CANADA: New Brunswick's First

Last week New Brunswick wrote the final sentence in a murder case rarely matched for rustic deviltry.

The backwoods Bannisters, for all their advantages of fresh air and beautiful scenery, lived in a condition of squalor equal to that of any city slum. Heavy, truculent Mother Bannister was the township's "fast woman." In peaked caps and corduroy breeches, her sons, pinheaded Daniel and grinning Arthur, snared rabbits in the woods. So irredeemably relaxed were the Bannister morals that a Salvation Army officer assigned to improve their lot ended by undoing 13-year-old daughter...

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