Evening Post 1922 - 5

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Jersey 27 February - 11 March 1922
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Notice to Electors of St Helier
Monday 27 February
Your principals decided this morning (subject to your approval) to start an Electrical Undertaking for St Helier’s parish at a presumed cost of £100,000.

This sum would have to be borrowed by St Helier’s parish, and the ratepayers will be responsible for the interest unless the undertaking can pay its way.

Many pioneer enterprises come to grief, and it is by no means certain that this enterprise will be a success; if it is not a success, the burden will fall on you in the shape of heavy additional rates.

You are therefore urged to attend tomorrow evening’s meeting at the Town Hall at 7.30, and to vote against this scheme, as otherwise your rates, which in these difficult times are already heavy enough, may be largely increased in the future.
Dear Sir, I have followed the ‘Electric Controversy’ with much feeling, and more than a passing interest, so-much-so that I cannot resist expressing an opinion through the medium of your columns.

In my humble opinion the postponement of the installation of electricity in the Island would be a calamity, and the acceptance of a small majority ‘against’ at the recent meeting as representative of the opinion of the bulk of the people, a farce.

If this Island is not to remain what it undoubtedly is at present – a back number – then we must have electricity.

Electricity has been the prime mover in business and social achievement for the last 15 years – it is the most mobile force extant – while the march of science and the demands of hygiene and comfort have made it nearly everywhere indispensable to everyday life.


It is (if we wish to keep abreast of the times) what Mr E Le Quesne in your paper this evening says it is not – a necessity to every civilised and enlightened community.

I remember Mr Le Quesne writing of himself as a materialist – electricity is the soul of the matter.

If our people are to be healthy, if our industries are to grow and prosper, we should have electricity, even if it cost us 1 shilling per unit.

But there is no reason why cheap electricity should not be supplied as a paying proposition in Jersey.

The Municipality as masters of their own roads, public lighting and other public services would have many advantages over a private concern.

I have no doubt that the outcry of the possibility of increased rates is a bogey which is being energetically worked by private interests.

The last work brings us to the question of money: £100,000 at 5 per cent means £5,000 per annum.

There is no need to pay this. A rich parish like St Helier can get the use of this money for nothing by issuing notes to the amount which could be redeemed when money was cheaper, or as the concern paid for itself.

We have lost the gas plum, the phone plum, the water plum. Let us not lose the biggest plum of all, the electric plum.

Yours faithfully, C S Poingdestre
A Complaint
Dear Sir, Having been present at a sale in the Cattle Market, conducted by a man who styles himself ‘The Great Linoleum King’, I must emphatically protest against his coarse jests which are most objectionable and offensive to any clean-minded man or woman.

Jersey is not the place for this sort of thing.

Also, I should like to say it is unfair to allow these birds of passage to come and gather up what spare cash there is about to the detriment of our own businessmen.

Our people have to pay taxes, their assistants, etc, and at a time when business is at its worst, these people come here and make things more difficult for them.

At the present time many businesses in town are being carried on at a loss, and it is up to those at the head of affairs to help rather than increase their hardships.

I am not affected in any way in this matter, but I think our authorities should absolutely refuse to countenance this sort of thing.

Yours truly Fair Play.
Carpentier v Cook
There are two special attractions at the Alhambra Picture House this weekend.

In one we have the recent Carpentier-Cook contest held at the Albert Hall. The four rounds between these exponents of the noble art are clearly depicted and one is able to follow the decisive punishment meted out by the Frenchman and of Cook’s plucky but hopeless stand.

Another splendid picture is a cleverly acted Triangle drama entitled The Vortex, featuring Joe King in the leading role. The story concerns the misunderstandings between a man and his flighty wife, who transfers her affections to another.

Other interesting items are shown in the Pathe Gazette and there is also a funny comedy entitled Lazy Len.

Next week, commencing Monday, the Alhambra Vaudeville season commences with Henry Raymond, comedian, in The Man with a Voice.
Town Church organ
Monday 6 March
Matters may now be said to have taken a definite shape in connection with the Town Church organ, for it arrived in the Island yesterday, together with three builders from the firm of Jardine and Co, contractors, of Manchester. The numerous parts are being deposited in the Church House, and it is hoped to commence operations in real earnest tomorrow. We understand that it is hoped to secure the services of Mr James Kendrick Pyne, Mus Doc, FSA, FRCO, Hon RAM organist of Manchester Cathedral and Town Hall since 1876, to give an opening recital. The organ will be ready in time for the Easter Festival.
Jersey Dispensary and Infirmary
Return for the month of February 1922
  • Attendance at Dispensary - 1,322
  • Dispensary patients visited by Medical Officer - 221
  • Out-patient dressings - 36
  • New letters of recommendation - 100
  • Accidents - 7
  • Patients at the Infirmary - 26
  • Number of days patients occupied beds - 300
  • Number of operations at the Infirmary - 9
  • Household expenses - £85 11s 3d

Governors and patients of the Institution as well as their friends, are reminded that the House Committee meets every Wednesday at 11 am, and will be pleased to give any information as regards the working of the Institution.

A J Montgomery, Hon Sec.
Monday 6 March
At a special meeting of the French Old Comrades held at the Cercle St Thomas yesterday, M Chs Dubras (President) on behalf of the members, asked M E de Laquaine (Les Chroniques de Jersey), the energetic Hon Sec, to accept an objet d’art, consisting of a marble statuette with marble base depicting ‘La Defense des Familles’ by Mons E Drouot, the brass plate being inscribed as follows: Les Peilus de Jersey a E de Laquaine, leur camarade devoue. The recipient suitably acknowledged the gift, which, we might add, is now on view at M Gabent’s establishment 6 Hilgrove Street.
Wednesday 1 March
The Evening Post
and the States
The Rector of St Saviour said he wished to draw attention to a paragraph which had appeared in The Evening Post of last Tuesday which read as follows:

"Jurat Aubin said that some time ago the States appointed Dr Lethbridge Farmer as Medical Officer at the General Hospital. Since then certain facts had come to his knowledge which the doctor had not denied.

Deputy Henderson suggested that the matter might be discussed in camera and this was agreed to. The galleries were in consequence cleared.

(We understand that the discussion centred around the fact that Doctor Lethbridge Farmer is an undisclosed bankrupt, and that his case was considered before Court at Burton-on-Trent. He had not, however, notified the Committee of that fact. Ed, EP)."

On Tuesday last, continued the speaker, after ordinary business, the question of the Hospital doctor was brought before the House and it was decided to hear it a huis clos.

He took it that this was done to give everybody the opportunity of expressing their views and to give the privilege to the person or accused party in the particular case whose case was being discussed, of having his case really gone into without the facts being made public.

He asked whether the publication of the paragraph in question did not constitute a gross breach or privilege and contempt of the House. (Applause).

The cutting was passed to the President, who reread it and added that the paragraph referred to specifically was that between brackets.

Continuing, the President pointed out that the paragraph concluded in a manner which showed that the Editor took responsibility for it.

Breach of trust

He was convinced that no Member of the House or any official would commit such a breach of trust as to inform newspapers of the nature of the subject which was being discussed in camera.

The whole object of a private discussion was in order to give fair play to the person charged with some matter or another.

In the present case it was most unfortunate inasmuch as the overwhelming sense of the House was that things in regard to the man referred to were quite as they should be.

It was very unfortunate for the person concerned that the nature of the charges should have been publicised for it went forth to the public without the correction that the facts had been ably, truly and fairly laid before the House, acting on the evidence adduced, and as an enlightened jury has exonerated the party without any charge whatsoever. (Applause)

By this unfortunate and punishable affair, the matter went out to the whole world, therefore the very object of their sitting in camera was defeated.

He was quite surprised that such a respectable paper should have committed such an indiscretion.

He trusted that not one single member of the House would be party to such a gross breach of confidence, and he also trusted that no public official would make such revelations or declarations. He hoped such a thing would never occur again.

If it should, he would ask that the person responsible be brought to the Bar of the House in order to deal with him for contempt of the House and for contempt of elementary justice. (Applause)

Jurat Lempriere said that he had an idea that Jurat Aubin had made observations which had led up to the question. Exactly how far he had got he did not remember.

The President said Jurat Aubin made no statement which could have given any indication what the matter to be discussed was. The subject was then allowed to drop.
War Department. Property to let
Saturday 11 March
His Majesty’s War Department invite tenders to be received at the undermentioned office not later than noon on 15 March 1922 for the following:
  • St Aubin’s Fort, Comprising tower, old magazine and appurtenances, the whole in extent 3 rods 20 perches.
  • Greve-de-Lecq Martello Tower and land adjoining, the whole in extent 11 square poles.

Further particulars can be obtained on application at the Office of the Commanding Royal Engineer, District Office, St Helier between the hours of 10am and 1 pm.

CJW Vasey, Captain RE, OC RE Jersey District
The Modern Girl’s morals
Dear Sir, In your edition of 28 February I noticed an article on The Modern Girl’s morals, by Sir Leonard Dunning, HM Inspector of Constabulary. It was very sad reading, and also of grave import, and unless something is speedily done, it augurs ill for the future of our country.

In Sir Leonard’s report for 1921, he says: ‘That a mere man can only express a man’s view, but his experience as a policeman has made him think for many years that the woman who takes to prostitution for a living is being driven out of business by the amateur.’

Further, he goes on to say ‘that principally owing to the decay of parental influence, the girl of today does not attach so much value to chastity, while modern knowledge had deprived the fear of natural consequences of its value as a protection.

‘Owing to the decay of parental influence.’ That is the cry everywhere.

I think it was only last week that I read in one of our leading English papers, a discussion on the present day education in our schools.

One of the speakers commented on the bad manners of the children and also deplored the fact that the State had removed much, or all of the responsibility of the parent concerning the education of his child.

The ratepayer provides for the free education of the children and I think he has a right to expect a satisfactory result.

No system of education was, or even can be, perfect, but as a teacher of over 30 years experience, I must confess that the manners of the children and morals of the young people of the present day leave much to be desired.

It is not for me to pass censure on either teacher or parent, but I firmly believe that the religious training is at the root of the matter.

If I rightly understand, I believe that the Bible is only supposed to be read and not commented on in the schools.

I know for a fact that it is commented upon and children have been told that certain parts of God’s Word are only myth and fable.

Teachers have to qualify for certain subjects before they receive a certificate for teaching.

I would suggest that the Bible, which is said to be the secret to England’s greatness, and whose truths our enemies are trying to destroy, should be explained in the schools, and explained only by those who believe in the inspired Word of God.

Yours, Teacher and Ratepayer.
Waifs and Strays Society
Monday 27 February
The Rev Lawrence Newell delivered sermons yesterday at St Saviour’s Church in the morning and St Aubin’s in the evening when some interesting details were disclosed relating to the C of E Waifs and Strays Society and the founding of this great rescue work by the late Prebendary Rudolph some 40 years ago.

During the afternoon the Deputation addressed a crowded audience at the Royal Hall, Mr E C Boielle, resident manager, having kindly placed the hall at their disposal.

Rev A E Dalrymple, incumbent of St Aubin’s Church, presided, and after delighting the audience with a brief and bright address, introduced the Deputation and referred to the cause for which he was working.

Phases in the lives of the Waifs from the time they enter the homes until they are discharged to take their place in the world were shown on the screen in a series of lantern slides, while following was a 1,000 foot film depicting the great work done by the Society for the thousands under its care.

The picture also illustrates the various methods of the Society and the special ‘home’ training, also the after prospects of the inmates on their leaving the homes to make a start in the world.

The programme was a great success and thoroughly appreciated, for which Miss Ogier, local secretary, is to be congratulated.

Votes of thanks were given to the directors of West’s, Mr E C Boielle and the staff for their gratuitous services. A collection was taken on behalf of the Society.

At 8 o’clock this evening a lantern lecture will be given at St Martin.

Tomorrow evening at 7.30, a lantern lecture will be given in St Clement’s Parish Hall (postponed from Thursday last). The admission is free, a collection being taken on behalf of the Society.
Children’s breakfasts
Dear Sir, The experience of this winter has been unique. Compared with former years less than half the number of children have attended.

This is perfectly satisfactory, for it points to the fact that our people are now in receipt of better wages, and that the need for these breakfasts is reduced to a minimum.

But I am left with a considerable balance, and I want to ask though your columns whether those who have been good enough to subscribe to this object would approve the balance being spent in sending some tuberculous child into the country for a few weeks.

Some time ago a legacy of £50 was left to the Dean for the purpose of providing something of this kind.

And, if I might add the balance in favour of the Children’s Breakfasts to this other fund, I might be able to help quite a number of weakly children back to health and strength. This, perhaps, is as useful as anything else.

If I do not hear from any of the subscribers that objection is taken to this course, I will apply the money for this object.

Yours faithfully, Samuel Falle.
Missionary entertainment at Sion
Thursday 2 March
An excellent entertainment was given in the Sion Schoolroom last evening by the members of the Wesleyan Girls Missionary League to support medical, evangelistic and educational work in Akbarpur, Faizabad, India.

In England also, there are hundreds of these girls engaged on this noble work, their ages ranging from 15 to 30 years.

The collection taken last evening was in aid of the Wesleyan Hospital, India, and towards the support of the native girls in India.

Prior to commencing the programme a most spirited address was given by Mrs E P Roussel, who presided.

The opening item was a dialogue, A Dispensary Scene in India, in which some 14 artistes did full justice to their respective parts.

The Eastern costumes and settings were very real and effective. Other dialogues delightfully presented were Go Tell, A Call from the Front, and Chinese Reception.

In the course of the evening, Miss G Du Feu delighted the audience with an Indian Lyric, and also did Miss D Lucas with the Chinese solo, The Lady of the Lagoon. Other excellent contributions were a recitation, Our Aim, by Miss I De La Perrelle, and a semi-chorus by the company, I Hear Ten Thousand Voices.

At the close of the performance, the large attendance loudly applauded their appreciation. The evening was brought to a close by the singing of Hymn 781.
Sale of work for orphanage
Saturday 4 March
On behalf of Dr Stephenson’s Home and Orphanage, a sale of work was held in the La Rocque Wesleyan Schoolroom on Thursday afternoon.

The room has been very prettily decorated, and the stalls, which were well stocked, looked quite festive.

The stallholders were as follows:

  • Refreshment Stall: Mrs T O Bree, Mrs W B Payn, Mrs J Malzard, Miss G Mallet, Miss L Perrier, Miss L Baudains and Mrs Gilbert.
  • Useful Stall: Miss Mallet, Mrs F Payn, Miss Le Sueur and Miss Vigot.
  • Fancy Stall: Miss M Mallet, Miss Guillard, Miss L Hamon, Miss L Queree, Miss H Guillard, Miss Gallichan and others.
  • Pound Stall: Miss J Malzard, Miss I Labey, Miss R Pirouet, Mrs P Gallichan, Mrs F Gallichan and Miss C Bertram.
  • Sweet Stall: Miss D Baudains, Miss Worboys, Miss E le Sueur.
  • Variety Stall: Misses Iris and Dulcie Bree.
  • Vegetable Stall: Master Cabot, E Gallichan and C Bertram.
  • Competitions: Mr C Gilbert, Mr E Malzard, Mr C Le Rougetel
Princess Mary inspecting Girl Guides during last year's visit
The Royal Wedding – Great flag day!
Monday 27 February
It is to be hoped that the inhabitants of the Island will display their flags tomorrow, the occasion of Princess Mary’s wedding.

If we have not been given the privilege of subscribing towards a present for Her Royal Highness, there is nothing to prevent us showing our loyalty in the above manner.

We would also like to hear the church bells give out a merry peal, and the steamers in the harbour sound their whistles and sirens at midday, the time when the happy ceremony will end.

We feel certain that practically everyone in the Island will join with us in wishing Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles long life and happiness.

We are pleased to learn that the States’ Education Committee have decided that all the schools will be closed tomorrow.
Dear Sir, For some reason or other those who should have moved in the matter seem to have made up their minds that no notice whatever will be taken of Princess Mary’s wedding day.

Not only has no island gift been sent, but no official request that the people put out their flags has been issued.

That something is wrong is certain, but whatever it is, or whoever is to blame, of one thing I am sure, and that is that Princess Mary, with whom everyone seemed to be in love when she visited our shores with her parents in July, has nothing to do with it.

I make so bold to say that the general public wish Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles all the happiness they would wish themselves, and I would suggest that a liberal display as possible of flags be made tomorrow.

We have been prevented from contributing to any fund for a gift to Princess Mary, the only daughter of our beloved King and Queen, who, no doubt, will be grieved at the slight to their loved one.

But we still have the opportunity of proving that the loyalty shown by the people on their recent visit was not lip loyalty, but the real thing of which our fathers boasted, and of which their sons, aye, and their daughters gave proof in the great war.

It might be thought that Their Majesties will not know whether the people of Jersey show any manifestations of joy on Tuesday, but such is not the case; some little bird will tell them, and if the people rise to the occasion and make a brave display it will gladden their hearts.

With thousands of other inhabitants of the Island, I am ashamed when I think that presents have come in from public bodies in every part of the British Empire except Jersey.

That the public will make all the amends they can tomorrow by a grand display of flags – small and large – is the wish of,

Yours Truly, ‘A Loyalist’.
Feu de Joie
On the occasion of HRH Princess Mary’s wedding on the 28th, a detachment of the RA and King’s Regiment will fire a feu de joie from the battlements of Fort Regent and at St Peter’s barracks at 10 am. This will be followed by Royal Salutes and three cheers.
Exciting scenes
Horses fall over Pier
One dies after rescue
Tuesday 7 March
Shortly after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon considerable excitement was caused in the neighbourhood of the piers when it became known that two horses belonging to Mr A Raworth, of St John’s Manor, had fallen over the pierheads.

The news spread like wildfire, and in a comparatively short space of time, a crown assembled to witness attempts at rescue.

It appears that the animals, attached to a van which was being loaded with straw on the Victoria Pier, became restive and bolted off without warning.

Taking the lower corner, they rushed headlong over the pierheads, the sudden shock of the front wheels against the land-tie caused the traces to snap, freeing the animals, who swam about in frantic efforts to reach the shore.

Two boatmen named Turner and De La Mare were promptly on the scene and succeeded in rescuing one of the animals, which fortunately appeared to have escaped injury.

It was some considerable time before the second animal was secured by the brothers Noel; even when that had been done and it was dragged into London Bay it collapsed exhausted on to the mud.

By this time Centenier Filleul arrived on the scene and soon afterwards PCs McFadyan and Poingdestre as well as Mr A P Brophy, officer of the JSPCA.

The motor ambulance in charge of Mr J Remphry was also promptly on the scene, it having been rumoured that the driver of the van had been injured.

As is usually the case on such occasions, advice was freely offered by well-meaning but ignorant onlookers. Some wanted to shoot the animal and one wanted to make it stand up.

By the instructions of the Veterinary Surgeon in attendance, however, the horse was got on to a chute, and in view of the serious nature of the case, it was removed to the nearest available place of shelter, which happened to be the store until lately occupied by Mr G Martland, kindly offered by Mr Payn, who is in temporary occupation.

Here the horse died about two hours afterwards.

The van was badly damaged and a quantity of straw fell into the water as a result of the sudden impact. The driver was unhurt.
An ‘embarras’ of altar stones
Wednesday 1 March
When the restoration of the crypt and chapel floor in the middle of the ward at the Castle was carried out, two altar stones, recovered from the dismantled stairway that led across the face of the keep, were replaced in their original positions in crypt and chapel.

Three more stones of this kind, which bear a cross at each end of their corners as well as one in the centre, are still to be seen embedded in the Tudor gun platforms of the topmost battery on the keep; and as soon as the Admiralty see fit to withdraw the Coastguards, two of these stones will be used in the restoration of the keep chapel and crypt.

Our Island antiquarians, already at a loss as to the provenance of the fifth stone, are now presented with a sixth, which has recently been discovered built into the parapet which prevents the unwary visitor falling headlong down the well.

Those who intend seeing this stone should secure the services of the Castle Guardian, as to him alone at present is known the secret of so directing artificial light that the five crosses leave the obscurity in which they hide and readily ‘jump to the eye’.
Arrival of The Kings
Friday 10 March
The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, after an absence from the Island for some considerable time, during which they have gone through strenuous times in the Emerald Isle, returned to the Island this morning by the mail steamer Reindeer, in charge of Lt-Col L Jones.

Special arrangements had been made for their disembarkation by Capt F J Renouf, Harbourmaster, the lower portion of the New North Quay having been cut off for the purpose.

The landing operations were supervised by Major D Collas, Lieut-Col T Bowles and Major Vasey, and everything was carried out expeditiously.

The baggage, etc, arrived earlier in the morning by the ss Lynx, so that with nothing to hamper them it was not long before the men were marched off.

The two St Peter companies paraded on the Old Harbour side of the New North Quay, together with the colour party, headed by the regimental bands, whilst the companies for Fort Regent lined up alongside the mailboat.

To the strains of a lively march the first party moved off, followed by the usual curious crown to the St Helier’s Terminus of the Jersey Railways and Tramways, where then entrained for Don Bridge; the others proceeded to Fort Regent.

The total number arriving (including 15 on the cargo boat) was 301 ncos and men and 15 officers.

The catering for the officers’ mess has again been entrusted to Messrs Orviss Ltd, caters to the Royal Army Service Corps.
Public Instruction Committee
In accordance with the terms of the Reglement pour le devellopement de l’instruction Technique, the Committee are now prepared to receive applications from parents or guardians who desire to apprentice their children to some trade but are not able to do so without assistance.

The Committee hope to receive the assistance of employers and parents in this matter as they feel that it is of the utmost importance from every point of view that the system of apprenticeships should be encouraged, in order to ensure that, as far as possible, every young person shall be properly equipped to earn a living and shall not be dependent upon merely casual labour.

F E Balleine, Secretary.
Jersey Humane Society’s awards
Tuesday 28 February
We are informed that the Jersey Humane Society has decided to award their Bronze Medal to Mr Clarence Hibbs for his gallant rescue of the boy Turner opposite Minor’s Hotel last year. Their parchment certificate is awarded to Mr W H Glendewar for the rescue of a pedestrian who fell into the harbour from the Albert Pier in January of this year.
The Stewart Collection
We understand that very excellent results were obtained at the sale by auction, without reserve, at the Auction Mart, Queen Street, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The following prices picked at random will give some idea of the excellent prices realised.

  • The Chippendale chairs fetched from £6 to £14 per piece
  • Dutch marqueterie desk, 17 guineas
  • Chinese cabinet, 26 guineas
  • Small oak chair, 10 guineas
  • Oak cabinet, 13 guineas
  • French drawing-room cabinet, 14 guineas
  • Two tallboys, 20 and 26 guineas
  • Old English desk, 21 guineas

The collection of silver and jewellery showed excellent returns. The modern silver articles averaged between 4s 3d per ounce to 6s 6d, while some of the antique silver of the Georgian and William and Mary period realised as high as 13s per ounce.

The auctioneer concerned in this most important and interesting sale was Mr G Le B Benest of Queen Street, who presided over a large audience of keen and enthusiastic bidders.
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Rabbits! Rabbits!
Just received 500 Dorset rabbits to be sold tomorrow at Brisset’s, 41 ½ York Street and 29 Burrard Street, from 1/- and 1/3 each (not frozen). Our usual supply of fresh and dry fish will also be on sale.
Last night’s gale
Wind approaches hurricane force
Damage in town and country
Tuesday 7 March
One of the fiercest and heaviest gales experienced for some time swept over the island during the night and the early hours of this morning leaving a trail of destruction behind.

The wind, blowing from the westward, began to rise in earnest about 11 o’clock and grew in intensity until an hour or so later a full gale was blowing.

Heavy squalls of rain accompanied the fierce gusts of winds, which by that time had almost reached hurricane force, and was blowing at a rate of 55 to 60 miles an hour.

Accounts of damage done at various parts of the town and country continue to come to hand.

For some time this morning telegraphic communication with the mainland was suspended. Efforts were immediately made to trace the trouble, which was thought to be a local one.

The fault having been located, workmen were soon busy repairing, and communication was again restored about mid-day.
London Queen arrives on time
Friday 10 March
The ss London Queen of the London and Channel Islands Steamship Co kept up the reputation gained by this company for maintaining their service under the most adverse conditions, by performing her run to London on Tuesday last in excellent time.

The London Queen, Capt F Noyon in charge, was practically in ballast when she left Jersey at 6 o’clock on Tuesday evening last, the night of the gale.

The glass was falling rapidly and everything pointed to dirty weather coming along.

The gallant little steamer was soon experiencing the full force of the gale but battled her way along until Cape Hague had been rounded when the wind was not somewhat behind her, she experienced a little better time although the seas were still mountainous.

She arrived safely to time in London docks early on Thursday morning after an exceedingly stormy passage.
School Football
Don Street 2 St Mark’s 1
'Friday 3 March
Quite a number of spectators gathered on the People’s Park yesterday afternoon to witness the Schools League match between Don Street and St Mark’s Road.

Neither of these teams had been beaten and a great struggle was expected.

The game was very evenly and keenly contested, both teams going all out from start to finish.

Don Street were always just a shade the better team, and the ultimate result, a win for them by the odd goal in three, reflected the run of the game very fairly.
Withdrawal of Teighmore
Friday 3 March
Mr H Journeaux, Secretary of Elementary Schools Competition, received a few days ago the following communication from the Superintendent, Teighmore, in which the latter gave notice of the withdrawal of the school team from the League, and the reason which prompted same:
"Dear Sir, Please note that I propose withdrawing my team from the Elementary Schools Football League. My chief reason for this is that Wednesday is not a convenient day for us.
"My boys have their dinner at 12 o’clock, and are not able to return to the home before 7.45pm.
"I find this hour far too late for their return, and it is too long for the boys to go without a meal.
"Saturday would suit us better, and all being well, next year we shall be glad to take part again if our matches could be fixed for that day."
Yours truly, W Goodwin.

Teighmore has been in the competition since its inception, and have always given a very good account of themselves.

The pluckiness of the lads and the manner in which they have always ‘played the game’, even when playing, as has often been the case, against heavy odds, won for themselves the support and admiration of the great majority of the followers of these inter-school games.

Under present conditions, the management of the competition do not think it possible to play the games on a Saturday, but we trust that some arrangement may be come to whereby we may see Teighmore again taking part in these ‘Homeric struggles’ on the People’s Park.
Army contracts
Sealed tenders will be received at the undermentioned Office until 12 noon on Wednesday 15 March 1922:
  • For hire of motor transport for the Jersey District for a period of 12 months commencing 1 April 1922.
  • For hire of horse transport in St Helier’s District for a period of 12 months commencing 1 April 1922.
  • For hire of horse transport in St Peter’s District for a period of 12 months commencing 1 April 1922.
  • For the supply of bread and flour, frozen beef and mutton, hospital meat, hospital and detention barrack supplies and groceries (tea, salt and sugar) for a period of six months commencing 1 April 1922.
  • For the supply of forage for a period of six months commencing 1 April 1922.

Forms of tender, conditions of contract and any further particulars may be obtained on application to Officer Commanding, Royal Army Service Corps, Headquarters, Jersey.

F Macdonald, Captain RASC, OC, RASC, Jersey.
Parish of St Martin
Tenders are invited for the construction of a boiler house and other work connected with the proposed heating of St Martin’s Church.

Specifications, plans and conditions may be seen at the Rectory, in the mornings, on March 6, 7 and 8, 1922.

Tenders to be sent to the Rector on or before Saturday 11 March.

R Le Sueur, Rector.
Silver Wedding
Mr and Mrs W V De Gruchy of Bendering, Perth, Australia, celebrated their silver wedding on 26 January last, having been married at Charles Street Methodist Church, Perth, Australia, on 26 January 1897. Mr De Gruchy is the second son of the late Mr John De Gruchy of La Profonde Rue, Trinity, and a brother of Mr R C De Gruchy, of La Croiserie in the same parish.
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Madame Dugaine (late of Jean Joisten’s, West Street, Durban, South Africa), expert ladies’ hairdresser, manicure, face massage, hair treatment, hair work of any description undertaken. Stuart Lodge, Rouge Bouillon (corner of Pomona Road).

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