Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 87

Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 87

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and without notifying the plaintiff of his whereabouts; that he would leave plaintiff without money or credit to support herself and child and that in consequence thereof she was compelled to and did rely on the charity of friends and relatives for maintenance of herself and child; that defendant during their married life would take moody and ill-tempered spells, and refuse to have any conversation with plaintiff for weeks at a time, and that when he was compelled by the force of circumstances to talk to her, would use towards her abusive language; that he would not take her out on the public streets or to places of amusement; that he would abuse and ill--treat their child; that he denied herself and child medical treat iment and that eyer since the thirty-first day of October, 1889, he had wholly neglected his duties as husband and wholly failed to provide for her and her child the common necessaries of life. Defendant in his answer admits the marriage as stated, the residence of the plaintiff and the birth of the child, but denies everything else in the petition. Three of the charges against the defendant are of a serious nature, viz.: That he failed to provide his wife and child with the common necessities of life; that he communicated to plaintiff a disease known as gonorrhoea; and that he refused to have medical attendance for them when they were in need of it. The other charges are less serious and many of them are somewhat indefinite. The allegation that he was habitually away from home at late hours of the night is satisfactorily explained by him, as a part of the time he was employed by the city government as sergeant at arms of the com mon council, which usually held its meetings at night; sometimes it was late in adjourning, ..show more

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