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he ABSTAINS A Monthly Temperance Magazine for circulation in South Wales and Monmouthshire. Communications for the Editor should be addressed to the Offices of the Union 35, WINDSOR PLACE, CARDIFF. Vol.. XXI. 12. DECEMBER 1910. ONE PENNY. For the COMING ELECTION. kP "It's mere mockery to ask us to put down drunkenness while the State licences on every hand opportunities for drinking."—Cardinal Manning. Laws are made at the Polling Booth."—Dr. Dale. $L Take my VOTE and let it be Consecrated Lord to THEE! M M n m fl r^ ri M m WW WW WW li U nrfr-io^^rv n-^3_n.^i—ci—M„M->t3—ca—ca -WW,'-' J W"-» t»-<-»*- *"" A»4Jt"Jk."Jty WW WW WW LJ WW WW WW WW WW WW r& rfis jg, £be temperance Campaign jK '/THE heavy call upon our limited space this ^» month compels us to considerably curtail our report of the week's meetings. In fact we can only mention that they have come and gone. Never before has there been such a continuous series of splendid pronouncements on all phases of the temperance movement in our hall. Those who had the privilege of attending them throughout the week, fully recognised the treat they had enjoyed. There was not a dull speaker amongst the twenty friends who visited us, all being uniformly excellent. The moral, scientific, social, and political aspects of our question were dealt with by experienced and well-known exponents, and without a question, our local movement will feel the benefit of the inspiring addresses for some time - come. There was a true ring throughout all the speeches. Not a pessimistic note was struck. The temperance army is always optimistic, and thus iv is ne\er turned back from its mission. Slowly it may be, but surely, it is creeping on to the goal of abstinence for the individual, and prohibition for the state by the will of the people ; and though reforms are long delayed, the party is full of hope, full of courage. Defeats it may experience, but despair never. The party never had more faith in its mission. It was never more confident of ultimate triumph, and the splendid speeches of the capable leaders whom we were privileged to listen to, will nerve us again for the fight, and inspire us with even greater confidence in the soundness and righteousness of our cause. It is impossible to give even a digest of the speeches : all we can do is to mention those who have served us so excellently. On Saturday, through the kindness of Councillor C. F. Sanders, J.P., Chairman of the Union, a large number accepted an invitation to tea ; previous to this, however, a Conference was held, the speakers being Mr. R. B. Batty (Manchester), Hon. Sec. of the U.K.A., who dealt with "No Licence by Popular Vote"; and Mr. J. Newton, Secretary of the Native Races' Committee, who