This is a bill to
which the attention of the private bills committee should be especially called. The respondent denies that she is guilty. There are several corespondents named in this case. As I understand it, at the present time the respondent is in receipt of a separation allowance. She believes that this is simply a " frame-up" in order to relieve her husband of the responsibility of paying this separation allowance. In this case, as in a number of others, there is no notification given to the respondent before she comes to the divorce committee of the Senate as to what charges she is to meet. When she appears before the committee charges are introduced of which she has no knowledge whatever, and hence she is not able to produce witnesses in refutation of those charges. Further, only a limited amount of money is granted to her in order that she may make good her defence, and this allowance is not sufficient for her to call the witnesses necessary when several corespondents are named. I call these allegations to the attention of the private bills committee in order that this particular bill may receive careful consideration there. If not, I am afraid we shall have to take it up in detail and ask for rhe evidence here on the floor of the house.