Big Win for locals at Caulfield Races

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Compiled by Boronica King

QUITE a number of Frankston, Somerville and Mornington residents were present at the Caulfield races on Saturday last, and we hear some locals had a very profitable day, winning good sums of money.

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THE executive offices of the recently re-formed Frankston Progress Society on Friday evening last, and attended to preliminary business. The society has elected patrons for the current year.

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ON Sunday next, August 11th, Communion services will be conducted by Rev N. Webster, in the Mechanics’ Institute, Frankston, at 11am, at Somerville 3pm, and at Baxter at 7pm.

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THE following is the balance sheet of the Reynold’s memorial: Receipts – Collections, £5 10s, Expenditure – Wreath, £5 Freight, 2s 5d Printing, 2s 6d; incidental expenses, 5s 1d. Total £5 10s. Audited and found correct,- Mark Brody.

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ON Wednesday next, August 14th, Messrs Coghill and Haughton will offer for sale, on the property, Mitchell Street, Seaford, a seaside bungalow, situated on land 50ft x 139ft. Furniture. etc will also be offered. Full particulars appear in our advertising columns.

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MR James Grice of ‘Moondah’ received word on Monday that his son, Capt Geoffrey Grice, had been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field. Capt Grice tried to enlist in Melbourne but was rejected. He then took is passage to London and offered his services and was accepted and passed into the British Army. He is at present with the Headquarters Artillery.

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TENDERS invited for Excavation of Waterhole. Specifications may be inspected at Mr C. Murray’s Store, Somerville, returnable August 10th. Five per cent deposit with each tender. – S. S. Gault, Somerville.

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THE concert to be given in Frankston on Saturday evening, August 17th, in aid of the funds of the Frankston Red Cross society promises to be one of the very best concerts given in Frankston. Fourteen talented artists will appear and Miss Florence M. Russell will present Myers Entertainers Costume Comedy Company, under the auspices of the local concert committee.

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APPRECIATION that the Australian soldier fighting, in France appreciates nothing more than the receipt of Australian “smokes” is shown by the following letter, written by Captain Lillie, who is in command of C Company of the 5th Battalion.

The cigarettes in question were sent through the Overseas club, who bear all the expense – except the actual cost – of the tobacco provided: – In the Field 12th June, 1918. Editor “Standard” – Dear Sir.- Yesterday a case containing 150 tins of cigarettes from the Overseas Club, London, arrived for distribution among my company. The post cards attatched to the tins show that about 100 of them were subscribed by the Mornington Branch of the Southern Cross Tobacco Fund.

On behalf of the officers N.C.O’s and men of C Company, I wish to express our appreciation of the generosity and patriotism of the citizens of Mornington who suscribed for these pifs.

Lately we have been kept rather busy in the “forward area” and consequently have not been able to keep in close touch with the canteens. This, of course, hampered somewhat our cigarette supply but now it is replenished. I have signed the acknowledging cards with my signture, and this will signify to the donors the unit that received their gift. Again thanking those who remembered us,- I am, etc.

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LOST – Blue Silk Scarf, Melbourne Road. Reward – Apply this Office.

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WANTED, Good Home, Frankston, for Aged Man – About £1 weekly. Wm. Crawford, Murrumbeena.

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THE Cranbourne Road footpath: Busy Bee had a successful working Bee on Saturday afternoon, July 20th. The work of making good the hill opposite Mr S. Oliver’s property was listed on the programme, and some fine work was done to this very bad spot.

Those assisting included Cr Oates, Messrs Goodwin senr., S. Oliver, W. H. Prosser, S. Lawrey, A Bailey, A. Hague, P. Roadley, F. S. Bell and F. H. Wells. During the afternoon Mrs S. Oliver kindly provided refreshments, and after justice had been done to this part of the programme, work was resumed and continued until 5.30pm.

On Saturday, July 27th, another Bee was held. The work for that afternoon was the building of a footbridge over the drain alongside Mr Goodwin’s residence. The old bridge was too narrow and too low and during the winter months was half its time under water.

Both ends of the bridge had to be filled up, which took about 50 yards of filling. The workers went in two gangs, one lot bridge building, and the other lot on the shovels, which kept the two drays busy, and after five hours of solid toil, that portion of the work was completed.

There were present Cr Oates, Messrs Goodwin, S. Oliver, F. S. Bell, T. Lawrey, W. H. Prosser, J. Brant, A. Hague, B. Scarborough, F. H Wells.

At 3 o’clock Mrs Goodwin senr, and Mrs Bell arrived with afternoon tea. The best thanks of the workers are extended to the ladies who have provided afternoon teas since the work started.

Working Bees will be held every Saturday afternoon till the work is completed.

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ABOUT another – make it pass, before you speak, three gates of gold, three narrow gates – first, “Is it true ?” Then “Is it needful ?” – in your mind give truthful answer; and the next, if you are tempted to reveal a tale to you someone has told, is last and narrowest, “Is it kind ?” and if, to reach your lips at last, it passes through these gateways three then you may tell the tale, nor fear what the result of speech may be.

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CR Turner drew attention to a washaway on Hodgin’s Road, and moved that Engineers take steps to divert and procure. easement. – Cr Unthank, seconded. – Cr Hodgins thought the water should be cut off at the corner.

He was opposed to putting in more culverts. Cr Turner said that cutting off the water at the corner was not enough. – Cr Watt moved as an amendment that the matter be left in hands of Engineer. Cr Hodgins seconded.- Carried. Cr Turner said Boe’s bridge had not yet been attended to.

He moved that it be done as soon as possible; also washaway on Tyabb Road. Cr. Unthank seconded.- Carried. Cr Longmuir asked the Engineer to attend to scouring on Watt’s Road.

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ARRANGEMENTS for the Japanese fair, in aid of the Comforts fund and Red Cross society at Somerville, on August 16th and 17th are going well forward. Tickets for the queen competition are selling freely, each set of backers being determined that their queen shall head the poll.

Great interest is being taken in the visit to Somerville of our returned new member, Captain Bruce, M.C., M.H.R., and parties are being made up from the surrounding districts to give him a very cordial reception.

The leading men of the district have also promised to be present. Captain Bruce will open the fair at 8 p.m. Friday, August 16th.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 10 August 1918

As published in the Mornington News – 7 August 2018

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