THE Inspector of Nuisances (Mr W. J. Stephen) reported as follows:
Gentlemen – I have the honour for your information that several complaints were made by householders that the nightman had not been emptying their closet pans regularly and in one instance the pan had not been emptied for four weeks.
I interviewed the contractor (Mr Purdy) on the subject and he blamed his employee for the neglect, and dispensed with his services.
Since then he has put on a new man, who appears to give more satisfaction, which it is hoped will be continued, as no end of annoyance had been caused through the apparent neglect as above stated.
MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold a furniture sale at their rooms, Bay Street, Frankston, on Wednesday afternoon, the property of Mr. Sampson, of Mornington.
The furniture consists of the contents of a large boarding house and is mostly new and well preserved, and will be sold without reserve.
IN view of her early marriage, Miss Vita Gray has reluctently tendered her resignation as hon. secretary of the Frankston “Wattles Club”.
While accepting the resignation with regret, Miss Gray has the very best wishes of the committee and members of the club, for her future happiness and prosperity.
Miss Muriel Gray was appointed secretary, and Mrs Moloney and Miss Young Vice-Presidents.
THE Gibson Pantomime Co. gave entertainment in the Mechanics Hall, Frankston, on Wednesday evening, at which there was a moderate attendance.
The comedy, “Fun on a Battleship” was staged. The performers were mostly juveniles and their singing and dancing were above the ordinary for such young people.
“Little Trixie” was a marvel in the way in which she was able to contort her body into all sorts of imaginable shapes.
A good two hours’ entertainment was provided for those who attended.
MR Cohen, P.M., gave a severe reprimand to a young man at the Frankston Court on Monday, for wearing military uniform without having enlisted, and stated that it was an offence that would meet with severe punishment if a civilian was brought up on a charge of wearing clothes similiar to that is by the Defence Department to the troops.
The magistrate counselled the young man, if he wished to wear the clothes of a soldier to go and enlist, and fined him 20s. for the offence.
MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son will sell at their rooms, 72 Swanston street, Melbourne, on Tuesday next, under instructions from the Equity Trustee Co. Ltd., 80 acres of land, being crown allotment, 78A, parish of Tyabb, being the property of the late Mr. Wm. Unthank.
The property is situated two and a quarter miles from the Hastings Railway Station and fronting Kippies and D’Esterres roads. From 10 to 20 acres have been cultivated and includes an orchard of some 3 acres and a four-roomed house.
The terms are easy and the property should recommend itself to anyone in search of a nice home.
The sale will commence at 3 o’clock.
MAJOR Blezard, until recently Commandant at Langwarrin, is now in charge of Domain Camp. A tribute which we hope means promotion.
Genuine regret was expressed at his departure from Langwarrin. With over twenty years military experience he sailed from Australia as a Captain in the first contingent. He had the misfortune to be wounded at Gallipoli early in the landing. Invalided to Australia, he recovered sufficiently to assume command at Langwarrin.
During the few months he was in command, the whole camp was transformed. He proved himself an officer of undoubted character. Very just to men willing to do their duty, if they had a mishap and a strict disciplinarian to habitual offenders.
He was a man of few words which suggested much latent reserve power.
Above all he possessed the saving gift of sound common-sense, which commanded respect from all. Even the prisoners of war had a kindly word for the wounded warrior.
The send off he received at the local railway station will long be remembered. A guard of honor was drawn up and while the band played farewell airs,the train carried the warrior off.
Among the officers present were Capt. Conder, Lieut. Brasch, and Capt.Perl, A.M.C.
Mr Archibald, President of the Langwarran Progress Association, presented the Major with a letter of thanks, on behalf of the society, and prior to his departure, the Association was considering a motion to elect him an honorary member.
Although he ventured out but little, his influence was very evident.
It was hoped he would remain in the peninsula for many years. Men of his type are badly needed in the country districts.
MR J. Nott Marsh has received a warm letter of thanks from Captain Conder, Military Camp, Langwarrin, in acknowledgment of the receipt of 235 packets of cigarettes which Mr Marsh had collected from residents and visitors to Frankston and forwarded to the camp.
LETTERS of Thanks.
We are pleased to publish the following letters of appreciation which have been received by Dr Plowman, Hon. Sec. of the presentation to Frankston Soldiers funds. The writers were unable to be present to receive their medals in person.
Dr Plowman,—Dear Sir.— Just a line to thank you and all Frankston friends for the lovely medal I have received from them. I can assure you if I have the good luck to return home again I will always keep it, and think of the happy couple of years I put in at Frankston. I will say good bye for the present, as we are leaving tomorrow morning for the front, but hope to soon be back and set the ball rolling again in our beautiful little town.—Yours faithfully E. C. HAMMOND.
Dr Plowman,—Dear Sir,— By the recent mail from home I learn with pleasant surprise that you have sent, on my behalf, to my parents, a presentation for enlistment. I will ask you to convey my heartfelt gratitude to the donors of good old Frankston.
The only thing I regret, is that I was not amongst the boys to receive it personally.
Should I have the luck to return I will wear it proudly and maybe then I will have the chance to thank you.
I met a few of the Frankston boys in Egypt, and am not far from Gnr. Mat. Elliott, who is looking well.
Old Von Fritz gave us a hot reception when we first took over, but we have paid him back with interest.
Trusting you are all well as it leaves me at present, and again thanking you one and all.
I remain, yours faithfully,
GNR. H. H. ALLEN, 8289.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 23 September, 1916