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The New York Times, 3 February 1905
Would Lash Wife Beaters.
Representative Adams Pleads for His Corporal Punishment Bill.
Special to The New York Times.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. -- Representative Adams of Pennsylvania
made a strong argument to-day before the House Committee on
District of Columbia in favor of his bill for the punishment of
wife-beaters by the lash. The bill provides that in the case of
any male person in this District who shall beat, bruise, or
mutilate his wife the court before whom the offender is tried and
convicted shall direct the infliction of a whipping on his bare
"Every married man in the House who does not vote for this bill when it comes up lays himself open to suspicion."
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