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Through a nasty cycle accident happening. Air A. M‘£)onald, of 23 Water street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, was thrown on the road and badly cut about the face and legs, A friend got him a pot of Zam-Buk, and the balm allayed tho pain and soreness, and healed the injuries so perfectly as to astonish him. “ Through being thrown from my bicycle,” writes Mr M'Donald, “ I received some very nasty cuts about the face. Tho muscles of my legs were bruised, and became very stiff. A friend advised me to apply Zam-Buk. I carefully anointed tho cuts with this splendid balm, and rubbed it well in the muscles of my logs. Soon mv face was completely healed, and the stiffness and soreness were fetched out of my legs. Myself and friends were surprised how quickly 1 got over the effects of my accident. Zam-Buk is really a wonderful healer.”

Zam-Buk assures rapid healing by its threefold action. It is powerfully antiseptic, and keeps the wound free from poisonous germs. It soothes pain, allays inflammation, and exerts a remarkable healing power in hastening the repair of the damaged skin. Of all chemists and storekeepers at Is 6d or 3s 6d (family size). —[Advb.]

[Published by Arbangsmbht.l LEADING TEMPERANCE REFORMERS CONDEMN PROHIBITION Advocates of Prohibition are prone to believe that they are the only genuine temperance reformers, but those who seriously study the subject of liquor legislation soon com© to know that tho leading temperance authoritise and social refoimeis in the world do not bolievo that Prohibition is a remedy for drunkenness. .Numerous instances might be cited m proof of this assertion. At tho present time one case of a social reformer of the highest standing may be referred to. Dr Havelock Ellis, tho general editor of tho Contemporary Science series of books, who has a world-wide reputation, is a case in point* This writer has made a wide study of social questions; ho has a broad look-out on human affairs, and anything ho has to say on matters affecting tho welfare of mankind is worthy of the attention of all thoughtful men and women. Two years ago Dr Ellis published a weekly entitled ‘The Task of Social Hygiene,’ in which he points out that, “although it has invariably been seen that all attempts lo make men moral by law are doomed to disappointment, spasmodic attempts to do so are continually being made afresh.” Among many instances of the kind in question, ho cites the attempt to make men sober' by Act. of Parliament, and m this connection refers ©specially to the prohibitory laws in America which hare that object in view. “In America,” he says. " there is a tendency to deal with th© sale of alcohol totally opposed to that which prevails nearly everywhere in Europe. When in Europe a man abandons the use of alcohol ho makes no demand on his fellow-men to follow example, or, if ho docs, he is usually content to employ moral suasion to gain this end. But in the United States, where there is no single national drink, a large number of people have abandoned the use of alcohol and have persuaded themselves that its use by other people is a vice, for it is not universally recognised tiiat ‘ selfishness is not living as one wishes to live ; it is asking others to live as we wish to live.’” Moreover, as in the United States, the medieval confn.sion between vice and crime, still subsists among a section of the. population, being a part of the national tradition. It became easy to regard the drinking of alcohol ns a crime, and to make it punishable. Hcuco wo have ‘ Prohibition,” which has prevailed in various States of tho Union, and is especially associated with Maine, where it was established in a crude form in 1845 and (except for a brief interval between 1856 and 185S) lias prevailed until to-day. The law lias never been effective. It has been mad© more and more stringent: the wildest excesses of arbitrary administration have been committed. Scandals have constantly occurred ; officials of iron will and determination have perished in the faith that if only they put enough energy into the task the law might, after all. he at last enforced. It was all in vain. It has always been very easy in the cities of Maine for those to obtain alcohol who wished to obtain it. Finally, in 1911, by a direct referendum, tho majority by which the people in Maine are maintaining Prohibition has been brought down to 700 in a total poll of 120.000. while all the large towns have voted for the repeal of Prohibition by enormous majorities. The people of Maine are evidently becoming slowly conscious that it is worse than useless to make laws which no human power can enforce. “ The result of tho vote, wires Mr Arthur Shcrwell, _ an English social reformer, not himself opposed In temperance legislation. " from ©very point of view, ami net least from the point of view of temperance, is eminently unsatisfactory, and it unquestionably created a position of great difficulty and ombiirra-"-inenl for tho authorities. A majority ,•{ TOO in a total poll of 120.000 is ©karly not a sufficient mandate for a drastic law

which previous experience has conclusively shown cannot be enforced successfully in the urban districts of tho State.” Successful enforcement of Prohibition on a State basis would appear to bo hopeless. Tho history of Prohibition in Maine will for over form an eloquent proof of the mischief which comes from tho ancient ecclesiastical failure to distinguish between the sphere of morals and the sphere of law as perpetuated under the conditions of modern life.

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FACE AND LEGS BADLY INJURED, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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