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Pres* Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, November 30. (Received November 30, at 11.15 a.m.) A fire gutted Miggitt’s lineeed oil mills at Parramatta. The damage amounted to £50,000.

[Published by Arrangement.] NATIONAL "PROHIBITION



At a icoent dinner of the British Medico-Physiological Association Sir James Crichton-Brown said :

“We have at this table many of the highest authorities in the country on the alcohol question. Medical superintendents of lunatic asylums see much of the evils of alcohol. They are strenuous advocates of temperance, and have supplied the teetotallers with some of their strongest arguments. It is therefore interesting to ascertain how far they adopted extreme views of the alcohol question. There ate at this table 34 members of the association, and just 5 or 6 per cent, have declined. alcohol altogether. Tho remainder, or 94 per ce it, have partaken of alcohol in some form, and a largo majority in several different forms. I dined a fortnight ago at Sir Andrew? Noble’s table with 18 leading men of science of the day, from tho venerable Lord Kelvin downwards, and not one of them declined alcohoi. It is a farce, a gross hyperbole, to speak of alcohol as a deadly poison,” AND FROM A MAN OF LETTERS. “Why should there bo any prohibition of the sale of alcoholic drink? Why shouldn’t I have the right to drink just what I like, provided I do it decently and not to excess? Because ono person makes a fool of himself is no reason why tho next person should be deprived of it. The people in America seem to be tending in a wholly wrong direction in this matter.” —Tolstoy on Prohibition. AND FROM A PHYSICIAN. “ During my 25 years’ work I have received less aid from total abstainers than from any other class. All tho best and most useful help 1 have obtained has come from the strictly moderate drinker.” —Dr It. \V. Braithwaite, International Congress on Alcoholism, London, 1909. • ANT) YET OTHERS. John Redmond, tho famous Irish leader, commenting upon the "Increased consumption of beer by the Irish people, calls it ” a real temperance wave.” And you call this a free counity, where a man who likes a drink can’t take one because someone else feels that he should not. "Why, even when I came in they asked me whether I was a male or female and if I had ever been in prison. Upon answering the question satisfactorily that I was not a female and had never been sentenced to prison, permission was granted for me to land. We know no such ridiculous questioning or restrictions in England, vet you call America ‘ free ’ !’ —Sir‘William Treloar. an ex-Lord Mayor of London, during a visit in America.

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OIL MILLS BURNT, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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OIL MILLS BURNT Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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