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A review devoted to the historical, statistical and comparative study

of politics, economics and public law.

Plan.-The field of the Quarterly is indicated by its title; its object is to give the results of scientific investigation in this field. The Quarterly follows the most important movements of foreign politics, but dovotes chief attention to questions of present interest in the United States. On such questions its attitude is non-partisan. Every article is signed; and every arti. cle, including those of the editors, expresses simply the personal view of the writer.

Editors.—The Quarterly is under the editorial management of the university faculty of Political Science, Columbia College.

Contributors. The list includes university and college teachers, politicians, lawyers, journalists and business men in all parts of the United States, and English and Continental professors and publicists. Among the contributors of the past five years have been, in addition to the members of the faculty:

Prof. H. C. Adams (Mich. U.), Statistician of the Interstate Commerce Commission ; Pres Andrews (Brown U.); H. O. Arnold-Forster; Prof. Ashley (Toronto U.); H.H. Asquith, M.P.: Sir Geo, Baden-Powell; Frederic Bancroft, Librarian State Dept. U. S. A.; Proi. Bemis (Vanderbilt U.);, E. G. Bourne (Western Reserve U.); J. E. Bowen, The Independent; J. G. Brooks (Harvard U.); E. P Cheyney (Penn. U.); Prof. J. B. Clark (Smith Coll.); Prof. Cohn (Göttingen U.): Clarence Deming, New Haven News; Rev. S. W. Dike; Hon. J. F. Dillon: J.P. Dunn, Jr, State Librarian (Ind.); Prof. Elliott (Minn, U.); R. P. Falkoer (Penn, U.); Prof. Farnam (Yale U.); W.C. Ford, (formerly

of the) State Dept. U.S. A.; Kuno Francke (Harvard U.): A. Gauvain, Le Temps (Paris); Prof. Giddings (Bryn Mawr Coll ); Prof. Gide (Mont. pellier, France). Révue d' Économie Politique : George Gunton; Prof. Hadley (Yale U.); Prof. Hart (Harvard U.); Geo. K. Holmes, Census Bureau, U.S.A.; Prof. Howard (Neb. U.); Prof. Hudson (Mich. U.); Prof. Huff (Vermont U.); Hon. Wm. M. Ivins; Prof. James (Penn. U.): Hon. John A. Jameson ; Prof. Jenks (Ind. U.); Rev. Wm. C. Langdon; Prof. Laughlin (Cor. nell U.); Hon. Alfred E. Lee; Prof. Levermore (Mass. Tech, Inst,); Pres. Low (Columbia Coll.); Prof. Maitland (Cambridge U.): Brander Matthews : J. B. Moore, State Dept. U.S. A.; Prof Morse (Amherst Coll.); Prof. G. B. Newcomb (N. Y. City Coll.): Prof. Patten (Penn. U.); J. B. Perkins; Fred. Perry Powers, Chicago Times; E. I. Kenick, Treasury Dept., U.S.A.; Hon. Theodore Roosevelt; Hon. Irving B. Richman; Hon. Eugene Schuyler: Hon, W. L. Scruggs; Prof. Shaw (Cornell U.); Freeman Snow (Harvard U); C. B. Spahr, N.Y Commercial Advertiser: F. J. Stimson ; Prof. Taussig (Harvard U.); Prof. Trent (Sewance U.): Pres. Walker (Mass. Tech. Inst.); Prof. Warner (Neb. U.); Prof. Woodrow Wilson (Coll. of N. J.); Horace White, N. Y. Evening Post.

Reviews.--Each number contains careful reviews by specialists of mrcent publications

Record.—The Record of Political Events, published twice a year, gives a résumé of political and social movements throughout the world.

Communications in reference to articles, reviews and exchanges, should be addressed to Prof. MUNROE SMITH, Columbia College, N. Y. City. Subscriptions should be forwarded, and all business communications addressed, to GINN & COMPANY, 743 Broadway, N. Y. City; 180 Wabash Ave., Chicago; 9 and 13 Tremont Place, Boston,

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STUDIES IN HISTORY, ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC LAW.

EDITED BY

THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE.

= Volume 1.)

[Number 1.

THE DIVORCE PROBLEM.

A STUDY IN STATISTICS.

BY

WALTER FRANCIS WILLCOX, PH.D.,

SELIGMAN FELLOW IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLUMBIA COLLEGE.

INSTRUCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

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