Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) May 19, 1898. Isabella M. Witherspoon. Widow and novelist

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 - - :V I to . ; DIVORCE A TEXT FOR A NOVEL Wonti...
- :V I to . ; DIVORCE A TEXT FOR A NOVEL Wonti Adapts This. Method ot At taokln ThU Modem "DlTerelon" ' , ot FaaMonable Worlds y Mrs. Isabella M. Witherspoon, widow of a distinguished Episcopalian clergy - man, has written a strong and daring novel, in which she denounces divorce and the crimes to which it has given rise among the women of fashionable and wealthy American society. The novel is entitled 'The Tragedy of Ages." Mrs. J. PierpontY Morgan furnished money for its publicatiqn. . Mrs. , Witherspoon ' declares that divorce is desecrating the home life of the wealthy classes of America; that it is a crime, and that it leads to other crimes. . : When marriage la regarded aa 'a contract dissoluble at will, the unity and sanctity of the family are gone. Children become a burden and a nuisance. They are to be avoided and not desired, as they would be in a wholesome stat of society. Marriage is no longer regarded as a sacred obligation. ' The Scriptural in junction to "increase and multiply" is opeoly defied.' Fashionable women are living in a state of crime and sinful - ness, whkh threatens to destroy the class to which they belong. , . Mrs, Witherspoon enjoys the friend ship of some of the most eminent and fashionable persons in New York society. Mrs. J. Tierpont Morgan Is not the only,one who has taken a deep interest in the publication of her new novel. ,:: ' - : - Mrs. Witherspoon is the widow of Her. Dr. OhaTles Sumner Witherspoon, who waa well known for his work as a missionary in the western part of this country, and also abroad, particularly in the London docks. . .

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  1. Daily News-Democrat,
  2. 19 May 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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  • — Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) May 19, 1898. Isabella M. Witherspoon. Widow and novelist

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