her husband because of his acts of cruelty, or of his refusal or neglect without sufficient cause to supply her with food and other necessaries when able to do so. The magistrate is to have regard to the means of the husband and to any means the wife may have. No order may be made in favour of a wife who is proven to have committed adultery, unless the adultery has been condoned, and any order for maintenance may be rescinded on proof of adultery since the making of the order, unless the misconduct has been condoned.
A child under the age of sixteen years is to be deemed to have been deserted by the father, within the meaning of the Act, when the father has refused or neglected to supply the child with food and other necessities while able so to do.
A complaint under the Act may be laid by the wife or child, or by any person having the care or custody of the deserted child, or with the consent of the Crown Attorney by any other person.
Where an order for payment is disobeyed a summons may be procured from the magis-