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RESOLUTIONS IN CONGRESS. A GREAT fTgHT AHEAD. Press Association —By Telegraph Copyright. WASH INGTON, December 23. The House oT Representatives discussed the question of National Prohibition. Re* presentativo Mann proposed that Prohibition should be instituted by way of an amendment to tho Constitution, ond after* wards submitted to State conventions specially called for tho purpose of adopting or rejecting tho amendment. Representative Vollemer stigmatised the Prohibition, movement cis a wave of bystcria Hkclv to destroy 4,000,000,000d0l (£800,000,000( worth of property. Tho Prohibitionists should denounce George Washington, who was a brewer, Thomas Jeffereon, who was a distiller, Abraham Lincoln, who acted as a barkeeper, and Jesus himself, who turned water into wine. The water was not grape juice; that was not likely to have satisfied those wedding guests, who were accustomed to something with a “stick” in it. Grape juico never added anything to a wedding or a wake. Representative Mann’s proposal was defeated by 193 votes to 137. Representative Hobaon then moved a resolution favoring National Prohibition. Tho motion finally failed, the voting being 197 for and 189 against, the apparent majority being explained by the fact that a two-thirds vote of the House is necessary for the adoption of such a resolution.

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NATIONAL PROHIBITION, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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NATIONAL PROHIBITION Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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