EFFECTS OF DRINK.
TO THE EDITOIS.
Sir, —The October record of the ravages of drink is an appalling ons. An attempted murder of a wife and suicide iif the husband in the Carterton licensed district, of which the Coroner (a man not afraid to do his duty), said: "The crime had been committed while the deceased, a prohibited person, was under tho influence of liquor." A shocking state of affairs erpoeed in a sly grog case in the Duucdiu licensed district Drunkenness, loathsome degradation, and death of a woman at Auckland. Suicide of a man, and a coroner's verdict: " Committed suicide while in an intoxicated condition." Sixteen prohibition orders and breaches of orders, and two individuals committed to Roto Roa mental hospital —every caso an alcoholic tragedy. Thirteen cases of drunken women—nearly every caao a blasted
and ruined life through drink. Sixtythree drunken men. Eight cases of thieving while under the influence of drink, two of them, women. This makes a total of 132 evils caused by drink—loo of the numbar the effects of alcoholic liquor in the Dunedin district Thiscvi! ought to be remedied in a civilised and supposedly Christian community. Who is responsible?—l am, etc..
G. SIXHETAKY UNITKn TKMITJUXrF. Reform Cotncii.. November b.
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EFFECTS OF DRINK., Evening Star, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914