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Iu the winter of 1901-2, an expedition
of the French government discovered
on the acropolis of the Susa some broken
fragments of a black diorite monument
on which were engraved the Code
This Babylonian monarch, in order
that the strong might not oppress ttye
weak, that hiB people might know their
rights, thai- order nilrht ha mnlntolnoil
ttirougiiout his kingdom, caused his Code
of Laws to be carved in monuments,
which monuments were set up in different
parts of bis jurisdiction tbat all
migut read and know.
Tnis was done about 2250 B. C? more
tban a thousand years before the Hlai-iir
lie conquest. Hammurabi is generally
meniined Witn Amrapnel (Genesis 14:1),
the sixth king of the first dynasty of
Babylon. Vve know much of this man
because B. Vv. rung, tue British Assyroiogist,
has done into English toe letters
tnat Hammurabi wrote to 6uiluumam
and also the Chronicles of tue
hang of Babylon.
Hammurabi had a lot of trouble with
the saioon keepers of his time because
tuey oppressed the women and children
of uis day. Bo he drafted excise daws
to regulate tue liquor trainc, whicu
laws can now be read in the recovered
Tho Knhflt/iAP rxf fha oqIaam boo,t\oro
oi 4,000 years ago was very much tine
barne as that of the llceused liquor
dealers of today in this country, first,
tiiey swindle tne people by snort measure
and tnis led to tne enactment 01
Section 108 of Hammurabi's Code, which
"If a wine seller do not receive fraiu
as tne price of drink, but if sue receives
money by the great stone, or niaae tne
measure of drink smaller tnan tne
measure for corn, tmey shall call tnat
wine seller to account, and they suau
throw her into tne water."
The Babylonian saloons were centers
of crime and disorder, just as saloons
everywhere are today, 'mis led tne
king to enact a provision regulating
tnis matter. Section 109 of tne cone
it ouuaws collect in tiie nuusc ut a
wine seller, and she do not arrest these
outlaws and bring them to the palace,
that wine seller shall be put to death."
It was also found necessary to enact
a statute to prevent the clergy from
frequenting the legalized shops. Section
'111 a priestess who is not living in a
(untranslated) open a wineshop or enter
a wineshop for a drink, tbiey shall
burn that woman."
Then Hammurabi's people had a lot
of trouble about buying wine on credit,
especially In time -of harvest when the
people needed to be sober in order to
garner their crops. So it was enacted
Ihot mhnon ml.. ?.H. _. w
(.uui, nuvov BV1U nuiC Uil CI OUJL Q>L ?UU11
a time could not recover the full value
of the asme. Section 111 governing or
regulating this matter read:
"If a wine seller give 60 KA of drink
.... on credit, at the time of harvest
she shall receive 60 KA of grain."
This system of regulating the liquor
traffic was instituted more than four
thousand years ago.
The attempts at regulation fadled and
the civilization of Babylon was snuffed
Allf \r% on ~ * J_i ? t- *-? *- ? *
??> ui au uig; ui uruin IUZLZ Das 066D
chronicled In song and legend and history
of the ages to tills day.
Egypt tried the drink and Egyptian
civilization is now a dream of the past.
Greece tried it and a few years ago,
the outlandish .total abstaining Turks
V. N OF THE SOUTH
chased the remains of Greek civilization
all over Thessaly.
Rome tried drink and now cne ravelliugB
of Roman civilization are wandering
about the country with u.onkeys
and hand organs collecting pennies
from thrifty abstainers.
For four thousand years or more
since the days of Hammurabi, one civilization
after another has tried to cure
the evils of drink by some system of
regulation, but failure has invariably
followed failure with unerring roll of
t in this drama of forty centuries, the
historian cannot point out a single instance
whfirn ho ovllo ' -I-1- u - ?
? vv w < 4iu vi xiimn. utivu
been cured by any system of regulation
in Ibis drama of forty centuries,
wherever the evils of drink have not
been present, it has always been where
either the people on account of their
reilgon or habits do not drink or where
the traffic has been rooted out and
plowed under by the strong hand of a
'Dr. French, some years ago, wrote
a history?"Nineteen Centuries of Drink
in England." It is the story of how
England has been trying for near twenty
centuries to cure the evils of drink
by regulating the traffic. Now a codification
of her excise laws requires several
hundred printed pages and her
regulation mocks the sufferer from the
curse. In America, we have been trying
for 250 years to correct the evils
of drink by this or that system of
regulation. The result is that the traffic
has become so powerful that it ignores
the regulations and snaps its fingers
at the laws. The evils of drink
The friends of regulation have been
trying to settle the liquor problem for
four thousand years and without success.
In all those years, it has never succeeded
anywhere. It has always failed
everywhere, even though it has always
been administered by its friends.
During the past few decades, the
policy of prohibition has been tried in
this country, mostly in isolated places
and always under various handicaps.
It has nevex had a square opportunity
to show what could be done under that
Iln cases where it has been administered
by its eneunies, it has invariably
railed, of course.
In cases where it has been administered
by its friends, in spite of She
handicaps, the policy has Invariably been
Isn't it in accord with the "safe and
sane" idea to displace a failure of four
thousand years' standing and extend in
its place a proved success.
If prohibition was a failure, the liquor
dealers would be the first to promote
Instead of advocating prohibition, we
find the liquor dealers fighting for the
right to pay a thousand dollars a year
each to sell liquor under regulation, a
policy that enables them to do business,
get rich, buy diamonds and pay dividends.
We have waited four thousand years
for the friends of regulation to "make
good" on their claims. That is long
enough. Now give prohibition a chance.
Clinton N. Howard estimates that if
it takes ten beers to make a man drunk,
one glasB will make him one-tenth drunk.
The moderate drinker Is never quite
as drunk as the excessive drinker.
?Presbyterian Temperance Bulletin.
The declaration of the apostle that
"whosoever doeth God's wjII shall know
of the doetrine," Is Just as true now as
when he first spoke the words. Of this
line there is certainty, satisfaction, and
progress?blessings to be found nowhere
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