National Affairs: Anti-Saloon

Brewers, distillers, winemakers, millions of moderate and immoderate U. S. drinkers might, 34 years ago last week, have grinned pityingly or sneered had they seen a newspaper item obscurely printed in the press of the period. Most of them probably did not see the item, for the newspapers of 1893 gave it no large headlines, no prominent position. It related that 14 ministers, college professors and tradesmen of Oberlin, Ohio, assembled in the library of Oberlin College, had founded a society to be known as the Anti-Saloon League.

Last week five of the 14...

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