THE STANDARD LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, ESTABLISHED 1325. J CONSTITUTED BY SPECIAL ACTS OF PARLIAMENT," • ANNUAL REPORT, 1867. rrflB FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL- GENERAL MEETING of the STANDARD LIFE JL ASSURANCE COM PAN Y was held at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 8th of May, 1867,— .!n fL MAXWELL INGLIS, Esq., P.C.S., in the Chair. T IliE MANAGER submitted to the Meeting— RgrORT by the DIRECTORS as to the PROGRESS of the BUSINESS during the Year 1866. v The Annual Report on the Books and Accounts by the Auditor of the Company, certifying that he had found the whole Accounts accurately stated and properly vouched. v -Balance-Sheet of the Company's Affairs, certified by the Auditor and three of the Directors, iu accordance with the Acts of Parliament constituting the Company. A General and Comparative Statement explanatory of the Progress of the Business from 18.2;) to 1866. ThE REPORT submitted by the DIRECTORS was shortly as follows The Board of Directors have again the pleasure of congratulating the Proprietors of the Company on its. continued satisfac- tory progress., •• •• 1: On occasion of the last' Aiinntl General Meeting in the Spring of 1866, the Directors had the pleasure of reporting the pro- gress and completion of large and important negotiations—namely, the transfer Of the business of the MINERVA and VICTORIA. OFFICES, and the successful amalgamation with the COLONIAL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, all of which brought new connec- tions and varied advantages to the Institution. In May 1866 fie satisfactory result of the Quiiiquenniil. Investigation into the Company's Affairs, and Division of profits, as at 15th November 1865, was reported, when the Company commenced the work of another lustrum, strengthened by its new and extended connections, supported on a broader basis, and full of confidence in the future, arising from the thorough inves- tigation which its Affairs had undergone with a successful and satisfactory issue. The first year of the new period has been marked, the Directors have pleasure in reporting, by complete success not only as regards the New Business-transacted, but what is equally, if not more, important, the thorough and complete retention of the interests and connections of those Companies whose business was transferred to, or amalgamated with the STANDARD. The New Business, however, is perhaps the most tangible exponent of this statement, and the Directors are satisfied to rely on it as the test of their assertion. „ j T JL HE following are the Results of the Business for the year under review :— AMOUNT PROPOSED FOR ASSURANCE during the year 15th November, 1865, to loth November, 1866, £ 1,439-,927 0 4 NUMBER OF PROPOSALS FOR ASSURANCE, 2389 i AMOUNT OF ASSURANCES ACCEPTED, £1,190,281 11 2 r NUMBER 0? ASSURANCES COMPLETED, exclusive of Annuities, 2013 AMOUNT OF ANNUAL PREMIUMS, on New Business. £ 38,918 .19 11' v AMOUNT OF CLAIMS BY DEATH, exclusive of Bonus Additions, £ 314,376 3 10 ANNUAL REVENUE. £ 675,267 6 8 ACCUMULATED FUND, £ 3,700,005 1 4 These figures represent numerous interests and an.important trust, not much fewer than 28,000 persons holding Policies from the institution. They are also a sure test of the confidence placed in the Institution by the public and the Directors, impressed with the responsibility which such a trust involves, make it their study to conduct the business. Qn the soundest principles, free from speculation or undue anxiety to make profits. In accordance with these principles, the Directors have confined the Investment of the Company's large Funds to thoroughly reliable securities, preferring for the great bulk of their Investments the of land at fair rates of interest to increased returns on Investments of a less certain nature; and in propf-of this they request attention to the following Statement, show- ing the Company's Investments as at 15th November, lb66 I I Mortgages and other Landed Securities .I I. t2,535,748 14 6 Government Securities, 86,782 172 Loans on the Comjiaiiy's Policies within .their Surrender Value, 198,610 2 5 Stocks and Debentures, 218,313 9 6 Bank Balances, Agents'Balances, and Premiums in which Days of Grace are current, 323,675 2 0 Invested abroad in connection with Colonial business, 49,275 17 2 Life Annuities and Reversions purchased 34,403 14 9 Various other Investments, 253,195 3 10 £ 3,700,005 1 4 The Directors are satisfied that all interested will approve of this course of procedure. To all otjjer points of Management the attention of the Directors is carefully directed. The records of the Company's tran- saction have been brought into the most thorough state of efficiency, after giving effect to the transfers and amalgamation which have been carried through—a matter of the greatest importance in connection with transactions of such magnitude; and the endeavour of tlte Directors in future will be to conduct the Institution in such a manner as to devolop the resources at its command without seeking further extension of its field of action, making it their study to produce? as much profit as they can, consistently with liberal dealing, for the advantage of all interested.. THE REPORT was unanimously adopted. rpHE ELECTION OF NEW DIRECTORS, to supply the places of those who retire by rotation, in terms of the Company's J- Acts of Parliament, followed. The Establishment was then constituted as follows for the ensuing year :— GOVERNOR,—HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY, K.G. „ < THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF DALKEITH, M.P. DEPLTI-GOVERNORS, j THE EIGHT H0N the eaRL OF STAIR, K.T. EDINBURGH, 3 AND 5, GEORGE STREET. ORDINARY DIRECTORS, a1 CHARLES PEARSON, Esq., C A. J. HAY", Esq., Merchant, Lcith. T. MENZIES, Esq., Merchant. Leith. GEORGE MOTH, Esq., Advocate. H. MAXWELL INGLl5,Esq., P.C.S. H. DAVIDSON, Esq., Merchant. T. GRAHAM MURRAY, Esq., W.S. I ANDREW BLACKBURN, Esq. W. S. WALKER, Esq., of Eowland. Sir J. Y. SIMPSON, M.D., Bart. JAMES VEITCH, Esq., of Eliock. J. Lindsay, Esq., Woodond. JAMES HOPE, Jun., Esq., W.S. ROBERT HUNTER, Esq. JOHN DUNDAS, Esq., C.S. W. JAS. DUNCAN, Esq., Manager of the National Bank of Scotland. .1 ANDREW WOOD, Esq., M.D. WM. MONCltElFF, Esq., C.A. Manager and Act tira?-y, -WILL. THOS. THOMSON, F.R.S.E. f Borne Secretary,—THOMAS ROBERTSON. Coloi-bial a?-t(I lbi-eigtt See,etary,-D. CLUNINE GREGOR. • T><n" w Accountant,-A. WOOD STEWART. .Joint A ctuary,-SPENCER C. THOMSON, B.A., Cantab. A itditor,-Cil ARLES PEARSON, C.A. Physician,—PROFESSOR CHRISTISON, M.D. Bankers.—TEE BANK OF SCOTLAND; THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. r-' LONDON, 82, KING WILLIAM STREET. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD.—THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD ELCHO, M.P. ORDINARY DIRECTORS. ALEXANDER GILLESPIE, Esq., Heathfield, Walton-on-Thames I J. NESBITT, Esq., 42, Easteheap. LESTOCK ROBERT REIP, Esq., 122, Westbourne Terrace. J. C. DIJISDALE, Esq., Banker. FRANCIS LE BRETON, Esq., 21, Sussex P lace, Regent's Park. W. RATRAY, Esq., 41, Tavistock Square. T. H. BROOKING, Esq., Merchant, New Broad Street.. CHARLESUEJIERY, Esq., 28, Threadneedle Street. J. G. FRITH, Esq., Old Broad Street. Lieutenant-Colonel JAMF.S D. G. TULLOCH. 'HF T. H. BROOKING, Esq., Merchant, New Broad Street. CHRLES REIERY, Esq., 28, Threadneedle Street. J. G. FRITH, Esq., Old Broad Street. Lieutenant-Colonel JAMF.S D. G. TULLOCH. General Secretary for England,—HENRY JONES WILLI AMS. Inspectors,-GEORGE EDWARDS STEPHEN HUDSON. Medical Oiffcers—A. TWEEDIE, M.D.; R. H. SEMPLE, M.D. Bankers,-LONDON & WESTMINSTER BANK; LONDON & COUNTY BANK: MESSRS. DIMSDALE, FOWLER, & BARNARD; Cornbill. ii. -I- LONDON.—WEST-END OFFJCE—3, PALL MALL EAST, S.W. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Colonel JAMES HOLLAND (late Quartermaster-General, Bombav), 24, Princes Square, Hyde Park, W. J. R. THOMSON, Esq., of J. R. Thomson & Co., St. Ptter's Chambers, Cornhill. „ 11 STEPHEN WALCOTT, ESQ., 17, Lansdowne Crescent, Ken- sington Park. 5' iV'^s?-> Inverness Terrace, Bavswater, W. 1 •' 53, Wimpole Street. Cavendish Sauare. J. FLEMING, jtsQ., 01 messrs. ttoDinson anct t'iemni)?, of Austin Friars. -.v- Resident Secretary,—SAMUEL R, FURGUSSON. Inspector— JOHN O'HAGAN.1 Medical Officers,- HENRY OLDHAM, M.D. SAMUEL SOLLY, Surgeon. E LLY, Su rgef)n. ,.„ BY ORDER OF THE DIRECTORS, ;• WILL. THOS. THOMSON, klaafler. H. JONES WILLIAMS, General Secretary for England, •FURTHER INFORMATION can be obtained by application at'^the.Offices 'of the Company in Edinburgh, 'London, Dublin, and Glasgow, or at any of the Agencies which have been established ia almost every 1 Town of importance throughout the Kingdom. .„ COLONIAL AND FOREIGN ASSURANCES.—Assurances granted on the Lives of persons proceeding abroad. Branch Offices an/1 Agencies in Indiailict all the Briti^- Colonies, where Pre- miums can be received and Claims settled l- ■ T NVNAW ( 82, KING WILLIAM'STREET, E.C.; AND LONDON.j PALL MALL EAST, S.W. EDINBURGH.3 AND 5, GEORGE STREET, (HEAD OFFICE).. DUDLIN, m, UPPER SACKVILLE"STREET. ■ Agent for Biecoii—MrrjQM ETi-IS, -Post BROWN, AND. POLSON.'SI PATENT; CORN FLOUR. I" Packets, 8d. Tins, Is. WARRANTED PERFECTLY PURE. Recommended for -CHILDREN'S DIET. The Second quality Indian Corn Flour is sup- plied at 6d. Counterfeit cheap kinds are sometimes offered instead of Brown and Poison's, which bears the makers' signatures. "JOHN BROWN," "JOHN POLSON," Upon each Packet. BRECKNOGKSRIRECOUNTY COURTS These Courts will be holden at the places and times following Brecknock—Friday, July- 19th Friday, August 23rd. Dtiilth-Wednesday, July 24th; Saturday, September 21st. Crickhowell—Wednesday, August 7th. Hay—Tuesday, July 30th, and Wednesday, July 31st; Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th. These Courts are held only in alternate months, NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS AND CORRESPONDENTS. All Con 'espondence and Advertisements to be ad- dressed to the EditOl, "Reporter" Office, Bulwark, Brecon, on or before Friday morning. The Editor will not undertake to return rejected communications, and wishes his correspondents to understand that whatever is intended jar in- sertion, must be verified by the name and address of the writer.
BRECONSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. These Sessions commenced on Tuesday last, at the Shire Hall, when the following gentlemen were present -Rev. Hugh BlIld, Chairman Col. Pearce, K.H., John Lloyd, Esq., Rev. C. Griffith, Martyn J. Roberts, Mordecai Jones, Esq., Lewis Hughes, Esq., Capt. P. Lloyd, Evan Jones Davies, Esq:, H. P. Price, Esq., Thomas Davies, Esq., Dr. J. Williams, John Lloyd, jun., Esq., Charles Alexander Wood, Esq., and W. Woosnam, Esq. The following Reports were read and passed :— CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPOHT. Chief Constable's Office, Brecon, July 2nd, 1867. To Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the County of Bre- con, in Quarter Sessions assembled. Gentlemc-n, -1 have the honour to report that your Police Force, on this date,1 is one below its authorised strength, viz.— a third class constable. With that exception no other vacancy has occurred during this quarter. Since my last report 183 persons havebecllapprehended, and were disposed of as follows :—Committed for trial, 13 sum- marily convicted, 95; discharged, 25 total, 133. 36 offences against the Licensed Victuallers' and Beef Acts have been dealt with:—Convicted, 34; dismissed, 2; total, 36. The number of vagrants relieved by the police for the last three months amounts to 316, showing a slight increase to the corresponding' quarter last year. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your obedient and faithful servant, EDMUND R. GWYNNE, Chief Constable of Breconshire. VISITING JUSTICES AND FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. To Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Bre- con, assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held on the second day of July, 1867. The'Visiting Justices and the-Finance Committee beg to re- port that they met at the Shire-hall on Tuesday, the '25th day of June last, when they examined the Treasurer's account for the past quarter, as well as the various bills a.nd demands upon the county,- of which they have passed and allowed (subject to the confirmation of the same by the Court) claims amounting to £ 851 10s. 5d. These may be summarized as follows £ s. d. Salaries of the county officers 236 18 0 ■Repairs of county bridges 159 6 3 The County Roads Board and quarter's contract for h repair of roadways 66 16 3 -Gaol expenses 209 16 8 'Inspection of weights and measures 11 19 2 Repairs of police stations 23 16 5 Coroner's disbursements 42 13 2 Various other miscellaneous items 100 4 6 £ 851 10 5 The Committee recommend that these may be ordered to be paid. There were other claims submitted to the Committee by persons for duties performed in connection with the Cattle Diseases Prevention Act, some of which the Committee have allowed, and the othersthey have deferred for the,conSideration of the Court. They have also examined the probable statement of account for the ensuing- quarter, and recommended that a rate of one penny in the pound be ordered at this Sessions, which they estimate will be sufficient to meet the requirements of the next quarter. _CIIARLES GRIFFITHS, V.M. "WM. DE WINTON, V.M. HOWELL PRICI, V.M.
TRIALS OF PRISONERS. STEALING A MARE, &C.— William Crockett, 21, laborer, was charged with stealing a. mare, saddle, and bridle, the property of James Price., at the parish of Defynnock, 61.h of^'fit! was also charged with having stolen a silver watch, chain, and key,, of the value of S3, the property of Evan Jenkins, at Cadoxton juxta Neath. Pleaded Guilty.—Sentenced to 10 years' penal servitude, LARCENY.—Charles Bughes, 43, blacksmith, was charged with stealing a shirt, of the value of five shilings, and three handkerchiefs of the value of one shilling, the property of William Barber, at Llanelly, on the May, 1867. Pleaded guilty. —Sentenced to six months' hard labour. INDECENT ABSAULT.-Roger Prosser, 35, la- bourer, was charged with assaulting one Sarah Jane Jenkins, with intent, &c., and against her will, at Vaynor, on the 1st June, 1867. Mr. D. W. J. Thomas prosecuted. Sarah Jane Jenkins deposed that she was 14 years of age last SeptembeV she lived at the parish of Yaynor, in service with Thomas Powell; on the 1st of June last her master and mistress left home for Brecon, leaving her in charge of the house prisoner was also there witness went up stairs in the course of the morning to arrange the bed-rooms, and went to the/prisoner's room. for the same purpose she had occasion to leave this room for a short time, and on her return she saw the prisoner lying on the bed, and he came and caught hold of her and dragged her on to the bed, and then committed the assault complained of; he put one hand on her mouth and held her hands with the other witness managed however to dip from his hold and crawled on her hands and knees down stairs he came after her and lifted her up two steps, but carried her on to the settle in the kitchen, she again slipped away from him into a back building, and called out to a woman named Williams, living near, and who came to the house, when she told her of what had happened before the prisoner, as also to two more who had then come there. By the prisoner—There was a boy in the house when she went up stairs the first time it was a son of Mrs. Williams whom she called to she was not lying under the bed when prisoner was lying on it. Emily Williams deposed that she lives near the prosecutrix on Saturday, the first of June last, prosecutrix called to her from the back door she lives about twenty yards off; on going to the house, prosecutrix informed her of what had taken place between her and the prisoner, stating that he had thrown her down oh the bed and assaulted her; prisoner was present, and said that prosecu- trix had had a fit, but this she denied. Mr. Rees Miles deposed that he was a surgeon, living at Merthyr on the 3rd of June last, the jjrosecutrix came to him and informed him that she had been abused, and wished him to examine her he had done so, and found a bruise on the left temple, and a scratch on the throat about an inch long, and one on the- r"g!5Ù!le about two inches long, with other slight injuries of a private nature the injuries she had received corresponded with her having been abused with intent. P.S. James Jones deposed that, from informa- tion lie received on the 1st of June last, he went in search of the prisoner, but he had absconded on the 3rd he obtained a warrant for his appre- hension, and on the 10th he was brought to the station witness read the charge to him, anQ. he made no reply; The prisoner, when called upon, svid that while he was lying on the bed, the prosecutrix came and shook him, and he pushed her away, but she re- peated the offence and then ran down stairs that was all that happened. The Chairman having summed up, the Jury found the prisoner guilty.—Sentenced to 2 years' hard labour. SHEEP STEALING.—James Probert, 19, laborer, was charged with stealing one ewe sheep of the value of X2, the property of C. J. Partridge and William Davies, at Pipton, on or about the 26th of March, 1867. Pleaded Guilty.—Sentenced to 12 months hard labor. LARCENY.—Julia Phillips, 17, servant, was charged with stealing a shawl, of the value of six shillings, the property of Mary Smith, at Llanelly. 30th April, 1867. Pleaded guilty.-—Sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. On hearing her sentence the prisoner commenced screaming for mercy, and was with difficulty removed to the cell. STABBING. Ellen Moore, 39, hawker, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously stabbing one Edwin Davies, with a knife, at Llanelly, 18th June, 1867. Pleaded guilty.—Sentenced to six months' hard labour. INDECENT ASSAULT.— William. Williams, 19, labourer, was charged with assaulting one Mari. Watkins, with intent, &c., and against her will, at Llanelly, 4th June, 1867. No true bill. This concluded the business of the Sessions.
BRECON TOWN COUNCIL AND BOARD OF HEALTH MEETINGS. These meetings took place on Monday last, at the Council Chambers, in the Town Hall, when the following gentlemen were presentJohn Davies, Esq., mayor, in the chair. Councillors—Messrs. John Morris, Doctor Lucas, T. Trew, Alfred A. Walton, and W. De Winton, Esq. The Mayor informed the Board that the Town Clerk was not present in consequence of his beinf engaged on very important business of the Board! The minutes of the last meeting were read by Mr. Richard Hargest. The only question arising from the minutes, was that of new postal arrangements, and The Mayor said that Mr. Alderman Thomas had stated that Mr. Thomas Wood, who had great in- fluencev at Paddington, in connection with the Railway Companies, and had expressed a desire to do all that laid in his power to improve the postal arrangements at Brecon. According to the request of the Board, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Walton, and him- self, (the Mayor,) had waited upon Mr. Henshaw to ask him if earlier and later trains could not be ran OH the Hereford and Brecon line for that pur- pose. His reply was that he did not consider it I would be beneficial to the inhabitants of the town to run an earlier train, that they did not get up early enough, and appeared to appreciate the 6-45 I j train from Hersford more than the 8-10, btit that he should be happy to do anything that may prove generally advantageous to the neighbourhood. He (the Mayor) saw by advertisements, that the Brecon and Hereford trains did not run into Barr's Court Station, which was a great convenience to the pub- lie, but stopped at the station called Moorsfleld; this caused great inconvenience to thorough pas- sengers, and was of great importance it appears that this company was obliged to do so in conse- quence of the very extortionate charges made by the other companies. As Mr. Thomas Wood had great influence in railway matters, he thoughtt great deal might be done in getting the railway arrangements much improved at Hereford, and have a thorough communication, instead of buss it from one station to the other, when there existed a railway communication right through. Dr. Lucas informed the Board that Mr. Thomas Wood would be in Brecon on the morrow (Tuesday), end it was agreed that some of the members of the Board should wait upon him to explain those mat- ters, and endeavour to get them altered.
LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The Mayor informed the Board that in the ab- sence of the Town Clerk, he could not prodtWB the report which was intended to have been done. Dr. Lucas said that he could not see why a re- port should hot be produced on the first Monday in every month, stating what progress was made in the New Waterworks. There certainly had been a committee appointed for the purpose of seeing into matters, but a written report should have been produced. continually, and the Board would, at any time, be able to refer to them. Al- though the committee had been appointed, they were only part and parcel of that Board, and no- thing should be kept back from the public. Mr. Trew said that it was not too late to begin then, and he begged to move that a report of the progress be produced at every monthly meeting. Mr. Walton said that as a member of that com- mittee, he begged to second the motion the com- 11 mittee were placed in precisely the same difficulty. The Mayor said that he was quite willing to take any amount of censure in pait with the other members. Mr. Morris said that if Doctor Lucas had at- tended the committee meetings he would know f better, but if Doctor Lucas had been a member of that Board for so long a time as he (Mr. Morris) had, he was sure that the matter would have a dif- ferent impression upon him. He (Mr. Morris) was a very old member of that Board, and fiom his long experience he could say that there was a great amount of business belonging to it that requited to be done in committee, and should not go before the public. Doctor Lucas said that the committee should report their proceedings at every meeting of the Board. Many committee meetings were held for the purpose of shunning the public, and he con- sidered that they had as much right as any mem- ber of that Board'to know how matters were con- ducted. Some further conversation took place on this subject, and the matter dropped. In reply to the Board, Mr. Isaac Davies said that the water was in the one filtering bed of the New Waterworks, and as soon as the soil was set in the other and the reservoir, the water would be turned on for Lhe town generally. Mr. De Winton said that there was an expen- sive piece of public wotk going on, and the public had a perfect right to know what amount of m'>ney had been expended in the concern. Mr. Walton said that the Board should receive a report and statement of account everv month, stating what amount of work was done it would not be long before the whole woik would be com- pleted, and the public should know what progress had been made. Theie was a bill of extras which had been produced to the Board without any ex- planation whatever, he could noc understand what any bill of extras should be introduced before the work had been completed. The Mayor said that the bill of extras had not been noticed any further than when it was put in, and they had the particulars put down at the time, f but it was not noticed further than the committee considered the claim rather premature. Some conversation took place concerning the drainage in Llanfaes, and the meetings were ad- journed until that day fortnight.
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REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE GAOL. To the Justices of the County of Brecon, in General Quarter Sessions assembled. County Gaol, Brecon, 2nd July, 1867. My Lords and Gentlemen,—I have the honour to report that the rules and regulations of this prison have been duly ob- served during the past quarter. The requirements of the Prisons' Act of 1865 with respect to hard labour have been carried out as far as practicable A male prisoner, unclersenrence of two years' hard labour for horse stealing, died in the Prison Infirmary on the 17th ult. An inquest was held on the body, and a verdict of "natural death recorded. The deceased was convicted at the Midsum- mer Sessions, 3rd July, 1886, and by his own account had been twice sentenced to p,nal servitude for other offences committed in the Eastern counties. I am, my Lords and Gentlemen, Your respectful servant, J. LAZENBY, Governor. THE POLICE COMMITTEES' REPORT. To Her Majesty's Justices of-the Peace for'the County of Bre- con, assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the said county, on the 2nd day of July, 1867. The Police Committee for the said county beg to rep6rt that they met at the Shire-hall, on Tuesday, the 25th day of June p last, when they examined the various accounts connected with tne police force of the county for the past quarter, and found the same correct. They also examined the estimate of the probable statement of account for ttie ensuing quarter, and re- commended that a rate of three farthings in the pound be or- dered at these Sessions towards defraying the estimated expen- diture for the next quarter. CHARLES GRIFFITH, V.M. WM. DE. WINTON, V.M. HOWELL PRICE, V.M. COVNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Ystradgunlais Police Station. The window-sashes and frames, (xtcrnal doors and door-frames, eave gutters, stack pipes, iron work of cell windows, &c., require painting, three coats in oil inside and outside. The ceiling of the magistrates' room and retiring room require whitening, and the wallsorthe magistrates' room and skirtings painted in oil to the height of five feet from the floor line; the other portion coloured; the walls of the retiring room to be papered. Brynmawr Police Station.—All the external wood and iron work require painting, three coats, and a portion of the eaves gutters refixed with additional stays. Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer Police Station.—It is necessary that the walls of the parlour and kitchen be papered, the ceilings whitened, and the skirting painted; the walls of the passage leading to the corridor and yard painted, the bedrooms white- limed, and the skirting painted. The County House.—The roofs of the larder and back-kitchen require stripping, and the greater portion of the wood and tiling work renewed. I would recommend that the present roof be taken off, and constructed as shown on the accompanying-plan, and covered with slate, with a skylight fixed in the roof to light the larder staircase, and the ceiling formed on the rafters. It is also necessary that the plastering and rough-casting of the back walls of-the house be, repaired and coloured. The window sashes and frames, and all the wood and iron work, externally, require repairing and painting. Crickhowell Bridge.—It is necessary to renew a portion of the piling in various places below this bridge witp piles from 7 to 9 feet long, scanting 6 feet by 4 feet, shod with trap sockets, in order to protect the present framing and pitching. Velindre bridge, in the parish of Cwmdu, in the hundred of CrickllOwell., The roadway on the south-west approach to this bridge is frequently damaged during heavy floods, in conse- quence of the roadway being so low near the bridge, and the retaining waU adjoining it. In order to protect the roadway, from being damaged, it is necessary that the approach be al- tered as shown on the accompanying plan, the roadway -and retaining wall raised higher, and the wall adjoining the meadow taken down and rebuilt. (Signed) WM. WILLIAMS, Surveyor. The Court then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Wednesday, when the following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Mr. Thomas Baskerville Jones, Foreman Mr. Charles Boniface, Mr. Lewis Price, Mr. William Williams, Mr. Thomas Downes, Mr. John Duncan, Mr. William Farr, Mr. Alfred Henshaw, Mr. John Jones, Mr. John Kirk, Mr. William Edwards, Mr. Edward King, Mr. Richard Handley, Mr. Thomas Price, Mr. James Powell, Mr, William Powell, and Mr. William Powell. The usual proclamation against vice and immo- -rality. having been read, the Chairman then ad- dressed the Grand Jury as follows :— Gentlemen of the Grand Jury,—I am sure you will regret with me the absence of the Chairman. My brother magistrates have been pleased to ap- point me as Chairman on this occasion. I find that you are not large in number in attendance. You will, from experience, of course, be* aware that in any matter where it is necessary that a de- cision must be come to that thirteen of you must agree to such. With regard to the calender, there are seVen prisoners for trial; not all of them call for any observations from me. Yet there are one or two that do require some observations from me. I will refer to No. 5 in the calendar; to this case your attention will be most fully required. The learned Chairman then referred to some features connected with the case and next alluded to No. 7 in the calendar. In this also the Chairman j especially directed their attention, and stated that the other cases bore the ordinary features of mat- fers connected with crime, and which did not call i. for any particular remarks from him. He next informed them that, on the a county rate of Id. in the pound had been ordered, and.! that they would see in the newspapers that a great deal of the business of the Sessions had been occupied by in connection with the Abergavenny Asylum, and after having read it they would be better able to judge of what the Magistrates would have to do in this matter. Wishing them to send in a bill as early as possible, so as not to delay the business of the Court, he discharged them to their duties.