100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...
Four figure land deal in Frankston Compiled by Cameron McCullough LAST week, Cr. W. J. Oates, J.P purchased the vacant corner allotment and the property with brick house adjoining in Bay and Wells Streets, Frankston. The price paid ran into four figures. It is gratifying to find our own people thus showing their confidence in the future of the town. The disposal of the land in question leaves but one other vacant allotment in Bay Street, suitable as a business site, for sale. *** ON Sunday last, upwards of 150 invalid soldiers from the Caulfield Military Hospital visited Frankston, and were entertained at afternoon tea in the Mechanics’ Hall. The hall was nicely decorated, and the long tables, loaded with numerous delicacies, presented an inviting appearance. A good musical programme was tendered during the afternoon, by local and visiting vocalists, whilst a recitation by little Miss Dulcie Logan evoked marked enthusiasm. Mr Buck, President of the V.M.C., in returning thanks for the hospitality extended, mentioned the fact that the V.M.C. would be making only a couple more trips before disbanding, and he hoped to arrange for a final visit to Frankston, where the ladies had done such wonderful work in entertaining the invalid soldiers. *** ATTENTION is directed the advt of Mr A. E. Rogan, Estate Agent, in today’s issue.
The Bay Estate Agency have likewise advts worthy of notice appearing today. *** THE Frankston Branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation are holding a public meeting at the Mechanics’ Institute to-night. *** A CORRESPONDENT writes: Thirty or more Frankston residents were present to see the favorite Eurythmic, win the Caulfield Cup on Saturday last, and two, at least, are said to have had a perfect day – one lucky man being suspected of winning close on £2,000, and another £700. There is a very old saying, and true, that it is better to be born lucky than rich! Just before the race, a local sport took £300 to £3 and £350 to £7 (or £650 to £10) about Antarian, which, at 50 to 1, duly won the Nursery. After that successful plunge, he backed four more winners – and then refused to buy wine for his best friends. *** DURING last week Albert Perrott, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Albert Perrott, Hastings, met with a very nasty accident. Whilst playing about the bay had his foot severely cut by a broken bottle. The gashes were deep and painful, and, the lad had to be motored to Mornington for medical treatment. Several stitches were inserted, and he is – though still confined to his bed – getting along as well as circumstances permit.
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*** “THE Marriage Price” featuring the gifted Elsier Ferguson – the greatest emotional actress of modern times and Arthur Standing will be screened at the Frankston Pictures on Saturday night. Billy West will also he starred in a remarkably amusing comedy. *** Frankston Police Court Monday, 18th October. Before Mr. Knight, P.M. and Captain Sherlock, J.P. R. H. Woodford, butcher, Carrum, was proceeded against, under the Public Health Act, on four charges. He pleaded not guilty and was defended by Mr Williams. Relating to the first charge of neglecting to completely wrap parcels of meat in clean white paper, Inspector Robinson deposed that he found several parcels lying ready for delivery in the shop in wrappings of newspaper. On opening the parcels he found small pieces of white paper on the inside. Witness produced three scraps, which were not more than six inches square. Defendant’s excuse is that paper was very dear. The Magistrate said the practice of putting a scrap of white paper on the scales to receive several pounds of meat and then using common newspaper as an outside wrapper was very general. If the Regulations were worth anything there should be scores of similar prosecutions.
People did not walk about the street with their eyes shut. The counsel for the prosecution said that a large number of prosecutions had been proceeded with during the last few weeks. A fine of £1 was imposed. On the charge of failing to have a copy of the Board of Health regulations posted in the shop, defendant was fined 10/-. The defendant was then charged with failing to keep his sausage machine in a clean condition. Inspector Robinson produced a piece of rag which had been used in the machine to take the place of a washer on the “plunger.” This rag he found to have a sour smell and its appearance suggested that it had not been properly cleansed. The remainder of the machine was clean. The Magistrate – These cases are of common occurrence, and as the facts are advertised, the wonder to me is that the sausage trade is not killed! Defendant said the rag in question was always scalded and thoroughly cleaned before and after use. It had been clean the morning the Inspector visited the shop, but had been in the machine four or five hours. The P.M., after inspecting the rag in question, said he saw nothing very objectionable about it, and he would give defendant the benefit of the doubt and dismiss the charge. Defendant was then charged with feeding offal to swine without first boiling and cleaning same.
The Inspector said he had interviewed a boy in defendant’s employ, who said he had not been instructed by his employer not to give offal to pigs. The defendant said he had instructed the boy not to give offal to the pigs, and the boy had replied that he had always carried out the practice when working at Somerville. A fine of £2, and £2 2s costs, was imposed. George Forrest, another Carrum butcher, was charged with having failed to keep all his appliances clean. The Inspector said that defendant’s shop and cool chamber were quite clean, but the machines used in the manufacture of sausages were not kept clean. Defendant produced the mincing machine in court, and contended that the dirt found in the rim of the mincer was really oil, and did not come in contact with the meat. The cutter was in disuse, and had not been used for five months. Mr Williams said that to him the complaints seemed more like persecution than prosecution. The Magistrate said the Inspector was to be commended. A careless officer would not have detected such hidden imperfections as they had just dealt with. He was fined £2, with £2 2s costs. For not having a copy of the Regulations posted in the shop, he was fined 10s. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 22 October 1920
Mornington News 27 October 2020