Tragedies of the Liquor Traffic: A Non-sectarian, Non-political Appeal Against the Use of Intoxicating Liquors ...

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J. Regan & Company, 1917 - Temperance - 188 pages

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Page 36 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Page 46 - And if any State deems the retail and internal traffic in ardent spirits injurious to its citizens and calculated to produce idleness, vice or debauchery, I see nothing in the Constitution of the United States to prevent it from regulating and restraining the traffic or from prohibiting it altogether if it thinks proper.
Page 91 - ... the mental power to an extent which I think few people are aware of. Such, at all events, is the result of observation during more than twenty years of professional life devoted to Hospital practice, and to private practice in every rank above it. Thus I have no hesitation in attributing a very large proportion of some of the most painful and dangerous maladies which come under my notice, as well as those which every medical man has to treat, to the ordinary and daily use of fermented drink taken...
Page 89 - Resolved, That we are of the opinion that the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage is productive of a large amount of physical and mental disease; that it entails diseased appetites and enfeebled constitutions upon offspring, and that it is the cause of a large percentage of the crime and pauperism of our cities and country. Resolved, That we would welcome any change in public sentiment that would confine the use of intoxicating liquor to the uses of science, art, and medicine.
Page 75 - It is but a merited tribute of respect to a man who has achieved a great social revolution — a revolution in which no blood has been shed ; a revolution which has involved no desolation, which has caused no bitter tears of widows and orphans to flow ; a revolution which has been achieved without violence, and a greater one, perhaps, than has ever been accomplished by any benefactor of mankind.
Page 71 - I can do good to my fellow creatures, and give glory to God, I feel I am bound, as a minister of the Gospel, to throw all personal considerations aside, and try and give a helping hand to gentlemen who have afforded me so excellent an example. Indeed, if only one poor soul could be rescued from destruction by what we are now attempting, it would be giving glory to God, and well worth all the trouble we could take.
Page 101 - In a railway-car once a man about sixty years old came to sit beside me. He had heard me lecture the evening before on temperance. " I am master of a ship," said he, "sailing out of New York, and have just returned from my fiftieth voyage across the Atlantic. About thirty years ago I was a sot; shipped, while dead -drunk, as one of a crew, and was carried on board like a log.
Page 55 - But in truth no such right as the one supposed is purchased by the importer, and no injury in any accurate sense is inflicted on him by denying to him the power demanded. He has...
Page 89 - That in view of the alarming prevalence and ill effects of intemperance, with which none are so familiar as members of the medical profession, and which have called forth from eminent...
Page 90 - I have long had the conviction that there is no greater cause of evil, moral and physical, in this country than the use of alcoholic beverages. I do not mean by this that extreme indulgence which produces drunkenness.

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