WE regret to have to record that it is reported that two more of our brave Peninsula lads have been killed while fighting in France in defence of their country. We refer to Private George Harrison, son of Mr L. Harrison, of the Grand Hotel, Mornington, and Private Coxhell of the same town.
THE Peninsula Motor Garage Pty Ltd., has purchased a fine building allotment in the Main St Mornington, and is calling for tenders for the building of a large up to date brick garage, and manager’s residence. A modern plant has already been purchased by this Company.
A RATHER serious accident happened to Mr W. Horrod, as he was making his way home from Frankston on the 2nd inst., in trying conclusions with a motor car which was proceeding in an opposite direction. He was severely cut about the face, his nose requiring several stitches. The pony was also cut about a good deal, while the wagonette was a wreck. The car was only slightly damaged.
A PAINFUL accident happened on Thursday evening to Private W. D. Brice of the No. 2 Guard, Langwarrin, as he was returning from Melbourne. As the train was approaching the station it is not known whether he jumped out or fell out, but he was found on the line with his foot terribly crushed. After being rendered first aid by Dr Maxwell, he was conveyed by motor ambulance to the Base Hospital the same evening.
THE “Wattles Club” held a very successful dance on Wednesday evening last, the object being to raise funds to obtain crockery for their many entertainments. The Club has already received splendid donations, and with the proceeds of this dance, should be able to secure the necessary articles which will mean so much saving of labor and time for those who bear the brunt of carrying out the soldiers’ entertainments.
IT was decided at a recent meeting to hold the next dance in aid of our local Red Cross, on September 30th, and a plain and fancy dress ball in October, in aid of the District Roll of Honor.
MESSRS Adamson, Strettle and Co have a large entry of stock for their monthly sale at Tanti on Monday next—see advertised list in this issue.
THE Gibson Pantomime Comedy Company will appear at Somerville on Tuesday evening and at Frankston on Wednesday evening, 19th and 20th insts., in the new original Pantomime Comedy “Fun on a Battleship” supported by a brilliant company of 14 artists prominent among them being “Little Trixie” in her original and wonderful act on chairs and see-saw, which is entirely her own.
WHAT Will Become of Our Girls ?
The important question of how the war will affect the future of the girlhood of Australia and New Zealand is seriously discussed in the September number of “Everylady’s Journal,” which has just reached us. Such points are discussed as the right of girls to hold men’s positions after the war ; the possibility for a wider sphere for women in commercial life; the diminished or the increased chances of marriage and the opportunity for a better financial future for women generally.
The Hon. George Swinburne, Mrs Walter Griffin (wife of the designer of the Federal Capital), Mr H. J. Manson (New Zealand’s representative in Australia), Mr King OMalley, and other notable people, all contribute to the discussion in “Everylady’s Journal”.
This September number is rich in other special articles. There is for example, a long and fascinating description of a Sydney lady who possesses an extraordinary gift of music, and who composes and plays on the piano in a state of sub-consciousness, the most brilliant and intricate pieces.
Madame Melba contributes an article on “The right way to sing.”
Mr William Sherrie, the well known journalist and nature writer, supplies a story of the Bell Bird ; and the month’s article on Australian Home Industries deals with the breeding of canaries.
As usual, the many fashion designs are excellent, and the household departments are full of up-to-date and valuable matter, Several free patterns are given with the September issue of “Everylady’s Journal,” thus rounding it out as an ideal woman’s magazine.
AUSTRALIAN Expeditionary Forces. Recruits wanted. Every man physically fit is wanted. Conditions of enlistment – Age — 18 to 45 years. Minimum height— 5 feet 2 inches. Chest measurement— 33 inches.
Persons desirous to enlist should apply at the nearest Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot, where arrangements will be made for medical examination.
Persons who are considered suitable will be granted free Railway tickets to the Metropolis for final medical examination and enlistment.
RATES OF PAY PER DAY.
(Prior to Embarkation)
Lieutenant … … … 15s
Sergeant … … … … 10s
Corporal …. … … … 9s
Private … … … … … 5s
On and from date of Embarkation (including deferred pay ).
TANTI Market. Monday, 4th September. Alex. Scott and Co., report—A good yarding of sheep and pigs, but only a moderate supply of cattle. All classes of pigs were in good demand at fully last months rates—Baconers to £4 4s, best porkers to 53s, good to 48s, light to 42s; stores to 38s, slips to 30s, suckers 15s to 25s. We sold for Messrs Symonds 130 crossbred wethers to 42s 9d, and fat lambs to 28s; Mr G. Jones, ewes and wethers to 31s 9d, weaners at 26s 9d Jones Bros 20 weaners at 24s 8d. Mr F. C. Doherty, 4 pet lambs to 41s. Mr R. Cairns, 4 fat bullocks at 16s 6d. Milkers to £9 10s springers to £10, heifers to £8 5s, forward heifers to £10 10s, Mr W. Blackburn, Rye, 10 heifers out of condition at £72, Estate late John Doherty, 2 unbroken light geldings at £9.
BITTERN North Cooperative Association. The above association held their monthly meeting at Cr Turner’s residence on Saturday 9th, and it was decided to arrange about getting the title for the piece of land donated by Joseph Turner Esq.,for recreation purposes, and to have it fenced with posts and wire having two cyclone gates, large and small, the fence posts being given by members of the committee while the cost of the wire and gates will be covered by donations by members.
At next meeting it will be arranged to have a working bee when members and their wives and friends will roll up and in a very short time a startling amount of improvements will be effected, the workers being all thoroughly used to hard bush work. Before the meeting closed the chairman brought up the advisability of again laying before the Minister of Railways, the great and vital need of constructing a central railway through the Peninsula.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 September, 1916