An Atii-bUouting Loague is being formed in Wellington. 'J he prime mover i=> Mr R. C'lcnifnt Kirk, a solicitor. In regard to " Bhouting," he say 3in a circular just issued:— "The practice has so growu upon the community that it ij a matter J: everyday observation to Fee a man go into un hotel or club to one tirink, which he feels he wants or would like, but he meets incidentally three or four other mon he fc now?, and custom dictates that one shall probably 'ehout' for all the oilier?, each of whom ia turn, not wish'ng to be" outdone in cou: twsy or to app ar mo'in, "ill m.k'> a siir.ilu- oiler, und the resub frequently is that all these men have cousuraod I enough to ruake them lazy and unfit f. r much work for the r«st of the day, and have fpent three or four t;infH as much money as there was any need tor sparidin,,', as well a3 wasted thtir time. I am ouly instanciug a moderate and not an extreme view, and the further evils of the pys*-.--?» will appear to every intelligent u> u>.!' Tmfbllowing is the resolution to boM»b>o-ib d to by membeis of the league:-''l afivt to become a member of the No v Z nUmi Anti-shoutiug League, and do h-.nvb.. pledgo my woid in the interi'pts »-f s.^iety that I will, within New Zealand, neither drink intoxicating liquor at tho expense of another person, nor pay tot eu h liquor for another unless Ibe at the time e'thor the bona fide guest or host of that oth'r person, and I further premise to use my beat endeavour to induce ot least thrne other persons to join the league."
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6609, 30 June 1905
Anti-Shouting League. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6609, 30 June 1905
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