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Columbus Junction, a metropolis of 400 souls in Luisa County, Iowa, laid claim to distinction. It elected town officers: Mayor: Eva Bretz ; Treasurer : Mary Moore; Assessor: Nellie Moore ; Councilmen: Mrs. Allen; Mrs. Jamison; Mrs. Sholck; Mrs. Robertson; Mrs. Richie.

Not a male officer in the town. Proposal is in order to move the tomb of Aristophanes* to Columbus Junction.

*In one of his plays (The Ecclesiazusae), women, disguised as men, steal into the ecclesia, succeed in decreeing a new constitution—a satire on the general demoralization of public life.


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