Evening Post 1920 - 13

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Evening Post
22 March - 27 March 1920
Police Court
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Thursday 25 March 1920
Wanton damage

James Adcock, 21, a native of Liverpool, Harry Ledson, 18, a native of Liverpool, Privates in the King’s, and Henri J Y Thomas, a native of Guernsey, were charged by Centenier J S Le Gresley, of St Martin, with having, about 9 o’clock last evening, in Mont Orgueil Harbour, unmoored three small boats, and thus caused damage to them, and this to the prejudice of Messrs T C Le Seelleur, E T Le Seelleur and Albert Hunt, the proprietors.

The soldiers said that they met Thomas, and went and had drinks. They got drunk and went by train to Gorey. On arrival at the pier they got into a boat. Thomas was too drunk and had to be lifted in. The other two boats were fastened to the one they had got in and thus became adrift.

Thomas said he had nothing to do with it. He was too drunk. He was now a respectable citizen (laughter).

Centenier Le Gresley stated that last evening about 10.30 he received a telephone message that two soldiers and one civilian had cast three boats adrift in Gorey Harbour. The accused had been noticed, but escaped to Gorey Village station and took the train to town. They were arrested on arrival at Snow Hill.

Centenier A Luxon received the telephone message from Gorey, and sent Police Constables to Snow Hill. They detained the men until this morning when they were handed over to the military police.

Mr J C Le Seelleur, on receiving information that the boats were adrift, went to the pier. He saw accused rowing another boat, but on calling out they made off, and jumped out near Gorey Village.

Mr E T Le Seelleur and Mr A Perchard corroborated. The latter said that he might have struck Thomas if it had been his own boat. Thomas was very nimble in getting away. The military police gave evidence of arrest. They claimed the men were sober. Accused protested that they were drunk.

The case was remanded until Saturday when Adcock was sentenced to eight days in gaol; Ledson to 12 days; and Thomas to 12 days with hard labour.

Sugar ration increased

Committee for the Defence of the Island ,

From 22 March 1920 the domestic sugar ration is increased to 8oz per head every week.

Ernest le Sueur, Greffier.

Needlework Bureau

A Needlework Bureau will be opened shortly under the patronage of Lady Wilson and many of the leading residents of Jersey.

Women of all classes are invited to bring all kinds of plain and fancy needlework to be sold for them on commission.

There is a good demand for dainty and well-made ladies’ and children’s underclothing, Broderie Anglaise, well-knitted jumpers. All applications for belonging to the bureau treated in confidence, and work marked with a private mark.

Ladies wishing to join may apply to Mrs Violet Arthur, 15, Beresford Street (1st floor), Saturday 27 March; Monday 29 March; Wednesday 31 March; from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. In conjunction with this a small Fancy Repository will be open to the public.

The Labour Trouble
More carters out
Two colliers held up

The labour trouble has reached an even more critical stage, though determined efforts are still being made to bring about a peaceful settlement. The men state that they are willing to submit to arbitration, but the produce merchants, up to the time of going to press, were determined to stand fast.

Yesterday (Monday 22nd) a large number of farmers, much above the average, were seen carting goods for the various stores, and in view of this and the knowledge that other trades were giving their support to the merchants, the general carters were called out today.

The ss T C Hutton arrived yesterday afternoon with coal, but like the Mechelin is held up at the New North Quay owing to the carters’ strike.

This morning several merchants were driving their own vehicles, whilst a cart loaded with ice was driven by Mr A P Brophy, the Inspector of the JSPCA.

Some 1,600 sacks of flour are held up at the pier, and none can be delivered from the agents’ stores. In view of this a well-known plumber informed our representative that this afternoon he would cart flour.

The storemen, coopers and drivers who claimed to be locked out, 500 in number, reported this morning at stated times at the Emmanuel Hall.

Mr R Greenwood, the National Organiser, was thought by some to be on the incoming mail steamer, but did not come, and we gather is not expected to return to the Island.

A meeting of the men was called for 3 o’clock this afternoon, it being understood by the men that a third party had intervened. It was stated that the merchants were offering £2 5s, and judging by the remarks of the men, a large number seemed ready to accept. We are, however, informed that the merchants know nothing of this, and stand firm.

Wednesday: Collier still unloaded

The local labour trouble is still in the same critical state. Yesterday (Wednesday 24th) the GWR ss Lynx left harbour with some 60 tons of cargo consigned to produce merchants, whilst this morning the ss Mechelin left for Alderney to unload her cargo of coal.

Shortly before 8 o’clock this morning the Constable of St Helier accompanied by Centenier C Cuming proceeded to the pier. A large crown of Union men and spectators had gathered near the T G Hutton, and as steam was being got up on the two cranes close by, it was evident that another attempt was going to be made to unload the vessel. It appears that the cranes were to be driven by Mr Martin and another non-Unionist, but the regular cranesmen, hearing this “came out” and refused to resume work on the mail steamer until the “blacklegs” had given way. Two parish box carts containing large iron buckets were brought to the quay by parish workmen, the idea being for the men to shovel the coal into the buckets which would then be hoisted by the cranes into the carts and taken to the stores.

The Constable of St Helier addressed the men and was given a fair hearing. He stated that he was not taking the merchants’ part in the dispute but only wished to get the coal unloaded. He asked for their help in unloading the vessel. But the answer received was “No”.

The mail steamer Reindeer arrived with a small cargo but all goods for the merchants were left in the hold.

Later in the morning it was ascertained that a meeting was called for 2.30 this afternoon at Emmanuel Hall. From enquiries made, we gathered that the Union officials have made another attempt to open negotiations. We were informed by an official of the Produce Merchants’ Federation that they are, and always have been, willing to negotiate, but are standing firm. In any case, it is to be hoped that with a little give and take on both sides, this disastrous state of things will be speedily remedied.

Saturday: Dockers refuse to ship cattle

Negotiations were resumed yesterday afternoon (Friday 26th) between representatives of the Merchants’ Association and the men, but after a sitting lasting over two hours, nothing was arrived at.

The masters would not make any offer but that which they made some weeks back, and suggested that a ballot be taken. This, the representatives of the men absolutely refused to agree to on the grounds that the men had already decided against its acceptance.

This morning it was intended to ship over 20 head of cattle from the western parishes by the ss Vera. Most of the animals were brought down to the quay but the dockers refused to ship them and they were taken back home. We were informed by one of the Union officials that the reason for this was that the Farmers’ Union were actively engaged in supporting the merchants. The mail steamer today carried back a quantity of goods which arrived yesterday for members of the Merchants’ Association, whilst the ss Lynx had also several tons of good which will not be discharged.

The Weighbridge has been very quiet this morning, the reason being that the men had assembled in the vicinity of the Emmanuel Hall, where their money was being paid out. We gather that a sum of £500 has been paid out this morning at the rate of 15s per man. In several cases men have divided their quota amongst others with families. This will be increased by the levy which has taken place amongst all other local members of the Union not out. Collections are also taking place at all the English markets and ports, and we are informed that a large sum is expected to be raised, Convent Garden alone, it is said, contributing a sum reaching the four figures.

The London steamer arrived shortly after midday, and has a cargo of petrol in addition to a large cargo for the produce merchants, one tradesman alone having over 50 tons. This will not be discharged.

Police Court
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Monday 22 March 1920
Assault and violence
Had the accused 'done his bit'?

John Edward Keast, 22, was charged by Centenier Luxon of St Helier, with having, on Saturday the 20th inst., at about 7.30 pm, whilst drunk, assaulted Leon Hamon, Philip Renouf and George Dorey in Halkett Place by striking them in the face; also, with having, on the same evening at 8 o’clock, deliberately smashed a glass panel in the door of the Mitre Hotel, after Mr Le Blond, the licensee, had refused to serve him seeing he was already intoxicated.

The accused said the complainants insulted him first, asking him if he had done his bit. He (the accused) said he had done his bit, having volunteered to do it; he was not sent by the Tribunal.

Centenier Luxon said that on Saturday he was in the guardroom when CO Ebdon brought the accused in, he was very violent. Centenier Dorey of Trinity was helping the CO. The accused, it appears, struck Mr Dorey in the mouth because he protested against the accused interfering with some lads in Halkett Place.

Centenier Geo Dorey of Trinity said he saw the accused push two ladies off the pavement near Beresford Street. Later he saw Keast approach two lads saying “What’s up with you. I’m a b….. Union man.” Witness then intervened but was struck on the mouth by the accused. He also struck one of the young men, now in Court. The accused was later arrested.

Mr Leon Hamon gave details of the assault. Messrs F L L’Amy and P Renouf also gave evidence of the assault.

Mr George Le Blond, licensee of the Mitre Hotel, said that on Saturday evening the accused called at his place and called for a pint of beer, which was refused him as he had had enough. He deliberately smashed a pane of glass in going out, the value of which was 16s.

The Magistrate severely reprimanded the accused for his conduct. He complimented Mr Le Blond on having refused to serve the accused. Accused would have to go to gaol for a fortnight with hard labour.

St Helier’s Church Fete
at Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle, having been placed at the disposal of the Dean and the Church authorities by His Excellency the Lieut-Governor, a meeting of the General Committee was held at the Vestry on Thursday the 18th inst. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:

President: The Very Rev S Falle, MA, Dean; Vice-President: Mr C R Poingdestre; Hon Treasurers: Messrs C R Poingdestre and Mr H V Coutanche, Churchwardens; Hon Secretary: Mr C S Renouf; Asst Secretary: Mr Ralph Mollet.

It is hoped that many thousands will avail themselves of this unique opportunity of a visit to this historical Castle. The bridge remains open about 4 ½ hours each tide, and the Committee are taking steps to ensure easy access by the causeway.

More money for parish workmen

The workmen engaged by the Parish on the structural alterations at the foot of Rouge Rue this morning (Monday 22nd) waited on the Constable of St Helier at the Town Hall and asked for an increase in their wages. Having stated their case, the Constable, having seen the reasonableness of their request, decided to give them an increase of 6s per week. The men then returned to work.

Shorthand success

The following have recently obtained 2nd class certificates for their theoretical knowledge of Pitman Shorthand: Misses Phyllis M Binet and Doris M Le Sueur and Mr E L Briard. The above are pupils of Mr G H de la Haye of 2 Elysian Villas, St Saviour’s Road.

Famous yacht sold

The famous racing yawl, Alexia, owned by Capt G Allix, has been sold in England to a gentleman.

Jersey to Carteret service

The motor vedette Pierrot, by which a regular service is being run between Jersey and Carteret, leaves Gorey Pier tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 20th) at 4.30, returning from Carteret on Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock. Fare: Single 13s; return 23s. For tickets and further particulars apply to H Pugsley, Agent, Pier.

Letters to the Editor
Jersey Maternity and Child Welfare Centre

Sir - The weekly consultations of the Welfare having now been resumed at Savile House, may I ask you very kindly to bring before the public the exact nature of the work carried on there.

Our object is to save the babies not only from death, but from damage, and to help the mothers to bring them up healthily in their own homes and thus build up an A1 population instead of C3 – which the blue paper just issued asserts that our nation has become according to the results of the Medical Boards.

Our Superintendent, a fully-qualified Children’s Nurse and Welfare Worker, calls to see the babies born in the parish.

A consultation is held every Tuesday afternoon, when a doctor and the Superintendent are present. Every mother whose baby is not showing satisfactory progress is advised to bring her child each week. Her own health is inquired into, and advice is given as to feeding, clothing and hygiene. Expectant and nursing mothers are invited to attend the clinic for medical advice.

All these benefits are given entirely free of charge. Subscriptions are urgently needed to carry on the work and will be gratefully received by the Hon Treasurer, Mrs Binet, White Lodge, Grosvenor Street, and the Hon Sec, Mrs Buttfield, Maison Hommetes, Le Hocq.

Yours faithfully, E Buttfield, Hon Sec

A splendid offer

During the next few days we shall be showing a splendid line in men’s ready-to-wear suits for three guineas.

These suits are bedrock value, smart in appearance. Only our system of buying for cash and selling for cash enable them to be done at the price. The quantity is limited and should be inspected and secured at once.

Samuel Shaw & Co, Tailors, clothiers and outfitters, 26 Bath Street

Why be skinny? It’s easy to be plump, popular and attractive

It’s easy to be plump, popular and attractive instead of being thin, angular and scraggy. Almost invariably the trouble is due to weak nerves and consequent failure to assimilate your food. You may eat heartily, but owing to the lack of nervous energy and impoverished blood you don’t get the benefit from the food you eat. All of this can be remedied very quickly by taking with each meal a five-grain tablet of Blood-Iron-Phosphate.

This quickly strengthens the nervous system, enriches the blood and increases its oxygen-carrying power, and in a remarkably short time the average thin, weak, nervous man or woman begins to not only put on flesh but also to look and feel better.

Sleep, appetite, strength and endurance are improved, dull eyes become bright, and, unless afflicted with some organic complaint there is no reason why, if you take Blood-Iron-Phosphate regularly, you should not soon look and feel much better and many years younger. You can get Blood-Iron-Phosphate from any good chemist, and in every package is a binding Guarantee of Satisfaction or your money back, which enables you to see for yourself, without risking a penny, the solid substantial benefits which accrue from taking this preparation.


Wanted, boy to learn wheel-wright, one leaving school preferred. Apply Laurens, Brighton Road.

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