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Cardiff Sanity Case. r LADY IN THE WORKHOUSE HOSPITAL. REMARKABLE LETTER. Some little time ago we published an inter- -ssting story of an adventure which happened to a Cardiff solicitor and a lady client. In the ex-parte account of the affair which then appeared it was stated that the lady, who is of a well-to-do family, being: the daughter of an English clergy- man and the grand-daughter of an archdeacon. claimed a reversion of £5.000. She alleged that Her relatives were endeavouring to prove that the was mentally incapacitated, and that efforts had been made to confine her in a lunatic asylum. She accordingly consulted Mr Herbert Samuel, a Cardiff solicitor, and that gentleman accompanied her to a watering-place to inter new the relatives. Certain exciting incidents took place, and in he end Mr Samuel's client was sent to a place of concealment, there to await legal develop- ments. We have now received from the heroine of the story a further instalment of her curious history as contained in the following letter :— The Workhouse,- Shepherdess-walk, N. Saturday, September 29. 1906. Matters have now reached a crisis and I call ■upon you as having shown an interest in my case to let the Welsh public know the treachery I have suffered. On Thurs- day night I was leaving my lodg- ings in Clarernent-square, London, when I was seized by a detective and a police official, taken to the police station, and subsequently Brought to the Workhouse, and confined in tha nental ward amongst 18 chattering lunatics. On mv arrival I was taken by the nurses and bathed, and my head washed, and a regulation pauper chemise and coat put on me, and put in a bed between two lunatics. I vou. is this treatment of me meant to jaake me really what they wish me to be—in- sane 1 Can you not imagine the shock I ex- perienced on Thursday night to find myself in he Workhouse ? I call on you to take steps to prevent these diabolical plots to continue. I produced my doctor's certificate at the police station, but he lws evidently had more effect. A specialist from Harley -street states that he came at the request of my people, and he told ne oÎ my mother's great aversion to my en. gagement, and their object is evidently to sign me as insane to prevent me borrowing on my feveraion, and so marrying. To say I am quite cool and collected in spite my curious surroundings must carry Weight, is the first Bight surrounded on all sides by shattering maniacs is enough to turn many a itrong brain. The thick tin mug and enamel plates were a dreadful trial to my rather fastidious nature, but thanks to the doctor and my especial nurse, who spoils me. all that is altered. The food I get is plentiful and nice, and so far neither my appetite or my health has suffered from the confinement I am subjected to. I had leven visitors yesterday and had hoped to be at liberty, as neither the doctor here or ihe guardians could detect any j-race of in- sanity in me- The magistrate who had the casting vcte of releasing wished to thoroughly investigate the matter before releasing me, so I believe I am to be detained till Monday. I have many privileges. I have been put in the most isolated bed in the ward, and am allowed to read and write. Nurse Riches is aot only one of the kindest and most capable tf nurses she is also very pleasing to look at, nd my detention bere is rendered almost bearable by her kindness and sweetness to me. The night nurse is also extremely nice, and ihe also spoils me. One of the Guardians /gave me his button hole, and they I three shook hands with me. and hoped see me agam in different society. Had it rested with them aad the doctor here, I should have had my liberty yesterday. Still if J am patient all will come right. The chaplain "isited me yesterday, and lent me his New Testament, which I prize, for I know the God if the fatherless will not forsake me. To make things a little more depressing, on ony first night one of the poor souls passed to ihe land where she will once more regain her reason, and seeing the shell taken out got on jay spirits, and I wept bitterly, fancying that A, too, might die here in a pauper's bed. I don't want any sympathy I want justice done to me. When I regain my liberty I shall some to Cardiff. For one of my breeding and position to be thrust with people of inferior birth, and whose manners are anything but refined, is one of the most brutal deeds that could be devised by the mind of man. Were It possible I should like to interview one of your feporters and be photographed in my pauper garb. Thank goodness, my dear nurse gave me a lovely hot bath. and I was eventually allowed hairpins, an unheard of luxury in this ward. Half the inmates chatter all night. Some ■are sick. one or two suicidal. I am proud of the grit which enables me to look on the sunny side and say Patience."

DETERMINED LYDNEY LOVER.

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FINED A WEEK'S WAGf-" -----hand

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