Mr Leadbetter opens fish shop in Frankston

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MR C. J. Leadbetter notifies in another column that he intends opening a fish shop in Frankston on Saturday next and will keep a constant supply of fish, &c.
Customers waited on twice a week.
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THE fortnightly Red Cross Social held at Tyabb July 14th was as usual a great success and favoured with fine weather.
The evening opened with a short program, followed by competition which caused great amusement then dancing and supper.
The musical items were:– Pianoforte duet, Mr and Miss Steer; song, Mr A Denham; song, Mrs Woodhouse; song, Mr Russell Denham; song, Mrs Roe; song, Miss Freda Denham.
Miss Lily Slocombe and Mr Russell Denham acted as accompanists and Mr G. Gibson provided music for the dance. The takings were about £2 2s.
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WORD was received from the Red Cross Central Depot during the week urging that there should be no slackening in making the particular garment that Tyabb make a specialty of.
At the Central Depot they find great difficulty in keeping up the supply of these garments, so all workers are asked to continue as before without slackening.
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THE 19th Annual Public Meeting of the Tyabb Hall was held June 4th ‘17. The chairman R. Maclaurin occupied the chair. The minutes of the previous public meeting were read and adopted. The annual report was read and the balance sheet submitted showing a credit balance of £7 10s.
The following officers were elected:–K – W. Slocombe was re-elected secretary at a salary of £2 2s.
R. Mair re-elected treasurer at a salary of 10/6 and G. T. Slocombe caretaker £10.
Members of committee to fill vacancy caused by effluxion of time:–R. Maclaurin, F. A. Oates. W. J. Clark, J. Bake and Cr. W. Longmuir to fill vacancies caused by non attendance of members.
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THE following letter of thanks to those who so kindly helped to make the concert held at Langwarrin in aid of the funds of the War Relief Fund of the Education Department has been received by the Head Teacher and has been handed to us for publication.–
Dear Miss Gillard.– would you be good enough to convey to all the workers in connection with your recent effort on behalf of the British Red Cross Appeal, the best appreciation of the Central Executive.
Those who remain at home can do much for the men behind the firing line, and you can feel assured that your co-operation does much to help strengthen the supplies in this most noble cause.
With best wishes, on behalf of the Central Executive, I am, yours faithfully, May Cox, Organizing Secretary.
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A CHEQUE for £3 15s was handed to the “Wattle” Club this week, from the local Red Cross society.
This sum had been obtained for entertaining soldiers and as the “Wattle” Club were entertaining soldiers so often, it was decided by the Red Cross to hand their money over to the Club.
A cheque for £2 2s was also received from Mr C. Tait. These donations are highly appreciated.
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THE ‘Wattle’ Club will hold their second anniversary plain and fancy dress ball on Wednesday next, when every thing points to its being even more successful than last year’s function.
Good prizes are offered and Di Gigg’s band has been engaged.
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WORK sent in from Mt Eliza Red Cross Branch to the Frankston Red Cross year ending July 17th 1917 – 20 shirts, 12 pillow cases. 6 suits pyjamas, 13 scarves, 4 prs mittens, 24 prs socks, 6 prs bed socks, 1 washer, 2 undershirts.
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Frankston Court of. Petty Sessions.
Monday, July 9th, 1917. Before Messrs Williams, Oates Grant and Crawford J’s.P.
TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET.
Charles W. Risely of Crib Point was charged by Joseph Dean, a railway officer, with travelling by rail, between Melbourne and Frankston, on 12th May last, without having ticket entitling him to do so.
Defendant pleaded not guilty.
Porter Ward, of Frankston, deposed that Risely, when asked for his ticket, denied that he had travelled by train, and afterwards, gave a wrong name.
He had given considerable trouble.
Defendant said he paid his fare to Carrum, but came to Frankston as it was raining; he had lost his ticket at Carrum; he admitted giving a wrong name.
The Bench held the charge proved and fined defendant 20s with 12s 6d costs.
DISPUTED DEBT CLAIM.
Albert Shannon sued John Bedcock for £7 17s 6d on account of groceries etc sold and delivered.
Mr Cook appeared for complainant in the absence of Mr Utber.
Defendant, who conducted his own case claimed that he had already paid part of the amount claimed but was unable to produce receipts bearing out his assertion.
As defendant is very deaf, great difficulty was experienced by the Bench and Court officials in dealing with the case.
Albert Shannon and William Hyland gave evidence in support of the claim.
Defendant and his daughter and son contended that certain amounts had been paid off but they had not received receipts.
The PM said that in the absence of receipts no notice could be taken of the defence.
Order for the full amount with 16s 6d costs, in default distress.
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
Const. E. C. Ryan charged Guy Gellibrand Jennings, of Seaford, with “that at Seaford, between the month of December 1916 and the 6th day of June 1917, he did act towards a certain animal, to wit, a cow, in a manner involving cruelty, contrary to the Police Offences Act 1615”.
Mr Cook, Mornington, conducted the prosecution for the Animals Protection Society.
Defendant pleaded not guilty and conducted his own case.
Mr Cook informed the Court that about last Xmas one of defendant’s cows fell off a bridge and broke her hind leg, at the hock. Defendant kept the animal, which was hopelessly injured, for six months in an open paddock, in an endeavour to fatten her and sell her to a butcher.
On June 3rd, Sgt. Bennett, of Moonee Ponds, who was on leave at Seaford, noticed the injured cow which was hopping about endeavouring to graze.
The animal was in a very emaciated condition and fell down several times. The Sergeant told defendant to destroy her.
On 6th of June Const. Ryan and Inspector Wilmott, of the Animals Protection Society, inspected the cow.
The Constable shot the cow with his revolver.
Counsel contended that it was gross cruelty to keep the beast alive in her crippled state.
Sergt. Bennett, Inspector Wilmott and Const. Ryan gave evidence.
The constable stated that defendant was most courteous to him and gave him every assistance.
Defendant stated that he made every effort to cure the cow and had fed and watered her constantly. This was admitted by the prosecution.
The P.M. said that a case of a cruelty had been proved. It was not a bad case. Defendant had done his best according to his ideas but it was cruel to keep the cow alive at all, however the penalty would be a light one.
Fined 10s with £2 10s costs.
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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 21 July 1917

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