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A Town Governed by Women.

Writing on the above subject the ' Springfield Union' remarks :—"The women of Kansas had great times recently. At Oakaloosa, where the mayor and City Council last year were all women, there was a lively contest to get the married women out of otlice. Hacks and carriages were rolling up to the polls all day, and political, social, and theological prejudices were appealed to to defeat the women, but all in vain. They held the fort, and their majorities range from thirty-three to sixty-eight, Oskaloosa will be managed by the gentle hand of woman another year, and the horrid men who have been hoping for some relaxation in the strict morality of the place are disappointed. Oskaloosa'a success under woman's government is attracting the interested attention of other towns. Cottonwood Falls decided to try the same experiment, and on Tuesday elected Mrs Minnie D, Morgan as mayor, with a City Council composed entirely of women. These pleasant arrangements are looked upon by the men as good jokes, but the women appear to take it in earnest. At (Maloosa the last yeai's administration was admirable."

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A Town Governed by Women., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889, Supplement

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A Town Governed by Women. Issue 7940, 22 June 1889, Supplement

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