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PROTECTIONIST DODGES. f OUR old friends, the Protectionists, arc determined that they will not let well alone. Somehow or other, the fact is we are, as a nation, on the whole, in a tolerably flourishing condition. We have managed to survive the railway mania —the potato rot—and the famine in Ireland; and find, if there be truth in COCKER-if facts and figures may be de- pended on-that we are in a fair way of realising that peculiarly good time, which JOHN Buu. so highly deside- rates, and for which we has so repeatedly and involuntarily been compelled to wait a little longer. But this golden age C, el 0 restored, the Protectionist's oratory and occupation will alike be gone. The farmer's friend—that stock piece in every agrarian fared-will have to vanish into thin air. This is a sore grievance, and one for which a remedy must 0 y be provided. Hence Protectionist sagacity has been at work, and the result is worthy of the brains from which it sprang, the child is a fitting offspring from the parent. Free-trade has ruined the country to save it, according to the SOLOMONS of the Ripon District Protection Association, is to carry the curse yet further. You have pains in your arm; Well then, cry these gentlemen, let the pain extend through the whole frame and you are a sound man at once. Five of your ten toes rejoice in gout; let the gout extend itself to tIe remaining five and you immediately become infinitely better for it. Possibly our readers may think this reasoning neither very sagacious nor very profound but it is one, incredible as it may appear, Protectionists, many of them at least, are wenk enough to be ready to adopt it. In the address of the highly respectable body, to which we have already referred, we find its writers calls on Lord STANLEY and their leaders in Parliament" to assist in producing this general conviction (i. e. of the misery produced by Free-trade) by the general application of Free-trade to labour in other than agricultural pursuits; they invite you to carry out the principle by the removal of protective duties on silk and other manufactures, and the general reduction of import duties on all finished manufactures to the rate now levied on the import of the manufactured article of flour." This advice has one questionable iiierit- it is certainly cool enough. If we are ruined let us all be ruined together is now the chorus of the Protectionist cry. If JONES, farmer, become- bankrupt, we question whether the best way to retrieve him would be by making a bankrupt of JENKINS, the general dealer, as well. We fail to perceive in the bankruptcy of the one any antidote for that of the other; nor is it altogether clear to us that any amount of manu- facturing distress-any wide-spread want and woe among the 0 In toiling millions of London, and Manchester, and Birming- ham, and Sheffield, and I,erds-will in any degree com- pensate the. farmer who undertakes engagements beyond his capital and skill, and who finds himself engaged in a competition which he is not man of business enough to be prepared to meet. Even granting—an evident untruth— that the duties at present levied on the import of manufac- tured articles are protective, cannot even a; protectionist understand that it is better for the working man that lie should have bread cheap, than the products of foreign looms. A navvy" can very well dispense with French kid gloves-, or Brussels lace, or Bohemian glass, or Dresden china, but he has grown so used to his daily bread that it would be rather a dangerous experiment to deprive him of it. Evidently then the Itipon manifesto is a somewhat foolish affair, drawn up not by heads at all but by, logger- heads yet these wise men need not despair—they are not alone in their glory-there are other men equally foolish as themselves. Lord STANLEY, as he told them in his address, is extremely unwilling to rest the principles of protection to agriculture upon a conflict between different classes;" but the firm of BOOKER, JOWLER, and Co. are by no means guilty of any such good sense. The richest thing in this way lately has been the formation of an Anti-Cotton League under the title of the British Flax and Wool Association. The leaders of this league are an Irish peer and the notorious Mr. FERKAND. At a meeting held at Reading, last Saturday, the Irish luminary alluded to-the Marquis of DOWNSHIRE —stated the object of the association. After dinner his lord- ship thus treated the Heading yeomanry with a bit of his mind:—" I," said the noble peer, did not come here to do things by halves; no, I came here to speak out, and to call things by their proper names (loud cheers). And I now declare that I wish this agitation to be considered as a war a V outrance on the part of the farmers against the Manchester cotton manufacturers. In a gentleman and a peer this is pretty well-about as good in its way as the cry of the first French Revolution: War to the palace, peace to the cottage." His lordship's coadjutor was equally passionate and inspired. He spoke thus And here, in the presence of GOD, I declare that there is no man who wears a cotton shirt woven out of slave-grown cotton who does not wear one that is steeped in the tears and dyed in the blood of his fellow- creatures." Having utterred this very obvious truism, Mr. FERRAND then went on to denounce the very men who had been most active in putting down the slavery he so abhors, Where are those canting whining hypocrites, the Quakers? (cheers and laughter): they who branded the West India slave owners as monsters in human shape, for keeping their fellow men in bondage Where arc the canting whining hypocrites 1 say ? Why in Lanceshire, spinning blood-stained cotton and coining gold out of the blood of the slaves." This is very fine when we remember that the j cotton-spinning Quakers of Lancashire, only a few weeks since, endeavoured to get Parliament to take steps for the growth af cotton in India. There are men, who it is said should have good memories. We do not say Mr. FERRAND is one of that unenviable class, but we do say he should be a little less severe in his denunciations of whining hypo- crites, since there are no men greater hypocrites than those who, under the plea of humanity, try to excite indignation against Lancashire cotton spinners. What could be more hypocritical than for Mr. FERRAND to talk about the blood of the slaves, as if humanity were the object of the meet- ing, when Lord DOWNSHIRE had slipped the cat out of the bag, and stated that they were come there to war with the cotton manufacturer. This is the real object—British Flax Associations—societies for the protection of native industry, are palpable hypocrisies, and the men who belong to these hypocrites, the real animus of them all is hatred to Man- chester nianufactui-ers and now the British Flax and Wool Association is to drive the cotton manufacturers from our midst. We arc all to be sent wool-gatliering cotton in no shape is to be permitted. There is wisdom in a whig-but in wool there is salvation for the country. There is one little objection to the plan which we tear its enthu- siastic supporters may overlook its impracticability. Woollens in the dog-days are unendurable. Witney blan- kets are all very well in winter. Then again, we,fear the members of the British Wool Association are reckoning on support they will never secure. They will fail in getting Women of England on their side. It is no use mincing the matter, in the female heart there is a weakness for ginghams and calicoes. Already the British Wool Associ- ation has thrown the apple of discord on the domestic hearth. We have heard of more than one case in which the lady has purchased cotton dresses notwithstanding the express injunctions to the contrary of her lord and master. We shall have a rebellion in petticoats. We shall have the ladies rising as one. We trust the members of the British Wool Association will remember these things—they may annihilate our commerce if they will. They may exile our Cobdens and Brights-they may hang any man who can read and write and cast up accounts if they will—but we conjure them to beware how they create a social war, and to pause before they commence a crusade, from which even our hearths and houses will not be free.
TOWN LETTERS.—Ko. 59. ♦
TOWN LETTERS.—Ko. 59. ♦ THE memory of the statesman whose loss last week we deplored is still fresh in the land. In Parliament and out his character and his worth are still the theme of eulogy, sincere and true. On Tuesday his mortal remains were de- posited in the dark dwelling that awaits us all; amidst universal grief did the grave close over them. As early as seven o'clock every line of road and bye-way converging towards Drayton was alive with peasantry, clothed in their best attire, and bearing upon their persons such symbols of mourning as their humble means afforded. As the morning ad vancedy a superior class of the inhabitants prepared to take part in the coming observance by hastening to Tamworth, Z5 Z5 from the ancient keep of whose eelebrated castle there floated heavily in the wind the royal standard, half-mast high—an emblem of regret visible over a vast sweep of country, across which might be heard the boom of the muffled bells in the tower of the parish church. For once atast the stately burial service of the Church of Diglandelprtsst-d3 htsman griefs and hopes. At the appointed moment, the coffin having been lowered into the vault, the Bishop of Gibraltar left the pulpit and advanced to the head of the grave for the purpose of completing the ritual. Here the feelings, hitherto with difficulty restrained alike by the exigencies of the occa- sion and of his position, yielded to the impulses of over- powering emotion. At the enuiuiation of the impressive and all-significant words, Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust," the broken utterance became wholly choked, and stifling sobs denied all further articulation, save that which awakened responsive echoes in the bosom of every hearer. Duty, however, soon reasserting her supremacy, the bishop, recovering himself, resumed the routine pie- Z, scribed, and concluded the service in a I i-lily impressive 0 manner. While thus solemn were the funeral rites in the obscure church of Drayton Manor all England was pervaded by a common grief. In our great marks of industry it was felt that a friend was gone. In London most of the trades- men at the west end and in the city testified their respect for the deceased statesman by partially closing their places of business. On the river, also, there was scarcely a craft in the numerous tiers but what displayed its flags in mourn- ing." The flags on the different pier-heads of St. Katherine's, t, Z!1 London, East and West India Docks, were lowered, as also the colours of the numerous ships moored in those great depots. At Gravesend the day was observed with much respect. In the Mcdway the shipping joined the feeling so strongly manifested in the pool. At Wolverhampton, at Birmingham, at Bristol, at Manchester, at Liverpool, the outward signs of sorrow were very visible; the shutters were IS I up in most of the shops, and the bells tolled heavily for the dead. At Manchester more than £1000 has been collected to erct a monument of the late Sir l'obert Peel. In Parlia- ment we find, from the motion of Lord John Ilussell, a similar idea is entertained; but it is purposed to erect a monument which will better tell in what light Sir Robert was considered, not by parties in St Stephen's—not by an aristocracy who could ill brook the supremacy of the cotton- spinner's son—but by the people whose humble homes it was his lofty aim to make the abode of plenty and peace. The design is to erect a working man's monument to Sir Robert Peel. The sum for which is to be raised by penny subscrip- tions. Such a monument to the outward eye may be mean and meagre, but it is one to which the noblest of earth's sons might aspire. Parliament this- week is now making up for lost time. The Palmerston affair made a sad encroachment on the busy end of the session, and senatorial wisdom is now in a state of the utmost vigilance and activity. The debate on Mr. Cayley's motion, on Friday night, for the Repeal of the Malt-tax, drew from Lord J. Russell an intimation of his intention to stand by Free-tiade, which will stop the rumours that have been afloat of Ministers being faint- hearted in the work. On Tuesday there was an important debate on Mr. Locke King's motion, for extension of the suffrage, the result of which tells well for the people. Progress evidently has been made—100 votei s is more strength than lias before been exhibited; and even the T'tnes admits that (he extension of the franchise is desirable. The opposition was very poor by way of reply. Every- thing looks well for progress. Let the people determine to have their rights, and not even the House of Corfl- mons can resist them. Even the Lords must give way, when the people will they should. With their old tradi- tions they are impotent—when barriers have to be broken down—when sectarian divisions have to be destroyed— when the cause of civil and religious liberty has to be subserved. 0 Very little else notable has occurred this week. One of the most popular of royal Dukes has been called to exchange his palace for his grave. Two Parliamentary papers have been issued, relative to the exhibition of 1851. One con- sists of a letter addressed by the Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851 to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing a memorandum as to the site of the exhibition-building in Hyde-park. In this letter the Ctmmissioners gave their reasons for selecting Hyde-park, and state that the building to be erected will be removed by the 1st of November. The area of Hyde-park is 387 acres; Kensington Gar- dens, 290 Regent's-park, 403 St. James's-park, 83 Green-park, 71 Victoria-park, 160 Greenwich-park, 174: making a total of 1,568 acres; while only twenty acres are proposed to be taken for the purposes of this exhibition. The Commissioners add, that the possibility that the bringing the exhibition into Hyde Park should be considered as an interference with the enjoyment of that 7== park by the public has never entered their minds. They have, on the contrary, always intended it as a means of re creation and intellectual enjoyment for the greatestportion of her Majesty's subjects, and they have hitherto had reason to believe that it has been so regarded by the country hi general. The apprehension that the park will be injured is groundless. A small clump of ten trees has been allowed to be removed, in compensaiion for which, it is proposed by the Commissioners of Woods arid Forests to plant another clump elsewhere. It is not intended to cut down any more. The surface, of the ground will ultimately be materially improved, by being drained and freshly sown with grass seed. It will be a strict condition with the contractors for the building that they shall, dli its rfcmoval, restore the ground to its present condition. The second paper is a letter from the Commissioners of Woods and Forests to the Lords of the Treasury, on the subject of the ground appropriated for the site of the exhibition. Foreign news call for no particular comment. The ap" proaching Peace Congress at Frankfort-on-tlie-Maine if creating some little stir. The Nonconformist says: The arrangements for this great meeting are now definitely settled. The German Senate has, in the most courteous manner, given in writing their full authorisation for holding the Congress. An active committee has also been formed at Frankfort, for making arrangements both for the meetings of the Congress and the hotel accommodation of the delegates and visitors who will attend it. Some of the most eminent men in Frankfort, including a member of the Senate, are on the committee, and have engaged to do their utmost to promote the success of the great gathering. From various parts of Germany and the continent adhesions to the Con- gress have been sent in, and the interest felt in the under- taking is widely spreading. This Congress, judging from present appearances, will be the most important one yet held, and it is to be hoped that England will supply, as she has hitherto done, the largest amount of support on an occasion so interesting. The sittings of the Congress will commence August 22nd, and careful arrangements are making to con- vey the English delegates and visitors from London on the 19th August. The movement has already secured a large amount of attention, and the friends of peace throughout the country are manifesting a deep interest in the enterprise. These gatherings, independently of the object at which they aim, cannot but do good. They rub off national animosities— they create mutual friendships, and thus hasten the advent of the reign of peace on earth. WIDE AWAKE.
CARDIFF. THE CARDIFF STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY commenced business on Tuesday last. On Sunday, a large number of tiic directors, and some few friends, engaged the Cardiff Castle steam tug, and went to meet their newly-purchased bout, the Taliesin. They came in sight of her some short distance down the Channel and both vessels arrived at the pier head about seven o'clock in the evening. The Taliesin is not so large as the present boats, but is a fast-sailing vessel, and possesses good accommodation. On Tuesday morning, at four o'clock numbers were seen making their way towards the station of this vessel, and the strains of the Cardiff amateur band who accompanied them, doiibiless awoke many from their slumbers, who perhaps would otherwise have none other event to memoralize the day, save the fact of bein" induced to rise a little earlier than usual to discover the why and wherefore of such a proceeding. By the time named for starting numbers of persons had assembled at the pier head, and a goodly concourse of passengers had also taken possession of the decks of the vessel, and;shortly after half-past four her ropes were hauled in, her engines set to work, andlslie, for the first time, left Cardiff pier amidst the loud cheers of both passengers and spec- tators. She had not proceeded far however before a misfortune occurred, and she was brought to a stand still. Upon investigation it was discovered that something connected with her boilers ha got broken. This proved a great detriment to her speed, but however she reached Bristol between eight and nine o'cloc The breakfast, on-board which was of a good and substantial des- cription was partaken of by all without charge. Having enjoyed themselves in Bristoljthe passengers, composed chiefly of directo", and shareholders in the new company, proceeded" towards the vessel for the purpose of returning home, but alas! their intelltioll were frustrated, for the Taliesin was found to be quite incapable of accomplishing a journey home; andthesequel was that the sup- porters of the Taliesin had to return home in the opponent vessel, the Star. Mr. Clements, the captain of that boat, who is well known for his great courtesy and kindness to all who might favour the Star with their patronage, immediately upon seeing the situation of the opponentshareholders, &c., stepped out of his way, and accommodated in the most welcome maimer all who chose to avail themselves of the opportunity of returning in his boat, at the same time allowing them- the advantage of their return tickets. For this act of kindness we hear it is the intention of the directors and1 shareholders of the Cardiff Steam Navigation Company to present Mr. Clements with a testimonial as a proof of their value of that gentleman's pleasing behaviour in so trying an hour. The Taliesin however is not quite crippled for she returned on Wednesday, with a full cargo of goods, It is true she requires some small repairs, but with little trouble she will again be fit for active service and from what we hear of her capabilities for "running," she will make shorter passages to and fro this port than any other vessel which has been upon the- station. No doubt great inconvenience and disappointment will be felt by the shareholders and the public, by this unforeseen accident; although it is stated that had the engineer been more mindful of his duties it would probably have been avoided. For such misconduct we believe he and his men have been discharged, and there is every appearance of another and a good start being made, and before one twelvemonth has elapsed the directors and shareholders will find to their pleasure that their speculation in the Cardiff Steam Navigation Company has proved what many Z3 expect it will,—a pecuniary and thriving concern. [An esteemed correspondent who was on board; informs us, since the above was in type, that the whole misfortune was caused by the flying.OF three or four rivets. He proceeds thus -I'here is much credi due to our respected friend, Mr. W. Cooper, He exerted him-elf more than we could have expected When left alone we under- stand he never left the boat the whole of the night until he saw every thing all right, and brought her home in first rate style from Cumberland basin to Cardiff Docks with a good cargo, in two hours and forty-five minutes, I am sure the directors would have. sacrificed all their own comfort and pleasure, and brought their company back the same night had they have known her capabilities,. FOREIGN ARRIVALS. The Arminia, from Memel, has arrived in Cardiff, this week, with a cargo of timber deals for the bridges over the Taff and Ely;; the contract for the supply of the timber for which has been taken by the Messrs. Grant, of this- town. We understand another vessel is expectod to arrive with a similar cargo for the same purpose. ARRIVED:—The barque Eldon, Gillespie,- from Quebec, July 9th, with 10'pieces of oak, 20 ditto of elm, 100 ditto red pine, 18 ditto heckmatae, 400' ditto yellow pine, 170 deals, and G fathoms lathwood. for Batchelor Brothers; ON Monday last a man in the employ of John Calvert, Esq., named Edwin Young, who was entrusted by his master with bank notes, amounting to £100" for the purpose of getting them changed, has absconded from Newbridge, taking with him the whole of the property. He was formerly in the employ of the Taff Vale Railway Company, and has since been the superintendent of police for the borough of Carmarthen. He was seen on the day lie absconded oil- the Merthyr and Abergavenny mail, and on his way to the latter place. A handsome reward has been offered for his apprehension. APPOINTMENT OF CONSUL. The following appeared in Tuesday's Gazette :—The Queen has been pleased to approve of Mr. David Brown as Consul at Cardiff for his Majesty the King of the Belgians. FIWERAI OF Siit ROBERT PERL. Tuesday being the day appointed for this solemnity, most of the respectable trades- men of this town observed it by partially closing their shops, and the bell of St. John's Church, by the direction of thu Mayor, tolled through the day. WE call attention to Mr. Iliggs's Lecture at the Town-h. 1", ofi Monday next, on the Chemistry of Domestic Life. Air. Higgs is the patentee of the Sewerage Apparatus, at Cardiff Gaol, which has been so much admired, and is master of the object on which he is going to lecture. PORTRAIT OF THE REV. J. RICHARDS, PONTYPRIDD. Our attention was directed a few days ago, to a portrait of the above estimable minister of the Baptist denomination,, painted by Mr. Marks of this town, and which is to be presented to t'ie rLv. gentleman by a member of his admirers. The likemss's d* mirable, and the work is highly creditable to the artist. i
The motion was seconded by Mr. HUME. Atter an animated j debate, in which it was supported by Sir De LACY EVANS, Messrs. ALCOCK, G. THOMPSON, H. DRUMMOND, Lord D. STUART, Sir B. IIAXL, and BllIGHT, and opposed by Lord John RUSSELL, Messrs. MARSH, NEWDEGATE, and DISRAELI. The motion was negatived by 159 against 100. Mr. FOEKE then moved that an address be presented to her Majesty for an enquiry as to whether the amount of Sunday labour might not be diminished without putting a stop to the Sunday delivery of letters, which was ultimately carried by 3-0. j, against 112. The House adjourned at half-past two. HOUSE OF COMMONS—WEDNESDAY, JULY 10. Lord J. RUSSELL moved that on Friday next, the House should resolve itself into a committee, for the purpose of praying her Majesty, to give orders for the erection of a monument in St. Peer's Church, Westminster, to the memory of Sir Robert Peel. The Marriage Bill was read a third time, and the House ad- .journel at six. NOTICE. fTpIlE public are respectfully informed that the Steam essel i- "TALIESIN," kavingbeen slightly injured on Tuesday last, will not Ply for a few days.-Due notice will he given of the day on which she will Resume her Station. Cardiff, July 10th. 18-50, ADMISSION FREE. OPEN EVERY EVENING. TUB BUTE SALOON, BUTE-STREET, CARDIFF. Proprietor, Mr. W. TAYLOR. MR. TAYLOR most respectfully begs leave to inform his Patrons, Friends, and the Public generally, that no expense has been spared to render the Entertainments of his Saloon worthy the attention of the-lovers of harmony; and in order further to add to its attractions, In. has engaged the following talented company -is E. CLIFFORD, of the Liverpool, Dublin, and London Concerts This much admired Sentimental and Charactcristic Vocalist will appear each evening, and sing most of the popular j songs of the day. Miss E GUEST, the Morning Star. Mr. 1. EVANS, the laughable comical Extravaganza and Buffo Singer, late of the Royal Concerts, Belfast and Dublin. Mr. J. F. VAN J3RAMER, the great Juba Dancer. The Concert will be under the direction of Mr. J. BEALE, Pianist. Doors open at Seven o'clock, the Performance to commence at half-past. ANGEL HOTEL, CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, Important and Extensive Sale of Port and other Wines, in Bottle. MESSRS. GRAHAM have received instructions to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above Hotel, on TUESDAY, the 23rd Instant, About 180 Dozen fine old Port. 30 „ Superior Sherry. 20 Fine Lafiitte Claret. The whole of the above have been consigned for absolute sale and are well worthy the attention of the Public. For convenience the Wines are packed in 2 and 3 dozen hampers, and will be Sold in Lots that may suit purchasers. Packages included. The Sale will commence at 11 for 1 o'clock, and in the interim Samples may be tasted. THE LONDON MUTUAL LIFE AND GUARANTEE SOCIETY. Established for Granting Assurances on Lives, Guarantee for Fidelity, Endowments, Loans, Annuities, and Interest oil Deposit Accounts. INCORPORATED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT. All Policies indisputable, except in cases of palpable fraud. The Premium per cent. for Fidelity Guarantee Policies, in com binatiou with Life Assurance, will be found extremely moderate. Guarantee Fund, £ 50,000. HEAD OFFICES, No. 63, MOORGATE-STREET, LONDON, near the Bank of England. TRUSTEES :— Stephen Olding. Esq., Clements-lane, Banker. Thomas Spalding, Esq., Drury-lane. Henry Tucker, Esq., Stamford Hill. Edward Swaine, Esq., 185, Piccadilly. DITECTORS:— Peter Broad, Esq., Tavistocli-street, and Shepherd's Bush. Jonathan Carey, Esq., Abbey-place, St. John's Wood. Thomas Chambers, Esq., Devereux Chambers, Temple. Joseph Davis, Esq., Stock Exchange, and Pro-v deuce Hoitte, Hackney. William Coles Fuller, Esq., 9, Arthur street, West. Benjamin Wigg Hickling, Esq., 9, Noble-street, and Norwood, Stephen Olding, Esq., Clement's lane. Charles Reed, Esq., Paternoster-row, and Hackney. Joseph Tucker, Esq., Giesham-street, and Woodford. George Wilson, Esq., Westminster, and Notting Hill. MEDICAL OFFICERS. Thomas Bevil Peacock, tisq., M.D., Rinsbury Circus. Ebenezer Smith, Esq., Billiter-square. AUDITORS. William Hopwood, Esq., Aldine Chambers, Paternoster-row, George Moor, Esq., Hoiborn Hill. George S. Hinchliff, Esq., Chelsea, and Hammersmith. J. Parriugton, Esq., 16, King-street, City. COUNCIL. Robert Lush, Esq., Inner Temple. C: J.Forster, Esq., Stojie-buildings, Lincoln', Inn. BANKERS. Messrs. Rogers, Olding, and Co., 29, Clement's-lane. SOLICITORS. M sar i. Tyrrell and Matthews, 30 Basinghall-street. SECRETARY. Henri C. Eiffe, EST. j PROSPECTUS.—The proprietors of this society are a body ofprac tical business men, who have seen the evils on t he one side of Pro prietary Offices, where profits are made from Assurers for the sole advantage of the shareholders, varying from 50 to 750 per cent.; or a portion of the profits being divided among the Assured, high Premiums are paid for the benefit of future survivors; and on the other hand, those Mutual Societies where nobody is responsible, the only security being the mutual funds of the Society, in which case, should the Societies' business not realise a sufficient income, the Assurers must be left without payment either of the Sum As- sured, or the Annuity contracted for. To avoid these evils, and afford at once perfect security to the Assured, with full participation in the gains, the LONDON MUTUAL LIFE AND GUARANTEE SOCIETY" is established, and the Proprietors have secured an ample capital to meet the expenses of building up the Society, and to guarantee the prompt payment of all claims. The interest on this capital, until sufficient funds accumulate to pay it off, will form the only claim on the profits of the Society and afterwards all the profits will be divided among the Assured, This Society being established upon the MUTUAL principle, with tie additional advantage of the guaranteed capital, to render cer- tain the prompt settlement of all its engagements, must and will afford benefits not to be exceeded, if indeed to be found, in any similar Institution. A most important feature in the arrangements of this So- ciety, by which litigation will be avoided, and perfect confidence rendered to the public, is, that NO POLICY WILL BE DISPUTED ex- "ceM in cases of PALPABLE fraud; all claims, therefore, on Life Policies, will be immediately discharged after the usual proofs shall have been submitted to the Directors, as likewise the age of the Assured will at any time (upon satisfactory proof being furnished) "be admitted by endorsement on the Policy. The business is conducted at the Head Office, under the super- intendence of the Board of Directors; and by the terms of the Deed of Constitution, the Accounts are annually audited by four Auditors (one of whom is to have no interest in the Society, either as a Share or Policy Holder), and their report submitted at a General Meeting of the Members, so that every party possesses ample security for the proper management of the affairs of the In- stitution. The General Boarl meets every Tuesday at three o'clock but Assurances can be effected daily from ten to four o'clock, on ap- plication to the Secretary, or to any of the Provincial Agencies. Prospectuses, Forms of Proposal for Life, Guarantee, and Loans with every other information, may be obtained of the Secretary of the Society's Office, to whom likewise persons desirous of being ap- pointed Agents in Loudon or provincial towns, or Medical Referees 1111 the country, are requested to apply either personally or by letter. 9 ot (By order of the Board) H. C. EIFFE, Secretary. A liberal commission allowed to Solicitors, Surveyors, Mi- -aisteri of Congregations, and the Company's Agents. ff Parties having simple Life Policies, may at any time ex- change them for those containing Guarantee for Fidelity in combina- tion with Insurance. CLASSICAL AND COMMERCIAL BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL. CARDIFF. Mr. BURNETT begs to announce to his Friends and the Public, that the Duties of his SCHOOL will be RESGMED on MONDAY, the 22nd instant. 0 Charles-street, July 10, 1850. DAGUERRE-PROTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS: TRUE TO NATURE. MONSIEUR JACQUIER HAS the honour to announce, that, in compliance with the re- quest of several distinguished families in Glamorganshire, he has opened for a short season, his PHOTOGRAPHIC ROOMS, At Mr. E. JENKINS', Crockherbtown, Cardiff, Where he respectfully solicits the visits of the Nobility, Gentry, and Public generally, to an inspection of Portraits taken upon the Photographic System, the accuracy of which cannot be questioned in the slightest degree, every lienament and expression of the features, and actual appearance of the sitter, being as faithfully and exactly taken as could be represented in a mirror. The tedium of long sittings, under the old system of portrait painting, is here altogether obviated—a few minutes only,,being huflicieut to obtain a portrait as true to Nature as Nature's self. The pleasing gratification of possessing the EXACT portraiture of a beloved child, or children, wife, husband, father, mother, sister, brother, dear relative, or friend, in faithful and enduring colours, handsomely set in Morocco frames and glass, at prices coming within the reach of all classes, may be realised in a few minutes, through the agency of this unerring system of copying nature in her very mould and expression. MONS. JACQUIER will be happy to exhibit specimens of his art, and testimonials with which he has been honoured by the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry of Cheltenham, Bath, Bristol, Clifton, Newport, &c., &c., to those who may be pleased to favour his rooms with a visit. MINIATURES, OIL PAINTINGS, ENGRAVINGS, And every description of still life reduced to the smallest scale in copies of the utmost exactness, on greatly-rt duced terms. The Art tleugM & Apparatus supplied at moderate charges. Rooms open from Ten to Five and each Commission executed in ten minutes.