PROHIBITION: Hatchet

There is a statue of the late Carrie Nation in Wichita, Kan. There is a Mrs. Maude Wilson living in Kansas City, Mo., 228 miles away. Mrs. Maude Wilson has an 18-year-old daughter who drank, last week, some gin in a speakeasy. When Mrs. Maude Wilson heard about this, she behaved not unlike the late Carrie Nation. Seizing a hatchet, she rushed to the speakeasy, swung high, swung low, shattered a mirror, windows, gin glasses. Barflies cheered her; bartenders ran out into the alley. Police came, but they did not arrest her. Cried she: "I warned them [bartenders] not...