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TEMPERANCE AT THE PORT.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—lt is evident from the letter of ' Veritas Vinoit' in your Saturday's supplement, that under cover of pretending to criticise my "few remarks" at the annual licensing meeting, he wishes to draw me into a discussion of the whole "drink question." As this subjeot has been again and again thoroughly threshed out by much abler men than either " V. V." or myself, I must decline to gratify him. Anticipating, however, that he would

not be satisfied with my bare word, 1 had already taken the precaution to furnish myself with the statistics for which he asks, and for which I am indebted to Mr T. Hinohcliff, the obliging Clerk of the Court at Port Chalmers. These are as follow :

" Veritas Vincit" asks for the population for each year. I regret that I cannot give it him, but am certain there has not been a difference of more than 100 or 200 on one side or the other during the period quoted. I may add that, with exception of last year, bottle licenses were in existence during the whole time. Now, sir, in the face of theße facts, am I not justified in my contention that the "oolor" of the Licensing Committee has little or nothing to do with the matter, and that " the convictions for drunkenness are in a direct ratio to the prosperity of the community," the principal factor in producing the result shown by the statistics being of course the removal of the shipping from Port Chalmers to Dunedin.— I am, etc., John Drysdale. Port Chalmers, July 1.

Year. Hour of Closing. Committee. »£„* 1882 12 o'clock Moderate 132 1883 10 o'clock Blue-ribbon 150 1884 10 o'olook Blue-ribbon 118 1885 llo'olock Moderate 91 1888 11 o'clock Moderate 70 1887 11 b'olock Moderate 40 1888 10 o'clock Blue-ribbon 29

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TEMPERANCE AT THE PORT., Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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TEMPERANCE AT THE PORT. Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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