PRIVATE Rogers was unfortunate enough to be suffering from mumps on his arrival in France.
THE Hon Secretary of the Frankston District Roll of Honor Fund wishes to acknowledge receipt of 5s from Mrs A., M. Bell, Cranbourne Road, Frankston. The total subscribed to date is £74 13s 6d.
MR T. M. Burke, auctioneer, of 360 Collins St., Melbourne, will hold a clearing sale on Saturday, 24th March, on the premises, on account of Mr P. Meehan, of Bittern, who is retiring from business and leaving the district.
A CRICKET match will be played at Frankston to day (Saturday), between Langwarrin Military Camp and Frankston Cricket Club. The band will be in attendance and Mrs A. D. Box and her friends will entertain the players and band at afternoon tea.
A CORDIAL invitation is given to all to attend a Working Bee at the Frankston Cemetery this (Saturday) afternoon. Good work has already been done this season by these efforts and the committee are anxious to do as much more as possible before the bad weather sets in.
WITH the approval of Mr D. McLeod, the Chief Secretary, Mr F. Lewis, acting chief inspector of fisheries, has refused to grant a licence to a young man at Hastings to take oysters from an oyster bed on the ground that the applicant is eligible for enlistment.
ON Saturday next, 10th inst., the Somerville Branch of the Red Cross Society are entertaining 150 returned sick and wounded soldiers at the Somerville Mechanics’ Hall. The Langwarrin band will lend their valuable assistance in making time pass pleasantly for the guests.
WORD has been received from the Defence Department by his friends, that Private Charles Wilson has died in England from pneumonia. Private Wilson was a resident of Frankston, and a general favorite. He enlisted not long after the war broke out and was invalided home from Egypt. As soon as his health permitted he re-enlisted, but the English winter proved too severe for his constitution, and he succumbed as above stated.
MESSRS Keast Bros., of Somerville, announce in our advertising columns that they have purchased the grain business of Messrs T. Ritchie and Co., of Bay Street, Frankston. The retiring firm also return thanks to their customers for their generous support during the past 23 years.
IT is with sincere regret that we learn Private Hanton is suffering from trench feet. This news was received by his wife through the Defence Department. We trust that Mrs Hanton will very soon have more favorable news.
MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold a clearing sale of household furniture and sundries at the Gas Works, Frankston, this afternoon, at 3 o’clock on account of Mr S. Beall, who is leaving the district. They will also sell at their mart. Bay Street, on Wednesday next, at 2 o’clock sharp, farming implements, gent’s bike, household furniture, and a lot of useful tools and sundries, and at 3 p.m. the usual fruit and vegetable sale.
Messrs Alex Scott and Co will hold their ordinary sale at Tanti, on Monday next, for which good entries have been received. The same firm will also hold a sale on Saturday, 10th March, on the property, two and a half miles from Bittern, on account of J. Buick, Esq., Western Park, who has leased his property, consisting of a large quantity of agricultural and farming implements and sundries. The sale will commence at half-past twelve sharp.
Frankston Court of Petty Sessions. Monday, 19th Feb 1917. Before Mr Cohen, P.M., and Messrs Williams, Crawford, Grant, and Oates, J’s P.
Wm. Thos Fraser was charged with failing, to have his name put on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.
The defendant contended that he was resident of the Dandenong district, and did not reside at Somerville. A fine of 2s was imposed in default distress.
G. R. Napier was charged with reckless driving of motor car on 17th December last. The accused was defended by Mr Thos. Kennedy, J J. Gotch, inspector of Melbourne Harbour Trust, said that he was returning from the Naval Base on the date mentioned, on a motor cycle, when on turning the corner between the Bay View Hotel and Prince of Wales Hotel, Frankston, he was met by a motor car.
The car was on its wrong side and he was on the right. The car struck the cycle with its mud guard.
Constable Ryan was sent for.
The damage to the cycle amounted to £14 or £15.
To Mr Kennedy :–There was no room for my cycle to pass between the car and the embankment. The car was going round the corner when struck the cycle. The cart was going at the rate of 15 or 16 miles an hour when it collided with the cycle. He was not knocked off because the mud guard just struck the cycle. He swerved to the left then he was struck.
Const. Ryan deposed to being sent for on the date mentioned and on examining the tracks made by the motor car found that it was on its wrong side when it struck the cycle.
For the defence Napier contended that he was on his right side, and that Gotch brought the accident on himself by losing his presence of mind and going first to the right, then left then back again.
The Bench considered the case proved, and fined the accused 40s or 4 days imprisonment.
Lance-Corporal Mcartney and Privates Burke and Hooper were brought up on the charge of being recently on licensed premises on the 10th December last.
Inspector E. F. Britt prosecuted and Major McInerney defended the accused.
Constable Ryan deposed that he had a conversation with the accused who admitted being on the premises on the date mentioned but denied having had any liquor.
Constables Milne and Corker, from the Melbourne Excise Dept., gave evidence as to seeing drink being served to the accused, and them drinking it, also to drink having been carried into a private room for them on three occasions.
The accused swore that they were at the premises of the Prince of Wales Hotel on the date mentioned on military duty, but that no liquor was served to them.
After hearing the evidence, they then decided to dismiss the case, as the evidence was insufficient that would allow no costs.
David Scott was brought upon the charge of neglecting to send his child to school the required number of days. A fine of 2s was imposed.
The charge against W. H. Leighton or neglecting to have his child educated was withdrawn as the child had been vaccinated since the charge was laid.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 3 March, 1917