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I PEER AND DANCER. I T .

A LUNATIC'S CHOICE

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A LUNATIC'S CHOICE A. prisoner who prefer* penal servitude to detention in a criminal lunatic asylum ap- pealed to the Court of Criminal Appeal. The man, Albert William Ireland, was found guilty of unlawful wounding, and ordered to be detained in Broadmoor Asylum during his Majesty's pleasurp. It was now stated that the man did not appeal from his conviction, but against the detention in the asylum. He said he was not insane at the time he committed the offence, as it was suggested he was. The reason for his appealing was fhat he preferred to under- go a term of penal servitude befitting his crime rather than be incarcerated in an asvlum for the remainder of his life. He was plaintiff in a county-court action against a Mrs. Bussey, who, he said, told lies which resulted in the woman winning the case. When he got outside he seized a butcher's knife and plunged it into the woman's neck, and he now said. he was sane when he did that. Mr. Justice Darling: But he said, "God told me to do it for the lies she told." Are those the words of a sane man? They are rather the words of a lunatic. 1

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FUN AND FANCY. .

SENTENCED FOR FORGERY.

. MAJOR'S WEALTHY WIFE.

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