The Perils of Drink

We’re firmly on the side of the wife, too.  From the May 9, 1902 Skidmore Standard, page 4:

We read in a Kansas City paper the other day of a woman in India whose husband got drunk and came home and whipped her.  When he had fallen asleep, she tied his feet and hands, applied salt to his face and clothing and dragged him to a pasture that the stock might feast on him.  We would suggest that some of our Missouri sisters try the plan on their drunken husbands; for men who haven’t any more sense than to drink and then abuse their companions should not be allowed to live in a civilized land.  Yet how much of this is going on!  One half of the world doesn’t know how the other half lives.  We’re sorry to say that in our own little town of Quitman a saloon is open.  We’re afraid for young boys to go to that town; it was bad enough before.