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DANNEVIRKE, March 6. James' Mills, a labourer, who wanted to drink his Sunday beer on a Saturday night, was charged before the Magistrate with assaulting his wife with intent to do her actual bodily harm. ' On October 18 last the accused went home intoxicated. His wife' then went and brought his Sunday beer, which on returning, she hid. The accused, feeling dry, wanted a drink, 'but was refused. He resented this, and pushed his wife. She fell and broke a leg. She then crawled into tho yard to get out of accused's way. She returned to the house when her husband had gone to bed^and sat in the kitchen until he woke and lifted her into bed. .She stayed there until Tuesday until a neighbour called in a doctor, in the evening, when she was removed to the hosp'itai' He did not know her leg was broken until the doctor came later and said his wife might never recover from the effects of. the injury. The accused pleaded guilty and was committed to the Supreme Court for sentence. ; , • •

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A WIFE-BEATER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914

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A WIFE-BEATER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914

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