Evening Post 1920 - 16

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Evening Post
12 - 17 April 1920
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Tuesday 13 April 1920
and assult

Francis Albert Huet (30), a native of St Martin’s, was charged by Centenier A Laurens of St Helier, with having, whilst drunk, assaulted Eugenie Haskle, his wife, by striking her with his fist at the house they occupy, No 19, Ann Street, on Monday April 12th, 1920. The witnesses having been heard, the Magistrate found the charge proved, and sent the accused to jail for 8 days with hard labour.

Assaulting a licensee

Edmund Channing (30) was charged by Centenier A Laurens of St Helier with having, at the Lion Hotel, Charing Cross, at about 7 pm on Monday 12th inst, assaulted Mr Richard Legg, the licensee of the said hotel.

Centenier Laurens said the matter was reported to him by Mr Legg. PC Williams also gave evidence.

Mr R Legg said he was the licensee of the Lion Hotel. Shortly after 7 o’clock three men entered and called for three drinks, which were supplied. Channing refused to pay, and when taxed with it jumped up and seized him by the throat. Witness would have been ill-treated but for Mr Vasse’s assistance.

Mr F L Vasse said he helped to put the accused out. On arrival outside Channing wanted to fight him. He struck out in self-defence.

Messrs W Malzard and A Le Breton having also been heard, the Magistrate said he was satisfied the three men went to the house with the intention of getting cheap beer. The publican was in the position of having to keep his house properly and had to produce credentials to the Assembly.

He had to be a man of good character and had to establish that fact before the Assembly of Governor, Bailiff and Jurats.

This sort of behaviour could not do; it did not pay. Had Mr Legg not taken precautions he might have found difficulty getting his licence next year. Accused would have to go to jail for 15 days with hard labour.

The accused: “No fine, Sir?”

The Magistrate: “No fine for cases like these.”

St Saviour’s Constable

Sir:- At Gorey on Tuesday 20th, Mr Perrée told us that for family reasons he absolutely declines to be nominated Constable. He felt that after 12 years service he had done his duty to the parish and it was only fair that another should take that office.

Last night at a meeting of the Municipality he asked us to nominate his successor. Deputy Bois and the Rector voiced the feelings of all present, asking to reconsider his resolution for two reasons:

  • Because being a very critical time it needed an experienced hand at the helm.
  • That in the States his services are invaluable.

While holding the above views, I agree with Mr Perrée that family duties should come first, and that he has earned his retirement. Mr Perrée said last evening that 'St Saviour’s did not always follow the routine as in other parishes', therefore I suggest a way out of the difficulty:

  • That Mr Perrée stands for another three years and we elect a Deputy Constable. This will allow us to have the advice of Mr Perrée, and release him from many and, in time, most of the duties of Constable, and thus give him time to attend to family affairs, and also remain in the States.
  • In the event of a vacancy on the Judicial Bench, Mr Perrée accepts it, thus his services in the States are continuous.

The Deputy-Constable is elected Constable and slides easily into office and Mr Perrée will be able to give more time to his family.

Probably there will be no contest either now or at the election held after the vacancy of the Bench.

We shall get a Constable already trained by a master hand, and the States and the Bench a man who is most valuable in every way.

There is one man in every way fitted to be a Deputy-Constable. A retired business man, having already sound experience in parish work and duties, of calm, clear judgment, ample means, without an enemy in the parish, and perhaps the most likely of any man to serve under Mr Perrée.

Yours faithfully, A Member of the Municipality, St Saviour’s.

Alberta in harbour
Refusal to unload Alberta

The London steamer arrived last evening (Monday 12th), and though the dockers commenced to unload, after a couple hours they struck in sympathy with the other dockers. During this period nothing belonging to the produce merchants was unloaded. The vessel returned to Guernsey and London this morning with the remainder of the cargo.

When the mail steamer Alberta arrived it was stated that the cranemen would not unload anything but the passenger’s baggage, meat, mails and Government goods and this proved to be the case. The regular men of the L & S W R went on board the vessel and placed the above good in the cribs, but after the work was finished nothing else was touched by the men or cranes.

Mr C B Brooks got all his employees together and went on board the Alberta and carried the parcels of English newspapers ashore. Several fish merchants were also forced to adopt the same method of getting their consignments off the vessel.

We are informed that 100 tons of flour sent from Cardiff last week had been diverted owing to the labour trouble and lack of labour.

The Union men received a special payment today from the distress fund.

Big programme at the Alhambra

There was not nearly sufficient room at the Alhambra last evening (Monday 12th) to accommodate all who wished to see the new programme. Those who failed to get in will be well advised to be present tonight for the entertainment provided is well varied and altogether excellent.

Bands of Honour is the star film, the scene being laid in Japan. It is one of those 'dual character' pictures which producers fix up so cleverly, and it tells a good story, the acting being a strong point.

Charlie Chaplin as a Fireman is, naturally, a big feature of the programme, and another is the current number of that absorbing serial, A fight for Millions.

The former serial Emo, the Mighty will be continued on Thursday. Miss Harris appears to distinct advantage in vocal items.

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Parade

The St Helier’s Parish church was filled on Sunday afternoon with a very large congregation, when the first combined Church Parade of the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts took place. The service throughout was of a most impressive character and particularly so when led by the Very Rev the Dean, who officiated, the Scouts and then the Guides renewed their enrolment promises.

The Girl Guides, about 400 strong, marched by companies to the church and were seated in the main aisles, Mrs Whitaker Maitland, Island Commissioner, being in charge assisted by the other officials.

The Boy Scouts assembled near the Cenotaph in the Royal Parade, in charge of District Scoutmaster G C H Le Cocq. The parade, in addition to the Town Troops, included the units from Teighmore and St Catherine’s which had marched in. An impressive incident took place before the march-off, one of the Scouts, whose father had made the supreme sacrifice, placing a wreath of laurel and lilies on the Cenotaph, this bearing the following inscription: “In glorious memory of our comrades who, nobly striving, nobly fell. 1914-1919.” The parade, meanwhile, being called to the salute.

The scouts then marched off to the church, headed by the Rover Band and were accommodated in the Chancel and the North Transept.

The service, which was most suitable for a congregation of young people, opened with the singing of O God our help. The lesson was read by Mr H E Le V did Durell, HM’s Attorney-General, and was taken from St John’s Gospel, 11 chap. The Very Rev the Dean delivered one of his characteristically bright practical addresses.

The Scouts then massed in and near the chancel and repeated their promise, and having returned to their places the Dean advanced, and the Guides standing in their seats renewed their vows. During the closing hymn a collection was taken for the “Save the Children” Fund, and the service concluded with the singing of the National Anthem and the Benediction pronounced by the Dean.

Burglary at Trinity

The Trinity and St Helier’s police are at present investigating a mysterious burglary committed during Monday night to the prejudice of Mr Jordan, of the British Hotel, Trinity.

This morning the latter noticed that the premises had been broken into and that the sum of £40 in cash as well as a cheque for £7 1s made payable to him by Messrs F Le Gallais and Sons, Bath Street, had been stolen.

Mr Jordan immediately reported the fact to Centenier Geo Dorey, who in turn communicated with the town police.

Later in the day Centenier Dorey was informed that thieves had unsuccessfully attempted to enter the house occupied by Mr Hedley Cabot in fairly close proximity to the British Hotel.

Traces of blood were plainly discernible on the ground, but as far as could be ascertained, the would-be thieves had the worst of the bargain.

Last night’s
Victoria College concert

Very enjoyable and a distinct success from every point of view, was last night’s (Wednesday 15th) Victoria College concert given in the main hall which, if somewhat draughty, had acoustic properties such as probably no other hall in the Island can boast of.

His Excellency the Lieut-Governor and Lady Wilson were present, together with many other prominent people. Parents attended in abundance and at the back were boys, lots of them and all (or nearly all) rather uncomfortable in their best clothes.

The prefects – a find body of men – were responsible for the seating and other arrangements and exercised an authority over the Lower School youngsters which was severely official.

To come to the concert, there were 16 numbers altogether and the National Anthem was sung almost on the stroke of ten. Variety and a delightful freshness were the features of the evening and we imagine that everybody had a really good time. There is an atmosphere of entertainments of this kind which is not found in the ordinary concert room.

There were several part-songs and we were pleased to see that they were all by English composers: there is nothing very much wrong after all with English music. Mr J H Hubert, ARCO, conducted and had the choir under perfect control all through. There was not a great deal of power in the voices but the renderings had a quality of their own which made them delightful to listen to.

Mr J H Quigley sang Lohr’s “So Fair a Flower” very nicely. His voice is hardly strong enough for so large a hall, but it is of excellent quality and tone.

W E De Faye, member of a very musical family, appeared in a double role. His song “The Old Folks at Home” (with chorus) proved one of the best things of the evening, while his two cello solos later were excellent.

E H Poole, a diminutive youngster, sang, very sweetly and prettily, Stevens “Sigh no more Ladies” and H C Swayne in “I’ve been a Roaming” was splendid. It is rare to come across a boy with so fine a voice, clear as a bell and quite strong.

C S Harrison, the accompanist, got through his work splendidly.

Credit restricted

The Jersey Master Bakers Association beg to state that owing to the advancing cost of materials and difficulty of production, that they are unable to grant more than one week’s credit as a maximum.

New partnership

W H Dixon, painter, paperhanger etc., announces that he has entered into partnership with W E Machon (late of J C Thatcher) as house decorators, sign-writers etc.

Orders left at 25 Belmont Road or the School House, St James’s, will receive careful attention.

At Stud

That well-known stallion, Bob. Fee £1 10s cash. Apply de Gruchy, The Elms, St Mary.

Parish of St Helier

The Constable of St Helier requires 20 carts to cart refuse from refuse destructor to the tip at Bel Royal. Apply Town Architect.

J E Pinel, Constable

Grand Dance on Thursday

Thursday, at West Park Pavilion, Grand Dance in connection with the Imperial Orchestral Society. Tickets, 1s 6d; at door 2s. Dancing 8 till 1.

Mrs H Egland, MC. Orchestra under the direction of Mons H de Lavaux.

Situations Vacant

Housemaid. Good outings and holidays. Apply, Matron, Ladies’ College

Two men to assist in Coffee Bars, St Peter’s Barracks and Les Landes Camp. Apply, NACB, 30 Hill Street, St Helier.

Strong youth as porter; able to cycle, also apprentice. Apply, Au Gagne Petit, King Street.

Labour to dig and pick 14 vergées early potatoes. Apply J Le Ruez, Millais, St Ouen.

A superior girl for light housework at St Aubin’s; good wages. Apply “P M”, Evening Post.

General servant, strong girl about 18 would suit. Sleep in or out. Apply Mrs Mollett, Honduras, Beach Road, St Luke’s.

The Muratti Cup
Guernsey win by an early goal

After a lapse of five years, that invariably hard-fought and stirring encounter, the tie between Jersey and Guernsey in the Muratti competition, was again decided yesterday on the Cycling Grounds pitch in the sister isle.

The last Muratti, in 1914, resulted in a win for Guernsey. Then came the war which was to cost the islands so much in so many ways, and in different spheres of which such a number of prominent footballers were to lose their lives – Harry Stranger and Frank Wheway, to mention only two.

Last year, although fighting was over, it was not found possible to make the necessary arrangements for the Muratti, and although three games between Jersey and Guernsey were played they did not possess the real Muratti flavour nor did they evoke the true Muratti fervour.

Early in the present season, however, it was realised that no obstacles stood in the way of a contest, and after several conference dates were fixed and Club officials in both islands began to look about them for likely players.


On the whole, it may be said that the final selection for the Jersey side was well received and the team certainly carried public confidence with it.

Very strong in defence and possessing distinct possibilities at forward, it was considered to have an excellent chance of qualifying to meet Alderney in the final.

Jersey last won the Cup in 1911, and had thus some of its own to get back. Altogether, previous to yesterday’s match, Guernsey had won seven times to Jersey’s three. Plucky little Alderney has still to place a win to its credit.

The interest taken by the Guernsey people of all classes was intense, and long before the hour fixed for the start, the road leading to the Cycling Grounds presented an animated sight, vehicles of all descriptions plying to and fro, while hundreds of pedestrians, the great majority wearing green and white ribbons, trudged along discussing the afternoon’s great event.

There were over 6,000 people present.

The whole of the seating accommodation had been booked before the match and almost every bit of standing room was occupied by an eager and very demonstrative crowd. Bells, hooters and whistles were to be seen and heard everywhere and altogether the scene was lively and animated.

The game was one of the most strenuous ever seen, and though Guernsey deserve every credit for the tremendous dash which brought them the one and only goal at the start, Jersey played well enough in the second half and especially in the last 15 minutes.

It was the general opinion that it was a very lucky win; had the Jersey forwards displayed their home form the result would most certainly been different.

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