Evening Post 1920 - 18

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Evening Post
Jersey
24 September - 7 October 1920

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POLICE COURT
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Friday 1 October 1920
Assault

Francis Queree (40) was charged with intemperance on Tuesday 28th inst, also with having effected an entrance to No 4 Dumaresq Street, occupied by Eugenie Baud (Mrs Ryan) after having been warned by the police not to go there; also with having assaulted the said Mrs Ryan by striking her on the head.

The accused said he went back to the house to make it up. Mrs Ryan assaulted him with a poker. On Sunday he had two black eyes.

Centenier Vautier and P C Kiln gave evidence in support of the charge.

Mrs Ryan (nee Eugenie Baud) gave evidence of having been assaulted by the accused. Since Queree had had his money from the other side he had been drunk every day. Mrs Baud gave evidence in support of the charge.

Queree was sentenced to one month in prison with hard labour.

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Original Overseas Contingent reunion dinner

The Southampton Hotel was last night (Friday 1st) the scene of the first reunion of the Original Overseas Association, and if one may judge by the success attending the proceedings, this dinner and social should become an annual affair.

Dinner was served at 8 o’clock, the catering of Mr H D King being in every way quite satisfactory.

The chair was taken by Col W A Stocker, Hon President of the association, Mr O Williams (President) being in the vice-chair.

The only toasts were those of ‘The King’ and ‘Absent Comrades’. The last being honoured in silence.

A very enjoyable concert followed. Vocal items were given by Col Stocker and Messrs C Baylis, H Kent and C Dauthreau; recitations by Messrs Bert Mallet and C Dauthreau; violin selections by Mr Jupe, and pianoforte solos by Mr H Fitch, who also accompanied throughout.

In the course of the evening the toast of ‘The Hon President’ was proposed by Mr R O Binet, and was honoured with ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow’ and cheers.

Responding, Col Stocker said that one thing could be said of the members of the Association – they were all united. They had had good and bad times together, but he was thankful that they had come back all of the same mind.

They would never forget what they had gone through and endured together, and he hoped that the evening’s function would be the forerunner of others of a similar character. (Applause).

A most successful evening concluded with a vote of thanks to the artistes and the singing of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and the National Anthem.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Election

Sir: Will you allow me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to enter my protest against the action of certain of my co-parishioners in persuading a number of electors to sign a paper nominating me for the office of Centenier.

I was one of those who formed the deputation which waited on Messrs Moignard and Le Marquand, with the object of obtaining their consent to re-nomination and, under the circumstances, the last thing on earth I would have thought of doing would have been to come forward as a third candidate.

The gentlemen (!) who went round obtaining signatures on my behalf did so without my knowledge, and had I known what was afoot I would have put a stop to it immediately.

There are certain people who cannot be frank and straightforward when it is a question of parish politics, and my chief object in writing this is to make it clear that I am not associated with them in any way,

I am, Sir, yours faithfully

E R Egre, Uplands, St Peter.

ROYAL COURT
Before Jurat Aubin (Lieut-Bailiff) and Jurats Payn and Le Boutillier
Saturday 2 October 1920
LANDLORD SEEKS TENANT'S EVICTION
Rabbits blamed for crop failures
Warren Farm

Through the medium of the Attorney-General, Mr G F B de Gruchy, Seigneur of Noirmont, presented an Order of Justice setting forth:

That at Christmas 1919 he let the farm known as Warren Farm to Mr Francis John de Carteret for a term of years under certain conditions, one of which was that the rental should be paid annually in one sum on 24 June.

That the rent was not paid when it became due in June last year, and that hearing that his tenant was being pressed by his creditors, he caused a distraint to be effected on his effects, which were subsequently sold by an Officer of the Court.

That a sufficient sum was realised to pay the rent of the farm in full up to Christmas next, the ordinary creditors receiving 10s in the pound.

That all his cattle, farming implements and other effects having been sold, the said tenant is not now in a position to cultivate the farm, according to the terms of his lease.

That he (Remonstrant) has asked him to leave the premises at once, offering to refund him the rent paid for the unexpired term (up to Christmas next), but that he refused to go.

G F B de Gruchy

Remonstrant therefore asked the Court to grant him immediate possession of the premises, and to condemn the defendant to costs, it being understood that the rental to Christmas would be refunded.

Advocate Pinel, for defendant, said that Warren Farm was chiefly gorse, bracken and rabbits, especially rabbits. His client had done his best, but had failed to make both ends meet, simply because his crops were eaten by the rabbits almost as quickly as they were put in.

He was tired of feeding the rabbits of the Seigneur and would gladly go at Christmas, but there was a lot of gorse and bracken to cut, off which he could make a little money, and, having paid the rent in full, he claimed the right to remain until Christmas Day.

The lease was of the kind made in the 14th century when Lords of the Manor were all powerful. For instance, there was a clause in it preventing the tenant from letting his cows loose; they must be tethered to prevent them from running after the precious rabbits. Counsel maintained that the rabbits should also have been tethered preventing them from eating the crops. The lease was absolutely one-sided.

The gorse and bracken, which were the only crops not eaten by the rabbits, were not fit to cut and it would be grossly unfair if his client were kicked out before he could get the work done. Mr de Gruchy had been paid in full and had nothing to complain of.

Counsel, having quoted a precedent, then put in a written plea embodying the above arguments and asking the Court to discharge his client from the action.

The Attorney-General put in a written reply, pointing out that Mr de Carteret was bankrupt, having only been able to pay a dividend to his ordinary creditors. The farm contained about 45 vergees of arable land, which, by the lease, the tenant was bound to manure and keep clean.

One field of 15 vergees had not been cultivated at all and the fact was that Mr de Carteret was now not in a position to carry out the terms of the lease. The question, he said, was very important as it greatly affected the rights of landlords.

The Court retired for a few minutes and after returning delivered judgment, discharging the defendant from the action.

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The St Ouen’s mystery – reward offered

A persistent rumour is going around that a famous actress has been smuggled into Jersey in an unconscious condition, and certain clues point to the St Ouen’s district as the most likely locale for her discovery.

The parish authorities have been informed that it is the intention of her captors to exploit her great charm and talents to entice the susceptible youth of the Island into their net, and that once she has served their purpose these callous brutes will get rid of her at the first opportunity.

Her initials are CC, height about 5ft 8in, dark, statuesque and very beautiful.

Anyone in the know should report at St Ouen’s Parish Hall not later than 7 o’clock on Monday, when they will be well rewarded.

Her greatest success of recent years was in a film called The Impossible Woman which, funnily enough, is the Travelling Cinema’s star picture next week.

The traffic in worn-out horses

We understand that steps are being taken to stop the traffic in worn-out horses which is now going on from England to France via Jersey.

Numbers of old animals have recently arrived in the Island from Weymouth and are then trans-shipped to France for human consumption.

These horses, though they are not actually suffering from any contagious disease, are long past working age, and in many cases their shoes have been removed before they are shipped at Weymouth.

The arrival of these animals has caused much comment, and it is hoped that the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will take the matter up.

Could not these horses be killed on the mainland and much unnecessary suffering avoided?

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In search of adventure

A youth of 15, a resident of St Saviour, evidently being tired of his surroundings and wishing to seek adventure, decided last evening to bolt from home, and this morning was noticed at an early hour on the New North Quay waiting for the booking office to open.

His flight was noticed by his family, who communicated with Centenier T P Mourant, and the latter, accompanied by the lad’s father, proceeded hurriedly to the Albert Pier and searched the outgoing L and SWR steamer, but without any luck. They then went around to the GWR steamer, and after ten minutes search found the youth snugly ensconced in one of the shelters at the stern of the vessel.

The lad, realising his dreams of adventure were rudely checked, decided to come ashore with his parent, and it was then found that he had taken a single ticket to Guernsey, evidently meaning to make his fortune near home.

Let us hope that the reception he received on his return to his parental roof was a pleasant one.

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Incidents of the gale

Two gentlemen, visitors to the Island, were at the Victoria Pierheads this morning admiring the huge waves, which presented a grand spectacle from terra firma, when one wave, a little bigger than the rest, swept over the pierheads drenching the visitors to the skin.

Our friends proceeded hurriedly home with a different opinion of the high seas.

A lady walking along the Albert Pier promenade this morning, intending to meet friends on the incoming mail steamer, had an expensive hat blown off her head and into the sea. Being anxious to recover her headgear, the lady interviewed a nautical man close by, but the high seas prevented anything being done.

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Wedding bells: Chapman-Carter

A pretty wedding was solemnised at St Helier’s Parish Church on Tuesday last, the contracting parties being Mr Wilfred James Chapman of 138 Maxey Road Plumstead, and Miss M A B Carter, daughter of Mr and Mrs Carter of St Helier, Jersey, and late of Plumstead.

The bride, who arrived on the arm of her father, who gave her away, was charmingly attired in a dress of ivory satin crepe georgette and handsome silver trimmings and tassels. She wore a full court train and bridal veil with orange blossom, and carried a shower bouquet of choice roses and chrysanths which completed a very pretty toilette.

The bride was attended by two bridesmaids – the Misses Peggy Blampied and Eileen Burton, who wore dresses of shell pink georgette edged with tiny pink rosebuds. They also wore dainty lace mob caps and carried bouquets of pink roses and sweet peas.

The officiating minister was the Rev E R Morgan. Mr C P Blampied acted as best man.

Thefts of church music
Who is responsible?

Some time ago we reported that thefts of music were constantly taking place from the parish churches, and commented on the peculiarly annoying character of these robberies.

For a time the practice ceased, but this morning Mr R Cory, organist of St Brelade’s Church, informed us that during the week several bound volumes of music which he had recently purchased, had been stolen from the church. He had occasion to look for one yesterday and discovered that it was missing along with a number of others.

Who is responsible? The music is of no use to anyone who is not a player, but one cannot imagine an organist deliberately stealing music, and especially from a church. It is very possible that the people who steal do so simply for the pleasure of stealing, for the satisfaction of getting something, however useless to them, for nothing.

Judge Vaudin knows exactly how to deal with this type of offender, and one hopes that presently he will be given an opportunity of showing what happens to a petty thief when justice lays its hand on him. This would undoubtedly have a salutary effect.

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Gorey Common

During the Autumn Meeting of the Royal Jersey Golf Club, 2 to 9 October, both inclusive, football and other games are prohibited on Gorey Common. P Chas Le Maistre, President, Tenants of Gorey Common

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Farm for sale

La Davisonnerie Farm, consisting of farmhouse, outbuildings and about 52 vergées of good land.

Price asked £120 per vergée. This property is near Tower Hamlet, St Saviour.

Apply G F D Le Gallais, Solicitor, 6 Hill Street, St Helier.

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Sale of vraic

Near the Targets, Grouville - Sale of dry vraic, Wednesday 6 October 1930.

Mr John du Val will cause to be sold by public auction 14 stacks of dry vraic (best quality).

Sale at 3pm. Horace J Perchard (Auctioneer), 4 Halkett Place, Tel 368

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Furniture sale

La Chasse (near St Martin’s Church)

On Monday there will be sold by public auction: Iron bedsteads, feather beds, pillows, stretcher, chiffonier, mahogany dining table, writing table, several other tables, beautifully-made sideboard in mahogany, piano, whatnots, pictures, umbrella stand, chairs, couch, linoleum, mats, stair rods, lamps, Primus stove, tripod, glassware,curtain poles, salting jar, crocks, meat safe and many other effects. Sale at 3pm.

John Pallot, Auctioneer, 14 Hill Street, Tel 605.

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