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DENBIGH. UNWNOIIESOME HERRINGS.—On the 20th ult, the Inspector of Nuisances seized a quantity of herrings which were exposed for sale in the town, being at the time unfit for human food. They were taken before the borough authorities, who ordered them to be destroyed. The vendor has escaped punishment for a time by giv- ing a wrong name; but it is hoped that he will yet be traced, and be compelled to answer for his crime. It is supposed that he is a Holywell man. BOROUGH POLICE COURT, Friday, June 24th [ult]— Before A. E. Tumour, Esq., Mayor; and Evan Pierce, Esq., M.D. .Drunkenne,Peter Morrh, glazier, Denbigh, was charged by his neighbour, Mrs. Lucy Owen, with King drunk and annoying her on Sunday night, June 19th, on her return from chapel. Defendant appeared in custody, having neglected to attend in obedience to the summons. Fined 15s., including costs; • Poaching under the Xcw Gcvne A ct, Peter Mornt ?, the same defendant, was also charged by P.C. Edw. Griffith with having unlawfully used a gun to kill game, on Fri, day night, 17th of June, about the hour of 7 o'clock, in a wood near the Plas Chambres road. Defendant's son accompanied him. The officer seized a rabbit from the sonIs pocket, and he also took possession of the father's gun. The boy was charged with an offence under the Game Act He was fined Is. and costs; and his father was fined 20s. and costs. The gun was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed. In delivering judgment, the Mayor severely admo- nished Peter Morris upon his conduct in taking his own i lad with him to teach him poaching propensities. His Worship was sorry to find him guilty of such behaviour, and were it not for the respect and sympathy be and his I brother magistrate had for his family, the fine would have been much heavier. Selling A It at Unlawful Hours. -William Barker, Vale of Chvyd Tavern, was summoned by P S. Davies for this offence, committed on Sunday morning, the 19th of June. Mr. Gold Edwards appeared for defend,,ti)t. It was attempted to shew that the blame was attached to the servant girl, who pleaded she was ignorant that the law required public houses to be closed until 12 p.m. on Sundays. The landlord and landlady were in bed at the time the ale was drawn the key of the cellar, how- ever, was entrusted to the servant, and all the doors of the house were locked at the time the officer called there. Defendant was fined 30s. and costs. A case by the Inspector of Nuisances against John Hughes was adjourned. NORTH WALES COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLUM. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS IN LUNACY. John Forster and S. Gaskell, Esqrs., Commissioners in Lunacy, visited the above Asylum on the 21st May, 18G4, and subsequently reported as follows We have found this Asylum and its inmates in a fair and satisfactory state. There are many obvious dis- comforts and inconveniences arising from the insuffici- ency of the present accommodation, which cannot be remedied until the additional buildings in progress are completed; but the temporary arrangement3 to meet the difficulty have been designed with judgment, and very successfully carried out. The conversion of the old chapel into dormitories, and the appropriation of the rooms of the Medical Superintendent [who entered into occupation of his new residence in October last] have provided for more than 50 patients in the house; and each new wing, now in course of erection, will give space for 75 more. Meanwhile all the patients in the Chester Asylum, and at Haydock, have been brought back some additions have been made to the private patients, and no applicant for admission during the past year has been refused. ?nce?he Asylum was visited on the 21st January, 1863, 12 private patients have been admitted, and the same number have been discharged, while one has died -leaving now here 14. Of Paupers, 136 have been admitted-73 males and 63 females 54 have been discharged-32 males and 22 females; and 44 have died--25 males and 19 females. Of the 12 discharged in the private class, 5 were cured and of the 54 paupers, all but 13. The causes of death present nothing unusual, ex. cepting in one case, where an inquest was held upon a death which had ensued from inflammation after an operation successfully performed. The test were chiefly from general palsy, epilepsy, phthisis, and diarrhoea. Of patients of all classes there are in the Asylum to-day 268 being in the male division 129, and in the female division 139. ??e found the women, as usual, both in their dress and the comfort of their wards, in a better condition than the men but an improvement in this respect was not to be looked for until the opening of the new wings. The men's dining arrangements are now necessarily de- fective. ?n the other hand, the regular aMociatio.i of nearly 100 of the women in the Recreation Hall of the south airin" court, to which reference was made in the last entry, has added materially to their comfort; and we trust that upon the completion of the new buildings it will be found practicable to associate, from time to time, and especially on Sundays, large parties of both sexes at dinner. Besides the appropriation of this room as a female dining hall, it has been frequently used, since its completion, for dances and other purposes of recreation to aU the patients; and such means of amusement appear to have been sufficiently afforded. The returns, of unemployed are about 35 of the men, and 60 of the women. and it would be desirable to reduce this- latter, number M much as possible. AI it i8, we leaHLwith. pkaaure, that very nearly all the stockings used in the Asylum ard knitted by tB* pa. tients. Among other changes observable sifteii' tilt, laist t1, sit, is a judicious alteration of the Baths fit the present time in progress], by substituting tin for state, iiid by providing a large bath-room for each division, cOhtahiing 4 baths each, besides the single separate baths for each corridor. xhe Laundry also has been enlarged and made more efficient, by n.ew steam and drying closets, and hot wa- tersupply, And there has been an introduction of ano- ther kind of cioset ino the dormitory occupied by ve.-y troublesome patients (we refer to Smith s portable pa- tent dry closet") which has been used with so much advantage that ite more extended use appears to de- sirable. "The Chapel Kttendances Average UyWfli;ds 01 HO, which to the, full are as much (unfortunately) us the Cba pel will hold; and the effect of the serviced hilj been greatly increased by the new Organ, purchased sitiee the last visit, in accordance with a recommendation then strongly made, and found to have been most benefi- cial. There has been no restraint since the last visit; and the seclusion does not seem to have averaged more than 3 men and 4 women during 3 months-the occasions be- iug infrequent and for short periods. To-day 17 patients are entered as under treatment for bodily disorders. "The Night Watch has increased in efficiency; last night's returns showing no dirty beda and of wet beds, 3 on the mule and 5 on the female side; the straw beds having bei-n further reduced in both divisions. We are ¡;-hr] to see continued evidence of the suc- cess with which Mr Jones iii,iiiitgek this Asylum, and of the efficient hch) he receives from his assistant officer, Mr. Barker, in all his kindly and judicious arrangements for the welfare of tile patients."







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