THE EX-POLICEMAN IN WELLINGTON GAOL.
To the Editor. p IE) —I was at the public meeting held in the Oddfellows' Hall In this town under the auspices of the Good Templars, ( on the night of the 7lh instant, and hearing the Rev Mr Green in his graphic account of a certain prisoner in the gaol in Wellington, who : was pointed out to him 'a*, having done more good than all the' ministers who bad visited the prison, 1 was considerably pained to hear so contorted an account given of the cause of the incarceration of this human wretch. I am perfectly acquainted with' the whole facts of the case—was a neighbor of the parties—knew the villian, also the unfortunate woman who suffered murder from his cruel, cpld-blooded and fiend; ish hands. She was neither a drunkard nor given to drink intoxicants ; on the contrary she was sober, virtuous, kind and chriatianlike in her conduct and general deportment. Whilst being murdered by piecemeal for a considerable length of time, she consistently concealed the barbarity of her treacherous husband. She died a martyr for the cause of virtue (as only can in a virtuous woman's bon' duct shine) and maternal love as eihibited ' in the life and death of the mother who could not * foiget her suckling child.” Let me tell Mr Green he is wrongly in-, formed, and that I as one of the community hope never to hear another word of reference to this sickening tragedyi which can only create pain for which there is no remedy. l am, etc., ■ J. P. Oliver.
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THE EX-POLICEMAN IN WELLINGTON GAOL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885
THE EX-POLICEMAN IN WELLINGTON GAOL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885
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