were left to stand about on the platform – a cold winter night – until 7.30pm, when a train was drawn up to the platform.
This train did not contain a solitary light, and we were forced to sit in darkness until we reached Frankston, where we were glad to avail ourselves of hot tea and scones.
The remainder of the journey was accomplished in lit carriages, and we were glad to reach Flinders Street at 10pm.
Fancy six hours to cover 40 miles!
One naturally is curious to know what is the use of time tables if the trains cannot be run on time.
Yours, etc., E. WILSON.
FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 24 June 1921