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SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 1840.


deep attention of the Established Church." The hon, gentleman concluded by seconding the resolution, which was carried unanimously. The Hon. Mr. Powyss then came forward, and pro- posed the following resolution :—" That well-trained teachers on an improved system of tuition are requi- site, in which the extension of church education on church principles mainly depend." The Rev. J. O. Parr, vicar of Preston, briefly se- conded the resolution, which was put and carried. The Rev. Hugh M'Niell, whose appearance was hailed with loud demonstrations of applause, said, the resolution which he had to propose was," That the Chester Diocesan Board of Education, in union with the National Society, has adopted a plan which in its principles and operations is eminently calculated to secure, under God, the diffusion of true religion and useful learning." Mr. Ainsworth, M.P., seconded the motion of the reverend gentleman. Mr. C. Horsfall then moved a vote of thanks to the chairman, who acknowledged the honour, after which the meeting separated. (Britannia.) DREADFUL CONFLAGRATION IN THE ROYAL NAVAL ARSENAL AT DEVON- PORT. We are sorry to announce that about four o'clock on Sunday morning last, a dreadful fire broke out in this dock yard. It was first discovered by a policeman who saw smoke issuing from the Talavera, a 74 gun ship, fitting in dock. This ship is wholly destroyed, and the Minden another 74, as well as the Imogens have sustained immense injury. We subjoin a copy of an official report on the subject of the fire; but we regret to add that the gallery in which were deposited the splendid collection of trophies and memorials of England's glory, above all the renowned flag of our own Nelson, beneath which he fought, and con- quered, and died," has fallen a sacrifice to the de- vouring element. SEPT. 28, 1840.-The fire in the Arsenal was not entirely got under until late last night, and the engines are now (half. past eight, Monday morning) being brought out. Itisim- possibleto say the amount of damage-certainly not so great as stated in my letter of yesterday, as the Talavera was an old ship, and the estimate of her worth, if sold by auction, the usual mode of disposing of ships when unserviceable, is not above d- 20,000, though to replace her with a new ship of the same class would be from £ 70,000 to X- 80,000. The other vesels must be estimated in the same way, but the loss of stores is immense. The sheds, covered, as they were with painted and tarred paper, cost from xio,ooo to £ 12,000 each the cost, when covcred with copper, is from X30,000 to E- 40,000 each. The granite facings of the docks are split to pieces. The fire was providentially stopped at the very point where the destruction would have been greatest, as property amounting in value to upwards of £5,000,000 was deposited in the very building adjoining that where its pro- gress was terminated. Those best informed are yet disposed to place the act to the account of an incendiary. Itis expect- ed one of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty will come down to hold a court of inquiry. Forty-five tons of lead ore have been shipped at Aberystwith during the present week on board the Catherine, Delahoyde, master, for the River Dee, from the Goginan Mine Works. DYFFRYN CASTELL INN.—We perceive by the advertisement that this newly built and commodious Inn and Posting House, with the Farms occupied therewith, are to be let from Lady-day next, and we doubt not that a desirable Tenant will very speedily be found; as independently of the superior advan- tages which this Inn possesses as a Posting House by its connexion with all the principal lines, the eligible Farms combine to render it worthy the at- tention of a good practical Agriculturist. We believe Mr. and Mrs. Taylor resign Dyffryn Castell on the sole ground of altogether retiring from business.