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The Daily Missoulian. (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, June 27, 1909, Morning, Image 17

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The events: of the week have been
fewv and informal In character; society
hdA been sav lrg its energy, and per
haps, tob, its, dihles, for the great cir
6us; ehildt'en were in demand, and not
inany were 'overlooked on the ausbi
,lons daoy. Matuy little parties 'were
planlned to see the show, and so great
was thet Interest shownr that a large
nurhber of people were on the.'grounds
early to see the fascinating work of
unloading the wagons, animals, etc.
On this day (ill are children again,
great and small.
Dancing Party.
One of the inoot dellyhtful affairs
of the week' vas" the "german," which
waVB 'gi'ven Friday evening in Btarbor
& Marshall's hall by a number of
young ladies. While the .affair was
limited in numbers, yet those present
were of a delightful geniality and have
participated iri many pleasurable events
prior to this ohe. The hall was beau
tifully ddeorated and presented a gay
and festive appearance when the
guests gathered. Punch was served
during 'the evening, and numerous lit
tle supper parties were held after the
dancing had ceased.' Those present
were: The Misses Toole, Hamilton,
Jones, At'mstrong, Adelaide Armstrong,
Kurtz, Kenhedy, McCullough, Ross,
Mackay, Ronan and Isabel Ronan;
Messrs. Weisel, Mason, Toole. Kitchen,
Oakes, Simpson, McGee, Dennison,
'Swinbourne, Donnnlly, Beckwith,
Rnathbun, McCormick, McCullough, Dr.
'Caorla; raid r. and Mrs. Maltt Mc
Great Falls Wedding.
Of interest to Missoula people is the
following item taken from the Great
Falls Tribune of the 15th inst. Mrs.
Thomas is a niece of Mrs. Frank
Wbody,. Mrs. Frank G. HiggIns, Jack
Hayes, and granddaughter of Mrs.
Barbara IIays of Missoula; she has
visited frequently in Missoula and has
many friends here, all of whom re
member her as a beautiful girl, with
a disposition and character as sweet
as her face:
A quiet wedding occurred last even
ing at the home of Mr. and'Mrs. Rob
ert Coburn, 1000 Fourth avenue north,'
when Miss Edith Blessing, neice of
Mrs. Coburn, was united in marriage
to Dr. Frank B. Thomas of Sand
Coulee. Immediately after the cerd.
mony Dr. Thomas and his bride left
for Sand Coulee, where they will make
their home.
The bride is a well-known and popu
lar lady in Great Falls, where she has
visited on numerous occasions during
thepast few years. She is a daughter
of John Blessing of White Sulphur
Dr. Thomas hits been located in Sand
Coulee for' about' a year, having come
to Montana from eastern Canada. Mise
Blessing taught school in Sand Coulee
during the last term.
Kappa Alpha Theta.
A charming luncheon was given Fri
day by Mrs.' Warren Wilcox in honor
of Miss Russell of Leland Standford
university and Miss Dall of Seattle
who represent the Kappa Alpha Thete
fraternities of those places, and who
are on their way east to attend the
national convention as delegates.
The table was artistically decorated
with flowers in appropriate colors, and
covers were laltl for 'the following
guests: The Misses Lucille Marshall,:
Effle Cordz, Carrie Hardenhurgh, Mes
datnes John Lucy and James Bonner.
Miss Hatheway, Entertains.
Miss Hatheway entertained a num
ber of her friends on Tuerday after
ndon at her home in South Missoula
Pretty needlework held the attention
of the guests during the early hours
of the afternoon, and at 5 o'clock a
dainty luncheon was served. About 12
guests were present.
Indefinitely Postponed.
The "high jinks" party wllich v as to
have been given Wednesday evening
by Mrs. Archie Price at her home on
,South Sixth street, complimentary L,,
her sister and neice, Mrs. JIigsbj, and
Miss Bigsby, was Indefinitely lpr- t
poned 'on account of the illness of Mrs.
Price and Mrs. Bigsby.
Miss Kennett Is Hostess.
Miss Helen Kennett entertained a
few friends on Saturday afternoon at
her home on 'Fast Pine -treet. rhe
afternoon was 'devoted to needleworkt
and in the 'enjoyment of Iho dainty
luncheon served. Twelve gueo;te t vote
Four Leaf Euchre Club.
The Four Leaf Euchre club w'a ctI
tertained on Wednesday afte ro >n by
Mrs. John Bonner in her usuall hospi
table manner. The members of the
club were present with a few Irivi
leged guests, and the afternoon was
spent most delightfully with curd:.
On Wednesday evening, at the homne
of her parents, Mr. and Mr:N:. N.
Hutchinson, Miss Bessie L. Heutchin.
son became the wife of Wallace L.
Mann. The bride was attire] in
cream silk and carried a ounucet of
bride's roses. The bridesmaid was
Miss Maud Mann, sister of the grown,
and wore light blue and carr1o3 car
nations. The best man was Harry
Hutchinson, brother of the bride. lite
rooms were beautifully decorated clith
roses and white marguerites. ELev. J.
N'. Maclean of the Presbyterian church
performed the ceremony, after which
a wedding supper was served. Mrs.
Mann has been in Missoula for over
15 years and has many friends. Mr.
Mann is a conductor for the No:'thern
Pacifile Railroad company, and is well
thought of. The young couple left on
No. 5',for a trip to the coast, and vill
take in the sights at the expo:eition.
Mrs. Wilbox Entertains.
Mrs. Warren Wllco, entertained at
uncheon on Friday, compilimen::ry
to the members of the Theta Phi so
rority, at her home on tUnivers.ti
avenue. The table was handsomeil
decorated with flowers and laid with
covers for 12. A delicious menu wa:
served in a number of courses.
Enjoyable Automobile Party.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Reilly enter.
tained a number of their friends at
In enjoyable autotnobile party on
Thursday. The celebration of St.
Tohli's day proved an excellent excuse
for a delightful trip to FIrenchtown,
where the day was pleasantly splent,
ond the return trip in the evening
.roved not the least among the pleas
ures of the occasion.
Leavas for the East.
'T. J. Farrell, Jr., leaves on the
North Coast Limited this morning for
Decorah, Towa, where he will be best
nan at the wedding of Orville 0England
mnld Miss Laura Nelson on the morn.
rng of June 30. From Deonrah he
'oes to Chicagd, where he will attend
he national convention of the Sigma
'hi fraternity, going as a delegate
rom the Missoula Alumni chapter. At
Billings he will be joined by Archie E.
`,each, a student at the T niversity of
Mointana, who is a delegate of Beta
')elta chapter.
Mrs. Maloney Entertains.
Mrs: Clarence 'Maloney entertained a
number of her friends last eveninir at
her home on Sherwood street, the no
2asion being her birthday. Durilng the
vdining whist was played, at the con
'lusinn of which a luncheon was
'erved. About 30 guests enjoyed Mrs.
'Laloney's hospitality.
Mrs. D. Wr. Frease is in the city
'rom Napoleon, Ohio. Mrs. Fre;se is
visiting her sister and brother, Mr.
'nd Mrs. D. R. Feighner, and will
spend the summer in Missoula.
Miss Winnifred FeTghner has 'e
'urned from Boston, where she has
been taking a course in library science
it Simmons' college.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sedman were
guests in Butte last week.
Mr. and ,Mrs. McMurray of Hamil
ton visited friends in Missoula last
Mrs. Hamilton Thatcher of Victor
(By S. J. Wright.)
in a valley in the mountains,
.n the land of the IvMontana's,
)n the rocky banks of Hell Gate,
Nestling at the foot of Jumbo,
lies the city of Missoula,
)ften called the Garden city;
Voted for its many gardens,
V'oted for its mountain scenery,
Peaks of beauty, height and grandeur,
.'ar surpassing many mountains
Phat you see among the Rockies.
Po the east is old Mt. Jumbo,
voted for its c(lose resemblance
7o the beast with the proboscis.
t 6ies north of Hell Gate canyon,
)own which flows the Hell Gate river,
Sometimes known as Muddy Water,
Phus made. muddy by the tailings
,rom the many mines and smelters,
'rom the many concentrators
Pound 'way up at its headquarters;
UJp at Butte and Anaconda,
'oted cities for their mining.
Then the Rattlesnake comes purling
From the north in rarest beauty,
luenching all the thirsty city
Nith its water sweet and wholesome.
tt its head is old Mt. Murphy,
:ewering high.above the others
Like Goliath 'mong his fellows.
To the north there lies some waters
Lakes of clear transcendent beauty,
Waters rarely seen by mankind,
For it takes a lot of climbing
To see the lakes in all their beauty.
To the west of old Mt. Murphy
Is a stream of clearest water
That flows sw.)ftly from a crevice,
Then goes whirling on its journey
Over precipice and boulder
Forming waterfalls of beauty
In its haste to reach the canyon.
West of Murphy, not far distant,
Is another stream of water
Rushing down to Hell Gate valley,
Giving life and living beauty
To the narrow winding canyon.
This is Grant creek, and it wanders
Th'rough tile rich and prosperous
. valley,
Mixing its translparent fluid
With the slime and muddy water
Of the noted Hell Gate river.
Farther west you see a mountain
Rising far above tile others
Like a guardian of the forests.
This is called the Squaw-tit moun
Oddly named from its appearanoe.
As we move our eyes more southward,
Soon they rest on old Mt. Lolo,
Highest of the peaks we've noticed
Peer of all the-mountains 'round us.
There he stands among the 'mountains
Par above all its surroundings,
Looking like a mighty monarch
;eated high above his subjects.
)n his crest he wears a snow crown
in the hottest of the summer.
Ihus defying all the efforts
)f Old Sol to thus uncrown him.
Fast of Lolo lies a valley
Which for richness rivals fully
"hat old rich and fertile valley
Long the Nile in lower Egypt.
Here are grown in rich abundance
WVheat and oats and rye and barley,
Luscious fruits of all descriptions
Chat are grown in northern climates.
'Bitter Root" they call this valley;
Vamed in honor of a flower
Chat grows wild throughout the
rrom the melting snows, the foun
and George Thatcher of Srevelnsvill,
spent Tuesday in the city.
M.ts. Frank Thomas Ihas as hey
guests Mrs. Murehie and Miss Jean
ette 'Murchie of Grafton, N. D.. aln
Mrs. J. A. liddell and son o ltlutte.
Arthur Descllhanps has r'eturned frlo
a visit to Chicago.
Miss Edna. Powers has retnrneed fronl
Boston, where she lhas been spendin.
the winter.
Fi'ron the springs of clearest water
Far ub In the timbered mountuins,
Come many streams of crystal waters
Forming there a noble river
That flows slowly down the valley,
Giving life and living hiauty
To the rich and verd'atnt valley.
North it flows to lell (late valley.
Mixing there Its crystal waters
With tihe muddy ihell (late river.
Coming back near where we started,
O)pposite to old Mt. Jumbho,
There Mt. Sentinel's aerial summit
Towers far above the 13ell Gate,
The rocky banks of Hall late river.
Thus the scenery that surrounds rus
I've endeavored here to pi(tlure
Like a moving panorama.
(By Lida N. Diederich.)
tn the spring of the year, whenl wsarm
rain fall,
King Dandelion sounds his call,
And in helmets of goldl and tralppings
of green
The march of his many Imen is seen;
They pour over mountain and valley
and plain.
They dance in the sunshine and smile
in the rain.
In the rocky canyon's cool retreat
They mass themselves at the dark
pine's feet;
y dusty streets, by hubhlling stream.
Brightly and boldlly their Ihelmets
Over lawn and garden, 'neath orchard
Tlhey march where they will and camp
where they please.
"Ho, ho!" cries the king to his march
ing men,
'These human upstarts are at it
They are fighting my legions on every
It is nip and tuck who'll get this
We hear them push with fiendish zeal
Over our heads their blades of steel;
We hear them cry with an evil shout,.
'At last we've routed tile rascals
But down in the cool earth, dtark and
The headless legions blindly creep,
Decapitated, dismembered, still
They rise to their task with a royal
Their dead lie thick on the grassy
But their places are taken by millions
Victors ever, the land they claim,
By the right of eminent domain.
Proudly they march on, uncontrolled,
Soldiers of fortune in green and gold
King Dandelion, we how to you,
We hate you, and fight you, and love
yoU, too.
(Bfy Lida N. Diederich.)
In the land where tile bright red all
ples grow
s a f. lush of pink and a gleam of
ýolor and beauty and rich perfume,
,it S iO H Y
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Mendminee, Mich., June 23.--Missi
Rose Hanly, reputed to be the most
beautiful girl in the northwest, has
been captured by the wiles of Cupidl
and on June 22 married Nicholas My
ers. The lucky man is well known in
railroad circles and during the past
two years has been private secretary
V rih splr, "Tihe arll~t. tl-ee: art' i t
Come where theo lolom.ing orcharthdi
spre d
PeInlly cnanoies overllo:d,
PI',r n the valley's g-i to tlhe riveir'd
Pink-tilpped branihes against the blue
ilpsh linl e splashes sifting hrough,
A\id l in rmnil rilig hilr'det of huszz in
Mining lfor gold in the :ipples trees.
.A .ihothfing statr tlihi'iigli liho erl
The hniilinilg darts to keep lhis tryst
'(The saully rollins sIay iand sing
it hli e time of ii ll 11 blossum lllii g.
otrgotten the w\lthr', t,11 anld stings
'"Pis springthi.'e tto\v, ilnt thle rilt
'Tis the resuirreetiiin tnilnt of year
We now, fortl the apple blossors ait
Sing with the t apringtinte hirds, nh
(laimi if the springtime joy ia part;
ejolt e in Il l lhoanty anld sweet ler
'mnilio, Ior' ithe apple trees tre In
lily Dick Porter.)
I stood in the valley at night nlind
drlnlik of its fragra.nee so sweet,
lWhen nocturnal sHods w\ore hushed,
1savei the ral ofi the falls lit iiy
I saW Ill till' lilst the110 inolintais, lis
they kissed a tpurple skly,
Illen1 ling in gold Ant l crimlson, I
watched the pale stars die.
When over the east of the moulntillns,
flooding the valley with gold.
Th1ie queen of the night looked hdown
on the world in glory alnl
splenldor untold -
'\ lley.
I stood in tlhe valley tt daybrenk,
Wlhen nlturo was all a-tune;
The birds and the bees, the mountains
and trees were smiling--'tvilas
I saw in the east the pale of the sky
that lay on a mantle of snow,
The world was awake in her orbtall
flight, the valley all aglow.
Slowly andl stately the queen of tlhe
lday marched over tile moun
tain's 'rest,
When the grain i\,as donning the am
her 1and tile meadows in grieen
were dressed
It was dawn in the Bitter Root
Washington, June 26.--Secretary of
the Treaslury AltacVeagh lits amended
the interstate qulArantne regulations
so as" to permlt.tr'h leper, John Early,
who has been qtiarantlned here some
lmoIths, to be transferred to New
lYork for observation and treatment.
The amendment provides that the
1leper' be aeeeptetd for transportation
under propler supervision, when en
route to a seatiort for deportation,
ailso for transportatioll to a designated
placee for care an1d 'treatment, with the
necessary eonsent 01'of the proper health
authorities, providfng proper sanitary
precautions are etifoieed on the way.
New Yorlt, June 26.-New York and
its vicinity sweltered again today un
der tile rays of a burning sun,. Al
though plrostrations were lnumellorous
to S. N.' Harrison of Phestigo, super
intendent of the Wisconsin-Michigan
Railroad company.
Miss Hanly is prominent socially
and is an atccomplished musician. Her
photograph has more than once been
awaVrded the first prize in contests for
the most beautiful'-girl in the north
Elderly People
Helped Free
The last years of life are the sweet
est, and yet the most difficult to pro
long. It is then that the greatest care
is exercised in maintaining bodily
health. But the chief care should al
ways be with regard to the food you
eat and whether you are digesting it
properly. You should not allow your
self to become constipated.
No doubt you have tried salts and
cathartic pills, purgative tablets, etc.. and
have come to the conclusion that they are
violent In action and do but temporary
good. Listen, then, to the voice of ex
perience with regard to a wonterful and
mild laxative, Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pep
sin. It is not new, only we are trying
to find new friends for It.
A. A. Felts, of Johnston City, Ill., suf
fered from stomach trouble for six years
ahd found his cure in Dr. Caldwelr's
Syrup Pepsin. His wife uses It too with
success. We could name hundreds of
iothers. Some heard of it first through
neighbors or friends; others through the
doctor's offer to send any sufferer from a
stomach, liver or bowel conmlaint a free
sample bottle for trial, without charge.
If you will send your name and address
he will send you n. trial bottle direct to
your home If it proves itself as ho
claims then continue the treatment by
buying a 50-cent or $l bottle of your
druggist, as all of .them sell it. Old people.
like children, sho'uld look for purity, uanc
it is well to mention that the purity of
this remedy Is vouched for with the U. i.
government. Also though a free bottle
f senit to prove its merits, results are
always guaranteed from the regular
bottles bought of druggists, who will re
fund your money if it does not satisfy
you. Send at least for the free test bottle
If there is anything about
your ailment that you don't
understand, or if you want
any medical advice, write
to the doctor, and he will
Sanswer you fully. '1 here is
no charge for this service.
The address is Dr. W. B.
Caldwell, 517 Caldwell bldg.,
Monticello, Ill.
For sale by Garden City Drug Co.
but one deatlh from htent hind bien re
ported utp to 2 o'clock this Ifteirnoon.
At that hour the mercury stood at XS.
lour degrees under the IXlnnim iso n of
92, recordedl yesterday,. T'he heat is
believed to have been responsible for
the suicide of one oman and one ut
tempted suicide during the morning.
Showoers and cooler wetather tonight
were pl'onlised.
Wilberton, Okla., Jute 26.-A mob
of 50 masked men took Sylvester
tennienl, a ilegro klnown as lAlabalma
Red," from the jail here early today
and lynched him. The negro on 'Thurs
day had shot nnd killed Albert Turner,
a deputy constable, who hald attempted
to arrest him.
The mob cut telenhone and electric
wires- to preventi interference, then
broke open the door of the jail and
hanged the negro from a teleplshlone
pole ill front of the jail.
'The largest bronze casting in the
world is the statue of Peter the Great
at St. Petersburg.
oman's Beual
Depends Upon Her Haif
** *No matter how handsome the eyes, how clear
the complexion, how perfect the lilies of .the.
face or how elegantly attired, no woman cart
be considered really beautiful unless she hasý_
good hair-hair that is her own.
We .qi thin, scraggy hair will mar tile pret-,
tiest fa:le ever set upon feminine shoulders,
Luxuriant Hair Is
Woman's Crowning
Makes the Hair beautiful,
Kills the Dandrull Germ,
Prevents the Hair from Falinag
That busy little microbe, the I)andrnff Germ, (aus es all the trouble. With his destruction and the clean
liness t\hith follows the use of Herpicide the hair at oncte n iakes n t li, i aind lustre, that splendor and
hIxllriance whicuh mllales or )beiat ty.
Herpicide is the Original Remedy and the Only Remedy
that will do this. It has many Imitators, but no equals.
There is nothing better, nothing lust as good.
Applications at the best hair o
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f el lost l\ithout a bottle in the house. Ons Dollar Bottles Guaranteed Dept. L, Detroit, Minch.
('Cotirulu from Pag( Ono,)
mittees, boardsi of trustees or a widely
scattere'd members.hilp.
In any light that the leagne goes into
it assumes tihe leadershtiip. If' a l'a)lt
ior'gi:tlIZ i ii ,l (. itizs t'onll( tie ng a
n, -liti'ns+e ,i )ll r a~h lie, s the t'a id of
the1 IPHlea tw II nitt work in tnina llt1titn
with teilt- \wrki r lind n slipeakers i s
si;:n,, It it by the lIague ht' :ubqitin r
terT alnd trit st ta)l itltoiu 4' petr cent
of the fo Isn it rtaises toi tiit, league
itrlsur>. II tiles termls a Re refusedl
tias happenedt) in into of the countyll
tights ret,'tly viiatgi, in .l hihltigatl.
the leag'ue deti,t's to lairticlpate in
the struiIggle. nllther ip siti o that
the liagIue h:ts ittlh re ttI stlat ldily is
thctt It i,'l t a itlta' I , t l tnlly can it ilttl i
, rt l le of plrtt'iy +who will pledig'. hii
Self Il votel for the , itn: S'ttiure which
the l'eague is -teking tlo have eiai'tetl
into law iltn tis particular state. The
andidaite iili ati io hiold in peronal
belief "r practice to the print'iptles of
prohibitill. Alll that the leagutt exacts
itn it doef' ile Itro iti of support tof its
noteastires. As stoon as this is received
it hb iins 11 atctivO etitpll signl ill he
lIf io the i tlitatlt. Its speakers are
put inlt the district ti . ean tilgn inl
his stupprt, speitking in the churches
twherev'er p.tssilte; lists of church at
Iendants t.are otttined anti are et.cu
larized in his behlalf, and no eff'ort is
oalied l to secure o'very po'ssihte vote
itl Ilil support.
This phan has ctused some crtticism
' tlit(- et gilt' Itectuse tof tile irsonal
thracte'rs of solt of the men it has
siupporteld. The Itec'. D)r. Peters, one
of tlt' most i'tilrOm.tent wtorkers for
tetperante alld ctivh betternment in
New Yotrkf, recently deteirned indig
antly that "provided n man voate foril
their ,+minanditilton and support." The
as possible elsiwheri e ai yet receive
heir condemnation and support." Thte
eagute leaders ldo not deny this. AIlr.
taker's Dosition is that the is not coii
cerned with the purifictation of poli
ties or with any other tight except
that for the extermination of thie st
loin st far as legal enactments can
exterminate it. The league atdnmilt
hat there are other worthy causes,
uit sot far as its own activities are
ioncernedI every other consideration is
sacrificed to that of securing anti
iquor legislation.
Another salient point In the camn
ialgn methoids of the anti-saloon
teague is the adoption of up-to-date
and even sensational methods of
arousing interest. Circulars, pamphlet::
aind personal letters are called into
play; hitllhoards and fences are util
zed for signs in glaring type; parades
of women and children are organized.
The old-time "horrible example" is re
laced by toddling youngsters bearing
signs reading, "Vote to keep my papa
from drink," "Don't let the saloons
'uin out' homes," and similar emblems.
In some cases, however, these methods
save been carried too fatr by over-zeal
Ous campaigners, Its when the Inmates
of a Virginia orphan asylum were.
muarshaled in a procession as at living
exhibit of thle results of drink, a re
lection on thie character of the local
ommunity which its citizens prompt
ly resented. Stereopticon- lectures anld
moving picture views are other up410
date eampatgnt instruments adopted
)by the- league.
The rAnti-laloon league for tie most
part has refrained from joining forced
with other bodies, holding that its one
object of securing prohibilbitory Lsegles
tfin might be endangered .by such l1
tlhncs. Between it and the prtshibl
timr party there exists a perceptible
i olnc . 'The prohibitlonists accuse
thei leaguers of sacrificing principle to
policy, while the latter retort.thgt the
third party- leders filliow methods
that are linpractical att fall of ac
omllldishing iany result: of conse
quenco. In New York" th; league
strongly opp.sed the bill advocated
by one of its formter allies, the com
Iittee of fourteen. in the fight 'waged
by tile latter against the Rtalnes law
hotels, and the chairman of the corm
Ilittte, hirmsell a clergyman, criticised
the league fir supporting "probably'
the most dangerously corrutlt ta.l Int
the entire assembly (of. New York,,
throuigh whomnl all the iniquitous
srneak-thief legislation of the railway
corporrations was introduced." Like
wise an attempt to allign the forces
Ilmosed to cuhild labor with the league
fell through when it was shown that
the statistics on this subject widely
distributed by the league, which
charged tlhat 1,600,000 children were
forced into mills and factories by the
laws permitting the sale of lIlquor
were incorrect, and that more than 40
per cent of the children so eniployed
were in prohibition states.
As a result of the difficulties at
tending attempted coalitions the
league now follows pretty onseist
ently a go-It-alone policy, striving Irn
very IHoIial content to rally all possi
ble elements of voting strength to its
standard but avoiding all .permanendt
alliances. Its position in the anti.sa
loon war is somewhat like that of the
professional evangelist who condocts
religious revivals for the churches,
When the fight is won in one section
its forces move on to another battle
field, leaving the problem of malntain
ing and enforcing the laws it has se
cured to the people of the'commlnirty
While this sharp dividing line be
tween the Anti-Saloon league and
other organizations devoted to the
temperance cause is everywhere in
evidence it has never, thus far at
least, seriously crippled the. voterget
ting power of the league; and thl~s, of
course, Is the sole object for which'It
was established. The real test of the
league and of the permanence of its
work will come doubtless when the
actual results of the laws which it has
succeeded in placing on the statute
books have become evident.
According to official figures the -an%·
nual . per .capita consumption of b*ert
In, Great Britain has decreased froar
32.20 to 26.47 gallons in the liast.
cade, while that of spirits has' dea.
creased front 1.18 gallons to ,87 of-6

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