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10 1/4 x 7 3/4 7" 34 Oct 1901. Vol 1, No. 11. Complete issue, illustrated front cover with Carrie Nation holding hatchet. Published Topeka Kansas, Carrie Nation Publisher. " A Newspaper for the Suppression of the Rum Traffic".  In 1901, in Topeka, Kansas, Nation obtained a hatchet which she used thereafter to destroy liquor and saloon property. Carrie toured the nation, rallying anti-alcohol forces and leading fierce attacks on saloons. She was arrested some 30 times between 1900 and 1911 for what she referred to as "hatchetations," but which police called "disturbing the peace." Believing herself divinely ordained to wipe out the presence of strong drink in the United States, she officially changed her name to Carry A. Nation in 1903. The Smasher's Mail was published by Carrie A. Nation in 1901. This scarce publication contains anti-alcohol essays and editorials, reprints of letters Nation received from supporters and opponents, half-tone illustrations, cartoons, and poetry devoted to the temperance and prohibition cause. Somewhat pulpish, age toning of paper, a few minor edge chips , w/ no tears or missing pages., overall fine cond. Scarce. 


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