Religion: Ax Woman

Last week Alton, Ill., famed as the home of Giant Robert Wadlow, was publicized as the theatre of operations of a latter-day Carry Nation, a Mrs. Irene Kite, 32. Last December Mrs. Kite got an ax, went to seven taverns in Alton & environs, grimly reduced their slot machines to broken metal. Last fortnight, with her ax she demolished two more—as she called them—"one-armed bandits.'' Charged with malicious destruction of property, Mrs. Kite was arrested, jailed because she declined to sign a bond for $750.

Much as U. S. ministers approved of Carry Nation's activities two generations ago, the Ministerial Association of...

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