SOMETHING should be done at once by “our city fathers” with reference to the state of some of the drains in Frankston. The present state of affairs is disgraceful, and constitutes a serious menace to the health of the people of Frankston.
In the right-of-way leading from Bay street into Thompson street, drainage from a number of houses flows, and although a drain of sorts has been made, there does not appear to be enough fall to enable the drainage to reach the drain in Thompson street.
At present the drain is just a series of stagnant evil-smelling pools, and if something is not done to mitigate the nuisance, and ensure a proper means of allowing the slops, etc, to flow away, a serious epidemic of fever, or some kindred evil, will arise.
A WELCOME home social to Corporal F. McDonald D.C.M., and Gunner H G. Upton both lately invalided home, and a farewell presentation to Trooper F. Knox, who is shortly leaving for the front, was held at the Recreation Hall, on Saturday evening last.
Cr W. J Oates, President of the Frankston and Hastings Shire, occupied the chair and the hall was filled to its utmost capacity, the residents of the district turning out almost en masse to welcome home the war-scarred soldiers who had taken part in some of the great battles on the western front.
Each item of the programme was well rendered Mr V. McGraw, a former resident, and now of Melbourne, added to his laurels as a king of song, and to each of his numbers vociferous applause resulted.
GILBERT Watley was charged by Detective Bell with larceny of a horse rug, valued at £1, from Carrum, on 2nd November 1917. Constable Ryan conducted the prosecution and Mr W. S. Cooke appeared for accused.
After lengthy evidence had been taken, the bench dismissed the case, the chairman remarking that there had been no evidence on which to convict.
Watley had perhaps not done the right thing in taking the rug without telling the owner, but, seeing that they were neighbours, and always borrowing one from the other, he (Watley) thought perhaps that he had done no harm.
DRAWINGS and specifications have been prepared for the erection of a Tennis Court in Seaford, and tenders are to be called for constructing same.
A CONCERT is to be held at Frankston on Saturday evening next, March 9th, in aid of the Repatriation fund, should be highly successful.
Some of Melbourne’s leadings artists have definitely promised to contribute items, among them being Madame Evelyn Ashley, soprano;, Miss Florrie Gordon, contralto; Miss DeSaxe, flautist; Mr Ambrose McMahon, baritone; Mr Pat Coleman and many other talented city artists. Miss Ethel O’Grady will act as accompanist.
Tickets are selling freely, and a bumper house should be present to hear what will undoubtedly be one of the finest concerts ever given in Frankston.
THE water sports, to be held on Saturday next, March 9th, in aid of the Repatriation Fund, promises to be a great success.
The programme includes swimming races for ladies and gents and boys and girls; water feats, diving, commicalities, etc.
BY advertisement in another column Mr. J. Smythe, who has had 25 years experience, announces that he is prepared to undertake pianoforte tuning and repairing.
ON Monday next, March 4th Messrs A. Scott and Co; will hold their usual monthly market in the Corporation yards, Tanti, when they will offer pigs, poultry, cattle, sheep, etc,
THE monthly meeting of the Seaford Progress Association was held on Saturday, there being a good attendance. The president, Mr J. Howell occupied the chair.
Messrs Martin and Aike moved that the President and Secretary attend the next Council meeting and ask for further improvements to the Carrum Vale Road and that a crossing be constructed at Mr Jamison’s residence.
Messrs Hunter and Anderson moved that the Progress Association take over the Hermit’s Camp with permission from the Council, and that an old age pensioner be posted at the camp to look after same.
A TALENTED company of young ladies from Melbourne gave a very pretty and varied entertainment in the Somerville Mechanics’ Hall on Saturday evening last.
The hall was packed and the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League (Somerville Branch) will benefit by a sum of two figures through the generous services of the Gipsy Rovers.
The whole entertainment went without a hitch, and with a briskness and sparkle which spoke well for the training and talent of the performers.
Among many uncommon items showing talent above the ordinary may be mentioned character sketch (musical ) “I love someone in Somerzet” by Maroaretta Webber and Gladys Harley. The latter young lady displayed exceptional ability as the shy country boy
THE following has been contributed by an occasional correspondent.
When Sgt. Mjr Sullivan relinquished control of Military Reserve. Langwarrin he crowned the result of 20 years successful management, by advising that such a large property should be supervised by one well versed in estate management.
With the advice of Hon. Hugh Mahon, then Minister of Home Affairs, Senator Pearce appointed Mr. John Archibald, of Archibald Bros. to the post at a rumeration of £40 per annum. This was subsequently raised to £78 On this the firm have worked wonders.
PRIVATE R. C. Yule, who was recently detailed to act as an Australian Y.M.C.A. orderly in the front line, has written a graphic account of some of his experiences as a Red Triangle worker in a big “stunt”.
In a letter just to hand he says:—”As the news spread on the eve of the push, that the Y.M.C.A had opened a free coffee stall there was a rush for the goods. Our clients were runners dispatch riders, messengers, signallers, guides. etc., in addition to men near by.
Of course the free distributions of tea, coffee, cakes, smokes, and other comforts to men in the trenches and to the walking wounded is a permanent institution by the Y M.C.A.
These coffee joints to all and sundry are an addition in the forward areas, but not actually in the front line. Further back goods in the Y.M.C.A. canteens are sold at prices fixed by military regulations.”
APPLES—Wanted to buy for cash, Jonathan and other eating apples. Packed and delivered at Tyabb Cool Stores. State price etc to T. H. Houfe.
LOST—Between Dalman’s Boot shop and Golf Links, gold band ring engraved “’B”, Soldier brother’s keepsake. Reward, on returning to Miss ATKINS, C/o The Fernery.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 2 March 1918