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HINTS AND COMMENTS. I There were one or two amusing incidents at the Registration Court last week,and there were one or two lies told there too. Of course it would not do to say who told th-ui, for such would probably decrease the :1he,y sir.all amount of faith in the veraci, y of hnmanisy. They were downright lies, though, for ail that. Would the same statements have been made had the persona in question been compelled to kiss the Bible first ? I should not like to have to answer the question. I have witnessed many incidents in the streets of Wrexham which have about them more or less of interest and fun. One occurred in Hope-street on Tuesday last about which there was a bit of quiet humour. A spotted hound, a well conditioned dog, was suddenly taken unwell. The animal no sooner stretched itself on the pathway than a number of persons collected around it. A quantity of frothy mucus dripped from its mouth, and it struggled hard for several minuter, in the course of which a small crowd had assembled. What is the matter with it ?" every new arrival asked, and the answer was slightly different on each occasion. Firs, po;son, convulsions, and a host of canine and other diseases were attributed to the poor animal in a few minutes. At last one person, who boasted a knowledge of dogs, advanced towards the animal, and, in a bumptious style, said a pennyworth of castor oil or areka nut, or some such stuff, would save the animal's life. Get away with you," answered a second fellow, he's got the hydro- phobia." It was very amusing, indeed, the circle of people enlarged to an extraordinary extent as soon as the horrid wort was sounded, and many toes were stepped on in the hurried retreat. Even the dog doctor" looked serious, and made a step back- wards. The dog now became still, and whilst people were tip-toeing to get a look at the animal a warm discussion was carried on as to whether the stillness was life or death. Most inclined to the latter, and one, who seemed to have a great affec- tion for the animal, parodied a celebrated line- "Aias, poor dog, I new him well," said he, aud the melancholy psean was continued, Eh, he's a, line dog," Yes a pity he's dead," and so on. The dug doctor made another advance, and look- ing carefully on the extended body, said, with a wise i-ok, I- He ain't dead, I tell you." Dead be odd a little person, with a bucket on his aim as he pushed through the crowd. All eyes were oa him, and he deemed to know it, too. What's he going to do" was asked, but before any answer was given the dog received a resurrec- tion baptism of cold water, and with a wag of his tail and a lift of his head he got to his legs and ran a"w..y, t Le crowd, having not quite forgotten "hy- drophobia," opening a wood broad passage for him. As the spotted animal descended Hope-street, a little Street arab, with one hand on his knee, and the other one pointing to the dog cried, with a grin all over his face, Look at him and as the errand boys went on their journeys with charac- teristic speed and the loungers made a lazy move, the spotted dog turned up Queen-street, and thus ended one of the many scenes in Wrexham streets. We have had some excellent weather lately, and as the usual accompaniment, a large number of tramps. Over 130 passed through the wards of the Workhouse last week, and let the kind hearted rem :.moer ttmi these are fed by day by charity, and housed by night at the expense of the rates. In advocl, ciii- the Poor Law A.mendmentAct of 1834, Lord Brougham complained that the greatest mis- chief to the community was not done by the wicked, but by the right-meaning but wrong headed people, who gave indiscriminately to every cadger who came along. VtJry much of the ssme thing is done now, and the tramps who fill the Workhouses every night are supported and encouraged by those who aid them on the road with pence. Vagrant pauperism is a neighbour of drunkenness, and both are near relations to crime. Let the public take the hint, and politely decline to support and aid any and all mendicants. Several towns have had their mysteries of late, and there was the promise of one in Wrexham the other day. A young woman had'left a situation as domestic servant, and removed her box to a house not far from the centre of the town, saying she would call for it during the day. That day passed, and the next, when the good landlady became some- what concerned, and took the advice of friends in the matter. They advised her to wait a little longer, and make inquiries about the young woman. A few more days passed away, and on each of them the old lady looked at the box with a suspicious eye, and thought of its owner with a sigh. It was decided one fine evening during the week to com- municate with the police on the following day if the wanderer did not leturn. The next morning, however, there was a gentle tap at the door, and the girl, blushing much, and full of apologies, had called for her box." Where have you been to ?" and such questions were put, and the answer to most of them was that she didn't know." The answers were not satisfactory to the old lady, but she seemed to be quite pacified when a third person hinted that the iost lamb" had been under the protection of a certain local tradesman The only difficulty the old lady had about the matter, she expressed in this way, "Why did not the girl say where she had been, then ?" Perhaps the trades- man will answer the question. Several persons in Wrexham keep dogs, and several other persons have to suffer for it. The latter are very fond of dogs, but they are still more fond of a night's sleep, and if those brutes are not kept quiet by night by their owners some cantan- kerous person might be for putting the law in motion, which provides that no person shall keep any animal to the annoyance and offence of another person. I just mention this as a hint to those who keep do and chain them up day and night, the consequence being that the poor animals have no way of exercising themselves but by howling and barking. A word to the wise is enough. CLIO.

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