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Former Lucasville Woman Compels Her Husband to Sign a Temperance Pledge

“A young man named Dixon who formerly lived near Lucasville, in this county, but who has been working in the machine shops at Kenova was the central figure in an animated scene at the latter place Thursday. Dixon who worked about the Brushart planing mill last summer left for Kenova early in the fall and it seems was married shortly after settling down there. Of late he has been imbibing more freely of intoxicants than was good for him and on such occasions became very abusive. Wednesday he got on a tear and going home amused himself by tearing up carpets, mashing windows, chairs, etc., completely demolishing the household articles. He then went to the Kenova depot where he stayed all night. Thursday just before the N & W passenger train pulled out, Mrs. Dixon appeared in the waiting room, where her husband was talking to Conductor John Cain and pointing a revolver at him, commanded him to get down on his knees and pray. Dixon shaking with terror obeyed and then and there abjured strong drink henceforward, and forever. So much accomplished Mrs. Dixon surrendered the gun to Conductor Cain and calmly proceeded to go off into a dead faint. Dixon is well known in this city.1

  1. With A Revolver. (1895, December 7). Portsmouth Times, p. 1.
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