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-0- JOTTINGS FROM DINAS POWIS. Dinas Fowls is noted for pride, for a young lady was seen mending her gloves as she was walking to the railway statiun, when she accidentally came in contect with my niece. It was lucky the needle did not stick in her hand, or my niece might have sued her for damages. -0- The three gentlemen who have been going to Barry Island on Sunday afternoons for the good of their health," I hear, represent themselves as bona tide travellers at a certain hotel. —o— There is a married man at Eastbrook who may be seen very often courting a single young lady at Dinas Powis. If I see him again I shall have no alternative but to publish his name. —o— I should strongly advise the two young gentle- men at Diuas Puwis t I find a better mediator for sending their love messages to two young ladies than errand buys, for they are very apt to fall a victim to my niece, who is always on the alert. —o— Mr W. E. Jayne, J.P., of Dinas Powis, met an old military friend a few days ago, who informed him of his intention to attend a fancy dress ball that even- ing, but he was at a loss to know what character to assume. Why, go as Tintern Abbey," replied old Jayne you are a fine old ruin The two friends don't speak now. —o— Mr W. E. Jayne, the sage of Dinas Powis, is a brother to the Bishop of Chester, and is an old school mate of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury —0— By the bye, I am reminded that Mr Jayne is a brother to the Bishop of Chester, who was caricatured _I in last week's Punch as "My pretty Jayne, why do you look so shy ? Is it because the Lord B-shop, has come to visit I." —o— I am told one of the porters from the railway station visits the post office at every opportunity, but for what purpose is best known to hims ilf, although, of course, I happen to be in the secret. -0- A correspondent writes :-On the morning of the 17th instant someone opened the gate of the fold, and let the overseer's sheep out. Afterwards the door was opened, and the animals were let into the survey- or's yard. Even the gate was opened, letting the sheep into a plot of land in possession of the surveyor. From here the sheep were taken and shut up in the public pound, a demand being made for 25s. damages. Later on the overseer was sent for, and informed the amount of damages had been reduced to 7s. (id., which was promptly paid. Pro- bably the money was meant for some charitable purpose. -0- A very eccentric old gentleman recently come to reside at Dinas Powis was overheard the other day shouting at the top of his voice—"I wish I could get Mrs Grundy to have a look at the beautiful fence surrounding my mansion, to know what she would think of it." But little did he think one of my nieces overheard him. —o— A local gentleman went to the butcher's last week, and bought two pig's "trotters." He went home, and said to his servant-" Put your hand in my pocket, and youll find something to cook for my supper." She happened to take only one trotter out, and the gen- tleman proceeded to Cardiff. On the way home, in company with some friends, he put his hand in his pocket for some tobacco, when, to his surprise, and to the amusement of his friends, he pulled out the other pig's foot Meeting a certain captain in Cardiff last week, he enquired of me how the mayor of Dinas Powis was getting on. The mayor of Dinas Powis says I. Who's he ? Why, don'tjyou know ? Butcher James, of course. -0- JOTTINGS FROM WENVOE. Several of the inhabitants of Wenvoe object very strongly to Mrs Grundy's niece of another locality making notes about them. -0- They also think she will offend her Wenvoe cousin. -6- JOTTINGS FROM PENARTH. Mr T. King, late police-inspector at Penarth, paid a visit to the police court last Monday, and in course of a friendly conversation with a representative of the Barry Dock News stated his health was better than.it bad been for years. I am glad.