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To the Editor of the Sydney Gazette. ?
1 intend putting up with the Blac't grardism of Dilly Blue, na he is called, no longer. It is a disgrace to our town police that this crying nuisance is not put down. I wish he would bullyrag Colonel Wilson as he has nie and thousands besides, and then I think we might stand a chance of walking through the sireets without being grossly insulted. I remember lately hearing two very respectable ladies bellowed after by this sweep, and because they hurried on to get out of the reach of his tongue, he made use of such language as must have shocked every modest person.
Should this letter not be attended to in the right quarter, I will prefer a complaint against bim myself, and try and shame our police by bringing under their notice what every one of the establishment must have been aware of for years, and yet allowed to go unregarded.
I am, Sir, yours, &c.
[We think that An OnsrnvEn is rather hard upon the
old " Commodore," who has grown into a privi logad person hera. Poor «' Billy" is now nearly n hundred years old ; and often, as he perambu- lates the streets, to preserve order and insist that thero shall be "no rows," have we beaid him muttering-"Still alive; nsver dio-never die." Poor old fellow ! he intends no harm. Ed,]
One of the largest steam-engines (and probably the most powerful one) in the world commenced working lately at Colonel Braddyll's
now colliery at South Helton, m-or Duihnm. . This stupendous machine has boen eroded for iho purposoof pumping water from a depth of 076 feet. 1'ho diuinoler of its cylinder is B4 inches, lenglhof stroke in cylinder nearly lOJ feet, ditto in pumps nearly 8J feet, diameter of pumps, 18} ¡nobes,' and when worked at ordinary speed, it will throw up from 55.000 to «50,000 gallons of water per hour.
Citv Wit.-When a celebrated city knight heard that the answer of the Dulah King wns " supposed to contain acouttler projeoi" he cried " I thought we should bring bim to the shop at last.'
Paganini.-Paganini allows no one to touch his violin; having in-his travels been re- quested that favour by some person, who, after having examined it, was preparing to destroy it, when the Signor prevented him ; and then deter- mined never to trust it in tho bands of any person -whatever. It is a genuine Guernetius, and habas had three thousand guineas offered for it.
Three Reasons for not going to Tun Plav,-"Theie is nothing iii the world I am en fond of as n play, Tom," said an old lady to her nephew, " and, but for three reasons, I should ba » great frequenter of the theatres. " And what may thoso leasona bp, mv dear aunt!'' '* Why, Tom, first, I hate the trouble of going thither ; next, I hate the trouble of staying there ; and,_ lastly, I hate the trouble of coming horne again." ""
* When Rogers was expected at Pisa, on a visit to Byron, his lordship placed the compli- mentary linos that have lately been so much talked about, under tht cushion of the sofa whereupon be intended to seat the hanker-bard, with the seoret pleasure of seeing him repose in unconscious se- curity upon his literary volcano.- New Anti-Jacobin.
A clergyman, not quite a hundred mile» from Edinburgh, preached a most edifying dis- course on " Come and draw water out of the wella of salvation, wiihout money and without price." On the following week some of bia parishioners took the liberty of drawing water from a vory fine spring nell in the parson's garden, at wh'oh tha learned divine was not a little nettled. Be ing re- minded by the intruder of his text and sermon, the reverend gentleman replied, " You moy draw aa much water as you like from the well of salvation, but if you come hore and take my woter, I'll seud a bullet through you."
It has been remarked that the fifty six
individuals «bo signed the declaration of American independence, have nil died within the apaco of fifty-six years after the signature of that act ; that all the Presidents of the United Stales have died at tho age of iii ty -six ; nnd that the Union waa wall nigh being dissolved fifty-six years after its foun- dation, through the dispute respecting South Caro-
lina and ihe tariff.
We learn from Berlin that the " in- fluenza there is now a universal complaint, and above 40,000 persons have been attacked in a few days."
At the close of a fine summer's day Fontanelle was discovered by a friend reclining on the sunny side of a hill, contemplating a flock of sheep, which, anxious for the arrival of the shep- herd, kept bleating below. " Why so melancholy, Biri" jnquired his friend.: "ruminating, no doubt, on human vicissitudes and-" '" You nre right," said the amiable philosopher, interrupting him ; " I am examining (hat noisy flock before us, »nd am jü9t saving to myself-lhat oraong theso two hun- dred sheep, it is very probable that there is not to bo found one tender shoulder of mutton.-,'
A noisy parish meeting w,as held at Gainsborough, on Easter Monday, for tha election of churchwardens, in ihe course of which the chairman complained of having been called an ape, and seriously put it to th« vote whether he was or not, when, of course, all hands were hold up, nnd, in the lnnguage of the Speaker, " f/i< av.es had it."
44 What is the difference between a General and a Commissary-General V said a lady toa Commissary General, who is rumoured to have made n largo fortune not verv honestly, "The »only difference," interrupted a by-slander, " that I know is, the one bleeds his country, whilst tha
other bleeds for his country." The explanation
" You saved my life on one occasion," aaid a beggar to n captain whom he had seived. "Saved youl life!" replied the officer, " do you think I am a doctor 1" " No," answered the man, '« but I served under you in the battle of --- ; nnd when you ran way, 1 followed, and thus my life was preserved.