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Insanity No Ground

Schwartz, W. B. - 1903-07-09INSANITY NO GROUND

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).

Not Ground For Divorce

Schwartz, W. B. - 1903-07-08 #2NOT GROUND FOR DIVORCE

Judge Carter Would Not Grant It Because Defendant Is Insane

William B. Schwartz, an attorney whose wife has been in the Central Insane Hospital since 1890, was refused a divorce by Judge Carter yesterday. The judge said that insanity is not a ground for divorce in Indiana; that it is one of the “risks of the partnership,” and he would not grant a decree on that ground.

Edgar A. Brown was appointed guardian to look after Mrs. Schwartz’s interest in the suit. Schwartz’s attorney made the plea that his client should not for the rest of his life have such a burden upon him, and claimed that in the insanity of his wife interfered with transfers of real estate he desired to make. Mrs. Schwartz’s brother was in favor of a divorce.

“Not Ground For Divorce,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), p. 9, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 30 March 2014).

Rip-Roaring Platform Adopted By Democrats

Schwartz, W. B. - 1902-05-27A RIP-ROARING PLATFORM ADOPTED BY DEMOCRATS

In Their County Convention, Which Was Attended By A Small Crowd

Democratic County Convention Got Plenty of Candidates

[Editor’s note: The actual article was much longer but I have included only the section that mentions W. B.]

Clark for Prosecutor

Charles B. Clark was nominated for prosecutor on the first ballot by the following vote: Clark, 294 1/2; Cox, 245 1/2; Barrett, 24.

The convention was literally stampeded for Charles E. Cox for criminal judge. Someone in Lawrence township tried to nominate someone else, but the convention would not hear him. Cox was nominated with a roar.

Ex-Judge and ex-Mayor Thomas L. Sullivan was nominated with another roar for circuit judge.

After several had declined to run, Edgar A. Brown, W. B. Schwartz and John Kingsbury consented to allow themselves to be voted for for superior judge in room 1. Brown was nominated by acclamation after part of the vote had been taken.

A Rip-Roaring Platform Adopted By Democrats,” The Indianapolis Sun (Indianapolis, Indiana), 27 May 1902, p. 1, col. 1-3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 March 2014).