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GLOUCESTER INFIRMARY.— On Wednesday week a numerous meeting of the Governors of this Insitution was held at the Shire Hall, the Right Rev. the Bishop of Gloucester in the chair, to decide as to the adoption of a resolution which had been passed at a quarterly meeting, on the 4th July, by a majority of 79 to 70, for increasing the number of surgeons. Mr. Bytes moved a resolution that no addition to the surgical establishment is necessary." After a long discussion the motion was negatived by 129 to 114. The Rev. Mr. Claxson then moved that two additional surgeons be appointed, which after some discussion was carried by 124 to 110. ,We regret to perceive that Mr. Cother and Mr. Fletcher, the actual surgeons to the institution, then resigned their situations. ANGLESEY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETy.-The an- nual meeting of this society was held at Llangefni, on the 9th inst., and the great number of gentlemen —members and friends—who attended, shows the great interest that is felt throughout the island for the success of this beneficial institution. The ex- hibition throughout evidenced the great improvement in stock that has taken place since the formation of the society. The bulls, for which the premiums were given, were beautiful animals the first, the property of T. Vt illiams, Esq., of Red-wharf, was the finest of the breed we ever saw; others, the %-operty of Sir R. Bulkeley, Mr. James Williams, Mr. Edmund Roberts, Ucheldre, Mr. W. Williams, Bodafan, Mr. W. Hughes, Hendrefaig, Mr. W. Thomas, Glanalaw, and many others whose names we did not bear, followed close in point of excellence. The boar and sow too which obtained the premiums were the ad- miration of the meeting. -Chester Courant. NEXI-SPAPERS.-No newspaper appeared in the colonies until 1704, when the News Letter was issued at Boston, and continued till i776. The first paper published in Philadelphia was issued in 1719, and the first in New York in 1733. In 1775, there were 37 in 1801, there were 203; in 1810, 358 and, at pre- sent, probably not Ipss than 1,200. MURDER.—Charles Shaw, a boy, aged 14, has been committed to Stafford gaol, charged with the murder of John Holdcroft, a lad about nine year's of age.-From the evidence before the coroner it ap- peared that the prisoner had killed the deceased by strangling him with a cord for the purpose of getting possession of his week's wages, amounting to eighteen pence TWADDLE AND QUIBBLE -At a meeting of the wLincoln Temperance society, this week, the question was raised whether the use of brandy in cookery, particularly in plum puddings, would be an infringement of the rules After a long and grave debate, iu which much ingenuity was displayed, it was resolved that brandy in puddings is eaten and not drank, and that therefore it does not fall within the list of articles prohibited. A singular accident happened at Torquay, Devonshire, on the recent visit to that place of the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria. A shoemaker, named Dart, who was desirous of paying some mark of respect to their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria, made an elegant pair of shoes for the young Princess, and in his eagerness to present them, pressed with the crowd upon the guard. of honour, when accidentally one of the bayonets ran into hie eye, by which it was completely forced from its socket. The Duchess observing the distressing accident, humanely directed the unfortunate man to be placed under the care of a skilful turgeon, and ordered the greatest care to be taken of him, at her expense, till her Royal Highness sends further directions respecting the sufferer. It is understood that her Royal Highness intimated her intention of settling a pension for life on the shoemaker, and in case he should lose the sight.of the other eye, of which doubts are at present entertained by the surgeon, the allowance will be encreased. DREADFUL RIOT.—THREE LIVES LOST.—At the fair of Borrisoleigh, on Tuesday sennight, a very desperate riot took place between two factions; a magistrate found it necessary to read the riot act, but this not having the effect of dispersing the rioters, the military were obliged to fire, by which three lives were lost, and several men wounded the police were obliged to seek safety in tbeir barracks, into which they were beaten. Ihe military had to fire twelve or fourteen shots we learn that thirty of the persons concerned in the riot were appreheuded.-Clonowl Herald. W ¡ THE BANK. The Directors and Proprietors of the Bank of Eng- land complain in no measured terms of a breach of faith, as they consider iI, on the part of Government. The following are the resolutions proposed by Mr. Loyd at the meeting and adopted 11 lhat this Court feels itself bound, injustice to its own character, to protest against the treatment it has expe« rienced at the hands of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has, in the opinion of this Court. most improperly and nnjustlv departed from the terms. of bisown proposition; and after having engaged to grant certain privileges to the Bank on consideration of stipulated pecuniary concessions, has since determined to withhold from the Bank some of the most important of those privileges, without making a corresponding abatement in the pecuniary concessions. ° That although this course of procedure, and the viola- tion of the contract, fully justified the Bank in rejecting the arrangement in toto, this Court, considering the exten- sive injury to the public interest that might be the result, and considering that a new range of prices had been made upon the conviction that the question was settled, is un- willing to assert its undoubted rights at such hazard, and authorises the Court of Directors to submit to the arrange.. ment. D That the Governor and Deputy Governor should wait on the Chancellor of the Exchequer with the resolutions, and that the papers that had been that day read should be printed for the use of the Court of Proprietors." THE EAST INDIA COMPANY. At a special Court of Proprietors of East India Stock, held at the India House on Tuesday, for the purpose of deciding whether or not they will place their commercial rights in abeyance under the ar- rangements embodied in the East India bill, which decision the Court of Directors have been advised by Counsel should be passed previously to the third reading of the bill, the Chairman stated, that since the last Court further correspondence had taken place with Government relative to the bill. The Court of Directors regretted that, the amendments the Court had solicited not having been obtained, the Court of Directors could not recommend to the Court of Pro- prietors to accept the Government of India on the terms offered. They left therefore the question in the hands of the Proprietors. To this an amendment was proposed in the Court, that as the bill had ar- rived at the last stage in parliament--that though all had not been obtained, still the Company shouldllefer to the wishes of parliament, and agree to place the Company's trade in abeyance for twenty years, during the period Government would hold India. The amendment was then and put and carried. A dissent from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman to agree to the plan was then entered and read at length to the Court of Proprietors.




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