TENDERS will be received up to noon on Wednesday next by Cr W. J. Oates for the lease of “Linga Longa” Tea Rooms for a period of three years.
The Council are prepared to re-roof and paint the building and erect a verandah in front.
The furniture and fittings of the out going tenant can be taken at a valuation.
The rooms are in a good position, being just in front of the Frankston Pier, and should command a good summer trade.
MORNINGTON Shire Council report is unavoidably held over till our next issue.
THE many friends of the McDonald family will be pleased to learn that Pte D. McDonald, recently reported missing, is now a prisoner of war in a German Camp so the authorities advise.
MESSRS Adamson, Strettle and Co will hold their usual monthly sale at Tanti, on Monday next for which a good yarding of cattle, sheep, pigs, and sundries is advertised.
THE following pupils of Miss D. Overton, D.M.S.V., were successful in passing the Intermediate Pianoforte Section :—Miss Violet Cole, of Tyabb, and Master Harry Michael, of Mornington Junction.
MR Neil McDonald, who has been in charge of the Presbyterian Church work in Frankston and district, has been transferred to Maldon. As he is to take charge of his new appointment on Sunday, November 26th, next Sunday will be his last in this district. Services are advertised.
TO the recent Exemption Court report an error occurred when it was stated Edwin W. Draper, Seaford, gave evidence that he had three brothers on active service. We regret having made the error. Mr Draper has two brothers on active service.
IT will be seen by an advertisement in another column that a meeting of the contributors to the various presentation funds to Frankston volunteers will be held at the Mechanics’ Institute, on Monday next.
The chief business to be submitted will be the arranging a sixth presentation to Frankston volunteers and the desirability or otherwise of afterwards closing the fund.
A good attendance is looked for, to fully discuss the subject.
AT a meeting of the Council of Agricultural Education on the 9th November, 1916, a resolution was passed providing for twenty scholarships being offered at the agricultural colleges.
These scholarships, which are tenable for three years and are valued at £75 each, will be awarded on a selection basis.
Applications from boys who will be not less than 14 years or more than 17 years of age on the 1st February next will be received by the secretary of the council up to 31st January, 1917.
Certificates of character and educational standard should accompany all applications. A scholarship similar to the above is also being offered by the Royal Agricultural Society.
Messes Brody and Mason will hold a clearing sale of cattle, horses, farm implements etc on the farm Spring Bank, on the Dandenong Rd, Frankston, this afternoon, commencing at three o’clock. As the owner is leaving the district the sale will be without reserve.
On Wednesday they will also hold a large clearing sale of farm implements, horses, cows, pigs, household furniture etc on account of Mr H. J. Legg (who is leaving the district through illness) on property. Bungower Road, Somerville cross the intersection of the Cranbourne Road, past Mr Sullivan’s property. The auctioneers recommend buyers to the sale as being well worth their attention, the stock all being young, and the furniture nearly new. Since the above was in type, the sale of the Spring Bank Farm has been indefinitely postponed.
THE anniversary of the Frankston Methodist Sunday School was celebrated on Sunday last, when the Rev A. G. Adamson B.A. occupied the pulpit in the morning, afternoon and evening, and gave three most interesting addresses to excellent congregations.
THE social evening held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Friday 10th Nov, by the Frankston Red Cross Society, to provide Xmas Cheer for the Military Hospital at Langwarrin, was in every way successful.
The hall was crowded and those who found no pleasure in dancing were provided with a musical programme of no mean order.
The artists were all in particularly good voice, especially our old favorite, Lieut Jennings, who was recalled repeatedly and delighted everyone with his numbers.
Mrs C. P. Watson played the accompaniments during the evening in excellent style.
Misses O’Grady, and Laurrisen, Mrs Malcolm, Mr Garrood and Corp Whitburn assisted with the programme and their items were all highly appreciated.
A splendid coffee supper was handed round to which everyone did full justice and the programme continued with renewed energy till small hours of the morning.
THE Somerville Patriotic League in order to procure much needed comforts for the lads at the front have organised a cafe chantant and sale of gifts to be held in the Somerville Mechanics’ Hall, on Saturday next, 25th inst.
The function will be opened at 3 o’clock in the afternoon by a concert, at which they have secured the services of Mrs Statters, and Mr Walter Jennings, two singers well and favorably known, and several others.
During the afternoon Mrs Hewison, of the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League, will give a short address on the League.
Afternoon tea will also be prvided. The League (through Mrs Geo. Griffeth) offers a cordial invitation for all who are interested in keeping our brave boys fit to attend and add their mite to this deserving object.
THE Public gave refreshments so liberally to the Red Cross social held on Friday evening last, that, although the gathering was quite as large as expected, there was enough cake left over to satisfy twice as many hungry people.
The Red Cross Committee generously handed this over to the Wattle Club which was entertaining sick and wounded soldiers on the following day.
The act was highly appreciated by the Club.
Several boxes were packed with what was finally left over, and sent to different hospitals.
This is only another instance of the huge generosity of the Frankston people to the soldiers.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 November, 1916