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THE GARDEN I8LANp, TUESDAY, NOV. 18. 1919
How Prohibition is
Working in Canada
From the Christian Science
One of 1 lie great facts about
prohibition, a fact to whicli the
liqnor interests, everywhere- are
fully awake, is the extraordinary
rapidity with which it establishes
its own value. All righteous en
actments do this, of course, ulti
mately, but, with prohibition, the
good effects began to be outwardly
and visibly evident almost from
the moment the sale of liquor
ceases. Indeed, the most apparent
good comes first. The banishment
of drunkenness from the streets,
and the disappearonee of the
crowds round the saloon doors
are benefits which become evident
within twenty-four hours. Thence
onward, the improvement is not
so apparent, but is none the less
rapid and continuous. There is
lift question here of money waved
from driuk being ''spent on other
vices." No one who knew any
thing about the drink problem
ever, for a moment, believed that
it would be. for drink, itself is the
father of most of these "other
vices," and, that being cut off, the
rest go with it. The money saved
is spent on a thousand things
greatly needed, but previously
foregone in order to provide
money for drink, or else it is laid
There is, of course, a certain
sameness about the results obtain
ed from prohibition everywhere.
One household, one city, one state
has very much the same story to
tell as all the others; better cloth
ed and better fed children, more
efficient workmen, less crime, and
a higher standard of living gener
ally. There is, however, a certain
peculiar inipressiveness, in spite
of its uniformity, in the report
recently issued as to the working
of prohibition in the Province of
Ontario. Questionnaires were
sent out to the officials of the prin
cipal cities and towns in the Prov
ince asking for opinions as to what
effect prohibition had had during
the time that it had been in force.
In all sixty-nine answers were re-
ceived, and of these fifty-nine were
favorable, nine were non-commital,
and one was unfavorable.
It is a wonderful story that is
uufolded in these fifty-nine replies.
"Strong opponents are now enthu
siastic supporters." "Drunken
ness is practically obsolete." "Po
lice court is a thing of the past."
"Business better. Homes happy.
Social conditions are better. Sav
ings bank accounts started by
families previously in want."
"Moderate drinking and drinking
by young men is practically wiped
out. The results, physical and fi
nancial, are incalculable." "No
public man who has the interest
of the community at heart will
ever wish or suggest returning to
a wet Province."
And so the story goes on, em
phasizing at every turn, not only
the good results of prohibition,
but the utter failure, as far as
fulfillment is concerned, of all the
dire prophecies with which the
project was for so long surround
ed. It is true that the liquor in
terests stand read' to credit pro
hibition with every untoward in
cident or development in public
life, but Rich excursions into the
realm of pure fancy are rapidly
losing all power to deceive. For
prohibition very quickly makes
friends for itself. Not the least
notable feature about the report
already referred to is the number
of times that it tells of "strong
opponents" being converted into
"enthusiast ic supporters."
Speaking in Ottawa, recently,
on the elfent of prohibition
throughout the Dominion, the
The Girls' Reserve
The Girls' Reserve ot Walmea
School was started In May, the work
being In charge of Mrs. Sinclair Robin
son, with Mrs. C. B. Hotgaard as an
assistant. Officers were elected and
weekly meetings took place, the extra
tune atter the business meeting being
devoted to outdoor games.
Before vacation a swimming party
was given at Pakala with refreshments
served afterwards out on the lawn of
Mrs. Sinclair Robinson's home.
At the end of September the work of
the club was renewed, but instead of
one corps, the club was divided into
two, Mrs. Hofgaard taking charge of
the 7th and 8th grade girls in corps 1,
and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson having
charge of corps 2, the 5th and 6th
At Mrs. Hofgaard's home on the 12th
of November, 38 girls were initiated.
The rest of the afternoon was spent in
playing games, refreshments being
We are in receipt of the opening
number of the new Punahou week
ly, published by the students, and
we cordially extend to it the right
hand of fellowship, and our good
wishes for u successful course
along the rough and uncertain
road of experimental journalism.
The little paper is about the
size of the Garden Island when it
was young, but with all the varied
departments of a full Hedged city
There is an impressive staff of
twenty-eight members, about
twenty of whom are editors of one
kind and another.
Ilou. G. D. Robertson, Minister of
Labor, summed up the position
perhaps as well as it could be sum
med up when he said that prohi
bition had, in his opinion, greatly
increased the efficiency of the
Canadian workmen, and had
brought "untold happiness and
comfort to their wives and child
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