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Extract of a letter from an Officer of the Royal Navy, settled in Albany, Southern Africa, dated May 23, 1836.— Our society is increasing by families settling in this neigh- bourhood. Indeed, it is become quite English, and respectable too. I believe my success at fine wool growing has been the chief cause of it. I wish some more half-pay officers would come out and try their luck as I have done. I can see no reason why they should not be equally successful, I have about 26,000 acres of land, with a noble mansion on it, and somewhat above 5000 fine-wooled sheep, which bring me in about f,1200 a year on an average. I mean to go on in- creasing my flock until I get from 15,000 to 20.000. I keep but few cattle since the Caffre irruption. I paid too dearly for having so many before I lost about 200 head. The ap- pointment of a governor for the eastern division is a great point gained, and people may now emigrate to this pait in perfect safety. Provisions are very cheap meat only Id per lb., and every other thing in proportion. I cannot ima- gine the reason why people do not flock more to this colony, where X50 is equal to £ 150 in England, besides being the finest climate in the world." During the late severe frost sledge-diiving was a favourite amusement of the Parisians. Several elegant vehicles of this description were seen moving to and fto with the rapidity of lightning on the Boulevards in the Champs-Elysees, and other public promenades. PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE.—MEDICAL TESTIMONIALS.— There are certain jealousies pervading the minds of the mem- bers of the Medical Profession, which are frequently as diffi- cult to overcome as they are sometimes equally difficult to »i account for. Mr. Franks, the discoverer and proprietor of one of the most useful, and now universally adopted Medi- cines of the present day, ("Franks's Specific Solution of Copaiba,"); has been subjected to numerous and repeated at- tacks, (both openly and covertly,) and some of his professi- onal bretheren, for having been guilty of, as it is termed, a breach of Professional Etiquette," in publishing the writ- ten and unbiassed opinions of gentlemen of the highest repu- tation, testifying to the efficacy of his "Specific Solution of Copaiba," and in making this preparation a Stamped or Patent Medicine." We are glad to find, however, that Mr. Franks has put forth a statement (which will be found in another column of this day's paper) fully explaining the circumstances connected with the Testimonials in question,— the publication of which caused such an extraordinary sensa- | lion in the Medical Profession. The statement to which we I refer, cannot fail to be highly satisfactory to all fair judging | and impartial persons (whether members of the profession or < not) tending to prove, as it does most conclusively, not only, f that the preparation is one of the most valuable and important chemical discoveries of modern times, but that Mr. Franks (throughout the whole course of the proceedings connected with the publishing of the Testimonials of his professional brethren) has acted with the strictest regard to a due ob- servance of Professional Etiquette and those honourable considerations which guide the conduct and actuate the mo- tives of all liberal and high-minded men.— Observer of June 19, 1836.

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