Barbarous Treatment of Sane and In-sane.
SALT LAKE, Aug. 23.—The Tribune pub-lishes a letter of G. A. Tucker, an English gentleman from New South Wales, giving a description of his visit to the Utah Insane Asylum, near here, which is in charge of Dr. Seymour, a young nephew of Brigham Young and three Mormon Commis-sioners. Mr. Tucker says he found nine female and twelve male pa-tients in the most filthy condition imaginable. Some in iron cages, outside the main building, and others in irons, bound hand and foot. Of these patients two were perfectly sane, and have no idea why they are confined. One of these sane persons is a man named Sherman, who has been confined ten years, was robbed of his wife by a Mor-mon polygamist, and has been con-fined in this place ever since. The man is in one of the iron cages in the yard. The inmates of the institution are punished with a club and strap. Mr. Tucker says: "I have, during the last four months, visited four asylums in New South Wales, three in Victoria, two in Adelaide, two in Tasmania, three in New Zealand, one in Honolulu, three in California, one in Nevada and one in Utah, and in no instance have I seen sights so horrible as those of to-day.
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