Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce (1901)
2min · Comedy, Short · 9 March 1901
The scene opens in the bedroom of Mr. Nation, husband of the famous Carrie Nation, the "Kansas Saloon Smasher." Mr. Nation suddenly arises from the bed and picks up a crying infant from the cradle, and walks it up and down the floor. He suddenly steps upon a tack, becomes infuriated, and throws the baby back into the cradle. A small boy in the bed next demands his attention. The overworked husband becomes exasperated, and seizes a bottle of whiskey just as Mrs. Nation enters. She is horrified at the sight of her husband drinking from a bottle. She smashes the bottle on the floor, turns her husband over her knee and spanks him soundly.
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