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Bush and grass fire claims homes Compiled by Melissa Walsh MR Jas Croskell, a very old resident of Frankston, departed this life last week at the ripe age of 84 years. An extended notice will appear in our next issue. *** THE “Wattles” Club will give one of their popular socials and dances in the Frankston Mechanics this (Saturday) evening, the proceeds being devoted to the fund for sick and wounded soldiers. *** ON Monday next (A.N.A.Day) a grand fete will be held at Tyabb in aid of the Red Cross funds. The Hastings Band will enliven proceedings during the day, and the ladies have made special arrangements to have luncheon ready at 12 o’clock. *** THE Dromana Sports Club intend holding their annual sports meeting on Wednesday, 16th February, for which they have issued a good programme, which appears in another column. Entries for all the events close with the hon. sec (Mr J. C. Griffith, junr.,) on Tuesday, 8th February. *** MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold a clearing sale of farm stock and implements, on account of Mr J. E. Boag, who has enlisted, on Friday next, at half-past 1 sharp, on the premises, three quarters of a mile from Dromana pier. ***
MISS L. Wheeler, L L.C.M., 1st class honors, book prizes, etc., the talented pianist and organist from Bendigo, will be commencing practice in Frankston, according to particulars in our advertising columns. We learn that all pupils prepared by Miss Wheeler have credibly passed their examinations, and therefore welcome the addition to Frankston of these educational facilities. *** THE War Council of Victoria appeal to all the citizens of the State to support the War Loan and thus play the part demanded of them to help to make victory certain. The loan is a safe and advantageous investment, which can only become insecure if the title to the whole of our National wealth fails through defeat. Every one should apply for some of the bonds. Applications may be made through and particulars of investment will be given by the Manager of the local branch of the State Savings Bank. *** THE last meeting for the present, of the small working party of the ladies of Langwarrin, organized by Mrs W. Williams, of “Rupertstan” was held on the 19th inst, at the Recreation Hall, Langwarrin, kindly lent for all those meetings by Mr Berry. At the conclusion, 57 bags were forwarded to the Lady Mayoress’s Patriotic League, making the satisfactory total of 179 forwarded to date. *** A bush and grass fire broke out on the
east side of Frankston last Sunday, and rapidly spread to the railway near the reservoir. In its devastating track three houses were destroyed and it approached so close to the quarters of the Langwarrin station that Mr McNalley’s residence was only saved by the timely aid of a company of soldiers under Lieut. McFaul. Great credit is due to this officer and Pioneer Sergeant Samson, for their energy and foresight in preventing the spread of the flames. *** THE State War Councils throughout Australia are making a strong appeal to the citizens of the Commonwealth to support and support liberally to the full extent of their means, the second War Loan. Although £10,000,000 has been asked for, more is wanted to prosecute the war so far as Australia is concerned. Copies of the appeal have been circulated to all post office agencies of the Commonwealth Bank and to branches of the State Savings Banks, and the public are invited to obtain one early and to consider seriously the position with which we are faced and to respond to the best of their ability. *** IT will be seen in our advertising columns that an amended notice appears of a poll to be held in the three ridings of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings to determine the question as to whether consent shall be given to the Frankston Gas Company to supply the Shire with electric light and
power. The Council earnestly requests every ratepayer in favor of the installation of the electric light to record his or her vote on the occasion. As no postal voting is allowed, it is possible that a few malcontents might defeat the proposal, if those who desire it were apathetic and did not take the trouble to personally vote. It may be useful to again point out that the establishment of electric lighting will cost the ratepayer absolutely nothing—that no ratepayer need use electricity unless he or she desires to do so, and that gas will continue to be supplied as desired for domestic or other purposes. *** WEDDING Bells. Holy Trinity Church, Hastings was the scene of a quiet, but pretty wedding, on Wednesday, 19th inst, when Mr Will. Gregory, son of Mr and Mrs A. H. Gregory, of Frankston, and Miss Alice Bowell, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Bowell, of Hastings, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev F. E. Watts performed the ceremony. The church had been decorated very prettily for the occasion and the bride looked beautiful as she entered, on the arm of her father, who gave her away. The Wedding March was played by Miss Parkes. The bride’s gown was a creation of white silk and lace, with wreath and handsome veil, she wore a rope of pearls and carried a wonderfully pretty bouquet of white flowers. ***
THE following letter was recently received from Signaller J. Andrews by his mother:— Just a few lines to let you know we are all back in our little dug-outs. It seems strange now after being in tents. I think all the chaps are like myself—all fit and well again for another “go.” We are looking forward for our mail this time, the last one went down, which I suppose you know. We had a very heavy snow storm. It was a beautiful sight to see all the hills covered with snow. It was not a bit cold while it was snowing, but, my word when it was thawing, it was dreadfully cold, and my feet have been dead ever since, they have no life in them yet. The next time you write could you send me a pocket camera and some spools. I could get you some good snaps, just to give you a little idea of what some of our chaps had to go through. This snow storm has been the earliest, as the winter does not start till January. Could you get me a nice warm cardigan jacket and a good pair of gloves ? I am working in an observation station and cannot get very much exercise. I think I will get a good job out of this as our Lieut. asked me to study up my signalling, as the new brigades are so very short of signalling officers. That would not be too bad, and, my word ! I can tell you, I am trying my best to please him. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 29 January, 1916
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