Monday, 2 March 2015
CHURCH EXTENSION EXETER. ICE CARNIVAL BAZAAR. THE OPENING CEREMONY. Yesterday afternoon saw the inauguration of lee Carnival Bazaar at the Victoria Hall, Exeter, which has for its'object the raising of money towards a fund for church extension in Exeter, and especially for the building of now church for the Emmanuel district of St. Thomas. The scheme has been eagerly taken up, and although so large sum as £7,000 is needed to carry out the contemplated work, the energy with which the task has been undertaken is so marked—and all classes of people are co-operating—that success is assured. A favourite manner of raising money for chantable and other objects is by means of bazaar. They take variety of forms, and an Ice Carnival is novelty in Exeter. The Lord Bishop the Diocese lent his patronage to the movement, while General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., X.C.8., was appointed President. The Vice-Presidants included the Mayor Exeter and the Sheriff, and there strong list of patronesses. The Entertainment Committee has Mr. R. A. Kay for Chairman, and Gidley is Vice-Chairman. The Executive Committee consists of Messrs. J. Gould, G. F. Gratwicke, W. Mumford, A. Snow, the Rev. E. Peacock, and the Rev. C. H. Williams. Mr. T. Snow, of the City Bank, Exeter, is the Hon. Treasurer, and the Hon. Secretaries include Mr. J. Gould, the Rev. E. Peacock, Mr. F. Sercombe, and Mrs. C. H. Williams. All these laboured most energetically, Mrs. Williams working particularly hard to further tho success of the Bazaar. The opening ceremony took place at 2 o'clock. The Right Worshipful the Mayor (Mr. Alfred S. Perkins), accompanied by the Sheriff (Mr. C. R. M. Clapp), the Mayor's Chaplain (the Rev. S. W. E. Bird), the Sheriff's Chaplain (the Rev. E. T. Foweraker), Mr. G. R. Shorto (Town Clerk), and Councillors Hutchings, Varwell, Yeo, Surridge, and Gidley, met the Guildhall, and, accompanied by the mace-bearers and a posse of police, in charge of Chief-Constable- Short, proceeded in State to the Victoria Hall. The Civic party was met the entrance by the officebearers, the stall-holders and their assistants, dressed in a variety pretty costumes. arriving in the large Hall the Mayoral party ascended the platform, upon which were the Dean of Exeter and Miss Cowie, the Mayoress (Miss Perkins), Mrs. Clapp, the Archdeacon Exeter, Mr. Snow, Mr. T. Snow, the Rev. Canon Trefusis, the Rev. Canon Edmonds, Sir George and Lady Williams, Right Hon. and Rev. the Earl of Devon, the Revs. H. Bickersteth, C. F. Williams, J. .M -rgan, E. Sparshatt, C. J. Valpy French, E. Peacock, General Sibthorpe, the ex-Mayor (Mr. E. J. Domville), Mr. Councillor Wreford, Messrs. C. E. A. Brash, C. J. Vlielaud, Sebastian Snow, Langdon Thomas, E. H. Shorto, and others. As the party took their seats on the platform Mr. D. Wood, the Cathedral organist, played the National Anthem. Special prayers been offered by the Rev. C. F. Williams, The Dean of Exeter said they had met that day to open a Bazaar which had for its object the raising of considerable sum of money towards the erection of new church for the Emmanuel district of St. Thomas. Although he did not care much about this manner of aiding charities, yet, in obedience to the made upon him, he felt it his duty to exhort them, far as they could, do their best to make this undertaking success. The object the Bazaar, of course, must always kept in view. He would impress upon them the great blessing which must accrue if this work was successful. In tho Emmanuel district they had large population, and many of them were very anxious have church there, and they themselves had shown this by the liberal and laborious efforts they had made to promote, the success of this good work. That especially was applicable to the working-men of the parish, and he was told there was a si>ong feeling among them to do all they possibly could to attain the great object in view. Ho need net enlarge upon the advantages of having church among labouring population. If any them felt weary of the work they had undertak that day they could refresh themselves the thought of others who had made considerable sacrifice for this work. The great blessing of having church in the midst of vast population was tha* the people had the means of grace brought home to them. A place for meeting for prayer and instruction in the Gospel was necessary thing. They must remember they were working for the spiritual good their fellow-men, and that should encourage them to go on with the work. now had pleasure, on behalf of the Church Extension Committee, in asking the Mayor to declare the bazaar open. (Applause.) The Mayor of Exeter said it had given him a great deal of pleasure to come there for re reasons than one. He was very closely connected with the earliest part of this movement in the higher part of the town. (Applause.) Churchwarden for some years of St. Sidwell's was intimately associated with the building of St Matthew's. The lower part of the town no*- called upon them to assist thorn, and he did not think any would refuse listen to that call. He was certain from the large number assistants, the beautiful arrangements «*hich had been made, and the way in which tho hall had been decorated, there would energy wanting on the part of the ladies and gentlemen to make the bazaar thorough success. (Appause.) declare! the bazaar open, and hoped the result would accord with the utmost of their »visaes. (Applause.) Mr. Snow proposed vote of thanks the Dean for presiding and to the Mayor for bis attendance. They appreciated the kindness the Dean in being present in spite of his health, and enc uraged them to see ono so high th: Church of that city take interest in the rtaking. For some time past they had md the support not only of the Cathedral clergy, but the parochial clergy of Exeter. They could tjOl be too thankful for that. They were much obliged the Mayor for attending State open the bazaar. (Applause.) Sixteen years had passed since they were promised that St. Thomas .should the next parish attended hy the Church Extension Committee. He thanked God he had lived loug enough to see the success of the scheme. During all their meet ings the Mayor had given his kindly support, notwithstanding the duties of office had greatly increased what they were 30 years ago. When they considered how the Mayor's * was taken up the first citizen of Exeter they could scarcely sufficiently thank him for his attendance that day. (Applause.) Sir George Williams seconded. The young people, he thought, would never forget what they saw on that occasion. was stated that the labouring-class numbered five to one of the upper class, and that they would be the governing power by-and-tye. that was so, they should trained, educated, and especially provided with means of grace. (Applause.) If the mountain would r.ot to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain, and the Gospel end glad tidings of great joy must be carried to the labouring-classes. Lady Williams and himself had "aken a great pleasure in coming to Exeter on purpose' to be with them that day. (Applause.) He was pleased to see how their dear son was working, and he was delighted seeing the Dean among them. (Applause.) General Sibthorpe supported the votes of thanks. He had heard people say they would be glad to assist if the church was being built in their own parish. St. Thomas had the peculiarity of belonging to all tho parishes of Exeter, because was the home of all the people who were working for them in the city. They went to all parishes work, and returned to their homes in St. Thomas. He rejoiced to find ihe whole of Exeter was nobly taking up the work. That bazaar was only the commencement of the interest they would ultimately take, and he trusted that far and wide many would be found ready to come forward with plenty of money, that the proposed new church might be quickly erected. Tho motion having been carried by acclammation The Dean replied, and was followed by the Mayor, who remarked that one speaker said St. Thomas belonged to Exeter. They were only too she ihould. (Laughter.) She was a little coy present. However, in »his matter, he hoped Exeter would belong to St. Thomas and St Thomas would belong to Exeter. (Applause.) At the conclusion of the speeches, Master Jack Brash, dressed page, led Miss Ivy Buckingham, attired to represent " Forget-me-not," on to the platform, and the little lady graciously handed bouquet to the Mayoress. Master C. Gould, in a XV. Century Court dress, theu escorted Miss Fanny Vlieland, dressed as a dancing girl, and she handed a bouquet to Mrs. Clapp, the wife of the Sheriff. The opening ceremony then concluded, and business commenced. Prior to ,'nspecting the various stalls, the following telegram was handed to the Mayor, it having been sent by the Committee over the electric wire fitted up in the Hall: —" We congratulate and thank the Mayor and Mayoress for their kind presence in opening this bazaar. May the magnetic influence pervading this Exhibition potent to attract funds toward the object in view." Tho scene the commencement of business was a most picturesque one. The ladies in charge the various stalls wore dresses illustrative of the country the stall represented. The "old woman who lived in shoe" (Miss Dorothy Vlieland) was drawn round the Bazaar by a number of children attired in handsome costumes, and she was attended by a bevy of little girls carrying gaily-decorated arch ribbons and flowers. A TOUR OE THE STALLS. The Victoria Hall presented a most attractive and novel appearance. The stalls, arranged round the room, were representative of dwellings covered with frost and snow. Taking view of the Hall from near the organ, a sketch of which is reproduced here, Lady Poltitnore's flower stall stands prominently tho centre. is covered with the most handsome blooms, and with her ladyship are the Ladies Northcote, Mrs. llodgkin, Miss Collins, Miss I. Snow, Mr. Charles Sheridan, Mrs. Gibbons, and Miss do Sales La Terriere. Behind it the old-fashioned village well, from which many articles, both useful and ornamental, can drawn upon payment small fee Mrs. Lucas or the Misses Lucas. In close proximity is " Montreal," the refreshment stall, with Mrs. Byrom, Airs. Johnson, Misses Grace Burrowes, J. Byrom, S. Dv Cane, Fox, Hilda Grimston, Howard, Mildred Savile, and Strong in charge. Here the most toothsome delicacies are obtainable, while the ice caves form delightful retreats in which to partake either light, luncheons or afternoon teas; and the pleasure enhanced by the charming manner of the fair vendors. the right is Germany," with Mrs. Gratwicke the head of affairs, and this lady has taken a very active part in the promotion of the Bazaar. She has with her the Misses Beal, Cater, Gould, M. Gratwicke, Manley, and Satclcll, the Masters Gratwicke, Messrs. George Beal, A. Cater, E. W. Oliver, J. Orchard, W. Paekham, H. Powell, L. Pollard, Saunders, Turner, and C. Gould. In the stall is large variety fancy and useful clothing for children, very handsome sofa cushion squares in Indian muslin, dolls, Macrame work, and numberless other items. painting of St. Michael's Mount, Mr. A. Uren, of St. Thomas, was also prominent feature. The contributors the stall included, among many others, Lady Kennaway, Lady Poltimore, Mrs West, Miss Quick, Miss Cater, Mrs. Beal, Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Peacock, and Mrs. Parnell. Lady Williams, Miss Tripp, Mrs. Swabey, the Misses Bazeley, Biggs, K. Biggs, L. Bowles, L. Gossett, B. Perring, and E. L. Perring, attired in Swiss dresses, are energetic in relieving " Switzerland" of tho number of articles which burden it. There here fine collection of antique Japanese embroidery and interesting novelties in the shape of Japanese kites. Miss Harvey, of the Cathedral-yard, contributed some capital lace work. The other things worthy of attention are novel fire screens, sofa cushions, and carved wood box. At " Normandy " Mrs. Snow, Mrs. S. Snow, the Misses Bickersteth, E. Biddell, M. Biddell, K. Bond, Granger, E. Granger, Merivale, Savile, Swabey, Trevitkick, M. Trevithick, and Mrs. Batson are most enthusiastic in praise of the excellent workmanship the heaps useful clothing displayed by them. The Emmanuel district children's and men's working parties have shown practical sympathy with the work in hand loading tic England " stall nearly broking point with enormous supply of attractive brackets all shapes, and carved in all conceivable designs. Texts have been framed, fancy tables made, and' here articles too numerous to detail can be purchased from Mrs. Pearse, Miss Green, Messrs. E.. C. Lea, H. Pearsc, and C. Stokes, Mrs. Bowyer, Mrs. Coombes, Mrs. Lea, the Misses K. Bowyer, and F. Coombes, Masters Frank Lea, W. Penton, and W. F. Stokes. Next to " England is parcels delivery office, superintended by Mrs. Colson, Mrs. Bromley, Mrs. Grayson-Smith, Mrs. Wynter, the Misses Colson, Grayson-Smith, M. Grayson-Smith, Hewlett, Wynter, and Sproule. The organ hidden by Alpine scenery. In front of the platform Blundeil's stall, presided over' by Mrs. Francis, Mrs. Booper, Mrs. Spring, Miss Norman, Mrs. W. Riddell, Miss Lindsey, the Misses R. Chapman, C. Francis, Lyon, Pittar, and Tripp. Here fancy articles are displayed in so tempting manner as to attract a large share of patronage; while the hesitating are soon induced to add to the coffer by the winning ways of the ladies, who look charming, wearing the colours of this famous school. Near here is prize winner yacht, given Mr. Sparshatt for the benefit oi» the Bazaar fund. The electric grotto is in close proximity. " Norway is the next stall. The Emmanuel parish working party have filled it with useful and fancy work, Mrs. C. Stokes, Miss Berrie, Miss Cox, Miss M. Quick, Mrs. Beacham, Mrs. White, the Misses J. Berrie, Bovey, Campfield, Dark, Thomas, and Warmington, and Mis. Newson being in charge. Below we give a representation of Russia " the stall presided over the Countess of Devon, assisted by Lady Courtenay, Mrs. Edmonds, Mrs Cobham, Mrs. C. H. Wililams, the Misses Courtenay, and A. and W. Edmonds. On the stall were displayed a number of pictures, fans, inkstands, stationery and fancy goods. An attractive feature here was a model May-pole, with all the accessories, forming a most pleasing plaything for children. At " Iceland " visitors are tempted purchase Breton pottery, Faenza ware, besides a choice collection of Worcester china, presented by Mrs. Grant. The ladies who energetically disposed these articles were Miss Williams, Mrs. Kindersley, Mrs. Brandt, Miss Kindersley, the Misses Arundell, Brandt, K. Brandt, Domville, Kennaway, E. Kennaway, E. A. Kindersley, M. A. Kindersley, and Woollcomhe, and Master D. Domville. At " Canada" could be secured men's outr fitting, soap and perfumery, pen-wipers, pincushions, and such like. The manner in which the unwary were tempted to buy was most entertaining, the following ladies being most successful saleswomen : Miss Montgomery, Mrs. Cragie- Halkett, Mrs Longdon, the Misses Cragie-Halkett, Constance Cowie, Smyth, Townsend, A. Town- send, Vyvyan, Mrs. A. H. Williams, Mrs. A. T. Williams, Mrs. F. G. Williams, the Misses Amery, G. Amery, and French. THE DOLL SHOW formed an immense attraction. The Mayoress, Mrs. C. R. M. Clapp, Mrs. A. Buckingham, Mrs. Kay, Mrs. Shrove, Mrs. T. Snow, Mrs C. J. Vlieland, the Misses Brash, F. Buckingham, Eames, M. Perkins, Vlieland, D. Vlieland, P. Vlieland, and Masters Vlieland and Brash, and Miss Ivy Buckingham were in charge, and sold dolls of all kinds. There were dolls of every conceivable expression, fair dolls, dark dolls, and others decidedly auburn. Some dolls reclined in hammocks, others were accompanied by their brothers, rheir sisters, and their aunts. Red Riding Hood md 80-Peep were present with foresters, sailors, brides, huntsmen, Spanish ladies—in fact, every nationality was represented, and every style dress was carefully reproduced. Prizes were offered in various classes. Class I. was for baby dolls, and Miss Dart secured the first prize, given by Miss Williamson, of a silver buckle and painted plaque, for beautifully dressed doll. Mrs. Shrove's second prize of a Prayer-book in case, was taken by Mrs. Simpson. In Class 11. the first prize doll was an Italian gipsy, dressed by Mrs. Brash, that lady winning a clock given by Mrs. Vlieland. The second prize, calendar and clock, was secured by Miss Clarke. Class 111. brought together 36 dolls. The first prize, opera glasses, given Mrs. Francis, was taken Mrs. S. Pope, who exhibited a handsomely-dressed bride, with veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carrying shower bouquet. The second prize—a clock given by Mrs. Gratwicke—was won hy Miss Wood. The first prize in Class IV.— small dolls for dolls houses—a dinner gong, given by Mrs. A. Buckingham, was secured by Miss D. Vlieland, and Mrs. Buckingham was second, taking a picture, In Normandy," given by Miss Kindersley. In the competition for children under 16 years, the first prize, writing case, given by Mrs. Edmonds, was taken by Miss Norman, aged 6 years, and Miss D. Vlieland, aged years, was second, securing present scent l>ottles. Class VI. was open to children under 16, and the Mayoress's prize of silver-mounted hand glass was won by Miss Hailes, Miss Muirhead, of School House, Otterton, being second, and securing Mrs. Cecil Clapp's prize—a travelling clock. The Countess of Devon has given tray, carved by the inmates of tho Western Counties' Idiot Asylum, Starcross, for the best doll in the Show, and the result depends on the votes of those visiting the Show. Altogether, there were 76 dolls entered for competition. The Electrical Exhibition was largely patronised, I the illuminated grotto under the organ gallery being" a distinct feature. Mr. J. W. Lusty, Assistant-Telegraph Superintendent the Exeter Post-office, was in charge of number of telegraph instruments, the workings of which were explained. There were also shown several models, constructed by Mr. G. Turner, of the Royal Engineer Telegraph Staff, Exeter. They included an electric tramway and motor car, a small dynamo, and several other interesting works. The floral design suspended over the tabling has charming effect when illuminated. Mr. S. Mundell, of 38, West Southernhay, has lent the necessary storage batteries or accumulators for the running of the models and the illumination the lamps. The large hall and the Doll Show are lighted by electricity the Exeter Electric Light Company. Character reading took place in the electric grotto by Miss Murphy. Mr. Crompton was in charge of the shooting saloon. A series of excellent entertainments took place, Mr. Kay working this department with much energy. There were marionette exhibitions, lectures of an amusing nature, and concerts. The numerous visitors found plenty of means of amusing themselves, as well as benefiting the funds. When the Hall was lighted the effect was more striking, the quaint buildings in their wintry aspect being especially attractive. The result of the day's sales was as follows : s. d. Montreal (Mrs. Byrom) 10 14 11 Russia (Countess of Devon) 10 3 3 Canada (Miss Montgomery) 11 3 Ireland (Miss Williams) 15 0 0 Norway (Mrs. Stokes) 8 17 Germany (Mrs. Gratwicke) 11 6 7 Switzerland (Lady Williams) 11 4 6 Normandy (Mrs. Snow) 18 14 10 England (Mrs. Pearse) 6 10 9 Bran Well (Mrs. Lucas) 2 2 0 Flower Stall (Lady Poltimore) 5 12 3 Blundell's (Mrs. Francis) 23 0 0 Dolls (the Mayoress) 13 9 Parcels (Mrs. Colson) 0 14 9 Sundries 4 0 Admissions 16 8 0 Entertainments 9 17 178 14 1 The ice nsed for the carnival is being presented each day in two hundredweight blocks Messrs. Mock and Son, Martin's Lane, Exeter. The pianoforte is lent for the week by Mr. J. C. Guest, who has also presented the programmes used for the concerts. The Carnival will he opened to-day at o'clock MAYORAL CHAIN FOR DARTMOUTH. Dartmouth is an ancient borough, and nothing, perhaps, affords the inhabitants greater pleasure than revealing to others the events of different epochs in their history. Yesterday was an occasion when the Mayor, members the Corporation, and burgesses revelled in this interesting occupation, and whatever might have been thought before, those who attended the ceremony the presentation of a Mayor's chain left convinced that the picturesque town situated the mouth of the English Rhine not of mushroom grow th. They were told with much emphasis that "when the River Clyde, was mere gutter, and Liverpool mud bank, Dartmouth was well-known Southern port." But, notwithstanding their ancient Charters, interesting history, and long list Mayors, the town has hitherto lacked a chain office for the Mayor. Yesterday this deficiency was made up by the presentation to tho Corporation of a chain, towards which many interested in the prosperity of the town have subscribed, worthy to adorn the scarlet robe of the Chief Magistrate. The chain, which is of solid gold, and weighs rather more than ?Alh., is fine specimen the goldsmith's and engraver's art. It consists of 23 links and 16 shields. Ten of the latter are the outer festoon, and six in the inner. The arms of the various monarchs who have granted Charters and concessions to the borough, the representat;ons of the Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles, of tl»e harbour, the lighthouse and beacon Kingsu ar, the ships crescent and Hart, the Britannia, the sailing of the ships Speedwell and Mayflower, the chain which in past days was placed across the mouth of the harbour, the numerous seals which have been in local use, the arms of Flavel, Hawley, and Newcombe, together with those the Scale, Seale-Hayne, Prideaux, Hunt, Bridson, Brooking, and Orme-Webb families, the d>-vice the. Naval bank, the names and dates of many Mayors, a.s well as those the first M.P.'s of the borough and Hbldsworth Governors of the past, and many other local records figure upon the shields, which are surmounted by galleys illustrative of the device known as the special emblem upon the Dartmouth seals and arms. They ar,; connected witli each other by letters C. D. 11., the initials of the full title of the borough—" Clifton Dartmouth Hardness." The donors links are follows:—The Rev. W. F. Newman (Hockworthy), Sir H. P. Scale, Bart., the Right Hon. C. SeaJe-Hayne, M.P., Mr. A. H. HokLsworth, Mr. H. M. Turner, Mr. W. Smith (ex-Mayor), Mr. R. Cranford, Mr. R. W. Prideaux, Mr. Arthur Arnold (Chairman of the London County Council), Mr. G. H. Collins, Mr. Roope Brooking, Mr. J. L. Teague, Mr. T. Bulteel, Captain Orme-Webb, R.N", (the present Mayor), Mr. A. H. Bridson, Mr. A. R. Hunt, and Dartmouth Harbour Commissioners. The Council, burgesses, and others " have given a handsome oval pendant, which contains the arms of the Queen, Richard I. (on account of the Crusaders sailing from Dartmouth), Henry VII. (building of the Castle), and James I. (Charter of Incorporation). It also gives the dates the several Charters, and particulars of many notable events in the history of the ancient borough, recording the fact that the first members of Parliament were Johannes de Bakere and Willielmus Alte Vosse, 1296. It cost £234 5s *id. The Mayor (Captain Orme-Webb) and Mayoress with the guests of the day, arrived shortly after 1 o'clock at the Guildhall, the interior which was fitted large number of ladies and gentlemen, including members of the Corporation. The assembly was not without brilliancy, for on the bench beneath the large portraits of past Chief Magistrates of the borough sat, in addition to the Mayor of Dartmouth, their Worships of Totnes, Plymouth, Falmouth, and Torquay, adorned in their robes and chains of office; Commander Castiglia, of the Italian Royal yacht Savoia; Sir If. P. Scale, Bart,, who has been 16 times Mayor of Dartmouth; the Right Hon. C. Seale-Hayne, M.P., and the of the London County Council (Mr. Arthur Arnold). In front of the bench v.ere the two Maces, and beneath, on a table, was placed the chain, which, of course, was viewed with considerable interest by those present. The Mayor of Dartmouth was loudly applauded on rising. He remarked that they might safely assume that never had such representative assembly gathered within the walls the Guildhall. They were met for an important event, and they had honed have seen, in addition to those present, the Lord-Lieutenant of the. County (Lord Clinton), the Sheriff of Devon (Sir John Shelley). Mr. Mallock, M.P., and Mrs. Mallock, the Mayor and Mayoress of Exeter, the Mayor and Mayoress of Devonport, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, and several ot hers, but they were unable to attend. was glad welcome those present, more especially the representative of friendly Power. Concluding, paid iribute to the work of the. ex-Mayor, and said that hail it not been for his exertions there would have been no presentation a chain that day. (Applause.) The presentation of the chain was made by Sir Henry Scale. banquet, which was numerously attended, was subsequently held at the Subscription Rooms. ST. THOMAS STONE-THROWING NUISANCE. Yesterday, at the Castle of Exeter, Albert Charles Salter, Riohard Martin, and Frederick Tarr, boys, St. Thomas, were sommoned for damaging the property of the St. Thomas School Board May 8. P.C. proved seeing the boys throwing stones the Okehampton-road School, a portion of a terra cotta ornament being knocked off. Mr. Champion, Clerk the School Board, said the cautions which the Ben?h had given in previous cases did not appear have had any substantial effect preventing the s*onethrowing nuisance. Martin was one of five lads who were summoned few weeks ago for breaking into the school premises and stealing property. The damage iv this case was ss. Salter and Tarr were fined 3s each and Martin 5s with costs.