The Co-Citizens

Author: Corra Harris
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,102 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: PS
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By the terms of her will Sarah Hayden Mosely left all her fortune, consisting largely of mortgages on the farms of Jordan county and on various pieces of real estate in Jordantown, including the local newspaper, to the "Co-citizens league" on condition that it be devoted to the cause of suffrage. As administrators she appointed one man and two women, giving the women the balance of power. In making use of her bequest and in gaining their end the women use questionable methods, including political blackmail, and with the final winning of the vote the youngest and fairest of the board of administrators declares herself sick of politics and ready to settle down to darning the socks of her gallant and devoted lover.

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where some gentleman has also managed to retain the exceeding honour of being a man as well.

His long black coat-tails clung as close as a scabbard to his thin legs. He wore a high silk hat and a white carnation in his buttonhole. He looked neither to the right nor to the left. Apparently he was the one man in sight who was not concerned about the question of what had become or would become of the William J. Mosely Estate.

As he approached the Bank Building, a very large red-faced old man with a white moustache and goatee turned his head in the opposite direction, wrinkled his nose, which was naturally Roman and cynical, and grunted. This was Colonel Marshall Adams. He and the Judge did not "speak." They had not spoken to one another in thirty years. This requires great firmness of character when you live within speaking distance in a town where talking is the chief occupation. They both had that--firmness. It was always one of the agreeable sensations in Jordantown to see these two old men com

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