In Washington there was a great slamming of heavy doors upon newshawks' noses last week as fourscore representatives of the 34 organizations composing the U. S. Drys, Consolidated, met secretly to devise ways & means of checking the Wet groundswell throughout the land. To reporters it was explained that many Prohibitors, particularly women, were "very timid" and hesitated to speak their minds before the Press.

First the Drys met as members of the National Temperance Council. Then overnight they shuffled offices and titles and became the National Conference of Organizations Supporting the...

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