Evening Post 1921 - 1

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21 February - 5 March 1921

Price 1d
Tuesday 1 March
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Family trouble
Alfred Edmund Le Geyt (44), a native of St Helier, was charged by Centenier J Vautier, of St Helier, with continually insulting and ill-treating Catherine Mary Le Page, his wife, particularly yesterday, when he struck her in the face at the house they occupy at No 1 Val Plaisant, St Helier.

Centenier Vautier deposed to having received a complaint from Mrs Le Geyt. She stated that her husband continually gave way to drink, ill-treated and insulted her and she could put up with it no longer.

Mrs Le Geyt gave evidence in support of the charge. She wanted a separation as she could not put up with the treatment.

Her husband bought some ormers, which he wanted for himself; she threw them off the table.

The Magistrate said it was very evident the parties could not agree. Mrs Le Geyt agreed to accept 30s weekly.

The Magistrate liberated the accused on the understanding that he paid his wife 30s weekly, he was warned not to molest her in the future.
Saturday 26 February
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Magistrate
Infringing the law on bicycles
Margaret Amy Jewsbury was charged by Centenier Laurens of St Helier with having, on Wednesday last, committed an infraction of Art 9 of the Police des Chemins Regulation by riding her cycle without having the number for the current year.

Centenier Laurens said that on Wednesday Mr Jerram reported that he had seen Miss Jewsbury riding along Colomberie with last year’s number on her cycle. The accused was warned to appear before the Constable at 9.30 the following morning in order to give explanations, but she only turned up at 11.30. Three years ago Miss Jewsbury was warned for a similar offence. In view of the facts the Constable ordered her arrest, and she was admitted to bail.

Mr H B Jerram said that on Wednesday last he was walking along Colomberie. He saw the cycle with last year’s number.

He informed Centenier Laurens of the facts, and on reference found that the number corresponded with Miss Jewsbury’s name.

As the accused had been previously warned by the Police and she had a letter sent to her, the Constable decided to present the case.

P C Le Marquand deposed to having warned the accused to be at the Police Station at 9.30.

The Magistrate imposed a fine of £1, which was paid.
English traders
Sir, it is most amusing to read the advertisements of certain English firms who come to the Island on anti-profiteering stunts.

They come here, not for their own benefit, oh no! but for the benefit of the Jersey public.

Sir, those firms who cannot get rid of their goods in England lead the public to believe that the honest Jersey tradesmen, who had to satisfy his customer if he wishes to see him again, has been charging him excessive prices for his goods.

If your numerous readers just compare the values these firms are giving with the values to be seen in our own shops in St Helier, they will soon be convinced where they can obtain most for their money.

Yours truly, Fair Play.
Hard Lines
Dear Sir

One is hearing from all sides the unjust position and prejudices to the drapery and outfitting establishments of the town that certain firms from England, boasting of direct trading from manufacturer to public, are able to come over to Jersey opening temporary rooms, stores or halls with large stocks, the quality and genuineness not one out of 20 of the public are able to gauge the value of, booming and camouflaging by extraordinary advertisements, one might almost say robbing the patient, industrious regular tradesmen, who many have given long credit, naturally losing hundreds of pounds of ready cash, which is taken out of the Island, while a poor pedlar must obtain a license before he can even offer his goods for sale.

Is it just or right? Such firms very seldom come a second time.

They do not sow to reap, but reap and hang the future. Possibly they are nervous of their reception.

Yours respectfully, Multum in Parvo
Centenier injured by bull
Tuesday 22 February
According to a Centenier, we regret to learn that Centenier E F Alexander of St Mary is laid up as a result of injuries inflicted on him by his well-know stud bull, General Cowslip.

Mr Alexander was taking the bull out to drink when he turned on him, knocking him down and hurting him severely.

His large circle of friends wish him a speedy recovery.
Situations Vacant
Useful girl required, strong, clean and honest, also kitchen maid. Apply 11 Gloucester Street.

Traveller wanted for wholesale canned goods trade. Must have good connections amongst grocers etc. Full particulars to ‘Energetic’, Evening Post.

Youth for produce merchant’s office. Must be quick at figures and a good writer. Apply by letter to ‘Merchant’, office of this paper.
Rozel Barracks - to let
Rozel barracks
His Majesty’s War Department will put up to let by public auction at 3pm on Friday 11 March, 1921, at the District Office, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier, the above desirable property, comprising Officers’ Quarters, Men’s Quarters, Stables etc, the whole in extent amounting to about 2 Roods, 21 Perches.

Situate at Rozel Bay, the above represents a most desirable and convenient residence. Possession from 25 March 1921.

Further information can be obtained by application at the Office of the Commanding Royal Engineer, District Office, St Helier, between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon, Sundays excepted.

C J W Vasey, Captain, RE, OC, RE Jersey District.
Tuesday 22 February
Sir W H V Vernon, Bailiff, presiding
Out of work donations
Jurat Payn submitted an Act of the Island Defence Committee with reference to payments under the Out of Work Donations scheme, and proposed the extension of the scheme under the same conditions up to June 30 1921; and this in view of the fact that the Unemployment Insurance Act did not apply to the Island.

Jurat Renouf thought the allowance too high and the period of extension too long. He proposed that the extension be for two months only.

Jurat Le Boutillier said that men were still being demobilised and they had a right to out-of-work donations extending over 156 days.

Deputy Henderson said that there were some disabled men who could not do anything, and their case had to be considered. He added that the unskilled men who were out of work now were not unskilled men before the war but unskilled boys. It was a great pity they had not been given the opportunity of learning a trade while in the Army. Many of the disabled men were able to do a good day’s work and they were generally the most anxious of the lot to find something to do. The public should help the States by giving work to the unemployed men.

Jurat Lempriere said that at the moment potato planting was in full swing and in his district there was not a man, woman or child who could not earn good money. The difficulty was that when a man from town went out into the country to work, sleeping accommodation could not be found for him, and he had to go back to St Helier every night.

Deputy Henderson thought the farmers might club together and get a motor bus to fetch the men and send them back.

The Act was adopted.
Tuesday 1 March
Funeral of the Late Mr Albert Ed Bisson
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon of the late Mr A E Bisson, a former employee of the Jersey Railways and Tramways Limited. Deceased had acted for many years as guard and latterly as relief stationmaster.

The cortege, which consisted of the hearse and two coaches, left deceased’s residence in Lewis Street shortly after 2.45 pm, arriving at St Andrew’s Church at 3 o’clock where it was met by the Rev H W Quarrie, Vicar.

The rear of the procession was brought up by a number of the deceased’s fellow employees and friends to the number of a score. The bearers were four of the deceased’s colleagues, Messrs Smith, Fishers and Butler (stationmasters) and W Nolais (guard).

The coffin was of polished elm, with brass mounts, and bore the inscription: Albert Edward Bisson, Died February 24th, 1921, aged 30 years.

The principal mourners were Messrs J Bisson (father), T Bisson, G Bisson (brothers), T King, W Bisson, T Barril, B Treague, and B Shenton.

Numerous wreaths and floral tributes were sent by members of the family, fellow employees and friends.

The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr C P Le Quesne of Cheapside.
Saturday 5 March
Inter-Insular Schools Football match
The football team picked from the Elementary Schools League to represent Jersey in the first competition for the Star trophy left the Island this morning.

They were accompanied by Mr W Journeaux, Hon Sec, Mr F Poingdestre, Hon Treas, and the majority of local teachers, whilst a good number of football enthusiasts also crossed over to see our future Muratti men play.

The final selection of the team has not yet been decided upon, and a final choice will be made from the following 18 boys who have been taken across:

  • Nationals: M Whitworth, J Davey, W Beuzeval and W Gottrell.
  • St Paul’s: S Haines, S Guiton, P Sewell and A Hannaford.
  • St Mark’s: S Godrich, J Vautier and F Keywood.
  • Vauxhall: M Kelly, A Roche and T Ahearn.
  • St Lukes’: J Harvey.
  • La Motte Street: F Bellamy.
  • First Tower: A Potier.
  • Teighmore: W Lunn.

The match will take place this afternoon at the Guernsey track, immediately after the Priaulx Cup fixture between the Northerners and Athletics, and will probably start about 4.15.

We have made arrangements for the receipt of half-time and full-time scores and will publish an account of the game in our Special Football Edition tonight.
Thursday 3 March
Geologists’ Association

Easter Excursion to Jersey

A few days ago we announced that a number of representatives of the London Geologists’ Association will visit the Island at Easter, and the following further details of the excursions will no doubt be of interest.

The party will be under the directorship of Mr G H Plymen, M Sc, FGS, whose work in connection with our local geology is well knows. It is expected that about forty members will be present. The headquarters will be at the Halkett Hotel and the programme for the week will be as follows:

  • Friday 25 March: Arrive Jersey. Afternoon excursion to examine shales, etc at Mont Felard, Westmount and Town Mills.
  • Saturday 26 March: Coach excursion to L’Etacq. Corbiere and Le Moie. Visit quarries, mainly granites,
  • Monday 28 March: Coach excursion to Bonne Nuit, La Crete, Belle Hougue and Les Rouaux. Cliff series, some climbing. Rhyolites, ashes, tuffs and agglomerates.
  • Wednesday 30 March: Train to Gorey. Visit Anne Port (columnar rhyolite), also St Catherine’s (conglomerate). Return to inspect Mont Orgueil Castle.
  • Thursday 31 March: Coach excursion to China Quarries, via St Lawrence Valley (shale); thence to Mont Mado Quarries and Rozel (conglomerate). Visit Rozel Manor and proceed to Tete des Hougues.
  • Friday 1 April: Examine granites at Fort Regent and visit the Societe Jersiaise. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Castle (granite and diabase).
It is expected that Mr F Whitaker, BA, FRS, FRS (President of the Association) will be present and the party will be augmented in the excursions by members of the Societe Jersiaise.
St Brelade War Memorial
Dear Sir

As a native of the above parish, might I be allowed to say a few words on the above subject. As a suggestion, why not make all the parish war memorials into one combined Island War Memorial, having individual parochial spaces reserved on it for the purpose of inscribing the names of those brave lads from each parish, who fell on the battlefield.

I presume that each parish would pay their portion individually towards the cost of its erection, thereby avoiding all the discussion and opposition that has lately transpired between the parishioners on the subject, furthermore, doing greater honour to the glorious and everlasting memory of those brave Jersey lads who laid down their lives fighting for King and Island homes, never to be forgotten by their relatives and friends as long as memory lasts.

Therefore, by erecting an Island War Memorial in St Helier’s Parish on most suitable grounds, it would be a centre of attraction for the inhabitants of Jersey, who would, I presume, do honour to its memory of so sacred an object.

I presume that one Island War Memorial would be sufficient rather than having war memorials scattered all over the Island, where most of them would be seldom seen by the general public, after spending large sums of money for their erection.

I remain, yours truly, James A Le Feuvre.
Bel Royal Stores - Sale of vans, harness and other effects, by order of Messrs Le Marquand Bros, who have given up transport.

Comprising: Two vans complete with hay ladders, rails and poles; quantity of harness; good van cover; two tons English rye; 4 sacks beans; Tamlin incubator; baby planting plough; quantity of timber; bodkins, cider casks; large quantity corrugated iron in various sizes.

Also an iron tank (10 x 5 x 4), which may be seen at The Maltings, Cheapside, by arrangement with the auctioneers.

Sale at 3pm, Thursday 3 March. Cristin and Bertram, Auctioneers
Tuesday 1 March
Sir W H V Vernon, Bailiff, presiding
Women and the legal profession – Measure
thrown out
The States took into consideration the Bill opening the Bar and the profession of Solicitors to women, lodged au Greffe on 28 October 1920.

The Deputy of St Saviour said that when the States had said they wished to place women on the same footing as men, they had really meant it. It was necessary therefore to make it perfectly clear that the term ‘British subject’ included women, and that they were eligible for the legal profession. The Law Society had approved the Bill by a large majority. The Rector of Grouville seconded.

Jurat Crill, proposing the rejection, said the legal profession was already crowded and the time for the inclusion of women had not arrived. He did not believe the Jersey public were ready or desired such a drastic innovation.

Deputy Henderson, supporting the adoption, said he was on the side of progress and believed in giving as many opportunities of earning a living to women as possible. Women made most persuasive advocates and there were women magistrates in England.

Men would be better employed on the land

A man, he said, would be better employed on the land in the fresh air than sitting in a dingy office settling disputes that a woman would be able to settle much more easily.

The Constable of St Helier said that he believed in letting the best brains get to the top, whether those brains belonged to a man or a woman. They had arrived at the time of the survival of the fittest and every man and woman with a brain should be allowed to use it to the best of his or her ability.

Deputy Gray said they must think of the future. Could they imagine a Lieut-Governess or a States building filled with women Jurats? A woman’s place was in the home (applause).

Deputy Boielle said that, like Deputy Gray, he was old-fashioned enough to think that a woman’s proper sphere was the natural one of the home. To make a woman fight for her living was to un-sex her.

The Deputy of St Saviour, replying, said that unfortunately a woman had to fight for her living. They had lady doctors and the legal profession would be much easier for women.

The Appel Nominal was then taken and was lost by 24 votes to 20.
Women and the Legal Profession
Dear Sir

In Tuesday’s issue we read that this measure was thrown out, but with a small majority. What has come as a real surprise to many people was the attitude of Deputy Boielle and Deputy Gray. I mention these gentlemen from no other motive than that they have professed to stand for Progress and Reform, especially Deputy Gray. And if progress and reform does not mean the mental and intellectual freedom of women, I am an ignoramus.

What surprises one most is that both these gentlemen have wives of marked platform ability. Then are we to assume from their remarks in the States that they would condemn their respective wives to sweep the kitchens and clean the grates, if they possess higher capacities, and thus deprive the public of mental food.

But if they mean that a woman ought not to go to work to keep a lazy man at home to clean the house and look after the babies, then I agree that they are right in speaking as they did.

But to desire to keep women out of the legal profession, or any other profession, for which we know they would have to possess high mental faculties, is nothing less than sex jealousy.

Think of the stage without a woman or the musical world or the world of art in any direction. Methinks the men themselves would go mad as such a possibility.

Deputy Gray said: ‘Could they imagine a Lieut-Governess or a States building filled with woman Jurats?’ In answer, can Deputy Gray, or any other person, imagine either the Lieut-Governor or Jurats ruling so wisely and for so long a time as our late Queen Victoria?

This lady was on a higher plane than the above important personages. And is our States Members’ work always administered wisely and well? Many think not.

Deputy Gray goes on to quote that women in England are unwilling to serve on juries. He carefully omits to say that men are often unwilling to serve. Then again in many instances possibly those very women are just feeling their feet after being slaves for centuries to their lords and masters.

One thing I note with pleasure, the unselfish and broad-minded attitude of the very men, ie the lawyers, one would have expected opposition from. I fear some of us have been making a mistake re our reformers and must look in other directions for true progress.

I am, Sir, yours truly, (Mrs) C Trachy
Monday 28 February
The Paragon Princess – staff entertained
Yesterday Mr Gordon Benett, of the Paragon Garage, entertained his staff to a pleasant afternoon by giving them an inaugural run in his comfortable new char-a-banc named ‘The Paragon Princess’. She is well worthy of such a title, and we feel sure the travelling public will not fail to appreciate what has been done for them by the genial proprietor of this enterprising firm.

Beautifully upholstered, roomy and light of travel, she negotiated the various hills yesterday with perfect ease, and every one of her 28 passengers expressed themselves as delighted with her initial effort.

Amongst those present were Mr Gordon Benett, Guides Sullivan, Baker and Simon, the Press representatives, and as many of the staff as could be spared.

Leaving the Paragon at 2.30, St Peter‘s Hotel was reached in good time, and Greve de Lecq was reached at about 4 o’clock. A substantial tea was served by Mr Forfeard, and the return journey was undertaken at 5 via St John’s and St Lawrence.

On arrival at the Paragon, cheers were raised for Mr Benett, who, in reply, expressed the hope that everyone had enjoyed themselves.

The Paragon Princess will commence her regular runs on Thursday next.
Monday 28 February
The Picture Houses
*The Opera House. London’s favourite comedian, Leslie Henson, will appear in the great comedy production, Alf’s Button, for the first three nights of this week. The second part of the wonderful animal serial, The Lost City, will also be shown.

For the last three days of this week, Miss Constance Collier, the great emotional actress, is appearing in Dickens’ well-known heart story, Bleak House. Seats for this splendid film should be booked without delay at Beresford Library.

  • West’s Picture. Commencing today, for three days only, a great picture is being shown, this being the Baroness Orczy’s delightful romance, The Elusive Pimpernel, featuring Cecil Humphries and Madge Stewart. To avoid disappointment, seats should be booked at De Guerin’s Library.
  • The Alhambra. In tonight’s new programme, Henry Edwards and Chrissie White will appear in the Hepworth production, A Temporary Vagabond. The programme also includes Episode 2 of A Woman in Grey.
  • The Travelling Cinema. The star picture in this week’s programme is a special two-part drama, Danger Ahead, a thrilling tale of the Iron Road., Another picture which must not be missed is Episode 9 of Barabbas. Tonight, St Ouen, 7.30; Tuesday, St Aubin, 7.30; Wednesday, St John 7.30.
Monday 28 February
Fancy Dress Ball
A grand fancy dress ball will be held under the auspices of the Scarleteers Concert Party at the Oddfellows Hall on Thursday, March 3 (by permission of the Bailiff). A magnificent augmented orchestra will play the latest music direct from the London halls. Handsome prizes will be given for the best costume worn by a lady and gent. Ordinary dress optional. Dancing 8 to 1 am. Admission 1s 6d. Refreshments at popular prices. The floor will be specially prepared for the occasion.
The burglars’ paradise
Monday 28 February
The Parish of St Peter’s continues to live up to its well-earned reputation of the ‘Burglars Paradise’.

People with fowls lose them with an ease and regularity which must make the business of stealing them almost monotonous.

The present tenant of the Western Stores, whose premises were recently burgled for the second or third time, bears the resigned expression of a man who has given up all hope.

he resident of Coin Varin, who lost some 20 fowls during the night some time ago, is thankful that the thieves left him, at least, his feather bed.

In the meantime, the police are busy getting their potatoes into the ground, but once they have done they intend to start on their annual burglar hunt – doubtless with the usual result.
Friday 25 February
Woman threatens murder
Considerable consternation was caused last evening about 9.30 pm in David Place by a woman who, so it is said, having imbibed far too freely, threatened to murder her husband and declared her intention of so doing in no uncertain terms.

Windows were thrown open, passers-by stood aghast, as a van in which the obstreperous female was firmly held down wended its way with its noisy charge to her residence in Hilary Street, where, it appears, matters by no means improved until the arrival of the police.
Friday 25 February
Musical chairs at
the Rink
Thirty-one competitors faced the music at the West Park Skating Rink, when a most entertaining exhibition of musical chairs took place.

There is no need to explain that the competition was most laughable, a number of peculiar situations arising out of the anxiety to secure the prize.

J Ellett and J Symonds were the finalists, and after an exciting struggle, the last named proved the winner, receiving for his energy and determination an electro-plated cigarette box.

On Tuesday next there will be a basketball match between the Wasps and the Robins, and on Thursday there will be a balloon race and an egg and spoon race, both for ladies.

There should be some fun.
Friday 25 February
Mechanics’ Institute
For the first time in the history of the Jersey Mechanics’ Institute, a Lieutenant-Governor has honoured the members by visiting the place and engaging in a friendly game of billiards.

Some time ago, Maj General Wm Douglas Smith, CB, expressed the intention of visiting the club and yesterday was the date decided upon.

There was a large and representative gathering, amongst those present being Mr W Whitaker Maitland, OBE, (Government Secretary) who accompanied His Excellency, Jurat R Lempriere, Messrs J T Ferguson (President), D Dobson and A Le Feuvre (Vice-Presidents), T J Le Couteur (Hon Treasurer), P Beuzeval (Secretary) and others.

His Excellency expressed himself as highly delighted with what he had seen.

He had, he said, visited many working men’s clubs on the mainland, but had not come across one more suitable to requirements than the Jersey Mechanics’ Institute.

He thanked them all for their warm welcome and expressed the hope that he would be privileged to meet them again.
Tuesday 1 March
Ladies locked in
Two ladies, who were in the Cattle Market at 1 o’clock were inadvertently locked in by the official in charge, who went off for his dinner, leaving them the wrong side of the bars, to reflect hungrily on theirs. They were released after a wait of about half an hour, and one hopes that the soup was still warm.
Wednesday 2 March
Promotion for soldier
We learn with pleasure that Writer Corporal S Ray, Unit Accountant, Ordnance Department, Jersey, has been granted a Captaincy in the Corps of Military Accountants. He is to proceed to Egypt forthwith to take over the Palestinian Railways.
Houses for sale
Four freehold houses for sale situate in Old St James’s Place (rear of Clarence Terrace).

Early possession. Nos 1, 2 and 3 £150 each; and No 4 £200.

Apply Lyndon Rive, Solicitor and Notary, 23 Hill Street

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