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."FARM LABOURERS' WAGES."

1.THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. I

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THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. I Mr,—So strong a political power is the liquor traffic that I am not surprised at the opposition to Prohibition. Yet, where Prohibition has been tried, it has proved a success, despite the campaign of lie, carried on in this country by the friends of the "trade." Mr R. J. Dunstan, superintendent of the Bell Telephone Co., Toronto, writes—"I have always been a moderate drinker, with the accent on the adjective. Before the war I was opposed to Prohibition. It is beyond ques- tion that Prohibition in this province has worked great good. Among business men you never hear adverse 1 criticism. It is KeneraHy admitted that the law N I never t? repealed." I am not surprised either at th? tactics of the friends of the 'trade' who have constituted themselves into* a political partv independent of all other political parties. The National Trade Defence Fund. organised by the licensed victuallers, has for its object the securing "by legal means, regardless of partv politics, the return to the House of Commons and other elected bodies candidates favourable to the drink trade's interests." What posse-sed Sir Arthur Yapi) to tell the brewers and publicans that "he recognised that no section of the community had made greater sacrifices during the war than the licensed victuallers." Was he ignorant then of the enormous increase of profit" gaineil by the brewers? Mr Justice Atkiii, charging the grand jury at Bristol, said that in nearly every case where a soldier was tried in the Western Circuit the defence was. drink. The Bishop of Lincoln relatez a story of a hoy V.C. who came home wounded. The pub- lican in his street sounded his praise* in the tap-room, where they subscribed to the bar for 120 pints for him when he arrived. He came home and began to drink it, and was nearly dead before lie was rescued. What have the friends of the drink traffic to say to these things? Has not the time for every lover of freedom, whatever his creed or.theologieal opinion, to stand for Prohibition, and brush from the land a power, such as the liquor traffic, that threatens to dominate our poli- tical and social life, and is impiou-ly laying her unliolv hands upon our Church life. Yours, &c., Ehhw Vale. JMVin .1. EVANS (C,.Ni. -Niinister).ii

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