MR J. P. Pratt has quite recovered his recent motor accident, and has now returned to Shepparton.
MESSRS A. Eddie, H. Jackson and O. Palmer have returned to Melbourne after spending a most enjoyable holiday at Mr A. Eddie’s seaside residence, “Cheer-Oh”, Frankston.
THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruit-growers’ Association will be held in the Somerville Hall on Monday next, when the matter of the cool storage project will be discussed.
NOMINATIONS for the Flinders Naval Base Sports close with the secretary on Monday next. From what we hear there is likely to be a big entry, and everything points to the function being a gigantic success.
MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their bi-monthly produce sale at Frankston on Wednesday afternoon next, when in addition to the usual produce, they will offer a quantity of household furniture and gents wearing apparel.
In consequence of the Somerville Show falling on Brody and Mason’s usual sale day at Somerville, it will be postponed till 24th March.
DURING the week several well-known residents of the district left for the Camp at Broadmeadows, having determined to throw in their lot as defenders of their country.
We allude to Mr Robert Walker, of Mount Eliza, Mr W. Clements, of Frankston, and Messrs V. Jondahl and M. McDonald, of Langwarrin.
This will not be the first time that Mr Walker has gone to the front, as he enlisted and went through the South African war. We wish them success and a safe return.
FRANKSTON Court of Petty Sessions. Monday, 15th February, 1915.
ILLEGAL TRAFFIC IN LIQUOR.
E. V. Heffernan, of the Carrum Hotel, was charged by the police with illegally selling liquor on the 17th January last.
Sergeant Jones prosecuted and Mr Maher appeared for defendant.
All witnesses were ordered out of court. The action was taken under Section 134 of the Licensing Act. The following evidence was heard: Constable Revell deposed that he was stationed at the police depot, Melbourne.
On the 17th January was at Carrum on licensing duty.
Visited the Carrum Hotel about 3pm in company with Constable Knott.
We entered by the side door. As I went in, Heffernan (the husband of the licensee) asked me if I was a bonafide traveller.
I told him I was a constable on duty. Saw four men with glasses in their hands. In reply, Mr Heffernan said they were travellers. I asked the men to produce their railway tickets. One of them produced the return half of a ticket.
Heffernan said he was licensee. I said to one of the men (Dwyer) ‘You are not a bonafide traveller.’
He said he stayed with some friends at Carrum the previous night I then got his name and address.
I then went along and saw a man put a glass on the side counter. I asked him what he was doing on licensed premises. He said he came from Cranbourne that day and that he lived at Lyndhurst.
There were 7 or 8 travellers in the house besides these.
Again at 8 o’clock I visited the hotel and saw Heffernan again.
There were about 50 persons standing about in front of the house, more or less under the influence of liquor.
In consequence of what happened I again asked Heffernan if he was the licensee and he said his wife was.
Mrs Heffernan told me that she had stayed in the bar all day and tried to keep the men quiet, but in consequence of it being very hot, they had stayed there all day.
I examined 3 others besides Pearson and Dwyer.
Constable Knott corroborated the evidence of the former witness Frank Pearson deposed that he was at the hotel on 17th January.
Got there about 1 o’clock, saw Heffernan at the door. He asked me if I was a bonafide traveller, and I said I was, and I thought I was.
When I saw Constable Revell I was coming out. Never saw him inside at all.
Mrs Heffernan was in the bar. A witness named Ray deposed that either himself or Heffernan watched the door all that Sunday.
The Bench dismissed the case, as it was considered the licensee had taken the proper precautions to prevent non-travellers being served on that day.
G. Dwyer was fined 5s in default distress, for being on licensed premises in unlawful hours.
THE ladies’ Red Cross committee have just completed another section of their valuable work, and have as a second instalment, forwarded a large parcel of towels, pillowslips and woollen mittens to headquarters.
The mittens were all knitted by the local school girls, who are still busy knitting so as to include a large number in the next parcel.
The committee intends to canvas the district for donations so as to enable them to keep on sending these parcels for the benefit of our wounded soldiers, at intervals throughout the whole time the war lasts.
We trust that the collectors will meet with a ready response, and appeal to the residents, that their efforts will be successful.
Surely the greatest sacrifice for this work could not be too much, and when our own relations and friends have given up their whole services to fight for our country, it is the least we can do, who are living at home in peace and pleasure, to give, not a little, for a purpose that will bring to them some comfort during their terrible experiences.
The hon. secretary, Mrs E. P. Hair, announces that the smallest donation will be thankfully received, and surely the donations should be numerous, as it is realised throughout the whole state, that Mornington Peninsula, especially Somerville and Tyabb, is in a most prosperous and flourishing condition.
THE anniversary services in connection with the Methodist Church were held in the hall on Sunday evening last.
The building was very tastefully decorated for the occasion, and reflects great credit on those who had taken part in making the preparation.
The choir had the very valuable services of Mrs Shaw, of Adelaide, who supplied excellent music with the violin. Rev. J. Jackson, brother of the Rev. Jackson, of Frankston, delivered the sermon.
A NUMBER of areas have under the Game Acts been proclaimed by the Governor in Council as localities in which, during the whole year, it is unlawful for any person to kill any species of Native Game (birds and other animals). Full information of these localities can be obtained on application to the Chief Inspector of Fisheries and Game.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 February, 1915.