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.Nicholas Nubbles Says :

The " Weekly News" states that Mr. John Haynes, M.P., will speak during the next couple of weeks in Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, and other parts of this district.

Mr. Haynes writes, stating that lie is desirous of starting butter-factories in this district. It is to be hoped that his efforts will be successful.

At the Aldermanic meeting on Wednesday an alderman who knows everything and yet knows nothing, said that a man employed at laying kerb ing and guttering with long lengths of stone could earn £i a day at 2d. per yard. A man would have to lay 120 yards a day to do this. Bosh.

Mr. Claude Ireland has gone away to the Coon amble Telegraph Office.

A deal of bungling took place in connection with the working of the Water Brigade during the llood.

The committee should see that one man shall not be allowed to try and rule the whole concern next

time.

Mr. Simpson, of Freeman's Reach Public School, intended to hold a concert in aid of a picnic fund shortly, but has now abandoned the idea, in conse quence of the flood having done jo much damage.

The Pitt Town Road has not been handed over to the Superintendent, so a correspondent says. That gentleman is only spending a special grant on it; the ordinary grant will be expended by the

Trustees.

Not so much maize has been destroyed by the flood as was at first anticipated.

Mr. Josephson, the surveyor who has the pre liminary work in connection with the navigation of the Hawkesbury ia hand, must be having a lively time of it at Lower Portland during the wet weather.

Mr. Flannery, who was once located in Windsor, is now in charge of the Black wattle Swamp Public School, Parramatta-street. Sydney.

Mr. J. Biddle, a Hawkesbury native, and one who resided in Windsor some years ago, was in Richmond the other day, after an absence of seve ral years.

A certain candidate at the last Municipal Elec tion said, on nomination day, " I will lose £20 a year if 1 am elected, as I cannot then tender for printing in connection with the Council." Mr. Dean: " Yon can't-but Charlie can." " No," replied the candidate,-" we don't do business in that style. We always work straight, and there's no shuffling about us." He was elected. See the sequel next week.

Mr. Thompson is a don on the concertina. We never knew there was so much music in this instru ment, until we heard him recently.

The proposed lecture of Mr. S. A. Byrne, on " Decentralization and Agricultural Unity," did not come off last Saturday. No one attended,

for obvious reasons.

Mr. J. S. W. M'Neile has a hankering after the Parliamentary seat for Hartley. Do you think he will get it ? Hartley !

Unripe maize fares better than ripe in flood time. In the case of the former, the cob is closely sheathed, and the water cannot get at it; but in the latter, the husk is loose, and the moisture gets through it.

Mr. G. Armstrong, of Cornwallis, has produced the champion cob of corn of the season on his farm. It measures 13 inches in length.

The residents of Wiseman's are to have a land

ing place, and now they require an officer to attend to the goods which are left there by the various boats trading on the river. They ought

to have this want satisfied.

The " Cumberland Argus " remarks :-" There's a half-crown all ready with our cashier for the dis- cerning Windsor GAZETTER who called us 'one of   the best Colonial weekly papers. When we read that, we straightway went out and purchased two extra frills. Ahem !" Thanks,-we'll drop in one of these days and claim the coin.

A valuable cow. the property of Mr. Stationmaster M'Coy, of Blacktown, was killed by a train on Friday afternoon last.

Mr. Lawrence, of the Blacktown Hotel, has been seriously ill.

Arrangements have been made to hand over Windsor-street to the Richmond Council, with £500. Mr. A. Bowman has secured this grant.

Mr. John Galloway has returned from New Zea land. He could not, apparently, keep away from old Windsor, although he looks well after his trip.

No mails or Sydney papers by the early train on Tuesday last. Why this humbugging ? If we are to have the papers, &c., by the early train, let us have them regularly, not at intervals.

The least the Government can do is to hand over

the old telegraph office to the Council. It is uot occupied by the Roads Branch, and is practically

useless to the Government.

Tho criticism on Our Boys' Entertainment in last Saturday's GAZETTE was given in good spirit, with the object of inducing the players to improve themselves. Too much Battery has the opposite

effect,

Tom Bass (not the original Tom, but a chip of the old block) is having a lively time of it around Colo where, with Sibbert'a photographic van, he is locked in by water.

Thompson's Troupe gave an enjoyable entertain ment at Pitt Town one evening last week.

Sam Keeimn's minstrels did not appear in

Windsor this week as advertised. It would have surprised us had they done so-for if Sam is such a Keeu'un as they say he is he ought to know that Windsor is a bad show-placc (unless it is a free show) at any time.

When a man can't steer a boat in ordinary weather he ought not to be allowed to touch the tiller, as by doing so he is simply endangering the

lives of the crew.

Tom Woodgale got a flying start on Friday morning. He was quietly sitting down when a passer-by called his attention to a snake which was crawling up his back. Tom didn't wait to be told a second time.

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