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LUNACY LAW.

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LUNACY LAW. MILL GIRL AND DOCTOR. A remarkable action brought at the Man- chester Assizes by Florence Fowler, a mill girl, of lladcliffe, and formerly of Eoehdait, against Dr. Grant, of Rochdale, was settled on Saturday. Miss Fowler accused Dr. Grant of having negligently certified her to be insane, with the result that she was detained for twelve montiis in Laneast-er Asylum, but on Saturday, the third day of the trial, counsel, as scon as the Judge took his seat, announced that the parties had agreed to a settlement, and that all the imputations against Dr. Grant were with- drawn. Mr. Taylor, counsel for the defendant, said the result was to free Dr. Grant from any charges of want of care or of negligence, and to show that he had exercised reasonable care in the peculiar circumstances of the case. Mr. Justice Walton remarked that he had no doubt that the parties had been well ad- vised by their counsel, and commented on the responsibility of those who put into motion the machinery of the lunacy law. Without re- fecting upon what had been done, his lordship continued, it seemed plain that a man or woman not & pauper and perfectly well able to maintain himself or herself, might be taken to the workhouse and shut up in an imbecile ward, and then declared to be a lunatic and shut up in -a lunatic asylum, without any pub- lic inquiry, without any hearing before a magis- trate, without that person having any oppor- tunity of putting forward what he or she might wish to put forward against the charge that he or she was a lunatic, indeed without any notice of what was going on. Dr. Herbert Harris against whom an allega" tion of misconduct was made by the plaintiff, here rose and said excitedly I demand to go into the witness-box to have my character cleared. For three days accusations have been made broadcast against me. There is not one word of truth in them. The Judge I cannot go into this, because Dr. Harris is not a party to this case. It seems only fair that he should have full oppor- tunity of s.tating his case and denying what plaintiff has said about him, but we cannot try that here.

A CEMETERY OUTRAGE. .

PERSONAL POSTCARDS.

WELSH REVOLVER TRAGEDY.'

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