"How m'ny bars you shink there are in Paris?" is a question which numerous U. S. tourists have often asked each other tearfully toward dawn.
Last week the Temperance League of France answered this by no means foolish question with crisp statistics.
For every 75 inhabitants of Paris there is a retailer of alcoholicsin all 32,000, counting cafes, bars, brasseries, cabarets, and boits de unit ("night boxes").
Throughout France more than 500,000 such establishments exist, one for every 81 French persons.
Concluded the Temperance League's report: "70% of the beggars and 53% of the...