lng, trading'and resort, plotting and hiding, drink, and soon they pass to fill the ranks
and would sink into almost total insignifi- of drunkards gone; homes tumble in ruins
cance compared with their present awful about the dead hopes and ruined happiness
proportions. How will you remove the of once happy inmates; womanhood bleeds
drinking places? You will not sing them at heart, and manhood sinks into devilish-
our, frown them out, pray them out, speak ness before the awful breath of this wither-
them out, or lead them out. ing curse. The platform may speak, the
You must DRIVE THEM OUT with the pulpit preach, the printing press teach, and
strong scourge of the law. They exist by the home twine all its tendrils of love. In
law, are kept by law, protected by law. vain. The dram shops are kept running
Only by law can they be annihilated. So by law-the mill wheels revolve ceaselessly,
long as they remain, the cause exists. Re- the cruel, relentless machinery, manned by
move the cause and the disease can be avarice and appetite, each day receives its
coped with. Let it remain, and so long golden grain of human good, and grinds
death will strike down the innocent, and not its mournful grist of human woe.
the sound of mourning be heard in the The mill must be stopped. Only the law
land. will do it.
5. The results of moral suaoion alone The rumshops are a constant immoral
arc not satisfactory. suasion, nullifying and hindering our mo,at
It has done a glorious work. Light has suasion.
been spread, truth scattered, convictions There are 4,00ooo of t]aese, big and little, -
fastened, and good incalculable resulted. wholesale and retail,in Ontario.
r But withal, the amount of liquors drunk They are open from 6 o'clock in the
has increased-the waste has amounted morning until Io.30 p.m., five days in the
up to almost fabulous figures-the pauper- week, and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays.
ism and crime have made rapid strides. These shops have men behind the bars
In spite of moral suasion, I2o,o000oo persons whose whole business is to supply asmany
die annually in Great Britain from in- drinks as possible; are open 95 hours per
temperance, and fully IOO,OOO in Anglo- week, displaying their temptations, usgng-
Saxon America; the terrible army of their associations and allurements, and
drunkards go on tramp, tramp, tramp, to busy rivetting the chains of appetite about
the grave of disgrace; billions of dollars are young and old.
annually wasted, and millions of bushels The influence of these men is bad; tho
of grain destroyed on this .oison that, as a atmosphere of the bar room is bad; its
beverage, never helps, always harms; associations are impure and degrading; its
criminals in long line march to jail, prison, teaching power, tending towards ruin and
and scaffold, seven-tenths of whom have utter vileness, is simply incalculable.
graduated in the demoralizing drink hells Shall we quietly submit to have ~,ooo
of our countlry; children come up in our places constantly flooding society with
homes and schools, and their tender feet their immoral suasdo,t Think of it,
march out to the recruiting drll shops of Christian readers.
" THIS MOST DETESTABLE TRAFFIC. I USE STRONG LANGUAGE BECAUSE I SEE
THE MISCHIEF THE TRAFFIC IS DOING. I KNOW THAT EVERY EFFORT I MAKE AS A
MINISTER OF RELIGION IS MORE THAN NEUTRALIZED BY THE EFFORTS THAT ARE
BEING MADE IN AN OPPOSITE DIRECTION.'-THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER.