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A favorite argument with those who want to stand with the bar-room, but who try to give some excuse for so doing, is that prohibition does not prohibit. Oh, they say, if prohibition really prohibited they would vote for it.
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But I am exceedingly anxious that Pitt County shall make a record on the 26th of May, of which your children in the days to come will be proud.
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I beg you do not vote for stills and open bar-rooms in the county.
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I beg you to look at the promising boys and beautiful girls in your homes and in your communities, and then you will not put these temptations in their way.
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I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys.
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I now propose, very briefly, to show that prohibition does prohibit - not absolutely, but largely and beneficially.
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I say it is thrown away because no one can claim that his money goes to build up anything useful in society or in any department of human life.
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I think I can say with the utmost confidence, that there is not the slightest doubt about the result of the election in the state.
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I use the term bar-room to represent every means for the sale and traffic in liquor, and I earnestly appeal to the people to put an end to the traffic, no matter under what name or guise it may be carried on.
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In the first place I remark that no human law is perfect in its construction or execution.
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It has worked great good in other communities in the state where it has been honestly and faithfully tried, and I feel confident it will do the same in Pitt, if we faithfully administer the law, and that it will bring gladness and joy into the homes of the people.
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Let us make it so large that the officers of the law will know that the people are earnest and that they mean to see the law enforced.
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Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit.
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The cry comes from the friends of the school-room, from those who would give the State a strong, great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness. This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men, no matter where his home may be.
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The people of one county can not be indifferent to the welfare of the people in another county.
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The school-room sends men to the Legislature, to the bench, and the executive office. The bar-room sends them to the scaffold and hell.
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The time was when the different sections of the State were separated from each other by long distance and time.
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There is an eternal conflict between the school-room and the bar-room. The school-room makes men, the bar-room destroys them.
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We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us.
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With faith in your manhood and in your devotion to home, to county and to duty, I look for noble action on your part.
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Yes, it is worse than thrown away, because every fair minded man must admit that the expenditure of this sum of money in the county for intoxicating liquor creates lawlessness, makes criminals, wrecks homes and brings trouble to innocent women and children.
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