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THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION.-

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THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION. Sir,—I regret I have to take my friend-, Messrs. Itees and Wainwright separately, owing to lack of time to deal with both letters this week. In replying to Mr Rees' letter I would say at once, quite frankly, that no weaker apology for the attitude taken up hv the Tem- perance? party than that put forward in the letter referred to could ever have been written. I have read it carefully over many time: but have failed to find one single serious attempt to justify the artion of the Prohibitioni.-ts. In the fir*t place let me put Mr Rees right as regards myself. However infinitesimally small rna:" be Mr Rees' interest in the Drink Trade, it can not possibly he less than my own. I am not connect- ed in the remotest degree with it. neither have T ever been so connected. My only interest lies in truth, .justice and—Mr Rees may sneer if he wishes to—in the freedom of the British citizens. It i., perfe,-tty trki, that a certain amount of restriction of freedom in a community is inevitable, but, it rests with us to pre- vent what freedom we have remaining being taken away from us unless it can be clearly shown that we stand to benefit by such loss. I maintain that Air Rees is not justified in claiming ¡ that Temperance people arc simply out for the purpose cf caving British and Colonial troops from the ravages of drink. It is well-known that the "strength of Brit- ain" movement collapsed owing to it, having become evident that many of those connected with it were out for what tliey could get. Air Rees accuse* me indirectly of holding hack figures showing the number of convict- ions in Tcronto "previous to prohibition being enacted," hut carefully refrains from producing these figures him- self. The point is that the figures quoted I)T the "Times" go to prove that Prohibition in Toronto has failed to prohibit. I11 conclusion let nie say that Air Tlees does not at- tempt to break down the testimony of the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Overseas forces to tliet. effect that flie statements made about our Colonial troops by Prohibitionists were untruthful. Yours, etc.. A. S. Evans. J

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