Cause of divorce.
--In the Georgia
Supreme Court at Macon
, on Monday, Judge Lyon
, in passing upon a divorce case before the Court
, took the position that personal violence was not necessary to constitute cruel treatment; and remarked that there were degradations, insults, neglects and annoyances which the ingenious malice of a brutal husband could inflict upon a wife, to which, in kind and character, corporeal punishment would be a kindness.
He said the extent of the cruel treatment must be considered by the jury, and that it was their province to determine whether, under the circumstances of the case, a total or partial divorce should be granted.