Evening Post 1920 - 5

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26 January - 31 January 1920
Accident at Snow Hill

On Saturday evening a motor cyclist was proceeding up Snow Hill when he collided with, and knocked down, a lady who was crossing that thoroughfare with her daughter. The lady, who was badly shaken, was taken to Mr Costard’s establishment, and having rested for a time, was able to continue her journey.

Storm warning

The South Cone was hoisted at Fort Regent early this morning on receipt of a warning message from the London Meteorological Office.

Conway Street improvements

Capital and Counties and Lloyd’s Bank: We understand that the Capital and Counties Bank Ltd have acquired the property at present owned and tenanted by Mr Corbin, Conway Street, for the extension of their bank premises.

The building will, we understand, be of the same architectural lines as the present edifice, and it is hoped that the place will be ready for occupation in about two years.

Mr Corbin, on the other hand, has purchased another property in Conway Street and intends effecting somewhat extensive alterations so that in the near future Conway Street will present a more businesslike appearance than it now offers to those arriving in the Island.


Several Welsh and Normandy horses just arrived, guaranteed sound and perfectly quiet in all harness. Inspection invited - J E Mourant, Grouville

Boar at stud

A young boar is at stud at Wrentham Hall, St Martin’s. Fee 5s cash - Smith & Cole

A Krichefski and Son

Are now selling all winter coats and furs at a discount of 4s in the £, also reducing surplus of millinery at less than half of the original cost. Men’s woollen gloves, 1s 11d, women’s cashmere gloves (fleecy lined) 1s ½d, children’s suede gloves (flannel lined) 3s 6d, all worth double, also a large assortment of macs and raincoats.

Business Items

Good prices given for fat cattle of all descriptions by C Kent & Co, 9, 10 and 11 New Market. You can always ensure getting the very best quality meat at the most reasonable prices by placing your orders with C Kent and Co. Deliveries are made daily to all parts of the Island.

Oleo margarine contains the valuable growth-promoting property Vitamine, and scientists are urging the public to eat only margarine of such a highly nutritive value, so continue to buy Sundew Oleo margarine. Sole agents for Jersey: Orviss Ltd.

For a troublesome cough try Sirop Mattoni, a highly recommended remedy. Price 1/3 per bottle from A A Le Rossignol, chemist, 5 York Street.

Miss V Egre is now showing latest styles in early spring millinery, at very moderate prices; also marabouts and blouses etc. Ladies’ hats are remodelled at lowest possible prices. Showroom: 1st floor, 68 King Street.

The following will be on sale, cheap, today and tomorrow at Brisset, 41½ York Street:- Kippers, haddocks, fresh herrings, whiting, plaice, cod, conger and skate. Call early and note the prices.

Another burglary at St Peter:
Western Stores broken open
St Peter's Village in 1920

After a lapse of a week or so it was hoped that the individuals who have been committing burglaries in the parish of St Peter, and have confined their nefarious doings to this parish, had either left the Island or given up their evil practices, but unfortunately this hope has not been realised.

Last evening the Western Stores, near the church, were safely locked up as usual about 10.30pm, and though a caretaker lives on the premises nothing suspicious was heard. This morning, however, it was discovered that burglars had entered during the night and stolen a number of articles.

It appears that during the night the kitchen window was forced open and an entry thus effected to this part of the establishment. The woodwork of the shop door was then sawn and the individuals able to get into the shop from which they stole about 15 dozen eggs, a tin of biscuits and other smaller articles. It is evident that the thieves must have then been disturbed, apparently by the cat which is kept on the place, for the individuals then left.

A thorough examination of the place showed that the kitchen cupboard had been examined and a little money taken, but the silver-plated goods stored therein had not been touched.

The police of St Peter were informed, and are hoping to be able in a short time to effect the arrest of these determined burglars who have caused a great deal of trouble in the parish of late.

The footprints in the garden near the Western Stores are quite distinct and this, combined with the fact that the persons responsible have a thorough knowledge of the establishments in the parish, should give a good clue.

Railway carriage derailed
As the 7.5 train from St Helier was between Beaumont and St Aubin last evening, one of the carriages became derailed owing to a rail breaking. Fortunately, an engine was in readiness at St Helier, and another train being made up, the service carried on from Beaumont and St Helier. Workmen were soon engaged in placing the carriage back on the permanent way and the usual service was run today
At the harbours

Though the harbours are deserted today (28 January) with the exception of a solitary cargo steamer for a few minutes this morning, they presented a busy scene yesterday. Shortly after 7 o’clock, the London Queen, which arrived yesterday with general cargo, left on her return journey. Considerable difficulty was experienced in getting the vessel out of the pierheads, some obstacle having fouled her propeller, and the captain was compelled to back well up the harbour before this was cleared.

By this time the L&SWR mail steamer Vera was ready for departure, but had to wait some time before the London Queen had cleared the pierheads. The Vera eventually left with 83 passengers.

The L&SWR cargo steamer Ada, which had been waiting for the red flag to be lowered, then entered the harbour and berthed at Victoria Pier with general cargo. At 8 o’clock the ps Conqueror left the Albert Pier for St Malo with some 24 passengers.

Presentation of Medals Special parade of “The King’s”

A special parade of the King’s (Liverpools) took place this morning (29 January) at St Peter’s Barracks, when His Excellency Major-General Sir Alexander Wilson, KCB, who was accompanied by Maj Collas DAAG, and Capt G Robin, ADC, presented medals and decorations to several NCOs and men.

The battalion paraded on the green facing the Officers’ Mess, and His Excellency, who was met by Lieut-Col C J Steavenson, CMG, was received with the general salute. The ranks were then inspected, after which the men marched past, and after a brief stay His Excellency returned to town.

The following were decorated:-

  • Bandmaster G Passelow, Military Medal.
  • RQM Sergeant S W Linthwaite, Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Sergt C Madden, Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.
  • Corpl J McCutcheon, 1914 Star.
  • Lce Corporal J Wright, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Pte J Woods, DCM and Bar, and Military Medal.
  • Pte J Foley, Meritorious Service Medal.

All the men were complimented by His Excellency.

Jersey Organists’ and Choirmasters’ Association

The third ordinary meeting of the above took place last Tuesday at the Museum Hall where, instead of a lecture, a “round table conference” took place. Mr G E R Stevens, the President, was in the Chair.

The subjects discussed were:-

  • The “giving out” and accompaniments of chants and hymn tunes.
  • Should the hymns be sung and accompanied to the printed marks of expression.
  • The situation of the Organ in the Church.
  • Salaries

The last item, owing to time, was not discussed, but postponed to some future date. Previous to the discussion, the President read a letter he had received from Dr Bullock, FRCO, the newly-appointed organist of Exeter Cathedral, thanking the members for their good wishes, and hoping at some future date to pay them a visit.

Letter to the Editor
The Jersey and Guernsey Roads – A reply to “Querist”

My Dear Querist: I have just read with much amusement your remarks in today’s issue of the Evening Post about road making and your suggestion that the Guernsey “expert” be invited to give us points.

I had heard so much about the perfect roads to be found in Guernsey that yesterday morning, on arrival there, I left the boat while she lay at the pier transferring goods and passengers, and walked to the Esplanade, which has been tarred under the direction of the “Expert” whom you quote.

I had expected to find the road a thing of beauty, with a hard clean surface free of mud; but instead I found the road in a much worse condition that any which I have ever yet seen. The tar had churned into a thick black mud, there were innumerable potholes full of freshly fallen rain, and altogether the road was filthy.

I questioned one of the labourers whom I chanced to meet, and he informed me that that is the usual state of their tarred roads after rain.

Let me assure you, my good friend, that, on the whole, Jersey need not fear comparison with any country as far as plain macadamised roads are concerned. The question of tarring is, of course, another matter, and there are many processes, most of them still experimental, but I doubt we have anything to learn from our Guernsey friends.

Yours faithfully, “Some Experience”

Professional boxer

We learn that Mr George Yvon, Jersey’s championship diver, who is at present serving on the Army’s Gymnastic Staff, has decided to turn professional and will appear in a boxing contest at a forthcoming tournament.

Green Room Club
to be revived

We learn that steps are being taken to revive the Jersey Green Room Club, a society which in pre-war days attained a very high standard of dramatic art.

The Jersey Methodist Promising First Number

If the first number of “The Jersey Methodist” is any gauge for the future, the magazine should have a long and prosperous future. The number is not perfect, but it is an excellent start; it is on the right lines, not too heavy, not too light, but very readable and very helpful.

The contents include a foreword by the editor, interview with the Rev Jackson Picken, guild notes, articles by Dr Jowett and the Rev R C Gillie, a splendidly illustrated article on the building of an ocean liner, New Year messages from prominent Nonconformists, circuit news, and the first instalment of a fine story by David Lyall.

One of the objects of the magazine is to establish and maintain a spirit of co-operation between the English and French circuits, which in the past have been somewhat sharply divided. It is unquestionable that greater unity would be advantageous to both, and there is every reason to hope that “The Jersey Methodist” will be more than useful in the task of bringing about this happy consummation.

The next number will be published under some little difficulty owing to the fact that the editor, Mr W Morley Powell, will be absent from the Island, therefore correspondents are asked to communicate not later than the 28th inst, with the Rev Jackson Picken, Windsor Terrace, who should also be informed by that date of the number of copies which will be required.

Young Jerseyman drowned in the Baltic

With deep regret we chronicle the death of a young Jersey soldier, Hedley Augustus Marcel, only son of Mrs Marcel who resides near Les Fougeres, St John. This gallant lad, who was aged 19 years, was serving on HM’s drifter Catspaw, which was lost in the Baltic on the last day of 1919.

We tender the bereaved mother and relatives our sincere sympathy.

Golden Wedding

Our congratulations to Mr and Mrs C Mollet of 2 Marine Villas, Peirson Road, who are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding.

Mr and Mrs Mollet were married on the 26 January 1870 at St Saviour’s Parish Church by the late Dean Le Breton. They will be “at home” tomorrow and Wednesday.

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