3. Because tie Ruemsellers like Moral ing citizens, than, after allowing this, to go
Suasion alone. to great trouble and expense to patch up
Joseph Cook says, "Tell me what the the ruins: from turning good material into
rumsellers want, and I will tell you what rubboish, than to be all the time cleaning
I, as a temperance man, do not want." away the rubbish; more humane to put the
The rumseller is yet to be found who padlock on the liquor than on the citizens
does not dance to the piping of "moral who become filled with it; more states-
suasion is sufficient." Why do they favour manlike to close up factories of idleness,
moral suasion ? Because they do not fear disorder, crime and ruin, than to build
it. They are quite willing for temperance poorhouses, jails, penitentiaries, and homes
people to pick up the rubbish they have in which to store and tend the products.
made, and remove it out of their road; they The rumsellers don't like legal suasion ?
are confident in their power to utilize the Then the interests of the country demand
new matsrial. They do not care so much it. Stop rumselling, and the ruin of man-
for the custom of the toper; you may have hood and womanhood largely ceases.
him if you can keep hisn, so long as you Moral Snasion leaves lse zncituig causc
give them a chance to get the custom of unfouched.
better and sounder victims. In fact they Over and above all other things, the
are rather glad to have you take the drunk- drinking place is the cause of drinking. )
ard, who is a standing disgrace to their Men meet on the street, and one says to
- trade-clothe him-get him to work and the other, "Come and have a drink."
earning something. They are sure of the Come where ? To the drinking place.
less excessive drinkers, and by and by, Young men go out after night-they ,
when the drunkard has saved up a little, meet each other, and they go to drink.
they are pretty certain that they will get it Where? To the drinking place. Children
all. grow up in our villages and cities-become
Moral suasion doesn't punish them, but accustomed to the associations, and learn
has the stripes laid on their victims; to tipple. Where ? At the drinking -
'.. doesn't make them pay for the trouble they places.
cause, but lays it on the taxpayers. So Men who set their faces towards sobriety
they love moral suasion as compared to and fortify themselves with all of love's
legal suasion. persuasion and rrligious warning-pass
Now, when they make a man helpless, along our streets and are drawn in despite
society takes care of him and foots the themselves. Whither ? Into thedrinking
bills; when they turn an orderly person places.
into a "drunk and disorderly," society Idleness congregates, vicious people
sends its officers and removes the obstrutc gather-vile women make assignations-
tion, and foots the bills; when they make criminals herd and hide-vice becomes
a criminal out of a- law-abiding citizen, bold, and ruin stalks in horrid majesty.
society seizes, judges, hangs, or imprisons Where ? In our drinking places.
him, and foots the bills. So they love Paupers come to our poorhouses-dis-
- moral suasion. orderly persons to our jails-thieves, vag-
But legal suasion they hate, for that rants, criminals of every dye are brought
punishes the victimiser instead of the vic- to our prisons.
t/m; shuts up the causcer of disorder and Whence come they ? From our drinking
violence and crime, and protects the citi- places. Remove these, and treating, tip-
zens from his wiles. pling, boozing, drunkenness, poverty, vag-
But society is beginning to see pretty rancy, disorderly conduct, thieving, crime
clearly that it is more consistent and prom- and murder would be deprived of this place
ising to prevent rumsellers from debauch- of conception and birth, cradling and rear-