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U? AND DOWN THE COAST. -r'y-r-r.r. BEAUTY AND PROFIT. Every owner of a piece of land in Cardiganshire has it in his power to benefit himself and posterity and at the same time add to the beauty of the district by planting trees. In hedge-rows, in spare patches, on rugged hill sides, by the banks of rivers, trees need to be planted. Poplar, western planes, sycamore, oak, larch, tir, elm, ash, lime, beech, Austrian pine, cluster pine, and Norway maple. The two last named are useful, more particularly on the saa coast. Whoever has the means cannot_ do better than plant a few trees on it. Farm houses might be protected with trees. Trees give shelter, break the force of the wind, influence temperature, break up barren land, deepen the soil and pay a splendid percentage on the outlay. Trees are the best crop that can be grown on poor land. EXTREMES. Just now we hear the Turks charged by one party with all the crimes human nature has ever been guilty of. There is another party that make out the Russians to be universal sinners. A London correspondent says it has been admitted that the Turks often impale dead bodies, and he goes on to say—" We may depend upon it that if they would impale corpses they would impale also living men." Nonsense, my London correspondent, nonsense. We English bury corpses and sometimes dissect them for medical purposes, but it may not be concluded, 0 London correspondent, that therefore we would also dissect or bury living men A CHRISTENING. The ejection at the end of Plas Crug, Aberystwyth, for pumping water into the reservoir hi*, been named the Teapot. REASONABLE ENOUGH. I have been asked to use my influence to get the in- habitants at the upper end of Aberystwyth a pillar post- office. The removal of the office to Terrace-road certainly gives them a claim to a pillar, which will doubtless be fixed without loss of time. AN OPENING FOR QUACKS. "Mr. Gladstone's voice (says a'daily paper), clear and ringing as it is, has a tendency to huskiness, and it is ob- served that he combats this defect by taking a mouthful of the contents of a small silver flask, which he habitually carries in the breast pocket of his coat." Now here is an excellent opportunity of making a fortune. Gladstone's mixture for clearing the voice would sell by the thousand bottles. If an enterprizing chemist could get Mr. Glad- stone to send to him on a post-card a description of the mixture, the whole thing would be done. If anybody adopts this suggestion, theyneed not feel under the slightest obligation to me. All they need do is to write and say they i had often thought of this thing before, and had very likely mentioned it to me PRACTICAL WISDOM. There are nine months every year when any public work may be done at Aberystwyth and other summer re- sorts without causing inconvenience to visitors. The three months in which painting, street repairing, &c., ought not to be done are July, August, and September. On Mrm- day last, July 2, the town being thronged with visitors, the local authorities, in the fulness of their wisdom, pro- ceeded to paint the railings on the Marine Parade. The results were disastrous to the paint, which, instead of being left on the railings, was taken away on visitors' clothes, and caused other and greater railings, which were aimed at the heads of the Councillors. IS IT HABIT? At a chapel, not far from my bit of a place on the. Coast, a preach r was de-scanting on religion as the one thing needful. In the course of his sermon he said that among others religion was the one thing needful for habitual in- valids. It was a revelation that "invalidism is a habit. FIRE BRIGADES. Fires are like fools, there's no stopping them when once they get a good start. With a view to stopping them, it has been decided to form a fire brigade at Aberystwyth. My object in writing is to suggest that my post in North Parade should be made captain. How is the brigade getting on? A BRIEF CONVERSATION. 1st Visitor Well, shall we go and bathe? 2nd Visitor Yes, I see there are several ladies bathing now. 1st Visitor I like the bathing arrangements at Bar- mouth. 2nd Visitor So do I. 1st Visitor How does your wife like them ? 2nd Visitor Not at all, but she bathes. 1st Visitor So does mine, but she does not like them. 1st Visitor It looks queer to see men and women bath- ing together, but there is no harm in it, I suppose. 2nd Visitor: I suppose not, but it requires a bit of cheek at first. I did not like it at first. 1st Visitor: Here's a lot of men coming down, so we will all go together. 2nd Visitor It is a jolly place is Barmouth, and the bathing arrangements are very perfect. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.