Hide Articles List

22 articles on this Page

- faustard and Cress.

NORTH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE…

----+-NORTHERN ASSOCIATION…

-.--LIBERALISM AND LOCAL VETO.

!THE "WINE CELLAR" OF THE…

-+-THE DRINK QUESTION IN INDIA.

-0-THE PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE…

--+-THE ADMINISTRATION OF…

-1r-A LABOUR M.P. ON LOCAL…

--_._--_..----BRISTOL CENTENARIAN…

News
Cite
Share

BRISTOL CENTENARIAN IN TIIB WORKHOUSE. CAN DO WITHOUT ELECTRIC TRAMS. Bristol's oldest citizen is John Lane, an Irishman, who is over 100 years old, but whether 101 or 104 it is not possible to ascertain. For some time he has b' sn an inmate of St. Joseph's Home (Catholic) at Cotharn, m the suburbs of Bristol, but having met with an accident he was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary, whence in November of last year he was con- veyed to the Barton Regis Workhouse, where he is spending his last days. At the work- house the following entry appears m the ad- nrsaion book: "John Lane, no occupation, Catholic, born 1798." This of course. gives John's age as 101, but frequently he refers to tpatters that stamp him as born in 1795. Though a centenarian, he is on many days quite young and sprightly in his general bearing. Only the other day he said to one of his attend. ants, "If I had a new pair of legs I should be all right." Concerning matters of long ago he is not very talkative, but he often says, "Yes; I remember the battle of Waterloo very well it was fought when I was a lad at work." Not long ago, when a visitor pointed out to him the wonders of the telephone, the electric light, and electric trams, he reflected a moment, and then remarked, "Begorra, we did widout 'em when I was a bhoy, and I can do widout 'em to-day."

Advertising

WHAT WOMAN SUFFERAGE HAS DONE…

I SUCCESS OF A PENTRE SCHOLAR.

Advertising

- GOLDEN YUKON AND THE UNITED…

[No title]

GOOD TEMPLARY IN PONTYPRIDD.

Advertising

-------..-PORTH GOVERNORS.

----Sliding-Scale Joint Commits

'tP>\ CONGREGATIONALISM' GLAMORGAN

Advertising