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FALLACIES OF THE MODERATE PARTY.

At the Garrison Hall last Mr; Id. D. rirdl'oi't] delivcicd an address, on " Tli*-; Fallacies of the Moderate' League's Platform.' The Rev. W. Saunders presided over a huge audience-. .Mr Bedford said the definition j of the title chosen by the party was I given by the party itself, and it said that it lay between tho extreme Fro- , hibitionists and tho extremists who I were members of the liquor trade. He j pointed out several wide divergences. ■ but went on to sr.y that, ho failed to I lind in \uiat way the Moderate- party j was halfway. Ho rather shrewdly mis- ' pec ted the sineoriiy of u. party rha! had : lain quiet, for 2-"> years Hurler ihe j excesses ol" the trade and made no pro- . posals for its reform. Ho had grave j fears that the 3lodornto puny was the : Liquor party disguised. In reierrino; ; to the Moderate party's platform the . fuieaker refuted the imputation thai ! the Prohibition party were guilty of . unnatriotism—of putting tho liquor j iiitp'tioii in front of matters associated with tho present war. lie cited in- j stances of patriotism by gentlemen pro- i minent in the Prohibition movement in Duneain. He challenged any member of the Moderate League to discuss the economic and revenue questions on the platform. At ihe close of th"- address ; the speaker wa.s loudly applauded, and l answered several questions in a manner > which met with the approval of the audience.

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FALLACIES OF THE MODERATE PARTY., Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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FALLACIES OF THE MODERATE PARTY. Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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