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DIVORCE IN AMERICA.

ALARMING INCREASE

A PROHIBITORY PROPOSAL,

(Per Press Association—Copyright)

(Received February 5, 1.15 p.m)

WASHINGTON, February 4.

Senator Ransclell, of Louisiana, proposed an amendment to the Federal Constitution whereby divorce would be absolutely prohibited throughout the United States and its possessions. He pointed out that 9000 divorces -were granted; in 1867, or 27 per 100,000 of the population, and 70,000 were granted in 1906, or 86 per 100,000. "Allowing for the increase in population, tKe divorces granted increased in 40 years by 319 per cent.

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DIVORCE IN AMERICA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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DIVORCE IN AMERICA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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