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In this newspaper article, the former city marshal of Argonia, Sumner County, Kansas, laments the election of Susanna Salter as mayor, saying that "female mayors are no good." In particular, he was frustrated that she asked him to close his poker room, and she also prevented the local druggist (pharmacist) from keeping alcoholic beverages in stock. He claims that "Mrs. Salter has just killed Argonia." Originally published in the Indianapolis Journal, Indianapolis, Indiana, the article was republished in the Meade County Globe, Meade, Kansas, on January 28, 1888.

Date: January 28, 1888

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This source explains the background for how Salter was elected, as well as the common reforms that female politicians hoped to institute during their terms in office. It could be grouped with the photograph of Susanna Salter and the note announcing her election as mayor.

KS:7th:4.1:Women's suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 211741
Call Number: Microfilm: M756
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211741

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