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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 74

Some Expert Opinions

Some Expert Opinions.

To this bald summary let me add the statement of a distinguished [unclear: cian] (Sir William Gull) that "alcohol is the most destructive agent [unclear: re] are aware of in this country" (England); and that of a distinguished [unclear: df] Judge (Baron Dowse) that "the quantity of alcohol consumed in a district [unclear: a] the measure of its degradation"; and these three opinions of high [unclear: ties] as to the estimated or observed effects of its removal:—
(1)General Booth: "Many of our social evils, which overshadow the and like so many upas trees, would dwindle away and die if they were not [unclear: stantly] watered with strong drink."
(2)Mr. Joseph Chamberlain : "If I could destroy the desire for strong [unclear: k]in the people of England, what changes should we see ? We should [unclear: eur] taxes removed by millions sterling : We should see our goals and workhouse empty ! We should see more lives saved in twelve months than [unclear: d]consumed century of bitter and savage war !"page 6
(3)And of a fairly successful attempt to exterminate the enemy, [unclear: f] Chief Justice of the State of Kansas says: "Prohibition drove out the [unclear: r] and despoil or of the poor . . . . The State will most certainly [unclear: mai] that law which, whatever it may be to the rich, is the salvation of [unclear: fdf] poor."