Manawatu Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 7845, 19 October 1903, Page 2
TheEaree Case. Applications Fop DeoPM And ; Alimony. Mr Myers made an application before Mr Justice Edwards on Saturday morning for the decree nisi in the recently: heard c&se theßev.^Wyndham Earee v. Florence Earee. - ...... •:; S ' Mr Morrison, who appeared for the respondent, opposed the granting of the order, and said that, failing upon this point, he would apply for the making of a permanent allowance to Mrs Earee. In a lengthy argument, Mr Morison said that if her husband had treated her decently she would never have gone back to Wellington. The husband's treatment of her had conduced to her adultery, and some allowance should be made for this. ' , , His Honor said that though Mr Earee's treatment of his wife had not been that of a loving husband, that treatment did not conduce to the adultery. .-...■: ....-,-■.... •■. •■. Mr Myers said he had heard that £150 had been collected for Mrs Earee, and had also been informed that she was a first-class needlewoman. Mr Morispn" replied that he had heard nothing about thre collection'of the sum mentioned by Mr Myers. Friends in the city who had greatly sympathised with the la,dy had undertaken the care of/Mrs Earee. Her friends were prepared to send her Home if she desired to go. Mr Myers said Mr Earee would defray the cost of sending her -to her people, if she would go Home. His Honor did not think she would profer life in a small village in England to that of New Zealand. Continuing, Mr Morison said it was the husband's duty to prevent his wife going down in the world, yet since the action was instituted Mr Earee had made no offer to this woman, who was the mother of his children. Mr Myers: You forget the allowance of £2 per week which has been, and will be, paid until the decree is granted. Mr Morison said that was so. His client desired the continuance of the £2 per week for life. Mrs Earee was too slow with her needle to make her living with it. She should have one of the two children, and be given sufficient allowance to keep herself and the child. Mr Myers, in his reply, said he had been instructed to opposo the ordering of any allowance after the granting of the decree. He also opposed the allowance of costs to the other side, Mr Morrison oalled a witness, a lady with whom Mrs Earee had been staying during the past month, who said that Mrs Earee could do beau iful needlework, but was so slow as to be unable to make her salt with her needle. She also seemed quite useless in and about the house. As Mi- My era said he would like to consult his principle (petitioner's adviser) as to rebutting the evidence just givpn, his Honor adjourned further hearing of the case.