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A WAYWARD GIRL.

A BAD START IN LIFE

(Per Pxess Association.)

„ DUNEDIN, February 23. Proceedings in the Juvenile Court this morning in connection with a girl aged 15 years and 10 months showed thab she had made a bad start in life. The Sub-Inspector of Police said that the mother of the girl was a'laundress and the father was away from here. The.mother had absolutely no control over 'her daughter. For the past three months the girl had been staying out at night, having been out as late as 2 o'clock in the; morning. She had occasionally heen brought home in a mo-tor-car, and on three occasions she had arrived home in a state of intoxication. She was also given to cigarette smoking. Recently she.had been employed in a restaurant and in an hotel, but owing to her bad habits she had lost her situations. . She was arrested thismorning in a room which she had rented. '

The Magistrate (Mr Widdowson) said that the letting of rooms to young girls had cope ruder" his notice on several occasions. It was a perfect curse to young: girls. There .was no supervision over them. They could stay out tratil all hours. He did not know "what, could, be done to stop it. The only thing . for persons letting these rooms was to see that the applicants were genuine in their desire to rent a room.

The mother stated that her daughter sometimes did not come home'^at all at nights. She never came home earlier than 11 and 12 o'clock at night. The last time she came home, which was a week ago, she was the worse for drink, and was sick. Witness could do nothing with her.

Tho girl, who had nothing to say, was committed to Te Aranga Home, Ohristchurch, to be brought up in the Church of England form of religion.

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A WAYWARD GIRL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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A WAYWARD GIRL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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