What happened when a temperance campaigner got hold of an axe?
In Kansas, 54-year-old anti-alcohol campaigner Carrie Nation begins her spree of destroying saloons and taverns. Her husband joked that she should use a hatchet for maximum effect. Replying, “That’s the most sensible thing you have said since I married you,” she went around the Midwest, continuing her own brand of vigilante justice armed with an axe, getting arrested 32 times.
Mrs Nation was a relatively large woman, at almost six feet tall. She described herself as a “bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus”