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IVPORT CATTLE MARKET—WEDNESDAY,…

! ' CONVERSION OF THE JEWS.

PORTUGUESE QUARANTINE REGULATIONS.

Explosion at Risca Colliery.

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LLANARTH CHORAL SOCIETY. s

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MERTHYR.

BLAENAVON.

POLICE INTELLIGENCE.

"THE PRESIDENT" STEAMER.

SPRING CIRCUITS, 1846.

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ISpecial General Meeting of…

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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT

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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT (FROM OUR OWN REPORTER.) LONDON, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, 21st Jan., 1846. In pursuance of your directions I have arrived here, and proceed to give you the latest information I have been able to collect, on the present state of po- litical affairs. Great excitement prevails in all the Glubs—rumours without end are in circulation, and it is impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff. The papers have announced that Earl Home-and Lord Farnham are to move and second the addreas in the Lords but it is currently reported that Lord Farrfbam has declined, and that up to this moment the Premier has been unable to find any Member of the Upper House who will undertake that necessary duty. It is said moreover, that, up to this hour, Lord F. Egerton and Mr. Beckett Denison,who have agreed to move and second the Address in the Com- mons, have had no copy of the Queen's Speech, and are ignorant, as well of its contents, as of the Pre- mier's intended measure on the subject of the Corn- Laws. It is said that Peel has saved from the wreck of his party about 180 Conservative Members who will go the whole hog," whatever it may be. On the side of protection," amongst the Conservatives, about 200 will probably vote together, and, perhaps, about 15 from the Liberal side of the house may join them. The last report, as to the intended measure, is, that there will be a protecting duty of 68., 4s., and 21., for three years, and then a free importation. If such a measure should be proposed, it will no doubt be carried. It will be more. perhaps, than the Protectionists expect; and it will hardly be worth while for the Liberals and Free Traders to contend against such a concession to Protectionist fears. 1 hear that Stafford O'Brien is to be the leader of the agricultural party in the House of Commons. O'Brien is certainly a man of some talent, but more fitted to shine in the drawing-room of a Buckingham Insti- tute, than in a House of Commons debate. His failure in that character will be as complete as that of Mr. Wodehouse, at Norfolk. Cobden gave him there a pinch of currie," pepper, and all that sort of thing, which the Norfolk Squire will not easily forget. Let any obstinate agriculturalist read Cob- den's speech on that occasion. It was the triumph of reason and common sense over selfish prejudices. It was not answered at the meeting. It cannot and never will be answered. A leading article in the Times to-day, in answer to a speech ot Lord Ash- burton is exciting great attention. The article is most powerfully and ably written, demolishing every argument of the merchant prince by observing, in the most conclusive manner, that no one position is consistent with another. The style of this letter is equal to anything I have ever read in the annals of journalism. THURSDAY, THREE O'CLOCK. The Queen has just opened Parliament, with the usual forms and herewith I send you a copy of Her Majesty's Speech. Lord de Ross is, I be- lieve, to second the address in the Lords. It has been arranged, I believe, that the course of proceeding to-night, will be for the mover and seconder to make their speeches, after which Peel will rise in the Commons, and the Duke in the Lords, to give their explanations of the resigna- tion, &c. Peel will, of course, be followed by Lord John in the Commons, and the Duke by Lords Grey or Stanley in the Lords. These speeches, probably, will occupy the greater part of the night, and the debate on the address in each house will, no doubt, be adjourned.

Her Majesty's Speech. 1

HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY,…

Cardiff Mechanics' institute.…

Cardiff Infant School.

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THE OVERLAND MAIL FROM INDIA.

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Family Notices

THE AWFUL CALAMITY AT RISCA.…