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E. H. DAVIES NOW SHOWING THE LATEST NOVELTIES in CHILDREN'S MILLINERY, CAPES, COATS & COSTUMES, Also, a Great Assortment of LADIES' TRIMMED and UNTRIMMED MILLINERY. UXBRIDGE HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. RESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY PREPARED WITH DURE DRUGS, PRESCRIPTIONS pURE AND BY c HEMICALS, W. G. WILLIAMS, Chemist, CASTLE STREET, CONWAY. 159-52 OEIJIB¡a æOVIB ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Germ, Constitution, and Fresh Bread Daily. PURE KIEL AND DENBIGH BUTTER. HOME CURED HAMS & BACON. MILLINERY. DRESSMAKING. NEWEST FASHIONS FOR THE SEASON. MISSES THOMAS, 7, HIGH ST., CONWAY. BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, N EWSAGENTS, TOBACCONISTS. R. E. JONES & BROS., CENTRAL LIBRARY, 8, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY, AND ROSE HILL STREET, CONWAY. Gr- BZETV^-lNr & CO., General and Furnishing Ironmongers, Gas Fitters, BELL HANGERS & PLUMBERS, CONWAY ROAD COLWYN BAY. BATH CHAIRS, PERAMBULATORS, COTS, BATHS, AND SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR HIRE. A large stock of Paper Hangings, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, &c., always on hand. 2QQ— It will Pay you to go there! "WHERE!" J. JARED WILLIAMS' Glass, China and Earthenware Warehouse, Prospect House, Conway. 15 p.c. Cheaper than any other house in the county. Specialities: TOILET SETS, TEA SERVICES, DINNER: SERVICES. List of Prices on Application' 215- DAVIES & CHAPLIN, PRINCIPAL Bill Posters &Town Criers Under Colwyn Bay Local Board, Tegid House, 16, Station Road. Private Hoardings in the District free of charges. Members of the United Kingdom Bill-posters Association. 157- RODERICK DHU, OLD HIGHLAND WHISKY. The Favourite Scotch Whisky of the Day. Has now an established reputation, obtained through genuine merit alone. AWARDED PRIZE MEDAL WHEREVER EXHIBITED. SOLD EVERYWHERE In the firm's own labelled and capsuled bottles. WRIGHT & GREIG, LIMITED, GLASGOW. 286-13 Established at Late with Mr T. Edge, Llan- Colwyn Bay, 1879. dudno, for 12 years. J. W. THOMAS, PHOTOGRAPHER, KENSINGTON HOUSE, CONWAY ROAD COLWYN BAY. ONLY FIRST CLASS WORK DONE. STUDIO ON THE GROUND FLOOR. Views of the District always in stock. After 15 years business in Colwyn Bay, J. W. T. desires to thank the residents and visitors for their patronage in the past, and hopes for a continuace of the same in the future. 157- NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Mr. A. Alford Sarson, L. D. S. DENTAL SURGEON, Has Removed to HEATHFIELD, (OLD POST OFFICE). ATTENDANCE DAILY, 10 to 6 O'CLOCK. The People's Boot Shop IS JOHN WILLIAMS', THE Great Boot Provider for Colwyn Bay and Neighbourhood, for many years. Large Stock at Lowest possible Prices for Cash. 12, Station Rd., Colwyn Bay. MIL-S. FOX, Scientific Dress Maker, Primrose Hill, Colwyn Bay. Ladies' own materials made up on moderate terms. 154-52 Purchase your Goods from the Makers. Messrs. MERRIDEW & CO., (FROM COVENTRY), ESTABLISHED 1857, WATCH MANUFACTURERS. GOLD AND SILVERSMITHS, THE ELECTRIC CLOCK, (Adjoining Post Office), COIiWYN BA. Y. One of the Largest Stocks AND Cheapest Houses in Wales. All Repairs done on the Premises by Skilled Workmen. Messrs. M. & Co. have added their Cycle Works to these Premises. ANY TYPE MACHINE BUILT TO ORDER. REGISTERED OFFICIAL REPAIRERS TO C.T.C. Cycles on Hire. 165- MORRIS, BILL POSTER Under the Local Board, and appointed by the Denbighshire County Council. TEGID HOUSE, COLWYN BAY —: 15 PRIVATE BOARDS. :— T45— WILLIAM ROBERTS, Abergele Road, (Opposite the Mission Room), COLWYN BAY. GENERAL IRONMONGER, JOINER, AND CABINET MAKER. House, Shop, and Office Fittings made to order. FUNERALS FURNISHED, &c. 157- W. WILLIAMS & CO., HIGH CLASS GROCERS, Italian Warehousemen, Wine and Spirit Merchants, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. MAKERS OF PLAIN AND FANCY BREAD. In consequence of the substantial reduction in the price of Flour, Bread is now retailed at a very low price. W. W. & Co. are now receiving daily consignments of some very Choice DEVONSHIRE BUTTER. 157- Manager, E. J. DAVIES. LIDBETTER & LONGMAID, Family Grocers, Bakers, and Provision Merchants, Abergele & Belgrave Roads, COLWYN BAY, Sole Manufacturers of Montgomerie's Patent Malt Bread. Finest Danish, Irish, and Welsh Butters. Special Agents for Colombo Ceylon Tea, 2/- lb. Families waited upon for Orders daily. 157- PERI mineral Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Soda Water, WATERS. Champagne Cider, Champagne Lime Juice, Potash Water, Lithia Water, PERI ALE, Tonic and Refreshing Drink (non-alcoholic), Hop Beer. Splendid Brewed Gr I Gr El I-t BEER., for the Recipe of which we had to pay a large amount of money. Lime Juice Cordial, Rasp- berry Cordial, Lemon Squash. Hotels, Shops, and Boarding Houses supplied at Wholesale Prices on receipt of Post Card. Van deliveries to Llandudno, Conway, & Rhyl. We pay Carriage on 12 doz. SUPPORT LOCAL INDUSTRY. PERI MINERAL WATER CO., CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. WORTHINGTON & Co., Ld. BREWERS BY APPOINTMENT To H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, BURTUNoNTR-BJNT. ESTABLISHED 1.750. Families can be supplied direct from the Brewery with the CELEBRATED INDIA PALE ALES, MILD ALES, DINNER ALES, AND STOUTS, Of the above well-known Company, in 9 or 18 Gallon Casks and upwards on application to their LOCAL AGENTS: J. C. SMALLWOOD, BLUE BELL HOTEL, CONWAY, AND E. H. DAVIES, UXBRIDGE HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. ALSO INDIA PALE AND DINNER ALE IN BOTTLE. Orders by Post will receive prompt attention. 220- Support your Local Tailor. YOlt might go further and fare worse. LEWIS BROS. Are now offering Splendid Value in Men's Black Coats & Vests. 30/- These Coats and Vests are Made 30/- 30/- to Measure, of fine Black or Blue 30/- 30/- Serge or Worsteds, well finished 30/- 30/- in every way we are offering 30/- 30/- at the unprecedented low price of 30/- 13/6 We are also now making some 13/6 13/6 remarkable low lines in MEN'S 13/6 13/6 FANCY TWEED TROUSERS, 13/6 13/6 for THIRTEEN SHILLINGS AND 13/6 13/6 SIXPENCE. These Tweeds are 13/6 13/6 very fashionable this season, and 13/6 13/3 should be ,een by intending pur- 13/6 13/6 chasers. 13/6 SUMMER GOODS. LEWIS BROS. are now showing in their windows a complete assortment of summer wear, including Unlined Jackets in Alpaca, Serge and Homespun, at 4/6, 5/6, 6111, and 8111. Cricket Shirts in Canvas and Flannel and Silk, at j/6, 4)6, and 716. Cricket Trousers in Flannel and Tweed, at 6/11, 8)6, and ioj6. Patterns of Cloths will be sent on application. OUR ONLY ADDRESS IS :— LEWIS BROS., Bradford House, Conway Rd., COLWYN BAY. 163-46 J. L. ALLDAY'S Illustrated PUBLICATIONS. Health and Holiday Resorts of North Wales 6d. Gossiping- Guide to Birmingham 6d. The making of Birminghain 15s., 21s., Z3 3s. Birmingham through a Catnera S. Exeter throngh a Camera is. Teignmouth through a Camera is. Plymouth through a Camera IS. Dawlish Guide 3d. Shakespeare's Stratford is. Many thousands of the above have boen sold, and fresh editions are constantly being printed, Of all Booksellers, and of the Printer and Publisher, J. L. ALLDAY, Shakespeare Printing and Lithographic Works. Edmund Sireet, Birmingham. 285s- MAGAZINES and Periodicals bound 1VJL to any pattern, in First-class Style, by competent Workmen and on our own premises, by R. E. JONES & BROS., Central Library, 8, Station Road, Colwyn Bay, and Rose Hill St., Conway. M. J. WILLIAMS, (PLAS MAWR), HIGH STREET, CONWAY. CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, IRONMONGERS, PICTURE-FRAME MAKERS, JOINERS, and OFFICE FITTERS. 252-52
The Asylum Controversy iti…
The Asylum Controversy iti North Wales. CONFERENCE AT CONWAY. Upon the suggestion of the Commissioners in Lunacy, a Conference ot Visitors of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum and of Delegates appointed by the several County Councils of Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Merioneth, and Flint, was held, on July 31st, at the Gulid Hall, Conway, to discuss the Carnarvon Council's propàsal that it should separate from the counties in union, and establish a District Asylum in pre- ference to contributions towards the enlargement of the institution at Denbigh. Mr P. P. Pennant (Flintshire), Chairman of the Asylum Committee, who was unanimously voted to the chair (upon the motion of Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, Mayor of Conway), briefly summarised the history of the union of the five counties for Asylum purposes, and pointed out that present accomod- ation was for 500 patients, whilst there were on the books 592 pauper lunatics. The over-plus had to be boarded out, and the question was an urgent one. The present meeting was in consequence of the Carnarvon Council having sent the Lunacy Commissioners a final disapproval of any enlarge- ment at Denbigh. In default of an amicable understanding on the part of each of the five constituent County Councils, the whole matter would lapse into the hands of the Secretary of State, advised by the Lunacy Commissioners. It was very seldom that the Lunacy Commissioners got a chance of saying what a Lunatic Asylum should be, and any Asylum they planned would undoubtedly be a very perfect one, but it would also be a very costly one, built regardless of financial economy and the interests of the rate- payers. Personally, he thought that, in the interests alike of the insane and of the ratepayers, the enlargement of the existing Asylum was the preferable scheme. Tnere was a complaint from the western Delegates that he thought might be remedied, namely, that the management lapsed into the hands of the Vale of Clwyd represen- tatives, because of the inconvenience and expense that attendance at Denbigh entailed upon those from a distance. He suggested that each year two out of the four quarterly meetings should be held in the Western part of their district, and the other two at Denbigh. Mr S. Moss, Chairman of the Denbigh Council, having asked why Carnarvonshire had receded from its expressed concurrrence in the enlarge- mentpolicy, the chairman said that Carnarvonshire was perfectly within its right in reconsidering the question, as the Lunacy Commissioners had suggested the desirability of reconsideration (with a view to erecting a second Asylum). Mr D. P. Williams (ex-Chairman of the Carnarvon Council) said that the Denbigh Visiting Commissioners had suggested that there should be a second Asylum, as Denbigh was very in- convenient to several parts of the united district, especially those places distant more than a day's journey. In Carnarvonshire there was a very strong feeling, and the Council had unanimously voted, for a more accessible Asylum. As it was, it was within the speaker's knowledge that there had been many instances where (because of the inaccessibility of the present Asylum) persons in the earlier stages of mental affliction had been kept at home until their malady became chronic and no longer amenable to treatment. Carnarvon- shire thought that this was not principally a financial question, but a question of the best interests of a very unfortunate class of the community, the insane. Mr W. A. Darbishire (Bangor), at the desire of the Conference, then spoke on behalf of Carnar- vonshire, said that the estimated cost of the enlargement proposals had now become £ 76,000 (and of this amount Carnarvonshire would have to find £ 22,000), and under the circumstances he considered that it was all the more desirable that the money should be spent in Carnarvonshire rather than at a distance. But he considered that that estimate was too low. Alternatively, he had estimated that, were Carnarvonshire to erect a District Asylum at a cost of £ 60,000, the profit on paying patients (at 14s per week) would reduce the cost of each Carnarvonshire pauper patient to about 4s per week instead of over 7s. He thought also that they ought to adopt modern methods of Asylum management instead of the old-time method in operation at Denbigh. Mr D. P. Williams and Mr T. C. Lewis (Chairman of the Carnarvon Council) complained of the over-representation of the other counties in union, in proportion to population, the latter saying that Carnarvonshire's population was nearly one-third of that of the five counties in union. The Rev J. Spinther James (LIandudno) laid stress upon the fact that from some parts of Carnarvonshire patients had to change trains four times before reaching Denbigh, whereas at the commencement of the Denbigh Asylum (in 1846) travelling in Wales was otherwise than by railway. The cost of taking patients to Denbigh, was also a consideration. In answer to questions, the Chairman said that the union could be dissolved upon a resolution being passed by an absolute majority of the Visiting Committee, but the four remaining counties could again unite only by ommitting the voluntary subscribers from a share in the manage- ment. Mr Lumley (Ruthin) opposed Carnarvonshire's contentions, warmly, and at considerable length, and protested against Carnarvonshire's argument that patients would be benefitted by visits from their relatives. While Mr Lumley was speaking, the approach of members' train-times was noticed, and a motion for limitting the time allowed to speakers was moved, put, and lost. Mr Lumley, proceeding, entered upon a lengthy criticism of the speeches, but was continually interrupted, the Anglesea delegates threatening to leave. The next two speakers were Anglesea delegates, namely, Mr D. W. Jones (Menai Bridge), who wished to see the union kept intact and Dr Williams (Holyhead), who waxed enthusi tsti.Q. upon the advantageous site of the Denbigh Asylum, and hoped that Anglesea ratepayers would not be such idiots as to vote for their county to spend £ 13,000 outside the present union rather than £ 3000 within it. Dr Easterby (St. Asaph), seeing that members were leaving by ones and twos, then moved that the Conference oppose the dissolution of the existing union, and that the enlargement be carried out. This having been seconded, Colonel West (Bangor) said that it was no use voting on a resolution that could bind nobody, and other Carnarvonshire representatives protested against any such resolution being put, as the meeting was simply a Conference. However, the protests were disregarded, and, seeing this, the Carnarvonshire representatives, twelve in number, walked out in a body, and took no part in the division. All the other delegates voted, and the meeting ended somewhat abruptly, the resolution being declared carried unanimously. The Liverpool Mercury says The question will again be discussed by the Board of Visitors. In the meantime, the Commissioners have suspended further action in examining and report- ing upon the sketch-plans of the proposed enlargement."
Death of Mr. Lawrence Booth,…
Death of Mr. Lawrence Booth, F.R.I.B.A. It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Lawrence Booth, F.R.I.B.A., which happened at his residence, Crumpsall Green, near Manchester, on Wednes- day, July 25th. His remains were interred at St. Paul's Church, Bury (his native town), on Saturday last, in the presence of his sorrowing relatives and of a large number of friends who attended to pay their last token of respect to the departed. Twenty years ago the deceased gentleman fully appreciated the advantages of Colwyn Bay as a seaside resort, and foresaw an excellent future for it he gave practical evidence of this when the estate belonging to Mr John Pender came into the market, in the year 1875, by joining a small circle of friends in the purchase of the property, and by subsequently forming the Colwyn Bay and Pwllycrochan Estate Company, of which he acted as Secretary and Surveyor for several years. He was also Vice-Chairman of the company at the time of his death. Since his first connexion with Colwyn Bay, he has never ceased to work, conscientiously and unostentatiously for its welfare, and aiding its development by every means in his power. Were these services epitomised as regards sanitary matters, water-supply, preservation of the woods (the crowning glory of Colwyn Bay), and negoti- ations with the Railway Company to benefit the town, the list would be an interesting one, although somewhat out of date with the present generation, many of those who appreciated his services having either "gone before" or having ceased to identity themselves with the interests of the place. The writer of this obituary notice has a vivid recollection of his being out very early o:ie morn- ing, now almost two years ago, when he was in the enjoyment of fairly good health, and, whilst most of the inhabitants were asleep in their beds, he was carefully looking over the Estate, weigh- ing over its possible improvement, and consider- ing how it would be practicable to deal with matters which would prove of inestimable benefit to the whole of the inhabitants. And so he chose to work quietly without tear or favor, having* only one conscientious object in view, namely,-— the ultimate good of the place he loved and the one ,with which he had been so long identified. We 'have in the district abundance evidence of his skill as an architect and surveyor, for amongst his principal work may be mentioned, extensions to the Pwllycrochan Hotel (for County-Councillo1* John Porter), the Hydro, the Municipal Buildings, and numerous private residences, business pre- mises, &c., whilst in the preservation and enhancement of the natural advantages of the District, in the laying out and the planting of the Estate, in the formation of roadways, in the con- struction of the Sea-wall and Promenade, and in other ways, he has left behind him many evidences of his capacity for dealing with works for the permanent advantage of the public. We extract the following notice of the deceased from the Bury Guardian of July 28th:—"The death of Mr Lawrence Booth this week serves to remind us how the ranks of the old Bury families are fast being thinned, or passing absolutely away- Though practising chiefly in Manchester, a matI with the personal characteristics of Lawrence Booth could not live forty years in a town lill-e Bury, which he did, without getting about hl:11 many friends just of that class most actively concerned in the town's welfare, the lown:> progress, and acquainted with all the ins and outs of struggling municipal life. But Mr Booth knew not persons alone, but things. He knew the geography of the district to a T, every aCfe of it, knew its history, its owners, and its owner s history too, and was in many respects a peratl)- bulating encyclopaedia of things local. When a question of water-right was in dispute, Lawrence Booth was the man referred to before proceeding in Court were resorted to, and many a litigatio11 Mr Booth averted in a nominal and friendly way* On sanitary matters, and the sanitary arrange- ments of the town under the old regime, J ame Farrar and Lawrence Booth were an iinpregna ble. fortress against all comers. They knew all, had seen all, perhaps they had directed the construc- tion of all, and their knowledge passed away or was discounted only with the advent of the neWet" system which is based upon parchments more than personal recollection. Mr Booth was perJ haps the liveliest witness ever sent from before a Parliamentary Committee. As a p1"^ fessional witness, be was second only to the la Mr Thomas Statter. Both gentlemen have bee largely concerned in the Parliamentary Bills tha have been granted upon the evidence of promote and objectors, but whether Mr Booth was against, his genial descriptions and fancu calculations brighten the otherwise dull pages 0 the otRcial "minutes of evidence." And so whatever region his judgment was called UPO" for exercise, he had the same happy combinatif n0 of the lively and sedate, the necessary and tile superfluous, the stern ideas of the pro es man and the happy-go-lucky phraseology in Wh\d they were enforced. He was full of epigram, a\:1 and' has scores ot times been known to settle adversary by a sally of words which were at a criticism and a puzzle. Holding the pos'11^ he did, we cannot but feel that in Mr Lawrej1 Booth's death a local link of grace and power h been snapped which we would fain have se remain a while longer, telling us of other of a deeper brotherly fraternity when the to was more than it now is, a huge family arra°, ment. The deceased gentleman was the hea the firm of Booth, Chadwick, & Porter, Architec who established an architectural practice l1i5 Colwyn Bay several years ago He was m 58th year, and it is deeply to be regretted that should be removed from us at this time of 1 without enjoying more fully the fruition ot labours.