FULL TEXT: Youngstown, O., Aug. 11. – Alleging that his wife put cayenne pepper in his bed, threw carbolic acid in his face, put morphine in his coffee, burned his clothes, hid his shoes and compelled him to go to work in his house slippers, hit him on the head with a hatchet, locked him out and had him arrested, David J. Lodwick today asked a divorce from Jennie I. Lodwick.
[“That Cruel Woman!” Lima Times Democrat (Oh.), Aug. 11, 1916, p. 11]
For a similar case of relentless husband-torture, see: “A German Wife’s Inventive Brutality: Gerda Thimm – 1955”