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-i Everybody knows that the ladies of the United States are full of resource, which Tact was, peril aps, n&fer better exemplified t.h a n when scnafe of n~mi shut up the liquor stores in by the ingenious process af assembling in the street and praying both the publican and his customers out of all countenance. This, however, seems to have been a very slow and uncertain method, quite unworthy of the ardor of the ladies of Fredericktown, Ohio. Little did the two bar-keepers of Fredericktown imagine what an expetience was imminent when on a recent evening, the bell of the Baptist Church began to ring at an unwonted hour. But it was a signal, and “ fifteen women, armed with hatchets, responded quickly.” Prompt action ensued. Moving in a body to one of the bar-rooms, they found that the prudent proprietor had locked his door and fled. His locks, bolts, and bars also flew, at the instigation of the hatchets, and in a trice every cask was staved, and every bottle broken. The conquering band then moved upon the other establishment, the proprietor of which remained to treat with the enemy, and managed to save his casks on condition that they were sent off by the next train. His bottles, however, perished, and after seeing their contents drain safely into the gutter, the ladies warned a couple of suspected druggists to look well to their ways, gave three cheers for themselves, and went home to put the babies to bed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 92, 27 April 1880

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RAID OF FIFTEEN LADIES UPON TWO BAR-KEEHERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 92, 27 April 1880