This is Tom, he leaves his wife in the middle of the night to go to a bar and drink a bunch of alcohol and doesn't come back until the next day.
Tom comes home drunk barely being able to walk and abuses his wife which makes his wife scared of him and thinks that alcohol is ruining her life and their marriage.
His wife gets involved with supporting of the temperence movement in the early 1800's to make alcohol illegal. When the temperence movement was passed even though alcohol was illegal Tom still found a way to get it and got caught and got arrested. Know his wife is living happily.