SOMETHING in the nature of a mild sensation was caused amongst strollers along the beach on Thursday morning by the appearance of a huge sea lion on Long Island.
The mammoth mammal came ashore twice just at the rear of Miss Walker’s residence, but did not stay long on shore.
He, standing erect, appeared to stand at least five or six feet high, and would weigh something like a ton or thereabouts.
An eye witness claims that it was considerably larger than the specimen in the Aquarium.
The Long Island visitor was of the somewhat rare glossy brown variety, and would be extremely valuable.
MRS Thomas Harrison, of Mornington, was placed third in the ladies bending race, at the Royal Show, yesterday. She, however, won the fourth heat.
THERE was a good muster at the old cricket ground last Saturday afternoon, when a working “bee” did good work in preparing the oval for the coming season.
Frankston has been admitted to the Glenhuntley cricket association.
A PUBLIC meeting, under the auspices of the Frankston branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation, will be held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Tuesday, 27th September, at 8 o’clock, when an address will be delivered by Rev. B. B. Toi.
A good musical programme has been arranged.
THE committee of the Frankston branch of the H. and A. Association meet next Monday night to consider the prize list as revised by the sub-committee.
THE Frankston branch of the Australian Womens’ National League intend holding a meeting and social in the Mechanics’ Hall, next Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Speakers from the central organisation will be present, and an attractive musical programme has been arranged for.
Afternoon tea will be provided.
MR J. F. Bell, who preaches his farewell sermon at Frankston on Sunday morning next, will be entertained at a social by the members of the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening next.
THE district of Moorooduc has lost, by death, one of its oldest and most respected residents in the person of Mrs Sarah Jones, wife of Mr Edward Jones, of “Spring Farm,” Moorooduc, at the age of 75 years.
The deceased lady passed away in a private hospital in Melbourne on Sept 19, but the remains were conveyed to Moorooduc, and thence to Mornington for interment.
She had resided on the Peninsula for 53 years.
The late Mrs Jones left four sons – Messrs John E. Jones (Shire Secretary), George, Francis and Charles Jones – and three daughters, Mesdames Woodhouse, Morris and Shepherd, all of whom reside on the Peninsula.
Apologies to Messrs Sambell and John E. Jones
TO the Editor.
During my recent electioneering campaign I have been credited with having made statements re the remunerations received by the late Engineer and Secretary of the Shire from all sources connected with the council.
Any figures quoted by me were (as stated) only approximate.
The information received was gained from what I consider the best of authority.
It was not in any way a personal matter, for the reputation of both men are of the highest order and above suspicion.
It was only in dealing with financial matters concerning the council that their names were mentioned.
If any statement I made has in any way injured their prestige as honorable men, I voluntarily offer an apology, as nothing was further from my thoughts.
I am, etc
Merrivale Nurseries, Somerville
IN the County Court last week before Judge Dethbridge – Alexander McKinnon, of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Frankston, sued Mrs Mary Garrood, of Frankston, a former licensee, for an alleged breach of covenant to keep the premises in good order and repair, and claimed £216 6s 6d damages.
A settlement was arrived at by mutual consent, judgment being entered for McKinnon for £50 damages, each side paying their own costs.
VARIOUS towns on the Peninsula have been recently visited – says our Somerville correspondent – by a lecturer connected with the Anti-Liquor League of Victoria.
Somerville was thus favored on Sept 12th, when Mr E.J. Squire Nicholson gave his well–known lantern talk on Prohibition.
Mr Nicholson appears to be well primed with facts and figures to prove the physical, social and economic advantages of this great reform.
A fair number attended, and showed appreciation of his effort by passing a vote of thanks and responding to the financial appeal by subscribing the handsome sum of £16 to further the propaganda work of the League amongst the people.
AN application made by Mrs Mary Dalton, formerly of Hastings, for the ejectment of the licensee, J.R. O’Gorman, from the Royal Hotel, Mornington, was refused at the Mornington Police court on the grounds that the present licensee had a verbal agreement for a renewal of the lease.
The applicant, who was ordered to pay costs, purchased the property some months ago for something like £8000.
A VERY successful working bee was held on Saturday last, the object being in building a house for the widow and family of the late Sante Mirabella.
The townspeople and employees of Warner & Hamilton, of Crib Point, rolled up in force and soon the scene was one of great activity, all working well for the cause.
By nightfall the house was well on its way to completion and the next working bee on Saturday, October 1st should see it completed.
The committee wish to sincerely thank all the workers who so kindly gave their services for the good cause.
ALL the Shire Presidents for the various Shires on the Peninsula for the ensuing year have been elected, and in every instance the position has been filled by men of integrity with wide experience in municipal matters and a sound knowledge of the Peninsula requirements.
The appointment of Cr William Longmuir as President of Frankston and Hastings has already been reported in these columns.
Mornington has chosen Cr J. G. Barrett as its President. No man should “know the ropes” better than he, for during his 20 years councillorship he has been president five or six times.
In the Flinders shire, Cr Buckley, of Balnarring, succeeds Cr Wettenhall as president, a position, he is not new to.
Another old identity in Cr William Brunt is Cranbourne’s new president.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 23 September 1921