Jersey 30 January - 11 February 1922
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Sir, I trust you can find space in your valuable columns to insert the following re the JFA Referees.
The match at Springfield last Thursday between the Mechanics and the YMCA was won, and lost, through the incapability of the referee. The YMCA won through the referee’s lack of knowledge of the game, and the Mechanics were unfortunate losers through the same result.
If an English referee had been officiating that particular game, the result would undoubtedly have been a draw, for the penalty given against the Mechanics would never have been given by an English referee.
The JFA referees never take the state of the ground into consideration, as they should do, and give their decisions, to any appeal, voiced by the players and the spectators, as was the case at Springfield when the YMCA appealed for hand, when no one handles the ball, and were awarded a penalty, from which they scored the winning goal.
Jersey referees would do better to use a little more of their own initiative when officiating such matches. Cup Tie matches should be refereed by either an English or Guernsey referee, and I am sure the result of such matches officiated by capable men with a sound knowledge of the game would leave no cause for dispute.I am, Sir, Yours truly ‘Englishman’
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The Russian famine
Sir, May I appeal to you once more to open a subscription list on behalf of the ‘Russian Save the Children Fund’.
The appalling state of things as existing in the famine area of Russia has been fully brought home to those who have had the opportunity of reading the accounts of the speech made by Dr Nansen at the Albert Hall.
Driven to desperation, these unfortunate people have been forced to cannibalism in an attempt to assuage the pangs of hunger, and have even disinterred the dead and used them for food.
In this favoured Island of ours, where extreme poverty is practically unknown, and where taxation is hardly existent, I feel sure that the appeal has only to be made for a generous response to be given.
To the Christian, the order to give has already been given, for to him the Divine command, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’, is an order for prompt help in such a calamity as has overtaken this great country.
To the materialist, like myself, the call of common humanity is one that should be answered, and I trust that all, to the utmost of their ability, will of their generosity subscribe and subscribe quickly to this deserving fund.Yours truly, Edward Le Quesne.
Death of a Jerseywoman
Thursday 9 February
There passed away on 27 December at her residence, 1246 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, Emelie Suzanne Azelie Surcouf, the wife of David F Dutot, at the age of 66 years.
The late Mrs Dutot was born in Jersey and came to Canada about 19 years ago, settling in Victoria with her husband and family 16 years ago.
Mrs Dutot had been ill a long while, nevertheless her death will grieve a wide circle of friends.
She is survived by her husband and two sons and two daughters, Frank Eugene and Percy David, both of this city; also Mrs James Moss and Miss Evelyn Hannah Dutoit.
There also survives a little grandson and a brother in Winnipeg and two brothers in Jersey.‘The Daily Colonist’, Victoria, BC.
Saturday 11 February
The first load of outdoor potatoes was brought in today by Mr Alf Romeril, Les Montagnes, St Lawrence. The potatoes were grown with Dorey and Sons special potato guano.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Sir, I am very glad to read in your issue of 14 January that the women of Jersey are making a stand – and I hope a strong one – for their legal status, particularly as regards their property after marriage.
I consider the ‘Separation as regards Property Act’ everything it is described as being; that it should now become obsolete and be superseded by the ‘Married Women’s Property Act’ of Great Britain.
Also, while they are about the business, why don’t they try to get the Divorce Law recognised in the Island instead of one of the victims having to spend two years in England before he or she can apply for it.
I think it would save many cases of married unhappiness, which in an Island the size of Jersey, is no way to exist.
Wishing the women of Jersey every success, I am, Sir,Yours faithfully E J Brash, Streatham, London.
Monday 30 January
The famous Mohawk Moore and Burgess Minstrels commence their gigantic variety show tonight.
The entertainment begins at 8 o’clock each evening and there are matinees on Saturdays and Wednesdays.Seats should be booked at Ashelford’s, corner of New and Burrard Street.
West’s – Shore Acres
Monday 30 January
There is an excellent all-round programme depicted at the West Picture House for the first portion of this week.
The chief attraction is a fine sea picture entitled Shore Acres, featuring Alice Lake in the leading role.
The film is cleverly acted, and full of interesting thrills. The storm scenes are amazingly realistic.Another good attraction is the comedy Blame the Stork, and the Pathe Pictorial and Gazette gives a further illustration of London after midnight and the troops evacuating Ireland and Soviet Russia.
St Mark's memorial unveiled
Monday 30 January
At the conclusion of the morning service yesterday at St Mark’s Church, His Excellency, Major General Sir William Douglas Smith, unveiled a mural memorial tablet erected to the right of the main entrance to the memory of the members of the Church who gave up their lives to the service of their country.
A guard of honour composed of the St Mark’s Company Boys’ Brigade, under Captain J W Hamling, and the St Mark’s Girl Guides, formed up near the church entrance, and as his Excellency advanced he was received with the general salute and the playing of the National Anthem.
His Excellency, prior to unveiling the tablet, said that only those who had had the honour of fighting for their country could realise the terrible hardships the men had had to undergo.
Four or five days out of seven they were in danger of their lives, and though there was not a battle every day, the men in the trenches had dangers to face from shot and shell, and often had to stand for days up to their knees in water with the result that they had suffered from fever and rheumatism.
It was marvellous to see men marching to the front; the men were always smiling and never showed any feeling of fear.
They were always ready to face death and to fight for the honour of their country and their homes and kindred.
That was the picture he wanted them to remember and which he would leave to their imagination. He was glad to see that a memorial had been raised as a token of affection for those who had given up their lives, but that was not sufficient, we should not think we had done all we could.
Some of these men had left dependents and it was up to us all to see what we could do for them.
He wanted his hearers to imagine what would have happened if the war had gone against us; it was due to such men as these, and our gallant Allies, that we did not come under the German heel. In expressing sympathy with the relatives he proceeded to unveil the memorial.
This consisted of a marble slab on slate, 4ft by 3ft 4ins, the work of Mr F J Carter, statuary mason, Windsor Road.
Names of fallen
The lettering on the table is as follows: Remember those who gave their lives for us in the war 1914-1919. C M Allardice, H Allardice, E L Allen, J V C Anderson, R M Atkins, A C Aubin, E Audrain, A H Bailey, P Batho, C Blandy, W S Bowles, G A Cabot, H Carver, M J Devitt, A Donoghue, J W Ellett, H P Ereaut, R J Fazackerley, W A Fenn, E Gaudin, A Gould, A E F Guppy, J Guppy, C Hadley, T Hall, E Hart, C R Hind, G B Hingston, E Hingston, A E Hotton, E T Howard, R V Howard, A B Hubert, S Hutchings, F H Jerrett, H Jouguet, H Juhel, W H Locke, H L Le Caudey, R R Le Cornu, C S B Mallett, P F Mallett, H E A Marindin, R A Mauger, D Nicolle, S N de Quetteeville, G F J Reeves, T Reveil, H R Reynolds, W D Single, H T R Smith, N C Stevent, F Taylor, J J Wells.
Two verses of the hymn ‘The Supreme Sacrifice’, having been sung, and the Benediction pronounced, His Excellency presented the medals won by members of the Boys’ Brigade during the last year, the medals not having arrived in time for the annual inspection.
Sgt P Baudains received the silver medal and Col-Sgt R R Podger, the bronze. Those for the squad competition were awarded to Sgts P Baudains and H Egland.
Saturday 28 January
Drunk Frenchman stole painting
Ralph Ricordeau (57), a native of Cotes-du-Nord, was charged by Centenier Cuming of St Helier, with having, on Thursday 2 February at about 9pm, entered 49 St Saviour’s Road and with having stolen a picture belonging to Mr Edmund Van Benest. The accused pleaded guilty.
Centenier Cuming said that on Friday last, P Sgt Jouan reported that the accused had been seen under the influence of drink with the picture in his possession, and that it was feared he had stolen it.
Witness, accompanied by the Police Sergeant, proceeded to Ricordeau’s house, but he denied having any picture at all. Later, however, he admitted having the picture, which later proved to have been stolen from Mr Benest’s house.
He was arrested and transferred to gaol. It appears that Ricordeau had not registered as an alien, and this fact had been brought to the notice of the Immigration Officer, and no doubt other proceedings would follow.
Accused said he was of French extraction; he was born in France but was brought away when he was only four months old. He had lived 36 years in England, and had served on the Weymouth boats. His proper name was Ralph not Raoul.
Centenier Cuming said accused had been very frank and open all along; he had not tried to conceal anything.
Mr Benest said the first he knew of it was when the police reported the matter.Centenier Cuming said he thought the affair was a drunken freak; he had never before given trouble to the police. Accused was sent to gaol for eight days. The picture was returned to the owner.
Wednesday 8 February
In view of the importance of the proposal contained in the Reglement submitted to the States yesterday by Jurat Crill on behalf of the Education Committee, we think the publication of the additional Article in the measure, which was adopted yesterday, will be read with interest.
Article 4: The Committee, in execution of Article 4 of the Law on Public Education 1920 shall provide, in necessary cases, for the payment of premiums or salaries in the case of boys or girls desirous of becoming apprenticed to a master or mistress of a workshop in this Island.
The basis of the salaries or premiums shall be fixed, if needs be, by the Committee after conference with the master or mistress of the workshop where such an apprentice shall work.
When the preliminary arrangements will have been completed, an indenture form, approved by the Committee, shall be signed by the interested parties.
No doubt some of our readers will be pleased to take advantage of the above facilities. </div>
New pavilion at Springfield
Friday 10 February
Messrs A H Martel and Sons, concretors, of L’Islet, Guernsey, have secured the contract for building the carcase work, in reinforced concrete, of the new hall for the Jersey Agricultural Society to be built at Springfield Grounds, St Helier.
The joinery, plastering and plumbing will all be done by Jersey firms.
The hall is to be three storeys high and to cover a space of 125 feet by 80 feet. It will be the finest show hall in the Channel Islands and will cost £15,000.
Mr A H Martel returned from Jersey on Tuesday morning. He is taking a staff of men to Jersey at the end of the month.We understand that the contract for joinery, plastering and steel works has been given to Messrs Le Mottee and Farley and the plumbing to Me Ed le Quesne.
Children cause accident
Thursday 2 February
A serious accident was caused about noon yesterday through boys playing with the cranes on the piers.
When Captain J Petit, stevedore, went to the crane on Victoria Pier to hoist up a cask of cider, he found the wire rope had been unwound.
In the process of winding up the slack, his foot slipped and the weight of his body sent the wheel quickly around and he fell with his left hand on the cog wheels.
The result was his forefinger was amputated at the second joint and two other fingers were severely crushed, so severely that it may be necessary to amputate the tips of each.Capt Petit was immediately taken to the General Hospital to have his wounds thoroughly dressed.
Drowning fatality averted
Monday 30 January
An accident occurred yesterday morning on the Albert Pier when a pedestrian fell into the harbour.
Mr W H Glendewar, instructor to the Sea Cadet Corps and also coxswain of the lifeboat, seeing the man in difficulties, immediately divested himself of as much clothing as possible, went to his assistance and succeeded in effecting the man’s rescue.
This prompt action on Mr Glendewar’s part is worthy of note as the man was practically unconscious at the time, only regaining his proper facilities when being brought to terra-firma by the Slaughter House steps.He was afterwards conveyed to the General Hospital where he received medical attention.
Wednesday 1 February
Taxing limited liability companies
Outsiders registering without payment
Considering that all limited liability companies registered in this Island should pay taxes in proportion to their capital, the States have adopted the following Law subject to the sanction of His Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whenever an application for registration of the articles of association of a limited liability company, or of special decisions of such Company increasing its capital, is made, those making the request will have to present the Court a receipt under the seal of the States Treasurer stating that a tax of 1s 6d per £100 or fraction of £100 nominal capital authorised by the Articles of Association has been paid, or of such increase of capital as the case may be.
The States Treasurer will place the sum thus paid to the general revenue of the States.
Jurat Lempriere moved the adoption of the Preamble of the Bill and said that when the Estimates were considered there was an apparent deficit of £5,000. The Committee decided to recommend a stamp duty in order to meet this deficit, but on consideration by the States it was decided to refer the matter back in order to have it modified.
The present Bill was all but passed last year, but inasmuch there was no actual need for the stamp duty, it was decided to allow it stand over, even though there was a clause in the said Bill which imposed a tax on those companies which came here from all over the world and registered for nothing.
We had seen companies register here for half a million and so on, but if they did register to anything they should pay. If such a tax were adopted it would help them to meet debts.
Tax would stop a loophole
It was hardly fair that outsiders should be permitted to come here and register enormous companies without payment; they had to pay 1s per £100 in Guernsey. The British Government would evidently view the tax as stopping a loophole which was taken advantage of by the said companies.
Jurat Lempriere moved the adoption of the whole article saying there had been some discussion in committee as to the amount of the tax. ‘It would be cheaper here.’
Jurat Crill thought it was high time these companies were compelled to pay on registration. We had in the past lost a great deal of income.
Deputy Le Masurier agreed to the principle, but called attention to the fact that in Guernsey they only paid 1s. If it was a question of revenue it would be unwise to go beyond the amount fixed in Guernsey.
Deputy Gray pointed out that in England the tax was £1 per £100. In Guernsey they were called upon to pay Income Tax, and moreover the company were called upon to furnish a balance sheet. A promoter would prefer to pay 2s 6d here than 1s in Guernsey.
Jurat Payn did not think we should encourage companies to come here and register in order to avoid income tax.
Deputy Middleton though we should put £1 per cent on every company which registered here to transact business outside the Island and 1s on those who did intend to trade here.
The President said that we should not become a judicial dumping ground for people who come here for the simple reason that they find their judicial costs are lower and there was no duty. Officials had moved in the matter some years ago and had expressed the view that these companies, if they came here, should contribute towards the extinction of the Island debt.
The Constable of St Helier submitted that it was a pity that both Islands did not meet and decide to impose 15s per cent, for the companies would still have paid and the revenue would have benefitted.
The article was adopted with three against.
Boy buried under sand slide
Tuesday 31 January
On Saturday last, a serious accident happened to a lad, aged 9, son of Mr W Williams, of La Pulente Hotel, St Brelade.
It seems the youngster was at play on the banks near the house when several tons of sand gave way, and he was completely buried.
The alarm was at once raised and willing helpers were soon at work digging away in a desperate effort to rescue the little victim.
Their efforts were soon crowned with success, but when the lad was found he was in a deplorable state and his life was almost despaired of.
Fortunately there chanced to arrive on the scene Mr Charles Le Bailey, an ex-sailor, who had served his time in the Royal Navy, and, having a fair knowledge of first-aid he set to work applying artificial respiration.
After struggling strenuously with his little patient for some time he had the pleasure of seeing him come around.
The delight of the onlookers, but particularly of the relatives, may be better imagined than described.
A telephone message was sent to Dr Evans, who, we are so informed, was busy on another pressing engagement, so Dr A N Symons was called and with his usual promptitude was soon upon the scene and gave the necessary attention.
We are pleased to learn on enquiry today that though young Williams is on a very fair way to recovery he is still suffering severely from the terrible shock.As regards the action of Mr Le Bailey, we consider that his promptitude and resourcefulness should receive its due reward from the responsible authorities.
Cyclist badly injured
Tuesday 31 January
Yesterday afternoon a horse attached to a Victoria belonging to Mr Wallace, bolted from near First Tower.
On arriving near the corner of Gloucester Street, the trap struck a cyclist, Mr E Picot, of 25 Charles Street, and threw him violently to the ground, damaging his cycle almost beyond repair.
It was seen by passers-by that Mr Picot was badly hurt, so he was carried into Tytherleigh’s Hotel, where he was kindly treated by the new proprietor and his wife, and otherwise received every attention.
Meanwhile, the horse continued its career, and, arriving near the Hospital gates, crashed into a motor car belonging to Centenier Cuming, with the result that both trap and car were seriously damaged.Upon enquiry today, we were pleased to learn that Mr Picot is as comfortable as possible, though he will naturally have to keep to his room for some time.
Le Riches Stores staff function
Tuesday 7 February
For some years past the directors of Le Riches Ltd have made a point of meeting their employees at a social gathering, and of testifying in a practical manner the high appreciation of the work done by them during the year.
This function took place yesterday at the Royal Hotel, and, as on former occasions, was marked from start to finish with cordiality and goodwill.
At 2.30 the families were entertained and it was indeed a merry party that assembled in the large dining hall which had been transformed into a veritable fairyland; a huge Christmas tree heavily laden with toys etc occupied a prominent position at the lower end of the room, but there was such a lengthy and well-arranged programme of events that the youngsters had little or no time to devote to looking on.
One might easily have imagined oneself at some international conference for there was a variety of costumes, but this idea was at once dispelled on the appearance of such a prominent figure as Charlie Chaplin and other star artistes who, got up regardless of expense, kept the little ones amused.
The rally having been sounded, a jazz band paraded and played selections which, to put it very mildly, were quite as loud as the costumes worn by the musicians, and then the real fun commenced.
Messrs H H Collins (General Manager) and G F Peek, as well as Messrs F Johnson (local manager), W H Redfern (Secretary) and T S Woods, did all they possibly could to ensure success and their efforts were not in vain. Parlour games were indulged in and it was not long before young and old alike were delighted with themselves.
At 4.30 tea was served and the youngsters, having again lined up, took their positions near the Christmas tree. Mr T S Woods acted as Father Christmas and handed the various gifts to Mr W S Le Masurier, Managing Director, who in turn passed them on to the young recipients.
At a given signal a number of balloons were released from above and the scramble which followed could hardly be described.
Before the afternoon’s proceedings concluded, Mr G F Peek (Director) presented Mrs Le Masurier and Mrs Perree with handsome bouquets and cheers were raised for all concerned.
But the above was only a preliminary of what was in store. At 8 o’clock there was a grand reunion of ‘the firm’ and as the guests entered they were courteously welcomed by Mr W S Le Masurier and Mr H H Collins (of Guernsey). All question of conventionality was set aside and everyone was made to feel quite at home.A whist drive was held at which about 160 took part, and whilst this was in progress, several budding Carusos entertained their confrères and friends in the dining hall. Supper was served at 10 o’clock. The meal was excellent and the service, under able direction, was all that could have been desired.
Thé dansant at the Grand
Monday 30 January
There was a large attendance at the Grand yesterday afternoon for the thé dansant, and under the best possible conditions a very enjoyable time was spent. Tea was served during the interval, and the time passed all too quickly. These dances are held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Battle of Flowers fete meeting
Tuesday 7 February
The members of the executive committee consider it their duty to appeal to the general public to decide on the advisability or otherwise of holding a fete this summer.
Not having any funds at their disposal and in view of the enhanced cost of labour and material, they invite all who are interested to meet at the Town Hall at 8pm on Tuesday 14th to discuss the matter and if necessary arrange for a Guarantee Fund.
Those in favour of holding a fete this year and unable to attend the meeting are requested to write to the Hon Secretary, Mr A J Laurens, York Street, stating the amount they are willing to guarantee should it be decided to hold a fete.
The object of the Battle of Flowers is not only to provide a day’s amusement, but to advertise the Island as will be seen by the following resolution passed at a public meeting in 1914:
‘Considering the Battle of Flowers as an annual fete has become the greatest public function of the year and is now inseparable from the name of Jersey, and through the publicity given to it in the Press throughout Great Britain and France, the finest medium of keeping the name of our Island as a pleasure resort before the Public it is resolved etc etc’
In previous years the total cost of about £500 was always balanced by the revenue, and the guarantors have never been called upon for any payments, except in 1914, when 50 per cent of the guarantee was necessary to defray the expenses for the preparations in progress when war broke out.
To hold a fete this year it is estimated that a guarantee up to £1,000 will be required.One great expense will be avoided as the prizes purchased in 1914 are still available. The Executive will hope that the meeting will be a representative one, as they are anxious to act in accordance with the general wish of the public.
Milk can for Princess
Saturday 11 February
Messrs P P and G G Quenault, tinsmiths and ironmongers, are following the family custom, forwarding to Princess Mary as a wedding gift a very fine handmade brass Jersey milkcan.
The late Mr Ph Quenault, father of the above gentlemen, and who formerly conducted the business, sent along a similar gift to His Majesty King George, when, as Duke of York, he was married to Princess Mary, our present beloved Queen.His sons, not a whit behindhand in their loyalty are following in their father’s footsteps.
St Helier Young Peoples Guild social
Thursday 9 February
The second social of this session was held at the Church House last night, the Very Rev the Dean (President) and Mrs Falle (Vice-President) being present. Games, songs, competitions and dances all combined to make the gathering a very pleasant one.
In the course of the evening Miss Lydia De Rue rendered two songs, Roses in Picardy and City of Laughter in a very fine style.After supper the Dean presented Miss E Holloway with a pocket toilet set as the winner of the competition and also thanked the Jollies for their kind services.
Monday 30 January
New bank branches
Monday 30 January
The London Joint City and Midland Bank Ltd announce the opening of two offices in Jersey at Old Bank House, Gorey Village, and 2 Bank Place, St Aubin. These offices will be under the supervision of Mr W C Lempriere, the manager of the bank’s branch at Library Place, St Helier, and will be open for business as follows: Gorey: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.30 am to 1 pm; St Aubin: Monday and Friday from 10.30 am to 1 pm, and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 11.45 am.
Methodist president to visit
Monday 30 January
Local United Methodists greatly rejoiced at the election of the Rev W Treffry to the Presidency of the Conference last summer, and when the new president announced his intention of visiting as many of the circuits as possible during his year of office – particularly those circuits in which he had laboured – much satisfaction was felt.
This time is near for his visit to Jersey, and on Sunday next he will be preaching at Great Union Road in the morning, and at Royal Crescent at night.Throughout the following week (ending Friday) services will be held each evening at Great Union Road.
Monday 30 January
The advance party of the King’s Liverpool Regiment arrived by yesterday’s incoming mailboat.
On arrival they proceeded to St Peter’s Barracks in a motor charabanc of the Paragon Motor Company.They left Ireland on Thursday last and we understand that the 1st Battalion is due to arrive on the mainland this week from Ireland en route to Jersey.
Monday 30 January
Commencing 2 February, the Jersey Federation of Meat Traders beg to notify the general public that the Thursday all-day closing will be discontinued.