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Mr D. G. A. Cooper, S.M., after the reopening of tlie hotels at Wellington, remarked at the first day's sittings after the influenza epidemic that the number of cases was certainly too large. He had the idea that hotelkeepers and prohibitionists were absolutely opposed, but it almost appeared as if they wer« in league to give every assistance to have prohibition carried throughout tlie Dominion. "I have been astonished," remarked the Magistrate, "during the last few days, to see so many drunken men in the town. Apparently some of the hotelkeepers were not alive to their own interests, ior they would not permit so much drunkenness at a time like the present." " ■'"'*

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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