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A CITY "HUN" BY WOMEN

The people of Kansas (U.S.) are nothing If not erratic When a little interior town m this same State elected a woman Mayor, as a joke, the Idea of auoh a thing occurring again was ridiculed j but not only haalanother community a wife and mother for its Mayor, bat a male ticket has been knocked ont of time by one composed of the gentler etx. ObJcrlooaa li the name of the city where this last crsse has spread Itself over the community— a city of the tblrd class, within whose oorporate limits there are 2000 people— people that are not of the ••hurrah " kind, bnt honest, Indnetrlous, and money'Bavlng, who believe that Nature and man have made her muoh to to their llklnp, but they prefer by sfxty■is majority to have women fiolsh the job. This ia the oouo<y seat of Jefferson County— next to Leaveawortb, the first Mttled oounty m the State— a community that boasts graded schools, three banks, •very branch of trade represented, two railroads, church denominations from the Hardshell Baptist to the Methodist, whose grand old hymns mingle with the prayers and ohants at the Episcopal ohapal next door. This is the kind of a community that Osklooaa Ib, and this is how she happened to have a olty government of women : — It is the same old story of men being elected to office on promises which were never fulfilled or intended to be. Once •afe In office the man forgot that sidewalks wear out, that gas is a sobstltnte for coal oil, and that macadam is better than mud. The natural decay went on, and men who could not beat the machine politicians for the Oounoil placed the responsibilities upon the women, and upon election day, by and with the aid of th« latter, pre- j rented the following ticket : — Osxiloosa Improvement Ticket. For Mayor : Mrs M. D. Low man For Olty Oounoil ; Mrs H. P. Morse, Mrs Emma K. Hamilton, Mrs Carrie Johnson, Mri S. E. Balsley, Mrs Mittle Golden For Police J-:dge : W. A. Hamilton "When toe polle closed the ticket had been triumph***!? elected, and at night the friends of the Tutors carried on jast M if the ticket vas composed of men. There were oheera a*d greetings ; the band played 'rom houae to house of the •uooeuful candidates, and tlw enthusiasm was carried far Into th» night, Bnt it w*s harmless enthusiasm, and the morning 4id »ot find the candidates or their friends bunting the water-pitcher or having their fceads bandaged with wet towel*.

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A CITY "HUN" BY WOMEN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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A CITY "HUN" BY WOMEN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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