MR and Mrs Trenchard have decided to continue their residence in Frankston for the winter months.
MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold their usual monthly sale at Tanti, on Monday next, when a good yarding of cattle and sheep is advertised.
MESSRS Brody and Mason’s bi-weekly produce market at Frankston, will be held on Wednesday afternoon next.
DURING last week Mr W. West, storekeeper, Violet Town, and Mr D. Crothers, contractor, of Rushworth, visited Frankston, and each bought a building allotment in Petrie St Frankston.
A POST office pillar box has been erected at the Mile Bridge, Frankston, for the convenience of those residents living in that locality. It will be cleared every morning at 8.45 o’clock.
THE Mornington Football Club sent a team to try conclusions with Frankston last Saturday, but the locals were unable to raise a full team to play on their own ground, and consequently suffered defeat at the hands of the visitors. It is intended to play a return match at Mornington this afternoon.
Driver Young, who is in Egypt with the First Australian Expeditionary Force, writes that he has seen Kenny Webb, Lou Cole, the Meldrom Bros, and several other Peninsula lads, and that they are all doing well, and are eagerly awaiting orders that will enable them to get in the actual firing line.
MR Victor Evans, the newly appointed expert for the Frankston Motor Garage Proprietary Ltd., has taken up his residence in Frankston, and has already made a host of friends. This company has accepted the agency for the Mornington Peninsula of the well-known Buick cars, and are about to build an up-to-date garage in Mornington, where Mr Bradbury is at present representing the company.
ONE of the oldest identities of the district died at her residence, William Street, Frankston, on Monday last, in the person of Mrs Grace McComb, in her 88th year.
The remains were interred in the Frankston Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, being followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends. An extended notice will appear in our next week’s issue.
THE Hon treasurer of the Frankston Patriotic Fund (Dr Plowman) desires to acknowledge the receipt from Langwarrin of the handsome sum of £9 as a contribution to the above fund. It comprises the net proceeds of a concert held at Langwarrin £5 12s and the following donations: Mr and Mrs A. Corlett 1 guinea, Mr C S. Corlett 1 guinea, Mr J. Arbbibald 10s, a friend 10s, and Mr H. Oates 10s.
THE contractor for Mr Allan W. Taylor’s new motor garage, at the corner of Wells Street and Melbourne Road, Frankston, is making good progress with his work. He has the foundations laid, and expects to have the building erected in about six weeks. Mr Taylor wishes it to be understood that he is trading under the style of “The Frankston Motor Garage” and must not be mistaken for the “Frankston Motor Garage Proprietary Ltd”.
A Very successful concert was held in the Pearcedale Hall on the evening of Tuesday, April 27th, under the auspices of the Church of England.
A strong committee had been at work for some weeks previously straining every nerve in order to bring the concert to a successful issue.
When the programme opened the whole of the seating accommodation was occupied and many persons were standing in the porch.
The programme opened with the Belgian and Russian National Anthems rendered by a group of the State school children under the conductorship of Mr R. Hobbs, the head teacher.
This item gripped the attention of the audience, and combined with the Union Jack which over-shadowed the stage, set the tone for the evening’s entertainment, and the programme comprised talent from Somerville and Prahran. Every item had its own interest and contributed to the splendid success of the whole.
Owing to some unfortunate circumstances four of the expected performers failed to arrive, but the ready response of the local and visiting artists present enabled the programme to be staged in its full number of items.
The promoters of the concert accord their thanks to everyone, both artists and patrons, for their contributions to the success of the evening. After supper had been partaken of, dancing was indulged in for an hour or two.
It is with much regret we have to announce the death at the Melbourne Hospital on April 23rd of Mr Alfred Clark, so well known throughout this district where he had resided for the last forty years.
Deceased had only recently become an inmate of the hospital and up to within an hour of his death seemed to be progressing favorably. The funeral which started from Frankston on the arrival of the 3 o’clock train was attended by a large number of mourners.
The Rev R. Jackson read the burial service and Sister Fitzgerald of the Salvation Army spoke very feelingly of the Christian life led by deceased, a life full of example to others.
The late Mr Clark was 47 years of age and leaves a widow, young daughter and an adopted son to mourn their great loss, which will also be felt in many ways in this district as deceased was actively connected with all good work being a prominent member of the Methodist Church and Salvation Army, a member of the school committee and one of the oldest members of the Progress Association.
DRIVER A. G. Young, of the First Expeditionary Force, writes under date 28th March: As you will see by address on this letter we are still at Mena. We are kept jolly busy though, and it is hard to get even a few minutes to oneself. It is Palm Sunday today, and I am just back from a Church Parade, and we have a little while off before going to stables.
It is a brute of a day today, blowing a treat, and the sand is flying everywhere. It is getting hotter every day too, and the flies are enough to make you sick.
We have been expecting to get orders to move any day, but, as I said before, here we are. We have been on a three days’ trek this week, and only arrived home yesterday.
One day as we were going along the road, we were at- tacked by some light horse, and we had to take out our horses and get them under cover and then have a go at the enemy. We gave them slops (with blank cartridge) but I guess it will be jolly different with real bullets flying about.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 1 May, 1915