Imenovemricrs IN THE " CRowg HOTEL."- The following timely and
well- applied jeu d'esprit appears, in the form of an advertisement, in the Dundee Advertiser.
" William Henry, of the Crown Hotel, takes this opportunity of informing the friends of his house, and the public in general, that, since he succeeded to the Crown,' by the death of his brother, he has put it on a much better foot- ing than it used to be ; and, in particular, they will find the charges consider- ably reduced ; and he hopes soon to be able to announce still further reductions, as he has dismissed a number of useless servants, who used to hang about the Crown,' doing nothing but annoying the public. He lately turned off the bead waiter, a stiff, obstinate old Sergeant, who would do every thing his own way, and would on no account allow the Common Hall to be cleaned out; but allowed it to be occupied by bullies and pickpockets, who had no right to be there, to the exclusion of honest, quiet working people. Instead of him, he has taken into his service old Gaffer Grey, a plain man, of good character, who had been long out of place, because he al- ways bluntly stood up in defence of the inferior servants. He is much more tractable than his predecessor; and at once ordered the Common Hall to be cleaned out, which he has in some degree accomplished ; but he has found it a much more difficult job than he imagined, to get wholly rid of the bullies and pickpockets. He also promised to reduce the price of admission to the News- room ; but this has not yet been accomplished, though it is expected to be done aoop..-W. H., anxious to oblige the liberal supporters of his House, proposed lately to start a new coach, to be called the Reform ; but, owing to a variety of circumstances, he has not yet been able to accomplish it. It was once fairly set a-going, and ran safely enough, though not very expeditiously, across the Commons; but, on coming to an old useless fabric,'founded upon piers, it was caught by sonic of them and fairly upset. This was std to be partly owing to the over-confidence of the drivers ; but they alleged it was chiefly caused by a set of fellows disguised in big wigs and gowns with white sleeves, who came out . from behind the piers, and helped to push it over. Be this as it may, W. H. assures his friends he is determined to get it set a-going; and he is doing all in his power to quicken the workmen, who have been tediously slow in their motions. He has particularly cautioned the Driver to be more careful ; and has no doubt it will pass the piers, without again meeting with an accident. NV. H. hopes his new coach will give general satisfaction, as it is constructed on a safety principle, and much broader than the old expensive vehicle, which it was so difficult to get into. Arrangements have also been made, by which none will be admitted into it but well-informed, orderly, and respectable people."