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Sib, —As an old subscriber to your paper, I wish to enter my protest against the inordinate amount of spsco which is devoted in your columns to the Prohibition question, or whatever it may be called. The subject is discussed ad nauseam. Tho views of the Eev. Mr this or the Rev. Mr that upon the matter are set forth in much detail. Then, we have the pronouncements of No-licßnse councils and similar bodies reported with precision. Along comes a flight of lecturers, male and female, " from the States," all " famous "or at least " celebrated," and extremely verbose, who descant upon the manifold blessings of Prohibition, though why these good paople should take the trouble to do so is hard to understand, seaing that we are already in the full enjoyment of those blessings, One would imagine that their talents could be more profitably employed in enlightening those benighted regions where the unregenerate still openly drink their half-pint of beer or wee drop cE whisky, while we poor Ashburtonians are compelled:, to drink sub ro?a and on the sly. Thun your columns are deluged with longwinded letters wherein the arguments in favour of Prohibition which have been urged for years past are repeated again and again. Jack Jones or Bill Smith, from Otago or Auckland, as the case may be, spends a few days with a Prohibition friend here, and forthwith we are favoured with his impressions of the working of Prohibition in Ashburton. Than, there axe sermons, addresses, miscellaneous articles, all reiterating the same old story. Now, Mr Editor, I ask you in all seriousness to give us a spell from these exhortations. Even the hardened criminal " doing time" is nob always boing- lectured apon his wickedne:3B, He is occasionally left to his own reflections. For a period of say, three months, exclude from your columns all sermons, lectures, pronouncements, correspondence, impressions, and everything elsß relating to Prohibition ; and in lieu thereof, give us somo bright, interesting matter, which the intelligent reader will be able to paruse with pleasure and satisfaction. lam sure the great majority of your subscribers would welcome such a reform with delight. At tha expiration of threi months, we should bi within cooee of tho local option poll, and could go afc it again like giants refreshed. In the meantime, Mr Editor, give U3 rest, give us rest.—l am, etc., Had Enough op it.

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A PLEA FOR REST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905

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A PLEA FOR REST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905

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