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THE MYSTERY OF FRENCH EGGS.

The LAW of FOREIGN DECORATIONS

HOW MAXIMILIAN WAS CAPTURED.

INSANITY IN ENGLAND.

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INSANITY IN ENGLAND. The Commissioners in Lunacy report that the number of insane persons in England and Wales liable to official visitation at the beginning of the pre- sent year was 49,082, an increase of 15,291 over the number ten years ago. 42,943 were paupers, seven- eighths of the whole number; and more than 10,000 of these are in workhouses. Provision is made in asylums for only 61 in a hun- dred of the insane poor the pressure for further ac- commodation is most urgent in many districts, and it is unsatisfactory to observe the tendency in many counties to remove the harmless chronic cases to the workhouse, where they must receive inferior treat- ment. Of the private lunatic patients visited, 6,139 in all, the great mass are persons in licensed houses and hospitals only 223 are persons residing as single patients with relatives or others. But there is no doubt that this last number does not at all represent the patients who ought legally t<? be visited by the Commissioners, and that a very large number are still received to board and lodge, or to be taken care or charge of for profit, by persons other than committees appointed by the Lord Chancellor and the Com- missioners express their fear that grave abuses still frequently exist in reference to the treatment of this class of the insane. Of the 24,748 pauper patients in public asylums in England on the 1st of January, 1867, only 10 per cent, are described as offering any hope of recovery of the 22,257 incurable, two-thirds are returned as "excited, violent, or dangerous," and one-third "quiet and harmless." At the commencement of the year 1866 there were 30,868 lunatics in asylums, hospitals, and licensed houses, and 31,914 at the close of the year; in the course of the year 3,432 were discharged, recovered, and 3,223 died.

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