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A Question of Morals.

HUSBANDS WHO SHRINK RESPONSIBILITY.

United Press Association—By Kleotnc Telegraph Dunedin, May 18 According to the report of the committee of the Society for the Protection of Women and Children more than 500 applications for help were received during the year, of which 356 have been dealt with. The report says—" We have worse cases of cruelty to wives amongst men who' boast of their thousands than amongst those who have little of this world's goods." , The Rev. W. Curzon Siggers, who presided, said that there was need for legislative reform, with regard to drunken or lazy men, or those addicted to gambling. There had been amendment last year, but it did not cover what society wanted, namely, fch it Stipendiary Magistrates should be empowered to order an employer to hand over a portion of a man's wages to his wife for the maintenance of herself find her children. Then it was no use in sending a man to gaol when ' he would not; support his family. It was suggested that there should be farms where such men would have to work and their surplus earnings over what was necessary for maintenance should be appropriated! ' toward.? wives and families. ■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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A Question of Morals. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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