A farewell and presentation concert takes place at the Recreation Hall, on Saturday evening, March 18th, to Driver Alf Clarke, Gunner H. G. Upton, and Lance Corporal F.Knox, all of whom are in active training. As all these lads are popular, a bumper house is expected.
MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their initial sale at Tanti yards on Monday next, commencing at 12.30 o’clock.
WORD has been received by Mr Patterson, of Frankston, that his
son George is at present suffering from illness, and is in the Heliopolis Hospital.
THE Rev D. Gilchrist of St Andrew’s Church Carlton, will take the Presbyterian Service in the Mechanics’ on Sunday morning next. In the afternoon and evening the Rev gentlemen will conduct harvest thanksgiving services at Somerville.
MORNINGTON Races. The above races were held on Tuesday last. The day was beautifully fine, and there was a good attendance. The following are the results:
Novice Handicap, five furlongs. -F. Doran’s Lord Savin, 8.12, L; Eli Phillips’s Challenda, 8.0, 2; R.Ledgerwood’s Norris (late Result), 7.9, 3 Maximina, Valmenie, Dolly May, Cymbric, Paralla. Lady Selas, Royal Queen, Gully Queen, Quittance, Trichinopoly, Soft Eyes, Royal Mettus and Bob L. also started.
CAPTAIN G. W. Anderson, who has left Langwarrin for Headquarters, is the grandson of a late well known estate agent at Bacchus Marsh. The family flourished as merchants and butter factory proprietors in Bacchus Marsh and Trentham. His uncle, Mr Tom Anderson, was once considered as the only man likely to wrest the late Sam Staughton Esq from his
seat as M.L.A., but Thomas Anderson Esq loved a merchant’s counting house, and a quiet country life better than fame as a politician.
Capt.Anderson’s parents reside at Warragul. His father, Mr Geo Anderson, an estate agent, was formerly a merchant in that town. His intimate knowledge of the local Government Act and fine public spirit retained him in the local shire council for 20 years. A loyal Presbyterian, he proved one of the pillars of that church. Possessed of solid virtues the family got the best out of every member in local societies they entered,and retained the confidence of their subordinates for years after they ceased to serve them.
Capt. G. W.Anderson was trained for the legal profession. His early training and legal knowledge should make him invaluable to the military authorities.
MR Alan Broune, Y.M.C.A. representative at the camp left for Egypt recently, and left so quietly it might be said “He folded his tent like an Arab, and silently stole away.” He was very highly respected by all who came in contact with him, and made himself very popular to those in poor circumstances. The very gamblers of a “two up” school trusted him with their money when they would not trust themselves, they left their money with him over night. On one occasion a gambler handed over to him £45 15s. They had confidence in him
when they lost confidence in themselves.
A station master has now relieved
Mrs McNally of her duties as caretaker. It will be a great change for Mr and Mrs McNally who had a very onerous position here since the outbreak of war. Mr and Mrs McNally made themselves highly respected by their consideration of everybody who had business with the Department.
The little debating society, over which Mr McNally frequently presided, has now ceased to exist, to the regret of the members.
THE 16th half yearly meeting of the Langwarrin Progress Association was held in the vestry of the Methodist Church on Monday evening, March 6th. Mr J. Archibald occupied the chair, and there was but a moderate attendance. The report for the half year was of a satisfactory nature and showed that good work had been accomplished by the efforts of the Association.
THE gift concert, lately held here under auspices of the Ladies Schools War Relief Fund turned out very successfully and a large number of articles were despatched to the headquarters depot as a result. The following letter of acknowledgment has been received:—The Head Teacher, State School, Langwarrin North—Dear Madam,—I have been directed to ask you to convey to all concerned the thanks and appreciation of the executive committee of the above League, for the splendid parcel of goods forwarded to Montague Depot for the use of our soldiers. We are sure that the gifts will be much appreciated by them. Yours faithfully—E. A. Slade,Acting Secretary Education Department War Relief Fund.
LETTERS From The Front. The following letter was received last week, from Private C. W. Clements: We are quartered now in the desert 10 miles away from everywhere, and the scenery never changes, excepting one night we went to bed, and in the morning, after a windy night, there
was a great sand hill in front of our
The sick men are taken away from here on camels. There are two beds on each camel, like an oblong box. It hasn’t come to carting the wounded yet, as we have not met the Turks so far. We have an aeroplane over every day, scouting, etc, but our officer tells us we are likely to see action soon.
But there is a lot of tin fish on the way over, and having had one experience with a torpedo, I don’t want another. We get issued with one pint of water daily here and have to keep washed and shaved with that, our clothes we wash in the sand (I don’t think.)
Some kind friend, I don’t know who, sends me a copy of the “Standard” nearly every mail, so it has been in some hills and hollows so far, and if it still follows, I hope it will go farther. Well for the present I’ll say au revoir, and best respects to theFrankston boys.
THE death of Cr W. Rain, of the Dandenong Shire is announced. The deceased gentleman was in a few days holiday, for the benefit of his health, at the Gippsland Lakes. While at Cunninghams, he died suddenly, on Tuesday morning.
AUSTRALIAN Expeditionary Forces. Recruits Wanted. Every man, physically fit is wanted. Persons desiring to enlist should apply at the nearest Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot where arrangements will be made for medical examination.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 March, 1916