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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, Does not your correspondent “S.P.” take too sentimental a view of this question? If any subject requires practical thought (and our legislatures are surely practical theatres of operation), of all others tho one under discussion does. The true remedy is for mothers to take their girls more into confidence, and explain, like tho gipsy mother,f; the all-important necessity of preserving their virtue, Oue hopes to see our education system provide for a better knowledge ot the sexes. Were some such provision as that asked for by the Hon. George M‘Lean not provided how tho blackmail-levying door would be opened, as it has been in the past, Again, temptation is not always on one side, The subject is fraught with trouble, and should be tentatively approached, when girls can legally marry at twelve years of age. I write knowing something about it. —I am, etc., Homo. Dunedin, August 31.

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IMMORAL LEGISLATION., Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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IMMORAL LEGISLATION. Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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