[No title]|1878-01-05|The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke - Welsh Newspapers Online
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DODGING THE LAw.-M&ny people who are not teetotalers," but who have been fated to listen to midnight oratory in the House of Commons, may be pleasingly surprised to learn that the sale of in- toxicating liquors is prohibited in the United States Congress Refreshment-rooms. Unfortunately, how- ever, this arrangement does not suit all the members, and amusing expedients are resorted to in order to evade the regulation. The restaurant keepers have christened their liquors with new names. Accord- ingly, under the mild title of "cold tea," whisky tastes as fiery as ever, and rum loses none of its potency though dispensed to bibulous legislators under the name of Roman punch." A temperance man, on asking for the apple sauce mentioned in the bill of fare was shocked to find it set before him in a goblet with hot water and a teaspoon, while on the other side ef the table a Southern senator was loudly calling for "some of that stuff you hand round in cups and on plates." The order was filled up with a dram of Bourbon whisky. It is satisfactory, however, to find that drunkenness in the capital is rare and, notwithstanding the rather free-and-easy kind of representatives sent on to Washington by some of the far Western States and territories, the scenes once so notorious are now almost unheard of. The States which have adopted a stringent liquor law find it difficult to carry it out. The most ingenious ruses are adopted in order to obtain the object of the topers' desire. In Vermont, where the law is EO strict that the liquor seller is made responsi- ble for damages done by an intoxicated person, the druggists' shops are the favourite haunts of the droughty. u How's the baby ?" is the conventional query. Bully," is the regulation reply; Better see jt*" And forthwith the baby is found, in the shape of a black bottle and a glass, on a shelf in a retired back room. Another formula is to inquire after the whereabouts of "striped pig," and never was a baby so solicitously looked after, or a pig, striped or otherwise, 80 eagerly sought for, as in Maine, Ver- mont, or Rhode Island. But, we suppose, laws can never make individual men moral, though in the States mentioned the arrangement has worked so well that their legislatures have declined to repeal the anti- liquor legislation.âThe Echo. SITTING BTTLI,â-The American papers re- a remarkable interview with a Catholic Abb6 named Spencer had with the famous Sitting Bull." The interview occurred on Oanadian territory, near Port Walsh. The Abbd says that on arriviile within did not recognise Ouster or any of the officers they were killed so fast that there was not time to recog- nise them. SIBEBIAN I'X.AGUB AT Moscow.âMuoh alarm

PARIS FASHIONS.

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AFFECTION, INTREPIDITY, AND…

I AN EXCITABLE NEWSVENDOR.

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THE EXTRAOR DINARY CHARGE…

REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.

NOVEL FIELD SPORTS.

HORRIBLE SCENES IN PLEVNA.

A THRILLING SCENE.

TOUGHENED GLASS TYPES.

IA COLOURED BABY SHOW.

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ADDRESS OF THE EASTERN QUESTION…

TOWN AND COUNTRY.

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