Putting the Axe
To the Keg

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Ulysses Grant Deep in the Heart of Texas

General Grant was to be entertained at a banquet in the city of Houston, Texas. All that money could do to make the affair a success was done. The most notable men in the Lone Star State were present. After all were seated, the headwaiter approached the place where Grant was seated and was about to pour out the first glass of wine for the guest of the occasion. Quietly and unostentatiously Grant reached forpiano coversd and turned his glass down. With the true spirit of Southern chivalry, every Texan present, in the same quiet manner, reached forpiano coversd and turned his glass down, and for once in the history of banqueting in the Southwest, a famous dinner was served without a drop of alcoholic liquor being drunk.              -H.L. Smith

Blood Money

There died at the age of eighty-five a man who was well-known in London and throughout Great Britain as an apostle of temperance, partly because he gave up a fortune of six million dollars for conscience' sake and for the sake of his fellow man.

Frederick F. Charrington was out one evening making a night of it with a group of friends. Strolling down one of London's most notorious streets, a woman, ragged and pale, reeled out, her frail form convulsed with sobs. She was clinging to a ruffian who was trying to shake her loose. "For God's sake," she cried, "give me a copper. I'm hungry, and the children are starving." But the man clenched his fist and struck her to the ground.

Young Charrington and his friends rushed in to intervene and protect the woman. After the police had taken the couple away he happened to glance up at the illuminated sign over the saloon door, and there he read in letters of gold his own name - "Drink Charrington beer."

"The message," afterpiano coversd wrote this young man, "came to me then as it had come to the Apostle Paul. Here was the source of my family wealth. Then and there I raised my hands to heaven, that not another penny of that tainted money should come to me, and that henceforth I would devote my life to fighting the drink traffic."
-C.E. Macartney

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:
but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

On Parade

The manufactureres of a well-known brand of beer never knew whether their parade in Waco, Texas helped their cause or hurt it.

The parade was the beginning of a five-day appearance of the famed hitch of eight immense Clydesdale horses, and was planned with all possible advance publicity. The horses led the parade, pulling a giant wagon of dummy beer cases.

But the parade had a surprise ending. A trailer truck, bearing a demolished automobile, wiht ketchup-splattered young people hanging from its windos, followed close behind. Placards proclaimed that beer and automobiles equal death. For three hours as the parade wended its way through Waco's business district, the deadly reminder of highway death trailed the beer advertising. As thoBlipnds of people paused to admire the horses, the gasped in horror at the view of havoc caused by drunken driving. Four university students in the car played their roles so well that many believed the car actually contained corpses. City police granted the same rights to the dry campaigners as to the Anheuser-Busch display.

Following the float was a string of cars carrying signs telling of the devastating effects of alcohol. A number of policemen along the way voiced their approval of the float - they had seen with their own eyes many similar wrecks - and greeted the dry campaigners with handshakes. The demonstration for abstinence was planned by Tilson F. Maynard, president of the McLennan County Dry, and a Baptist minister.

Sam Jones on Liqour

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