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10 III!'. i'.OlTO!'. Sir,— Tin enormity of the evil and pi (.'.-sing-need for imnUdiate icmedy justify the presenting :-.i this juncture of a heavy indictment against alcoholic liquor. For 10 months the wrongs wrought by drink and recorded in the Dunedin Trees have boon carefully noted, and herewith I enclose a brief "-'umuiary: Drunken men, women, and first offenders Deaths and suicides • 43 .Habitual drunkard.', wasters, and , ruined lives • •■■ 00 Foreerir*, theft*, vagrancy, and sly gvog , ° Divorce, feiabbm?, and narrow escape from death ■•• • 18 Frohibai-m orders rnd breaches of order* • J« Other liquor euiscd evils "Ua 1.691 Eleven hundred rnd seventy of these, evil offoe's of the licensed «»le of alcohol have occurred ip the Dunedin district. During 1913 17 women went to Fakatoa and 114 m*n to Roto Ron Inebnato Homes, the cost of which to tho Dcnvnion was 12 313 Us 2d. No remedy for thi» dreadful'river of woo and suffering is even suggested by the liquor traffic—l am, etc.. G. pK'RF.TAr.y United Trmpekanu-. Heform C'Ol-M'll.. 7.

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LIQUOR'S HARVEST., Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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LIQUOR'S HARVEST. Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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