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Intemperate Prohibitionists

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Camión Farrar returned home after h3 recent visit to this country to say thit he did nol see as mnch drunfcenaegs in all liis travelinjr in llie United States a he coulcl spc an y day In a hort walk in London. Joseph Uook, wlio ig higo gometiuirs called reverend, lias just mnde the declaration that the American people tire the most dranken race on the planet. Mr. Cook's statement would be scurccly worth payingj attentlon to if he were the only one to makc guch an accusation. He has not been a careful in hU Btatemcnts as to entitle him to such distinc tion. Hut he has echoed wliat quite a number of temperance and prohiliitlon advocates have said before hlm, and wln.t quite a number always say wlien thcy say anything on their hobby. As a matter of fact, the United States rank eleventh In the list of nationa of tlie earth in the per capita conMimption of spirituoua li((uors and sixth in muil liquurs, wliili' it rank fourth in pnpulation, Tliese are statements frora officia] sourccs and cannot be controvcrtt'd Tnnperanw agitators and men like Cook have no excuse tor bcing inorant of this proportion, and by perverting it tliey eertainly do not help the cause in whicli they are interested nith intelligent men. Canon Farrar's experience ig uot singular. Other keeu observe have noïlced the same contrast he poinU out. Tliere Is, indeed, enongh intemperanot in tlii country; there is altogetbi'r t iiiuch of it; but how does it help the matter to let rheloric and entbusiam


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