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I. ,I Option. What was announced as a Local Option meeting was held at Wrex- ham on Friday evening. The promoters might have gone a step further and announced that total prohibition would be advocated, as the arguments of che speakers sL etii ti) have been principally directed to this 'JU.-S'I JIl This we think is to be regretted, for, while all will sympathise with any effort put forward to promote temperance, it is a matter of vital importance that a practical scheme 311 ,:d i be submitted for consideration The suhj. c; is a large one, and although all right- thl:h,n r persons are desirous of aiding any vcmeiit tending to promote the well-being of their fellow-citizens, there are conflicting opinions on the temperance question, some arguing in favor of voluntary effort, while others 3" inclined to call in the strong arm of the law T ■ ■ •uiplish any real good It is necessary to a.'i ee on some course of action, and to do that, a Compromise must be arrived at between the advanced and moderate temperance reformer. A great advance has been made, owing to a h-aithy public opinion, during the past years, altii ugh as one of the speakers remarked at the conference in the afternoon, the temperance agencies in Wrexham, with the exception of the Church of Eng- land, have been somewhat apathetic Still, licenses have lapsed, and there are now fewer public-houses than ever before, it having been found more profitable as a commercial speculation to convert the premises for the use of tradesmen other than licensed victuallers i This being so, Temperance reformers need not despair, If the same progress is made in the 11. x: ft »v years, there will be no cause for com- plaint. But we question the utility of confusing local op:ion with total prohibition. That, in our opinion, will rather retard than advance the obj ect aimed at. To local option, as it is generally understood, there will not be any objection. Lord Salisbury is in favor of it. Speaking at Oxford on Wednesday, the Prime Minister alluded to the subject, stud expressed himseif in favor of each locality dealing with the matter as it thought best. It is," said his lordship, for the sake of establishing sound legislation of this kind that I long for a rf- formed local government, and I believe that, when once you have established it, you will find many propositions which puzzle you now, will disappear easily by the safer system of aU. wing each locality to do as it thinks tit."

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