Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Charges of Cruelty. A Bloomington, Ill., Divorce Case that Savors of the Sensational.Date: January 15 1884
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
A sensational divorce suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of this city, Mrs. Mary GARTHWAIT, a prominent and popular member of Bloomington society, bringing suit against her husband, Louis GARTHWAIT, a jewelry merchant of this city, charging him with having attempted to kill her a few days ago by drawing a revolver and firing one or two shots. The bill also alleges the most extreme acts of cruelty on one occasion. He threw her down and attempted to cut out her tongue with a butcher knife. GARTHWAIT has been a prominent resident of Bloomington for a number of years, and lived in Cincinnati before he came here.