Councillors condemn confiscated cow

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C. E. GOMM, ranger at Somerville, stated in the Shire Council Meeting that be had impounded Mr Martin’s cow and had been called everything but a gentleman as a consequence.

One of the things said was that he was “a dirty loafer for a dirty job”. That people could say such things of his job was no good to him.

On the motion of Crs Unthank and Longmuir it was decided that Martin be written to and told that he must make a public apology, failing which further action would be taken.

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TROOPER F. A Gould, son of Mr and Mrs T. M. Gould, Nolan Street, Frankston, sailed last week for active service abroad.

Trooper Gould is among the many brave boys who have gone to fight for their country, leaving his aged parents partly dependent on him.

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UNDER the auspices of the Somerville branch of the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League, A Grand concert will be held in the Somerville hall on Saturday evening May 25th. A splendid programme will be presented by the Camberwell Patriotic Players, and a three act comedy ‘The interfering mother-in-law’ will be staged.

Proceeds are in aid of the Australian Comforts fund.

Prices of admission are front seats 1s 6d, back seats 1s.

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AMONG the returned soldiers who were presented with medals by the Governor General on Friday was Corporal F. McDonald of Langwarrin, who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field.

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TODAY (Saturday) Mr W. A. Korner will sell, under instructions from Mr C. C. Smith, Lyndos Farm, Langwarrin, the whole of his stock and plant. Full particulars are advertised.

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ON Thursday next, 16th May, at 2pm Messrs Brody and Mason will sell, at their rooms, Bay Street Frankston, a quantity of household furniture, tanks, sundries, and a lot of useful oddments.

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THE work of clearing the trees and rubbish from Wells Street towards the Mile Bridge, along the Melbourne Road, preparatory to planting an Honor Avenue, is progressing, and in order to expedite the work of planting the tree.

A meeting is called for Friday evening next to discuss the matter, when it is hoped there will be a good attendance of those interested.

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UNDER the auspices of the Wattle Club, a poster ball was held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Friday evening, May 3rd, and, as is usual with Wattle Club fixtures, it proved an unqualified success. The attendance was large, visitors being present from all parts of the district, and numerous fancy costumes were in evidence, a great number of city firms as well as a couple of local business places, being tastefully represented.

Miss Gray, representing a Red Cross House Badge, secured the lady’s prize, while Mr Wheeler was awarded the prize for scents. As some objection was offered, however, owing to the fact that Mr Wheeler was costumed as one of the “gentler sex”, he gave the prize back to the club.

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THE little boy Ingle of Moorooduc, who met with such a severe accident, and was unconscious for over a week, is now getting on very well, but will be a long time before he is himself again.

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POLLING in connection with the Flinders by-election takes place today (Saturday).

Electors may record their votes between 8am and 8pm The candidates are as follows:

Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 59 Collins street. Melbourne, Merchant (Nationalist.)

John Joseph Hall, Kingsley street, Elwood, Secretary and Journalist (Farmers’ Union.)

Gordon John Holmes, 69 Hawks-burn, Solicitor (Labor.)

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CONSTABLE Ryan v Richard Thomas Moore. Mr Utber appeared for the accused, who was charged with stealing four military blankets from Langwarrin Camp.

The accused pleaded guilty and said that his lapse had been due to drink.

The P.M. said that owing to the fact that the accused had a wife and six children depending on him he would let him off lightly. He would be sentenced to six month imprisonment, sentence to be suspended on his entering into a surety of £25 to be of good behavior for 12 months and finding a surety in a like amount.

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CONSTABLE Ryan v Albert Marks for failing to send his child to school the required number of days Fined 5s.

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AS the committee of the Presentation to Frankston Volunteers movement decline to give a medal to Private C Batterham, on the ground that he was not a Frankston resident, a number of his friends felt that an injustice was being done, and to show their appreciation of his services for King and Empire, they obtained a medal at their own expense, and it will be forwarded to his sister.

The medal, which is gold, and of a very pretty design, is, inscribed “From Frankston friends, to C. Batterham, Allies v Germany War, 1918.”

As Private Batterham was a resident of Frankston for over four years and took a most active interest in church and social events at Frankston, it seems unjust that he should be passed over, while presentations have been made to others who do not appear to have had such a just claim.

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AT the last meeting of the Frank- ston and Hastings Shire Council, Cr. Longmuir presented a statement in connection with Tyabb’s effort in the recent appeal for funds for the Repatriation Fund. The statement showed that the Fruitgrowers’ concert realised £8 16 10; Red Cross Society collections £5 6s; while £25 was already in hand as the result of fruit sold by the Fruitgrowers Association, and a further small sum was to come in, making a grand total to be handed over to the fund of over £40.

This splendid result speaks volumes for the wholehearted response made by Tyabb residents, and all concerned should feel proud of the success that crowned their efforts.

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COLIN McKenzie was charged with travelling on the railways between Carrum and Frankston without a ticket on the 23rd March last. Mr Joseph Dean prosecuted.

Mr Cook appeared for the defendant who pleaded not guilty. H. H. Perry, stationmaster at Frankston said that he knew defendant who was a constant traveller. On the 23rd March last he handed him a ticket at the barrier at Frankston, Flinders St. to Carrum.

He drew defendants attention to the ticket, and he said had paid for a ticket to Frankston. He told defendant he would have to pay the difference but he said he had paid once and would not pay again.

On the payment of costs by defendant, the case was withdrawn the P.M. remarking that the onus was on the purchaser to see that he received the right ticket.

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SEVERAL charges of theft were preferred against Albt Scarborough and Walter Percy Cook.

On the application of Mr Utber, who appeared for the accused both of whom pleaded guilty, they were tried together on the first charge, that of having stolen four horse collars a set of breeching, and four pairs of winkers, the property of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 11 May 1918

As published in the Mornington News – 8 May 2018

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