SUPREME COURT—IN DIVORCE
Tuesday, Novemheu 27. (Before His Honor Mx Justice Sim.) ■ —Triuder v. Trindor and Another.— Chai'cs Timothy Triuder, cab proprietor, v. Johanna Triuder and Albert Louie Ay ms, laborer (co-respondent). This was a petition for divorce on the grounds of iciaconduct and habitual drunkenness. Mr B. S. Irwin appeared for the petitioner, and Mr W. G. Hay for the respondent. There was no appearance of the co respondent. Mr Irwin said that the parries were married on the 7th of February. 1906, and there were two children of the 'marriage. They lived fairly happily together for some time, but tlio evidence would show that she took drink to sonic extent all along. However, live years ago she i>ecame very much addicted to drink, and went from bad to worse. At last she loft -her husband, and it would be proved that men took drink to her. She also iref)iiented hotels, got drunk, and did not 1 attend lo her children or to the housework. By private arrangement she was sent to a home in Christchurch, and she remained there for .sis months. But that did nut do hoc any jgood. for shortly after her return to Dunedin she took drink again, and there were no less than 11 convictions against her for drunkenness and .breaches of prohibition orders. On the Toth of April of this year she visited a house in Mot ay place kept by a man named Ayers, and they were found drinking together. The defence was a denial of misconduct, and an allegation that it she was guilty Triuder’fi conduct conduced to it. The petitioner was a very, respectable man, and had carried on business lor ninny years. After evidence; had been given on behalf of the petitioner. Air Hay contended that the habitual drunkenness and neglect of domestic duties had failed. The petitioner's own habits and conduct had contributed to the wrongdoing complained of. He thought that after hearing the evidence for the defence His Honor would be satisfied that the petitioner's conduct and drunken habits had caused the respondent's ruin, and dragged her down into the mire. His Honor remarked that, if Mr Hays view of the character of tin; petitioner was conect it was very undesirable that respondent, should remain his wife. Ills Honor, in giving his decision, held that the allegations id misconduct had been proved, and that petitioner was entitled to a decree. A decree nisi was granted, to he made absolute in three months. Respondent was allowed £25 costs ; disbursements to be fixed by the Registrar.
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SUPREME COURT—IN DIVORCE, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914
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