Evening Post 1922 - 4

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Jersey 13 - 25 February 1922
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The Constableship
of St Helier
Saturday 18 February 1922
The senior Centenier, Mr A Luxon, is convening a meeting of the members of the Municipality of St Helier, to be held at the Town Hall on Wednesday next at 7.30 pm, for the following business.
  • In view of the approaching termination of Mr J E Pinel’s term of office as Constable of St Helier, to consider what steps should be taken relative to forming a deputation to wait on that gentleman with a view to again procuring his services for a further three years.
  • Consider the advisability of offering a complimentary banquet to Mr Pinel.
  • Consider the advisability of organising a public testimonial to Mr Pinel for his great and valued services to the Parish of St Helier.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
St Helier Constable
Dear Sir, I see that it is intended to hold a semi-official meeting of the electors to see whether a deputation will be formed to wait on Mr J E Pinel to ask him if he will allow himself to be nominated for a further term of office.

As a friend of Mr Pinel, I would advise him to ‘chuck it’ whilst his star is in the ascendancy. He has had a good innings and should be satisfied.

Some time ago several gentlemen were asked to form such a deputation, and some of these, who have always been amongst Mr Pinel’s supporters, declined, being of the same opinion as myself, that it would be in his own interest as well as that of the parish to have a change.

Perhaps after another term, or part of one, as there are certain rumours in the air, the electors may not feel inclined to give him a banquet and a present. There is such a thing as overstaying one’s welcome.

But it seems to me that the very fact of Mr Pinel allowing a meeting to be held in the Town Hall for the above purpose shows that he wishes to remain in office.

However, we must wait and see.

If an election should take place, and it is rumoured that such might be the case, I wonder what the ballot would reveal.

Yours truly ‘An Elector’.
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The Picture House
Thursday 16 February 1922
A fine Goldwyn drama entitled Madame X is the star picture at the Picture House, Don Street, this weekend.

The story is full of excitement, and in addition to being most pathetic, is most human.

It deals with a misunderstanding between man and wife, which ends in the woman being turned out of house and home by a jealous husband.

She goes abroad and sinks to a very low level, eventually returning in company with a scoundrel, who finds her secret and threatens to blackmail her husband, who has risen in life.

In despair she shoots her companion, and is arrested and tried for the crime.

The husband is on the bench and is recognised by the woman, who is defended, unknown to her, by her son.

A very humorous picture, A Night Out and In, in which Lupino Lane figures prominently, was also shown, as well as another of the interesting series, Eve’s Film Review, and the Pathe Gazette.
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Local lady’s success
Thursday 16 February 1922
With the object of finding the best method of sampling and analysing different kinds of coal, a fuel research committee has been set up by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 26 Russell Square, London WC.

The department has appointed Miss N Renouf, FCS, secretary to the Fuel Committee.

She is a chemist and has worked for three years. It is because of her knowledge of chemistry that she has been appointed.

It is intended that the methods recommended by the committee shall be adopted by the Physical and Chemical Survey of the National Coal Resources, who shortly begin their survey in Lancashire.

Miss Renouf is the daughter of Mr J Renouf, Drug Stores, Burrard Street.
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Philadelphie
Wesley Guild
Thursday 16 February 1922
In spite of the inclement weather on Wednesday night, Philadelphie Schoolroom was packed to hear Sir John Donald lecture on his experience as Political Officer on the North-West frontier of India.

The lecturer thrilled his audience with incidents of his 49-year sojourn among the wild and lawless tribes on that great border land between India and Afghanistan.

Sir John was not only master of his subject, but also a speaker of great ability and charm.

The lecture was illustrated with lantern slides.

Among the representative audience were Lady Donald, General Eustace and Sir William Burn.

The Rev L R Winter was chairman, and the Rector of St Peter, Rev de Gruchy, opened with prayer.

The thanks of the Wesley Guild were voiced by Constable J du Val. The arrangements for the lecture were made by Mr P Le Moignan.
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Probable icrease
in price of bread
Saturday 18 February 1922
We are informed that a special meeting of master bakers is being held on Monday evening with a view to discussing the question of the price of bread. Flour has increased in price – 7s per sack – and there is every probability that there will probably be a corresponding increase in price.
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The rifle ranges
Saturday 18 February 1922
We understand that the various rifle ranges are being got into working order again and that the work is being carried out under the supervision of the States Architect. This suggests renewed activity in a military and club sense.
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Travelling Cinema's
season ends
Saturday 18 February 1922
Last night’s performance at Gorey marked the termination of the second TC season. Great strides have been made since this enterprise was first started, and the proprietors intend to effect further improvements next season, which will commence next October
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Shower of glass
Tuesday 21 February 1922
Pedestrians were somewhat alarmed yesterday afternoon by a shower of glass on the pavement whilst passing a business establishment in Bath Street, where a window on the upper storey was broken from the inside. One fortunate outcome was the lucky escape of a lady who had just passed immediately beneath with a child in a perambulator.
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New Street
Girls’ School
Tuesday 21 February 1922
A very pleasant interlude took place immediately after prayers in the above school this morning when the popular Headmistress, Miss Mellor, was presented on behalf of the children and staff with three solid silver serviette rings, beautifully chased and initialled, the occasion being her birthday.

Miss Mellor was also presented with a lovely sheaf of arum lilies and violets from the 1st Class girls.

Miss Mellor, having thanked the children and staff, the ordinary work of the school was proceeded with.
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THE STATES
Tuesday 21 February 1922
The Housing Problem
Rent Restriction Act
Deputy Gray asked leave to move a Projet of extreme urgency.

We had seen much of late of poor people having to leave their houses because of the increase in rentals.

He could quote cases where people have been turned out by avaricious landlords, and of others who turned people out in order to have rooms for visitors.

He wishes to protect the landlord, but the tenant had to be safeguarded.

He gave the instance of a poor man and his family who had been turned out of his house on a Thursday night with his wife and five children, and through the kindness of a builder they were allowed to live in a shed.

He asked the Greffier to read the Bill, and the States to lodge it au Greffe so that it might be discussed in due course.

Deputy Henderson seconded. He thought it was time something was done in this matter.

There were various causes for it all, but one of the chief contributory causes was that there had been no building going on.

The greatest cause for this paucity of houses was because of the growing popularity of Jersey as a resort.

The lower taxes here induced people to cross over. It had done good in some respects but not in others.

The Rector of St Helier said there were two points to remember, one was that though the population was not increasing, there was not sufficient accommodation.

A lot of hard words had been said about landlords, but he was not going to join in the cry for the very reason that they were not always to blame.

The other thing was that no ordinary builder would put up cottages, and he thought the time had come when the States should consider the advisability of acquiring a property or a plot of land for the putting up of houses.

As a member of the Housing Committee, he could give interesting details.

Little houses at Greve d’Azette

He referred to the good done by the erection of the little houses at Greve d’Azette, where there were about 100 children. The mothers there spoke of the advantages derived.

He believed that it would be possible to purchase some large buildings which could accommodate several families. He also thought that the Greve d’Azette plot could be extended.

Deputy Ferguson said the matter was a most serious one but he would like to say that the majority of Jersey landlords have been very fair to their tenants.

Some had taken advantage and had imposed unfavourable rentals.

The trouble was that during the war no building was done, and since the war the cost of materials was high.

Prior to the war, if a man had three or four hundred pounds he put up a little house, but today he put the money in war loans for which he received good interest without taxation.

Yesterday, added the speaker, he was walking in town and saw a crowd of about 25 persons outside a house, and on enquiring learned that an advertisement had appeared in the Evening Post stating that there were three rooms to let and applicants had to call from 5 to 6 o’clock.

There was no doubt something had to be done, and with that end in view he suggested that the matter be referred to a committee with a request that they report in a month as to whether the States should build or restrict rentals.

The Rector of St Martin thought it was a wrong premise to argue that the States had to ‘provide habitation for the population’.

He agreed that the States should, in times of distress, take measures to alleviate.

He suggested that there were today some houses which could be adapted to the use of families. He also argued that the States should be permitted to help a landlord to repair his premises by granting a loan.

Deputy Le Masurier moved that the Preamble not be lodged au Greffe for the reason that it was impossible and ill-considered and they would be throwing themselves open to ridicule.

The Appel Nominal was taken; 21 votes were given in favour and 21 against.

‘There has been equality of votes so nothing has been done,’ concluded the Bailiff.
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PETTY DEBTS COURT
Wednesday 15 February
Before John Vaudin, Esq, Judge
Children not wanted
Mrs Emma Rosina Cavey (nee Brown) sued Mr Jean Courbarron to witness his expulsion from the room he occupies at 1 Old St James’ Place and to be condemned to pay the rental due to date and the costs of the procedure.

Courbarron, in reply to the Judge, said he had tried to find rooms, and had visited some in Old St James’ Road, Seaton Place and St James, but the landlords always objected to children.

Expulsion ordered.
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No stables available
Mr J Gosselin was sued by the same to witness expulsion from the room he occupies at 2 Old St James’ Place.

In reply to the Judge, defendant said that he paid 5s per month for his room. He had seen Mrs Cavey about staying, seeing that he had been unable to find other lodgings, but she told him that other people had found stables and she didn’t see why he couldn’t.

‘I suppose you told her that you weren’t a horse or a cow,’ said the Judge (laughter).

Gosselin said that the house was almost ready to fall and the rain came through the ceiling.

The Judge said: ‘You had better run away as soon as possible then.’

Expulsion ordered.
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Two rooms – seven children
Mr F Gosselin was sued by the same; he also lives at 2 Old St James’ Place.

Defendant said he had been searching for rooms for three months and had even been as far as St Peter’s, but in every case people said his family was too big; he had seven children and had been in the place he now occupies for 16 years.

Mr Rive (Solicitor), who appeared for Mrs Cavey, said his client wishes to get rid of the tenant because of the damage done to the property.

Gosselin said Mrs Cavey had told him that if she could get rid of his brothers he would be able to stay there. His brothers had not left yet.

Mr Rive, having consulted his client, said she stated that the place had not been kept clean and, moreover, she wanted all the tenants out because she wanted to have the place repaired.

The Judge said it seemed to point to the fact that the property was not kept in repair.

Gosselin said the house next door was worse than the one he was living in. The sky could be seen through the ceiling.

The Judge granted one month’s delay.
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The Municipal Ball – an unqualified success
Thursday 16 February 1922
One of the most popular social functions during the last few years has been the annual whist drive and dance held at the Town Hall under the auspices of the Municipality and in aid of the Constable of St Helier’s Charity Fund.

Owing to the present ban on whist drives, the committee met some few weeks back and it was then decided to give a Municipal Ball. It was also decided, owing to limited space, to limit the invitations to 200. Those were very quickly taken up, the committee being reluctantly compelled to refuse a number of later applications.

The whole of the vestibule and staircase was carpeted and palms tastefully laid out at intervals.

The archways were hung with red and white muslin, surmounted by the Jersey coat-of-arms.

The entrance via Seale Street was closed and the vestibule laid out as an iced buffet.

At the top of the staircase, at the entrance to the large hall, a number of dainty chairs were arranged for sitting out, and some very fine animal skin rugs covered the floor.

The doorway leading to the hall was hung with heavy velvet draperies; and here again surmounted by the coat-of-arms.

The Upstairs Committee Room and the Guard Room below were laid out in an inviting manner with a number of small tables, the suppers being served in these rooms.

Supper served in relays

Owing to the limited accommodation available, supper was served in relays, and the organisers requested and received, the consideration of the dancers in their efforts to run the supper off smoothly.

The decorations in the large hall were practically confined to the stage, which was very tastefully decorated with a number of large palms, several of these also being used at the other end.

A large table near the platform held the Parish plate, and this was much admired.

The palms were very kindly lent, as on former occasions, by CO G T Day and the decorations were in the hands of the firm of G Le B Benest.

P Sgt Medder and PC Le Gentil wre on duty at the entrance to the Town Hall and had charge of the traffic.

As the guests arrived they were met in the vestibule by Centeniers Luxon, Cuming, Laurens and Vautier.

Shortly after 8 o’clock, the opening dance, a set of lancers, was put on, and the dancers took to the floor, the Constable of St Helier and party leading off the first set.

Dancing was soon in full swing, and with a programme of 24 dances to go through – many of which were encored – no time was lost.

The floor was in excellent condition and the music of the rink orchestra under the direction of Mr Alwyn Fitch, contributed its very necessary quota to the full enjoyment of the terpsichorean art.

The last waltz, played shortly after 2 am, brought to a close a most successful and enjoyable function.

The MCs for the dance were Centeniers A Luxon, A J Laurens, J Vautier and G H Gellender.

The catering was in the capable hands of Mr J Tregear of The Old Oak, and he and his staff of waitresses very efficiently carried out the necessary arrangements, suppers being served from 10.20 till midnight.

We must heartily congratulate the Constable of St Helier, Mr GJL Le Masurier and his energetic committee and all others who contributed to the carrying out of such a successful function.

The comments freely expressed by those fortunate enough to be present last evening must have proved to these gentlemen that they had not laboured in vain.
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ADVERTISEMENT
Jersey Recreation Grounds £5 bonds issue
Bearing interest at 5 percent per annum. Repayable by Annual Drawings commencing 30 September 1923, amounting to not less than £100 per annum.

The tennis courts at Greve d’Azette have been so well patronised during the 1921 season, the Directors of the above Company have decided to lay down four additional courts (making a total of eight hard and two grass courts) and remodel the grounds and improve the clubhouse.

All lovers of sport and residents interested are invited to subscribe to this Issue of Bonds to enable the work to be thoroughly carried out, so as to provide first-class playing grounds for residents and visitors during the summer months.
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Our Methodist connexion with Great Britain
Monday 20 February 1922
Whether Methodist union will become an accomplished fact in the near future remains to be seen, but judging from the interest taken in the matter everything possible is being done to bring it about.

A strong committee representing the Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and United Methodists, has for some time past been engaged in preparing a scheme which would be acceptable to all parties, and public meetings have been held throughout England at which the scheme has been explained.

The meetings to be held at Great Union Road CM Church and Grove Place Chapel on Thursday next should prove of great interest to local Methodists and there should certainly be large audiences at all the services.
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There has been no Battle of Flowers since the start of the Great War and plans to revive the event are proving controversial
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Battle of Flowers
Dear Sir, I was pleased to read the letter signed Tradesman in your Saturday issue, which I fully endorse.

There is no doubt it is a great mistake to have one big fete entailing such expense and risk.

I can say from experience that it does not appeal to visitors nearly so much as people think.

In my opinion it would be much more to the point to expend the amount of money needed over the whole season, instead of making one big show, which would be entirely ruined should the weather prove unfavourable.

Yours sincerely Resident
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Dear Sir, I hope the meeting re the above will decide to throw it out.

It has always seemed to me a waste of money, time and energy, and it certainly is of beautiful flowers which are trampled to fragments in the roadway.

I think I have heard of more profitable schemes than of spending nearly a thousand pounds to get rid of from 80 to 100 pounds worth of prizes.

With regards to it being an attraction for visitors, can anyone kindly show me where we have had more in the Island during the week the Battle has been held than has been here both before and after?

Last year, at any rate, we had more than we knew what to do with, and if half the reports are true of the accommodation some had to put up with, it is a shame for anybody who is supposed to be considering their welfare to want to add to those conditions again.

Sir, I do believe that at first many put in hard, earnest efforts for what they believed would benefit the community.

From what I remember of the statement of accounts of the last one that was held, it had developed into a money-grabbing concern, and many made a nice thing out of it.

Believe me, faithfully yours, Another Tradesman.
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Motor fire at Gorey Village
Saturday 18 February 1922
About 7 o’clock last evening, whilst proceeding towards town, when just leaving Gorey Village, Mr George Dobin noticed a spurt of flame under the footboards of his Ford motor lorry.

On pulling up, the vehicle, which was loaded with furniture bought at a sale at Gorey, burst into flames, some reaching a height of 40 feet, and could be seen plainly from Gorey Pier and Fauvic.

The fact that a tarpaulin sheet was fastened carefully over the load, prevented any of it being saved, the fire having got a complete hold.

The damage is estimated at £200 or more, the furniture completely burnt amounting to £25 or £30. The heat of the flames caused the top of the petrol tank to blow off.

It is believed that the cause of the outbreak was a leakage of petrol on to the exhaust pipe.
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POLICE COURT
Thursday 23 February 1922
Before J Vaudin, Magistrate
Refusing to maintain his family
Jean Marie Cotard (55), a native of France, was charged by Centenier Chas Gallichan of Trinity with neglecting to provide for and maintain Maria Le Pecheur, his wife, and Charles William and Emelie Marie Augustine, his minor children, aged 14 and 11 respectively.

Maria Le Pecheur said she had been married 29 years and had six children. Her husband had left them for two years and three months, during which time he did not contribute anything towards their support.

He had returned to live with her at Christmas-time and had gone off again on Monday, taking what money there was in the house.

They had some money in the bank, over £100, which he told her was for both of them.

She had paid over £20 for good clothing for him, and in addition to this had bought working clothes for him and boots etc for the children.

She thought she had managed very well. Some of the money in the bank was what she had saved from her children’s earnings in the season.

Jean Louis Cotard, a son of the accused, said that during the period his father lived away from them he had his brother had kept the house going.

Accused, who said he earned 36s a week as a quarryman, was asked by the Magistrate whether he was willing to pay her 14s a week for the maintenance of the two minor children.

After a lengthy argument with the Magistrate, in which he was reminded that there was such a thing as being ‘put in the back to think things over’, he consented.

The wife was called to the witness box again and was asked whether she accepted the offer. She agreed, but breaking into tears, asked whether her husband could not give her some more money now as he had left her without a penny in the house.

After some demur, the accused handed over £5, and the Centenier was instructed to proceed to the bank with both parties, and the bank book which was in possession of the Court, and see what arrangements could be made with a view to the wife obtaining her part of the money.
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THE STATES
Thursday 23 February 1922
The Law on Voirie
The Constable of St Helier said that three weeks ago he proposed amendments to the Law on Voirie.

He had since received a petition from the livery stable proprietors, carters and others complaining of the unduly high and unfair tariff on horses, as compared with the tariff for motor cars, which cause more damage than horse-drawn vehicles.

The speaker said that the tax would be £5 5s for two horses and as this was excessively high he moved further amendments to Articles 37 and 38 to be lodged au Greffe, printed and distributed.

This stipulated that the charge for Defaut aux Chemins, or road duty, would be in the case of horses for cab or hire or for commercial purposes, £2 for the first and £1 for each other animal.

The other charges would be £3 for the first and £2 for each other animal. Seconded by Deputy Ferguson and agreed to.
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The Jersey Society in London
Tuesday 21 February 1922
A meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Cecil on Tuesday 14 February.

Mr W Payen-Payne, the Vice-chairman of the Council, presided, and there was a record attendance of 70 members and friends.

Thirteen new members, including a number of Jersey ladies, were elected, or nominated for election at the next meeting.

The audience showed considerable appreciation of Mr Edmund Toulmin Nicolle’s very interesting lantern lecture on The Manors of Jersey, dealing with the feudal system of land tenure in Jersey, and with the Manorial services, which, in the absence of the author was read by Mr Charles Le Maistre.

In view of the increasing popularity of these meetings, the accommodation obtainable at the Hotel Cecil is found to be inadequate, and the next meeting, on 14 March, will be held at the Lecture Room of the Royal Historical Society, 22 Russell Square, Bloomsbury.

Another of the series of lectures, illustrated with lantern slides, by Edmund Nicolle, entitled The Old Town of St Helier will be read by Henry Sayers.

Jersey visitors to London, and members of the Jersey colony in London, will be cordially welcomed. The Hon Secretary, Mr R de V Binet, 54 Chancery Lane, London WC2, will be glad to hear from any Jerseyman or Jerseywoman desiring to join the Society.
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The ladies have a new headmistress
Jersey Ladies College
New Principal appointed
Saturday 25 February
The Council of the Jersey Ladies College yesterday interviewed the various applicants for the post of Principal, rendered vacant by the resignation of Miss Good, and eventually Miss d’Auvergne was definitely appointed.

She will take up her duties after the Easter holidays.

Miss d’Auvergne, who is the eldest daughter of the late Harry Ph d’Auvergne, at one time Constable of St Ouen, is now Principal of an important Secondary School at Welshport, Montgomeryshire, North Wales.
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Wesley Street Guild – Musical evening
Thursday 23 February 1922
A very pleasant time was spent at the Wesley Guild last evening upon the occasion of a musical evening arranged and presented by Mr S P Channon. Mr T E Le Cornu presided.

The programme was opened by Miss Gallie, who executed a well-executed pianoforte sole Valse Interompue, and Valse Chromatique.

Miss Leslie Vibert sang in excellent style My Little London Flower' and That Dreamtime in June.

Mr Le Breton rendered Shipmatees of Mine and Glorious Devon.

Thet elocutionist, Miss Cave, was well received for her rendering of the recitations If and The Highwayman.

Two songs, Your own Pierrot and When you come home were contributed by Miss Williams.

Miss Elizabeth Mawson, a pupil of Miss C Walden, played in a very capable manner two violin solos, Raff’s Cavatina and Elgar’s Mazurka.

Miss Syvret’s two songs, Love sends a little gift of roses and In the whirl of a dance, were well received, the performer obliging with the song Pleading, in response to the audience’s demand for more.

Miss Touzel created a favourable impression with her songs The merry heart and God gave you to me.

The humorous element in the programme was very capably provided by Mr Sarre, whose songs K-K-Kiss me again and Dixie, were both encored.

Mr Channon acted as accompanist for most of the items.

The Chairman voiced the thanks of those present to Mr Channon for the excellent programme he had provided for their benefit.
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Gas poisoning at Millbrook
Broken service pipe
Monday 20 February 1922
The breaking of a ¾ inch service pipe which led from the main to Millbrook Cottages, one of which is occupied by Mr John Underwood Harper, led to the former’s removal to the General Hospital yesterday morning, suffering from the effects of gas poisoning.

It appears that the first traces of an escape of gas were noticed late on Saturday night, when neighbours, Mr and Mrs Collins, after retiring to rest, complained of feeling ill and were seized with vomiting.

A relative living in the same house was called, and the latter, after rendering what first aid she could, became conscious of a slight smell of gas.

Nothing further was done, however, until the following morning, when it was discovered Mr Harper and his daughter were not about as usual.

Neighbours thought it necessary to investigate, and on entering the cottage found Mr Harper unconscious and his daughter seriously ill; at the same time a strong smell of gas was distinctly noticeable.

Dr Evans was immediately telephoned for, and upon his arrival attended to all four sufferers, and ordered Mr Harper’s immediate removal to the General Hospital.

The motor ambulance was soon on the scene, and the victim was conveyed to that institution, where, after the necessary attention, showed signs of recovery.

Mrs Le Gros, of Millbrook Exchange, who had first found the sufferers, afterwards discovered that the smell was beginning to permeate her own house, and promptly telephoned the office of the Gas Company.

The Company’s employees were despatched and found that the service pipe was broken and the ends overlapping, with consequence that the escaping gas had been filtering through to the house.

The two ends were immediately plugged and today workmen have been repairing the pipe.

It is believed that the damage may have been caused by the passing over of some carts heavily laden with vraic.

Mr Harperformerly kept the engineering business in Lower Bath Street, now carried on by his son, and is an elderly man upon whom the gas fumes would consequently take effect quicker than most. We understand that all the sufferers are progressing quite satisfactorily.
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French decoration
Wednesday 15 February
We learn with pleasure that the Medaille de la Mutualite has been awarded by the French Government to M Rene Bruere (President) and Mr Paul Guillot (Vice-President) of the Societe Francaise de Secours Mutuels in Jersey for their untiring and honorary service.

Congratulations

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Six boats a week
Wednesday 15 February
Next month we are to have three boats per week on each service.

The P and SWR steamer will leave Southampton every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the GWR steamer every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Boat trains leave Waterloo at 9.30 pm for Southampton; and Paddington at 9.15 pm for Weymouth.

The sailings from Jersey will be at 7.30 am on the days aforementioned for each respective company.
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Interesting lecture
Thursday 16 February 1922
A fair attendance assembled in the Royal Crescent School Hall last evening to attend the lantern lecture given by Mr F T Salmon, FRGS.

The subject was Egypt – Ancient and Modern, and the lecture was one of absorbing interest from beginning to end.

Mr Salmon proved himself thoroughly a master of his subject. His description of pyramids, temples, mummies etc, was very minute and informing.

The large number of excellent slides, ably manipulated by Mr Le Cornu, added greatly to an evening of pleasure and information. The Rev WEC Harris presided, and at the close expressed the sincere appreciation of the audience to the lecturer.
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A thief in the night
Thursday 16 February 1922
An early morning visitor called at the shop occupied by Mrs Jeandron in Devonshire Place and, disposing of a pane of glass in a very crude manner – smashing it in – proceeded to help himself to some of the contents of the shop window.

Two boxes of 500 cigarettes were taken, nine or ten eggs, several packets of margarine and a small box of chocolate.

The conclusion that the robbery took place in the early hours of this morning is arrived at owing to the fact that everything appeared in order when a son of the proprietress arrived home about midnight last night.

No sound of breaking glass was heard by either the neighbours or by the person occupying a room above the shop, and the matter is, for the present, shrouded in mystery.

The police have been informed and PS Jouan is pursuing investigations.
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ECCLESIASTICAL COURT
President: The Very Rev Samuel Falle, Dean
Assessors: The J A Balleine (St Brelade), G P Balleine (St Saviour), C W Balleine (St Clement)
Faculties granted – St Clement
Advocate Le Maistre, on behalf of the Rector of St Clement and Churchwardens, asked permission to erect a tablet to the memory of Alfred George Richomme, Private, Dorset Regiment, who died on the field of battle at Levergies on 30 September, 1918, aged 34 years.

Buried in the British Cemetery at Ste Helene, near St Quentin, France. He produced in support the Act of the Ecclesiastical Assembly recommending that the same be granted.

The Court granted the request.
St Mark’s Church
On the application of the Rev JHB Mace, Vicar and Churchwardens, Advocate Le Maistre obtained permission to erect a tablet in St Mark’s Church to the memory of Mrs Agnes Houston, wife of Surgeon Lieut-Col P B Bentlif, MBE, who died 11 October 1921, aged 51 years.

Permission was also granted to erect a brass tablet in the same church to the memory of Lieut-Col George Bennett Hingston, Commanding RF (29th Div), died 26 June 1915 at Alexandria from wounds received in action on 5 June at Gallipoli, aged 47.

Also of Major Edward Hingston, RE 54th Field Co, killed in action in Flanders 28 March 1915, aged 44 years.
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