A GIRL SHOT DEAD BY A BOY NEAR I BRECON. A CAUTION TO PARTIES HAVING FIRE-ARMS. On Sunday evening last, the report spread like wild-fire that a girl, about 16 years of age, named Sarah Evans, was shot dead by a boy, named Wm. Hammond, at Lanwysc, near the Lock, situated about two miles from the town of Brecon. It ap- pears that the boy had been in the service of Mr. Boobbyer for the period of two years, and left at May last. The boy being a good boy, Mr. Boob- byer invited him when he had time to come to his house to have some tea and spend an hour with them. On Sunday last the boy went there and was asked to partake of tea, the family left to go to chapel at Brecon, leaving the boy at the house. About a quarter after seven o'clock, the boy Hammond went up stairs in company with the servant boy who had succeeded him, and both were coming down stairs, Hammond with a gun and the other boy with a pistol when they were on the landing of the first stairs, the boy Ham- mond rose the gun, rose the cock, pulled the trig- ger, and shot the girl in the eye, when she fell to the ground without uttering a word quite dead. On Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, a Coroner's Inquest was held at Lanwysc, before James Wil- liams, Esq., and a respectable jury, of which Mr. David Downes, of Brynich, was the foreman, when the following evidence was.adclu-ced:- Mr. John Boobbyer deposed I am a farmer and reside at Lanwysc farm William Hammond left my service in May last when he left I invited him to come to my house to tea at any time when he had an hour to spare, because he always was a good boy on Sunday last he came to my house between four and five o'clock, p.m. I left the boy at his tea when I went to Brecon; I knew nothing more of the affair until I was returning from Bre- con about eight o'clock, when I met my workman David Lewis, who informed me that William Hammond had shot Sarah Evans quite dead I told Lewis to fetch Mr. Armstrong, the surgeon when I got home I found Lewis's statement quite correct P.C. Williams of the county constabulary was soon in attendance the girl was in my ser- vice about fourteen months the boy and girl were always on friendly terms, never quarrelling. By the Foreman: The gun was used for frighten- ing and killing crows during barley sowing; it had not been used since the gun was not loaded to my knowledge about a month ago I put the gun in the attic out of the way when the boy was with me, I was told that he frequently pointed the gun at the girls, and I cautioned him about it I never saw him do it myself after that I locked it up until the boy had left the gun produced is the one I speak of; there was no powder in the house on Sunday last, I am quite sure the boy never had the gun to shoot the crows to my know- ledge I was afraid to trust him, being so young the boy is from 15 to 16 years of age. William Walters, a lad about 14 or 15 years of age, in the employ of Mr. Boobbyer, deposed: I am in the employ of Mr. Boobbyer since May last I know William Hem mond from seeing him at the same Sunday school as I go to in Llanfry- nach I saw him coming to Lanwysc last Sunday; I asked him how he was, as he was going to the house about quarter-past five o'clock I went with my mistress towards Brecon in the carrige, to bring it back; when I came back William Hammond and deceased were laughing and talking together quite friendly they both stood looking at me taking the horse out of the carriage after putting the horse and the carriage safe, I went to the house for my tea after tea I went upstairs to my bed- room, and William Hammond came along; he then asked me to go with him up to the attic we both went, and Hammond, after looking about, took down a pistol which I asked to see he then took down the gun the gun was placed on two nails, and the pistol was hanging on one nail in an old beam I then went down one flight of stairs to show the pistol to the girl Hammond came after me immediately with the gun he had no time to load it; when they were both on the landing of the first stairs, the girl was coming up with á slop pail in her hand she was about the third step from the bottom, and about nine steps from us as I turned rouad to take the pistol back, William Hammond rose the gun, lifted the cock, the trigger, a id shot the girl, who dropped dead with- out uttering a word Hammond ran with the gun back I went down to Sarah Evans who was bleed- ing above the eye when they were at the top of the landing Hammond said to Sarah Evans, this is the gun I used to shoot the crows with the girl laughed at him, and the gnn went off; Ham- mond came down to me I wanted to go and fetch somebody; he was not willing until master re- turned I ran as fast as I could and met the work- man William Davies coming from the Lock chapel; by this time Hammond had overtaken me, and told David Lloyd what had happened Lloyd and Hammond ran back to the house Davies went towards the village to meet his wife coming from chapel, and came to the house in about half-an- hour afterwards. By the Foreman There was no conversation about powder, shots, or caps nor did I see any with him I never saw the gun before if he had capped the gun I must have seen him do it; after fl f I had tea we were all outside by the stile Ham- mond told Sarah Evans that he used to shoot the crows from the chickens, and asked her where was the gun she said that she had never seen it since he had left; that conversation took place about half-an-hour before they went upstairs there were no quarrelling or angry threats in my presence, but everything friendly. David Lloyd deposed: I am a laborer in the employ of Mr. Boobbyer on Sunday evening last, as I was coming from chapel, I met the little boys [running over the bridge; William Waiters said that Bill had shot Sophia, that was the name she was called although her name was Sarah I said to Hammond, boy, boy, what do you mean to say? the other said, yes indeed I then went as quick as I could, and the. first thing I saw was Sarah Evans down in the passage at the bottom of the stairs I rose her up and put her in a chair in the back kitchen she was quite dead with her face black from powder I then washed the blood up, not for my master and mistress to see it. By the Foreman Hammond said, "yes indeed I shot her, I have a good mind to go and drown myself in the river we lived together before May fair I saw the pun with him, but never saw him use it; I never saw Trim use or point the gun at anybody. Mr. Thomas Armstrong, surgeon, deposed I was sent for on Sunday evening last, to Lanwysc, that a girl had been shot I requested the messen- ger to inform Supt. Price of the affair when I got to Lanwysc I Haw the girl propped up in a chair in the back kitchen her right eye was completely destroyed by the gun shot; her face was also somewhat blackened I was requested on the fol- lowing morning to make a post mortem examina- tion I did so, and the following is the particulars —on the body there was no external marks of violence, except those he had mentioned on the head, the upper part of the brain and its membrane were somewhat congested, but otherwise healthy on removing the brain I observed a large hole ex- tending from the orbit, underneath the base of the skull, into the substance of the base of the brain and through, lodging at the back of the skull; that portion of the brain was torn to pieces there were marks of about nine shots on the skull inter- nally I removed about a quarter of an ounce of shot (produced) from the brain those flattened were removed from the forehead, and also two pieces of orbital bone driven into the brain from those appearances death must have been instanta- neous. P.C. Williams deposed: From information I received on Sunday night last, I went to Lanwysc to make enquiries concerning the death of Sarah Evans I took William Hammond into custody, and charged him with shooting and killing Sarah Evans I then cautioned him, that if he made any statement, I should take it down in writing pri- soner then said, Bill and I went upstairs I said to Bill come up to the attic we went together I saw the gun and the pistol I took the gun and met the girl coming upstairs, I rose the cock, drawed the trigger, the gun fired, and the girl fell back that was all he said I searched him, but found nothing in the shape of ammunition on his person he had only a half-penny and a piece of blacklead pencil I took him to the lock up at Brecon, and yesterday before a magistrate, when he was remanded until Saturday. Mr. Superintendent Price deposed: From in- formation I received about 9 o'clock on Sunday evening last, I proceeded to Lanwysc and took possession of the gun which I now produce. I ex- amined it and found the hammer down on the nip- ple, on the nipple was an exploded percussion cap, but could not say whether it was a recently explo- ded one or not, and the gun has been in my pos- session ever since. Elias Thomas, laborer, about 5 months in the employ of Mr. Boobbyer, deposed About two months ago I used the gun at barley sowing for shooting and frightening the crows away, when I finished with it I put it in the back kitchen on the boiler I do not know whether the gun was load- ed then or not; I said to myself that I would not use it again because it boxed me so badly; the gun produced is the one I used; I never Saw it in Hammond's hand. Mr. Boobbyer was then re-called, and in reply to the coroner said-a servant man and servant girl told me that Hammund used to point the gun at them, I cautioned the boy several times about doing so, and was obliged to lock up the gun from him I did not know that the gun was loaded when I placed it on the beam in the attic, I found it in the corner of the room, but I don't know who placed it there if I had known the gun was load- ed I should have discharged it. William Hammond was then duly cautioned and asked if he had anything further to say, said-I have nothing more to say than was said by the po- liceman, what I told him on Sunday is quite true, I did not know the gun was loaded, neither did I see a cap on it, (crying very much) I am very sorry for what has happened, and have nothing more to say. By a Juror I do not know whether the gun boxed me or not, I was too much frightened at the gun going off, I only intended letting the cock down on the nipple in fun. The Jury then retired for a few minutes and returned a verdict of manslaughter.
BRECON VOLUNTEERS. On Sunday afternoon last, our Brecon Volun- teers marched out about two miles and a half, to Llandefailog church, where the Rev. T. B. Hosken, officiated. They were headed by their brass band, which created quite a sensation in the town. The day was excessively hot, and the roads were very dry and dusty. CORONER'S INQUEST.—On Monday evening last, an inquest was held at the Bridge-end Inn, in this town, before J. Williams, Esq., coroner, Mr. R.Price builder, was the foreman, of the jury, on the body of Evan Powell, of Llanfaes, aged 65 years, who was found dead in his bed about two o'clock that morning. The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of "found dead, and supposed to have died from natural causes." We have been particularly requested to call the attention of his worship the Mayor to the great number of dogs allowed to be at large in the town unmuzzled at this time of the year, and to request him to cause notices to be issued forthwith, to the effect that no dogs be allowed at large unmuzzled, &c.
IFORITES' EXCURSION. On Monday morning last, vehicles of almost every description entered the town at an early hour for the purpose of going to Swansea by the long looked for Iforites' Excursion," which was got up for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans' Fund, a most praiseworthy object, the proceeds of which, we are informed, amounted to about £20. The time announced for leaving the Neath and Brecon station was 8-10, but long before that time the carriages and platform were crowded. This was the largest excursion train that has hitherto left Brecon, and we are happy to say that the general management was excellent; somewhere about a thousand persons arrived at Swansea but a few minutes after the time specified, and returned safe and sound back again at Brecon by 10 o'clock the same evening, after a good day's pleasure, the day being beautiful and fine. Many people on this meritorious occasion availed themselves of seeing the great sea, as well as the treat of riding in a railway carriage, up to that time a thing quite unknown to them. The first excursion having passed off so remark- ably well, we have not the slightest doubt but that many more will follow. On the 12th of August the Odd Fellows' mted having their excursion.
BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY. HEREFORD, HAY, AND BRECON SECTION. i (,1- TTT v- t DOWN TRAINS. 1 06 z 1 A 1 a -a.iii. p.iii. p.m. p.m. Hereford dep. 9 45 1 0 3 10 8 10 Credenhill 9 57 1 13 3 22 8 22 Moorhampton ..10 b 1 26 3 32 8 35 Kinnersley 10 18 1 35 3 40 8 45 Eardisley 10 25 1 45 3 46 8 50 Whitney 10 32 1 50 3 54 9 0 Hay 10 40 2 0 4 2 9 10 Glasbury 10 50 2 10 4 9 9 20 Three Cocks Junction. 11 0 2 15 4 14: 9 26 Talgarth 11 15 2 22 4 24j 9 34 Talyllyn Junction 11 35 2 35; 4 35; 9 50 Brecon arr. II 45 2 45| 4 45:10 0 Dowlais 12 25 5 25! Merthyr (by coach). 1 15 6 15' UP TRAINS. 1 66 541 A» a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. Merthyr (by coach) 815 Dowlais. 9 15 Brecon dep. 7 0 10 30 12 45 5 30 Talyllyn Junction 7 1010 4012 52 5 40 Talgarth 7 22 10 50 1 5 5 55 Three Cocks Junction. 7 30 11 0 1 14 6 5 Glasbury 7 35 11 5 1 19 6 1C Hay 7 45111 15 1 28 6 25 Whitney 7 55; 11 26 1 38! 6 35 Eardisley 8 311 35 1 45| 6 42 Kinnersley 8 1011 40 1 52! 6 47 Moorhampton 8 22 11 52 2 3! 6 57 Credenhill 8 3512 3 7 10 Hereford arr. 8 45'l2 15 9, 9>s' 7 9.*
THE STANDARD LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, ESTABLISHED 1825. CONSTITUTED BY SPECIAL ACTS OF PARLIAMENT. A -N,, ANNUAL REPORT, 186T. THE FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the STANDARD LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY was held at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 8th of May, 1867,— H, MAXWELL INGLIS, Esq., P.C.S., in the Chair. T JLKE MANAGER submitted to the Meeting— REPORT by the DIRECTORS as to the PROGRESS of the BUSINESS during the Year 1866. 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. Balance-Sheet of the Company's Affairs, certified by the Auditor and three of the Directors, in accordance with the Acts of Parliament constituting the Company. 'A General and Comparative Statement explanatory of the Progress of the Business from 1825 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. On'occasion of the last Annual 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 MINEKVA 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 the satisfactory result of the- Quinquennial Investigation into the Company's Affairs, and Division of profits, as at 15th November I860, was reported, when the Company commenced the work of another lustrum, strengthened bv 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 mailved, the Directors have pleasure in reporting, bv 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. THE following are the Results of the Business for the year under review :— AMOUNT PROPOSED FOR ASSURANCE during the year 15th November, 1865, to 15th November, 1866, ^1,439,927 0 4 NUMBER OF PROPOSALS FOR ASSURANCE, 2389 AMOUNT OF ASSURANCES ACCEPTED, XI,190,281 11 2 NUMBER OF ASSURANCES COMPLETED, exclusive of Annuities, 2013 AMOUNT OF ANNUAL PREMIUMS on New.Business. X38,918 19 11 AMOUNT OF CLAIMS BY DEATH, exclusive of Bonus Additions, X314,376 3 10 ANNUAL REVENUE, ^267™6~8 ACCUMULATED FUND, X3,700,005 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 on 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 Mortgage of land at fair rates of interest to increased returns on Investments of a less certain nature; and in proof of this they request attention to the following Statement show- ing the Company's Investments as at 15th November, 1866:- e par Mortgages and other Landed Securities,. £ 2 535 748 14 6 Government Securities, *"8F>'782 17 2 Loans on the Company's Policies within their Surrender Value, IQS'FIIN 2 <5 Stocks and Debentures, ] 218,313 9 6 Balik Balances, Agents' Balances, and Premiums in which Days of Grace are current, 323,675 2 0 Invested abroad in connection with Colonial business, 49275 17 2 Life Annuities and Reversions purchased 34*403 14 9 Various other Investments 253,195 3 10 £ 3,700,005 I 4 „ The Directors are satisfied that all interested will approve of this course of procedure. TQ all other points of Management the attention of the Directors is carefully directed. The records of the Company's tran- N into the most thorough state of efficiency, after giving effect to the transfers and amalgamation wMca h.a/e been earned through a matter of the greatest importance in connection "with transactions of such magnitude and the endeavour of the Directors m 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. T HE REPORT was unanimously adopted. THE ELECTION OF NEW DIRECTORS, to supply the places of those who retire by rotation, in terms of the Company's • 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. r0VFPVrBq I THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF DALKEITH, M.P. i»EPUTT-U0VEEN0B&, j THj] RIGHT HON THE EARL OF STAIR, K.T. û. EDINBURGH, 3 AND 5, GEORGE STREET. ORDINARY DIRECTORS. CHARLES PEARSON, Esq., C.A. j ANDREW BLACKBURN, Esq. ) ltOBFRT HUITER, Fsq. J. HAY, Esq., Merchant, Leith. W. S. WALKER, Esq., of Bowland. JOHN DUNDAS, Esq., C.S. T. MENZIES, Esq., Merchant, Leith. Sir J. Y. SIMPSON, M.D., Bart. W. JAS. DUNCAN, Esq., Manager of GEORGE MOIR, Esq., Advocate. JAMES VEITCH, Esq., of Eliock. the National Bank of Scotland. H. MAXWELL INGLIS, Esq., P.C.S. J. Lindsay, Esq., W oodend. ANDREW WOOD Esq MD H. DAVIDSON, Esq., Merchant. JAMES HOPE, Jun., Esq., W.S. WM. MONCREIF!' IISU' C 4 X. GRAHAM MURRAY, Esq., W.S. 4'' Manager and Acturary,-WILL. THOS. THOMSON, F.R.S.E. Home Secretary,-THOMAS ROBERTSON. !V Colonial and Foreign Secretary,-D. CLUNINE GREGOR. .1. Accountant,-A. WOOD STEIVART. Joint A ctuary,-SPENCER C. THOMSON, B.A., Cantab. JtTuiitcr,—CHARLES PEARSON, C.A. Phy.ician,-PROFESSOR CHRISTISON, M.D. Banlcers.-THE BANK OF SCOTLAND THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. LONDON, 82, KING WILLIAM STREET. CHAIRMAN OF TTIE. BOAP.D.-THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD ELCHO, M.P. ORDINARY DIRECTORS. ALEXANDER GILLESPIE, Esq., Heathfield,Walton-on-Thames I J. NESBITT, Esq., 42, Easteheap. LESTOCK ROBERT REID, Esq., 122, Westbourne Terrace. J. C. DIMSDALE Esq Banker FRANCIS LE BRETON, Esq., 21, Sussex P lace, Regent's Park. W. RATRAY, Esq 4l' Tavistock Sauare ?• K-N ENTI' BR0TTD STREET" CHARLES HEMERY, Esq, 28, Threadneedle Street. J. G. FRITH, ESQ, Old Broad Street. Lieutenant-Colonel JAMES D. G. TULI.OCH. General Secretary for Englan(l,- HENRY JONES WILLIAMS. -i)ectors,-GEORC-,Ei EDWARDS STEPHEN HUDSON. Medical Officers—A. TWEEDIE, M.D. R. H. SEMPLE, M.D. ■Bankers,—LONDON & WESTMINSTER BANK; LONDON & COUNTY BANK MFSSBS DIMSDALE, FOWLER, & BARNARD, Cornbill Mbssrs- b. LONDON.—WEST-END OFFICE—3, PALL MALL EAST S.W. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Colonel JAME3 HOLLAND (late Quartermaster-General, STEPHEN WALCOTT ESQ 17 R,. T/ Bombay), 24, Princes Square, Hyde Park, W. sington Park 17' LAN&DOWNE CRESCENT> KEN- J. R. THOMSON, Esq, of J. R. Thomson & Co, St. Peter's R. M'KERRELL, Esq, 45, Inverness Terrace Ravswoter W Chambers, Cornhiil. P. P. Blyth, Esq, 53 WLXOLTSTR^T J. FLEMING, ESQ, of Messrs. Robinson and Fleming, of Austin Friars Cavendish Squaie. Resident Secretory,—SAMUEL R. FURGUSSON. Inspector, —J O H N O'HAGAN. Me ical HENRY OLDHAM, M.D. SAMUEL SOLLY, Surgeon. By ORDER OF THE DIRECTORS, WILL. THOS. THOMSON, Manager. H. JON ES 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 in almost every Town of importance throughout the Kingdom.- COLONIAL AND FOREIGN ASS UP.ANCES.-Asstirinces granted on the Lives of persons proceeding abroad. Branch Offices and Agencies in India and all the British Colonies, where Pre- miums can be received and Claims settled IONDON < 82, KING WILLIAM STREET, E.C.; AND 3, PALL MALL EAST, S.W. EDINBURGH, 3 AND 5, GEORGE STREET, (HEAD OFFICE). DUDLIN, .66, UPPER SACKVILLE STREET. Agent for Brecon—Mr. JOHN EVANS, Post Office. BROWN AND POLSON)SI. PATENT CORN FLOUR. Packets, 8d., Tins, Is. WARRANTED PERFECTLY PURE. Recommended for .f CHILDREN'S DIET. The Second quality Indian Corn Flour is sup- plied at 6d. Connterfeit cheap kinds ar3 sometimes offered instead of Brown and Poison's, which bears the makers' signatures. "JOTIN BROWN," "JOHN POLSON," Upon each Packet. BEECKN OCKSHI&E COUlfTY COURTS These Courts will be holden at the places and times following Brecknock—Friday, July 19th; Friday, August 23rd. Builth—Wednesday, July 24th Saturday, September 21st. Crickhowell—Wednesday, August 7th. Hay—Tuesday, July 30th, and Wednesday, July 31.st Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th. These Courts are held only in alternate months.
VALE OF CRICKHOWELL RAILWAY. The following statement has just been issued by the Directors of the above projected Railway, and we would call the attention of the public in the neighbourhood through which it will run, to the great importance of having railway communication at their doors while it is within their easy reach. It has long been asked in this district—How is it that we are behind other places in having railway communication? The answer is simple, it is be- cause you want others to do for you what you will not do for yourselves when it is in your power. It is useless one person waiting to know what his neighbour will do, if he wants a thing done he must do it himself, and the sooner the better. We would therefore suggest that one and all should at once put their shoulders to the wheel and work as if they wanted to work, like one man. We wish the undertaking every success. The following is a copy of the STATEMENT FOR PERUSAL.— The Directors request the attention of the public to the following statement, regarding the position of this undertaking. The act, to make the line from Abergavenny to Crickhowell, was obtained in >864. It was sup- ported by a fair local subscription, evincing the earnest desire of the inhabitants generally, to ob- tain the line. A contractor having come forward, and offered to make the line without local assist- ance, those subscriptions were not at that time called for, but circumstances beyond control, after- wards defeated that arrangement. In 1865, applications were made to Parliament, for certain extensions, then deemed necessary to complete the system, but those applications were unsuccessful and then came the rapid tightening of the money market, followed by the panic, and crash, in May, 1866; so that the contractor was unable to make his arrangements to commence the line. An act was obtained in July, 1866, authorizing the extension of the Railway to Brecon but by that time, the effects of the crisis had so far ex- tended to railway property, as to render it impos- sible to obtain money for contractors' lines," upon any terms and after some delay, and nego- tiation, it was seen to be necessary to abandon the first contract. Various negotiations and treaties, which need not be here detailed, have since been resorted to, for getting the line made independently of local efforts, but without effect; and the directors are satisfied, that it will be impossible, in the present day, or for many years to come, to get this line made without hearty local co-operation. It follows, therefore, that unless possession can be got of the necessary land, upon easy terms and the original subscription list, which amounted to nearly X6,000, can be revived, and augmented to the extent of about Ten Thousand Pounds no alternative will be left to the Directors, but to pro- ceed, in November next, to protect themselves against ultimate loss, by obtaining parliamentary authority, and repeal the Acts obtained at so much labour and cost. The Directors, however, hope better things than this from the pluck and enterprise of their friends and neighbours and they think that the ardent longing which is felt for the line will prompt one final effort to obtain it. A responsible Contractor is ready to make the line from Abergavenny to Crickhowell for a sum of about X30,000, and to take about £ 10,000 of that sum in the ordinary shares of the Company provided he is put in possession of the land, and is shown a local subscription list equal in amount to the shares he takes, viz., about Xio,ooo. All the persons who have claims against the Company in respect of preliminary expenses for obtaining the act, have consented to forbear those claims until the line is made from Abergavenny to Crickhowell so that the directors are enabled to guarantee to subscribers that every shilling of the money that they subscribe, shall be expended ill the construction of the line. The Directors will do all in their power to make the calls at as long intervals and as little burden- some.to the subscribers as they possibly can. Calls can only be made, under the act, at intervals of three months; and no more than one-fifth of a share can be' called at one time. The Directors feel satisfied that when the line is once made, and opened to Crickhowell, little difficulty will be found in providing the means to extend it to the junction at Talybont. The Directors commend those remarks to the earnest desire of those interested, and trust that the general feeling of the necessity for this line, and the public spirit of the landowners and inha- bitants will avert the humiliating step of having to proceed in November next to abandon the under- taking. The Directors will make a personal canvass of the neighbourhood for support, and they trust that their efforts will be cordially responded to by all classes. Signed, G. A. A. Davies, William Lewis, Henry Jeffreys, and William Christopher, Directors. Crickhowell, 6th July, 1867.
NEATH AND BRECON RAILWAY, UP TRAINS. STATIONS. 1, 2, and 3 Glass. A.M. A.M. IJVE P.M, Neath dep. 8 30,11 5 3 20 Crynant 8 4611 17 3 35 Onllwyn 9 5|11 30 3 50 Penwyllt 9 20jll 40 4 2 Devynnock 9 5212 5 4 32 Brecon arr. 10 2012 25 4 55 DOWN TRAINS. STATIONS. I I, 2, and 3 Class. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. Bre(?on dep. 8 1012 30 5 40 Devynnock 8 40|12 56 6 11 Peilwyllt 9 20 1 26 6 41 0nllwyn 9 35 1 38 6 53 Crynant 9 5 1 52 7 7 Neath arr. 10 15 2 8 7 23 Printed and Published by DAVID WILLIAMS, at his residence on the Bulwark, in the Chapelry of Saint Mary, in the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist, in the County of Brecon,—SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 1867,