The Shelby Democrat
(From Tuesday’s Daily)
Thursday August 31, 1911
ALLEGES CRUEL AND
Alleging cruel and
inhuman treatment, Mrs. Stella Wise, of 197 east Mechanic street, has
filed suit in the Shelby superior court thru Attorney Elmer Bassett asking a
divorce from her husband, Walter Wise, and the custody of their three
children- Sadie, aged 13 years; Herbert, aged eight years, and
aged six years.
The couple were married
April 9, 1898. They separated August 23, 1911. In giving details regarding the
alleged cruel treatment Mrs. Wise asserts that her husband has called her vile
and opprobrious names, most of them being too vile to be mentioned in print. She
says he has told the children on several different occasions when she was trying
to correct them that they should not mind the old fool, meaning her, as she had
Mrs. Wise charges that
her husband failed to provide clothing for her and the children and that she was
compelled to support them by the fruits of her own labor. She says her husband
wrongfully accused her of being untrue to him and that he has struck and beat
her on several occasions. She says he kicked her and injured her hip seriously
in May, 1911, and that he committed adultery with Lula Copple in June,
1911. In addition to all this Mrs. Wise declares that her husband is an habitual
drunkard. She says he earns eleven dollars per week and thinks she should have
seven dollars her week for the support of herself and the children. She also
asks twenty-five dollars as a fee for her attorney.
The trouble that led to
the separation occurred on August 23, and the day following. Mrs. Wise says her
husband choked her on those dates and that she fears he will again mistreat her.
She has accordingly had the court serve a restraining order on Mr. Wise to
prevent him from returning to their home to do her harm or to dispose of any of
the household goods.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Republican
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
June 6, 1872
Notions, in Variety,
South side Public Square.