Hide Articles List

15 articles on this Page





DENBIGH. UNWHOLESOME HERRINGS.—On the 20th lilt, 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. BoRouGii POLICLI COURT, Friday, June 24th [ult]— Before A. E. Tumour, Esq kiayoi-; and Evan Pierce, Esq., M.D. Drunkenness.—Peter Morris, glazier, Denbigh, was charged by his neighbour, Mrs. Lucy Owen, with being 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. Poachinfl under the New Gatiit Act. Peter Morris, the same defendant, was also charged by P.O. 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 Cfaambres road. Defendant's son accompanied him. The officer seized a rabbit from the son's 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 l9. and ousts 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 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 he and his brother magistrate had for his family, the fine would have been much heavier. Sellim/ Ale at Unlawful Ho,in.llliam Barker, Vale of Clwyd Tavern, was summoned by P S. Davies for this offence, committed on Sunday morning, the 19th of June. Mr Gold Edwards appeared for defendant. 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 Iluglies was adjourned. NORTH WALES COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLUM, I REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS IN LUNACY. John Forster and S. Gaskell, Esqrs., Commissioners in Lunacy, visited the above Asylum on the 21st May, 18U4, 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 arrangements 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 put year has been refused, Since the 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; and44 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 rest were chiefly f i-oin general palsy, epilepsy, phthisis, and diarihoea. Of I patients of all classes there are in the Asylum to-day 208 being in the male division 129, and in the female division 139. ?' ?e ?id the women, as usual, both in their dress and the comfort of their wards, m a better condition than the men but all improvement in this respect was not to be looked for until the opening of the new wings, The men's dining arrangements are now necessarilj de. fective. the other hand, the regular a?ociation of nearly 100 of the women in the Recreation Hall of the south airine c jurt, 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 freti (wntly used, lillce itS completion, for dances and other purposes of recieatiou to all the patients; and such means of amusement appear to have been suffieiently 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 as much as possible. As it is, we learnwnh. l'looau¡:e" that very nearly all the stockings in&d in the Asylum are knitted by the pa tients. Amoiig nth Of changes obeorvalile since the last vi- sit; is a judiciousi alteration of the Baths [at the present time in progress], by substituting tin for slate, and by providing a larg« bflth-ioora lor each division, containing 4 baths each, besicf» tht, single separate hatha for each corridor. The Laundry alstf few been enlarged and made more efficient, by new steam' and drying closets, and hot wa- ter supply. And there has been an introduction of ano- ther kind of closet into the'dormitory occupied by ve,-y troublesome patients (we refèt; to Smith's portable pa- tent dry closet") which has-beeii nsprl with so much advantage that its more esfi«»fed use appears to be de- sirable. The Chapel attendances average ifpWArds lIe 140, which to the full are as much (unfortunately) as the Chapel will hold; and the effect of the services has been greatly increased by the new Organ, purchased since 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- ing infrequent and for short periods. To-day 17 patients are entered as under treatment I for bodily disorders. The Night Watch has increased in efficiency last night's returns showing no dirty beds and of wet beds, on the malo and 5 on the female side; the straw beds having been further reduced in both divisions. We iii-C I;Iti to see Colitilitietl evidence of the suc- cess with which )tr Ionei manages this Asylum, and of the efficient help he receives from his assistant ofifcer, Mr. Barker, in all hii kinflly and judicious ilt-raiigetnente for the welfare of the patients."






I ^tyerita .ndinutt"t.

[No title]