For Divorce in Indiana, Says Indianapolis Judge.
Judge Carter, of the superior court Indianapolis, yesterday denied a divorce to William B. Schwartz, an attorney, whose wife has been in the Central Indiana Insane Hospital since 1890. The judge said that insanity is not a ground for divorce in Indiana and the cruelty alleged and testified to was shortly before his wife became insane, and he would not grant a divorce on that ground.
Edgar A. Brown was appointed guardian to look after Mrs. Schwartz’s interests in the suit. Previously Schwartz had filed two complaints for divorce, but he dismissed them. In the last case the issues were fought through. Schwartz’s attorney made a plea that his client should not for the rest of his life have the burden of his wife interfered with real transfers of real estate he desired to make. Mr. Schwartz’s brother approved the request for a divorce.
“Insanity No Ground,” Logansport Reporter (Logansport, Indiana), 9 July 1903, p. 3, col. 6; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 31 March 2014).
It’s a little bit surprising that this news items got picked up by other newspapers in the state.