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THE A.VXUAL KKPORT. (By Telegraph.— Press Association.) WELLINGTON, this, day. At the Women* (. hristian Temperance Union Convention to-day, the annual report was presented, showing that the present membership was 1,855. Gratification iras expressed at the splendid advance wade at the local option poll. The vote for in the Dominion had been steadily growing. ■ and last poll gave a magnificent majority of 33.331 votes over our opponents. "We hope and believe," guys the report, "that members of the W.C.T.U. will give all possible help to the agitation for the rrnioval of three-fifths disability from the temperance section of the community." In the opinion of the union, it is much to b< , regretted that any No-license voter d-jes not feel bound to rote Reduction as well as No-license. In the country districts, says the report, reduction would mean prohibition over a large area. consequently the temptations to drink would be less numerous, a-nd the result bo less drunki enness. Now that the No-license party is gaining in numbers and influence it is time to claim from Parliament the right of Dominion option, by a bare majority. The Union condemns the establishment of canteens at military camps and in some of the orderly rooms, and it also makes a protest against drinking on trains and the placarding of liquor advertisements at railway stations. Referrinc to the (abinet rernnstrurtion. the report says that to sfly :hi t the new appointments arc satisfactory to thf Progressn •■> nr to the party of reform would bf far from the truth, in fact Sir Joseph Ward swim to have gone out of his wav tn show contempt fnr those who stand for the defence of all that is best, in national life.

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WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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