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GLA MO It GA N SHI RE QUA IITE Li SESSIONS. iii RULES AND ORDERS Proposedfo r the regulation of the practice at the General (Juarter Sessions oj the Peace, and of other matters touching the General Police of the County of Glamorgan. ( Continued from our last.) GAOL AND HOllSt OF CORRECTION. 1. Whenever any person against whom any Capias or other process shall have been issued by authority of this court shall be Received into the custody of the keeper of the gaol or house of correction for this county and when- ever any person shall surrender himself, or be surrendered into such custody in discharge of his bail or recognizance, the keeper shall forthwith give notice thereof (by letter.) to the prosecutor or his or her attorney. 2. The governors of the county gaol and houses of cor- rection, shall on the Saturday previous to every General Quarter Sessions, deliver to the clerk of the peace, two cor- rect calendars of the criminals for trial and under sentence, in their respective prisons, and shall also report on the observance of the rules and orders laid down for the government thereof. 3. The expenditure of every prison shall be audited by the visiting justices in the week before each General Quar. ter Sessions, and two abstracts thereof be signed by the ajd justices, one ip the keeper's books, and another for the tiles of this court, 4. The chaplains of the gaol and houses of correction, and keepers thereof, are at every Michaelmas Sessions to make their report of the state of the prisons under their guidance. .5. No sum exceeding ten pounds shall be expended by the Gaol Building Committee at Cardiff, or by the visiting iustices for the gaol at Cardiff, or house of correction at Swansea, unless in compliance with a previous order of sessions.. See Conveyance of Offenders 3. ,1. _Sessions 5 Treasurer. 4-Appclldix 2. HIGHWAYS. 1. Upon any indictment found, or presentment made, for non-repair of a highway or bridge, or for a nuisance, the clerk of the peace shall, within twenty-eight days thereafter, issue and serve a summons to cause the party or parties indicted or presented to appear at the then next sessions. Aud if they shall fail to app^1 anc* plead, pro- ct. s oi distringas shall issue, and such process shall be re- peated at each and every session, until the par.y shall have so appeared and pleaded. 2. If the defendant shall plead guilty to sl!Ch indictment or presentment,, or be convicted, the court will impose such line (with the taxed costs of prosecutioll) s the court shall think fit, to be expended iu the repair ot such indicted highway. And if such line shall be msnfheient, the court will upon motion, order further issues to be levied, until the said highway be fully and completely repaired, and proved so to be. 3. No indictfiicnt or presentment respecting bridges or high- ways shall be discharged at any Midsummer or iVl icluu-.lmas Ses- ions, nor otherwise than on motion being made in ppeu Court, on proof by affidavit that fourteen clear days notice in writing of such intended motion has been dutv served upon thi-jtjstice presenting, or upon the prosecutor or his auoruey 011 producing a certificate oi two justices that they have viewed the road or bridgf, and that the same is in good and sufficient repair, and likely so to con- tinue, and on a affidavit by the surveyor of the highways of the parish indicted or presented, or by some other com- petent person, of the road beiBg in good repair, and tte amount of the money which has .been expended thereon; and until such proof be made, process of distringas ad in finitum shall regularly issue. 4. It shall be in the discretion of this court to issue a levari or not the same sessions that the is'sncsare increased. 5, Whenever any order for divertili; tutnÏTltY, or Stop ping up any public bridleway", or footway, shall be brought to the Quarter Sessions to be confirmed and enrolled, proof shall he made by affidavit, 1st. That four- teen clear days notice in writing.of the holding of the Special S'scions for such purpose was delivered personally to, or left at the,uspal place of abode of, each of the jus- tices of the division by the high constable, or by some person hy his authority; 2nd. That such Special' Sessions tfere hóJden in the nsual place of the j t,tices, urf-,tiiig 3rd. Thfct the time thereof wa > made 1-fiblic fed. vcrtisertiertr; and 4th. That the proceedings were public. "6 All orders-, together with the plans.fOr the .stepping up, diverting or turning of highways, footpaths or bridleways, shall be tiled with the clerk of the peace oil the day of the sessions, before the sitting of the court Sed Bridges 1, 2 —Notices 2, 3. INDICTMENTS. 1. Where any person prosecuted for a misdemeanor by indictment, shall appear to answer-for such offenee at the sessionitat %Iiieh the indictment shall be found, (such person not having been committed to custody, or held to bail, to answer for such offence twenty days before such sessions) he may plead to such indictment, but shall not be permitted to take his trial thereat without the consent of the prosecutor, unless he shall prove that he has given to the prosecutor six- clear davs notice in writing before the first day of the sessions of his intention' to appear and answer to such indictment. 2. Where any person -so prosecuted as aforesaid, shall appear to answ.er for such offence, at some Sessions subse- quent to that at which the indictment shall be found (such person not having been committed to custody, or held to bail, or having received notice of such indictment, twenty days before such subsequent Sessions), lie may plead to the indictment at such subsequent sessions, but shall not be permitted to take his trial thereat, without the consent of the prosecutor, unless he shall prove that he has given to the prosecutor such notice of his intention as aforesaid. 3. When any "party shall have been committed to custody, or held to bail to answer any indictmentfor assault or misde- meanor, or shall have received notice of such indictment having been found twenty days before the sessions, such party may without giving notice to the prosecutor, take his trial at such sessions. 4. The clerk of peace on the issuing and delivery of every venire to the sheriff, shall cause notice in writing of the issuing of such venire to be served on the party indicted. See Highways 1, 2, 3.-No-ire 1,2.3,5,6, 7.-Recogni- zances I.-Sassio.ils 7, 9. JURORS. L The clerks of petty sessions shall take care that the returns of persons qualified to serve on Juries, be fairly written, that the christian and surnames of such persons, together with their respective titles, additions, and places ot abode be therein property inserted, whereby their duties as jurors may be respectively assigned tOithem. See Chief Constables 2.—Sessions 4, 7, S, 9. NOTICES. 1. All notices whatever which shall have been deli- vered or served, before seven o'clock in the morning, or later than seven o'clock at night, and also ali notices which shall have been served or delivered at whatever hour 011 a Sunday, will be deemed null and void. 3. All notices in writing must be signed by the party giving the same, or by his attorney, and must be served personally, or be left at the dwelling-house, or last known place of abode or in assaults, or presentments, or indict- ments of bridges or hig!ini,avs 'upon tbeprosecutor's attorney; 3. The service of any notice must be pto*«cN»y-affidariv stating the service fully and explicitly. 4. Notice of trial of appeals shall be given in writing fourteen clear days before the first day of the Sessions, except in those cases where otherwise directed by statute. 5. When after a due notice of trial, the hearing shall be adjourned by decision of the court, or by consent of the panics, to the next seSSIOns, It shall not be necessary togive fresh notice of trial for such next sessions. G, Notice of countermand of trial, or notice to quash, shall be given in writing three clear days before the first day of Sessions. 7. WIlCn any party shall not proceed \0 trial pursuant to notice or adjournment, and shall not countermand iu I:ie tillic,silcil party shall pay to the other such costs as the court shall deem reasonable, provided it is a case in which the court is authorized to allow costs. See bridges 2 —Highways 1, 5.-Indictments 1, 2, 3, 4. Orders 3, 5. NUISANCE. 1. The rules laid down respecting highways and bridges, are to be observed ia respect of nuisances so far as they may be applicable. See Highways 1 2, 8, 4, ORDERS. 1. The present rules shall corhe into operation from and after ttiefirst day of February, 1S31, after which time all orders antecedently made shall cease and be of-none effect. 2. All general orders which may hereafter be made by this court, shall be deemed to commence on the first day ot the next following session, if no other period be therein named for their commencement, aud shall be entered at full length as of record in the record book, of the ses- sions, and the clerk of the peace shall cause such orders to be printed and published for the information of suitois and their attornies. 3. No new order of court shall be made, nor any exist- ing order altered or revoked, nor any permanent additton be made to the expenditure of the county, but upon motion of a magistrate, notice of vhich must have been given at a previous sessions. 4. No other motioiurelativc to the business of the county shall be made, unless fourteen clear days notice thereof shall have been given to the clerk of the peace. 5. When the opinion of the magistrates has been once taken by the chairman on any subject, such subject shall not again be entered upon at the same sessions, nor with- out freib notice. See Clerk of Peace 2.—flighway 5.-Scssions 5.— Treasurer 2, 3, 4. ORDERS OF PROCEEDING. 1. The party upon whom the affirmative of the issue lies, shall in all cases begin, except that in appeals against poor rates, where the quantum of charge is the question for decision, the court may in their discretion, call on the respondents to establish some probable ground for the amount at which the appellant has been assessed. 2. The court will not hear arguments in aggravation, or mitigation of punishment, after verdict or submission, but will receive facts alone supported by affidavit. After ver- dict, the defendant's affidavits—after a plea of guilty, the prosecutor's affidavits, shall be read first. 3. When a point of law is reserved for the opinion of the Court of King's Bench, the case shall, suhject to the ap- proval and revision of the court, he settled^ and signed by the advocates, and if they disagree by the Chairman. 4. No special case shall be granted, unless application for the same be made immediately after tI decision has been pronounced. 5. The advocates shall address themselves exclusively to the chairman, from whom alone, as its proper organ, the opinions of the court can be received. RIXOGNIZANCH. 1. No recognizance shall be discharged by the clerk of the peace without the appearance of the party bound by such recognizance. See cleiks of justices I.-Idid(mcgkt "• Records 1.— Sesssions 9. RECORDS. 1. No Recognizance or other instrument shall be re- ceived or filed by the clerk of the peace, unless written or engrossed on parchment. 2. All returns of jurors from which jury books have heen made out, and also all ale-house recog-.izances upon which no proceedings are pending, silall, front aiita after the ex- piration of one year from the time of their being severally delivered in, be destroyed by the clerk of the peace. ( To be continued. J

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